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 By Ken Graham    News    August 3, 2017

Pulp Mill Slated to Receive Funding This Month

DAYTON - Columbia Pulp I, LLC announced last week that it has entered into agreements for the debt and equity financing required to commence construction of its new straw pulp manufacturing facility near Starbuck. According to Columbia Pulp CEO John...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Somewhere in China, many centuries ago, people discovered that frozen cream was pretty tasty. Over time, the treat known as cream ice, or “ice cream,” made its way to Europe – most likely to...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 27, 2017

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

One day a few weeks ago, out of boredom I suppose, I was rummaging through some of the dozens of old books and other materials in the back of The Times' office, when I came across a thin (64-page) sof...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    July 27, 2017

Pulp Mill Financing Slated to Close in August

DAYTON - Columbia Pulp I, LLC announced on Thursday that it has entered into agreements for the debt and equity funding required to commence construction of its new straw pulp manufacturing facility n...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 20, 2017

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

One of the great inventions of modern times is the string trimmer – better known as the weedeater. (Like kleenex and band-aid, I've stopped capitalizing it.) For a long time, I owned two. One,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 13, 2017

How to Trap Tourists

As a member of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I’m often involved in conversations about how to attract more visitors to our area. Actually, as small towns go, I think Dayton and...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 6, 2017

Change is Good!

With 2017 half over (yes, that’s right!) and summer in full swing, here at The Times we’re giving our newspaper a bit of a fresh look, as experienced readers will notice. Maybe it was the Fourth...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 4, 2017

Dayton Girls Sweep White Swan, 17-1, 12-1

WHITE SWAN – The Dayton girls' softball team took advantage of 13 White Swan errors in two five-inning games to overwhelm the home team in a double-header on Saturday, 17-1 and 12-1. In game one,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 4, 2017

DW Baseball Sweeps White Swan

WHITE SWAN, Wash. – The Dayton-Waitsburg baseball team cruised to two easy five-inning wins at White Swan on Friday afternoon, 20-1 and 13-3. In game one, pitcher Kyle Gradwohl gave up only two...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 6, 2017

City Takes Action Against Burned House Debris

DAYTON – The City of Dayton has filed suit in Columbia County Superior Court, asking the court to declare the property at 119 E. Commercial Street in Dayton a public nuisance. The property, which...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    March 9, 2017

Lady 'Dogs Take Fourth at State

SPOKANE – The Dayton girls' basketball team played four games in four days here last week at the Hardwood Classic state championship tournament, and won three of them, preserving a fourth-place...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 23, 2017

Joe Adams Fifth at State

Adams goes two-for-two, wins fifth-place match; Hoffman fails to place TACOMA – Waitsburg's Joe Adams performed well at the Washington State Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome last weekend. Wrestling...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 16, 2017

Gradwohl, Dunn Lead Cardinals over Colton, 62-51, in Districts

WAITSBURG – Kyle Gradwohl racked up 27 points and Jacob Dunn added another 24, as the Waitsburg boys' basketball team beat Colton in the first round of District playoffs. With the win, the...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 16, 2017

Joe Adams is Regional Wrestling Champion

COLBERT – Waitsburg's Joe Adams won all three of his matches at the Regional Meet in Colbert Saturday, to take first place in the 182-pound class. He moves on the state tournament at the Tacoma...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 16, 2017

Shorthanded Lady 'Dogs Fall to Mabton, 48-35

MABTON – The Dayton girls’ basketball team played without two starting seniors in their final league game here Saturday, and lost to Mabton, 48-35. It was the Lady Bulldogs’ only league loss of...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 9, 2017

Joe Adams is District Champion

COLFAX – Waitsburg's Joe Adams will represent his team as district champion this weekend, as Waitsburg will send five wrestlers to the regional tournament in Colbert Saturday. After two bye rounds,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 9, 2017

Dayton Girls Cruise Past DeSales, 52-34

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team hosted DeSales a day later than scheduled, due to weather, and the Lady Bulldogs easily overcame the Irish on Wednesday, 52-34, for their 12th straight...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 9, 2017

Bulldogs Fall to DeSales in OT, 57-54

DAYTON – The Dayton boys launched a rally in the fourth quarter against DeSales on Wednesday, outscoring the Irish 16-8 in the final frame to tie the game and send it to overtime. But DeSales recove...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    February 2, 2017

Trails Plan Gets Public Input

DAYTON – More than 100 people crowded into a meeting room at Dayton’s Best Western Hotel Monday evening to hear about a regional trails-planning process that has begun, and to provide their own...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 2, 2017

Cardinals Down Prescott, 58-51

PRESCOTT – Nine Prescott three-point goals were not enough for the Tiger boys to overcome Waitsburg's improving offense on Friday night. Prescott's Jose Gonzalez and Travis Crockett downed three...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 2, 2017

Dayton Girls Suffer First Loss, But Continue EWAC Dominance

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team remained undefeated Eastern Washington Athletic Conference league play over the weekend, after big wins against Tri-Cities Prep and White Swan. However,...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    January 26, 2017

Businesses Step Up with Main Street Contributions

DAYTON – Owners or representatives of five local businesses were up after midnight on Jan. 1, not only to celebrate the new year, but also to make funding commitments to help improve downtown...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 26, 2017

Dayton Girls' Win Streak up to 14

DAYTON – The undefeated Dayton girls' basketball team won three more games during the past week to build their record to 14-0 this season. They are 9-0 in Eastern Washington Athletic Conference leag...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 19, 2017

Joe Adams Takes First Place Gold at Crusader Invite

COLBERT, Wash. – Six Waitsburg wrestlers and one Dayton wrestler traveled to Northwest Christian Schools in Colbert, just north of Spokane, for the Crusader Invite tournament on Saturday. Three...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 12, 2017

Dayton Girls Still Undefeated After Three New-Year Victories

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team extended their winning streak to nine games this season, with wins last week over Ritzville, Tri-Cities Prep and White Swan. The Lady Bulldogs are 9-0 over...

 

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