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Articles from the January 18, 2018 edition

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School Board Recognition

Members of the WHS National Honor Society and ASB officers served punch and cookies, after gifting school board members with chocolates during last week’s board meeting, in honor of School Board...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 18, 2018

Columbia Cares Coalition: Focus on Kids

Updates on Boys & Girls Club, Blue Mountain Counseling and After School Program DAYTON - Dan Butler presented an architect’s design of the Dayton Boys & Girls Club facility to attendees at the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 18, 2018

Waitsburg Considers Sale of School District Properties

The District house and two plots on Coppei Ave. are under consideration WAITSBURG – In recent months, the Waitsburg School Board has been examining the possibility of selling off real property,...

 

A Tradition of Service

Retired Army Reserve Captain, John Bret IV Moser swore in his son, David Moser, to the National Guard at the Spokane Military Entrance Processing Station on Fri., Jan. 12. David is currently...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 18, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 24, 2008 Following four think-on-your-feet interviews and a short executive session, three members of the Waitsburg City Council couldn’t agree on a replacement appointee for the Council seat made vacant by the death of...

 

Veterans Advisory Board Positions Reopened

WALLA WALLA – After receiving no applications, Walla Walla County had reopened the process seeking five applicants on the Veterans’ Relief Advisory Board (VRAB). The VRAB is responsible to advise the county commissioners, in coordination with...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Jan. 13 A local male was arrested for suspicion of DUI on W. Third and Bruce Streets. Jan 4 A man reported a game trail camera mounted on the side of his house was stolen on W. Fourth St....

 

Little Kids Basketball Camp

WAITSBURG – Youth who want to learn and improve basketball skills are invited to the Waitsburg High School gym for kid’s camp on Saturday mornings from 9 – 10:30 a.m. The volunteer-run camp will run Jan. 13 – Feb. 3. Camp is intended for...

 

PJPRD Elects New Officers

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Joint Park & Recreation District elected new officers at their Jan. 11 meeting. Carina Stillman is board chair and Chris Oliver was elected vice-chairman. Sue Kimzey, Patsy Adams and Doug Venn round out the board. The board...

 

Library Open on Saturdays

WAITSBURG – The Weller Public Library has new winter hours which includes a short opening on Saturdays. The library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 .m. – 5 p.m, (closed noon – 1 p.m. for lunch), and Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon....

 

Birthdays - Jan. 19 - Jan. 25

January 19: Bob Deal, Lynda Hogan, Debbie Rubio, David Webber, Reina Bruce and Clint Reser. January 20: Joan Leid, Wilma Johnson, Judy Jackson, Justin Hill, Jack and Jill Largent, Becky Pearson, Tricia White, Ryan Abbey. January 21: Paige Wood,...

 

BMS Hosts Free Business Workshop

DAYTON – Washington State Department of Agriculture staff will offer a workshop titled “Strengthening Your Small Scale Value-Added Food, Farm, or Food Processing Business” on Mon., Jan. 29 at the Blue Mountain Co-op Market (700 Artisan Way) at...

 

Support Dayton Schools

Dear Editor: It is once again time to for Columbia County residents to give serious thought to Dayton’s school and its infrastructure. A school is just like our own homes; it has buildings and systems that need constant care and do not last forever...

 

Dayton Code Compliance Focus for January

During typical winter months we can be stuck inside staying out of the cold, but with weather forecasts being a little warmer this year we can venture out. Recently it has been brought to my attention that a lot of our alleyways are starting to be...

 

Moments in Time

MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel * On Jan. 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in South Africa, the largest diamond ever found is discovered. The 3,106-carat “Cullinan” weighed 1.33 pounds. Stonecutter Joseph Asscher studied the stone for six...

 

Clarification

In last week’s issue on Waitsburg’s Community meeting about the proposed Dayton-Waitsburg combine, The Times quoted a Dayton resident who said that 60 Dayton students had signed a petition opposing the combine and submitted it to Dayton athletic...

 

Talk about Art

January may be the time to make – and break – New Year's Resolutions, but it's also a grand opportunity to pamper oneself. Especially if one actually goes through with the resolution to exercise m...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 18, 2018

Waitsburg HASA Father-Daughter Dance, Jan. 20

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Home and School Association will hold its second annual Father-Daughter Dance on Sat., Jan 20 from 6-8 p.m.. in the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. This...

 

Daughters of the Pioneers Scholarship

he Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter 12 grants one $75 scholarship each year to the descendant of a pioneer who established residence in Washington during or prior to the year 1870, or in Oregon during the year 1853, or in Idaho during...

 

United Way Community Service Scholarship

WALLA WALLA – Sports aren’t the only way youth can earn a varsity letter. Three years ago, United Way of Walla Walla County began a program that allows youth to earn a varsity letter through community service, and now they have added a...

 

Peking Acrobats Visit Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – The Peking Acrobats will visit Cordiner Hall on Tues., Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the Symphony Series and is sponsored in part by Ashby Law. With daring maneuvers, amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and...

 

Cardinal Boys SUFFER Weekend Losses

WAITSBURG – The Cardinals dropped two Southeast 1B boys basketball games last weekend, falling 56-26 to St. John-Endicott in a Friday road game, and 67-22 at home against Tekoa-Oakesdale on Sat....

 

Oakesdale, St.John-Endicott Outscore Lady Cards 53-22, 65-17

WAITSBURG – The Lady Cards fell to St. John-Endicott on the Eagle court on Friday, falling 53-22. On Saturday, they endured a home-court loss against Oakesdale, losing 65-17. Devon Harshman was top...

 

Lady Dawgs Take Two Weekend Losses

DAYTON - It was a rough weekend for the Lady Bulldogs who fell to Liberty Christian 50-26 at home on Fri., Jan. 12, before traveling to Mabton on Saturday where the Vikings outscored the Dawgs 60-12. Sadie Seney pulled in six points against Mabton...

 

Upcoming High School Basketball Games

Dayton Basketball Thurs., Jan. 18 WWVA @ Dayton Girls 6 p.m./Boys 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20 Kittitas @ Dayton Girls 5 p.m./Boys 6:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 23 Colton @ Dayton Girls Only 7:30 p.m. Waitsburg Basketball Fri., Jan. 19 Touchet @ Waitsburg Girls...

 

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