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Articles from the June 18, 2015 edition

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 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 18, 2015

Sheriff's Office Releases Information on Search for Missing Oregon Man

Updated June 18, 2015 STARBUCK – Columbia County Sheriff Rocky Miller has released further details on the local search leading to the discovery of missing Oregon man Shirley “Ben” Gano, whose...

 

2015 Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair Results

GOATS: MARKET Grand Champion – Bethany Bennett Reserve Champion – Grace Coulston GOATS: SHOWMANSHIP Grand Champion – Sydney Fowble Reserve Champion – Grace Coulston RABBITS: SHOWMANSHIP Grand...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 18, 2015

State Declares Snowpack Drought

[Editor's note: Beginning this week, The Times will feature regular updates to the 2015 Drought, including interviews with water experts, farmers, ag specialists, climatologists, business owners,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 18, 2015

Prescott Grads Embrace the Future

PRESCOTT – A delayed start due to a sound-system glitch did little to dampen the high spirits of the seniors and audience in attendance at Prescott's Class of 2015 graduation ceremony in the Prescot...

 

Summer Reading Program Begins in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s Summer Reading Program, with the theme Every Hero Has a Story, kicks off on Monday, June 22, from 2-4 p.m. and will run for six weeks. So far 21 kids have registered, and new participants are welcome to join at any time....

 

Starbuck Vacation Bible School June 22-25

STARBUCK – Starbuck Community Church will host this year’s Vacation Bible School, with the theme, Growing with Jesus, from June 22 – 25, from 9-11:30 a.m. The program is appropriate for children ages 4 through sixth grade, with older children...

 

Valley Transit Offers Fare-Free Summer

WALLA WALLA – Valley Transit in Walla Walla will operate fare-free now through Sept. 7 on fixed routes, evening and Saturday service. Job Access clients must still purchase monthly passes. Visit valleytransit.com to see the routes...

 

Prescott Picnic Pad

A new handicap-accessible walkway now leads from the Prescott Park lot to an enlarged picnic pad area, complete with a handicap- accessible barbeque that can be rotated for easy ac...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 18, 2015

Ten Years Ago Thursday, June 23, 2005 Two Waitsburg Schools students were winners in a letter-writing contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Samuel Southard Post No. 25. Philip Kock, 13, the son of Bernadette Kock, and Sydney Eng, 9,...

 

Weekly Calendar

June 19-21 All Wheels Weekend Show ‘n’ Shine, Demo Derby, Classic Cruise, Lawnmower Drag Races, Men’s Drag Races, Live Music and much more. June 19 Super Science Dayton Memorial Library 1 p.m. June 20-21 Community Club Breakfast Lions Hall...

 

Police Notes - June 18, 2015

Waitsburg June 9: Found bicycle on W. 2nd St. Malicious mischief on Powell Street; vehicle scratched with rock by neighbor. June 10: Malicious mischief on W. 2nd St. Property damaged by neighbor who was mowing. Burglary/theft on Coppei Ave.;...

 

Court News - June 18, 2015

Columbia County Superior Court June 3, 2015 Sentencing/Resolution: John G. Waltermire, 24, Dayton; sentenced to serve 12 months and one day following guilty plea in May on charges of second-degree burglary and resisting arrest. See story on Page 6...

 

Birthdays - Week of June 18

June 19: Barbara Johnson, Rollin Carpenter. June 20: Beau Marshall, Frank Loveall, Louis Donnelly, Sherrill Conover, Katreena Mabe, Seth Pierson, Cameron Danforth, Amber Hilton. June 21: David Dunn, Dick Harper, Tawnya Nettles, Peggy Brookshire and...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    June 18, 2015

A Car Show Was Born

Twenty years ago this week, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce attempted an experiment. They decided to hold a car show on Main Street. Dayton's Main Street had recently undergone a complete reconstructio...

 

Twisted Inner Workings of My Mind

I’m not sure that my subconscious knows that I’ve graduated yet. For the past two nights, I’ve had dreams about being late for school, which I still apparently need to attend. The night before...

 

Thanks for Well Wishes

Dear Editor, I want to take this opportunity to say “Thank you” for all of the notes, cards and well wishes on my retirement. A special thanks to Dinah Lindsey for organizing and Dr. Clarke for hosting the event. Margie Douglas College...

 

Prescott Class of 2015 Scholarship Awards

Jessica Iglesias: Sea Mar $1,000, Aiyeku-Turner/Jackson Family Scholarship $660 Alesandra Diaz: Blue Mt. Comm. Found. T.B. Elliott $2,500, Salutatorian Award $100, Jacobson Family Scholarship $200, Prescott Education Assoc. Scholarship $800 Jonathan...

 

Wizard Cast List Set

DAYTON – The cast is mostly set for this year's fall musical. The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Dayton's Liberty Theater in November and December. Co-director Mike Ferrians just released the...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 18, 2015

Dayton Man Guilty of Inland Cellular Burglary

DAYTON – Dayton resident John Garrett Waltermire, 24, was sentenced in early June to 12 months and one day in state prison after a year of multiple arrests, evasion from local law enforcement and mo...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 18, 2015

Officials Confirm One Local Case of Whooping Cough

DAYTON – Cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have been on the rise in Walla Walla County all year; this month Columbia County Public Health has confirmed a case of pertussis in a...

 

Knights Harken Start of Summer Reading

Dayton Memorial Library kicked off its summer reading program on Friday with a visit from the noble Knights of Veritas of Ellensburg. After the program, children held a real sword and tried on a...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 18, 2015

Dayton Works on Pool Upgrade

DAYTON – Summer swimming is in full swing, and city staff have been working to ensure not only a good experience for guests to the Dayton City Pool but also save the city money. The city purchased...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 18, 2015

Apply Now for Summer Youth, Teen Programs in Dayton

DAYTON – Blue Mountain Counseling won't know for another week or so about the $25,000 State Farm grant it hoped to win with community support via online voting last month, but directors are...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 18, 2015

Monsters, Owls and Whales, Oh My!

WAITSBURG – On June 1, Margie Douglas and her fourth grade class made a special trip to deliver Monster Cookies to Waitsburg's graduating seniors. "Their eyes lit up at the sight of them," said...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 18, 2015

Just Another Chance Ranch Grand Opening

WAITSBURG – A dream that has been years in the making is about to become reality for Stacy Just, as she, her family and advisory board prepare for the grand opening of Just Another Chance Ranch...

 

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