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Family Fun Swim Day

Over 100 people attended Waitsburg's first Free Family Swim Day on Saturday. Free swimming and lunch were provided by the Waitsburg Resource Center. The Friends of the Waitsburg Pool will sponsor a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

Healthcare Bill Raises Local Concerns

DAYTON--On June 22, Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Skiffington presented the Columbia County Health System Board of Commissioners with the American Hospital Association and the Washington State...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

Three Counties Address Sharing Emergency Services

POMEROY—Sharing emergency management services, as a cost-reduction measure, was the topic of discussion when the Columbia County Commissioners and Columbia County Emergency Management Director Lisa...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 29, 2017

Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge to Close July 5

WAITSBURG – Following nearly two years of planning and preparation, Waitsburg’s Main Street Bridge will finally close on July 5. Demolition and replacement will follow, with the expectation that...

 

Kudos!

Know a local who has done something awesome, unique, impressive or inspiring? We’d love to hear about it! Email dena@waitsburgtimes.com...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 29, 2017

Ten Years Ago July 5, 2007 Waitsburg native Bob Collins has announced his candidacy for Port of Walla Walla Commissioner, District No. 1. The position is currently held by Paul H. Schneidmiller. Candidates who have also filed are Cory Henson and Jim...

 

School Board Time Change and Work Session

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District Board of Directors will have a work session on Wed., July 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the proposed field house with the architect. Discussion will include where on the athletic field...

 

Blue Mountain Comes Home

WALLA WALLA – The Fort Walla Walla Museum will welcome home the Blue Mountain locomotive at a special after-hours event on June 29 at 5 p.m. The train will be set down, via crane, on its new display track on the north side of the museum. The...

 

Liberty Theater Offers Summer Film Series

DAYTON – The Liberty Theater (334 E. Main, Dayton) will once again host its Summer Film Series from June 27 – July 28. All movies are rated PG and admission is just $1. This year’s movies, which are popular with audiences of all ages are...

 

Parade of Patriots & Community Potluck

WAITSBURG – Community members of all ages are invited to grab a United States flag and join local veterans to ride or walk in the 6th annual Parade of Patriots on Waitsburg’s Main Street at noon on July 4th. The parade will depart from the fire...

 

Waitsburg Summer Food Program

WAITSBURG – All Waitsburg children can receive free, nutritious lunches and breakfasts through Waitsburg school district’s participation in the Simplified Summer Food Program for children. Breakfast is served from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from...

 

Birthdays - Week of June 29

June 30: Jeff Bartlow, Pete Kinder, Ralph Jones and Erin Mellish. July 1: Gary Hofer, Ellen Atteberry, Scott Clayton and Lynn McCaw. July 2: Marc Zuger, Jeannie Hurd, Corlene Scoggin, Patrick McConnell and Christianna Scudder. July 3: Edna Ruley,...

 

Selling Cruddy Health Care is Harder than You Think

Republicans said they wanted to repeal and replace Obamacare because the exchanges were “broken.” By that they meant deductibles and premiums were too high and insurers were pulling out, leaving fewer choices and less price containment via...

 
 By Avik Roy    Commentary    June 29, 2017

Health-Care Bill Could Be One of GOP's Greatest Feats

The Senate health-care legislative draft - officially titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 - will, if passed, represent the greatest policy achievement by a Republican Congress in generations. Given that Democrats have filled the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

4-H Camp Teaches Responsibility While Kids Have Fun

CAMP WOOTEN – "You can almost tell a kid in 4-H from one who is not," said Bi-County 4-H Camp Director Deb Hays on her fourth day overseeing the 2017 4-H Camp activities at Camp Wooten. Hays said...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 29, 2017

Dayton's Summer Rec is a Success

DAYTON – Kids in Dayton are spending their weekdays having fun with their friends, while also learning, at Blue Mountain Counseling's Summer Recreation Program. The program, headed by Prevention...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

Elementary Principal Resigns

DAYTON – Dayton Elementary School Principal Pam Lindsley has accepted a job in the Spokane School District, which is closer to her home and family, Superintendent Doug Johnson said at last week’s...

 

July at the Dayton Library

DAYTON – The Dayton Memorial Library has a lot going on in July: *The Kid’s Adventure Program takes place every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Creating an insect aquarium for the library will take place on July 5. Make windsocks at HomeStreet Bank and...

 

Dog Park is Underway

Volunteers got started putting up the fence at Dayton's new dog park, located at the south end of Pietryzycki City Park,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 29, 2017

'Embracing Orphans' in Jamaica

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Christian Church pastor Matthew Wyatt is excited to finally be planning a long-anticipated service trip with Carl Robanske, founder of Embracing Orphans. The Waitsburg Christia...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 29, 2017

Waitsburg Cited as Community Example in Cityvision Magazine

WAITSBURG – There's rarely a day goes by that at least one passerby doesn't stop in front of The Times to have a photo taken with Jeffrey Hill's Founding Fathers sculpture. Now, that sculpture,...

 

Legals - June 29, 2017

AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No.: WA-12-507543-SH APN No.: 350735240097 Title Order No.: 120135973-WA-GNO Deed of Trust Grantor(s): ANTHONY MALVETO Deed of Trust Grantee(s): WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.:... Full story

 
 By Dena Wood    Specials    June 29, 2017

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOXe

Teeny is on vacation so I (Dena) am filling in for her. She's asked repeatedly if I have any good recipes and I've told her that my grandma's bean recipe is a favorite. Unfortunately, I keep...

 

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