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Articles from the July 14, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    July 14, 2016

Peddling Produce (and more)

Clarence Stearns sits beside a box of newly delivered Hermiston melons at his produce stand off of Harmon Avenue in Waitsburg. The family has been selling produce from in front of their Preston...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 14, 2016

D-W Football Combine Sees Spring Success

WAITSBURG – A new football season will also see a new team take the field, as Dayton and Waitsburg High Schools are combining forces for the 2016 season. The kids had a chance to pad-up and play...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 14, 2016

Nestlé considers Waitsburg for Water Bottling Site

WAITSBURG – Nestlé Natural Resources Manager Bruce Lauerman will discuss the company's exploration of Waitsburg as a potential new site for a water bottling facility at Wednesday's city council...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 14, 2016

Dayton Council Moves Ahead with Historic District Dissolution

DAYTON—On Monday night the Dayton City Council adopted a resolution to revise the 2016 Historic Preservation Policy Code, and Process Update Project schedule, for the purpose of dissolving the...

 

Correction

In last week’s Times we incorrectly stated that, during their June 29 meeting, the Dayton Historic Preservation Commission voted 2-2 on a motion to recommend to the city council to disband the two Dayton residential historic districts. While two...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 14, 2016

Six Seek Walla Walla Co. Commissioner District 2 Seat

WALLA WALLA – Six candidates are in the race seeking election for the Walla Walla County Commissioner District 2 seat, currently held by Perry Dozier (R) of Waitsburg. Dozier is serving his second...

 

ballots are on their way

Ballots for the Aug. 2 primary election will be mailed to voters on Thursday. For more information about upcoming elections in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties, contact the County Auditor’s Office or view this year’s races on the County...

 

Alumni Weekend

DAYTON – The annual Dayton High School Alumni Weekend is coming up on the weekend of Saturday, July 16th. The annual festivities include a picnic in the park, the famous alumni parade, and the annual alumni meeting at the Depot. Saturday morning...

 

FoodStock

DAYTON – The Third Annual Foodstock event will take place on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Mountain Station. The event will play host to vintage rock music by the group Vintage featuring Rich & Nancy Monacelli. Food will be...

 

Frances M. Hinchliffe

Frances M. Hinchliffe passed away Monday morning at Callaway Gardens in Kennewick. Graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Waitsburg City Cemetery....

 

Pioneer Portraits - July 14, 2016

Ten Years Ago July 20, 2006 Wheat harvest in the Touchet Valley area has started. “It’s just getting going but the pace is going to pick up here rapidly,” J.E. McCaw, local manager of the NGG branch, said Tuesday afternoon. Grain is coming...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

First Appearance/Arraignments -Justin Brady, 38, Dayton; entered a plea of not guilty to one charge of violation of the uniform controlled substances act – possession of methamphetamine. Bond was set at $10,000 10% security bond. Ominbus and trial...

 

Birthdays - Week of July 14

July 15: Howard Hays, Velma Sickles, Steve Witt, Mary Duncan, Ray Clayton, W.L. Clayton. July 16: Margaret Fitzekam, Judy Bauerlie, Karlee Young. July 17: Mack Garrett, Bill Hamann, Emily Hubbard. July 18: Andrew Estes, Jean Krause, Mike Hinchliffe,...

 

Michele Smith: On the Road

On August 25 the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday. To mark the occasion, my traveling partner and I set out from Dayton on June 25 for an eight-day whirlwind tour of some of the...

 
 By Sarah Frier    News    July 14, 2016

Facebook Live Videos Turn Serious During Police Shootings

When Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook live-streaming in April, it was with a cheery video from the launch room in which he talked about the great things people were already doing with the service. There was a stream of baby bald eagles and a guy...

 

True Purpose of Letter Unclear

Dear Editor, Ms. Callahan’s letter in the June 30 The Times appeared to have four points: (1) No city water for Nestle; (2) the Mayor using his veto power for his personal agenda; (3) Territorial Charter allows city police; (4) the Mayor wasting...

 

Melissa Hansen is Highly Qualified

Dear Editor, It is a pleasure to endorse Melissa Hansen who is running for Walla Walla County Commissioner.  Among her many qualifications, Melissa is a graduate of the Washington AgForestry Leadership Program.   Washington AgForestry Leadership...

 

Historical Society Needs Helping Hands

Society seeks help as they work to develop and promote the Bruce House Museum as an event space WAITSBURG – With big plans for the future, the Waitsburg Historical Society is in need of some helping hands. “We are a strictly volunteer...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 14, 2016

Dayton Hosts New Old Time Chautauqua

DAYTON – The Touchet Valley region is the lucky host of the New Old Time Chautauqua on July 18 and 19. The group, also known as NOTC, will be at the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park in between Day...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 14, 2016

Planning Dept. Sees Personnel Changes

DAYTON-The Columbia County Planning Department's problem with being short-staffed hasn't improved in spite of adding a new Planner I/Administrative Assistant to the work force this week. New employee...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 14, 2016

Superintendent Sets Goals for District

DAYTON—At the regular meeting of the Dayton School District Board of Directors on July 6, Superintendent Doug Johnson outlined some goals for the 2016-17 school year for the Board of Directors....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 14, 2016

Mr. C's Smokin' Co.

WAITSBURG – Rows of brightly colored pumpkins and a cheery wave from Clarence Stearns have been familiar sights to Preston Avenue travelers each fall. But this year, the produce can be found around...

 

Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 2 Candidates - Mike Bates

WALLA WALLA – Democrat Mike Bates is the current Director for the Walla Walla County Corrections Department, overseeing the Walla Walla County Jail and the Juvenile Justice Center. Bates has worked...

 

Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 2 Candidates - Don Gibbard

WALLA WALLA – Don Gibbard (R) moved to Walla Walla 28 years ago because the mix of agricultural, natural resources, recreational activities, and municipal experiences makes it a place where...

 

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