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Articles from the July 28, 2016 edition

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 News    July 28, 2016

Hitting the Slopes, Harvest Style

Wheat truck driver Janean Struckmeir watches as (l to r) Earl Struckmeir, Hal White, and Tom Wagar check out a troublesome combine before heading out to the field early on the morning of July 15....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 28, 2016

Nestle' Gets Hostile Reception

WAITSBURG – "I understand that when an announcement is made that Nestle' is evaluating business opportunities in a community, it raises a lot of emotions. Water is an emotional topic," said Nestle'...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 28, 2016

Transfer Station Work to Begin Next Month

DAYTON—At a special meeting on Monday the Columbia County Commissioners moved to award P.O.W. Contracting, Inc., from Pasco, the contract to build a new county transfer facility. The new station...

 
 By The Times    News    July 28, 2016

National night out

TOUCHET VALLEY – The cities of Dayton, Waitsburg, and Walla Walla are all taking part in this year’s National Night Out (NNO) campaign on the evening of Tuesday, August 2. Last year’s NNO campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies,...

 
 Specials    July 28, 2016

Nico Vale Harris

Nico Valé Harri was born to James and Kelly Harri on April 22, 2016 at 9:37 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 20.5” long. Nico’s grandparents are Dr. James and Mary Harri and Ed and...

 
 Specials    July 28, 2016

Golden Anniversary

Gerald and Carol Pulliam are celebrating their 50th anniversary on August 5, 2016 at United Brethren Church C.E. Building at 1106 S. 4th St., Dayton, Wash., from 6-8 p.m. Gerald is retired from...

 
 Specials    July 28, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - July 28, 2016

Ten Years Ago August 3, 2006 Jeff broom of Waitsburg was elected to serve as Allocations Chair for the Walla Walla United Way Board of Directors at the annual meeting on July 18. The United Way and Combined Federal Campaign jointly raised over $435,0...

 
 News Briefs    July 28, 2016

Waitsburg Preschool

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Preschool is accepting applications. This is a free preschool program for children who are 3- or 4-years-old by August 31. Complete an application at the Waitsburg Elementary School office. Classes begin Sept....

 
 News Briefs    July 28, 2016

Nestle Waters Community Meeting

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg City Council will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 2 at Waitsburg Town Hall to discuss Nestle’s interest in potentially building a bottled water facility in Waitsburg....

 
 News Briefs    July 28, 2016

Fall Sports Meetings

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg High School will hold sports information meetings at the following times: Volleyball, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., WHS auditorium Football, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., WHS auditorium Cheerleading, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., WHS cage Cross Country, Aug. 16, WHS...

 
 News Briefs    July 28, 2016

Political Profiles

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club has distributed detailed questionnaires to local political candidates asking about their views on law enforcement and crime prevention, growth management act and zoning, economic development, emergency...

 
 News Briefs    July 28, 2016

'Swim the Snake', Aug. 13

STARBUCK – The fourth annual Swim the Snake event will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Lyons Ferry Marina. This year’s event also includes a competitive paddling/kayaking opportunity. Visit the website at www.swimthesnake.org...

 
 Commentary    July 28, 2016

Harvest to Commence Next Week

[Editor’s note: This article, including the above heading and subhead, appeared on the front page of The Waitsburg Times in its July 28, 1916 edition. Harvest was running a little late that year.] The past week has proven ideal for the ripening of...

 
 By Lou Cannon    Commentary    July 28, 2016

What Would Ronald Reagan Think?

The presidential nominee quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas Paine, the most radical of the Founding Fathers. He asked all Americans for their support. “More than anything else,” he said, “I want my candidacy to unify our country; to renew...

 
 By Jen Skerritt - Megan Durisin    Commentary    July 28, 2016

Bin-Busting Global Wheat Supplies

Canada’s wheat farmers still have more than a month before they start the bulk of this season’s grain harvest, but they’re already worried about where to store a bumper crop. Even though growers planted less after prices fell last year,...

 
 Commentary    July 28, 2016

Kimball Tops Pool of Commissioner Candidates

Dear Editor, I want to take a moment and thank Perry Dozier for his eight years of passionate service to our community and for his outstanding leadership on the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners. We should all thank Perry for his excellent...

 
 Commentary    July 28, 2016

Thank You to Firefighters

Dear Editor, To all the brave fire fighters who fought the fire at Mace Matheny’s property here at Starbuck, Washington, on Sunday, July 17 and Monday, July 18, I cannot express to you how grateful I am that no one was injured and none of the...

 
 Commentary    July 28, 2016

Nestle Committed to Transparent Process

Dear Editor, As has been reported, area residents provided significant input at the well-attended city council meeting on July 20 when Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced its interest in evaluating Waitsburg as a potential location for a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 28, 2016

Michele Smith: Life in Dayton

There was something for all when more than 60 volunteers from the New Old Time Chautauqua came to Columbia County last week. From the community potluck at the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 28, 2016

Meet Chief Kaylee Coleman

DAYTON-Ten-year-old Kaylee Coleman, of Dayton, is one of nine children, from around the Walla Walla Valley, taking part in the Walla Walla Area Crime Watch Chief for a Day program. All of the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 28, 2016

Dynamite Art + Coffee

WAITSBURG – You won't find to-go cups at Dynamite Art + Coffee, and that's not simply out of concern for the environment, though it is a factor. Proprietor Claire Johnston opened the coffee shop,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 28, 2016

Terry Hofer will Manage RV Park

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s city council approved an action plan endorsed by the Waitsburg Fairgrounds Committee, that will allow Terry Hofer to manage RV parking and camping at the Waitsburg...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    July 28, 2016

Dena Wood: Out and About

WAITSBURG – Having grown up in the wheat country of Condon, Ore. and after living in Waitsburg for over 20 years, you would think I would have taken advantage of the opportunity to spend a day in th...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 28, 2016

Storing the Crop

Outlook is good for elevators operating for the first time under NWGG banner DAYTON – Every year in the Touchet Valley and surrounding areas, the second half of summer is known as harvest season,...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    July 28, 2016

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

Times advertising manager and food columnist Teeny McMunn presents our readers with a special “Recipe Box” this week, featuring five scrumptious courses guaranteed to satisfy the hardest-working harvest crew members out there. Pull up an empty...