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Articles from the August 10, 2017 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Wheat Fire Threatens Homes but is Quickly Contained

WAITSBURG – A fast-moving wheat fire northwest of Waitsburg resulted in about 12 Weller Canyon homes being evacuated Saturday afternoon, but thanks to a fast-acting command and support from area...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 10, 2017

Denise Smith is New Dayton Elem. Principal

DAYTON-Denise Smith of Deer Park, Wash., has been chosen by school officials to be the new Dayton Elementary Principal, and she will begin work , officially, on Monday, Aug. 7. "I'm so excited. I'm...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Spend the Night in a Teepee

HUNTSVILLE – For those looking to add a bit of adventure to the camping experience, two teepees have been installed at Lewis & Clark Trail State Park and became available for rent Aug. 1. The...

 

Free Mobile Food Bank

DAYTON – The Free Mobile Food Bank will visit Dayton on Thurs., Sept. 28 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds from noon – 2 p.m. Bring a box to take your food home. Volunteers are needed to open boxes, bag produce and hand out food. If you would...

 

First Annual Coaches Conference, Aug. 14

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools will host the First Annual Walla Walla Community Coaches’ Conference on Mon., Aug. 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Walla Walla High School. The free one-day conference for district coaches and local youth...

 

Billie Marie DeRuwe

Billie Marie DeRuwe (Ritter) passed away in Spokane Washington on August 2nd 2017 at the age of 76. Billie was born on February 12th 1941 in Walla Walla Washington to Bill and Louise Ritter. Billie...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 10, 2017

Ten Years Ago August 16, 2007 Grain prices have been ratcheting up each day, jumping 15¢ on Tuesday, August 14, said J.E. McCaw, local manager of Northwest Grain Growers, as harvest operations in the Touchet Valley and surrounding area begin to curt...

 

Waitsburg School Board Date Change

WAITSBURG – The August Waitsburg School Board meeting has been changed from Wed., Aug. 9 to Tues., Aug. 15....

 

WWCSO Press Board

Aug. 3 Adult male arrested in Waitsburg on a warrant out of College Place....

 

Prescott Parks & Rec Time Change, Car Show, and Pool Close Date

PRESCOTT – The regular meeting of the Prescott Joint Park & Recreation District has been changed from Aug. 10 to Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. in the district office at 101 S. D St., Ste. A. A car show will be held in Prescott Part on Sat., Aug 12 from noon...

 

Birthdays - Week of Aug. 10

August 11: Alfred Peters, John Wood, Gary Pierson, Kim Townsend, Dorothy Anderson, Bradley Grende. August 12: Seth Deal, Gordon Gilmore, Abby Hyder Barrantes, Darleen Dozier, Shawn Smith, Suzanne Schulke, Mia Becker, Bess Herndon, Patsy Fouste,...

 

Thank You

Thank you to all of the fire departments, neighbors, and friends who helped fight and put out our fire. Risking your lives and equipment for us does not go unnoticed. Columbia-Walla Walla Fire. No. 2 did a great job at command. We appreciate all of...

 
 By Ian Smay    Commentary    August 10, 2017

Guest Column: Ian Smay

My second go-around with a small-town newspaper was just as sweet as the first time Last summer, I held my first job in the field of journalism when I became a summer intern as a writer/reporter (and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Analisea Araya Spends Summer in Uganda

WAITSBURG – It was four years in the making, but 2017 Waitsburg High School graduate, Analisea Araya, spent part of her summer making a dream come true. The wait was worth it, and her three-week...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 10, 2017

It's Teamwork at the Extension Office

DAYTON-Not only is Rachel Hutchens the WSU Extension Office Weed Control Board coordinator, but she is also the extension office manager, assisting WSU Extension Agent Paul Carter with accounts...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    August 10, 2017

Weed Board Can Provide Help for Columbia County County Residents

DAYTON – Almost everyone in Dayton (and probably the surrounding areas) is aware that Dayton is home to the Columbia County’s Washington State University Extension Office. What many people may not know is that the office is also home to the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 10, 2017

Library Board Evaluates Staff Structure After Two Employees Resign in August

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees met last week to evaluate and discuss the structure of the staff positions and job descriptions, after the library lost two key...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Lifelong Learner Brings Inspiration to the Classroom

WAITSBURG – It may not be back-to-school time for Waitsburg students yet, but kindergarten teacher Pam Nolan-Nolan-Beasley spent last week in "school," honing her skills along with other select...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Council Considers Lot Lease

WAITSBURG – Trevor Johnson, owner and operator of Johnson Family Towing, approached the Waitsburg City Council about the possibility of using an unused plot of land, between Midway Food Mart and Wai...

 

City Council Update

New Business: -Held a public hearing on the city’s 6-year Transportation Plan. No one from the public spoke. -Adopted the city’s 6-year Transportation Plan. See full story in Aug. 3 issue. -Approved the Sidewalk Projects Award which will allow...

 

Legals - August 10, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-17-760509-AJ APN No.: 360729830207 Title Order No.: 64670 Deed of Trust Grantor(s): MICHAEL L TRENT Deed of Trust Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC... Full story

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

This recipe comes from Marg Schmick, Andee Thurston's mom who lives in Endicott and who gave me a story for the Times' harvest issue. I asked Marg if she had any recipes to share and she gave me this...

 

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ONE

Before you serve up any patties to your guests, commit these six commandments to memory. 1. Your meat matters. Choose wisely. If you want a really juicy hamburger, use ground beef that's a...

 

National Night Out Aug. 1

Dayton's National Night Out, held at the Dayton City Park on Aug. 1, was well attended....

 

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