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 News    August 11, 2016

National Night Out

Families visited informational booths, watched demonstrations, toured emergency vehicles, ate free food and ice cream, and enjoyed a free night swim at Waitsburg's National Night out at Preston Park...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 11, 2016

Residents Speak Out on Nestle´

WAITSBURG – It was a full house at Waitsburg Town Hall on Aug. 2, as citizens of Waitsburg and surrounding areas made their voices heard at a special city council meeting for the purpose of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 11, 2016

4-H Quilters Ready Their Pieces for the Fair

DAYTON-Last week several 4-H youth and their helpers were busily creating hand-tied, log cabin-style lap quilts, decorative throw pillows and matching pillow cases, in anticipation of the 2016...

 
 Specials    August 11, 2016

Andrew Richard Juris

Andrew Richard "Dick" Juris, age 90 years, died August 6, 2016 at the St. Mary Medical Center. He was a long time farmer in Columbia County and resident of Dayton. Dick was born March 29, 1926 in Cle...

 
 Specials    August 11, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - August 11, 2016

Ten Years Ago August 17, 2006 A Waitsburg teen has returned from a summertime trip to the British Isles as part of the 50th People to People Ambassador Program. Jessica Mason, 16-year-old daughter of Gerald and Kathy Mason of Waitsburg, was one of...

 
 News Briefs    August 11, 2016

"5 Days in Dayton" Day Camp

DAYTON - Dayton SDA Church (1525 4th St) is hosting “The Dreamer” day camp based on the story of Daniel 2. Children ages 4-13 are welcome to attend. Camp runs Aug. 8-12 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m....

 
 News Briefs    August 11, 2016

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Washington

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team from the hit television series AMERICAN PICKERS plan to return to Washington to film episodes of their show in September. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary...

 
 News Briefs    August 11, 2016

State Park Free Day, Aug. 25

OLYMPIA – In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the Washington Sate Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free entrance to state parks on Thurs., Aug. 25 – their 100th anniversary. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover...

 
 Specials    August 11, 2016

Birthdays - Week of August 11

August 12: Seth Deal, Gordon Gilmore, Abby Hyder Barrantes, Darleen Dozier, Shawn Smith, Suzanne Schulke, Mia Becker, Bess Herndon, Patsy Fouste, Keaton Jean Larsen. August 13: Shawn Thomas, Tammy Wood, Mark Leid, Angela Williams, Forrest...

 
 By Ian Smay    Commentary    August 11, 2016

IAN SMAY: MY SUMMER AT THE TIMES

My name is Ian Smay, and for the last three months, I have spent my summer break as an intern/freelance writer for The Times. In less than a week, I will move back to Pullman to start my sophomore...

 
 By Caitlin Dewey    Commentary    August 11, 2016

The Most Compelling Reason to Never Talk Politics on Facebook

There has never been a worse time to declare your politics publicly, according to a new and nationally representative online poll conducted by the Rad Campaign, Craig Connects and Lincoln Strategies. This year’s survey, the second in a biannual ser...

 
 By Patricia Wilson    Commentary    August 11, 2016

GUEST COMMENT: PATRICIA WILSON

I was one of those who attended the community meeting last Tuesday, August 2nd. I found it really ugly. It is really sad to see the Waitsburg community torn apart like this. But a few things I noticed – one woman stated she did not want a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 11, 2016

Bill Poolman's Last Harvest

DAYTON--Bill Poolman has been farming and harvesting soft white wheat in Columbia County for the past fifty-two years. But this year will be his last, said his wife Joanne, who posted a heart-felt...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    August 11, 2016

Dayton Swimmers Compete at Championship Meet

COLFAX – Every summer, kids from Dayton and the surrounding areas get the chance to compete against other kids in the Whitman County Swim League. The summer league ends each year with the teams and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 11, 2016

Sheriff Gives Quarterly Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner presented his quarterly sheriff's office update at Waitsburg's July 21 city council meeting. Turner took advantage of the full house – most were...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 11, 2016

Council Considers Bond Refinance

DAYTON—Senior Vice President of D/A/Davidson and Bond Underwriter Jim Nelson was on hand at the Aug. 8 city council meeting for a bond financing discussion. The city is looking into refinancing two...

 
 News    August 11, 2016

Elmer Hays Researched Waitsburg Springwater System History

Editor’s Note: In light of recent interest in Waitsburg’s water situation, we thought our readers would appreciate this column written by Vance Orchard in Touchet Valley Ramblings, which first appeared on Feb. 15, 1990. We are reprinting the...

 
 News    August 11, 2016

Business of the Year

The Waitsburg Clinic staff was formally presented with a plaque for being the 2016 Waitsburg Commercial Club Business of the Year on Tuesday....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 11, 2016

Husband and Wife Artists Showcase Contrasting Styles

DAYTON – Starting in August, Dayton’s Wenaha Gallery will be playing host to the works from the husband and wife duo of Joyce & Randy Klassen. The artistic couple will display a contrast of...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    August 11, 2016

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

This salad recipe comes from the same friend who shared her chicken/poppy seed salad recipe from last week. She said she often serves them together with fresh crescent rolls. I suggested last week to...

 
 News    August 11, 2016

Ready for a Paint Job

Roy Ramirez, of General Parts and Paint in Walla Walla, presents a $1,000 gift certificate to Dayton's Kari Dingman, who was the winner of the Sponsor's Choice award at this year's All Wheels Weekend...