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 By Dian Ver Valen    News    August 13, 2015

The Pride and Joy of Dayton

DAYTON – You probably didn't know that the colorful, hanging baskets of flowers that brighten Dayton's Main Street all summer were nearly 30 years in the making. Dayton Development Task Force...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 13, 2015

Matley Publishes First Novel

PRESCOTT – Best known locally as western singer Cimarron Sue, of the traditional cowboy music duo Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue, Prescott's Susan Matley has been acting, singing, and writing most of...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    August 13, 2015

Temporary Dump to Open Late This Month

DAYTON – Columbia County has a plan for reopening the transfer station (dump) by the end of August, and citizens won’t have to go anywhere new. The temporary facilities will be located at the...

 

Dayton Man Charged with Sex Crimes

DAYTON – Dayton resident Aidan J. Gemmell, 18, has been charged with five counts of first-degree child rape, a Class A felony. His first court appearance was last week, where he appeared before Columbia County Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina...

 

WW Co. Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearings

WALLA WALLA – The Board of Walla Walla County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on two items that did not receive recommendations from the County Planning Commission for inclusion on the county’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan. The public will...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 13, 2015

Ten Years Ago August 18, 2005 About a hundred years ago, Waitsburg businessman, E. L. Powell sold his interest in the Pioneer Supply Depot at 134 Main Street in Waitsburg to move to Spokane, where fame and fortune followed, including community...

 

Weekly Calendar

Aug. 14 Super Science Friday Dayton Memorial Library 1 p.m. Aladdin The Liberty Theater, Dayton, 334 E. Main St. 7 p.m. Tickets to this Missoula Children’s Theatre production are $5-8. Visit www.libertytheater.org to order or stop by the box...

 

Police Notes - August 13, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton August 2: Theft reported on W. Main Street after two people walked out of the store without paying for alcohol; deputy contacted the people who returned and paid. Caller on Rose Gulch Road concerned about what...

 

Birthdays - Week of August 13

August 14: Jim Wills, Gary “Bubba” Brookshire, Lassie Wittman, Pamela Cresswell, Betty Kress, Joan Helm, Daniel Stanley. August 15: Kathy Patton, Courtney Durkee, Erica Grende, Jean Hofer, Nicholas Lloyd, JoAnn Gagnon, Jennifer Lambert. August...

 

On Reporting a Horrific Crime

On the front page of The Times this week is a tragic story about a young Dayton man who is being charged with multiple counts of child rape. Besides being terrible for those involved, stories like...

 

How to Outfit a Dorm Room

As I am about to depart for college, I have been doing an extensive amount of research concerning what I need to bring with me, and I have found out that nobody on the internet knows anything about...

 

Corrections

In the July 30 issue of The Times, we shared a story about Prescott’s new vocational agriculture program. That article stated that Prescott would be starting an FFA chapter for the very first time. We should have stated that, to the best knowledge...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    August 13, 2015

Columbia Pulp Begins Purchase of Local Straw

STARBUCK – Columbia Pulp LLC hasn’t broken ground yet on its 449-acre pulp mill near Lyons Ferry, but “exciting movement” continues to happen behind closed doors, according to Columbia County...

 

Court News

First Appearance/Arraignment: Dewey D. Bell, 74, Dayton; first appearance on charges of first-degree animal cruelty, a Class C felony, and unlawful aiming or discharge of a firearm, a gross misdemeanor. A neighbor has alleged that Bell shot the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 13, 2015

Old School Try outs... WAY Old School

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) battled it out at the Wastekeep Sergeantry Trials on the Waitsburg Elementary School playground on Saturday afternoon. Candidates for sergeant,...

 

Karoake at the Plaza

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Parks & Recreation Department is hosting karoake at the Plaza on August 21, from 7-10 p.m. at the Prescott Plaza, between the library and the Tuxedo restaurant on “D” Street. Everyone is invited to come and sing or just...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 13, 2015

No Horsing Around!

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg is no stranger to horse shows, but this weekend may be the first time one has taken place indoors. On Aug. 8 and 9, hundreds of horses – some extremely valuable – lined...

 

Magic, Music & More with Aladdin at the Liberty

DAYTON – If you had three wishes, wouldn't one of them be to see your child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, nephew or the kid next door perform this weekend in the Missoula Children's Theatre...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    August 13, 2015

Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles Approved for City Streets

DAYTON – Dayton City Council approved an ordinance Monday night allowing wheeled all-terrain vehicles, or WATVs, on city streets. No members of the public spoke at the final hearing regarding this...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    August 13, 2015

Dayton Prepares for 2015-2016 School Year

DAYTON – The school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, for all students in the Dayton School District. New students as well as returning students are encouraged to attend registration on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 13, 2015

Classics in the Park

The Prescott Joint Parks and Recreation Department hosted its fourth annual car and truck show at Field View Park on Saturday. Turnout was light, with seven vehicles and two motorcycles entered, but...

 

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