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Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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 News    August 25, 2016

Calling all Newcomers!

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism camped overnight in Preston Park last weekend during their annual Newcomers event. The local SCA chapter, Barony of Wastekeep, hosts the campout to...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 25, 2016

Nestlé Ends Waitsburg Water Investigation

WAITSBURG – Following weeks of contention, protests, and the resulting resignation of the town's mayor, Waitsburg's City Council decided to cut short any involvement with Nestlé Waters North...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 25, 2016

Dayton School Board Prepares For Year Ahead

DAYTON—Keeping junior high school students engaged was a hot topic for participants at the Aug. 17 Dayton School District board meeting. Dayton High School/Middle School teachers Jeff McCann and...

 
 Specials    August 25, 2016

Ruth E. Hansen

Ruth was born at home in the Blue Mountains of Walla Walla County, Washington. She was the fourth of six children, born to Albert and Margaret Leid Hansen. Ruth graduated from Waitsburg High School’s Class of 1941 and faithfully attended every clas...

 
 Specials    August 25, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - August 25, 2016

Ten Years Ago August 31, 2006 It seems that the citizens of Waitsburg and Columbia County are a pretty generous and caring bunch. Several fire officials have remarked that people have been uncommonly helpful to firefighters and other support...

 
 Specials    August 25, 2016

Police Notes - Aug. 2-10

Dayton Aug. 2 Caller reported that a rock had been thrown at his pickup, parked on S. 3rd St., at about 5 a.m. and left a dent and a hole in the tailgate. Investigation continues. A caller on W. Richmond reported that a rock was thrown at his...

 
 News Briefs    August 25, 2016

Waitsburg School Reg.

WAITSBURG – All Waitsburg School District students (new and returning) need to register the week of Aug. 22. All fees (ASB, meals, etc.) may be paid at Preston Hall Middle School. To accommodate parents who work during the day, all three schools...

 
 Specials    August 25, 2016

Birthdays - Week of August 25

August 26: Ann Barr, Betty Mason, Beverly Harper, Jackie Savage, Darin Mayer, Jeff Katsel, Steven Lybecker. August 27: Brian Richards, Bonnie Brookshire, Amy Farley, Tom Mock, Kippy Counts, Steve Gusse, Shannon Bloor, Justin Gagnon, Ashley Witt,...

 
 By Albert R. Hunt    Commentary    August 25, 2016

Clinton and Trump Should Be Debating Taxation

Imagine what could happen if Donald Trump hadn’t turned the presidential campaign into an argument over who founded Islamic State or whether there should be ideological entrance tests for foreign visitors and immigrants. Then he and Hillary...

 
 By Ana Swanson    Commentary    August 25, 2016

How Cute Baby Animal Photos Toy with Your Brain

It has a chubby little body, a big head and floppy little limbs. It has high, babylike voice, a button nose and a little mouth. It has big bright eyes and rosy cheeks. It giggles and squeals. But unlike a human baby, it is also bright yellow and...

 
 News    August 25, 2016

Longtime County Health Educator to Retire

DAYTON-Vickie Hodgson will be in the office at the Columbia County Health Department only four days in September: the 12th through the 15th. She will then move out of the health department, where she...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 25, 2016

Col. County Commissioners' Aug. 17 Meeting

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners and the County Planning Department are in the process of developing a Facilities Plan for the Columbia County Fairgrounds and the Touchet Valley Golf Course....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 25, 2016

After School Program On Target for September

DAYTON—A program coordinator is still being sought for Dayton’s 2016-17 After School Program, which will start on September 20, according to Peggy Guiterrez, Drug Free Grant Coordinator for the...

 
 News    August 25, 2016

Corrections

In last week’s Times story about a new building planned for Blue Mountain Station in Dayton, we reported that 4-Point Construction of Walla Walla had been issued a building permit for the new building. In fact, 4-Point Construction has submitted a...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 25, 2016

Dunn will Fulfill Gobel's Term as Mayor

WAITSBURG - The first item under "new business" on the Waitsburg City Council Agenda last week was how to fill the vacant council position left following the resignation of Mayor Walt Gobel earlier...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 25, 2016

Garrett Leahy Brings Enthusiasm to the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Elementary School sixth-grade students will be welcomed to the classroom by a new face this year. First-time teacher Garrett Leahy will replace Sarah Reser, who resigned...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 25, 2016

Waitsburg Reflects on 'Community Treasures'

WAITSBURG – The people, small town lifestyle, and natural resources were listed repeatedly as community treasures by Waitsburg and area residents at a Community Conversations meeting hosted by the...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    August 25, 2016

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

This is a recipe my daughter in law shared. The muffins are not as sweet as some of the store bought ones that are more cake like. This recipe only makes 6 muffins, so most of us will double or...