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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition

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Kickoff Celebration!

Spirits ran high at the Dayton Boys & Girls Club kickoff celebration on Saturday. Attendees toured the building, enjoyed lunch and treats and joined in a work party....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Columbia Pulp Celebrates Official Groundbreaking and Site Tour

STARBUCK - Three buses carrying community leaders, stakeholders, members of the media and other well-wishers left the fairgrounds last Wednesday for a one-hour tour of the Columbia Pulp Lyons Ferry...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Attendance Matters Program Aims to Keep Kids in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Twenty-eight Preston Hall students received a $5 concession stand coupon, gobbled cupcakes, received a perfect attendance bracelet and had their name entered in an end-of-semester big...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Short Line Railroad Grand Re-Opening, Oct. 7

Re-opening of the rail line will be celebrated during Dayton on Tour DAYTON – After several years of embargo on a portion of the track in need of repairs, the The Port of Columbia’s short line railroad is ready to resume full service. A Grand...

 

Free Dental Clinic

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Resource Center will host a free dental clinic on Mon. Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Preston Avenue. Appointments are required. Contact Pam Conover at (509) 337-8876 for an appointment or more info...

 

Port of WW Meeting in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club will host the October Port of Walla Walla meeting at the Waitsburg Lions Club Building at the fairgrounds. A meet and greet will take place on Thurs., Oct. 12 from 4-6 p.m.. followed by a port business...

 

Oktoberfest Whoopemup Wednesday

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club is partnering with the Whoopemup Hollow Café and Laht Neppur Brewery to provide an Oktoberfest-style meal on Oct. 11. The menu will include: Sweet Onion, Beer, & Muenster Soup, Red Cabbage with Bacon &...

 

Drive Through Flu Shots, Oct. 21

WALLA WALLA – Providence will offer its sixth annual free drive through flu shot clinic on Oct. 21 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center from 9 a.m. – noon, or until the vaccine is gone. Free immunizations are offered to adults, ages 19 and...

 

CWC Luncheon

POMEROY – They October Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will take place on Wed., Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Pataha Flour Mill (50 Hutchens Hill Rd.) in Pomeroy. Reservations are needed by Oct. 6 and childcare is available by reservation....

 

Short Line Grand Opening

DAYTON - The Port of Columbia Short Line Railroad Grand Re-opening Celebration is planned for 10 am Sat., Oct. 7 at the Dayton Historic Depot, at 222 E Commercial St. in Dayton. After a short ribbon-cutting celebration, attendees are invited to...

 

Pioneer Portraits - October 5, 2017

Ten Years Ago October 11, 2007 Dick Garbe of Touchet reports it rained .13 in September. Kimberly Bly of Waitsburg placed third in the Powder Puff Derby at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days’ Demolition Derby. Questions, predictions, opinions,...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Oct. 1 Complaint of reckless driving on Middle Waitsburg Road. Sept. 29 Male subject was arrested on warrant on Coppei Ave. Sept. 28 While away from the house someone entered the residence and went through medications. Nothing was reported taken....

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignment: Charles W. Hartwell, 41, Dayton. Charged with three charges of second degree assault with a deadly weapon. Hartwell, who was driving a motorcycle down the highway, is accused with pulling a handgun on the victim, who was driving in...

 

Birthdays - Week of Oct. 5

October 6: Maye Hofer, Shane Rasmussen, Thelma Katsel Needham, Grace Reece, Howard Carson, Andy Hermanns. October 7: Terrie Mason, Rachel Townsend. October 8: Mark Tabor, Adelle Ganguet, Laurie Withers, Denise Hoon, Jim Mitchell, Debbie Webber,...

 

WSU's 4-H Fees 'Unbelievable'

Dear Editor, President Jimmy Carter stated April 17, 1980; “{4-H} represents unchanging American values in a changing world – values like learning from doing… caring for a community, leadership, integrity. Those things don’t change. And...

 

Grandstands, Continued

Dear Editor, Recent variations may change the opinion of Ms. Miller (9/28/17 letter) concerning grandstands, as it did mine. At the 9/12/17 Waitsburg Fairgrounds Committee meeting Mr. Nicely stated the grandstands could be made usable for about...

 

4-H Window Competition

Dear Editor, The start of October once again starts a new 4-H year! To promote 4-H in the window competition, two groups came together to display what 4-H is in our community, Home Grown Go Wild 4-H and Swine Swaggers. Check it out and let the 4-H...

 

Now Here's a Tip

* “New shoes too tight? Wear a pair of thick socks, and slip your shoes on. Run a hair dryer over the areas where it’s too tight, and the heat will help those spots expand. Test in an inconspicuous area first if you are unsure that the fabric...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Recently we’ve received a few comments from readers saying they were glad The Times stopped running political columns from the Washington Post Syndicate. Granted, the number of those comments is...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Field View Park Gets New Sign

PRESCOTT – Prescott park is looking pretty spiffy these days. A cement walkway bypasses bountiful flower beds and overflowing planters, leading to new playground equipment and a handicap-accessible...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Classy Chassy Carwash to Reopen

Dayton-Drivers will be able to get a wash, wax and shine when the Classy Chassy carwash reopens early next year, according to owner Kyle Anderson. Anderson, who also owns Kyle's Custom Toys &...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Woody's Bar & Grill Holds Century Celebration

DAYTON-Visit Dayton's own version of "Cheers" on October 7 and finally see what is inside the pre-1890s era metal floor safe that has been in Kurt Campbell's possession since he discovered it in the...

 

Dog Park Grand Opening

Dayton's new dog park had its grand opening last Tuesday....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

WP House Repairs are Underway

WAITSBURG – Narum Concrete and Construction of Walla Walla set to work to excavate and replace the deteriorating foundation of the Wilson-Phillips House Museum last month. Several community members...

 

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