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Break a Leg!

Members of the Parker family react as the “Old Man” unboxes his great prize, the infamous leg lamp. (l to r) The Old Man (Mike Ferrians), Ralphie (Jordan Helm), Mrs. Parker (Elizabeth Arebalos-Jagelski), and Randy (Janae Helm). “A Christmas...

 

Waitsburg Mourns Tom Baker

WAITSBURG - Former Times Publisher Tom Baker, passed away at Booker Rest Home Monday afternoon. He was 86. Baker co-owned The Times with his wife, Anita, from 1964 to 1991 and served as the paper’s editor and publisher during those years....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 17, 2016

Revised School Bond Passes

WAITSBURG – Final counts are in, and voters approved a $3.8 million bond to improve and upgrade Waitsburg school facilities with a 62.99% approval vote. The funds will be used to upgrade the HVAC...

 

Columbia Pulp Lays Out Plans for Starbuck Plant

ith a group of community leaders Tuesday afternoon in Dayton to provide an update on plans for groundbreaking and construction of the firm’s proposed straw pulp plant near Starbuck. According to sources at the meeting, CP officials said the...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 17, 2016

Bob Hutchens is Dayton Chamber Citizen of the Year

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Thursday in the newly renovated Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion. More than 170 people turned out for the first event held...

 

Death Notice - Tom Baker

Former Waitsburg Times publisher Thomas C. Baker, 86, of Waitsburg, died Monday, November 14, 2016, at Booker Rest Home. All are invited to Eastern Star and Masonic Graveside Services at 10 a.m.,...

 

Wally A. Woodworth

A memorial service will be on November 19, 2016 at the First Congregational Church located at 214 S. 3rd Street, Dayton, Wash. for the late Wally A. Woodowrth. The service will be in the basement...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 17, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 23, 2006 By a 3-2 vote, the Waitsburg City Council chose for a second year in a row to forgo a 1% increase in municipal taxes allowed by law without a vote of the people. The motion to not implement the tax increase was made...

 

Waitsburg Xmas Baskets

WAITSBURG - The deadline for filling out cards for Waitsburg’s annual Christmas Basket Program is Wed., Nov. 30. Those who wish to provide a basket must fill out a donor card. Those wishing to receive a basket must fill out a recipient card with a...

 

Operation Christmas Child

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Christian Church is collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child. They will gladly accept pre-packed shoeboxes or individual items that could be packed in a box for a girl or boy in need. Suggested shoebox fillers...

 

Dixie Christmas Bazaar

DIXIE – Dixie will host their second annual Community Christmas Bazaar in the Dixie Fire Hall and Dixie School Gym on Sat., Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The bazaar will feature a wide variety of gifts to fill your holiday shopping list....

 

Birthdays - Week of November 17

November 18: James Hays, John Nordheim, Jason Gawith, Jane Leid, Marvin Klundt. November 19: Carrie Mae Higgins, Jamie Leid, Starlit Crawford, Zachary Alexenko. November 20: Lyle Harshman, Lorianne Donovan. November 21: Stacia Deal, Colleen Berry,...

 

The Last TOMfoolery

This all started back in August when I was walking my walker down the hallway and my legs went rubbery. The pain in my back that I had been tolerating turned out to be something more serious than I...

 

Fox, CNN, MSNBC can agree Trump is gift that keeps giving

Fox News, CNN and MSNBC enjoyed a surge in viewership with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and his narrow victory is still provoking passions across the political spectrum. The question now is who will benefit the most from interest in...

 

Thank You for Support of Schools

Dear Editor: The Board of Directors and I would like to thank the patrons of Waitsburg School District for acknowledging that “our kids deserve whatever it takes.”  It is so gratifying to know that soon our students will be able to learn in...

 

Lions Club Meeting Change

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Lions Club will not hold its usual meeting scheduled for Nov. 22. The next meeting for the club will be the second Tuesday in December, the 13th....

 

Christmas Vendors Wanted

WAITSBURG – Vendors are wanted for Waitsburg’s Hometown Christmas celebration on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Waitsburg Town Hall. Tables range in cost from $30 to $55 and vendors can receive early payment discounts and...

 

Celeb. Days Committee Elections

WAITSBURG – The next meeting of the Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee will take place Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Waitsburg Business Center. The meeting will include an election of officers and volunteers are encouraged to apply. There are...

 

Join the Parade

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Hometown Christmas parade entry forms are available on the city website (www.cityofwaitsburg.com) under the Community Events link. The parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Sun. Dec. 4 on Waitsburg’s Main Street. Everyone is...

 

Community Health

Community members gathered on Monday evening to learn more about the newly established Dayton/Waitsburg Community Health Foundation Fund. Bob and Anita Hutchens and Dolores Hutchens Cole established...

 

Veterans Ride With pride

Waitsburg veteran Ike Keve had the privilege of riding shotgun in Bob Brock's patriotic jeep in the Walla Walla Veteran's Day Parade. The parade pulled a trailer with fellow Waitsburg veterans Rod...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 17, 2016

'A Christmas Story' Hits the Liberty Stage

Directors say challenging music and a hilarious script are a delight DAYTON – Theater fans will be in for a treat as they enjoy the exploits of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, as he pines for his one...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 17, 2016

Veteran Dr. Lewis Neace Shares Para-Rescue Experiences

WAITSBURG – "The last time I spoke before this student body was in 1967, when I had to give the valedictorian speech. I'm about as nervous now as I was then," said Dr. Lewis Neace as he addressed...

 

Christmas Kicks Off in Dayton Nov. 25 and 26

DAYTON-The City of Dayton bills itself as "The Town That Still Believes." For the past decade, business owners and community members have come together to bring an old-fashioned Christmas celebration...

 

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