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Articles from the November 24, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    November 24, 2016

Remembering Tom Baker

The former Times publisher's family recalls his humility and devotion to his community WAITSBURG – It wasn't unexpected, but the void is large. Waitsburg is mourning the loss of former Times...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 24, 2016

Planning Commission Supports Mixed-Use Rezone

Commission vote is split 3-2 WAITSBURG – Following a Nov. 17 public hearing, the Waitsburg Planning Commission voted 3-2 to recommend rezoning property located at 503 W. 2nd, just off Highway 12,...

 

Dayton School Enrollment is Up

Jan. community meeting gets green light, K-12 school counselor on target for 2017 DAYTON—Action taken by the Dayton School Board last week included a change in meeting times for December and...

 

Thomas C. Baker

Thomas C. Baker April 17, 1930 - November 14, 2016 Thomas Carlton Baker, 86, of Waitsburg, died November 14, 2016, at Booker Rest Home in Dayton. He was born April 17, 1930, in Fort Morgan, Colo., to...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 24, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 30, 2006 The Waitsburg Chapter of the FFA celebrated the Harvest Ball on Nov. 18, naming Courtney Gritman as FFA Queen and Cole Janovich as FFA King. Activities leading up to the sock hop held in the industrial arts shop includ...

 

BMS Annual Meeting

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station Co-Op Members Annual Meeting and Membership Drive will take place Wed., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the BMS Co-Op Market. The board will provide heavy appetizers, wine, and beer. There will be a quick meeting to review...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

25: NO SCHOOL 28: Omelet & Sausage; Sausage Dog, French Fries 29: Muffin & Yogurt; Cook’s Choice 30: Longjohn: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Baby Carrots, Pineapple 1: Breakfast Pizza, Chicken Caesar Wrap...

 

Lynn Gardner Shows Jewelry During Christmas Kickoff

DAYTON – Sandpoint, Idaho artist Lynn Gardner will showcase her unique, customizable, and vibrant torch-fired enamel jewelry on display at the Wenaha Gallery (219 E. Main, Dayton) from Nov. 7 through Dec. 10. Gardner will be at the gallery on...

 

Birthdays - Week of November 24

November 25: Brandon Leroue, Kelly Maib, Lucas Olona, Jody Lehr, Carey Demaris, Tyler Green. November 26: Devon Harshman, Donna Lee Harris, Donald Land, Greg Gabel. November 27: Peggy Lightfoot, Nita Snider, Rose Worth, Rod Baker, Jaidyn Brown....

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

In the modern era of small-time newpapering, it’s important, of course, to have the gumption and perseverance to go out and talk to people and write stories. And also, to have the wherewithal to...

 

For Trump Voters, There is No Left or Right

Donald Trump has won what might be the greatest “change election” in decades. Republicans leaders are only now waking up to the fact that the change Trump’s voters want will end up changing the GOP, too. Trump’s voters were not voting for les...

 

America: More polarized, more inclusive

If you’re despondent over the election, consider this reminder from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” The...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 24, 2016

WHS Knowledge Bowl Meet

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg was host to the November knowledge bowl meet on Thurs., Nov. 17 at the First Christian and Presbyterian Churches. A total of 14 teams competed from Dayton, DeSales, Pomeroy,...

 

Preston Hall Honor Roll

8th Grade 3.25 & above Koby Harris Riley Hubbard Teagen Larsen Annaka Moreland 7th Grade 4.0 Megan Forney 3.25 & above Caleb Barron Kiley Curran Brayden Mohney Mya Wood 6th Grade 3.25 &...

 

Blue Mountain Artists Guild Promotes Art in Public Spaces

DAYTON-What do a dragon, the word "sproing", Bob Hope, a red blend, a cornucopia, and Franciscan ware have in common? Not much unless you are looking at a common theme, which is the case this month...

 

Port Renews Lease with Corps of Engineers

DAYTON-On Nov. 9, Port of Columbia commissioners, Port Manager Jennie Dickinson, and Rodney Huffman with the Walla Walla District US Army Corps of Engineers met to discuss renewal of the Port's lease...

 

Dayton Council Addresses Code Enforcement Issues

Dayton—The Dayton City Council approved several resolutions and ordinances when they met in their regular session on Nov. 14. There was much discussion about the city’s code compliance program....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 24, 2016

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas, Dec. 3-4

WAITSBURG – Each year, on the first weekend in December, Waitsburg families flock to Main Street to enjoy Waitsburg’s annual Christmas celebration. This will be Waitsburg’s 31st Hometown Christm...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 24, 2016

Walla Walla County 4-H Award Winners

WAITSBURG – Local 4-H members were recognized in a Walla Walla County 4-H Achievement Night Award Ceremony at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Building on Sun., Nov. 12. The Home Grown Go Wild...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    November 24, 2016

DW Season Ends with 48-19 Loss to Liberty

PASCO – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team finally met their match here Saturday night, as they suffered a rout at the hands of a hot Liberty Spangle team. With the loss, the DW season ended in the...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    November 24, 2016

Bartlow Leads EOU to NAIA Quarterfinals

LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Eastern Oregon University Mountaineers traveled to Crete, Neb., over the weekend, and on Saturday the team got the first-ever NAIA football playoff victory in school history....

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I used to make this after Thanksgiving when I had a family and was trying to stretch all the leftovers I could. It’s very good and would be handy if there is still “leftover” company. 1 pkg 8 oz thin spaghetti 4 TBSP flour (1/4c) ½ c. butter...

 

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