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A Hometown Holiday

Beautiful weather helped make for a fantastic turn-out at this year's Waitsburg Hometown Christmas which featured plenty of fun and entertainment, including visits from Santa, Disney princesses and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 7, 2017 

Dayton General Hospital Expands Offerings

DAYTON-Patients stand to benefit from the addition of three new treatment modalities at Dayton General Hospital, as well as from the enthusiasm of the staff responsible for them. Treatment with...

 
 By The Times    Specials    December 7, 2017 

Gary L. Wheeler

Gary L. Wheeler, 76, of Libby, Montana, died on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Brendan House in Kalispell after suffering a traumatic brain injury in September while feeding cattle on the family farm....

 

Murray W. Fisher

Murray William Fisher of Walla Walla passed away on December 2, 2017 at his home at the age of 96 years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Walla Walla. Private...

 

No Heat in Preston Hall

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg middle school students were relocated Mon., Dec. 4 following a malfunction of the electrical panel on Sunday night. As a precaution, the district turned off heat to the building until it could be determined that there were no...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 7, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 13, 2007 Waitsburg is shifting from an agricultural-based focus to wine and tourism, Perry Dozier of the Waitsburg Economic Development Committee told the Commercial Club at its December 4, 2007 at Ye Towne Hall. The 2007-08...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

8: French Toast; Mozzarella Cheese Stix, Marinara Sauce 11: Omelet & Sausage; Hamburger, Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Chips 12: Biscuit & Gravy; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice 13: Cinnamon Roll; Chicken Crispitos 14: Muffin & Yogurt; HOLIDAY HAM...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Dec. 3 A woman was found driving a stolen vehicle and was arrested on Main Street in Waitsburg, at approximately 12:30 p.m., for possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while license suspended, operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator’s...

 

Waitsburg Schools Christmas Concert, Dec. 11

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg 5th – 12th grade musicians will present their annual Christmas Concert – “Swingle Bells!” – on Mon., Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Waitsburg High School auditorium. The excited fifth graders will be performing their...

 

Breakfast with Santa

DAYTON – Local children are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Dayton First Congregational Church, located at 214 S. 3rd St. on Sun. Dec. 9 from 8-10 a.m....

 

Hot Cocoa With Santa

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg students will want to be sure and show up for school a bit early to enoy hot cocoa with Santa on Fri., Dec. 15 in the elementary multipurpose room. Santa will be available for visits from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and breakfast...

 

Birthdays - Week of Dec. 7

December 8: Ruth Senter, Lisa Patton, Cliff Griffin, Abby Michels. December 9: Russ Hays, Jerry Jeremiah, Jim Bird, Patty Hernandez, Ray Meier, Sarah Reser. December 10: Grant Woodworth, Bess Ammerman, Ron Thompson, Diane Fry, Sara Lytle, Lydia...

 

FOL Thanks Supporters

Dear Editor, The Friends of the Library would like to thank the following businesses for their donation for our fundraiser basket to purchase books for the Weller Library: Blue Crystal, Dumas Station, Midway Food Mart, Clarence Stearns, Gary Thomas...

 

Property Taxes Going Up In 2018

New statewide school funding levy takes effect DAYTON – Property owners take note! Columbia County Assessor Chris Mills wants you to be aware of tax hikes in 2018 when a new statewide levy goes into effect. The purpose of the levy is to fix a...

 

Thanks to Volunteers

Dear Editor, On Saturday, December 2, with the Columbia County-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 volunteers and community members, the Waitsburg Resource Center was able to deliver 260 Christmas stockings to children in the City of Waitsburg. The...

 

Code Compliance Focus December 2017

DAYTON - Winter is coming! The City of Dayton would like to take this opportunity to remind and inform the community of applicable codes and standards. The City of Dayton will allow members of the public to store their vehicles on the streets for a...

 

November Building Permits Issued

There were no permits issued in Waitsburg or Starbuck in November. Nov. 1 - Jeromy Phinney, 312 E. Trement, Dayton; Construct a 15 x 14 wooden deck and pergola. Nov. 1 - Daniel Scully, Jr., 605 East Dayton Ave., Dayton; Adding 3 eight-foot tall...

 

Strange But True

* In Finland, it is traditional to pay a visit to the steam baths on Christmas Day. Nice and clean, Finns then put on new clothes before enjoying their Christmas dinner, which is served in the evening. * The nation of Canada has the longest...

 

Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

The rails are nearly completed and paving on the Main Street Bridge was to take place on Tuesday afternoon. Paving should bring the bridge to "substantial completion" and allow it to open to drivers...

 

Talk about Art

As a person who likes to sew, it always disturbed me that such aficionados are called "sewers," a term that, pronounced a different way, is something no respectable person wants to be called. So when...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 7, 2017 

School Board Considers Enrichment Levy

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board, like most in the state, is faced with trying to determine an appropriate enrichment levy request amount in the face of financial unknowns created by the McLeary decision, also known as House Bill 2242. The pl...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Secondary Principal’s Report: District completed a two-day engagement review and the district will remain accredited. The committee was very complimentary of the district and community. An official report will be presented at the December school...

 

Festival of Trees Winners

Winners of the annual Festival of Trees FFA fundraiser this year were: Corral Wranglers 4-H - 1st Place and Karl Law Office - People's Choice....

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    December 7, 2017 

WHS Basketball Season off to a Rocky Start

WAITSBURG – On Wed., Nov. 29, the Waitsburg School District announced that the first basketball game of the season, scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, against Moses Lake had been cancelled. A notice posted on the district’s Facebook page said the...

 

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