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 News    December 31, 2015

A Look Back at 2015 in Waitsburg and Prescott

Twenty-fifteen in Waitsburg has been a year of celebrations and new beginnings. Local dignitaries visited the city during May's Waitsburg Celebration Days to recognize the city's 150th birthday and...

 
 Sports    December 31, 2015

Owen Lanning Earns Top Scores for L-C Warriors

CHENEY – Lewis-Clark State College freshman Owen Lanning, son of Mark and Joanna Lanning, of Waitsburg, made top scores in the men's track and field indoor heptathlon – a seven-event competition...

 
 News    December 31, 2015

2015: Dayton and Columbia County Year in Review

DAYTON – The news in Dayton and Columbia County in 2015 was highlighted by fires and marijuana legalization and updates from the Columbia County Health System and Columbia Pulp. Here's a brief...

 
 Sports    December 31, 2015

Dayton Boys Fall to Colfax

COLFAX – The Dayton boys’ basketball team went on the road on Dec. 22 and were handed a lopsided defeat by a tough Colfax squad, 61-36. The loss put Dayton’s record at 2-5 going into the holiday break. Nearly all of the Bulldog scoring came...

 
 Sports    December 31, 2015

Colfax Beats Lady 'Dogs

COLFAX – An ice-cold first quarter left the Dayton girls basketball team in a hole they couldn’t climb out of. On the road here on Dec. 22, the Lady Bulldogs fell to Colfax, 43-24. A lone free throw was the only score for Dayton in the first...

 
 Specials    December 31, 2015

John Hazelbaker

Longtime area resident John Edward Hazelbaker 69, passed away on December 19, 2015, at home in Waitsburg, WA. John was born March 20, 1946, graduated from Waitsburg High School where he then married...

 
 Specials    December 31, 2015

Vaida Rose Langford

To: Vanessa Vails and John Langford of Waitsburg, a girl named Vaida Rose Langford, weighing 8 lbs. 7 ozs., born on December 20, 2015....

 
 News    December 31, 2015

City Hall Gets New Software

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg residents probably noticed that their utility bills looked a bit different this month. That’s because the city recently upgraded its antiquated software to a more modern program, and is in the process of completing the...

 
 News Briefs    December 31, 2015

Whitman Prof. to Speak at Commercial Club

WAITSBURG – Robert J. Carson, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Whitman College, will speak at the Tues., Nov. 5 Commercial Club meeting at Waitsburg Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Carson has taught on the Semester-at-Sea program twice,...

 
 Specials    December 31, 2015

Pioneer Portraits - December 31, 2015

Ten Years Ago January 5, 2006 The Waitsburg Community Portrait was deemed a success by photographer Jean Sherrard. Some 110 folks turned out on New Year’s Eve and posed on Main Street in a location that mimics historical pictures taken around 100 y...

 
 News Briefs    December 31, 2015

Dept. of Ecology Will Discuss Hanford Cleanup

DAYTON – The Dayton Lions club is inviting the public to attend a presentation by Dieter Bohrmann from the Dept. of Ecology, who will discuss the Hanford nuclear site and the cleanup efforts taking place there. The 25-30 minute presentation will ta...

 
 News Briefs    December 31, 2015

Gleason's Galley Opens to Kids New Year's Eve

WAITSBURG – Gleason’s Galley will open its doors to community youth from 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 1 a.m. New Year’s Day. Kids are welcome to hang out with friends, and bring chips and/or snacks to share. Domino’s pizza will be available...

 
 Specials    December 31, 2015

Police Notes - December 31, 2015

Waitsburg/Prescott Dec. 16 Ongoing civil dispute between neighbors on W. 2nd Street. Dec. 22 Unknown vehicle drove through yard of Preston Avenue resident, leaving ruts. Dayton Dec. 20 Report of stolen “Minion” Christmas decoration. Decoration...

 
 Specials    December 31, 2015

Birthdays - Week of December 31

January 1:Jerry Baker, James Estes, January Pietila, Kyle Perry, Caitlin Bales, Sonia Crawford, Jeana DeWitt, Josh Largent, Jerry Wood, Bill Bloor. January 2: Joy Hill. January 3: Mary Olona, Guy Antonius. January 4: Meagan Zajac, Loegan Harshman,...

 
 Specials    December 31, 2015

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

4: Biscuits & Gravy; Grilled Chicken & Swiss, Corn on the Cob 5: Continental Breakfast; K-5 PB&J Uncrustable, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Cucumbers 6: Longjohn; Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Pepper Strips 7: Continental Breakfast; Chicken...

 
 Commentary    December 31, 2015

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Welcome to the 53rd issue of The Times in 2015. Yes, this year, the first and last day of the year both fall on a Thursday, which is The Times’ publication day. So I guess you can consider this your “Bonus Issue.” As I look forward to the...

 
 Commentary    December 31, 2015

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In late January registered voters in the Dayton School District will be asked to determine the fate of two school levy measures, a replacement Maintenance and Operations Levy and a Capital Project levy. Both measures are worthy of your...

 
 Commentary    December 31, 2015

Obama and the Limits of Executive Action

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View 2015 was supposed to be the year President Barack Obama would use unilateral executive action to accomplish major goals of his administration that had been blocked by Congress: relaxing deportations, closing the...

 
 News    December 31, 2015

A Book Review by Tanya Patton

History lessons are wasted on the young. In high school, I always earned an A grade in history, but I don’t remember actually learning much. You see, I didn’t really understand history, but I was very good at memorizing information. Historical...

 
 News    December 31, 2015

New at the Libraries

Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Storytime: Mon., 10:30 a.m. “Half Wild,” by Sally Green (Science Fiction): This second book in the Half Bad Trilogy will be enjoyed by fans of dark...