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 By Jim Davison    Commentary    August 17, 2017 

Waitsburg Fairgrounds Grandstand Issues

Dear Editor, When the issue of problems with the Waitsburg Fairgrounds grandstand first came up more than a year ago, it was supposed to be easy and inexpensive to determine whether to fix the problems and keep the structure or tear it down. After...

 

No More 'Bells and Whistles'

Dear Editor, A few years ago Waitsburg was torn up one summer to make Main Street look pretty. Why wasn’t the infrastructure taken care of then? A couple of years later we had a leak on Main Street. Now a bridge needs to be replaced without the...

 

Thank You

Thank you to all of the fire departments, neighbors, and friends who helped fight and put out our fire. Risking your lives and equipment for us does not go unnoticed. Columbia-Walla Walla Fire. No. 2 did a great job at command. We appreciate all of...

 

Thank You

Howard P Smith Farms would like to thank the six fire departments that responded to help put out the fire that consumed 200 acres of wheat on our property on July 25. We greatly appreciate your help and are grateful that the loss was not more....

 

Dear Editor:

Divided since 9/11 I fear America has gone back to sleep – self satisfied and dead. I think about it every day. What am I living for? Could our unexamined lives not be worth the living? Though I write an unpopular letter I am still warm at age 93....

 

Assessment of Present Evidence is Crucial to Future

Dear Editor, Waitsburg citizens, across the board, are concerned about the future of the city. Marty Dunn summed up the purpose of the mayor and city council when he told the Times, “The biggest challenge and needs currently facing the city is main...

 

Please Don't Compare Names

Dear Editor, My Name is Trump My Great Grandfather, Joner Exary Trump homesteaded with his family at Promise, OR, in 1898, after leaving Raleigh County, West Virginia. He was a leader of the Promise community and well respected. My Grandfather,...

 

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...

 

Board Salaries Should be Frozen

Dear Editor, Since my announcement in May that I was running for Walla Walla County Commissioner District 2, I have called for continuing the freeze on Commissioner’s salaries. The salary even at the current level is well over the median income...

 

Support Urged for Randal Son

Dear Editor, I could talk about when I first met Randal Son, about his family, or his life. I could address his general character. But, that doesn’t give us much indication of his ability to do the job for which we are electing him. While interest...

 

Support Urged for Randal Son 2

Dear Editor, This letter is to support the candidacy of Randal Son for County Commissioner in Walla Walla County, Washington. In these changing times, the priorities and issues that affect rural counties have taken on a new significance. Randal is a...

 

Support Urged for Randal Son 3

Dear Editor, I’ve known Randal Son since we attended Whitman College forty years ago. And I have thanked him many times for denying me a loan in 1981 when he was the Director of the Agricultural Development Loan Project. Randal accurately...

 

Support Urged for Randal Son 4

Dear Editor, I am very new to the Walla Walla area. During the Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend event, I met Randal Son. Since I use an electric vehicle for my business, I was very interested in his electric car. What does owning an electric car say...

 

Support Urged for Kimball

Dear Editor, Todd Kimball is well qualified for County Commissioner. Todd Kimball has proven leadership skills, extensive educational background, agricultural knowledge, business experience and financial expertise which make him well qualified for...

 

Support Urged for Todd Kimball (3)

Dear Editor, With the November 8th election approaching I feel it is important that each voter examine the qualifications of the candidates and make a well-informed choice. As a taxpayer and resident of Walla Walla County for forty-three years, I,...

 

Schools Deserve 'yes' vote

Dear Editor, In Waitsburg, we are fortunate to have a great school system with an accomplished Staff. Please give a “yes” vote for Proposition 1 to maintain and upgrade our facilities. Roger Hevel, M.D. Waitsburg...

 

Support Urged for Jim Johnson

Dear Editor It has been my privilege to know County Commissioner Jim Johnson for nearly 30 years. Jim’s commitment to his family and his record of service to our valley are well known. Jim’s appointment to complete the unexpired term of former...

 

Not Voting for Trump or Rodgers

Dear Editor, Unfortunately, Cathy McMorris Rodger’s political ambition has left behind any moral principles. My party and Cathy McMorris Rodgers have crossed the line supporting Donald Trump and have abandoned not only standards of decency but...

 

Johnson's Character Unquestioned

Dear Editor, I write this letter in support of the re-election of Jim Johnson as Walla Walla County Commissioner. Walla Walla County has been blessed over the past several years with dedicated, intelligent and hardworking County Commissioners, and...

 

Support Urged for Todd Kimball (3)

Dear Editor, Todd Kimball has shown in several ways that he has the ability, determination, and leadership skills to be the next Walla Walla county commissioner for District 2. On top of his career as a CPA as well as a respected local farmer, Todd...

 

Support Urged for Kimball (2)

Dear Editor, I am supporting Todd Kimball as the next District 2 County Commissioner to maintain a board of diversified knowledge and experience. Todd is a farm manager and a sixth generation steward of the land. His previous involvement as past...

 

Support for Randal Son Urged (2)

Dear Editor, I have had the honor to know Walla Walla County Commissioner candidate Randal Son and call him “friend” since he first moved to the Walla Walla area well over 40 years ago. As the years have gone by, I’ve seen him integrate...

 

Support for Randal Son Urged

Dear Editor, Have you been looking for good reasons to support Randal Son for commissioner? Consider these. What better argument than the fact that all three of the sitting commissioners are supporting his opponent? Apparently they would feel more...

 

Support Urged for Kimball

Dear Editor, As a former Walla Walla County Commissioner, I believe that I understand the job duties and the skill sets needed to perform these duties. One of the most important responsibilities is being a good steward of the tax payer’s money in...

 

Support Urged for Kimball (2)

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Todd Kimball for Walla Walla County Commissioner. As family man, private land owner, and CPA, Todd has the life experience that is necessary to relate to the citizens and the County that he desires...

 

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