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LZ Turns 90!

Small towns celebrate birthdays in a big way! It was standing room only at the Waitsburg Hardware store as community members turned out to celebrate LZ Conover's 90th birthday with him on Wed., Nov....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

Main Street Bridge Completion Delayed

WAITSBURG – The new Main Street Bridge on Waitsburg's north end was set to be complete last week, but a complication with the rails has resulted in a delay. A potentially significant delay,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 23, 2017 

Dayton School Board Considers Facility Needs

DAYTON—There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 29 in the Dayton High School auditorium to discuss the DW athletic combine. An update will be given by the combine committee, with a...

 

CCHS CEO Receives Rural Healthcare Award

DAYTON – Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire was recognized as a 2017 Community Star for Rural Healthcare by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Healthcare (NOSORH)....

 

Amazon Smile: You Give, But Do They Receive?

While reading through the Blue Mountain Heritage Society Fall 2017 newsletter, I noticed a request for Amazon.com users to support BMHS, at no cost to themselves, through the Amazon Smile program. Whi...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

Lisa Naylor Receives Presidential Field Foresters Award

Naylor continues to teach forestry and support local communities through volunteer service WAITSBURG – Local volunteer Lisa Naylor traveled to Albequerque, NM last week, where she was presented...

 

Talk About Art

It takes a lot of skill to be controlled yet simultaneously spontaneous. For oil painter Laura Gable, the best place to achieve this is outside, regardless of the weather, as she paints en plein air,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members: Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, Mayor Marty Dunn. Council member KC Kuykendall was excused. -Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe and Grants and Programs Administrator Lydia Caudill discussed the Sherwood Trust...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 23, 2017 

New Restaurant to Open in Starbuck

Wildmans hope new gathering spot will preserve history and create jobs STARBUCK-When Carol and Floyd Wildman open a restaurant in the century-old building at 211 Main Street in Starbuck, they hope to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

City Must Decide on Flood Feasibility Study

WAITSBURG – How much money is too much to spend when it comes to planning and preparing for a natural disaster? That's the question the Waitsburg City Council must be ready to decide at their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

Leena Baker Is New City Council Student Representative

WAITSBURG – Tim and Heather Baker were in attendance at last week's city council meeting to show support as their daughter, Leena Baker, was sworn in as student council representative. This will be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst...

 

Christmas Kicks off in Dayton on Nov. 24 and 25

DAYTON-The City of Dayton is known as "The Town that Still Believes" and to celebrate, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 11th annual Christmas Kickoff, which will take place on Fri.,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Waitsburg and Dayton Receive Schools of Distinction Awards

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Waitsburg and Dayton elementary schools have been recognized as 2017 Schools of Distinction for making outstanding improvements in reading and math for the past five years. The School of Distinction award recognizes these...

 

Off the Rails

A train was derailed on the newly operational short line railroad, just west of Waitsburg on Bolles Road Tuesday morning. The Port of Columbia opened the line last month after it had been closed for...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Nov. 10 Deputies were dispatched to Wilson Hollow Rd. in reference to a dometic violence assault. Nov. 9 Deputies responded to a violation of a domestic violence no-contact order on Stonecipher Road....

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Travis Rogelio Garcia, 31, Dayton; charged with first degree trafficking in stolen property and second degree possession of stolen property. Court reports state that a Walla Walla detective saw a description of a $3,000 Redline CSl...

 

Veterans Honored

On Nov. 9 Waitsburg High School ASB officers and student council members presented "Flags of Our Fathers" with a flag folding ceremony featuring fifth grade safety patrol member at an all-schools...

 

LEOs/Lions Food Drive

Waitsburg High School classes pitted against one another to see who could bring in the most food to the Waitsburg Resource Center on Wednesday night. LEOs club advisor Gabe Kiefel spearheaded the...

 

Makenna Barron is 2018 Celebration Days Queen

Congratulations to Makenna Barron, daughter of Charlie and Tracy Barron, who was selected 2018 Celebration Days Queen last weekend. The Waitsburg native is a familiar face around town, singing...

 

Kim Lyonnais Leaves County Planning Department

DAYTON – The Board of Columbia County Commissioners is in the process of deciding how to fill Director Kim Lyonnais’ position at the county Building and Planning Department after Lyonnais retired...

 

October Building Permits Issued

With the public showing an increased interest in area growth, The Times is working with the Columbia County planning office to publish a list of building permits granted in Dayton, Columbia County, and Waitsburg each month. Below are the permits issu...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Amy Farley Places at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup

WAITSBURG – Amy Farley said she was surprised to win first place at the Washington State Fair for her individual presentation in September, but was even more surprised to learn she would move on to...

 

Paula Moisio is the 2017 Dayton Chamber Citizen of the Year

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet last Thursday at the fairgrounds Pavilion. The Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Paula Moisio by city...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Waitsburg's Pop Up Downtown Was a Success!

WAITSBURG – In spite of competition from the Dayton Chamber Awards, a Seattle Seahawks game and dreary weather, Waitsburg's first Pop Up Downtown, held last Thursday night, was deemed a success!...

 

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