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 By Ken Graham    News    June 21, 2018 

Columbia Pulp Ramps Up Hiring

DAYTON – Columbia Pulp is now well on the way to having the employment impact in the area that community leaders have been hoping for for nearly five years. In an interview with The Times last week, Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley said that his firm...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 21, 2018 

Dain Nysoe Seeks Columbia County Commissioner Seat

DAYTON-There is now a two-way race for the District 3 Columbia County Commissioner seat in this year's November election. The winner will replace retiring commissioner Merle Jackson beginning in Janua...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Waitsburg Candidates' Forum June 27

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club and the Waitsburg Town Hall board of directors will host a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Candidates for Walla Walla County Sheriff and for two state...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Hells Canyon by Jet Boat

Since 2019, neither rain nor sleet nor snow has prevented the U.S. Postal Service from delivering mail to people living along the Snake River in the remote and rugged regions of Hells Canyon. Last...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

The Pastels of Kirk Campaña

Generally, at the doctor's office, the last thing most of us think about are gently flowing brooks, rippling grass in a mountain meadow, and the most fragile of butterflies poised on a flower. At the...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

We Hosted Two Remarkable Asian Students

By Tanya Patton I have always admired families who open their homes to host international exchange students, but I never imagined that my family would be one of them! Now, I look back on the last 10...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    June 21, 2018 

Waitsburg and Prescott Pools are Now Open and Ready for Summer Fun

WAITSBURG – While the Dayton city pool is closed for this summer, facilities in Waitsburg and Prescott are stepping up to meet the area’s demand for chlorinated summer fun. Both the Waitsburg pool (across Coppei Avenue from Preston Park, open...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Cowboy Poet and Musician to Appear at Liberty Theater

DAYTON - Touchet Valley Arts Council and the Liberty Theater are hosting cowboy poet and musician Joel Eliot to the Liberty Stage on Saturday, June 30, from 7 - 9 p.m. Eliot, a working ranch...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Dayton Schools to Present HS Principal Candidates

DAYTON – A selection committee appointed by the Dayton School Board will interview four candidates on Thursday for the Dayton Middle School/High School principal position. Two applicants will be selected from that pool for a final interview...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 14, 2018

Dayton Graduates Receive Well-Earned Diplomas

DAYTON--Family and friends crowded the Dayton High School gymnasium on Saturday to hear the Class of 2018 Salutatorian Morgan Riley and Class Valedictorian Emma Sierra deliver their speeches and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Jesse Smit, Dan McKinley are Waitsburg Lions Award Winners

WAITSBURG – On June 5, the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up their season with a Lady's Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers. Following a thank-you dinner for the ladies for...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    June 14, 2018

Rev Your Engines for All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON – Anybody wandering into downtown Dayton Friday evening will be excused if they think they’ve entered a small-town time warp and jumped backward 50 years. Classic cars cruising Main Street and ‘50s and ‘60s music in the air will...

 

WAITSBURG HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

BRANDON BOUDRIEAU DAVE NICHOLAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500 WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY $3,200 BRANDON WILL ATTEND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. CADE BRANSON DAVE NICHOLAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500 CADE WILL ATTEND THE NORTHWEST RENEWABLE ENERGY...

 

DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Cole John Ben & Sue Dickinson Memorial $500 Brandon Barton Memorial $300 Dayton High School Booster Club $500 Gailord & Jean Nelson $1,000 John Israel $500 Kay Preston Cochran Memorial $450 Ken & Shirley Golliher $500 Walla Walla Elks Vocational $500...

 

Civil Service Commission Will Hear Foley Termination Case in August

DAYTON—Former Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Foley appeared before the Columbia County Civil Service Commission on Monday to discuss his termination by Sheriff Rocky Miller last month. At the meeting, Foley requested a continuance in the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 14, 2018

Columbia County Struggles to Make Up Revenue Shortfalls

DAYTON— Columbia County Commissioner Merle Jackson has said it before, and he said it again last week, “How do we ever dig ourselves out of the hole if everybody keeps giving away our money?” The county has only two principle sources of tax rev...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair is Longstanding Tradition

WAITSBURG – Rainy weather didn't put a damper on Waitsburg's 64th-Annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on June 9. A longstanding Waitsburg tradition, the event was well-attended by competitors...

 

Waitsburg Livestock Fair Results

Showmanship  4-H goats: Bethany Bennett Champion Kate Kuykendall Reserve Champion 4-H beef: Amy Farley  Champion Griffin Hinchliffe Reserve Champion 4-H hogs: Jasper Morrow Champion Hagen Taylor Reserve Champion FFA beef: Drew Farley Champion FFA...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 7, 2018

Waitsburg Graduates Embrace Future

WAITSBURG – Nineteen anxious seniors, surrounded by friends and family, walked the length of Kison Court to receive their diplomas in Waitsburg High School's 122nd commencement ceremony on Friday...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 7, 2018

Foley Joins Columbia County Sheriff Race

DAYTON-Former Sheriff's Deputy Don Foley has announced his candidacy for Columbia County Sheriff. Foley will appear on the August primary ballot for sheriff along with Deputy Jeff Jenkins and Chief...

 

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