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Dayton City Council Update

DAYTON--Mayor Craig George presented the budget for 2018 at last week’s council meeting. Changes to the budget are possible pending contract negotiations with the union, he said. Chamber Director...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Nov. 7 General Election Preliminary Results

Preliminary election returns show that just over 40% of registered Columbia County voters turned in ballots for the Nov. 7 General Election. Kathy Berg took the only uncontested race for Dayton City Council Member #5 with 333 votes as opposed to...

 

Town Hall Board Adds Gobel aS New Member

WAITSBURG – Walt Gobel was elected as the Town Hall Association Board's newest member and Karl Newell and Larry Johson were re-elected to the board during the association's annual meeting on...

 

The King & I

Touchet Valley Arts Council's production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's The King & I will debut Nov. 10 at the Liberty Theater. See story on Page 7....

 

WW II Memorial Project on Track for 2018

As we approach Veterans Day, we reflect on many things. Those of us who are veterans, think about comrades we served with, missions carried out, places where we served, lessons learned, and how our lives were changed because of military service....

 

Columbia REA to Close Dayton Office

WALLA WALLA – The Columbia Rural Electric Association announced on Tuesday that it will close its Dayton office and consolidate its offices at the Walla Walla Service Center. Closure of the Dayton office is expected on or before April 1, 2018....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

Realtors Paint Rosy Picture for Home Sales

DAYTON – Gary Snyder, owner of Christy’s Realty in Dayton, said there has been a slight uptick in home sales since Columbia Pulp at Lyons Ferry broke ground in October. There have been a few...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Sentencing Benjamin G. Smith, 33, Dayton; charged with two counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of third degree child molestation and one count of third degree child rape. The former...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Nov. 5 Damage to a vending machine was reported on Second St. in Prescott. Nov. 3 A female called to report finding a friend deceased on Biscuit Ridge Rd. Nov. 1 Violation of protection order on Stonecipher Road. Oct. 30 Deputies responded to a... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

4-H Now Requires Membership Fees

DAYTON – Staff at the WSU Dayton Extension Office are concerned that membership in 4-H could dwindle after the WSU Youth and Families Program enacted a $25 per-member annual enrollment fee...

 

Rainbow Lake Project

The first part of the Rainbow Lake project is almost completed and water is back in the lake. The lake was enlarged to the south towards Campground 3 and was dredged throughout the footprint of the...

 

Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

Paving on Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge was completed last week. Onsite engineers anticipate that the subcontractors will have the rails done by Friday, with sidewalk work being completed in tandem....

 

Cookie Exchange

Gordon Farley enjoys a sweet stack of cookies at the Dayton Memorial Library's first annual 'Bake the World a Better Place' Cookie Recipe Exchange held on Friday Nov.3. Twenty-four recipes, along...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

EMT Shortage Causes Concerns for Local Fire Districts

DAYTON – If you have ever thought about training as an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire District No. 3 will be more than happy to help out, provided you make a two-year volunteer commitment to the...

 

Talk about Art

Technology is great, but if we don't watch ourselves, it has a tendency to dehumanize. Art – which has a history as long or longer than technology – counteracts that. "In the age of machines,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 9, 2017

TVAC's The King & I Debuts Nov. 10

Music, sets, costumes and actors combine for a captivating show DAYTON – Stunning sets, elaborate costumes, talented actors and a complicated Broadway score will surely captivate audiences who atten...

 

Halloween Fun

Kids of all ages had fun dressing up in costumes, decorating sweet treats and painting wooden masks at the Dayton Memorial Library last week. Waitsburg families had lots of scary fun at the first...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

CCHS Preserves Quality of Life with Palliative Care Program

Board Looks at Budget and Renovations DAYTON-The first reading of the preliminary budget for 2018 was held at the Public Health District board meeting in October. The commissioners have approved a spe...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Town Hall Elections and Annual Meeting Nov. 9

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association will hold its annual meeting and elections on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall on Main Street. Coffee and desserts will be available....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

New Concessionaire Takes Over at Lyons Ferry Marina KOA

DAYTON-Lyons Ferry Marina employees held a going away potluck at the marina on Sunday for Jim and Angela McArthur, the port's concessionaire at the KOA there for the past nine years. Seven K's Enterpr... Full story

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Pop Up to Downtown Waitsburg, Nov. 9

WAITSBURG – Blush Salon & Spa in Waitsburg, in conjunction with the Waitsburg Commercial Club, will host a ‘Pop Up Downtown’ in Waitsburg from 5-8 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 9. Blush Salon & Spa (141 Main) will hold its 1st Annual Holiday Open House...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Kudos!

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - For several months now, most issues of The Times have included a "Kudos!" feature along with a request for readers to let us know of people who have done something "interesting,...

 

Dayton Code Compliance Focus

Dayton Code Compliance Officer Clint Atteberry The focus for November will be fall cleanup. With the possibility of snow on the way, it would be beneficial to have any garbage or debris cleaned up before then. Garbage that is heavily soaked will not...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

American Pickers, Waitsburg Style

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Terry Hofer and Karl Newell could be considered a slightly more laid back version of The History Channel's American Pickers, Mike and Frank. The pair spends several days a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

Big Changes at Port and BMS

DAYTON – Brad McMaster's last civic activity in Dayton will be handing out candy to kids on Main Street during Halloween, and it will also be his last day on the job. McMasters, who has been the Eco...

 

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