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SHORT LINE Rail GRAND RE-OPENING

An eager crowd awaited the arrival of the CWW train as it pulled into the Dayton Historic Depot right on time last Saturday. Frontier Rail, LLC Commercial Director Paul Didelius said his customer...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Commercial Club Bolsters Business, Builds Community

WAITSBURG – Over the last several months, dozens of people from Walla Walla, Dayton and Waitsburg have gathered at the Whoopemup Café on the north end of Waitsburg's Main Street for Whoop EM Up...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017 

County Puts Hold On Grandstands Demolition

DAYTON—Last week the Columbia County Board of Commissioners decided to hold off on mid-October plans to start demolition of the east grandstand at the county fairgrounds, pending a proposal from a group of about 20-25 local people calling themselve...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017 

CCHS Tops Gross Revenue Record

DAYTON – In his financial report for August, Columbia County Health System Controller Tom Meyers said another gross revenue record was set for the month of August. “We’ve had two really good months,” Meyers reported to the commissioners....

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Oct. 8 Deputies arrested a man in Prescott on outstanding warrants. A deputy was dispatched to Cochran St. in Dixie where a man was reported to be tearing up his residence during a domestic disturbance. Sept. 28 A burglary was reported at the First...

 

Talk about Art

You don't need a washing machine to create felted wool, which is a good thing, because the art of creating dense, waterproof fabric from natural fibers goes back to 6,500 B.C. For Walla Walla fiber ar...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017 

Dayton Memorial Library Celebrates 80 Years

DAYTON--Many things have changed throughout the years at rural libraries like Dayton's. Eighty years ago most library patrons shivered and quaked to hear librarians sternly reminding them to "Be quiet...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017 

County Will Tread Cautiously in Issuing New Well Permits Until Hirst Decision is Clarified

DAYTON— At last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Columbia County Commissioners, Emergency Management Services Director Lisa Caldwell said radio equipment malfunctions continue to cause...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Sayonara Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Seven years ago Chris Philbook knocked on Kate Hockersmith's door saying he wanted to be a Troublemaker (a youth bluegrass band member) and travel to Japan like they had. On Tuesday,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Elementary Students Help Hurricane Victims

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg elementary students are learning and practicing giving and compassion as well as academics. From Oct. 3-13 grade school students are collecting supplies for children affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The supplies...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Lost Apple Detective Plans Return Visit

WAITSBURG – David Benscoter, aka the Lost Apple Detective, had a productive trip to Waitsburg last month and is already looking forward to a return visit, according to Kate Hockersmith, who...

 

Kickoff Celebration!

Spirits ran high at the Dayton Boys & Girls Club kickoff celebration on Saturday. Attendees toured the building, enjoyed lunch and treats and joined in a work party....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Columbia Pulp Celebrates Official Groundbreaking and Site Tour

STARBUCK - Three buses carrying community leaders, stakeholders, members of the media and other well-wishers left the fairgrounds last Wednesday for a one-hour tour of the Columbia Pulp Lyons Ferry...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Attendance Matters Program Aims to Keep Kids in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Twenty-eight Preston Hall students received a $5 concession stand coupon, gobbled cupcakes, received a perfect attendance bracelet and had their name entered in an end-of-semester big...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Short Line Railroad Grand Re-Opening, Oct. 7

Re-opening of the rail line will be celebrated during Dayton on Tour DAYTON – After several years of embargo on a portion of the track in need of repairs, the The Port of Columbia’s short line railroad is ready to resume full service. A Grand...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Oct. 1 Complaint of reckless driving on Middle Waitsburg Road. Sept. 29 Male subject was arrested on warrant on Coppei Ave. Sept. 28 While away from the house someone entered the residence and went through medications. Nothing was reported taken....

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignment: Charles W. Hartwell, 41, Dayton. Charged with three charges of second degree assault with a deadly weapon. Hartwell, who was driving a motorcycle down the highway, is accused with pulling a handgun on the victim, who was driving in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Field View Park Gets New Sign

PRESCOTT – Prescott park is looking pretty spiffy these days. A cement walkway bypasses bountiful flower beds and overflowing planters, leading to new playground equipment and a handicap-accessible...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Classy Chassy Carwash to Reopen

Dayton-Drivers will be able to get a wash, wax and shine when the Classy Chassy carwash reopens early next year, according to owner Kyle Anderson. Anderson, who also owns Kyle's Custom Toys &...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Woody's Bar & Grill Holds Century Celebration

DAYTON-Visit Dayton's own version of "Cheers" on October 7 and finally see what is inside the pre-1890s era metal floor safe that has been in Kurt Campbell's possession since he discovered it in the...

 

Dog Park Grand Opening

Dayton's new dog park had its grand opening last Tuesday....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

WP House Repairs are Underway

WAITSBURG – Narum Concrete and Construction of Walla Walla set to work to excavate and replace the deteriorating foundation of the Wilson-Phillips House Museum last month. Several community members...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Hungry Burglar Visits Christian Church

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Christian Church pastor Matt Wyatt regularly goes live on Facebook each day at noon when he gives a “Lunch Break” talk. Last Thursday, Wyatt announced that Lunch Break would be delayed while he dealt with some issues. He...

 
 By The Times    News    October 5, 2017

School Board Update

Secondary Principal’s Report: -Teachers Garrett Leahy and Liv Leid shared about the new grade 7-8 Smarter Balance Assessment Class (SBAC) which was instituted to help students with scores on the Smarter Balance test. -Teacher Roseann Groom...

 

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