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Ten Years Ago - May 1 2008 Photo Caption-The largest tank of its kind ever manufactured by the Waitsburg Welding Works was delivered two weeks ago to the Walla Walla Concrete & Pipe Co, reads the story along with this photo from the April 11, 1947...

 

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Ten Years Ago - April 24, 2008 After operating as a Green Giant label vegetable processing center since 1934, the Senica Foods processing plant in Dayton is ready for a new tenant. Friday the Port of Columbia opens the doors to welcome interested...

 

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Ten Years Ago - April 17, 2008 “Bull in a China Shop”, a quaint whodunit, opens Friday at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. Proceeds from the “Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) production will benefit the “Open the Door” campaign for new...

 

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10 Years Ago - April 10, 2008 Whatddya gotta do to be the Touchet Valley’s Top Farmhand? First contestants had to cram a hay bale into a too-right gap between other bales, the load and unload a nail gun. Next was to saddle a “horse” and rope a...

 

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Ten Years Ago - April 3, 2008 Morgan, Naylor win for the Bluewood Blazers. The Bluewood Blazers ski team was spread all over the Pacific Northwest the weekend of March 22-23. Four athletes were at the Lookout Pass for the Emerald Empire Youth Ski...

 

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Ten Years Ago-March 27, 2008 Jack McCaw recently received a phone call from an old war buddy, Joe Plemons of Catoosa, OK. It has been decades since the two spoke. Jack had served on the USS LSM 268 during World War II, along with Plemone. The two...

 

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Ten Years Ago March 20, 2008 Photo caption: These Mustang basketball players received special awards from their Coach, Karen Huwe. From left , Kyle Huxoll, Jessica Guay, Jessie Hopkins, Taylor Sams and Samantha Moss. Not pictured, Katy Hofer....

 

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Ten Years Ago - March 13, 2008 Photo caption: The Prescott-Waitsburg Softball team started workouts on February 25 and is bats first at Weston-McEwen on Friday, March 14. Returning letter winners are from left, Nicole Hall, Val Hamann, Sarah Paul,...

 

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Ten Years Ago - March 8, 2008 Athletics from the boys, girls, and cheer squad programs at Waitsburg High School were recognized for their efforts at a Sports Awards Ceremony, held in the auditorium Tuesday, February 26. The event concluded with the...

 

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Ten Years Ago February 21, 2008 Waitsburg’s John Gertsch has been named to the Blue Mountain League, All –Conference first team BML officials announced recently. Cardinal teammate Kathy Weston was named to the All Conference Second Team Former...

 

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Ten Years Ago February 14. 2008 A picture of a handsome young fella turning 50 on the 17th is none other than Loyal Baker Columbia County Health Systems is excited for their second speaker in the “We Can Do It, Get Fit, Get Well, Get Educated” se...

 

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Ten Years Ago February 14, 2008 A desire to reconnect with Waitsburg, make a significant local investment in Waitsburg’s economic development and be close to family – no doubt – are what prompted Travis and Deb Larsen to become owners of the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 2, 2018

Ten Years Ago February 7, 2008 Administrations at Waitsburg and Prescott school districts will now delve into the “nuts and bolts, the nitty-gritty” of combining middle and high school athletics between the two schools following approval by the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 25, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 31, 2007 Breaking with a decades-long tradition, the Board of Directors of the Waitsburg Commercial Club voted unanimously to forgo sponsorship of a caucus for the 2008 City of Waitsburg at a special meeting on January 24. The...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 18, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 24, 2008 Following four think-on-your-feet interviews and a short executive session, three members of the Waitsburg City Council couldn’t agree on a replacement appointee for the Council seat made vacant by the death of...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 11, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 17, 2008 Jack Cyr, Mr. Recycling around Waitsburg, will cease recycling newspaper and cardboard as of April 1, 2008, blaming high gas prices. Cyr informed The Times through a Letter to the Editor. “They say we’re going to...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 4, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 10, 2008 The Waitsburg Fifth Grade Ski Program begins this week at Ski Bluewood and according to teacher Pam Conover, the students are “quite excited” about going skiing. Before they went, however, Deb Callahan brought two...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 28, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 3, 2008 With a skiff of snow and threatening skies, construction workers busy with the new Waitsburg Clinic at the corner of Third and Main were hard at work a couple of days after Christmas. Through mid December, concrete was...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 21, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 27, 2017 Photo caption: The Cardinal Players took a curtain call, basking in the applause following their “reader’s theater” presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” at the Liberty Theater in Dayton...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 14, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 20, 2007 To get into the Christmas spirit, there’s nothing like the sights and sounds to be experienced at the Waitsburg Community Choir cantata. “Once upon a Miracle” - A Christmas Musical, by Marty Parks, was performed...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 7, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 13, 2007 Waitsburg is shifting from an agricultural-based focus to wine and tourism, Perry Dozier of the Waitsburg Economic Development Committee told the Commercial Club at its December 4, 2007 at Ye Towne Hall. The 2007-08...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 30, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 6, 2007 After about 18 months of discussion, some 50 acres east and north of the Waitsburg City Limits is now officially part of the city. The parcel is located between Mill Race Road and Taggart Road. The land, proposed for...

 

Pioneer Portraits - Nov. 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 29, 2007 Waitsburg’s Streetscape Renovation Project, beset by delays and setbacks, got a $140,000 boost this week. “This is a real shot in the arm for Waitsburg’s Main Street.” said Ross Hamann, chairman of the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 22, 2007 Following the discovery of an underground storage tank and a week’s delay while the tank was removed and soil checked, contractors began working in earnest on the new Waitsburg Clinic at the corner of Third and...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 15, 2007 Former Waitsburg mayor Tom Baker was honored with the 2007 Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce Award of Merit in a ceremony last week. Five Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals – three on defense and two on offense – were...

 

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