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Distracted driving applies to more than just cell phones and raises insurance rates

Washington State – A study by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WSTC) indicates that drivers in Washington state are less distracted by cell phones, but that distracted driving is still a...

Broetje Orchards sells to Ontario Teachers' Fund

PRESCOTT – According to a Feb. 9 story in the Tri-City Herald, Ralph and Cheryl Broetje sold Broetje orchards to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in late December. The fund will operate the...

Waitsburg Welcomes 2019: Churches

In this multi-part series, The Times connects with Waitsburg businesses, churches and organizations to hear their plans for 2019. Waitsburg Presbyterian Church The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church,...

Snow much fun!

Emily (7) and Isaac (4) Knudson enjoyed the ride when dad, Lloyd, decided to flatten out the driveway by pulling the kids in a big bucket behind a side-by-side after last week's snow. The Kunudon...

Rebecca Holderman is 2019 Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Rebecca Holderman says she is enjoying her first time serving on a royalty court and representing Waitsburg as the 2019 Celebration Days Queen. Holderman has been promoting Waitsburg...

Several Factors influence Seattle Mariners Rebuild

SEATTLE, Wash. – If you’ve been following the MLB baseball hot stove you’ve probably noticed how busy the Mariners have been. General Manager Jerry Dipoto has been having a fire sale and...

Hunting for Habitat

Special to The Times by Brad Trumbo WALLA WALLA – Pheasants Forever is known as "the habitat organization," and the Walla Walla Chapter, Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever, upholds the mission. Make...

Prescott Tigers Lose to Oakesdale in playoffs, Face Pomeroy on Feb. 13

OAKESDALE - The Prescott Tigers boys' basketball team dropped their first game in the district playoffs to Oakesdale, 45-57 on Monday night in spite of being tied 25-25 at halftime. Prescott's Jonathan Cardenas brought in 17 points for Prescott....

Advertising: The good, the bad and the ugly

A column by Dena Martin It's always fun browsing through past issues of The Times, especially when it comes to perusing advertisements from bygone years. Times have certainly changed. In some ways...

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Waitsburg City HallUpdate

By City Clerk, Randy Hinchliffe I am sure many of you have noticed by now the stretch of land being developed at the eastern edge of the City. Mild temperatures in December and January prompted the City to start work on a road project to straighten...

From the Editor

When I received notice of the AAUW Great Explorations program, coming in March (see Page 2), I wanted to take the opportunity to share with our readers what a fantastic opportunity this is for...

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Public Meeting

DAYTON – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian will host a community open house to discuss future fish and wildlife habitat projects planned for the North and South Touchet Rivers and Rainwater Wildlife Area. The meeting will be held in...

Columbia Pulp Job Fair

DAYTON – Columbia Pulp will host a job fair for production operators on Feb. 22 at its administrative offices located at 115 E. Main in Dayton. There will be two sessions, one from 9-11 a.m. and one from 3-5 p.m. Bring a resume and be prepared...

Blues Crews Needs Volunteers

WALLA WALLA County – The Blues Crew, a Blue Mountain Land Trust volunteer group, is a fun and rewarding way to give back to the places you love to hike. The Crew is currently getting ready to prep trails for spring and summer visitors. The Crew...

Jimmy Durante Fundraiser Postponed

DAYTON – The Eagles Jimmy Durante fundraiser, planned for Feb. 16, has been canceled temporarily due to the snow. The fundraiser, to support 4-H and The Club, will be...

McMorris Rodgers reacts to State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement following President Trumps State of the Union address last week. “Tonight, the president challenged us to look at the...

Opening on City of Dayton Planning Commission

DAYTON – The City of Dayton Planning Commission is comprised of five members who hear and make recommendations concerning amendments to zoning ordinances and various land use decisions. Members serve on a volunteer basis and must reside within...

Columbia County Sheriffs Warn of Phone Scam

DAYTON – On Monday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page warning citizens about a phone fraud case. An individual claiming to represent the Sheriff’s Office advised a citizen that she had outstanding warrants...

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Public Meeting

DAYTON – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian will host a community open house to discuss future fish and wildlife habitat projects planned for the North and South Touchet Rivers and Rainwater Wildlife Area. The meeting will be held in...

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 19, 2009 Waitsburg native Susan (Lawrence) Talbott and her family, on an airline flight recently espied familiar surroundings in the February 2009 edition of the Alaska Airline Magazine. Yep, there on page 25 was a brief...

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

This is the chocolate cake recipe I mentioned so if it looks familiar, it's been posted before. One email I received from King Arthur was about the difference between cocoa powder and Dutch cocoa. I...

Birthdays

February 15: Ephraimia Reese, Andrew Wertz, Neta Henze McKenzie, Ansehl Hofer, Christina Hofer, Jack Otterson, Stacy Ashcroft and Wanda Witt, Andrew Wertz, Brianna Wray. February 16: Jason Eaton, Mike R. Mayberry and Loren Eng. February 17: Loyal...

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

Friday, 15 B - Pancakes; L - Hamburger, fries, garden salad, pears Monday, 18 NO SCHOOL - President's Day Tuesday, 19 B - Biscuit & gravy; L - Teriyaki chicken, rice baby corn, sugar snap peas, mandarin oranges Wednesday, 20 B - Cinnamon roll; L -...

Legals - Feb. 14, 2019

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq.Trustee Sale No.: WA-18-838876-SH Title Order No.: 8743684 Reference Number of Deed of Trust: Instrument No. 2014-09095 Parcel Number(s): 8736 / 360721751507...

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