The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation levy passes; Chapman, Chabre voted in to Waitburg & Prescott School Director positions

WAITSBURG—Pam Chapman narrowly defeated incumbent Randy Hinchliffe for the Waitsburg School Director position #5. Chapman received 51.91% of the vote total, while Hinchliffe drew 46.81%; there were three write-in votes. Chapman stated, “I was...

Dayton voters say yes to Mayor Weatherford and Dain Nysoe on the city council

DAYTON—Zac Weatherford will serve a four-year term as Dayton’s mayor beginning on January 1, 2020, according to unofficial results from last week’s general election. Weatherford received 66.49%...

New Fire Commissioner sworn in

Walla Walla—Columbia County Fire district #2 held a meeting of the commissioners on Wednesday, November 5th at the Fire Hall in Waitsburg. Commissioners in attendance were Deb Fulton, Jake Long,...

Dayton Chamber celebrates excellence in the community

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber's Community Choice Award for 2019 Citizen of the Year was presented to Liz Carson, for the decades she has spent researching and documenting Columbia County history. Ginny...

Seattle Sounders win MLS Cup 3-1 over Toronto FC

SEATTLE-Sunday November 10th pre-game events for the Major League Soccer Cup Finals started at 8:00am. Among the events included a special performance by Macklemore before the 10:45am "March to the...

Prescott boys soccer drops playoff against Riverside Christian 4-2 season ends

YAKIMA—Prescott boys soccer played Riverside Christian in a loser out second round playoff game. This was the third time these teams have played each other this season with Riverside Christian...

City Council victor Dain Nysoe encourages participation, discourages reliance on social media for information

To the Editor: First of all, I would like to thank the voters in Dayton, for turning out during our recent elections. Our participation was the third highest in the state. During the local campaigns for Mayor and City Council members, there was an...

Make time for giving

With the cold weather comes an array of options to help those less fortunate. You can start assembling your 12 Days Box, by adding a shelf-stable non-perishable item to your box once a day for 12 days to donate to the Waitsburg Resource Center’s...

Weatherford thanks supporters

Dear Editor: Thank you so much to all the voters and supporters who helped me along the way to win this election. I couldn’t have done it without you. I’m excited to move forward with serving this community and continuing to work on improving...

Walla Walla Soap Company, locally sourced and made

Walla Walla Soap Company owner and creator Lyndsey Krueger had her wares for sale at the 3rd Annual Blush Holiday Open House and Waitsburg Holiday Mingle last Wednesday. Her handmade soaps come in a...

Columbia Pulp wins excellence in development finance project award

The Washington Economic Development Finance Authority in Seattle, WA recently recognized the Columbia Pulp I project for their excellent use of financing tools for economic development. Columbia Pulp I is a wheat straw-to-paper pulp facility in...

Providence St. Mary Medical Center donates $15,000 to Trilogy Recovery Community

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center has donated $15,000 to the Trilogy Recovery Community for its work helping individuals recover from substance misuse and addiction. Trilogy offers counseling, support groups, classes, supportive...

Sherwood Trust seeks next Chief Executive Officer

WALLA WALLA—The board of directors of Sherwood Trust seeks a dynamic organizational and community leader to partner in building on its significant philanthropic and community development achievements. Danielle Garbe Reser, CEO of the private...

GET Program Open Enrollment

OLYMPIA—Washington State’s GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) program is now open for a new enrollment period, providing families a fresh opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. The 2019-2020...

Prescott Preschoolers Practice with Pumpkins

PRESCOTT—Brittany Zuger, ECEAP Lead Teacher at the Prescott School District shared some photos of her students having fun with the pumpkins that were donated to the class from the District office...

Bluewood Ski Area guest appreciation month - your chance to win lift tickets

If you’re a member of the Bluewood Text Club, you have 40 chances to win a free lift ticket in the month of November—and 10 days beyond! Bluewood’s Guest Appreciation Month is November, but...

Adult Protective Services announces new centralized phone number

OLYMPIA—The Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services has a new centralized intake phone number to receive all reports of suspected abuse, neglect, self-neglect, abandonment and financial exploitation of vulnerable...

Don't Miss the Best Christmas Pageant Ever

WALLA WALLA-The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8. In this Christmas classic,...

Raiz de 4

WALLA WALLA-Flamenco Foundation and Conservatory Casa Patas presents Raiz de 4 at Gesa Power House Theatre on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m.  Created by and starring Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame,...

Album review: The Highwomen

If you watched the Country Music Awards last night, you may have caught the opening performance by the 'super-group' The Highwomen. With a play on the name of the Highwaymen, the outlaw country...

Courage in the kitchen

My fear of using the pressure cooker is rational and understandable. My first experience with this kitchen monster, was when my mother was in a rush to make chicken soup; she decided to use the stainless-steel stove top pressure cooker, so we could...

Sausage & Apple Stuffed Squash

I had put a recipe in called the same, though it was a little more complicated. I found this handwritten one in my recipe drawer and it’s the one I had made before. One can’t get more “fall...

Out & About: Waitsburg FFA has a busy time in Indiana

WAITSBURG-Six Waitsburg FFA members, dressed in their official FFA dress, jumped on a 5:00 a.m. flight from Walla Walla to Chicago last Monday. The students were headed to Indianapolis for the 92nd...

A weekend with agriculture, and those who fuel it

When we moved to Waitsburg in 2017, my husband, Ray, hired on to the Blue Mountain Team of the McGregor Co. Once a year, the company invites their employees and their spouses to a weekend at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for their annual Company...

Meetings and Gatherings

Alcoholics Anonymous - Dayton: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Dayton First Congregational Church-UCC dining room, 214 S. 3rd St. Alcoholics Anonymous – Waitsburg: Saturday, Monday and Friday, 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church basement, 504 Main St....

BIRTHDAYS

November 14: Ellie Bartlow, Bert Aylward, Corrine McKinley, Wally Bird, Ariel Wood, Linda Henze, Willie Hobson, Randall Hinchliffe, Sydney Eng. November 15: Dorne Hall, Ellsworth Conover, Jan Eastman, Mike Duckworth, Jule Presler, Jonathon Lambert,...

Talk about Art

Many times, when people attend art festivals and see an item they like, they say, “I could make that myself.” And then they never do. But Nancy Waldron is different. The first time the Colfax...

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 19, 2009 Odako Club was organized in October 1949, as a Jr. women’s Confederated Group with 12 charter members. Odako is an Indian name meaning friendship. Charter members included: Elizabeth Abbey, Sherrill Conover, Peggy...

Legals

PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO: 19-4-00191-36 RCW 11.40.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA In re the Estate of: BEULAH FERN STEVENS Deceased., The personal representative named below has been...

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