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Winter Rose Café & Boutique Now Open in Dayton

DAYTON-Tyler Usco and Amanda Toms want you to relax when you visit their new café and boutique at 217 East Main St. in Dayton. Usco said there was a soft opening for the Winter Rose Café &...

CORRECTION: Swimming Pool Cost Estimate

In an article in last week’s Times regarding the Dayton Swimming pool, we incorrectly reported the cost estimate provided by the city to replace the pool as $27 million. The actual cost estimate is $2.7 million. Our apologies for the error. The...

Seen with Green Giant

Economic Development Coordinator Kathryn Witherington and Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson posed with the “Jolly Green Giant” at the Port’s first annual Night Market at the...

Bluewood Set to Open Friday

DAYTON-Bluewood Ski Area's 2018-19 season is set to begin on Friday as the ski area welcomes skiers and snowboarders to the mountain. According to Bluewood General Manager Kim Clark, there was 20...

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation Board Report

December 6, 2018 WAITSBURG—Present at the most recent Parks & Recreation Board meeting were board members Danielle Carpenter, Justin Stegall, and Sandra Morrison, as well as community member Tom House. The group agreed to change their regular...

DW Boys Fall to St. John-Endicott, 43-36 and College Place, 55-31

WAITSBURG—In a game in Waitsburg on Dec. 4, the Dayton-Waitsburg boys’ basketball team had a tough lost against St. John-Endicott in Waitsburg, falling 43-36. DW came out hot in the first...

DW Girls Fall to St John-Endicott and College Place, SJ-E 55, DW 32

WAITSBURG—The Dayton-Waitsburg girls’ basketball team fell to St. John-Endicott in a home game in Waitsburg on Dec. 4, 55-32. DW also lost to College place in Waitsburg on Dec. 6, 64-26. Against...

'Will of the People' Should be Followed

Dear Editor, Just read on page 3 of the 12/5/18 Union Bulletin that after five years of controversy, the “Yakima City Council voted unanimously to follow the will of the people . . .” regarding a project. How many years has the discussion of...

Christmas Stockings Delivered to Children in Waitsburg

Dear Editor, On Saturday, Dec. 1, with the Columbia County-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 volunteers and community members, the Waitsburg Resource Center, for the second year, was able to deliver Christmas stockings to children in the City of...

Good Economic News Sprinkled with Caution

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it is sprinkled with caution about introducing new taxes. Our state’s Economic...

Waitsburg Kindergarteners Write to Santa

Dear Santa, It’s snowing, and it’s December. The snow is on the house, and the reindeers are on the house, on the snow. I just want Yoda’s house in Star Wars and all the MineCraft Leggo’s. Have a good Christmas, Emerson Kiefel Dear Santa...

Pioneer Portraits Week 41

Ten Years Ago-December 18, 2008 The recently renovated vaulted ceiling in the First Christian Church of Waitsburg was exposed or the first time in some 70 years last Saturday when congregation...

Caramel Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS: ½ c. butter 1 c. chopped pecans ¾ c. white corn syrup 1 c. almonds 1 c. packed brown sugar 1 pkg (12 oz) crispy corn and rice cereal DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 275...

Third Graders Who Am I? Riddles

Who am I? I have a hat and I am fat. I drink milk and eat cookies. I have a sleigh. By James Smith Who am I? I am sweet, I like to give treats, and I mostly wear red with a white beard. I know if you are awake. I leave crumbs and treats. By Yaneli...

Good Reads Weller Public Library Update

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark...

Rosemary L. Newman

Our beloved Rosemary went to join all of the other angels on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Rosemary Theresa Leedy was born in Odessa, WA on August 21,1923 to Charles and Theresa (Guth) Leedy. The family...

M&M Monster Cookies

I am using this recipe this week in honor of someone who passed away, Rosemary Newman. This recipe was handed out at the gathering after the funeral. It touched me because I have kept and used...

Oreo Truffles

INGREDIENTS: 1 8 oz cream cheese softened 1 honey graham crackers 16 oz white chocolate (big brick) 1 package Oreo mint cookies DIRECTIONS: Add Oreos and graham crackers to your food processor and...

Birthdays Week 41

Dec. 13: Patsy Weber, Marilyn Wilson, Elena Perry, Richard Done, Donald Thiery, Helen Duckworth. Dec. 14: Shirley Wilson, Joy Leisure, Susan Herion, Heather Harris, Jay Lewis, Sasha Sickles, Imbert Matthee. Dec. 15: Agnes VonCadow, Jason Henderson,...

Fourth Grade What I'm Thankful For

I am thankful for my friend, Mason. He plays tag with me. We play GTA and Call of Duty together. We also play soccer and football. That is why I am thankful for Mason. Ryder Hubbard I’m so thankful for my grandma. She made me and Ty’s mom who...

Legals Week 41

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA In the Matter of the Estate of Ruben H. Rodriguez Deceased NO. 18-4-00171-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Administrator named below has been...

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