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Dayton welcomes possible alternative to retain current wastewater treatment facility

DAYTON—At last week’s regular city council meeting, City Administrator Trina Cole spoke about a meeting that recently took place between city officials and representatives from Washington Water...

Waitsburg FFA attends State Convention

PULLMAN, Wash.-Fifteen Waitsburg FFA members attended the 89th Washington FFA convention in Pullman over May 9-11 under the direction of Advisor Nicole Abel. "Along with the various contests and...

Spring Fling offers Family Fun

WALLA WALLA-Pioneer Park teemed with more life than usual as the Spring Fling got underway this weekend. Festivities began Friday evening with Fiddlesticks Stings and carried on through Mother's Day....

District aligns grad requirements with state Standards

WAITSBURG—In an attempt to retain students who might otherwise attend Running Start or SEATech, as well as address budgeting issues, the Waitsburg High School Board of Directors unanimously...

Play it Safe at Palouse Falls

WASHTUCNA-The Palouse River runs through a narrow cataract and drops 200 feet to a churning bowl. From there, the current moves swiftly, through a winding gorge of columnar basalt, to its southern...

DW Softball moves on to Regionals as #2 South Seed

PASCO, Wash.-The DW softball team played in the district playoffs in Pasco at the TRAC center on Fri. May 10, to secure a spot as second seed in the Regional playoffs on May 18. Game One vs. Liberty...

Taelor Carter tackles Bug Sur marathon

CARMEL, Calif-Waitsburg graduate Taelor Carter was on a trip to Maine with friends when she woke up unable to lift her foot. Little did she know then that the frightening experience would ultimately...

Tracksters Miller and Finney head to Districts

DAYTON—Both Junior Kirsten Miller and Sophomore Mason Finney made personal records to qualify for District competition at the EWAC 2B Sub District meet in Dayton on May 17. Miller took second place in the 300m hurdles and took third place in the...

Siblings survive the Race to Robie Creek

BOISE, Ida.-Payback is a bummer! Christy House, who ran the Race to Robie Creek half marathon in Boise, Ida. side-by-side with her brother, Mitch Davis of Caldwell, Ida. on April 20, can testify to...

Volunteers Keep Things Running

Dear Editor, Waitsburg Celebration Days is fast approaching.  The reason for it was to maintain the date formerly held by Days of Real Sport after horse racing disappeared from the local scene.  Volunteers are the key to the success of these...

Washington's Big Tax Bump

With the dust settling from the 2019 legislative session, the focus is assessing the impacts on taxpayers and our economy. Our state’s budget grew by a whopping 17.5 percent, which is one of the largest increases ever. Gov. Jay Inslee and his...

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

May 11 Assist: A vehicle was stopped for suspicion of DUI on Hwy 12 and Dewitt Rd. Washington State Patrol took over the investigation. May 2 Warrant Service: A man was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants in the 900 block of Preston...

Providence and Walla Walla Public Schools offer free sports physicals May 21

WALLA WALLA—Sports physicals will be offered to students in grades 6 to 11 in all area schools on May 21 from 3-7 p.m. in the Walla Walla High School Big Gym. No appointments are needed. The exams will be performed by Providence Medical Group...

Columbia county fairgrounds 'Make-a-Difference-Day' set for May 18

The public is invited to join the Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds (CCFF) and 200 volunteers from the Latter Day Saints church, region-wide, for “Make-a-Difference-Day” on May 18 from 8 a.m. - noon. The fairgrounds and facilities will...

Piano accompianist and hosts needed

DAYTON—The Liberty Theater is in search of a piano accompanist for the Missoula Children’s Theater, August 5-10. That person will need to meet with the MCT directors the morning of Aug. 5, then attend rehearsals on only Wed., Aug. 7 and Thurs.,...

WSU Alumni Association President

Waitsburg High School alumnus Bertha (Porier) Clayton was named Vice President of the Washington State University Alumni Association earlier this...

Dayton Days at the Boldman House Museum

DAYTON—Experience the daily life of a Dayton family from the early 1900s. On Sat., May 25 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Boldman House Museum at 410 N. First St. in Dayton, will demonstrate both old-fashioned chores and old-fashioned fun. Children...

Foster Parent Appreciation Month

The month of May has been designated National Foster Parent Appreciation Month. There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington State. Children enter foster care at no fault of their own and most have endured some form of...

Tech Talk: Troubleshooting

There it is. You’ve got a gadget, all new tech, fresh out of its box, it’s shiny, it’s sleek. Isn’t it amazing they can make these so small? That’s technology for you. As devices of all...

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 21, 2009 It was Hot N Sunny in the First Race…..and the second…and the third…all the way to Sunday’s Queen’s Derby, with Chilly Wind a long shot that never got out of the...

Fun & Games

Puzzles and fun and games brought to you by the...

Eugene David Crothers

Following a four-year battle with cancer, Eugene David (Gene) Crothers passed away at his home in Dayton, WA early Sunday Morning May 12, 2019.  Gene was born in Bend, Oregon.  At the age of five,...

Mexican Beef Supreme

The reviews on this recipes spoke highly of it (4.5 stars out of 5) and that it is a keeper, with some revisions. I haven’t made it yet. For one, I don’t often eat or think of Mexican food but...

Waitsburg School Menus

Friday, 17 B: French Toast L: Pizza, Baby Carrots, Garden Salad, Pineapple Monday, 20 B: Scrambled Eggs & Sausage L: Hamburger ona Bun, Dark Green Leaf Lettuce, Tomato Slice, Oven Friens, Strawberries & Bananas Tuesday, 21 B: Biscuit & Gravy L:...

Dayton Kiwanis

The Dayton Kiwanis hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Dayton City Park. Dayton High School Honor Society students filled more than 1,000 plastic eggs with candy. Those who found the “Golden Eggs” received special prizes. Student...

CHEERS

Did someone do a good deed or somehow make your day? Email editor@waitsburgtimes.com with the subject line "Cheers" and we'll aknowledge them here. Cheers! To the Broughton Land Company crew that...

Birthdays

May 17: William Keith, Sally Geiger, Kurt Wittman, Elizabeth Mech, Eric Keith, Drew Bennett and Janelle Meier, Jimmy Dunleavy. May 18: Becky Hodges, Dinah Lindsey, Virginia Reece, Vicki Ruley, Tessa Dutton, Tyler Knox, Sean Stonecipher-Sollars. May...

LEGALS

Columbia County Public Hospital District #1 BOARD MEETING AGENDA May 23rd, 2019 5:30 p.m. Dinner - 6:00 p.m. Meeting Mission: Columbia County Health System is a value-guided organization whose mission is to partner with our customers, staff and...

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