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City seeking public input on future of Weller Library building.

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council set a May 19 public hearing date to discuss the future of 212 Main Street, the 1905 Exchange Bank building, which currently houses the Weller Public Library. At...


Over 800 articles, 500,000 words and counting

When I took over The Times in 2019, I was an avid newspaper reader, not a newspaper journalist. Just because you've eaten in a restaurant doesn't mean you can run one. Michele was one of the...


Waitsburg's first county-administered election will determine council, mayor positions

WAITSBURG—The Walla Walla County General Election is slated for November this year, with a May 17-21 filing period. This election will include the Waitsburg City Council and Mayor positions.... Full story


Sadie Seney awarded P.E.O's STAR scholarship

P.E.O. Chapter BJ proudly nominated and now introduces SADIE SENEY, a recipient of this year’s STAR Scholarship. Sadie graduates from Dayton High School this year. She will be attending Washington...


Free Little Libraries are popping up everywhere

DAYTON-Perhaps you have noticed the Free Little Libraries located at Steve's Grocery and the Dayton Historic Depot. There is another one in Starbuck, which is soon to be relocated to the Starbuck...


Dayton Kiwanis hears from WSP Senior VP Karen Doherty

DAYTON-The Dayton Kiwanis Club heard from yet another successful Dayton High School (DHS) alumna at their April 22 meeting. Attendees enjoyed a presentation from Karen Doherty, a Senior Vice...


Game on Saturday, May 1; in Dayton vs TCP

DW Wolfpack softball lost the first game of the double-header against Tri Cities Prep on Saturday, 8-7. In game two the score was tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the 5th. DW scored in the 5th and...


Dayton Waitsburg Wolfpack Baseball plays TCP for season final

Wolfpack baseball played Tri Cities Prep for their final game of the short 2021 season. The Wolfpack lost 24-0, but the young team has high hopes for the 2022...

Mariners in second place in American League West

If the Oakland A’s hadn’t put together a thirteen-game winning streak, the Mariners would still be first place in the AL West. The Mariners are only two games behind the A’s in the standings and would have been only a game back if not for a...

Malden-Pine City events and the Touchet Valley Trail

To the editor, There are sudden dramatic changes and there are slowly moving changes. Both affect the overall temperament of the citizens of a community. The first challenge brought about by change is to come together and talk with each other. It... Full story


ArtWalla Pop-up show May 7-9, featuring two local artists

WALLA WALLA-Ceramicist Greg Tate and painter Sarah Leighty will be exhibiting work in a pop-up exhibition at the Combine Art Collective in Walla Walla. This ArtWalla pop-up opens this Friday, May...


Columbia REA Director receives Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification

WALLA WALLA-Columbia REA is proud to announce that Board Director Doug Logan has earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate. The CCD is the first level of National Rural Electric...


Beyond the Glass playing at Gesa Power House Theater

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the local documentary film Beyond the Glass on Friday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. with an encore screening on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m....

Columbia County Equine Fee Schedule public hearing May 17

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2020, at 1:15 p.m, at the Commissioner’s Office, to discuss the 2021 Columbia County Equine Fee Schedule. The Columbia County Commissioners office is at 341...


Columbia REA Announces Results of 2021 Board of Directors Election

WALLA WALLA-Columbia REA announces the results of its 2021 Board of Directors election. The newly re-elected Board members are Glen Shipley (District 1), Doug Logan (District 2), and Katie Wooldridge...

Walla Walla vaccination clinics, May 11, 13

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open two first-dose vaccine clinics next week at the Southgate Community Vaccination Clinic on the Providence Southgate campus, located at 1025 S.... Full story

At the Liberty:

This film is set in a boarding school for German girls (which actually existed on the English coast). In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to the finishing school to learn the language and be...


Pamela Jane Conover: A Testimony

Pam was an Elder in the Christian Church of Waitsburg. Her husband Larry’s family helped build that church. I am not talking about the structure at the corner of Main and 6th Streets but the... Full story


Pamela J. Conover

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Pamela J. Conover, peacefully went home to her heavenly Father surrounded by her family. Pam was born July 30, 1949, in Seattle to Edward and Lena Fern Tusty. She graduated... Full story


Celebrating a Life Well Lived

“Bud” Thomas Earl Groom Jr. September 6, 1937—October 8, 2020 Join us Saturday May 8 2021 10 am Dayton City... Full story


Flowering Dogwoods in Spring

You don't have to venture far for beauty. Waitsburg's dogwood trees and spring flowers are showing off their best colors this spring, just in time for Mother's...


Lemon Almond Fig Cake

Truth be told, I have always been one who craves savory over sweet. So perhaps it is of little surprise that my favorite desserts are those that include ingredients which act as a counterbalance to...


Bluegill Beginnings

Picture a portly, toe-headed boy standing along the muddy shoreline of a farm pond as the sinking summer sun casts a warm amber glow across the water. He wore pastel yellow jogging shorts and a Mr....


Ten Years Ago May 5, 2011 Early Friday morning, Helm and a dozen Waitsburg-area ladies joined an estimated 2 billion people around the globe to watch one of the biggest wedding ceremonies of all time. “Everyone has a Super Bowl party, so why not...

Virtual film events at BMLT explore forest management, wildfires

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) along with a number of regional partners, will be hosting two virtual film events, The West is Burning and Catching Fire: Prescribed Burning in Northern CA to bring community attention to National...

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