Week of June 13, 2024

  • Dayton School Board tackle 2024-2025 budget

    Justin Jaech, The Times

    DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met for its monthly work session at 6:31 p.m. on June 5, 2024, in the high school library. School board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Ryan Paulson, Grant Griffin, and Superintendent Rich Stewart. Aneesha Dieu attended using Zoom. The board approved the consent agenda, which included approval of two overnight trips and approval of the 2024-2025 contract with Amy Cox for K-12 Principal. One trip is for students to attend the FFA National Convention on October 23 through 26 in...

  • Cardinal Spring Football prepare for EOU camp

    Karen Huwe, The Times

    WAITSBURG-Spring football is going strong at Waitsburg High School. The players have been preparing to attend a football camp at Eastern Oregon University, June 16–19. Waitsburg athletes attended the EOU camp last year, and Cardinal Coach Gabe Kiefel said the boys will again match up with other 8-man football teams this year. On May 31, Coach Kiefel, his staff, and high school football players held a one-day football camp for elementary and middle school students where athletes participated...

  • Charlie Oribio will participate in leadership group

    The Times

    DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library District announced that Public Services Coordinator Charlie Oribio was selected to participate in the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a pilot program providing leadership opportunities for rural and small library workers. Thirty library professionals were selected from across the United States and Canada to engage in residential, online, and conference experiences over the next 18 months...

  • At the Liberty:"The Garfield Movie"

    The Times

    DAYTON—Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure. After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist. Rotten Tomatoes critics gave this movie a 36% favorable rating, but audiences gave it 80%. It is rated PG for action/peril and mild thematic elements....

  • Waits Mill Dog Park dedication ceremony June 19

    The Times

    WAITSBURG-Time for dog owners to come and check out the town's new dog park at the old Waits Mill site. Waitsburg Parks and Recreation is holding a dedication ceremony for the Waits Mill Dog Park on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. Bring your dogs, leashes, and treats. This project was a partnership of Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District, which is providing the installation, and the city of Waitsburg, which has provided the funding and additional...

  • Waitsburg's week of celebrations and honors

    Karen Huwe, The Times

    WAITSBURG-Waitsburg celebrated a week of graduations, promotions, induction or installation and numerous parties. On June 4, the Kindergarten class held an afternoon graduation ceremony in the Elementary's multipurpose room. Twenty students sang "Kindergarten Medley" and "Goodbye My Friend" before receiving certificates from their teacher, Mrs. Jordan Greer. In the evening, the school honored Hope Adkins, Sarah Daves, Karissa Potts, and Sara Wilson, inducting them into the National Honor...

  • Congratulations to the Waitsburg Class of 2024

    The Times

  • Congratulations to Luke Chavez

    The Times

    Congratulations to Luke Chavez on graduating with Summa Cum Laude (4.0) honors from CWU on June 8. He leaves this fall for graduate school at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. Chavez is the business manager and "My Recipes" columnist for "The Times." He is also the manager and one of the founders of Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg. We at the paper are as happy for him as we are sad for us to see him...

  • Congratulations to Waitsburg students on their Middle School Promotion

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  • Identify Birds by their Calls - Yes you can

    Paul Ocker, The Times

    One of the things I truly enjoy about Waitsburg is that because of our oasis of trees and water in a normally dry environment, we are provided with a litany of bird songs at any time of day. For example, when I sit on my front porch on a weekend morning drinking my coffee, I can hear up to 20 different types of birds calling to each other. Sitting on my back porch at dusk, I hear the evening songs as the birds go to bed. And when I let the dog out one last time for the evening, I regularly hear...


    The Times

    10 Years Ago June 19, 2014 A good many local dads spent this Father's Day weekend lending a hand to the exhibitors and organizers of the Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair that took place at the Waitsburg fairgrounds on June 14 and 15. Fair President Sandra Farley estimates that approximately 70 exhibitors participated in the event. The longstanding Waitsburg tradition – originally known as the Waitsburg Junior Livestock Show – formally changed its name to the Waitsburg Livestock Show and...

  • Moroccan Kefta Kebabs

    Luke Chavez, The Times

    As we move towards the summer solstice, many of our meals will be enjoyed on the back deck. From all-American cheeseburgers or Mexican carne asada to Korean bulgogi, the art of grilling is a culinary skill that brings people together all around the world. In fact, there is something quite primal in the communal experience of gathering around a meal sizzling over an open flame. A reminder of the universal commonalties of the human experience that far outweigh the differences. Here, ground beef...

  • Tammy Brown

    The Times

    Tammy Brown age 54 passed away peacefully on March 22 at Providence Saint Mary's Medical Center. Born on March 27, 1970 in Dayton, WA to Walt and Rosie Warehime. She was a proud resident of Waitsburg and was a graduate from Waitsburg High School in 1988. After high school she attended Walla Walla Community College and Whitworth where she received degrees from both schools for sports medicine and physical education. Her greatest joy in life was when she became a mother to Zac and Jaidyn, whom...

  • Senior Lunch Menu

    the Times

    Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. Waitsburg Senior Center 504 Main Street 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. ---------------------------- Both menus available at: https://www.wallawallaseniorcenter.o...

  • Community Events Calendar

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  • School Lunch Menu

    the Times

    Waitsburg School District Starting October 5, the Waitsburg School District will only be delivering meals on Monday and Wednesday. If your student is already signed up for the meal program, the schedule will automatically adjust. If you have not signed your child up and would like to participate, you will need to submit a signed consent form to your child’s school. The consent form can be found on the school’s website, www.waitsburgsd.org. Thursday, December 3 B: Long John L: Teriyaki chicken Rice Snap peas Mandarin oranges Friday,...

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