Waitsburg earns State's Smart Award

Council member Charles steps down WAITSBURG - Mayor Marty Dunn called the city council meeting to order at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Council members Cindy Bishop, Kevin House, Jim...

Dayton School District narrows Superintendent search to three

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:30 p.m. on February 21, 2024. Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant Griffin....

Library District still a topic for Dayton City Council

DAYTON — Mayor Roger Trump called the Dayton City Council workshop meeting to order at 3 p.m., February 20, 2024. Council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Joann Patras, Laura Aukerman, and Shannon McMillen met...

TVAMP will feature local singers and song writers on new CD

WAITSBURG - On February 11, the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project (TVAMP) began recording local musicians for a new album to be released on CD. This is TVAMP's fourth production, preceded by two...

Calls for Bryan's resignation

After viewing Seth Bryan’s behavior and his vote at the Feb 14, 2024, Columbia County Port Commissioner meeting I want to suggest that he should RESIGN as a Columbia County Port Commissioner IMMEDIATELY. He proposed, then voted on, removing the...

Unorthodox behavior by Port commissioner

To the editor, It was with incredulity and disgust that I watched the Port Commission meeting of February 14, 2024, as Seth Bryan put forth an unprecedented, unorthodox motion to change the executive director from a contracted position to an...

Response to Port Commissioner's behavior

Letter to the editor, I am writing in response to the last commission meeting I watched.  Things seemed well until the last few minutes after the executive meeting took place.  What I witnessed was a personal attack against the executive director...

Support for Port Director

Letter to the Editor I watched the Port meeting online, 5:00 p.m., the 14th of February. After coming out of executive session where concerns about staff should be addressed, Commissioner Seth Bryan verbally assaulted Executive Director Jennie...

A thanks to The Times

Letter to the Editor  We would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful spread you did for “Izzy the Camel” in your February 15th edition of the Times. You turned an extremely sad time into an awesome tribute. You must understand...

At the Liberty:"Dune: Part Two"

The saga continues with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast. This movie, is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2021’s six-time Academy Award-winning “Dune.” This big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s...

WWCC launches Community Apiary (Beehive) Project

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College is dedicating space on its Walla Walla campus to create a Community Apiary (Beehive) Project. The new project, launching this spring, will provide space...

Help send Waitsburg Amazing Shake student competitors to Nationals

WAITSBURG - Families and community members have geared up to raise funds for seven Waitsburg students to attend the National Amazing Shake event in Atlanta, Georgia. At the regional competition in...

Wrist Casts as Bookends?

Wednesday, day three of retirement, while playing tennis, I dove for a ball at the net, returned the drop shot, scored the point, and promptly fell with a big thud. Off to the ER to find out I had...

Zippy Tofu Chili

While I am certainly known for my love of cooking savory meat dishes, throughout the week much of my diet is centered around vibrant plant-based options. Incorporating more vegetarian meals in your...

National FFA Week at Waitsburg High School

WAITSBURG - On Tuesday, February 20, National FFA week kicked off with students wearing their favorite pajamas to school and voting for the Harvest Ball Court. Freshmen Kayla Mikesell and Landen...

PIONEER PORTRAITS

10 Years Ago March 6, 2014 It seems there's no shortage of talent – or civic mindedness, for that matter – in the family of Doris Huffman (Ruff), of Waitsburg. Huffman recently used her artistic...

Donna Knotts

Donna left us peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 23, at home in Walla Walla, surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born on April 3, 1932, in Waitsburg, Washington, to Charles "Todd" and...

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