Week of July 18, 2024

  • CCHS offers successful diabetes education program

    The Times

    DAYTON - An innovative diabetes education program at Columbia County Health System shows promising results in managing diabetes for residents. Spearheaded by Ruth Yutzy, RN, a Diabetes Education Specialist, the program is part of the health system's broader effort to address chronic health conditions in the community. The diabetes education program offers comprehensive support and education for individuals diagnosed with diabetes. It aims to improve their quality of life through better blood...

  • Port of Columbia hosts Foodstock and Swim the Snake

    Justin Jaech, The Times

    DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on July 12, 2024, at the port office. Commissioners Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, Mike Spring, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson were present. The Commissioners first dealt with several administrative items, including a detailed examination of the monthly budget report and the 2023 annual report. There were no new leases to announce. Next, the meeting shifted to the public hearing on the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan. There was no public input, so the...

  • Pool, road work updates at Dayton City Council meeting

    Justin Jaech, The Times

    DAYTON- Mayor Roger Trump called the Dayton City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., July 9, 2024. Dayton Mayor Roger Trump and Council Members Teeny McMunn, Michael Smith, Laura Aukerman, Joann Patras, Kyle Anderson, and Shannon McMillen were present at City Hall. James Su’euga was not present. Sheriff Joe Helm updated the council on last month’s calls to his office and reminded them that the National Night Out will be held at City Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2024. Helm promised plenty of free food and drinks. Anderson...

  • Elect Kari Isaacson

    The Times

    I am a Walla Wallan and retired veteran. It is my pleasure to lend support and vote for Kari Isaacson to be our new District 16 State Senator! Kari is a dynamic individual who will be an excellent public servant. Kari’s professional career in the corporate and non-profit arenas provides an experience base that will benefit all in our region. Her work centered on helping people and communities through identifying needs and delivering realistic solutions. I have personally served on committees with Kari. She is a leader who listens... Full story

  • Time for the 11th Annual Swim the Snake

    The Times

    LYONS FERRY - Time to swim, paddle, or kayak across the Snake River from Lyon's Ferry State Park to Lyon's Ferry Marina. Competitive and non-competitive swimmers and paddlers can now register for the 11th Annual Swim the Snake, which will take place on August 10, 2024 A non-refundable entry fee of $35 includes a commemorative T-shirt, event insurance, bottled water, and melon bites. Proceeds benefit the Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council, a regional non-profit that... Full story

  • At the Liberty:"Thelma"

    The Times

    DAYTON — “Thelma” is based on a real-life experience of writer/director Josh Margolin’s grandmother. When 93-year-old Thelma Post (Oscar nominee June Squibb) gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her. This is a story exploring aging, family, and autonomy (and uniquely inspired by action movies like “Mission: Impossible.” This marks June Squibb’s first leading film role of her 70+ year career. “Thelma” is highly rated by... Full story


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    Connor Talbott and Ann Leung wed on June 15, 2024, at the Waitsburg Town Hall with many friends and family present. Friend Colton Townsend officiated the ceremony. Ann's father traveled from Hong Kong to give the bride away. Connor is a graduate of Waitsburg High and WSU and is a digital marketer. Ann, a Hong Kong Polytechnic University graduate, is an RN working at Pullman Regional Hospital and Dayton General. They will continue to live...

  • A walk across the Columbia River

    Paul Ocker, The Times

    CRANBROOK, BC - To most of us Waitsburgers, when we call to mind the Columbia River, we think of the two-mile-wide body of water at Wallula Junction, also known as the McNary Reservoir, or the same one-mile-wide river that bisects the Tri-cities that we cross on our way to Costco. The fact that only 12 vehicle bridges cross the river between Richland, Wash. and Astoria, Ore., where it meets the mighty Pacific, demonstrates the enormity of the challenge of crossing such a river. However, walking...

  • Artist Guild to exhibit at CAVU Cellars in August

    Michele Smith, The Times

    DAYTON-Current and former teachers, nurses, writers, counselors and civil servants who make up the Blue Mountain Artist Guild of Dayton all agree they are moved by a creative spark to make art. They are taking their creativity to a new level with a group art show, "Inspirations and Challenges", planned for CAVU Cellars winery, in August. Helen Boland is a retired science teacher, homestead farmer and lifelong naturalist. Working mainly in watercolor, her art reflects her love of animals,...


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    Ten Years Ago July 24, 2014 At 8:55 last Tuesday morning, the mercury was already pushing 80. Twenty local students clustered in the cool shade of Waitsburg's First Christian Church, happily chattering as they waited to be signed in to the Waitsburg Resource Center's "Knock Out Boredom" program. According to Pam Conover, the program's director, that's a small crowd. " We've been having 40 kids come in," she said. Emily Wilson, a recent Prescott High School graduate, comes in on the Tuesdays,... Full story

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

    Luke Chavez, The Times

    Too often, uninspired versions of this dish are slapped on restaurant menus, overdressed with bland mass-produced dressing. Originally created in 1924, by an Italian immigrant at his namesake restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, Caesar salads quickly became a hit with Hollywood trendsetters. Here, I have a lively and fresh homemade Caesar dressing that will change how you look at those that come in a bottle. Adding seasoned grilled chicken turns this into a satisfying warm weather entrée....

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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    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... Full story

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  • School Lunch Menu

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    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,... Full story

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