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 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    May 16, 2024 

Sign up for Citywide June 1 Garage Sale

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Citywide Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday, June 1. "The Times" will publish the go-to map for the event in the May 30, 2024, edition. The map will have addresses for all... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 9, 2024

Fanciful, fabulous creatures come to Prescott Elementary

PRESCOTT - Laura Chabre's fourth-grade students participated in an art workshop with artist Victor Trejo, a native of Mexico City. Working with clay and papier mâché, Trejo worked with the kids to c...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 2, 2024

P.E.O. Chapter BE celebrated 100 year anniversary

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg BE, P.E.O. held the chapter's 100th Anniversary luncheon at Town Hall on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Over 100 attendees, including long-time members, new members, and B.I.L... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    May 2, 2024

A big country bike ride

WAITSBURG - Four bike riders stopped at Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg on their estimated 50-day journey to NYC. Bob Zalnis, Chris Watson, Lucas Murga, and Paul Brazeau began on April 24 after the...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 18, 2024

Waitsburg Commercial Club 2024 Community Service Awards

WAITSBURG -The Waitsburg Commercial Club honored community members at its annual meeting and community service awards dinner on Tuesday, April 16. The event was held at American 35, where guests...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 18, 2024

Free screening for "Colors of Thread" at The Liberty April 22

DAYTON - The Dayton Historical Depot Society (DHDS) is sponsoring a free screening of "Colors of Threads" on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. The movie "Colors of...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 11, 2024

CWWFD2 asks public for input on fire chief job description

WALLA WALLA - The Columbia Walla Walla Fire District 2 volunteers and board are grateful for the voters' approval of the 2023 Levy Lid Lift. In allocating these resources, the department has... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 4, 2024

CCRLD played role in Senate Bill 5824

OLYMPIA - On Tuesday, March 26, Senate Bill 5824, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) and requested by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, was signed into law in Olympia. The bill raised the required n...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    April 4, 2024

Sister City exchange students from Japan spend an eventful day in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Students and chaperones from Tamba-Sasayama, Japan, visited Waitsburg on April 2. Their first stop was lunch at Ten Ton Coffee, where barista Cheyenne Frohreich shared a scrapbook and...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 4, 2024

Waitsburg City Council table filling vacancy, raise utility tax

WAITSBURG— Waitsburg City Council held its regular meeting on March 27 after being delayed one week due to council members’ availability. In public comment, Joy Smith told the council that with the success of new businesses in town, there is now a b...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 28, 2024

Commissioners appoint Walling to Library Board

DAYTON - The Columbia County Commissioners met for a special meeting on March 25, 2024. Chairman Jack Miller and commissioners Ryan Rundell and Marty Hall were present. The commissioners and County...


Annual scavenger hunt collects food for Waitsburg Food Bank

WAITSBURG - Members of the Waitsburg Corral Wranglers and Pen Pals 4H gathered on Main Street Monday afternoon to break into four scavenger-hunting groups for their annual food drive. Each team... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 21, 2024

Get ready to welcome Rizzy to town

PRESCOTT - After losing Izzy in January, Tawnya and Mickey Richards have decided to begin another dromedary journey. Izzy left a big hole in the community and the Richards family's hearts. Hearing... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 14, 2024

Prescott and Dayton working on Water Safety program

DAYTON/PRESCOTT —The Club, which offers after-school and out-of-school programs, is working with community stakeholders to develop a water safety component as part of its summer program. Representatives from The Friends of the Dayton Library (... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 7, 2024

Civility Café comes to Dayton to talk about books in libraries

DAYTON—The Friends of Dayton Memorial Library is hosting an innovative evening of conversation on Thursday, March 7, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Set up in a café setting, the event for Columbia County residents will be held at the Columbia County Fa... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 29, 2024

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...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 29, 2024

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...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 29, 2024

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. S...


Ace Automotive fires up for business

DAYTON – At the beginning of the year, Ace Automotive began its journey offering domestic and foreign car repair at 527 Cameron Street in Dayton. Andres Lara, 34, bought Jay Ball's garage after w...


Full Moon Hike over Waitsburg on Saturday, Feb 24

WAITSBURG — On Saturday, February 24, get your hiking shoes on and join Barbara Jaksa to hike up to the cell towers north of town to watch the Full Snow Moon rise. Meet up with Jaksa and fellow h... Full story


Waitsburg Students to compete at Amazing Shake in Atlanta

WAITSBURG -After rounds of competition beginning last September, four Waitsburg students have come out on top and will participate in the National Great Shakes Competition. Carter Barron, Chloe...


Call for Celebration Days Parade entries

WAITSBURG—This year, the Celebration Days committee has chosen the Armed Forces as the theme for the weekend. Waitsburg Celebration Days is on the third weekend of May and features activities including breakfast hosted by the American Legion at T...


Waitsburg Booster Club - Booster of the Year Awards

WAITSBURG- The 2024 Booster of the Year Awards were presented by Club President Ross Hamann during halftime at the boys varsity basketball game against Yakama Tribal on Friday, February 2. Becky... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 1, 2024

Dayton City Council cancels special meeting

DAYTON — A special Dayton City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, was canceled on January 30. The purpose of the meeting was to convene an executive session to discuss pending litigation against the city and Council Member Laura A...


Waitsburg School Board given student recognition for School Board Appreciation Month

The Waitsburg School Board met on January 18 for its regular meeting at the elementary school library. Vice Chairman Stephanie Cole, board members Abby Grende, Christy House, Sarah Boudrieau, and... Full story


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