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Articles from the January 7, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    January 7, 2021

WIAA sets critria for spring wrestling, basketball seasons

WAITSBURG-Many students are eagerly anticipating the start of the new sports seasons after traditional fall and winter sport schedules were cleared to keep athletes safe. At this time, Washington Inte... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 7, 2021

Serial testing, PPE just the tip of DOC safety measures

WALLA WALLA—As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) employees and incarcerated population, the Department of Corrections (DOC) has updated policies and p... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 7, 2021

CCHS CEO Shane McGuire provides capital project update

DAYTON—On Dec. 16, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire provided the hospital board of commissioners with an update on projects designed to improve the hospital’s ability to treat... Full story


Walla Walla County selects Lybeck as Fairgrounds Manager

The position was left vacant in 2020 after then-manager Bill Ogg accepted a position in Nebraska WALLA WALLA—On January 4, 2021, Walla Walla County announced Gregory (Greg) S. Lybeck, CFE (Certified Fair Executive), has been selected for the... Full story


Common Roots Housing Trust to host Zoom town hall

WALLA WALLA—Common Roots Housing Trust will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, January 11, via Zoom call, at 6:00 p.m. Common Roots Housing Trust is a Walla Walla-based community land trust that has been formed to provide affordable housing... Full story


Food insecurity is being addressed by the Dayton Food Bank

DAYTON—The number of households served by the Dayton Food Bank has shot up from 160 each month before the COVID-19 pandemic began, to now serving 588 each month. “In seven months, we have... Full story


Dayton Chamber of Commerce to move offices

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber of Commerce has contracted to purchase the former Alder Dental building at 202 E. Main St., pending necessary inspections. Closing is scheduled for March 2, 2021 and the Chamber will move from its current location later... Full story


Columbia County Public Health town hall meeting Jan. 12

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Health (CCPH) will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and CCPH officials will discuss Governor Inslee’s two-phase Healthy Washington – Roadmap to... Full story


The Times' new year includes new office location

WAITSBURG—Starting January 4, 2021, The Times office will be located inside Ten Ton Coffee, 216 Main Street. The office is currently closed to the public, however, payments related to the newspaper... Full story



Lane and Bill, I’ve mentioned to you both that I get a subscription to The Times for my aunt in Little Rock, Arkansas. She loves the paper, the small-town vibe, and Bill’s photos. She sent this email yesterday under the line, “Phabulous... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 7, 2021

Administration of COVID-19 vaccine in early stages

DAYTON-On Dec. 29, Dayton General Hospital Pharmacy Manager Cheryl Pell administered the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to DGH employee Mike Paris, kicking off vaccinations for essential health... Full story


Support for affordable housing

Affordable housing means stability for families and community members; homeownership is one of the best ways to build financial comfort. The availability of affordable housing attracts families to help support our schools and businesses. Many local... Full story


Cletys Bowen

Cletys Eloise Bowen of Dayton, entered into rest Friday, January 1st, 2021, with her family by her side. Cletys resided at Booker Rest Home over the last couple months due to recent medical... Full story


Gov. Inslee announces "Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery" plan

OLYMPIA—Governor Inslee announced Tuesday the “Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery,” a new COVID-19 two-phased recovery plan. Starting January 11, 2021, Washington will follow a regional recovery approach with each region beginning in... Full story


Knit, purl, and rip

My grandmother taught me the basic knit and purl stitches when I was eight years old. However, she didn’t teach me how to start or end anything. I just made odd rectangles with no rhyme or reason. E... Full story


Pets of the valley

Duke had a short stay at the Blue Mountain Humane Society before joining his new family on the farm. Equal parts handsome and goofy, Duke's family raves about him, saying he is the "awesome farm dog"... Full story

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    January 7, 2021

Playoff matchup: Seahawks vs. Rams

This week Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Rams in what will be their third matchup this season. Seattle lost the first game in Los Angeles 23-16 in a game that Russell Wilson had two interceptions and... Full story


My Recipes I Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

We already miss Teeny McMunn, our advertising manager and recipe writer who happily retired at the end of 2020. Her recipes were crowd favorites, not only for the food but for the good company. We've... Full story



Ten Years Ago January 6, 2011 When dozens of well-wishers gathered to celebrate Sarah Lyman’s birthday at Booker Rest Home in Dayton on Saturday, they came not only to honor this longtime Dayton... Full story


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