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Articles from the January 16, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

Area youth raising money for trip to D.C.

WAITSBURG- Lisa Morrow and Tracy Barron aren't afraid of anything. From horses to hunting, they both have active families that keep them on their toes. Last April they volunteered to take a group of... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 16, 2020

Telepsychiatry now available at Blue Mountain Counseling

DAYTON-The ability to deliver quality behavioral health services to southeastern Washington communities just got a boost when Blue Mountain Counseling of Columbia County, added telepsychiatry to its... Full story


Times Travelers

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Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 21,2010 [Photo caption] Kellie Wessels and her Paint horse Apache go through the paces, demonstrating a run in during tryouts for the Dayton Days Court last weekend. Students of... Full story


Share a Valentine's Greeting

The Times is pleased to announce an opportunity for readers to celebrate their chosen Valentine with a special greeting. Submit your message of no more than 30 words, by Monday, February 10th by noon... Full story


Dayton School Board chair urges levy passage

To the Editor: The Dayton School District is running replacement levies and a Capital Levy (a feasibility study to improve electrical outlets in the Elementary/Middle School building to be able to install air conditioning). During our last... Full story


Appreciation for Dayton

Dear Editor: We would like to offer accolades about the show stopping flower hangings that adorned our Main Street this past Summer and Fall. The baskets were all propagated, planted and maintained by local gardeners and were a joy to see throughout... Full story


Reasons to approve Dayton School levy

To the Editor, The Dayton School District needs your support with the upcoming replacement levies. The State of Washington is committed to providing the costs of basic education. The local levies help to support the parts of public education that... Full story


Please Support Dayton Schools

Dear Editor, Four generations of my family attended Dayton Schools and received a solid education here. I want to ensure that the children in our community continue to have the same opportunity for a quality, well-rounded education. That is why I am... Full story


New rules for motorists aim to protect vulnerable roadway users

SEATTLE, Wash.—A new Washington state law (SB 5723) took effect on January 1, 2020 that provides motorists with clear rules about how to safely pass bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable roadway users. "Washington legislators have passed a l... Full story


Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

December 31 Found property call (wallet) in the lobby at N HWY 125 and Spring Valley Road. Prescott.  January 6 A man was arrested in Burbank for narcotics possession and driving on a suspended license. January 8 A damaged lap top computer was... Full story


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To subscribe online, navigate to and look for the word ‘Subscribe’ in the upper right-hand side of your screen in the blue border. Click on the word ‘Subscribe.’ Choose either the ‘New’ or ‘Renewal’ button under the... Full story


Contest open for middle and high-school students' writing, art or podcasts that celebrate trailblazing women

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a writing, art, and podcast contest running Jan. 6-April 30 to showcase individuals they believe are ahead of the curve in their communities. The contest is in... Full story


Hospice organization's Evening of Elegance celebrates 40 years

WALLA WALLA—It all began with a group of volunteers, donated space, and the dream of caring for people in the most vulnerable stage of their lives. That’s how Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) began in 1980. It’s WWCH’s 40th birthday and... Full story


Valentine's fashion show & gift fair at Columbia County Fairgrounds

DAYTON—Jessica Welch, owner of Country Chic Boutique, is hosting a Valentine’s Fashion Show & Gift event at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four boutiques will be present to show off the latest... Full story


Dumas Station is open

DAYTON—In the past, the winery has been closed from mid-December through February. Now, as they have grown, they merely took a two-week break and opened the tasting room back up on Thursday, January 9. Stop by for a visit and sample six wines that... Full story


Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever 2020 Pheasant Challenge

WALLA WALLA-The local chapter of the national conservation organization Blue Mountain Chapter #258 of Pheasants Forever, will hold their 2020 Pheasant Challenge on February 1st and 2nd at the Clyde... Full story


Two school levy measures on the ballot for Dayton voters

DAYTON—Dayton voters are being asked to consider two levy measures on their February 11th ballots. The District is running an Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy and a Capital Technology & Facilities Levy. The measures are not new taxes.... Full story



January 16: Colleen McCoy, Patty White and Rueben Stokes. January 17: Anna and Anthony Reese, Bret and Bethany Moser, Kimmie Hamann, Zane Johnson, Dan Beckley, John Janovich, Tyler Woodworth, Eric Rich, Sheena Henze, Jeff Schulke, Jim Davison, and... Full story


New reads for January

Books for January Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed noon -1 p.m.) Sat. 10 a.m. - noon Long Bright River by Liz Moore In a Philadelphia... Full story


Talk about Art

Some people are observant, and others . . . not so much. For an artist, it helps to NOT be in the "not so much" category. "I have always loved detail," says Walla Walla acrylic painter Mary Soper. "My... Full story


Soups, stews and other gloomy day eats

It's these gloomy, overcast days that put me in the mood to cook stews or make a big pot of soup, with homemade bread. It could be ten degrees below zero with three feet of snow on the ground, but if... Full story

 By Brianna Wray    News    January 16, 2020

Streaming Review: the Mandalorian

If you grew up with a Boba Fett-ish like my husband, the futuristic space western, the Mandalorian, is the show to end all shows. It is to be expected that fans of the original Star Wars trilogy... Full story


Dayton-Waitsburg boys basketball game ends with a loss to White Swan

The Dayton-Waitsburg's boys basketball team took a step closer to picking up its first league win in a 51-37 loss that was a low scoring battle against the visiting White Swan boys on Saturday night.... Full story


A unified D-W girls team show determination in White Swan matchup

Saturday night felt like the Dayton-Waitsburg girls basketball team took a big leap forward despite a setback to the visiting White Swan Cougars 64-39. Oftentimes this season things have gotten away... Full story


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