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Articles from the January 23, 2020 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    January 23, 2020

Benjamin Orozco sentenced to thirty-six years and three months for crimes committed in a 1996 shooting

DAYTON-Benjamin Orozco has been sentenced to a gross total of 447 months at a maximum-security prison for the second-degree murder of Lance Terry and the first-degree assault of David Eaton, in a shoo...

 

Zero-waste leads to contentment for former Mayor

Markeeta Little Wolf's journey to a zero-waste lifestyle actually started with a million steps. The former Waitsburg Mayor and City Council member happened to read on Pinterest (her only social media...

 

Waitsburg Schools to vote on levy Feb. 11

WAITSBURG— Voters in the Waitsburg School District will be asked to continue supporting schools by approving an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed property value on the Feb. 11 ballot. This is NOT a new...

 

Don't miss "Foolish Fish Girls and the Pearl"

Don't miss Kim Boggs, Eric Sams and Fred Crowe as they light up the stage in the two-act comedy, Foolish Fish Girls and the Pearl at the Liberty Theater....

 

Pioneer Portraits, Vol 47

Ten Years Ago January 28, 2010 The local horse racing industry has been dancing on the edge of decline for some time. But a shortage in state funding for smaller tracks could force organizers to cance...

 

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 to editor@waitsburgtimes.com. Select one of the...

 

Support for Dayton Levies

To the Editor: I would like to urge voters to pass the Dayton School Levies during the February election. These levies are needed for our schools to continue to provide a quality education to our youth. We are quite lucky to have programs in our...

 

Yes for Dayton Levies

Dear Fellow Taxpayers, We are urging you to continue your support of Dayton schools and students by voting YES for the upcoming Capital Projects and Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levies. Continuing these existing levies will help...

 

Waitsburg Christian Church adds a Saturday evening service

A big banner hanging in front of the Waitsburg Christian Church’s building on Main Street announced the news, the congregation is adding a Saturday, 6 p.m. evening service. Pastor Matt Wyatt responded with the following when asked what prompted...

 

Walla Walla Macy's store to close

On January 8 the retailer announced it was closing 28 stores, with most locations on the east coast and a few in the Northwest, including the Walla Walla store. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Macy's representatives said that they would begin...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

October 10, 2019 Dispatched to an address on Brickner Rd. for possible suicidal ideations. Walla Walla County. November 11, 2019 A woman was transported from an address on Sapolil Road to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. Walla Walla...

 

Liberty Theatre presents St. Valentine's Reader's Theater event

This year’s Valentine’s Day Reader’s Theater features two live-read plays: Bertha and the Saxman - which shows us the witty and eccentric relationship between a poor street saxophone player and a professional working girl; and The...

 

Rep. Skyler Rude appointed to house civil rights and judiciary committee

Representative Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, has been selected to serve on the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee in the Washington State House of Representatives. "I'm excited for this new...

 

First Thursday concert series at St Paul's Episcopal Church

WALLA WALLA—Handbell artist Debra Pankaskie will perform a free concert at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Thursday, February 6. She will be accompanied by Breezy Winkle on handbells, and Dixie Cramer on piano. The concert takes place at 12:15 -...

 

View the Royal Ballet's performance of Coppélia at the Powerhouse Theater

The 2020 Live Cinema Series will begin with a screening of The Royal Ballet's current production of Coppélia on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gesa Powerhouse Theater. This production was filmed live at The Royal Opera House in...

 

Governor Jay Inslee propose bill to make flavored vapor product ban permanent

OLYMPIA-Following up on his executive order 19-03 from September, Gov. Jay Inslee introduced legislation to permanently ban flavored vapor products. In addition to prohibiting the sale of any...

 

Liberty Theatre double feature

The Liberty Theater will screen two recent and locally-produced documentaries on the wonders and urgencies of our natural environment on Feb. 20th at 6:30 p.m. The two films are the  Secret Life of...

 

12th Annual Ground "Hog" Dinner to benefit Blue Mountain Heritage Society

Blue Mountain Heritage Society will hold their annual Ground "Hog" Dinner on Saturday, February 1 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building. This 12th annual event will include a historical...

 

Birthdays!

January 23: Eden White, Evelyn Munden, Kurt Baker, Brittany Zuger, Daniel Moser. January 24: John Liebermann,  Faith Mayberry, Barbara Huff, Darryl McCauley, Bill Davis, Treavor Zuger, Barbara Brown, Rita Donnelly and Kynde Kiefel. January 25: Bob...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

The Waitsburg City Council met on January 15, at the Lions Club Building. Council members present were Kate Hockersmith, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Terry Jacoy, KC Kuykendall, Mayor Marty Dunn and...

 

Legal Notices

Library Board Positions Open   The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees is accepting applications for a five-year term as trustee beginning April 1, 2020.   The CCRLD Board of Trustees is also accepting applications for...

 

Still in the soup – just add bread!

It's still January and gloomy, so I'm still in soup mode. I continue to stare at my Instant Pot, while trying to muster up the courage to use it, but right now, I'm sticking to my stock pot. However,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 23, 2020

Volunteers and donations from the community keep the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul alive in Dayton

DAYTON-If you are looking for gently used clothing, appliances, furniture, toys and games, jewelry, books, appliances, and much more, you don't have to look much further than the St. Vincent de Paul...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    January 23, 2020

Combine Art Collective

WALLA WALLA-When artists join forces, good things happen for everybody. An example of this idea at work is Walla Walla's Combine Art Collective (CAC), a collaborative effort to exhibit and sell fine...

 

Prescott Boys Team wins 5th straight over Colton, 65-51

PRESCOTT-Prescott High School boys basketball played Colton High School Friday the 17th in a home conference game. Coming into this game Prescott had won four straight games to start the New Year....

 

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