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Articles from the January 27, 2022 edition

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Make a Difference!

Columbia County and Walla Walla County voters will have the chance to support area schools, including those in Prescott, Waitsburg and Dixie in the February special election. Districts are asking...

 By Beka Compton    News    January 27, 2022

School Board honored at January meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The meeting was held in person and via Zoom. At the beginning of the meeting, school board members received gift bags,...


Phinney appointed acting Public Works Director

COLUMBIA COUNTY—The Columbia County Commissioners met for a regular workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 25. The commissioners started the meeting with a ten-minute executive session, during which direction was taken, but no action was taken. Publi...


City Council reviews flood plan, committee assignments

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, January 19, for a regular meeting. Waitsburg resident Terry Jacoy spoke during public comment, asking the council to reconsider the $10 utility tax implemented last year to help fund flood repair...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: In response to Vicki Zoller’s letter to ‘The Times’ on January 6, 2022... I was disheartened to see that mudslinging and character assassination were used to undermine Commissioner Charles Amerein’s posture regarding the...


Walla Walla USACE district announces work plans for infrastructure funding

WALLA WALLA—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, has released their work plan for the funding appropriated by the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA has allocated approximately $55 million directly to the...


Walla Walla Dance Company performance postponed

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Dance Company announces a new performance schedule for “The Adventures of Alice” at Gesa Power House Theatre. Originally scheduled in January, the dance program is now scheduled on Wednesday, February 23, Thursday,...


Department of Health changes COVID-19 dashboard

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) changed how it presents information on its COVID-19 Data Dashboard on January 21. The goal is to display current trends and information that are most applicable to the current phase of the...


Injuries, low participation drive DW to request WIAA reclassification

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—At the Waitsburg School Board meeting, DW Athletic Director Sam Korslund reported that all basketball had been canceled for the weekend after coaches tested positive for COVID-19, a...


COVID-19 outbreak interrupts classes, sports

DAYTON—Dayton School District announced Tuesday, January 25, that the secondary grades (6-12) will temporarily return to online learning beginning January 26. A COVID-19 spike in the community prompted the switch. The district said they plan to ret... Full story


FFA Trap off to a good start

Pullman FFA hosted the first trap shoot of the season on Saturday, January 22 in Colton. Six Waitsburg FFA students participated and finished third out of six teams. FFA instructor, Nicole Abel,... Full story


A piece of Waitsburg History could be yours.

On February 11, Waitsburg City Council will consider bids for two properties, including 147 Main Street, which until recently housed City Hall. The building is one of two properties the City has... Full story


Scroll, Click, Eat: Online grocery shopping offers new experiences

Going to online grocery platforms can be a huge step up for your pantry One of the worst side effects of the pandemic (or maybe just growing up) is how grumpy a run to the grocery store makes me....


Local Book Review:The Waitsburg Family 1858 -1900 The Beginning

One of the first couples I met in Waitsburg was Sandra and Lupe Torres. They owned the building next door to the commercial property I bought in 2015. They owned Nothing New Antiques, one of only a... Full story


Where Did All the Extra Time Go?

We have shortened the hours at the restaurant to dinner service only on Friday and Saturday nights. No more lunches, and no longer opening on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have added Take & Bake, a muc...



Ten Years Ago January 26, 2012 The Waitsburg City Council last week unanimously voted to deny its support of the revitalization of a flood control district that would use taxing powers to help... Full story


Frittata Verdure

My favorite recipes tend to be ones that serve as a technique and ratio guide, leaving ample room for experimenting with flavors. These are the versatile recipes that I turn to when assessing what's...


Build an Emergency Kit

Disaster can strike at any moment. Pastor Cameron Hedges shared this reference guide from to help you be prepared in the event of an emergency. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for days or even a week. Being... Full story


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