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Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    January 28, 2021

Ruck for the Fallen visits Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-United States Army First Sergeant Mitch Kriebel walked 150 miles last week, with a weighted rucksack on his back. Kriebel is the founder of Ruck for the Fallen, a non-profit organization...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 28, 2021

Board of County Commissioners object to governor's new COVID-19 recovery plan

COLUMBIA COUNTY—The Board of Columbia County Commissioners has gone on record to let Washington State Governor Jay Inslee know they are displeased with the COVID-19 Healthy Washington – Roadmap...

 

Coats and boots for students

DAYTON-Fourteen students in the Dayton School District received winter coats and snow boots purchased from generous donations from Homestreet Bank and the Grace Episcopal Church "We are so fortunate...

 

Pastor Matthew Wyatt announces plans to move, start church in Texas

WAITSBURG—Pastor Matthew Wyatt made a big announcement over the weekend. In August, Wyatt and his wife, Krystal, will be moving to South Padre Island, Texas, to plant a church. Currently, he knows...

 

Blues Crew exceeded fundraising goal

WALLA WALLA-The Blue Mountain Land Trust Blues Crew exceeded its goal during its donation drive this year.  Donations from a large number of supporting individuals was nearly doubled by the match...

 

Columbia County VSP Seeks Work Group Members

COLUMBIA COUNTY—At its January 20 quarterly meeting, the Columbia County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) workgroup unanimously voted to submit its 5-Year Report to the State Conservation Commission, asserting that work plan goals and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 28, 2021

Prescott School Board monthly update

PRESCOTT—The Prescott School Board met on January 21 for a regularly scheduled meeting. Superintendent Justin Bradford shared COVID-19 vaccination updates, including information on a clinic held at...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 28, 2021

Inside the Columbia County Planning Dept.

DAYTON—2020 was a busy year for staff inside the Columbia County Planning and Building Department, primarily due to the Feb. flood. Work has continued apace, despite the COVID-19 slowdown. Planning...

 

A letter of thanks

Dear Waitsburg Community, We are writing you on behalf of the Waitsburg Resource Center and the Waitsburg Ministerial Association. We want to thank you all so very much for your generosity. These have been difficult times, but because of your gifts,...

 

The more you know!

Last week, it was noted that there was no National Weather Service station in Waitsburg. While that is true, a reader wrote in to The Times to share that there is a WSU weather unit in Huntsville. The unit updates every 15 minutes, and data can be...

 

Letter to the editor

Washington State, under the leadership of Governor Jay Inslee, recently received national recognition for adopting the pandemic protocol established by scientists and health care professionals: “Against all odds some states have managed to keep...

 

A New Year, a Good year

This is the insert I wrote on my New Year’s cards for 2021. Since last year was so depressing, I wanted to do something positive, and this has helped me as well as several of my friends, so I thought I would share it with you so more people can...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Neighbors, I am writing to express my concern for this lovely community that I have just become a part of. May God bless and protect you because I have some serious doubts that the Fire Department knows how. As you may be aware, my husband,...

 

WWCSO

January 16 A vehicle left the roadway, striking a utility pole. The driver failed to stop and identify, as required. Waitsburg January 18 Jail resident found in possession of narcotics. Walla Walla January 20 A package theft was reported in the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 28, 2021

Dayton School board report for January

DAYTON-The Dayton School District kicked off the second semester of the school year on Jan. 21. Report cards will be mailed home for middle and high school students on Jan. 27 and for elementary...

 

Delores Marie Nettles

Delores Marie Nettles, born April 26th, 1940, passed away on January 24th, 2021 at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Scott Nettles, Grand-Daughter, Brandie Nettles, as...

 

Henze-Shafer engagement

The parents of Samantha Henze and Ben Shafer, both formerly of Waitsburg, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Neil and Linda Henze.  She graduated from Waitsburg High...

 

BMAC offers help filing for larger tax refunds

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) is offering help to people who may be eligible to get a larger tax refund this year through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). BMAC reminds you that you must file a tax return, even if you don’t...

 

Dayton Historical Depot Membership drive underway

DAYTON—The Dayton Historical Depot Society has begun the 2021 Membership Drive. Community support and volunteerism are vital to continue the Historical Depot Society’s mission of preserving Dayton’s history and sharing it with others....

 

A chat with Maude

My column this week is different since my chat is with a young lady from 1912. Heather Kaas, a friend in Dayton, shared the story of how a 109-year-old autograph book from Waitsburg came into her life...

 

Streaming Review: All Creatures Great and Small

2020 Streaming on PBS, BBC, Britbox and Prime Video This series may feel familiar; there was a long-running British series of the same name from 1978 to 1990. The new series has just been picked up...

 

Hank Aaron "Hammerin' Hank"

Hank Aaron passed away on January 22nd at the age of eighty-six. He was named to the All-Star team all but two of his playing seasons, the first, which he won the rookie of the year award, and his...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 28, 2021

Waitsburg City Council met January 21

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met January 20, 2020, for its regular meeting via conference call. All council members were in attendance. Before public comment, Mayor Marty Dunn offered some...

 

Vaccine clinic operating at the Columbia County fairgrounds

DAYTON—A new vaccine clinic to administer vaccinations for COVID-19 has been set up at the county fairgrounds. Clinics will run three days this week, according to Stephanie Carpenter, the COO of...

 

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