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Articles from the January 31, 2019 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Passmore resigns commission seat

DAYTON-County Commissioner Norm Passmore has submitted his resignation from the Board of County Commissioners, effective Wednesday. Passmore said he, and his wife, Ann, have sold their house in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Fire District No. 2 will contract ambulance transport

WAITSBURG – Effective Feb. 1, Waitsburg will no longer provide ambulance service. The Waitsburg Ambulance Service (WAS) was established in 1970 but financial difficulties forced the service to...

 

A gentle touch

Waitsburg guitar doctor Joe Patrick may not be 'pickin' and grinnin' but he is certainly strumming and smiling as as he plays the 22-string harp on display at 10 Ton Coffee. Luthier Carrie Hendrix...

 

Elaine Hazel Grubb

Kate and Patrick Grubb of Carrollton, Texas are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Elaine Hazel Grubb. Born January 9, 2019 weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Elaine...

 

EJ Brewer Dies in Semi Accident

PASCO, Wash. – Ernest (EJ) Brewer, 35, who grew up in Dayton was killed on Jan 23 after colliding with a semi truck. Brewer was reportedly driving a Dodge minivan behind a semi on Highway 395 near Mesa in North Franklin County at 11:45 p.m. on...

 

Jimmy Durante Day Fundraiser

DAYTON – The Dayton Ladies Auxiliary 2618 will host their annual Jimmy Durante Day fundraiser at the Dayton Eagles on Feb. 16. The event is open to the public and funds will be split between The Club and the local 4-H endowment. Doors open at 3...

 

Free Blood Pressure Checks in Dayton, Feb. 14

DAYTON—The County Public Health Department at 270 E. Main St. in Dayton, will offer free blood pressure checks from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 14....

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 5, 2009 Following final code inspection and acceptance, the new Lions Memorial building at the race track has been placed into service. “After spending a lot of time and money on this building, the Waitsburg Lions are very...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

CutStock Building Fire

The building historically known as the Columbia Cutstock Building, located at 606 Wagon Road, in Dayton, was destroyed by fire on the morning of Tues., Jan. 29. Fire departments from Columbia County,...

 

WWCSO recovers motorcycle stolen from Dayton

WAITSBURG – One of two motorcycles stolen from the same location in Dayton was recovered on Sunday morning. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Civil Deputy Tim Quigg said the office received a call...

 

Dayton Memorial Library February Event Calendar

Toddler Story Time 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday An interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn. Prime Time Story Time 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Every Wednesday for six weeks - First Event Feb-20 Story...

 

Reader photo of the week

Dayton photographer Ray Brown took this spectacular shot of stormy skies earlier this month on the Tucannon Wind Farm. The Times welcomes reader photos. If you have a shot you'd like to share please...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

Friday, 1 B - Breakfast wrap; L - Mozzarella cheese stix, marinara sauce, broccoli florets Monday, 4 B - Omelet & sausage; L - Sweet & sour chicken, stir fry vegetables, garden salad, pears Tuesday, 5 B - Biscuit & Gravy; L - Chicken quesadilla...

 

Birthdays, Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

February 1: Bob Stewart, Tamara Doepker, Debbie Peck Russell and Adam Hermanns. February 2: Lacy Wood, Grant Garrett, Lauren Broom-Vjoertomt and Brandon White. February 3: Ryan Neal, Ben Turner, Norman Hansen, Robert Weller, Eric Rohde, Mike Gauch,...

 

Washington Farmers Need Tariff Relief

The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018; however, absent tariff relief from the ongoing U.S.-China trade tiff, a key market will remain limited. When China’s tariff went from 10 percent to 50 percent last...

 

Don't Move City Hall

Dear Editor, Has anyone noticed the paradox Waitsburg City Council proposes? It appears ridiculous to me for the City to consider abandoning its offices and functions at its present site in order to relocate to the “Kingdom Hall” the Jehovah...

 

Talk about art

By Carolyn Henderson If you walk around town or country, you may have found a piece of artwork in the form of a painted rock. Sometimes they have an encouraging statement on them, other times a colorf... Full story

 

FFA Issues Team is On to State

The Dayton FFA Agriculture Issues team placed third at Districts in Colton to qualify for State competition in May. (l to r): Samantha Davis, Tatumn Laughery, Josiah White, Ben White, Tayven Seney,...

 

friends of fairgrounds receive $1500 grant

Northwest Farm Credit Services awarded a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant to Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds to help with the installation of a professionally engineered indoor...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

City council members: KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Mayor Marty Dunn, Jim Romine and Kate Hockersmith were all present. New Business Taggart Road Extension Project was awarded to Moreno &...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney April King returns to County

DAYTON—The new Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, April King, isn’t all that new to the job in Columbia County. King said she served in the same capacity, back in 2003, when Colleen Fenn...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease hits Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Parents of Waitsburg students will want to be sure their children are washing their hands well and often. The school district has sent out two emails letting parents know that hand-foot-...

 
 By Randy Charles    News    January 31, 2019

Home Emergency Care Topic of the Month

From the Editor: A new resident to Waitsburg Randy Charles, and his wife Antoinette, joined the community in August of 2018 after purchasing the Fifth Street home formerly belonging to Larry and Deanne Johnson. The Charles’ moved from Key West,...

 

History of the Blues Presentation

WALLA WALLA – Bob Carson will discuss his new book, The Blues: Natural history of the Blue Mountains in northeastern Oregon and southwestern Washington, at January’s Fort Walla Walla Museum After Hours. This free event will take place in the...

 

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