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Articles from the February 4, 2021 edition

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2020 Flood Event, one-year anniversary

Last year on February 7 our communities suffered considerable flood damage. Local state, county, and city governments, and residents came together to help neighbors and repair damage. Though some of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 4, 2021

Millrace Grade Improvement Project addresses safety, paves way for future projects

WAITSBURG-The Millrace Grade Improvement Project is one of the projects at the top of the City of Waitsburg's 2021 to-do list. The city initially slated the grade improvement project to break ground...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2021

Hospital District runs short on COVID-19 vaccine for this week

DAYTON—The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Columbia County Fairgrounds is working well. However, only 110 doses will be administered this week, according to Stephanie Carpenter. Carpenter is the...

 

Walla Walla Regional Airport responds to bomb threat

WALLA WALLA—On January 29, at 1:23 p.m., the Walla Walla Regional Airport reported receiving a bomb threat demanding money or an explosive device would be detonated. Airport officials evacuated the building and surrounding areas. The...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2021

County Treasurer provides 4th quarter finance report

DAYTON—County finances have “definitely” been affected by the flood and COVID-19, said County Commissioner Ryan Rundell, following an update on fourth-quarter finances from County Treasurer...

 

Director hired for the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees has chosen Todd Vandenbark of Waverly, Iowa, to be the next Director of the Dayton Memorial Library. He will begin as Library Director on Feb. 16. Vandenbark has a Master’s in...

 

Power House Theatre announces new Board of Directors members

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre announced three new members’ appointments to its nonprofit Board of Directors: Darcie Furlan, Mike Howell, and Tricia Rice. Darcie Furlan is retired from a career in book publishing and has lived in Walla...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 4, 2021

Waitsburg School Board monthly report

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met on January 21 for a regular meeting. The board is still meeting via Zoom. Secondary principal Stephanie Wooderchak shared that the school is planning on...

 

Call for transparency

Dear Editor, The decision to fire Walla Walla Columbia County Dist. 2 Fire Chief, Michael Moynihan, should be rescinded immediately. It was made secretly in executive session at the Fire Commissioners' most recent board meeting. This amounts to...

 

Letter to the editor

Waitsburg Community, Pastor Matt Wyatt and his wife Krystal have a new adventure ahead. How profound a contribution they have made in the life of the Christian Church and in the life of Waitsburg! They will be missed greatly. But not too fast! With...

 

WWCSO

January 24 Deputies investigated a report of a hit and run and assault. Walla Walla County January 26 WWCSO assisted the State Patrol with a collision on Highway 12. Touchet January 28 Information report of a female in what appeared to be a mental...

 

WA State Parks Commission approves Navy Proposal

Commission sets stronger criteria for permit approval WASHINGTON—The Washington State Parks Commission met virtually on January 28 for their regular bi-monthly meeting. In attendance were Steve Milner from Chelan, Mike Latimer from Yakima, Mark...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2021

Can Dayton become a boom or "Zoom" town?

DAYTON-When offered a chance to work remotely, more and more people are moving where they choose. If the City of Dayton and the Port of Columbia play their cards right, Dayton, with its beautiful blue...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 4, 2021

Second $5 utility tax increase effective January 1, 2021

WAITSBURG—In July of 2020, the Waitsburg City Council voted to implement a $10 utility tax to help fund flood recovery efforts with the increase to be implemented in two phases. The first increase...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 4, 2021

Local RN shares COVID-19 vaccine experience

WAITSBURG-Registered Nurse Heidi Ely, of Waitsburg, has recently completed both rounds of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She said that it had given her a renewed sense of hope, and she hopes that her... Full story

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    February 4, 2021

Chat with Maude Baim: Part 2

This past week we have received more information about the subject of last week’s column: Maude (Baim) Brown. Her little autograph book, discovered in Dayton in 2019, holds a series of handwritten...

 

Super Bowl LV

This year’s Super Bowl will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 7th at 6:30 E.T (3:30 p.m. local time), on CBS. The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers. This is the...

 

Don Sutton, Hall of Famer

Don Sutton didn't make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try in 1994, but he finally made it in on his fifth try in 1998. Sutton was the only person inducted that year, with six others...

 

The Times almost goes to the Super Bowl!

“My sister, Peggy E. Dorsey, is in the White Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey and I, Mary Lee Dorsey Bly, am in the red jersey,” said Mary in a letter to the paper. The sisters were kind enough to... Full story

 

My Field of Dreams

Recently I have been watching a number of sports-related movies. I’m not sure if it’s because I miss going to games (baseball and basketball especially), or I’m trying to get excited about the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 4, 2021

Mae B's Custom Designs open for business

WAITSBURG-Jen Galicia, an owner of Mae B's Custom Designs, is ready to add a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of creativity to Waitsburg's Main Street. Nestled in at 101 Main Street, Mae B's Cust...

 

The Space Race

Having a dog who requires long and frequent walks, I have begun listening to audiobooks. Often, if the book is a good one, I continue listening after our walks. I tend to rotate the selections...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 3, 2011 The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office requests local residents’ assistance in locating Adam Hermanns, whom they call “a potential witness” to last Tuesday night’s fire at his parents’ residence on West 2nd...

 

Linzer Cookie Hearts

Spread the love I have always believed that a heartfelt homemade gift outshines one mass-produced. The childhood joy of cutting and adorning perfect hearts out of brightly colored construction paper...

 

DiscoveryPlus streaming service offers exclusives, never-before-seen episodes

DiscoveryPlus is the latest network-specific streaming service that the world of television has to offer, and it is as great as it sounds. Whether you love drama, crime, or cooking shows,...

 

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