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 By Beka Compton    News    February 6, 2020

Night out at the Sock Hop

The Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room has seen many transformations, and this weekend, it transformed into a 50s style diner, complete with vinyl records and milkshakes, for the Home and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 6, 2020

Jamie's Perfection Cleaning

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, which means we all should get a jump start on our spring cleaning. If you're a 'cleaning won't kill me, but why chance it?' kind of person, have...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 6, 2020

The 2020 Census officially begins on March 15 for Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla Counties

WALLA WALLA—Invitations will be sent to residents in Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla Counties in March asking them to fill out the online 2020 census, according to Juan Sanchez who is the Census...

 

Eulalie Hopkins Schreck

The soul of Eulalie Hopkins Schreck was carried away by angels when she peacefully passed away on January 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Eulalie was born in Dayton, Washington on May 12, 1921 to Harold and Della Hopkins. She grew up on...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 11, 2010 Waitsburg city council members Jeff Broom and Kathleen Powers said this week they won’t seek another one-year term in this spring’s elections. The development,...

 

Last Call to 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...

 

Writer frustrated with Columbia County Rural Library District board

Dear Editors, Libraries are filled with words. All along the shelves are bound series of words that tell stories of all kinds. Libraries have always been places where words are important even when a reader or a patron disagrees with those words. Libr...

 

Frances Chvatal of Walla Walla announces candidacy for State Representative in Legislative District 16, position 1 (D)

Walla Walla native Frances Chvatal-pronounced Kwattle-announced her candidacy for State Representative Legislative District 16, position 1 (D) on Jan. 20. She attended Washington State University, gra...

 

Happy Birthday!

February 6: Aidan Larsen, Jena Worth, Lorene Wood, Sueann Neace, Crystal Werner, Teresa Luders, George C. Robinson, Shawn Davis, Lloyd Walker, Jade Alleman and Mike Bergevin, James Harri. February 7: Wendy Cobb, Thomas Reese, Melvin and Michael...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

January 28 A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license, and on two misdemeanor arrest warrants on State Highway 125 and Stateline Road in Walla Walla County. January 29 A report of assault in the 4th degree, domestic violence, was taken...

 

Providence Urgent Care introduces new reservation service

WALLA WALLA—Providence Urgent Care is now offering a new online service that shows wait times and lets patients reserve their spot in line. Providence Urgent Care at 1025 S. Second Ave. in Walla Walla offers immediate, non-emergency medical care...

 

Mental Health First Aid

DAYTON—Learn about the risk factors, warning signs and strategies to help people who experience crisis or non-crisis issues with substance use, or other mental health problems at a free all-day training course, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and...

 

2020 Citizen's Academy

DAYTON—Sheriff Joe Helm announces the 2020 Columbia County Citizen’s Academy to be held Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 13 weeks beginning March 6 through May 29. Classes will be held at 111 Patit Road, Dayton, WA. The intent of the...

 

State to Accept Grant Applications for Parks, Trails and Other Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Projects

OLYMPIA-The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) will begin accepting applications in mid-February for grants to build parks, trails, ball fields and boat moorage as well as to...

 

Dayton-Waitburg Combine meeting tackles mascots and athletic codes

DAYTON—The Dayton-Waitsburg Combine Committee met Jan. 27 to discuss mascots and athletic codes as well as go over the new league alignments. Four mascot names have been chosen by the Associated...

 

Three superintendent candidates invited to formal campus interviews

The Dayton School Board formally announced three finalists have been chosen to move forward in the search process to replace retiring Superintendent Doug Johnson. The three candidates selected are Effie Dean, Guy Strot, and Andie Webb. The chosen...

 

Legal Notices

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA No. 19-4-00220-36 In re the Estate of: CARMEN KAY HILLMAN Deceased. PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PURSUANT TO RCW 11.40.303 The personal representatives named below...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 6, 2020

Purple Sage Day Spa open by appointment

DAYTON—I suffered from a headache after hanging out in the office of the county commissioners for most of the day, last Tuesday, and I wasn't looking forward to doing another interview. But I had...

 

Be my Valentine, please

Months ago, when I was first asked to write this column, I made a list of holidays and events to write about, and the foods that would be fun, interesting, maybe traditional or unexpected. Oops!...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    News    February 6, 2020

Winter Birding Brings Nature to All

Growing up a hunter, my mother and I agreed rarely in our views of humans interacting with our ecosystem, save for our thoughts on habitat conservation and a deep appreciation for nature's beauty and...

 

D-W girls basketball win third League game in a row

Dayton-Waitsburg’s Freshman phenom Claudia Benavides scored a career high 25 points Wednesday in leading her team to a 69-43 victory over Liberty Christian in an Eastern Washington Athletic...

 

D-W Boys Basketball Notches Historic Win Against Liberty Christian

Freshman Monte Pettichord tried heroically to repeat his miracle shot from last week against Pomeroy, instead his 3-pointer for the win clanked off the rim. However, one person's miss is an...

 

Prescott Boys handle St. John 58-47 on Senior Night

PRESCOTT-Prescott hosted St. John Saturday February 1st in a home conference game. It was Senior Night in Prescott and all five of Prescott's seniors started the game. St. John took an early 4-0...

 

Walla Walla girls defeat Kamiakin, 68-54

RICHLAND-The Walla Walla Blue Devils girls basketball team traveled to Richland Friday, January 31st in a conference game. The Blue Devils got out to a quick 10-0 lead to start this game. Within the...

 

Walla Walla boys drop heartbreaker to Kamiakin, 72-69

RICHLAND-The Walla Walla boys varsity basketball team played the Kamiakin Braves in a conference game Friday, January 31st. Just like in their first meeting of the year, the Braves started out hot,...

 

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