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Articles from the February 7, 2019 edition

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Hoops and Jump for Heart

Sarah Daves (l) and David Barnhart (r) show off their skills in the Waitsburg High School auditorium on Fri., Feb. 1 as they hula hooped to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Kindergarten...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Waitsburg will contract solid waste billing

WAITSBURG – City Hall staff will have one less duty on their plates when Basin Disposal Inc. (BDI) takes over billing soon. Council members voted 3-2 to outsource billing to BDI at their Jan. 16 council meeting. The change in billing is expected...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

Col. County Health System receives funds for home health

DAYTON—The state Health Care Authority is providing Columbia County Health System with an initial award in the amount of $150,000 to help focus on the elements needed to achieve accreditation in Patient Centered Medical Home care, said CEO Shane...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Health Department expects measles outbreak to continue

WASHINGTON STATE – The pros and cons of vaccinations are always a controversial topic but the issue has been brought to the forefront with the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest,...

 

Dayton offers Family Reading

DAYTON – A free reading program for families with children ages 6-10 is coming to the Dayton Memorial Library on Wednesdays, beginning on Feb. 20 through March 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. Prime Time Family Reading is a humanities-rich program that uses...

 

Shamrock BINGO fundraiser, March 1

WAITSBURG – The ninth annual Shamrock BINGO Relay for Life American Cancer Society Fundraiser will take place Fri., March 1 at the Waitsburg Elementary Multipurpose Room, located at 184 Academy Street. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with BINGO games...

 

Jerry Edwin Kenoyer

Jerry Edwin Kenoyer, 76, passed away January 27, 2019 in Ritzville, WA. A Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:00pm at Faith Chapel, 653 Wagon Road, Dayton, WA 99328. A Graveside...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 12, 2009 Photo caption: Becky and Randy Pearson were honored as Boosters of the Year by the Waitsburg Booster Club. The presentation by Booster Club President Ross Hamann was made during halftime of the girls basketball game...

 

Times Traveler

Karen Gregutt of Waitsburg made sure a little R&R didn't get in the way of keeping up on the local news. Gregutt snapped this shot of her reading The Times in Palm Springs last month. We would love to share photos of our readers traveling with The...

 

Walla Walla County EMS Meeting

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla County EMS and Trauma Care Council will hold a public meeting on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Fulton Room in the Walla Walla Police Department, located at 54 E. Moore St. Agenda items will include EMS training and...

 

Spring Sports Clearance, Feb. 7

DAYTON/WAITSBURG - The DW Spring Sports Clearance Night for high school students from Dayton and Waitsburg will be held on Thurs., Feb. 7 at the Dayton High School auditorium. It will begin at 6 p.m. and should finish 7 p.m.  Any students...

 

Little League Registration

TOUCHET VALLEY – In-person registrations for Touchet Valley Little League will be taken in Waitsburg on Sat., Feb. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. and Wed., Feb. 13 from 5:30 -7p.m. at the Lions Club Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds, located at...

 

Valentine's Events

Valentine's Fashion Show and Gifts 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - February 9th Dayton Elementary School Admission is free. Fashion shows are at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Local small boutiques will have plenty of gift inventory on hand. Granny's Tamales will...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast & Lunch

Friday, 8 B - french toast; L - Chicken drumstick, roll, steamed broccoli, grapes Monday, 11 B - Churros & yogurt; L - Macaroni & cheese, roll, green beans, peaches Tuesday, 12 B - Breakfast wrap; L - Nachos, pepper strips, oranges Wednesday, 13 B -...

 

Birthdays

January 8: Steven Price, Esther Presler and Todd Larsen. January 9: Jennifer Nichols, Angela Crawford, Tim Estes, Nicholas Carpenter, Gail Thames, Gerri Glover, Trevor McGee and Jarod Gagnon. January 10: Caden McCaw, Todd Harris, Cynthia Graham,...

 

Student Debt Draining Retired Income

ots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed. Recently, Wall Street Journal writer AnnaMaria Andriotis reported Americans over 60 years old are coming...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Waitsburg residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Waitsburg and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child,...

 

Students of the Month - Dayton Middle School

January Dayton Middle School students of the month (l to r) Eve Talbott (8th), Madison Richardson (7th) and Brody Carrigan (6th)...

 

WHS Honor Roll

Waitsburg High School Honor Roll* Seniors Kelsey Allman 4.0 McKenzie Forney 4.0 Leena Baker 4.0 Brayden Miller 4.0 Loren Negron 4.0 3.25 and Above Colin Ocker Riley Witt Brooke Wollens Devon Harshman Carson Allessio Jakub Mellish Juniors 3.25 and...

 

55th Annual AAUW Book Sale is Feb. 22-24

WALLA WALLA – The 44th Annual AAUW (American of University Women) Book Sale will be held February 22-24, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, located at 6 W. Rose St, in Walla Walla. Sale hours will be...

 

Historic Commission Opening

DAYTON – The Dayton Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of five to seven members who hear and make recommendations concerning historic preservation design criterion, review applications for improvements within historic districts, and...

 

Worm composting workshop

Walla Walla—The Sustainable Living Center will hold a Composting with Worms workshop at the WWCC Water and Environment Center, on Sat. Feb. 16 from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learning Center staff will cover the benefits of composting and the basics of...

 

'Healthy Soils, Healthy Region' Workshop

PENDLETON, Ore. - Growers and agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices from experts at the “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop,” March 12-14 in Pendleton, Oregon.  Co-hosted by...

 

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