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Articles from the February 11, 2021 edition

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Jumpstart on a busy spring

Crop dusting is one of many crop protectant and fertilizer application methods in the area. Spray planes left the landing strip near Whiskey Creek Road on Monday to get a jumpstart on a busy... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 11, 2021

Levee repair and improvement planned in 2021

WAITSBURG—A little more than a year after the City of Waitsburg experienced a major flood event, repair efforts are still underway. Additional flood improvement projects are still being planned. In...

 

Dayton school board meeting

DAYTON—Middle and High School (MS/HS) Principal Kristina Brown has met with her staff to discuss strategies and interventions they can use to help students struggling with failing grades, she told a...

 

Inslee signs bipartisan bill to support business and workers

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation this week providing relief for businesses and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 5061 will increase minimum unemployment benefits for workers and provide significant tax relief for businesses...

 

Columbia County burglaries under investigation, charges filed

DAYTON—Columbia County has recently experienced a string of burglaries targeting churches and businesses. The Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney announced that charges are being filed. No further details are currently available as the Columbia...

 

Sen. Perry Dozier introduces his first bill to Senate

OLYMPIA—Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, passed his first bill off the Senate floor Wednesday night—a measure that allows mortgage loan originators to work from home. The occasion prompted much teasing from Dozier’s colleagues, per Senate...

 

Equity task force created to make COVID-19 vaccine available to all communities

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) acknowledged concerns raised by many members of the community regarding equitable vaccine distribution. DCH has implemented an equity task force and partnered with community...

 

Coming soon to Dayton: Table Rock Meat Company

DAYTON-The Dayton Cut and Wrap will be rebranded as the Table Rock Meat Company when Sierra Smith and Michelle Shoun finalize the business's purchase from long-time owners Joe and Sue Nyce. Smith...

 

Walla Walla County Vaccination Clinic scheduled Feb. 11 and 13

WALLA WALLA­—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and county health partners will be holding a second-dose vaccination clinic on February 13 at the County Fairgrounds for those who received their first dose on Saturday, January...

 

See something, say something

WAITSBURG—This past week, suspicious activity involving a resident was shared on Waitsburg’s Helping Hands Facebook page and reported to local law enforcement. Other incidents were reported to The Times concerning the same individual during that... Full story

 

Hospital District Board report for January

DAYTON-The Columbia County Health System's Executive Leadership team participated in a five-day leadership course led by its Semi Bird, Executive Director of Team Concepts Training Services, reported...

 

Susan Lynn Williams Farrell

Susan Lynn Williams Farrell passed away on February 3,  2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. She was born to Martha Ann Williams and Ferris Dale Williams on October 14, 1961 in Dayton, WA.... Full story

 

The Columbia County Public Health Department is making the move

DAYTON-The Columbia County Public Health Department moves from 270 East Main Street to their new location at 112 North Second Street the week of Feb. 15, with plans for the department to be...

 

Dr. Kennie Reeves: Waiting for permission

When she was in the fourth grade, Kennie Lamming's grandmother's cow was going to have twins. Kennie wanted to watch. However, it was her bedtime, and she wasn't allowed to participate. She was angry...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 11, 2021

Waitsburg's own butterfly: Living with Turner Syndrome

Grace Coulston, of Waitsburg, is vivacious, known for her constant smile, and never hesitating to lend a helping hand. Her entire life, she has been active. She grew up on a farm just outside of Waits... Full story

 

Mariners evaluating and not spending

Mariners’ general manager, Jerry Dipoto, was asked several questions about the upcoming 2021 season in a recent interview via Zoom. When asked about whether or not the team’s finances this offseason would be affected by COVID-19, he responded,...

 

DW Sports practice begins February 15

WAITSBURG—Dayton Waitsburg volleyball and football are scheduled to begin Monday, February 15. Locker rooms will not be available for athletes to use, so they must show up to practice dressed...

 

I didn't become my mother... (it's worse)

When I was in my teens, I was adamant that I would not become my mother. Of course, as I matured, I realized that I would be lucky to be more like her. However, I think life played a joke on me and sk...

 

Book Briefs

Michele Smith’s picks Caste by Isabel Wilkerson The concept of caste has been around long before the concept of race. In her book, Caste, Isabel Wilkerson takes us on a trip through the Hindu caste... Full story

 

Sight through the phone

As part of my new year’s resolution, I have decided to focus on small ways to make a big difference. The pandemic has made it difficult to help out in-person, so I was thrilled when I found the Be...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 10, 2011 Dayton farmers now have more options for their agronomy needs. The Walla Walla Farmers Co-Op has opened an office at 509 Cameron Street, right next door to Columbia...

 

Steak Au Poivre -

Pepper-crusted love This year, perhaps more than usual, many of us are planning Valentine's date nights at home. Beautifully sauced steaks served with a nice bottle of wine will surely impress while... Full story

 

Fort Walla Walla Museum's first Museum After Hours program for 2021

WALLA WALLA-While Fort Walla Walla Museum may still be closed, their online programs will continue with the first Museum After Hours presentation of the year. On Thursday, February 25, geologist Bob...

 

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