Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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Indoor Soccer league ready to play

WAITSBURG-Three Waitsburg kindergarteners are playing in the Walla Walla indoor soccer league at Blue Ridge Elementary. Coach Chelsie Abel also has one player from Dayton and five from Walla Walla on...

 By Beka Compton    News    February 24, 2022

City council accepts bids for city surplus properties

WAITSBURG-Sales agreements will be negotiated with the city for two Main Street properties after bids were accepted at the February 16 Waitsburg City Council meeting. Mayor Marty Dunn, Councilmembers...

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 24, 2022

Brown's position at Dayton School District uncertain

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board convened their regular meeting, both in-person and over Zoom, at 6 PM, February 16, 2022. Present were Superintendent Guy Strot, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Vice-Chair Grant Griffen, Zac Fabian, Korinda Wallace, and Anee... Full story


At the Liberty:The Kings Daughter

The King’s Daughter -King Louis XIV’s (Pierce Brosnan) quest for immortality leads him to commission a young sea captain to capture and steal a mermaid’s (Fan Bingbing) life force, a move that...


Washington's mask mandate ends March 21 for most indoor settings

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee last week announced that, on March 21, the indoor mask mandate will be lifted for most settings. The February 17 announcement was made after nearly two years of mandated mask-wearing, and recent rapidly declining... Full story


Hope that port commissioners see value of childcare proposal

Dear Editor Regarding the February 9th meeting of the Commissioners of the Port of Columbia, as reported by Justin Jaech in the Waitsburg Times, “Port Commissioners Delay Decision on Childcare Proposal.” The purpose of the Port is to “work to c... Full story


Separating Nationalism from Patriotism

To the Editor; In a recent County Commissioner’s meeting The Club requested a grant of $5,000. The Club is an organization that is filling a need in the community – they are teaching social and emotional learning, personal responsibility, and... Full story


Rollin' Colon educational display coming to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA-The Rollin' Colon is coming to Walla Walla. This walk-through model of a colon will be in the main building at Providence Southgate Medical Park, 1025 S. Second Ave., in Walla Walla, from...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    February 24, 2022

DW Wolfpack win one, lose two

Waitsburg/Dayton-The middle school DW Wolfpack girls basketball team has six players from Waitsburg and seven from Dayton. The team played in three games last week. They traveled to Rogers Adventist...

 By Beka Compton    News    February 24, 2022

Waitsburg School Board discusses upcoming Job Fair

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, February 17, for a regular monthly meeting. Board members Christy House, Stephanie Cole, Lisa Morrow, Carol Clarke, and Sarah Boudrieau were all...


WSU women's basketball team poised for NCAA tournament

The women’s NCAA Division I Tournament will host sixty-eight teams with play-in games for the bottom four seeds for the first time. The number of teams that qualify for the women’s tournament has changed over the years. When the tournament...


Some powdered infant formula has been recalled due to possible bacterial contamination

OLYMPIA—Abbott Nutrition announced late on Thursday, February 17, that it is voluntarily recalling powdered infant formula produced at their Sturgis facility in Michigan. This includes Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare brand formula. The recall comes... Full story



In a letter to The Times, County Commissioner Greg Tompkins announced he would not seek re-election. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term as Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 3. I am...


Dayton Post Office Sesquicentennial

DAYTON-March 15, 2022, will mark the 150th anniversary of the operation at the Dayton Post Office. Originally a post office by the name of Touchet was established in 1864. When city of Dayton was...

 By Beka Compton    News    February 24, 2022

Royal Block adds local writers to the menu

WAITSBURG-Wine enthusiasts, art lovers, and musicians have all enjoyed the opening of the Royal Block, in Waitsburg last year. Preparing for the third book reading in less than a month signals the... Full story


And the Season is?

The day before we left for Los Angeles, we enjoyed lunch with our friend Eric on our backyard deck. Eric declared, "I'm calling it, Spring is here." Right! Heard that before. While in LA, I received...



Ten Years Ago February 23, 2012 Dayton High School students don’t have to wait for the new skills center to be built at Walla Walla Community College to gain employable skills before they graduate.... Full story


Skillet Apple Upside-Down Cake

Since moving to Waitsburg, we have been slowly remodeling our older home one room at a time. Finally, the end is in sight with the biggest project, a planned complete overhaul of our kitchen,...


Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

Waitsburg's young people are staying fit by engaging in a variety of sports and activities. Parents, grandparents, and fans of our youth are volunteering to coach, chauffeuring players, and cheering...


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