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Articles from the February 25, 2021 edition

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Spring is coming

Early spring in 2019, just outside the City of Waitsburg, along the Touchet River from Bolles Road. After last week's heavy snowfall, blocked roads, fear of flooding from too fast snow melt, it is...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Prescott School Board discusses mental health, school activities

PRESCOTT-The Prescott School Board met on January 18, at 7 p.m., via a hybrid meeting. Since the South Central Region is now in Phase 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery plan, the school board members met...

 

Dismissal time change for Dayton MS/HS coming soon

DAYTON—When they met last week, the Dayton School District Board of Directors approved a new dismissal time and bell schedule for Middle School and High School students. After March 1, dismissal...

 

College Days at Bluewood

DAYTON—If you’re a college student who has been looking forward to hitting the slopes, head to Bluewood February 24-26 for College Days. Take a break from the college grind and enjoy some fresh air! With a valid student ID, lift tickets are only... Full story

 

The DSD website gets a make-over

DAYTON—Jana Eaton has been working on updating the Dayton School District’s website with some new features made available by the website host. They include a pop-out-side menu. Click on the...

 

Liberty Theater Reopening with the Mask of Zorro

DAYTON­—Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) is pleased to announce the Liberty Theater is reopening for free showings of the movie The Mask of Zorro starting Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. The...

 

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief bill

Olympia—On Friday, February 19, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1368, which appropriates $2.2 billion in federal funding that has been allocated to states in response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. The legislation takes effect immediately....

 

Times Traveler

Times reader and contributor, Terry Lawhead, reading the paper at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The trip was the maiden voyage for their new camper, the tiny house of ca...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Waitsburg School Board finally face to face at February meeting

WAITSBURG—A hybrid meeting was the first glimpse into a return to normal at the Waitsburg School Board’s monthly meeting last Thursday. The board was able to meet in person while guests tuned in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Superintendent faces Silly String March 1 & 4

WAITSBURG—With the pandemic’s hardships in mind, Waitsburg Elementary set a goal of $2,500 for the annual Jump for Heart fundraiser. Superintendent Mark Pickel was pleased to share that the...

 

Kudos to Dayton Health System

Dear Editor The town of Dayton is fortunate to have Dayton General Hospital with its professional caring staff. Especially the PT staff who went over and above their duty to make sure I had what I needed and make me comfortable. Kudos to Dayton... Full story

 

2020 overdose death rates show alarming trend; fentanyl partly to blame

OLYMPIA—Overdose deaths accelerated in Washington in 2020, increasing by 38% in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. Most of that increase came from deaths involving fentanyl, a powerful opioid. Preliminary data show 835...

 

Pamela Rose Battershell

Pamela Rose Battershell went home to Heaven on January 14, 2021, surrounded by the love of her family after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born to Alvira and Archie Shilling on August 2, 1951,... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Municipal code updates, flood preparations and snow fallout covered at Council meeting

WAITSBURG—At the Waitsburg City Council meeting on February 17, agenda items included municipal code changes to electronic signs, city elections, and zoning. Mayor Marty Dunn addressed recent posts...

 

Update: Walla Walla Music Organization

In February 17, I was at the local YMCA listening to Rodney Outlaw, the Executive Director of Walla Walla Music Organization (WWMO), give a lecture to his students. What started out as a flow of...

 

Fort Walla Walla Museum to re-open Friday

WALLA WALLA-Now that our counties have reached Phase 2, Fort Walla Walla Museum will be reopening its exhibit halls on Friday, February 26. The museum's new hours will be 12-5 pm Friday through...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

The Tuxedo Bar and Grill opened Feb. 23

PRESCOTT-The announcement that we have all been waiting for: The Tuxedo Bar & Grill, in Prescott, opened its doors for the first time since December on February 23- just in time for spring...

 

MLB Baseball team Presidents are better seen and not heard

Mariners team President/CEO Kevin Mather resigned this Monday over comments he made during a Bellevue breakfast rotary club meeting on February 5th. Before today I couldn't have told you his name or...

 

DW sporting events will have limited spectators, firm rules

WAITSBURG-The Dayton-Waitsburg football and volleyball teams are finally gearing up for a modified season, as pandemic-related restrictions begin to ease up. Sporting events across the board will...

 

Valentine Response

The Times published many valentines in the February 11, 2021 issue. However, we only got one "response" valentine and thought we would share it....

 

Esvelt Gallery Faculty Show Virtual Tour

WORLD WIDE WEB-The Esvelt Gallery has proudly presented the work of the Columbia Basin College Art Department faculty in a new 2021 exhibit. The work presented includes painting, drawing,...

 

Movie Briefs

I Care A Lot­-Netflix Original Legal guardian scams clash with the Russian Mafia in this all-villains-on-deck film. Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), the owner of Grayson Guardianship, carefully...

 

All dressed up and everywhere to go

Columbia County Public Transportation has given their new "town" bus a facelift. Sent to Binder Sign Company of Walla Walla, the bus was "wrapped" with photos taken over time by Dayton photographer...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 24, 2011 Dayton Days will not “go dark” this year, thanks in part to the Columbia County Fair Board, but it will not likely offer any horse racing. The Washington State Horseracing Commission decided earlier this month to...

 

Linda's Skillet Scones

For me, cooking has always been about more than just sustenance alone. The foods we eat tell a story, and I am always listening. Every ingredient and technique used in modern kitchens are a daily...

 

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