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Articles from the February 27, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    February 27, 2020

Waitsburg City Council update

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met February 19 at the Waitsburg Elementary multipurpose room. Present were all council members, Mayor Marty Dunn, and City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe. Karen...

 

Board of Columbia County Commissioners discuss flood aftermath

DAYTON—During their regular meeting on Tuesday of last week, the Board of Columbia County Commissioners discussed the aftermath of the Feb. 6 flood with County Emergency Management Director Ashley...

 

Disaster relief supplies arrive from Nashville

The Walla Walla Church of Christ reached out to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. for assistance and the nonprofit organization sent a semi-truck full of flood relief supplies from...

 

Walla Walla Valley Junior Achievement to host Ignite the Spark networking breakfast

WALLA WALLA—A networking breakfast will be hosted by Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center. The breakfast buffet begins...

 

Washington State Senate votes to approve DUI "look-back" bill

OLYMPIA—On Wednesday, February 19, the Washington State Senate voted 45-3 to approve Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to extend the “look-back” in DUI cases, allowing courts to consider convictions...

 

Birthdays

February 27: Rylan Lybecker, Jerry Baker, Larry Land, Bill Broadhead, Jane Schulke, Katy Pearson Zemke. February 28: Jill McConnell, Brock Winegar, Cindy Hiatt, Sharon McDaniel, Jean Coe, Tressa Johnson, Merry Nelson, David Marr, Todd Dimak and...

 

Pastor Matt Wyatt commends our community's resilience and unity

Letter to the editor, I feel the need to respond to last week’s letter that spoke on the lack of unity in our society. In the past 17 days since multiple communities were hit by the flood of 2020, I have witnessed nothing but unity. Not just in...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office

January 29 A building was entered and items stolen by an unknown suspect at an address on Orchard Street. Walla Walla, WA. February 1 Victim reported that an employee stole money from their business in the 20000 block of W. Hwy 12. Touchet, WA....

 

Waitsburg City Council holds community meeting to address flood response

A special meeting was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on February 19, to address community responses to the recent flood of February 7. About 35 people attended, along with City...

 

Walla Walla County issues a special storm & flood debris burn permit

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County has been issued a special - storm & flood debris burn permit for the following burn zones 2, 4, 5, 6, 8. This special burn permit issued to Walla Walla County is through 6/30/2020 (extensions to that date possible),...

 

Corrections

In the February 13 issue of the Waitsburg Times article “Focus on the Dayton Lions Club,” the amount the organization spent on vision assistance was stated as $23,000. The correct amount is $2,300 to help those in financial need with vision...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 27, 2020

Focus on Volunteerism

Home and School Association President, wrestling club coordinator, mom. These are just a few of the titles Kristy Taylor holds, and recently, she added yet another title to the list: Emergency...

 

Legal Notices, Week 52

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO. 20-2-00067-36 SUMMONS [PUBLICATION] DAVID V. BAKER, a single individual, Plaintiff, vs. THE HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JOSEPH DANIEL KIRKMAN, deceased; JOHN DOE I... Full story

 

The uncommon cold

Currently I live alone. That will change March 1, when Daniel moves here, but right now, I have no one to whine to, except my dog. Sorry, but I am using you (whoever reads this), as my "shoulder to...

 

Talk about Art

Many little girls dream about weddings – their own, someday, but also just the magical beauty of it all. There's so much sparkle and gleam, the shimmering beauty of jewels and satin and lace. It's...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    February 27, 2020

Inflatable dams for flood control

Recent flooding, and the ensuing damage, brings flood mitigation and disaster relief to the forefront of our collective experience. Friends, neighbors and city officials have pooled resources to...

 

Prescott Boys defeat Pomeroy 53-41 in district playoffs

WALLA WALLA-The Prescott Tigers traveled to Walla Walla Community College to play the Pomeroy Pirates Friday February 21st at the Dome. Since both teams were coming off of first round playoff losses...

 

Prescott Tigers lose to Garfield-Palouse Vikings in district playoffs, 50-31

WALLA WALLA-The Prescott Tigers boys basketball team returned to Walla Walla Community College this time to play the Garfield-Palouse Vikings Saturday February 22nd at the Dome. At stake was a spot...

 

Wa-Hi season one come-from-behind attempt too short

WALLA WALLA-The Blue Devils came up just short of moving on in the postseason as Wa-Hi's Diego Jaques off-balanced three-point shot clanged off the front of the iron as the Ferris Saxons left the...

 

Gesa Theater to screen Stories of our Watersheds: River Restoration Northwest Film Festival

WALLA WALLA—River Restoration Northwest, Kooskooskie Commons, and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board present Stories of our Watersheds: River Restoration Northwest Film Festival at Gesa Power...

 

Crow's Shadow: Printmaking Retreat

PENDELTON, Ore.-The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has an upcoming workshop that will be held at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, in Pendleton, Ore.; the public is welcome to register....

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 4, 2010 Retired state patrol sergeant Walt Gobel has declared his candidacy for mayor of Waitsburg, saying he is running with a slate of candidates nominated by the new “Truth and Trust” caucus. The caucus, which is roughly...

 

Banana Breakfast Cookies

I didn't get a chance to make these this weekend. I have bananas, but they are not ripe yet. I think one could make these every time you have ripe bananas on hand, if you don't want to make banana bre...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 27, 2020

Hoops for Heart a fun day at Waitsburg Elementary

WAITSBURG-Students at Waitsburg Elementary took a break from the books on Friday, February 14, and finished up the Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart fundraisers by shooting hoops and learning...

 

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