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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Waitsburg Elections are Underway

WAITSBURG – It’s no joke. Waitsburg’s annual elections, which take place the first Monday in April, will be held on April Fool’s Day this year. Caucuses may be held Feb. 25 – March 7 and Declarations of Candidacy must be filed with the...

 

2019 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen Coronation

2018 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen Makenna Barron (r) hugs Court Advisor Beka Compton as Compton's mother, former Court Advisor Anne Adams looks on. (See story on Page 5.)...

 

Small businesses arriving and thriving in Columbia County

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson frequently says jobs in Columbia County are counted by ones and twos, and the ones and twos are adding up. At last week’s Cup of Joe, Port Economic Development Coordinator Kathryn Wi...

 

Greg Tompkins will run to retain District 3 county commissioner seat

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County Commissioner Greg Tompkins announced his intentions to file for election to retain his seat on the board of commissioners, in a press release issued this...

 

Blast from the past: Laura Jean Hevel was first city council woman

WAITSBURG – Dr. Roger Hevel and his wife, Laura Jean, have been cornerstones of the Waitsburg community for decades. Laura Jean, who passed away in December, at the age of 93 was always ready to...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 5, 2009 Anyone looking to get away won’t want to miss the 2009 edition of the Liberty’s annual variety show, “Passport to Paradise” Thirteen Waitsburg High School students are inaugurating a Youth and Government Program...

 

The Club Offers Spring Break Camp

DAYTON – The Club after school program in Dayton will offer its first week-long camp during spring break called Spring Break @ The Club. The camp will include activities like Spokane’s Mobile...

 

Free Park Day March 19

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency's 106th birthday on Tues., March 19, by enjoying a state park free day. Visitars are not required to dispay the Discover Pass for day-use on that day. Upcoming...

 

Garden Club Rescheduled

WAITSBURG – The opening meeting of the Waitsburg Garden Club has been rescheduled to Sun., March 3 at 11 a.m. at 10 Ton Coffee. Everyone is welcome. To learn more about the Waitsburg Garden Club, email Susan Donegan at sadonegan...

 

American Pickers is looking for hidden treasures in Washington State

WASHINGTON State – American Pickers Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Washington to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in April 2019. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the...

 

Dayton Memorial Library March Events

Toddler Story Time 10-11 a.m. - Every Wednesday An interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn. Prime Time Story Time 6-7:30 p.m. - Every Wednesday of March Story time, but with a special twist!  Prime...

 

Birthdays - March 1-7

March 1: Bill Zuger and grandson Jacob Dunn, Norma Chapman, Joan Bottles and Bill Keith. March 2: Alina Reese, Dean Atkinson, Kyla Winger, Rich Fry, Sandy Startin, Peter Mercer, Bill Callahan, Mike A. Mayberry and Jessica DeCoria. March 3: Sarah...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast & Lunches

Friday, 1 B - Green Eggs & Ham; L - Dog on a Log, Oodles of Noodles, Blue Goo, Pink Ink Monday, 4 B - Omelet, Sausage, Hashbrowns; L - Grilled Chicken & Swiss, Corn on the Cob Tuesday, 5 B - Biscuit & Gravy; L - Pizza, Carrots Wednesday, 6 B -...

 

Those Pesky Tax Incentives

By Don C. Brunell Darned if you do, or darned if you don’t! That’s the dilemma elected officials face in determining whether to offer tax incentives for companies to locate in their city, county or state. That conflict played out recently with...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Robotics Club Seeks Help

Robotics Club Seeks Help DAYTON, Wash. – The Columbia County FIRST Robotics Club 4-H group, which won the Research Award at the state competition in Spokane last year, is looking for community help...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Makenna Crowns New Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's youngest Celebration Days Queen officially passed the torch to 2019 Queen, Rebecca Holderman, at the Waitsburg Celebration Days Royalty Coronation Dinner on Fri. Feb. 23 at...

 

Talk About Art

As time goes by, we forget, as a people, how to do many things we once knew how to do: cobbling shoes, for instance, or dipping candles. And while we become experts at attacking cell phone keypads wit... Full story

 
 By Vicki Zoller    News    February 28, 2019

Great America Smoke-Out meets Heart Health Month

What could you buy with an extra twenty-two thousand dollars? This was one of the topics that Chelsey Eaton, Columbia County Public Health Program Coordinator, discussed with the 4th and 5th grade...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Waitsburg council weighs in

WAITSBURG – With Waitsburg's city election process gearing up, The Times asked the sitting council and mayor to share their personal experiences as well as the pros and cons of serving as a communit...

 

Farley Qualifies for Regionals at Mt. Bachelor SunCup

BEND, Ore. - Instead of wintering somewhere warm, 16-year-old Waitsburg resident Amy Farley spends her winters based in Wenatchee where she competes competitively with the Mission Ridge Ski Team....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Balanced Animal Massage brings holistic approach to pet care

WAITSBURG – With over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field, Sandra Farley feels she has finally found her niche in helping to strengthen the human-animal bond. Through her new business,...

 

Ski Bluewood Season is Going Strong

Resort employs 160 people during ski season COLUMBIA COUNTY – An early Tuesday morning interview with Ski Bluewood General Manager Kim Clarke found the leader working on parking lot preparations...

 

Modern Baseball Statistics

This is part three of a series of articles I’m writing to introduce some of the newer statistics announcers are using in baseball broadcasts. Last time I covered BsR. This time I’m going to...

 

Education Policy Update

OLYMPIA – February 22 was the cut-off for bills to be voted out of the education committees in the House and Senate. Some key bills that made it through the cut-off include: SB 5343 Senator Mullet’s Facilitating High School Success bill seeks to...

 

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