Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Rock Slide Blocks Tucannon Road

COLUMBIA COUNTY – It should have been quitting time, but a 5:10 p.m. call to dispatch reporting a rock slide on Monday evening, sent the Columbia County road crew back to work. The slide occurred...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 7, 2019

Commissioner candidates will interview Monday

DAYTON – The local Republican Committee has selected three finalists from a slate of nine applicants in the running to fill the District 1 seat on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. A special meeting will be held at the Columbia County...

 

Izzy & Lou

While snow and cold is a far cry from what is typically viewed as standard camel climate, the Walla Walla Valley's favorite dromedary hasn't let the white stuff keep him from his duties. Izzy the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg plans for emergency preparedness

WAITSBURG – At the close of nearly every winter, Waitsburg residents surmise about the likelihood of a high-water event like the Food of 1996. With a high snowpack and anticipated warming temperatures, this year is no different. Statistics can be f...

 

Jimmy Durante Day Fundraiser March 16

DAYTON – The Dayton Ladies Auxiliary 2618 will host their annual Jimmy Durante Day fundraiser at the Dayton Eagles on Sat., March 16. The event is open to the public and funds will be split between The Club and the local 4-H endowment. Doors open...

 

Blue Mtn. Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline is March 18

WALLA WALLA – The deadline for scholarship applications for one of over 70 scholarship funds at the Blue Mountain Community Foundation is 11:59 p.m. on Mon., March 18. The Waitsburg Alumni Association Scholarship is one of the funds. Visit...

 

Times Travelers

The Times made a trip to London with Seattle subscribers Tom and Linda Avery who were kind enough to share this shot with us....

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

August 24, 2018 Firearms were logged into evidence as found property. (NOTE: This event is listed on the Press Board sent out on March 5, 2019) February 26 Shop building on S. “A” Street in Prescott was burglarized. Forced entry with items...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 12, 2009 John Hockersmith of Waitsburg and Jacob Harold of Walla Walla were honored by Walla Walla’s Boy Scout Troop 305 on Saturday, Feb 28 for attaining the Eagle Scout rank. The two Scouts are good friends and both have...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg schools host cyber-bullying and social media presentation

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Digital Forensic Examiner Tim Hollingsworth will give a presentation on Cyber-bullying and Social Media Concerns on Thurs., March 14. Hollingsworth will meet with Wait...

 

Birthdays

March 7: Renee Adams, Jayce Dunleavy. March 8: Donovan Smith, Tanaa Maib and Scott Mason. March 9: Larry Johnson, Robert Langdon, Steve Pierson, Jennifer Bennett, Kay Baker. March 10: Bill Gluck, Win Deanna Anderson, Frank Reser and Casey Worth....

 

Waitsburg Breakfast and Lunches

Friday, 8 B - French Toast; L - Mozzarella Bread Sticks, Marinara Sauce Monday, 11 B - Scrambled Eggs & Bacon; L - Hamburger (cheese opt.), Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Fries Tuesday, 12 B - Biscuit & Gravy; L - Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Tots Wednesday,...

 

California Wildfires Spark Renewed Debate Over Underground Power Transmission Lines

November’s Camp Wildfire was California’s deadliest killing 86 people and destroying 14,000 homes along with more than 500 businesses. The financial fallout is forcing PG&E, northern...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Can it be! 30 years flood again? They are predicting cold weather into mid-March. At that time of the year there will be no gradual warmup und the temperature will turn to the 70s overnight. The mountains are full of snow along with all...

 
 By Rob Holtzinger    News    March 7, 2019

The Percherons of Prescott

WALLA WALLA - Eight years ago, Jim and Amy Fenley, of Prescott, had the vision to fill a need in the wedding industry by offering horse and carriage services. The couple, married for fifteen years,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

K.C. Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Mayor Marty Dunn, Jim Romine and Kate Hockersmith were all present. Public Comment -Commercial Club President Joy Smith said the Commercial Club has...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 7, 2019

Sheriff's Office has busy week

DAYTON—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office had a busy week last week. “We’ve been putting in a lot of overtime,” said Civil Deputy Tim Quigg speaking at last week’s Citizen’s Academy....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Gatlin family fundraiser planned for March 22

DAYTON – Michael and Danica Gatlin are still reeling after being blindsided by one those curveballs that life can lob out of nowhere. The parents were originally told their almost two-year-old,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg welcomes three new teachers

WAITSBURG - Several new faces joined the ranks of the teaching staff at Waitsburg Elementary School and Preston Hall Middle School this year. With the school year well underway, The Times checked in t...

 

4th Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

WALLA WALLA – The 4th Annual Comedy Night, to benefit the Moms’ Network of Walla Walla, will take place at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Sat., March 9 at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $45 and reserved seating is $25. The night will open with a Lip...

 
 By Vicki Zoller    News    March 7, 2019

New Village Shoppes operator feels at home in Dayton

DAYTON – A bright winter sun pours through the broad windows of the Village Shoppes on Main Street in Dayton, illuminating the varied and unique items that fill the interior. Proprietress Rori...

 
 By Rob Holtzinger    Sports    March 7, 2019

Spring sports face off against Mother Nature in Dayton-Waitsburg

DAYTON/WAITSBURG – Typically, in early March, people associated with Spring sports find themselves either complaining about, or at the very least, verbally expressing their desire for warmer spring weather. But this year is more extreme than...

 
 By Rob Holtzinger    Sports    March 7, 2019

Seasons on the River

A column by Rob Holtzinger The pair of August days Billy and I had waded the Touchet River in old tennis shoes, starting by the baseball-softball fields of Dayton High School and exiting the stream ju...

 

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