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  • Waitsburg Elementary students jump, skip, and shoot hoops for heart health

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WAITSBURG-The American Heart Association's Kid's Heart Challenge was created to teach children the importance of heart health and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The students at Waitsburg Elementary School participated in the health awareness program, exceeding their fundraising goal and sharing awareness for heart health. The students began raising money for the Kid's Heart Challenge in February and ended the program with an activity day on Friday, March 6. Students jumped rope and played...

  • Emily Leslie

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    Emily Leslie passed away on January 29, 2023. She was born on October 3, 1920, in Panakanic, Wash., and lived to be 102 years old. She taught at the Prescott School District for seven years and believed in "Education ... Your Path to the Future." It was her path as a lifelong student and teacher. Prescott Schools hired her after her divorce in 1957, allowing her to restart her career and continue her education to a master's degree. Her co-workers' camaraderie and companionship in the carpool to...

  • Clifford Dewayne Henze

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    Clifford Dewayne Henze, 81, of Burbank, Washington peacefully passed away on March 5th, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones. Clifford (Dewayne) was born on March 9, 1941, to Clifford Ivan and Irene Mary Henze in Mendon Township, Illinois. He lived his early life on a farm in Illinois with his parents and three sisters. His family moved to Waitsburg, Washington in 1959 after visiting the Carl Henze family. He quickly became known as a Hot Rodder in his 196...

  • Lynn Eldred Roberts

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    Lynn Eldred Roberts, 85, passed away on February 24, 2023, at Parkview Memory Care in Walla Walla, Washington. Lynn was born in his grandparents' home in Wren, Oregon, to Eldred Claude Roberts and Velma Arlene Bell on January 8, 1938. He was the second of four children, raised in Philomath, Oregon. He was an athlete in school and a lifelong avid outdoorsman. Lynn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat (Miller) Roberts, and their two sons, Wes Miller and Jay Miller (Michele), two sisters,...

  • Sallyanne Elizabeth Cochran Eggers

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    Sallyanne Elizabeth Cochran Eggers, 76, of Prescott Washington, passed away on December 19, 2022. On October 22, 1946, Sally was born and lived a life to the fullest. Born in Walla Walla, Sally enjoyed cooking, baking, lavender, and her beloved cats. She loved the Elk Camp trips, dancing, hunting, she joined the Dixie Church. Sally loved nature and especially loved visiting the Shoshone Falls. Sally was always there for those in her life and will never, ever be forgotten. Sally would always...

  • Waitsburg Community Health, Protection Committee meets next on March 14

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WAITSBURG—The Community Health and Protection Committee serves the Waitsburg City Council in an advisory capacity. It meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. Committee members Jillian Henze (Chair), Louis Gagnon, Bill Rodgers, Jim Romine (City Council), Cameron Hedges, Lanny Adams, and Matt Spring welcome the public to the meetings. The agenda for the March 14 meeting includes updates on flood preparation, Fire District #2, Sheriff’s Department, and earthquake preparedness. The meeting can be attended via Zoom, htt...

  • Dayton School Board discusses new programs, technology

    Justin Jaech, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on March 1, 2023, in the high school library. All school board members were present in person or by Zoom. Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Superintendent Rich Stewart, and Business Manager Jana Eaton attended in person. Korinda Wallace attended using Zoom. Scott Underwood, CEO of NexGen Technology Services, the district's technology provider, and Dave Phillips, a teacher at Dayton High School who spe...

  • Columbia County schedules Library Trustee interviews

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    COLUMBIA COUNTY—County Commissioners Ryan Rundell (Chair), Jack Miller, and Marty Hall attended the March 6, 2023, regular commissioner’s meeting. The commissioners approved two public works contracts, first for constructing ADA ramps and stairs at the fairgrounds’ Pavilion. Engineer/Public Works Director Grant Morgan recommended accepting the bid from Conframe Construction LLC, which was over $40,000 lower than the other two bids. The Commissioners unanimously approved awarding the contract to Conframe. The second approved bid was for a two-y...

  • Summer Hours at Sudbury Landfill

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WALLA WALLA—Effective immediately, the Sudbury Landfill has shifted to its regular hours. From March 1 to October 31, the facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The pit area will close at 5:30 p.m. The landfill is located at 414 Landfill Road in Walla Walla. The landfill accepts the following: • Regular solid waste generated by households and businesses. • Properly bagged medical waste and asbestos • Deceased animals • Inert waste, such as concrete and asphalt • Tires • Televisions and computers • Refrigerators,...

  • At the Liberty: "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania"

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    DAYTON­—Superhero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Rotten Tomatoes critics generally did not care for this mov...

  • County accepting applications for Library Trustee position

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners are accepting applications for the Dayton Rural Library Board of Trustees. The deadline to submit applicatons is March 24, 2023. There is only one position open for considreration. Trustee positions serve staggered terms to maintain continuity on the board. The Commissioners will interview candidates at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the County Commissioner’s office on Main Street, Dayton, Wash....

  • Library Board Trustee speaks on appeal decision

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    To the editor, I serve on the Board of Trustees for the Columbia County Rural Library District. I would like to speak to the issue of books in the library that some members in the community want removed from the shelves. At our regular meeting a week ago, the board was asked to consider an appeal by Marcene Hendrickson regarding Juno Dawson’s book “What’s the T .” The vote was 4 to 1 to reject the appeal. My reason for rejecting the appeal is because the board is bound by the collections policy. The only two questions we the board had to cons...

  • "Thanks for the laugh."

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    To the Editor, Dayton Library Board Meeting February 27, 2023—I was greeted by protestors carrying signs wanting to have a book banned from the library. The meeting room filled up mostly with protesters. Prior to the board’s discussion of the book. There was a lecture about our 1st Amendment rights conducted by Dr. Tamara Meredith. She talked about the rights of each individual to see and receive information from all points of view without restrictions. After the board discussed the book to be banned. The chairperson stated that if you had actu...

  • Walla Walla City Park summer restroom schedule

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WALLA WALLA—On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the City of Walla Walla will open all park restrooms for public use during the 2023 season. Park restrooms will be opened each morning and locked in the evening until seasonal closure in late October....

  • Suspected Norovirus in Walla Walla County

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Department of Community Health (WWCDCH) is investigating suspected norovirus cases in our community. There are reports of probable cases identified in schools, long-term care facilities, and other areas of the community. Symptoms of norovirus infection can include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fever, headache, cramps, and muscle aches. Severe symptoms caused by dehydration include decreased urination, extreme fatigue, and dizziness. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours p...

  • Grants Available for Dayton Storefronts

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    DAYTON—Applications are now being accepted for 2023 grant funds to help pay for the repair and restoration of building fronts in downtown Dayton. The grants are available through the Dayton Development Task Force’s Façade Improvement Grant program, which has been in place for several years and has already helped fund improvements to more than a dozen buildings. The application deadline is March 31, and projects must be completed by Nov. 30, 2023. Information about the program and the application form are available on the Dayton Chamber of Comm...

  • Garbe Reser is new CEO of BMAC

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WALLA WALLA-The board of directors for Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) voted unanimously to hire Danielle Garbe Reser as BMAC's permanent Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2023. Garbe Reser has been serving as Interim CEO since December 5, 2022. "Over the last three months, BMAC has benefited tremendously from Danielle's leadership, team-building skills, and creative problem-solving. The feedback was clear from staff, board members, and community partners that Danielle brings the...

  • $100 million available for businesses affected by pandemic

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Commerce announced a new grant opportunity for businesses in the hospitality and lodging industry that suffered business losses due to the pandemic. An informational webinar will be held on Monday, March 13. Information on the webinar and the application are available at wahospitalitygrants.com. The application portal opens on March 14. Questions can be emailed to info@wahospitalitygrants.com. The grants are open only to: Restaurants; food stands, trucks, and carts Caterers, bars, saloons, lounges, and...

  • Moving Music comes to Waitsburg High School

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WAITSBURG-The Inland Northwest Musicians' mission statement: Inland Northwest Musicians will establish and operate a regional orchestra and chorale to provide performances and musical education for the enrichment of musicians and citizens of the area. In their twenty-fourth season, the Inland Northwest Musicians plan performances over a wide geographic area in large and small communities throughout Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. They also state in their concert program that they...

  • Early Pioneer's estate was cornerstone to HS

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    DAYTON—One of Dayton’s early pioneers and generous benefactors was an immigrant from Poland. Dr. Marcel M. Pietrzycki (Pit-rus-kee) settled in Columbia County, Washington, in the 1880s. The year after arriving in Dayton to start his medical practice, he helped fight the smallpox epidemic of 1881. Pietrzyski was familiar with the disease and, after diagnosing a patient, warned the community of the dangers. Other doctors had misdiagnosed the patient as having chickenpox. It took weeks before other physicians confirmed the smallpox outbreak. The...

  • BOYS Middle School WRESTLING Finish Season at BI-State TOURNAMENT

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WAITSBURG/DAYTON—Three Waitsburg and two Dayton middle school wrestlers participated in the Bi-State Tournament at Lewiston High School on Saturday, March 4. Akayden Mikesell placed third and Carter Barren placed fourth in their weight brackets for the Waitsburg team. Dayton wrestler Bryon Collier placed second in his weight bracket. Twelve other schools were represented at the tournament with the top three in each weight bracket receiving medals. Mikesell won two matches by fall and one by injury forfeit and lost one by fall. Barren won a m...

  • Donate Blood on March 22 at Waitsburg Gym

    The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WAITSBURG—Waitsburg National Honor Society students, in coordination with the local American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive on March 22 in the high school gym from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Advisor Olivia Leid and the NHS have hosted blood drives for the past ten years. The donated blood stays in the Pacific Northwest unless there is an emergency. Scheduled appointments are appreciated and can be made by calling Leid at Waitsburg High School at (509) 337-6351. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be 18 and over; sixteen and seventeen-year-old s...

  • WHS Celebrates National FFA Week

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg FFA students had a busy National FFA Week. This year's National FFA week is celebrated by chapters throughout the United States from February 20 to 24. Activities started on Tuesday after the Presidents Day holiday. Students participated in dress-up days with WHS students encouraged to dress in camo on Tuesday, pajamas on Wednesday, Thursday was cowboy day, and Friday was FFA pride day. FFA advisor Nicole Abel took a partial team to compete in an AG Mechanic event hosted...

  • Mary Poppins, meet Alfred Hitchcock

    Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    Last year, we barely had any birds eat from the feeders we strategically placed around our backyard. A local birder told us that it wasn't our choice of seed, the locations of the feeders, or even the loud dog (Mugsy) chasing them away. Most likely, the bird population had suffered from the avian flu (the fowl version of COVID-19?) That has changed because this year, the birds are back. The other morning, I glanced out the back and saw flocks of birds energetically attacking our feeders. My firs...

  • La Vieille Ferme 2021 Rosé

    Paul Gregutt, The Times|Mar 9, 2023

    I spotted this on sale at Albertson’s and it seemed like to perfect entry to our reluctant spring. Most of the local rosés won’t be released for a bit, and few if any will be available for under $10. Although this is a 2021 it is not at all too old to enjoy right now; in fact many of the very best French rosés are intentionally held back an extra year before being released. This exceptionally popular brand crafts its rosé from a classic mix of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. As the winery websit...

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