Articles from the March 10, 2022 edition

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Green is for Saint Paddy's Day

"Green is for Saint Paddy's Day". It does not get any greener than right after an early spring rain over short winter wheat in the Touchet River valley. What better place to celebrate St. Patricks... Full story


Young witness account from Ukraine

"My name is Olha, and I am in the capital of Ukraine, in Kyiv. We live in a shelter now. Today is the eleventh day of war, and I want to show you the place I live in." Kyiv, Ukraine-That was the... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    March 10, 2022

School Board votes to restructure

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held a regularly scheduled work session meeting at 6 p.m. on March 2, 2022. All Board members were in attendance. The night before, the School Board held a...


At the Liberty: Dog

DAYTON-Dog is a road-trip comedy that tracks two hard-charging former Army Rangers paired against their will; Briggs (Channing Tatum), and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois), as they race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s... Full story


Christian Women's Luncheon

You are invited to join the Christian Women’s Connection and Stonecroft Ministries for a luncheon at the Pataha Flour Mill, 50 Hutchens Hill Rd., Pataha, WA, March 16, 2022, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch will be catered by The Flour Mill, and...


Alaskan Nets showing on March 19

WAITSBURG—Join the Waitsburg High School ASB and the Class of 2023 for a screening of Alaskan Nets on March 19. Alaskan Nets, is a documentary that focuses on the Metlakatla Chiefs basketball team from the small community of Metlakatla, Alaska,...


Smoking cessation class begins March 15

WALLA WALLA—A class to help people stop smoking will begin March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Providence Southgate Medical Park main building in the community area. The class will continue with a session every Tuesday through April 26. The... Full story


Zelensky proven to be no joke

Dear Editor As if the attack on Ukraine by Russia hasn’t been immoral enough, the violation of the cease-fire in the independent area of Donetsk where 260,000 civilians are trying to escape through Volnovaksha or Mariupol on the Sea of Azov, has... Full story


Fear is part of critical thinking

To the Editor,  In response to Chuck Amerin’s comments at the school board meeting published in February 24, 2022 TheTimes, I would like to propose some thoughts. I think it is presumptuous to think that people/children were only wearing masks... Full story


St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Auction at Town Hall

WAITSBURG-Join Town Hall for an Irish dinner on March 12, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Doors open at 5 p.m, with dinner served at 6 p.m. If traditional Irish food isn't enough to entice you, then... Full story


Brix & Brew is happening March 11

DAYTON—It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the 2022 Brix & Brew fundraiser. A ‘casual attire’ event, Brix & Brew will benefit the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. The annual Dayton Chamber... Full story


Register now for free Sherwood Trust nonprofit learning workshop

WALLA WALLA—This March, learn with Human Resources Consultant Skye Mercer about creating a positive workplace culture, recruiting, and retaining employees, planning for succession, and creating flexibility in the workplace. The four-part free...


Judi K. Geisen

Judi K. Geisen, long time area resident, passed away suddenly at her home in Waitsburg on March 3, 2022. She was 75. Judi worked in various food service positions during a long career in the Dayton/Waitsburg area. A Full Obituary and Funeral Service... Full story

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 10, 2022

Russell Wilson traded to Broncos

The Russell Wilson era in Seattle will end pending a physical and Wilson’s approval. Wilson was traded to the Broncos on Tuesday for two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, Denver quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 10, 2022

Matbirds at Hanford-Reactor Rumble

The Matbirds had 12 wrestlers attend the Hanford-Reactor Rumble on Saturday, March 5. Six athletes brought home medals. Koyen Fortune placed 2nd and Bryon Collier placed 3rd in the 13/14 age bracket....


Walla Walla Union Bulletin announces changes to print days

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Union Bulletin (UB) will be moving to a three-day printing schedule, cutting down from the current seven-day schedule, starting May 1. Senior Editor Dian Ver Valen sent a letter to the UB readership on March 1, letting...


Special delivery to Prescott Post Office

Having worked for the US Postal Service for almost ten years, seven of which were at the Waitsburg Post Office, Sarah Putnam now heads to Prescott. Last Wednesday was Putnam's last day in the 'burg... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    March 10, 2022

Surplus nearly finished for City Hall, pocket park

WAITSBURG-Since accepting bids for two properties on Main Street last month, the city sees the surplus process coming to an end by the March City Council meeting. The sale of 124 Main Street, the lot...


Hopeless and Hopeful in Waitsburg

These past few weeks have been heart-wrenching. The feelings of grief, sadness, anger, and hopelessness are all swirling within me as I watch this dreadful war unfold in Ukraine. My paternal...


How to help the people of Ukraine

Ukraine—The Russian military invasion of Ukraine has caused a fast-moving and dangerous humanitarian crisis. As the Russian troops have moved into the country, it has become clear that civilians are being targeted. The people of Ukraine have been... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    March 10, 2022

The Wrestler's Daughter takes over the Royal Block

WAITSBURG-It was a full house on Saturday night at the Royal Block, when a crowd of more than 30 gathered for a book reading by local author Markeeta Little Wolf's from her new book, The Wrestler's...



Ten Years Ago March 8, 2012 The newest addition to Dayton City Council, Arthur Hall, was appointed by a unanimous vote on Monday, Feb. 27. When Hall moved to Dayton in February 2010, he said he had...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 10, 2022

Chicken Marsala

At the age of 29 I moved to New York City on a whim. Not to sound dramatic, but the year that followed was truly the best of times and the absolute worst of times. On nights when I felt completely...


Job and Career Fair at Waitsburg High

Students at Waitsburg High School attended a Career and Job Fair on Tuesday, March 8. Students met with various presenters, including Walla Walla Community College, Washington State University...


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