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Articles from the March 12, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    March 12, 2020

Waitsburg Commercial Club sees leadership change

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Commercial Club has been under Joy Smith's leadership for nearly eight years. Last Thursday, Smith handed the reins off to Jamie McMillen-Smit, the owner of the Waitsburg...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 12, 2020

Washington Department of Health Guidelines for COVID-19

The Department of Health (DOH) advises taking the same preventative measures as those for the prevention of viruses during the regular cold and flu season, with the following guidelines: The most...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 12, 2020

Health District has steps in place to deal with the novel coronavirus

DAYTON-Public Health Director Martha Lanman told the county commissioners on Monday that steps are in place to deal with a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Columbia County, and that her department is...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 12, 2020

Focus on Business: Jasper Mountain Window Cleaning

WAITSBURG—Have you ever walked down Main Street in Waitsburg and admired your reflection in a business' windows? If you nodded yes, you probably have Tim Warehime, the owner of Jasper Mountain...

 

Time to recognize Waitsburgs outstanding citizens

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Commercial Club is now accepting nominations for Employee of the Year, Business of the Year and Community Service Awards. Please bring your letters of recommendation to Blush Salon, 214 Main St or Waitsburg Grocery, 200...

 

Brix & Brew Rescheduled

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber's Brix & Brew fundraising auction has been postponed to May 8 due to health concerns regarding COVID-19. Tickets previously purchased will be honored on May 8, or refunded....

 

Community meeting

WAITSBURG—Local citizen, Leroy Cunningham, arranged for a community meeting to discuss the current and potential impact of COVID-19 in our area. The meeting, held March 5 at Ten Ton Coffee, included concerned citizens as well as representives from...

 

Happy Birthday!

March 12: Cherie Kurth, David Donnelly, Ben and Bill Brown, Susan Webber, Jimmie Young, Walt Warehime, Elizabeth Abbey, Teresa Johnson and Lory Duckworth. March 13: Corey Puckett, Susan Watson, Kathy...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

February 19 The reporting party came into the Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary and theft to her storage unit in the 700 block of Waitsburg sometime in July of 2019. Waitsburg, WA February 26 Subject at an address in the 800 block of Mojonnier...

 

Inslee announces support for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of state policies today to support workers and businesses financially impacted by COVID-19 on March 10. The governor and Suzi LeVine, commissioner of the...

 

Inslee issues new rules to protect older adults in nursing homes, living facilities

Gov. Jay Inslee announced new rules on Tuesday, March 10, around nursing homes and assisted living facilities that focus on better protecting older adults – a population more likely to be hit by...

 

Edward "Ed" Harri, Jr.

Edward (Ed) Harri Jr. passed away in Salem, OR on March 1, 2020. Ed was born to Dr. Edward and Elsa Harri, in Duluth, MN on July 8, 1946, to Edward and Elsa Harri. The family moved shortly...

 

"Andy" Anderson

Dariel "Andy" Lovett Anderson, 91, died on Feb. 28, 2020 at his home in Dayton, WA with his family nearby. Andy was born May 23, 1928 in Dayton, WA to Gladys (McHargue) and Clarence Lovett Anderson....

 

Waitsburg School Board selects new member

WAITSBURG—At a special meeting on Thursday, March 5, the Waitsburg School Board interviewed an applicant for the vacant District 1 seat. The board voted unanimously to appoint Sarah Boudrieau to...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    March 12, 2020

Columbia-Walla Walla Fire district #2 commissioners meet

The Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District #2 held their monthly meeting last Wednesday. Topics on the agenda included the hiring of a designer for a new, more user friendly website for the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 12, 2020

Columbia County Hospital District update

DAYTON—During the February meeting of the Hospital District commissioners, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire said John McLean of Blue Room Architecture in Spokane has submitted the...

 

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 20-4-00036-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: ALMA J. STONE, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been...

 

Recyling revival

A recent interview in The Waitsburg Times with Markeeta Little Wolf, managed to simultaneously inspire and embarrass me. It was a reminder of just how complacent I have become with recycling since mov...

 

Out & About: The Avett Brothers in the Dominican Republic

Have you ever had a song grab you by the ears? I remember the moment I first heard the North Carolina group The Avett Brothers, (TAB) on a dark Thursday night in November listening to DJ Greg Vandy's...

 

Talk about art

Money and time. Most people wish they had more of both. Rare is the person who feels they have adequate amounts of each. But as important and necessary as money and time are, there are two elements...

 

All-league basketball selections announced for the EWAC East

The Eastern Washington Athletic Conference, which is at the 2B classification level, announced its all-league selections for its East Division. The Dayton-Waitsburg girls received three selections....

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 12, 2020

Mariners fans will need to be patient with retooled team

Even a die-hard Mariners fan may want to buy a baseball program this year. Between the trades made at last season’s trade deadline, Mariner free agents that were not re-signed, and the pitchers the...

 

Sportsmanship shown by the area teams restores enjoyment of basketball

As adults we sometimes get way too involved in our kid's athletic events. I know I have fallen down that rabbit hole a few times with my own kids and now again recently with my semi-adopted kids, the...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    News    March 12, 2020

Dayton School Board examines grad requirements, coronavirus, and the mascot issue

A normally low-key Dayton School Board meeting took a turn for the serious Wednesday Mar. 4 when talk of the coronavirus and the naming of the Dayton-Waitsburg athletic combine mascot came up after not being on the initial agenda. With it being the...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 17, 2011 •[Photo caption] The months-long logistical project for the components of the Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project in Garfield County has begun. Here, a transport of a nacelle makes its way through Waitsburg on...

 

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