Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 16, 2023

High School Track Athletes Gain Insight at First Meet

DW COMBINE- On Saturday, March 11, DW high school track team members attended the season's first meet at the Walla Walla Jamboree at WaHi's Klicker Track. The jamboree gave tracksters the first...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 16, 2023

David Woods named Waitsburg Superintendent/Elementary Principal

UPDATE WAITSBURG-After interviews with staff and community members held on March 13, the Waitsburg School Board of Directors voted to offer the superintendent and elementary principal position to Davi... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    March 16, 2023

Port discusses Comp plan at workshop

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting on March 8, 2023, at the port’s conference room and on Zoom. Commissioners Genie Crowe and Seth Bryan were present, and Johnny Watts attended using Zoom. Executive Director...



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),...


Walla Walla hires deputy city manager

WALLA WALLA­—The city of Walla Walla hires Robert “Bob Francis as deputy city manager and director of the Support Services Department. He will begin his employment with the city on April 3, 2023. Before coming to Walla Walla, Francis worked as...


Into the light

To the editor: I have been struggling a little these last few days. I had an attack of ego the other day that I am still trying to get right sized. I recognized it quickly and started measures to alter course. But more troubling is the constant barra... Full story

 By Frank McKinney    News    March 16, 2023

12th Annual Walla Walla Guitarfest

WALLA WALLA-Spring officially arrives on March 20, but the 12th Annual Walla Walla Guitarfest on March 10 through 12 gave audiences in eastern Washington an opportunity to shake off the winter blues... Full story


Walla Walla Symphony performs an evening of opera

WALLA WALLA – On Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall at Whitman College, experience an evening of Romantic-era opera. Soprano Sarah Marie Kramer and tenor Cameron Schutza will perform...


Wildhorse Foundation's quarterly grants hits record amount

PENDLETON – The Wildhorse Foundation, a community fund established by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), announced their grant awards for the fourth quarter of... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 16, 2023

Waitsburg Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting

WAITSBURG- This week, the Waitsburg Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting on March 21, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Weller Public Library. Anyone interested in learning, preserving, or...


Grants available for Columbia County, surrounding area NonProfits

DAYTON – Starting on March 10, the Warren Community Action fund will accept grant applications from nonprofit and charitable organizations serving Columbia County and the surrounding area,...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 16, 2023

HS Softball Team Starts Their Season March 18

DW Combine-Head Coach Carly Benavides is in her fourth year of coaching softball for the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack. She is excited about the turnout this year, especially the number of returning...


High School Baseball Building on Progress

DW COMBINE-Building on the progress the young men made last season is an expectation of Coach Greg Crenshaw as he prepares for the upcoming baseball season. Crenshaw, assistant coach Joe Greer, and...

 By Karen Huwe    News    March 16, 2023

Waitsburg invites high school students to College and Career Fair

WAITSBURG-High school students from six schools around the area attended the Waitsburg High School College and Career Fair on Thursday, March 9. Seventeen exhibitors were available to speak with...


Black Box 2021 Tart & Tangy Sauvignon Blanc

You'll have to look far and wide to find better deals on decent wine than the 3-liter Black Box offerings.This new California-sourced Sauvignon Blanc replaces and upgrades the previous vintage from...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 16, 2023

Student Athlete Priofile Monte Pettichord is on the way to EOU

WAITSBURG-Monte Pettichord attends Waitsburg High School, Home of the Cardinals, and played his high school sports career with the DW Combine Wolfpack. The senior has signed a letter of intent to...

 By Karen Huwe    News    March 16, 2023

Three March events for Waitsburg FFA

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg FFA members and their advisor Nicole Abel were busy with three events this past week. Four students traveled to Pomeroy on Wednesday, March 8, and competed in Sub District Leadersh...

 By Tom Elstrom    Specials    March 16, 2023

Let's be real

In my pre-trucking days, it’s unlikely I would have crossed paths with Benny. Heading north with produce from California’s Salinas Valley, my comm screen displayed a directive to convey a fellow...


"…And The Times They Are a Changing…."

Do you think there’s any chance that Bob Dylan was singing about Daylight Savings Time? I doubt it, but it’s always a welcome change to have longer days and know that sunnier ones are on their way...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    March 16, 2023

Streaming Review: "Brian and Charles"

"Brian and Charles" Focus Features, streaming on Prime Video. Since "Lost in Space," I have wanted a robot. A company produces replicas of the Robinson family's robot, also known as Robot B9. I just...



Ten Years Ago March 14, 2013 A group of teachers in the Prescott School District has created a scholarship fund in honor of former athletic director Jack Smiley, with the first recipient expected to...


The Friendly Forest

The Times thanks local artist and musician Jimmye Turner for his wonderful weekly comic, There Friendly Forest.... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 16, 2023


As someone who spends a lot of time thinking about food, I am endlessly fascinated by the origin stories of the diverse ingredients used in modern kitchens. For example, how crops which were integral...


Waitsburg School Board will meet to approve new superintendent's contract

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on an employment contract for David Woods as Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. The... Full story


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