Articles from the March 31, 2016 edition

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Huntin' and Hidin'

Three-year-old Joshua Magana gives his egg-gathering strategy some serious thought during last Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt at Waitsburg's City Park....

 

Past Court Royalty Sought for WCD Parade

WAITSBURG – Due to conflicts with sports and a lack of applicants, Waitsburg Celebration Days does not have a royalty court at this time. Instead, the Celebration Days Committee has planned something extra-special for the Celebration Days Parade...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    March 31, 2016

Legislature's Budget Battle Continues

WAITSBURG – State Representatives Terry Nealey and Maureen Walsh stopped by The Times' office last week to discuss the on-going 2016 legislative session and some of the sticking points that are...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 31, 2016

Construction Manager Hired for Hospital Project

DAYTON-At their meeting last week, the Columbia County Hospital District commissioners gave the go-ahead for Jeff Jurgensen, from OAC Construction Management Services in Spokane, to move forward as...

 

Richard and Julie (Mings) Berg

Rich and Julie Berg passed away within a week of each other last month in Everett, Wash. Julie Mings was the daughter of Cecil and Lena Mings of Dayton. Rich was the son of Evelyn and Vernon Berg of Lowden. Rich and Julie are survived by their...

 

Italian Delights YoungLife/Wyldlife Fundraiser

WAITSBURG – An Italian Delights spaghetti dinner will be held Sun., April 17 to help raise funds for local kids to attend YoungLife and Wyldlife camps. Seatings are available at 5p.m., 6:15p.m., and 7 p.m. Dinner is by donation. For reservations,...

 

Eastern Star Recognizes Local Businesses

WAITSBURG – In 2008, Mayor Markeeta Little Wolf proclaimed March 15th, forever and after, to be Waitsburg Eastern Star Day. It has become the custom since, for Eastern Star members to take cookies...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 31, 2016

Ten Years Ago April 6, 2016 Many years ago, too many to count but not enough to care, a Times reporter was motoring past the Huntsville Airport and witnessed a rectangular white object fluttered down out of the sky. Upon further investigation, the...

 

Voter Registration Available

WAITSBURG – A community voter registration table will be available at the Waitsburg Elementary School from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday during school conferences. It is a presidential election year and every vote counts....

 

Court News - March 16, 2016

Sentencings/Resolutions Austin Michael Kimmons, 19; pled guilty to two counts of possession of a stolen firearm. A third, possession of marijuana charge, was dropped. As a first time offender Kimmons was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 30 days...

 

Birthdays - Week of March 31

April 1: Nicole Baker, Mark Clifton, Lawrence Fullerton, Joe Cyr, John DuPree, Lynn Mantz-Powers, Caleb Leisure, Dan Henze, Corinne Kenney Hartley, Angela Rohde and Eric Rohlfing. April 2: Dan Butler, Bill Butler, Kay Hawks, Sandra Nogle, Dawn...

 

Tenor of Race Leaves Some Republicans Ashamed

Back in the fall, when Donald Trump dubbed Jeb Bush “low energy,” Carlos Gimenez grew a little concerned. By last month, when Marco Rubio and Trump engaged in childish name calling, the Republican mayor of Miami-Dade County thought the GOP...

 

Election Choices are Important

Dear Editor, Those running for national office could learn much about civility and actually answering constituent questions from candidates for Waitsburg mayor and city council. At the candidate forum held March 25 at The Q, the candidates stated...

 

Google Suite Workshop

WAITSBURG – Joe Jacobs from the Small Business Administration will hold a workshop on Google Suite for Waitsburg Commercial Club members on Tues., April 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at The Q Wood Fired Grill in Waitsburg. The workshop will include a...

 

Upcoming Tire Recycling Events

WALLA WALLA – Three Tire Recycling Amnesty Events have been scheduled for all Walla Walla County residents. Events will be held Sat. and Sun., May 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (unless trucks fill to capacity) at Walla Walla County’s gravel...

 

Plastics Recycling at Best Western Plus

DAYTON – In celebration of Earth Day, Dayton’s Best Western Plus has once again placed a 20-yard bin in the back parking lot of the hotel. The goal is to fill the bin with plastic bottles by Earth Day on April 22. Plastics must be rinsed and...

 

First Thursday Concert

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Valley Academy Praise Ringers and Singers will be performing for the First Thursday concert, April 7, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (323 Catherine St, Walla Walla). The free concert is from 12:15-12:45 p.m....

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

POMEROY – The April Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held at the Pataha Flour Mill (50 Hutchens Rd., Pomeroy), on April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is $10 and will be catered by the Pataha staff. This month’s speaker is...

 

HASA Carnival Brings in $3,000

WAITSBURG – A very successful Waitsburg Home and School Carnival, held at the Waitsburg Elementary School on March 25, brought in nearly $3,000, according to HASA President Jamie Gleason. Community members turned out in force to work the event,...

 

Showing 'em How it's done

The weather was cooperative as parents of tiny tots offered egg-hunting advice and took plenty of photos at last Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt in Waitsburg's Preston Park. The annual hunt is a joint...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 31, 2016

Promising Start for After School Program

DAYTON-You have heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child, and this is true for 48 students in the Dayton School District who were enrolled in the after school pilot program during...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 31, 2016

Waitsburg Windows of Art

WAITSBURG – Art lovers from across the valley gathered in the new Ten Ton Press building on Waitsburg's Main Street to welcome Seattle Artist David Allison at an artist's reception on Saturday...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 31, 2016

Melanie Wilkinson will Open "Fancy Treasures"

WALLA WALLA – Nothing New Antiques may look the same from the outside, but a few things have changed on the inside. Owners Lupe and Sandra Torres have been looking to retire from operating the...

 

Waitsburg Candidates' Forum

Nearly 30 people showed up Thursday for a candidates' forum put on by the Waitsburg Commercial Club at The Q restaurant. The forum, moderated by Jim Davison, allowed the three candidates for mayor...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    March 31, 2016

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Double-Header with Prescott 10-7, 16-2

DAYTON – After spotting the Prescott Tigers four runs in the top of the first inning of the first game, the Dayton Lady Bulldogs fought back to take a 10-7 win on the way to a sweep on Saturday. Pre...

 

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