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Articles from the April 4, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Waitsburg council remains unchanged

WAITSBURG—Preliminary election results for Waitsburg’s mayor and city council members were tallied Tuesday night. With a total of 275 votes cast, the current Waitsburg City Council remains intact at this point. The election will be certified on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Waitsburg School District superintendent accepts position in Olympia

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg School District Superintendent Dr. Jon Mishra has accepted a position with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) when he exits his position in Waitsburg at the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 4, 2019

Repowering planned for Marengo wind turbines

DAYTON-PacifiCorp is investing $3.5 billion to build four new wind projects and upgrade its Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington wind fleet. The upgrade includes "repowering" the 78 wind turbines at...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Fort Walla Walla Museum kicks off Living History programs

WALLA WALLA-The Fort Walla Walla Museum will highlight the life of Washington florist, park-builder and poet Charles W. Phillips in a Living History presentation on Sun., April 7. The program begins...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago April 9.2009 An interesting new exhibit at the Dayton Historic Depot presents photos of early Columbia County schools plus many artifacts and memorabilia from school days of the past. The Washington Rural Heritage Project provided grant...

 

Kudos!

Longtime Touchet Valley Golf Club member Clint Atteberry was both pleased and surprised to make a hole-in-one on his first golf round of the season on Sunday, March 31. According to Bill Ayotte, who...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

Report of shop entered and multiple tools and a safe taken in the 200 block of Murphy Street, Waitsburg. The burglary is reported to have taken place between 2200 and 0500. Shop door was left open and no forced entry was discovere...

 

Superintendent interview panel applications being accepted

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District is accepting applications for individuals to sit on the Superintendent Search Interview Observer Panel. The board plans to select approximately 12 community members, representing a cross-section demographics...

 

Distracted driving patrols increase March 28-April 14

WALLA WALLA County—More than 150 agencies in Walla Walla County and around the state will step up distracted driving patrols March 28-April 14. It is illegal for drivers to hold cell phones, access information or watch videos while they are...

 

Edward R. Larsen

WAITSBURG —Edward Roy Larsen, 79, died March 27, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla....

 

CORRECTION

The Dayton Eagles Auxiliary would like to apologize for inadvertantly omitting Banner Bank off of the list of sponsors that donated to the Jimmy Durante fundraiser....

 

BIRTHDAYS

April 5: David Smith, Ray Jeremiah, Frank Williams, Frances Allion, Susan Syferd, Jessica Meier and Rob Fry. April 6: Dane Kiefel. April 7: Griffen Hinchliffe, J. W. Clayton, Carla Gritman and Jo Polumsky. April 8: Rita Green, Harlan Hulce, Lori...

 

Cheers!

** A small gesture yet a huge impact for me. A while ago, at Macy’s, I was asked for my ID. It always is a struggle for me to get my driver’s license out of its compartment as the fit is tight. Finally, I got it out and she said, let me add this...

 

Inconvenient truth about batteries

By Don C. Brunell Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse as the world shifts to electric vehicles. Everyday-green.com reports...

 

The nation came together for a good cause and it made a difference

We face a lot of division in America today, but there is a movement underway to build a more inclusive, united and tolerant nation. This movement is made up of individuals of different ages, different genders, different races and different political...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 4, 2019

Retail garden nursery planned for Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-Beginning on April 19 the Blue Mountain Station Co-op will be open on Tues. through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p. m., said Patricia Sacha, the manager of the Co-op market. Sacha said on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

AgForestry Leadership is accepting applications

Washington State-Applications are being accepted for the AgForestry Leadership Class 42 now through April 30. The 18-month program consists of 11 seminars throughout Washington State, one week...

 

Fort Walla Walla Museum Open House

WALLA WALLA—Admission to the Fort Walla Walla will be free on Sun., April 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for the museum Open House. This is a chance for area residents to see what is new at the old fort. The museum boasts five exhibit halls and a...

 

Rooks Park opens to vehicle traffic

WALLA WALLA— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff opened Rooks Park’s gates to vehicle traffic today, April 1, according to Walla Walla District operations officials at the Mill Creek Project. Rooks Park is located on Mill Creek Road about one...

 

Bluewood Open weekend of April 6,7

DAYTON—Ski Bluewood will be open on Sat. and Sun., April 6 and 7, but not on the prior Thursday and Friday. Bluewood is partnering with Ranch & Home to honor veterans and active military with a special discount. Lift tickets and rentals are $25...

 

Love Heals Free Clinic, April 18-19

WALLA WALLA-A free two-day dental, vision and medical clinic will be at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds on April 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Professionals will be available to help with...

 

Dayton Kiwanis March Update

The Dayton Kiwanis assisted the local Lions Club with their Crab Dinner in early March. The Lions helped us with our annual Turkey Bingo event last November and we helped them with their Crab Dinner. Our club is actively connecting with the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Local author Ann McCambridge publishes her first novel

WAITSBURG-It was five years in the making, but Waitsburg local, Ann McCambridge, can finally hold the fruits of her labor in her hands. McCambridge's first novel, Graceful Warrior, was released in...

 

What's Your Favorite Book?

With National Library Week being April 7-13, The Times asked locals to share a few of their favorite reads. Lynn Carpenter: "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson and "Grapes of Wrath" is a favorite classic. Matt Oakley: "Game of Thrones" series by...

 

New at the libraries

Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed noon -1 p.m.) Sat. 10 a.m. - noon Storytime: Mon. 10:30 a.m "The Silent Patient," by Alex...

 

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