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Articles from the April 18, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Couple wins fight to save home but suffers devastating losses

WAITSBURG-While most of Waitsburg is heaving a collective sigh of relief at having been bypassed by the heavy flooding that hit several not-so-far-away communities, not everyone was so lucky. Les and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Commissioners address rights in response to Judge Gallina arrest

Update: The below article was posted on The Times website on April 11, following last week's press deadline. Since the time of the original article, Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina was formally...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Dayton School District prepares for staff cuts

DAYTON—Like dozens of rural districts across the state, the Dayton School District is scrambling to build a budget based on worse-case scenarios in the face of uncertain state funding. At an April...

 

Waitsburg Welding Works

Pam Goucher stopped by The Times office with this photo she found and thought would be fun to share with The Times' readers. The words Waitsburg Welding Works are written across the tank with the...

 

Whitman Mission holds Junior Ranger Days

WALLA WALLA—Whitman Mission National Historic site will celebrate National Park Week with two Junior Ranger Days, Sat. and Sun., April 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Park Rangers will hold children’s activities at the visitor center and a...

 

Providence Southgate Medical Park Open House, April 24

WALLA WALLA—Providence Outpatient Rehabilitation and Providence St. Mary Foundation will host an open house at their new locations in the main building at the Providence Southgate Medical Park, 1025 S. Second Ave., April 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. The...

 

Pioneer Portraits April 18

Ten Years Ago April 23, 2009 Photo caption: A member of the Waitsburg HS FFA Austin Beasley , the son of Ken Beasley and Pam Nolan-Beasley of Waitsburg was selected to receive a Chore Time grant in...

 

WWCSO PRESS BOARD

March 30 Deputies responded to a burglary on Taggart Road in Waitsburg....

 

Events

Easter cantata DAYTON—The Easter Cantata (musical choir presentation) “Christ is Risen Indeed” will be shared by the Dayton United Brethren Church choir this Sunday,April 21 at 10:45a.m. The church is located at 1106 S. 4th, Dayton.  All...

 

Club Notes

Monthly Meeting Minutes 4/10/2019 Meeting called to order at 6:40 pm. Old Business More demonstrations were done this month: Braeden White “Artificial Insemination” This year, a state judge will be visiting us at the fair. The judge will be...

 

Birthdays

April 19: Stephanie Hinchliffe, Ross Hamann, Bruce Abbey, Frank Brown, Jon Cano and Sabrina, Leslie Lambert, and Chandler Savage. April 20: Chris Shaffer, Verla Bushnell, Doris Huffman, Scott Unholz, Mark Leroue, Elisha James, and Elizabeth...

 

School Lunch Menu

Friday, 19 B: Pancake on a Stick L: Uncristables, Chips, Baby Carrots, Cucumbers, Applesauce Monday, 22 B: Scrambled Eggs & Sausage L: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Caluiflower, Fruit Cocktail Tuesday, 23 B: Biscuit & Gravy L: Bean & Cheese Burrito,...

 

Classifieds

LEGAL ASSISTANT and VICTIM/WITNESS ADVOCATE The Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for a unique full-time position as Legal Assistant and Victim/Witness Advocate. 40% of the workload consists of communication with...

 

Retrieving Ocean Trash Is Only First Step

People across our planet are increasingly aware of the growing amounts of trash floating in our oceans. While we are finding new ways to collect it, the more vexing problem is what to do with it. The...

 

Recognize and Appreciate your local dispatch professionals

Although there is only one week each year when the nation takes time to “officially” recognize Public Safety dispatchers, I just wanted to share with you my appreciation for the hard work, skill, dedication, caring and compassion that is just...

 

CORRECTION:

In the April 4, 2019 article on the CCHS materials management Intalere award, CCHS PurchasingManager Chris Davis was incorrectly listed as Chris Dave....

 

Easter marks the 140th anniversary of Waitsburg Christian Church

This Easter, April 21, marks the 140th anniversary of the formation of the Christian Church of Waitsburg. The State of Washington recognizes the formation as Jan 21, 1880, but it is April 21, 1879, th...

 

Community Easter Events

Waitsburg Easter Egg Hunt Preston Park, Waitsburg Sat., April 20 10 a.m. Prizes, candy, lots of eggs and the Easter bunny. Sponsored by the Waitsburg Grange #1, E-Lyn Farms and the Waitsburg Commercial Club. Dayton Community Easter Egg Hunt Dayton...

 

Several local fundraisers are underway

Community members don't need to look far to support local groups and organizations. Below are some of the fundraisers currently underway. Waitsburg FFA Members are getting ready for the State FFA...

 

Cheers

Random acts of kindness can make anyone's day. I was at the St Mary's cafeteria, getting dinner before a meeting. A doctor was behind me. I was waiting for my salad to be weighed but stepped aside so...

 

Cultural Night

Exchange students from Yamate High School in Yokohama, Japan arrived to stay with Dayton host families last week. On Monday evening, students shared their culture with students and community members...

 

Celebration Days Parade Marshal Nominations Requested

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Celebration Days parade committee is currently accepting nominations for 2019 parade marshal(s). To nominate an individual or family that has made significant contributions to Waitsburg or has been involved with the Days...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    April 18, 2019

At the finish line

WAITSBURG-The tail end of the Tour of Walla Walla came whirring through Waitsburg Sunday. Athletes tackled high winds and adverse road conditions while spectators enjoyed the bright day bundled up...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Discover Dayton's Diversity

DAYTON—The catch phrase, “Discover Dayton’s Diversity,” will be used in the City’s comprehensive plan and Boe Stevenson of Boe Designs created a corresponding graphic. Phrase development...

 

Community is invited to Dayton Dispatch Open House, April 19

DAYTON-Columbia County Emergency Management will celebrate National 911 Telecommunicators Week with an Open House on Fri., April 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to tour the dispatch...

 

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