Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    May 9, 2019

Capital budget allocates over $30 million to the 16th District

OLYMPIA— A $456,000 allocation to the Taggart Road Waterline Project and an $80,000 allocation to The Club after-school-program in Dayton were among projects approved for the 16th Legislative District in the capital budget passed by Washington...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 9, 2019

Mark Pickel is new Waitsburg School District Superintendent

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board announced the selection of Garrison Middle Assistant School Principal Mark Pickel as the new District superintendent and elementary school principal on May 1....

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Rib Feed 2019

The Waitsburg Lions Club pulled off another successful rib feed last weekend. Approximately 800 tickets were sold and 1100 pounds of ribs were grilled and served. All funds are returned to the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 9, 2019

Waitsburg Celebration Days is May 17-19

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee has been working for months to organize the city’s annual Celebration Days festivities, which run May 17-19. The three-day event, held the third weekend in May, was organized as a placeholder...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Blast from the past

Former Waitsburg resident Sally Baker (daughter of Berger and Bettie Chase and wife of Glenn Baker) sent in a helpful response to the Welding Works photo that ran in the April 18 edition of The...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 14, 2009 Morgan Baker, a senior at Waitsburg High School, has been named one of four finalists of Male Athlete of the Year at the 33rd Annual Blue Mountain Youth Awards, which will...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

May 4 Theft: A man was arrested for theft in the 500 block of Taggart Road in Waitsburg. May 3 Warrant Service: Subject was arrested on a DOC warrant in the 100 block of Coppei Ave. in Waitsburg. May 1 Theft: Deputies investigated a reported theft...

 

Waitsburg Preschool/Kindergarten Registration is May 20-23

WAITSBURG—Children who turn 5 on, or before Aug.31, 2019 and live within the Waitsburg School District boundaries are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Children who turn 3 on or before Aug. 31, 2019 are eligible to register for...

 

Float riders needed

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Alumni Association is looking for WHS graduates willing to ride in the alumni float in the Celebration Days parade. Any alumni willing to walk or ride on the float should gather at the float at the staging area before the...

 

Lewis-Clark Walk is May 14

DAYTON—Dayton’s annual Lewis-Clark Walk will take place on Tues., May 14 this year. Participants will depart from the Historic Dayton Depot (222 E. Commercial Ave.) at 5:30 p.m. and walk to the Lewis-Clark Patit Creek Campsite, approximately...

 

BIRTHDAYS

May 10: Walter Vennum, Mary Davis, Kristin Mock, Peggy Hall, and Justin Zuger. May 11: Evelyn Ladd, Vance Price, Donna Hempel, Lynda Patton, Liv Leid, Ronald Leinbach and Melissa Ferrians. May 12: Katy Leid, Erin Dutton, Kazmira Grende, Jonathan...

 

Waitsburg School Menus

Friday, 10 B: Pancake on a Stick L: Uncrustables, Chips, Baby Carrots, Cucumbers, Watermelon Monday, 13 B: Omelet & Bagel L: Hot Ham & Cheese, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Apples Tuesday, 14 B: Biscuit & Gravy L: Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy, Mashed...

 

CLASSIFIEDS

The Town of Starbuck is accepting applications for the town’s maintenance position. For more information or a job description; please contact Mayor Richard Ells,509-399-2022 or Jan Ells, 509-399-2100 or e-mail townofstarbuck@gmail.com _____...

 

New Montana law aims to keep people in their homes

Montana’s legislature took the unusual step of exempting older, less-valued mobile homes from property tax as a way to stem homelessness. The bipartisan legislation, which Gov. Steve Bullock signed into law last week, aims to keep people in their...

 

May Flood Control Zone District and Comp Plan District Open Houses Scheduled

COLUMBIA COUNTY—Meeting have been scheduled through the Month of May to discuss a proposed Flood Control Zone District and to wrap up the Dayton, Starbuck and Columbia County comprehensive plan updates. Columbia Comprehensive Plan Wrap-up Open Hous...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

POMEROY—The next Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held at the Pataha Flour Mill, located on 50 Hutchens Hill Rd. in Pataha, Wash., on May 15 at 11:30 a.m. Mountain climber and world traveler Shirley Mozena, from Vancouver, Wash.,...

 

Correction

Eulalie Shreck, who recently retired from her volunteer greeter position at Dayton General Hospital, was incorrectly listed as being 94 years of age in last week’s issue of The Times. In fact, Eulalie’s service is even more impressive, as she...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Otterson's Celebrate 60th Anniversary

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg residents Nancy and Jack Otterson will celebrate their 60th anniversary on May 9. The couple will honor the milestone with a family celebration in Depoe Bay, Ore. in July. Both...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Mahre - Elsey United in Marriage

WAITSBURG-Erin (Mahre) Elsey and Jeremy Elsey were married at the Waitsburg Christian Church on April 18, 2019 in front of immediate family and close friends. A reception is planned for later...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Lexus Benson receives Rotary Club Scholarship

WAITSBURG—On Thurs., May 02, 2019 Lexus Benson, a senior at Waitsburg High School, received the $1,000 Rotary Club of Walla Walla High School Scholarship. Lexus was chosen by the staff of Waitsburg...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Dayton Middle School Students of the Month

April middle school students of the month....

 

Cheers!

**Cheers! to David Long for replacing the door of the Blessing Box outside the Waitsburg Christian Church **Cheers! to Lupe Cardenas for his ongoing care and maintenance of The Green Giant outside of...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Dayton Memorial Library Activities

Discovery Kids - 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday A new, revamped and improved interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn with our Flash the Sloth. Open VR - 10:15am to 4:45pm - Every Friday By...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 9, 2019

The local who's who of pulp

COLUMBIA COUNTY-With all the media attention surrounding the innovative Columbia Pulp mill, which is preparing to open near Starbuck at Lyons Ferry this spring, it would be challenging to find a...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Retirement recognition

Waitsburg School District staff celebrated the retirement of teachers Nancy Bickelhaupt, Jim Leid and Maddie Martin at a celebration in Bickelhaupt's classroom last Friday. Bickelhaupt was...

 

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