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Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    May 19, 2022

Waitsburg Celebration Days brings ATVs, classic cars, and live music

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with the ATV Sunset Cruise WAITSBURG-The third weekend of May is here, and after two years of cancellations, Waitsburg Celebration Days is back and bigger than...

 By Michele Smith    News    May 19, 2022

Childcare facility task force moving ahead with a public meeting

DAYTON-The committee on the task force looking into developing a childcare facility and early learning center in Dayton will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more at a meeting on... Full story


Waitsburg FFA celebrates 90th Anniversary at annual banquet

WAITSBURG—On May 25th, The Waitsburg FFA will be holding their FFA Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m, in the Waitsburg Elementary Multipurpose Room. “This year will be our 90th anniversary for Waitsburg FFA. The FFA chapter was founded in 1931 (the... Full story


Local Group Launches Political Action Committee

DAYTON— A group of citizens in Dayton has launched a Political Action Committee to raise money to support candidates in local elections, and to raise awareness of local issues. The PAC is called... Full story


What's next Columbia County?

To the editor: What is happening to the formerly friendly and welcoming Columbia County? After various new members of our community government were sworn into office last January many beneficial, well-researched and planned projects were halted.... Full story


Camp Wooten volunteers needed

TOUCHET VALLEY—Sixth graders in the Touchet Valley are just a couple of weeks away from the annual trip to Camp Wooten, nestled in the Blue Mountains. Parent volunteers are needed as cabin chaperones, in order to make the experience possible for...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 19, 2022

Affordable housing concerns presented to Port

DAYTON- The Port of Columbia held its regular meeting at 5 p.m., May 11, 2022. All commissioners were present, Genie Crowe, Johnny Watts, and Seth Bryan. Port Director Jennie Dickinson was also present in person. Members of the public attended both...


Fifteen Dayton, Waitsburg and Prescott Students Receive Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarships

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarship recipients for 2022‐2023. The generosity of lifetime Waitsburg farmers Rasty and Nona Ketcherside provide 15 Dayton,... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 19, 2022

Dayton wastewater treatment project stalled again

Land purchase voted down in split city council vote. DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held a regular meeting at 6 p.m., May 10, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Misty Yost, Teeny McMunn, Dain Nysoe, Kyle Anderson, and Tyler (Tiger)... Full story

 By The Times    News Briefs    May 19, 2022

Jeff Strickler Running for State Representative Position 1

WALLA WALLA-On May 16, 2022, Jeff Strickler announced his campaign for State Representative Position 1 in the 16th Legislative District as a Democrat. A resident of Walla Walla since 2010, Strickler... Full story


Pagan's OMG Members Plead Guilty

GEORGIA—In September of 2021, Umatilla County residents Dustin Wendelin and Charles Montgomery were arrested on warrants from Georgia for assault and gang charges. Wendelin was detained at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary, his place of employment...


Historic Waitsburg Barn Gets Grant for Restoration

WAITSBURG-I was fortunate to move to the Waitsburg area in 2016 and my move was entirely because of a barn. That barn will be getting some much-needed restoration work, thanks in part to grant...


Royal Block Reading Series presents John Martin

WAITSBURG-The Royal Block Reading Series invites the public for a reading by Walla Walla author John Martin on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Martin will read from his 2017 poetry collection "Hold...


Waitsburg's ArtGarden

WAITSBURG-Have you ever noticed the cutest Quonset hut in Waitsburg? It will be hard to miss these days having gone through a spring makeover. Owner Karen Gregutt has designed a cheerful indoor and... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    May 19, 2022

DW Wolfpack Sports

Hankins Pitches Shut-outPitcher Jarod Hankins struck out five batters as the DW middle school baseball team beat Columbia Burbank 12-0 on Tuesday, May 10.  The Wolfpack had 18 hits with Isaias Reyes...


My Songs

While playing tennis and chasing tennis balls at Waitsburg High School, a song from “My Fair Lady” played through my head. “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” became “Why can’t a...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    May 19, 2022

PG's Wine of the Week

Force Majeure is one of the most important producers in Washington yet remains under the radar for most wine drinkers. Now relocated to just outside the western boundary of the Rocks District, it's...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 19, 2022

T-ball in Waitsburg

Coach Gabe Kiefel giving sage advice to the budding athletes.... Full story


First Annual Mother and Son Dodge Ball was a big hit

The Dayton Elementary PTSO hosted a Mom and Son Dodgeball Event for the Dayton and Waitsburg school districts. Four brackets, K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th and a bonus "Staff Off" kept the...



Ten Years Ago May 17, 2012 [Photo Caption] Waitsburg resident Bert Baxter is ready to show off his 1961 Ranchero Falcon at the fifth annual auto show in Preston Park this Saturday. The auto show and...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 19, 2022

Spring Green Quiche

The days are finally warming up, waking up our vegetable patch with a fresh batch of delicate sprouts and young shoots. A lovely sight as we anticipate the delicious harvests to come. My kitchen herb...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 19, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

What started as a rainy Saturday morning turned into a sunny afternoon for the Walla Walla Ducky Derby and the Return to the River Salmon Festival. The 25th Annual Ducky Derby, a fundraiser for child...


The Waitsburg community Yard sale is coming.

WAITSBURG-Time to send The Times your yard sale information to be included on the official Community Yard sale Map. The map will be printed in The Times June 2 edition, on The Times Website, and on... Full story


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