Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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Celebration Days Smiles

Photos by Brianna Wray Waitsburg Celebration Days was gifted with a sunny Saturday, the only sunny day, flanked by days of rain, last week. Revelers enjoyed a parade, music, brewfest, ATV poker ride,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 23, 2019

Dayton Days is May 25

Memorial Day weekend kicks off a season of festivities in Dayton with the annual Dayton Days festivities, followed closely by Mule Mania and All Wheels Weekend. Dayton Days, May 25 The annual Main... Full story

 

Lack of lifeguards could result in pool closure

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg city council members wasted no time in responding to news that a lack of lifeguards could result in the City of Waitsburg being unable to open the City Pool this summer. Council member K.C. Kuykendall and Student Representative...

 

4-Hers advance to State with presentions/demonstrations

WALLA WALLA-Four members of Home Grown Go Wild 4-H competed at the Walla Walla County 4-H Extension office for the second time this spring on May 14.  After competing in April and receiving blue...

 

BMCF 2019 Descretionary Grant Program

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Community Foundation is pleased to announce that its Discretionary Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are now available online for local non-profit organizations seeking support. The due date for submission is July 1,...

 

Providence St. Mary receives "A" for safety

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center once again has received an “A,” the highest grade possible, for quality and safety in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 23, 2019

Ten Years Ago May 28, 2009 Photo caption: The Waitsburg-Prescott Boys Track Team hoists its third straight District 9 Championship Trophy overhead at the conclusion of the two-day District 9 meet in Walla Walla last Friday evening. A clear favorite...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

April 30 Burglary: Dispatched to 100 block of N. E St. in Prescott for a possible burglary....

 

Waitsburg Summer Food Program

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District will once again sponsor the Summer Food Program for Children and offer meals free of charge to attending children age 18 and younger. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the Waitsburg Elementary School...

 

National Honor Society Induction

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg will host its first National Honor Society induction ceremony in the Waitsburg High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Mon., June 3. A reception will follow....

 

Free Memorial Day Breakfast

DAYTON—The Dayton American Legion will host a Memorial Day Breakfast on Mon., May 27 from 7-10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 211 E. Clay Street in Dayton. The breakfast is free to all community members, not just service members....

 

Summer reading program sign-ups

WAITSBURG—Kids will want to be sure and visit the Weller Public Library from 3-5 on Thurs., May 30 for free ice cream sundaes and to sign up for the summer reading program. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. The program starts on Mon,...

 

The Club summer program begins June 24

DAYTON—The Club’s summer program, titled “Summer Break @ The Club” will run for six weeks, from June 24 through August 2. The program will operate weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is open to children entering grades K - 5 next school...

 

Birthdays - May 24-30

May 24: Bob Patton, Guy McCaw, Amanda Short, Amanda Higgins and Alexander LeClerc. May 25: Bill Hinchliffe, Holly Foster, Jason Payne, Wes Leid, George J. Robinson, Greg Leid, Abby Grende and Iris Reed. May 26: Hannah Perry, Pam Hermanns, Rob John...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts/Lunches

Friday, 17 B: French Toast L: Pizza, Baby Carrots, Garden Salad, Pineapple Monday, 20 B: Scrambled Eggs & Sausage L: Hamburger ona Bun, Dark Green Leaf Lettuce, Tomato Slice, Oven Friens, Strawberries & Bananas Tuesday, 21 B: Biscuit & Gravy L:...

 

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will...

 

NHS Blood Drive

Waitsburg High School National Honor Society Advisor Liv Leid shared this recently received email from the American Red Cross, regarding the recent NHS blood drive with The Times readers. Dear National Honor Society, Thank you for coordinating the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Lewis & Clark Walk

DAYTON-The annual Lewis & Clark walk departed from the Dayton Historic Depot on May 17, making strides toward community health for the thirteenth consecutive year. Public health nurse Estasia...

 

Election Candidate Filings

WALLA WALLA & COLUMBIA Counties —Filing week for local and state elections closed Fri., May 17. While many are positions were open, only a few resulted in competition. In Columbia County, Michael Paris, Delphine Bailey and Zack Weatherford have...

 

Community-building Spark in the Park event is June 8

PRESCOTT—A group of community leaders, local sponsors and the Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program (STCLP) 2018 Cohort will host the first ever “Spark in the Park” – a family-friendly, fun Touchet Valley community-wide party with a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 23, 2019

Firefighter Focus

As longtime volunteer firefighters are retiring, the local volunteer pool continues to dwindle. With less than 20 active volunteer firefighters and four EMTs, Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 is...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    May 23, 2019

Talk about Art

Not everyone is interested in pursuing a career in science or math, which is fortunate, because if the whole planet were filled with scientists and mathematicians, there would be no artists. "I...

 

Dayton School Board Update

Submitted by Superintendent Doug Johnson Good News in Dayton Schools FFA Ag Issues team placed 3rd at the State Conference Successful Yamate Exchange – 50-year anniversary ECEAP passes Early Achiever Rating Public Comment High School ELA teacher...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 23, 2019

Leena Baker is WHS valedictorian, Loren Negron is salutatorian

WAITSBURG-Fifteen seniors will mark the end of their high school careers with a walk down Kison Court during Waitsburg High School's 122nd commencement ceremony on Fri., May 31 at 8 p.m. A...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Waitsburg Celebration Days 2019

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days brought out all the smiles. Seventy or more antique and vintage cars lined Preston Park Friday evening. The sunset historic ATV cruise departed from the...

 

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