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Articles from the May 26, 2022 edition

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The 2022 Waitsburg Celebration Days Parade brightened town on Saturday

The City of Waitsburg was ready to bring back the festivities of Celebration Days starting with the parade. Some new and some familiar entries made their way down Main Street and through town. And in... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 26, 2022

Students, Board, parents discuss Wolfpack future

. WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board held a regular monthly meeting on May 16 at the Waitsburg Elementary School. All board members, Sarah Boudrieau, Christy House, Stephanie Cole, and Lisa Morrow...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 26, 2022

Athletic combine, Character Strong discussed at Dayton School Board meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held its regular meeting at 6 p.m., May 18, 2022. All Board members, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen, Jeffry McCowen, and Korinda Wallace, were present in the high school auditorium, Superintendent Guy...

 

At the Liberty:"TOP GUN: MAVERICK"

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Whe... Full story

 

Town Hall Meeting on Dayton Wastewater Treatment Issue

DAYTON—A town hall meeting to discuss Dayton’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade project will be held Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. in the Dayton Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. A panel will be on hand to present the history of the upgrade... Full story

 

Concerns over County public health

As of March 1, 2022, the Columbia County Public Health Department has a new director. This director was chosen by the county commissioners over a qualified individual who had been working for the department for 3.5 years and would have loved to... Full story

 

Declaration of Candidacy

I am excited to announce I am running for the position of Walla Walla District Court Part Time Judge. I served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Walla Walla County from 2013 to 2020. In April...

 

Support for previously vetted wastewater project

To the Editor, In the May 19th online edition of the Waitsburg Times, the article titled “Dayton wastewater treatment project stalled again” included three letters that need to be shared to a wider audience. The first was from Cynthia... Full story

 

Walla Walla VA Center to hold Memorial Day service May 26

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center (Walla Walla VA) is holding a VIRTUAL Memorial Day Service on Thursday, May 26 at noon. The event will be streamed LIVE on Walla Walla VA’s Facebook page (www.f... Full story

 

The Club Receives Donation from HomeStreet Bank

DAYTON—The Dayton branch of HomeStreet Bank has donated $5,000 to The Club to support financial assistance for students to attend The Club’s summer program. HomeStreet Bank has been a longtime supporter of The Club’s programs. “We are so...

 

New Major Feature Film Looking for New Faces

LOS ANGELES—The casting team for a new feature film - 1975 Music Therapy Film (Working Title) is announcing a nation-wide casting call. They are looking to cast paid, speaking roles to play various characters in the film. The film’s director is...

 

Columbia County Children's Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

SPOKANE—Nonprofit organizations that serve children in Columbia County are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia County Children’s Fund at Innovia Foundation. Applications close on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The Columbia County...

 

Town of Starbuck Spruces up Historic City Hall

STARBUCK—The Town of Starbuck in Columbia County, Washington recently completed an interior restoration of the Historic City Hall Building following an almost year-long shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Hall was the former Bank of...

 

The Waitsburg community Yard sale is coming. Time to Get your location on our map and poster.

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 social media. Let us help buyers find your sale! Let...

 

Luck of the Duck winners

Winners for the Luck of the Duck Derby held Sunday in Preston Park. The river was running a little too high and too fast for the plucky little rubber ducks to race in. With prizes of up to $300,...

 

Times Traveler

Celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, Bart and Tiffany Baxter brought a copy of The Times on their trip to Alaska....

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 24, 2012 Welcome to all. Dayton's new Pastor Marj Johnson at Dayton's First Congregational Church says that is the no. 1 message she wants to convey. Johnson, who grew up in the smal...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 26, 2022

Salmon Gravlax

Of the many foods that define the Pacific Northwest, such as apples, berries, wild mushrooms, and shellfish, at the top of the list is the mighty salmon. Culturally and spiritually significant to our...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 26, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Waitsburg High School/Middle School Bands & Choir performed at the Spring Music Program on Tuesday, May 17, in the High School Auditorium. Director Elizabeth Arebalos-Jagelski and the students...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    May 26, 2022

PG's Wine of the Week

Tranche and its Blue Mountain Vineyard occupy a spectacular setting on the eastern edge of Walla Walla. The focus is on Rhône-style varietals and blends that may be enjoyed picnic-style on the...

 

Red Pine is coming to royal block

The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes inimitable Red Pine, né Bill Porter on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m While traveling with Porter through Yunnan Province, Joseph Roberts was astonished by his... Full story

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    May 26, 2022

DW Track and field

The Wolfpack track and field team traveled to Cle Elum on Wednesday, May 18, to attend the 2B District 5 Championship. The top two boys and top three girls in each event advanced to the state track... Full story

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    May 26, 2022

Two wins for Wolfpack MS baseball

The DW middle school boys baseball team collected a couple of wins and finished one game in a tie. The game on May 16 was a doubleheader against Sager of College Place. Big bats in the 3rd inning of the first game against Sager led to six runs for...

 

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