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Cool Kids

This trio of cuties beat last Thursday's high temperatures by enjoying some fun at the Prescott Pool. The Waitsburg Pool will open at 1 p.m. on Monday....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 20, 2019

Dayton terminates county planning and compliance contracts

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council voted last week to terminate interlocal agreements with the county for Planning Department and Code Compliance Services. City Administrator Trina Cole said the reason behind last week’s decision is so the city can...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019

State reps weigh in on legislative session

OLYMPIA—State representatives Bill Jenkin and Skyler Rude met with The Times last week to recap the 2019 regular legislative session, which ended April 28. Both agreed the session proved to be a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019

Inventory lost but no injuries in Columbia Straw Supply fire

STARBUCK-A June 13 fire at the Columbia Straw Supply stackyard on Lyons Ferry Road destroyed or damaged about a thousand tons of wheat straw, which was being stored in preparation for the launch of...

 

Times Travelers

Waitsburg's homegrown bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta took some excellent reading material along with them on their recent tour in Ireland. Here, band members (l to r) Kaleb Kuykendall, Chris...

 

Kudos Kim Hamann!

ELLENSBURG-Waitsburg High School graduate, Kim Hamann, was recognized with the University Advancement Vice Presidential Award during the annual Evening of Recognition at Central Washington University...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    June 20, 2019

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 25, 2009 Photo caption: Stabilization and preservation of the historic Wait's Mill got a boost from the Sherwood Trust of Walla Walla this week. Sherwood Trust approved a grant...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

June 17 Criminal Mischief: Vehicle egged on W. Sixth Street in Waitsburg. June 16 Warrant Service: A man was arrested on a warrant in the 11 block of W. Third Street in Waitsburg. June 15 Violation of Protection Orders: An adult female in the 200...

 

Columbia County Corrals Monthly Meeting Minutes

Editor's Note: The Times would like to bring back the tradition of publishing local club notes. We welcome brief minutes or summaries of local meetings. Send your updates to editor@waitsburgtimes.com. 6/12/2019 Meeting called to order at 6:30pm. Old...

 

Birthdays

June 21: David Dunn, Dick Harper, Tawnya Nettles, Peggy Brookshire and Anita Baker. June 22: Andy Winnett, Michael Spidell and Paul Cook. June 23: James Lehr, Teresa McConnell, Debbie Shaeffer, Delbert Porter, Michelle Bergevin, Lynn Savage, Jon...

 

Classifieds

ROUTE BUS DRIVER Minimum qualifications: Class B CDL, air brake restriction lifted, student endorsement, passenger endorsement.  Training may be available. For additional information please contact: Colter Mohney at (509) 337-6301 ext. 3400...

 

Family-owned business backbone of America

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, "I feel your pain," reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then, similar statements of empathy have become a staple for politicians....

 

Dayton is a great community

Dear Editor, Hello Dayton --- Thank You! The weekend before the car show (Sunday- June 9 thru Wednesday am – June 12), the Jawbone RV Club from the Lewiston/Clarkston area rolled into town and set up camp at the fairgrounds. There were 11 rigs, 29...

 

Dayton and Prescott students named to Dean's List

SEATTLE—Jenna Phillips of Dayton and Eduardo Perez of Prescott were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the 2019 winter quarter. To qualify, students must complete 12 credits and have a GPA of at least...

 

Third Annual LGBT Open Mic Night

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla VA Medical Center and Clinics will present the Third Annual LGBT Open Mic night on Fri., June 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the WWVA Theater Building 78 . Light snacks will be provided courtesy of the Veterans...

 

Avoid street parking during chip sealing

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg residents should keep an eye out for the County crew which is expected to begin chip sealing work around the City in the next two weeks. Residents are asked to avoid parking on the street during the work. Crews will be chip... Full story

 

Free iris starts

WAITSBURG—Iris farmer Bill Rodgers will have a box of free iris starts available in front of Ten Ton Coffee on Thurs., June 20. The starts are from his impressive garden....

 

Free document shredding, Sat., June 29

DAYTON—The Dayton Home Street Bank. Dayton Kiwanis and Dayton Lions will host a free shred day on Sat., June 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the bank located at 427 E. Main. Home Street and Kiwanis worked together to fund the event and volunteer and...

 

Class of 1968 sponsors Woodstock

DAYTON—The Dayton High School Class of 1968 is sponsoring a free showing of the 1970 classic film Woodstock in honor of the 50th anniversary of the “greatest music festival ever.” The film, with a run time of three hours, will play Thurs.,...

 

After Hours Presentation to Feature Talk on Ancient Place Names

WALLA WALLA—Roberta (Bobbie) Conner, director of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, will give a free presentation on the meaning of ancient place names at Museum After Hours on Thurs., June 27 at 5 p.m. at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road....

 

Waitsburg Pool Opens June 24

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Pool will open its season at 1 p.m. on June 24. With four certified guards, the pool will be open Mon. - Fri. from 1-4 p.m. with night swims on Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 6-8 p.m. Swim lessons will be scheduled for...

 

Storytime and Fun Factory

WAITSBURG—The resident alien says “Take me to your readers.” Hear a universe of stories and participate in space-related projects during the “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program at the Weller Public Library each Monday from...

 

Tent Revival

WAITSBURG—Tent Revival USA will take place June 26-29 at 7 p.m. each night at 230 W. 1st Street in Waitsburg. All are welcome....

 

Passmore's celebrated with golf and potluck

DAYTON—A “Friendship and Thank You” potluck will be held for previous county commissioner Norm Passmore and his wife, Ann, on Sat., July 6 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds pavilion from 5-8 p.m. Please bring a main dish, side dish or salad....

 

RiverFest 2019

KENNEWICK, Wash.—RiverFest 2019 will take place at Columbia Park, Lampson Pits in Kennewick, Wash. on Sat., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The free event promises fun for the entire family. Celebrate local rivers, learn why dams are important...

 

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