Articles from the June 24, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    June 24, 2021

Waitsburg School Board discusses code of conduct, DW Combine updates

WAITSBURG-A new athletic Code of Conduct, designed to fit the student-athletes of the Dayton Waitsburg Athletic Combine, was the center of discussion at the Waitsburg School Board meeting on June 17....

 By Beka Compton    News    June 24, 2021

Library surplus tabled pending legal & advisory committee input

WAITSBURG—The potential surplus of 212 Main Street, which houses the Weller Public Library, was tabled for an unspecified amount of time during a regular City Council meeting on June 16. Waitsburg...


At the Liberty: Together Together

DAYTON—Young loner Anna (Patti Harrison) is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt (Ed Helms), a single man in his 40s who wants a child. The two strangers come to realize this unexpected relat...


Utility Relief Program Expanded

Dayton—The city of Dayton has expanded the eligibility for the utility discount program for low-income seniors & low-income disabled community members. To qualify, applicants must: Reside in a residential dwelling unit serviced by the City of...


WWSO receives grants for UAV/Radio Repeater

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is pleased to announce the award of two grants to be used for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/Radio Repeater project. The two grants come from the Wildhorse Foundation for $10,000.00 and the...


Area students named to UW Dean's list

SEATTLE—Students from Dayton, Pomeroy and Prescott were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2021 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade... Full story


CWWFD2 Announces Burn Ban

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect in the district, including the City of Waitsburg, on July 6. The ban will extend into September, with an end date to be announced.... Full story


Time to reinvest in local commentary

Some may have read this article in the June 13th issue of the Union-Bulletin: Local newspapers can help reduce polarization with opinion pages that focus on local issues. It was written by Matthew P. Hitt of Colorado State University. He states, “W... Full story


Support of two Waitsburg Candidates

Dear Editor: Communication is key for city council candidate Henze You just couldn't make up Jillian Henze; she seems rare as an ostrich in winter wheat. Her well-earned attributes just keep building... Full story


Eighth Annual SWIM the SNAKE Paddling and Open Water Swim Event

LYONS FERRY—The eighth annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 14, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the non-competitive, open-water swim, event organizers continue to...



June 14 A horse died of an apparent bullet wound in the county. Frog Hollow Road, Touchet June 19 Assault 4 DV. E Maple Street, Burbank June 20 A male in Walla Walla County assaulted a female. E Maple Street. Burbank Dog bite report. W Fourth...



June 14 Unwanted person reported. Dayton Avenue Theft reported. Front Street Burn complaint. Texas Rapids Park June 15 Welfare check. 2nd Street Theft reported at Jay’s Garage. Cameron Street 9-1-1 call. 4th Street June 16 Civil problem. Blue...


Ray Eugene Fosnot

Ray Eugene Fosnot went home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, June 14, 2021, and after battling over a year he is no longer in pain. Ray was born in Nampa, Idaho on November 23, 1948. After... Full story


Jean Marie Kilpatrick Hinchliffe

Jean Marie Kilpatrick Hinchliffe, 96, passed away on June 14, 2021. She was born near Weiser, ID to John Kilpatrick and Gertrude Hoover Kilpatrick on December 1, 1924. Jean was a daddy's girl who... Full story


Starbuck School District honors local supporters with annual Community Leadership Awards

Throughout its history, the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) has been involved in honoring and recognizing outstanding individuals in other professions who have made...


Funding for rent or mortgage assistance available through BMAC

WALLA WALLA— Two funds made available by Congresses’ CARES Act can help decrease the housing cost burden for low-income renters and homeowners. “Congress provided $5 billion in the CARES Act for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)...


Walla Walla Community College Open House on June 24

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is looking forward to meeting prospective students, parents, and other community members at an Open House to be held on the Walla Walla campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. “We...


Plan now for your fall garden!

It's weird to be thinking about fall when it doesn't even feel like summer has hit its stride, but here I am, planning what seeds I need to start to ensure I have cabbages and carrots galore. Gardens...


Restaurant Confidential, continued

My mother, a very wise woman, taught my sister, brother, and I that "you don't kick a man when he's down." A lesson I remembered this week when we purchased a new ice machine for over $3,000. Three...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 24, 2021

Supreme Court decision will change college athletics forever

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court sided with the plaintiff Shawne Alston against the NCAA. It essentially ruled that the NCAA could not place limits on education-related benefits schools may...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 24, 2021

My Kitchen Library: Farm-to-table-to-books

In recent years the term farm-to-table has been overused and even parodied. As a server at some high-end farm-to-table restaurants in Seattle, there were some moments I felt as though I was living in...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 24, 2021

Behind the recipe, behind the scene

Admittedly, behind the scenes of a perfectly styled food photo can be a little chaotic. While testing my recipe for Linguine Vongole, featured in the April 29th edition of The Times, I managed to use...


Summer Travels, Near and Far

After a year of canceled plans, this summer has many of us looking to itch some pent-up wanderlust. Soaking up some ocean air on the coast, getting some time exploring a busy metropolis, or jetting... Full story


What's cookin'?

Times reader Tom Elstrom, shows off his successful pot of Braised Brisket a la Mexicana, having carefully followed Luke’s recipe from our March 18th edition. Yum! Pass the tortillas. Send us photos... Full story


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