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 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Waitsburg City Council opens pool

WAITSBURG-Several residents commented on a range of topics at the regular June 19 Waitsburg City Council meeting. Under new business, the council opened the pool and discussed the Public Work Board...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Freedom's Outpost is coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Last week saw the demolition of the building located at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 124 in Waitsburg. The building, which was formerly owned by Richard Lybecker, was purchased by...

 

Reader photo of the week

Waitsburg resident and photographer Bill Rodgers shared this beautiful scene with The Times this week. Rodgers titled the shot "Coming Home" and commented that this is his favorite part of his...

 

Birthday Girl

It was a full house at Ten Ton Coffee last Friday as well-wishers gathered to with a happy birthday to Anita Baker....

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 2, 2009 The Grand Opening of a radio controlled (R/C) track at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds set for July 24 is just one of the many features of a newly established organization, Rural...

 

Walla Walla Co. Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

June 21 DUI: Traffic complaint that turned into a DUI investigation handled by Washington State Patrol on E. Hwy 12 and Dewitt Road in Waitsburg....

 

Mobile Community Services Visits July 9

DAYTON—The Mobile Community Services Office will visit Dayton and Flour Mill Park on Main Street form noon-4 p.m. on Tues., July 9. At this event, people can apply for cash assistance, basic food assistance, medical assistance and the Medicare...

 

New Grief Support Group

DAYTON—A new grief support group will begin Mon. June 24, but new members will still be accepted for the first couple of weeks as the group gets underway. The group will meet Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. The group...

 

Outshoot the Sheriff Fundraiser

WALLA WALLA—An Outshoot the Sheriff Trap & Skeet Shoot Fundraiser will take place Sat., June 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Walla Walla Gun Club. Entry fees are $40/person; $35/youth under 18; $180 for team of five. All shooters must...

 

Family Fun Day

WAITSBURG—Just Another Chance Ranch will hold a free Family Fun Day on Sat., June 29 from 3-7 p.m. The ranch is located at 14224 E. Highway 12, halfway between Waitsburg and Dixie. Visit the ranch and find out what the summer youth program is all...

 

Birthdays

June 28: Kendra Roberts, Terry Dunn, Kathleen Walborn, Heather Ferguson, Jordyn Prince. June 29: Wanda Mattice, Linda Herbert, Gia Fluharty. June 30: Jeff Bartlow, Pete Kinder, Ralph Jones and Erin Mellish. July 1: Gary Hofer, Ellen Atteberry, Scott...

 

Classified Ads

City of Dayton Seasonal Employment Applications are being accepted for seasonal grounds maintenance positions for the beautification of City parks, cemetery and other city-owned grounds. Work includes, but is not limited to: Maintaining lawns,...

 

Rare Earth Metal Dilemma

Hopefully, when American and Chinese leaders meet to resolve trade differences, talks won’t breakdown and result in a new round of tariffs or product restrictions. It is in both nations’ interests for presidents Trump and Xi Jinping to find...

 

Art in the Garden, July 6

DAYTON—The Boldman House Museum will host “Art in the Garden,” a garden party and art show on Sat., July 6, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Local artists will share their garden and regional artwork with the public in the Boldman House Garden (410 N. 1st...

 

2019 Business Showcase Awards nominations open

WALLA WALLA County—The Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Showcase Awards will take place on Sept. 18 in the lobby of the Baker Boyer Bank downtown branch. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m....

 

Cheers!

If you've seen or heard of someone performing an unsolicited kindness, we would love to hear about it at The Times and share the goodwill and isnpiration. Mail your "Cheers" to editor@waitsburgtimes.com. to those who still send hand-written thank...

 

Turf War

In light of the Columbia County’s recent adoption of a panhandling ordinance, it is interesting to note that Walla Walla police recently responded to a panhandling “turf war” dispute. At around...

 

Taking the turn

Bystanders couldn't help but stop and watch as a trucker hauling wind turbine parts successly navigated the S-curve between Preston Ave. and Main Street last week. Markeeta Little Wolf (plaid)...

 

Touchet Valley Trail Survey

DAYTON-WAITSBURG—A Facebook page has been created for the new trail being developed between Dayton and Waitsburg, now known as the Touchet Valley Trail, and community members are being asked to provide input. To participate, visit the Touchet...

 

Burn Bans are in place

WALLA WALLA/COLUMBIA Counties—Local and state agencies already have burn bans planned or in place. Fire No. 2 Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 will institute a burn ban in Columbia and Walla Walla counties from July 8-Sept 15. That ban includes the...

 

Liberty Theater hosts free Woodstock showing

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.,...

 

Vacation Bible Schools Save the Date

Dayton First Congregational Church-UCC/Dayton First United Methodist Church July 15-19 Theme: Peace Works Watch either church’s Facebook page for updates. Waitsburg Christian Church July 22-26 Theme: MEGA Sports Camp Bicycle rodeo on July 26 Ages...

 

Lost!

Look familiar? These keys were found on 6th Street in Dayton and have been turned in to the Sheriff's Office....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 27, 2019

Former Frontier Too building remodel is underway

DAYTON-Since it was built in 1882, the building at 211 East Main Street has been a mercantile, drug store, bank, survived a fire, and has been an International dealership, a Pontiac car dealership,...

 

Dayton School Board Update

Submitted by Superintendent Doug Johnson Good News in Dayton Schools 2019 graduation was a success Heather Clarys and Monica Chapman were honored as GEARUP Community Leadership recipients The Consolidated Program Review is nearly completed Consent Ag...

 

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