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Articles from the July 11, 2019 edition

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Patriot's parade and picnic

Waitsburg founding father William Preston appears to be directing attention to Main Street's patriotic display of red, white and blue as local veterans carried the United States and military service...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 11, 2019

New funding is game changer for Dayton disabilities group

COLUMBIA COUNTY-For the first time, the Columbia County Development Disability Group (CCDG) has funds available to support, educate and meet the needs of the developmentally disabled and their...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 11, 2019

43rd Annual Dayton High School Alumni Weekend is July 20

DAYTON—“Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog” is the slogan for the 43rd Annual Dayton High School Alumni Weekend which takes place on Sat., July 20. Alumni will gather from near and far for Saturday’s 10 a.m. parade, for the 11 a.m. annual...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 11, 2019

Touchet Valley Golf Club board sets a vision

DAYTON—The Touchet Valley Golf Club board has developed an aggressive five-year strategy, and is now working on implementation of one of its first priorities, which is to raise money for an... Full story

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 16, 2009 Everyone is invited to share an enjoyable evening, a laugh and relaxation at Movie Night at Preston park. Join friends and neighbors on Friday July 24 at 9 pm at the south...

 

Reader photos of the week

The Times Office/Advertising Manager Teeny McMunn and Editor Dena Martin must have had wishful thinking on thier minds as both snapped these dandelion photos, recently....

 

We Need You: Harvest Issue

The Times is planning an extra-special Harvest Issue, to come out on July 25, and we need your help. We would love to show off our local canine farm hands, but we need you! If you have (or know of) a...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

July 4 Harassment/Threats: Unknown suspect threw feces on the victim’s vehicle and left a note in the 600 block of E. Seventh St. in Waitsburg. July 2 Suicide Attempt: Deputies took a report of a suicidal subject in Waitsburg that was later...

 

Saturday happenings in the 'Burg

WAITSBURG—Saturday looks like a great day for family fun for Waitsburg area residents. A Farmer’s Market will be held at Homestead Farms, located at 1017 Preston Ave. on Sat., July 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. About a dozen vendors selling fresh...

 

Free car seat check up

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Health will host a free car seat check up at The Club, located at 528 W. Cameron St. in Dayton, on July 22 from 4-6 p.m. Three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly. Certified technicians will be on site to...

 

Birthdays This Week!

July 12: Judy Townsend, Dick Surry, Lynette Newbill, Bill Duckworth, Deandra Smith, John Wood, Jr., Gayle Durkee, Bruce Anderson, George Downing. July 13: Tom and Gracie Lyman, Terri Schuler, Ron Kessler, Tom John, Janis Austin, Steve Low, Gary...

 

Classifieds

Dayton Title Company is looking for a full-time, career driven, Title Officer/ Escrow Assistant Qualifications: Strong organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail, accuracy, spelling, grammar and...

 

China's Mighty Migrating Mandate

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. In fact, when it comes to tough new garbage and recycling restrictions, they may migrate elsewhere sooner than you might think. For example,...

 

Peace Works Community Day Camp July 15-19

DAYTON—The Congregational, Episcopal and Methodist churches of Dayton will sponsor Community Day Camp (formerly Vacation Bible School) on July 15-19, with leadership provided by Twinlow Camp and...

 

Times Travelers

Waitsburg's Susan Donegan and daughter Emma Susann were kind enough to pose with The Times while avoiding the heat at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Going somewhere fun? Send us a...

 

Evening at the Depot is Aug. 3

DAYTON—Tickets are now on sale for the Dayton Historical Depot Society’s annual Evening at the Depot auction on Aug. 3. Social hour and the silent auction begin at 6 p.m. in the Depot courtyard with music by Bobby K and Mike McQuary. Enjoy hors...

 

Free Mental Health First Aid Training offered July 24

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center will offer a free Mental Health First Aid training July 24 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Providence Room on Level 1 of the hospital. This eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify...

 

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival, July 20

WALLA WALLA—Celebrate the local agricultural community and highlight Washington State’s official vegetable, the Walla Walla Sweet Onion at the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival on Sat., July 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Third and Main Streets in...

 

Ski Bluewood closes downtown office

DAYTON—Ski Bluewood is in the process of moving the office it has maintained on Dayton’s Main Street for more than 20 years, to a new location on the mountain next to the lodge. “We’re consolidating our administrative facilities into one...

 

Art in the Garden

On Saturday, the Boldman House Museum garden was in full bloom and local artists adorned the garden with their watercolor, pastel, oil,and acrylic creations during Art in the Garde...

 

Shred Day Success

HomeStreet Bank hosted a successful shred day event last week with the help of volunteers from the Dayton Kiwanis and Lions Clubs and Columbia County Health....

 

Oversize Loads

"Large load" is no exaggeration as a windmill "nose" makes its way down Dayton's Main Street and a blade crosses over the viaduct....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    July 11, 2019

July is Ice Cream Month

As temperatures soar to the mid-nineties this month, consider cooling down with ice cream in all its many forms. National ice cream month originated in 1984 when joint resolution 298 of the US...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 11, 2019

2021 will mark the event's 10th anniversary

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg's Patriot's Parade and community potluck is a nearly decade-old tradition, but many may not know how it originated. As the story goes, the whole thing began with a dare. In 2011,...

 

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