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Articles from the July 25, 2019 edition

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Happy Harvest!

Harvest is swinging into gear in the Touchet Valley and with it comes The Times' annual Harvest Edition. We hope you enjoy this special issue with the Harvest Special section beginning on Page...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 25, 2019

Edgar Martinez' Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

From the editor: It's not every day that a Times staff writer gets to attend the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, this may well be a first. Times sports writer, Eric Umphrey and his brother Howard,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 25, 2019

Personal tragedy leads to life of healing

DAYTON-When Levi Sowerby was given the news that he wouldn't walk again he got to work exploring alternative methods of healing, and within one year of receiving that diagnosis, it no longer applied....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 25, 2019

Dayton Elementary School principal and librarian resign

DAYTON—Dayton Schools Superintendent Doug Johnson announced the resignations of Elementary School Principal Denise Smith and Librarian Valerie Kerr at the July 17 school board meeting. Smith was chosen from a field of three finalists as elementary...

 

Waitsburg Bike Rodeo, June 26

WAITSBURG—A Bike Rodeo will be held at Preston Hall Middle School in Waitsburg on Fri., July 26 from 9-11 a.m. Bring your child’s bike for a bike safety check, bike licensing, helmet fitting and free helmets, a review of biking rules and a bike...

 

Vendors sought for National Night Out

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Police Department is seeking vendors, organizations, businesses and agencies to help celebrate 13 years of National Night out, the largest crime-prevention, family-fun event in the region. This year’s event will take...

 

Joseph Feryn

Just before 5:30 on the evening of July 5, 2019, our beloved Joe won his race. His legs were restored and his stride was strong, his lungs were renewed and his breaths were full. The wind was at his f...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 30, 2009 Farmers in the Touchet Valley and surrounding environs have all gotten their harvest operations underway and in "full swing." Low protein is a desirable trait in soft...

 

Senior Round Table Lunch Menu

Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., July 30 Spaghetti Mixed Veggie/salad Garlic Bread Fruit Jello Milk Tues., Aug. 1 Grilled Ham Steak Mac n’ Cheese Baby Carrots/Salad Wheat Bread Tropical Fruit/Milk Thurs., Aug. 6 Chicken Strips...

 

Dayton Alumni Parade

Dayton High School's Class of 1969 gathered over the weekend of July 19-20 for its 50th reunion. Of 59 surviving classmates, 40 attended festivities at Dayton's Touchet Valley Golf Course and the...

 

Investment in rural business vital to global economy

It’s a story I’ve heard too many times in my own life and in the lives of the many small business owners I meet: Person grows up in a small town. Person moves to a city or urban area for college or work. Person yearns to return to the small-town...

 

Walla Walla County Elections Update

All ballot testing, processing, tabulation, and canvassing meetings take place at the Elections Center, 310 W. Poplar St., Walla Walla. Accessible voting is also available at this location. Ballots started mailing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019....

 

Mobile food bank visit, Aug. 8

DAYTON—A mobile food bank will visit the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Thurs., Aug. 8 from noon-2 p.m. Please bring a box to take home your food. Volunteeres are needed to help with distribution. Volunteers should arrive at 10:30 a.m. to help...

 

Swim the Snake, Aug. 10

LYONS FERRY, Wash.—The seventh annual Swim the Snake event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marin and Lyons Ferry State Park on Sat., Aug. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. The event includes a non-competitive open-water swim and a two-stage competitive (or...

 

County Commissioner meet and greet

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County Commissioners will hold a meet and greet event at the Public Health and Legislative Building (314 W. Main, Walla Walla), second floor, on Mon., July 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. There is no formal agenda and citizens...

 

Times Travelers

The Times makes it all over the globe thanks to our well traveled readership....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 25, 2019

Missoula Children's Theater, Aug. 5-10

DAYTON—Sixty local children will have the opportunity to appear on the Liberty Theater stage in a Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) production of “Pinocchio” in early August. Pre-registration...

 

Classifieds

MAIN STREET SALON DAYTON Private room with restroom available for rent Salon station for rent Call Christine 509-382-2060 Part-time position in Waitsburg, 2.5 hours per week at $14.00/ hr. Shift is 10am - 12:30 pm on Tuesday›s. Coordinate the Senio...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 25, 2019

YoungLife Area Director moves to Olympia

DAYTON—Terry and Jan Nealey will host a farewell ice cream social on Aug. 1 for YoungLife Area Director Marne Henderson, who is making the move to Olympia where she has accepted a staff position with Greater Olympia YoungLife. Henderson worked...

 

An Outstanding event

The Q Wood-Fired Grill catered a successful and well-attended Outstanding in the Field dinner at Montiellet Fromagerie outside Dayton last Saturday....

 

Walla Walla Valley is in running for USA Today Best Wine Region Title

WALLA WALLA Valley—The Walla Walla Valley has been nominated in USA Today’s 2019 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. Their panel selected the Walla Walla Valley as a contender for the Best Wine...

 

Widespread social security scam

Area residents in Waitsburg Dayton and surrounding areas have been receiving phone calls claiming to be from Social Security for the last couple of weeks. Calls are from an automated system stating...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 25, 2019

Waitsburg School Board Update

All board members present: Ross Hamann, Christy House, Lisa Morrow, Jason Kaehler, Randy Hinchliffe Waitsburg Superintendent Mark Pickel took the Oath of Office. Secondary Principal Report (Mark Pickel for Stephanie Wooderchak) Stephanie Hinchliffe,...

 

Legal Notices

No.: 19-4-00105-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: WILLIAM J. MILLER, Deceased. The Co-Personal Representatives named... Full story

 

Fun & Games & Puzzles & Cartoons

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