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A bountiful harvest

With harvest in full swing in the Touchet Valley we thought these reader photos submitted by Pastor Matt Wyatt were front-page worthy....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 1, 2019

David Ocampo is named public transit general manager

DAYTON-Following a successful stint as interim Columbia County Public Transportation (CCPT) General Manager, David Ocampo was officially named to the position at the July 22 CCPT board meeting....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 1, 2019

Life is stranger than fiction

WAITSBURG-What are the odds of finding a ring that was lost in a river 26 years earlier? And what are the odds of showing that same ring to the one person in town who could recognize it and return it...

 

Times Travelers

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Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 6, 2009 Photo caption: Wait ancestors were given a tour of the interior of Wait’s Mill, and included: Laurie Smith, Janice Babula, Javon Monahan, Jim Matzger, Brian Madison,...

 

Senior Lunch Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 1 Grilled Ham Steak Mac n' Cheese Baby Carrots/Salad Wheat Bread Tropical Fruit/Milk Thurs., Aug. 1 Grilled Ham Steak Mac n' Cheese Baby Carrots/Salad...

 

Dog Ownership: Paws and effect

Dogs are loving companions, watchdogs, hunting buddies and important members of our families. They are also part of the community and can have a significant impact on the relationships between...

 

America's Renewed Interest in the Moon

With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the Lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half century of space exploration. Of particular interest is returning to the Moon which may come as early as 2024. For example, Boeing is...

 

THANK YOU volunteers

Dear Editor, Waitsburg is called, “One of a Kind”, and from the turnout of volunteers for this year’s Traffic Safety Coalition/the Department of Walla Walla County Community Health Bicycle Rodeo, I couldn’t agree more. Except this year we...

 

$5 sports physicals

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Columbia County Health System will be providing $5 sports physicals at the Waitsburg Clinic on Aug. 1 and the Columbia County Health Clinic on Aug. 6. Both sessions run from 5-7 p.m. Physicals are $5 and proceeds go to the...

 

New location for Memory Care Café

DAYTON—The Memory Care Café has moved from the Noble Hunt to the Moose Creek Café located at 330 E. Main St. in Dayton. Gatherings take place the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. – noon. The Memory Care Café is an opportunity for...

 

Zuger-Douglas Wedding

On June 29th, Sarah Zuger was married to Jess Douglas in Bridgeport California, on a ranch near the Saw Tooth Mountains in the Eastern Sierras. Sarah is the daughter of Marcus and Caron Zuger,...

 

Players and volunteers needed for Touchet Valley Soccer League

TOUCHET VALLEY—Due to a lack of volunteers, organizers announced several weeks ago that there would be no Touchet Valley Soccer League this year. Several volunteers quickly stepped up, and a new season is underway. However, players, coaches and...

 

BIRTHDAYS

August 2: Heather Herion, Terry Presler, Malia Kalahele. August 3: Shannon Hodges, Christian Pearson, Stacey Estes, Troy Head, Karen Myers, Jeff Leid, Peter Koper. August 4: Rebecca Vaughn, Alex King, Benjamin Bloor. August 5: Dale “Skip...

 

Cheers!

Cheers! to the young man who almost cut me off while riding his skateboard, but quickly stopped and apologized....

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

July 27 Motor vehicle theft: Adult female reported her Jeep was stolen on July 26 between 1030 and 1630 from her residence in the 200 block of Cemetery Road in Dixie. June 18 Theft: Theft of a skateboard on Meinburg Road in Waitsb...

 

It's Pie Time!

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg's Annual Pioneer Fall Festival is just around the corner and that means it is time for the 5th Annual Laurette McCaw Pie Baking Contest and fundraiser to take place Sept.15 from...

 

CLASSIFIEDS

SALE ESTATE BASEMENT SALE Antiques, odds and ends, and much more. Cash only please 411 E. Tremont, Dayton Saturday, Aug 3, 9-4pm HOME FOR SALE ALSO HELP WANTED MAIN STREET SALON DAYTON Private room with restroom available for rent Salon station for...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 1, 2019

CCHS partners with Providence for tele-care services

COLUMBIA COUNTY—When they met last week, the Columbia County Health System (CCHS) District Board of Commissioners signed off on medical privileges for physicians associated with Providence St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, for the purpose of...

 

Plein Air Complexity : Watercolors by Jan Vogtman

A column by Carolyn Henderson Plein air painters get used to all sorts of weather. Because of the nature of their studio – outside, in the plain air – they operate without a roof over their...

 

Texas Rapids closed for maintenance, Aug. 5-11

STARBUCK—The Texas Rapids recreational area, located four miles from Little Goose Dam on the lower Snake River near Starbuck, will be closed Aug. 5-11 while Natural Resource Management maintenance staff sweeps and seal coats the parking lot and...

 

Walla Walla hires new Library Director

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla has hired a new Library Director to succeed current Director Beth Hudson, who will retire at the end of August. Erin Wells, currently the Library Director for the Milton Freewater Public Library, will become the...

 

Reader photo

Times reader Matt Wyatt sent in this gorgeous sunset photo that he took three weeks ago on Nordheim Road, near the Conover ranch. The Times welcomes reader photos. Send to dena@wai...

 

Dayton Memorial Library August Events

Discovery Kids – 10-11 a.m. Every Wednesday A new, revamped and improved interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn with Flash the Sloth. Family Summer Reading Moon Party 6:30-9 p.m. - August 15th Takes...

 

New home, new name

WAITSBURG-The addition of screen printing services meant not only a move for Ju's Traveling Pages book and gift store on Waitsburg's Main Street, but a new name as well. The move is a short one ...

 

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