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Articles from the August 8, 2019 edition

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Keeping with a longtime Times tradition

In keeping with a longtime Times tradition, images of the McCaw operation harvesting the field surrounding the City water tower grace this week's cover. Above: A combine makes the final cuts around...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 8, 2019

Big Strides for Small Business

Running a small business is a huge undertaking. Seemingly endless resources pour into a venture that, hopefully, will service its community successfully. It's no wonder owners often refer to their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 8, 2019

Law enforcement sees busy Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Touchet Valley was buzzing with police activity on Saturday as a a manhunt in Waitsburg Saturday morning was followed by a multi-county high-speed chase and officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon. Multiple law enforcement...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 8, 2019

Orozco trial to begin Aug. 20

DAYTON-—A trial in the case of the State vs. Benjamin Orozco is going forward, with jury selection taking place on the morning of Tues., Aug. 20, in Columbia County Superior Court, according to the County Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack. Orozco...

 

Market in the park

Deb Callahan organized Waitsburg's first Market in the Park which took place at Preston Park last Saturday. Plans are for the market to take place each Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. through Labor...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 13, 2009 Kurtis Reser, son of Frank and Judy Reser of Waitsburg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) in English...

 

Senior Lunch Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 8 Pulled Pork Baked Beans Coleslaw Brownie Juice/Milk Tues., Aug. 13 Chicken Alfredo Diced Carrots Tossed Salad Dinner Roll Banana/Milk Thurs., Aug. 15...

 

Careful Not to Follow Sweden's Haste

Sweden and Washington State are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power plants. The caution for Washington elected officials is not to jam through hastily...

 

Corrections and such

Correction: Last week’s Page 13 story on ‘Finding the bike you like . . . ‘ was written by Brianna Wray not Dena Martin. Addition: Col. Co. Public Transportation employee Mark Haney was not named in the employee photo on page 9 of last...

 

Prescott Car Show, Aug. 24

PRESCOTT—The Ninth Annual Prescott Car Show will take place on Sat., Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Field View Park in Prescott. The swimming pool will be open and lunch will be available on a donation basis. All are welcome to participate or...

 

Waitsburg Ladies Night, Aug. 14

WAITSBURG—It’s Waitsburg Wednesday for Ladies only on Aug. 14 at Waitsburg Town Hall from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include food, Bunco, shopping and fun. This Waitsburg Commercial Club event is open to ladies 21 and older. Tickets are...

 

Health and Aging event in Starbuck, Aug. 15

STARBUCK, Wash.—Columbia County Public Health, Blue Mountain Counseling and Aging and Long Term Care (ALTC) will host a special event, focusing on the health of the aging population, in Starbuck, on Aug. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Starbuck...

 

Evening at the Depot

Good food, good drink, good music and good fun were enjoyed by attendees of the annual Evening at the Depot auction fundraiser in Dayton last Saturday....

 

Sherwood Trust CEO steps down

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe Reser has announced her decision to leave her position in January 2020 to pursue other opportunities to serve the region. Garbe Reser had led the Sherwood Trust since 2015. “Danielle has excelled in l...

 

Cheers!

Removal of debris from a January house fire on 4th Street in Dayton was a community project coordinated by the Dayton Lions Club. The project depended on several partners who made donations and/or...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

August 3 Warrant Service: Deputies arrested a man in Waitsburg on a warrant. Burglary: Deputies investigated a reported burglary on Clodius Road. July 30 Non Criminal: Deer struck by patrol car on E. Hwy 12/Bolles Road in Waitsburg. June 27...

 

Birthdays

August 9: Kaye Wagoner, Tish Hulce, Adam Rogers, Tracy Gluck, Robert Anderson. August 10: Skylar Wood, Connie Langlo, Tyson Cole, Jim Leid, Dean Smith, Glynn Davis, Alan Jackson, Sr., Janice Bode. August 11: Alfred Peters, John Wood, Gary Pierson,...

 

CLASSIFIEDS

HELP WANTED MAIN STREET SALON DAYTON Private room with restroom available for rent Salon station for rent Call Christine 509-382-2060 Practice Route Bus Driver wanted. Must be available to work in the Spring and Fall from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 8, 2019

Elevator operators Mayberry and Benevides keep harvest on track

If you want to know about grain elevators you can ask two of Northwest Grain Growers longtime employees Lupe Benevides and Tim Mayberry. Both have worked at the local elevators as warehousemen and...

 

Gonorrhea Outbreak in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA County—In a July 31 press release, the Washington State Department of Health declared Walla Walla County in outbreak status for both male and female gonorrhea cases. Washington Disease Reporting System data shows 27 cases in the county...

 

Words-n-print grand opening

A supportive community turned out to celebrate Ju's Traveling Pages move to a new location and name change last weekend. Newly renamed 'Words-n-Print' the book and gift store now offers custom screen...

 

Planning Commission Vacancy

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Planning Commission is looking for someone to fill an empty seat. The Commission meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Lions Club Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. Those interested may download and...

 

Columbia Energy Name Change

TOUCHET Valley—Columbia Energy, LLC is now doing business as Columbia iConnect. The adoption was made to more accurately reflect the service provided and to more closely brand the business to its parent company, Columbia REA. Columbia iConnect...

 

Columbia REA Grants

WALLA WALLA—Columbia has chosen Fire District No. 3 and the Starbuck School to receive 2019 Community Grant funding. Following a review of 40 applicants from Walla Walla, Columbia and Umatilla County, a Columbia REA staff volunteer panel decided...

 

Reader Photos

This week's photos, which fall in the "things you don't see very day" category, were taken by Times Editor Dena Martin. Two barges passing one another on the Snake River, near Sheffler Elevator. The...

 

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