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Articles from the August 15, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019

Wheat fire threatens Smith homestead

WAITSBURG-On the afternoon of Aug. 8, Jake Adams got the phone call no one wants to receive. The Papé territory manager was working near Minnick Hill when his wife called to say there was a wheat...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019

Dayton Chamber director resigns

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of Executive Director Melissa Bryan in an Aug. 12 in a Chamber press release. Bryan, who served as assistant director prior to stepping...

 

Walla Walla Co. Emergency MGMT. adds text notification

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County Emergency has made keeping abreast of emergency updates even easier with a new feature on its emergency notification system. Citizen Alert enables residents to sign up for notifications using their mobile...

 

After the Cut

Freshly cut fields of wheat and rolling hills merge to create a unique artistic display in these photos captured by Times Publisher Lane Gwinn....

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 29, 2009 Wheat harvest should be done by early next week. Several farmers around Waitsburg reported some fields yielding 100-plus bushels per acre, McCaw added. Yield and quality...

 

Senior Lunch Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 22 Salisbury Steak Mashed & Gravy Capri Veggies Salad/Wheat Bread Oranges/Milk Tues., Aug. 27 Spaghetti Mixed Veggies Salad Garlic Bread Peaches/Milk...

 

Battery-operated locomotives coming

More battery-operated cars and trucks are making their way onto streets and highways, so why not trains? That may not be too far off if BNSF tests are successful. BNSF Railway and Wabtec (formerly GE Transportation) are developing a battery-electric...

 

Thank You from the McCaws

Dear Editor, Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped put our wheat fire out last Thursday afternoon. The McCaws...

 

Many Thanks

Dear Editor, Heartfelt thanks go out to fire districts and local farmers who responded to our fire this Thursday off the middle Waitsburg Road. With winds and wheat crop fueling the fire, our ranch homestead and buildings were surrounded by flames,...

 

Perfection requires risk

Dear Editor, Last week’s column by Don Brunell tries to address the challenges we share in providing adequate energy supplies but is a disservice to the aggressive efforts of Washington state citizens, businesses and elected officials in...

 

3rd Annual Waitsburg Block Party is Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Third Annual Waitsburg Block Party will take place on Orchard Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets from 5-9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 17. Bring a side dish to share, chairs and your own beverages. Music will be provided by Walla Walla...

 

Waitsburg school registration

WAITSBURG—Students can register for school in Waitsburg Aug. 19-22 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. On Thurs., Aug. 22, Waitsburg School District offices will remain open until 7 p.m. High school students will be able to pick up class schedules, get locker...

 

DW Fall Sports Clearance, Aug. 20

WAITSBURG—Fall athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend a fall sports clearance night in the Waitsburg High School auditorium on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the coaches and complete paperwork for volleyball, football and...

 

Cup of Joe is Aug. 21

DAYTON—The August Cup of Joe will take place at the Smith Hollow Schoolhouse (113 N. Front St.) on Wed., Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m. School representatives will welcome the new school year by sharing upcoming plans, providing budget and sports combine...

 

See smoke? Call 911

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks citizens who see smoke in their area, that may be a possible wildfire, to gather as much information as possible and call 911 immediately. “We would rather check out false alarms or the same incident...

 

Reader Photos of the Week

Banner Bank Customer Services Representative Kim Julian took these "red sky at night" photos from her backyard on Aug. 7. Thanks, Kim! Please send your beautiful, funny, interesting or strange photos...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

August 12 Violation of Protection Orders: A woman was arrested on "D" Street in Prescott for violation of a court order and trespassing. August 11 Found Property: Property related to ongoing cases was located on Middle Waitsburg Road. August 10...

 

Swim the snake

Weekend storms spared paddlers and swimmers who participated in the 7th Annual Swim the Snake event at Lyons Ferry on Saturday. The swim and paddle event is a fundraiser for local youth swim teams...

 

Winter recreation advisory positions open

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation is in need of winter sports enthusiasts to serve on the Winter Recreation Advisory Committee (WRAC) or the Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC). Committee members review vital issues and advise...

 

Heritage Barn Grant applications are being accepted

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Dept. of Archeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) recently announced that applications to request funds through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Program are now available. The program, established in 2007, assist with...

 

Birthdays

August 16: Roberta Long, Jerry Hall, Tammy Pauley, Patty Froke, Maita Hagedorn. August 17: Addisen Ford, Pauline Stanton, Kenneth Leaverton, Casey Davison, Lance Munden, Larry Williams, Ken Graham. August 18: Kay Pettichord, Wiley Miller, Angela...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019

Missoula Children's Theater visit boosts self-esteem

DAYTON-Fifty-three Touchet Valley kids enjoyed performing live on stage in the Missoula Children's Theater (MCT) adaptation of Pinocchio last week. Of those, about a dozen were new to the stage...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019

Yesterday: A romantic comedy in a world without The Beatles

Yesterday is such a charming movie with an (almost) all-Beatles soundtrack that is hard to be too tough on it. So as long as you aren’t a stickler for logic, it is fun ride with an interesting...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019

Oil painting and a safe studio

Artists have always found a way to make beautiful art out of the most toxic materials. Traditionally, oil paint not only used toxic pigment like cadmiums and colbalt, it was also common to use...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 15, 2019

Dayton's Dog Park is a hit with four legged friends (and their owners)

DAYTON-The Dayton Dog Park has been a godsend for Dayton's four-legged friends and their owners, since it officially opened in Sept. 2017. The early morning hours, and the hours after supper are a...

 

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