Articles from the August 24, 2023 edition

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Cardinals feel the Boost

WAITSBURG-School spirit was in full force Monday night at Waitsburg Booster Club's Membership Drive and Community Kick-Off event. The multipurpose room at the Elementary School was packed with... Full story

 By Mike Ferrians    News    August 24, 2023

New superintendent is all about shared leadership

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's new school chief doesn't see himself as a "top-down" kind of administrator. Think of him as being more of a round-table man. Woods came to Waitsburg from the East Wenatchee...


Jim Davison acknowledged by WSSRA

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met at 6 p.m. on August 16, 2023, in the High School library. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen and Grant Griffen. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also present. Zac Fabian and Aneesha Dieu used Z...


At the Liberty:"Oppenheimer"

DAYTON—“Oppenheimer” is an epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and director... Full story

 By Mike Ferrians    News    August 24, 2023

Waitsburg city council considers pool hazard notice

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg City Council convened at city hall for its regular meeting on August 16, 2023. Present were Mayor Marty Dunn, council members Randy Charles, Jillian Henze, Court Rupenthal, Jim...


Let's Build a Waitsburg Pool!

WAITSBURG—Efforts by The Friends of the Pool and Waitsburg Parks and Recreation have been working to raise funds to build a swimming pool in Waitsburg. Both groups have written grants, still under consideration, and held fundraisers, including the ...


Benjamin Jacob Eddy and Collette Camille Jones

Benjamin Jacob Eddy & Collette Camille Jones were married on August 12, 2023 in a ceremony at Lyon's Ferry Marina. The newlyweds celebrated after the ceremony at the Royal Block in Waitsburg,... Full story

 By Mike Ferrians    News    August 24, 2023

Prescott Pool Celebrates 65th Birthday

PRESCOTT—On Saturday, August 26, the Prescott Pool will celebrate its 65th year with an all-day public party at the Prescott Pool. Built by the Prescott School District in 1958, the district o... Full story


If You Own Forest Land We Can Help!

WAITSBURG—The Blue Mountain Chapter of the Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) will hold its fall meeting at Stella’s Homestead, 2194 S. Fork Coppei Road. The meeting begins a 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023 in “The Barn” on the...


Knowledge protects kids

To the editor, Some leaders of countries, cults, & religions know that if you keep most of your people uneducated or undereducated, they are easier to control to that leader’s viewpoint. That is one of the reasons our early U.S. leaders promoted p... Full story


No more bull

To all Columbia County Residents Hear ye, hear ye. ‘Tis time for another ballot initiative. We must forbid ranchers from buying and raising bulls. Imagine what might happen to the pure innocent minds of our Columbia County teenagers if they w... Full story


Voters need accurate information

Dear Editor, Regarding the movement to dissolve the library, there’s a lot of information that isn’t being represented accurately and in its entirety. To start, I keep hearing that “after a yearlong battle, a petition to dissolve the library was the... Full story


Parental controls at CCRLD are not new

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District Board met August 21 for its regular meeting at the Delaney Room. All board members were in attendance, joined by Library Director Ellen Brigham. “The Times” will publish an article covering the meeti... Full story


Cardinal Football Gears Up for Season

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School Cardinals football team will play their first home game on September 2, 2023. The Saturday night game against Touchet will be the first 8-man football game for...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 24, 2023

Barbie fashion is coming to WAG

WAITSBURG - There is more to Barbie than just the new movie, though it is a must-see. There is Fashion. Since the doll came onto the market in 1959, Barbie and her friends have gone through decades of... Full story

 By Mike Ferrians    News    August 24, 2023

Waitsburg newcomer joins the Abbey harvest

WAITSBURG - When Andrew Knee and his wife, Tricia Adams-Knee, moved from Seattle to Waitsburg earlier this year, it signaled the start of a new chapter in their lives. Little did Andrew know that it...


Cruzin' in Prescott

PRESCOTT - Since its first car show about ten years ago, the Cruzin' Prescott Car Show has grown from nine to over sixty cars. The event, held on August 19 was a community affair, with over twenty...



Ten Years Ago August 22, 2013 For those who are familiar with Markeeta Little Wolf’s unique personal style, the way she views her garden should come as no surprise. “It’s like the way I dress... Full story


Times in Cleveland

Erin and Nathanial Murphy of Waitsburg took their copy of the Times to Ohio for a family reunion and took the newspaper on a brief tour of Cleveland.... Full story


Times in Saratoga x 2

Paul Gregutt took time out from his busy Waitsburg schedule of writing and music to take a day at the races in Saratoga New York.... Full story


Peach Cobbler

My favorite dessert recipes are those which rely on a combination of ripe, seasonal fruits with a few simple pantry ingredients to make culinary magic. This summer, after patiently waiting for three...


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