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Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition

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The Dixie Grocery is open

DIXIE-When Stacy Startin, his wife Maria, and their five-year-old daughter Arla moved to Dayton from Moses Lake, they had no plans to buy a store. Startin explained that it was a "spur of the moment"...


CCHS to operate Walla Walla University clinic

DAYTON--Last week, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire provided updates on different initiatives at the monthly meeting of the hospital board of commissioners. He spoke about the...


What's happening at Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG-Weller Public Library (WPL), located at 22 Main Street in Waitsburg, Washington, has been operating as a public library since the 1940s in the historic building that had been the Exchange Ba...


At the Liberty:Top Gun Maverick

DAYTON—Top Gun Maverick returns to the Liberty on September 2. This movie has received very good reviews and attendance nationally, and locally. The Liberty Theater is participating in National Cinema Day on Saturday (Sept. 3) by offering an...


Portland to Portland by bike

WAITSBURG-Robyn Schmidt pedaled into Waitsburg on Thursday afternoon, August 25, on her way to Portland, Maine. Her adventure began as she left Portland, Oregon, on August 19. The route is over 3,200...


Help with costs through Affordable Connectivity Program

WASHINGTON—High-speed, reliable Internet access is necessary for work, school, healthcare, and social interaction. Unfortunately, high-speed internet remains unaffordable for many households in rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission... Full story


Living History: Jack Cartwright, pioneer railroad engineer Sunday, September 4 at 2 pm.

WALLA WALLA-Living History performances bring history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. At age 20, Jack Cartwright emigrated to Nebraska in 1870. He already had... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 1, 2022

Dayton Library Director encourages feedback

The Times reached out to Todd Vandenbark, MLS, Director of Library Services for Columbia County Rural Library District to respond to the recent requests to remove content from the collection during public comment at the last Library Board meeting, Th... Full story



Correction to “Dayton Library Director shares information about book choices for the library” printed in the August 25, 2022, issue of The Times. The articale stated that Commissioner Chuck Amerien and Dayton City Councilmember Laura Aukerman... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    September 1, 2022

HS Football Competes in Jamboree

DW sports-Nineteen players traveled to Ritzville to compete in a high school football jamboree on Saturday, August 27. Head Coach Troy Larsen stated that his team had the opportunity to go live...


DW Volleyball

DW sports-The Dayton-Waitsburg High School volleyball team will play in their first match of the season on Wednesday, September 7, against Kittitas. It will be a varsity only game as not enough...


Dusk on the Palouse

Stepping outside for the evening dog potty, the cool of the settling night air brought instant relief from the heat of summer. The moon appeared massive and low – the Man in the Moon eyeballing me...


Nature Kids at Rooks Park

The Blue Mountain Land Trust held its final Nature Kids summer event on Saturday, August 21. Kids and their families were invited to the free event at Rooks Park in Walla Walla to learn about stream...



Ten Years Ago August 30, 2012 [Photo Caption] First grader Ryland Kiltz runs after a classmate during a game of freeze tag in the gym Tuesday on the first day back to school at Dayton Elementary...


Potato Rosemary Bread

After my years of experiments and triumphs in the kitchen, there is still nothing more satisfying than successful bread making. The combined time needed to carefully measure ingredients, then knead,...


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