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Columbia County Fair celebrates 130 years

DAYTON-"Timeless Traditions" is the theme of the 130th Columbia County Fair, and from the time of the opening ceremonies at 9 a.m., on Fri. ,Sept. 6, until the fair close, at 5 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 9,...

 

Back to School

Waitsburg School District Staff took a break during inservice on Fri., Aug. 30 to pose for the traditional Times cover staff photo. Waitsburg, which started school Tues., Sept. 3, was the last of the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 5, 2019

New electives mean more choice for Waitsburg students

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg High School faculty is introducing new electives for this upcoming school year. Not only are there new options school-wide, juniors and seniors who have scored favorably on the...

 

What I did on summer vacation

Carol White – Waitsburg: My husband and I built a deck this summer.  It’s quite unique as the railings are made of driftwood and have some artwork burned into corner posts.  I also spent a lot of time with my super-most-awesome grand-kids! We...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 10, 2009 Historic Wait's Mill destroyed by spectacular Sunday morning fire. "The Waitsburg mill is on fire and is fully involved." Dayton Dispatch reported about ten minutes...

 

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu

Thurs., Aug. 29 Pork Chops Au Gratin Potatoes Carrots Broc Salad/Roll Pudding/Juice/Milk Tues., Sept. 3 Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese Caesar Salad Fresh Fruit Milk Thurs., Sept. 5 Lasagna Mixed Veggie Salad/Roll Fruit Cockail Milk...

 

Waitsburg School Menus

Fri., Sept. 6 B: Pancake on a Stick L: Turkey Sub, Chips, Baby Carrots, Cucmbers, Fresh Watermelon Mon., Sept. 9 B: Breakfast Burrito L: BBQ Pulled Pork, Ranch Potato Wedges, Tossed Salad, Fresh Peach Tues., Sept. 10 B: Biscuit & Gravy L: Chicken...

 

The year thus far

When I returned to The Times in January of this year, it was with the goal and intent of helping new publisher Lane Gwinn and The Times staff achieve a shared vision of what The Times should and...

 

Support for Touchet Valley Trail

Dear Editor, As a resident of Columbia County since 2010 and an avid cyclist in both Columbia County and Walla Walla County, I would like to make my voice heard in support of the Touchet Valley Trail. The trail as it is proposed is much needed. As a...

 

Thoughts on City Hall Move

Dear Editor and Waitsburg City Leaders, There are many arguments for keeping City Hall where it is, and the same can be said for moving to the former Jehovah’s Witness location. Most for keeping the current location deal with historical...

 

Dayton Memorial Library September Events

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! If you haven’t already, come to your local library and get sign up today. Additionally, banned book week takes place from September 22-28. Censorship keeps us in the dark. Keep a light on, by...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG—This month’s Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will take place on Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. The meal is $12 and will be catered by Moose Creek Café & Bakery. Speaker Carol Park, from Eagle,...

 

Share wolf mgmt. input

OLYMPIA—With Washington’s wolf population growing at a steady rate the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) expects that wolves will be removed from Washington’s endangered species list in the next few years. In preparation WDFW is developing a...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

Aug. 28 Non-Criminal: Subject making threats of self harm on N. “E” Street in Prescott. Aug. 27 Found Property: Found property near Hwy 124 and Hwy 125 near Prescott....

 

Artist's gathering celebrates the landscape

WALLA WALLA—As summer yields to fall, artists are invited to celebrate the beautiful post-harvest landscape from the perspective of the Cottonwood neighborhood. The event takes place on Sat., Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. A number of homeowners will make...

 

Dancing with the W2Stars

WALLA WALLA—Local Walla Walla celebrities will compete on the Gesa Power House Theatre stage on Sat., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. for the 4th Annual Dancing with the W2Stars fundraiser for Valley Residential Services. Local participants are paired with...

 

Reader Photos

Thanks for sharing! The Times welcomes reader photos. Send your submissions to editor@waitsburgtimes.com....

 

Waitsburg 4-H Corral Wranglers results from Walla Walla Fair

Submitted by Tracy Barron Swine Makenna Barron - blue in market, blue in showmanship Levi Boudrieau - red in market, blue in showmanship Ben Stillman - blue in market, blue in showmanship Noah Stillman - blue in market, blue in showmanship Eden...

 

Birthdays

Sept. 6: Summer Wood, Caris Cole, Jeanette Hansen, Robert Henze, Nancy Wittman, Orrin Anderson. Sept. 7: Scott Rarick, Nancy Crowe, Maxine Mercer, Kristi Kiefel, Bob Danforth, Chris Pearson, Jeff Pierson, Justin Reedy, Joy Lindsey. Sept. 8: Gus...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 5, 2019

New Prescott and Waitsburg teachers say 'hello'

WAITSBURG/PRESCOTT-Both Waitsburg and Prescott school districts brought new teachers on staff this year. Several were kind enough to take time from their busy beginning-of-the-year schedules to...

 

Student Tech Talk: Blackboard vs. Canvas

eLearning courses offer students a flexible alternative to on-campus classes. Best suited to self-starters or remote participants with unfailing access to the internet, some entire degrees can be...

 

Student Web Research Resources

Central Intelligence Agency Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ The CIA’s worldwide factbook containing history, people and society, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and...

 

Washington DNR sends crews to Alaska

OLYMPIA-A milder-than-usual fire season has allowed the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to provide assistance in Alaska. On the week of Aug. 26 the DNR dispatched an additional 69...

 

Out and About by Teeny McMunn: My 50th Class Reunion

I am going to go to my 50th class reunion in Miles City, Montana. True story—part of my job is to type up the Pioneer Portraits, 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, etc and I thought to myself, they sure have kept some old books, until I saw that 50...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 5, 2019

Caboose Park exceeds expectations

DAYTON-"The start of a playground kicked off one idea, which led to another, which led to a beautiful town center for all to use," said Dayton Development Task Force (DDTF) Chair Bette Lou Crothers....

 

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