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Articles from the September 12, 2019 edition

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Columbia County Fair

It's a blue ribbon weekend for FFA...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 12, 2019

Waitsburg Pioneer Fall Festival is Sunday

WAITSBURG-Community members and visitors can take a step back in time on Sun., Sept. 15 when they join the Waitsburg Historical Society for the City's 47th Annual Pioneer Fall Festival on the Bruce House Museum Complex lawn. The annual event, held...

 

Dayton Discusses School Levy

DAYTON— With the budget deficit in mind the Dayton School District Board of Directors and Administration have agreed not to fill the vacant position for elementary school principal. At their monthly work session last week, Superintendent Doug...

 

The Don Thomas Family

WAITSBURG—This year the Waitsburg Historical Society honors the Don Thomas Family as 2019 Pioneers of the Year. Thomas’ sons, Gary and Jay recently sat down with The Times to share a bit of family...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 27, 2009 A slight breeze kept the bees away while everyone enjoyed lots of good conversation, food and a little music from the Blue Mountain Troublemakers, at the Hockersmith...

 

Senior Lunch Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 10 Baked Fish/Pilaf Stewed Tomatoes Caesar Salad Roll Milk Tues., Sept. 12 Salisbury Steak Mashed & Gravy Capri Veggies Salad/Bread Cookies/Milk/Juice...

 

Majority of Washington Small Businesses Lack Much-Needed Disaster Plan

The data is staggering: an estimated one in four businesses won’t reopen after a major disaster. The economic impact is crippling: the loss in revenues, inventory, property, wages and even jobs has...

 

Burn Ban Lifted

As of September 9, the burn ban has been lifted for Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District No. 2. Questions regarding the change can be sent to clerkfire2@hotmail.com. Questions about Burn Bans on federal lands should be directed to the U.S....

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

Sept. 3 Non-Criminal: Suicidal male on Main Street in Waitsburg....

 

Re: City Hall

Dear Editor, Upon reading Mr. Davison’s letter to the editor in the Sept 5th edition, I wanted to add another perspective. While Mr. Davison makes some valid points I will say upfront that I have a difference in opinion. I would prefer to see the...

 

Touchet Valley Trail Open Houses

TOUCHET VALLEY—Two open houses are planned this month for the Touchet Valley Trail, a walking/biking trail to run between Dayton and Waitsburg. The first meeting will take place on Mon., Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds pavilion in Dayton. A...

 

Volunteer at Whitman Mission on National Public Lands Day

WALLA WALLA—Volunteers at Whitman Mission National Historic Site will join hundreds of thousands of people across the nation for National Public Lands Day,  the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The event kicks off at 9 a.m....

 

Port offers home buyer classes

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia is sponsoring a class in Home Buying 101 on Thurs., Sept. 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Port of Columbia office at 1 Port Way in Dayton. Shawn Brown with Evergreen Home Loans and Julie Bickelhaupt with Blue Mountain...

 

Little Theatre set building workshop

WALLA WALLA—The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will offer a free Set Building workshop on Sat., Sept. 14, from 9. a.m.-3 p.m.  Topics covered will include shop and storage orientation, power tool usage and shop safety, wall construction, platform...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 12, 2019

After the Derby

A view of the Columbia County Fair's derby champs....

 

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Grandma & the Boys lead guitarist and mandolinist, Jo Shay, enjoyed her 90th birthday at Chiquillas in Walla Walla on Sunday....

 

Birthdays!

Sept. 13: Dave McKenzie, Sr., Jeffrey Hofer, Joey Garcia, Nadine Scoggins, Helen Rich, Claudia Hevel-Doty, Jeffrey Liebermann, Nancy Bickelhaupt, Christine Jenks, Brook Rasmussen. Sept. 14: Jerry Harshman, Stan Pierson, Dan Jones, Doug Brown, Scott...

 

Setting up for the fair

DAYTON-Setting up for the fair last week was no easy task. Just ask Rose Engelbrite, the Superintendent in charge of the Pavilion. Englebrite referred to last Wednesday as "panic day." She said the...

 

Talk About Art

Around the age of 10, a certain percentage of girls goes crazy nuts for horses. Artist Alison Oman of Clarkston was one of these girls, and her experience was idyllic: she learned to ride in the...

 

Gran Fondo is Sept. 21

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Foundation’s Gran Fondo walk, run ride against cancer will take place on Sat., Sept. 21 at Burwood Brewing in the airport district. Participants can register for a 5K fun run/walk, a one-mile walk of strength or...

 

Ski Trip Fundraiser

Teacher Jeff McCann and Dayton Middle School students took advantage of fair traffic to hold a carwash outside HomeStreet Bank on Fri., Sept. 6. The students are working to raise money for a ski trip later this year....

 

Times Travelers

Pam Chapman at Goslar Marketplace, Goslar, Germany. In front of the medieval market fountain dating back to the twelfth century....

 

Book Signing

Waitsburg author Joe Just will be visiting Words-N-Print, formerly Ju’s Traveling Pages. Saturday September 14th, 1-3 p.m. Just will be releasing his third book this month. Remember, Words-N-Print has recently relocated to the north end of Main...

 

Rachel Maxi at Art X Agent

WAITSBURG-Artist Rachel Maxi is relaxing after a busy Labor Day weekend. Her latest work, Continuing Explorations, opened to a warm reception over the weekend at Art X Agent. The show, consisting of...

 

Palouse railroads continue to make history

The burgeoning railroad industry of the late 1800's pounded its way to and through the Palouse, connecting lumber and flour mills, and other industrial and agricultural goods to the rest of the North...

 

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