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  • New studio opening in Waitsburg

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    Waitsburg exhibiting artist and art educator Greg Tate is preparing his Main Street studio for October watercolor and drawing classes. On display at the space are paintings and ceramics by the artist. For more information email Tate at and sign up. A member of ArtWalla, Tate recently worked long hours on ArtSquared, the annual fundraiser featuring over one thousand 6" x 6" square art pieces....

  • City of Dayton council and mayoral candidates

    Michele Smith and Lane Gwinn, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    DAYTON-When Dain Nysoe retires on Dec. 31, after twelve years on the Dayton City Council, a new city council member, Joann Patras or Devin Greenup, will take his place. "I have enjoyed serving on the city council, but at the same time, I look forward to the end of my term in office," said Nysoe, who is grateful to have served along with other dedicated public servants. Nysoe said he appreciates the recent uptick in attendance by the public at council meetings and hopes more people will attend in... Full story

  • Dayton School board postion 4 still vacant

    Justin Jaech, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the High School Library at 6:33 p.m. on September 20, 2023. School board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffin, and Aneesha Dieu. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also present. The board seat held by Korinda Wallace remains vacant since her resignation was announced at the June 14, 2023, meeting. The Board approved the consent agenda, including approval of Madison Richardson as the district’s student representative, a $1,000 donation to DHS Athletics from Van Ausdle Tir...

  • At the Liberty:Manhattan Short Film Festival

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    DAYTON ­— Manhattan Short Film Festival - You Be the Judge! Discover your inner film critic by casting your vote for the new Best Short Film and Best Actor in this 26th Annual film festival. The Liberty Theater has been bringing this annual global event to Dayton for many years. There are no other viewing opportunities in eastern Oregon or northern Idaho, and only one other viewing location in eastern Washington (Spokane). You’ll join film lovers in over 500 venues across many countries who will gather to see the 10 Finalist movies (from seve...

  • Walla Walla Community College welcomes largest fall quarter since 2019

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    Substantial enrollment numbers include first-generation students WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College celebrates the beginning of the fall quarter with a healthy mix of new and returning students. The estimated headcount on the first-day was up 12% over last year. “The largest group of students in years is coming to WWCC this fall. We are ready to welcome them and to provide the personalized support and high-quality instruction every student deserves,” said President Chad Hickox. While enrollment totals will not be final until the end o...

  • In support of age-appropriate books that navigate difference

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    To the editor, I feel that I must respond to a recent letter to the editor that stated a personal opinion about the book “Our Skin…” and stated that in that person’s opinion, “children do not even notice skin color.” I know, respect, and very much appreciate the person who wrote this letter and what they have done for this community, but I must respectfully disagree with this statement and perception. I can tell you that when my son was about four years old, we were living in a community with people from many different countries. My son and...

  • Wanda Alice Cole Boyle

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    Wanda Alice Cole Boyle passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on September 22, 2023, after a short illness. Wanda was a resident of Waitsburg, Washington. She moved to Waitsburg from Cupertino, California, after her retirement from Hewlett-Packard in Santa Clara, California. Wanda was a lifelong, passionate reader. She was never without a book in her hand. She loved watching game shows and old movies, especially Westerns and WWII movies. Wanda loved traveling throughout the... Full story

  • Scott V Gorham

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    October 8, 1952 – September 3, 2023 Scott V Gorham, of Walla Walla, WA, passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, September 3, 2023. Scott was born October 8, 1952, to Harold V. Gorham and Eleanor F. Gorham, nee Kent. Scott graduated from Walla Walla High School and Washington State University, where he majored in education and was a Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity member. On June 7, 1975, he married Anne Heydon. They settled in the Walla Walla area, where they started their family. S... Full story

  • Spring and Schafer face off for Port commissioner

    Michele Smith, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    DAYTON-Mike Spring and Randy Schafer are running for Port of Columbia Commissioner representing District 2, the seat being vacated by Genie Crowe. "The Times" spoke with Spring and received a prepared statement from Shafer. Candidate Mike Spring Spring is excited about the future in Columbia County and believes with help from the community and through his gift of perseverance, much can be accomplished. He explained, "The primary goal of a port district is economic development for its...

  • Glow Golf and the straight shooter

    Mike Ferrians, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Council member Jillian Henze and her older sister, Alison Beaudry, are golfing buddies. They play together about once a month every year during golf season. It’s a bonding time for them but it has a competitive side. “She has always been able to outdrive me,” Henze explains. “She would hit the ball much harder than me, but it’s usually off in the trees somewhere. I can hit the ball straight, but it takes me two hits to get the distance she can get in one.” Henze has bee...

  • J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah

    Paul Gregutt, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    This Paso Robles winery makes an expansive lineup of ripe, fruity, value wines. The Wine Enthusiast annual Best Buy list has just been published, and this wine is Number One. It's still available but won't be for long. Generous aromas of berry pie, spice cake, and a lovely minerality add to a rich palate of cassis and boysenberry. Grab it while you can. 14%; $15 (Paso Robles)...

  • Another Successful Lions Club Salmon BBQ

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    The Lions Club held its annual Salmon BBQ at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on September 23, 2023....

  • Dayton Kiwanis Club is still building

    Mike Ferrians, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    DAYTON – The Kiwanis Club of Dayton, Washington, celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. The group was first organized at the Dayton Hotel on October 19, 1922. Like many fraternal organizations that started in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kiwanis is organized around chartered local groups connected functionally and financially to an international governing body. Kiwanis International, established in 1915, states its mission as "dedicated to improving the world one child and one c...

  • Cardinals take 70-12 win against Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves

    Amber Reyes and Lane Gwinn, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    ROSALIA-The Waitsburg Cardinals traveled to Rosalia to play the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves on Friday, September 22. Though the Rosalia team, led by RB Isaac Bone and QB Westley Bryan, made some impressive plays, the Cards took the lead early, shutting out the Timberwolves by halftime. Waitsburg won the toss and deferred, kicking to Tekoa-Rosalia. It was three and out with a sack by Senior Ruben Yutzy, and the Cardinals took over. Waitsburg Sophomore Brenton Segraves gained four yards on his...

  • MS Volleyball Team Beats Dayton

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    WAITSBURG-Waitsburg middle school "A" volleyball team dropped the first game to the Dayton Bulldogs, 18-25, on Monday, September 25, then the momentum changed and the Cardinals won the next two set, 25-23 and 16-14, to win the match. Waitsburg's "B" team won the last set against Dayton 17-15 but dropped the first two sets, 17-25 and 20-25. "The girls did great tonight!" said Coach Castillo. The middle school volleyball team traveled to Richland on September 21 losing both matches to Liberty...

  • HS Volleyball Team Drops Match to Desales

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    WAITSBURG — Waitsburg’s high school volleyball team has a 1-4 record after dropping three straight sets to Desales on September 19 in the Irish gym. Peyton Struckmeier and Makenna Barron led the Cardinal players with four kills each in the 20-25, 6-25, 14-25 loss. Coach Barron said she saw various moments of greatness during the match. “Now we need to work on stringing those moments together to form a higher level of consistency,” said Barron....

  • "Speeders" stop in Waitsburg on Wine to River tour

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    WAITSBURG - Twenty-one "speeders," also known as motor cars, traveled through Waitsburg by rail on Thursday, September 14. The group was on a "Wine to Rivers" excursion hosted by the Pacific Railcar Operators (PRO). The owner/operators are club members and came from as far away as New Mexico. There were operators from Oregon, Idaho, and the Bay Area in California. I ran into Russell Homan from Grants Pass, Oregon, on Waitsburg's Main Street and asked him about the colorful train cars on the trac...

  • Deck done; next?

    Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    Daniel has completed the deck. The Trex is laid, the trim is finished, the furniture is back, and we are enjoying outdoor dining again. The old wood planks (some still with nails jutting out) are stacked on the side patio. Considering my propensity for tripping and falling, this is an accident waiting to happen. But hopefully, they won't be there long; there are projects in the near future. Daniel has a list of uses to recycle most, if not all, the planks. Of course, first, it will require...


    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    Ten Years Ago September 26, 2013 Doug Warnock, a retired WSU/Extension Agent, received the National Association of County Agricultural Agents’ Hall of Fame Award at the association’s annual meeting in Pittsburg, Penn. on September 19. Warnock served in three Washington Counties: Walla Walla (1961-1973), Asotin (1973-1978), and Kittitas (1978-1996). He now lives near Prescott. Warnock’s 35-year career with Washington State University began in 1961. He started the “Steer, Lamb and Hog of Merit...

  • Roast Chicken with Fall Vegetables

    Luke Chavez, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    In my mind, the simple art of roasting a whole chicken is one of the most comforting and satisfying skills to practice in the kitchen. Getting the timing just right to develop crispy skin while the meat stays moist and tender, is a technique seasoned home chefs should be proud to show off. Over the years, I have gathered many recipe variations for roasted chicken, from the simple to the very complex. This lovely version has a bounty of autumnal flavors roasted in the pan with the chicken,...

  • Paint party for Cardinal's Field Bleachers painting

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    A crew of volunteers gathered at 9 a.m. to help put a fresh white coat of paint on the Waitsburg athletic field bleachers Saturday, September 23. Volunteers not pictured in the group photo below, but dropped by to help were Abby Grende, Jillian Henze, , Lowden Henze, Vickie Hamann, and Angela Potts. Brian Seagraves, maintenance supervisor at Waitsburg schools, supervised the activity. Paint was provided by Waitsburg Booster Club and grants. (top left) Pierce and Lowden Henze busy having fun at...