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  • Slammin' Salmon

    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Lions Club put on another memorable event at the Don Thomas Building in Waitsburg on Sept. 24, 2022. The Annual Salmon BBQ served wood bbq salmon to the sold out crowd to raise money and culinary happiness....

  • Dayton candidate forum at The Liberty Theater

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    DAYTON-The Dayton Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a Candidates Forum at the Liberty Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The public is advised to arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the theater foyer, where they can fill out question cards for the candidates before the Forum begins. The completed questions cards will be the only opportunity for members of the audience to ask questins of the candidates. A "Meet and Greet" session will follow the Forum. The Forum will be presented in two parts this year. Part one...

  • Dayton School Board update

    Justin Jaech, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met for their regular meeting at 6 p.m., September 21, 2022. Present in the high school library were board members Zac Fabian, Jeffrey McCowen, Korinda Wallace, Grant Griffen, and Superintendent Rich Stewart. Aneesha Dieu arrived about 20 minutes into the meeting. Participation was also available on Zoom. Grace Trump gave the ASB report, including a summary of Homecoming activities. In his report, Combine Athletic Director Sam Korslund said thirty-six girls are participating in high school volleyball. All are c...

  • At the Liberty:All Pets Have Secrets, Theirs Are Super

    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    DAYTON—In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes. Runtime: 105 min Rating: PG (action, mild violence, language and rude humor) Studio: Warner Bros.... Full story

  • In support of candidate Reser

    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    To the Editor Please vote for write-in County Commissioner candidate Danielle Garbe Reser by writing her name in the space provided on your mail-in ballot. The Board of County Commissioners adopts annual budgets. The 2022 budget is over 125 million dollars. The Board sets policy and oversees its implementation. Commissioners make decisions that affect the general health, safety and welfare of County residents. Commissioners oversee the County’s management and administration, representing County interests at the state and federal level. After g... Full story

  • Concern over Library Trustees

    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    Dear Editor, As the community should be aware by now, the Weller Public Library is under new management. When the new head librarian, Twila Tate, was hired she was also a Trustee of the Library. Seeing this as a conflict of interest and concerned about the future of the library, I attended the Library Board of Trustees meeting on September 20th, 2022. At the start of the meeting Twila shared that she will be voluntarily resigning as a Trustee. The fact that she wasn't given the ultimatum when offered the job to begin with is startling. After so...

  • Senate candidate debate Oct. 23

    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    SPOKANE—A debate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley is scheduled at Gonzaga University in Spokane. The event will take place on Oct. 23 at 5p.m. The debate is being organized and jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters and The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages speaker series, along with broadcast assistance from KSPS. The Washington State Debate Coalition also is affiliated with this debate. Admission will be free, but tickets will be required to the event at the uni... Full story

  • Wolfpack Football Team Dominates Cougars

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    DW COMBINE-With total team effort and positive energy by every Wolfpack player led to a 53-8 homecoming win Friday night against the White Swan Cougars. The offensive player of the game was Hudson Reser, who ran 201 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown for Dayton-Waitsburg. Quarterback Monte Pettichord passed for 166 yards and ran for two TDs. Preston Hansen scored two TDs and Spencer Hansen caught a 30-yard pass for a TD. The DWs biggest highlights of the game occurred in the second...

  • Wolfpack Volleyball Lose to TCP and CB

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    The high school volleyball team's trip to Tri Cities Prep on September 20 ended with a loss. TCP won 25-8, 25-4, 25-18. The team is missing the skills and leadership from their seniors and dropped their homecoming game against the winless Coyotes from Columbia Burbank on Thursday, September 22. The home game saw the Wolfpack win the first set 25-21 with Kylee Henry making some crucial saves and strong serves by Elsie Mann. In the second set, the Coyotes took an early lead; the Wolfpack fought...

  • Big changes for little league

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    TOUCHET VALLEY—Touchet Valley Little League is now Snake River Little League (SRLL), and that is just one of the changes this year. The league’s board stated in a press release to The Times, “We have some very exciting news about our local little league. Our board members have been working hard behind the scenes to build a program that our community can be excited about and proud of. Our mission is to assist youth in developing the qualities of discipline, teamwork, courage, and loyalty. Little League Baseball is designed to develop super...

  • New Major League Baseball Playoff Format - Seattle Mariners Playoff Bound?

    Paul Ocker, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    The new expanded playoff format for Major League Baseball means 12 teams will go to the playoffs this year instead of 10. This includes the champions from each division of the American and National Leagues for a total of six teams. There are three wildcard spots for each league, adding another six teams. The new format for the wildcard teams is a three-game series, differing from the single wildcard game in previous years. The Seattle Mariners are having a strong year. After 152 games, they are close to locking up one of those wildcard spots...

  • Amplifying Voices

    Mike Ferrians, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    The last three months have seen a great deal of musical activity with Walla Walla Music Organization, the music training youth advocacy program I joined mid-pandemic, teaming up with founder Rodney Outlaw and serving as a program coordinator. We continue to function as an independent organization, licensed with the State of Washington, and partner with other agencies to connect our musical passions with the growth and development of students. We were hired by the 21st Century Learning Centers pr...

  • Waitsburg Homecoming activities a success

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    Waitsburg High School celebrated homecoming week September 19- 24. The students decorated the high school cage and link areas, participated in dress-up days, class competitions, field night, buff puff volleyball, a parade, a Wolfpack volleyball game, a Wolfpack football game and ended the week with a dance on Saturday night. Dayton High School held their homecoming activities also. Monday was pajama day followed by character/twin day on Tuesday. Senior Sarabeth McGowen (as Wednesday from the... Full story


    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    Ten Years Ago September 27, 2012 After four years as an FFA rock star at Waitsburg High School and touring the country as an agricultural representative for one year, Christy Poirier is now earing the highest honor in FFA – the American Degree. “I promised myself I would get an American Degree,” Poirier said. And she sure did. Poirier is off in Late October to the National FFA Convention in Indiana to receive her award. According to the FFA website, “the American FFA Degree is awarded to FFA... Full story

  • Apple and Wild Huckleberry Pie

    Luke Chavez, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    Happy Autumn. With these warm sunny days, and crisp cool nights, the weather this week has been perfect. After an unusual summer in the garden, the sight of our pear and apple trees loaded with fruit has been a welcomed delight. One that has also inspired a new season of kitchen experiments. The warm pleasure of spiced apples encased in buttery, flakey crust is a cherished American classic that needs little adjusting. However, with a bag of foraged wild huckleberries sitting on the counter, I...

  • Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    The fall season is a great time to take a day trip to ride the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. The train leaves Elgin, Oregon, and travels along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers on a section of the historic Joseph Branch rail line. I have taken the train twice; both were "train robbery" adventures. The first time the robbers took our jewels and the last time they took our money. The event is kid friendly, and the fake jewels and money are provided. You're riding along enjoying the scenery when...

  • DW Homecoming Game

    Aeryelle Gleason, The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    Photos from the DW Combine's winning 2022 Homecoming Game.... Full story

  • Time to tour our town with Dayton Chamber of Commerce

    The Times|Sep 29, 2022

    DAYTON—Dayton’s Chamber of Commerce is hosting an empty building sneak peek. The Tour Our Town will begin at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st. The former Columbia County Public Health building at 270 E. Main Street will be showcased. Continue the tour with a taste of wine from Red Band Cellars and beer from Chief Springs. There are tasty treats from Fiesta En Jalisco and Vikki’s Sweet Shoppe. The Chamber is also putting on a Cash Mob! At Main Street Marketplace, 262 E. Main St. on Fr... Full story