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Articles from the October 3, 2019 edition

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 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 3, 2019

Burgeoning Hemp Industry Gains a Foothold in Walla Walla County

Sharp-eyed travelers on Middle Waitsburg road might have noticed a distinctive looking crop on a field there this summer. The large, leafy plant seen growing is hemp, and a nearby sign identifies the...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 3, 2019

The Club in Dayton Looking to Add Services for Waitsburg Students

DAYTON—The Club is interested in expanding its program to give Waitsburg students the opportunity to attend its after school program. Several Waitsburg students attended the Club’s Summer Program and expressed interest in the ability to attend...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 3, 2019

Historic Dayton on Tour takes place Oct. 5

DAYTON-The Historic Dayton on Tour will take place on Sat. Oct 5. Activities include; the works of local artists displayed at various locations, around town, the Annual Historic Home Tour, the Main...

 
 By Paul Ocker    Sports    October 3, 2019

An Early Success This Muzzle Loading Season

Muzzle loading season for Deer opened in our area on 28 September and runs through October 6th. Muzzle loading (black powder) hunting is primarily done in the surrounding wheat fields rather than in...

 

Two Stolen Vehicles Found

WAITSBURG—City Councilman Kevin House mentioned at the recent Council meeting that two vehicles had been brazenly stolen from in front of McGregor Seed on September 14. He said that the perpetrator(s) entered through an unlocked gate to steal the...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago October 8, 2009 The dedication of a life size bronze sculpture of Sacajawea will highlight a weekend-long event in Dayton this weekend where a large variety of art will be exhibited by artists during Dayton On Tour. Photo Caption: Anne...

 

The Shining Example of Cokie Roberts

Let's take a break from our society's normal crudefest for a brief moment to honor civility. Cokie Roberts epitomized civility. She was no pushover -- far from it. When it was required, she was as...

 

LETTERS

Dear Editor: I appreciated the side by side editorials in the recent Times and hope readers felt the friction of  perspectives.  Business pundit Don Brunell applied his predictable economic views to praise two controversial industries, forest...

 

WWCSO

Sept. 21 Officers were dispatched to Sun Mart in Burbank for a theft of Oreo cookies. Burbank Sept. 23 Officer responded to an address on McKay Place in reference to a recovered vehicle stolen from Walla Walla High School. Walla Walla Sept. 24...

 

New Preschool to Open Next Week

Dayton resident Lacy Nichols will open Hogeye Hollow Preschool near Dayton on Monday, October 7. A graduate of Washington State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education, and a Special Education endorsement, Nichols has eight years of teaching...

 

Now Accepting Coat Donations

Columbia County Family Clinic in Dayton and Waitsburg, and Columbia County Health System is accepting coats for donation until October 11. Collected coats will be given to Project Timothy for disbursement....

 

Think Like an Animal and Blues Crews Work Party

Join Joe Kreuzman from Coyote Trails School of Nature on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. to learn about animal behavior and how to track local species. Interested hikers should meet at Meet at Madden Brother Performing Arts Center116...

 

Plenty of Roles Up for Grabs For Little Theatre's Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will hold open auditions October 8-9 for the comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson. The play will be directed by Robert G Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and...

 

Humanities Lecture on Oct. 10

Dr. Johann Neem from Western Washington University will present: What Every Happened to America’s Public Schools on Oct. 10 at 6 p. m. in the Delany Room at the Dayton Memorial Library....

 

Social media issues addressed

The Waitsburg School District is currently addressing issues around social media use among and between students, parents, coaches and faculty. This multi-faceted issue impacts nearly everyone in different ways. A popular film about the issue,...

 

BIRTHDAYS

October 3: Coe Richards, George Hodges, Dorothy Mays, Lee Nora Finch, Carolyn Thompson, Heather Jackson, Stacey Vaughn. October 4: Jeff Nichols, Tom Collins, Sharon Speiss, Amanda Marshall. October 5: Mary Hansen, John White, J.K. Keve, Larry...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 3, 2019

Special meeting for the Dayton City Council

Jake Holopeter, a physical engineer with Anderson Perry & Associates, spoke at a special city council meeting, last Monday, about the terms of the one million dollar Public Works Board...

 

'Waitsburg Under Water' on display at Wilson-Phillips House

Visitors to the annual Pioneer Fall Festival were able to stroll through the Wilson-Phillips House Museum to view the new “Waitsburg Under Water” display. A quote in an April 1996 Spokesman Review...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 3, 2019

EMS levy dollars at work at CCFD 3

During the Columbia County Fire District Three open house on Sunday EMT Darvin Parvinen demonstrated Lucas, the new mechanical chest compression machine, which was purchased with EMS levy funds....

 

AAUW Candidate Forum Upcoming at Liberty Theater

Dayton City council members Delphine Bailey and Zac Weatherford are on the ballot to be Dayton's next mayor. Cindi John is running as a write-in candidate. Voters will get the chance to hear from the...

 

The hillside Green Giant has a new viewpoint and informational signs

Former Washington State Representative Terry Nealy said Gary Lowe approached him several years ago about creating a pull-out along Hwy. 12 for people to stop and view the Green Giant image, on the...

 

Do You Need Real ID? New Law Goes into Effect October 1, 2020

REAL ID is a U.S. law established in 2005, requiring all states to comply with new identification standards for air travel and entrance to some federal facilities like military bases. When REAL ID goes into effect in October 2020, you’ll need more...

 

Fall Cemetery Tour Oct. 5

Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Fall Cemetery Tour on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. Attendees can enjoy the fall foliage at Mountain View Cemetery and learn more about the fascinating and colorful citizens of Walla Walla who...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    News    October 3, 2019

The Autumn Stream Palette

Fall is undoubtedly the most anticipated and contested season of the year, and rightfully so in both regards. The fat days of summer are quickly drawing to a close at our latitude, even more...

 

The Dinner Party Dilemma -Debunked

I’m excited! I’m so glad I moved here! I grew up in New York, but I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 40+ years, so, it’s been a long time since I’ve experienced a real autumn. I’ve missed seeing the leaves turn color, the crisp air, sweaters,...

 

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