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  • Dayton community pulls together for city pool measure

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    DAYTON-An informational meeting about Proposition 1, the measure to create the Columbia County Pool District, was held on September 27, 2023, in the Delany Room at the Dayton Memorial Library. This was the second of three meetings planned by organizers to share information and answer questions about the measure appearing on the November ballot. Lisa Naylor presented a PowerPoint presentation and was joined by Chuck Beleny and Kevin Rust. Diane McKinley was unable to attend. Their presentation...

  • Waitsburg Happening on Saturday, Oct. 7 Celebrating Old Farmers Day.

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    WAITSBURG - The fourth Waitsburg Happening will occur on Saturday, October 7. This Saturday, the businesses on Main Street will be celebrating National Old Farmers Day. Expect to see tractors, combines, hay bales, horseback riders, and enjoy special cocktails, entertainment, and treats. There will be vintage tractors and combines from Rob McKinney and Ed Burlingame displayed throughout town between 3 p.m and 6 p.m. The Plaza Theater will play "The 1919 Walla Walla Tractor Show." Artist Barb... Full story

  • At the Liberty: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3"

    The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    DAYTON — “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” is a brand-new adventure in this series about the Portokalos family. Join them as they travel to a family reunion in Greece for a heartwarming and hilarious trip full of love, twists and turns. Nia Vardalos wrote, directs, and stars in this movie along with John Corbett, Joey Fatone and more. Only 30% of the Rotten Tomatoes website critics rated this movie as favorable, but 72% of the audience liked it. The audience review on the Rotten Tomatoes website is “With beautiful scenery and a sweet story, My Big... Full story

  • CCRLD Director addresses ALA concerns

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    DAYTON-This month, in the Columbia County Rural Library District newsletter, Interim Director Ellen Brigham addressed concerns she has heard from the community about the library's connection to the American Library Association. First, she explained that the ALA does not dictate the policies at the Dayton library. Brigham said, "As far as I can tell, the ALA doesn't even have sample policies for libraries to pull from. When the Library Board drafts library policies, it looks at what has worked...

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    The Times|Oct 5, 2023

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  • Waitsburg Cardinals lose to DeSales, 0-48

    Amber Reyes, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    WALLA WALLA - Waitsburg Cardinals visited The Fighting Irish at DeSales High School on Friday, September 29. DeSales, led by first-year head coach Travis McCauley and assistant Josh Richard, had six returning starters with eight seniors on the roster of almost 30. Four Cardinal interceptions plus one fumble inevitably resulted in the Irish coming out on top with a final score of 0-48. Waitsburg won the coin toss and deferred to receive the start of the second half. Both teams' defense fought to...

  • HS Volleyball Team Drops Matches

    The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg High School volleyball team lost to Yakima Tribal in five sets in Waitsburg on September 26. The Cardinals won the opening set 25-22 before passing errors set them back in sets two and three with losses of 21-25 and 17-25. The girls won set four with a close 25-22 win. Yakima took the fifth set 15-6 to get the win. Kylee Henry contributed 20 assists, and Makenna Barron and Peyton Struckmeier played strong at the net. The Cardinals have a 1-6 record after losing to...

  • MS Boys Drop Close Football Game to Liberty Christian

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    WAITSBURG—The Cardinals’ middle school football team traveled to Liberty Christian on September 28 and put up a fight before losing 30-24. The Cardinals received the opening kickoff and Kellen Coulston took the ball 70 yards for the Waitsburg’s offense held its own in the second half, scoring three touchdowns. Liam Kiefel threw three touchdown passes to Uriah York for 10, 50, and 70 yds. The Cards’ defense struggled, missing some key tackles, stated Coach Calzadillas. York ended the game with six receptions for 195 yds and three touchdo...

  • Waitsburg Middle School B Team Gets First Win

    The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    WAITSBURG — The middle school volleyball team played matches against Rogers on both September 27 at Rogers and on October 2 in Waitsburg. Waitsburg’s B team got their first win on October 2. They lost the first set 11-25, then won the following two sets: 25-22 and 28-26. At Rogers, the B team lost 13-25, 18-25 and 16-25. The A team lost the first two sets to Rogers on September 27, 19-25, 20-25, and won the third set 25-21. In Waitsburg, the A team lost the first two sets 11-25 and 10-25 and again won the third set 26-24. “The B team impro...

  • Bird Hunting Made Simple with Outdoor Technology

    Brad Trumbo, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    As I lay in bed flipping through the latest edition of a well-respected gun dog magazine, an article titled "What Happened to Simple" grabbed my attention. The author is a long-time columnist for the magazine who shares healthy perspectives and insights on various bird-hunting topics. In this article, he lamented technology as the ruination of upland hunting. The author said, "We have become so dependent on gadgetry, you might say we've lost our discovery, to independence, to self-relia...

  • I can see clearly now!

    Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    In the past six or seven months, I noticed that I lost the ability to read my phone without wearing my glasses. I have worn glasses for as long as I can remember. I am near-sighted in one eye and far-sighted in the other, or as my friends used to say, cockeyed. I kept this same cockeyed vision even after having cataract surgery in both eyes a few years ago. With the new blurriness, I assumed I needed new glasses. Eventually, I realized something else was happening because I saw weird lines and...


    The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    Ten Years Ago October 3, 2013 [Photo Caption] Jack McCaw, Lowell Richter, Bob Budig and Fred Gritman (seated) pose at the World War II Memorial in D.C. (as part of the Inland Northwest Honor Flight program). Twenty-Five Years Ago October 8, 1998 The experiences, friends made, and the small-town charm encountered as a seasonal employee of the Green Giant cannery during the summers of 1958-1960 made an indelible impression on young Phil Edwards of Silver City, North Carolina. So much so that Edwar...

  • White Bean Chicken Chili

    Luke Chavez, The Times|Oct 5, 2023

    To regular readers of my column, it is probably no secret that autumn is my favorite time of year. In anticipation of cooler weather, I have been pulling my cozy sweaters and flannels out of storage while thinking about simmering pots on the stovetop, or bubbling casseroles in the oven. Inspired by the continuing bumper crop of peppers from our garden, I found myself craving the comforting warmth found in a batch of white bean chili. Made with ground chicken and plenty of roasted green chilies,...