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Articles from the October 15, 2020 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    October 15, 2020

Starbuck School District has a new superintendent

STARBUCK-Gerry Grubbs has been hired by the Starbuck School District as the next superintendent to take over for retiring superintendent Kevin Graffis. What does he think of Starbuck? "It is a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 15, 2020

DSD moving forward with conditioning and practices for high school sports

DAYTON—Dayton School District Superintendent Guy Strot talked about some loosening of school sports restrictions by the state when the Dayton School District Board of Directors met in a work session...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 15, 2020

Painting and Powerlifting

If you drive down Main Street Waitsburg, you'll see a cute pink house with white trim. That little house is one of many that Jason Gillen, owner of JLG Painting, has finished in the area. While...

 

Update from Walla Walla County Elections for this year's General Election

For this year’s General Election, Walla Walla County Elections has moved all operations to the Pavilion building at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St., Walla Walla. Voter services, ballot processing, and Canvassing Board meetings...

 

Washington State Elections update from Olympia

OLYMPIA—Registered voters in Washington state will soon receive their ballots for the General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Ballots must be sent to registered voters no later than Friday, Oct. 16. Voters have until 8 p.m. Nov. 3 to place their marked...

 

WWCSO

September 30 Investigation reference ongoing construction fraud. Prescott October 5 Brick thrown on victim’s front lawn. Walla Walla County A theft occurred in Prescott. Prescott October 6 Female arrested on domestic violence warrant. Burbank Male...

 

Medical appointment gas cards available through Columbia County Public Health

COLUMBIA COUNTY—Medical Appointment Gas Cards are available to any Columbia County resident in need of fuel for transportation to medical appointments outside of Columbia County. Fuel cards are available for those with a valid driver’s license,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 15, 2020

Care and Share Food Drive won't stop for a pandemic

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla Association of Realtors and the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) are kicking off the season with a hunger for helping. The Care and Share Food Drive looks a little diffe...

 

Local Firefighters seek help to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Fire District #2’s Association is offering pink T shirts the month of October 2020 to help increase breast cancer awareness. T-shirts will be available at Ten Ton Coffee, 216 Main Street Waitsburg....

 

Letter to the editor

My son, Brandon Johnson, is running to be Superior Court judge. I am a proud father and, of course, am hopeful he will be elected. If he is, it will be his turn to be struck by lightning. Let me explain. We have two boys, Brandon and Jason. Brandon...

 

Letter to the editor

I strongly recommend Brooke Burns for Superior Court Judge in the Asotin-Garfield-Columbia County Judicial District. Brooke has appeared in my courtroom on countless occasions in a diverse variety of cases over the past 14 years. She has always...

 

Letter to the editor

I have known Mike Mitchell for almost 30 years. We met when I took a job scrubbing clubs at Walla Walla Country Club as I was going to college. I later served the Walla Walla Valley in the education system, as coach, teacher, principal, central...

 

Letter to the editor

I think Brandon Johnson has the experience, smarts, and personality to be a very good Superior Court judge. I urge you to vote for him. I am a Superior Court judge. I was first elected in 2008. Before that I was in a private law firm. Brandon...

 

Dear Editor:

I have known Mike Mitchell both professionally and personally and believe that he is the most qualified to be our next Superior Court Judge. Mike is a man of the utmost integrity whose legal career has extended over all areas of criminal and civil...

 

Letter to the editor

Garbe Reser shares my values. Perry Dozier is a party line Trump/Culp supporter. According to the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Dozier said, “He wants Culp to be the man he answers to as the district’s next state senator.” I believe our next...

 

Editor Waitsburg Times,

I write in support of Brandon Johnson’s candidacy for Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge. Brandon worked for me as a law clerk when I was a judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals. He was smart. He worked hard. And he cared about...

 

Thomas Earl Groom, Jr.

Thomas Earl Groom, Jr., fondly known as Bud, went to his cabin in Glory Land, Thursday, October 8, 2020 with his family by his side. Bud resided at Booker Rest Home due to difficulties caused by Lewy...

 

Patricia Anne Baker

Patty Baker breathed her last on October 1, 2020 at age 66 in Quilcene, Washington. After a nine month battle with cancer, Patty is free now from that body and at last with her Lord Jesus Christ in...

 

Legal Notices

In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Walla Walla Whitney Lynn Gonzales Petitioner, No. (15-3-00040-8) Samuel Cusic Canham, Respondent. The State of Washington to the Whitney Lynn Gonzales You are hereby summoned to...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    October 15, 2020

Wild At Heart: Becky Wilson

Those of us who may be familiar with one Becky Wilson in Waitsburg will be tickled to learn that there is now a second Becky Wilson in town. Recently, this Becky Wilson purchased the old Hofer farm...

 

Pheasants Forever cooperates with local growers to preserve sagebrush habitat and wildlife guzzlers

Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever (Pheasants Forever) recently teamed with Mike and Steve Erwin to relocate two wildlife watering guzzlers on their 1,000-acre lease with an expiring Conservation...

 

Gibson, Ford, and Morgan

Three baseball Hall of Famers, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, and Joe Morgan, all passed away within nine days from October 2 to October 11. Together their combined careers spanned from 1950 to 1984. All...

 

Hanging onto summer

Last Friday, I think at least half of Waitsburg probably heard my deep, tortured sigh as I parked my car and put the top up for what will likely be its permanent status until next spring. No more...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 15, 2020

A book of many chapters

With eight grandsons and nine great-grandkids, Norma Jo Shay has more than earned the title of Great Grandma. For many years she's been the mandolin strumming frontwoman of the band Grandma & the...

 

So, you want to start writing your memoirs or the next great novel?

For over a quarter of a century, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamont has inspired new writers with honest and down to earth advice, written with humor and experience....

 

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