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Articles from the October 26, 2023 edition

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  • Competitive races in Waitsburg

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    WAITSBURG - The November 2023 ballots have arrived and Waitsburg has several contested races to decide. School Board, District 2 There are two candidates for Waitsburg School Director, District 2, incumbent Christy House, and first-time candidate Tia Hays. Hays has been a Waitsburg Home and School Association member for two years and a member of the school's booster club. Her professional experience includes 26 years in banking, and is now a Certified Pharmacy Technician at the VA Medical... Full story

  • Dayton school board discusses superintendent search

    Justin Jaech, The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the High School Library at 6:35 p.m. on October 18, 2023. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart and Student Representative Madison Richardson were also present. Aneesha Dieu was not present. The board seat held by Korinda Wallace continues to be vacant. The Board approved the consent agenda, which included approval of Emily Uptegrove as a volunteer cheer coach, an FFA Dress Attire Donation from Candy Jones, scheduling a s...

  • Rose St and 2nd Ave reopened in Walla Walla

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    WALLA WALLA - On Thursday, October 19, the planned drilling in the right-of-way was completed, and 2nd Avenue and Rose Street were reopened to traffic. Western States Drilling drilled two monitoring wells on the Chevron property and another on Thursday. All planned wells were expected to be completed by the end of last week. At the storm drain near 3rd Avenue and Rose Street, where gasoline odor and sheen had been detected, Clean Harbors and Washington Department of Ecology staff utilized a came...

  • Spring for Port Commissioner

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Letter to the Editor We believe that Mike Spring is the best choice for Columbia County Port Commission, position #2, due to his extensive leadership, business, and community service experience: Mike has been the fire chief in La Grande, College Place, West Richland, and Hanford as well as serving as a fire Commissioner in Columbia County. He has been involved in running a family farm business and has owned and operated two businesses in Dayton for the past ten years. Mike is a member of the volunteer fire department, and he and his wife,... Full story

  • Support for House

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Dear Editor, I wholeheartedly support Christy House’s candidacy for the Waitsburg School Board. Christy’s intimate knowledge of the Waitsburg community and the unique culture of the Waitsburg School District, combined with her experience as the parent of two WHS alums and as a current board member, make her an outstanding choice for this essential role. Christy’s connection to the Waitsburg community runs deep. As a parent and board member, she has witnessed the successes and challenges of our local school system over the years. Her commi... Full story

  • History with House

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Letter to Editor Experience matters on the Waitsburg School Board. Having been a librarian, a preschool teacher/parent educator for the Walla Walla Community College, and a music teacher, I feel it is very important to vote for Christy House in the next election. Christy brings much-needed experience to the school board. I have known Christy since she moved to Waitsburg many years ago. I taught her younger son music and worked with her husband on the Waitsburg City Council. Christy brings a lot of talent to the School District. She works in the...

  • Waitsburg Resource Center plan Christmas baskets and Kid goody bags

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Resource Center is gearing up for its annual Christmas baskets for the community. If you want to participate by donating or receiving a basket, visit the food bank, the Waitsburg Christian Church, or the Presbyterian church to share your information. Signups are for November. The center is also gearing up for its annual kid bags, where it donates cute little goodie bags to the Waitsburg Elementary School children.... Full story

  • Diana Black

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    September 27, 1938 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Jose and Isabel Llorens, welcomed Diana del Carmen Llorens Cintron into the world. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Diana naturally loved sandy beaches, water, and sun. She shared many stories of places and tasty foods of her beautiful Puerto Rican island. Diana grew up in Santurce, Puerto Rico attending Catholic schools. She would often tell her family stories of the strict nuns and the crazy nonsense she and her friends would cause them. After high... Full story


    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    WALLA WALLA — Sometimes, the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you are grieving. The holidays can be challenging for people who have experienced the death of someone they love. Memories of past holiday seasons can be a reminder of loss. Moreover, it can be challenging for others to know what to say to the bereaved or how to support them. Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) invites community members to one of two holiday grief support classes offered in-person and virtually at Walla Walla Community Hospice (...

  • Times Traveler

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Regina Weldert bringing "The Times" to Vancouver Island earlier this month.... Full story

  • Times Traveler

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Not so far away but Judy Baker enjoyed "The Times" on a beautifully sunny October afternoon in Edmonds Wash.... Full story

  • MS Volleyball season ends

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Middle School "B" team finished their volleyball season, winning both matches last week. The Lady Cardinals beat Dayton on October 16 with 25-18, 25-14, 6-15. They beat Touchet on October 18 with 25-17, 21-25, 25-22. In the first set against Touchet, Cardinal Kaitlyn Paul led her team to victory with multiple ace serves. The "A" team played tough with close scores but dropped matches to Dayton and Touchet. At Dayton, the team lost 25-27, won the second set 25-22, and...

  • Info meeting for Proposition 1 and a Dayton Pool

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Proposed Public Pool Meeting, Wednesday, October 25, 7-8 p.m. DAYTON—A brief question and answer session will be held on Wednesday evening at the Delany Building to answer questions the public may have about Proposition #1 on the November 7 ballot. Proposition 1 will establish a Parks and Recreation District (for a swimming pool only) and reads as follows: “Columbia County and the City of Dayton propose creation of a parks and recreation district solely for the building and operating of a swimming pool, with boundaries coterminous with Col...

  • A Contrarian Cleans

    Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi, The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Mother Nature and I are sisters in contrary behavior. On October 19, it was 76 degrees, and I have no complaints as I enjoy this contrarian weather pattern. My Irises are blooming. I've got a new mini crop of sugar snap peas, and tomatoes just keep coming. I am cruising the highway with the top down, playing tennis on the outdoor courts, grateful for this unseasonable warmth. My behavior is less monumentally contrarian than Mother Nature's, but still off the norm. My sister complains I send birt...

  • Weller Library shares portable mammal exhibit with students

    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    WAITISBURG - The Weller Public Library offered patons and Waitsburg students an interactive experience on mammals using a Burke box from October 11 through 25. The Burke Museum provides the boxes which include museum-quality objects, artifacts, and activities covering culture, earth science, and life science topics. Library staff took the Mammal Burke Box to all the classes at the Waitsburg elementary school and several at the high school and middle school. The library will continue hosting...


    The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    Ten Years Ago October 24, 2013 [Photo Caption] One-year-old Brailyn Stearns of Huntsville helped her grandma, Lisa Stearns, sell pumpkins in front of grandma's house on the corner of Highway 12 (Preston Avenue) and Harmon Street in Waitsburg on a bright Sunday morning last week. The 22-month-old girl lives on the pumpkin patch and thinks all the pumpkins are hers, grandma says. The Stearns began growing pumpkins two years ago, but this is the first year they've tried selling them to passers-by... Full story

  • Cranberry & Walnut Pumpkin Bread

    Luke Chavez, The Times|Oct 26, 2023

    As the days have been getting shorter, and the mornings colder, my oven has been working overtime. Harvesting another beautiful pumpkin from our garden, and looking for some extra comfort this past weekend, I reviewed some quick-bread recipes from my files. Here walnuts, and plump, tart cranberries are folded into a perfectly spiced pumpkin bread. With the use of orange juice in the batter the resulting loaf is moist and brightly flavored. Perfect for a holiday brunch, or even dessert, this is...