Articles from the November 3, 2022 edition

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Halloween, spirit week at Waitsburg schools

WAITSBURG-Preschool through fifth grades had fun dressing up for spirit week. From October 24 through 28, students and teachers participated in Animal Print, Tie-dye, Crazy Sock, and Disney Day, endi... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    November 3, 2022

Statewide hospital challenges addressed

DAYTON-When the Hospital District commissioners met last week, they heard from Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire about substantial operational losses for Washington State hospitals in... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    November 3, 2022

CCHS CEO Shane McGuire

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held a special meeting on October 26, 2022, to complete three agenda items postponed from the regular meeting on October 12. Commissioners Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and Executive Director...



Last week, in the article “Confusion over Metropolitan Park District Tax Levies,” The Times incorrectly identified Tammy Ketterman as Columbia County Assessor. Ketterman is the Chief Deputy Appraiser in the Columbia County Assessor’s Office.... Full story


Support for Jared Hawkins

Jared Hawkins is the clear choice for Walla Walla County Part Time District Court Judge. Not only does he have the necessary relevant experience and personal character, he has also dedicated countless volunteer hours over the past decade to serve... Full story


Precautions suggested to residents during sewer relining project

WAITSBURG-The City of Waitsburg has been working with Michel's Trenchless, Inc to do mainline sewer inspections, relining, and maintenance cover installation. The contractor will begin relining...


The leaves are falling

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg has opened a leaf bin at the Waitsburg City Shop for residents to dispose of bagged or unbagged leaves. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday.... Full story


A Vote for Jan Corn

To the Editor, Residents of Washington’s 16th legislative district would be better served by Jan Corn as their representative in Olympia. Jan was a business owner in Walla Walla for over 25 years and knows the challenges facing entrepreneurs in...


Co-chair of Friends of the Pool speaks out on misleading information about JMPD

Dear Editor, I endorse Proposition #1. The creation of a Columbia County Joint Metropolitan Park District. Columbia County Resolution 2022-23 and the City of Dayton Resolution 1498 signed by all county commissioners and city council members to put... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 3, 2022

DW Football Senior Night

DW COMBINE-Five Wolfpack seniors played in their last game Friday, October 28; four seniors watched from the sidelines due to season-ending injuries.  Before kickoff, nine seniors and their families...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 3, 2022

Middle School Volleyball ends season playing Wolf against Pack

DW COMBINE-The middle school volleyball team played their last match of the season in Waitsburg on Wednesday, October 26. This season, the girls were split into two teams, the Wolf and the Pack. Each...


A Timely Hunt for Valley Quail

One of the things I appreciate the most about valley quail is its laid-back personality. The older I get, the less likely I am to crawl out of bed in the dark to go hunting. I am still motivated, but...



Ten Years Ago November 1, 2012 Dayton’s First Congregational Church bubbled with activity last Friday as community members and volunteers filed in for the annual Dayton General Hospital Auxiliary Lu... Full story


Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage and Chard

This week, the sunny, mild autumn days have made the abrupt change to cool and rainy. As a former Seattleite, I can't hide my love for the grey and drizzle. Days like this are perfect for making a...


Fort Walla Walla Museum 

WALLA WALLA-The first fort was established in 1856 and was home to dragoon, infantry, artillery, and cavalry units until 1910. The museum occupies 15 acres and opened in 1968.  The entrance building...


Times Traveler

Spotted at the Minnick-Hayner Law office in Walla Walla, this fine fellow said his favorite section in The Waitsburg Times was Pioneer Portraits.... Full story


Happy 90th  Birthday!

WAITSBURG-B.A. Keve, looking fabulous and loving life, celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at the Dayton Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 30.  She sang a few songs with her... Full story


Jan Corn is committed to Community

To the editor: Skyler Rude has claimed that “affordability concerns,” including healthcare, housing, and childcare are among his top priorities. However, as state representative he voted against the development of affordable housing (HB 1220), ag... Full story


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