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Articles from the December 2, 2021 edition

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Dayton's Christmas Kickoff for 2021

The American Legion Post 42 led the parade down Main Street Dayton on November 26. The annual Christmas Kickoff event brought crowds of people together throughout the weekend....

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    December 2, 2021

Special meeting to review Dayton City 2022 Budget

DAYTON— The Dayton City Council held a special meeting at 6 p.m., November 23, 2021. All city council members were in attendance except Byron Kaczmarski, who was excused. The council approved the agenda unanimously. There was no public comment. Pau...

 

Waitsburg residents step up for parade

WAITSBURG-The town seemed unusually quiet this fall, and community members began to question whether or not annual holiday festivities would be happening. Local residents began approaching The Times wondering about holiday favorites, including...

 

Dayton recognizes local plumber Dale White.

DAYTON—In small communities, heroes come from all backgrounds, and they almost never wear capes. They live quiet lives, hiding in plain sight, taking their satisfaction in a job well done. They may...

 

At the Liberty:Eternals

Eternals is a saga about a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. This is another in the Marvel series of action-adventure movies. Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Salma Hayek lead the cast. Rotten...

 

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA—Come and enjoy a holiday cookie to help kick off the holiday season as we light the official City of Walla Walla Holiday Tree in Heritage Square at 116 E Main Street, Saturday, December 4. The Walla Walla Choral Society will be...

 

WWCC Nursing student nominated for statewide Transforming Lives Award

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) student Kody Rooper was selected as the college’s nomination for the statewide Transforming Lives Award during the November Board of Trustees meeting. Created in 2012, the Transforming Lives Awards...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 2, 2021

Waitsburg City Administrator temporarily contracting with City of Dayton

WAITSBURG-Over the past month, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe has been helping the City of Dayton with budgetary tasks, filling gaps left after former Administrator Trina Cole was dismissed from...

 

Holiday happenings in prescott and Walla Walla this weekend

WALLA WALLA/PRESCOTT—The Walla Walla Valley doesn’t miss a single opportunity to spread a little Christmas cheer. This weekend’s lineup of events is sure to make Scrooge smile! Light up the Aven...

 

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days wins its own Blue Ribbons

WALLA WALLA—On Thursday, November 18th, 2021, the International Association of Fairs and Expos held their Hall of Communications awards ceremony. The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days placed in a handful of categories. The 2021 Walla Walla Fair &...

 

Dayton Ladies night out December 6, 5-8 p.m.

DAYTON—Several downtown Dayton businesses will celebrate Ladies Night Out Monday, December 6, from 5-8 p.m. There will be light refreshments, and a big variety of unique, hand-crafted gifts by Pacific Northwest artists, including shaped beeswax...

 

Victorian animals at Wenaha Gallery

DAYTON-The Wenaha Gallery's newest Art Event features the vintage Victorian images of Keith Harrop, a North Idaho artist who has always been fascinated by the Edwardian and Victorian ages of England...

 

Beware of fake fundraisers and false charities, "Give smart" this holiday season

OLYMPIA— ’Tis the season for happy holidays, charitable giving…and scammers. The Office of the Secretary of State is encouraging people to “give smart” this holiday season to help them ensure their charitable donations go to their intended...

 

Say Yes! COVID Test Program Offers Free, Rapid, Self-Administered Tests to Walla Walla County Residents

WALLA WALLA— The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge provides households with access to free, rapid COVID-19 test kits that they can self-administer and is now available in Walla Walla...

 

One year later, millions use Washington state's exposure notification app

App use is helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 OLYMPIA— The Washington State Department of Health is celebrating a successful year of WA Notify, the state’s exposure notification app. More than 2.62 million people have enabled it- accounting f...

 

December events at Fort Walla Walla Museum

WALLA WALLA-December 18 from 12 - 4 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with a visit from Pioneer Santa! There will be a craft table for kids, refreshments, and complimentary gift wrapping for Museum...

 

A Partridge Welcome to the Palouse

When a stranger reaches out for bird hunting help, it can be a tough sell for the community resident, but that didn't stop Dennis from giving it a shot. He and his wife recently moved to Walla Walla...

 

And the Odds Are?

What are the odds that this Thanksgiving would be as good if not better than my first “Friendsgiving” in Waitsburg? My first pre-Covid-19 gathering was terrific. It was the group effort, no...

 

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part one)

This year three groups are eligible to be included in the 2022 Hall of Fame class. The Era Committees, formerly known as the Veterans Committee, put up eligible players, managers, umpires, and...

 

Christmas shopping, Walla Walla style

It's beginning to look a lot like "I can't find my husband a Christmas gift" season! The two guys in my life, my dad and husband, are the hardest people to shop for gifts. Like most men I have ever...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago December 1, 2011 This Saturday and Sunday Christmas comes to Waitsburg with Santa, a lighted parade and plenty of shopping and prizes during the town’s annual Hometown Christmas...

 

Roasted Beet & Citrus Salad

After a decadent week of holiday cooking, made with ridiculous amounts of butter, heavy cream, and cheese, I found myself craving a salad. In times like this, I turn to nutrient packed and brightly...

 

Missing teen believed to be in Walla Walla or Columbia County

Lillian Ray Dixon, a 15-year-old female, was last seen on Friday December 3, 2021 at Lewiston High School. According to posts made on social media, Dixon's family believes she is with Jonathon Wayne...

 

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