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 By Michele Smith    News    December 5, 2019

Dayton's Christmas Kickoff

Dayton's the town that still believes. Once again the reindeer were out and the bells were jingling!...

 

Waitsburg's Hometown Christmas

WAITSBURG-The annual Waitsburg Hometown Christmas events start Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with breakfast and vendor shopping at the Waitsburg Town Hall located at 121 Main Street. The 1919 Tractor...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 5, 2019

Columbia County Rural Library District addresses wheelchair mobility issues

DAYTON—There are issues with wheelchair mobility for some patrons at the Dayton Memorial Library, and Librarian Dusty Waltner is aware and has been concerned about them, she said. For instance, the...

 

Lonnie Delbert "Papa Bear" Crewse

Remembered in Love Lonnie Crewse of Lebanon passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. He was born October 22, 1941 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to Walter Samual... Full story

 

Walla Walla joins a worldwide candle lighting in honor of children gone too soon

WALLA WALLA—The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a volunteer-led organization that offers support to those have lost a child, grandchild or sibling, will take part in a Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, December 8th at Land...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 10, 2009 Mill Fire “Suspicious.” The fire that destroyed the historic Wait’s Mill is now considered “suspicious in nature” and may have started in of the more...

 

Senior Lunch Menu

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 5 Tater tot casserole Mixed Veggies Caesar salad Gelatin salad Tues., Dec. 10 Pulled pork Baked beans Coleslaw Brownie Waitsburg Senior Lunch Menu...

 

Meetings & Gatherings

Alcoholics Anonymous - Dayton: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Dayton First Congregational Church-UCC dining room, 214 S. 3rd St. Alcoholics Anonymous – Waitsburg: Saturday, Monday and Friday, 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church basement, 504 Main St. Amer...

 

Waitsburg School Lunch Menu

Thurs. Dec. 5: B: Breakfast pizza. L: Chili, cornbread, bell pepper strips, cookie Fri. Dec. 6: B: Hot cocoa with Santa. L: Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara, broccoli florett Mon. Dec. 9: B: Bagel. L: Nachos, pepper strips, cucumber slices,...

 

Tractor show is a big drawing card

From the Waitsburg Times, April 25, 1919 WALLA WALLA—Thousands of farmers with their families are in Walla Walla Attending the tractor and power farming demonstrations this week. The events are...

 

Dean gives thanks to rural communities welcoming students

Dear Editor: At this time of Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks to those who enrich our lives. At the University of Washington School of Medicine in partnership with Gonzaga University, we are especially grateful for the growing community of...

 

Times Travelers

Submit your photo traveling with the Times to editor@waitsburgtimes.com...

 

Throwback Thursday

Throughout this issue, find illustrations from the December 10, 1919 Waitsburg Times...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office Press Board

November 12 An assault occurred between inmates at the Walla Walla County Jail, Walla Walla, WA. November 19 Deputies investigated a reported scam in the 1700 block of Stateline Road, Walla Walla, WA November 20 A stolen vehicle was recovered in the...

 

Participate in the Waitsburg Festival of Trees

WAITSBURG—The annual Waitsburg Festival of Trees still has five trees available for your business, club or family to decorate, as of press time. The Waitsburg FFA has placed the trees on Main...

 

Professor Nicolaysen presents talk on climate change

WALLA WALLA—Speaking from her lifetime experience as a rancher and as a geoscientist, Whitman Professor Dr. Kirsten Nicolaysen will be addressing climate change in a Museum After Hours presentation on Thursday, December 19 at Fort Walla Walla...

 

Birthdays

December 5: Anthony Henry, Des Witt, Wendy Richards. December 6: Janet Unholz, Judy Reser, Christine Ezell. December 7: John Fenton Mason, Jeff Flores, Trey Cole, Hilary Hogan, Heidi Potolicchio. December 8: Ruth Senter, Lisa Patton, Cliff Griffin,... Full story

 

Don't miss the Christmas Trifecta at Dayton's First Congregational Church

Members of the United Church of Christ/First Congregational Church, located at 214 S. 3rd Street in Dayton, WA will be hosting a trifecta of Christmas events on Saturday, December 14. The church will...

 

Inland Octopus hosts Salvation Army Angel Tree

WALLA WALLA—Once again this year, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree will be located at Inland Octopus toy store in downtown Walla Walla. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts for needy children and seniors are greatly appreciated. Angel tags...

 

Risk ongoing in multi-state outbreak of E.coli linked to romaine lettuce

OLYMPIA—Officials at the Washington State Department of Health advised the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Two Washington cases are now...

 

St. Nick's Bazaar offers local goods at Prescott Lions Hall

PRESCOTT—Following a successful first year, St. Nick's Bazaar is back. Over 20 vendors will be offering items for sale at the St. Nick’s Bazaar at Prescott Lions Hall, located at 101 S D St,...

 

Join in on the Waitsburg Resource Center's twelve days of Christmas

Fill a box with shelf-stable items like the ones listed and drop off at any of the locations listed below. December 1 - box of cereal December 2 – peanut butter December 3 – stuffing mix December...

 

Citizens complain of persistent burning odors in town

For months, citizens have been remarking on the sour smoky odor noticeable in town. The smoky smell is particularly apparent in the early morning hours when the inversion layer is in effect. A...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 5, 2019

Dayton Development Task Force is asking you to consider putting your B&O tax dollars to work locally

DAYTON-The Dayton Development Task Force (DDTF) is asking businesses to donate a portion of their B&O taxes to help with projects that contribute to economic development, in the core of Dayton's...

 

Liberty Theater's December events

DAYTON-Sundae & Mr. Goessl return to the Liberty Theater for a special holiday show on Friday, December 13. Featuring award-winning vocalist Kate Voss, (Earshot Magazine's Vocalist of the Year,...

 

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