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Articles from the December 13, 2018 edition

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Seen with Green Giant

Economic Development Coordinator Kathryn Witherington and Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson posed with the “Jolly Green Giant” at the Port’s first annual Night Market at the...

 

CORRECTION: Swimming Pool Cost Estimate

In an article in last week’s Times regarding the Dayton Swimming pool, we incorrectly reported the cost estimate provided by the city to replace the pool as $27 million. The actual cost estimate is $2.7 million. Our apologies for the error. The...

 

Bluewood Set to Open Friday

DAYTON-Bluewood Ski Area's 2018-19 season is set to begin on Friday as the ski area welcomes skiers and snowboarders to the mountain. According to Bluewood General Manager Kim Clark, there was 20...

 

Waitsburg Kindergarteners Write to Santa

Dear Santa, It’s snowing, and it’s December. The snow is on the house, and the reindeers are on the house, on the snow. I just want Yoda’s house in Star Wars and all the MineCraft Leggo’s. Have a good Christmas, Emerson Kiefel Dear Santa...

 

Pioneer Portraits Week 41

Ten Years Ago-December 18, 2008 The recently renovated vaulted ceiling in the First Christian Church of Waitsburg was exposed or the first time in some 70 years last Saturday when congregation...

 

Christmas Stockings Delivered to Children in Waitsburg

Dear Editor, On Saturday, Dec. 1, with the Columbia County-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 volunteers and community members, the Waitsburg Resource Center, for the second year, was able to deliver Christmas stockings to children in the City of...

 

'Will of the People' Should be Followed

Dear Editor, Just read on page 3 of the 12/5/18 Union Bulletin that after five years of controversy, the “Yakima City Council voted unanimously to follow the will of the people . . .” regarding a project. How many years has the discussion of the...

 

Good Economic News Sprinkled with Caution

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it is sprinkled with caution about introducing new taxes. Our state’s Economic and...

 

Rosemary L. Newman

Our beloved Rosemary went to join all of the other angels on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Rosemary Theresa Leedy was born in Odessa, WA on August 21,1923 to Charles and Theresa (Guth) Leedy. The family...

 

Birthdays Week 41

Dec. 13: Patsy Weber, Marilyn Wilson, Elena Perry, Richard Done, Donald Thiery, Helen Duckworth. Dec. 14: Shirley Wilson, Joy Leisure, Susan Herion, Heather Harris, Jay Lewis, Sasha Sickles, Imbert Matthee. Dec. 15: Agnes VonCadow, Jason Henderson,...

 

Christmas Isn't Just a Day...

It's a frame of mind....

 

School Lunches

Dec. 14: Pancake on a Stick; Uncrustables Dec. 17: Breakfast Sandwich; Cancun Chicken Wrap; Baby Carrots Dec. 18: Biscuit & Gravy; Nachos Dec. 19: Long John; Chicken nuggets & fries Dec. 20: Breakfast Pizza; Ham & Potato Casserole...

 

Rainbow Lake

After a year-long project, construction at Rainbow Lake is completed, and the area (including Campground 3 and the access road to Deer Lake) is open to the public, according to Assistant Wildlife...

 

Good Reads Weller Public Library Update

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 13, 2018

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Dottie Williams honors the memory of John Stellwagen (Aug. 18, 1946 - Nov. 7, 2018) who created these ornaments that now adorn Williams’ front yard tree. Both durable an festive, they are made from colorful duct tape....

 

Christmas Church Celebrations in the Touchet Valley

Catholic parish of St. Mark’s, at 405 W. 5th St., Waitsburg, will celebrate Christmas Eve with Mass at 5 p.m. Waitsburg Christian Church, 604 Main St. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Waitsburg Presbyterian Church, 504 Main St. – Chr...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 13, 2018

DW Girls Fall to St John-Endicott and College Place, SJ-E 55, DW 32

WAITSBURG—The Dayton-Waitsburg girls’ basketball team fell to St. John-Endicott in a home game in Waitsburg on Dec. 4, 55-32. DW also lost to College place in Waitsburg on Dec. 6, 64-26. Against S...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 13, 2018

DW Boys Fall to St. John-Endicott, 43-36 and College Place, 55-31

WAITSBURG—In a game in Waitsburg on Dec. 4, the Dayton-Waitsburg boys’ basketball team had a tough lost against St. John-Endicott in Waitsburg, falling 43-36. DW came out hot in the first quarter,...

 

Winter Rose Café & Boutique Now Open in Dayton

DAYTON-Tyler Usco and Amanda Toms want you to relax when you visit their new café and boutique at 217 East Main St. in Dayton. Usco said there was a soft opening for the Winter Rose Café & Bouti...

 

Pre-trial Conference for Benjamin Orozco Set for Jan. 9

DAYTON—A pre-trial conference for accused murderer Benjamin Orozco has been set in Columbia County Superior Court for Jan. 9. Orozco has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of second degree...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 13, 2018

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation Board Report

December 6, 2018 WAITSBURG—Present at the most recent Parks & Recreation Board meeting were board members Danielle Carpenter, Justin Stegall, and Sandra Morrison, as well as community member Tom House. The group agreed to change their regular meeti...

 

Dayton School Board Report

December 5, 2018 DAYTON—High School Senior Kaleigh White was interviewed and accepted by members of the Dayton School Board at last week’s meeting to be a student representative on the Board....

 

Legals Week 41

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA In the Matter of the Estate of Ruben H. Rodriguez Deceased NO. 18-4-00171-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Administrator named below has been... Full story

 

M&M Monster Cookies

I am using this recipe this week in honor of someone who passed away, Rosemary Newman. This recipe was handed out at the gathering after the funeral. It touched me because I have kept and used recipes...

 

Shortbread Cookies

INGREDIENTS: ¾ lb unsalted butter, room temp 1 c sugar 3 ½ c flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp vanilla paste ¼ tsp salt Preheat the oven to 350° F. Cream the butter and sugar...

 

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