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Kellie Rose is the bomb!

The recent Waitsburg Times interview with pop artist Kellie Rose is what drove me to attend her recent concert at the Royal Block.  Her life story told in the Times article about her years of hard work, dedication and unwavering determination to...

 

Deputies positive role in DSD

To Whom It May Concern, First, a big thank you to the new deputies & Joe Helm! I would like to inform my community about this topic and recognize the benefits of the deputies in our high school. Joe Helm hired a lot of new deputies this year. Many...

 

Honesty in Candidate ads is needed

The recent election has, once again, been filled with negative ads with questionable “facts.” A while back, a news item on CBS Morning News stated it was legal and acceptable for candidates to lie in campaign materials and ads. My question is,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Darren Goble for County Commissioner 

To the Editor Darren Goble exemplifies the motto family and community first. Goble is a small town man, in every positive sense of the word.  A fire department volunteer for decades, Goble always steps forward.  When Goble was putting out his...

 

Vote for Positive Change

To the Editor: I urge you to vote for Jack Miller for Columbia County Commissioner and Jeff Jenkins for County Sheriff. These two men will work well together to reunite the community and lead with integrity.  Jack Miller has the experience and knowl...

 

Appreciation for farming experience Miller brings

Letter to the Editor On Thursday October 20th, Port Commissioner Seth Bryan made the following statement on social media about County Commissioner Candidate, Jack Miller: “He has experience at nothing except farming.” And he didn’t follow it...

 

Support for Jared Hawkins

Dear Editor Walla Walla County has two fine choices for Part Time District Court Judge. However, Jared Hawkins is exceptionally qualified for this role. District court hears the disputes that normal people will likely experience at some point in...

 

Appreciation for farming experience Miller brings

Letter to the Editor On Thursday October 20th, Port Commissioner Seth Bryan made the following statement on social media about County Commissioner Candidate, Jack Miller: “He has experience at nothing except farming.” And he didn’t follow it...

 

Concise rebuttal to misleading agenda against Columbia County Park District

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...

 

A Vote for Jack Miller

Dear Editor, I am writing to endorse Jack Miller for Columbia County Commissioner, Position #3. My wife, Kris, grew up in Dayton, and we moved here from the Seattle area in 1988. I have known Jack since the 1990s and had the opportunity to get to kno...

 

In support of diversity in community

In response to Morgan’s unhinged rant in the Dayton chronicle. Dear Editor, I am not affiliated with any political group and have served this community for the last ten years. I would like to thank Neighbors United for Progress (NUP) for...

 

Support for Jenkins for sheriff

Jeff Jenkins is a very dedicated, caring, and professional police officer. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience. He has been heavily involved with the youth in our community and would like to see more officer involvement with the schools....

 

Elect Jenkins for sheriff

Dear Editor and neighbors, Do you know the County Sheriff is the highest official of each Washington county? Our current Sheriff Office common-sense leadership approach has value, BUT… JEFF JENKINS’ extensive training, professionalism and...

 

In support of Jared Hawkins for PT Judge

To the Editor: Jared Hawkins, candidate for District Court Judge (Part-Time), has my enthusiastic support, and I would like to encourage voters to cast their ballots for him. I worked closely with Jared in his capacity as City Attorney during my...

 

Yes to Jack, yes to a city pool

To the Editor Vote for what’s right in our community and country. I’m a proud Vietnam Veteran and loyal American voting for Jack Miller. Yes, to City Pool. Sincerely, Randy Tewalt Dayton, Wash....

 

CCC creating collateral damage in Dayton

Letter to the Editor: During the Vietnam War, a quote attributed to US Army major P. Booris achieved notoriety: “It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.” He was referring to the decision by allied commanders to bomb and...

 

Choose fully committed park commissioners

Dear Editor: Leadership is about vision, commitment, hard work and working with others to achieve a common goal. If you’re not committed, what’s the point? The Columbia County Commission and the Dayton City Council have both passed resolutions to...

 

Shutting down books and young voices

To the editor: My 11-year-old daughter attended the Columbia County Library Board meeting last Monday, October 17th. She wanted to show her civic pride and support the library. I am horrified and appalled at the behavior of certain pro-book-banning...

 

Miller is upfront, honest and needed

To the editor: Jack Miller is what Columbia County needs. I have known Jack and his wife, Barbara, for over 30 years. They both have had long, professional careers. Jack has always been up-front and honest. He will never use his ideology ideas to...

 

Support for effective Metropolitan Board Commissioners candidates

If the Metropolitan Parks District proposal passes, then I believe it’s very important to vote for the board that will commit to progressing forward with the long-term goal. This elected board will have a huge job ahead, working with architects to...

 

Best candidate can cross party lines, ultimately elected officials work for every voter

To the editor: There have been some remarks lately that Jack Miller can’t possibly be a true Republican because he has so much support from Democrats in the community. I want to point out that, as a Democrat living in a county with a Republican...

 

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