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School Board Recognition month

Dear Editor: By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It's a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in suppo...

 

Asking for more Support for Dayton Senior Center

To the Editor: During the past three years, our Senior Center has continued to serve meals twice weekly for delivery and added outside pickup when the dining room was closed. Throughout the past three years, practical precautions have been taken to... Full story

 

Weller Library; a sum of all parts

Dear Editor, As the year closes on 2022 for Weller Public Library, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the people and organizations that have contributed to the success of the library this year: Weller Public Library Board of Tr... Full story

 

Rebecca's Lodge Will Be Missed!

Madam Editor, I write to bid fond farewell to a Starbuck, Washington institution. Rebecca’s Lodge closed its doors after serving its last meal on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Tiina and I drove to Starbuck from Waitsburg that morning to mark the...

 

Letter from Santa

Dear Editor and readers of The Times, As I began my exit through the hallways behind the scenes at a mall last week, I saw my Santa's Helper and asked if the reindeer were okay. He smiled and said... Full story

 

A thank you to town from Santa

Dear Editor and readers of The Times, I am taking the time to send a follow-up letter to the Editor of the Waitsburg Times after a fabulous weekend spent in the Waitsburg area visiting with children of all ages. Not only did I visit with children in... Full story

 

Waitsburg letter brings Santa back to town for a visit this weekend

Dear Editor, Every year thousands of letters pour into my Inbox. Believe it or not, they trickle in all year long, but for the most part, they come in during the month of December. The letters range all over the map, from a request for a doll or car... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... 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

 

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

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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