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 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 18, 2024 

Waitsburg Commercial Club 2024 Community Service Awards

WAITSBURG -The Waitsburg Commercial Club honored community members at its annual meeting and community service awards dinner on Tuesday, April 16. The event was held at American 35, where guests...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 18, 2024 

Council votes against library ballot measure

DAYTON- Mayor Roger Trump called the Dayton City Council to order at 6 p.m.on April 9, 2024. Trump and council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Joann Patras, Laura Aukerman, and Shannon McMillen met in city hall. T...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    April 18, 2024 

Waitsburg Class of 2024

WAITSBURG - Its almost the end of the school year and Waitsburg is preparing to celebrate the school district's graduates. "The Times" will share the senior's stories, a few each issue, until...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 18, 2024 

Columbia Port approve facility improvements

DAYTON — The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on April 10, 2024. Commissioners Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, Mike Spring, and Executive Director Jennie Dickinson met at the port office. During public comment, Don H...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 18, 2024 

Free screening for "Colors of Thread" at The Liberty April 22

DAYTON - The Dayton Historical Depot Society (DHDS) is sponsoring a free screening of "Colors of Threads" on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. The movie "Colors of...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 11, 2024

CWWFD2 asks public for input on fire chief job description

WALLA WALLA - The Columbia Walla Walla Fire District 2 volunteers and board are grateful for the voters' approval of the 2023 Levy Lid Lift. In allocating these resources, the department has...

 

Living History: Charlie Potter, stagecoach driver on April 14

WALLA WALLA - The Living History program at The Fort Walla Walla Museum will highlight stagecoach driver Charlie Potter. The man loved his horses; that's what the history books say about Charlie...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 4, 2024

CCRLD played role in Senate Bill 5824

OLYMPIA - On Tuesday, March 26, Senate Bill 5824, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) and requested by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, was signed into law in Olympia. The bill raised the required n...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 4, 2024

Waitsburg City Council table filling vacancy, raise utility tax

WAITSBURG— Waitsburg City Council held its regular meeting on March 27 after being delayed one week due to council members’ availability. In public comment, Joy Smith told the council that with the success of new businesses in town, there is now a b...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 28, 2024

Commissioners appoint Walling to Library Board

DAYTON - The Columbia County Commissioners met for a special meeting on March 25, 2024. Chairman Jack Miller and commissioners Ryan Rundell and Marty Hall were present. The commissioners and County...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    March 28, 2024

School board waits for new superintendent to approve contract

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:30 p.m. on March 20, 2024. Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Ryan Paulson, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart and student repre...

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS NANCY'S GARDEN CENTER

WAITSBURG - Spring is here and it seems everyone is back outside. Since its opening, Nancy's Dream Garden has helped many in Waitsburg and surrounding areas have productive and beautiful gardens....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 21, 2024

Get ready to welcome Rizzy to town

PRESCOTT - After losing Izzy in January, Tawnya and Mickey Richards have decided to begin another dromedary journey. Izzy left a big hole in the community and the Richards family's hearts. Hearing...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    March 21, 2024

Public comment heated up Port Commissioner meeting

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on March 13, 2024, in the port office. Commissioners present were Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, Mike Spring, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson. The meeting was c...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    March 21, 2024

Dayton City Council hears Sheriff's plans for Open House, Citizens Academy

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council met at 6 p.m. on February 13, 2024. Council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Joann Patras, Laura Aukerman, and Shannon McMillen were at Dayton City Hall. Public comment opened with Kat...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    March 21, 2024

WSD benefits from Sources of Strength

WAITSBURG-Rosy Nechodom, the school counselor for the Waitsburg School District, is in her second year as a mentor in the Sources of Strength program. The Walla Walla Health Department provides the...

 

Walla Walla Y is looking for seasonal lifeguards

WALLA WALLA - The YMCA is known as "America's swim instructor." It is dedicated to teaching children of all ages and backgrounds how to have fun safely in and around water. The U.S. Army Corps of...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    March 21, 2024

Celebrating 80 years of Smokey

WAITSBURG - "Remember... Only YOU can prevent forest fires," which originated in 1947, is a slogan that children everywhere associate with Smokey the Bear. The Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention...

 

NUP received Washington Library Association Award

DAYTON — Neighbors United for Progress (NUP), a nonpartisan political action committee in Dayton, has been awarded the Candace Morgan Intellectual Freedom Award 2024 by the Washington Library Association. NUP president Elise Severe accepted the a...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 14, 2024

Prescott and Dayton working on Water Safety program

DAYTON/PRESCOTT —The Club, which offers after-school and out-of-school programs, is working with community stakeholders to develop a water safety component as part of its summer program. Representatives from The Friends of the Dayton Library (...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    March 14, 2024

Dayton School Board offers Superintendent position to Jeremy Wheatley

DAYTON - The Dayton School Board met in the Elementary School library at 6:30 p.m. on March 7, 2024. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant...

 

February Preston Hall student Awards

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Middle recognized Preston Hall students with February's Pep Band, Perfect Attendance, and PRIDE Awards at an assembly on Friday, March 8. Emcee Rosy Nechodom presented...

 
 By Frank McKinney    News    March 7, 2024

Art Talk at Royal Block is about more than art

WAITSBURG-"What is it about this piece of art that offends you?" That question inspired Joseph Roberts' decision to start a monthly discussion called Art Talk. Roberts and Tiina Jaatinen are the team...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 7, 2024

A new director for the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON-Ellen Brigham is happy to step into her new role as the director of the Dayton Memorial Library. "I'm just really excited to step into this new year with a fresh slate of ideas and positive...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 7, 2024

Civility Café comes to Dayton to talk about books in libraries

DAYTON—The Friends of Dayton Memorial Library is hosting an innovative evening of conversation on Thursday, March 7, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Set up in a café setting, the event for Columbia County residents will be held at the Columbia County Fa...

 

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