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 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Whoopemup Hollow Cafe closes doors for good

WAITSBURG – A Feb. 15 post on the Whoopemup Waitsburg and Whoopemup Walla Walla Facebook pages confirmed recent rumors that the popular Cajun-inspired Whoopemup Hollow Café, with stores on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Randy Hinchliffe will fill school board vacancy

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board voted unanimously to appoint Randy Hinchliffe as a new school board member at their Feb. 13 regular meeting. Hinchliffe will replace Russ Knopp who moved from...

 

A Pair of Posers

Dayton photographer Vicky Zoller captured this pair of robins out playing in the snow in her backyard last week....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 21, 2019 

Dayton negotiates land deal for wastewater treatment plant site

DAYTON-Items on the agenda at last week's city council meeting included an update on the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan Project. "We're getting closer in negotiations with some land owners," said Ma...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Series of Fires plague Dayton, none are deemed suspicious

DAYTON – Columbia County Fire District #3 quickly extinguished a house fire in the 700 block of East Main Street on Tuesday night. The fire is one of several blazes over recent weeks. At approximate...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Daily Press Board

February 2 Theft of parts from an ATV in the 1000 block of Preston Avenue. February 8 Generator stolen sometime during the night of 02/07/19 in the 60 block of East Maple in Waitsburg. February 13 Male subject stated he had been in jail and just got...

 

Events

Wednesday, February 27 Pizazz, Paint and Pizza Party Waitsburg Town Hall 6 p.m. Find Tickets on Eventbrite.com Friday, March 1 Shamrock BINGO Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room Doors for the American Cancer Society Fundraiser open at 5:15...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    February 21, 2019 

Sheets of Paper art show at Studio Two Zero Two

WALLA WALLA-Through their show, Sheets of Paper, resident artists at Studio Two Zero Two and Morell Family Wines are inviting the community to overcome the winter doldrums and experience new works....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 21, 2019 

Vaping e-cigarettes cause nicotine addiction and other harmful effects

DAYTON-"They make them in fun, flavored colors. They are very easy to use and are very discreet, too," said Chelsey Eaton, a county public health program coordinator. Eaton was talking about...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Switchgrass Delta bluegrass band to visit Ireland

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's resident bluegrass band, Switchgrass Delta, will head to Ireland this June to study traditional Irish music and to perform at an Irish bluegrass festival. The group is busy...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Waitsburg School District sets superintendent search timeline

WAITSBURG – The Feb. 13 Waitsburg School Board meeting was preceded by a superintendent search community input session facilitated by education consultant Dr. Bill Jordan. Jordan said applications...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Cougar Country

WASHINGTON STATE - The story of Colorado jogger Travis Kauffman, who managed to win out in a bare-hands battle against a mountain lion earlier this month, has taken the media by storm. Cougars don't...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Secondary Principal Report (Mrs. Wooderchak) -Bluewood Ski days for Preston Hall and WHS are being organized. -A Running Start information night will take place at WHS on Mon., March 4 at 6 p.m. -The junior class and Dayton ASB are working together...

 

Snow much fun!

Emily (7) and Isaac (4) Knudson enjoyed the ride when dad, Lloyd, decided to flatten out the driveway by pulling the kids in a big bucket behind a side-by-side after last week's snow. The Kunudon...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Rebecca Holderman is 2019 Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Rebecca Holderman says she is enjoying her first time serving on a royalty court and representing Waitsburg as the 2019 Celebration Days Queen. Holderman has been promoting Waitsburg...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Columbia County Sheriff Joins I-1639 Opposition

DAYTON – Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm has officially joined the ranks of law enforcement officials across the state who will not enforce Initiative I-1639. I-1639 was placed on the ballot as an Initiative to the People and approved by voters...

 

Registrations are open for AAUW Great Explorations Program

WALLA WALLA – On Sat., March 9, AAUW’s Great Explorations in Education will present “Reach Beyond the Stars,” a science, technology, engineering and math adventure for 5th through 8th grade girls, at Whitman College, 9 a.m. - 2:45 pm. The...

 

Events

Thursday, February 14 Love in Three Acts Liberty Theater, Dayton 6:30 p.m. Visit libertyheater.org for ticket information. Sunday, February 17 Royal Opera House production of “The Queen of Spades” Gesa Power House Theater 2 p.m. Tuesday,...

 

Dayton Depot Fashion Show

DAYTON-"Women are going to be excited about it," Museum Director Tamara Fritze said about the new exhibit currently on display at the Dayton Historic Depot. This exhibit includes clothing, foundation...

 

Talk about Art

Talk about Art By Carolyn Henderson When life handed Barbara Coppock a bushel of lemons, she didn't stop with just making lemonade. The Clarkston artist, who creates intaglio print etchings of...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Broetje Orchards sells to Ontario Teachers' Fund

PRESCOTT – According to a Feb. 9 story in the Tri-City Herald, Ralph and Cheryl Broetje sold Broetje orchards to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in late December. The fund will operate the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Waitsburg Welcomes 2019: Churches

In this multi-part series, The Times connects with Waitsburg businesses, churches and organizations to hear their plans for 2019. Waitsburg Presbyterian Church The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church,...

 

Columbia County Considers Flood Control Zone District

DAYTON—At their regular meeting last week, the Board of County Commissioners and Charles Eaton, the county engineer, discussed moving ahead with their intention to create a county-wide flood...

 

Teddy Bear Tea Fundraiser is Feb. 23

WALLA WALLA – It's time for tea-Teddy Bear Tea that is.  The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association presents the 13th Annual Teddy Bear Tea, Feb. 23 at St. Francis Hall, 722 W. Alder,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Distracted driving applies to more than just cell phones and raises insurance rates

Washington State – A study by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WSTC) indicates that drivers in Washington state are less distracted by cell phones, but that distracted driving is still a co...

 

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