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Newly-Elected Columbia County Officials Are Off to a Running Start

DAYTON-Newly-elected county officials Carla Rowe, Dale Slack, Anne Higgins and Chuck Amerein are gearing up to assume office on Jan. 1. They met with the Columbia County County Commissioners last...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Report

Nov. 19, 2018 WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met for a regular business meeting Monday. Members in attendance were Ross Hamann, Christy House, Jason Kaehler, Russ Knopp, Lisa Morrow. Also in attendance were school secretary Becky Dun,...

 

The Wide-Ranging Artwork of Steve Henderson

We hear a lot about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to the point that someone created a clever acronym – STEM – for verbal emphasis. Lately, STEM has changed...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

Salmon In Schools Update

WAITSBURG-As reported recently in The Times, Mrs. Hinchliffe's first grade students are raising salmon with the help of Andrew Bassler from the Tri-State Steelheaders. So far, the salmon eggs have...

 

Dayton City Council Report

Nov. 14, 2018 DAYTON—The Dayton City Council held the first of three public hearings for the city’s proposed $7,078,230 budget for 2019, during their monthly meeting last week. The budget reflects...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

4-H Achievement Awards

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg’s Homegrown Go Wild 4-H club took home gold at 4-H’s Achievement Awards night, winning Small Club of the Year and First Place Window Display for their displays in a storefront on Main Street. William Hong won a project...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 15, 2018

Waitsburg Veteran's Day Assembly

Waitsburg High School hosted an assembly honoring Veterans Friday. Associated Student Body leadership shared background information about the holiday which originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11...

 

State Seeks Input on Future of State Parks

DAYTON—During a presentation to members of the public last week, Washington State Parks Planner Laura Moxham gave an overview of plans being developed for three area state parks: Lyons Ferry, Palouse Falls and Lewis and Clark Trail. Before...

 

'The Town that Still Believes'

DAYTON—Dayton is known as “The Town that Still Believes,” and to celebrate the holidays once again, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is putting on the 12th annual Christmas Kickoff celebration the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. On...

 

Markeeta's Million

Many of us here have seen Markeeta Little Wolf on her frequent walking excursions around Waitsburg. Of late she has been out and walking more than usual. Her husband, Mike Hubbard, tells The Times...

 

Holiday Folk Art by Sheryl Parsons

Inspiration strikes at the oddest times, often when we're doing something supremely ordinary. For artist Sheryl Parsons, who creates holiday sculptures from gourds, driftwood, clay and repurposed obje...

 

Dayton Kiwanis Club

More than two years ago, members of the Dayton Kiwanis Club had a vision to send high school students to Washington D.C. to reinforce leadership skills and give them an inside look at democracy in...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 15, 2018

Mayor George Named Citizen of the Year

DAYTON-Dayton Mayor Craig George was given the Citizen of the Year award last week at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's annual Awards Banquet. George, who is in his third term as mayor, was traveling,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 8, 2018

Waitsburg First-Graders are Raising Salmon

WAITSBURG-Students at Waitsburg Elementary are taking on a new responsibility this year: raising salmon. First-grade teacher Stephanie Hinchliffe is leading the project with the help of Andrew...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 8, 2018

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" Starts Nov. 15

DAYTON-Whimsical costumes, confectionary props and a 70s vibe will captivate the audience that turns out to see the Touchet Valley Arts Council's 18th-annual fall musical production of "Roald Dahl's W...

 

2018 General Election Preliminary Results

Walla Walla County Sheriff Mark Crider.......7,287 (55.22%) Matt Stroe.........5,909 (44.78%) Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm..............1,219 (63.96%) Jeff Jenkins...........687 (36.04%) Columbia County Commissioner Chuck Amerein.......1,279...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 8, 2018

Judy Miller is New CCHS Clinic Director

DAYTON-Judy Miller, a former Center Manager for Lincare in Walla Walla, is the new Clinic Director for Columbia Family Clinic and Waitsburg Clinic. Miller has been on the job Oct. 22, getting to know...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 8, 2018

Endowment Being Created for 4-H Membership Fees

DAYTON—An endowment to pay for all annual 4-H memberships has just been announced by WSU Dayton Extension Agent Paul Carter. In 2017 the state instituted an annual $25 membership fee for attendance...

 

Monster Mash

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Home and School Association hosted their annual Halloween Monster Mash on Oct 26 featuring a costume contest and a cake walk. Costume contest winners: best Disney character...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 8, 2018

Waitsburg Holiday Banners

Travis Bramer istalls new signage on Main St, Waitsburg. This, along with lights will complete the festive look for the upcoming season....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 8, 2018

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation Board Meeting Report

October 25, 2018 WAITSBURG—Board members Danielle Carpenter, Justin Stegall, Wyatt Withers and Sandra Morrison were in attendance at the Oct. 25 meeting. Treasurer Withers reported a balance of $1,417, with no deposits or debits pending. New...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 1, 2018

Boograss Concert a Big Success

WAITSBURG-The Plaza theater was haunted by all sorts of spirits Sunday during the annual Boograss concert held by the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project (TVAMP). About 80 people attended the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 1, 2018

Ski Bluewood Readies for the Season

DAYTON-Kim Clark, General Manager of Ski Bluewood wants to get the word out about $400,000 worth of facility improvements that are sure to make this year's skiing even more "uplifting." "We have just...

 

Charles Eaton is Columbia County's New Public Works Director

DAYTON-Charles Eaton and his wife, Nancy, are looking into housing availability before they leave their home in the Portland area and he begins work as Columbia County's new public works director on...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 1, 2018

Mask-Making Party

Nina Jake, Lane Gwinn, Issaac Jake, and Lu Murano don their handmade masks at Ten Ton Coffee Saturday. The event was the first of its kind in the area and an instant hit....

 

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