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 By Dena Martin    News    July 4, 2019

Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District changes focus

WAITSBURG—In the process of developing its long-term plan, and in response to public input, the Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District has changed its focus from taking over maintenance of public facilities to providing more community recreation...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 4, 2019

Columbia County Newbies Eaton and Strickland assess and prioritize

DAYTON-Since Charles Eaton and Ashley Strickland have stepped into their respective roles as the county's Public Works Director and Emergency Management/E-911 Director, they have been busy assessing...

 

Funding the Club

Blue Mountain Realtors, owned by Blaine and Julie Bickelhaupt, contributed $2,500 to The Club's operating fund. This is the businesses' second annual donation to The Club. "Contributions like those...

 

Young Adult author visits Ju's Traveling Pages

WAITSBURG-Former Walla Walla resident Jackson E. Graham will be on hand to sign books at Ju's Traveling Pages bookstore in Waitsburg from 5-7 p.m. on Fri., July 12. Graham strives to write...

 

New judge to preside over Orozco trial

DAYTON—The Columbia County Prosecutor’s office received notice on June 19 that Hon. M. Scott Wolfram of Walla Walla County will be appointed as the trial judge to hear State vs. Benjamin Orozco. Orozco had previously filed a motion for an new...

 

Fish and Wildlife hosts online Q&A

SPOKANE—Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind will host a digital open house on Mon., July 8 from 6-7 p.m. Susewind and Eastern Region Director Steve Pozzahghera will take questions from the public and provide...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 4, 2019

Bye takes action against Dayton library district

DAYTON—After several months of attending negotiations, board meetings and public meetings, former Dayton Memorial Library employee Shakira Bye has taken formal action. On June 13 Bye’s attorney, J...

 

Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament

The Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament, held over Father's Day weekend, was a great success according to TVGC board member Bill Ayotte. "Got everyone together to honor Gene and the golf course...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Secondary Principal’s Report (Stephanie Wooderchak) Graduation went well with large scholarship awards. WHS ASB leadership and ACT held year-end reward parties. Mrs. Groom and the ASB led incoming freshman through orientation. Athletic...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 4, 2019

Blush Salon & Spa makes the move

WAITSBURG-Why did the salon owner cross the street? Bigger space, better opportunity, a building of her own and a location next door to a coffee shop. At least those were the reasons mentioned by...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    July 4, 2019

Art in Your Life

Many artists find their studio space too small. They dream of something bigger, grander, more spacious. Spokane oil painter Teresa Adaszynska, however, doesn't complain about the size of her studio...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 4, 2019

DGH Auxiliary donates $1,500 to Health Fund

Last Thursday, Dayton Hospital Auxiliary Treasurer Dorothy Croft and President Laura Thorn presented Bob Hutchens with a check in the amount of $1,500 for the Dayton Waitsburg Community Health...

 

Starbuck store meets community needS

STARBUCK- Spinners Tackle, Grocery, and Deli is now open for business. Owners Mike and Jackie Lattimer, who hail from College Place, are especially grateful for the warm welcome they have received...

 

Where not to drive in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA—As work on city construction projects continue, drivers will be affected by detours. The following current and upcoming projects were listed in the latest City newsletter: Isaacs Avenue...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Waitsburg City Council opens pool

WAITSBURG-Several residents commented on a range of topics at the regular June 19 Waitsburg City Council meeting. Under new business, the council opened the pool and discussed the Public Work Board...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Freedom's Outpost is coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Last week saw the demolition of the building located at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 124 in Waitsburg. The building, which was formerly owned by Richard Lybecker, was purchased by...

 

Reader photo of the week

Waitsburg resident and photographer Bill Rodgers shared this beautiful scene with The Times this week. Rodgers titled the shot "Coming Home" and commented that this is his favorite part of his...

 

Birthday Girl

It was a full house at Ten Ton Coffee last Friday as well-wishers gathered to with a happy birthday to Anita Baker....

 

Classified Ads

City of Dayton Seasonal Employment Applications are being accepted for seasonal grounds maintenance positions for the beautification of City parks, cemetery and other city-owned grounds. Work includes, but is not limited to: Maintaining lawns,...

 

Turf War

In light of the Columbia County’s recent adoption of a panhandling ordinance, it is interesting to note that Walla Walla police recently responded to a panhandling “turf war” dispute. At around...

 

Taking the turn

Bystanders couldn't help but stop and watch as a trucker hauling wind turbine parts successly navigated the S-curve between Preston Ave. and Main Street last week. Markeeta Little Wolf (plaid)...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 27, 2019

Former Frontier Too building remodel is underway

DAYTON-Since it was built in 1882, the building at 211 East Main Street has been a mercantile, drug store, bank, survived a fire, and has been an International dealership, a Pontiac car dealership,...

 

Dayton School Board Update

Submitted by Superintendent Doug Johnson Good News in Dayton Schools 2019 graduation was a success Heather Clarys and Monica Chapman were honored as GEARUP Community Leadership recipients The Consolidated Program Review is nearly completed Consent Ag...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Columbia County to receive $385,583 in PILT funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 21, eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced the 2019 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program disbursements totaling more than $3.5...

 
 By Randy Charles    News    June 27, 2019

Home Emergency Care

When a medical emergency occurs the City of Waitsburg and its surrounding homes and farms face challenges, as do all rural areas, in EMS response times and transport times to an emergency room. This monthly column, written by former firefighter and...

 

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