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Dayton Candidates' Forum Oct. 4

DAYTON—The Dayton branch of the American Association of University Women will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater. Candidates in three contested races in Columbia County have agreed to appear....

 

Dayton School Board Report

DAYTON—Dayton Elementary Principal Denise Smith and High School Principal Kristina Brown both gave reports during the Dayton School Board meeting last week. Sept. 19 was a late start day, and a...

 

Report from Dayton City Council

DAYTON—City Administrator Trina Cole told the Dayton City Council last week that her staff has been working to tie up “loose ends from the summer,” which includes the Washington Street FEMA proj...

 

Pulp Plant Nearly Complete

This drone's-eye view shows Columbia Pulp's nearly-completed straw pulp plant along the Snake River near Lyons Ferry. The plant is expected to be fully operational by the end of the...

 

Dayton on Tour Oct. 6

DAYTON—The Dayton Historical Depot Society is inviting you to come out October 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., and take a tour of some of the beautiful historic homes in Dayton. “This year, a select group of...

 

Waitsburg School Board Report

WAITSBURG—Present at last week’s meeting of the Waitsburg School Board were Chairman Ross Hamann and members Christy House and Lisa Morrow. Member Russ Knopp, while not onsite, attended remotely...

 

Views From the Pioneer Fall Festival

Waitsburg's Pioneer Fall Festival was held Sunday, September 16th at the Bruce Museum Complex...

 

Dayton Mayor Craig George to Resign

DAYTON-There is a for sale sign on Kathy and Craig George's lawn on S. 2nd St. in Dayton. Craig George has announced that he will resign his post early next year as Dayton's mayor. He told The Times...

 

Powell Rifle Donated to Waitsburg Historical Society

WAITSBURG-In August 2017, while many people were traveling elsewhere to see a solar eclipse, Barney Powell and his wife made a point to travel through Waitsburg. "We stopped because I was interested i...

 

One-Year Fairgrounds Ban Upheld for Lee Ann Literal

DAYTON—On a 2-1 vote, the Board of Columbia County Commissioners on Monday upheld a one-year ban from the Columbia County Fairgrounds for Dayton resident Lee Ann Literal, following an administrative hearing. Literal appeared at the hearing with her...

 

Organic, Dynamic Ceramics

Long before there were machines, there was – and still is – the human hand. And as miraculous and wonderful machinery is, it does not begin to compare with the creativity of the hand, impelled by...

 

Newspaper Archive Unlocks History Mystery

WAITSBURG-In spring of 1948, The Waitsburg Times published a succinct article about a 24-year-old male who was killed in a motorcycle accident. Little did they know at the time, there was more to the...

 

Spectacular Fire Hits Waitsburg's Main St.

WAITSBURG-Neighbors watched as first responders worked to extinguish a fire that broke out on Waitsburg's Main Street Sunday night. "All of a sudden there were flames and it went up like that," said J...

 

Changes in Store at Dayton Library

DAYTON-Are you interested in bird watching, hiking, fishing, geocaching, sewing, canning, or playing the ukulele? Are your children interested in fossils, rocks and minerals, human anatomy, bugs, butt...

 

Report from Dayton School Board Meeting

DAYTON—Topics of discussion at last week’s meeting of the Dayton School Board included how to tackle the district’s budget deficit for the 2018-19 school year, as well as a facilities update, athletic combine update and enrollment update. Budge...

 

Mary Grant Tompkins is Pioneer of the Year

WAITSBURG-This year's Waitsburg Pioneer Fall Festival Pioneer of the Year, Mary Grant Tompkins, doesn't think of herself as a pioneer. But she certainly comes from a long tradition of pioneering spiri...

 

The Makings of a Championship Barrel Racer

DAYTON-It will take teamwork between Elsie Mann and her horse, and the support of a community of caring people, for this 12-year-old barrel racer to achieve her dream of qualifying for Junior...

 
 By The Times    News    September 6, 2018

FFA Kids Show Livestock

Members of the Penpals FFA group from Waitsbrg (dressed in white shirts) showed pigs at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days over the weekend....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Pioneer Fall Festival Coming to Waitsburg Sept. 16

WAITSBURG—The 46th annual Pioneer Fall Festival is coming to Waitsburg Sept. 16. Hosted at the Bruce Mansion Museum Complex located at 314 Main St., this all-day event features an activity for every sensibility. The festival begins at 11 a.m. with...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 6, 2018

Broughton Building Mural Gets Needed Restoration

DAYTON-The mural on the west side of the Broughton Land Co. has received a much-needed restoration, which included repair to the wall and repainting to brighten the mural images. Kennewick mural artis...

 

The Old and New West of Tobias Sauer

Things have changed a bit in the Old West over the last two centuries. While we don't ride horses as much as we did then, we still admire the life of the cowboy, the vast expanse of mountains and...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Coulston Takes First at WW Fair

WALLA WALLA-Waitsburg's own Grace Coulston won grand champion at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days held Aug 29-Sept 2. The winning goat, Grace's Red Princess is an example of a Boer Goat's...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Blessing Box in Waitsburg

Waitsburg-A blessing box has been installed in front of the Waitsburg Christian Church. In it, individuals in need will find food and hygiene products. This community resource is "open to all with no...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Waitsburg High School Faculty

Waitsburg High school faculty don sunglasses for a portrait....

 

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