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 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Seen with Green Giant

Economic Development Coordinator Kathryn Witherington and Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson posed with the “Jolly Green Giant” at the Port’s first annual Night Market at the...

 

CORRECTION: Swimming Pool Cost Estimate

In an article in last week’s Times regarding the Dayton Swimming pool, we incorrectly reported the cost estimate provided by the city to replace the pool as $27 million. The actual cost estimate is $2.7 million. Our apologies for the error. The...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Bluewood Set to Open Friday

DAYTON-Bluewood Ski Area's 2018-19 season is set to begin on Friday as the ski area welcomes skiers and snowboarders to the mountain. According to Bluewood General Manager Kim Clark, there was 20...

 

Rainbow Lake

After a year-long project, construction at Rainbow Lake is completed, and the area (including Campground 3 and the access road to Deer Lake) is open to the public, according to Assistant Wildlife...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 13, 2018 

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Dottie Williams honors the memory of John Stellwagen (Aug. 18, 1946 - Nov. 7, 2018) who created these ornaments that now adorn Williams’ front yard tree. Both durable an festive, they are made from colorful duct tape....

 

Christmas Church Celebrations in the Touchet Valley

Catholic parish of St. Mark’s, at 405 W. 5th St., Waitsburg, will celebrate Christmas Eve with Mass at 5 p.m. Waitsburg Christian Church, 604 Main St. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Waitsburg Presbyterian Church, 504 Main St. – Chr...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Winter Rose Café & Boutique Now Open in Dayton

DAYTON-Tyler Usco and Amanda Toms want you to relax when you visit their new café and boutique at 217 East Main St. in Dayton. Usco said there was a soft opening for the Winter Rose Café & Bouti...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Pre-trial Conference for Benjamin Orozco Set for Jan. 9

DAYTON—A pre-trial conference for accused murderer Benjamin Orozco has been set in Columbia County Superior Court for Jan. 9. Orozco has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of second degree...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 13, 2018 

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation Board Report

December 6, 2018 WAITSBURG—Present at the most recent Parks & Recreation Board meeting were board members Danielle Carpenter, Justin Stegall, and Sandra Morrison, as well as community member Tom House. The group agreed to change their regular meeti...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Dayton School Board Report

December 5, 2018 DAYTON—High School Senior Kaleigh White was interviewed and accepted by members of the Dayton School Board at last week’s meeting to be a student representative on the Board....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 6, 2018

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas

Views from the Hometown Christmas event held December 1st and 2nd....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 6, 2018

Will Dayton Permanently Shutter its Pool?

DAYTON-The Friends of the Dayton Community Pool met with city officials last week to discuss whether, and if so, how to move forward on repairing or replacing Dayton's pool. The city's 35-year-old poo...

 

Keep Your Tree Looking its Best

1. Select a fresh tree. The needles should be moist and not break when bent with fingers. 2. Store your tree out of direct sunlight and away from drafts. 3. Immediately before the tree is brought...

 

The Work of Textile Artist Patricia Bennett

When you really love what you do, you tend to 1) do it a lot, and 2) teach others how to do it. And that's exactly what Patricia Bennett, a textile artist who creates quilted home décor items and...

 

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Santa took up shop at Ten Ton Coffee this past weekend and visited with children of all ages....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 6, 2018

Safety Star Award

Bruce Goodell, Darla Brown, David O Campo, Melissa Ferrians, Steve Mertens, and Dayton Mayor Craig George are shown with the 2017 Safety Stars trophy the Columbia County Public Transportation Board...

 

Waitsburg City Council Report

Present at last week’s meeting of the Waitsburg City Council were members Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, and Kate Hockersmith, along with Mayor Marty Dunn. Basin Disposal, Inc., which contrac...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 6, 2018

Hospital District Commissioners Report

DAYTON—In his report to the Hospital Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting last week, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire said a lease has been signed with the Port of...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 29, 2018

Dayton Christmas Kickoff

Santa Claus arrived in Dayton Friday and set up shop at the Village Shoppes on Main Street. Here he joined a local family for a photo in the store's front window....

 

Emergency Services Director Resigns

DAYTON-County Emergency Services Director Lisa Caldwell is leaving her position to go to work as a Subject Matter Expert for the Michael Baker Institute, starting Jan. 7. Caldwell said the Michael...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 29, 2018

One of a Kind Holiday Celebration This Weekend

WAITSBURG-The 33rd annual Hometown Christmas is upon us. Of course this means a weekend of activities along Main Street, including Santa's first official appearance of the season. Sponsoring...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 29, 2018

MORE VIEWS FROM Dayton's Christmas Kickoff

Dayton's Christmas Kickoff...

 

Dementia is Everybody's Business

DAYTON-Community education can make all the difference in the quality of life for people living with dementia, and for their loved ones. That was the message Katie Roughton delivered to a group of...

 

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas Past...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

Waitsburg Resource Center Provides Help to Locals Year-Round

WAITSBURG-Volunteer Jenny Jones at the Waitsburg Resource Center found the doorway crowded Thursday by local first graders lined up with donations. Mrs. Hinchliffe's class held a food drive, asking...

 

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