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 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 6, 2024 

SCA is back to the past at Preston Park

WAITSBURG/AN TIR KINGDOM-Waitsburg's Preston Park will be the weekend base for members of the Society for Creative Anachronism from June 7 to 9. The society is an international community in which...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 6, 2024 

Goal of 100 donated laptops, cellphones, tablets almost met

DAYTON - Area non-profits and charities, including Project Timothy, Blue Mountain Action Council, and the Walla Walla YWCA, appreciate the generosity of retired computer tech Gordon Gerlitz. After...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    June 6, 2024 

WHS sent student Youth Legislation Delegation to Olympia

OLYMPIA - In early May, Waitsburg Youth and Government sent a Youth Legislature Delegation to Olympia for the first time since 2019. Advisors Matt Elder and Heather Baker spent four exciting days...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    June 6, 2024 

ASB election, yearbooks and games at Waitsburg High

WAITSBURG - On May 31, Waitsburg High School students attended a morning assembly to hear speeches by candidates before voting for 2024-2025 ASB officers. The new officers are Cedar Stegall as ASB Pre...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 30, 2024

Dayton School Counselors present plans to School Board

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:30 p.m. on May 22, 2024. School board members Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Ryan Paulson, Aneesha Dieu, Grant Griffin, and Superintendent Rich Stewart were present. The b...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    May 30, 2024

Living History and Ice Cream Social coming to Fort Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA-Fort Walla Walla Museum will host The Ice Cream Social: The Oregon Trail Game, its biggest summer event. On June 23, from 10 am to 5 pm, visitors will be able to play an interactive...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    May 30, 2024

Makenna Barron Elected Washington FFA State Treasurer

PULLMAN - The 94th Washington FFA Convention was held in Pullman, Washington, on May 9 through 11. Students from around the state competed in competitions, and members who met the final requirements...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 23, 2024

Waitsburg City Council assigns committees

The Waitsburg City Council met at the city hall for its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Council members Kevin House, Jim Romine, Jennifer Bishop, and Court Ruppenthal attended in person, and Jillian Henze attended on Zoom. In new...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 23, 2024

Dayton City Council update

DAYTON — Mayor Roger Trump called the Dayton City Council to order at 6 p.m. on May 14, 2024. Trump and council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Joann Patras, and Shannon McMillen met at Dayton City Hall. Laura Auker...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 16, 2024

Commissioners Rundell, Hall seek re-election in Columbia County

DAYTON—Ryan Rundell and Marty Hall are each running unopposed in the November 2024 general election for second four-year terms on the board of Columbia County commissioners. Rundell was appointed i...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 16, 2024

Dayton School Board meeting update

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:33 p.m. on May 8, 2024. School board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Ryan Paulson, Grant Griffin, and Superintendent Rich Stewart. Aneesha Dieu attended usin...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 16, 2024

Railway storage discussed at Port meeting

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at the port's office on May 7, 2024. Commissioners present were Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, Mike Spring, and the Executive D...

 

Celebrating Older Americans Month: Powered by Connection

DAYTON — Established in the United States in 1963, Older Americans Month is celebrated every May. The Administration for Community Living (ACL), a federal agency, leads the county’s celebration recognizing older Americans’ contributions and recom...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 9, 2024

Fanciful, fabulous creatures come to Prescott Elementary

PRESCOTT - Laura Chabre's fourth-grade students participated in an art workshop with artist Victor Trejo, a native of Mexico City. Working with clay and papier mâché, Trejo worked with the kids to c...

 
 News    May 9, 2024

Lions Rib Feed hits the mark

WAITSBURG - On May 4, the Waitsburg Lions Club's Annual Rib Feed brought over 600 community members together for great food at the fairgrounds. The tally so far shows over 760 tickets sold, raising...

 
 News    May 9, 2024

Sign up for Citywide Garage Sale -

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Citywide Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday, June 1. “The Times” will publish the go-to map for the event in the May 30, 2024, edition. The map will have addresses for all the participating garage and yard sales in Waits...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 2, 2024

P.E.O. Chapter BE celebrated 100 year anniversary

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg BE, P.E.O. held the chapter's 100th Anniversary luncheon at Town Hall on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Over 100 attendees, including long-time members, new members, and B.I.L...

 

Gagnons are named Parade Marshalls

WAITSBURG-To have an impact in the community that others take notice of, yet remain quietly behind the scenes, is what Louie and Marie Gagnon do, day after day. The Gagnons will uncharacteristically...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 25, 2024

Dayton School Board approved lease, reschedules May meetings

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the High School Library at 6:30 PM on April 17, 2024. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Ryan Paulson, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also p...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 18, 2024

Waitsburg Commercial Club 2024 Community Service Awards

WAITSBURG -The Waitsburg Commercial Club honored community members at its annual meeting and community service awards dinner on Tuesday, April 16. The event was held at American 35, where guests...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 18, 2024

Council votes against library ballot measure

DAYTON- Mayor Roger Trump called the Dayton City Council to order at 6 p.m.on April 9, 2024. Trump and council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Joann Patras, Laura Aukerman, and Shannon McMillen met in city hall. T...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    April 18, 2024

Waitsburg Class of 2024

WAITSBURG - Its almost the end of the school year and Waitsburg is preparing to celebrate the school district's graduates. "The Times" will share the senior's stories, a few each issue, until...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 18, 2024

Columbia Port approve facility improvements

DAYTON — The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on April 10, 2024. Commissioners Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, Mike Spring, and Executive Director Jennie Dickinson met at the port office. During public comment, Don H...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 18, 2024

Free screening for "Colors of Thread" at The Liberty April 22

DAYTON - The Dayton Historical Depot Society (DHDS) is sponsoring a free screening of "Colors of Threads" on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. The movie "Colors of...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 11, 2024

CWWFD2 asks public for input on fire chief job description

WALLA WALLA - The Columbia Walla Walla Fire District 2 volunteers and board are grateful for the voters' approval of the 2023 Levy Lid Lift. In allocating these resources, the department has...

 

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