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Waitsburg Council Budget Workshop

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council hosted a budget workshop with city staff at the Waitsburg Business Center on Oct. 4 to review various items impacting this year’s budget as well as discuss future projects. “It’s more or less an open...

 

Waitsburg City Hall Closed Friday

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg City Hall will be closed on Friday. Staff will be out of the office attending a training. Regular office hours commence Monday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

 

Millrace Road Closure

WAITSBURG—On Friday, Millrace Rd between Garden St. & Main St. will be closed. Workers will be on the scene from 7 a.m. to at least 3 p.m. working to replace a leaking water valve....

 

Frenchtown Rendezvous Saturday

WALLA WALLA—The Frenchtown Rendezvous, a benefit for the Frenchtown Historic Site in Walla Walla, will be held Saturday at Assumption Church Parish Hall in Walla Walla at 2098 E. Alder St. The event includes a workshop on writing and publishing...

 

Alder Dental to Close Dayton Office

DAYTON—Alder Family Dental has announced that it will close its office on Dayton’s Main Street on Oct. 11. Dr. Rachel Deininger, who has been the primary dentist in the Dayton office, has announced she will be leaving the firm. Other employees...

 

Community Hospice Expands Services

Walla Walla Community Hospice is expanding its grief and bereavement group support to the community. A former storage room has been renovated into a private location for groups to gather. According to WWCH Events & Outreach Coordinator Brad...

 

Ronan Road Closure

DAYTON—Columbia County will close Ronan Road to through traffic for two weeks, starting Oct. 22. The County will be removing the existing timber bridge at milepost 1.657 crossing Johnson Hollow Creek, just southerly of Ronan Road’s junction with...

 

Rifle Value Correction

On Sept 20th the Times reported the Powell Brothers' donation of a special rifle had an estimated value of $28,000. After a preliminary, unofficial, appraisal at Fort Walla Walla Museum, the value is estimated to be closer to $2,000. The rifle and...

 

'Cash Mob' at Dayton Depot Saturday

DAYTON—The Dayton Historic Depot is hosting Dayton’s first Cash Mob on Saturday, from 2-3 p.m. The community is invited to visit the Depot gift shop and spend at least $20. This local shopping event supports local business, builds community and...

 

Public Hearing on Eckler and Maloney Winter Access

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Columbia County courthouse to receive public input regarding concerns for public/private access during the winter closure months for Eckler Mountain...

 

Bank of Eastern Washington Opens Loan Office in Dayton

DAYTON—The Bank of Eastern Washington, a branch of Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced last week the opening a new loan production office in Dayton. Located at 164 E. Main St., Suite B, the new office will be staffed by Todd Wood. Wood is a veteran...

 

Collecting Coats For All

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Resource Center (food bank) will be collecting coats in October to give to children and adults in our community. Contact Karla Scott with questions—(509) 240-4533 kkscott99@yahoo.com Drop off sites: Waitsburg Clinic,...

 

Manhattan Short Film Festival

DAYTON—Dayton’s Liberty Theater will be one of more than 300 venues around the world to showcase nine short films as part of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, taking place here Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 2. The Liberty is one of only three festival...

 

Friends of Dayton Library to Host Fall Book Sale

DAYTON—The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library are having a fall book sale, with a larger quantity of quality and affordable books than usual. The sale will take place at 250 E. Main St., between Blue Mountain Realtors and Rey’s Roast. from...

 

Extended Lab, Rehab Hours at Dayton Hospital

DAYTON—Columbia County Health System has announced extended hours for its laboratory service department and for its rehabilitation services department. The hospital lab is now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8...

 

Free Screening of 'The Princess Bride'

DAYTON—The Liberty Theater and Dayton Memorial Library announce a special one-night free screening of Rob Reiner’s classic 1987 comedy, “The Princess Bride,” starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes and Peter Falk. The film rolls Wednesday, Sept....

 

Wireless Emergency Alert Test

DAYTON—The Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the FCC will conduct a nationwide combined test of the Wireless Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert Systems on Sept. 20, beginning at 2:18 p.m., with a back-up planned for Oct. 3....

 

Gear up Financial Literacy Night

DAYTON—Parents with students in grades 8 and 9 are invited to attend the WSU Gear Up Financial Literacy Night on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dayton High School Auditorium. Melanie Casciato, an outreach and admissions specialist from Columbia...

 

Pond & Garden Tour Saturday 

WALLA WALLA—The 17th Annual Pond & Garden Tour on Saturday is a fundraising event benefiting Walla Walla Community Hospice. This is a self-guided tour of 10 unique and creative gardens in the Walla Walla Valley. Tickets for this event include...

 

No DW Soccer or Cross-Country this Year

DAYTON—In last week’s issue of The Times we posted a soccer schedule for Dayton-Waitsburg for fall 2018. However, Dayton-Waitsburg will not be fielding a soccer team this year. We inadvertently published the schedule from 2017. We’re sorry for...

 

Correction

Last week, The Times reported that Suzi Tasker is opening her new business, Wenaha Wellness, at Main Street Salon. Tasker’s business will actually be located at Creative Designs, on Main Street....

 

Air Quality Leads to Health Problems

DAYTON—Dayton General Hospital Respiratory Therapist Tom Anderson said there has been an uptick in people seeking medical care because of poor air quality from smoke due to ongoing fires in northern Washington and British Columbia. People are...

 

Hevel Funds Announces Grants and Scholarships

WALLA WALLA—A total of $14,926.99 has been distributed this year to support Waitsburg recreation, civic, religious and education efforts from funds established at the Blue Mountain Community Foundation by Dr. S. Roger and Laura Jean Hevel, of...

 

Correction:

Last week, The Times incorrectly reported that Eric Watrud, the new Umatilla National Forest Service Supervisor is replacing Monte Fujishin. Watrud is actually replacing outgoing Forest Supervisor Genevieve Masters. Fujishin is the District Ranger...

 

Death Announcement

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Steven L Gurr passed away of natural causes at his residence in Lakewood, Wash., on July 7, 2018. Steve was a resident of Waitsburg from 1965 to 1976 and graduated from Waitsburg High School in 1972. Steve was cremated, and at...

 

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