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Waitsburg School Remodel Open House

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Remodel Open House and Tour will be Oct. 19. The two-part event begins with a kitchen tour at 4 p.m., and then continues with the Kenneth M. Zuger Field House Dedication Ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the...

 

Columbia County Public Hearing Regarding Data Center

DAYTON—The Columbia County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the Site Development Plan for a proposed data center in Dayton on Monday at 5:35 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Planning and Building Office at 114 South...

 

Mass Band/Choir Concert Oct. 24

DAYTON—Dayton High School will host this year’s Mass Band/Choir Concert on Oct. 24 at 6:30 in the high school gym. Dayton HS Director of Music Scott Sumner said that musicians from eight schools will participate in the concert. They include...

 

DGH Auxiliary Salad Luncheon

DAYTON—The Dayton General Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Salad Luncheon to benefit community medical scholarships and equipment needs Oct. 26, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and a variety of salads and breads will be served. The...

 

Free Flu shots in Dayton, Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—Free flu shots will be available to Waitsburg and Dayton residents on October 27. The community event also includes a shredding service, unused medication disposal, medication lock box giveaway and a food drive. Find them at the...

 

Mask Making Party

WAITSBURG—Halloween enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to attend Ten Ton Press’s mask-making party on Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. The event is free. Paper, markers and ideas are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring supplies as well....

 

Boograss Oct. 28

WAITSBURG—The Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project (TVAMP) proudly presents Boograss: a bluegrass music concert, featuring The Jasper Mountain Band, The Whippersnappers, Paul Gregutt and Switchgrass Delta, on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. The group will also...

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 

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...

 

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