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At the Liberty: "The Fall Guy"

DAYTON — “The Fall Guy” (Ryan Gosling) is a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almos...

 

Sherwood Trust Awards $1 Million in Local Grants

WALLA WALLA -Sherwood Trust will disburse more than $1 million in competitive Core grants to 11 local organizations, CEO Brian Hunt announced. The Trust also announced $226,101 in noncompetitive... Full story

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    May 16, 2024

Sign up for Citywide June 1 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... Full story

 

At the Liberty:

DAYTON — “Unsung Hero” is the true story of what happened after David Smallbone’s successful music company collapses and he moves his family from Australia to the States, searching for a brighter future. With nothing more than their seven childre... Full story

 

COUNTY SEEKs APPLICANTS FOR WALLA WALLA FAIR AND FRONTIER DAYS BOARD

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County is seeking community members interested in applying for positions on the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board of Directors. The vacancy is due to Chris Forbes’ resignation. A second seat on the board of dir...

 

Warren Family Awards $58,750 in grants to local nonprofits

WALLA WALLA – The Warren Community Action Fund at the Blue Mountain Community Foundation has approved 19 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in eastern Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the seventh year of grant awards t... Full story

 

At the Liberty:"Murder's in the Heir"

DAYTON — “Murder’s in the Heir” is a live theater production of a murder mystery-comedy, which will be audience interactive. It is a gripping tale filled with mystery, intrigue, and plenty of plot twists. Set in a grand estate filled with secrets...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News Briefs    May 9, 2024

Waitsburg students return from Amazing Shake Competition

WAITSBURG - Seven Waitsburg students traveled to Atlanta, Ga., at the end of March to compete in the National Amazing Shake competition at the Ron Clark Academy. They joined over 400 students from...

 

Community Yard Clean-up at Bruce House

WAITSBURG — Community Yard Clean-up at the Bruce House on Main Street. Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon The Waitsburg Historic Society is asking for volunteers to bring your gardening gloves, t... Full story

 

Glass recycling at BMS second Saturdays through Oct

DAYTON – Residents and businesses in Dayton and Waitsburg will have the opportunity to participate in a glass recycling program with monthly collections at Blue Mountain Station. The initiative, s...

 

At the Liberty: "The Long Game"

DAYTON — “The Long Game,” inspired by the book “Mustang Miracle” follows the true story of five young Mexican American caddies in 1955 who created their own golf course in the middle of the South Texas brush country. Despite outdated and inferior... Full story

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    May 2, 2024

A big country bike ride

WAITSBURG - Four bike riders stopped at Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg on their estimated 50-day journey to NYC. Bob Zalnis, Chris Watson, Lucas Murga, and Paul Brazeau began on April 24 after the...

 

Every Quilt Has a Story

WAITSBURG - Join us for the First Annual Waitsburg Historical Society Quilt Show at the Bruce House and Wilson Philips House on the corner of Main and 4th Street, in Waitsburg, Wash. The show will...

 

Pioneer madam portrayed at Ft. Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA - Fort Walla Walla Museum will bring back a favorite Living History character, the turn-of-the-century madam Josephine Wolfe, for a Living History performance on May 5 in the Pioneer...

 

At the Liberty:"Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire"

DAYTON — The epic battle is an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empir...

 

Dayton Parks and Rec ask public to help prioritize pool design

DAYTON - Last Thursday, Columbia County Parks and Recreation Pool District commissioners Ted Lowe and Katie Leid, and Dianne McKinley spoke at the Dayton elementary multipurpose room about the next...

 

Ruppenthal selected for council seat

Changes to the uitility late fee waivers, concerns about community drug use discussed. WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg City Council met at the city hall conference room on April 17, 2024. Council members...

 

At the Liberty:"Arthur the King"

DAYTON — “Arthur the King” is based on an incredible true story. Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthu...

 

Providence St. Mary Foundation Raises $1 Million to Combat Heart Disease

WALLA WALLA – Donors to Providence St. Mary Foundation contributed $1 million toward replacing the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Along with a matching investment from Providence health care system, the f...

 

Update on youth and government jar project, money talks

WAITSBURG — The Waitsburg Youth and Government students are still raising money for their Olympia trip in May. Here are this week’s updates on some of the burning questions that supporters have voted on with their money in the question jars at par...

 

At the Liberty:"Cabrini"

DAYTON —“Cabrini” is the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor...

 

At the Liberty: Movie Premier for "Color of Threads"

Lights, Camera, Action! A movie premier is coming to The Liberty Theater in Dayton. On Monday April 22 at 7pm, you will get a chance to see Dayton on the big screen. In the Summer of 2023, a short movie, Color of Threads, was filmed at the Depot in...

 

Columbia County Community Pool workshop April 18

DAYTON — The Columbia County Parks and Recreation Pool District will host a community work session on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dayton School Multipurpose Room. The work session will be led by board commissioners Ted L...

 

The Debate Goes On

WAITSBURG -Waitsburg Youth and Government students are still raising money for their trip to Olympia in May. The Jars Project asks the public to express opinions on crucial Waitsburg issues by...

 

At the Liberty:"Kung Fu Panda 4"

WAITSBURG — “Kung Fu Panda 4” starring comedy icon Jack Black who returns to his role as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, with a hilarious, butt-kicking new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise. After thr...

 

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