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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...

 

Dayton Students to Speak About Service Project

DAYTON—Earlier this month, five young people from Dayton’s United Methodist and First Congregation Churches traveled to Wellpinit, Wash. to volunteer with Sierra Service Project. As part of a larger group of volunteers, Jacob Holmberg, Justin...

 

Tingstad and Tosten Perform Aug. 23 at Liberty

DAYTON—Eric Tingstad and Carl Tosten will perform separate concerts on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. Tingstad is a Grammy Award-winning song writer and composer from Seattle. He is best known as a finger style guitarist....

 

Food Distribution Aug. 23

The Blue Mountain Action Council, Thrivent Financial and Dayton’s Redeemer Lutheran Church are sponsoring a free food distribution on Aug. 23 at Columbia County Fairgrounds, from noon until 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed at 10:45 a.m. to help bag...

 

Correction – Delany Room Signup

DAYTON—Last week, The Times reported that signup for use of the Delaney Room at the Dayton Memorial Library is now available online at the library’s website. Library staff has asked us to emphasize that the online feature is an additional signup...

 

Columbia Co. Marijuana Public Hearing

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 4. Planning Director Meagan Bailey will present findings of fact regarding the Columbia County Code and new marijuana production, processing and sales...

 

New supervisor for Umatilla National Forest

DAYTON—Staff from the Umatilla National Forest Service headquarters in Pendleton attended the Columbia County Commissioners’ Aug. 6, meeting to introduce the new Umatilla National Forest Supervisor, Eric Watrud. Watrud has been on the job since...

 

Waitsburg Schools Registration

WAITSBURG—Registration for Waitsburg schools will take place in Preston Hall Aug. 20-23. On Aug. 20, 22 and 23, registration will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Hours on Aug. 21 will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Associated Student Body fees, sports passes...

 

Extension Director Paul Carter Receives Distinguished Service Award

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Paul Carter, WSU Columbia County Extension Director, received special recognition from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) at its Annual Meeting in...

 

Changes for Delany room Signup Procedure

DAYTON – The Dayton Memorial Library has introduced a new procedure for users of the Delany Room meeting facility to sign up. According to Library Director Dusty Waltner, a calendar has been added to the Dayton Memorial Library website at:...

 

WDFW Seeking Input on Budget Shortfall

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public input into a projected $30 million shortfall in the budget for 2019-21 that will result in program cuts and real impacts to game and non-game species. For the past eight...

 

Missoula Children's Theater Performances

DAYTON – Tickets will go on sale Monday at noon for King Arthur’s Quest, this year’s Missoula Children’s Theater production at the Liberty Theater. Performances are Aug. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets $5 and $8 and are available at the theater...

 

Walla Walla Valley Planning Survey

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is creating a Rural Mobility Plan for Walla Walla County and connecting areas. The agency is asking for input from citizens to help them understand how people use public...

 

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