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Spring is coming

Early spring in 2019, just outside the City of Waitsburg, along the Touchet River from Bolles Road. After last week's heavy snowfall, blocked roads, fear of flooding from too fast snow melt, it is...

 

Times Traveler

Times reader and contributor, Terry Lawhead, reading the paper at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The trip was the maiden voyage for their new camper, the tiny house of ca...

 

Pamela Rose Battershell

Pamela Rose Battershell went home to Heaven on January 14, 2021, surrounded by the love of her family after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born to Alvira and Archie Shilling on August 2, 1951,... Full story

 

Update: Walla Walla Music Organization

In February 17, I was at the local YMCA listening to Rodney Outlaw, the Executive Director of Walla Walla Music Organization (WWMO), give a lecture to his students. What started out as a flow of...

 

Valentine Response

The Times published many valentines in the February 11, 2021 issue. However, we only got one "response" valentine and thought we would share it....

 

Esvelt Gallery Faculty Show Virtual Tour

WORLD WIDE WEB-The Esvelt Gallery has proudly presented the work of the Columbia Basin College Art Department faculty in a new 2021 exhibit. The work presented includes painting, drawing,...

 

Movie Briefs

I Care A Lot­-Netflix Original Legal guardian scams clash with the Russian Mafia in this all-villains-on-deck film. Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), the owner of Grayson Guardianship, carefully...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 24, 2011 Dayton Days will not “go dark” this year, thanks in part to the Columbia County Fair Board, but it will not likely offer any horse racing. The Washington State Horseracing Commission decided earlier this month to...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    February 25, 2021 

Linda's Skillet Scones

For me, cooking has always been about more than just sustenance alone. The foods we eat tell a story, and I am always listening. Every ingredient and technique used in modern kitchens are a daily...

 

Snowy day in the 'burg.

The Waitsburg Trilogy was up to their eyes in snow this week, quite literally! More than one foot of snow fell in the area in less than a week. Rain and winter mix is in the...

 

Snow Goose

Cutline: Goose the German Shorthair Pointer was "all ears" about the snow on Monday....

 

Cheers

Doug Biolo, co-owner of Nancy's Dream Garden Center, hopped on his tractor and spent Monday afternoon moving snow so cars could park along Main Street.... Full story

 

WWCSO

February 8 Unknown subject cut the chain link fence on the east side of the property. The suspect(s) then cut out three catalytic converters on three separate trucks, one of which was a diesel- very costly to replace. Walla Walla County Unknown...

 

CCSO

February 10 Unwanted person at Dayton Mercantile, Subway Found property 400 block Main Street 9-1-1 call, Cottonwood Street February 11 Assist at St. Vincent DePaul Society, Main 9-1-1 call from Bluewood Warrant Confirmation, Main Street February 12...

 

The Times meets a King

King Henry enjoying a nice nap after devouring the news in The Times. Pretty good for a 6 month old!...

 

Judy Harper

Judy Harper of Waitburg passed away at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center. Friends and family may sign her online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com... Full story

 

Helen Jeanine Perry

Helen Jeanine Perry was born June 27, 1937, in LaGrande, Oregon. She was one of 5 children. Helen was an adventurous young woman traveling to Seattle, working for the phone company, flying in... Full story

 

Growing Your Own Fruit

It’s February, and you know what that means: Spring is just around the corner, yet cabin fever is still at the door. Although the winter weather can be questionable, now is the time to prioritize your fruit trees and get them ready for the year...

 

Chat with Mike: Dr. Carol Clarke

Over the last four years, former Waitsburg Schools Superintendent Carol Clarke has spent significant time in Panama City, Panama. She began working with Crossroads Christian Academy (CCA) after close...

 

Tech Talk: Head in the clouds

INTERWEBS—From between seemingly ceaseless snowflakes and bouts of sledding, we can agree that now is an excellent time to be inside. And while we’ve got all this indoor time on our hands, let’s...

 

Plans, pandemics, and pork

My father always reminded us that “man proposes, life disposes,” or, as John Lennon so articulately reminded us: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” When Daniel decided to...

 

Book Briefs

Spilled Milk by K.L Randis Young Brooke Nolan navigates the dangerous waters of a broken social service agency who is working to keep her abusive father in the house, rather than keep her safe. A...

 

Kid-friendly apps: Noggin

The Noggin app is loaded with games that teach everything from counting and matching to language, plus, it features all of the characters that kids adore, like the Paw Patrol pups, Dora the Explorer,...

 

Tech Chat with Mike: the ReMarkable tablet

Let me tell you about my most recent tech acquisition: the ReMarkable pad. I ordered it in April 2020 and received it seven months later. Due to Covid-related restrictions, the Norway-based company...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 17, 2011 Following the announcement that there will be no pari-mutuel horse racing this year in Waitsburg, Dayton and Walla Walla, the board of the Days of Real Sport has...

 

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