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Ten Years Ago September 22, 2011 It was a day of Victorian fashion, museum tours, buffalo, corn on the cob and Butlers at Waitsburg’s Fall Festival on Sunday. The attendance was anything but...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 15, 2011 Waitsburg resident Jane Butler, age 90, has deep family roots in the Touchet Valley through her husband Bob. Butler has lived in town about 50 years,... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago September 8, 2011 The new face behind the counter at the Weller Public Library is likely one you have seen before. Rosie Warehime, the new library manager, has lived in Waitsburg for 44...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 1, 2011 The Waitsburg-Prescott cheer squad will soar to new heights this football season because of a larger squad and lots of returning veterans. “We have a lot of athletic...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 15, 2011 It was never Wyatt Withers' sole inspiration for going in the Navy, but once he had decided to join it certainly helped having a grandfather who had served in the same...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 18, 2011 Seattle-area residents who tuned into their local National Public Radio affiliate this week were introduced to none other than Waitsburg’s Bret Moser, Jim German, Clair... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago August 11, 2011 The Green Giant has a hole, a giant hole. It’s squarely in the center of his tunic, which the jolly big guy dons with wreath and leafy boots on the steep hill overlooking the edge of Dayton like the town’s own...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 4, 2011 Jillian Beaudry, an editor and reporter for the Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash., will become the new managing editor for the Times based in Waitsburg, the newspaper’s...

 

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Ten Years Ago July 28, 2011 For T. J. Hersey, running her father's grocery store in Dayton is a way for him to live on. Hersey is now a third-generation grocer in the town. Her grandfather, H. W....

 

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Ten Years Ago July 21, 2011 Susan Hosticka always wanted to do a "bee beard" to prove the hard-working insects are really quite gentle and harmless despite their reputation to the contrary. Late last...

 

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Ten Years Ago July 14, 2011 When you hear Bobbi and Barney Chambers talk about Sophie, Cleo, Denny, Lone Star and Superdude, you'd think they're talking about a circus family of seven that's not...

 

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Ten Years Ago July 7, 2011 When they bought their Keystone Montana 5th wheel in September, Lynn and Paul Mantz-Powers knew it would be months before they'd retire. But they were so excited about the...

 

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Ten Years Ago June 30, 2011 Waitsburg residents and visitors noticed several weeks ago how each of the entrances to town – eastbound Highway 124, northbound Highway 12 and westbound Highway 12 – got new welcoming banners with the words...

 

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Ten Years Ago June 30, 2011 The Port of Columbia’s Blue Mountain Station project received another boost when it was awarded a Challenge Grant of $5,000 by Pacific Power for marketing the project. Port Commission Chairman Gene Warren accepted the...

 

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Ten Years Ago June 23, 2011 One Main Street merchant noted that on Saturday morning, All Wheels looked more like Christmas Kickoff than the hot-tarmac Father’s Day weekend car show Daytonites and visitors have come to expect. But even though the...

 

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Ten Years Ago June 9, 2011 It may seem ironic that Waitsburg Valedictorian Austin Beasley chose a quote from a famous high school dropout to inspire his fellow high school graduates. But the saying from McDonald's fast food chain founder Ray Kroc...

 

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Ten Years Ago June 2, 2011 An equine virus cut the number of entries in the Dayton Days parade by more than half, but the community showed up for the annual pageant nonetheless and spirits were high, organizers said about Saturday’s sunny event....

 

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Ten Years Ago May 26, 2011 [Headline] Dayton Parade a Go, Rodeo a “No”: Fear of equine virus prompts cancellation, parade to be horseless. “Thank you to all our Veterans who keep us safe and free.” Those were the words of parade co-announcer...

 

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Ten Years Ago May 19, 2011 City Clerk Randy Hinchliffe has the approvals in place and now it’s up to the City Council to decide at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night whether to allow Fire District No. 2 to use the old apple warehouse or... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago May 12, 2011 A construction crew uncovered two murals painted inside the Legion Hall building in 1938. The works are being restored. Val Woodworth and fellow Lions Club members prepare ribs for the annual Rib Feed at the Don Thomas...

 

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Ten Years Ago May 5, 2011 Early Friday morning, Helm and a dozen Waitsburg-area ladies joined an estimated 2 billion people around the globe to watch one of the biggest wedding ceremonies of all time. “Everyone has a Super Bowl party, so why not a...

 

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Ten Years Ago April 28, 2011 The largest circus to come to Dayton in more than a decade, the Carson & Barnes Circus has the second-largest herd of elephants in the country. Local residents will have free access to the circus grounds to witness the...

 

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Ten Years Ago April 21, 2011 Nearly 600 riders paid a visit to Waitsburg and its surrounding countryside, including this secluded spot on Bolles Road north of town, this past weekend during the 15th annual Tour of Walla Walla. This 3-day, 4-stage... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago April 14, 2011 Bart Baxter and Tiffany Laposi are opening a 50s Diner in Waitsburg, give them a few months to work on the Whetstone Pub. Inserted in this week’s edition of The Times, you will find something new and special. It’s a...

 

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Ten Years Ago April 7, 2011 The Walla Walla Union Bulletin and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce will offer a free Facebook Seminar on Monday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Dayton Library in the Delaney Room. Social media coordinator Jeremy Gonzalez will...

 

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