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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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Ten Years Ago March 31, 2011 Dubbed the Hee-haw Honeys, Columbia County Fair Board Vice President Debbie Bailey, Secretary Christine Broughton, volunteer LeeAnn Literal and President Miranda Bowen performed a skit during Saturday’s kickoff. While...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 24, 2011 [Headline] From the Drug Front: Meth is Back: With Threat to Tri-County Drug Task Force, Sheriffs Fear Setback In Local War on Drugs It was like a scene from Sherwood Forest. Men, women and children tromped through...

 

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March 8 Attempted fraud. Touchet Unwanted phone calls from an inmate at the Umatilla County Jail. Waitsburg Hit and run with property damage. Burbank March 9 Female subject reporting possible harassment at work and home by unknown individuals....

 

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Ten Years Ago March 17, 2011 Seated on an original bar stool, project manager Jim German points to the first bay of the former American Legion building which owner Charles Smith is turning into a new “working man’s bar.” In the footsteps of...

 

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Ten Years Ago March 10, 2011 [Headline] All current council members renominated for the 2011 race It may not have brought quite as many people to town as Cycle Oregon did last year, but in the world of youth wrestling, Waitsburg hit the big time...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 10, 2011 Dayton farmers now have more options for their agronomy needs. The Walla Walla Farmers Co-Op has opened an office at 509 Cameron Street, right next door to Columbia...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 3, 2011 The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office requests local residents’ assistance in locating Adam Hermanns, whom they call “a potential witness” to last Tuesday night’s fire at his parents’ residence on West 2nd...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago January 27, 2011 Starbuck Mayor Darcy Linklater has been charged with driving under the influence and will appear in Columbia County District Court to enter his plea on Wednesday, Feb....

 

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Ten Years Ago January 20, 2011 Reid Helford, the popular and award-winning manager of the Liberty Theater, has announced his resignation and will leave his position by the end of April. When a building grows to be as old as the First Christian...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 13, 2011 [Photo caption] Jeff Jenkins, a Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy, displays drug paraphernalia at Dayton schools last week. After Claudia Nysoe and her husband, Dain,...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 6, 2011 When dozens of well-wishers gathered to celebrate Sarah Lyman’s birthday at Booker Rest Home in Dayton on Saturday, they came not only to honor this longtime Dayton... Full story

 

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