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Pioneer Portraits, Vol 47

Ten Years Ago January 28, 2010 The local horse racing industry has been dancing on the edge of decline for some time. But a shortage in state funding for smaller tracks could force organizers to cance...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 21,2010 [Photo caption] Kellie Wessels and her Paint horse Apache go through the paces, demonstrating a run in during tryouts for the Dayton Days Court last weekend. Students of...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 14, 2010 The Siberian Huskies who make their way to Ray and Carla Nilsen each come with a story and, sadly, it is most often about abuse and neglect. It’s been the couple’s mission these past six years to give every one of...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 7, 2010 Sheriff’s deputies chased a 21-year-old man through a Waitsburg neighborhood, then surrounded his residence with guns drawn for nearly three hours Saturday before obtaining a search warrant that allowed them to enter t...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 31, 2009 Couple loses home to fire: Longtime Waitsburg residents John and Kate Reeve did not have insurance. Fire crews from several districts battled for nine hours Tuesday in an attempt to save John and Kate Reeve’s home on...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 24, 2009 Shannon Elliott had the gift of making others feel special. She was a young woman who always had a smile on her face and plenty of time for people. “She always made...

 

Pioneer Portraits Week 41

Ten Years Ago December 17, 2009 Winter freezes Touchet Valley. The snow that covered the Touchet Valley this weekend turned to freezing rain on Tuesday, coating roads and sidewalks with a slick and...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 10, 2009 Mill Fire “Suspicious.” The fire that destroyed the historic Wait’s Mill is now considered “suspicious in nature” and may have started in of the more...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 3, 2009 Photo caption: Volunteers from the Waitsburg Fire Department placed a 15-foot douglas fir at its traditional spot in front of the Plaza Theater Sunday to ring in the Christmas season. Second grain tank ruptures. Less th...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 26, 2009 The Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously last week to assign its vacant fifth seat to William "Will" Potolicchio, an emergency medical technician who hopes to get more young people to vote and take an interest in...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 19, 2009 Odako Club was organized in October 1949, as a Jr. women’s Confederated Group with 12 charter members. Odako is an Indian name meaning friendship. Charter members included: Elizabeth Abbey, Sherrill Conover, Peggy...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 12, 2009 Headlines: Five Cardinals Make All-League; Bartlow named Coach of the Year. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson is slated for staging at the Little Theater of Walla Walla beginning November 20. Local actors include:...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 5, 2009 The Grandmothers’ Roundtable will present a forum entitled “The Health of our Aging Population; Planning Ahead for Growing Older”, on Monday November 9. The Forum will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at the...

 

Pioneer Portraits for week 34

Ten Years Ago October 29, 2009 Waitsburg High School graduate Ashley Coila is making the most of her first college volleyball season with the Bethany University Bruins. Coila, the daughter of Richard...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 22, 2019 Photo caption: Waitsburg High School has been recognized as one of the 104 “Highest Improving” in reading and math by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. Two years ago the school was named a ‘School of...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 15, 2009 Photo caption: Former Waitsburg resident Kathy Rose, of Griffin, Ga, carried a copy of The Times when she attended the 9/12 Taxpayers March on Washington D. C. Her she is on the West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol building...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 8, 2009 The dedication of a life size bronze sculpture of Sacajawea will highlight a weekend-long event in Dayton this weekend where a large variety of art will be exhibited by artists during Dayton On Tour. Photo Caption: Anne...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 1, 2009 [Photo caption] Here’s what’s believed to be the entire student body of Spring Valley School, circa 1928. From left, Jim Stonecipher, Lola Mae Walker, Roberta...

 

Pioneer Portraits Week 29

Ten Years Ago September 24, 2009 Sixth Grader honored for award-winning essay. Emma Philbrook, beams as her mother Cindy looks on. Phillbrook penned an essay that bested competitors in eight Western...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 27, 2009 A slight breeze kept the bees away while everyone enjoyed lots of good conversation, food and a little music from the Blue Mountain Troublemakers, at the Hockersmith...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 10, 2009 Historic Wait's Mill destroyed by spectacular Sunday morning fire. "The Waitsburg mill is on fire and is fully involved." Dayton Dispatch reported about ten minutes...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 3, 2009 Some of the Gems keyboardist Duana Gusse’s classmates have been taking a stroll down memory lane, unearthing some oldies but goodies not only of the musical kind but...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 27, 2009 A Waitsburg High School graduate played a role in a serious nuclear accident and August 29 marks 33 years since the mishap at Hanford. Marvin Klundt, a 1953 graduate of...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 29, 2009 Wheat harvest should be done by early next week. Several farmers around Waitsburg reported some fields yielding 100-plus bushels per acre, McCaw added. Yield and quality...

 

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Ten Years Ago August 13, 2009 Kurtis Reser, son of Frank and Judy Reser of Waitsburg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) in English...

 

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