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Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 31, 2011 Sheriff John Turner doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The Walla Walla County’s new top law-enforcement official is thrilled he can make adjustments to the patrol schedule that provides 24/7 coverage is his...

 

Pioneer Portaits

Ten Years Ago March 24, 2011 During the past several years, all has been relatively quiet on the meth front. But in recent months, it appears that local production and consumption of the drug are back on the rise, according to law enforcement...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 17, 2011 •[Photo caption] The months-long logistical project for the components of the Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project in Garfield County has begun. Here, a transport of a nacelle makes its way through Waitsburg on...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago Mar 10, 2011 [Headline] Baxter to challenge Gobel for Mayor [Photo caption] Members, parents, siblings, and coaches from 17 eastern Washington youth wrestling teams gathered in Waitsburg for the first tournament of the five-week Little...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 4, 2010 Retired state patrol sergeant Walt Gobel has declared his candidacy for mayor of Waitsburg, saying he is running with a slate of candidates nominated by the new “Truth and Trust” caucus. The caucus, which is roughly...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 25, 2010 For the first time in six years, the Cardinals have won a berth in the 2B state tournament in Spokane after beating Gar-Pal 53-46 in a hard-fought battle at Whitman College Monday night. Since Waitsburg and Prescott...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 18, 2010 A ski hill on Valentine’s Day is an unnatural setting for sorrow, particularly when it comes from a gathering of college students far too young to be mourning the loss of a close friend. But the intimate memorial...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 11, 2010 Waitsburg city council members Jeff Broom and Kathleen Powers said this week they won’t seek another one-year term in this spring’s elections. The development,...

 

Pioneer Portraits, Week 48

Ten Years Ago August 27, 2009 [Photo caption] John Hockersmith (second from the left) and fellow Troublemakers, from left Zach Beasley, Mariah Barthlow and Austin Beasley during a Christmas performance at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. Members of...

 

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...

 

Pioneer Portraits

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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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...

 

Pioneer Portraits

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...

 

Pioneer Portraits

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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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...

 

Pioneer Portraits

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...

 

Pioneer Portraits

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:...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

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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