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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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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Ten Years Ago December 30, 2010 Walla Walla County passed its annual audit with no complications, according to a report released from the State Auditor’s office Monday. New library manager Su Alexander has plenty of new ideas in store for the Welle...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 23, 2010 First responders from Waitsburg and Walla Walla help an injured driver from Oregon onto a stretcher after his pickup truck rolled off a Highway 12 embankment just north of Minnick Hill around 2 a.m. on Tuesday... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago December 16, 2010 Lisa Ronnberg, executive director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for the past three and half years, has announced she will leave her position to become the business manager for the Columbia County Public Works...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 9, 2010 No one seems to know exactly how tall the Northwest Grain Growers elevator in Dixie is, but even those who work there say it’s no higher than 130 feet. Inland Cellular is set to build a 180-foot cell phone tower at...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 2, 2010 Valley Girls Barrel Racing members, from left: Rosie Gallaher, Kelli Currin, Josilyn Fullerton, Sidney Andrews, Kyla Connell, Shayla Currin, Emily Adams, and Ellie...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 25, 2010 This week’s early snow indicates the beginning of a cold season that could be a great year for Ski Bluewood, but disastrous for a Touchet Valley vulnerable to flooding from the Touchet and Coppei rivers. Daniel Huwe...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 18, 2010 Less than a month after Ski Bluewood was rescued for local winter recreation, a much-beloved summer spot in the area appears to be in jeopardy. During the past several weeks, the operator and leaseholders of Lyons Ferr...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 11, 2010 My husband’s grandfather, Dr. Rufus Butler, was a “horse and buggy doctor” in Waitsburg for 39 years. According to an article in the Times’ in 1950, he was one of the last settlers to recall log cabins,...

 

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