The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Dena Martin
the Times 

Life is stranger than fiction

Diamond ring finds its way home after 26 years


August 1, 2019

WAITSBURG-What are the odds of finding a ring that was lost in a river 26 years earlier? And what are the odds of showing that same ring to the one person in town who could recognize it and return it to it to its rightful owner? That's exactly what happened to E.J., who lives off the land outside of Waitsburg.

Waitsburg resident Ron Griffen said he was working on his truck in his alley, just off of Main Street, when E.J. approached him and they struck up a conversation. E.J., who regularly fishes in the Touchet River and makes arrows and arrowheads, told Griffen he had recently found a ring...

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