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Public Hearing Coming on Pot Store

DAYTON – Columbia County planning commissioners have received plenty of feedback – mostly negative – in response to the conditional use permit recently filed by Kathy Sali, to open a marijuana store just outside Dayton. A public hearing is...

Dunn Easily Wins Re-election

WAITSBURG – Preliminary election results for Waitsburg's mayor and city council members were tallied Monday night, with a few upsets resulting. Incumbent Mayor Marty Dunn received 239 votes, easily ...

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The Waitsburg FFA Trap Team attended the State Trap Shoot at the Wenatchee Gun Club last weekend. Waitsburg's Team 1 placed 11th and Waitsburg's Team 2 placed 25th out of 34 total teams. Tyler...

Waitsburg Addresses Meter Tampering

WAITSBURG – How to deal with a reported increase in water meter tampering became a topic of discussion at the March 15 city council meeting. The council is hopeful that the problem can be mitigated when the meters are replaced in the future. In...

Eggs, eggs, everywhere!

Children filled the Dayton City Park to hunt for thousands of colored Easter eggs on Saturday morning. The annual hunt is sponsored by the Dayton Kiwanis Club...

Adams, Callas Run in Elite Pasco Invite

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg track team kept their coaches very busy this last week, as they participated in two regular meets and a special invitational meet. The team competed at Colfax Tuesday and Cheney Saturday. Landon Callas and Emily Adams also...

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Mabton, LWK

DAYTON – In two double-headers over the past week, The Dayton softball team came away with four wins, allowing only two runs. Dayton hosted the Mabton Vikings on April 10 and shut them out twice,...

Dayton Runners Shine in Cheney

CHENEY – With 1,100 athletes from throughout the state, Dayton’s track and field team faced a lot of great competition on Saturday at the Van Kuren Invitational here. Hayden Wooldridge came out with personal record times in both hurdle events,...

Lady Cards Fall to Colton Three Times

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg softball team played a tough Colton team three times last week, and dropped all three games. On April 11, the Lady Cardinals traveled to Colton and were defeated 13-3. The ...

DW Baseball Sweeps Lyle/Wishram/Klickitat

LYLE, Wa. – The Dayton-Waitsburg baseball team traveled to Lyle Saturday for a double header against Lyle/Wishram/Klickitat, and won both games, allowing only one run all day. DW pitcher Jacob Dunn ...

People don't like paying taxes. That's because they don't understand them.

For the past few years, I’ve sat in New Orleans high school classrooms watching students debate the fairest way for government to raise revenue. They role-play - first as management consultants advising legislators; then as lawmakers, weighing...

What the Freedom Caucus Stands For

With a mellifluous name suggesting bucolic tranquility, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is an unlikely object of the caterwauling recently directed at him and the House Freedom Caucus he leads. The vituperation was occasioned by the...

Assessment of Present Evidence is Crucial to Future

Dear Editor, Waitsburg citizens, across the board, are concerned about the future of the city. Marty Dunn summed up the purpose of the mayor and city council when he told the Times, “The biggest challenge and needs currently facing the city is...

Home and School Carnival

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Home and School Association is hosting their annal school carnival on Fri., April 21 from 5:30-7:30 in the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. Funds from the event will help pay for all the school supplies for...

NHS Hosts Blood Drive

WAITSBURG – The WHS National Honor Society will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Mon., April 24 from 1-6 p.m. at the WHS gymnasium. The goal for the drive is 28 units and it is requested that donors pre-sign. Donors can schedule an...

Waitsburg's Got Talent, April 24

WAITSBURG – Mark your calendars! Waitsburg Elementary and Middle School students will share their talents and skills in the second annual Waitsburg’s Got Talent! event on Mon., April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This night of...

RC&D Council Hosts Annual Meeting

WALLA WALLA – The Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council will host its annual meeting on Thurs., April 20, 2017 at the Walla Walla Regional Airport conference room at 11:30 a.m.. The fifth anniversary of the organization’s...

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

WALLA WALLA – A free screening for skin cancer will be held May 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. Registration begins April 25. If anything of concern is discovered, patients will be referred back to their...

Liberty Theater Accessibility Screenings

DAYTON – The Liberty Theater will offer closed caption screenings with specific films. Upcoming closed caption screenings include A United Kingdom at 2 p.m. on April 25 and Going in Style at 2 p.m. on Tues., May 2. The theater also offers hearing...

Pioneer Portraits - April 20, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 26, 2007 When the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” was released in 2000, the country witnessed a revival in true American music-bluegrass. It also inspired a group of young people from Waitsburg to learn to play that type...

Birthdays - Week of April 20

April 21: Tracy Keve, Brooklyn Butler, Rebecca Dunn, Joyce Zingle, and Dean and Deanna Keiser, Nico Harri. April 22: Julie Yokel, Mary Cunningham, Marge Benson, Mary Mathews and Dawn Roberts. April 23: Claudia Cunningham, Juanita Gluck, Vera...

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I hadn’t thought about granola for a very long time, until my daughter-in-law mentioned she had it and how good it was. I asked her to share the recipe, and I had remembered I had seen my old granola recipe not too long ago. I must have been...

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