Council Fills Tree Committee Positions

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council approved members for the newly-formed Tree Committee at their regular March 15 meeting. Three citizens applied for the two citizen representative positions,...

Chromebooks in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school board members enjoyed playing with Chromebooks and checking out online accelerated readers at the district's March board meeting. First-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey...

Sheriff Turner Gives 2016 Crime Statistics Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office calls for service in 2016 were up over the previous four years in Waitsburg. But Sheriff John Turner told Waitsburg's city council that is a good...

'Levy Cliff' Measure Signed Into Law

DAYTON—Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5023, the “levy cliff” measure, into law. The bill extends the safety net for local levy collections an additional year. According to local school officials, this was needed...

Orozco Trial Date Set

DAYTON—Accused murderer Benjamin Orozco waived his right to a speedy trial when he appeared before Judge Scott Gallina in Columbia County Superior Court last week. Two weeks have been set aside for Orozco’s trial, which is scheduled to begin on...

Dayton Track Team Looks Strong for 2017

DAYTON – The Dayton Track team has many returning athletes to watch in 2017, says Coach Dan Nechodom. Twenty athletes will compete for Dayton this year, including just one freshman. Senior Cal...

Lady Cardinals Fall to Riverside

The Waitsburg softball team hosted Riverside High of Boardman, Ore. on Monday night and struggled, falling 23-2 in five innings. Chloe Pearson had two hits, to lead the Lady...

Spring High School Sports Schedules

Dayton-Waitsburg Baseball Date Opponent Location Time No. of Games Sat. March 25th DeSales Dayton 2:00 2   Tues. March 28th Gar/Pal Dayton 4:00 1  Fri. March 31st Pomeroy Dayton 2:30 2  Sat. April 15th Lyle/Wishram Lyle 11:00 2 Sat. April 22nd...

Callas, Adams Shine at Papa Wells Meet

YAKIMA – Seniors Landon Callas and Emily Adams put in strong performances at Waitsburg's first meet of the season at East Valley High School here Saturday. Callas won the 300-meter hurdles and...

Waitsburg Winter Sports Awards

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School held its winter sports awards ceremony on Tues., March 20, 2017 at the WHS auditorium. Girls’ Basketball: Most Valuable Teammate: Devon Harshman Most Inspirational: De’Ja Williams Most Improved: Marley Ahler...

Public Infrastructure Funding Goes Down the Drain

If Benjamin Franklin was right, then we can be certain of only two things in life: death & taxes. And yet Washington citizens remain uncertain about our state’s pending budget and the potential tax hikes likely to be requested to pay for the...

How to Save the GOP Health-Care Plan

The American Health Care Act is in trouble, with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., admitting Wednesday that the bill must change to make it through Congress. The reason? The Republican right and the Republican center want different things, and...

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Kindergarten Registration

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Elementary will hold kindergarten registration for the fall of 2017 during the week of March 27-30. Registration will be in the elementary office from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on...

Shamrock Bringo Brings in Big Bucks to Fight Cancer

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual American Cancer Society Shamrock Bingo fundraiser, sponsored by Team RELAY, was a huge success. This year’s fundraiser, held on Fri., March 10, raised $1877, which was $400 more than last year’s event. Team...

Eastern Star Installations

WAITSBURG – The Order of Eastern Star in Waitsburg held an installation of officers on Sat., March 18 at the Waitsburg Masonic Hall. Patricia Wilson was installed as Worthy Matron and Randy Kromm was sworn in as Worthy Patron.  Marilyn Wilson...

Memorial

Joan Hays donated $85 to the Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee, in memory of Elmer Hays, towards the purchase of winter boulevard banners for Main...

Marilyn Ray Lockard

Marilyn Ray (Pefferle) Lockard passed away March 5, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Walla Walla Washington April 7, 1944. Marilyn grew up and graduated from Dayton High School....

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I mentioned I would share the chicken enchiladas recipe this week, though I confess I did not make it. It came from All Recipes, with a 4.5 star and commented that it was an easy and quick dinner. I...

Birthdays - Week of March 23

March 23: Jayce Bayer, Sally Baker, Mary Hunziker, Beryl Witt, Ron Bishop, Seth Straayer, Jennifer Pierson, Sandy Baker. March 24: Michael Smith, Fred Hamann, Chloe Pearson, Kim Iverson, Randy Sorick, Jeff Harper, John Dodson and Lacey Maki. March...

Pioneer Portraits - March 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 29, 2007 Waitsburg’s 2007 vote-by-mail City Election will wrap up when ballots are due to be postmarked on April 2. At stake is the mayor’s position and five City Council seats with seven people on contention for them....

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

24: Pancake on a Stick; Corn Dog, Fries 27: Omelet & Toast; Chicken Patty on a Bun, JoJos 28: Biscuit & Gravy; Chicken Fried Steak,Gravy 29: Longjohn; Chili, Cornbread 30: Pop Tarts & Yogurt; Nachos, Pepper...

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