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 By Dena Martin    News    January 18, 2018 

Waitsburg Considers Sale of School District Properties

The District house and two plots on Coppei Ave. are under consideration WAITSBURG – In recent months, the Waitsburg School Board has been examining the possibility of selling off real property,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 18, 2018 

Waitsburg HASA Father-Daughter Dance, Jan. 20

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Home and School Association will hold its second annual Father-Daughter Dance on Sat., Jan 20 from 6-8 p.m.. in the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. This...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 18, 2018 

Bly Plumbing Closes Doors

Bly will continue to offer services through Total Comfort Solutions WAITSBURG – After nine years of faithfully serving locals, Stan Bly has closed the doors on Bly Plumbing, LLC. There is no need fo...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 18, 2018 

Board Members Review DW Combine Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board took a few minutes during last week’s regular board meeting to share thoughts on the community Dayton-Waitsburg proposed combine meeting held Jan. 8. “It’s clear to me, at least from that particular...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 11, 2018

Communities Question DW 2018-19 Full Combine Concerns

WAITSBURG – The College Football National Championships played second fiddle for community members concerned about the fate of the proposed 2018-19 Dayton-Waitsburg full athletic and activities combine. Local sports took precedence as more than 50...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 11, 2018

Council Refers Truck Parking Issue to Planning Commission

WAITSBURG – After hearing from both parties involved and engaging in a brief discussion at their Dec. 20 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council decided to hand a noise ordinance issue over to the Planning Commission for review. The issue arose when...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 11, 2018

School District Capital Improvement Projects are On Track

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg School District capital improvement projects are on track and building permits were submitted to the city last month, Design West Senior Project Architect Ned Warnick told the school board in a work session prior to their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 4, 2018

Waitsburg Approves 2018 Budget

WAITSBURG – Mayor Marty Dunn called 2017 "one of the busiest years on record" and says the City of Waitsburg can look forward to continued infrastructure improvements in 2018, with planning into 201...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 4, 2018

TVAC Gears up for Variety Show and May Melodrama

DAYTON – Aspiring perfomers are invited to participate in Touchet Valley Arts Council's Spring Variety Show in March and/or a May Melodrama. Tracy Barron and Jae Nichols will once again direct the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 4, 2018

Waitsburg Agrees to Flood Study

WAITSBURG – All eyes were on the Touchet River and Coppei Creek last week as warm weather and heavy rains resulted in flood advisories throughout the Touchet Valley. While there was no significant...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 28, 2017

2017 In Waitsburg and Prescott : The Year in Review

The struggles and contentions of 2016 allowed for a year of growth and positive movement for the City of Waitsburg in 2017. The former Waitsburg City Fire Department operated successfully as...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Waitsburg School District Approves Levy

WAITSBURG – At their regular Dec. 13 meeting, the Waitsburg School Board approved a replacement two-year enrichment levy of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed value for 2019 and 2020. How much will actually be collected, however, is yet to be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Mary's Candies Continues to Grow

DAYTON – A spur-of-the moment call in to The Michael Smerconish Program on Sirius XM resulted in a nice bump in sales for Mary's Candies in Dayton, this month. Candy maker Nathanial Murphy was liste...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Ffrazure Earthworks Goes the Extra Mile

WAITSBURG – The holidays are typically the season for spreading good cheer, but for Ffrazure Earthworks Excavation, doing good deeds appears to be everyday business. Ffrazure Earthworks spent much of summer and fall in Waitsburg as a sub-contractor...

 

CCHS Plans to Be Leader in Memory Loss Care

DAYTON—At the last CCHS regular board meeting in November, Stephanie Carpenter, RN, COO, spoke about a meeting she attended sponsored by the Aging and Long Term Care and the Alzheimer’s Association at the SonBridge Community Center in College...

 

4-H Robotics Team Heads to State

DAYTON – First-year 4-H Robotics Coach Jeanne Walter is pretty proud of her group, and rightfully so! The group of seven kids, age 10-13, from both Dayton and Waitsburg, recently won the Research...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Parents Concerned Over Bullying

WAITSBURG – Several adults attended the Wed., Dec. 13 Waitsburg School Board meeting to express concerns about bullying in the school district following an altercation that took place on the high school lawn earlier that day. The Walla Walla County...

 

Pomeroy Pirates Take Lady Cards 63-14

WAITSBURG – The Pomeroy Pirates beat the Lady Cards 63-14 in a home-court match on Fri., Dec. 15. Devon Harshman scored seven points for the Cardinals, Deja Williams added four and Chloe Pearson...

 

Pomeroy Drops Cardinals, 59-38

WAITSBURG – The undefeated Pomeroy Pirates boys' basketball team took another win on the Cardinal court on Fri.., Dec. 15, walking away with a score of 59-38. Cade Branson was top scorer for the Cardinals with eight points. Braden Kitselman racked...

 

Waitsburg Matbirds Hold Wrestling Day Camp

The Waitsburg High School gymnasium was a busy place Saturday afternoon. Thirty-two kids, ranging in age from 5-14 turned out for the Matbirds first annual day camp. Head Coach Jake Winona ran the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 14, 2017

Council to Decide Parking Issue

WAITSBURG – At the request of City Manager Randy Hinchliffe, the Waitsburg City Council has been asked to determine, at their Dec. 20 meeting, whether or not semi trucks can park overnight in the Whiskey Canyon Sports Bar & Grill parking lot....

 

Lady Cards Beat Mac-Hi, Fall to Indians, Gar-Pal

WAITSBURG – The Lady Cardinals opened their season with a hard-fought, home-court win against Mac-Hi on Tues., Dec. 5. The Cards and Pioneers swapped leads throughout the game until the third...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 14, 2017

Senior Round Table Wants You!

WAITSBURG – For about 30 years, Waitsburg seniors have been gathering to share a hot meal and fellowship together as part of the Walla Walla Senior Citizen Center's Senior Round Table program....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 14, 2017

Be Aware of Fraud

WAITSBURG – It’s December again; the time of year for giving – and taking. The Walla Walla Police Department recently issued a press release about an increase in reports of scams hitting area residents. In one scam, residents receive a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 7, 2017

School Board Considers Enrichment Levy

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board, like most in the state, is faced with trying to determine an appropriate enrichment levy request amount in the face of financial unknowns created by the McLeary decision, also known as House Bill 2242. The pl...

 

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