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 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017 

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017 

Waitsburg and Dayton Receive Schools of Distinction Awards

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Waitsburg and Dayton elementary schools have been recognized as 2017 Schools of Distinction for making outstanding improvements in reading and math for the past five years. The School of Distinction award recognizes these...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    November 16, 2017 

Prescott Soccer Makes State Playoffs

Tigers will face St. George’s (AGAIN) in semifinals opener PRESCOTT – The Prescott Tigers soccer team made it to the state championship semifinals following their 6-0 home turf win over Tacoma’s Evergreen Lutheran on Fri., Nov. 10. Prescott...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017 

Amy Farley Places at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup

WAITSBURG – Amy Farley said she was surprised to win first place at the Washington State Fair for her individual presentation in September, but was even more surprised to learn she would move on to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017 

Waitsburg's Pop Up Downtown Was a Success!

WAITSBURG – In spite of competition from the Dayton Chamber Awards, a Seattle Seahawks game and dreary weather, Waitsburg's first Pop Up Downtown, held last Thursday night, was deemed a success!...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017 

Nov. 7 General Election Preliminary Results

Preliminary election returns show that just over 40% of registered Columbia County voters turned in ballots for the Nov. 7 General Election. Kathy Berg took the only uncontested race for Dayton City Council Member #5 with 333 votes as opposed to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 9, 2017

TVAC's The King & I Debuts Nov. 10

Music, sets, costumes and actors combine for a captivating show DAYTON – Stunning sets, elaborate costumes, talented actors and a complicated Broadway score will surely captivate audiences who atten...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    November 9, 2017

Lady Bulldogs End Regionals with Five-Set Loss Against Tonasket

WENATCHEE – The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their season with a hard-fought match against Tonasket at the regional tournament in Wenatchee on Thurs., Nov. 2. Tonasket took the game 26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12. “Our team stats were better than...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Town Hall Elections and Annual Meeting Nov. 9

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association will hold its annual meeting and elections on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall on Main Street. Coffee and desserts will be available....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Pop Up to Downtown Waitsburg, Nov. 9

WAITSBURG – Blush Salon & Spa in Waitsburg, in conjunction with the Waitsburg Commercial Club, will host a ‘Pop Up Downtown’ in Waitsburg from 5-8 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 9. Blush Salon & Spa (141 Main) will hold its 1st Annual Holiday Open House...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Kudos!

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - For several months now, most issues of The Times have included a "Kudos!" feature along with a request for readers to let us know of people who have done something "interesting,...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    November 2, 2017

Lady 'Dawgs in the Running for State

The Lady Bulldogs finished their regular season by sweeping Liberty Christian in a three-set home-court win on Tues., Oct. 24 and traveled to Wenatchee where they lost to Brewster before winning a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

American Pickers, Waitsburg Style

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Terry Hofer and Karl Newell could be considered a slightly more laid back version of The History Channel's American Pickers, Mike and Frank. The pair spends several days a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 26, 2017

ATVs are Banned from Fairgrounds Area

U-Turn amendment is modified WAITSBURG – The topics of ATV/UTV use in the city and Main Street U-turns continues to make their way before Waitsburg’s city council. At the Oct. 18 regular meeting, the council prohibited unauthorized ATV use in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 26, 2017

Waitsburg City Council Update

-City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe presented the 2018 Budget Preliminary Revenues and Expenses. The budget will be presented again, in further detail, at the November council meeting. -Sheriff John Turner gave a Sheriff’s Office update. Turner...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 26, 2017

Lady Bulldogs Hand WWVA Their First League Loss

WALLA WALLA – The Lady Bulldogs handed Walla Walla Valley Academy their first league loss of the season on the Lady Knights court on Oct. 18, but it was far from easy. The Bulldogs brought all they had to the court winning in five hard-fought sets...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 26, 2017

Lady Cards Score Touchet and Alumni Wins

WAITSBURG – The Lady Cardinals had a good week with a four-set league win against the Touchet Indians on Oct. 18, followed by a homecoming-week alumni game win on Friday. The Touchet Indians won the first set 25-21 but the Cardinals quickly recover...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 26, 2017

Prescott Park and Pool Seek Support

District has felt the impact of minimum wage increases PRESCOTT – Unlike the city parks and pools of Waitsburg and Dayton which are operated and maintained through city budgets, the Prescott Joint Parks and Recreation District (PJPRD) must go to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 19, 2017

Capital Improvements Design Package Nears Completion

School board reviews field house designs WAITSBURG – A finalized schedule, scope and budget for Waitsburg School District's capital improvement projects is close to completion. Design West Senior...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 19, 2017

Waitsburg Schools Update Website and Add Facebook

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District has taken steps to improve communications with the public by updating the district website and adding a Facebook page. Technology Manager Jack Morris and...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 19, 2017

Dayton Falls to Kittitas, Drops Davenport

Dayton vs. Davenport Dayton’s volleyball team traveled to Davenport Monday evening where they trounced Davenport in three matches, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12. The match leaves Dayton standing 3-2 in league and 8-4 overall. Hanna Becker served a perfect...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 19, 2017

Lady Cards Fall to Colton, LWK

Waitsburg vs. LWK The Lady Cardinals traveled to LaCrosse on Thursday, losing three sets against LaCrosse/Washtucna/Kaholotus, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17. The league loss leaves the Cardinals standing7-10 overall and 0-6 in SE1B league play....

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 19, 2017

Cardinals X-C Competes in Asotin

ASOTIN, Wash. - The Waitsburg X-C team traveled to Asotin on Oct. 10 for a District 7 meet attended by Pomeroy, Waitsburg, Colfax, Garfield Palouse, St. John-Endicott and Tekoa-Rosalia. Asotin’s Maia Dykstra wtook the girls’ race by nearly a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 19, 2017

Online Learning Aims to Retain Students and Funding

WAITSBURG – In the face of a changing educational climate, the Waitsburg School Board recently voted to make online education available through the Waitsburg School District. The board and administration is hopeful that the new option will return...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Commercial Club Bolsters Business, Builds Community

WAITSBURG – Over the last several months, dozens of people from Walla Walla, Dayton and Waitsburg have gathered at the Whoopemup Café on the north end of Waitsburg's Main Street for Whoop EM Up...

 

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