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 By Dena Martin    News    March 22, 2018

Waitsburg Board Tables Property Sale Discussion

WAITSBURG – At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg School Board opted to table discussions about the possible sale of several school properties, including the District House located next to Preston Hall. Discussions were set aside due to a s...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 22, 2018

District Accepts Capital Projects Bid

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg School Board opened bids for the 2017 Bond Project on March 6 and received a pleasant surprise. The project, which includes work on all three district buildings and a new field house at the athletic field, was awarded to DGR G...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 15, 2018

Mayor Dunn Faces Challenge from Callahan

WAITSBURG – Unlike last year, the candidacy filing period for Waitsburg's annual elections closed on time this year, with a full slate of candidates. However, the council will look very much like...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 15, 2018

Waitsburg Pig Barn Gets Much Needed Upgrades

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg FFA and 4-H members, and their parents, spent last week's sunny Saturday taking the first steps in transforming the FFA pig barn and the nearby unused horse stalls into well-fu...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 8, 2018

Waitsburg Field House to be Named for 'Hula Hips' Zuger

WAITSBURG – At their February regular meeting, the Waitsburg School Board made it official: the new Waitsburg Field House will be named for lifelong Waitsburg resident and WHS star football player K...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 8, 2018

Waitsburg Teens Learn About Legislature

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Waitsburg teens Tom and Seamus House, and Tim Daves, got a firsthand taste of the legislative process as they represented Walla Walla County in the 4-H Know Your Government (KYG)...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 1, 2018

Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl Makes State

WAITSURG – While team members change from year to year, the Waitsburg High School Knowledge Bowl has been a familiar presence at the State Knowledge Bowl meet in Arlington, Wash. each year in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 1, 2018

Waitsburg Council Considers Recycling, Fairgrounds and Streets

WAITSBURG – At their Feb. 22 regular meeting, the Waitsburg City Council agreed to look at reinstating the position of Assistant Public Works Director. The council will set up a workshop to hammer out the logistics. Currently, the City has a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 1, 2018

Prescott Library Holds Grand Opening

Library and Lions Community Building get much-needed makeovers PRESCOTT – In a true joint effort, the Prescott Library has been transformed from a dark, cramped, cavelike space into a light and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 22, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Rescinds Athletic Combine

WAITSBURG – Following an hour of emotional discussion during their Feb. 14 meeting, the Waitsburg school board “reluctantly” agreed to rescind the full middle and high school combine and activities agreement with the Dayton School District....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 22, 2018

Jess Winnett Places First in Double Marathon

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – When it comes to running, Jess (Jessie) Winnett thinks longer is better. Why run a marathon, when you can run a double marathon? Jess, daughter of Andy and Denise Winnett, ran...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 15, 2018

Waitsburg Council Gives Nod to Park & Ride

WAITSBURG – At the regular Jan. 17 meeting, Waitsburg City Council members gave City Manager Randy Hinchliffe the go-ahead to explore development of a Park & Ride lot on the north end of town. The Park & Ride would be located on the site of the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 15, 2018

Teddy Bear Tea Supports Teachers and Students

WALLA WALLA – Waitsburg students and teachers are often the pleased recipients of scholarships and mini-grants from the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association. The awards are funded...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 8, 2018

Makenna Barron is 2018 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Makenna Barron, who turns 12 on Thursday, is most certainly the youngest Days of Real Sport or Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen, but she may be the most experienced as well. Makenna,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 1, 2018

DW full Combine is a Go

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg and Dayton school boards brought an end to uncertainty about the proposed middle and high school Dayton-Waitsburg full athletic and activities combine at a joint school board meeting at the Waitsburg Elementary School on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 1, 2018

New Hours at Waitsburg Resource Center

WAITSBURG – Beginning in February the Waitsburg Resource Center will no longer be open on Saturdays. The center, which provides food and resources for residents in Waitsburg and Prescott school dist...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 1, 2018

Capturing the 'Wallouse': A Photographer's Paradise

WAITSBURG – Semi-retired geologist Bill Rodgers moved to Waitsburg almost exactly two years ago and says he absolutely loves living in "a photographer's paradise." His landscapes have been featured...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 25, 2018

Waitsburg Seeks Enrichment and Opportunities Levy

WAITSBURG – Voters in the Waitsburg School District will be asked to continue supporting schools by approving an Educational Programs and Operations (EPO) of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed property...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 25, 2018

District Considers Naming of New Field House

WAITSBURG – A name for the new field house a the Waitsburg Athletic Complex will not be decided upon until policies regarding the naming of school facilities can be updated, but school board...

 
 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....

 
 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...

 

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