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 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...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Sayonara Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Seven years ago Chris Philbook knocked on Kate Hockersmith's door saying he wanted to be a Troublemaker (a youth bluegrass band member) and travel to Japan like they had. On Tuesday,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Elementary Students Help Hurricane Victims

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg elementary students are learning and practicing giving and compassion as well as academics. From Oct. 3-13 grade school students are collecting supplies for children affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The supplies...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 12, 2017

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Mabton in Three

MABTON - The Lady Bulldogs made a quick win over Mabton, taking the Vikings 25-8, 25-9, and 25-23 in a league match, here on Oct. 5. The win places the Bulldogs 6-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. Scully Castorena made nine kills, 11 assists, one...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 12, 2017

Lady Cards Fall to St. John-Endicott in Four

ST. JOHN - The Lady Cards fell to St. John-Endicott in a hard-fought four matches on the Eagle's court on Thurs., Oct. 5. Waitsburg dropped the first two matches 18-25 and 13-25, won match number...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 12, 2017

DW Cancels JV Football

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Due to declining numbers on the DW football roster, the last high school junior varsity football game was Mon., Oct. 9 in Irrigon. JV athletes will remain on the roster, at practice, and at varsity games but there will be no...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Lost Apple Detective Plans Return Visit

WAITSBURG – David Benscoter, aka the Lost Apple Detective, had a productive trip to Waitsburg last month and is already looking forward to a return visit, according to Kate Hockersmith, who...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Attendance Matters Program Aims to Keep Kids in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Twenty-eight Preston Hall students received a $5 concession stand coupon, gobbled cupcakes, received a perfect attendance bracelet and had their name entered in an end-of-semester big...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Field View Park Gets New Sign

PRESCOTT – Prescott park is looking pretty spiffy these days. A cement walkway bypasses bountiful flower beds and overflowing planters, leading to new playground equipment and a handicap-accessible...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

WP House Repairs are Underway

WAITSBURG – Narum Concrete and Construction of Walla Walla set to work to excavate and replace the deteriorating foundation of the Wilson-Phillips House Museum last month. Several community members...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Hungry Burglar Visits Christian Church

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Christian Church pastor Matt Wyatt regularly goes live on Facebook each day at noon when he gives a “Lunch Break” talk. Last Thursday, Wyatt announced that Lunch Break would be delayed while he dealt with some issues. He...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Two Men Arrested in Dayton Shooting

DAYTON – On Thurs., Sept. 21, the Pasco Police Department and the Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team combined forces to arrest two men in connection with a shooting that took place in Dayton the day before. According to a Columbia County Sheriff’s...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Council Approves Infrastructure Funding

WAITSBURG – At a Sept. 6 special session Waitsburg’s city council gave City Manager Randy Hinchliffe the go-ahead to seek a $750,000 loan through Community Bank to be used for infrastructure repairs and updates. At their Sept. 20 meeting, the req...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

4-H State Fair Winners

PUYALLUP – Three members of the Waitsburg Home Grown Go Wild 4-H Club competed at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup last weekend after qualifying at local competitions. Timothy Daves, Sarah...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Use of Force Justified in Deputy Involved Shooting

DAYTON – An outside investigation of an Aug. 9 incident which resulted in Columbia County Reserve Deputy Kenneth Foxe firing a round from his weapon determined that the shot was a justified use of force. On the afternoon of Wed., Aug. 9, Columbia...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Melissa Lambert Will Offer Local Health and Wellness Services

WAITSBURG – A childhood struggle with her weight and a family history of diabetes ignited a passion in Melissa Lambert to become an advocate for health and wellness. After being displaced from her position as the cardiac rehab lead at Walla Walla G...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Should U-Turn or Shouldn't U?

WAITSBURG – At last week's regular meeting, Waitsburg's city council not only made it perfectly clear where U-turns are and are not allowed in the city, but they imposed penalties for breaking the...

 

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