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 By Dena Martin    News    August 2, 2018

Marne Henderson Takes a Step Forward

WAITSBURG – For Marne Henderson, this will be the first August in 15 years that she hasn't spent time setting up her classroom at Waitsburg Elementary School. Henderson exited her position as...

 By Dena Martin    News    July 19, 2018

State Public Works Board Approves First Loans in Five Years

OLYMPIA – Waitsburg City Councilmember KC Kuykendall breathed a sigh of satisfaction in April when the Washington State Public Works Board approved 12 jurisdictions for approximately $6 million in...

 By Dena Martin    News    July 12, 2018

Waitsburg Planning Commission is Back in Business

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Planning Commission Chair Karen Gregutt reminded City Council members at their June 20 regular council meeting that a full review of the city's comprehensive plan and...

 By Dena Martin    News    July 5, 2018

Waitsburg Council Gives Parks & Rec District Green Light

WAITSBURG – A vital and active parks & recreation department may or may not become a reality for Waitsburg, but the Waitsburg City Council agreed to give it a go. At their June 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously to request that Walla Walla...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Knopp Receives Community Leadership Award

WAITSBURG – For Russ Knopp, "retirement" may have meant stepping away from his official duties, but it hasn't slowed down his passion for helping kids. On June 14, the former Waitsburg Elementary...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Waitsburg Adopts Six-Year Transportation Plan

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council moved forward with the annual state-mandated adoption of the city's six-year transportation plan at their July 20 regular meeting. No public comment was...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Jesse Smit, Dan McKinley are Waitsburg Lions Award Winners

WAITSBURG – On June 5, the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up their season with a Lady's Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers. Following a thank-you dinner for the ladies for...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair is Longstanding Tradition

WAITSBURG – Rainy weather didn't put a damper on Waitsburg's 64th-Annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on June 9. A longstanding Waitsburg tradition, the event was well-attended by competitors...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 7, 2018

Waitsburg Graduates Embrace Future

WAITSBURG – Nineteen anxious seniors, surrounded by friends and family, walked the length of Kison Court to receive their diplomas in Waitsburg High School's 122nd commencement ceremony on Friday...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 31, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Update

May 17, 2018 Secondary Principal’s Report: -Students are finishing Smarter Balanced testing. -Youth and Government students traveled to Olympia with Kathy Carpenter and Heather Baker, May 3-8. Waitsburg’s team was voted Most Outstanding...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 31, 2018

Waitsburg Music Teacher Brad Green Retires on a High Note

WAITSBURG – After 22 years teaching at Waitsburg High School, music and math teacher Brad Green will retire next month on a high note. "Just this year, my seventh-eighth grade band got a superior...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 24, 2018

Waitsburg City Council Update

May 16, 2018 Members: KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present. Public Comment: - Danielle Carpenter let the council know that she was willing to serve on a Parks and Recreation... Full story

 By Dena Martin    News    May 17, 2018

Waitsburg Celebration Days This Weekend

WAITSBURG – The 'Burg will be hopping this weekend as folks come from far and near to participate in Waitsburg Celebration Days. The three-day event, held the third weekend in May, was organized as...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 17, 2018

Wilson-Phillips House Features Prescott, Lamar Display

WAITSBURG – The Bruce House Museum and adjoining Wilson-Phillips House, which features revolving displays, will be open to the public following the Waitsburg Celebration Days parade on Sat. May 19....

 By Dena Martin    News    May 17, 2018

Ten Ton Coffee Opens in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Luke Chavez and John Avery are hoping to celebrate in a big way over Waitsburg Celebration Days weekend: with the opening of their brand-new coffee shop. Ten Ton Coffee, located in the...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 10, 2018

Woods are 2018 Parade Marshals

WAITSBURG – Jill Wood couldn't hold back the tears when she learned that she and her husband John had been selected the 2018 Waitsburg Celebration Days parade marshals. "It means a lot because of...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 3, 2018

Grandstands Decision Still on Hold

WAITSBURG – In spite of a strong public response in favor of tearing down the Waitsburg Fairgrounds grandstands on an advisory ballot item vote last month, the Waitsburg City Council is still torn on how to move forward. The recurring action item w...

 By Dena Martin    News    May 3, 2018

Waitsburg City Council

Council members: KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith; Mayor Marty Dunn; Student Representative Leena Baker were all present. New Business: -WWCSO Update: Walla Walla...

 By Dena Martin    News    April 26, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Ponders Meal Policy Changes

WAITSBURG – “I love the idea of kids starting the day well-fed, and I love the idea of older students eating alongside younger students. The more I think about this, the more excited I get!” Those were the words of Waitsburg junior high and...

 By Dena Martin    News    April 26, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Update

Board members present: Christy House, Russ Knopp, Ross Hamann. Marilyn Johnson and Randy Pearson were absent. Secondary Principal’s Report: -Prom will be held April 28 at the Preston Hall gym. Dayton and Waitsburg will hold a joint prom. The prom...

 By Dena Martin    News    April 19, 2018

District Gets Top Marks for Community Engagement

WAITSBURG – Two years ago, Waitsburg School District staff, administration and community members participated in a visioning process coordinated by Educational Service District 123, which oversees schools in southeast Washington. A top priority...

 By Dena Martin    News    April 12, 2018

Waitsburg Grandstand's Days May Be Numbered

WAITSBURG – This year's annual Waitsburg city ballot included an advisory item, with the city council seeking community input on whether to demolish, repair or replace the unsafe grandstands at the...

 By Dena Martin    News    April 12, 2018

Marty Dunn Reelected Mayor of Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Preliminary results for the City of Waitsburg’s annual city elections were tallied last week. With a total of 222 votes cast, the current council remains intact. Final results will be tallied April 18, but outstanding votes will have...

 By Dena Martin    News    April 5, 2018

Celebration Days Grows Bigger and Better

WAITSBURG – Plans are falling into place for Waitsburg’s fun-filled Celebration Days weekend, May 18-20. The Celebration Days Committee has been working all year to make this celebration the biggest and best yet. Celebration Days will once again...

 By Dena Martin    News    March 29, 2018

Waitsburg Voters to Weigh in on Grandstands

WAITSBURG – At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg City Council opened the floor to the public prior to adding an advisory item to the April 3 ballot seeking community input on how to...


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