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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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 o...

 

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 sc...

 

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