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 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg City Elections Extended to Fill Vacant Seat

WAITSBURG – Anyone who considered running for Waitsburg City Council, but missed the original filing deadline, will have another chance to file. At their March 15 regular meeting, the council voted to reopen the filing period for three days, from...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Sheriff Turner Gives 2016 Crime Statistics Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office calls for service in 2016 were up over the previous four years in Waitsburg. But Sheriff John Turner told Waitsburg's city council that is a good thin...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg Brings Home State KB Trophy

ARLINGTON, Wash. – The Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl team brought home a third-place trophy at the state 1B level and Dayton placed seventh out of 18 2B schools at the State Knowledge Bowl competition...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Chromebooks in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school board members enjoyed playing with Chromebooks and checking out online accelerated readers at the district's March board meeting. First-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey hande...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Council Fills Tree Committee Positions

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council approved members for the newly-formed Tree Committee at their regular March 15 meeting. Three citizens applied for the two citizen representative positions,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Bill Rodgers Appointed to Planning Commission

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Planning Commission is now just one seat shy of being complete. At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg City Council unanimously approved an application from Bill...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Council Candidates Fall One Short

WAITSBURG – Having a slate of candidates running unopposed is not unusual for Waitsburg’s annual elections. But having a shortage of candidates filing to fill the council seats is something new ...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

District Prepares for Superintendent Interviews

Search consultant Dr. Bill Jordan stresses the importance of community feedback WAITSBURG – Following an executive session with members of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Bill Jordan, of Northwest...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Dayton Wins Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

WAITSBURG – Six teams tested their wits at the annual Regional Knowledge Bowl meet held in Waitsburg on Feb. 2. Dayton, Riverside Christian of Sunnyside, and Waitsburg advanced to the State Meet in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Waitsburg 4-H Kids Place at Top Chef Competition

WAITSBURG – Thirty-seven kids from the Touchet Valley participated in the Top Chef Contest on Feb. 23-25 and Feb 27-28 held at the Walla Walla County Extension Office and St. Patrick's Church in Wal...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Seniors Opt for Saturday School

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School seniors unanimously agreed they would rather spend two Saturdays in school to make up snow days, than make up the missed days after graduation, District Suprinteden...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Airman Caitlyn Jones Completes Training

WAITSBURG – United States Air Force Airman Caitlyn Jones, 2016 Waitsburg High School graduate and daughter of Collette Jones, of Waitsburg, has reached another educational milestone. Jones...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Bridge Bids Come in High

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg received an unpleasant surprise when bids for the Main Street Bridge project were opened on Feb. 23. The lowest bid came in nearly $100,000 over the engineer’s...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Emily Adams Honored as Girls State Delegate

WAITSBURG – WHS senior Emily Adams was honored at a Boys and Girls State Honor Night at Town Hall on Mon, March 6. The event was hosted by the Waitsburg American Legion Post #35 and the Legion...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Painting the Town Red . . . White, and Blue

Celebration Days banners will liven up Main Street this spring WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Main Street will pack a patriotic punch this spring when Celebration Days boulevard banners are hung from the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Resource Center to Host Disaster Preparedness Training

WAITSBURG – Last March, the Waitsburg Resource Center board purchased 60 emergency blankets and 100 hand-generated flashlights to aid the community in the case of disaster. The WRC will continue...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

Waitsburg Suspends Fee for New Businesses

WAITSBURG – The cost of starting a neåw business in Waitsburg just got a little bit cheaper – at least for the next year. At their Feb. 7 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously to...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

'A Spectacle of Miscellany'

DAYTON – Directors Jae Nichols and Tracy Barron said the audience at this year's TVAC Spring Variety Show should expect the unexpected. "A Spectacle of Miscellany" is a departure from the past...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

From Opera to Mariachi

PRESCOTT – In September, long time music teacher Rebecca Wilson moved from the band room to the classroom and began teaching fourth grade at Prescott Elementary School. Jeremy Irland was hired as...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 23, 2017

Blush Salon & Spa is Dream Come True

WAITSBURG –Brooke Mikesell has dreamed of opening her own salon ever since she graduated from cosmetology school in 2011. Next week, that dream will come true when she opens the doors to Blush...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 23, 2017

Students Get to 'Try Engineering'

WAITSBURG – Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an engineer? Area high school students got a first-hand taste when students from Waitsburg, Touchet, and College Place attended a "Try...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Council Confirms Utility Rate Increase

Council Confirms Utility Rate Increase Funds will be leveraged to obtain a loan to improve infrastructure WAITSBURG – At their January meeting, the Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously to...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Heart Health Awareness Events

DAYTON – February is Heart Health Awareness Month and there are many activities and promotions taking place in Dayton. Columbia County Health System is asking businesses to spread the message of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Superintendent Search is Underway

WAITSBURG – Dr. Bill Jordan of Northwest Leadership Associates met with school board members in executive session prior to the Feb. 8 regular board meeting and told the board that 10 to 12...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Prescott Pride On the Rise

PRESCOTT – Prescott High School Athletic Director Susan Deruwe smiled as she described the chants and cheers, in support of the Prescott Tigers, that had filled the school halls earlier in the day....

 

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