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 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

City Approves Rezone of Aronson Property

WAITSBURG – It has taken nearly a year's worth of effort, but a rezone of a property owned by Marvin Aronson just off Highway 124, which was recommended by the Waitsburg Planning Commission, was...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

Prescott Installs New Playground Equipment

PRESCOTT – Last year, Prescott Park saw the replacement of much-needed toddler playground equipment. Just last week, equipment for 6-12 year-olds was installed at a cost of roughly $65,000. As with...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

City Plans to Cut Corners

WAITSBURG – It will probably be years in the making, but Waitsburg's city council took the first step toward straightening Taggart Road, making it a straight shot from Millrace Road to Highway 12....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

Christine Richards Opens Essential Theraputic Massage

WAITSBURG – After 14 years in the business, massage therapist Christine Richards still loves what she does. And with her recent move here, she's brought her business, Essential Theraputic Massage,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

May Melodrama Will Hit the Liberty Theater Stage, May 12-14

DAYTON – On a dark and stormy night, Purity Dean, a working girl with a secret, seeks shelter form the storm in a Vermont Inn. So begins the very first melodrama to grace the Liberty Theater stage....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Dunn Easily Wins Re-election

WAITSBURG – Preliminary election results for Waitsburg's mayor and city council members were tallied Monday night, with a few upsets resulting. Incumbent Mayor Marty Dunn received 239 votes, easily...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Public Hearing Coming on Pot Store

DAYTON – Columbia County planning commissioners have received plenty of feedback – mostly negative – in response to the conditional use permit recently filed by Kathy Sali, to open a marijuana store just outside Dayton. A public hearing is...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Waitsburg Addresses Meter Tampering

WAITSBURG – How to deal with a reported increase in water meter tampering became a topic of discussion at the March 15 city council meeting. The council is hopeful that the problem can be mitigated when the meters are replaced in the future. In...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Waitsburg Schools Thousands

WAITSBURG – At their March meeting the Waitsburg School Board approved a lighting upgrade purchase in Preston Hall that will save the district thousands of dollars each year. An energy incentive...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Switchgrass to Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Local youth bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta will join with other local talent in a fundraising concert at the Plaza Theater in Waitsburg on Sun., April 23 at 4 p.m. Funds from the conce...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

City Candidates Face Citizens at Forum

WAITSBURG – Approximately two dozen citizens showed up to hear from candidates at the April 10 Waitsburg City Elections Candidate's Forum, hosted by the Waitsburg Commercial Club, and held at Town...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Walla Walla County Names New Fairgrounds Manager

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County is right on track with their timeline for selecting a new Fairgrounds Manager. Interim Fairgrounds Manager Perry Dozier will hand over the reins to newly selected...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Eagle Scout Project Brightens Bleachers

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School senior Jacob Elder got what he wished for when a break in the rain allowed him to finish his Eagle Scout project during Spring Break. He squeaked the requirement...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

SEATech Students Win Creativity Award

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School junior Chris Philbrook enrolled in the Walla Walla Southeast Area Technical Skills Center's (SEATech) construction technology program because he wanted to take...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Elementary Teachers Put Data to Use with Creative Intervention Solutions

WAITSBURG – Data is only as good as what you do with it, and Waitsburg Elementary School teachers are working hard to put their data to the best use helping students. At the March school board...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Mishra to be New Waitsburg Superintendent

WAITSBURG – After an extensive interview process, the Waitsburg School Board voted unanimously to offer the positions of Waitsburg Schools district superintendent and elementary principal to Dr....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Karen Gregutt

Incumbent Karen Gregutt has made Waitsburg her home since the summer of 2005. In recent years she has represented Waitsburg on the Washington State Shoreline Management Committee, opened a successful...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Kate Hockersmith

Incumbent council member Kate Hockersmith has lived in Waitsburg since 1992. She has been a 4-H leader, Boy Scout volunteer and Friends of the Library member. She taught preschool/parent education in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Lane Hill

Lane Hill moved to town two years ago and renovated a building on Main Street, which will be used to offer shows, events, and art classes to the community, and to bring workshop tourism to Main...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Kevin House

Incumbent Kevin house has worked at The McGregor Company in Waitsburg for 21 years and has lived here for 14 years. He has been on the city council since elected in 2010. House is active in the Lions...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Terry Jacoy

Terry Jacoy has been repeatedly recognized for his service over his 40 years living in Waitsburg. Jacoy farmed, worked for Brea Ag., and then was office manager for The McGregor Company until his...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

KC Kuykendall

Incumbent KC Kuykendall moved to Waitsburg in 2010. He was asked to fill a vacant council seat in 2013 and has remained on the council since. He is on the county planning commission, and he and his...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Lisa Morrow

Lisa Morrow was born and raised in the Touchet Valley and has lived in Waitsburg for 13 years. She has coached Little League, leads the 4-H PenPals Swine Club, and is treasurer of the Home and School...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Dave Paxton

Council candidate Dave Paxton was born and raised in Benton City and has resided in Waitsburg for nearly three years. He moved here to be closer to the mountains and to spend more time hunting and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Matt Spring

Council candidate Matt Spring, his wife, and one-year-old daughter have lived in Waitsburg for three years, He grew up in the Walla Walla area and has worked at the Waitsburg McGregor Company plant...

 

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