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 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine on Hold Until 2018-19

WAITSBURG – Earlier this month, the Dayton School District approved a full athletic combine with Waitsburg, for both middle and high school. With recent survey results showing approximately 80% of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Board members present: Ross Hamann, Christy House, Randy Pearson, Marilyn Johnson, Russ Knopp. Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation Report: -Supervisor Colter Mohney said he had made a clerical...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Patriot Jeep Returns Home

WAITSBURG – Bob Brock met his goal of driving his Patriot Jeep in the Washington D.C. Memorial Day Parade, but says "the journey is not over." Brock, who recently returned from his cross-country...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Community Groups Step in to Support Pool

WAITSBURG – Operating and maintaining the Waitsburg City Pool can be a drain on the city's budget, but council members continue to agree that keeping the community asset up and running is worth the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Lions Install New Officers, Give Awards

WAITSBURG – It was the guys cooking for the gals as the Waitsburg Lions Club members wrapped up their year with a traditional Ladies Night thank you dinner of hamburgers salads and oysters, on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Prescott Graduates 13 Seniors

Graduates are looking happily to the future PRESCOTT – Thirteen Prescott High School seniors were all smiles as they walked the aisle to collect their diplomas at the 2017 commencement ceremony...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Daves Qualifies for National 4-H Shooting Competition

State 4-H Shotgun Shoot earns Timothy Daves a spot at Grand Island, Neb. competion WAITSBURG – Training and hard work paid off for 4-H sharp shooter Timothy Daves, whose performance in the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 8, 2017

Waitsburg Seniors Celebrate Memories

WAITSBURG – Friends and family members stood as the traditional strains of 'Pomp and Circumstance' marked both an ending and new beginnings for the Waitsburg Class of 2017 on Friday. Thirty-three se...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 8, 2017

Eddie Perez and Tiffany Robinson are PHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

PRESCOTT – Graduating members of the Prescott High School Class of 2017 will walk the aisle to receive their diplomas at noon on Saturday in the high school gymnasium. This year's honor speakers...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 1, 2017

Jacob Dunn is WHS Valedictorian, Taylor Hays is Salutatorian

WAITSBURG – Thirty-three seniors will end their high school careers with a walk down Kison Court during Waitsburg High School's 121st commencement ceremony on Friday. Baccalaureate will be held at...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 1, 2017

Veterans are Remembered

WAITSBURG – This year's annual American Legion/Auxiliary Memorial Day Service included the addition of two names, Mel R. OpBroek and John A. Lanning, to the memorial wall, and included a muster for...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 25, 2017

Jim Davison is 2017 Community Service Recipient

WAITSBURG – The late Tom Baker has held the honor of awarding the Waitsburg Commercial Club's Community Service Award for many years. While he wasn't present in body this year, he was very much...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 25, 2017

Mel McWhorter Retires after 30 Years at WHS

WAITSBURG – After 30 years teaching in Waitsburg, Mel McWhorter will be the third long-time staffer to retire from the Waitsburg School District this summer. Mc Whorter, a favorite among students,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 18, 2017

Howard and Dona Jean Smith are 2017 WCD Parade Marshals

The Smith family has farmed in Waitsburg since 1919 WAITSBURG – Because she has never driven a truck, and has sat in the saddle only one time (and immediately wanted off!) Dona Jean Smith said she w...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 18, 2017

Structural Damage Closes W-P House

WAITSBURG – Members of the Waitsburg Historical Society received some unwelcome news while trying to be proactive about maintaining the Bruce Museum Complex properties. Inspectors discovered...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 18, 2017

Carol Clarke Retires after 13 Years in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Carol Clarke has faced and overcome many challenges in her life, but when it comes to retiring she's already chalked it up as a "fail." The school district superintendent and elementary...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 11, 2017

Celebration Days is May 19-21

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Celebration Days, held the third weekend each May, is just around the corner. The weekend, May 19-21, promises fun for everyone, with a parade, car show, brewfest, bonfire, ATV...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 11, 2017

Trevor Johnson Starts Johnson Family Towing

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg resident Trevor Johnson is putting his army experience to use, operating a new tow truck business, while he furthers his education. The bright green wrecker, with "Johnson Fami...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 11, 2017

Odako Club Awards its Final Scholarship

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Odako Club is no more – at least not in an official capacity. The community service organization will award their final scholarship this June, but intends to maintain its...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 11, 2017

Waitsburg Resource Center Hosts Disaster Prep. Course

WAITSBURG – Nearly two dozen people gathered at the Waitsburg Christian Church to spend last Saturday learning how faith-based organizations can help in preparing for and dealing with disasters....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 4, 2017

Waitsburg Grange Revival

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg holds the honor of being home to the very first Grange in Washington, even before Washington was a state. And while memberships have ebbed and flowed over the years, the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 4, 2017

Retiring Together

WAITSBURG – For Waitsburg residents John and Dinah Lindsey, attending a local sporting event together has always required careful consideration, to find a seat in the most neutral location...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 4, 2017

School Board Update

-Dr. Clarke suggested that the board budget for the same number of students they budgeted for last year, which was 270. The graduating class of 30 is exiting the system and she said there are 15-17...

 
 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...

 

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