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 By Ian Smay    News    July 20, 2017 

Waitsburg Field House Planning Underway

WAITSBURG – In a workshop prior to their regular July 12 meeting, the Waitsburg School Board, along with other administrators, staff, and community members, met with architects to go over preliminary plans for a new field house at the WHS football...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 20, 2017 

Jammin' in the Valley

WAITSBURG – They drifted in slowly, in singles and pairs, but by the end of the night it was ten guys and a gal performing at Friday night's Mythical Movable Bluegrass Jam held at Suze Wood's Open S...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Bridge Demolition is Underway

WAITSBURG – Contractors wasted no time getting down to business on the demolition of Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge. The bridge was closed, as scheduled, on July 5. Washington Department of Fish...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Tree Committee Hears About Urban Forestry Project

WAITSBURG – The July 6 Waitsburg Tree Committee meeting was short and sweet. Committee chair Kevin House, andmembers Ethan Carpenter and Kate Hockersmith briefly discussed current and upcoming tree-...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Roger Garcia Directs 9th Annual Rock Camp

Who hasn't at least wondered what it would be like to be a rock musician? Each year since 2009, 50 Walla Walla area teens get to find out firsthand what it's like to prepare and produce a Rock 'n'...

 

Patriot's Parade

Waitsburg patriots, were greeted by a red-white-and blue clad crowd as they celebrated the 4th of July with the town's traditional Patriot's Parade. The procession was followed by a short gathering...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 6, 2017

Independence Day

It wasn't quite the 4th of July, but June 27 was a true Independence Day for the brood of birds that began their life just outside the door of The Times. Mama Bird made her nest in the light fixture a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 6, 2017

Fun with history: Edward L. Powell

In the summer months, there tends to be less 'hard' news and sports, which leaves room for columns and features, which I think are a lot more fun. In May, The Times received a head's up from 1964...

 

Family Fun Swim Day

Over 100 people attended Waitsburg's first Free Family Swim Day on Saturday. Free swimming and lunch were provided by the Waitsburg Resource Center. The Friends of the Waitsburg Pool will sponsor a...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 29, 2017

Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge to Close July 5

WAITSBURG – Following nearly two years of planning and preparation, Waitsburg’s Main Street Bridge will finally close on July 5. Demolition and replacement will follow, with the expectation that...

 

Kudos!

Know a local who has done something awesome, unique, impressive or inspiring? We’d love to hear about it! Email dena@waitsburgtimes.com...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 29, 2017

'Embracing Orphans' in Jamaica

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Christian Church pastor Matthew Wyatt is excited to finally be planning a long-anticipated service trip with Carl Robanske, founder of Embracing Orphans. The Waitsburg Christia...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 29, 2017

Waitsburg Cited as Community Example in Cityvision Magazine

WAITSBURG – There's rarely a day goes by that at least one passerby doesn't stop in front of The Times to have a photo taken with Jeffrey Hill's Founding Fathers sculpture. Now, that sculpture,...

 
 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...

 

WWCSO Press Board

June 13 Deputies responded to a report of a recovered stolen vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and, after a brief pursuit with the vehicle, the subject fled on foot into a farm facility and stole another vehicle. Pursuit of this vehicle ended in...

 
 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...

 

Waitsburg High School Honor Roll

Seniors Haley K. Akes 4.0 Jacob M. Dunn 4.0 Taylor A. Hays 4.0 Selina L. Mercado Taylor B. Spoonemore Joseph D. Leamy Emily A. Adams Analisea L. Araya Nathan W. Aronson Nicolas G. Kitselman Skylar Wood Timber M. Frohreich Sydney G. Fowble DeJay A....

 
 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...

 

Eighth Grade Wins Preston Hall Spirit Week

WAITSBURG – Preston Hall ended the school year with an extra push of school spirit during their annual Spirit Week on June 7, 8, and 9. Classes competed in different themes and competitions. The...

 
 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...

 

Prescott High School Scholarship Awards

Eduardo Perez Valedictorian Award $150.00 Tiffany Robinson Salutatorian Award $100.00 Maribel Mendoza Jack Smiley Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Kenneth Garner Scholarship $1,500.00 Elizabeth Perez Prescott Lions Scholarship in Memory of Sam Erwin...

 

Retirement Open House

Waitsburg School board members hosted a retirement open house for departing staff members, Carol Clarke, Mel McWhorter, and Dinah Lindsey on June 7....

 

Pioneer Days

Elementary school students from Waitsburg and Prescott wrapped up their school year with a visit to the Bruce House museum on Monday and Tuesday of last week. Students learned local history from Gary...

 

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