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 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 16, 2018 

Waitsburg School Board Wrestles with Graduation Requirements

WAITSBURG—Most Waitsburg High School alumni over the past couple of decades were required to take a class called “Life Management Skills” their junior year. The class met in the Home Ec lab, a long room in the middle of the building with a row...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 16, 2018 

What the Cat Dragged In

WAITSBURG – After two days missing, Kate Hockersmith, of Waitsburg, began to worry about her cat, Finn MacCool. "He's an indoor cat during the day, then he goes out at night," Hockersmith explained....

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 2, 2018

Bicycle Rodeo Coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – For years, summer in Waitsburg has been an excuse for residents of all ages to pump up their bike tires and two-wheel their way through the streets. But this year, Waitsburg’s...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Bats Take Up Residence at Waitsburg Elementary

WAITSBURG – At the Waitsburg School Board meeting on July 19, 2018, Chairman Ross Hamann, Vice-Chair Marilyn Johnson, and board members Russ Knopp and Christy House were all present. The Facility Supervisor’s report was enough to give anyone the...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Waitsburg City Council Report

WAITSBURG -- Council Members KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present. The maintenance needs of the city’s fire-hydrant system...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Awana Coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG -- "A-W-A-N-A! I'm gonna build my life God's way!" chanted the autotuned voices of children over Waitsburg Christian Church's loudspeakers. On July 17, a small crowd of community members...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 19, 2018

State Public Works Board Approves First Loans in Five Years

OLYMPIA – Waitsburg City Councilmember KC Kuykendall breathed a sigh of satisfaction in April when the Washington State Public Works Board approved 12 jurisdictions for approximately $6 million in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 12, 2018

Waitsburg Planning Commission is Back in Business

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Planning Commission Chair Karen Gregutt reminded City Council members at their June 20 regular council meeting that a full review of the city's comprehensive plan and...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 12, 2018

Randy Pearson Retires from Waitsburg School Board

WAITSBURG – After 20 years as a member of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Randy Pearson has stepped down, leaving a vacant seat which the district is trying to fill. The reason for his resignation?...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 5, 2018

Waitsburg Council Gives Parks & Rec District Green Light

WAITSBURG – A vital and active parks & recreation department may or may not become a reality for Waitsburg, but the Waitsburg City Council agreed to give it a go. At their June 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously to request that Walla Walla...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Knopp Receives Community Leadership Award

WAITSBURG – For Russ Knopp, "retirement" may have meant stepping away from his official duties, but it hasn't slowed down his passion for helping kids. On June 14, the former Waitsburg Elementary...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Waitsburg Adopts Six-Year Transportation Plan

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council moved forward with the annual state-mandated adoption of the city's six-year transportation plan at their July 20 regular meeting. No public comment was...

 

Waitsburg Candidates' Forum June 27

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club and the Waitsburg Town Hall board of directors will host a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Candidates for Walla Walla County Sheriff and for two state...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Jesse Smit, Dan McKinley are Waitsburg Lions Award Winners

WAITSBURG – On June 5, the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up their season with a Lady's Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers. Following a thank-you dinner for the ladies for...

 

WAITSBURG HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

BRANDON BOUDRIEAU DAVE NICHOLAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500 WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY $3,200 BRANDON WILL ATTEND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. CADE BRANSON DAVE NICHOLAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500 CADE WILL ATTEND THE NORTHWEST RENEWABLE ENERGY...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair is Longstanding Tradition

WAITSBURG – Rainy weather didn't put a damper on Waitsburg's 64th-Annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on June 9. A longstanding Waitsburg tradition, the event was well-attended by competitors...

 

Waitsburg Livestock Fair Results

Showmanship  4-H goats: Bethany Bennett Champion Kate Kuykendall Reserve Champion 4-H beef: Amy Farley  Champion Griffin Hinchliffe Reserve Champion 4-H hogs: Jasper Morrow Champion Hagen Taylor Reserve Champion FFA beef: Drew Farley Champion FFA...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 7, 2018

Waitsburg Graduates Embrace Future

WAITSBURG – Nineteen anxious seniors, surrounded by friends and family, walked the length of Kison Court to receive their diplomas in Waitsburg High School's 122nd commencement ceremony on Friday...

 

Waitsburg Yard Sale Saturday

WAITSBURG – Twenty-two sellers have signed up with The Times to have their yard sales added to the annual Yard Sale Map this year. Waitsburg's annual yard sale happens Saturday. Times Business and...

 

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