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How to Eat an Ice Cream Cone

In spite of a nasty weather forecast, skies were sunny and the weather mild at Waitsburg's 45th Annual Pioneer Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon. Locals and visitors filled the Bruce House lawn,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

School Board OKs Second Preschool Session

WAITSBURG – The wait is over for Waitsburg children eager to participate in the Walla Walla Community College preschool program held at the Waitsburg Elementary School. With nine children on the 2017-18 program wait list, Waitsburg School Board...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

Fairgrounds Committee To Ask For More Time

WAITSBURG – Do we see the fairgrounds as a historical site that we would like to maintain for the future or do we see it as an event and athletic site, but not necessarily historically important?...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Sept. 17 A male subject was arrested on Powell St. in Waitsburg on a Walla Walla County warrant. Deputies arrested a subject on a warrant and had additional charges on E. Fourth St. in Prescott. Sept. 16 Dispatched advised county units of a...

 

Sheriff Turner Gives Activity Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner provided a quarterly service update to council members at their Aug. 16 council meeting. Statistics for the first six months of the year show 356 calls for service for the first six months of...

 

Apple Detective' Will Visit Sept. 30

WAITSBURG – Renowned “apple detective” David Benscoter will be in Waitsburg on Sept. 30 to visit with locals at a dinner fundraiser and to give a lecture about his lost apple discoveries. Waitsburg Tree Committee and city council member, Kate...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

Kudos!

2017 WHS graduate, Jared Farley, received a pleasant surprise last week when he learned he had been awarded a $10,000 Milotte Foundation Scholarship. The award is funded by photographers and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 14, 2017

45th Annual Pioneer Fall Festival is Sunday

Annual community event takes a step back in time WAITSBURG – On the third Sunday of each September, Waitsburg takes a step back in time to celebrate history with its one-of-a-kind Pioneer Fall...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Sept. 10 At 1:10 a.m., deputies cited and released a male on Coppei Ave. and Preston Ave. for driving while license suspended....

 

Patriot's Day Remembered

Dixie farmer Bob Brock garnered some attention when he stationed himself holding a flag, alongside his Patriot Jeep, just outside Dixie on Monday, Sept. 11, in honor of Patriot's Day. Several people...

 

Seasonal Switch-A-Roo

New fall banners grace Waitsburg's Main Street, courtesy of the Waitsburg Historical Society. The banners welcome fall on one side and advertise the annual Pioneer Fall Festival on the other. The...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 14, 2017

Dorne and Dorothy Hall are 2017 Pioneers of the Year

WAITSBURG – This year's Fall Festival Pioneers of the Year most certainly meet the definition of pioneers. Dorne and Dorothy Hall, have ties to the area dating back to the early 1800s, earlier even...

 

Kudos!

WHS freshman Amy Farley was named champion for her 4-H Equine Individual Presentation at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Sunday. Amy will advance to represent Washington Sate at the Eastern...

 

A Touching Tribute

Flashing lights and uniformed first responder for fire, police, sheriff's offices and agencies from across the Touchet Valley filled the arena before Thursday nights demolition derby at the Walla...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 7, 2017

'A Long Day' for Fire No. 2

WAITSBURG – Tuesday, Aug. 29 was a busy day for Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 volunteers who responded first to a railroad fire that sent smoldering ties into the Touchet River, and then to a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 7, 2017

Mayor Proclaims Constitution Week

WAITSBURG – September 17 marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States and Waitsburg resident Susan Donegan wanted to make sure the date was given proper...

 

School Staff Shares: "What I Did During My Summer Vacation"

From the editor: Since it's typical for teachers to ask students to share about what they did during their summer vacations, we decided it would be a fun twist to turn the tables and ask district...

 

1987 Reunion

On September 2, the class of 1987 celebrated their 30-year reunion at Laht Neppur Brewery. Classmate Patty Keeney teamed up with Court Ruppenthal to brew two ales for the occasion. The class enjoyed...

 

Gearing Up for Back-to-school

Waitsburg School District staff gathered together Monday and Tuesday to engage in professional development focused on relationships and serving students....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 31, 2017

Grandstands Quandry Continues

WAITSBURG – Even though Waitsburg's City Council was one member short of a quorum at their Aug. 16 meeting, they opted to go ahead and hear testimony from those in attendance who had come to share...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Aug. 27 Report of an injured person on Preston Ave. transported to Dayton General Hospital. Injury possibly self-inflicted. Aug. 24 DUI investigation on Lewis Peak Rd. Bicycle found abandoned on W. Third and Bruce St. in Waitsburg...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 31, 2017

Broetje Orchards: Farming with Faith

Like most anyone who has lived in the Touchet Valley for any length of time, I was vaguely familiar with Broetje Orchards and the work they do to help others. But when I learned that an upcoming Learn...

 

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