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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Contractors broke ground on replacement of the Academy Street sidewalks on Monday. The job should be finished in the next week, or so, well before the first day of school on Sept. 6, according to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 17, 2017 

Juvenile Shenanigans Result in School Yard Closure

WAITSBURG – Anyone with a late-night urge to play basketball in Waitsburg is out of luck. Abuse to the school grounds and a lack of respect for neighbors has resulted in a closure of the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 17, 2017 

Slow and Steady Wins the Prize

WAITSBURG – With six weeks on-the-job under his belt, new Waitsburg School District Superintendent Dr. Jon Mishra says his welcome has been "excellent" and he is excited about his future in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 17, 2017 

Waitsburg Elementary School Welcomes Two New Teachers

Bailey Carlson is New Fifth Grade Teacher WAITSBURG – New Waitsburg Elementary School fifth-grade teacher, Bailey Carlson, shares a similar philosophy as her predecessor, Gabe Kiefel, who will...

 

Stuck Truck

A harvest truck garnered plenty of attention earlier this month when its driver cut the corner from 7th Street onto Coppei a bit too close and got hung up on a fire hydrant. Interestintly enough, at...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 17, 2017 

Zach Bartlow Plays Football in Finland

Zach Bartlow said his summer got "flipped upside down rather quick" when he received a surprise call from Finland asking him to play quarterback for the Turku Trojans, part of the country's Maple...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Wheat Fire Threatens Homes but is Quickly Contained

WAITSBURG – A fast-moving wheat fire northwest of Waitsburg resulted in about 12 Weller Canyon homes being evacuated Saturday afternoon, but thanks to a fast-acting command and support from area...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Analisea Araya Spends Summer in Uganda

WAITSBURG – It was four years in the making, but 2017 Waitsburg High School graduate, Analisea Araya, spent part of her summer making a dream come true. The wait was worth it, and her three-week...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Lifelong Learner Brings Inspiration to the Classroom

WAITSBURG – It may not be back-to-school time for Waitsburg students yet, but kindergarten teacher Pam Nolan-Nolan-Beasley spent last week in "school," honing her skills along with other select...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 10, 2017

Council Considers Lot Lease

WAITSBURG – Trevor Johnson, owner and operator of Johnson Family Towing, approached the Waitsburg City Council about the possibility of using an unused plot of land, between Midway Food Mart and Wai...

 

City Council Update

New Business: -Held a public hearing on the city’s 6-year Transportation Plan. No one from the public spoke. -Adopted the city’s 6-year Transportation Plan. See full story in Aug. 3 issue. -Approved the Sidewalk Projects Award which will allow...

 

Super Summer Readers

Waitsburg's summer reading program wrapped up with stories, prizes, and a pizza party in the Weller Public Library on Monday....

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

July 31 Simple assault on Lyons Ferry and Pickard roads. Reporting party was heading to Columbia County and was contacted by CCSO for statement and pictures. July 29 Vehicle prowl on E. Seventh St. Two victim’s vehicles were entered. One victim...

 

Race for Grace

Forty-four people participated in Sunday's Race For Grace 5K sponsored by the Waitsburg Christian Church to raise funds for a May 2018 service trip to help Embracing Orphans in Jamaica. Two...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 3, 2017

Bridge Demo Hits a Glitch

WAITSBURG – The replacement of Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge hit another glitch this month, but the Port of Walla Walla stepped in to meet the resulting financial shortfall, for the second time....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 3, 2017

Council Approves 6-Year Transpo. Plan

WAITSBURG – At their July 19 regular meeting, the Waitsburg city council unanimously approved the city’s updated 6-year transportation plan. The plan must be updated annually, and includes a list of transportation projects that could reasonably...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 27, 2017

Council Returns to Grandstand Dilemma

WAITSBURG – After investing more than a year and spending thousands of dollars for engineering reports, drawings, and structural assessments to determine if renovating the Waitsburg fairgrounds...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office Press Board

July 10: Reporting party listed an item on Craigslist, received a check for the item, and cashed the check. The bank later advised that the check was not good and requested the money back. July 12: Report of burglary at Waitsburg Mini Storage (765...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 27, 2017

Jason Kaehler Opens Mobile Oil Change

WAITSBURG – When Jason Kaehler hit on an idea he felt would teach his daughters responsibility, help the community, and bring in some extra money all at the same time, he knew he'd found a winner....

 
 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...

 

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