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LZ Turns 90!

Small towns celebrate birthdays in a big way! It was standing room only at the Waitsburg Hardware store as community members turned out to celebrate LZ Conover's 90th birthday with him on Wed., Nov....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

Main Street Bridge Completion Delayed

WAITSBURG – The new Main Street Bridge on Waitsburg's north end was set to be complete last week, but a complication with the rails has resulted in a delay. A potentially significant delay,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members: Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, Mayor Marty Dunn. Council member KC Kuykendall was excused. -Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe and Grants and Programs Administrator Lydia Caudill discussed the Sherwood Trust...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

City Must Decide on Flood Feasibility Study

WAITSBURG – How much money is too much to spend when it comes to planning and preparing for a natural disaster? That's the question the Waitsburg City Council must be ready to decide at their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017 

Leena Baker Is New City Council Student Representative

WAITSBURG – Tim and Heather Baker were in attendance at last week's city council meeting to show support as their daughter, Leena Baker, was sworn in as student council representative. This will be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst...

 

Off the Rails

A train was derailed on the newly operational short line railroad, just west of Waitsburg on Bolles Road Tuesday morning. The Port of Columbia opened the line last month after it had been closed for...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Nov. 10 Deputies were dispatched to Wilson Hollow Rd. in reference to a dometic violence assault. Nov. 9 Deputies responded to a violation of a domestic violence no-contact order on Stonecipher Road....

 

Veterans Honored

On Nov. 9 Waitsburg High School ASB officers and student council members presented "Flags of Our Fathers" with a flag folding ceremony featuring fifth grade safety patrol member at an all-schools...

 

LEOs/Lions Food Drive

Waitsburg High School classes pitted against one another to see who could bring in the most food to the Waitsburg Resource Center on Wednesday night. LEOs club advisor Gabe Kiefel spearheaded the...

 

Makenna Barron is 2018 Celebration Days Queen

Congratulations to Makenna Barron, daughter of Charlie and Tracy Barron, who was selected 2018 Celebration Days Queen last weekend. The Waitsburg native is a familiar face around town, singing...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Amy Farley Places at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup

WAITSBURG – Amy Farley said she was surprised to win first place at the Washington State Fair for her individual presentation in September, but was even more surprised to learn she would move on to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Waitsburg's Pop Up Downtown Was a Success!

WAITSBURG – In spite of competition from the Dayton Chamber Awards, a Seattle Seahawks game and dreary weather, Waitsburg's first Pop Up Downtown, held last Thursday night, was deemed a success!...

 

Town Hall Board Adds Gobel aS New Member

WAITSBURG – Walt Gobel was elected as the Town Hall Association Board's newest member and Karl Newell and Larry Johson were re-elected to the board during the association's annual meeting on...

 

WW II Memorial Project on Track for 2018

As we approach Veterans Day, we reflect on many things. Those of us who are veterans, think about comrades we served with, missions carried out, places where we served, lessons learned, and how our lives were changed because of military service....

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Nov. 5 Damage to a vending machine was reported on Second St. in Prescott. Nov. 3 A female called to report finding a friend deceased on Biscuit Ridge Rd. Nov. 1 Violation of protection order on Stonecipher Road. Oct. 30 Deputies responded to a...

 

Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

Paving on Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge was completed last week. Onsite engineers anticipate that the subcontractors will have the rails done by Friday, with sidewalk work being completed in tandem....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Town Hall Elections and Annual Meeting Nov. 9

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association will hold its annual meeting and elections on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall on Main Street. Coffee and desserts will be available....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Pop Up to Downtown Waitsburg, Nov. 9

WAITSBURG – Blush Salon & Spa in Waitsburg, in conjunction with the Waitsburg Commercial Club, will host a ‘Pop Up Downtown’ in Waitsburg from 5-8 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 9. Blush Salon & Spa (141 Main) will hold its 1st Annual Holiday Open House...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

Kudos!

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - For several months now, most issues of The Times have included a "Kudos!" feature along with a request for readers to let us know of people who have done something "interesting,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 2, 2017

American Pickers, Waitsburg Style

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Terry Hofer and Karl Newell could be considered a slightly more laid back version of The History Channel's American Pickers, Mike and Frank. The pair spends several days a...

 

District Preps for Winter Weather

WAITSBURG – With winter weather just around the corner, the Waitsburg School District has updated their emergency weather procedures with the intent of advising the community and staff of the impact of weather and road conditions on the school day...

 

Haunted Houses

These Waitsburg residents went all out with their Halloween decorating this year....

 

Pumpkin Delivery

Each year the penitentiary donates pumpkins to K-3rd graders in surrounding schools....

 

Home and School Association Monster Mash

This year's first-ever Home and School Association Monster Mash fundraiser was a roaring success on all fronts. Attendance was high, kids and parents had a great time, and the association raised...

 

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