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 By Dena Martin    News    April 5, 2018

Celebration Days Grows Bigger and Better

WAITSBURG – Plans are falling into place for Waitsburg’s fun-filled Celebration Days weekend, May 18-20. The Celebration Days Committee has been working all year to make this celebration the biggest and best yet. Celebration Days will once again...

 

Waitsburg City Elections - Preliminary Results*

Mayor: Marty Dunn – 184 Debra Callahan – 34 *Write-in votes are not shown ----- City Council: Kevin House – 183 Kate Hockersmith – 169 James R. Romine – 163 Terry Jacoy – 160 KC Kuykendall – 143 *Write-in votes are not shown -----...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 29, 2018

Waitsburg Voters to Weigh in on Grandstands

WAITSBURG – At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg City Council opened the floor to the public prior to adding an advisory item to the April 3 ballot seeking community input on how to...

 

Waitsburg City Council - March 21, 2018

Attendees: Mayor Marty Dunn, council members KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, and student representative Leena Baker. Public Comment: -Commercial Club President Joy Smith presented the 2018 Walla Walla...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    March 22, 2018

Dozier Water Bottling Plan Moves Ahead

WALLA WALLA – On Monday, the Walla Walla County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward an application by Waitsburg-area farmers Perry and Darlene Dozier to amend the county zoning code to allow use of their owned water rights for water...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 22, 2018

Waitsburg Board Tables Property Sale Discussion

WAITSBURG – At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg School Board opted to table discussions about the possible sale of several school properties, including the District House located next to Preston Hall. Discussions were set aside due to a s...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 22, 2018

District Accepts Capital Projects Bid

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg School Board opened bids for the 2017 Bond Project on March 6 and received a pleasant surprise. The project, which includes work on all three district buildings and a new field house at the athletic field, was awarded to DGR G...

 

Waitsburg School Board Summary

WAITSBURG - Para professional Cathy Schirm and students gave a presentation about the morning enrichment program that began in November. Schirm said that six to eight children attend regularly and enjoy help with reading, homework and are building...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 15, 2018

Mayor Dunn Faces Challenge from Callahan

WAITSBURG – Unlike last year, the candidacy filing period for Waitsburg's annual elections closed on time this year, with a full slate of candidates. However, the council will look very much like...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 15, 2018

Waitsburg Pig Barn Gets Much Needed Upgrades

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg FFA and 4-H members, and their parents, spent last week's sunny Saturday taking the first steps in transforming the FFA pig barn and the nearby unused horse stalls into well-fu...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 8, 2018

Waitsburg Field House to be Named for 'Hula Hips' Zuger

WAITSBURG – At their February regular meeting, the Waitsburg School Board made it official: the new Waitsburg Field House will be named for lifelong Waitsburg resident and WHS star football player K...

 

A Memorial to Kenny Zuger

During Kenny’s funeral, in 1998, former Waitsburg resident Michael Keifel read a poem he wrote: We would not be afraid to see his spirit, whether he should suddenly be standing at the edge of his driveway. Watching a youngster squint through the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 8, 2018

Waitsburg Teens Learn About Legislature

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Waitsburg teens Tom and Seamus House, and Tim Daves, got a firsthand taste of the legislative process as they represented Walla Walla County in the 4-H Know Your Government (KYG)...

 

Waitsburg Elections are Underway

WAITSBURG – The annual Waitsburg city government election process is underway. The caucus window to file a full slate of candidates opened Feb. 26 and runs through March 8. Individuals can file Declarations of Candidacy from March 1 through March...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 1, 2018

Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl Makes State

WAITSURG – While team members change from year to year, the Waitsburg High School Knowledge Bowl has been a familiar presence at the State Knowledge Bowl meet in Arlington, Wash. each year in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 1, 2018

Waitsburg Council Considers Recycling, Fairgrounds and Streets

WAITSBURG – At their Feb. 22 regular meeting, the Waitsburg City Council agreed to look at reinstating the position of Assistant Public Works Director. The council will set up a workshop to hammer out the logistics. Currently, the City has a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 1, 2018

Prescott Library Holds Grand Opening

Library and Lions Community Building get much-needed makeovers PRESCOTT – In a true joint effort, the Prescott Library has been transformed from a dark, cramped, cavelike space into a light and...

 

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