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 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Commercial Club Bolsters Business, Builds Community

WAITSBURG – Over the last several months, dozens of people from Walla Walla, Dayton and Waitsburg have gathered at the Whoopemup Café on the north end of Waitsburg's Main Street for Whoop EM Up...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Oct. 8 Deputies arrested a man in Prescott on outstanding warrants. A deputy was dispatched to Cochran St. in Dixie where a man was reported to be tearing up his residence during a domestic disturbance. Sept. 28 A burglary was reported at the First...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Sayonara Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Seven years ago Chris Philbook knocked on Kate Hockersmith's door saying he wanted to be a Troublemaker (a youth bluegrass band member) and travel to Japan like they had. On Tuesday,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017 

Elementary Students Help Hurricane Victims

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg elementary students are learning and practicing giving and compassion as well as academics. From Oct. 3-13 grade school students are collecting supplies for children affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The supplies...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Attendance Matters Program Aims to Keep Kids in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Twenty-eight Preston Hall students received a $5 concession stand coupon, gobbled cupcakes, received a perfect attendance bracelet and had their name entered in an end-of-semester big...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Oct. 1 Complaint of reckless driving on Middle Waitsburg Road. Sept. 29 Male subject was arrested on warrant on Coppei Ave. Sept. 28 While away from the house someone entered the residence and went through medications. Nothing was reported taken....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Field View Park Gets New Sign

PRESCOTT – Prescott park is looking pretty spiffy these days. A cement walkway bypasses bountiful flower beds and overflowing planters, leading to new playground equipment and a handicap-accessible...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

WP House Repairs are Underway

WAITSBURG – Narum Concrete and Construction of Walla Walla set to work to excavate and replace the deteriorating foundation of the Wilson-Phillips House Museum last month. Several community members...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 5, 2017

Hungry Burglar Visits Christian Church

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Christian Church pastor Matt Wyatt regularly goes live on Facebook each day at noon when he gives a “Lunch Break” talk. Last Thursday, Wyatt announced that Lunch Break would be delayed while he dealt with some issues. He...

 
 By The Times    News    October 5, 2017

School Board Update

Secondary Principal’s Report: -Teachers Garrett Leahy and Liv Leid shared about the new grade 7-8 Smarter Balance Assessment Class (SBAC) which was instituted to help students with scores on the Smarter Balance test. -Teacher Roseann Groom...

 

New at the Library - Weller Public Library

212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Storytime: Mon. 10:30 a.m. The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Bayne (Fiction) - From the author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course o...

 

Service with a Smile

More than 700 people filled the Don Thomas Community Building for the ever-popular Waitsburg Lions Club annual salmon barbeque. "It takes hundreds of volunteer man hours from Lions members, spouses,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Council Approves Infrastructure Funding

WAITSBURG – At a Sept. 6 special session Waitsburg’s city council gave City Manager Randy Hinchliffe the go-ahead to seek a $750,000 loan through Community Bank to be used for infrastructure repairs and updates. At their Sept. 20 meeting, the req...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Sept. 24 A man and woman on Academy St. were both arrested for willfully violating reciprocal orders for protection. Suspicious person reported on Morrow St. Possible order for protection violation. Sept. 13 Deputies responded to the 700 block of W...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

4-H State Fair Winners

PUYALLUP – Three members of the Waitsburg Home Grown Go Wild 4-H Club competed at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup last weekend after qualifying at local competitions. Timothy Daves, Sarah...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Melissa Lambert Will Offer Local Health and Wellness Services

WAITSBURG – A childhood struggle with her weight and a family history of diabetes ignited a passion in Melissa Lambert to become an advocate for health and wellness. After being displaced from her position as the cardiac rehab lead at Walla Walla G...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Should U-Turn or Shouldn't U?

WAITSBURG – At last week's regular meeting, Waitsburg's city council not only made it perfectly clear where U-turns are and are not allowed in the city, but they imposed penalties for breaking the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

City Council Update

-Passed traffic code and animal control updates. See story at left. -Adopted the updated Capital Facilities Plan -Approved city manager to seek a $750,000 line of credit for infrastructure financing. See story on Page 1. -Approved payment #4 on Main...

 

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...

 

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