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 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg City Elections Extended to Fill Vacant Seat

WAITSBURG – Anyone who considered running for Waitsburg City Council, but missed the original filing deadline, will have another chance to file. At their March 15 regular meeting, the council voted to reopen the filing period for three days, from...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Sheriff Turner Gives 2016 Crime Statistics Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office calls for service in 2016 were up over the previous four years in Waitsburg. But Sheriff John Turner told Waitsburg's city council that is a good thin...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Chromebooks in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school board members enjoyed playing with Chromebooks and checking out online accelerated readers at the district's March board meeting. First-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey hande...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

FFA SUB-DISTRICT WINNERS

Emily Adams placed second in Extemporaneous Public Speaking and Loren Negron placed second in Prepared Public Speaking at FFA sub-districts on March 14. They will advance to the District contest on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Council Fills Tree Committee Positions

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council approved members for the newly-formed Tree Committee at their regular March 15 meeting. Three citizens applied for the two citizen representative positions,...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg City Council Update

New Business: -Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner gave a 2016 year-end update on sheriff’s office activity in Waitsburg. -The council unanimously approved resolution 2017-670, which approved the use of city streets for the annual Tour of Walla...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Transportation/Maint./Facilities: -Board approved the expenditure of approximately $2,500 to $3,000, after a Pacific Power incentive, to upgrade light fixtures in Preston Hall and the high school. The upgrade is expected to save the school approximat...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Council Candidates Fall One Short

WAITSBURG – Having a slate of candidates running unopposed is not unusual for Waitsburg’s annual elections. But having a shortage of candidates filing to fill the council seats is something new ...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

District Prepares for Superintendent Interviews

Search consultant Dr. Bill Jordan stresses the importance of community feedback WAITSBURG – Following an executive session with members of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Bill Jordan, of Northwest...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Waitsburg 4-H Kids Place at Top Chef Competition

WAITSBURG – Thirty-seven kids from the Touchet Valley participated in the Top Chef Contest on Feb. 23-25 and Feb 27-28 held at the Walla Walla County Extension Office and St. Patrick's Church in Wal...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Seniors Opt for Saturday School

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School seniors unanimously agreed they would rather spend two Saturdays in school to make up snow days, than make up the missed days after graduation, District Suprinteden...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Airman Caitlyn Jones Completes Training

WAITSBURG – United States Air Force Airman Caitlyn Jones, 2016 Waitsburg High School graduate and daughter of Collette Jones, of Waitsburg, has reached another educational milestone. Jones...

 
 News    March 16, 2017

WHS Honor Band Performs in Colfax

WAITSBURG – A record high number of musicians from the Waitsburg High School band participated in the Southeast Washington Music Educators’ Association High School Honor Band in Colfax on Monday. Eight Waitsburg musicians participated, including...

 
 News    March 16, 2017

State FFA Degree and Proficiency Recipients

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg FFA Chapter has four State FFA Degree recipients and eight members who received proficiency awards. Members will receive their degrees and awards at the State FFA convention in May. State Degree recipients are: Tom House,...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Waitsburg Elementary School students enjoyed dressing up, reading Dr. Suess books, and participating in fun, Suess-related activities as part of Dr. Suess Day last week....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Bridge Bids Come in High

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg received an unpleasant surprise when bids for the Main Street Bridge project were opened on Feb. 23. The lowest bid came in nearly $100,000 over the engineer’s...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

Waitsburg Annual Elections

WAITSBURG – The annual Waitsburg city government election process is underway. As The Times went to press, incumbent Marty Dunn had filed a declaration of candidacy for mayor as had prior council member and mayor candidate Debra Callahan. K.C....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Emily Adams Honored as Girls State Delegate

WAITSBURG – WHS senior Emily Adams was honored at a Boys and Girls State Honor Night at Town Hall on Mon, March 6. The event was hosted by the Waitsburg American Legion Post #35 and the Legion...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Painting the Town Red . . . White, and Blue

Celebration Days banners will liven up Main Street this spring WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Main Street will pack a patriotic punch this spring when Celebration Days boulevard banners are hung from the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Resource Center to Host Disaster Preparedness Training

WAITSBURG – Last March, the Waitsburg Resource Center board purchased 60 emergency blankets and 100 hand-generated flashlights to aid the community in the case of disaster. The WRC will continue...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

Snows Slow Superintendent Search

WAITSBURG – Inclement weather, combined with other factors, resulted in fewer than anticipated applications for the soon-to-be-open Waitsburg School District Superintendent position, according to retiring Superintendent Dr. Carol Clarke. In...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

Waitsburg Suspends Fee for New Businesses

WAITSBURG – The cost of starting a neåw business in Waitsburg just got a little bit cheaper – at least for the next year. At their Feb. 7 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously to...

 
 News    March 2, 2017

Hoops & Jump for Heart

Waitsburg Elementary students raised approximately $1,200 for the American Heart Association through their annual Jump/Hoops for Heart event on Feb. 22....

 
 News    March 2, 2017

Cheyanne Shoun is Crowned 2017 Celebration days Queen

It was a full house in Waitsburg's Town Hall on Friday night at the coronation dinner for 2017 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen Cheyanne Shoun. Court advisor Ann Adams said approximately $2,300 was...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

From Opera to Mariachi

PRESCOTT – In September, long time music teacher Rebecca Wilson moved from the band room to the classroom and began teaching fourth grade at Prescott Elementary School. Jeremy Irland was hired as...

 

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