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 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine on Hold Until 2018-19

WAITSBURG – Earlier this month, the Dayton School District approved a full athletic combine with Waitsburg, for both middle and high school. With recent survey results showing approximately 80% of...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

WWCSO Press Board

June 13 Deputies responded to a report of a recovered stolen vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and, after a brief pursuit with the vehicle, the subject fled on foot into a farm facility and stole another vehicle. Pursuit of this vehicle ended in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Board members present: Ross Hamann, Christy House, Randy Pearson, Marilyn Johnson, Russ Knopp. Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation Report: -Supervisor Colter Mohney said he had made a clerical...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Patriot Jeep Returns Home

WAITSBURG – Bob Brock met his goal of driving his Patriot Jeep in the Washington D.C. Memorial Day Parade, but says "the journey is not over." Brock, who recently returned from his cross-country...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017 

Community Groups Step in to Support Pool

WAITSBURG – Operating and maintaining the Waitsburg City Pool can be a drain on the city's budget, but council members continue to agree that keeping the community asset up and running is worth the...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

Waitsburg High School Honor Roll

Seniors Haley K. Akes 4.0 Jacob M. Dunn 4.0 Taylor A. Hays 4.0 Selina L. Mercado Taylor B. Spoonemore Joseph D. Leamy Emily A. Adams Analisea L. Araya Nathan W. Aronson Nicolas G. Kitselman Skylar Wood Timber M. Frohreich Sydney G. Fowble DeJay A....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Lions Install New Officers, Give Awards

WAITSBURG – It was the guys cooking for the gals as the Waitsburg Lions Club members wrapped up their year with a traditional Ladies Night thank you dinner of hamburgers salads and oysters, on...

 

Eighth Grade Wins Preston Hall Spirit Week

WAITSBURG – Preston Hall ended the school year with an extra push of school spirit during their annual Spirit Week on June 7, 8, and 9. Classes competed in different themes and competitions. The...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Prescott Graduates 13 Seniors

Graduates are looking happily to the future PRESCOTT – Thirteen Prescott High School seniors were all smiles as they walked the aisle to collect their diplomas at the 2017 commencement ceremony...

 

Prescott High School Scholarship Awards

Eduardo Perez Valedictorian Award $150.00 Tiffany Robinson Salutatorian Award $100.00 Maribel Mendoza Jack Smiley Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Kenneth Garner Scholarship $1,500.00 Elizabeth Perez Prescott Lions Scholarship in Memory of Sam Erwin...

 

Retirement Open House

Waitsburg School board members hosted a retirement open house for departing staff members, Carol Clarke, Mel McWhorter, and Dinah Lindsey on June 7....

 

Pioneer Days

Elementary school students from Waitsburg and Prescott wrapped up their school year with a visit to the Bruce House museum on Monday and Tuesday of last week. Students learned local history from Gary...

 

Waitsburg Hosts Annual Livestock Show

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg fairgrounds was bustling as participants and viewers arrived to attend the 63rd annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on Sat., June 10. The longstanding Waitsburg... Full story

 

Waitsburg Livestock Show & Fair Results

Goat Showmanship 4-H Champion – Sydney Fowble 4-H Reserve Champion – Luke Nelson FFA Champion – Grace Coulston FFA Reserve Champion – Timothy Daves Beef Showmanship 4-H Champion – Amy Farley FFA Champion – Jared Farley Sheep Showmanship F...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Daves Qualifies for National 4-H Shooting Competition

State 4-H Shotgun Shoot earns Timothy Daves a spot at Grand Island, Neb. competion WAITSBURG – Training and hard work paid off for 4-H sharp shooter Timothy Daves, whose performance in the...

 

Seniors Celebrate

Graduating WHS seniors took the Second Annual Senior Walkthrough last Thursday, prior to Friday night's graduation ceremony. Seniors, dressed in graduation regalia, encouraged younger students as...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 8, 2017

Waitsburg Seniors Celebrate Memories

WAITSBURG – Friends and family members stood as the traditional strains of 'Pomp and Circumstance' marked both an ending and new beginnings for the Waitsburg Class of 2017 on Friday. Thirty-three se...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 8, 2017

Eddie Perez and Tiffany Robinson are PHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

PRESCOTT – Graduating members of the Prescott High School Class of 2017 will walk the aisle to receive their diplomas at noon on Saturday in the high school gymnasium. This year's honor speakers...

 

Waitsburg Scholarship Awards

JACOB DUNN Exchange Club Youth of the Year $1,000 Exchange Club Youth fo the Year for the Northwest District $1,500 Council 2 Union Scholarship $5,000 Washington State University $3,000 Waitsburg Lion’s Club Scholarship in Memory of Tom Baker...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 1, 2017

Jacob Dunn is WHS Valedictorian, Taylor Hays is Salutatorian

WAITSBURG – Thirty-three seniors will end their high school careers with a walk down Kison Court during Waitsburg High School's 121st commencement ceremony on Friday. Baccalaureate will be held at...

 

2017 WHS Alumni Reunion & Banquet

WAITSBURG - More than 130 alumni, friends, and family members attended the 113th annual Waitsburg Alumni Reunion and Banquet held at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room on Sat., May 27....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 1, 2017

Veterans are Remembered

WAITSBURG – This year's annual American Legion/Auxiliary Memorial Day Service included the addition of two names, Mel R. OpBroek and John A. Lanning, to the memorial wall, and included a muster for...

 

Jacob Dunn in Running for National Exchange Club Youth of the Year

WAITSBURG – WHS senior Jacob Dunn was named 2016-17 Walla Walla Exchange Club Youth of the Year male recipient, receiving $1,000 towards his higher education. He also won the Exchange Club...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present -Kevin House was unanimously voted to retain his role as Mayor Pro Tem. -Unanimously approved a pay increase for pool...

 

Celebration Days Parade

Sunny skies and warm temperatures made for an enjoyable and well-attended Waitsburg Celebration Days weekend. Residents and visitors enjoyed live music, a festive parade, Classic Auto Show, Historic...

 

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