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 News    April 27, 2017 

Dancing' The Night Away

Tayler Jones and Cade Branson were crowned Queen and King at Waitsburg's junior prom on Sat., April 22. The theme was "Black and White."...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

City Approves Rezone of Aronson Property

WAITSBURG – It has taken nearly a year's worth of effort, but a rezone of a property owned by Marvin Aronson just off Highway 124, which was recommended by the Waitsburg Planning Commission, was...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Preston Hall Talent Show

Several Preston Hall students shared their talents with friends and family at a talent show in the WHS auditorium Monday evening. Zack Wood (comedy) and Kiley Curran (ballet) tied for first place,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

Prescott Installs New Playground Equipment

PRESCOTT – Last year, Prescott Park saw the replacement of much-needed toddler playground equipment. Just last week, equipment for 6-12 year-olds was installed at a cost of roughly $65,000. As with...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

City Plans to Cut Corners

WAITSBURG – It will probably be years in the making, but Waitsburg's city council took the first step toward straightening Taggart Road, making it a straight shot from Millrace Road to Highway 12....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

Christine Richards Opens Essential Theraputic Massage

WAITSBURG – After 14 years in the business, massage therapist Christine Richards still loves what she does. And with her recent move here, she's brought her business, Essential Theraputic Massage,...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Waitsburg City Council Update

-Approved a city budget amendment to reallocate funds across the City Streets Fund and the Water and Sewer Fund to cover costs associated with city projects and to allocate additional water and sewer revenue. -Awarded the Main Street Bridge Project...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

READY, SET, GO!

Preston Park was a beehive of activity on a sunny Saturday morning as families turned out for the annual Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Waitsburg Grange and Commercial Club. Above: Children swarm...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Dunn Easily Wins Re-election

WAITSBURG – Preliminary election results for Waitsburg's mayor and city council members were tallied Monday night, with a few upsets resulting. Incumbent Mayor Marty Dunn received 239 votes, easily...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Waitsburg Addresses Meter Tampering

WAITSBURG – How to deal with a reported increase in water meter tampering became a topic of discussion at the March 15 city council meeting. The council is hopeful that the problem can be mitigated when the meters are replaced in the future. In...

 
 News    April 20, 2017  
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Waitsburg Schools Thousands

WAITSBURG – At their March meeting the Waitsburg School Board approved a lighting upgrade purchase in Preston Hall that will save the district thousands of dollars each year. An energy incentive...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Switchgrass to Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Local youth bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta will join with other local talent in a fundraising concert at the Plaza Theater in Waitsburg on Sun., April 23 at 4 p.m. Funds from the conce...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Sharp Shooters

The Waitsburg FFA Trap Team attended the State Trap Shoot at the Wenatchee Gun Club last weekend. Waitsburg's Team 1 placed 11th and Waitsburg's Team 2 placed 25th out of 34 total teams. Tyler...

 
 News    April 13, 2017

Getting Ready to Celebrate

John Langford of Waitsburg's Public Works crew checked out a light fixture and smiled for the camera while replacing the city boulevard banners with newly purchased Waitsburg Celebration Days banners...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

City Candidates Face Citizens at Forum

WAITSBURG – Approximately two dozen citizens showed up to hear from candidates at the April 10 Waitsburg City Elections Candidate's Forum, hosted by the Waitsburg Commercial Club, and held at Town...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Walla Walla County Names New Fairgrounds Manager

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County is right on track with their timeline for selecting a new Fairgrounds Manager. Interim Fairgrounds Manager Perry Dozier will hand over the reins to newly selected...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Eagle Scout Project Brightens Bleachers

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School senior Jacob Elder got what he wished for when a break in the rain allowed him to finish his Eagle Scout project during Spring Break. He squeaked the requirement...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

SEATech Students Win Creativity Award

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School junior Chris Philbrook enrolled in the Walla Walla Southeast Area Technical Skills Center's (SEATech) construction technology program because he wanted to take...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Elementary Teachers Put Data to Use with Creative Intervention Solutions

WAITSBURG – Data is only as good as what you do with it, and Waitsburg Elementary School teachers are working hard to put their data to the best use helping students. At the March school board...

 
 News    April 6, 2017

90 Years Young

Members of the Waitsburg Quartet entertained the crowd during Jack McCaw's 90th birthday party on Fri., March 31, at the Lions Memorial Building....

 
 News    April 6, 2017

Waitsburg Elections

WAITSBURG – Ballots for Waitsburg’s annual city elections were mailed last Friday and completed ballots must be returned to City Hall by 8 p.m. on April 17 or must have an April 17 or earlier postmark. This year’s election was extended and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Mishra to be New Waitsburg Superintendent

WAITSBURG – After an extensive interview process, the Waitsburg School Board voted unanimously to offer the positions of Waitsburg Schools district superintendent and elementary principal to Dr....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Kate Hockersmith

Incumbent council member Kate Hockersmith has lived in Waitsburg since 1992. She has been a 4-H leader, Boy Scout volunteer and Friends of the Library member. She taught preschool/parent education in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Lane Hill

Lane Hill moved to town two years ago and renovated a building on Main Street, which will be used to offer shows, events, and art classes to the community, and to bring workshop tourism to Main...

 

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