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Exchange Club Awardees

Chloe Pearson and Robert Walsh were selected as the 2017-2018 Waitsburg High School Exchange Club Youth of the Month. This selection makes them eligible for the Exchange Club Youth of the Year $1,000...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Dec. 5: Malicious/Criminal Mischief reported in the 900 block of Preston Avenue....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 14, 2017 

Council to Decide Parking Issue

WAITSBURG – At the request of City Manager Randy Hinchliffe, the Waitsburg City Council has been asked to determine, at their Dec. 20 meeting, whether or not semi trucks can park overnight in the Whiskey Canyon Sports Bar & Grill parking lot....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 14, 2017 

Senior Round Table Wants You!

WAITSBURG – For about 30 years, Waitsburg seniors have been gathering to share a hot meal and fellowship together as part of the Walla Walla Senior Citizen Center's Senior Round Table program....

 

A Hometown Holiday

Beautiful weather helped make for a fantastic turn-out at this year's Waitsburg Hometown Christmas which featured plenty of fun and entertainment, including visits from Santa, Disney princesses and...

 

Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

The rails are nearly completed and paving on the Main Street Bridge was to take place on Tuesday afternoon. Paving should bring the bridge to "substantial completion" and allow it to open to drivers...

 

Festival of Trees Winners

Winners of the annual Festival of Trees FFA fundraiser this year were: Corral Wranglers 4-H - 1st Place and Karl Law Office - People's Choice....

 

Stockings from santa

Santa Claus made his way through Waitsburg via fire truck on Saturday morning, delivering stockings door-to-door to all the children in town. The visit was sponsored by the Waitsburg Resource...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 7, 2017

Grace Coulston Receives National Recognition for Raising Goats

Youth goat breeder is selected to JABGA board and is highlightedin rural living magazine WAITSBURG – When Texas goat expert Fred Homeyer met Grace Coulston, he was immediately impressed and asked...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 30, 2017

Hometown Christmas Gets Bigger and Better

WAITSBURG – Every year, the second weekend after Thanksgiving, families flock to Waitburg’s Main Street to experience the one-of-a kind delights of Waitsburg’s Hometown Christmas. This year’s 32nd annual event will have all the old favorite f...

 

Busted Silo

A grain silo on Lower Waitsburg Road ruptured Wednesday, depositing its contents across Lower Waitsburg Road. The spill caused two vehicle mishaps. The cause of the rupture of the silo, owned by...

 

Thanksgiving Donations

Each year Safeway accepts donations that are pooled to purchase entire Thanksgiving dinners to be donated locally. This year, ten of those dinners were given to the Waitsburg Christian Church to be...

 

LZ Turns 90!

Small towns celebrate birthdays in a big way! It was standing room only at the Waitsburg Hardware store as community members turned out to celebrate LZ Conover's 90th birthday with him on Wed., Nov....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Main Street Bridge Completion Delayed

WAITSBURG – The new Main Street Bridge on Waitsburg's north end was set to be complete last week, but a complication with the rails has resulted in a delay. A potentially significant delay,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members: Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, Mayor Marty Dunn. Council member KC Kuykendall was excused. -Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe and Grants and Programs Administrator Lydia Caudill discussed the Sherwood Trust...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

City Must Decide on Flood Feasibility Study

WAITSBURG – How much money is too much to spend when it comes to planning and preparing for a natural disaster? That's the question the Waitsburg City Council must be ready to decide at their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Leena Baker Is New City Council Student Representative

WAITSBURG – Tim and Heather Baker were in attendance at last week's city council meeting to show support as their daughter, Leena Baker, was sworn in as student council representative. This will be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst...

 

Off the Rails

A train was derailed on the newly operational short line railroad, just west of Waitsburg on Bolles Road Tuesday morning. The Port of Columbia opened the line last month after it had been closed for...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Nov. 10 Deputies were dispatched to Wilson Hollow Rd. in reference to a dometic violence assault. Nov. 9 Deputies responded to a violation of a domestic violence no-contact order on Stonecipher Road....

 

Veterans Honored

On Nov. 9 Waitsburg High School ASB officers and student council members presented "Flags of Our Fathers" with a flag folding ceremony featuring fifth grade safety patrol member at an all-schools...

 

LEOs/Lions Food Drive

Waitsburg High School classes pitted against one another to see who could bring in the most food to the Waitsburg Resource Center on Wednesday night. LEOs club advisor Gabe Kiefel spearheaded the...

 

Makenna Barron is 2018 Celebration Days Queen

Congratulations to Makenna Barron, daughter of Charlie and Tracy Barron, who was selected 2018 Celebration Days Queen last weekend. The Waitsburg native is a familiar face around town, singing...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Amy Farley Places at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup

WAITSBURG – Amy Farley said she was surprised to win first place at the Washington State Fair for her individual presentation in September, but was even more surprised to learn she would move on to...

 

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