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Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 21, 2008 Waitsburg’s John Gertsch has been named to the Blue Mountain League, All –Conference first team BML officials announced recently. Cardinal teammate Kathy Weston was named to the All Conference Second Team Former...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 14. 2008 A picture of a handsome young fella turning 50 on the 17th is none other than Loyal Baker Columbia County Health Systems is excited for their second speaker in the “We Can Do It, Get Fit, Get Well, Get Educated” se...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 14, 2008 A desire to reconnect with Waitsburg, make a significant local investment in Waitsburg’s economic development and be close to family – no doubt – are what prompted Travis and Deb Larsen to become owners of the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 2, 2018

Ten Years Ago February 7, 2008 Administrations at Waitsburg and Prescott school districts will now delve into the “nuts and bolts, the nitty-gritty” of combining middle and high school athletics between the two schools following approval by the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 25, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 31, 2007 Breaking with a decades-long tradition, the Board of Directors of the Waitsburg Commercial Club voted unanimously to forgo sponsorship of a caucus for the 2008 City of Waitsburg at a special meeting on January 24. The...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 18, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 24, 2008 Following four think-on-your-feet interviews and a short executive session, three members of the Waitsburg City Council couldn’t agree on a replacement appointee for the Council seat made vacant by the death of...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 11, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 17, 2008 Jack Cyr, Mr. Recycling around Waitsburg, will cease recycling newspaper and cardboard as of April 1, 2008, blaming high gas prices. Cyr informed The Times through a Letter to the Editor. “They say we’re going to...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 4, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 10, 2008 The Waitsburg Fifth Grade Ski Program begins this week at Ski Bluewood and according to teacher Pam Conover, the students are “quite excited” about going skiing. Before they went, however, Deb Callahan brought two...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 28, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 3, 2008 With a skiff of snow and threatening skies, construction workers busy with the new Waitsburg Clinic at the corner of Third and Main were hard at work a couple of days after Christmas. Through mid December, concrete was...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 21, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 27, 2017 Photo caption: The Cardinal Players took a curtain call, basking in the applause following their “reader’s theater” presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” at the Liberty Theater in Dayton...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 14, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 20, 2007 To get into the Christmas spirit, there’s nothing like the sights and sounds to be experienced at the Waitsburg Community Choir cantata. “Once upon a Miracle” - A Christmas Musical, by Marty Parks, was performed...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 7, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 13, 2007 Waitsburg is shifting from an agricultural-based focus to wine and tourism, Perry Dozier of the Waitsburg Economic Development Committee told the Commercial Club at its December 4, 2007 at Ye Towne Hall. The 2007-08...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 30, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 6, 2007 After about 18 months of discussion, some 50 acres east and north of the Waitsburg City Limits is now officially part of the city. The parcel is located between Mill Race Road and Taggart Road. The land, proposed for...

 

Pioneer Portraits - Nov. 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 29, 2007 Waitsburg’s Streetscape Renovation Project, beset by delays and setbacks, got a $140,000 boost this week. “This is a real shot in the arm for Waitsburg’s Main Street.” said Ross Hamann, chairman of the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 22, 2007 Following the discovery of an underground storage tank and a week’s delay while the tank was removed and soil checked, contractors began working in earnest on the new Waitsburg Clinic at the corner of Third and...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 15, 2007 Former Waitsburg mayor Tom Baker was honored with the 2007 Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce Award of Merit in a ceremony last week. Five Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals – three on defense and two on offense – were...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 2, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 8, 2017 Senior Tyson Cole completed seven of 10 passes for 226 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in leading the Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals to a 34-6 win over Pomeroy there last Friday. Photo caption: Construction...

 

Pioneer Portraits - October 26, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 1, 2007 It has come to our attention that we do not have any birthdays listed for October 28. We are hoping to find someone with a birthday on that day. For the first person that calls The Times office, 337-6631, with a name...

 

Pioneer Portraits - October 12, 2017

Ten Years Ago October 18, 2007 Ceremonies held statewide on October 10 recognized schools, including Waitsburg High School, for their achievements in improving WASL scores over the past six years. W.H.S. Principal Ken Beasley, Liv Leid, English... Full story

 

Pioneer Portraits - October 5, 2017

Ten Years Ago October 11, 2007 Dick Garbe of Touchet reports it rained .13 in September. Kimberly Bly of Waitsburg placed third in the Powder Puff Derby at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days’ Demolition Derby. Questions, predictions, opinions,...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 4, 2007 Wheat producers and the grain industry saw another historic wheat price set Monday when soft white wheat closed at $10.02. As of press deadline Tuesday afternoon, wheat had closed at $9.87. “It still hasn’t rained...

 

Pioneer Portraits - September 7, 2017

Ten Years Ago September 20, 2007 Another beautiful – albeit breezy – September Sunday played host to the Pioneer Fall Festival at the Bruce Memorial Museum. The corn on the cob was lip-smackin’ good and smiling folks were abundantly welcoming...

 

Pioneer Portraits - September 7, 2017

Ten Years Ago September 13, 2007 Marguerite Anna (Heinen) Ganguet, who dies August 20, 2007, was to have been the honored Pioneer of the Year at the 35th annual Pioneer Fall Festival, slated for Sunday, September 16 at the Bruce Memorial Museum in...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 31, 2017

Ten Years Ago September 6, 2007 Seventeen-year-old Daniel Wies, the son of Joe and Kathy Weis of Waitsburg, was one of 26 individuals from the Spokane Dioceses to make an early August sojourn to Mississippi to contribute to Katrina relief efforts....

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 24, 2017

Ten Years Ago August 30, 2007 The City of Waitsburg’s official flag has been flying beneath the stars and stripes on the downtown flagpole for the past week or so. The City Council approved of the design in early June and accepted the offer of...

 

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