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Pioneer Portraits - June 22, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 28, 2007 Aryn Davis, 18, the daughter of Kevin and Rene Davis of Klickitat, Wash., granddaughter of Glynn Davis of Waitsburg, and the late Donna Davis, has received an appointment to be a member of the Class of 2011 at The...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 15, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 21, 2007 Giving back to the community that has blessed them is the thought behind Waitsburg’s newest gift and variety shop, Etceteras. Marilyn and Robbie Johnson moved to Waitsburg in 2000 when Robbie was hired as superintendent...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 8, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 14, 2007 Last year a local team, Cole Construction, finished with some hardware, and they will return to the diamond at the 2007 Lions Club Softball Bash to take another shot at the championship. They will be among the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 1, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 7, 2007 Local small grain producers are smiling broadly thanks to steady and widespread rainfall which arrived in the area Monday evening after several scorching days at the end of May and first part of June. About three-quarters...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 25, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 31, 2007 Twenty three members of the Waitsburg High School Class of 2007 are set to participate in commencement exercises on June 8. Valedictorian of the class is Danielle Coila, daughter of Gloria and Richard Lybecker, Waitsburg,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 18, 2017

Ten Years Ago Thursday, May 24, 2007 People playing the ponies last weekend at the 94th Annual Days of Real Sport bet a total of $48,275 during the two-day race meet. It was another long and enjoyable Days of Real Sport Parade. Heading the parade was...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 11, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 17, 2007 Hey pard, folks around Waitsburg are as pleased as a pup with two tails that the 94th running of the Days of Real Sport is this weekend. Town is spruced up and ready to entertain friends and neighbors from near and far...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 4, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 10, 2007 The site of the former John Smith Implement and Hardware, known locally as “The Hole,” is in the process of being “renovated” for new uses. About two-thirds of it has been leveled and seeded to grass and the other...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 20, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 26, 2007 When the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” was released in 2000, the country witnessed a revival in true American music-bluegrass. It also inspired a group of young people from Waitsburg to learn to play that type...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 13, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 19, 2007 W.H.S. graduate Laura (Lybecker) Tarp, daughter of Carolyn Lybecker of Waitsburg and the late Norman “Gus” Lybecker, was awarded the 2007 ProStart Teacher of the Year award by the Washington Education Foundation in ea...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 6, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 12, 2007 Stacked up against 21 other schools – nearly all larger Oregon, Idaho and Washington high schools, the Waitsburg Cardinal Boys 4X400 Relay team of Jeremy Nichols, Morgan Baker, Josh Smith and Jace Zuger put together an...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 30, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 5, 2007 Should Markeeta Little Wolf’s preliminary 15-vote-lead over Mayor Marty Dunn in the 2007 Waitsburg City Election hold, the election will go down in the history books for its number of firsts: Waitsburg’s first female...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 29, 2007 Waitsburg’s 2007 vote-by-mail City Election will wrap up when ballots are due to be postmarked on April 2. At stake is the mayor’s position and five City Council seats with seven people on contention for them. Three-p...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 22, 2007 Two Waitsburg women with years of community contributions were honored for that service with Waitsburg Commercial Club’s 2006 Community Service Award last Tuesday. Evelyn Smith and Jane Butler were recognized with...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 15, 2007 In 1950, she was the “new girl in town” and Meredith Hulce jumped in with both feet, no holds barred, taking on the challenge of being a candidate for the Days of Real Sport (DRS) court. In 2007, she is a bit more...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 2, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 8, 2007 Waylon and Willie and the boys recently included a Waitsburg boy, Bill Stonecipher, who not too long ago was seen perusing his Waitsburg Times on the boardwalk at the Luckenbach, Texas, post office. Stonecipher and his...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 1, 2007 John Gertsch, a 5-11 junior guard for the Cardinals, was honored for being named to the Blue Mountain League All Conference Second Team. Gertsch, the third leading scorer in the league, received the seventh highest vote,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 22, 2017 Harold Cochran of Prescott was appointed to the Board of Regents at Washington State University (WSU) by Governor Chris Gregoire last week. The Waitsburg branch of AmericanWest Bank will cut its operating hours...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 15, 2007 Jane Butler was initiated into P.E.O., Waitsburg Chapter BE, in January of 1947. The initiating President was Evelyn Harris. In her 60-year P.E.O. lifetime, she has also been a member of Chapter BJ in Dayton and...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 2, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 8, 2007 W.H.S. Senior Jeremy Nichols presented a $500 check to the Waitsburg A.S.B. Football Fund and Football Coach Jeff Bartlow this week. Nichols participated in the 2006 Qwest Leadership Challenge and performed 40 hours of...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 26, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 1, 2007 Known widely for her love of her patients and the people of southeastern Washington, Aleta Shockley has retired after 40 years with Dayton General Hospital, now the Columbia County Public Hospital District. Shockley...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 19, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 25, 2007 Columbia County resident Brian Black has long held a vision of a memorial that would help honor all of the local veterans who have served their country. As it turns out, this is a vision that many want to help become...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 12, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 18, 2007 The first day of the Waitsburg Elementary School Fifth Grade Ski Program arrived at last on Thursday, January 11. . . “With the help of school personnel, Carrie Graham, and Brenda Baker; parents Kitzi Brannock, Bret...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 28, 2016

Ten Years Ago January 4, 2007 Three Waitsburg youngsters will compete in the Elks Lodge Free Throw Contest in Moses Lake on Saturday, January 6. Owen Lanning, 10, finished third in the Walla Walla contest, but advanced when the first- and second-...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 22, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 28, 2006 Danielle Coila and Jeremy Nichols were recently named “Youths of the Month” for the month of December by the Exchange Club of Walla Walla. Coila and Nichols were honored at a luncheon at the Elks Club in Walla...

 

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