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 Specials    April 20, 2017

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...

 Specials    April 13, 2017

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...

 Specials    April 6, 2017

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...

 Specials    March 30, 2017

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...

 Specials    March 23, 2017

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...

 Specials    March 16, 2017

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... Full story

 Specials    March 9, 2017

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...

 Specials    March 2, 2017

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...

 Specials    February 23, 2017

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,...

 Specials    February 16, 2017

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...

 Specials    February 9, 2017

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...

 Specials    February 2, 2017

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...

 Specials    January 26, 2017

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...

 Specials    January 19, 2017

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...

 Specials    January 12, 2017

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...

 Specials    December 29, 2016

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-...

 Specials    December 22, 2016

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...

 Specials    December 15, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - December 15, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 21, 2006 The edge of the storm system that blasted Portland and Seattle last week also did some pruning around Waitsburg. At numerous locations around town, branches were down in streets and yards. The Presbyterian Church...

 Specials    December 8, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - December 8, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 14, 2006 Bob Danforth was honored by York Rite Masons and Knights Templar for 50 years of membership at the Past Masters Night held at the Masonic Hall in Waitsburg Monday. Twelve Odako members met at the home of Ruth Peterson... Full story

 Specials    December 1, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - December 1, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 7, 2006 A Christmas potluck at Ye Towne Hall will be held Friday, December 8, 2006 by 55 Plus. Jeanetta Monfort and Iris Stearns will hostess. Baked ham, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and three pumpkin pies will be...

 Specials    November 24, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - November 24, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 30, 2006 The Waitsburg Chapter of the FFA celebrated the Harvest Ball on Nov. 18, naming Courtney Gritman as FFA Queen and Cole Janovich as FFA King. Activities leading up to the sock hop held in the industrial arts shop includ...

 Specials    November 17, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - November 17, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 23, 2006 By a 3-2 vote, the Waitsburg City Council chose for a second year in a row to forgo a 1% increase in municipal taxes allowed by law without a vote of the people. The motion to not implement the tax increase was made...

 Specials    November 3, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - November 3, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 9, 2006 Four-year Cardinal letterman Jeremy Nichols was named to the Blue Mountain 2B-11 All Conference Team. He was Waitsburg’s (0-5, 3-6) only selection. Photo caption: Seniors playing their final home game for the...

 Specials    October 27, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - October 27, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 2, 2016 Waitsburg Middle School was awarded a $300 grant sponsored by the Seattle Seahawks Student All-Star Program. The grant was given to help with the financial costs of starting up Middle School Football in Waitsburg. The...

 Specials    October 20, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - October 20, 2016

Ten Years Ago October 26, 2006 Jeremy Nichols may not have won one of four $5,000 scholarships offered by Qwest, but being a runner up wasn’t too bad. Nichols, the son of Jeff and Dawn Nichols of Waitsburg, was honored in a half-time ceremony on...


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