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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...

 

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,...

 

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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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Ten Years Ago August 23, 2007 Photo caption: Slowly the mule-drawn wagon carrying the casket of Kenneth G. Smith climbed the gently sloping hill at the Waitsburg City Cemetery, conveying the prominent wheat rancher and Quarterhorse enthusiast to his...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 10, 2017

Ten Years Ago August 16, 2007 Grain prices have been ratcheting up each day, jumping 15¢ on Tuesday, August 14, said J.E. McCaw, local manager of Northwest Grain Growers, as harvest operations in the Touchet Valley and surrounding area begin to curt...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 3, 2017

Ten Years Ago August 9, 2007 Wheat harvest in the Touchet Valley and surrounding is well past commodity prices are uncharacteristically on the rise. “These are the highest prices I’ve ever seen,” said J.E. McCaw, local manager of the Waitsburg...

 

Pioneer Portraits - July 20, 2017

Ten Years Ago July 26, 2007 After going 7-3 during the regular season, the Windermere Girls Softball Team, won the 13-18U championship tournament by winning two games to capture the top trophy. The team consists of Morgan Beckman, Loren Eng, Mayra...

 

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Ten Years Ago July 19, 2007 Grain growers in the Touchet Valley and surrounding countryside should be harvesting in full swing by this weekend. Throughout this week, local farmers started cutting to get the 2007 harvest under way, said J.E. McCaw,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - July 6, 2017

Ten Years Ago July 12, 2007 Shubi Broom, a talking Budgie Parakeet that was immortalized in a children’s book written and illustrated by Kathelene’ Joyce of Milton-Freewater, escaped and is lost somewhere around Waitsburg and environs. Shubi is...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 29, 2017

Ten Years Ago July 5, 2007 Waitsburg native Bob Collins has announced his candidacy for Port of Walla Walla Commissioner, District No. 1. The position is currently held by Paul H. Schneidmiller. Candidates who have also filed are Cory Henson and Jim...

 

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...

 

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