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By Dena Martin
The Times 

2017 In Waitsburg and Prescott : The Year in Review

 

December 28, 2017

Times File Photo

Foot thick "icebergs" blocked Coppei Creek and flooded the pasture of Kyle and Margaret Terry on the south end of Waitsburg. Once the water receded, the "bergs" looked even more out of place sitting in the pasture. Above: Kyle and Margaret Terry's grandsons Andrew Rosenberger (blue), Mason Rosenberger (orange) and son Cameron Terry, posed for a photo while exploring the icebergs on Jan. 19.

The struggles and contentions of 2016 allowed for a year of growth and positive movement for the City of Waitsburg in 2017. The former Waitsburg City Fire Department operated successfully as Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2, the city organized a tree committee and a fairgrounds task force to deal with ongoing issues of public concern and the newly replaced Waitsburg Main Street Bridge opened to traffic in December.

As 2017 ends, the school district, under the guidance of new District Superintendent Jon Mishra, holds a timeline for capital bond projects to begin this spring, the city has sec...



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