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Waitsburg homes and farms underwater

WAITSBURG-February 7 is starting to earn quite the reputation in the Walla Walla Valley, as two major floods have ripped through the area in less than 25 years. The 2020 flood, which people are just n...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 13, 2020

Nancy's Dream is growing

WAITSBURG-Doug Biolo didn't have plans to stay in Waitsburg after his mother, Nancy Aronson, passed. It took a little bit of convincing from his sister, Janet Lawrence and a split-second decision to...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 6, 2020

Night out at the Sock Hop

The Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room has seen many transformations, and this weekend, it transformed into a 50s style diner, complete with vinyl records and milkshakes, for the Home and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 6, 2020

Jamie's Perfection Cleaning

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, which means we all should get a jump start on our spring cleaning. If you're a 'cleaning won't kill me, but why chance it?' kind of person, have...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 30, 2020

Waitsburg Celebration Days crowns 2020 queen

WAITSBURG-Scrambling to set extra tables up is a fundraiser coordinator's 'best and worst case scenario' and that is exactly what happened at Lena Beren's Coronation Dinner on Saturday night. Her...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 30, 2020

New running club is more than just miles

WAITSBURG-Susan Wildey attended her first Girls on the Run event last year with her niece, and that was all the inspiration she needed. Wildey, who is the Food Services Supervisor at Waitsburg...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

The Waitsburg School Board met January 16, at the Preston Hall Middle School. Present board members were Ross Hamann, Christy House, Lisa Morrow, and Superintendent Mark Pickel.  Superintendent...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

The Waitsburg City Council met on January 15, at the Lions Club Building. Council members present were Kate Hockersmith, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Terry Jacoy, KC Kuykendall, Mayor Marty Dunn and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

Area youth raising money for trip to D.C.

WAITSBURG- Lisa Morrow and Tracy Barron aren't afraid of anything. From horses to hunting, they both have active families that keep them on their toes. Last April they volunteered to take a group of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

More than a crown

If you've ever attended the Waitsburg Celebration Days parade, there's no doubt you've seen the young ladies donning crowns and waving atop their horse. While smiling and waving is at the top of the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

Celebration Days Queen coronation dinner takes place on January 25

The Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen's Coronation is quickly approaching, and will take place at Town Hall on January 25th. The town's new ambassador is Lena Berens, of Walla Walla, who is looking...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 9, 2020

Colorful winter break at the Cardinal's Nest

WAITSBURG-The last few days of winter break are their own kind of limbo. Kids are starting to wake up from the holiday-induced comas, parents are going back to work, and babysitters are seemingly...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 2, 2020

Local racer signs deal with racing company

One of the best feelings is when you figure out what is meant by "do what you love and love what you do," and Koby Harris is figuring it out early! The Waitsburg High school student recently turned...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 2, 2020

Waitsburg City Council Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met December 18, 2019 at the Waitsburg Lion’s Building. Council members Terry Jacoy, KC Kuykendall, Jim Romine, and Kevin House, as well as Mayor Marty Dunn,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 2, 2020

Waitsburg's bookstore is more than just pages

Good books, local products, and writing clubs... oh my! Ju's Traveling Pages, located at the end of our Main Street, is owned and operated by a family who has centered their business around...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 19, 2019

Dayton-Waitsburg Combine committee discusses future of the program

WAITSBURG-The Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine Advisory Committee met December 11, at the Preston Hall Middle School in Waitsburg. The Board reviewed the results of the recent community-wide survey,...

 

Waitsburg School Board update

The Waitsburg School Board met December 11, at the Preston Hall Middle School. The meeting was moved to 7:30 pm to accommodate the DW Athletic Combine meeting earlier that night. The Board swore in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 19, 2019

Kid's Shopping Night was a success

WAITSBURG-The annual Kid's Shopping Night was held December 11 at the Waitsburg Elementary multipurpose room. The shopping night is hosted by the American Auxiliary. Rose Englebright, who has been...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 12, 2019

Dayton women participate in the 2020 Pendleton Round-Up Royal Court

DAYTON-Let'er Buck! The Pendleton Round-Up is a world-famous rodeo with a deep western history, and each year, a group of young ladies go through an application process to be the faces of the event....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 5, 2019

No toys for Christmas? No problem

The holiday season is here, ready or not! If you have a toddler or young child in your life, you've probably heard something along the lines of "toy-free Christmas" from the parents. I have a two...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 28, 2019

Local horseman takes the trip of a lifetime

WALLA WALLA-Each great adventure has its start. Some start out with a cup of coffee or a long drive, but a Walla Walla Valley horseman's adventure started with a custom ordered, horse-drawn omnibus....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 28, 2019

Indian-style lunch was a hit at Sam's Corner

WAITSBURG-Lunch was served last Friday at Sam's Corner on Highway 12, and it drew crowds! The curry chicken and rice, which has received nothing but positive feedback, was a traditional-style Indian...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 28, 2019

Waitsburg School Board monthly meeting

WAITBSURG—The Waitsburg School Board held its monthly meeting last Wednesday, at the Preston Hall Middle School. The Board discussed upcoming holiday plans within the school, reviewed policies, and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 28, 2019

Waitsburg FFA Farm to Fork event serves a homegrown meal

WAITSBURG- The Waitsburg FFA held their monthly meeting this last week, but the meeting had a twist: The officers invited parents and community members and served a dinner that was made from local...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 21, 2019

The Cardinal's Nest is going strong

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Elementary has a lot to be proud of, from the great teachers surrounding our kids to the wonderful programs it offers, including the Cardinal's Nest. The after school program,...

 

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