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 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Waitsburg school district superintendent to exit June 30

WAITSBURG - At the December 20 regular school board meeting, Waitsburg School District Superintendent Jon Mishra surprised school board members by tendering his resignation. Mishra cited family needs...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Waitsburg grads make good in Seattle

WAITSBURG – Friends since first grade, Waitsburg High School grads Colton Townsend and Connor Talbot have built a successful website design business in the Seattle are. Townsend, son of Mike and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

School District Offers Parenting Resources

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school counselor Rosy Nechodom wants parents to know about two opportunities for families taking place in February. Rodeo clown JJ Harrison will give a bullying prevention and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Just for fun . . .

My Facebook feed is regularly filled with posts from people who have lost dogs, sighted loose dogs or picked up lost dogs and are looking for their owners. It's always fun to watch dog and owner reuni...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Waitsburg welcomes 2019, part 2

In this multi-part series, The Times visits with businesses, organizations and agencies to learn their plans for 2019. This week, we continue our walk around Main Street. In future issues we will...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Volunteers tackle a massive makeover

DAYTON - Dozens of volunteers from Dayton, Waitsburg, Dixie, Starbuck and Walla Walla, many with no association to the Columbia County equine facilities, pooled resources and labor to remove the old...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Touchet Valley Communications Changes Hands

WAITSBURG – Local entrepreneur Dan Cole said he hadn’t intended to rid himself of more than one business, but when the right offer came along, he and wife Trina decided to accept. After 32 years in business, Cole sold Waitsburg Grocery, Inc. to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Waitsburg Woman Faces Murder Charges

WAITSBURG – A Waitsburg woman has been formally charged with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Marcus J. Allessio, 25. Leslie Melgar Moreno, 25, of 206 Wheatland Drive in Waitsburg, is accused of fatally stabbing...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Waitsburg Adopts 2019 Budget

WAITSBURG – In a 2018 budget recap, Waitsburg Mayor Marty Dunn listed completion of the Main Street Bridge as one of the most important projects completed in 2018. Looking forward, the Waitsburg...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    January 10, 2019

DW Boys Put up a Fight but Fall to White Swan, 41-55

WHITE SWAN, Wash. – A strong fourth quarter push wasn’t quite enough to nab DW a win against White Swan on Saturday evening. DW ultimately lost the league road game to the Indians, 41-55. DW... Full story

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Waitsburg Welcomes 2019

WAITSBURG – With a new year ahead, and the paper under new ownership, The Times thought it would be fun to take a walk around Waitsburg to learn what local agencies, businesses and organizations...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Rental Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

One of the perks of having your older kids home for the holidays, at least around my place, is the ongoing discussion of which movies are worth seeing. Preferred genres and styles run the gamut among...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 2, 2018

Marne Henderson Takes a Step Forward

WAITSBURG – For Marne Henderson, this will be the first August in 15 years that she hasn't spent time setting up her classroom at Waitsburg Elementary School. Henderson exited her position as...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 19, 2018

State Public Works Board Approves First Loans in Five Years

OLYMPIA – Waitsburg City Councilmember KC Kuykendall breathed a sigh of satisfaction in April when the Washington State Public Works Board approved 12 jurisdictions for approximately $6 million in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 12, 2018

Waitsburg Planning Commission is Back in Business

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Planning Commission Chair Karen Gregutt reminded City Council members at their June 20 regular council meeting that a full review of the city's comprehensive plan and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 5, 2018

Waitsburg Council Gives Parks & Rec District Green Light

WAITSBURG – A vital and active parks & recreation department may or may not become a reality for Waitsburg, but the Waitsburg City Council agreed to give it a go. At their June 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously to request that Walla Walla...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Knopp Receives Community Leadership Award

WAITSBURG – For Russ Knopp, "retirement" may have meant stepping away from his official duties, but it hasn't slowed down his passion for helping kids. On June 14, the former Waitsburg Elementary...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Waitsburg Adopts Six-Year Transportation Plan

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council moved forward with the annual state-mandated adoption of the city's six-year transportation plan at their July 20 regular meeting. No public comment was...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Jesse Smit, Dan McKinley are Waitsburg Lions Award Winners

WAITSBURG – On June 5, the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up their season with a Lady's Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers. Following a thank-you dinner for the ladies for...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 14, 2018

Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair is Longstanding Tradition

WAITSBURG – Rainy weather didn't put a damper on Waitsburg's 64th-Annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on June 9. A longstanding Waitsburg tradition, the event was well-attended by competitors...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 7, 2018

Waitsburg Graduates Embrace Future

WAITSBURG – Nineteen anxious seniors, surrounded by friends and family, walked the length of Kison Court to receive their diplomas in Waitsburg High School's 122nd commencement ceremony on Friday...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 31, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Update

May 17, 2018 Secondary Principal’s Report: -Students are finishing Smarter Balanced testing. -Youth and Government students traveled to Olympia with Kathy Carpenter and Heather Baker, May 3-8. Waitsburg’s team was voted Most Outstanding...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 31, 2018

Waitsburg Music Teacher Brad Green Retires on a High Note

WAITSBURG – After 22 years teaching at Waitsburg High School, music and math teacher Brad Green will retire next month on a high note. "Just this year, my seventh-eighth grade band got a superior...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 24, 2018

Waitsburg City Council Update

May 16, 2018 Members: KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present. Public Comment: - Danielle Carpenter let the council know that she was willing to serve on a Parks and Recreation...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 17, 2018

Waitsburg Celebration Days This Weekend

WAITSBURG – The 'Burg will be hopping this weekend as folks come from far and near to participate in Waitsburg Celebration Days. The three-day event, held the third weekend in May, was organized as...

 

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