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 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Kevin House

Incumbent Kevin house has worked at The McGregor Company in Waitsburg for 21 years and has lived here for 14 years. He has been on the city council since elected in 2010. House is active in the Lions...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Terry Jacoy

Terry Jacoy has been repeatedly recognized for his service over his 40 years living in Waitsburg. Jacoy farmed, worked for Brea Ag., and then was office manager for The McGregor Company until his...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

KC Kuykendall

Incumbent KC Kuykendall moved to Waitsburg in 2010. He was asked to fill a vacant council seat in 2013 and has remained on the council since. He is on the county planning commission, and he and his...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Lisa Morrow

Lisa Morrow was born and raised in the Touchet Valley and has lived in Waitsburg for 13 years. She has coached Little League, leads the 4-H PenPals Swine Club, and is treasurer of the Home and School...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Dave Paxton

Council candidate Dave Paxton was born and raised in Benton City and has resided in Waitsburg for nearly three years. He moved here to be closer to the mountains and to spend more time hunting and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Matt Spring

Council candidate Matt Spring, his wife, and one-year-old daughter have lived in Waitsburg for three years, He grew up in the Walla Walla area and has worked at the Waitsburg McGregor Company plant...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 6, 2017

Jim Romine

Jim Romine has lived in northern Walla Walla County all his life, except for the six years he served in the U.S. Navy. He was raised in Prescott and is a PHS graduate. He and his wife moved to...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

City Scrambles to Find Additional Bridge Funding

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg may be able to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to keeping the timeline for replacement of the city’s Main Street Bridge on track for the summer of 2017, according to City Manager Randy Hinchliffe. He is ho...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Community to Meet Supt. Candidate

WAITSBURG – After holding preliminary interviews with five candidates, the Waitsburg School Board invited a lone candidate, Dr. Jon Mishra, back for a final interview for the position of Waitsburg...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Hevels Celebrate 70th Anniversary

WAITSBURG – More than 100 friends and family members gathered at Waitsburg Town Hall on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Dr. Roger and Laura Jean Hevel. Attendees came from as far as...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Japanese Students Visit The 'Burg

WAITSBURG – Members of Waitsburg's favorite bluegrass band, Switchgrass Delta, are playing host to several Japanese students as part of the Sasayama-Walla Walla Sister City Exchange Program this...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Waitsburg Mayor Profiles

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's annual elections were delayed two weeks when city council candidate filings fell one short of a full slate of five members. The filing period for council seats was reopened...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Waitsburg City Elections Extended to Fill Vacant Seat

WAITSBURG – Anyone who considered running for Waitsburg City Council, but missed the original filing deadline, will have another chance to file. At their March 15 regular meeting, the council voted to reopen the filing period for three days, from...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Sheriff Turner Gives 2016 Crime Statistics Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office calls for service in 2016 were up over the previous four years in Waitsburg. But Sheriff John Turner told Waitsburg's city council that is a good thin...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Waitsburg Brings Home State KB Trophy

ARLINGTON, Wash. – The Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl team brought home a third-place trophy at the state 1B level and Dayton placed seventh out of 18 2B schools at the State Knowledge Bowl competition...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Chromebooks in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school board members enjoyed playing with Chromebooks and checking out online accelerated readers at the district's March board meeting. First-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey hande...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Council Fills Tree Committee Positions

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council approved members for the newly-formed Tree Committee at their regular March 15 meeting. Three citizens applied for the two citizen representative positions,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Bill Rodgers Appointed to Planning Commission

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Planning Commission is now just one seat shy of being complete. At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg City Council unanimously approved an application from Bill...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Council Candidates Fall One Short

WAITSBURG – Having a slate of candidates running unopposed is not unusual for Waitsburg’s annual elections. But having a shortage of candidates filing to fill the council seats is something new ...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

District Prepares for Superintendent Interviews

Search consultant Dr. Bill Jordan stresses the importance of community feedback WAITSBURG – Following an executive session with members of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Bill Jordan, of Northwest...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Dayton Wins Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

WAITSBURG – Six teams tested their wits at the annual Regional Knowledge Bowl meet held in Waitsburg on Feb. 2. Dayton, Riverside Christian of Sunnyside, and Waitsburg advanced to the State Meet in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Waitsburg 4-H Kids Place at Top Chef Competition

WAITSBURG – Thirty-seven kids from the Touchet Valley participated in the Top Chef Contest on Feb. 23-25 and Feb 27-28 held at the Walla Walla County Extension Office and St. Patrick's Church in Wal...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Seniors Opt for Saturday School

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School seniors unanimously agreed they would rather spend two Saturdays in school to make up snow days, than make up the missed days after graduation, District Suprinteden...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Airman Caitlyn Jones Completes Training

WAITSBURG – United States Air Force Airman Caitlyn Jones, 2016 Waitsburg High School graduate and daughter of Collette Jones, of Waitsburg, has reached another educational milestone. Jones...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Bridge Bids Come in High

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg received an unpleasant surprise when bids for the Main Street Bridge project were opened on Feb. 23. The lowest bid came in nearly $100,000 over the engineer’s...

 

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