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 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 7, 2023 

Waitsburg Baskeball against Rogers

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's middle school boys basketball team played Rogers in College Place on Wednesday, November 29, and in Waitsburg on December 4. At Rogers, the B-team lost 45-37. Damien Karl score...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 30, 2023

Lash LaRue builds wrestling team

WAITSBURG - Lash LaRue has wrestled for about 17 years. He is now in his first year as head coach of the Waitsburg High School wrestling team. The team has newcomers joining experienced wrestlers on...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 30, 2023

HS Boys basketball getting ready for play

Roy Ramirez has been coaching basketball for over 30 years, and is the head coach of the Waitsburg High School boys' basketball team. Ramirez is getting his guys ready for their first game at Pomeroy... Full story


Veterans Bingo

WAITSBURG — It was a full house at the annual Veteran’s Benefit Bingo event sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary on Sunday, November 26. Close to 100 people had the chance to win a turkey,... Full story


Poinsettia Guru

WAITSBURG - Her love of poinsettias shows when speaking about her years of enjoyment, nurturing them to bloom year after year. Darita "Dari" Williams has had poinsettias over her 43 years of... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 23, 2023

Cardinals Middle School Basketball

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg Middle School boys have competed well in their first three games of the season despite not having any eighth graders on the team. The young Cardinal team is working hard,...

 By Karen Huwe    News    November 16, 2023

Waitsburg School District Veterans Day Program

WAITSBURG - The seats were filled in the Waitsburg High School gymnasium for the Veterans Day program, "Honoring Those Who Served," under the direction of music director Elizabeth Jagelski. Principal...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 16, 2023

Waitsburg Middle School Awards

The Preston Hall Middle School held their first quarter awards assembly on Monday, November 6. “I am not a big believer in rewarding students for things they should do anyway, but it is awesome to reward students for work ethic and establishing hig...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 16, 2023

Middle School Basketball starts its season

WAITSBURG - The Preston Hall Middle School boys have been practicing skills and are ready to play basketball! Their first game was on Tuesday, November 14, at Liberty Christian in Walla Walla. They...


Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

In March, my sisters and I took a basket weaving class at The Refinery in Walla Walla. At that time, I saw people using the pottery wheel, and in my Around the Valley article about our basket-weaving...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 2, 2023

HS Volleyball Season Ends

WAITSBURG - Seniors Alyssa Segraves, Kylee Henry, Makenna Barron and Peyton Struckmeier were recognized before playing their last game of the season at home against St. John-Endicott (SJE) on...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 26, 2023

MS Volleyball season ends

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Middle School "B" team finished their volleyball season, winning both matches last week. The Lady Cardinals beat Dayton on October 16 with 25-18, 25-14, 6-15. They beat...

 By Karen Huwe    News    October 19, 2023

Waitsburg 2023 Homecoming Week

WAITSBURG - Wearing pajamas to school and decorating the high school started Homecoming Week 2023. The week was filled with fun activities, dress-up days, a football game, and finally, the dance. On...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 19, 2023

Cardinals Lose Homecoming Game to Liberty Christian

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg High School football team started strong against undefeated Liberty Christian (LC) in the homecoming game on Friday, October 13. The Cardinals held their own in the first...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 19, 2023

Middle School Football Team Wins

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's middle school football team beat St. John-Endicott (SJE) on the Cardinal field on October 12. The boys led 32-16 at halftime, never let up, and won the game 64-44.  The team...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 19, 2023

Cardinal Volleyball Lose to WWVA and Desales

WAITSBURG - On Monday, October 10, the high school Cardinal volleyball team lost three sets to the visiting Walla Walla Valley Academy Knights (WWVA). The Cardinals struggled with passing serve and...


Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

WALLA WALLA - The Kirkman House on North Colville Street in Walla Walla was built between 1879 and 1889. William and Isabelle Kirkman moved into the house with their four surviving children, William H...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 12, 2023

Cardinals Volleyball Beat the Redhawks

WAITSBURG - The high school volleyball team had a busy week, playing two league matches on their home court and three matches in the Kiona Benton Tournament. Against Prescott on October 3, the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 12, 2023

MS Volleyball Team Win at Desales

WAITSBURG — The middle school volleyball team traveled to Desales on October 4 and left with both the “B” team and the “A” team winning their respective matches. The B team lost the first set 23-25, then bounced back, winning the following...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 12, 2023

MS Football Team Beats Touchet

WAITSBURG - The middle school football team got their third win of the season with a 50-6 win over Touchet on the Cardinal field on October 5. The middle school football team got their third win of...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 5, 2023

MS Boys Drop Close Football Game to Liberty Christian

WAITSBURG—The Cardinals’ middle school football team traveled to Liberty Christian on September 28 and put up a fight before losing 30-24. The Cardinals received the opening kickoff and Kellen Coulston took the ball 70 yards for the...


MS Volleyball Team Beats Dayton

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg middle school "A" volleyball team dropped the first game to the Dayton Bulldogs, 18-25, on Monday, September 25, then the momentum changed and the Cardinals won the next two set,...


HS Volleyball Team Drops Match to Desales

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg’s high school volleyball team has a 1-4 record after dropping three straight sets to Desales on September 19 in the Irish gym. Peyton Struckmeier and Makenna Barron led the Cardinal players with four kills each in the...


"Speeders" stop in Waitsburg on Wine to River tour

WAITSBURG - Twenty-one "speeders," also known as motor cars, traveled through Waitsburg by rail on Thursday, September 14. The group was on a "Wine to Rivers" excursion hosted by the Pacific Railcar O...

 By Karen Huwe    News    September 21, 2023

Fall Festival brought pie, food, music, cars, and fashion

WAITSBURG-It was a beautiful sunny day for the annual Pioneer Fall Festival at the Bruce House in Waitsburg on Sunday, September 17. An occasional gust of wind blew through, but it did not deter...


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