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  • Fanciful, fabulous creatures come to Prescott Elementary

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|May 9, 2024

    PRESCOTT - Laura Chabre's fourth-grade students participated in an art workshop with artist Victor Trejo, a native of Mexico City. Working with clay and papier mâché, Trejo worked with the kids to create mythical and magical creatures in the Mexican folk-art style of alebrijes. Trejo first drew examples of animals the kids could choose to create alebrijes. Next, he demonstrated how to use clay to make armatures for the papercraft pieces. Working with red clay, the students filled their w...

  • Waitsburg Class of 2024

    Karen Huwe, The Times|May 9, 2024

    Simon Andersen Simon Andersen plans to study botany at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in the fall. Anderson began classes at Waitsburg High School his junior year. His favorite memories are spending time with his friends in Utah. Cyson Morris Cyson Morris likes the outdoors and hanging out with his friends when he is not playing sports. Morris has attended Waitsburg schools since kindergarten. He has played football and baseball for the school and is the Vice President of the...

  • At the Liberty:"Murder's in the Heir"

    The Times|May 9, 2024

    DAYTON — “Murder’s in the Heir” is a live theater production of a murder mystery-comedy, which will be audience interactive. It is a gripping tale filled with mystery, intrigue, and plenty of plot twists. Set in a grand estate filled with secrets, the play follows the investigation into the murder of the wealthy tycoon Simon Starkweather. With a colorful cast of characters, including conniving relatives and suspicious servants, “Murder’s in the Heir” promises thrills and chills at every turn. This production is directed by Wolf Harter and fe...

  • Waitsburg students return from Amazing Shake Competition

    Karen Huwe, The Times|May 9, 2024

    WAITSBURG - Seven Waitsburg students traveled to Atlanta, Ga., at the end of March to compete in the National Amazing Shake competition at the Ron Clark Academy. They joined over 400 students from the United States, Germany, Honduras, and Canada who attended the event. After preliminary rounds, the top 50 competed, and a student from Germany won. This was the first time that students from the Waitsburg School District participated in the competition. Faculty advisors Dusty Wirtzberger and...

  • Excited for what's next for Dayton

    The Times|May 9, 2024

    Dear Editor, I'd like to give a shout-out to Melissa Gemmell for her article on the "Stand By Me" mural. It was timely, in my opinion, to have Padraic Slattery explain what his thoughts were. He is thinking outside the box, but going in the direction of bringing more people to Dayton. There has been some talk about the mural being painted over of Historic Dayton. Painting over the mural did NOT suddenly erase Dayton's history, like a pencil eraser. The history will always be here. This will... Full story

  • Lions Rib Feed hits the mark

    The Times|May 9, 2024

    WAITSBURG - On May 4, the Waitsburg Lions Club's Annual Rib Feed brought over 600 community members together for great food at the fairgrounds. The tally so far shows over 760 tickets sold, raising $26,000. Additional funds from beer, wine, and leftover racks of ribs sales at the event could raise another $4,000 to $5,000. New this year, the club held a raffle offering prizes, including a "Stay-cation Night" and a bottle of wine at the Royal Block. The second prize was four Salmon BBQ tickets...

  • Sign up for Citywide Garage Sale -

    The Times|May 9, 2024

    WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Citywide Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday, June 1. “The Times” will publish the go-to map for the event in the May 30, 2024, edition. The map will have addresses for all the participating garage and yard sales in Waitsburg and Prescott. It is free to be included on the map, so send your garage sale details to “The Times” to be included. Information must be sent to “The Times” by 3 p.m. Monday, May 24. Please email with all the necessary information to direct buyers to your garage o... Full story

  • Involuntary Commitment Red

    Paul Gregutt, The Times|May 9, 2024

    Last week, I spent a day walking the vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills, researching an in-depth feature for my Substack pages. Among the highlights was a tasting with Will Camarda, who has taken over the reins at his family's Andrew Will winery. We sat outside at the Two Blondes vineyard, the source of many of the winery's most expensive bottles. So I was amazed and delighted when Will pulled out this bottle, a blend sourced from top Columbia Valley vineyards, including Two Blondes, yet priced...

  • Community Yard Clean-up at Bruce House

    The Times|May 9, 2024

    WAITSBURG — Community Yard Clean-up at the Bruce House on Main Street. Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon The Waitsburg Historic Society is asking for volunteers to bring your gardening gloves, tools, including shovels, racks, hoes. Let’s make the museum’s grounds beautiful for Celebration Days weekend and the Quilt Show.... Full story

  • Waitsburg School's Spring Concert highlights talented students

    Karen Huwe, The Times|May 9, 2024

    WAITSBURG - The 2024 Waitsburg High/Middle School spring band/choir concert with director Mrs. Elizabeth Jagelski was a huge success on Wednesday, April 24, in the high school auditorium. The audience was treated to the sixth-grade band playing "Go for Excellence," "Skip to My Lou," "Mexican Mountain Song," and a scale skill presentation. Following a piano solo by Emily Kudson, the seventh-grade band played the "Pink Panther Theme" and "Rondeau." The choir delighted the audience with "Skye Boat...


    The Times|May 9, 2024

    1 Years Ago May 15, 2014 [Photo Caption] WCD Queen Megan Morrison and Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel share a smile as Gobel presents Morrison with the 2014 Waitsburg Celebration Days commemorative buckle at her coronation ceremony. 25 Years Ago May 13, 1999 A classic pitcher's duel was carried out to 11 innings before Cardinal Scott Zuercher's game-winning two run single pulled out a 2-1, bottom-of-the-eleventh win over the Whitman County third place Colton Wildcats in a loser-out District 9 baseba...

  • Peanut Sauce Tofu

    Luke Chavez, The Times|May 9, 2024

    For as long as I can remember, peanut butter has been one of my favorite foods. As a kid, I loved the many sandwich options, such as the classics peanut butter and jelly, or peanut butter and banana. I love it in cookies or drizzled with honey in a yogurt bowl. Beyond sweets, peanut butter can be a wonderful and versatile ingredient in savory dishes. From West African peanut soups and stews to Thai satay sauce. Here a vibrant peanut sauce with lime and ginger is used as a glaze for baked tofu....