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Iris fields in Waitsburg

Waitsburg’s very own Narnia is coming to life, sharing splashes of yellow, lilac, and purple. The hidden garden has earned itself some regional fame, however, as iris bulbs and cuttings are shared...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 13, 2021

Weller Public Library open for in-person visits

WAITSBURG—Librarian Rosie Warehime has waited a long time to welcome patrons back into the Weller Public Library. She has waited over a year since being closed down by restrictions due to the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 13, 2021

Columbia County Commissioners discuss cameras at Public Health

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners met Monday, May 10, to discuss the WSU Columbia County Extension Agent position and the use of cameras in a county office. The Commissioners heard from Dave...

 

At the Liberty: Godzilla vs. Kong

Released in 2021, Godzilla vs.Kong is the sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters from 2019. Set in a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future brings Godzilla and Kong to a collision that will see the two titans collide...

 

In-person diabetes prevention classes resume at Providence

WALLA WALLA—On May 19, Providence St. Mary is starting PreventT2, a diabetes prevention program. There are two sessions on Wednesdays, one starts at 5 p.m. and the second at 6:15 p.m. The program includes 25 in-person classes over the course of a...

 

PocketiNet Communications acquires Touchet Valley Communications

WALLA WALLA—PocketiNet is excited to announce the acquisition of Touchet Valley Communications in Waitsburg, WA. The acquisition will allow PocketiNet to share its communication expertise with the Waitsburg area, focusing on enhancing the services...

 

BMPF hosting youth trap shoot May 22

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever will host a youth educational trap shoot, Saturday, May 22nd, at the Walla Walla Gun Club, 1212 Middle Waitsburg Road, Walla Walla. Shooting education will be tailored to a range of skill sets from...

 

Educational Effectiveness Survey now available at Waitsburg School District

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District has released a community-wide Educational Effectiveness Survey and asks for parent and community member participation. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, will help the school district...

 

Prescott Lions Club Breakfast

Prescott—Saturday May 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will be serving bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, juice, and coffee for $8.00. Prescott Lions Hall, corner of Hwy. 124 and D Street. Proceeds to benefit the...

 

Candidate Filing Week

2021 Candidate filing begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17th and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21st. Candidates may electronically submit declarations of candidacy through the county website...

 

Weller Public Library future accessable for all

Dear Editor- I am writing in regards to the recent article about the future of the Weller Public Library.  I grew up in Waitsburg and I agree that libraries are definitely the heart of the community. The Weller Public Library was a space I attended... Full story

 

Let us help people find your yard sale and SELL YOUR STUFF!

The Waitsburg Community Yard Sale is quickly approaching! Saturday, June 5th! Get your address placed on the official event map which will be printed in The Waitsburg Times. Call (509) 337-6631 or email advertising@waitsburgtimes.com to add your...

 

Gesa Power House Theatre presents Best from the 2020 Movie Crush Film Festival on May 22

WALLA WALLA—In July of 2020, the Walla Walla Movie Crush was ready for its fourth annual festival of short films, however, the pandemic had other plans for Walla Walla. Nearly a year later, Gesa...

 

Jane Butler

Barbara "Jane" Butler passed away on April 26, 2021, at the Booker Rest Home, in Dayton WA. Jane was born to Glen and Geneva Nagley in Cashmere WA on December 17, 1920. She attended elementary school... Full story

 

Judith Marlene Johnson Van Tassel

Judith (Judy) Marlene Johnson Van Tassel was born September 30, 1952, in Moses Lake, Washington, and passed away unexpectedly after heart surgery on April 16, 2021, in Portland Oregon. Judy is... Full story

 

Roy Wesley Leid, Jr

Roy Wesley Leid, Jr. was born in Walla Walla, WA to Roy W. and Patricia Hirsch Leid on May 25, 1945. His parents preceded him in death. He attended twelve years of school at Waitsburg and two partial... Full story

 

Celebration of Life for Walt Gobel

Celebration of Life for Walt Gobel Service will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main St., Waitsburg, WA 99361. State Patrol Honor Guard will march in... Full story

 

Raising Backyard Chickens

Have you ever had pet chickens? Neither did I until a few years ago. After a nasty bite from a vicious kindergarten class parakeet, it took me a while to venture into the avian world again. While I...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 13, 2021

Vintage and antique lover's haven at Main Street Marketplace

DAYTON-Unique jewelry, beautifully crocheted afghans, and specialty chocolates are just a few of the items that the vendors at Main Street Marketplace have to offer. Now nestled in the former...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 13, 2021

Mariners hang on in second place

The Mariners (18-17) continue to be tied with the Houston Astros for second place in the American League West. It was a disappointing week in which they lost two out of three games to both the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. In the Orioles...

 

Wolfpack Softball places 4th at League playoff

The DW Wolfpack softball team ended the season in 4th place, a great victory for the young team during the short season. The team played the 1st place team, the Granger Spartans, on Thursday, May 6....

 

Insane? We bought a Café

Insanity doesn’t even begin to describe our recent business decision. There was a movie made in 2011 called “We Bought a Zoo.” Based on a true story, it stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson....

 
 By Mike Ferrians    Specials    May 13, 2021

Update: Walla Walla Music Organization

In my last article about becoming a part of Walla Walla Music Organization (WWMO), I quoted Director Rodney Outlaw saying, “When I enter my creative space, I am thinking about the signal flow of my...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 12, 2011 A construction crew uncovered two murals painted inside the Legion Hall building in 1938. The works are being restored. Val Woodworth and fellow Lions Club members prepare ribs for the annual Rib Feed at the Don Thomas...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 13, 2021

Spring Onion Pancakes

During my first spring living in Waitsburg, I quickly fell in love with the vibrant-green rolling hills, the abundance of flowering trees, and the discovery of what the locals simply call “salad...

 

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