Articles from the May 30, 2019 edition

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Honoring Veterans

Views from Starbuck Cemetery's Memorial Day festivities....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 30, 2019

4-H members qualify for national competition

WAITSBURG-Three senior-level members of Home Grown Go Wild 4-H competed at the 2019 Washington State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Eatonville, Wash. on May 17-19, earning the right to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 30, 2019

Policy changes allow for greater levy collections

WAITSBURG—At the May 16 Waitsburg School Board meeting, Superintendent Jon Mishra updated board members on the outcome of the legislative session which closed April 28. While some outcomes are...

 

Knitting ministry

The Waitsburg Christian Church knitting ministry has nearly outgrown the home of organizer Joan Helm. Knitters took their needles to Ten Ton Coffee to knit earlier this month. The group knits prayer...

 

HONOR GRAD

On May 23, Waitsburg High School and Walla Walla Community Student Loren Negron was presented with honor graduate regalia for her work in the honors program at Walla Walla Community College.  Loren...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 4, 2009 Photo Caption: 2009 Chess & Checker Sportsmanship award winners include:( L to R) Jade Alleman, Maurisa Hulce,, Morgan Forney, Laramie Pettichord-Mathews, Devon Watts. Not...

 

Kathy Schirm wins Community Service Award

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg paraprofessional Kathy Schirm was presented with the Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators Community Service Award in a ceremony before staff on May 22. The...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

May 26 Burglary: A gas can was stolen from the school ground on Hwy 12 in Dixie May 22 Assault-simple: A man was assaulted by a woman in the 300 block of W. Fourth St.in Prescott...

 

Waitsburg Fair is June 8

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual Livestock Show and Fair will take place at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on June 8. Events begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. The 65-year-old tradition includes all manner of livestock competitions including herdsmanship,...

 

Music & Contemporary Dance Performance June 1

WAITSBURG—J.J. Gregg, Pavan Kanekal and Peter de Grasse will combine forces in a performance featuring sitar, tabla and contemporary dance on Sat., June 1 at 8 p.m. at ART X AGENT, located at 117 Main St. in Waitsburg. A sliding scale donation of...

 

Happy Birthday!

May 31: Kathleen Smith, Valerie Coe. June 1: Sean Baker, Virginia Beckel, Gary Peters, Jimmy Fisher and Jon Bickelhaupt. June 2: Jared Farley, Mitch Adams, Matthew Leid, Jerri Lambert, Becki Maki, Dallas Uthe, Shannon Mock, Cathy Eastwood, Angela...

 

Waitsburg School Lunches

Fri, May 31 B: French Toaast L: Cook's Choice Mon., June 3 B: Scrambled Eggs & Sausage L: Cook's Choice Tues., June 4 B: Cook's Choice L: Mozarella Cheese Sticks, Marinara Sauce, Baby Carrots, Watermelon Wed., June 5 B: Long John L: Corndogs, French...

 

Could Seattle Put on a World's Fair Today?

On April 21, 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened. The “Century 21 Exhibition” ran for six months, drew 11 million visitors, turned a profit and left the Northwest with a wonderful Seattle...

 

Columbia REA Community Grant Program

WALLA WALLA—Columbia REA will accept applications for its 2019 Community Grant Program though 5:30 p.m. on June 14. Funding is available to selected organizations from Walla Walla and Columbia counties and Milton-Freewater, Ore. The goal of the...

 

Emma Philbrook graduates from Whitman

WALLA WALLA—Waitsburg native, and former Times columnist, Emma Philbrook participated in commencement proceedings at Whitman College in Walla Walla, on Sun,, May 19. A graduate of Waitsburg High School, Philbrook graduated magna cum laude with a...

 

Dayton Best Western receives Care Award

DAYTON—The Best Western Plus Dayton Hotel & Suites in Dayton received the Champion Customer Care Award at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts’ District II Meeting held recently in Calgary, Alberta. This honor is bestowed upon those member properties...

 

CHEERS!

Cheers! To Jim Romine who responded, with tools in hand, to a Facebook post in Helping Hands of Waitsburg, for the use of a large allen wrench to tighten a bike pedal. Cheers! To Miles Miller, who was spotted picking up doggie droppings on the lawn...

 

Waitsburg elementary institutes Move Up Night

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary School will hold its first annual Move Up Night on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. The evening of fun is intended to allow families and students the opportunity to meet next year’s teacher and visit their new classrooms. The...

 

Walla Walla's 2nd Annual BioBlitz is June 1

WALLA WALLA—Join the Blue Mountain Land Trust and the U.S. Forest Service for Walla Walla’s second annual BioBlitz on Sat., June 1 at Fort Walla Walla Museum and Natural Area. This will be a day of scientific exploration, observation and...

 

Hospice offers end-of-life program

WALLA WALLLA—Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) believes it is important to empower individuals to take control of their health care, including their end-of-life care planning. In doing so, they have developed a free three-hour workshop on...

 

Home Emergency Care

When a medical emergency occurs the City of Waitsburg and its surrounding homes and farms face challenges, as do all rural areas, in EMS response times and transport times to an emergency room. This monthly column, written by former firefighter and...

 

2019 WHS Alumni Banquet

Nearly 150 Waitsburg High School alumni gathered from far and near to attend the 116th Annual Alumni Reunion and Banquet at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room on Sat., May 25. The...

 

Rebolledo and Gonzalez are Prescott valedictorian and salutatorian

PRESCOTT-Graduating members of the Prescott High School Class of 2019 will walk the aisle to receive their diplomas at 11 a.m. on Sat. in the high school gymnasium. This year's honor speakers are...

 

Memorial Day Services in Waitsburg

Memorial Day services at the City Cemetery in Waitsburg...

 

Starbuck students honor the fallen

Students visited Starbuck Cemetery to place crosses and flags upon the graves of veterans....

 

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