Articles from the August 31, 2023 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 31, 2023

There's a New, old Troop in town

WAITSBURG-On Monday, August 28, 2023, Scout Troop 337 convened a Court of Honor at the Lions Club building in Waitsburg. The troop is a joint Cub Scout and BSA Troop with a history in Waitsburg.... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 31, 2023

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Constitutional Rights of all Columbia County Voters

Dayton — Neighbors United for Progress (NUP), Columbia County’s bipartisan political action committee, has filed a lawsuit that may save the Columbia County Library. The group filed a suit on Aug... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2023

Future legislation could protect libraries, librarians, and the freedom to read

DAYTON—The Washington State Library falls under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary of State, and due to concerns over recent attempts to ban books, staff in that office has begun drafting b...


At the Liberty:"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem"

DAYTON—“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” - After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them t...


Fire District No. 2 Thanks Voters for Levy Support

Dear Fire District 2 Residents of Waitsburg and Walla Walla County, We are absolutely thrilled to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who cast your votes in favor of the levy lid lift for District 2. With these new funds, our sm... Full story


Vote NO on Prop 2

Letter to the Editor, I am concerned about the current situation with our library. It makes no sense to me that anyone would want to close such a valuable resource in our county. When the first petition to close the library showed up at the Senior... Full story


Times Travelers

Wendy and Coe Richards braved the windy conditions to pose for a Times Traveler photo at Stonehenge, England. Taken by Brian Richards....


Waitsburg School District ready for class

(L-r) John Langford, Deanna Coulston, Kira Waggoner, Gabe Kiefel, Kelcey Grimes, Dan Nechodom, Shannon Schreindl, Tabitha Jadin, Marshall Nechodom, Matt Elder, Rosy Nechodom, Carol White, Charrisa... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 31, 2023

Three teachers join the middle school team

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg's middle school teachers, Dan Nechodom and Elizabeth Jagelski, welcome three new certified teachers, Kelsey Grimes, Charissa Hodges, and Kira Waggoner, to Preston Hall. This week,...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 31, 2023

New staff gear up for start of school on September 5

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School students will meet new staff when they arrive for the first day of school on September 5. Five certified educators have joined Matt Elder, Gabe Kiefel, Nicole Abel, and...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    August 31, 2023

Cardinal Volleyball is pumping up

WAITSBURG-The high school volleyball players are working hard leading up to the new season. A weightlifting program has been introduced to the athletes who have embraced the challenge. Volleyball...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    August 31, 2023

Give me a "W"

WAITSBURG-Vickie Hamann is in her sixteenth year coaching cheerleaders. This year, she welcomes seven girls who are working out, learning new routines, and skills before the first game on Saturday,...


Deck, Deck, Zuke!

The deck that extends from our back door is in dire need of repair. Initially, I had a contractor build it out of pine and leave the finishing to us. Daniel was sure it didn’t need to be sanded, as w...


I am a Bluegrass kid

WAITSBURG - One of my favorite after-school extracurricular activities is going to Bluegrass Kids; I have been a member for about six years. Bluegrass Kids is a fun program for kids and teens to...


Weller Public Library has a new Library Supervisor

WAITSBURG–Weller Public Library has a new Library Supervisor. At the August Board of Trustees meeting, the board offered library support staff Sarah Roberts the position of Library Supervisor, to r...



Ten Years Ago August 29, 2013 Waitsburg Senior Beka Adams' childhood dream of serving as Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Royalty – a reality she's spent the last year fulfilling – culminates thi...



Late summer is a productive time in the garden. There are moments when it feels like keeping up with the harvest is impossible, with mountains of summer bounty taking up valuable counter space in the...


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