Articles from the December 16, 2021 edition

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What Waitsburg Preschool students want Santa to bring them for Christmas

Mrs. Montgomery's Preschool students answer "This Christmas I want Santa to bring me" A magic book that can write for me. -Elizabeth Hays A magical teacup that can pour water, milk and orange juice... Full story


Letters to Santa by Mrs. Trump's Kindergarten class

Dear Santa! Hello, my name is Aiden and I am 5 years old. I live in Washington. What do reindeer eat? I think maybe they eat snow. I have been a little good and little bad. One thing I am really excit... Full story


Mrs. Hinchliffe's first graders present winter chinquapin poetry

The Times presents its annual Holiday Edition featuring poetry, essays and letters to Santa by the students of Waitsburg Elementary School.... Full story


Winter Diamante Poetry by the Second Grade

Winter Icy, fun Playing, eating, sledding Hot cocoa, snowball, snowplow, Santa Drinking, snowing, icing Wet, snowy Christmas By Adeline Brock Winter Wet, cold Freezing, sparkling, icing Santa, hot... Full story


Riddles from the Third Grade

I'm gingery and sweet , I taste good as a holiday treat, What am I? - Shylo Hedges I'm Santa's helper, And I go on a tree, But do not touch me, As my name starts with an E, that's me. -Wyatt Vasquez... Full story


Fourth Grade answers "What Christmas means to me"

What Christmas Means to MeWhat Christmas Means to Me What Christmas Means to Me By Mitchell Hays Christmas means sharing time with my family. On Christmas Eve we get together with my family to... Full story


Fifth Grade tells us their perfect Christmas

My Perfect Christmas by Cody Coulston My perfect Christmas would be waking up and seeing a scooter, a video game and just all sorts of cool toys. Also, we don't have to wait to open presents. We alway... Full story


At the Liberty: Encanto

DAYTON—Encanto, is the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The all-new original Disney film (with a...


American Legion Post 35 Essay contest

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Post 35 sponsored an American Essay Contest to students at Waitsburg Schools. The contest was a way for students to think about their country. The theme for this year's...


The kindness of Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Kindness is alive in Waitsburg. It seems like a prerequisite to becoming part of the community. It comes in all shapes and sizes, in acts big and small. From receiving an unexpected smile... Full story


Waitsburg Elmentary School Winter Program

Waitsburg Elementary students danced and sang Christmas songs in front of a full crowd on December 14. The students practiced for weeks, led by music teacher Elizabeth Jagelski. Mrs. Jagelski was... Full story


heARTfelt Christmas is coming to town

WAITSBURG—Coming out of a pandemic has been no match for Waitsburg’s Christmas spirit. With Hometown Christmas, typically held the second weekend after Thanksgiving, on hold, due to the pandemic,...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 16, 2021

Port of Columbia December meeting

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia commissioners held their last regularly scheduled meeting of the year at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 08, 2021, via Zoom. Commissioner Shawn Brown called the meeting to order. There was no public comment. The Board...


Festival of Trees

First Place winner is Karl Law Office... Full story


Last-minute gifts for all

I have been busy driving around the past couple of weeks, finding fun gift ideas from local businesses. Gaudy Gals on Main is a true gem that is found close to home in Waitsburg. It is the type of sto...


Eggnog Panna Cotta

Among the things I love about living in Waitsburg are the packages of homemade Christmas cookies that we receive from several of our neighbors this time of year. Brightly frosted sugar cookies,...


Women on the Wing Lands in Walla Walla

While hunting is still largely viewed as a man's activity, the number of women hunters increased 25 percent between 2011-2016, according to US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the numbers continue to...



Ten Years Ago December 15, 2011 Waitsburg’s Town Hall was turned into a child’s Christmas-shopping paradise last Thursday night. For about 15 years, community volunteer Rose Englebrite said the... Full story


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