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Veterans honored at Waitsburg schools

WAITSBURG-On Thursday, November 10, the Waitsburg School District honored veterans with a performance titled "We Honor Our Veterans." Music teacher Elizabeth Jagelski, high school teacher Roseann... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    News    November 10, 2022

Makayla Mikesell and her Siberian Husky Win Best in Show

WAITSBURG-The eighth-grade Intro to Ag class held an AKC-style dog show. Instructor Nicole Abel had her students research dog breeds by classifications and characteristics and create a dog that...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Waitsburg City Council on sirens, burn ban, flood prep

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on October 19 at City Hall. The hall was crowded with residents who showed up to support recommissioning the siren located on the roof of the Weller Public Library on Main Street....

 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 20, 2022

Waitsburg siren will be tested Oct. 21

CORRECTION! the siren was not tested at noon, it was tested at 10am on Friday, October 21. It was tested in its capacity as a fire, flood, or disaster alarm system. It was sounded in an undulating wav... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    News    September 29, 2022

Waitsburg Homecoming activities a success

Waitsburg High School celebrated homecoming week September 19- 24.  The students decorated the high school cage and link areas, participated in dress-up days, class competitions, field night, buff... Full story

 By Paul Ocker    News    September 22, 2022

Waitsburg Fall Festival back after two-year hiatus

WAITSBURG-Hundreds of people visited the Waitsburg Pioneer Fall Festival on Sunday, 18 September, following a two-year hiatus due to COVID protocols. Early morning rain showers caused some concerns,...


Darling Donkey Duo find a home in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Since Ed and Cathy Lambert started visiting Bob, Waitsburg's beloved donkey on E. 8th, they have developed a love for the breed. Lambert said that for many years the couple would visit and... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    News    September 15, 2022

2022 Waitsburg Pioneers: The Albert Land family

WAITSBURG-This year, the Waitsburg Historical Society has selected the Albert Land Family as the 2022 Pioneers of the Year. Albert Land's three surviving children, Elaine Reese, Joan Miller, and Tom L... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 8, 2022

Electric travel on an american sized, scooter

WAITSBURG-Richard Harbuz is an overlander explorer making his way on an electric scooter. He has ridden the well-outfitted scooter from his home in Colorado across Canada to Alaska. And back again,...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 8, 2022

Weller Public Library welcomes new library staff

WAITSBURG-The newest members of the Weller Public Library in Waitsburg, started work this past Saturday. Sarah Roberts and Amanda Withers join Librarian Twila Tate in opening the doors with new... Full story


What's happening at Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG-Weller Public Library (WPL), located at 22 Main Street in Waitsburg, Washington, has been operating as a public library since the 1940s in the historic building that had been the Exchange Ba...

 By Beka Compton    News    August 25, 2022

School Board recognized Linda Henze on reitirement

Board discuss special education contract WAITSBURG–The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, August 18, for a regularly scheduled meeting. After serving the district for 25 years, board members and...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 25, 2022

An invitation to Waitsburg's Open House event

WAITSBURG­-Waitsburg's business community has been growing. Empty buildings have found new owners, and the town has a hotel again. New ventures are joining established businesses to bring food,...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 18, 2022

Waitsburg taking bids on historic city hall building

WAITSBURG—On September 21, 2022, Waitsburg City Council will consider bids for 147 Main Street, which until recently housed City Hall. The city decided to surplus the building last year and accepted a bid for the assessed value of $205,000. The...

 By Karen Huwe    News    July 28, 2022

Rosie retires from the Weller Public Library

Rosie Warehime has retired as the Weller Public Library manager. She was a grandma figure for many children in Waitsburg and will miss helping people find books, reading with kids, and engaging them i... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    July 28, 2022

Waitsburg School Board update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met on July 21 for a quick business meeting followed by a budget hearing. All board members were present. Board members went over the revised DW Wolfpack...

 By Beka Compton    News    July 28, 2022

Two grants make colorful difference at Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum has been spruced up for the summer thanks to two generous grants received by the Waitsburg Historical Society (WHS) this year. The funds allowed repairs to the Juliet balconies,...

 By Beka Compton    News    July 28, 2022

Transportation plan approved at July council meeting

WAITSBURG-The Six-Year Transportation Plan was approved and adopted at the July 20 Waitsburg City Council meeting. All council members were present during the meeting. The council heard comments from...

 By Beka Compton    News    July 21, 2022

Regional SWAT trains at WHS

WAITSBURG-On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, a fleet of county law enforcement vehicles, including a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), took over the parking lot at Waitsburg High Sc... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    July 14, 2022

New pool is top priority on P&R survey

Anonymous donor gives $10k. WAITSBURG –A movement is growing in Waitsburg to see a municipal pool return to town. Waitsburg Parks and Recreation received responses from 110 community members to its... Full story


Vendor showcase is coming to Waitsburg July 9

WAITSBURG-The first Small Town Big Heart Showcase is headed to Waitsburg this weekend. More than 20 vendors will set up at the Gary Thomas Lot at the corner of Coppei and Preston Avenues on Saturday,...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 30, 2022

River recreation safety addressed in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—After recent Dayton City Council actions delaying compliance with Department of Ecology guidelines for effluent release, residents of Waitsburg brought concerns to Waitsburg city officials. City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe contacted...

 By Beka Compton    News    June 30, 2022

Waitsburg comes out for Jace Strong Fundraiser

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg is a town that is full of heart, and when it comes to our kids, the community is ready to give at a moment's notice. The Jace Strong Fundraiser dinner, supporting a local... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    June 23, 2022

Waitsburg gains splash pad, loses surplus sale

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg City Council gathered for a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 15. All council members were present. Joy Smith commented on a report she shared with the council before the...

 By Beka Compton    News    June 16, 2022

Waitsburg School Salmon Release

WAITSBURG-On June 10, Waitsburg first graders released more than 130 spring chinook salmon into the Coppei River. This was the fifth year Mrs. Hinchliffe's class partnered with the Tri Cities... Full story


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