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 By Beka Compton    News    April 2, 2020 

Grant funding provides car charging station

WAITSBURG-Electric and hybrid cars continue to grow in popularity. The City of Waitsburg recently embraced this growth, and in early February, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe oversaw the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 2, 2020 

Waitsburg city elections see return candidates

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Elections are scheduled to be held on April 6, 2020. The City Council has three seats open, after council members K.C Kuykendall, Kate Hockersmith, and Terry Jacoy...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Downtown Waitsburg hosting springtime visitors

Since the statewide directive to shelter-at-home, the streets of Waitsburg have become eerily quiet. The Times has received information that the streets may not be as empty as they seem. Several...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Frugality required

While continuing to shelter at home, we have tried to be productive; working, unpacking and organizing the homestead. We have been working in the yard, dragging flagstone, bricks and cinderblocks from scattered locations to one area. Now when I look...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    April 2, 2020 

Food and other resources in a time of need

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waitsburg Resource Center (Food Bank), is working to ensure that their volunteers and neighbors (clients) are all safe. As a result, they are currently open on Thursday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Items are pre-bagged no...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 26, 2020

Former Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel passes away

WAITSBURG-Former Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2020. A very active member of the Waitsburg community, Gobel was a well-loved leader in our small town. A retired...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    March 26, 2020

Hockersmith leaves Mayoral race to focus fully on the Flood and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Ballots are in the mail for Waitsburg’s next City Council and Mayoral election. Although current councilmember Kate Hockersmith is listed as a candidate for Mayor, at the March 18 City Council meeting Hockersmith announced that she was taking...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 26, 2020

Waitsburg City Council issues disaster declaration

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, March 18 at the Waitsburg Lions Building. All members of the council were present, and all attendees practiced social distancing measures for a...

 

Waitsburg Schools continuing meal drop-offs

WAITSBURG—On March 17, Waitsburg School District’s Food Services began delivering breakfast and lunch to children under 18 years of age, in Waitsburg. Hoping to help ease stress for families following the state’s mandated school closures, Food...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 26, 2020

Waitsburg School Board Meeting

WAITSBURG—On Thursday, March 19, the Waitsburg School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting. Superintendent Mark Pickel, Board Chair Ross Hamann, and board members Lisa Morrow and Sarah...

 

Social distance, yes! -but I won't be a hermit

I am not complaining about our "new normal;" I believe the doctors and the scientists, I will adhere to social distancing guidelines, I have been washing my hands until they are raw, I will not...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    March 26, 2020

Studies interrupted: local law student settles into her hometown

You're stuck with me for a bit longer, I'm afraid – as of last Wednesday, in-person classes at Notre Dame Law School are cancelled for the rest of the school year. I should probably finish...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 26, 2020

Keep calm and stay busy

Self- isolating during a pandemic isn't easy. Throw a very social, extremely busy toddler in the mix, and self-isolating suddenly seems impossible. After spending a couple of years as a full-time...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    March 26, 2020

Mayor Marty Dunn runs for re-election

Mayor Marty Dunn is once again up for re-election as mayor. Dunn, who has served on council since the early 2000s and served as mayor from 2004-2007 and 2016-present is running against Debra Callahan....

 

Debra Callahan vies to be Waitsburg's next mayor

I am Debra Callahan. I moved to Waitsburg almost 40 years ago with my husband, Jim. We have two sons and a daughter, and a deceased daughter Missy. Brian lives in Waitsburg and Bill, who lives in...

 

Waitsburg announces Kindergarten and Preschool registration dates

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary will hold Kindergarten and Preschool registration for the Fall of 2020 on Monday, May 18th through Friday, May 22nd. Registration will be in the Elementary School office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All children who turn 5,...

 

Get involved! Become a Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District board member

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District is looking to add a new member to its board. This is a great opportunity for an interested person in our community to help direct the various fun activities that support our town. They meet on the...

 

Waitsburg Superintendent Mark Pickel shares school closure information

WAITSBURG—Beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 24, Waitsburg School District will be closed as by executive order by Governor Inslee in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure will include athletics, activities and clubs. We...

 

Area school districts offer breakfast and lunch services during school closure

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg School District is making sure that no child goes hungry during the statewide school closure. Director of Nutritional Services, Susan Wildey, announced that starting Tuesday March...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    March 19, 2020

Waitsburg law student's account of school's sudden closure

It didn't take me very long to pack. I hadn't brought that many clothes – a few tops, four pairs of pants, and my prized slate-gray skirtsuit – and I'd more or less been living out of my suitcase...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 19, 2020

Washington Little Guys Wrestling cancels remainder of season

WAITSBURG—The Washington Little Guy Wrestling League announced Friday, March 13, that they will be cancelling the remainder of the season in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 12, 2020

Waitsburg Commercial Club sees leadership change

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Commercial Club has been under Joy Smith's leadership for nearly eight years. Last Thursday, Smith handed the reins off to Jamie McMillen-Smit, the owner of the Waitsburg...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 12, 2020

Focus on Business: Jasper Mountain Window Cleaning

WAITSBURG—Have you ever walked down Main Street in Waitsburg and admired your reflection in a business' windows? If you nodded yes, you probably have Tim Warehime, the owner of Jasper Mountain...

 

Recyling revival

A recent interview in The Waitsburg Times with Markeeta Little Wolf, managed to simultaneously inspire and embarrass me. It was a reminder of just how complacent I have become with recycling since mov...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 5, 2020

Coronavirus preparations happening locally

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council's Flood and Emergency Preparedness Committee has been meeting weekly, or as needed, in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The committee, which...

 

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