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 By Beka Compton    News    November 26, 2020 

Waitsburg City Council November report

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, November 18, via conference call. The council heard from City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe as he led a public hearing regarding property taxes....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 26, 2020 

Waitsburg School Board November update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Wednesday, November 18, for a regular board meeting. The board met via Zoom conference call. During the meeting, secondary principal Stephanie Wooderchak...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

Waitsburg officials, businesses respond to COVID-19 restrictions

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg asks that residents stay close to home this Thanksgiving season and follow Governor Jay Inslee’s recently announced travel and shopping restrictions. To date,...

 

Message from Waitsburg City Hall

With rising positive cases in the City of Waitsburg, the City would like to remind all citizens to stay home unless the travel is essential, wear your mask and maintain social distancing whenever possible....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

USACE awards 1.5 million dollar contract for levee repair

WAITSBURG-The U.S Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Northbank Civil and Marine, Inc. for levee repairs along the Touchet River in Waitsburg....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 Commissioners renew response contract

WAITSBURG-Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 recently reviewed an Emergency Medical First Response Contract to decide whether the fire district would renew the agreement with Columbia County...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 29, 2020

Waitsburg City Council update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, October 21, for a regularly scheduled meeting. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the council is meeting via phone conference. Call-in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 22, 2020

Waitsburg School Board October update

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, October 15, for a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board is still meeting via Zoom video call. Secondary Principal Stephanie Wooderchak reported that...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    October 15, 2020

Wild At Heart: Becky Wilson

Those of us who may be familiar with one Becky Wilson in Waitsburg will be tickled to learn that there is now a second Becky Wilson in town. Recently, this Becky Wilson purchased the old Hofer farm...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 15, 2020

A book of many chapters

With eight grandsons and nine great-grandkids, Norma Jo Shay has more than earned the title of Great Grandma. For many years she's been the mandolin strumming frontwoman of the band Grandma & the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 15, 2020

Waitsburg Resource Center receives WSPEA donation

WAITSBURG-Last Friday, the Washington State Penitentiary Employee Association (WSPEA) presented the Waitsburg Resource Center with a $500 donation. "Originally, the money was intended for the flood re...

 

Fall maintenance for Waitsburg hydrants

WAITSBURG–Waitsburg's fire hydrants are getting a much-needed flushing. It is important that all hydrants receive semi-annual maintenance by the city water utilities or local fire departments....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 1, 2020

Road named after longtime Waitsburg resident

WAITSBURG-At the September City Council Meeting, Waitsburg City Council members voted to memorialize Elmer Hazelbaker, a man with a rich history in Waitsburg. The Taggart Road Extension, which...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 1, 2020

Waitsburg School District prepares for in-person instruction

Things will look different, but Waitsburg students will return to the classroom on Monday WAITSBURG—Starting October 5, the hallways at Waitsburg schools will be full of students again, actually...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 1, 2020

Waitsburg Gun Club has busy October planned

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Gun Club has a busy schedule for October. With hunting season just around the corner, the volunteer-run gun range has training, sight-in days, and trap shoots planned. On...

 

Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announces new fire chief

WAITSBURG-Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 is excited to announce the new fire chief, Michael Moynihan, from San Francisco, California. Chief Moynihan began his position as the first paid...

 

Waitsburg Schools to return to in-person instruction

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg School District will be returning to in-person instruction on Monday, October 5. The decision to reopen schools for in-person instruction, which many school and health department officials believed would wait until the end of...

 

Waitsburg School Board report

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met September 17, via Zoom meeting. High School Principal Stephanie Wooderchak said that the school year was going smoothly though there have been some issues...

 

Waitsburg City Council report

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Tuesday, September 15, via conference call. All members of the Council were present. The Council reviewed an application for the first of a series of...

 

Local firefighters happily accept cookie donation

WAITSBURG-How do you make tired volunteer firefighters smile in the middle of one of the worst fire seasons on record? If you ask the local Girl Scouts, it is as easy as donating a few cases of...

 

Nancy's Dream has moved

WAITSBURG-Nancy's Dream Garden Center has moved closer to main Main Street. Owner/operators Janet Lawrence and Doug Biolo said the move has been great for business, with a new surprising customer...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 27, 2020

Waitsburg School Board report

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, Aug. 20, via Zoom call. Representative Skyler Rude attended the meeting. Principal Stephanie Wooderchak shared documents on class schedules in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 20, 2020

Local man arrested for unlawful imprisonment, assault

WAITSBURG-The Walla Walla Regional SWAT Team raided a home on Main Street in Waitsburg last Thursday. Skylar I. Glasby, 32, originally from Dayton, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 20, 2020

Waitsburg School District begins registration in upcoming week

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary will hold preschool-5th grade registration for Fall of 2020 on August 25th-27th from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Registration will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 20, 2020

Paige Auckerman and her mother, Laura Auckerman, are the new owners of Paige's Floral and Gifts in Dayton. Vicky Beckmeyer will continue to furnish the shop with her fabulous funeral urns after the shop sells at the end of September.

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met August 13 via conference call. The Council discussed many resolutions and agreements, and heard public comments from concerned citizens. Former Councilmember...

 

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