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 By Beka Compton    News    July 2, 2020 

Waitsburg City Council Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, June 24 via conference call. All council members were present. The council discussed the six-year transportation plan, local coronavirus relief...

 
 By Pam Conover    News    June 25, 2020

Waitsburg gains another nonagenarian-happy birthday Pat Largent!

Pat Largent joins the ranks of the nonagenarian, a fancy word for 90, this month. Where the chronological age of 65 is in our culture is considered a senior citizen and 70 plus is considered by some...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 18, 2020

Waitsburg businesses reopening, Part 2

Mr. C's Smoking Co Mr. C's is open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m- 6 p.m, and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. They will continue to offer smoked cheeses and other goods, as well as butchering services. Mr. C's is...

 

Phase 2-progress with challenges

Yay! Governor Inslee has approved Phase 2 status for Walla Walla County. Such fortuitous timing, in the midst of so many other "phasing" events, like high school and college graduations, now those...

 

Waitsburg businesses slowly reopen

WAITSBURG-Walla Walla county businesses got the long awaited 'go-ahead' to move into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee's Safe Start plan and Waitsburg business owners are preparing to provide sit down...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 11, 2020

Waitsburg's treasure hunter

WAITSBURG-Treasure comes in all shapes and forms, to one Waitsburg resident treasure looks like model cars, lots of model cars. Bert Baxter's extensive car collection includes over 1,000 models, racin...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 4, 2020

Graduation rolls through town

WAITSBURG-"It never fails, the hottest day of the year is always graduation day," spectators echoed jokingly last Friday at the Waitsburg Football Field. Instead of gathering in the Waitsburg High...

 

Gallery drive honors Class of 2020

WAITSBURG-High school graduations are looking a little different this year, and Waitsburg High School's ceremony is no exception. A gallery drive through town followed by a drive through 'ceremony'...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 28, 2020

Waitsburg City Council update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. via conference call. All board members were present except councilman Karl Newell. The council discussed the Complete Sidewalk...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 28, 2020

Waitsburg School District Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. All school board members were present. During the meeting, the board discussed graduation plans, a continuous learning plan, and...

 

Congratulations Waitsburg Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 will have a virtual graduation ceremony to include the following: Pictures of our Class of 2020 Seniors in their caps and gowns will be posted on www.waitsburgsd.org on May 29,...

 

Wishes for the Class of 2020 from the Staff of Waitsburg High School

Mrs. Stephanie Wooderchak It has been a pleasure to work with you over these past years. I wish you much happiness in your new life adventures. Mr. Gabe Kiefel I wish for each of you a rich life,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 21, 2020

Celebration Days weekend honored with classic cars, rodeo queen, and local horsemen

WAITSBURG- The third weekend in May is historically an exciting one in Waitsburg. Waitsburg Celebration Days was one of many area events cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, but a small group of...

 

Cardinal Pride

This week, a little extra Cardinal Pride was on display....

 

Iris in full bloom

The secret garden is teeming with life!...

 

Waitsburg-respond to the census!

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg residents’ participation rate in the 2020 census is in the lower half for all of Washington state. So far only 40 percent of town residents have completed the survey. If you haven’t filled out a census form yet, go online...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 14, 2020

One Waitsburg family has sewn 1,200 cloth masks and counting

WAITSBURG-Twelve hundred is a big number, especially when it is the 'projects completed and donated' tally. That is the number of cloth face masks that Skip and Lois Winchester, of Waitsburg, have sew...

 

Waitsburg (non)Celebration days car cruise, Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m.

In Celebration of Waitsburg, a social-distancing parade of antique and classic cars, trucks, and motorized vehicles will cruise from the North end of downtown Waitsburg down Main Street to 7th Street...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 7, 2020

Waitsburg honors Class of 2020 with parades, banners and more

As high school graduation approaches, Waitsburg's Main Street is getting prepped for a dash of color and a few smiling faces. While the details for a socially-distanced graduation are still being...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 30, 2020

Springtime in Waitsburg

Springtime in Waitsburg is official when there is a sighting of the miniature horse and cart making its way to the grocery for treats....

 

Happenings on Main

Good things are happening on a Main Street near you....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 23, 2020

Millstone Cafe and Bakery opens their doors on April 23, 2020

WAITSBURG- Homemade red velvet doughnuts, build-your-own sandwiches and themed dinners will soon be served at 206 Main Street, as the Callahan family wraps up the last few preparations for a soft open...

 

How are Waitsburg teachers connecting with their students?

"I am using a combination of methods-old and new-to communicate with my students and their parents. During the first week I sent a letter home to seniors and their parents, encouraging them during...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

WAITSBURG— The Waitsburg City Council met on Wednesday, April 15 via conference call. Mayor Marty Dunn, Councilmembers Jim Romine, Kevin House, Kate Hockersmith, KC Kuykendall, and Terry Jacoy were present. Incoming council members David Paxton,...

 

Planting and patience, an oxymoron to me

When I was a child, everyone said that my father and I were like “two peas in a pod.” Physically we had a strong family resemblance, similar mannerisms and a strong stubborn streak. Politely, we listened intently to people’s advice, then...

 

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