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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 2, 2022

Threats at Waitsburg Schools determined not credible

The district to facilitate community safety sessions this summer WAITSBURG—Parents of Waitsburg School District students had a scare after a post on Facebook alerting users of a ‘school shooting...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 26, 2022

Students, Board, parents discuss Wolfpack future

. WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board held a regular monthly meeting on May 16 at the Waitsburg Elementary School. All board members, Sarah Boudrieau, Christy House, Stephanie Cole, and Lisa Morrow...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 19, 2022

Waitsburg Celebration Days brings ATVs, classic cars, and live music

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with the ATV Sunset Cruise WAITSBURG-The third weekend of May is here, and after two years of cancellations, Waitsburg Celebration Days is back and bigger than...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 12, 2022

Tonne, Katsell selected as WCD Parade Marshalls

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days officials announced that Karen Peters Tonne and Dan Katsel will lead the 2022 festivities as the Parade Marshalls. Karen Peters Tonne is a lifelong area resident,...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Remembering Flag etiquette

Well, there are laws, but they never had many teeth, and for quite some time, they have had no teeth whatsoever. Court rulings have consistently determined that a show of disrespect towards the flag or the National Anthem is protected by the First...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 28, 2022

Play surface, ARPA projects were April City Council topics

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met on Wednesday, April 20, for a regularly scheduled meeting. April was the first month that the council offered a Zoom option. The option will be available...

 

Waitsburg School Board meets for regular meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met on April 21, 2022, for a regularly scheduled meeting. The middle school robotic class presented an overview of some of the projects they have been working on. The robotics class taught by Colby Starring has...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 7, 2022

American 35 opening new chapter

Waitsburg Commercial Club is holding its Annual Awards Dinner at the new restaurant on April 12. WAITSBURG-A pizza maker and a Bloody Mary mix master walk into a bar. No joke, the bar was the empty An...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 7, 2022

The Lions Club Rib Feed and the Commercial Club Awards Dinner make up for lost time

WAITSBURG­—Next week is the Waitsburg Commercial Club Awards Dinner on April 12, at American 35. Since the club could not hold its annual event during the pandemic, it will be three times the fun t...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 31, 2022

Fire hydrants, Park & Rec focus of March Council meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on March 23, 2022. Councilmembers Jim Romine and Jillian Henze were unable to attend the meeting. Mayor Marty Dunn, Councilmembers...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 24, 2022

Where the (blue)grass grows

When Kate Hockersmith convinced me to join her music group after school in 2010, I never thought I'd be writing about it in The Times more than a decade later. I spent much of my childhood inspired...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 17, 2022

Waitsburg Friday Market gearing up

WAITSBURG-Spring is in the air, and there is opportunity at the upcoming Waitsburg Friday Market. Formerly the Waitsburg Farmers Market, the small outdoor market opened last year with a handful of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 10, 2022

Surplus nearly finished for City Hall, pocket park

WAITSBURG-Since accepting bids for two properties on Main Street last month, the city sees the surplus process coming to an end by the March City Council meeting. The sale of 124 Main Street, the lot...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 10, 2022

The Wrestler's Daughter takes over the Royal Block

WAITSBURG-It was a full house on Saturday night at the Royal Block, when a crowd of more than 30 gathered for a book reading by local author Markeeta Little Wolf's from her new book, The Wrestler's...

 

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