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 By Beke Compton    News    May 13, 2021 

Weller Public Library open for in-person visits

WAITSBURG—Librarian Rosie Warehime has waited a long time to welcome patrons back into the Weller Public Library. She has waited over a year since being closed down by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Warehime was excited to share that...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 6, 2021

City seeking public input on future of Weller Library building.

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council set a May 19 public hearing date to discuss the future of 212 Main Street, the 1905 Exchange Bank building, which currently houses the Weller Public Library. At th...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 22, 2021

CWWFD2 forms committee for future leadership hiring at April meeting1

WAITSBURG—Volunteers stepped up to begin the process for selecting a new fire chief at the Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 meeting on Wednesday, April 14. Commissioner Deb Fortner gave...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 22, 2021

Waitsburg School Board discusses curriculums, summer recovery plan at April meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board had a full agenda for the April 15 meeting, including approval of a comprehensive sexual health curriculum and discussing athletic combine matters. During the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 22, 2021

Waitsburg School District approves CSHE curriculum

WAITSBURG—A committee consisting of parents and teachers has spent the past few months exploring comprehensive health education after Washington voters passed Senate Bill 5395 in 2020. The bill,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 15, 2021

Baseball fields vandalized over the weekend

WAITSBURG-Late in the night on Friday, April 9, multiple properties were vandalized in Waitsburg, including the baseball fields, the football field, and the horse track. With the first home baseball...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 1, 2021

Waitsburg distribution event provided 75,000 pounds of fresh food

WAITSBURG-Seventy-five thousand pounds of food from participating sponsors was dropped off at the Waitsburg Elementary School parking lot over the weekend. The semi-trucks that hauled it disappeared... Full story

 
 By Beke Compton    News    April 1, 2021

Waitsburg & Prescott School Districts to return to full-time, in-person instruction April 19

WAITSBURG—On March 15, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee released an emergency proclamation concerning updates to school reopening plans. The directive stated that all schools in Washington State must offer in-person instruction for elementary s... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 1, 2021

Business licenses for Waitsburg now online through DOR

WAITSBURG—House Bill 2005 was introduced in 2017 to improve the business climate in Washington State by simplifying the administration of municipal business licenses. The bill went into effect in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 1, 2021

Spring, and solicitation, is in the air

WAITSBURG—Spring has sprung, and daffodils aren’t the only things popping up around town. Last week, a couple of Waitsburg residents posted on social media, warning of solicitors going around...

 

Class of 2021 wins Spirit Award during homecoming week

WAITSBURG-Monday, March 15, was the first day of the 2021 Homecoming Week at Waitsburg High School. The first costume challenge was Zoom Call Dress Up: Business on the top half, casual on the bottom....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 25, 2021

City Council votes to approve new mower

WAITSBURG—Equipment purchase and financing, and ongoing flood control efforts were discussed at the Waitsburg City Council meeting on March 17. Meeting in person for the first time in over a year,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 25, 2021

Flood control, repair ongoing process for City of Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—Between a major flood event and a global pandemic, repairs, and improvements for the levees surrounding Waitsburg have been slow going. At the March City Council meeting, City...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 25, 2021

Waitsburg School Board discusses sports, property sale at March meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, March 18, for a regularly-scheduled meeting. Board members Christy House and Ross Hamann were unable to attend the March meeting. The school board...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 25, 2021

WSD continuing plans to replace high school roof

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District is in the final stages of planning for the high school’s roof repair, a project that the board voted to approve in April 2020. Currently, the district is...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 18, 2021

Dayton-Waitsburg students select athletic combine mascot

WAITSBURG-The students at both Dayton and Waitsburg School districts have selected a new mascot for the Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine, Waitsburg School District announced Monday. The process for...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 18, 2021

CWWFD2 meeting update for March board meeting

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 met for a regular meeting on March 10, 7 p.m. Commissioners Jake Long, Deb Fortner, Bruce Abbey, Randy Charles, and Randy Farley were present....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 18, 2021

Waitsburg Farmers Market scheduled later this spring

WAITSBURG—Fresh produce, hand-crafted soaps, and local art are just a few of the items that Noelle Olson, Doug Biolo, and Janet Lawrence hope to see at the upcoming Waitsburg Farmers Market. Olson,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 11, 2021

Waitsburg and Prescott businesses open, reopen under Phase 2

WAITSBURG—Spring is here, and Waitsburg businesses are welcoming the season with new products, and a few lifted restrictions under Phase 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. As the weather...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 11, 2021

Waitsburg Elementary students raise more than $5,000 for Jump for Heart

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Elementary students spent the first couple weeks of the year raising funds for the American Heart Association. The students raised a grand total of $5,185.96, breaking the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 4, 2021

The Royal Block sees new owners, lots of history, bright future

WAITSBURG-218 Main Street has contributed its fair share to Waitsburg's history. Built in 1888 by G.W Loundagin, the Royal Block has housed many businesses including a hotel, multiple pharmacies,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Waitsburg School Board finally face to face at February meeting

WAITSBURG—A hybrid meeting was the first glimpse into a return to normal at the Waitsburg School Board’s monthly meeting last Thursday. The board was able to meet in person while guests tuned in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Superintendent faces Silly String March 1 & 4

WAITSBURG—With the pandemic’s hardships in mind, Waitsburg Elementary set a goal of $2,500 for the annual Jump for Heart fundraiser. Superintendent Mark Pickel was pleased to share that the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 25, 2021

Municipal code updates, flood preparations and snow fallout covered at Council meeting

WAITSBURG—At the Waitsburg City Council meeting on February 17, agenda items included municipal code changes to electronic signs, city elections, and zoning. Mayor Marty Dunn addressed recent posts...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 18, 2021

Winter conditions create flooding concerns

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg officials met Tuesday in an emergency meeting to discuss flood preparedness measures, as winter weather conditions indicate that a high-water event could be likely. City Councilmem... Full story

 

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