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 By Beka Compton    News    July 22, 2021 

CWWFD2 back to in-person meetings

WAITSBURG—Fire season is here, and the Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 has the run logs to show it. Over the last month, the district has responded to ten fire calls, ten medical calls, and two...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 22, 2021 

Friends of Weller Public Library discuss future at July 14 meeting

WAITSBURG—The Friends of Weller Public Library gathered at Town Hall with nearly forty community members on July 14, to brainstorm ways to keep Weller Public Library at its current location on Main...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 15, 2021

Waggoner Road fire burns barn, limited field damage

WAITSBURG-A fire on July 9 claimed a barn, an RV, and other parked vehicles at a property on Waggoner Road. Responding fire crews were able to extinguish flames that spread to a nearby wheat field,...

 

Purchase agreement finalized on new Waitsburg City Hall

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met on July 1 for a council workshop. The meeting was open to the public and attended by ten members of the community. There was no public comment period during...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 1, 2021

Sprinklers not Sparklers

WAITSBURG — Many state, county, and city officials ask the public to celebrate the Fourth of July without home fireworks this year. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing extreme heat conditions causing serious concerns over health and fire safety...

 

Library Board of Trustees met to fill vacancies

WAITSBURG — The Weller Library Board of Trustees met on June 23 at the Weller Library in Waitsburg. The three current board members, Jim Leid, Becky Huwe, and Elenora Montgomery, were in attendance. Librarian Rosie Warehime, Lane Gwinn, and Terry...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 24, 2021

Waitsburg School Board discusses code of conduct, DW Combine updates

WAITSBURG-A new athletic Code of Conduct, designed to fit the student-athletes of the Dayton Waitsburg Athletic Combine, was the center of discussion at the Waitsburg School Board meeting on June 17....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 24, 2021

Library surplus tabled pending legal & advisory committee input

WAITSBURG—The potential surplus of 212 Main Street, which houses the Weller Public Library, was tabled for an unspecified amount of time during a regular City Council meeting on June 16. Waitsburg...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 17, 2021

Friends of the Weller Library meeting welcomed large crowd

Waitsburg—On Wednesday, June 9, the Friends of the Weller Library met for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held at the Weller Library in Waitsburg and attended by approximately 30 people. Karen Huwe, past president of the group,...

 

Cardinal's Nest to offer Summer Program

WAITSBURG—The Cardinal's Nest is pleased to offer four weeks of hands-on art and science activities this summer! Thanks to generous grants from the Sunny Day Foundation, Northwest Grain Growers, and matched through United Way and the facilities...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 17, 2021

Waitsburg long-time runner finishes first marathon, shares dangers of running along local roads

WAITSBURG-Long-time Waitsburg resident Ann Adams has been running for more than a decade, but it wasn't until earlier this month that she hit one of the ultimate running milestones: She finished her...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 3, 2021

Waitsburg Farmers Market off to a great start

WAITSBURG-It's been a later-than-usual growing season for many area gardeners, but it didn't hinder the vendors at the local farmers market last weekend. The first Waitsburg Farmer's Market weekend...

 

City Council sees large turnout for public hearing

WAITSBURG—The May 19 City Council meeting was scheduled to include a public hearing concerning the possible sale of 212 Main St, which houses the Weller Public Library. A much larger than usual crowd attended the Waitsburg City Council meeting. Ove...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 20, 2021

CWWFD2 welcomes new fire rig, discusses upcoming elections

WAITSBURG-The Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 met Wednesday, May 12, for a regularly scheduled meeting. Fire commissioners discussed the upcoming elections in each county and a new vehicle that...

 
 By Beka 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Beka 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...

 
 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....

 

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