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 By Beka Compton    News    September 24, 2020 

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...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 24, 2020 

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...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 24, 2020 

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...

 

Market animals available for purchase in Waitsburg

Many Waitsburg youth have spent the summer raising animals with the hope of selling at local Fairs. As local events have canceled, many market animals have gone without buyers, and youth are hoping...

 
 By Beke Compton    News    August 13, 2020

Waitsburg School District will open online education only

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School board called an emergency meeting on Friday, August 7, to discuss the Fall 2020 reopening plan. The board voted to adopt an online reopening plan for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. The recommendation for...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 13, 2020

STEM program cut at Waitsburg Elementary, raising questions about levy item

WAITSBURG-Many parents within the Waitsburg School District questioned a levy line item, STEM/Fine Arts, following the resignation of the STEM teacher Pam Beasley. At the beginning of the 2019-20...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

Volunteers help check tasks off the flood cleanup list

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg community members were slinging sandbags again over the weekend, but this time, there was no threat of flooding. Volunteers were busy removing the last bit of flood devastation...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

Waitsburg School District to offer online learning program, in-person option

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District is preparing for an uncertain school year, as they develop a plan to safely reopen the school’s doors this fall. The district is adding two online...

 

Main Street chat reflection

WAITSBURG-Sometimes, sitting down and reconnecting with familiar faces can heal beyond recognition. As a born 'people person,' the quarantine has been especially difficult for me. A couple of weeks ag...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    July 30, 2020

One conclusion, talk about hope

Waitsburg–My long-time friend Maria Garcia and I were recently sitting (six feet apart) in her back acre, talking about how the pandemic has affected us personally. We hadn't planned it. I had...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 23, 2020

Waitsburg School Board Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, July 16, via Zoom call. The board discussed enrollment, the 2020-21 reopening plan, and online learning options. Colter Mohney reported to the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 23, 2020

Waitsburg City Council update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met July 15, via conference call. The council discussed two resolutions and held a public hearing regarding flood control funding. City Administrator Randy...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 16, 2020

Second school input meeting held

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg School District Superintendent Mark Pickel held a second public input meeting on July 8 regarding the reopening of schools this fall. The virtual meeting was attended by 16...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 9, 2020

Lamberts stepping away from corn crop

WAITSBURG-Summer BBQ menus are going to be a little less sweet in Waitsburg this summer. After 30 years of growing a secret variety of sweet corn, Ed and Cathy Lambert are retiring to focus on...

 
 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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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