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 By Karen Huwe    News    March 30, 2023 

The Waitsburg Beekeeping Club is the school's newest and sweetest program

WAITSBURG-Last fall, Waitsburg School's Superintendent Mark Pickel read an article about getting kids active in programs after the pandemic. The article encouraged schools to utilize faculty and...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 23, 2023

RYES project brings trees to Waitsburg students

WAITSBURG-Allison Bond is the founder and project leader for Rural Youth Enrichment Services' (RYES) Waitsburg Urban Forestry project. This mentoring project provided evergreen seedlings to Waitsburg...


Corned beef, treasure, community at Town Hall

WAITSBURG-The annual St. Patrick's Day fundraiser for the Waitsburg Town Hall was attended by around 150 guests on Saturday, March 18. Proceeds from the evening's ticket sales and auction will...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 16, 2023

David Woods named Waitsburg Superintendent/Elementary Principal

UPDATE WAITSBURG-After interviews with staff and community members held on March 13, the Waitsburg School Board of Directors voted to offer the superintendent and elementary principal position to Davi... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 16, 2023

Waitsburg Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting

WAITSBURG- This week, the Waitsburg Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting on March 21, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Weller Public Library. Anyone interested in learning, preserving, or...

 By Karen Huwe    News    March 16, 2023

Waitsburg invites high school students to College and Career Fair

WAITSBURG-High school students from six schools around the area attended the Waitsburg High School College and Career Fair on Thursday, March 9. Seventeen exhibitors were available to speak with...

 By Karen Huwe    News    March 16, 2023

Three March events for Waitsburg FFA

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg FFA members and their advisor Nicole Abel were busy with three events this past week. Four students traveled to Pomeroy on Wednesday, March 8, and competed in Sub District Leadersh...


Waitsburg Elementary students jump, skip, and shoot hoops for heart health

WAITSBURG-The American Heart Association's Kid's Heart Challenge was created to teach children the importance of heart health and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The students at Waitsburg Element... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    News    March 9, 2023

WHS Celebrates National FFA Week

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg FFA students had a busy National FFA Week. This year's National FFA week is celebrated by chapters throughout the United States from February 20 to 24. Activities started on...


New books at the Weller Public Library

Adult Fiction “The Unsinkable Greta James” by Jennifer E. Smith, 2022. An indie musician reeling from tragedy decides her path forward and how to find her voice again. Compared by some reviewers to “Where’d You Go Bernadette” and “Daisy...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 23, 2023

Waitsburg City Council approved line of credit

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting at City Hall on February 15, 2023. Council members Jillian Henze, Randy Charles, Kevin House, and Jim Romine were present. Also in attendance were Mayor Marty Dunn, City...

 By Karen Huwe    News    February 16, 2023

Waitsburg Booster Club Re-Energized 

WAITSBURG—Twenty-four years ago, the Waitsburg Booster Club was formed. Ross Hamann was elected president and has continued in the role over the years. Even though the club lost momentum about five years ago, Hamann and 12-year veteran treasurer...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 2, 2023

Weller Public Library update presented to City Council

WAITSBURG-Weller Public Librarian Twila Tate presented the library's 2022 year-end report to the Waitsburg City Council at its regular meeting in January. The report included data on the collection... Full story


Waitsburg Commercial Club call for award nominations

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Commercial Club has asked the public for nomination letters recognizing Waitsburg community members in three categories, Community Service, Business of the Year, and Employee... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 26, 2023

Fairground athetic fields discussed at Waitsburg City Council

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, January 18, at City Hall. Mayor Marty Dunn, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe, and all council members were in attendance. After approval of the agenda and the last...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 5, 2023

131 Main

WAITSBURG-Local entrepreneurs Erin Elsey and Kimberly Smith are opening a new shop in Waitsburg. The shop, 131 Main, is full of products from the two owners' businesses, A-Ron's Rustic Designs and...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 5, 2023

Waitsburg School District special meeting explored admin options

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board held a special meeting on Monday, January 2, 2022, to discuss the school’s administration and superintendent search. Six members of the staff and two community members attended in person. Currently, the... Full story


Superintendent Profile Online Survey

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District Board of Directors is asking the community to participate in a superintendent profile survey. The online survey is available at and is also available through the District website...


Waitsburg School Board update

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board held its regular meeting on December 15. Board members and attendees heard updates from Carol Clarke, who was nominated and approved by the board to serve as the B...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 15, 2022

Waitsburg students and staff participate in SOS training

WAITSBURG—Staff, and students from Waitsburg High School participated in a Sources of Strength (SOS) training this past Wednesday, December 7. The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church hosted the event. Students received training to help fellow students...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 8, 2022

Local youth programs in Valley Gift Guide

WALLA WALLA-The Valley Gift Guide, online and in print, gives donors an easy way to support the many nonprofit organizations that support health, education, daycare, food security, animal welfare,... Full story


Winners of Waitsburg's 2022 Christmas Lights Contest

WAITSBURG-Contest organizer Cindy Daves was pleased to announce the winners of this year's Christmas Lights Contest. Congratulations to Kenny and Vikki Foxe, Diana and Anthony Messenger, and Gabe and...


Hometown Christmas comes to Waitsburg December 3 & 4

WAITSBURG-Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas decorations can come out of storage. The big tree is in place with lights, ready for the Waitsburg Elementary School students to bring their decorations.... Full story


Waitsburg School Board asking for community feedback on the DW Combine

The Waitsburg School Board of Directors is seeking feedback from community members as well as students and parents/guardians of the Waitsburg and Dayton communities regarding your thoughts and... Full story


Exchange Club honors Waitsburg Students for November

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School seniors Natalie Teal and Levi Boudrieau will be honored as Walla Walla Exchange Club Youths of the Month for November at a luncheon on December 5. The HS staff...


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