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 By Beka Compton    News    February 3, 2022

Waitsburg Commercial Club plans for future at Jan. 27 meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Business Commercial Club met Thursday, January 27, for a regular meeting. Led by former president Joy Smith, the meeting focused on financials, bylaws, and moving forward....

 By Beka Compton    News    January 27, 2022

School Board honored at January meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The meeting was held in person and via Zoom. At the beginning of the meeting, school board members received gift bags,...


City Council reviews flood plan, committee assignments

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, January 19, for a regular meeting. Waitsburg resident Terry Jacoy spoke during public comment, asking the council to reconsider the $10 utility tax implemented last year to help fund flood repair...


A piece of Waitsburg History could be yours.

On February 11, Waitsburg City Council will consider bids for two properties, including 147 Main Street, which until recently housed City Hall. The building is one of two properties the City has... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 20, 2022

Flood prep, response, on Community Health committee's minds

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Community Health and Protection Committee met Tuesday, January 18, with discussions centering around flood preparedness and response. Chairman Jillian Henze gave a brief...

 By Beka Compton    News    January 20, 2022

FEMA training gives pastor head start on flood preparedness

WAITSBURG-As area residents start to monitor the river every morning on the way to work, Pastor Cameron Hedges has been busy preparing for his first flood season in Washington. Hedges has been going...


Dr. Roger Hevel to be recognized at January council meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council will move meetings from the Lions Club building hosting an Open House before the regular meeting on January 19 at the new City Hall. Join the council at 106 Main at 6:30 p.m. to check out the new space and stay... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 6, 2022

S'no problem in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-It's been a chilly past couple of weeks, with temperatures dipping into the negatives and the National Weather Service reporting as much as 18 inches of snowfall at the end of December. As...


Commercial Club reboot

WAITSBURG—After almost two years of inactivity, the Waitsburg Commercial Club (WBCC) is taking steps to return to business, acting as the city’s Chamber of Commerce and encouraging economic development. The club held two meetings in December. In...

 By Beka Compton    News    December 23, 2021

Waitsburg City Council met for last time in 2021

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met on December 15 for the year’s final meeting. This was the last meeting for outgoing council members Karl Newell and Karen Gregutt. Roughly 15 community...

 By Beka Compton    News    December 23, 2021

Waitsburg School Board swears in new member, looks to 2022

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board held its final regular meeting of the year on December 15, 2021. Board member Stephanie Cole was unable to attend. The meeting started with the newest board...


City of Waitsburg plans for the new year

WAITSBURG—A worldwide pandemic, heavy flooding, staff shortages, supply chain issues, and a shortage of funds made for a difficult past two years for the City of Waitsburg. Mayor Marty Dunn and City administrator Randy Hinchliffe sat down with The... Full story


The kindness of Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Kindness is alive in Waitsburg. It seems like a prerequisite to becoming part of the community. It comes in all shapes and sizes, in acts big and small. From receiving an unexpected smile... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    December 9, 2021

Waitsburg School Board recognizes outgoing member Hamann at special meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, December 2 for a special meeting. Immediately after adopting the agenda, the board broke for a 15 minute recess. The board recognized long-time membe...


heARTfelt Christmas coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Coming out of a pandemic has been no match for Waitsburg's Christmas spirit. With Hometown Christmas, typically held the second weekend after Thanksgiving, on hold, due to the pandemic,... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    November 25, 2021

Real estate and surplus policy center of City Council meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met for a regular meeting on November 17, at 7 p.m. During the public comment portion, resident Joy Smith thanked the council for all their work during their...

 By Beka Compton    News    November 25, 2021

Waitsburg School Board monthly meeting focuses on levy

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Wednesday, November 17, for its regular meeting. The meeting was led by vice-chairman Ross Hamann, following the resignation of former chairman Pam Chapman...


Splash pad plans moving forward in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-At the Nov. 17 Waitsburg City Council meeting, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe reported he had purchased the components needed for a splash pad. The pad is being constructed at...

 By Beka Compton    News    November 18, 2021

Resource Center preparing for 12 Days of Christmas

WAITSBURG-Tucked away just before the intersection of Preston and Main, the volunteer-run Waitsburg Resource Center has been quietly and compassionately helping families in need. While her mother and...

 By Beka Compton    News    November 11, 2021

Waitsburg City Council reviews proposed budget

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met on November 3 for a special meeting to review the preliminary budget for 2022. Before discussing the budget, the council set a public hearing date for the...

 By Beka Compton    News    October 28, 2021

Council votes to surplus pocket park

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met on October 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting. Before the approval of the agenda, Mayor Marty Dunn added an item regarding the Touchet River Levee Repair...


Friends of Weller Public Library awarded REA grant

WAITSBURG-It's the season of change and improvement on Waitsburg's Main Street, and the city's library will not be left out. The Friends of the Weller Public Library was recently awarded $7,000 from C...

 By Beka Compton    News    October 21, 2021

CWWFD2 Commissioners adopt vaccination policy

WAITSBURG—The Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 Commissioners met on October 13 for a regular meeting at the Waitsburg Fire Station. Interim fire chief Colter Mohney asked that a vote regarding...


Schulke Pumpkins available at two Waitsburg businesses

WAITSBURG-Whether you're a soup-season person or a spooky-season person, there's no arguing that autumn is here! If you're a spooky-season person, it is time to head down to Mr. C's Smoking Co. or...

 By Beka Compton    News    October 14, 2021

Property owner still looking for solution regarding levee repair

WAITSBURG—A letter signed by the Waitsburg City Council and the Mayor was published in The Times and sent out to residents of Waitsburg last week. The letter referenced the 2020 flood and the...


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