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WSD Returns to distance learning starting Nov. 23

Due to school board concerns with the rising number of active COVID-19 cases in Walla Walla County, Waitsburg School District will switch to distance learning starting Monday, November 23rd and continue in this learning mode to Wednesday, November 25...

 

Visitor restrictions tighten at Providence St. Mary

WALLA WALLA-Providence St. Mary has tightened up visitor restrictions due to a recent surge in Walla Walla County COVID-19 cases. Guided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 5, 2020

A tail-wagging' Aloha

WAITSBURG-Not everyone is as excited to wake up in Hawaii and go to bed in Washington as Lark, the dog. On October 28, a Hercules C-130 flew more than 600 dogs and cats from the Kauai Humane Society...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 5, 2020

Humanities Washington speaker events in full swing

Free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and more WALLA WALLA-Through the Walla Walla Public Library, the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau talks are free and available...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 29, 2020

Apples from the past

WAITSBURG—Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Gala are all names we recognize. How about Fall Jeneting, McAfee, and Nero? Thanks to the work of Dave Benscoter and the Lost Apple Project, you may become familiar...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 29, 2020

Celebration Days asking for leadership volunteers

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Celebration Days (WCD) board of directors met Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m via Zoom call. The board met to elect a new president, vice president, and an advertising director....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 29, 2020

Gardeners Grove

Well, that escalated quickly. Our weather has gone from a pleasant and mild fall to a midwinter's frozen tundra practically overnight. It took the better part of a day to get above freezing. And so...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 22, 2020

Waitsburg's paraeducators go above and beyond

WAITSBURG-The coronavirus has highlighted some unexpected heroes over the past ten months. The Waitsburg School District has had a handful of heroes step up and go far above and beyond their typical...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 15, 2020

Painting and Powerlifting

If you drive down Main Street Waitsburg, you'll see a cute pink house with white trim. That little house is one of many that Jason Gillen, owner of JLG Painting, has finished in the area. While...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 8, 2020

Schulke Pumpkins

WAITSBURG—Schulke Family Pumpkins have made their way back to Waitsburg for another year of fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House. The by-donation fundraiser is the Schulke family’s way of hon...

 

Man arrested in Waitsburg for trafficking, assault

WALLA WALLA—A Pendleton man is facing felony charges after being arrested last week in Waitsburg for sex crimes. Robert Miguel Aguilera, 37, was booked into Walla Walla County Jail on felony...

 

Glasby extradited to Umatilla County

WALLA WALLA—Skylar I. Glasby, 32, was extradited from Walla Walla County Jail back to Umatilla County Jail, where he awaits a retrial from an incident in 2016. Glasby was convicted on charges of kidnapping, robbery and assault of a...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 27, 2020

Sheriff, community members discuss recent suspicious activity

WAITSBURG—Walla Walla County Sheriff Mark Crider, Undersheriff Joe Klundt, and fifteen Waitsburg community members met in a virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 25, to discuss recent suspected...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 16, 2020

Weller Public Library offers curbside pickup

WAITSBURG-If you need a good book this summer, look no further than the Weller Public Library. Librarian Rosie Warehime has gotten creative and with the help of her granddaughter/assistant, Jaidyn...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 16, 2020

Waitsburg School District, board of directors retreat features leadership training

Waitsburg School District’s board of directors spent last Tuesday at a three-hour-long retreat and training at the school’s library. The training was facilitated by Dr. William Jordan from...

 

Non-profit collaboration provides bassinet boxes to families in need

WALLA WALLA—Becoming a new parent often brings a mix of emotions: among them, joy and stress, in the best of circumstances. Caring for a newborn when you lack basic resources can be particularly...

 

Walla Walla School District considers AM/PM split schedule

WALLA WALLA—Recent survey results, representing feedback from nearly 2,000 Walla Walla Public Schools parents, provided district staff critical guidance as they begin finalizing Fall 2020 reopening plans. Results from this recent survey, in...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 25, 2020

Additional cases put Phase 3 in jeopardy for Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County’s application for entry into Phase 3 appears to be in jeopardy (see story, page 5) due to Monday’s announcement from health officials that twelve additional COVID-19 cases were reported since Friday, June...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff reacts to proposed budget cuts by calling for businesses to reopen

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Sheriff Mark Crider released a letter on April 23 stating that “the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is primarily funded from sales tax, so is imperative that we get Walla Walla County businesses back up and...

 

Masks are appreciated and more postmaster Mike Reed

Publisher Lane Gwinn wanted to know how things were going for some of our community's front-line workers, the folks at Waitsburg's Post Office. Mike Reed, Waitsburg's postmaster, was kind enough to...

 

"Springtime in The Hollow"

Photographer Bill Rodgers shared "Springtime in The Hollow", 2020 with The Times. He notes: "Late April is always beautiful in the Touchet River Valley, with Cottonwood trees leafing out in brilliant...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    April 16, 2020

Walla Walla Valley COVID-19 Response Fund announces first grants

WALLA WALLA—An anonymous Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from twenty-three Blue Mountain region organizations have recently awarded grants of $99,000 to Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC); $14,460 to Providence St. Mary...

 

Inslee extends 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' through May 4

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' emergency order on Thursday, April 2. The order, which banned all gatherings and temporarily shuttered non-essential businesses, will continue through May 4...

 

Providence Medical Group opens drive-through COVID-19 Fast Track Clinic at Urgent Care

WALLA WALLA-Providence Medical Group is now offering drive-through screening and testing at Urgent Care for people with symptoms of COVID-19. The Fast Track Clinic is located at the white tent on the...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    April 2, 2020

Law student adjusts to online learning, parakeet and kitty join in

Some wannabe philosopher on the internet – the quarantine seems to be bringing them out of the woodwork in droves – recently commented that all this isolation is forcing people to face their true...

 

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