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 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Whoopemup Hollow Cafe closes doors for good

WAITSBURG – A Feb. 15 post on the Whoopemup Waitsburg and Whoopemup Walla Walla Facebook pages confirmed recent rumors that the popular Cajun-inspired Whoopemup Hollow Café, with stores on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Randy Hinchliffe will fill school board vacancy

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board voted unanimously to appoint Randy Hinchliffe as a new school board member at their Feb. 13 regular meeting. Hinchliffe will replace Russ Knopp who moved from...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Daily Press Board

February 2 Theft of parts from an ATV in the 1000 block of Preston Avenue. February 8 Generator stolen sometime during the night of 02/07/19 in the 60 block of East Maple in Waitsburg. February 13 Male subject stated he had been in jail and just got...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    February 21, 2019 

Sheets of Paper art show at Studio Two Zero Two

WALLA WALLA-Through their show, Sheets of Paper, resident artists at Studio Two Zero Two and Morell Family Wines are inviting the community to overcome the winter doldrums and experience new works....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Switchgrass Delta bluegrass band to visit Ireland

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's resident bluegrass band, Switchgrass Delta, will head to Ireland this June to study traditional Irish music and to perform at an Irish bluegrass festival. The group is busy...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Waitsburg School District sets superintendent search timeline

WAITSBURG – The Feb. 13 Waitsburg School Board meeting was preceded by a superintendent search community input session facilitated by education consultant Dr. Bill Jordan. Jordan said applications...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Cougar Country

WASHINGTON STATE - The story of Colorado jogger Travis Kauffman, who managed to win out in a bare-hands battle against a mountain lion earlier this month, has taken the media by storm. Cougars don't...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Secondary Principal Report (Mrs. Wooderchak) -Bluewood Ski days for Preston Hall and WHS are being organized. -A Running Start information night will take place at WHS on Mon., March 4 at 6 p.m. -The junior class and Dayton ASB are working together...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Rebecca Holderman is 2019 Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Rebecca Holderman says she is enjoying her first time serving on a royalty court and representing Waitsburg as the 2019 Celebration Days Queen. Holderman has been promoting Waitsburg...

 

Registrations are open for AAUW Great Explorations Program

WALLA WALLA – On Sat., March 9, AAUW’s Great Explorations in Education will present “Reach Beyond the Stars,” a science, technology, engineering and math adventure for 5th through 8th grade girls, at Whitman College, 9 a.m. - 2:45 pm. The...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Broetje Orchards sells to Ontario Teachers' Fund

PRESCOTT – According to a Feb. 9 story in the Tri-City Herald, Ralph and Cheryl Broetje sold Broetje orchards to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in late December. The fund will operate the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Waitsburg Welcomes 2019: Churches

In this multi-part series, The Times connects with Waitsburg businesses, churches and organizations to hear their plans for 2019. Waitsburg Presbyterian Church The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church,...

 

Teddy Bear Tea Fundraiser is Feb. 23

WALLA WALLA – It's time for tea-Teddy Bear Tea that is.  The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association presents the 13th Annual Teddy Bear Tea, Feb. 23 at St. Francis Hall, 722 W. Alder,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Daddy-daughter Mad Hatter's Ball is a success

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room was hopping on Saturday night as dads and daughters entered the magical world of Alice in Wonderland for the Waitsburg Home and School...

 

Hoops and Jump for Heart

Sarah Daves (l) and David Barnhart (r) show off their skills in the Waitsburg High School auditorium on Fri., Feb. 1 as they hula hooped to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Kindergarten...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Waitsburg will contract solid waste billing

WAITSBURG – City Hall staff will have one less duty on their plates when Basin Disposal Inc. (BDI) takes over billing soon. Council members voted 3-2 to outsource billing to BDI at their Jan. 16 council meeting. The change in billing is expected...

 

WHS Honor Roll

Waitsburg High School Honor Roll* Seniors Kelsey Allman 4.0 McKenzie Forney 4.0 Leena Baker 4.0 Brayden Miller 4.0 Loren Negron 4.0 3.25 and Above Colin Ocker Riley Witt Brooke Wollens Devon Harshman Carson Allessio Jakub Mellish Juniors 3.25 and...

 

55th Annual AAUW Book Sale is Feb. 22-24

WALLA WALLA – The 44th Annual AAUW (American of University Women) Book Sale will be held February 22-24, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, located at 6 W. Rose St, in Walla Walla. Sale hours will be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Knowledge Bowl is on a winning streak

WAITSBURG – With three meets under its belt, and two left in the season, the Waitsburg High School knowledge bowl team has its sights set on representing Waitsburg at the State competition in...

 

County Library Board of Trustees Opening

WALLA WALLA County – Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing an opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Board of Trustees to fill an unexpired term ending Jan. 1, 2023. The board determines the mission and basic policies for the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Pastor Bret Moser will retire from pulpit after 15 years in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – After nearly 19 years in ordained ministry, Waitsburg Presbyterian Church Pastor Bret Moser is retiring from the pulpit. Bret, along with wife Bethany, will move their family to Idaho...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Fire District No. 2 will contract ambulance transport

WAITSBURG – Effective Feb. 1, Waitsburg will no longer provide ambulance service. The Waitsburg Ambulance Service (WAS) was established in 1970 but financial difficulties forced the service to...

 

A gentle touch

Waitsburg guitar doctor Joe Patrick may not be 'pickin' and grinnin' but he is certainly strumming and smiling as as he plays the 22-string harp on display at 10 Ton Coffee. Luthier Carrie Hendrix...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

City council members: KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Mayor Marty Dunn, Jim Romine and Kate Hockersmith were all present. New Business Taggart Road Extension Project was awarded to Moreno &...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease hits Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Parents of Waitsburg students will want to be sure their children are washing their hands well and often. The school district has sent out two emails letting parents know that hand-foot-...

 

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