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 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019 

Couple wins fight to save home but suffers devastating losses

WAITSBURG-While most of Waitsburg is heaving a collective sigh of relief at having been bypassed by the heavy flooding that hit several not-so-far-away communities, not everyone was so lucky. Les and...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Easter marks the 140th anniversary of Waitsburg Christian Church

This Easter, April 21, marks the 140th anniversary of the formation of the Christian Church of Waitsburg. The State of Washington recognizes the formation as Jan 21, 1880, but it is April 21, 1879, th... Full story

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    April 18, 2019 

At the finish line

WAITSBURG-The tail end of the Tour of Walla Walla came whirring through Waitsburg Sunday. Athletes tackled high winds and adverse road conditions while spectators enjoyed the bright day bundled up...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Local ham radio enthusiast is setting up a Waitsburg emergency communication center

Brian Treadway hopes to garner interest from new or future operators WAITSBURG-Waitsburg's Brian Treadway said he followed his grandfather's footsteps into ham radio but now uses the platform mostly...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Grim budget outlook forces staff cut considerations

WAITSBURG—Three Waitsburg teachers will be retiring with the end of the 2018-19 school year but the District is currently only advertising for two teaching position openings. The unpopular option of not filling the spot vacated by Family and...

 

Coppei in Flood

Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers took this photo at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning as Coppei Creek explored a small side channel across a field south of the Fairgrounds. The National Weather Service...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office Daily Press Board

April 7 An unknown suspect stole gasoline from the victim’s fuel tank on Main Street in Waitsburg. April 5 Illegal dumping reported on neighbor’s property on Taggart Road. April 3 A safe of unknown origin was found on the shoulder of Preston...

 

Big day at the barns

Waitsburg FFA and 4-H members spent a rainy Sunday cleaning and prepping the livestock barns at the Waitsburg Fairgounds. Members readied the pens in the new barn for hogs and goats; rototilling,...

 

Waitsburg School District Board Meeting Update March 21, 2019

Board members present: Ross Hamann, Christy House, Randy Hinchliffe, Jason Kaehler, Lisa Morrow Presentation (Pam Beasley) Beasley gave a presentation on the WaKIDS program and Waitsburg results. (See story at right) Secondary Principal Report...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Data draws concerns for kindergartners

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Kindergarten teacher Pam Beasley presented the WaKIDS program and an update on resulting data to the Waitsburg School Board at their March meeting. Beasley said resulting data...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Retired vet stops in Waitsburg on his trek across the U.S.

WAITSBURG – Ron and Cindy Standring had a special guest last week when they played host to Jimmy Novak, a retired veteran who is walking across the United States to raise awareness for PTSD and...

 

Interview panel applications extended

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District has extended the deadline for accepting applications for individuals to sit on the Superintendent Search Interview Observer Panel. The board plans to select approximately 12 community members, representing a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Waitsburg council remains unchanged

WAITSBURG—Preliminary election results for Waitsburg’s mayor and city council members were tallied Tuesday night. With a total of 275 votes cast, the current Waitsburg City Council remains intact at this point. The election will be certified on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Waitsburg School District superintendent accepts position in Olympia

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg School District Superintendent Dr. Jon Mishra has accepted a position with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) when he exits his position in Waitsburg at the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Local author Ann McCambridge publishes her first novel

WAITSBURG-It was five years in the making, but Waitsburg local, Ann McCambridge, can finally hold the fruits of her labor in her hands. McCambridge's first novel, Graceful Warrior, was released in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Pop-up shops will frequent Waitsburg's Main Street

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Commercial Club responded to requests from home base businesses and formulated a plan to support area entrepreneurs by providing a space for work and sales in Town Hall on a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 4, 2019

Waitsburg garden center is a dream come true

WAITSBURG-In just a few minutes of conversation with siblings Doug Biolo and Janet Laurence, it becomes clear that their new business is truly a labor of love. Nancy's Dream Garden Center, located at...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Waitsburg city election ballots are due Monday

Two new candidates vie for seats against a slate of returning incumbents WAITSBURG-It was a good turnout for Waitsburg's City Council Candidates Forum at Town Hall on Mon., March 25. All candidates...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Walla Walla detective speaks on internet safety and cyberbullying

WAITSBURG—On March 14, Detective Tim Hollingsworth, the digital forensic examiner for the area, spent the afternoon speaking with Preston Hall and Waitsburg High School students about Cyberbullying and Social Media Concerns. That evening, he...

 

Blues Crews Starts Season with Bennington Lake Clean-Up

WALLA WALLA-The Blues Crews tackled its first project of the season by repairing and upgrading a section of trail at Bennington Lake on Sat., March 23. Twenty-one volunteers showed up to remove brush...

 

family fun

Makenna Barron prepares to plant a pie in the face of dad Charlie Barron at the Waitsburg Lions Club Family Night last week. See Club Notes on Page 5....

 

Bluegrass to Beethoven

WALLA WALLA—On April 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall, the Walla Walla Symphony will welcome award-winning mandolin player Sierra Hull as the guest artist for two new works by living composer Ofer Ben-Amots: Concertino and The Bluegrass Suite....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 28, 2019

Artful Duo Mix Media

WAITSBURG-Martha Mason and Anne Haley have come together to share an assortment of artworks ranging from letterpress prints and monotypes to paintings and drawings. These works are on display now...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

K.C. Kuykendall, Kevin House, Terry Jacoy, Jim Romine and Mayor Marty Dunn were present. Kate Hockersmith was absent. Public Comment -Walla Walla Conservation District Manager Renee Hadley said that a...

 

Olive Entertainment

Waitsburg wine writer Paul Gregutt entertained patrons at the Olive Market Place & Cafe last week. The Waitsburg artist played a solo set of original compositions accompanied by amplified...

 

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