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 By Dena Martin    News    September 19, 2019 

Volunteer opportunity: Waitsburg Historical Society

While nearly all communities depend on volunteerism in some form or another, I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that small towns like Dayton and Waitsburg would fail to function without...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 12, 2019

Waitsburg Pioneer Fall Festival is Sunday

WAITSBURG-Community members and visitors can take a step back in time on Sun., Sept. 15 when they join the Waitsburg Historical Society for the City's 47th Annual Pioneer Fall Festival on the Bruce House Museum Complex lawn. The annual event, held...

 

The Don Thomas Family

WAITSBURG—This year the Waitsburg Historical Society honors the Don Thomas Family as 2019 Pioneers of the Year. Thomas’ sons, Gary and Jay recently sat down with The Times to share a bit of family...

 

Back to School

Waitsburg School District Staff took a break during inservice on Fri., Aug. 30 to pose for the traditional Times cover staff photo. Waitsburg, which started school Tues., Sept. 3, was the last of the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 5, 2019

New electives mean more choice for Waitsburg students

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg High School faculty is introducing new electives for this upcoming school year. Not only are there new options school-wide, juniors and seniors who have scored favorably on the...

 

Waitsburg 4-H Corral Wranglers results from Walla Walla Fair

Submitted by Tracy Barron Swine Makenna Barron - blue in market, blue in showmanship Levi Boudrieau - red in market, blue in showmanship Ben Stillman - blue in market, blue in showmanship Noah Stillman - blue in market, blue in showmanship Eden...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 29, 2019

Art at Dunham Days

WALLA WALLA-Dunham Cellars kicked off their tenth annual Dunham Days Celebration this past weekend including live music, new wine offerings and local artisans. Among them, Waitsburg Cottages owner,...

 

Dancin' in the Street

Waitsburg residents partied, played, danced and dined in the street during Waitsburg's Third Annual Block Party on Orchard Street last Saturday evening. If appearances are any indication, a good time...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 22, 2019

Waitsburg adds two to planning commission

WAITSBURG-Using a bit of creativity, the Waitsburg City Council was able to fill one empty seat on the City's planning commission with two new members, while remaining within the bounds of the City's...

 

Waitsburg re-evaluates recycling programs

WAITSBURG—Following a lengthy discussion, the Waitsburg City Council unanimously agreed that woody yard debris and cardboard will be accepted at the City’s wastewater treatment plant from 8 a.m.-noon on both Saturdays and Mondays. Glass, paper...

 

Streetlight concerns to be addressed by Pacific Power

WAITSBURG—The recent conversion to LED streetlights has already seen a drop of between $400 to $500 in the City’s electric bill, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe told the Waitsburg City Council at its Aug. 14 meeting. However, the upgrade has...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 22, 2019

Juvenile cougar killed on Middle Waitsburg Road

WAITSBURG-Times reader Wayde Morris struck and killed a juvenile cougar at approximately 9:15 p.m. on the evening of Sun., Aug. 18. "I was traveling south on Middle Waitsburg Road towards Walla Walla...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 22, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members present: K.C. Kuykendall, Kevin House, Terry Jacoy, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, Mayor Marty Dunn. Public comment Don and Olga Clarke approached the council regarding a sound nuisance from trucks parking across the street from her...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 22, 2019

City seeks community input on possible City Hall move

WAITSBURG—After receiving news that the asking price for the former Jehovah’s Witness church building has dropped significantly, and is now below assessed value, City Administrator Randy...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 22, 2019

Mission on Main

WAITSBURG-In our shared recollection of history and knowledge, academia, sciences and the arts are thrust together. Arts, like sciences, can be looked upon objectively and placed historically in conte...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019

Wheat fire threatens Smith homestead

WAITSBURG-On the afternoon of Aug. 8, Jake Adams got the phone call no one wants to receive. The Papé territory manager was working near Minnick Hill when his wife called to say there was a wheat...

 

Walla Walla Co. Emergency MGMT. adds text notification

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County Emergency has made keeping abreast of emergency updates even easier with a new feature on its emergency notification system. Citizen Alert enables residents to sign up for notifications using their mobile...

 

After the Cut

Freshly cut fields of wheat and rolling hills merge to create a unique artistic display in these photos captured by Times Publisher Lane Gwinn....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 8, 2019

Law enforcement sees busy Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Touchet Valley was buzzing with police activity on Saturday as a a manhunt in Waitsburg Saturday morning was followed by a multi-county high-speed chase and officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon. Multiple law enforcement...

 

Market in the park

Deb Callahan organized Waitsburg's first Market in the Park which took place at Preston Park last Saturday. Plans are for the market to take place each Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. through Labor...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

August 3 Warrant Service: Deputies arrested a man in Waitsburg on a warrant. Burglary: Deputies investigated a reported burglary on Clodius Road. July 30 Non Criminal: Deer struck by patrol car on E. Hwy 12/Bolles Road in Waitsburg. June 27...

 

Words-n-print grand opening

A supportive community turned out to celebrate Ju's Traveling Pages move to a new location and name change last weekend. Newly renamed 'Words-n-Print' the book and gift store now offers custom screen...

 

Waitsburg Parks and Recreation Board Update

Review of Board Activities The board passed a levy resolution in time for the Aug. 6 levy deadline. The board is in the very early stages of seeking out a potential Parks and Rec. employee for 2020 at approximately five hours per week. The board has...

 

A bountiful harvest

With harvest in full swing in the Touchet Valley we thought these reader photos submitted by Pastor Matt Wyatt were front-page worthy....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 1, 2019

Life is stranger than fiction

WAITSBURG-What are the odds of finding a ring that was lost in a river 26 years earlier? And what are the odds of showing that same ring to the one person in town who could recognize it and return it...

 

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