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 By Brianna Wray    News    September 20, 2018 

Views From the Pioneer Fall Festival

Waitsburg's Pioneer Fall Festival was held Sunday, September 16th at the Bruce Museum Complex...

 By Brianna Wray    News    September 20, 2018 

Powell Rifle Donated to Waitsburg Historical Society

WAITSBURG-In August 2017, while many people were traveling elsewhere to see a solar eclipse, Barney Powell and his wife made a point to travel through Waitsburg. "We stopped because I was interested i...

 By Brianna Wray    News    September 20, 2018 

Newspaper Archive Unlocks History Mystery

WAITSBURG-In spring of 1948, The Waitsburg Times published a succinct article about a 24-year-old male who was killed in a motorcycle accident. Little did they know at the time, there was more to the...


Spectacular Fire Hits Waitsburg's Main St.

WAITSBURG-Neighbors watched as first responders worked to extinguish a fire that broke out on Waitsburg's Main Street Sunday night. "All of a sudden there were flames and it went up like that," said J... Full story


Mary Grant Tompkins is Pioneer of the Year

WAITSBURG-This year's Waitsburg Pioneer Fall Festival Pioneer of the Year, Mary Grant Tompkins, doesn't think of herself as a pioneer. But she certainly comes from a long tradition of pioneering spiri... Full story

 By The Times    News    September 6, 2018

FFA Kids Show Livestock

Members of the Penpals FFA group from Waitsbrg (dressed in white shirts) showed pigs at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days over the weekend....

 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Pioneer Fall Festival Coming to Waitsburg Sept. 16

WAITSBURG—The 46th annual Pioneer Fall Festival is coming to Waitsburg Sept. 16. Hosted at the Bruce Mansion Museum Complex located at 314 Main St., this all-day event features an activity for every sensibility. The festival begins at 11 a.m. with...

 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Coulston Takes First at WW Fair

WALLA WALLA-Waitsburg's own Grace Coulston won grand champion at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days held Aug 29-Sept 2. The winning goat, Grace's Red Princess is an example of a Boer Goat's...

 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Blessing Box in Waitsburg

Waitsburg-A blessing box has been installed in front of the Waitsburg Christian Church. In it, individuals in need will find food and hygiene products. This community resource is "open to all with no...

 By Brianna Wray    News    September 6, 2018

Waitsburg High School Faculty

Waitsburg High school faculty don sunglasses for a portrait....

 By Brianna Wray    News    August 30, 2018

Waitsburg Council Delays Grandstand Decision

WAITSBURG-During their August 15 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council agreed to delay a decision on what to do with the grandstand structure at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. Council members said they want...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 30, 2018

FFA Kids Ready for Walla Walla Fair

WALLA WALLA-"We are decorating Sunday," said the post on the Waitsburg FFA's Facebook page. "Please meet [at] 10 a.m. Bring extra supplies such as zip ties, wire, or side cutters if you have them."...

 By Brianna Wray    News    August 23, 2018

Waitsburg Council Faces Wastewater Concerns

WAITSBURG-During their Aug. 15 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council discussed potential solutions to ongoing issues with the city's wastewater treatment facility. According to City Administrator Randy...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 23, 2018

Waitsburg Board delays decision on Grad Requirements

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board has decided to postpone its decision on whether to keep a life-skills class as a graduation requirement until the community has had more time to offer input. Nancy Bickelhaupt, who has taught the Life...

 By Brianna Wray    News    August 23, 2018

Vacation Bible School & Bicycle Rodeo

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Christian Church, located at 6th and Main, sponsored Vacation Bible School for youths ages 4 to 6th grade on August 13-25. This summer's theme was The Moose on the Loose which...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 23, 2018

Johnson Resigns from Waitsburg School Board

WAITSBURG-After serving for nine years, Waitsburg School Board member Marilyn Johnson has handed in her resignation. While Johnson and new board member Lisa Morrow exchanged a few jokes about Johnson...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 23, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Summary

Aug. 16, 2018 WAITSBURG—Present at last week’s meeting of the Waitsburg School Board were board chair Ross Hamann, vice-chair Marilyn Johnson, members Christy House and Russ Knopp, and...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 16, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Wrestles with Graduation Requirements

WAITSBURG—Most Waitsburg High School alumni over the past couple of decades were required to take a class called “Life Management Skills” their junior year. The class met in the Home Ec lab, a long room in the middle of the building with a row...

 By Brianna Wray    News    August 16, 2018

What the Cat Dragged In

WAITSBURG – After two days missing, Kate Hockersmith, of Waitsburg, began to worry about her cat, Finn MacCool. "He's an indoor cat during the day, then he goes out at night," Hockersmith explained....

 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 2, 2018

Bicycle Rodeo Coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – For years, summer in Waitsburg has been an excuse for residents of all ages to pump up their bike tires and two-wheel their way through the streets. But this year, Waitsburg’s...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Bats Take Up Residence at Waitsburg Elementary

WAITSBURG – At the Waitsburg School Board meeting on July 19, 2018, Chairman Ross Hamann, Vice-Chair Marilyn Johnson, and board members Russ Knopp and Christy House were all present. The Facility Supervisor’s report was enough to give anyone the...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Waitsburg City Council Report

WAITSBURG -- Council Members KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present. The maintenance needs of the city’s fire-hydrant system...

 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Awana Coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG -- "A-W-A-N-A! I'm gonna build my life God's way!" chanted the autotuned voices of children over Waitsburg Christian Church's loudspeakers. On July 17, a small crowd of community members...


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