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Just Jammin'

The Mythical Movable Bluegrass Jam met at Claire German's Amo Art/Heaven space on the north end of Waitsburg this month. The group has previously met the first Friday of each month in Suze Wood's...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg launches Safe Schools Reporting System

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District has introduced the SafeSchools Reporting System as another tool in its arsenal to ensure student safety. Administration and the school board have been...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Waitsburg Elections are Underway

WAITSBURG – It’s no joke. Waitsburg’s annual elections, which take place the first Monday in April, will be held on April Fool’s Day this year. Caucuses may be held Feb. 25 – March 7 and Declarations of Candidacy must be filed with the...

 

2019 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen Coronation

2018 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen Makenna Barron (r) hugs Court Advisor Beka Compton as Compton's mother, former Court Advisor Anne Adams looks on. (See story on Page 5.)...

 

Greg Tompkins will run to retain District 3 county commissioner seat

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County Commissioner Greg Tompkins announced his intentions to file for election to retain his seat on the board of commissioners, in a press release issued this...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Makenna Crowns New Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's youngest Celebration Days Queen officially passed the torch to 2019 Queen, Rebecca Holderman, at the Waitsburg Celebration Days Royalty Coronation Dinner on Fri. Feb. 23 at...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Waitsburg council weighs in

WAITSBURG – With Waitsburg's city election process gearing up, The Times asked the sitting council and mayor to share their personal experiences as well as the pros and cons of serving as a communit...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Balanced Animal Massage brings holistic approach to pet care

WAITSBURG – With over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field, Sandra Farley feels she has finally found her niche in helping to strengthen the human-animal bond. Through her new business,...

 
 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...

 

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