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Waitsburg elementary institutes Move Up Night

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary School will hold its first annual Move Up Night on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. The evening of fun is intended to allow families and students the opportunity to meet next year’s teacher and visit their new classrooms. The...

 

Memorial Day Services in Waitsburg

Memorial Day services at the City Cemetery in Waitsburg...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

FFA Presentation FFA officers reported on State Convention. FFA Advisor Nicole Abel said the chapter plans to attend Nationals in October where Tom House will receive his American Degree and the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 30, 2019

Bill Rodgers' Secret Garden

WAITSBURG-All over town irises are in bloom, but none quite so plentiful as Bill Rodger's Secret Garden. Waitsburg's own photographer is changing the landscape by hand. Rodgers is in the process of...

 

Celebration Days Smiles

Photos by Brianna Wray Waitsburg Celebration Days was gifted with a sunny Saturday, the only sunny day, flanked by days of rain, last week. Revelers enjoyed a parade, music, brewfest, ATV poker ride,...

 

Lack of lifeguards could result in pool closure

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg city council members wasted no time in responding to news that a lack of lifeguards could result in the City of Waitsburg being unable to open the City Pool this summer. Council member K.C. Kuykendall and Student Representative...

 

4-Hers advance to State with presentions/demonstrations

WALLA WALLA-Four members of Home Grown Go Wild 4-H competed at the Walla Walla County 4-H Extension office for the second time this spring on May 14.  After competing in April and receiving blue...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

April 30 Burglary: Dispatched to 100 block of N. E St. in Prescott for a possible burglary....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 23, 2019

Firefighter Focus

As longtime volunteer firefighters are retiring, the local volunteer pool continues to dwindle. With less than 20 active volunteer firefighters and four EMTs, Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 is...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 23, 2019

Leena Baker is WHS valedictorian, Loren Negron is salutatorian

WAITSBURG-Fifteen seniors will mark the end of their high school careers with a walk down Kison Court during Waitsburg High School's 122nd commencement ceremony on Fri., May 31 at 8 p.m. A...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Waitsburg Celebration Days 2019

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days brought out all the smiles. Seventy or more antique and vintage cars lined Preston Park Friday evening. The sunset historic ATV cruise departed from the...

 

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

BrewFest Winners Six breweries participated in the Waitsburg’s fourth annual “One-of-a-Kind” Brewfest, which moved outdoors this year to the Community Business Park on Main Street. The popular local band biGfoNt provided entertainment for free...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 16, 2019

Pat Mohney is Celebration Days Parade Marshal

WAITSBURG-Pat Mohney will trade in his traditional behind-the-scenes role in the Waitsburg Celebration Days parade to take a seat front-and-center as this year's parade marshal. He was selected by...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 16, 2019

District aligns grad requirements with state Standards

WAITSBURG—In an attempt to retain students who might otherwise attend Running Start or SEATech, as well as address budgeting issues, the Waitsburg High School Board of Directors unanimously...

 

Cadman Donovan Fundraiser is May 29

WAITSBURG-Community members are joining hands to put on a taco feed fundraiser and silent auction for longtime Waitsburg resident and Class of 2012 WHS graduate Cadman Donovan who was injured in a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 16, 2019

Firefighter Focus

WAITSBURG-As longtime volunteer firefighters retire and fresh faces fail to fill the void, the local volunteer pool continues to dwindle. With less than 20 active volunteer firefighters and four...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 16, 2019

Waitsburg math teacher Jim Leid retires next month

Leid has spent 15 years teaching at Waitsburg High School where he graduated in 1969 WAITSBURG-For Jim Leid, advocating for students and staff has been a priority throughout his teaching career. After...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 9, 2019

Waitsburg Celebration Days is May 17-19

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee has been working for months to organize the city’s annual Celebration Days festivities, which run May 17-19. The three-day event, held the third weekend in May, was organized as a placeholder...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Otterson's Celebrate 60th Anniversary

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg residents Nancy and Jack Otterson will celebrate their 60th anniversary on May 9. The couple will honor the milestone with a family celebration in Depoe Bay, Ore. in July. Both...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Mahre - Elsey United in Marriage

WAITSBURG-Erin (Mahre) Elsey and Jeremy Elsey were married at the Waitsburg Christian Church on April 18, 2019 in front of immediate family and close friends. A reception is planned for later...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Lexus Benson receives Rotary Club Scholarship

WAITSBURG—On Thurs., May 02, 2019 Lexus Benson, a senior at Waitsburg High School, received the $1,000 Rotary Club of Walla Walla High School Scholarship. Lexus was chosen by the staff of Waitsburg...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Retirement recognition

Waitsburg School District staff celebrated the retirement of teachers Nancy Bickelhaupt, Jim Leid and Maddie Martin at a celebration in Bickelhaupt's classroom last Friday. Bickelhaupt was...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

4-H Food Drive

Waitsburg 4-H clubs joined together and spent Monday evening traversing Waitsburg to gather food for the Waitsburg Resource Center. 4-H members gathered 488 pounds of food in just one...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

It's a rib feed wrap-up

The Waitsburg Lions Club (with help from their ladies) wrapped up another successful rib feed Saturday evening. "All the tickets were sold, which I think approaches 800. The weather was perfect and I...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Fundraising fun

Waitsburg's Home and School Association hosted its annual school carnival to raise funds to provide school supplies for all Waitsburg students, last Friday evening....

 

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