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 By Dena Martin    News    March 21, 2019 

Waitsburg City Elections See New Faces

WAITSBURG-Two new faces have thrown their hats in the ring seeking a seat on the Waitsburg City Council. Pam Chapman and Jim Elgin will join incumbents K.C. Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Walla walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

March 14 Subject in Prescott taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center for mental health evaluation....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 21, 2019 

Ju's Traveling Pages Finds a Home

WAITSBURG-Multifaceted entrepreneur Jessika Bannerman is having a busy week. Her book and gift shop, Ju's Traveling Pages, launched this past weekend and locals are stopping in to peruse the curated...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 21, 2019 

Linda Henze changes roles after two decades as school secretary

WAITSBURG-For more than 20 years, visitors to the Waitsburg Elementary School office have been greeted by the smiling face of Linda Henze. With Henze's recent promotion to Human Resources/Fiscal...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Main Street Demo

The gap on Waitsburg's Main Street got a little larger when the building at 103 Main was demolished Tuesday morning. The building was damaged by fire last September when the adjacent structure, at...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 21, 2019 

The Museum of Un-Natural History

WALLA WALLA-Upstairs, and down the hall of a brick-and-mortar building on Walla Walla's Main Street sits one Gerald Matthews; part artist, part exhibit. Matthews is a retired actor most famously...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Waitsburg election slate falls one short

WAITSBURG – The deadline for Declarations of Candidacy for Waitsburg City Council closed on March 10 one candidate short of a full slate of five members. The filing process will reopen with applications accepted for an additional three days, from...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Doziers drop water bottling code amendment request

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg-area farmers Perry and Darleen Dozier have withdrawn their request for a text code amendment that would make water bottling operations a permitted use in all resource and agricultural districts in Walla Walla County. The propo...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

Feb. 25 Welfare check on suicidal subject at a home on Preston Avenue. March 8 Waitsburg residents came in to WWSO to report identity theft....

 

Snow Rolls

Banner Bank Customer Services Representative Kim Julian alerted Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers to the presence of "snow rollers" just west of Prescott last week. Rodgers was quick to document...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Jeff Broom Leaves Lasting Legacy

Unlike parents with their children, I hope it's acceptable for reporters to have favorites. There are a couple of folks that I love to interview, and Jeff Broom was one. Jeff passed away on March 4 at...

 

Commercial Club Paint Party

Several locals enjoyed a good time at a paint party hosted by the Commercial Club at Town Hall last week. Above: Ladies are hard at work on their paint-by-number projects....

 
 By Russ Knopp    News    March 14, 2019

Waitsburg School District Launches New Web Page and Phone App

On Wed., March 13, the Waitsburg School District launched a groundbreaking branding campaign for the district. User-friendly websites and mobile apps for each school will help connect the Waitsburg co...

 

Izzy & Lou

While snow and cold is a far cry from what is typically viewed as standard camel climate, the Walla Walla Valley's favorite dromedary hasn't let the white stuff keep him from his duties. Izzy the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg plans for emergency preparedness

WAITSBURG – At the close of nearly every winter, Waitsburg residents surmise about the likelihood of a high-water event like the Food of 1996. With a high snowpack and anticipated warming temperatures, this year is no different. Statistics can be f...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

August 24, 2018 Firearms were logged into evidence as found property. (NOTE: This event is listed on the Press Board sent out on March 5, 2019) February 26 Shop building on S. “A” Street in Prescott was burglarized. Forced entry with items...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg schools host cyber-bullying and social media presentation

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Digital Forensic Examiner Tim Hollingsworth will give a presentation on Cyber-bullying and Social Media Concerns on Thurs., March 14. Hollingsworth will meet with Wait...

 
 By Rob Holtzinger    News    March 7, 2019

The Percherons of Prescott

WALLA WALLA - Eight years ago, Jim and Amy Fenley, of Prescott, had the vision to fill a need in the wedding industry by offering horse and carriage services. The couple, married for fifteen years,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

K.C. Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Mayor Marty Dunn, Jim Romine and Kate Hockersmith were all present. Public Comment -Commercial Club President Joy Smith said the Commercial Club has...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 7, 2019

Waitsburg welcomes three new teachers

WAITSBURG - Several new faces joined the ranks of the teaching staff at Waitsburg Elementary School and Preston Hall Middle School this year. With the school year well underway, The Times checked in t...

 

Shamrock BINGO draws a crowd

WAITSBURG – Team RELAY’s annual Shamrock BINGO fundraiser was a huge success this year, according to organizer Karen Huwe. One hundred fourteen people attended the event, up from 75 people last year. The event, along with donations from team...

 

Middle School Ski Day

Waitsburg middle school students enjoyed stellar ski conditions at Ski Bluewood during an enrichment day ski trip on Feb. 27. "It was so beautiful out, fresh powder, and the sun was shining. It was great to have fun with the kids," said middle...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 7, 2019

The Walla Walla Choral Society brings a bit of the bayou to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – New Orleans is a jazzy blur of music, rich color and French cuisine like no other. If it had a recipe it would be one-part "Sweet Georgia Brown," one part jambalaya, and two parts...

 

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