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 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Waitsburg school district superintendent to exit June 30

WAITSBURG - At the December 20 regular school board meeting, Waitsburg School District Superintendent Jon Mishra surprised school board members by tendering his resignation. Mishra cited family needs...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Waitsburg grads make good in Seattle

WAITSBURG – Friends since first grade, Waitsburg High School grads Colton Townsend and Connor Talbot have built a successful website design business in the Seattle are. Townsend, son of Mike and...

 

Reader photo of the week

LaVerne Filan has been enjoying the company of a friendly moose at his property, just outside of Waitsburg off Highway 12. Filan said the young bull moose has visited several times now and waits for...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

School District Offers Parenting Resources

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school counselor Rosy Nechodom wants parents to know about two opportunities for families taking place in February. Rodeo clown JJ Harrison will give a bullying prevention and...

 

Arrested in style

Waitsburg students got a lesson in law enforcement on Wed. Jan. 10 as Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest right next to the elementary school playground. Joshua J. Hershaw, driving...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019 

Waitsburg welcomes 2019, part 2

In this multi-part series, The Times visits with businesses, organizations and agencies to learn their plans for 2019. This week, we continue our walk around Main Street. In future issues we will...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Touchet Valley Communications Changes Hands

WAITSBURG – Local entrepreneur Dan Cole said he hadn’t intended to rid himself of more than one business, but when the right offer came along, he and wife Trina decided to accept. After 32 years in business, Cole sold Waitsburg Grocery, Inc. to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Waitsburg Woman Faces Murder Charges

WAITSBURG – A Waitsburg woman has been formally charged with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Marcus J. Allessio, 25. Leslie Melgar Moreno, 25, of 206 Wheatland Drive in Waitsburg, is accused of fatally stabbing...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Waitsburg Adopts 2019 Budget

WAITSBURG – In a 2018 budget recap, Waitsburg Mayor Marty Dunn listed completion of the Main Street Bridge as one of the most important projects completed in 2018. Looking forward, the Waitsburg...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members Mayor Marty Dunn, KC Kuykendall, Kevin House, and Kate Hockersmith were present. Terry Jacoy and Jim Romine were absent. Following a public hearing, council approved the 2019 final budget. (See story on this page.) Danielle Carpenter...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 10, 2019

Waitsburg Welcomes 2019

WAITSBURG – With a new year ahead, and the paper under new ownership, The Times thought it would be fun to take a walk around Waitsburg to learn what local agencies, businesses and organizations...

 
 By The Times    News    January 3, 2019

New Owner, Editor Take Over at The Times

WAITSBURG-Times owner and publisher Ken Graham has sold the newspaper to Waitsburg resident Lane Gwinn. The sale was effective Jan. 1. Gwinn is also owner of the 10 Ton Press art studio on...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    December 27, 2018

Fairgrounds, Grandstands Discussions Top List of Waitsburg 2018 News Stories

WAITSBURG--How to move forward with the Waitsburg Fairgrounds, and particularly the grandstands facility, continued to be a major challenge for the Waitsburg City Council this year. A fairgrounds...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 20, 2018

Grandma and the Boys: Old Time Gospel

WALLA WALLA—Bluegrass group Grandma and the Boys has released a new album with classic gospel favorites. The band is led by Grandma Jo Shay, who plays mandolin and 12-string guitar. Grandma is accompanied by Joe McCutcheon, who plays lead guitar an...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 13, 2018

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Dottie Williams honors the memory of John Stellwagen (Aug. 18, 1946 - Nov. 7, 2018) who created these ornaments that now adorn Williams’ front yard tree. Both durable an festive, they are made from colorful duct tape....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 13, 2018

Waitsburg Parks & Recreation Board Report

December 6, 2018 WAITSBURG—Present at the most recent Parks & Recreation Board meeting were board members Danielle Carpenter, Justin Stegall, and Sandra Morrison, as well as community member Tom House. The group agreed to change their regular meeti...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 6, 2018

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas

Views from the Hometown Christmas event held December 1st and 2nd....

 

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Santa took up shop at Ten Ton Coffee this past weekend and visited with children of all ages....

 

Waitsburg City Council Report

Present at last week’s meeting of the Waitsburg City Council were members Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, and Kate Hockersmith, along with Mayor Marty Dunn. Basin Disposal, Inc., which contrac...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 29, 2018

One of a Kind Holiday Celebration This Weekend

WAITSBURG-The 33rd annual Hometown Christmas is upon us. Of course this means a weekend of activities along Main Street, including Santa's first official appearance of the season. Sponsoring...

 

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas Past...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

Waitsburg Resource Center Provides Help to Locals Year-Round

WAITSBURG-Volunteer Jenny Jones at the Waitsburg Resource Center found the doorway crowded Thursday by local first graders lined up with donations. Mrs. Hinchliffe's class held a food drive, asking...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Report

Nov. 19, 2018 WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met for a regular business meeting Monday. Members in attendance were Ross Hamann, Christy House, Jason Kaehler, Russ Knopp, Lisa Morrow. Also in attendance were school secretary Becky Dun,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

Salmon In Schools Update

WAITSBURG-As reported recently in The Times, Mrs. Hinchliffe's first grade students are raising salmon with the help of Andrew Bassler from the Tri-State Steelheaders. So far, the salmon eggs have...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 22, 2018

4-H Achievement Awards

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg’s Homegrown Go Wild 4-H club took home gold at 4-H’s Achievement Awards night, winning Small Club of the Year and First Place Window Display for their displays in a storefront on Main Street. William Hong won a project...

 

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