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 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019 

Bears in the Burg

WAITSBURG-Facebook was filled with posts of multiple sightings of a mama bear and cub on the southeast end of Waitsburg on the evening of June 13. Residents lined the streets to get a look at the...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Watershed partnership reauthorized

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Washington State Legislature re-authorized the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership, for two years, which will be a time of transition for the organization. The organization was also allocated $500,000 in funding,...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Public Comment Parks & Recreation Board Chair Danielle Carpenter provided an update regarding the Parks & Recreation Board. Carpenter said the committee has decided to focus on events and engagements in the near future and will take over maintenance...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 20, 2019 

Suze's Travels

WAITSBURG-Licensed equine massage therapist, Suze Wood, recently returned from an educational expedition to western France. She traveled to attend practicum for certification as a master saddle...

 

Field Day Fun

Waitsburg Elementary School students wrapped up the year with a well-earned field day on Friday, June 7....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 13, 2019

Lions present awards at annual ladies night

WAITSBURG-It was a full house in the Lions Memorial Building as the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up its year with the annual Ladies Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers....

 

2019 Celebration Days ATV Selfie Contest Winners

Winners from the selfie contest...

 

A Mural in the Making

Muralist Don Brown, of Kennewick, recently completed this impressive mural on the side of Chief Spring's Brew Pub on Dayton's Main Street. The Times' Advertising Manager Teeny McMunn captures the...

 

FREE Youth Trap Shoot is Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever will host a free youth trap shoot on Sat., June 15 at the Waitsburg Gun Club. Dean Wass will present a firearms safety refresher beginning at 8 a.m. with the trap shoot immediately following. Youth age...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 13, 2019

Stella's Homestead is site of the Walla Walla Valley's first Huichica music festival

WAITSBURG—The Huichica Music Festival will make its debut in the Walla Walla Valley this fall with a two-day festival at Stella’s Homestead, the former site of Jim and Geraine’s Hansen’s farm...

 

Girl Scouts Donate Flagpole to State Park

WAITSBURG-When the Girls Scouts of Waitsburg learned that the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park was the only park in the state without a flagpole, they set out to do something about it. The local...

 

Movin' on up!

Waitsburg Elementary School's first annual Move Up Night was a big success with parents and students taking the opportunity to meet with next year's teachers and enjoying a meal together. Students...

 

Waitsburg Fair 2019 results

Swine – Fitting & Showing 4-H: Jasper Morrow – Champion Makenna Barron – Reserve FFA Advanced Cason Nichols – Champion Seamus House – Reserve FFA Novice Nathalie Abel – Champion Violet Smith – Reserve Overall Cason Nichols –Champion...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 13, 2019

Waitsburg Fair Goes Off Without a Hitch

WAITSBURG-Sunny weather and bright skies prevailed for the Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair this past Saturday. The fairgrounds were packed to the brim with pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep,...

 

Waitsburg FFA Awards

Waitsburg FFA members gathered in the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room for the Chapter's annual award ceremony on June 5. WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg FFA Chapter held its annual banquet in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 6, 2019

WAITSBURG SENIORS WALK THE AISLE

WAITSBURG-Seventeen members of the Class of 2019 made the traditional march down Kison Court to receive their diplo- mas at Waitsburg High School's 123rd commencement ceremony on Fri., May 30....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 6, 2019

WAITSBURG WILL HOST FIREWISE MEETING

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council invites the public, and especially landowners, to attend a free Firewise meeting at the Lions Club Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Tues., June 25 at 7 p.m. Speakers from the Department of Natural...

 

NHS INDUCTEES

Waitsburg High School inducted three new members into National Honor Society in the WHS auditorium on Mon, June 4. High School Principal Stephanie Wooderchak and Guest Speaker Gabe Kiefel welcomed...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 6, 2019

WAITSBURG FROM A VISUAL ARTISTS' PERSPECTIVE

WAITSBURG-The Touchet River is a 55-mile tributary of the Walla Walla River and in its valley sprawls endless hills and fields of wheat end-capped by barns and mills. Our local landscape boasts...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 6, 2019

SALMON IN SCHOOLS

WAITSBURG-Students from Mrs. Stephanie Hinchliffe's first grade class released salmon into the Touchet River on May 22, concluding this season of the Salmon in Schools project. Waitsburg, Dixie and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 30, 2019

Policy changes allow for greater levy collections

WAITSBURG—At the May 16 Waitsburg School Board meeting, Superintendent Jon Mishra updated board members on the outcome of the legislative session which closed April 28. While some outcomes are...

 

Knitting ministry

The Waitsburg Christian Church knitting ministry has nearly outgrown the home of organizer Joan Helm. Knitters took their needles to Ten Ton Coffee to knit earlier this month. The group knits prayer...

 

Kathy Schirm wins Community Service Award

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg paraprofessional Kathy Schirm was presented with the Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators Community Service Award in a ceremony before staff on May 22. The...

 

Waitsburg Fair is June 8

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual Livestock Show and Fair will take place at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on June 8. Events begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. The 65-year-old tradition includes all manner of livestock competitions including herdsmanship,...

 

Emma Philbrook graduates from Whitman

WALLA WALLA—Waitsburg native, and former Times columnist, Emma Philbrook participated in commencement proceedings at Whitman College in Walla Walla, on Sun,, May 19. A graduate of Waitsburg High School, Philbrook graduated magna cum laude with a...

 

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