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Turkey trot to Huntsville

WAITSBURG-It was a cold and foggy day for the Waitsburg Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The event was organized by Sarah Wilson and her women's mountain bike club and race team, Wild at Heart. A...

 

Ciao Fredo!

WAITSBURG-For the last year, we have been lucky to have a dear friend from Seattle work at Ten Ton. An accomplished artist, and always curious people-person, Fred instantly fit in at the coffee shop....

 

Thanksgiving Community PotLuck

Thanksgiving Community Potluck Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main Street Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 Starting at 2 p.m. Open to the public – bring a dish to share Turkeys and Ham are provided There will be...

 

Shoebox Gift program brings joy to kids and volunteers

WAITSBURG-The things we take for granted; Christmas mornings with family and friends sharing gifts and cheer. Thanks to a program that brings volunteers together to share this gift, boxes of simple...

 

Winners of the "Happy Fall Y'All" yard decoration contest.

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Commercial Club sponsored the first Happy Fall Y'all yard decoration contest this month. The winner of the Best Decorated Yard for 2022 was Cindy Moeller and the Best...

 

Weller Public Library lift has launched

WAITSBURG-On Monday, November 7, 2022, the Weller Public Library celebrated the inaugural use of the new ADA lift installed this year. The lift is in the rear of the building, offering access to all...

 

two silver medals for Laht Neppur brews

WAITSBURG—Laht Neppur Brewing participated and won honors at the ninth annual Washington Beer Awards recognizing the best of Washington’s craft beer. This year, 179 Washington breweries submitted...

 

Waitsburg Middle School introduces Student of the Month awards

WAITSBURG­-Students who are awarded Student of the Month are chosen by staff based on the following criteria: cleaning up the cafeteria and tables where they and their friends eat, cleaning up the...

 

Halloween, spirit week at Waitsburg schools

WAITSBURG-Preschool through fifth grades had fun dressing up for spirit week. From October 24 through 28, students and teachers participated in Animal Print, Tie-dye, Crazy Sock, and Disney Day, endi...

 

Precautions suggested to residents during sewer relining project

WAITSBURG-The City of Waitsburg has been working with Michel's Trenchless, Inc to do mainline sewer inspections, relining, and maintenance cover installation. The contractor will begin relining...

 

The leaves are falling

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg has opened a leaf bin at the Waitsburg City Shop for residents to dispose of bagged or unbagged leaves. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday....

 

Salmon eggs make their way to Waitsburg classroom

WAITSBURG-First grade teacher Stephanie Hinchliffe is in her fifth year working with the Tri-State Steelheaders to raise salmon in her classroom.  The Salmon Enhancement Group education coordinator...

 

City has multiple offers on former City Hall

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg City Council met for a special session on October 13 at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to review and discuss an offer on the former city hall property. Mayor Dunn read the following statement before going into an...

 

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox campaign is back

Local churches are organizing the annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox campaign. Donations of gifts appropriate for children ages 2 through 14 are being collected at the Waitsburg Christian Church and Waitsburg Presbyterian Church, now through...

 

Schulke Pumpkins are back for 15th year

WAITSBURG-The Schulke Pumpkin Fundraiser has made its way to Waitsburg once again. Big, small, orange, or blue, there's bound to be a pumpkin for you at Nancy's Dream Center, or Mr. C's Smokin'...

 

First stage fundraising surpassed for Waitsburg Pool

Waitsburg – After some busy months of fundraising in the community, Karen Huwe and Wendy Carter of Friends of the Pool are happy to announce that the $10,000 matching goal was surpassed by the...

 

HOMECOMING 2022 PARADE

WAITSBURG HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING 2022 PARADE Where:  Waitsburg Main Street When:  Friday, September 23 Time:  2:45 Route: Students will be escorted beginning at the Preston Hall Parking Lot They will walk north on Main Street Turn right at the...

 

Clothing giveaways in August, September

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Christian Church is currently holding a clothing drive for an upcoming clothing giveaway for all residents. The church is currently accepting donations of gently-used clothing for the drive. The donated clothing must be clean,...

 

Society for Creative Anachronism unfolds Newcomers and Sergeanty Trials

WAITSBURG-The Inland Empire's Society for Creative Anachronism will bring festivities to Waitsburgs Preston Park on August 12-14. With the tents and arenas set up at the city park, members of SCA...

 

Children's reading program at Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG—The Weller Public Library in Waitsburg offers a children’s reading program throughout August. To participate in the program, kids can read or have their parents read them a book and come in on Saturday and pick up a small prize from...

 

2022 Weller Public Library Bookmark Contest

The Friends of the Weller Public Library organized their 2022 Bookmark Contest. Kids in four age groups were invited to submit their bookmark designs. The groups were K-2nd grade, 3rd -5th grade,...

 

Weller Library looking for volunteers

WAITSURG-Due to staffing issues, the library will have a temporary schedule of hours of operation from the week of June 26 - August 30th. The Board of Trustees is in the process of searching for two...

 

Exchange Club of Walla Walla donates Freedom Shrine to Waitsburg Library

WAITSBURG- On June 30, 2022, the Exchange Club of Walla Walla donated and installed a 20-document acrylic Freedom Shrine to the Weller Public Library. Most known for its child-abuse prevention...

 

WWSO school training in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—The Walla Walla Sheriff department will be conducting special training at Waitsburg secondary schools this Monday, July 18 starting at 7:30 a.m. This is training for the sheriff’s department only....

 

Bluegrass Kids program is Back!

WAITSBURG—Dust off the family banjo, or borrow one from the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project’s instrument library. Bluegrass is back for the summer! The first 2022 Bluegrass Kids session runs for 8 weeks and will begin on July 8. The...

 

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