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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... Full story


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,... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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.... Full story


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... Full story


Possible homicide being investigated in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide that happened in Waitsburg. On June 17, WWSO detectives received information regarding a possible homicide in the small town. The detectives, along with patrol...



Our gentle boy Otto passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 25, 2022, a few weeks shy of his fifteenth birthday. Born in Salem, Oregon, Otto was a handsome wire-haired... Full story


Live Music at American 35

WATISBURG- Jimmy Smith, of famed Austin, Texas alt-country band, The Gourds, is playing at American 35 this Thursday, June 16th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with his bandmate Pat McKay, as "Smith/McKAy All... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    June 9, 2022

Best kind of Plot Twist

WAITSBURG­-The Waitsburg Historical Society was excited about the visit of three Sherwood Trust representatives on Tuesday morning, June 7, at the Bruce Mansion on Main Street. The plan was to... Full story


Free summer food program at Waitsburg Elementary School

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District offers a Summer Food Service Program, serving meals free of charge to any child aged 18 and younger. Meals will be served at the Waitsburg Elementary School...


Waitsburg student and his family face medical crisis

WAITSBURG—On May 30, Waitsburg-youngster Jace Grende was life-flighted to Harborview Medical Center with a spontaneous brain bleed. There, it was discovered that Jace had a brain tumor, and a...

 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    June 2, 2022

Slight increase seen in Waitsburg Sales tax

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg residents may, or may not, notice a slight increase in sales tax starting July 1. The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) has been in place for the last ten years. It funds transportation improvement projects, including...


The Waitsburg community Yard sale is coming. Time to Get your location on our map and poster.

WAITSBURG—Time to send The Times your yard sale information to be included on the official Community Yard sale Map! The map will be printed in The Times June 2 edition, on The Times Website, and social media. Let us help buyers find your sale! Let...


Luck of the Duck winners

Winners for the Luck of the Duck Derby held Sunday in Preston Park. The river was running a little too high and too fast for the plucky little rubber ducks to race in. With prizes of up to $300,...


Red Pine is coming to royal block

The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes inimitable Red Pine, né Bill Porter on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m While traveling with Porter through Yunnan Province, Joseph Roberts was astonished by his...


Waitsburg FFA celebrates 90th Anniversary at annual banquet

WAITSBURG—On May 25th, The Waitsburg FFA will be holding their FFA Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m, in the Waitsburg Elementary Multipurpose Room. “This year will be our 90th anniversary for Waitsburg FFA. The FFA chapter was founded in 1931 (the... Full story


Royal Block Reading Series presents John Martin

WAITSBURG-The Royal Block Reading Series invites the public for a reading by Walla Walla author John Martin on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Martin will read from his 2017 poetry collection "Hold...


Waitsburg's ArtGarden

WAITSBURG-Have you ever noticed the cutest Quonset hut in Waitsburg? It will be hard to miss these days having gone through a spring makeover. Owner Karen Gregutt has designed a cheerful indoor and... Full story


Cougar 2003 - 2022

Cougar died April 11, 2022. He was 19 years old. He was born feral behind the Waitsburg Hardware Store. So, he was trapped and neutered and became the store cat. Cougar greeted customers at the cash... Full story


Pacific Power addressing purple lights in Eastern Washington

WAITSBURG—In an email dated April 8, 2022, Pacific Power Regional Business Manager Lori Wyman communicated with the City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe the path forward to replace failed purple streetlights. “The lighting manufacturer, Acuity,... Full story


Yes, the streetlights keep turning purple

WAITSBURG-This year, residents across the country have noticed some streetlights are turning purple. There have been theories that they scan for COVID-19 vaccinations, wards off vampires, or are just... Full story


4-H club collecting food for Waitsburg Resource Center

WAITSBURG—The Corral WRanglers 4-H will be out and about on March 28, from 7 p.m- 8 p.m, for their annual Food Collection, gathering food donations for the Waitsburg Resource Center. Shelf stable food is welcome, including pasta, rice, and canned... Full story


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