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  • Congratulations to Waitsburg students on their Middle School Promotion

    The Times|Jun 13, 2024

  • Congratulations to Luke Chavez

    The Times|Jun 13, 2024

    Congratulations to Luke Chavez on graduating with Summa Cum Laude (4.0) honors from CWU on June 8. He leaves this fall for graduate school at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. Chavez is the business manager and "My Recipes" columnist for "The Times." He is also the manager and one of the founders of Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg. We at the paper are as happy for him as we are sad for us to see him move....

  • Dayton Days kicks of the summer season

    The Times|May 30, 2024

  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Waitsburg War Memorial

    The Times|May 30, 2024

    Guest speaker Dr. Lewis Neace with his wife Dr. Gwen Neace. Lewis spoke of his 32 years of service in the United States Air Force....

  • Sister City exchange students from Japan spend an eventful day in Waitsburg

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Apr 4, 2024

    WAITSBURG-Students and chaperones from Tamba-Sasayama, Japan, visited Waitsburg on April 2. Their first stop was lunch at Ten Ton Coffee, where barista Cheyenne Frohreich shared a scrapbook and photos from her exchange trip to Sasayama. Following lunch, the group walked down Main Street to the Bruce House where Waitsburg Historical Society members Sarah Wilson and Margaret Terry gave the group a tour. of the museum's collection. Next, the students experienced the creative side of town with...

  • Simply Sawdust is open and ready to build

    The Times|Feb 1, 2024

    Mike Ferrians Becky Wilson helped her aunt, Gloria Wilson, celebrate the grand opening of Simply Sawdust. The familiar metal building at the end of Main Street has undergone a big transformation, inside and out. It is now ready for all the community-minded projects and classes Gloria will dream up. Keep updated at

  • Music at The Royal Block

    The Times|Dec 21, 2023

    WAITSBURG­­-Waitsburg businesses celebrated Stocking Stuffer Saturday with shopping, holiday treats, and live music. Mike Ferrians and Stephanie Hinchliffe led a holiday sing-along at the Royal Block on Main Street, and American 35 hosted Quin Wise on guitar. Local residents and visitors to town joined in to make the event a joyous celebration. There is still time to find that perfect gift at Guady Gals on Main, Blush Salon, Ten Ton Coffee, Royal Block, American 35, classes from Greg Tate S...

  • Hometown Christmas

    The Times|Dec 7, 2023

  • Dayton Kicks off the holiday season

    The Times|Nov 30, 2023

  • Waitsburg foodbank enrichened by students

    The Times|Nov 30, 2023

    WAITSBURG - The foodbank at the Waitsburg Resource Center (WRC) was visited again this year by Stephanie Hinchliffe's first-grade class. The generous students donated 119 items weighing 95 pounds. Ginger Brown, a member of the WRC, said, "They did a great job and surpassed this year's goal and deserve a shout-out for being rockstars." Returning the favor, the WRC puts together goodie bags for the Waitsburg K-12 students each year. This is an annual tradition for the Resource Center, and one...

  • Another Successful Lions Club Salmon BBQ

    The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    The Lions Club held its annual Salmon BBQ at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on September 23, 2023....

  • Times traveler to be

    The Times|Aug 3, 2023

    Yusuf Gultekin stopped at the Royal Block in Waitsburg on his way biking to Astoria, Ore. from Virginia Beach, VA. He took a copy of "The Times" to take a Times Traveler photo when he reaches his goal....

  • Photos from 31st Annual Tamkaliks Celebration

    The Times|Jul 27, 2023

    WALLOWA COUNTY­-In July, the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland hosts a reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of waláwa, the Wallowa country. Participants enjoy three days of song and dance, culminating in a walasit service and Friendship feast. The 31st Annual Tamkaliks Celebration was held July 21 through 23, 2023. The event, previously known as the Wallowa Band Descendants Friendship Potluck & Powwow, celebrates the continuing Nez Perce presence in the Wallowa Valley and is attended b...

  • The Waitsburg Class of '73 celebrated their 50th Class Reunion at American 35 in Waitsburg

    The Times|Jul 20, 2023

    WALLA WALLA – Left to right standing: Andy Samson, Jeff Harper, Rebecca Brown, Susan Sharpe Ledbetter, Guy McCaw, Sheryl Berg Byerley, Rebecca Estes Vaughn, Margie LaRue Wilson, Robert Wood, Barb Beechner Colby. Left to right sitting: Michael Saranovich, Lavonne Kenney Hamilton, Louise Brown Conrads, Margaret John Naumann...

  • Tie Dye at the Library was a success, join in the next three activities

    The Times|Jul 20, 2023

    WAITSBURG-Join the Weller Public Library for summer activities July 28, August 11, and August 25. Follow the library on Facebook or drop in for more information....

  • Kids Night Out

    The Times|Jul 6, 2023

    It was Kids Night at the Fire Station on June 28 on Main Street downtown Waitsburg. The Columbia Walla Walla County, Fire District 2 opened the doors and water pumps to entertain and cool off Waitsburg kids....

  • Grads cut up

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Jun 15, 2023

    Seniors "ham it up" a little after the tradional cap & gowns pictures were taken....

  • Parade brightens Dayton Days

    The Times|Jun 1, 2023

    DAYTON-Dayton Day's Parade came through town on Saturday, May 27. A procession of adorable kids on bikes was followed by floats and presentations that cheered the crowd lining the street on the cloudy but cool day. The rodeo at the Columbia County Fairgrounds follows the annual event....

  • Community Yard Sale June 3, 2023

    The Times|Jun 1, 2023

    Waitsburg Address for the Community Yard Sale June 3, 2023 Waitsburg Sales 510 Arnold Lane, Huge yard sale. 605 E 7th Waitsburg. 230 E 6th St infant items (clothes, diapers, bassinet, bouncy's, blankets, toys, etc) 7:30 - 4p Royal Block Alley Alley side of 222 Main St 8am - 1pm Basement Treasures - Ten Ton Coffee Alley Alley side of 216 Main St Alley side of Ten Ton Coffee, at garages Furniture and more 101 Main St Snow cones at Simply Sawdust 850 Caroline St Household items, clothes,...

  • Waitsburg Celebration Days were a big success

    The Times|May 25, 2023

    WAITSBURG-This year's 2023 Waitsburg Celebration Days filled the weekend with new and old activities, including the Corn Hole Tourney, Friday Night Street Dance, and the Pam Conover Memorial Fun Run. The WCD committee worked hard making the annual event a fun, safe, and happy experience for residents and visitors....

  • Preparing for Celebration Days

    The Times|May 18, 2023

    WAITSBURG-Town will be in full celebration mode over the weekend. Celebration Days begins Friday with the Sunset ATV and Classic Car Cruise, and a street dance on Main Street. Saturday's parade, soap box derby, classic car show, ATV rides, Burgers, Bands, and Brews, and vendors will keep residents and guests busy. Festivities wrap up on Sunday with the Pam Conover Fun Run, Luck of the Duck, Softball, and fun in the Dunk Tank....

  • Waitsburg Middle School Students of the Month for April

    The Times|May 11, 2023

    (l to r) James Smith, Kaden Cole, and Shaunna Hilton were recognized as the school's "Most Improved" Cardinals. Congratulations to the three middle school students who add to Waitsburg's spirit....

  • Spring Break at the Nest

    The Times|Apr 6, 2023

  • Preston Hall Students of the Month

    The Times|Feb 23, 2023

    WAITSBURG—Congratulations Preston Hall Students for the Month. The January theme was Kindness. (l to r) 6th grader Zane Riddle, 7th grader Gabe Segraves, and 8th grader Jasper Sweet February theme will be School Spirit....

  • Valentines

    The Times|Feb 9, 2023

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