Letter from Jo Ellen Watson
The Times was pleased to receive this note from reader and former Waitsburg resident Jo Ellen Watson. We also enjoyed her description of times past.
July 11, 2019
Dear Times Staff,
Please note the change of address as of August 1.
I am writing to tell you how much I am enjoying the newspaper since you have taken it over. What a great job you are doing. The layout is beautiful, and the content is so thoughtful. There is a wonderful energy to the paper now which is reflective of the people that live in the area.
My family had a real presence on Main Street and in the area when we lived there. My mom and dad had the TV/electronics shop in the Plaza, the first cable TV to people. The speakers on top of the bank still have our name. We brought 2-way radios to all the farmers so combines and trucks could communicate, and we had the 911 emergency dispatch in our home. I was on the DRS court and was graduation speaker.
Waitsburg was a wonderful place to grow up. I enjoy keeping up with the news and learning new names and faces.
Thank you for your great job.
Jo Ellen Watson, Meridian, Idaho