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By Beka Compton
the Times 

Former Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel passes away


March 26, 2020

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Walt Gobel

WAITSBURG-Former Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2020. A very active member of the Waitsburg community, Gobel was a well-loved leader in our small town.

A retired Washington State Patrol trooper, Gobel was elected as Waitsburg's mayor in 2010. Gobel would go on to serve the community until 2016, tackling well-known issues like the clean- up of the former bunkhouse and passing the beloved golf cart road laws.

"Walt was one of Waitsburg's finest," Mayor and fellow Lions Club member Marty Dunn said. "He was a dear friend and fellow council member. He gave coun...

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