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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

Waitsburg Council review fairgrounds

Issues included deteriorating structures and ideas for facility use


January 25, 2024

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From Pioneer Portraits, May 26, 1997 photo caption: Visitors to Waitsburg and local horse racing enthusiasts were treated to great weather – warm temperatures and sunshine – for the two days of Waitsburg's 84th Days of Real Sport. Hundreds turned out for the parade Saturday and there was plenty of action at the DRS Racetrack Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

WAITSBURG-Present for Waitsburg City Council's regular meeting on January 17 were Mayor Marty Dunn and council members Kevin House, Jim Romine, Jillian Henze, and Randy Charles. Due to an injury, new member Jennifer Bishop attended by Zoom.

During public comment, Kate Hockersmith told the council that she hoped to use the fairgrounds for an annual youth bluegrass festival beginning with a one-day event this summer. She would not use the grandstands the first year but encouraged the city to preserve the stands for future use and historic value. She gave a printed history of the fairgrounds...

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