Saturday, October 31
Mac-Hi's girls take a 7-1-2 record into the playoffs after the tie with Ontario Saturday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi and Ontario finished their Special District 7 girls soccer match at Shockman Field on Saturday afternoon the way they commenced it.Tied at 0-0.
The Pioneer boys shuts out Ontario, 4-0, to finish league play with a 9-0 record.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi, which recently clinched its sixth consecutive Greater Oregon League boys soccer title, concluded its 2009 dominance of GOL opponents here Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 shutout of Ontario at Shockman Field.The Pioneers finished l
Trailing most of the game, Wa-Hi rallies for a 12-7 victory in the Big Nine crossover playoff game.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's offense ran head-on into a classic character-building moment on the gridiron during Friday's Big Nine Conference football playoff game against Moses Lake at Borleske Stadium.The Blue Devils, who had played catch-up for nearly 43 of t
Friday's 33-7 win over Pomeroy gives W-P a share of first in the SEB-11 and ends the Pirates' playoff hopes.
WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott downs Pomeroy 33-7 here Friday night in a Southeast 2B-11 League football game, eliminating the Pirates from playoff contention while moving itself into a three-way tie for first place with DeSales and Asotin.
Lyle-Wishram suits up just 10 players Friday, but it's more than enough to turn back Touchet, 60-26.
TOUCHET — With just 10 players in uniform, visiting Lyle-Wishram pulls away from a deep but less physical Touchet squad 60-26 here Friday in prep football play.
DeSales tops the Panthers 50-36 in an offensive showdown to keep its postseason playoff hopes alive.
ASOTIN — Southeast 2B-11 League rivals DeSales and Asotin combined for 857 yards of offense and 86 points here Friday night, with the Irish coming away with a 50-36 victory that sets the stage for a possible three-way playoff to decide the league's two st
Dayton's good start quickly turns sour as Liberty Christian rallies for a 34-8 SEB-11 victory.
DAYTON — The game against Liberty Christian started as scripted by Dayton coach Tony Henderson Friday night.Henderson's Bulldogs opened with a 60-yard, 14-play drive that took 7:08 and resulted in Dain Henderson's 1-yard score. A two-point conversion late
Heppner wins its 74th consecutive league game Friday night in Athena.
ATHENA — Heppner scored early and often here Friday night while posting a 49-0 victory over Weston-McEwen in Blue Mountain Conference football action.The Mustangs, No. 2 in the latest Oregon Class 2A poll, are now 6-0 in league and 8-0 overall. Friday's w
The Pioneers hang around for three quarters before theTigers pull away to a 41-13 GOL victory.
LA GRANDE — Mac-Hi opened the game with a touchdown drive and Kendall Brown ran for nearly 200 yards, but La Grande dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 41-13 Greater Oregon League football victory here Friday night.
Anthony Bonifer passes for 463 yards as the Golden Eagles notch their first Big Sky win in five years.
PENDLETON — Homecoming king Anthony Bonifer tosses seven touchdown passes here Friday as Nixyaawii defeats Condon-Wheeler 60-22 for its first Big Sky Conference football victory in five years, snapping a 24-game losing streak in the process.
The Knights score the game's final three TDs to pull away to a 54-15 victory in Burbank.
BURBANK — Marc Albertson's three touchdown passes carry Royal to a 54-15 South Central Conference Eastern Division football victory over Burbank here Friday night.
WALLA WALLA — Three people were transported to Providence St. Mary Medical Center after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12 about 11 miles east of town.According to Washington State Patrol, Jose Saldana, 17, of Touchet was trying to pass in a 2003 C
WALLA WALLA — Police arrested a man in connection with a threatened knife assault that reportedly happened on the front lawn of residence on the 100 block of West Chestnut Street.Nobody was injured, but Douglas James Leroy Deshazer, 23, of 720 Wilson St.,
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff’s department. By law, victims of crimes may request through law enforcement agencies that their names not be released to the media. Theft and vandalism reports were filed Friday and Saturday unless otherwise noted.
Feb. 7, 1918 — Oct. 31, 2009
WALLA WALLA — Vaudrey W. Saxey, 91, of 1460 Dalles Military Road, No. 229, died Oct. 31, 2009, at the Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way.
Aug. 1, 1995 — Nov. 29, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE — Steven Craig Hood, 54, of 308 S.E. Highland Park Drive, died Nov. 29, 2009, at Kadlec Medical Center, 888 Swift Blvd., Richland.
Feb. 12, 1925 — Oct. 26, 2009
RICHLAND — Former Walla Walla resident Roy K. Ringel, 84, died Oct. 26, 2009.
Jan. 6, 1931 — Nov. 2, 2009
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Joe E. Figgins, 78, died Oct. 29, 2009, after a battle with cancer.
Oct. 25, 1936 — Oct. 28, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE — Dr. Donald Wilfred Edwin Schafer Sr., 73, died Oct. 28, 2009, at his home.
Takemoto has created various spaces for tea ceremonies at Whitman College.
WALLA WALLA — What was once the printing art classroom in the east wing of Olin Hall is now a room that has all the facilities for an authentic tea ceremony.Designed by professor Akira Takemoto, the tea room was dedicated with a special tea ceremony, perf
WSU Extension in Walla Walla County is now taking applications for its Master Gardener program. Participants do not have to be expert gardeners to attend, just have a desire to learn and the ability to return volunteer service to the program, said Mary E
Curbside leaf collection to begin on Monday
WALLA WALLA COUNTY
When: Monday meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Afternoon session begins at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday workshop has been canceled due to county Board of Equalization meetings scheduled in chambers.
The Infrastructure Sustainability Plan will improve road conditions throughout the city.
WALLA WALLA — As expensive as the Infrastructure Sustainability Plan may be to some, others argue there are economic benefit to improving a failing infrastructure.Richard Monacelli, director of the Walla Walla Area Small Business Center, points out that t
Walt Anderson returns to the store after dealing with a series of strokes.
COLLEGE PLACE — Three days before his 80th birthday, the bespectacled owner of Andy's Market continued his weekly Thursday tradition with an appearance at his College Avenue grocery store.Emerging from behind a door in the upstairs gathering place, the fa
It offers kindergarten through eighth-grade children a place to finish homework and get extra help if they need it.
WALLA WALLA — Esmeralda Diaz, 8, used careful brush strokes to make triangle eyes and a toothy grin on the oversized pumpkin's face. But the other children having a go at painting the pumpkin had something slightly messier in mind.In the spirit of Hallowe
No. Then again, why is the state the exclusive retailer of liquor throughout the year ?
Washington’s state government, like all retailers, is looking to boost sales and beef up its revenue during the holiday season.
A robust public option is needed
"You have brains in your head.
The Nov. 9 forum will take place at 7 p.m. at the WCCC Enology and Viticulture Center.
The Grandmothers’ Roundtable will present a forum on "The Health of our Aging Population: Planning Ahead for Growing Older." The forum will begin at 7 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Walla Walla Community College Enology and Viticulture Center.
The free clinics are geared toward helping seniors and their caregivers prevent falls.
Falling down may be embarrassing, but it also can cause serious injuries. The fear of falling can also become an obstacle to exercise, restrict mobility and lead to isolation. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk of falling.
Thelma and Nick Yragui of Walla Walla announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Yragui, to Nicolo Moramarco, both of Walla Walla.
Former Walla Wallans Kimberly Lynn Jordan and Ceo George Williams of Lebanon, Ind., married Sept. 26 2009, at Mill Creek Gardens. The Rev. Robin Peterson officiated.
Kathryn Ann and Patrick Henry Van Winkle of College Place will celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary Nov. 6, 2009.
Stephanie Nichole Bickelhaupt and Marshall Tyrell Wright of Dayton married Sept. 5, 2009, at Mill Creek Gardens in Walla Walla. The Rev. Gregory Bye officiated.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s silent auction is this afternoon
Well, I’m glad that’s over. Halloween is one time of year I just don’t look forward to, and I’m always glad when it is gone. I’m sure some of that is because I was raised in New Zealand, where Halloween isn’t a part of the culture. But most of it is about my personal values. As a believer in the God of the Bible, I find nothing about Halloween that is consistent with my Christian faith.
Area resident Lorna Elaine Lindsay Curry heralded her first 100 years with a birthday celebration spent with friends and family, including dear friends Warner and Hilda McClure of College Place, and nephews Bill Crary of Dane, Wis., and Bert and Kitty Crary of Madison, Wis.
Friday, October 30
Grocery retailers are trying to capture business through lower prices and greater sales volume.
The little tags began showing up two weeks ago on the shelves at Safeway. Yellow slips for grocery items from pet food to pizza and everything in between, showing off new prices slashed by as much as 30 percent.
With the mass vaccination roundup for seasonal flu over for the year, the Walla Walla County Public Health Department is continuing to prepare for getting H1N1 vaccine to the general public.
Students must be recommended by a teacher to join the club.
The Ferndale science club meets every Tuesday afternoon and relies on parent volunteers for transportation.
WALLA WALLA -- A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man, authorities said.
WALLA WALLA -- A voter registration glitch will mean that 108 voters in the Touchet Water District will soon receive a special ballot.
The trip brought up several topics the Ferndale science club will discuss next week.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Introducing children to the concept of desecrated graves is not something that would strike most adults as a good idea, but that's exactly what Karen Hendricks, a fourth-grade teacher at Ferndale Elementary School, did on Tuesday with
Spooky business isn't confined to Halloween for local paranormal group.
WALLA WALLA -- Hunting for haunts isn't confined to Halloween for Nick Page and company.
This is the third time the trial has been delayed.
WALLA WALLA -- A man who has been detained since early 2006 will be waiting longer for a jury to determine whether he's a sexually violent predator.
He has undergone three surgeries and remains in intensive care
A Walla Walla businessman remains in intensive care in a Portland hospital after a head-on crash more than two weeks ago on the Oregon Coast.
Waitsburg-Prescott's boys and girls teams qualify, but Pomeroy, Dayton and WWVA are unable to qualify any runners to state.
CLARKSTON — Waitsburg-Prescott qualified its boys and girls cross country teams for next week's Class B state meet in Pasco during Thursday's Southeast District meet that was held here and hosted by Asotin.
YAKIMA — Wa-Hi's Jamie Weisner racked up three aces, six kills and three blocks but the Blue Devils fell in three games to Eisenhower in a Big Nine Conference Class 4A district volleyball match here Thursday.The Cadet scores were 25-17, 25-19 and 25-23.
WALLA WALLA — DeSales upset Liberty Christian in a five-game Southeast B South Division volleyball match at the Irish gym Thursday night.The Irish won 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 13-25 and 15-12 and improved their record to 4-6 in the South.
TOUCHET — With senior night on tap at the Touchet gym, the Indians pulled out a surprise victory over Dayton in three games.Touchet won 25-19, 25-19 and 25-18 for a 3-5 record in the Southeast B South Division.
BAKER CITY — Coach Elizabeth Ellis said Mac-Hi had one of its best nights of play all season in a close, three-game loss to Baker here Thursday.The Bulldogs won 25-17, 25-17 and 25-19 to end the Pioneers season.
WAITSBURG — Walla Walla Valley Academy ended its prep volleyball season with a three-game win over Waitsburg-Prescott here on Thursday.The Class Knights won 25-19, 25-11 and 25-20 to finish the season with a 4-8 Southeast B South record.
WALLA WALLA — The Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series will hold its races three and four here this weekend. Saturday, the race will be on land off Highway 12 between Walla Walla and Dixie. Signs at Sapolil Road point towards the course. Sunday, it will be
POMEROY — Forced into a lineup changed due to a key injury, Pomeroy showed little effects as it rushed to a 25-15, 25-11, 25-12 Southeast B District Northern Division volleyball victory over Garfield-Palouse here Thursday.The Pirates were without their se
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's Crossover Big Nine Conference football game against Moses Lake at Borleske Stadium tonight will be a league playoff game.That means ASB cards and passes are not accepted.
Thursday, October 29
Walla Walla irrigation pioneer Bart Nelson was named one of Washington's top innovators and entrepreneurs in Seattle Business magazine.
Inland Cellular and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation present a Halloween pumpkin painting event in the lobby of the Die Brucke Building, First Avenue and Main Street, on Saturday.
Lowden's L'Ecole No 41 wasn't the only Walla Walla Valley winery to impress the judges at Wine & Spirits Magazine.
"We’re movin’ on up!" T-shirts and smiles greet customers as Coffee Cravings employee Misty Gonzales, above, delivers a latte at the drive-through window this morning. Coffee Cravings is moving from Ninth Avenue after 19 years there. Coffee Cravings’ new location at 801 W. Poplar St. is shown here.
While it might be too late to stop the move to South Carolina, Boeing still has the bulk of its work force in this state.
Coffee Cravings will close its shop on Ninth Avenue and relocate to a new kiosk on West Poplar Street.
WALLA WALLA -- A change is brewing at Ninth Avenue caffeination station Coffee Cravings.
The callers claim to be raising money for schools or other agencies.
WALLA WALLA -- Police are warning about a fraudulent fundraising effort that victimized a local business.
Oct. 25, 1936 -- Oct. 28, 2009
College Place resident, Dr. Donald Wilfred Edwin Schafer, Sr., 73, died Oct. 28, 2009, at his home.
July 15, 1941 -- Oct. 22, 2009
STARBUCK -- Fred Anthony Patrick, 68, of 402 Pataha St., died Oct. 22, 2009, at Booker Rest Home, 1012 S. Third St., Dayton.
The grants are intended to provide resources for residents as they look for work or seek support for basic needs.
Walla Walla is the beneficiary of grants given today by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in ceremonies in Seattle and Spokane.
A hearing on the conditional use permit will be held Nov. 5.
POMEROY -- The public comment process is moving forward on several fronts toward determining whether the 1,432-megawatt Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project will be approved for Columbia and Garfield counties.
For his pay-the-mortgage job, Kurt Schoen flies cargo for UPS.For his live-the-dream work, the Walla Walla man drives to a somewhat-secret location to play a different sort of tune.Schoen, 44, has been creating custom, cigar-box guitars for nearly a dec
Cigar Box Guitar Fest comes to townThe third - but brand new to Walla Walla - Cigar Box Guitar Fest will be presented in downtown venues on Nov. 7. Fans from all over will gather to see some of the truly great cigar box players, organizers say.Sapolil Cel
An artist reception for Lorie Baxter's show, Luminance, will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday on the third floor of Whitman College's Memorial Hall, 345 Boyer Ave.The paintings are a reaction to the colors and light of the Pacific Northwest.According to her a
War has had a defining role in our country's history. From the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Americans have put their lives on the line to fight for our country. Unless we have a friend or relative in the Armed Services, the dangers of war may seem remote and distant from our lives. To honor these brave men and women who are currently serving our country and to remember those who fought in previous wars on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, why not read a book about our country's military history?
Woodsburner, by John PipkinWoodsburner springs from a little-known event in the life of one of America's most iconic figures, Henry David Thoreau. On April 30, 1844, a year before he built his cabin on Walden Pond, Thoreau accidentally started a forest
Antique objects will whisper their memories on Nov. 7 at the annual Whispered Memories Psychic Tea organized by the Kirkman House Museum.Regional psychic Janice Lynch will perform two sessions of psychometry - a practice of sensing an object's past by tou
Fort Walla Walla Museum's last day of the visitation season is Saturday. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and up and students, $3 for children 6-12 and free for those under age 6.The Museum Headquarters and Art
The YMCA will open its doors for the annual Halloween Spooktacular from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. The free event features games, prizes, mazes, treats and lots more. Costumes are encouraged. For details, call 525-8863 or go to www.wwymca.org.
Whitman College Hall of Music will present the Jay Thomas jazz clinic at 5 p.m. Friday, in Chism Recital Hall, 137 S. Park St.The Jay Thomas jazz concert follows at 7:30 p.m.For more information, call 527-5156.
Snap Crackle and Pop will play its brand of soul and classic rock from 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Merchants Limited & French Bakery, 21 E, Main St, There is a $5 cover.For more information, call 525-0900.
MILTON-FREEWATER — White City Lights will perform its diverse, dynamic blend of rock and pop from various eras at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Oasis, 85698 Highway 339. A Halloween costume party will be Saturday, with judging at 11:30 p.m. and cash
Portland's junkbox blues duo Hillstomp, will play twice this visit to Walla Walla. Their first stop is a Blues In The Schools performance today at 2:10 p.m. for students at Garrison Middle School. Their second stop is an evening show from 8-10 p.m. at Mer
The Walla Walla Symphony will celebrate 103 candles on the cake at its Nov. 7 Birthday Gala.The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center and includes local wine, hors d'oeuvres and a dinner menu of baron of beef, b
Morgan Maddess transforms from a mild-mannered young man to a hard-hitting Blue Devil linebacker on the gridiron.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's Morgan Maddess may be mild-mannered off the football field, but he's a whirling dervish on it.
DeSales' Victor Mata will be on the defensive line as well as kicking for the Irish in Asotin Friday.
WALLA WALLA — Victor Mata is ready, if called upon, to nail a last-minute field goal for DeSales, and he is focused on doing his job on the defensive line as well when the Irish travel to Asotin Friday night for a crucial Southeast 2B-11 League football g
PASCO — Kati Lucas tallied three goals as the Walla Walla Community College women remained unbeaten in the NWAACC's Eastern Division soccer standings with a 3-0 victory over Columbia Basin.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Pioneers Black squad youth football team defeated the Sherwood Bucks of Pendleton 16-8 in the Requa Bowl over the weekend in Pendleton.
COLLEGE PLACE — Anyone who donates a can of food will be admitted free of charge when Walla Walla University entertains Johnson and Wales Saturday night in its first home men's basketball game of the season.
Warrior coach Tim Toon clarifies the scores are correct after the 25-5, 25-6, 25-16 loss Wednesday.
SPOKANE — It wasn't close here Wednesday night as Spokane routed WWCC 25-5, 25-6, 25-16 in an NWAACC Eastern Division volleyball game.
The Mountaineers shoot 68 percent from the floor, to 32 percent for WWU, in the 103-67 win Tuesday.
HERMISTON — Walla Walla University opened its men's basketball season at a neutral site here with a 103-67 loss to Eastern Oregon University on Tuesday night.The Mountaineers shot 78 percent from the floor in the first half, to 27 percent for the Wolves,
What: Palouse Street Bridge replacement project, between Main and Alder streets.Timeline: Monte Puymon, civil engineer for the city of Walla Walla, said, The project began August 24. Our scheduled completion is mid-December, depending on the weather. The
Wednesday, October 28
WALLA WALLA -- Area businesses, as well as individuals, are being cautioned by law enforcement to watch out for fake telemarketers purporting to be raising money for local schools or other agencies.One local business recently agreed to pay $300 to a perso
July 7, 1921 -- Oct. 21, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Evelyn Evie M. Renninger, 88, of Milton-Freewater died Oct. 21, 2009, at Scenic View Adult Family Home in College Place.
Oct. 14, 1938 -- Oct, 28, 2009
Norma C. Holway, 71, of Walla Walla died Oct. 28, 2009, at her home.
May 11, 1952 -- Oct. 24, 209
Walla Walla resident Marshella R. Shella Carico, 57, of 124 E. Chestnut St. died Oct. 24, 2009, at the Oregon Health Science University Hospital in Portland.
The Walla Walla Bed & Breakfast Inns Association aims to promote hospitality to Valley visitors.
WALLA WALLA -- A new bed-and-breakfast association offers a one-stop online shop, answering the age-old question: Is there room at the inn?Eleven area innkeepers have formed the Walla Walla Bed & Breakfast Inns Association with a goal of promoting hos
Readers of Wine & Spirits Magazine can drink in coverage of Walla Walla winery L'Ecole No 41, named Winery of the Year for the eighth consecutive time.The Lowden-based schoolhouse winery continued its run in the magazine's coveted Hall of Fame. The in
Washington State 4-H inducted Lois Garbe, Touchet, and 10 other state residents into the its Hall of Fame in Ground Mound, Wash., on Oct. 16. The inductees were honored for leadership, commitment to 4-H youth and volunteers, and positive impacts in thei
Walla Walla County residents who need assistance paying winter heating bills and who qualify through income limits can register with Blue Mountain Action Council for help between Monday at noon and Nov. 25.Names will be randomly selected for appointment d
WALLA WALLA -- The trial scheduled this week for a man accused of raping a teenage girl at his residence in January 2008 has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court. Bryan M. Harvey, 24, had been expected to face a jury Monday. But the proceed
Two area women have been selected to participate in an 18-month agriculture and forestry leadership development program.Anne Walsh of Waitsburg and Amanda Galbreath of College Place will join 23 other members of Class 32 of the Washington Agriculture and
WALLA WALLA -- The Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program will hold a seminar on crime and corrections Nov. 11-13 at Whitman College.Focus the first day will be on philosophy, psychology and the sociology of crime and punishment. The secon
WALLA WALLA -- At least three people were injured following a collision between a Valley Transit bus and a sport utility vehicle Tuesday.According to preliminary reports, the collision occurred about 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Main
The Weston-McEwen band visited and performed in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
WESTON -- It may not have been England and Scotland, but members of the Weston-McEwen High School band will always have the Big Apple and the nation's capital.As part of the school's tradition, students in the Pipes and Drums band, which includes bagpipe
Wa-Hi's defense suffers several breakdowns, coach Alyssa Latham says, which led to the loss.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's girls soccer team suffered a 6-0 loss to the visiting Richland Bombers Tuesday afternoon.
Too many anglers make an enounter with a coyote the highlight of an excursion on the banks of the Columbia.
Nora the Schnauzer and I arrived at Ringold Springs at 7:49 a.m.We arrived too late.Anglers clogged the bank of the Columbia River about 30 yards apart, or closer, so that we couldn't squeeze into a spot.Nora, of course, introduced herself to the nearest
Whitman keeps it close in games one and three, but in the end the Warriors sweep the non-conference match.
WALLA WALLA — Despite holding its own in games one and three, Whitman College was no match for Lewis-Clark State Tuesday night as the Warriors posted a 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 non-conference volleyball victory in Sherwood Center.
Great Falls scores 12 minutes into the second half and makes the goal hold up in the 1-0 win Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Montana's University of Great Falls ran its season record to 14-4 with a 1-0 non-conference victory over the Whitman College men's soccer team Tuesday afternoon at the Whitman Athletic Fields.
LA GRANDE — Despite rain, snow and cold Mac-Hi booted past La Grande 5-0 in a Greater Oregon League soccer match here on Tuesday.
WAITSBURG — One of its best efforts of the season powered Waitsburg-Prescott to a three-game volleyball victory over DeSales here Tuesday night, avenging an earlier Southeast B District Southern Division loss to the Irish in Walla Walla.
PASCO — Tri-Cities Prep won the close ones for a three-game Southeast B South volleyball victory over Touchet here on Tuesday.The Jaguars won 25-23, 25-18 and 25-19, and Touchet is now 2-5 in the South and 2-9 overall.
LA GRANDE — Mac-Hi dropped a three-game Greater Oregon League volleyball match to La Grande here on Tuesday.The Tigers won 25-16, 25-7 and 25-17.
DAYTON — Dayton slammed past the No. 1 Southeast B South 2B Liberty Christian in three volleyball games here Tuesday night.The Bulldogs notched the victory 25-22, 25-14 and 26-24 to clinch the No. 2 seed into the district tournament.
WALLA WALLA — Corina Gabbert and Courtney Porter, the yin and yang of Whitman College women's futbol, have been named Northwest Conference Student Athletes of the Week for women's soccer.
WALLA WALLA — The Blue Mountain Soccer Club's U-14 Thunderbolts defeated the Spokane Breakers 4-2 and the Newport Avalanche 2-0 during a pair of home soccer matches over the weekend.
ATHENA — Oregon's Class 2A No. 6 ranked Elgin pulled out a surprise three-game Blue Mountain Conference volleyball victory over No. 1 ranked Weston-McEwen here on Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 27
During halftime of the Walla Walla Youth Football League Super Bowls on Saturday, Wyatt Postlewait, 1, fumbles with an end zone pylon almost as big as he is as he appears to prop himself up on it. Postlewait then dropped the pylon and ran to the next one in the end zone before returning to this one, like it was a new discovery every time.
They are accused of attacking a man and stealing his wallet.
WALLA WALLA -- Two suspects pleaded innocent Monday in Superior Court to robbing a man as he was walking in the Eastgate area earlier this month.
WALLA WALLA -- A man who pleaded guilty this morning to assaulting a teenager in July faces at least four-and-a-half years in prison when he is sentenced later.
The proceedings now are scheduled to begin Dec. 15.
WALLA WALLA -- The trial for a Lewiston, Idaho, man accused of raping a woman at a Walla Walla motel in July has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
The judge opted for the special drug offender sentencing alternative.
WALLA WALLA -- A man who earlier pleaded guilty to six burglary and weapons charges was ordered Monday to serve about a decade in prison.
But concerns over overdoses -- and lawsuits -- mean much more work has to be done.
If only there was a magic potion that could cure addiction. No longer would smokers be chained to their cigarettes or drug addicts to their pipes and needles.
May 5, 1927 -- Oct. 24, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Wanda May Roley, 82, of 120 Elzora St., and formerly of Athena, died Oct. 24, 2009, at the Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Milton-Freewater. At her request no public services will be held. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 90
Oct. 15, 1932 -- Oct. 23, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Teresa Villegas De Betancourt, 77, of 1012 Lamb St., died Oct. 23, 2009, at her home.
March 20, 1922 -- Oct. 26, 2009
Walla Walla resident Keith M. Campbell, 87, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
Jan. 23, 1930 -- Oct. 26, 2009
College Place resident C. Ruth Visger, 79, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave., Walla Walla.
Wa-Hi graduate Rachel Todorovich has found herself right at home with a rejuvenated WSU volleyball squad in just her freshman season.
PULLMAN — Down two sets to none here earlier this season and beginning set three, the Washington State University starting six returned to the court desperate to get back into their Pacific-10 Conference volleyball match against then No. 12-ranked UCLA. A
Monday, October 26
A driver who allegedly failed to yield drove into traffic on U.S. Highway 12, leading to the crash.
WALLULA -- Four people were injured in a four-vehicle collision at Wallula Junction on Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash was reported about 4:10 p.m., where U.S. Highways 12 and 730 merge.
The local chapter of a program that encourages hunters and farmers to donate meat has already paid dividends for the Christian Aid Center and its clients.
WALLA WALLA -- On Sunday they cooked up five pounds of Crystal Deschaine's buck for a spaghetti dinner at the Christian Aid Center.
The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board of Directors members named Walla Walla High School Latino Club co-advisor Bill Erickson Volunteer of the Year.
For the first time in a decade Washington's minimum-wage workers won't be ringing in the new year with a pay raise.
July 15, 1969 -- Oct. 25, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Audrey Hight, 40, died Oct.25, 2009, at her home.
Oct. 15, 1932 -- Oct. 23, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Teresa Villegas DeBetancourt, 77, 1012 Lamb St., died Oct. 23, 2009, at her home.
March 1942 -- Oct, 24, 2009
Walla Walla resident, Clifford Anthony Paffile, 67, of Spring Branch Road, died Oct. 24, 2009, at his home.
March 26, 1937 - Oct. 25, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former Walla Walla resident, John Lee Wade, 72, of Northport, Ala., died Oct. 25, 2009, at the West Alabama Hospice in Tuscaloosa.
Juston Watson considers himself lucky to be a frequent Las Vegas vacationer. But Sin City isn't just a place he has traveled; it's also a culture that inspired the atmosphere of his new Alder Street bar, Red Monkey Downtown Lounge.
As a Touchet High School alumnus, I just wanted to state how wonderful the teachers were when I attended. If it weren't for their efforts, I know many who wouldn't have been able to make it as far as they have now.The teachers at Touchet School were depe
The Blue Mountain Mall is an ugly eyesore in Southeastern Washington. With new people in Walla Walla's City Hall isn't there some business heads who can figure this project out and resolve this dilemma?There are several empty buildings in the city from wh
Referendum 71 is a civil rights issue, plain and simple. We don't discriminate in this country.If you are anything other than a white male in America, someone has stood up in the past and demanded equal rights for your group.Do you have a legally protecte
This is in response to Amy White's letter in the Sunday U-B about the safety of the moose during a situation the police handled improperly. I live behind Saager school and have experienced a similar situation on the same stretch of road in front of th
Over the past few months I have become quite concerned with the negative climate permeating 'Our Readers' Opinions' section of the U-B. As of late, I have observed a definite escalation of jounalistic abuse leveled on opinionates expressing their personal
Mr. Singleton and Ms. Bardsley do not agree with my suggestion that Israel might further the peace process by offering to give up some or all of its nuclear weapons.They cite the ravings of Iran's prime minister to opine that if Iran goes nuclear, Israel
The letter by Amber Yates (Union-Bulletin, Oct. 8), claims that: The Walla Walla High School mascot is sinister and evil, not beloved. And that she has felt spirits of discouragement, injustice, infirmities, poverty [sic] emitting from this place, and
I received a political mailing the other day that would have been laughable if it weren't so deceptive.On the front, a young woman pulls her hair out as she views the papers in front of her labeled Debt, Past Due, Layoff Notice, etc. These Are Chall
We hear so many people saying Return to the Constitution, All right, let's do that.The preamble to the Constitution: We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union ... promote the general welfare ...The meaning of welfare?
I am a graduate of Touchet School and am quite concerned of what is going on.The teachers at the school have always worked very hard for their students, so I do not see why they are not getting paid and treated fairly. From what I see, the teachers at Tou
Wow, look at what Obama and his intelligent kindergarten kids are doing. They are saying big bad Fox News is calling me names waa waa.Is this administration filled with five-year-olds or adults? Five-year-olds is my guess.We have troops over in the Middle
This is in regard to the publicity surrounding Phillip Paul and his escape from Eastern State Hospital.It is difficult to balance public safety and the needs of those who suffer with brain disorders. I agree that to foster fear of the mentally ill does n
I read your recent editorial on the subject of random street searches. You imply that the police have the authority to stop-and-frisk people on the street because they look suspicious or because they (the police) have a hunch that they are criminal
I encourage everyone with a home computer to subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter produced by the Walla Walla School District. It only takes a moment to read and there will be occasional news about teachers and activities at your schoolTo subscribe, go to
WALLA WALLA -- Several coats were taken early Thursday morning from a Coats for Kids collection bin at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.Police report up to 10 coats were taken out of the bin by an unknown person at 5:54 a.m. An investigation is now taki
ATHENA -- Four cars were set alight at a residence in the city early Wednesday morning.Police report $10,000 in damage to the four cars that were parked at 434 E. High St.The fire was contained to the vehicles. Police are currently investigating. No arres
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim
Phi Beta Lambda is putting on a haunted house in the former Country Store Consignment Center.
If the thought of higher education scares you, the Walla Walla Community College Phi Beta Lambda student organization is happy to validate that fear.The student business organization will open its Temple of Terror on Oct. 29-31 at the site of the former
WAITSBURG -- A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after his four-wheeler slammed into a vehicle that was stopped to make a turn off of Preston Avenue.According to witnesses interviewed by Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies, Waitsburg resident Kev
Army Pfc. Chris B. Conway is part of a team training in Bulgaria and Romania.
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- Nearly 40 years ago, murals depicting the glory of the Soviet military were freshly painted at the Novo Selo training area in Bulgaria. Today, nearly 20 years after the end of the Cold War they are flaking, subdued
The annual Ski and Snowboard Swap continues today at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.
WALLA WALLA -- Weeks before the Blues get capped with snow and lift chairs start pulling up the slopes of Bluewood, ski gear season has arrived, just has it has for more than 40 years now.It's a big yard sale, said Dusty Maland, Walla Walla Valley Ski a
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the award of $17 million to fund projects to fight costly and dangerous health care-associated infections.When patients go to the hospital, they expect to get better, not worse, said HHS S
Many people are involved in the sewing circle at Park Plaza Retirement Center.
Sewing for others can be part of a wonderful hobby. Quilts, blankets, Tooth Fairy pillows, stuffed animals and crocheted items all find their way into the hands that need to hold them.Sewing has brought smiles to many in the community, according to the S
A recent series by Ken Burns on the national parks highlighted the life of John Muir. Growing up with a father who drove him mercilessly to memorize the Bible and to be perfect, Muir rejected the rigid, judgmental religion of his upbringing. However, wh
Sgt. First Class Patrick McDonald helped coordinate elections on two tours in the country.
WALLA WALLA - A lot changed in the two years between Sgt. First Class Patrick McDonald's two tours of duty in Iraq.McDonald, a DeSales Catholic High School graduate, has twice helped to coordinate the young democracy's elections, first from May 2005 to Ju
Q: I'm not germ-o-phobic, but I do have an issue with receiving the Eucharist these days. As I witness the eucharistic ministers at the altar preparing the gifts, I often see eye-rubbing, nose-scratching, hands covering mouths for coughs, and fingers blot
The 24th annual Italian Heritage Association Days Festa was a super-fun and exiciting weekend, said Carmy Buttice, one of its organizers.The event held forth at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. Even with 'coolish' weather, the turnout was good and everyone e
WALLA WALLA — A special screening of the first part of the HBO documentary, The Alzheimer's Project, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Walla Walla General Hospital auditorium.A supper will be served, and the film, known as the memory tape, will be st
The draft report commissioned by the Legislature has put a target on the penitentiary's main institution.
Last week's meeting of the community task force that is working to save jobs at the Washington State Penitentiary produced just one thing -- outrage.And that outrage is justified.The draft report outlining the options for cutting 1,000 prison beds across
Two people were hurt in a two-car wreck on U.S. Highway 12 near North Touchet Road.
WALLA WALLA -- Two people were injured, one seriously, following a two-vehicle collision Thursday on U.S. Highway 12.The Washington State Patrol reports the collision occurred about 11:35 a.m. on the highway near North Touchet Road, about 17 miles west of
Saturday, October 24
Wa-Hi earns home field in next week's crossover games with a 35-28 comeback win over Richland.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's band of Blue Devils, players and coaches, couldn't help a whooping celebration beneath windy Borleske Stadium's Friday night lights.And why not?The Blue Devils had just rolled up 28 points in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind
Cougar teams win both the Varsity and Junior Varsity titles amid a flurry of trick plays Saturday.
WALLA WALLA – On a day that featured a return to the single wing, spirited hitting, a statue of liberty play and a double reverse, Walla Walla Youth Football crowned its Varsity and Junior Varsity champions here at Drew Bledsoe Field Saturday.The Cougars
Big plays in the passing game offset St. John-Endicott's running attack in the 26-18 victory.
TOUCHET — Rain clouds parted and brilliant October sunshine bathed the Touchet High football field here Friday afternoon, further brightening a day in which the Indians locked up a berth in the Class 1B-8 state playoffs.The Indians fought off St. John-End
Good field position and great defense are the themes in Friday's 48-7 victory over Mac-Hi at Shockman Field.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Most everyone figured it was going to be a long night for Mac-Hi, and it was — beginning with the opening kickoff.Rather than send the ball downfield with the opening whistle, Baker's Dekker Smith booted a short, line drive off the back
The Panthers convert twice in the red zone and W-P just once in the 14-7 victory Friday in Asotin.
ASOTIN — It was No. 3 vs. No. 6 in the state's Class 2B-11 state football rankings here Friday night, not to mention first place in the Southeast 2B-11 League standings.No. 3 Asotin and No. 6 Waitsburg-Prescott combined for 554 yards in total offense, and
The 45-6 victory keeps Pomeroy's slim postseason playoff hopes alive.
POMEROY — The Pomeroy Pirates beat the Dayton Bulldogs 45-6 here Friday night to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. If Pomeroy beats Waitsburg-Prescott next week and DeSales loses to Asotin, Pomeroy, DeSales, and W-P will be in a three-way tie for seco
The 35-17 loss at Wahluke eliminates Burbank from postseason contention.
MATTAWA — Makai Hirai rushed for 148 yards on 20 carries Friday night to lead Wahluke to a 35-17 victory over Columbia-Burbank in South Central Conference East Division football action.
The top-ranked WWCC women's soccer team shut out winless Yakima Valley, 10-0, Saturday.
On paper, Saturday's NWAACC Eastern Region women's soccer match between Walla Walla Community College and Yakima Valley figured to be a mismatch.And it was.A quarter of Warriors — Tahlia O'Loughlin, Amanda Brusic, Margo Hickman and Katie Lucas — tallied t
WALLA WALLA — George Fox rallied to win a tight game three and then closed out a 3-1 Northwest Conference volleyball victory over Whitman College Saturday night in Sherwood Center.
FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Pacific men's soccer team remained red hot here Saturday afternoon.The Boxers registered their sixth shutout in succession, a 3-0 skunking of Whitman at Lincoln Park Stadium.Pacific is now 8-1-1 in the conference and 12-2-1 overall. T
A month after a 1-0 loss to Pacific, the Whitman women take the 2-0 win Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — When Whitman College dropped a 1-0 women's soccer decision to Pacific a month ago, the Missionaries were fraying at the seams, a team in disarray.Veteran defender Kate Newman suffered a season-ending injury in the first half of that game, an
The TigerScots overcome two first-quarter Outlaw scores and rally for tj 18-14 Blue Mountain Conference victory.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Weston-McEwen did all it could do to stay alive in the race for the last of the Blue Mountain Conference's three postseason football playoff berths here Friday night.But despite a defensive-delivered 18-14 victory over the Enterprise Ou
Friday, October 23
WALLA WALLA -- A harvest party will be Friday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Abundant Life Tabernacle, 1625 E. Alder St.The party is free and includes family fun, food and games.For more information, call 509-240-0321.
WALLA WALLA -- Kids can carve into Halloween Friday, Oct. 30, with the Department of Recreation and Super One Foods' free annual pumpkin carving contest.Kids 3-6 will color their pumpkins, while kids 7-12 do the traditional scooping, cleaning and carving
WALLA WALLA -- A discussion on the Great Depression of the 1930s will include a potluck dinner Thursday at Walla Walla Community College.The event begins with the potluck dinner at 6 p.m., and the talk commencing at 7. Guest speakers will include people w
Fort Walla Walla, 755 Myra Road, holds the last Living History presentation of the season at 2 p.m. Sunday.The presentation, 19th Century Party, reminisces about 150 years of community history from the establishment of the city of Walla Walla in 1859.Th
WALLA WALLA -- Sapolil Cellars, 15 E. Main St., has a line up of musical entertainment for tonight and Saturday.Tonight at 8, Mike Wagoner of the Priest Lake-based Mike Wagoner Band performs a solo show, singing a mix of roadhouse blues, western swing, or
Michael Allan Leon, 47, 211 Water St., Kennewick, was sentenced Oct. 19 on one count unlawful acquisition of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine. The court dismissed seven other counts.The sentence included $200 in court costs, $92.10 in sheriff fees, $500 to the c
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim
Having known Terry Nealey since the late 1970s, I am writing in support of his bid for our state representative from the 16th District.I believe that it's time for a change and that terms should be limited and rotated with highly qualified newcomers for o
This letter is in support of Ron Dunning, candidate for Port commissioner.Ron is well qualified with both a business and agriculture background. Ron started his own business from scratch -- Dunning Irrigation -- and has grown it into a thriving business a
Marcene and I agree with a previous letter to the editor that Terry Nealey, candidate for state representative for the 16th District, is a nice guy and has been very active making Dayton and the surrounding area a better place to live. The author suggeste
I was hoping I didn't need to write this letter but an apparent reversal of opinions should not go unnoticed. Last year the Tri-City Herald and the Union-Bulletin both implied they would have no problem endorsing Terry Nealey if he was not running agains
Don't vote for Laura Grant because she is Bill Grant's daughter. Vote for Laura Grant because she is a moderate who has already represented us well.Don't vote for Laura Grant because she is an appointed incumbent. Vote for Laura Grant because she has alig
Approval of Referendum 71 would not instantly make homosexual marriage legal, but it would set up a legal situation where activist judges in the courts could declare homosexual marriage a reality under Washington state law. This is a predetermined strate
The top piece of advice: Don't travel if you're sick.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released travel recommendations surrounding the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.Travelers who have an increased risk for complications from the flu should consult with their doctors about what to do if they develop sy
I don't think about the world from the point of view of plants very often. I mostly consider our friends in the plant kingdom as the stationary green stuff around me when I'm outdoors, and possibly the makings of salad in the summers.But plants are also t
Juston Watson's lounge officially opens Saturday.
WALLA WALLA -- Juston Watson considers himself lucky to be a frequent Las Vegas vacationer. But Sin City isn't just a place he has traveled; it's also a culture that inspired the atmosphere of his new Alder Street bar, Red Monkey Downtown Lounge.Quietly e
Dorothy Doebler, who killed a neighbor's dog with poison, must meet several stipulations during a two-year probationary period.
The state Department of Health has put Walla Walla therapist Dorothy Doebler's license on probation for two years in connection with her poisoning of a neighbor's dog.Doebler was charged in July with unprofessional conduct by health officials after a guil
Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr.What do these 3 people have in common? Three extraordinary individuals who changed the world, they also all won the (perhaps formerly) prestigious Noble Peace Prize. When you hear these three names y
Coleman D. Cantrell will serve 65 weeks in custody in connection with a summer robbery.
WALLA WALLA -- A 15-year-old boy was sentenced this morning to 65 weeks in a state juvenile facility for robbing a man in the city last summer.Coleman D. Cantrell, of 317 Grape St., was also ordered to pay court costs.In handing down the sentence in the j
Among the recipients: a theater restoration project and groups supporting basic human needs.
It was a leaner granting year for Blue Mountain Community Foundation, said executive director Lawson Knight.Even so, the foundation handed out more than $200,000 at its annual meeting Thursday night, which coincided with the agency's 25th anniversary.At t
The haunted house raises funds for teh Hads on History for Kids camp and Windows on the Past.
'We're gonna scare their pants off, said Greer Buchanan, one of the organizers of a haunted house that opens downtown Wednesday.The theme this year is Thrillers!, an homage to Michael Jackson's all-time classic and to all the scary scenes from films th
On Oct. 16, the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College opened an exhibition titled The Art of Collecting: The Works of Emile Lahner from the Collection of Mr. And Mrs. John A. Peterson. The exhibit features an extensive collection of Lahner's works that the
PASCO — A floating piece of history is due to arrive here Thursday evening.The tall ship Lady Washington will dock in the city as part of a tour of the Columbia River which began in Vancouver earlier this month. During its stay, the vessel will be open fo
Kristin Potter and Seth Deal win the girls and boys races at the SEB District cross country meet in Waitsburg.
WAITSBURG — The Waitsburg-Prescott runners obviously knew their way around their home course here Thursday as they claimed top honors in both the boys and girls races in a four-school Southeast B District cross country meet.Freshman Seth Deal claimed the
Ex-Wa-Hi star Madison Baxter has a team-high 10 kills as she helps WWCC secure sole possession of fourth place in the Eastern Region.
Walla Walla Community College claimed sole possession of fourth place in the NWAACC Eastern Region volleyball standings Thursday night with a 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21 victory over Treasure Valley in the Dietrich Dome. Former Wa-Hi product Madison Baxter
RICHLAND — With a four-game Big Nine Conference volleyball loss to Richland here Thursday, Wa-Hi finishes the regular season in a tie with Wenathcee for sixth place in the standings with an 8-6 record.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mica Espisano and Belen Betancourt booted goals to help Mac-Hi defeat Riversise 2-0 in a Special District 7 girls soccer match here on Thursday.
ATHENA — Weston-McEwen served well in a three-game sweep of Enterprise in Blue Mountain Conference volleyball action here Thursday.The TigerScots won 25-12, 25-17 and 25-14.
WALLA WALLA — Desales turned up its level of play, especially in the first game, but lost to Tri-Cities Prep in four Southeast B South volleyball games here Thursday.The Jaguars won 23-25, 25-12, 25-12, and 25-22.
DAYTON — Dayton nipped Walla Walla Valley Academy in a four-game Southeast B South volleyball match here on Thursday.The Bulldogs won 27-25, 27-25, 24-26 and 25-11 and improved to 4-2 in the South and 5-7 overall.
WENATCHEE — With what coach Mike Locati called a great day for the Wa-Hi harriers the Blue Devil boys, paced by Aaron Nelson, placed third at the 12-team district meet and earned a ticket to next Friday's regional meet in Spokane.Three girls (Rachel Nel
WAITSBURG — Liberty Christian defeated Waitsburg-Prescott in five games of a Southeast B South volleyball match here on Thursday.Liberty Christian won 25-17, 21-25, 25-8, 23-25 and 15-5.
BOARDMAN — Helix started slow and finished solid in a five-game non-conference volleyball victory over Riverside here on Thursday.The Grizziles won the match with scores of 23-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-16 and 15-12.
ASOTIN — After falling behind 2-0, Pomeroy rallied to win what coach Rob Monahan called a barn-burner in five games of Southeast B North volleyball action here on Thursday.The Pirates scuttled the Panthers 21-25, 27-29, 25-15, 25-19 and 18-16 for the vi
PASCO — Pomeroy's boys cross country team finished second here Thursday in a four-school Southeast 2B District cross country meet.Joel Meyers led the Pirates' effort with a clocking of 20 minutes, 27 seconds.
Blue Mountain Land Trust will conclude its 2009 Art Raffle by drawing names of winners at 1 p.m. Saturday. The drawing will be at the Walla Walla Farmers Market on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street.Three donors have given Blue Mountain Land Tru
MISSION — A whimsical and colorful selection of prints from Lebanese-American artist Adnan Charara, Circles and Cycles, Stars and Lollipops, opens at 5:30 tonight at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, 48004 St. Andrews Road.The artist will be on hand
Hopeful male troubadours have an opportunity to learn about a potential barbershop chorus at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mcloughlin High School, 120 S. Main St.Doug Boedigheimer of Milton-Freewater is taking a measure of interest for such a group, he said. The mee
The Fridays at Four recital series presents the Ross Eustis Jazz Combo, 4 p.m. Friday at Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory, 345 Boyer Ave.The Whitman Sampler Concert is 7 p.m. Friday at Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park St.A faculty recital for cello and piano
Seattle Opera's Young Artists will present their fall touring production of Mozart's Così fan tutte at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Walla Walla Community College's Performing Arts Auditorium.Tickets for the performance go on sale Monday. There are 300 seats avail
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St., holds its annual scholarship fundraising silent auction from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1.The auction has many items, such as vacation packages, both in and out of the country; wines and wine parties; a wide varie
Black Eyes & Neckties, a horror/punk rock band from Bellingham, Wash., will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hot Poop, 210 E. Main St.There is no charge.
The Walla Walla Symphony is extending season ticket purchases through Dec. 14, offering the four remaining Symphony Series concerts with the addition of a Saturday Soiree chamber series concert for the same price as the five-concert Symphony Series season
MILTON-FREEWATER — Oktoberfest, a jointly sponsored event by the Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Milton-Freewater, will be from 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 505 Ward St.The German-style dinner
WALLA WALLA — Local artist Ian Boyden mixes skeletons, wine, moonlight and poetry in his new show, Drinking with the Moon, which opens Friday.The show opens with an official reception from 6–8 p.m. at Seven Hills Winery, 212 N. Third Ave.Poems by ancien
MILTON-FREEWATER ¬?-- The Milton-Freewater Haunted Asylum will be open from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Sponsored by the Milton-Freewater Kiwanis and McLoughlin High School Key clubs, the spooky destination will feature a doz
Thursday, October 22
The longterm solution is to allow marijuana for medical purposes to be distributed by a doctor's prescription.
Fourteen states, including Washington and Oregon, have made it legal to use marijuana for medical use.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser with a special performance by the Blue Mountain Troublemakers, a local youth bluegrass band from Waitsburg, is planned for Sunday.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Forces of good will join together Saturday when the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Milton-Freewater jointly present Oktoberfest! on Saturday from5-10 p.m. at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 505 Ward St.
WALLA WALLA -- Unity Church of Peace will host Reel Spirit, a class for teens, Friday at 6:30 p.m. at 8 O'Connor Lane.
City police and other agencies wrapped up an investigation today wit early morning arrests
WALLA WALLA -- Four area residents, including one youth, were arrested this morning on drug-related warrants following a six-month investigation by the Walla Walla Police Department and other agencies, authorities said.
The owners of Walla Walla Clothing Co. say they're excited about helping women look their best from top to bottom. This weekend, the focus will be on the former.
The city of Walla Walla received an inquiry about the possibility of converting the former Total Office Concepts building at Second Avenue and Poplar Street into a fitness center.
Milton-Freewater business Sonshine Cleaning will take a break from doing the dirty work this evening for a fifth-anniversary potluck.
The public is invited to share in the celebration with a gathering at Yantis Park next to the pool in Milton-Freewater.
The owner of Andy's Market in College Place will celebrate his 80th birthday in the company of close friends -- and longtime customers.
Dec. 27, 1919 -- Oct. 5, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Olive I. Stephens, 89, of 514 N.W. Fourth Ave., died Oct. 5, 2009, at her home.
July 7, 1921 -- Oct. 21, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Evelyn Marie Renninger, 88, of 718 Scenic Way Drive, died Oct. 21, 2009, at her home.
Sept. 22, 1943 -- Oct. 20, 2009
Walla Walla resident Robert Duane Belden, 66, of 1003 S. Third Ave., died Oct. 20, 2009, at Regency at the Park.
Sept. 2, 1950 -- Oct. 21, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Elida Briones, 59, of 611 S.W. First St., died Oct. 21, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla.
May 26, 1916 -- Oct. 22, 2009
Walla Walla resident, H. Hilton Grandstaff, 93, died Oct. 22, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St.
Congress OK'd 'retroactive stop-loss payments' which cover service from 9/11 to this Sept. 30.
WASHINGTON -- Active, reserve, and former armed service members in Washington state can now apply for additional pay for service beyond their required military contracts.
Wednesday's rain created a light gloss to the vibrant colors of Autumn and provided a Halloween sky of orange and black to downtown Walla Walla.
March 14, 1979 -- Oct. 10, 2009
WESTON -- Travis John McCue, 30, of 78264 Snowshoe Road, died Oct. 10, 2009 at his home.
Refrigeration units holding the county's seasonal flu vaccines failed overnight.
Public health workers walked in on a disaster of sorts early this morning, one that impacts the community at large -- no more seasonal flu vaccine for the annual flu shot clinic due to refrigeration failure.
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim
The talk focuses on cultivating profitability alongside sustainability.
DAYTON -- The fifth and final lecture in the Cultivating Sustainability is entitled Doing Business: You're Not Sustainable Unless You're Profitable.
Charlie Rising Sun, who moved to Dayton in the spring, died Saturday in Spokane.
Charlie Rising Sun, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, died Saturday at a Spokane hospital.
Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Garry Snyder and David Bailey. With all present Wednesday the board:
A steady breeze soughing through the fir and spruce trees kept total silence at bay.I looked across the 15-foot-wide sheet of thin ice at Black Lake and understood the name's origin.
WALLA WALLA — One in, one out. And a plethora of questions in between, some easier to answer than others.That's where we stand in Blue Mountain Country as this juncture in the prep football season. Seven weeks down and just a few precious games to go befo
Big Bend falls victim to WWCC's volleyball squad on the first Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
Walla Walla Community College's volleyball team scored a three-game sweep of Big Bend, 25-8, 25-23, 25-19, in an NWAACC Eastern Region volleyball match Wednesday night in the Dietrich Dome.The Warriors, who are currently fighting for one of the East's fou
Wa-Hi senior Ryan James is an avid angler when he's not causing havoc from his outside linebacker position for the Blue Devils.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's senior linebacker and avid angler Ryan James enjoys spreading fear and trepidation among schools of salmon and steelhead on the Snake and Clearwater rivers.
The expansion Walla Walla wood-bat team opens against the Wenatchee AppleSox at Borleske Stadium.
WALLA WALLA — West Coast League baseball will make its 2010 debut in Walla Walla on Tuesday, June 8, league president Ken Wilson announced in a press release this week.Walla Walla's expansion entry in the wood-bat league will entertain the defending WCL c
Wednesday, October 21
WALLA WALLA -- Six members of Walla Walla Community College's 2009 softball team have been named All-American Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
WALLA WALLA -- Veterans Memorial Golf Course will hold its 12th annual Backward Scramble Saturday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
WALLA WALLA -- Kids can carve into Halloween this Friday with the Department of Recreation and Super One Foods' free annual pumpkin carving contest.
WALLA WALLA -- Poet Wayne Miller will open the Whitman College Visiting Writers Reading Series on Thursday.
The place to start is in Congress, which was the source of 1994 legislation that has morphed into nonsensical no-tolerances policies in the nation's schools.
Keeping all kids safe at school is an expectation of parents and society.
July 18, 1923 -- Oct. 19, 2009
Walla Walla resident Madeleine Emily Coy, 86, of Wheatland Village, died Oct. 19, 2009 at her home.
Nov. 27, 1935 -- Oct. 20, 2009
Walla Walla resident Marilyn Owsley Lopez, 73, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
Nov. 29, 1948 -- Oct. 20, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- James E. Feete, 60, of Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Walla Walla General Hospital.
Art and everyday life combined in a single frame late Tuesday morning as a portion of a mural on the back of Skylite Gallery provided a swirling composition to complement the walkway behind Tallman’s Drug and a 2-liter-guzzling passer-by on Second Avenue.
Like the superintendent, Deputy Superintendent Bill Jordan says this will be his last school year.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Public Schools' Deputy Superintendent Bill Jordan will join Superintendent Richard Carter in retirement at the end of the school year.
The group will wait until the final report is issued to take further action.
WALLA WALLA -- Skepticism and concern loomed over a meeting of a community task force working to prevent major job cuts at the Washington State Penitentiary.
The county could take over firefighting duties from the Pomeroy department under an annexation proposal.
POMEROY -- A proposition to annex the city to be part of Garfield County Fire Protection District No. 17 would get the city out of the firefighting business according to Fire Chief Larry Bunch.
The funds are aimed at at-risk children and youth tutoring, youth and family advocacy, volunteer recruitment and environmental education.
Walla Walla County's public-service programs were awarded $112,000 in grant funds from the state Employment Security Department.
Correspondence reports: Review leases entered into by administrative staff; September income and expense reports for the airport and Port; the aviation fuel report; latest efforts by the Washington State Penitentiary Task Force; and the Gen-X building fir
Board members are Mary Jo Geidl, president; Cindy Meyer, vice-president; Max Carrera, Anne Golden and Jim Lehmann. With Golden and Lehmann absent Tuesday, the board:
A meeting on a proposed smoking ban lacked enough board members to have a quorum.
WALLA WALLA -- A proposed smoking ban apparently wasn't such a hot topic Tuesday.Less than a handful of interested residents came to Walla Walla City Council chambers to discuss smoking in and around play areas in city parks.Three members of the Parks, Re
WALLA WALLA -- Veterans Memorial Golf Course will hold its 12th annual Backward Scramble Saturday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Tuesday, October 20
It's happening more and more in America's big cities. It must stop now.
Jefferson, the nation's third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence, was right. And that unbending stand for liberty has served the United States well for over two centuries.Yet, that liberty is being eroded day by day. Police in Ame
I would like to put forth a health-care plan that I think would make everybody happy.When all you uninsured, underinsured Americans and illegal immigrants have a bill they can't pay, send it to a Democratic Congress person, the president or a local Democr
Being an alumnus of Walla Walla High School I was shocked to learn that overt or covert devil worshipping is taking place at the school.Of course back in 1989 when I graduated I, personally, did not see any evidence of satanism in any form nor were there
I am writing in regards to the Touchet School District bargaining contract.
Yooo! Hoooo! Were you awake or asleep at the switch? Why was there not a word about the fabulous Walla Walla Symphony's opening night for the 103rd season on Oct. 13?You certainly missed a wonderful opportunity to Bring the Valley to our Homes.
I would like to comment on several letters that have been printed lately.
I wrote a column a couple of weeks ago about how I'm learning to cook. I got a flood of mail from women who, like Annie, want to retire from cooking and get their husbands to take over in the kitchen. They wondered whether I might have any advice to offer.
The three-day flu shot clinic got under way today at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.
Hugbear did his job well this morning and had a colorful sticker to prove it.The stuffed bear -- slightly grimy and his disheveled fur loved off in some places -- was on one arm of owner Matthew Reser while an MP3 player was banded to the other.Matthew,
County Treasurer Gordon Heimbigner is asking landowners to remember the deadline for property tax payments is fast approaching.Payments are due by Nov. 2, Heimbigner said. Options include mailing to the Treasurer's Office, 315 W. Main St., or drop-off in
Thai Bon Appetit will celebrate its first anniversary with a very special blessing. Monks from the Thai Temple of Kennewick will perform a ceremonial blessing Saturday at the restaurant, 25 S. Spokane St. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Owners Kamthorn Ka
Funding is being sought by the Prescott Park and Recreation District and two area hospitals.
Three junior taxing districts have one-year levies on the Nov. 3 ballot.Prescott Park and Recreation DistrictPrescott Park and Recreation District seeks a $160,000 replacement levy to operate and maintain the Prescott Pool and adjacent field View Park.Th
WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Housing Authority has been recognized nationally for its renovation at Marjorie Terrace on North Main Street.The agency won in the Project Design category for the apartment complex.The 2009 Award of Excellence comes from t
WESTON -- Friends of Weston Library will host its annual used-book sale Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the community's Potato Show.Books for sale will be displayed in the downstairs club room of Memorial Hall, 210 E. Main St., in Weston. Sale ho
WALLA WALLA -- Junior Club of Walla Walla has new members, a new board and core projects for the 2009-2010 year.New members are JoAnne Bennett, Elizabeth Boucher, Meghan Erwin, Leslie Fletcher, Lacey Gallaher, Tina Headly, Diana Herrmann, Sara Holm, Maril
The U.S. government has put county health departments in charge of distributing the vaccine, and not everyone is happy about that.
The U.S. government has put county health departments in charge of what little swine flu vaccine is available. Not everyone is happy about that.
A building previously used by the Hermiston School District will be at 1020 S. Mill St.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- School District staff will be moving into a new administrative office at the end of the week.The district recently secured a modular building that had served the Hermiston School District, buying it for $1, said Superintendent Marilyn
Last winter's weather pushed the finish date off from the previous projection of this month.
WALLA WALLA -- Bad weather last winter was not only rough on people, it beat up at least one road project as well.Construction delays due to the snow, ice and rains have pushed the finish date for the latest phase of widening U.S. Highway 12 pushed back t
A fight involving up to 10 people broke out Monday afternoon on Main Street, police said.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Three area residents were arrested Monday following a public brawl that involved up to 10 people, authorities said.Arrested after the fight were Eduardo Carlos Torres, 22, of 503 N.W. Eighth Ave., on suspicion of riot and interfering w
In their third year, the biweekly gatherings draw dozens of youths.
MILTON-FREEWATER - It's Friday night at Central, and the most recent Loud and Clear Interaction night has drawn well over 50 youths. Geared to serve middle-school students, the program transforms the school every other week into a spacious gaming retrea
Walla Walla CC's men's golf team shoots a 292 score Monday during the first round of the Central Washington University Invitational.
ROSLYN, Wash. — The Walla Walla Community College men's golf team was in first place here Monday following the first round of the Central Washington Invitational at Suncadia Resort.
BAKER — Mac-Hi booted its way to an 11-0 Greater Oregon League boys soccer victory here on Monday.The win lifts the Pioneers to an 11-1 record.
WALLA WALLA — Liberty Christian won a three-school cross country meet at the Whitman Mission on Thursday.
Monday, October 19
WALLA WALLA — With Corina Gabbert booting her second hat trick in as many weeks and Courtney Porter posting her 22nd career save, Whitman College overwhelmed Pacific Lutheran 5-0 in Northwest Conference soccer action Sunday at the Whitman Athletic Fields.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Community College men's and women's soccer teams defeated Treasure Valley Saturday afternoon on the Warriors' field.The WWCC men toppled the Chukars 3-1 to run their NWAACC Eastern Division record to 6-2-0 and move past TVCC
WALLA WALLA — It was another frustrating day on the pitch for a young Whitman College men's soccer team.The Missionaries scored first and last, but Pacific Lutheran pushed across three in-between goals and emerged with a 3-2 Northwest Conference victory S
Aimee M. Garcia, 29, 3534 Stateline Road, Apt. 2, was charged Oct. 15 with second-degree malicious mischief and with violation of an anti-harassment order. Garcia is accused of knowingly and maliciously damaging the windshield on a vehicle, and willfully
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.Where: District board room, 364 S. Park St.
It is also shortsighted. It makes more sense to rent out any extra prison space as Sen. Mike Hewitt suggests.
So, closure of the Washington State Penitentiary's main institution is at the top of the list of actions that should be taken to reduce the size of the state's prison system.Whoo! Whoo!Yep, we hear a political railroad job coming.Frankly, there is no othe
Looks like a second helping of Walla Walla is being served on Away.com's top culinary travel list.The travel planning Web site released today its list of top 10 hidden-gem destinations to eat and be merry this fall.This is the second consecutive appeara
A Walla Walla couple sees the potential for a major step backward should Referendum 71 fail.
WALLA WALLA - As the vote on Referendum 71 approaches, a local Walla Walla couple hopes their story will be an example to fellow Washingtonians as to the importance of the legislation's approval.Mark and Kevin Patterson were married in Canada in 2005, but
The classes at the Carnegie building include a Face on a Plate class tonight.
WALLA WALLA -- The most popular thing is the piggy banks; we cannot keep them in stock, Patrice Townsend said, as she scanned dozens of colorful ceramic knickknacks lining the stock shelves of the Pottery Painting Studio at the Carnegie building.Since t
The voluntary program would give landowners more flexibility to avoid the 'use it or lose it' provisions in the state water code.
WALLA WALLA -- An effort to create a new way to manage water in the Walla Walla Valley is under way.At a recent meeting, the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership Board approved the start of work on a project to allow water-right holders to create
Terry Nealey and Laura Grant faced off Sunday afternoon for a Latino audience.
WALLA WALLA -- For probably the first time in local politics, two candidates for state representative faced off in a debate in front of a primarily Latino audience, held Sunday afternoon at St. Patrick's Church Nativity Hall.The debate, between state Rep.
Saturday, October 17
Led by Kendall Brown's 242 yards rushing, Mac-Hi piles up 345 yards on the ground in a 34-9 victory.
MILTON-FREEWATER — With its ground game piling up 345 yards, Mac-Hi rolled to 34-9 football victory over Pasco's junior varsity team here Friday night at Shockman Field.
Coach Jeff Bartlow and his players celebrate a 35-28 victory over SEB-11 League rival DeSales.
WAITSBURG — Quarterback Zach Bartlow led Waitsburg-Prescott on an 89-yard march in the closing minutes of the game and capped it with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Zac Alexenko with 19 seconds to play and pin a 35-28 Southeast 2B-11 League football defeat o
Nixyaawii loses its first two quarterbacks in Friday's 72-22 loss to Echo.
PENDLETON — Injuries continued to take their toll of the Nixyaawii Golden Eagles here Friday afternoon at Sunridge Middle School and Echo took full advantage by rolling to a 72-22 victory in a prep football game.
Trailing 13-6 at the break, Dayton players lose their mental focus and a 26-6 game to the Nighthawks.
TEKOA, Wash. — Dayton loses its grip in the second half and suffers a 26-6 loss at Tekoa-Oakesdale here Friday in a Southeast 2B-11 football game.
W-M scores on its first five possessions in a 41-0 romp.
IRRIGON — A 34-point first quarter powers Weston-McEwen to a 41-0 victory over Irrigon here Friday in a Blue Mountain Conference football game.
Still smarting from last week's overtime loss to Kamiakin, Wa-Hi steamrolls Pasco's new high school 41-6 Friday night at Borleske.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi knocks off Chiawana 41-6 in a Big Nine Conference Cascade Division football game at Borleske Stadium Friday night.
The non-league victory is followed by good news out of Waitsburg regarding the playoff picture.
POMEROY — Friday's 19-14 non-league victory over Reardan here is only half of the good news for coach Scott McGee and the Pomeroy Pirates, who were also warmed by the news that Waitsburg-Prescott knocked off DeSales in Waitsburg.
The Indians earn a crucial 28-26 win at Lacrosse-Washtucna, but for Lacrosse native Gary Dorman 'any win is a good win.'
LACROSSE — The Touchet Indians present first-year coach Gary Dorman with his biggest victory so far this season with a 28-26 triumph over Lacrosse-Washtucna in the coach's old hometown.
Friday's 27-7 victory was the Rangers' fourth straight while the Coyotes have now lost three consecutive games.
BURBANK — Naches extended its winning streak to five games and handed Columbia-Burbank its third consecutive defeat during South Central Conference intra-league football action here Friday night.
The Missionary men pick up a point after playing the Loggers for 110 minutes of scoreless soccer.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman limited Puget Sound to 12 shots in battling the Loggers to a 0-0 tie Saturday in Northwest Conference men's soccer action.
Puget Sound, ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Division III, needs overtime before downing Whitman, 2-1.
WALLA WALLA — Saturday's Northwest Conference women's soccer match between Whitman and Puget Sound had all the makings of a one-sided affair.The Loggers took the pitch ranked second in the latest NCAA Division III poll, leading the conference with an 8-0
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The Walla Walla Community College Warrior volleyball team finished third in the pool play with a 4-2 record here Friday night at the Pierce Crossover, and ended up third as the tournament concluded Saturday.
The Missionaries are paced by Cory Rand's seventh-place finish in Tacoma.
TACOMA — Running to its best performance this season, the Whitman College men's cross country squad finished third in the team scoring in Saturday morning's Puget Sound Invitational at Ft. Steilacoom Park in Tacoma.
Solomon downs Vassar's Mike Mattelson in two sets at the ITA's National Small College Championships
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Whitman College senior Matt Solomon ended his stay at the ITA's National Small College Championships on a winning note Friday afternoon, beating Vassar College senior Mike Mattelson 6-3, 6-4 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile
Heavy rainfall before the race makes for a soggy race Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park.
TACOMA — The Whitman College women's cross country team splashed through some soggy conditions to place second in the team scoring in Saturday's Puget Sound Invitational at Ft. Steilacoom Park in Tacoma, Wash.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Mac-Hi cross country boys and girls did well at the annual Gut Buster meet here Friday at Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course, Yantis Park and Shockman Field.
FOSSIL, Ore. — Helix's 25-14, 25-10, 25-19 volleyball victory over Condon-Wheeler on Saturday clinched an undefeated league season for the Grizzlies.Helix completed Big Sky Conference East Division play at 6-0 and will take a 21-6 overall record into a no
IRRIGON, Ore. — Weston-McEwen remained unbeaten in Blue Mountain Conference volleyball action here Saturday.The TigerScots defeated Pilot Rock and host Irrigon without losing a set.W-M defeated Pilot Rock in Saturday's opener, 25-19, 25-8, and 25-15.
Sept. 24, 1948 — Oct. 16, 2009
WAITSBURG — John William Payne, 61, died Oct. 16, 2009, at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.
July 11, 1916 — Oct. 16, 2009
WALLA WALLA — Neil O. Storey, 93, died Oct. 16, 2009, at his home.
Feb. 25, 1963 — Oct. 16, 2009
WALLA WALLA — Tammy M. Richards, 46, died Oct. 16, 2009, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.
Nov. 30, 1952 — Oct. 17, 2009
WALLA WALLA — Ann Jauhiainen, 56, died Oct. 17, 2009, at her home.
July 24, 1931 — Oct. 16, 2009
ONTARIO, Ore — Former Dixie resident Glen M. Little, 78, died Oct. 16, 2009, at his home.
Nov. 20, 1909 — Sept. 26, 2009
WENATCHEE — Former Walla Walla resident Laura Pierce, 99, died here Sept. 26, 2009.
Aug. 6, 1922 — Oct. 11, 2009
WALLA WALLA — Mary McDade, 87, of 2310 Garrison St. and formerly of Milton-Freewater died Oct. 11, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St. At her request no public services will be held.
April 30, 1923 — Oct. 14, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE — Elva Ruth Bowyer, 86, died Oct. 14, 2009, at her home.
June 23, 1926 – Oct. 10, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE — Longtime area resident Hazel Clayton Goode Cole, 83, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Regency at The Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road.
Feb. 18, 1913 — Oct. 14, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE — Judge Albert N. Bradford, 96, of 20 S.E. Larch Ave. died Oct. 14, 2009, at Eagle Springs Specialty Care, 20 S.E. Larch Ave.
The 700-year-old icon has been associated with various miracles and divine intervention.
WALLA WALLA — At 6:30 a.m. Friday, when it was still pitch black outside, most regular worshippers were already in St. Silouan Orthodox Church. The beginning of the service that is usually marked by many chimes was limited to just one bell.An ancient icon
Visitors to St. Mary will be screened each day before being allowed to visit a patient during this year's flu season.
WALLA WALLA — You're so excited. Your sister just delivered her first baby and you can't wait to pack up the kids to go visit your brand-new nephew.Hang on, there are a few things health providers want you to know before you grab the car keys.In Walla Wa
The ban could be extended to sports fields and to all parts of city parks.
WALLA WALLA — People will have an opportunity to see what the smoke signals say at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Council chambers at City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave.The Walla Walla Parks, Recreation and Urban Forestry advisory board has scheduled the meeting to gather pu
Whitman College volunteers helped 28 Scouts with their applications for a merit badge.
WALLA WALLA — About seven Boy Scouts watched as Blake Sanders, 12, took a pair of tongs and picked up a can of Mountain Dew.Rather than chug the soda normally inside, Sanders carefully lifted the can filled with boiling water off a hot plate and dangled i
The choice for Port of Walla Walla District 3 commissioner comes down to a longtime farmer who owns an irrigation supply business and a longtime business school professor with family roots in farming.Touchet resident Ron Dunning and Clarence Anderson of C
Christian Life Center members are selling goods and services to buy playground equipment.
WALLA WALLA — Whether brewing fresh-pressed apple cider or pampering feet with a professional pedicure, Christian Life Center's members are offering their skills and talents for a good cause.As part of the church's annual Big Give, members are offering
COLLEGE PLACE — City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall to conduct a workshop on Council goals. The workshop will be the only agenda.
Race for 16th District state representative
Terry Nealey, Republican candidate for 16th District representative, didn’t always want to be a politician, but he almost always wanted to be a lawyer.
Disaster preparation for seniors includes having information, a plan and an emergency kit.
Having a plan for an emergency makes sense. But when things are going smoothly, it’s easy to forget about it. That means a sudden snowfall or big windstorm is an immediate reminder.
Ranked as one of the top 10 local road-race events in the United States, and one of the top 40 races of all types and distances, the 2009 Portland Marathon on Oct. 4 had a number of racers from the
Blue Mountain Baptist
Going to church does not mean you are a Christian any more than going to McDonald’s means you are a hamburger. At the same time, just because you regularly attend church doesn’t mean you are a member of the church. Even the Cub Scouts acknowledge the difference between attending meetings and belonging to the pack.
The parents of former Walla Wallan Claire Middleton Elizalde and Nick Manjerovic, both of Pittsburgh, announce the couple’s engagement.
DeAnne L. VanDewark and Thomas Stewart, both of Milton-Freewater, were married Sept. 6, 2009, at the home of Dawn and Bryan Miller. Camille VanDewark, daughter of the bride, officiated.
Kari McCloskey and Nick Wilson, both of Loma Linda, Calif., were married Sept. 21, 2009, on Rosario Beach in Anacortes, Wash. Dr. Joseph Galusha officiated.
Jessica Johnson of Walla Walla and Trent Kessler Robbins of Milton-Freewater were married Aug. 15, 2009, at Mill Creek Gardens. Pastor Walt Muske officated.
Harley and Joy Stafford of Walla Walla celebrated their 50th anniversary on a Caribbean cruise with their son, daughter and son-in-law and four grandchildren. They took in the sights, snorkled with stingrays in the Grand Caymans and Cozumel, played with birds and monkeys on Rotan Island and explored the Altun Ha Mayan ruins in Belize.
Here’s what we’re debating with Initiative 1033: How fast should the government grow and who should decide?
I like to consider myself a conservative who lives within my means like many citizens on a fixed income.Like many others, I do not want to pay additional taxes beyond what is necessary to provide adequate services to my community. At the same time, I unde
Dunning and Anderson have the experience and intellect to do the job well. We give the razor-thin edge to Dunning.
Ron Dunning and Clarence Anderson are exceptionally qualified to serve as a Port of Walla Walla commissioner. Both are extremely bright, pragmatic and experienced. The voters cannot go wrong in this race. The candidates seem to agree on every issue and th
Friday, October 16
COLLEGE PLACE -- Author and Columbia Basin College professor David F. Arnold will present, Fishermen's Problems and Why We Should Care, at the annual Clara and Art Bald Trust Environmental Lecture on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.
Board members are John Davin, chair; Marci Knauft, vice-chair; Julie Hill and Doug Case. With all present Thursday, the board:
Council members are Leroy Cunningham, Jeff Broom, Kathleen Powers, Bart Baxter and Ken Lenhart. Mayor is Markeeta Little Wolf. With Lenhart absent Wednesday the council:
Members of the Touchet School Board are Sandra Bradley, Robert Schaeffer, Michael Ingham, Michael McCubbins and Darren Goble. With Bradley absent Thursday the board:
Purchasing flu drugs online may not be good for your health, federal officials said today.
Sept. 4, 1928 -- Oct. 15, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Dorothy Sidney Daines, 81, of Milton-Freewater died Oct. 15, 2009, at her home.
Aug. 12, 1918 -- Oct. 15, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Milton Paul Curtis, 91, of 550 E. Whitman Drive, formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 15, 2009, at his home.
Aug. 13, 1925 -- Oct. 13, 2009
Walla Walla resident Milton F. Chick Hettenhouser, 84, of 749 Village Way died Oct. 13, 2009, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center
To Jason and Maiko Gillen of Walla Walla, a son, Levi Joseph Gillen, 5 pounds 5 ounces, on October 10, 2009.
Candelita M. Torres, 29, 1009 N. Elizabeth St., Milton-Freewater, was charged Oct. 14 with second-degree theft.
More than a dozen law enforcement officers and support staff members worked through the morning Thursday to serve 40 family violence warrants issued through Walla Walla County Superior Court and District Court. The extensive sweep ended with two arrests.
Derek D. Schultz and Emmanuel Serrano are accused of attacking a man Wednesday morning.
WALLA WALLA -- Formal charges have been filed against two suspects who allegedly robbed a man as he was walking in the Eastgate area this week.
Tom Watson Sr. is in serious condition after his vehicle was struck head-on Wednesday.
Walla Walla businessman Tom Watson Sr. was seriously injured Wednesday in a head-on crash on the Oregon Coast.
COLLEGE PLACE -- Dogs with owners in tow will be hounding around Lions Park on Saturday, some in costumes, to celebrate the first ever Walla Walla Kennel Club Dog Fest.
Eisenhower's power hitters add to their stats in the three-set defeat of the Blue Devils Thursday night.
WALLA WALLA — Eisenhower's big hitters proved better than Wa-Hi's as the Cadets completed a sweep of the Blue Devils here Thursday night 25-15, 15-19, 25-21 on Senior Night.
Erica Burmood wins the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly in a double-dual meet against Hanford and Richland Thursday.
WALLA WALLA — Erica Burmood stroked to a pair of first-place finishes at a Big Nine Conference double-dual swim meet Thursday against Hanford and Richland at Paul Harvey Pool on the Whitman College campus.In the team competition, Wa-Hi lost to Hanford 105
Seth Deal edges T-C Prep's Samuel Mota-Martinez at the tape at the cross country meet.
DAYTON — Waitsburg-Prescott coach Joanna Lanning got another glimpse into the future of her cross country teams here Thursday — thanks in part to the flu bug that keeps taking its toll on area athletes.Lanning's girls team was without three of its varsity
KENNEWICK — Wa-Hi's boys went 1-2, and the Blue Devil girls went 0-3 at a triple-dual cross country meet here on Thursday.
Matt Solomon falters against Middlebury's Andy Peters at the tennis championships.
MOBILE, Ala. — A strong start turned sour for Whitman College senior Matt Solomon as the ITA's National Small College Championships continued at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center here Thursday.
UNION, Ore. — Weston-McEwen ran its Blue Mountain Conference volleyball record to 8-0 with a three-game victory over Union here on Thursday.The TigerScots rolled over the Bobcats 25-11, 25-21 and 25-20 and now boast a 28-4 record for the season.
Mac-Hi takes the 14-0 Greater Oregon League win.
Oscar Flores and Johnny Trevino booted three goals each to help Mac-Hi swamp Baker 14-0 in boys Greater Oregon League soccer action here on Thursday.The win gives the Pioneers a 10-1 record on the season.
COLLEGE PLACE — DeSales squandered a two-game lead but came back to defeat Walla Walla Valley in five games here Thursday in a Southeast B District Southern Division volleyball match.
WAITSBURG — Dayton dominated the middle of the net Monday, and the Bulldogs won the Southeast 2B South volleyball match with Waitsburg-Prescott in Dayton.In Waitsburg Thursday, W-P won the battle in the middle and won the rematch in three games, 25-17, 25
POMEROY — On course from start to finish, Pomeroy's Pirates sailed past Rosalia 15-11, 25-12, 15-11 here Thursday night in a Southeast B District Northern Division volleyball match.
HELIX — The Helix Grizzlies remained unbeaten in Big Sky Conference volleyball play here Thursday night as they swept away Echo 25-8, 25-21, 25-18.
RICHLAND — Liberty Christian withstands a Touchet comeback and defeats the Indians in five games here Thursday in a Southeast B District Southern Division volleyball match.
Thursday, October 15
By day, the Filan family farm on 5 Mile Road soaks up the autumn sun in an idyllic basin; removed from the bustle of town, the farmers farm, the dogs bark and the occasional car passes. By night, the screams of adults and adolescents are accompanied by gr
Soldiers in Petticoats, a dramatization with actress Tames Alan, will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at First Congregational Church fellowship hall, South Palouse and East Alder streets.
Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, will hold a Living History presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Fridays at Four recital series returns at Whitman College with a faculty recital by William Berry, trumpet, and Kraig Scott, organ, at 4 p.m. Friday at Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park St.
A community contra dance sponsored by the Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Unity Church building, 810 C St., near the Walla Walla Airport.
COLLEGE PLACE -- Radio station KLRF FM 88.5 will sponsor a book sale Friday and Sunday at Andy's Market, 1117 S. College Ave.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Suncatcher Studio and Fine Crafts, 508 N. Main St., will host a reception for guest artists Owen Kinne and Fran Walker, from 5:30-7 tonight.
A day before the school year started in Edmonds, Wash., the last touch on the newly built Lynnwood High School was added. Sculptor Wayne Chabre hung his piece Silver Seed from the 45-foot-high ceiling in the spacious lobby called the Agora.
Photos by YWCA Adventure Club youths, taken with the help of Whitman Art Department student mentors, will be auctioned during a fundraiser for YWCA at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the second floor of Reid Campus Center at Whitman College.
When you reach a certain age, you suddenly realize you can't go back and make any more old friends. Old friends have been there all along; they don't pop up late in life.
An opening reception for a collection of Emile Lahner's art will be Oct. 23 at Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery.
After the rain clouds parted for an afternoon full of sun, Selena Garanzuay, 8, soars on a homemade swing under a large maple tree in her front yard. While Garanzuay spun in circles over slowly accumulating fall leaves her mother explained the family had to build the swing because she kept trying to climb and swing from the simple rope that had been hanging from the limb before.
A no vote is urged as I-1033 will likely result in service cuts voters didn't want or expect.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- A fundriaser dinner, raffle and silent auction will be held Saturday at Elks Lodge 2146, 611 N. Main St.
James Davis Moore, 43, 188 Columbia Road, Burbank, was sentenced Oct. 18 on one count each third-degree malicious mischief and possession of an unlawful firearm.
The collection will run throughout the week and covers brush and other green waste.
COLLEGE PLACE -- The city will conduct its fall yard debris cleanup starting Monday.
Nov. 3, 1922 -- Oct. 12, 2009
KENNEWICK -- John J. Robanske, 86, died Oct. 12, 2009, at Guardian Angels Assisted Living, Richland.
Feb. 13, 1913 -- Oct. 14, 2009
Walla Walla resident Albert N. Bradford, 96, died Oct. 14, 2009, at Eagle Springs Specialty Care Community, 20 S.E. Larch Ave., College Place.
WALLA WALLA -- Landfill and curbside sanitation collection rates will go up 15 percent next year to offset increases to operating costs.
Jan. 3, 1923 -- Sept. 23, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Edith Elsie Smith, 86, 1143 S.E. Belmont Place, died Sept. 23, 2009, at her home.
WALLA WALLA -- The City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to oppose Tim Eyeman's latest attack on municipal coffers, Initiative 1033.
Bags will be distributed in College Place and Walla Walla for Sunday pickup.
The first day of the week is the perfect time to put others first by participating in the Walla Walla Realtors Association annual food drive Sunday.
Christopher S. Robling faces upward of 71/2 years in prison when he's sentenced later.
WALLA WALLA -- A man who led police officers on a chase along city streets in August and then broke into an unoccupied house resulting in an hours-long standoff pleaded guilty this morning to four felony charges.
Members of the Waitsburg School Board are Ross Hamann, Elizabeth Cole, Terry Jacoy, Randy Pearson and Greg Zuger.
Port of Columbia commissioners are Lawrence Turner, Doug Krueger and Gene Warren.
Members of the Starbuck City Council are Katherine Shearer, Tony Hoilman, Audrey Perkins and Fred White.
Council members are Steve Heimbigner, Doug Venn, Dave Base, Gene Alandi and Chris Scudder. Mayor is Libby McCaw.
As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is timely to look at this disease in our community.
A pair of Walla Walla men have been jailed on suspicion of robbery and assault.
WALLA WALLA -- Two area men have been arrested in connection with an attack and another potential attack reported Wednesday.Derek Douglas Schultz, 23, of 360 S. Fourth St.; and Emmanuel Serrano, 23, of 150 S. Wilbur Ave., No. 61; were each booked into Wal
Wa-Hi defensive tackle Eric Eastman takes on life and his time on the gridiron with the same direct approach, which is called 'a little salty most of the time' by Blue Devils coach Marc Yonts.
WALLA WALLA — Eric Eastman will join the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduating from Wa-Hi in the spring, but his next order of business comes Friday night when he and his Blue Devil teammates entertain Chiawana of Pasco in a Big Nine Conference Cascad
DeSales receiver and defensive back Shane Roach has returned from a shoulder injury.
WALLA WALLA — An early season shoulder injury got Shane Roach's season off to a painful start, but the DeSales senior has bounced back to become an important intangible for the Irish as they head into a pivotal Southeast 2B-11 League football game at Wai
WALLA WALLA — With Corina Gabbert booting a pair of first-half goals and Courtney Porter posting her 21st career shutout, Whitman College knocked off Whitworth University 2-0 in Northwest Conference soccer action Wednesday afternoon in Spokane.
SPOKANE — Margo Hickman's goal in the 45th minute was the only offense either team could generate here Wednesday as Walla Walla nipped Spokane 1-0 in a women's NWAACC Eastern Division soccer match.
PENDLETON — Walla Walla Community College fell in three NWAACC Eastern Region volleyball games to Blue Mountain here Wednesday.The Timberwolves won 25-18, 25-23 and 25-18.
MOBILE, Ala. — Whitman College senior Matt Solomon got off to a good start at the ITA National Small College Championships on Wednesday with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Erick DelaFuente here at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
Wednesday, October 14
The penitentiary already has shouldered a hefty share of job cuts in the state system.
WALLA WALLA -- The potential of losing hundreds of jobs if the main institution is closed at Washington State Penitentiary drew a swift reaction from local officials Tuesday.
A consultant's report proposes closing the main institution, among other measures.
WALLA WALLA - Closure of Washington State Penitentiary's main institution is among the top options identified in a draft report on ways to cut hundreds of beds in the Department of Corrections.
A Yakima County woman who died last month is the first known death from the virus in Washington.
The Washington state Department of Health has confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus within the state.
Roberto Reyes Arroyo, 19, 330 W. Chestnut St., was charged Oct. 12 with residential burglary and third-degree malicious mischief. Arroyo is accused of unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, and knowingly and mali
When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.Where: School library
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.Where: Sager Middle School conference room, 1755 S. College Ave.
When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: Lions Club Community Building, Fairgrounds
Board members are Don Miller, chair; Duane Geyer, vice-chair; Dennis Burks, George Gillette, Sharee LaRue-Wright, Tim McElrath and Ken Sloan. With LaRue-Wright absent Tuesday, the board:
Starting today the Union-Bulletin will begin its recommendations for the Nov. 3 election.It is our hope that the ballot recommendations will stimulate debate and discussion. Some people have misconceptions about the motives of the Union-Bulletin's editori
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Police detectives are investigating two incidents, including a robbery, reported early this morning.The first incident involved a potential attempted robbery of a man near Barnaby's Bar and Restaurant at 405 Wellington Ave. shor
As the vineyard photography class students assembled at the Institute for Enology & Viticulture parking lot, little did they know the photographic surprise they were in for tonight.After visiting some small and medium-size Walla Walla vineyards the class
An artist reception and exhibit opening for Carmen Castaldo's Impressions will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Brasserie Four, 4 E. Main St.
PENDLETON -- An old fashioned turkey shoot will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Pilot Rock Gun Club, 67221 R A Kock Road.
PENDLETON -- Oregon East Symphony will bid farewell to conductor and music director Ken Woods with Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major with James Dick, pianist.
Vernon R. Johnson Jr., 29, 47 E. Chestnut St., was charged Oct. 12 with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, hit-and-run -- unattended, and third-degree driving while license suspended.
April 6, 1946 - Sept. 20, 2009
Lifetime area resident Billie Ann Lopez, 63, died Sept. 20, 2009, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. 2nd Ave.
Aug. 18, 1999 -- Oct. 8, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Andrew Aaron Ortega, 10, of 85701 Highway 339, Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 8, 2009, at Walla Walla General Hospital.
Halloween may be just around the corner, but owners of a local bed-and-breakfast are partnering with a new downtown Walla Walla winery to plan Thanksgiving dinner.Chef Charles Maddrey of the Fat Duck Inn will prepare a family-style Thanksgiving feast to b
Aug. 6, 1922 -- Oct. 11, 2009
Mary E. McDade, 87, of 2310 Garrison St., Walla Walla, and formerly of Milton-Freewater died Oct. 11, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
WALLA WALLA — Help me out here.Isn't it true that the closer in baseball jargon is that bad boy who marches in from the bullpen in the ninth inning, spitting and snarling and glaring? The guy who stares in at his catcher and promptly reduces opposing hitt
Nora the Schnauzer scares up eight grouse and spots a pileated woodpecker high in a tall tree, but hasn't a clue at the appearance of a black bear.
A black bear briefly stood at the edge of the woods, and I clicked off a few photos before it disappeared.When it faded into the underbrush before Nora the Schnauzer saw it and before it became interested in me, I breathed again.Actually, Nora may not hav
PASCO — Wa-Hi's Jill McDaniels passed out 12 assists, and Jamie Weisner slammed nine kills and chipped up 10 digs to help Wa-Hi sweep past Chiawana in three Big Nine Conference volleyball games here Tuesday.
WAITSBURG — After losing two games and rallying for a 28-26 third-game win, Waitsburg-Prescott went on to win a Southeast B crossover volleyball match in five games here on Tuesday.W-P's winning scores were 7-25, 17-25, 28-26, 25-17 and 15-12.
DAYTON — Improving Dayton logged its second volleyball victory in as many nights here Tuesday, defeating Garfield-Palouse in three games in a Southeast B District cross-division match.Individual match scores were not available.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Karllee Clark hammered 13 hits and passed around 54 assists, but La Grande garnered the Greater Oregon League volleyball victory 25-15, 25-13 and 25-18 here on Tuesday.
ST. JOHN — Haley Owens hammered two kills and blocked two shots for Touchet, but St. John-Endicott won the Southeast B crossover volleyball match in four games here on Tuesday.
Warrior baseball, softball teams to have alumni games
WALLA WALLA — DeSales started fast and held on to defeat Asotin in four Southeast B crossover volleyball games at the Irish gym on Tuesday.The Irish won 25-19, 26-24, 20-25 and 27-27 and improved their record to 4-5.
IONE, Ore. — Helix eked out a tough five-game Big Sky Conference volleyball match from Ione here on Tuesday.The Grizzlies nipped the Cardinals 18-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-16 and 15-13.
Tuesday, October 13
Flags lend a holiday air to a scene in downtown Walla Walla on Monday, Columbus Day.
The company's Wallula facility will team with Battelle to test the feasibility of carbon sequestration technology.
WALLULA -- Boise Inc.'s pulp and paper mill will be the site of a new carbon sequestration study that could revolutionize the reduction of greenhouse gases.Walla Walla County's eighth-largest employer will team with Battelle to conduct the first-ever feas
The rate, far below the statewide figure, could rise, according to the regional labor economist.
WALLA WALLA -- Falling leaves. Tumbling unemployment.The jobless rate for Walla Walla County followed its typical autumn trend, dipping in September with apple harvest and the new school year under way.Walla Walla's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate
The California man knowingly falsified records about the deceased donors of tissue, officials say.
A California man was sentenced today in federal court for the sale of human tissue.Philip Guyett Jr. of Simi Valley, received eight years in prison for three counts of mail fraud, committed while harvesting and selling human tissue for medical implantatio
Alrighty, there's no graceful way to say this, so I'm just coming out with it -- I failed my mission.
Ernie Jones A Different View
After I weed our flower beds or garden, I relax. for the weeds are gone, aren't they? I can now forget about weeds; that is until I am brought back to earth by a statement, The border along the driveway is getting weedy, or, The carrots need some atten
College Place City Council members are Mayor Rick Newby, William Jenkins, Bryan Aulick, Marge Nyhagen, Bernie Yanke, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson and Scott Duncan. Newby and Yanke were absent. With Councilwoman Nyhagen acting as mayor pro tem, the cou
Members of the City Council are Kathy Berg, Leslie Sweetwood, Merle Jackson, Terry Herrin, Micki Varney and Bill Graham. One seat is vacant. Mayor is Craig George. With Herrin and Graham absent Monday the council:
Board members are Trenda Nichols, Duane Beers, Duane Smalley, Preston Winn, Sterling Allen, J.R. Lieuallen and Rod Bonifer. With all present Monday, the board:
Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. Commissioners voted as follows at their Monday meeting:
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.Where: Port office, 1 Port Way
When: Wednesday, 8 p.m.Where: Preston Hall
WALLA WALLA -- Roland Schirman of Dayton has been appointed to the Walla Walla Community College Board of Trustees.Schirman replaces Jon McFarland, whose term ended in June.According to a news release, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the appointment of Schi
A harvested marijuana grow was discovered this weekend by farmers tending to a corn field on State Route 124 at Emerald Lane.On Saturday, Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies were called to the field, where Bradley and James Smith, owners of the field, h
WALLA WALLA -- Trinity Baptist Church, 595 Abbott Road, will host a party for after homecoming from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. on Saturday.It is open to all high school students. For more information, call the church at 509-525-3032.
The Walla Walla City Council also will discuss the measure, which the county and College Place oppose, on Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA -- A sweeping anti-tax measure on the November ballot was decried by Walla Walla County and College Place officials Monday.County commissioners and the College Place City Council both approved resolutions opposing Initiative 1033. The Walla Wa
Local numbers didn't take a hit until late 2008, officials say.
WALLA WALLA -- The start of a recession apparently didn't faze tourists heading into Walla Walla last year.Visitors spent a record $91.4 million in their travels to the community in 2008, according to new figures released by the Washington State Office of
A senator and public official will answer questions Wednesday on Facebook.
June 25, 1918 - Oct. 9, 2009
Vern Rowland Libby, 91, of Walla Walla died Oct. 9, 2009, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1701 Plaza Way.
April 21, 1935 -- Oct. 6, 2009
DAYTON -- Alice Patricia Patty Dawes, 74, of Dayton died Oct. 6, 2009, at Dayton General Hospital.
WWCC's volleyball team avenges an earlier loss at WWU by defeating their non-league rival in four games Monday night.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College scored a 26-24, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17 victory over Walla Walla University in collegiate volleyball action Monday night at the Dietrich Dome.
DAYTON — Despite dropping the first game, Dayton battled back to win a Southeast B South volleyball match with Waitsburg-Prescott here Monday night.The Bulldogs lost the first game, 20-25, before taking 25-22, 25-17 and 25-23 victories.
UMATILLA — Mac-Hi's girls soccer team improved to 5-0-1 and maintained first place in the Special District 7 with a 2-0 shutout of Umatilla here Monday.It was 48 degrees out there, we were cold, Pioneers coach Martin Martinez said. We were not playing
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Balancing three three birdies with three bogies and three pars over the final nine holes, Whitman's Brian Barton captured medalist honors here Monday afternoon as the Northwest Conference Northern Colleges Golf Tournament came to a close
WALLA WALLA — After controlling the first half but failing to score, Whitman College gave up a goal midway through the second half to surrender a 1-0 men's soccer decision to conference-leading Whitworth University Sunday afternoon at the Whitman Athleti
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Whitman's Tate Head, a first-year golfer, played holes No. 8 through No. 13 in 1-under par and then held on down the stretch here Monday afternoon to share medalist honors at the women's Northwest Conference Northern Colleges Tournament
PORTLAND — Whitman College suffered through its fourth one-goal loss of the Northwest Conference women's soccer season in a 1-0 setback to Lewis & Clark here Sunday afternoon.
No news was good news for gypsy moth trappers this year.Thousands of traps set out in Oregon and Washington found very few of the destructive pests, agriculture officials said.Only six moths were discovered in Oregon and 18 in Washington.Considering the d
PASCO -- Some fishy business has landed three Kennewick men in hot water.According to the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife, the trio have been charged in Franklin County District Court on several counts involving theft of salmon and steelh
Monday, October 12
WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of committing 20 crimes in the area, including five burglaries and thefts of guns from two locations pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to reduced charges.But Mathew B. Weise, 32, of 428 S.W. 12th St., still faces the pos
ANDERSON -- Memorial service for the late Jerry Melvin Anderson 65 will be at 11:00am on Tuesday 10/13/2009 at Blue Mountain Community Church with Pastor Dan Huntley & Jack Peters officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date at Taho
July 22, 1960 -- Oct. 8, 2009
RICHLAND -- George Bruce Borton, 49, formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 8, 2009, at Kadlec Medical Center, Richland. Arrangements were handled through Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel and Gardens, 224 S. 24th Ave. Pasco.He was born on July 22, 1960
June 23, 1926 - Oct. 10, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Hazel C. Cole, 83, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Regency at The Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road, College Place.Arrangements are pending at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations and Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA.
March 13, 1919 -- Oct. 10, 2009
Lois M. Bond, 90, of Walla Walla, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar, Walla Walla, Washington.Arrangements are pending at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations and Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla
Jan. 5, 1919 -- Oct. 11, 2009
Lavern A. Abrams, 90, of Walla Walla, died Oct. 11, 2009, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way, Walla Walla.Arrangements are pending with Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St.
Jan. 27, 1942 -- Oct. 11, 2009
DIXIE -- Robert Wayne Boots, 67, of Dixie, died Oct. 11, 2009, at Regency at the Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road, College Place.The memorial service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations and Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Militar
The WWCC men prevail 1-0 and the women roll to a 5-1 victory in NWAACC soccer matches in Tacoma over the weekend.
TACOMA -- Walla Walla's men's and women's soccer teams notched victories over Tacoma here over the weekend.The Warrior men prevailed 1-0 on Juan Garcia's unassisted goal at the 86th minute of play.The Warriors improved their season record to 8-1-0 and tak
Bundled up in a woolen coat full of family history, Tricia Owen blends in with speckled bark of historic maple trees on her morning walk around Pioneer Park after dropping her children off at school. It's wool sot it keeps me nice and warm. Owen said of
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall.
March 13, 1919 -- Oct. 10, 2009
Lois M. Bond, 90, of Walla Walla, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar, Walla Walla, Washington.
When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Where: Commissioner Room, CourthouseWhat: Special meetings.
June 23, 1926 - Oct. 10, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Hazel C. Cole, 83, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Regency at The Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road, College Place.
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Where: McLoughlin High School music room, 120 S. Main St.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall.TAX LEVY: Will consider adoption of 2010 tax levy. A hearing on the levy will be held at 7 p.m., with regular meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m.WATER: Will discuss wording of current water rationing ordinance.
When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: Wallula school building, corner of Third Street and Burnett Way in Wallula.WORKSHOP: Hold a public workshop on the Wallula school building lease and related issues.
When: Today. 7 p.m.Where: City Hall, 111 S. First St.INTERVIEWS: Will interview Christine Broughton and Ryan Hudson for vacant council position.TOBACCO-FREE: Will hear recommendation from the Public Safety Committee on the City of Dayton outdoor areas tob
The latest Girls Night Out shopping event promises to be a hands-on experience.The shopping extravaganza presented by the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation returns this weekend with a theme.Throughout the three-hour event, participating merchants will off
A recent forum on open government at Walla Walla Community College made that clear.
Government officials have a duty to conduct business in the open. It is, after all, the people's government.And fortunately for the people of the Walla Walla Valley, most local government officials are committed to an open, transparent government.Yet, eve
A local project with photographer Phil Borges puts cameras in young hands to effect change.
WALLA WALLA -- A local gallery, agency and college have put a global photography project together with social documentary photographer Phil Borges.Kary Beckner and Colleen Sargen from Willow Gallery coordinated the three parts of the project: Borges' exhi
A child and an adult both had underlying health conditions, health officials said.
Two recent deaths in Umatilla County are thought to be associated with H1N1 influenza, county health officials said today.The deaths involved a child and middle-aged adult, not related to one another. Both had serious, underlying health issues, according
The state of Oregon has paid $500,000 in awards and bonuses to employees who are saving money or making money for the taxpayers.
When government employees come up with innovative, money-saving ideas, those employees should be rewarded with more than praise. It's good business to put something extra in their paychecks.This motivates employees to come up with more ideas and, perhaps
Young Life will hold its annual fundraising dinner later this month and invites anyone who's been involved over the years to come.
WALLA WALLA - This year, Young Life is celebrating 40 years of its ministries in the Blue Mountain area, and has extended an invitation for its annual RoundUp fundraising dinner to anyone who has been involved with the organization over the last four de
Homeowners in a large section of the city may receive a free tree for their planting strip in a program now under way.
WALLA WALLA - During the next few weeks Walla Walla Rotarians will be going door to door in a 50-square-block area to encourage homeowners to plant a tree in their planting strip. Rotarians will be placing door knockers on front doors if there is availabl
But it will be some time yet before it is available. A mass vaccination is set for Dec. 1.
MILTON-FREEWATER - H1N1 - or swine flu - vaccine has arrived in Umatilla County, but officials there are asking for patience from the public.Don't roll up your sleeves just yet, said Gennie Lehnert, administrator for the county's public health program.
Saturday, October 10
Health providers can charge non-Medicaid patients for administering the vaccine.
The Washington state Medicaid program will reimburse doctors and other providers who vaccinate patients who get state medical assistance for swine flu, the state Department of Social and Health Services said Friday.
Whether any of the alleged violations are related to the Blue Mountain Mall purchase is unknown.
A Western Washington real estate developer with ties to Walla Walla's Blue Mountain Mall reconstruction is accused of misleading investors by selling unsecured promissory notes, as well as unregistered securities, that raised him more than $100 million.
The all-day informational workshop will feature speaker Teepa Snow
On Nov. 4, Aging and Long Term Care, or ALTC, will host its 13th Caregiver Conference, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Walla Walla Elks Lodge, No. 287. The annual event is a place for caregivers to gather and validate their remarkable work while increasing t
The veterans also honored the prison for its support of the National Guard members.
WALLA WALLA -- Fifteen Washington State Penitentiary staffers got a big welcome home Friday.
Susie, a 11/2-year-old poodle, was separated from her family on Aug. 31.
WALLA WALLA -- Diligent Good Samaritans helped Susie, a small, frightened poodle lost Aug. 31, reunite with family members Friday at the Blue Mountain Humane Society shelter.
The W-M volleyball team uses a stellar day from the service line to down Imbler for the Power Tournament championship Saturday.
ATHENA — Weston-McEwen served its way to the championship of its own Power Volleyball Tournament here Saturday.The TigerScots put 96 percent of their serves in play and served 31 aces on the day as W-M went 4-0-1 on the day and grabbed the championship wi
Wa-Hi leads 35-14 after three quarters, but Kamiakin rallies for a 38-35 overtime victory on Garrett Bowe's 30-yard field goal.
KENNEWICK — Kamiakin overcomes a 35-14 deficit with 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and defeats Wa-Hi 38-35 in overtime on Garrett Bowe's 30-yard field goal here Friday night in a Big Nine Conference Cascade Division football game at Lampson St
DeSales rolls up 340 yards rushing against a Pomery team that invaded Ty Baffney Field Friday expecting the Irish to pass.
WALLA WALLA — Kyle Lindgren and Pat Richard combine for 342 rushing yards rushing Friday night at Ty Baffney Field as DeSales runs down Pomeroy 35-6 in a Southeast 2B-11 football game.
Homecoming was somber for the Touchet Indians Friday as they suffered a 60-26 defeat at the hands of a talented Colton squad.
COLTON — Sam Robertson ran for 195 yards and four touchdowns and Josh Straughan passed for 308 yards and three scores here Friday afternoon as Colton spoiled Touchet's homecoming with a 60-26 Southeast 1B-8 League football victory.
Stanfield adopts General George S. Patton's offensive philosophy in outscoring W-M.
STANFIELD — Stanfield downed Weston-McEwen 68-32 in a sloppy football game filled with turnovers and penalties here Friday night. Three of Stanfield's second-quarter touchdowns came within a minute of each other.
With numbers dwindling due to injuries and academic issues, the Bulldogs opt to play rather than forfeit against powerful Asotin.
DAYTON — With just 16 players in uniform due to injuries and academic ineligibility, Dayton suffers a 53-0 loss to Asotin here Friday night in a Southeast 2B-11 League football game.
Nate Martinez passes for four touchdowns and runs for a fifth in Friday's 42-0 victory over the Coyotes.
BURBANK — Quarterback Nate Martinez passes for four touchdowns and runs for a fifth to lead unbeaten Connell to a 42-0 South Central Conference Eastern Division football victory over Burbank here Friday night on the Coyotes' field.
YAKIMA — Wa-Hi dropped a 9-1 Big Nine Conference soccer match to West Valley here on Saturday.Paige Pontarolo scored the Blue Devils' goal off of a penalty kick.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla YMCA holds its Fall Youth Basketball Leagues Oct. 24-Dec. 19. Registration ends Oct. 23.
The Vital Signs site includes data on areas beyond Walla Walla County, including Milton-Freewater and Columbia County. It also includes interpretation of the data.
WALLA WALLA -- Get the pulse of the community with a touch of the keyboard. The Community Council will launch a new quality-of-life data Web site in a public celebration Tuesday at the Walla Walla Regional Airport.
Dozens of members will share stories of how the church has changed their lives.
WALLA WALLA — For members of the Amazing Grace Church of the Nazarene, a lot has changed in 100 years, but according to the Rev. Ron Alexander the important things have remained the same.
I returned to California, after my two-week summer trip to England, confused and disappointed. For whatever reasons, I believed that by going back I could regain what I had lost.
Jason Grove combines his love of baseball with his job in education.
COLLEGE PLACE -- From the pitcher's mound, Jason Grove directs his first-grade students during a morning lesson on phonics.
He is the first first-generation Mexican emigrant to serve on the Walla Walla Police force.
WALLA WALLA -- Even as a boy, Ignacio Colin knew he wanted to be a police officer, but that was in Michoacan, Mexico, not Walla Walla.I always was attracted to be a police officer. It always got my attention, Colin said.
Friday, October 9
June 25, 1918 -- Oct. 9, 2009
Walla Walla resident, Vern R. Libby, 91, died Oct. 9, 2009, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1701 Plaza Way.Arrangements are pending wit
Dec. 16, 1943 -- Oct. 8, 2009
Jerry Melvin Anderson, 65, of Parkview Place, Walla Walla, died Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.Arrangements are pending with Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St.
Nov. 18, 1937 -- Oct. 9, 2009
WAITSBURG -- Betty L. Opbroek, 71, of Waitsburg, died Oct. 9, 2009, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla.
March 13, 1917 -- Oct. 8, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Glen Edward Musty, 92, died Oct. 8, 2009, at his home here.Arrangements are pending with Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla.
More than 100 volunteers will race against the clock in a blowout membership event to raise awareness about the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce.Billed as a membership campaign like no other, the two-and-a-half day event runs from 8:13 a.m. Tuesday
I was surprised by how terribly hot the engine smelled.On a recent Saturday I drove my '87 pickup truck home with a new camper on its back. I bought the camper for $800, about right for one built in 1975.I'm pleased (and surprised) to report the propane
The SunSunset tonight 6:17 p.m.Sunrise Wednesday 7:04 a.m.Precipitation24-hour total through midnightzero inchesMonth's total1.07 inchesMonth's normal0.37 inchesWalla Walla TemperaturesYesterday's high62Yesterday's low41Highest this date83, in 1989Lowest
Members of the council are Eric Pickard, LaVerne Mitchell, John Shafer, Deborah Hayward and Carol Speed. Mayor is Charles Vickery. With all present Thursday the council:
WALLA WALLA -- Close to 1,800 people were without power Tuesday after two power poles were knocked down by an industrial garbage truck.The failure started about 1:47 p.m., after a Basin Disposal Inc. truck failed to lower its boom after emptying a large,
Funds for a new agricultural research station at Washington State University have been included in this year's Agriculture Appropriations bill.In a press release, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said a total of $3.74 million was secured for the laboratory fac
The calves were struck while officers tried to direct them to safety.
COLLEGE PLACE -- Two moose calves were struck by a vehicle Wednesday as local law enforcement officers attempted to direct the animals to safety.The crash occurred about 6:40 p.m. along College Avenue near State Route 125, according to a Walla Walla Count
Drs. Suwitda and Suteevan Cholitkul have a lot more in common than just being identical twins.
WALLA WALLA -- Patients at Walla Walla General Hospital may find themselves doing double-takes when they see two of the hospital's new doctors.Dr. Suwitda Cholitkul and Dr. Suteevan Cholitkul, twin sisters from Thailand, joined the staff this summer.
Terry Nealey is a seasoned administrator, negotiator and community leader. He grew up on a farm, knows the farming business and also has many years experience as an attorney in Southeast Washington.He knows the problems of business, has managed has own co
Call me faithful or call me an idiot, however, I must admit that I read the Union-Bulletin on a regular basis. I do so to keep up on local news and events.
Joe Gribnau's first book, Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas (Night Before Christmas Series), was so much fun, I'm looking forward to his next one. The Berney Elementary School teacher recently published Kick the Cowboy, as reported in the Thursday
The president seems to be working earnestly toward world peace, but what has he accomplished?
President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today. Really?What did Obama do to win such a prestigious award? Not much. Obama has been in office only nine months, which is barely enough time for him to start to put his mark on the presidency. We, how
Enrique Guevara-Mier, 30, 1123 Boyer Ave, was charged Oct. 7 with second-degree possessing stolen property -- access device, second-degree theft, and forgery. Guevara-Mier is accused of knowingly receiving, possessing, retaining, concealing or disposing o
I can't tell exactly where I am, but I'm pretty sure I'm dreaming. Fluorescent light filters through big shiny balloons. Is that Oprah? And Obama? Is that them together? Does Mrs. The President know about this?The floor underneath me is sticky, and with
To Molli Bennett and Jesse Jones, Milton Freewater, a daughter, Kaylin Yvonne Jones, 7 pounds 9 ounces, Oct. 6, 2009.
However, health providers may pass on administration charges.
The Washington state Medicaid program will reimburse doctors and other providers who vaccinate patients who get state medical assistance for swine flu, the state Department of Social and Health Services said today.The vaccine is due to arrive this month.D
Coleman D. Cantrell faces 65 weeks in lockup when he's sentenced later.
WALLA WALLA — A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty this morning to robbing a man near Fourth Avenue and Grape Street last summer. Coleman D. Cantrell, of 317 Grape St., entered the guilty plea in the juvenile department of Superior Court to a reduced charge o
Mac-Hi remains undefeated after Micaela Epitanio's second-half goal ties the game.
MILTON-FREEWATER- The Mac-Hi girls soccer team played La Grande to a 1-1 tie here Thursday afternoon at Shockman Field. The Pioneer girls are 3-0-1 in the Greater Oregon League; the Tigers are 2-1-1.
The Pioneers turn a 1-0 halftime edge into the GOL rout Thursday at Shockman Field.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Mac-Hi soccer boys rolled over the La Grande Tigers 5-1 here Thursday night at Shockman Field. The Pioneers led 1-0 at intermission and then turned it up a notch in the second half, scoring four more times to win convincingly.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's volleyball team proved on Thursday night that sometimes it's not how you start, but how you finish. The Blue Devils dropped the first two games of their Big Nine Conference match to Pasco in the Wa-Hi gym before rallying for a 21-25,
HELIX — Helix netted a three-game non-conference volleyball victory over Touchet here on Thursday.The Grizzlies won 25-17, 25-23 and 25-12 to improve their record to 17-6 on the season.
DAYTON — Dayton's Kayla Turner served five aces and slammed four kills, but undefeated Tri-cities Prep nudged past the Bulldogs 3-1 in a Southeast B South Division volleyball match-up here Thursday,
WALLA WALLAS — Caitlin Duncan hit nine kills and had three blocks for DeSales, but Liberty Christian left the Irish gym with a 3-1 Southeast B South Division volleyball victory on Thursday.
GARFIELD — Pomeroy rolled to a 3-0 sweep of Garfield-Palouse in Southeast B North Division volleyball action here Thursday.The Pirates won 25-16, 26-24 and 25-17 and improved in the North to 2-1 (7-4 overall).
WALLA WALLA — The Blue Mountain Soccer Club-94 Gladiators are sponsoring a food drive to help in-need families in the area during the holiday season.
ELGIN, Ore. — Weston-McEwen had its hands full and then some with feisty Elgin here Thursday night in a Blue Mountain Conference volleyball match.Which means the TigerScots can expect more of the same Saturday when they entertain the Huskies and six other
COLLEGE PLACE — Led by Genesis Pearson's 11 kills, Waitsburg-Prescott defeated Walla Walla Valley Academy 25-18, 24-26, 25-10 and 25-20 in a Southeast B South Division volleyball match here Thursday.
Isabel Benito finishes second, Maya Garcia third and Kristen Potter fourth in Richland Thursday, with all three runners clocking 23:03.
RICHLAND — Waitsburg-Prescott's Isabel Benito, Maya Garcia and Kristen Potter finished 2-3-4, respectively, here Thursday during a small-school cross country meet at W.E. Johnson Park.Host Liberty Christian's Natalie April was the fastest girl on the 3.1-
The annual festival, which has free admission, is set for Saturday afternoon.
WALLA WALLA — The museum with the youngest visitors in town, Children's Museum of Walla Walla, is intensively preparing for a double celebration — the annual Harvest Festival and its fifth anniversary.The festival will offer a variety of games, prizes, fo
Tank, recovering after accidentally being dragged behind a pickup, is more than just a dog to the Bond family.
The Bond family's four-legged member, Tank, was badly injured after being accidentally dragged by a pickup truck over the weekend. The shepherd/chow mix is being treated at Associated Veterinary Medical Center, and while the family is working to raise the
Nearly a fifth of students at Edison Elementary School, for example, have been absent this week.
WALLA WALLA - Make no mistake, local health experts say — the flu season has arrived here in full force.School districts are feeling the impact and Walla Walla Public School District is among those.This week the district has had a number of kids absent, w
WALLA WALLA - A Walla Walla therapist and mental-health counselor has been charged with unprofessional conduct in July of this year by the Washington state Department of Health.Dorothy Doebler faces the department's administrative charge following a guilt
A new panel will help decide how to spend funds from a Legislature-ordered document fee.
WALLA WALLA -- Applicants are being sought for a new advisory committee to help save Walla Walla County's history.Committee members will be asked to recommend expenditures from a fund created for historical preservation or historical programs, said Conn
Thursday, October 8
DAYTON — Dayton Historic Home Tours Sunday feature three Victorian homes, an Arts & Crafts bungalow, and the Boldman House Museum.The annual event benefits the Dayton Historic Depot.
Dec. 9, 1938 -- Oct. 7, 2009
COLLEGE PLACE -- Mildred Lucille McLees, 70, died Oct. 7, 2009, at her home here.A celebration of her life will be held in Kalispell, Mont., in the summer of 2010. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Mountain View-Col
Oct. 23, 1921 -- Oct. 5, 2009
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Jean E. Fraser, 87, of Milton-Freewater died Oct. 5, 2009, in Walla Walla.The memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 E. Byers Ave., Pendleton.Memorial Contributions may be made to Blue
DAYTON — Dayton on Tour this year features two new pieces of public art, as well as a number of other local artists' works.Sunday, visitors can tour several of Dayton's historic homes.The centerpiece of the weekend event is the recently installed statue o
Although not every employer comes under U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulation by the American with Disabilities Act, most do.This week, the commission released updated guidelines regarding potential flu pandemic issues for ADA-covered em
The Milton-Freewater native will sign copies of his book at Book & Game Company.
It's coming.Don't look back, don't show fear.Just keep going, try to get to the safe destination ...
Most people know the episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy stomps grapes with a frown on her face, but not everybody knows that grape stomping is one of the most popular events at the Italian Heritage Association Festa.The 24th annual Festa will be 10 a.m.-
Local author Joe Gribnau will be at Book & Game Co., 38 E. Main St., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of his children's book, Kick the Cowboy.
Like his famous stepfather/uncle and mentor Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York's Central Park, landscape architect John Charles Olmsted believed that pastoral spaces were integral to a healthy urban life. The success of Central Park brought atte
A local piano prodigy will return home to perform in the opening concert of the Walla Walla Symphony's 103rd season. The soloist, Alexander Bernstein, is a graduate of Walla Walla High School studying with instructor Stephen Drury of the New England Conse
Hastings Books, Music and Video, 617 S. Ninth Ave., will host a book signing for Walla Walla author Vic Phillips 2-4 p.m. Saturday.Phillips, a longtime videographer at Walla Walla Community College, has written Basic Rules as a guide to many of life's s
June 14, 6 p.m.Mary Ashbaugh has little time for fear or hope or prayer as she cradled two children and waited in her bedroom for whatever was coming. Within in minutes, This 20-foot wall of water hit their little cottage and tore it all to pieces, her
James A. Brown, 19, 82 Shamrock Road, Burbank, was charged Oct. 6 with second-degree theft and second-degree theft -- access device. Brown is accused of wrongfully obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over $891.96 in cash, and appropriating a lost o
Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Garry Snyder and David Bailey. With all present Wednesday the board:HOUSE SALE: Following an executive session, accepted a bid of $50,000 for a house the district owns on
1Owner Gail Waetje said the business is now known as Beehive Cut and Color Bar, a change that reflects the operation's two areas of specialty, as well as its furnishings.In a salon where a 12-foot antique serving bar is the operation's front counter, and
The Mary McPage Band will play at 8:30 p.m. Friday at CrossRoads Steakhouse, 201 E. Rees Ave. McPage is the Washington Blues Society 2009 performer of the year. Drummer Bill Page is the Washington Blues Society 2009 best blues drummer. Tickets are $10 an
PENDLETON -- A new gallery exhibit of native place names, They Are Not Forgotten, is open at Tam?°stslikt Cultural Institute, 72789 Highway 331.The exhibit includes a panel that maps out 19 native-named towns and cities within the homelands of Confe
The Walla Walla Symphony's Saturday Soir?©e Chamber Music Series will present Tunes from the Great American Songbook at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walla Walla Country Club, 1390 Country Club Road.David Glenn, trombone, Pete Crawford, piano, and Mars
PENDLETON -- Celtic/folk trio Tiller's Folly will play in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Hamley's Slickfork Saloon, 8 S.E. Court Ave. Tiller's Folly is a Pacific Northwest group that has traveled nationally and internationally. With seven CD's and thousands
Whitman College Department of Music will present the Composers Concert at 7:30 tonight at Chism Recital Hall, Hall of Music, 137 S. Park St. The concert is open to the public and there is no admission fee. For more information, call 527-5156.
Gerald Maib, a second-year media technology and animation student at Walla Walla High School, designed a banner for a local store's special kitchen promotion. Home Depot turned to the Wa-Hi student for the project. His technology teacher, Dennis DeBroeck,
Is anyone paying attention? The Walla Walla High School mascot is sinister and evil, not beloved. Making the mascot cartoonish in an attempt to make it more attractive and appealing, or to justify it, it is still evil. I believe in separation of church an
For example, are text messages and social networking tools fair game?
WALLA WALLA -- When a public official tweets, should we be all a-twitter?That question and others about the evolving role of texting, Facebook and other new ways to network made for some interesting discussion Wednesday at Walla Walla Community College.Th
The Columbus Day holiday is Monday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.
The organization can no longer be effective in achieving its goal of social justice and stronger communities.
ACORN -- the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -- touts itself as the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities.And perhaps it is. But A
Vehicles brake for two Whitman College students walking arm-in-arm across Isaacs Avenue toward the college's fraternity houses on an orange autumn evening. Shorter days and longer shadows — and in the near term, colder temperatures — are putting a premium on turning to others, rather than the sun, for warmth.
If approved, a 5.3 percent rate hike for Pacific Power would take effect Jan. 1.
A proposed rate increase for Pacific Power customers will be the hot topic of a public hearing Monday iA proposed rate increase for Pacific Power customers will be the hot topic of a public hearing Monday in Yakima.State regulators will give the public a
Employers are allowed to take certain actions, depending on the level of pandemic flu.
When it comes to the swine flu, employers are as anxious as their employees to find answers and make good decisions, both for the sakes of their staff and businesses.
Wa-Hi WR Gary Winston makes the most of his less-than-6-foot height on the basketball court as well as on the gridiron.
WALLA WALLA — Even with nagging sore knees Gary Winston can jump out of the gym.And he knows it, so it doesn't matter any more if he didn't grow up to be between 6-foot-4 and 6-6 like he wanted to when he was just a little tyke.
DeSales and Pomeroy square off in a key SE 2B-11 game during the Irish's homecoming festivities Friday.
WALLA WALLA — Little used as a junior, senior defensive lineman Ben Konen has stepped into key role in the trenches for the DeSales football team that entertains Pomeroy Friday in a key Southeast 2B-11 League game at Ty Baffney Field.
Mikey Ramos scores his third penalty kick of the season to help WWCC to the 1-0 soccer victory over Columbia Basin.
WALLA WALLA — Mikey Ramos picked up his third goal of the season by way of a penalty kick on Wednesday to lift defending NWAACC men's soccer champion Walla Walla Community College to a 1-0 victory over Columbia Basin in NWAACC East Division action at Warr
Kaimi Rocha has 15 kills, four aces and 14 digs for the Pirates in the four-game NWC volleyball victory.
WALLA WALLA — Kaimi Rocha pounded 15 kills, served four aces and collected 14 digs to lead Whitworth University past Whitman College 25-12, 25-223, 22-25, 25-16 Wednesday night in Northwest Conference volleyball action in Sherwood Center.Winning its secon
The top two teams in the NWAACC poll meet, with the Warrior women taking the 1-0 win over the Hawks.
WALLA WALLA — A goal in the 25th minute by forward Katie Lucas was all the Walla Walla Community College women's soccer team needed Wednesday afternoon during a 1-0 victory over defending NWAACC champion Columbia Basin in an East Division match at Warrior
The WWCC volleyball team uses late runs in the first and third sets to sweep aside the Hawks Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College used a series of runs to defeat Columbia Basin College in straight sets 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 Wednesday night in an NWAACC Eastern Division volleyball match in the Dietrich Dome.
TOUCHET — The third annual Touchet Alumni Football Game has been scheduled here for Saturday, with the kickoff slated for 10 a.m.
WALLA WALLA — Annie Erickson of the Walla Walla Swim Club has received Inland Empire Swimming all-academic honors for the second straight year.
WALLA WALLA — As part of Wa-Hi's 2009 homecoming festivities, the annual Powder Puff Game will take place on Oct. 14 with a 7:01 p.m. kickoff at Borleske Stadium.
Wednesday, October 7
Bundled up to protect against the early morning chill, Kay Nash walks Abraham, one of her dogs, through the edge of Pioneer Park in front of trees that edge closer and closer to Fall color.
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.Where: City HallREPORTS: Hear report on planning commission meeting.LICENSE: Consider approving business license for It's Scentsational! at 804 N. Fifth St. Owner Gina Aldrich specializes in handmade soy candles, scented body lotio
When: Regular session is 1:30 p.m. Thursday, following a 1 p.m. tour of the aviation ramp rehabilitation project and a noon work session.Where: Regular session at the Port office, 310 A St.; work session at Caravaggio.Correspondence & reports: Review leas
Wheatland Village, 1500 Catherine St., will offer tours through the retirement facility on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. The afternoon will include a display of classic autos and motorcycles. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 527-9600.
A selection of three different coffee blends is available through the Blue Mountain chorus of the Sweet Adelines International.The fundraiser will support continuing education and the promotion and pursuit of excellence in the art of singing barbershop ha
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Oodles of noodles will be dished out on behalf of Milton-Freewater resident Darin Speakman on Sunday.Speakman, 44, has been an employee of Kilmer's Auto Parts for many years. He is at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment of liver
Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported that Pioneer Middle School POWER students hosted a successful Power Night and open house Sept. 28. More than 300 people attended.Displays highlighting student activities and support programs filled the lo
Richard Carter, superintendent since 2000, plans to step down at the end of the school year.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Public Schools Superintendent Richard Carter will retire from his position with the end of the current school year.Carter announced his retirement plans during the School Board's regular meeting Tuesday night.With the move, Cart
Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Dave Laughery, Melody Hirsch and Donna Hunt. Mayor is Alan Gould. With Hirsch and Gillis absent Tuesday the council:GARDENS: Accepted a three-year trial period for Green Thumb Gardens, proposed
Garfield County commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:LIBRARY: Decided not to increase the county's share of funding for installation of a wheelchair ramp at the library. The county will incl
Board members are Mary Jo Geidl, president; Max Carrera, Anne Golden, Jim Lehmann and Cindy Meyer. With all present Tuesday, the board:HIRES: Approved hiring Elisabeth Entrena as ESL teacher at Edison; Jodi Guttromson as para-educator at Blue Ridge; Paula
Jan. 15, 1926 -- Oct. 1, 2009
SALEM -- Former area resident Donald Don Hermanns, 83, died Oct. 1, 2007, at Salem Memorial Hospital.A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Keizer Elks Lodge No. 2472, 4250 Cherry Ave. N.E., Keizer, Ore.
A pair of Walla Walla dentists are opening their hearts so that local residents can have healthy teeth.Dr. Jonathan Gantz of Basic Dental Care of Walla Walla and Dr. Dan Laizure of Walla Walla Dental Care are co-sponsoring Dentistry With a Heart Day thi
Hunters and hikes will need to beware of hot spots when they head out during the next few weeks.The fall prescribed burning program is now underway in the Umatilla National Forest, said Brian Goff, fire and aviation staff officer. This means visitors need
April 21, 1935 -- Oct. 6, 2009
DAYTON -- Alice P. Dawes, 74, died Oct. 6, 2009, at Dayton General Hospital.Arrangements are pending at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.
The change is apparently part of the company's corporate restructuring.
WALLA WALLA -- Ford of Walla Walla owner and president Kirk Williams is leaving the dealership in the fallout of the automaker's corporate restructuring.After nearly a decade at the helm of the downtown dealership, Williams said this morning he plans to
Pioneer United Methodist Church traces its origins to 1859, before Walla Walla even had its name.
Eighteen fifty-nine was an exciting year in history: Darwin's On the Origin of Species was first published, The American Dental Association was established and Big Ben was built. But for members of the Pioneer United Methodist Church, Oct. 11, 1859, mar
The anger is now too harshAt first I found the town hall meeting anger to be refreshing. I should have known better. After 8 years of hate-Bush speak a change seemed in order. I welcomed what I heard, however, harsh words are not proper.
To Tess Saruk and Kyle Craig, College Place, a daughter, Lauren Gabrielle Craig, 5 pounds 12 ounces, Oct. 6, 2009.
The debate over whether the explorer killed himself or was killed by another comes to a local park Saturday.
WAITSBURG -- Whether Capt. Meriwether Lewis was murdered or died by his own hand is still a mystery 200 years after his death on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Or was his death caused by something less sinister?History buffs will have a chance to hear a
This is the type of effort needed across the Pacific Northwest.
The newly released federal plan for steelhead recovery in the Mid-Columbia, which includes the Walla Walla River basin, is on the right track. It was crafted through collaboration between 20 federal, state, tribal and local entities using methods that wor
Caitlin Duncan has 10 kills and five blocks to lead DeSales to a sweep of SEB District South rival W-P Tuesday night.
WALLA WALLA — Behind 10 kills and five blocks from co-captain Caitlin Duncan, DeSales ran its Blue Mountain 2B League record to 2-1 Tuesday night with a 25-17, 25-23, 26-24 victory over Waitsburg-Prescott in the Irish gym. W-P, which got nine kills each f
The Walla Wallan celebrates her 30th wedding anniversary by bagging the elk.
Elk hunters Cathy Rasley and her husband, Scott, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with the hunt of a lifetime.Especially for Cathy.As opening day waned, the couple paused near an apple orchard. The sun slipped toward the horizon and they'd seen n
YAKIMA — After a close first game, Walla Walla dropped another pair in a three-game Big Nine Conference volleyball defeat by West Valley here on Tuesday.
RICHLAND — Liberty Christian swept a Southeast 2B District South Division match with Dayton here Tuesday, 25-15, 25-19 and 25-22.
POMEROY — Too many unforced Pomeroy errors contributed to a three-game Southeast B North Division volleyball loss to Tekoa-Oakesdale here Tuesday.The Nighthawks won 25-19, 25-18 and 25-15.
TOUCHET — Touchet served at 91 percent and passed at 96 percent as a team against Walla Walla Valley Academy, but the Knights won the five-game Southeast B Southern Division volleyball match here Tuesday.
LA GRANDE — In its first Greater Oregon League volleyball contest against La Grande, Mac-Hi lost in three games.The Tigers won 25-7, 25-16 and 25-13.
ELGIN — Helix started slow too often and lost a four-game non-conference volleyball match to Elgin here on Tuesday.The scores for Elgin were 25-18, 25-14, 22-25 and 25-17.
The WWCC men move up three spots in the team standings despite the tough Great Blue course.
PORTLAND — Heron Lakes' Great Blue course played a lot tougher — not to mention a lot longer — here Tuesday during the third and final round of Concordia College's Cavalier Classic golf tournament.Nonetheless, Walla Walla Community College's men's team w
The Blue Devils thump Kennewick, 135-35, and edge Southridge, 96-74, at Harvey Pool Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi outstroked Kennewick and Southridge in a Big Nine Conference swim meet at Whitman College Tuesday.Wa-Hi swamped Kennewick 135-35 and dunked Southridge 96-74.
Terrence Reid wins the men's race, while Claire Baron wins the women's as 123 runners take part.
WALLA WALLA — Terrence Reid of Walla Walla was clocked in 17:34 and Walla Wallan Claire Baron turned in a time of 20:17 for the fastest men's and women's times, respectively, in this year's Walla Walla Crush 5-kilometer race.
Whitman's Corina Gabbert is NWC Student-Athlete of the Week after booting four goals in two soccer games last weekend.
Whitman College senior Corina Gabbert, after booting four goals in two games last weekend, has earned Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week honors for women's soccer.
Tuesday, October 6
Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. Commissioners voted as follows at their Monday meeting:budget: Approved amendments to the 2009 budget. Unanimous.contract: Approved contract for $2,450.29 with Modern Floors
Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With Jones absent Monday:SNOW PARK: Heard request from Donna Trump for a gate to be installed at the Skyline Drive Snow Park to keep people from camping there. Trump owns pr
Dec. 27, 1936 -- Oct. 2, 2009
Walla Walla resident Ronald Lee Munns, 72, of 27 S. Palouse St. died Oct. 2, 2009, at his home.The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St. The Rev. Bob Grimm of the Christian Life Center
Feb. 13, 1924 -- Oct. 3, 2009
Walla Walla resident Helen Adele Bryson, 85, died Oct. 3, 2009, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way.Arrangements are pending with Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St.
March 23, 1933 -- Sept. 29, 2008
The graveside service for Shirley M. Smith will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Southwest Sixth Street, College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church or the Walker Memorial Academy Worthy S
Oct. 5, 2009
PRESCOTT -- Dennis Howard Potts, 70, of Prescott, died Oct. 5, 2009, at Regency at The Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road, College Place.Arrangements are pending with Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St.
When: Wednesday 7 p.m.Where: City HallBUILDING INSPECTION: Review building inspection report.DAYTON SCHOOL BOARDWhen: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: District Board Room, 609 S. Second St.HOUSE SALE: Will meet in executive session to discuss sale of preschool ho
Glenn Beck is a racist and is igniting racial fear and paranoia in an attempt to divide the country.
After spending five or so minutes of reading the online bantering in regards to the YMCA's recent events, I was disappointed to see that no one had mentioned what possible effects this could have on the youngest YMCA members.
After reading about the firings at the YMCA, I cannot beleive it fired Jim Sanders after all that man had done for the Y and the youths of this town.
Madeline O. Brown, 22, Portland, Ore., was charged Oct. 2 with first-degree malicious mischief. Brown is accused of knowingly and maliciously damaging a vehicle on April 27.COURT REPORT
George Harrison. James Taylor. Bob Dylan. Ringo Starr. Eric Clapton. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young...Chris O'Dell's list of who she knows and where she's been goes on considerably, starting with working for the Beatles and ending with taking care of hers
WALLA WALLA — A local woman was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Alder Street at Fifth Avenue this morning.
A crane will be installed to help clear logs and debris from the dam's diversion gate compartment.
WALLA WALLA -- Installation of a crane on the Mill Creek diversion dam at Rooks Park will close access across the dam starting today.U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said the work will close access to a portion of the Whitetail Trail along the east
I walk most mornings -- from my office here at Second and Main, up Boyer Avenue, around the park, and back into town. It's good exercise.The other day, as I started my walk, Annie and her friend, Gretchen, were sitting at a sidewalk table in front of the
However, there are differences between the situations in Ohio and Washington.
Along with Ohio, a legal debate over Washington state's lethal injection procedure is continuing with a case now before the state Supreme Court.Attorneys for three men sentenced to die have appealed a Superior Court ruling made in July which upheld the st
Free mammograms for some at Providence St. MaryWALLA WALLA -- Women who meet income guidelines are eligible for free screening mammograms at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.The exams are paid for through the hospital's Lifesaver Fund, maintained throug
In the mist of the economic crisis schools are struggling to keep the status quo. That's the issue that must be addressed.
President Obama's call for kids to spend more time in school is a fine idea. But it is, nevertheless, empty rhetoric.Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas, the president said. Not with Malia and Sasha (his daugter
Providence St. Mary Medical Center is encouraging businesses not only to think pink, but to wear it, too.In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital challenges local businesses to Care Enough to Wear Pink on Oct. 16.The campaign is intended as
WALLA WALLA - Would you care for an oaky shiraz with that can of tuna, on special this week for 79 cents?How does a crisp micro brew with your mayonnaise sound?Jazz with the orange juice? Merlot with milk? Bach with those bagels?At Harvest Foods in Walla
Dear Mom: What is a good way for me to support my children when they bring math homework home in elementary school?
Play begins Saturday at 8 a.m. and will continue all day in the Athena and Weston gyms.
ATHENA — The Weston-McEwen Power Tournament is bringing some of the top prep volleyball teams from Oregon and Washington to Athena and Weston Saturday.TigerScots coach Shawn White said eight teams are scheduled to be on hand, including defending Oregon Cl
Alyssa Roberg and Divneet Kaur lose 8-5 to Willamette's doubles team.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — The Whitman College duo of Alyssa Roberg and Divneet Kaur fell one match short Monday of playing for the doubles title at the Wilson/ITA Pacific Northwest Regional Tennis Championships in McMinnville, Ore.Playing in a Monday afternoon
Jeff Neher's 76 leads the WWCC men during the opening round of the Cavalier Classic in Portland.
PORTLAND — Walla Walla Community College opened play in the Cavalier Classic, hosted by Concordia of Portland, with a 281 total here Monday during the first round of a 54-hole men's golf tournament.
YAKIMA — Aaron Nelson and J.P. Wolpert finish 13th in their respective flights during the Sunfair Invitational cross country meet over the weekend in Yakima.
WALLA WALLA — Paul Huntsman, who coaches at the Blue Mountain Hockey School located at the YWCA Ice Chalet, recently returned from the Level 5 National Hockey Coaches Symposium in St. Paul, Minnesota. The level 5 certification is the highest coaching lev
The latest recovery plan for Mid-Columbia steelhead, including those in the Walla Walla River basin, has been released.Required by the federal Endangered Species Act, the plan lays out a map for people, public and private agencies to restore and protect t
WALLA WALLA - A man pleaded innocent Monday to charges stemming from a suspected gang-related shoot-out near downtown Walla Walla last month. Jose L. Rodriguez Jr., 19, of 117 N.E. 11th Ave., Milton-Freewater, is scheduled for trial Nov. 23 in Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA - Carl Knaak and his family have lived in Walla Walla for nearly a decade, but his job as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager continues to take him to the far reaches of the globe.From October 2007 through November 2008, Knaak was s
WALLA WALLA — A woman was injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Alder Street at Fifth Avenue.The collision occurred about 8 a.m. today, in front of the Walla Walla County Jail and Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office.City police officers,