Stories for October 2009


Saturday, October 31

Tigers, Pioneers end in scoreless tie

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.

Mac-Hi continues GOL dominance

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

Determined Devils finally overtake Chiefs

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

Waitsburg-Prescott ends Pirates' playoff hopes

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's mini-squad puts down Touchet

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.

Fireworks, in the sky and on the field, in DeSales 50-36 win

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

Bulldogs' fast start can't hold up against Pats

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

Second-ranked Mustangs overwhelm TigerScots, extend football program's league winning streak to 74

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

Pioneers lose to Tigers 41-13 Friday in La Grande

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.

Nixyaawii ends long losing streak

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.

Royal rolls past Burbank

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.


Superior Court

Three hurt in wreck on highway

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

Man arrested in threat with knife

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.,

Emergency Services

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.

Vaudrey Saxey

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.

Steve Hood

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.

Roy Ringel

Feb. 12, 1925 — Oct. 26, 2009

RICHLAND — Former Walla Walla resident Roy K. Ringel, 84, died Oct. 26, 2009.

Joe Figgins

Jan. 6, 1931 — Nov. 2, 2009

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Joe E. Figgins, 78, died Oct. 29, 2009, after a battle with cancer.

Donald Schafer

Oct. 25, 1936 — Oct. 28, 2009

COLLEGE PLACE — Dr. Donald Wilfred Edwin Schafer Sr., 73, died Oct. 28, 2009, at his home.

Special tea ceremony dedicates room

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

Applications available for Master Gardener program

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



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.

Economy can benefit from improved infrastructure

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

Andy's Market welcomes back patriarch

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

'Escuelita' lands permanent home

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

Is it necessary for state to boost holiday booze sales?

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

Planning for growing old focus of Grandmothers' forum

Grandmothers Roundtable

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senior centers

Grandmother's Roundtable to look at senior planning

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.

Fall prevention clinic slated at Providence St. Mary

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.

Patrick and Kathryn Van Winkle

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

Bible offers good news about death

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.

Centenarian celebrates 100th birthday with friends, family


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

Groceries' food fight benefits consumers

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.

Flu season preparation continues for public health

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.

Science club tries to be fun, interesting

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.

Man arrested in stabbing

WALLA WALLA -- A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man, authorities said.

Glitch forces special ballot for Touchet Water District voters

WALLA WALLA -- A voter registration glitch will mean that 108 voters in the Touchet Water District will soon receive a special ballot.

Students dig trip to cemeteries

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

Who ya gonna call? Walla Walla's ghostbusters

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.

Sex predator's civil commitment trial delayed

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.

Watson continues recovery from crash

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.

W-P qualifies boys, girls teams for state Class B cross country meet

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.

Ike hands Blue Devils district volleyball loss

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.

DeSales rides big win over Liberty Christian into next week's district volleyball tournament

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 surprises Dayton in three volleyball games

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.

Mac-Hi plays well, loses to Baker in three games

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.

Knights beat W-P to end season on a high note

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.

Inland Northwest Cyclocross to have races here this weekend

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

Pirates overcome lineup change, sweep Gar-Pal

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

Passes don't apply to today's Wa-Hi league-playoff game

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 named top innovator

Walla Walla irrigation pioneer Bart Nelson was named one of Washington's top innovators and entrepreneurs in Seattle Business magazine.

Before downtown trick-or-treating indulge in some pumpkin-painting

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.

Honors tap three wineries here

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!

"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.

Keeping Boeing and its jobs in Washington must be priority

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.

Java joint to relocate

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.

Local police warn of fraudulent telemarketers

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.

Donald Schafer, Sr.

Oct. 25, 1936 -- Oct. 28, 2009

College Place resident, Dr. Donald Wilfred Edwin Schafer, Sr., 73, died Oct. 28, 2009, at his home.

Fred Patrick

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.

Area cashes in on Gates grants

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.

Public comment periods wind down on wind farm

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.

Kurt Schoen crafts classy instrument with a vintage bent

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 Walla Walla

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

Baxter displays 'Luminance' exhibit at Whitman College

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

Book notes - Read about American soldiers from the past

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?

New at the library

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

Psychic to seek the 'souls' of objects

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

Saturday marks end of season for Fort Walla Walla Museum

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

Halloween Spooktacular Saturday

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

Jay Thomas to perform at Whitman

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 plays Merchants

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.

Oasis hosts White City Lights

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

Hillstomp to perform at Merchants, area schools

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

Walla Walla Symphony celebrates 103 years

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

Wa-Hi linebacker Morgan Maddess brings an attitude to the gridiron

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.

Mata, Irish refreshed after 'well-needed' bye week

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

Warrior women's soccer team wins again

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.

M-F youth football team wins Requa Bowl

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.

Wolves play home hoop opener Saturday

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.

Spokane dumps Warriors in East volleyball mismatch

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.

EOU rolls past WWU in college basketball opener

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's going up?

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

$n$ Law enforcement officials caution to watch out for fake telemarketers

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

Evie Renninger

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.

Norma Holway

Oct. 14, 1938 -- Oct, 28, 2009

Norma C. Holway, 71, of Walla Walla died Oct. 28, 2009, at her home.

Shella Carico

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.

Walla Walla innkeepers form B&B association

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

Magazine says L'Ecole No 41 is its No. 1 pick

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

Etc. - 10/28/09

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

Registration for help with heating bills to open

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

Trial rescheduled in rape of teen

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 Walla Walla women selected for leadership program

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

Leadership program seminar to focus on crime, corrections

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

Three people hurt in collision involving Valley Transit bus, vehicle

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

Weston-McEwen band trumpets its East Coast trip

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 girls soccer team loses to Richland on season finale

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.

Crowded Ringold Springs full of sights, just no fish

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

L-C State knocks off Whitman in three volleyball games

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 ekes out 1-0 men's soccer over Missionaries

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.

Mac-Hi boots La Grande 5-0 in boys soccer match

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.

W-P gets revenge on visiting Irish

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.

Jaguars defeat Touchet in three volleyball games

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.

Tigers down Pioneers in three volleyball games

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 clinches second seed into district volleyball tournament

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.

Gabbert, Porter earn NWC soccer honors

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.

Thunderbolts U-14 girls select soccer team posts two wins

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.

Elgin surprises Weston-McEwen with Greater Oregon League volleyball win

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

Pylon Fumble

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.

Walla Walla men deny stealing wallet in robbery

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 man pleads guilty to assaulting teen

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.

Idaho man's rape trial postponed

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.

Walla Walla burglar to spend decade in prison, then drug treatment

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.

Vaccines to curb drug addictions have promise

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.

Wanda Roley

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

Teresa Villegas De Betancourt

Oct. 15, 1932 -- Oct. 23, 2009

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Teresa Villegas De Betancourt, 77, of 1012 Lamb St., died Oct. 23, 2009, at her home.

Keith Campbell

March 20, 1922 -- Oct. 26, 2009

Walla Walla resident Keith M. Campbell, 87, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

Ruth Visger

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 grad Todorovich right at home with Washington State volleyball team

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

Four hurt in Wallua Junction crash

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.

Program puts hunger in the crosshairs

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.

Etc. - 10/26/09

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.

Minimum wage to hold at $8.55 for 2010

For the first time in a decade Washington's minimum-wage workers won't be ringing in the new year with a pay raise.

Audrey Hight

July 15, 1969 -- Oct. 25, 2009

COLLEGE PLACE -- Audrey Hight, 40, died Oct.25, 2009, at her home.

Teresa Villegas DeBetancourt

Oct. 15, 1932 -- Oct. 23, 2009

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Teresa Villegas DeBetancourt, 77, 1012 Lamb St., died Oct. 23, 2009, at her home.

Clifford Paffile

March 1942 -- Oct, 24, 2009

Walla Walla resident, Clifford Anthony Paffile, 67, of Spring Branch Road, died Oct. 24, 2009, at his home.

John Wade

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.

Watson looks to bring a little of Las Vegas to 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.

Touchet teachers focus on individuals

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

Walla Walla needs to be more aggressive

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

Grant all citizens same human rights

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

Take care to avoid hitting moose and deer

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

Let's keep opinions to the point

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

Israel should reduce nuclear arsenal

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

Blue Devil is a mascot, not an idol

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

Democrats have made mess of Washington state

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

Yes, let's return to the Constitution

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?

Touchet teachers do a great job

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

Why won't Obama go on Fox?

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

Brain disorders misunderstood

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

Search statistics questioned

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

Subscribe to school e-newsletter

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

Donated coats stolen from bin at medical center

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

Four cars torched Wednesday morning in Athena

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

Emergency Services - 10/25/09

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

Walla Walla Community College club ready to school community in scary

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 man critically injured in Friday wreck

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

Soldier with Walla Walla ties helps build bonds in Eastern Europe

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

Skiers gear up, slim down at preseason swap

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

New federal funding to improve hospital safety

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

'Stitchin' Chicks' make hobby of sewing for others

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

'The heavens declare the glory of God' -- to all

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

DeSales grad sees major shift in Iraq tours

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

Catholic worries about Eucharist spreading flu germs

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

24th annual Italian Heritage Festa rated 'super-fun'

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

HBO documentary on Alzheimer's disease comes to Walla Walla hospital|

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

Brace for political battle to stop cuts at penitentiary

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

Teen airlifted after Thursday wreck on US Highway 12

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 rallies late to knock off Richland 35-21

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

Bag of tricks unleashed at WWYFL Super Bowls

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

Indians clinch playoff berth with win over Eagles

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

Baker's Bulldogs bully Mac-Hi in GOL opener

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

Asotin edges W-P in showdown for SEB-11 top spot

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

Pirates pound Bulldogs, perk up playoff hopes

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

Hirai leads Wahluke past Burbank in SCC East football contest

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.

Warrior women boot YVC in NWAACC East soccer rout

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

Whitman volleyball loses to George Fox Saturday night in four games

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.

Boxers bite Missionaries, remain tied for first in Northwest Conference men's soccer standings

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

Missionaries get revenge on Boxers

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

W-M playoff hopes finished despite win at Enterprise

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

Harvest party planned at Walla Walla church

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.

Pumpkin carving set for Oct. 30 at Super One Foods

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

Discussion on Great Depression set at WWCC

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

Sunday marks last Living History Company presentation of season

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

Music on tap today, Saturday at Sapolil Cellars

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

Isaiah Jon Wilson; Charlotte Abigail Home

Superior Court


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

Emergency services - 10/23/09

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

Nealey has demonstrated exemplary citizenship

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

Dunning is well qualified for Port position

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

Nealey is right person for representative

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

We need a dozen like Terry Nealey

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

Many reasons to vote for Laura Grant

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

U-B reporting of Referendum 71 is one-sided

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

Travel guidelines offered during flu pandemic

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

Plants in a fascinating arms race

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

Red Monkey owner seeks Las Vegas feel in new downtown lounge

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

State sanctions Walla Walla therapist

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

Can someone get Miley Cyrus a Peace Prize?

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

Walla Walla teen sentenced in robbery

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

Blue Mountain Community Foundation announces $200,000 in grants

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

Art collector John Peterson to speak on his collection

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

Haunted house is sure to be a thriller

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

Tall ship Lady Washington to dock in Pasco

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

Waitsburg-Prescott harriers Deal, Potter take advantage of home course

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

Baxter pounds 10 kills as Warriors score important league volleyball victory over Treasure Valley

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

Wa-Hi nets sixth place into volleyball playoffs

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.

Mac-Hi boots Riverside, takes over first place in Special District 7

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.

TigerScots go 11-0 in BMC volleyball play

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.

Jaguars notch four-game volleyball win over Irish

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 defeats WWVA in four volleyball games

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.

Seven Wa-Hi boys, three girls advance to Class 4A regional cross-country meet

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

Liberty Christian defeat W-P in five volleyball games

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.

Helix runs its record to 22-7 with a Thursday win over Riverside

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.

Pirates scuttle Panthers in Southeast B North barn-burner

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

Pirate boys take second at SE 2B District cross country meet

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.

Three landscapes will be raffled at Farmers Market

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

Crow's Shadow hosts Adnan Charara and his prints

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

Barbershop chorus planning meeting set

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

Upcoming music events at Whitman College

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

Opera tickets go on sale Monday

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 to hold silent auction to raise funds

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

Horror/punk band Black Eyes & Neckties to perform at Hot Poop

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.

Walla Walla Symphony extends time for season ticket purchases

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 to host Oktoberfest

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

Boyden's literary, longing skeletons at Seven Hills winery tasting room

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

'Haunted Asylum' to be held in Milton-Freewater

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

Federal decision not to prosecute medical marijuana is sound policy

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.

Scouts to hold spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser with a special performance by the Blue Mountain Troublemakers, a local youth bluegrass band from Waitsburg, is planned for Sunday.

'Chair-ity Auction' part of M-F Oktoberfest celebration

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.

Church hosts movie, pizza, discussion nights for teens

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.

Four arrested after six-month drug probe

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.

Walla Walla Clothing Co. excited about helping women look their best

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.

From work equipment to workout machines?

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.

Grocery owner plans to celebrate 80th birthday

The owner of Andy's Market in College Place will celebrate his 80th birthday in the company of close friends -- and longtime customers.

Olive Stephens

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.

Evelyn Renninger

July 7, 1921 -- Oct. 21, 2009

COLLEGE PLACE -- Evelyn Marie Renninger, 88, of 718 Scenic Way Drive, died Oct. 21, 2009, at her home.

Robert Belden

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.

Elida Briones

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.

Hilton Grandstaff

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.

Extra service equals extra pay for Washington state veterans

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.

A Halloween Sky

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.

Travis McCue

March 14, 1979 -- Oct. 10, 2009

WESTON -- Travis John McCue, 30, of 78264 Snowshoe Road, died Oct. 10, 2009 at his home.

County's flu shots ruined

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.

Emergency services - 10/22/09

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

Final lecture in sustainability series set for Thursday

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.

Memorial service set for American Indian flutist

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.

In the minutes - Dayton School Board

Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Garry Snyder and David Bailey. With all present Wednesday the board:

Icy Black Lake awaits at the end of a five-or-six-hour hike on a snowy trail

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.

Still too early to figure ins and outs of prep football playoffs

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

WWCC celebrates first Breast Cancer Awareness Night with volleyball sweep of Big Bend

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

Salmon, ball carriers fear James

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.

New wood-bat team to open home season June 8 at Borleske

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

Six WWCC softball players reap academic honors

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.

Memorial's annual Backward Scramble slated Saturday

WALLA WALLA -- Veterans Memorial Golf Course will hold its 12th annual Backward Scramble Saturday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

City, supermarket to hold pumpkin carving Friday

WALLA WALLA -- Kids can carve into Halloween this Friday with the Department of Recreation and Super One Foods' free annual pumpkin carving contest.

Poet to open college's visiting writer series Thursday

WALLA WALLA -- Poet Wayne Miller will open the Whitman College Visiting Writers Reading Series on Thursday.

No-tolerance policies must be tempered by common sense

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.

Madeleine Coy

July 18, 1923 -- Oct. 19, 2009

Walla Walla resident Madeleine Emily Coy, 86, of Wheatland Village, died Oct. 19, 2009 at her home.

Marilyn Lopez

Nov. 27, 1935 -- Oct. 20, 2009

Walla Walla resident Marilyn Owsley Lopez, 73, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

James Feete

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

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.

Second Walla Walla school official to retire

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.

Community task force eyes prison report

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.

Garfield County voters to decide fire department plan

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.

Walla Walla County public-service programs receive grant

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.

On the Agenda

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

In the minutes - WW School Board

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:

Emergency services - 10/21/09

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

Walla Walla meeting on smoking ban draws few

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

Daily Bulletin

WALLA WALLA -- Veterans Memorial Golf Course will hold its 12th annual Backward Scramble Saturday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Tuesday, October 20

Emergency Services - 10/20/09

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

Increase in random street searches is troubling

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

Democrats should pay all medical bills

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

Lighten up! Blue devil a good mascot

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

Education requires teachers

I am writing in regards to the Touchet School District bargaining contract.

Why not a word on Symphony opening night?

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.

Embrace people for who they are

I would like to comment on several letters that have been printed lately.

Teach your man to cook by keeping advice to yourself

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.

Walla Walla County mass flu clinic off like a shot

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,

Property tax deadline approaches

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

Monks to bless Thai Bon Appetit

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

Rural taxing districts seek levies

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

Housing Authority recognized for renovation of complex

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 Library Friends' used book sale is Friday, Saturday

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

Junior Club of Walla Walla gets new members, board

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

Swine flu vaccine system raises anxiety

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.

Milton-Freewater School District staff move into new office

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

US 12 phase expected to wrap up in June

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

Three arrested in Monday brawl in Milton-Freewater

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

Gaming nights at Milton-Freewater school reloaded

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

Warrior men's golf team fashions six-shot lead

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.

Mac-Hi beats Baker 11-0 in boys soccer match

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.

Liberty Christian wins cross country race over Pomeroy, WWVA

WALLA WALLA — Liberty Christian won a three-school cross country meet at the Whitman Mission on Thursday.

Monday, October 19

Gabbert's hat trick carries Whitman women past PLU

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.

Warrior men, women roll to NWAACC East soccer victories over Chukars

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

Whitman men play sandwich soccer in 3-2 defeat at hands of Pacific Lutheran

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

Superior Court


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

On the agenda - Walla Walla School Board

When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.Where: District board room, 364 S. Park St.

Emergency Services - 10/19/09

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

Proposal to cut penitentiary appears political

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 serves Walla Walla as culinary spot again

Looks like a second helping of Walla Walla is being served on'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

For Walla Walla couple, 'It's not about 'gay rights,' its about equal rights'

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

Pottery painting enjoys popularity spike

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

Partnership launches project to redraw Walla Walla Valley water-use rules

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

16th District debate forges new connections

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

Mac-Hi's running game leads Pioneers to victory over Pasco JV

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.

Waitsburg-Prescott gets it done in final minutes to beat DeSales 35-28

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

Injuries nick Golden Eagles in 72-22 loss to Echo

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.

Dayton remains winless after loss at Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia

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.

Fast start carries TigerScots to victory

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.

Chiawana pays for Blue Devils' frustrations

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.

Pirates best Reardan, tip hats to Waitsburg-Prescott

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.

Dorman, Indians celebrate big win over Tigercats

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.

Swain, Craig, Lukehart shine in Naches' football conquest of Coyotes

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.

Whitman avenges 2-1 loss to Loggers with 0-0 tie

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.

Whit women give Loggers a run

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

Warrior volleyball team finishes third at Pierce Crossover

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.

Whit men third at UPS Invite

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.

Matt Solomon finishes seventh at ITA National fall tournament

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

Missionary women harriers second in Tacoma

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.

Mac-Hi harriers paced by Simpson at Gut Buster meet

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.

Grizzlies end Big Sky East volleyball play unbeaten with Saturday win at Condon-Wheeler

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

TigerScots remain perfect in BMC volleyball action

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.

John Payne

Sept. 24, 1948 — Oct. 16, 2009

WAITSBURG — John William Payne, 61, died Oct. 16, 2009, at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.

Neil Storey

July 11, 1916 — Oct. 16, 2009

WALLA WALLA — Neil O. Storey, 93, died Oct. 16, 2009, at his home.

Tammy Richards

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.

Ann Jauhiainen

Nov. 30, 1952 — Oct. 17, 2009

WALLA WALLA — Ann Jauhiainen, 56, died Oct. 17, 2009, at her home.

Glen Little

July 24, 1931 — Oct. 16, 2009

ONTARIO, Ore — Former Dixie resident Glen M. Little, 78, died Oct. 16, 2009, at his home.

Laura Pierce

Nov. 20, 1909 — Sept. 26, 2009

WENATCHEE — Former Walla Walla resident Laura Pierce, 99, died here Sept. 26, 2009.

Mary McDade

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.

Ruth Bowyer

April 30, 1923 — Oct. 14, 2009

COLLEGE PLACE — Elva Ruth Bowyer, 86, died Oct. 14, 2009, at her home.

Hazel Cole

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.

Albert Bradford

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.

Ancient Russian Orthodox icon displayed

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

Providence St. Mary Medical Center to screen visitors for illnesses

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

Smoking ban in city park playgrounds to be discussed

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

Scouts explore field of chemistry

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

Port of Walla Walla candidates share similar views

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

Church's 'Big Give' to benefit orphanage in Jamaica

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 Council to discuss goals at special meeting

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.


Terry Nealey grew to embrace politics

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.


Seniors: No matter the emergency, plan ahead

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.

Area runners participate in the Portland Marathon

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

Church Bulletin

As church members, you have a place to belong

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

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.

YES TO I-1033

Here’s what we’re debating with Initiative 1033: How fast should the government grow and who should decide?

NO TO I-1033

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

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In Port race, voters are the clear winners

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

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Friday, October 16

Daily Bulletin

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.

In the minutes - CP SCHOOL BOARD

Board members are John Davin, chair; Marci Knauft, vice-chair; Julie Hill and Doug Case. With all present Thursday, the board:

In the minutes - Waitsburg Council

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:

In the minutes - Touchet School Board

Members of the Touchet School Board are Sandra Bradley, Robert Schaeffer, Michael Ingham, Michael McCubbins and Darren Goble. With Bradley absent Thursday the board:

FDA warns of faux flu drugs

Purchasing flu drugs online may not be good for your health, federal officials said today.

Dorothy Daines

Sept. 4, 1928 -- Oct. 15, 2009

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Dorothy Sidney Daines, 81, of Milton-Freewater died Oct. 15, 2009, at her home.

Milton Curtis

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.

Chick Hettenhouser

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.

Superior Court - Walla Walla County


Candelita M. Torres, 29, 1009 N. Elizabeth St., Milton-Freewater, was charged Oct. 14 with second-degree theft.

Walla Walla-area warrant sweep nets two arrests

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.

Pair charged with Eastgate-area robbery

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.

Walla Walla businessman injured in wreck

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.

Dog Fest to be held Saturday at Lions Park

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.

Cadets cannonade too much for Blue Devil netters

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.

Burmood wins twice at Big Nine swim meet

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

W-P's Deal clocks first in Dayton

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

Wa-Hi's boys win one at cross country triple-dual

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.

Whitman's Soloman stumbles at national tournament

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.

TigerScots sweep Union to remain perfect in conference play

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.

Pioneer boys swamp Bulldogs

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.

Irish volleyball team falters, bounces back to beat WWVA

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.

Tables turn as W-P takes SE 2B match from Bulldogs

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

Pirates sail past Rosalia in three SE 2B North games

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.

Grizzlies remain unbeaten in Big Sky volleyball play with sweep of Echo

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.

Indians' comeback falls short in volleyball match at Liberty Christian

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

For 10 years, the Filan family has befuddled Walla Wallans with their corn maze.

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

Actress to portray suffragette at First Congregational Church

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.

Irrigation pioneer Burlingame to be portrayed

Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, will hold a Living History presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Fridays at Four recital features Berry, Scott

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.

Contra dance Saturday

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.

Radio station to hold book sale

COLLEGE PLACE -- Radio station KLRF FM 88.5 will sponsor a book sale Friday and Sunday at Andy's Market, 1117 S. College Ave.

Suncatcher hosts art by Kinne and Walker

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.

Chabre's 'Silver Seed' an illuminating metaphor

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.

Photo auction fundraiser to be held for YWCA

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.

Jeff and Bill Gordon: The veteran winery brothers are back

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.

Sheehan Gallery hosts works of Emile Lahner

An opening reception for a collection of Emile Lahner's art will be Oct. 23 at Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery.

Swinging Into Fall

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.

I-1033 puts unreasonble constraints on state and local governments

A no vote is urged as I-1033 will likely result in service cuts voters didn't want or expect.

Daily Bulletin

MILTON-FREEWATER -- A fundriaser dinner, raffle and silent auction will be held Saturday at Elks Lodge 2146, 611 N. Main St.

Superior Court - Walla Walla County


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.

College Place fall yard debris cleanup starts Monday

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.

John Robanske

Nov. 3, 1922 -- Oct. 12, 2009

KENNEWICK -- John J. Robanske, 86, died Oct. 12, 2009, at Guardian Angels Assisted Living, Richland.

Albert Bradford

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.

City sanitation fees to rise

WALLA WALLA -- Landfill and curbside sanitation collection rates will go up 15 percent next year to offset increases to operating costs.

Edith Smith

Jan. 3, 1923 -- Sept. 23, 2009

COLLEGE PLACE -- Edith Elsie Smith, 86, 1143 S.E. Belmont Place, died Sept. 23, 2009, at her home.

Emergency services - 10/15/09

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

Walla Walla Council votes to oppose Initiative 1033

WALLA WALLA -- The City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to oppose Tim Eyeman's latest attack on municipal coffers, Initiative 1033.

Realtors to hold annual food drive

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.

Idaho Man pleads guilty in Walla Walla standoff

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.

In the minutes - Waitsburg School Board

Members of the Waitsburg School Board are Ross Hamann, Elizabeth Cole, Terry Jacoy, Randy Pearson and Greg Zuger.

In the minutes - Port of Columbia

Port of Columbia commissioners are Lawrence Turner, Doug Krueger and Gene Warren.

In the minutes - STARBUCK COUNCIL

Members of the Starbuck City Council are Katherine Shearer, Tony Hoilman, Audrey Perkins and Fred White.

In the minutes - Prescott Council

Council members are Steve Heimbigner, Doug Venn, Dave Base, Gene Alandi and Chris Scudder. Mayor is Libby McCaw.

Early detection key to high local breast cancer survival

As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is timely to look at this disease in our community.

Two arrested in Wednesday robbery in Walla Walla

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 defender Eric Eastman plans to become a Marine

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

Roach keeps Irish loose and focused for W-P

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

Whit women boot way past Whitworth

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.

Hickman's goal stands up as WWCC women down 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.

Timberwolves sweep Warriors on volleyball action

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.

Whitman's Matt Soloman starts strong at national tennis tourney

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

Port of Walla Walla exec: Hundreds of jobs at stake

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.

Study puts penitentiary on chopping block

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.

West Nile virus blamed for woman's death

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.

Superior Court

Criminal Cases

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

On the agenda - Touchet School Board

When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.Where: School library

On the agenda - College Place School Board

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.Where: Sager Middle School conference room, 1755 S. College Ave.

On the agenda - Waitsburg Council

When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: Lions Club Community Building, Fairgrounds

In the minutes - Milton-Freewater School Board

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:

Emergency services - 10/14/09

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

U-B begins its endorsements for Nov. 3 elections

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 police investigate morning robbery

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

Winery's massive scale a new challenge for students

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

Brasserie Four hosts Carmen Castaldo's plywood prints

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.

Turkey shoot to be held in Pendleton

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.

Symphony bids adieu to conductor

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.

Superior Court Walla Walla County


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.

Billie Ann Lopez

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.

Andrew Ortega

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.

Winery, B&B to host Thanksgiving feast

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

Mary McDade

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.

Firemen or arsonists? Hard to tell in playoffs

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

A big black bear sighting missed by Nora the Schnauzer

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

Wa-Hi sweeps Chiwana in Big Nine volleyball

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.

W-P comes from behind to sink Pirates

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.

Bulldogs down Gar-Pal for second volleyball win in two nights

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.

La Grande sweeps Mac-Hi in GOL volleyball play

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-Endicott notches volleyball win over Touchet

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.

Daily Bulletin

Warrior baseball, softball teams to have alumni games

Irish's fast start leads to volleyball defeat of Asotin

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.

Grizzlies ground Cardinals in volleyball play

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

Downtown on Columbus Day

Flags lend a holiday air to a scene in downtown Walla Walla on Monday, Columbus Day.

Boise Inc. mill to be site of carbon study

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

Walla Walla jobless rate falls again

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

Man sentenced in illegal sales of human tissue

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

Note to readers: 'Don't worry, Bea Haapi' just doesn't cut it

Alrighty, there's no graceful way to say this, so I'm just coming out with it -- I failed my mission.

There are many things the blind can do

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

In the minutes - College Place Council

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

In the minutes - Dayton Council

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:

In the minutes - Athena-Weston School Board

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:

In the minutes - Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. Commissioners voted as follows at their Monday meeting:

Emergency services - 10/13/09

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

On the agenda - Port of Columbia

When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.Where: Port office, 1 Port Way

On the Agenda - Waitsburg School Board

When: Wednesday, 8 p.m.Where: Preston Hall

Dayton man appointed to WWCC Board of Trustees

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

Harvested marijuana grow found by farmers on State Route 124

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 church to host party for homecoming

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.

County, College Place pass resolutions opposing I-1033

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

Walla Walla economy slow to catch up to tourism

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

Web forum to tackle health care

A senator and public official will answer questions Wednesday on Facebook.


Vern Libby

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.

Patty Dawes

April 21, 1935 -- Oct. 6, 2009

DAYTON -- Alice Patricia Patty Dawes, 74, of Dayton died Oct. 6, 2009, at Dayton General Hospital.

Magee's 18 kills help lead Warriors past short-handed Wolves

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 battles back to drop W-P in SEB South volleyball action

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.

Pioneers overcome cold start to shut out Umatilla in girls soccer play

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

Whitman's Barton medalist at NWC Northern Colleges Golf Tournament

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

Missionary men's soccer team falters against NWC-leading Whitworth, 1-0

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

Head shares medalist honors at women's NWC tourney

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

Whit women suffer setback to Lewis & Clark soccer team

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.

Few gypsy moths found in Northwest

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

Three Kennewick men face charges in unlawful fishing

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 man may face 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges

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

Jerry Melvin Anderson

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

Bruce Borton

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

Hazel Cole

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.

Lois Bond

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

LaVerne Abrams

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.

Robert Boots

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

Warrior soccer teams turn back Tacoma

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

Woolen History

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

Court Report - Superior Court

Criminal Cases

Emergency services - 10/12/09

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

On the agenda - Starbuck Council

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall.

Lois M. Bond

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.

On the agenda - Columbia County

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Where: Commissioner Room, CourthouseWhat: Special meetings.

Hazel C. Cole

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.

On the agenda - Milton-Freewater School Board

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Where: McLoughlin High School music room, 120 S. Main St.

On the agenda - Prescott Council

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.

On the agenda - Columbia School Board

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.

On the agenda - Dayton Council

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

'Girls Night Out' slated for Saturday

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

Technology doesn't change laws on keeping government open

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

Photographer Phill Borges trusts the youthful point of view

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

Swine flu kills two in Umatilla County

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

Rewarding those with money-saving ideas is wise even for government

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 youth ministry dinner celebrates four decades in area

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

Rotarians work to help reforest Walla Walla

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

Swine flu vaccine arrives in Umatilla County

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

Government picks up tab for swine flu vaccination

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.

Developer linked to mall accused of securities violations

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.

ALTC's Caregiver Conference is planned for Nov. 4

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

Penitentiary welcomes staffers back from military duty in Iraq

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.

Sweet reunion for Idaho family with dog lost in Walla Walla

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.

TigerScots knock off defending state champion Imbler in three sets to win Power Tourney title

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

Kamiakin rallies for overtime victory over Wa-Hi, 38-35

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

Irish ground Pirates 35-6 in SEB-11 game

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.

Indians' homecoming leaves little to cheer about

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.

Lots of O, little D in sloppy Stanfield victory over Weston-McEwen

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.

Outmanned Bulldogs no match for Panthers

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.

Eagles fly to 42-0 win over Burbank

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.

Blue Devils drop 9-1 girls soccer match to West Valley

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.

YMCA Fall Youth Basketball, Rookie Basketball signups now open

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla YMCA holds its Fall Youth Basketball Leagues Oct. 24-Dec. 19. Registration ends Oct. 23.

Web site takes community pulse

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.

Church celebrates century of worship

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.

You can't go home again — but you can try

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.

Teacher makes sure students touch all bases

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.

Officer gets his dream job with police department

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

Vern Libby

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

Jerry Anderson

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.

Betty Opbroek

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.

Glen Musty

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.

Chamber drive for members in overdrive

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

Early engines powered much more than industry

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

In the Minutes — ATHENA COUNCIL

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:

Crash on West Pine Street knocks out power

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,

WSU ag research funds secured

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

Moose calves fatally injured in College Place crash

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

Twin doctors join Walla Walla General Hospital

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.

Nealey knows our local needs

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

Why didn't U-B cover local news event?

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.

Etc. - 10/09/09

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

Obama's winning of Nobel Peace Prize lacks merit

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

Superior Court Walla Walla County


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

Aisle after aisle, dream foretells misadventures

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

Walla Walla General Hospital

To Molli Bennett and Jesse Jones, Milton Freewater, a daughter, Kaylin Yvonne Jones, 7 pounds 9 ounces, Oct. 6, 2009.

Swine flu vaccination tab picked up by federal government

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

Walla Walla teen pleads guilty in summer robbery

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 girls tie La Grande 1-1 in GOL soccer match

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.

Mac-Hi boys soccer team beats La Grande 5-1 for GOL victory

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.

Blue Devils stun Pasco in five-game volleyball match after losing first two sets

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 downs Touchet in three volleyball games

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.

Tri-Cities Prep corrals Bulldogs, 3-1, in SE B volleyball match

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,

Liberty-Christian downs DeSales 3-1

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.

Pomeroy sinks Gar-Pal in SE B North Division volleyball

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).

Blue Mountain Gladiators sponsoring food drive to benefit in-need families

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.

Waitsburg-Prescott knocks off WWVA in SE B volleyball play

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.

Weston-McEwen rides tough Elgin victory into Saturday's Power Tournament

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

Trio of Waitsburg-Prescott runners finish 2-3-4 at Richland meet

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-

Children's Museum of Walla Walla readies for harvest festival

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

Family rallies behind badly injured dog

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

Flu takes toll on Walla Walla schools

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 therapist faces administrative charge in dog poisoning

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

Walla Walla County historic preservation committee seeks applicants

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 historic homes open for tours

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.

Mildred McLees

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

Jean Fraser

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 will celebrate two new works of art

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

Federal agency updates flu guidelines for workplaces

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

Roff sinks his teeth into the walking-dead genre

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 ...

Festa celebrates all things Italian this weekend

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.-

Gribnau to sign copies of 'Kick the Cowboy'

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.

New at the library

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

Wa-Hi grad is soloist in first symphony concert

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

Phillips to sign copies of 'Basic Rules' at Hastings on Saturday

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

'Calamity' writer makes sense of chaos

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

Superior Court Walla Walla County


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

Beehive salon updates its identity

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

Mary McPage sings Friday

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

Tamastslikt opens exhibit about native place names

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

Saturday Soire highlights American composers

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

Hamley's Slickfork Saloon hosts Tiller's Folly

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

Composers Concert at 7:30 tonight at Whitman

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.

Etc. - 10/08/09

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,

Wake up Walla Walla

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

New media spurs new conversations about open records

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


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Columbus Day closures

The Columbus Day holiday is Monday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.

ACORN's latest scandal should be last straw

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

A blaze of autumn

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.

Hearing set on Pacific Power rate increase

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

Can your boss really do that?

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's Winston jumps 'with bigger guys' on gridiron, hoops court

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.

Konen and Irish D-line key in Friday's homecoming battle with Pomeroy

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.

Ramos' PK the difference as Warrior men boot Columbia Basin

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

Rocha-led Pirates capture NWC volleyball road victory in Sherwood Center

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

Warrior women's booters nip defending NWAACC champions thanks in part to Lucas goal

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

Warriors run away from collapsing Columbia Basin

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.

Annual Touchet Alumni grid game slated Saturday

TOUCHET — The third annual Touchet Alumni Football Game has been scheduled here for Saturday, with the kickoff slated for 10 a.m.

WWSC's Erickson receives Inland Empire Swimming all-academic honors

WALLA WALLA — Annie Erickson of the Walla Walla Swim Club has received Inland Empire Swimming all-academic honors for the second straight year.

Wa-Hi's annual Powder Puff game Wednesday at Borleske

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

Cruising into Fall

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.

On the Agenda — ATHENA COUNCIL

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

On the Agenda — Port of Walla Walla

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

Retirement community to host open house

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.

Coffee fundraiser under way for Sweet Adelines

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

Pasta to benefit M-F man suffering from liver cancer

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

Walla Walla school chief to retire

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

In the Minutes — POMEROY COUNCIL

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

In the Minutes — Garfield County

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

In the Minutes — Walla Walla School Board

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


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

Don Hermanns

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.

Dental duo to assist those in need

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

Prescribed forest burns prompt warning

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

Alice Dawes

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.

Ford takes over Walla Walla dealership

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 history stretches back to Walla Walla's roots

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

Letters to the Editor

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.

BIRTHS Walla Walla General Hospital

To Tess Saruk and Kyle Craig, College Place, a daughter, Lauren Gabrielle Craig, 5 pounds 12 ounces, Oct. 6, 2009.

Talk at Lewis & Clark Trail State Park probes Lewis' fate

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

Regional plan for steelhead recovery is right approach

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

Duncan helps power Irish to league volleyball triumph over Waitsburg-Prescott

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

Cathy Rasley drops biggest elk in her family's history

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

West Valley clips Wa-Hi 3-0 in volleyball

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.

Liberty Christian sweeps Dayton in SE 2B South play

RICHLAND — Liberty Christian swept a Southeast 2B District South Division match with Dayton here Tuesday, 25-15, 25-19 and 25-22.

Nighthawks capitalize on Pirate miscues

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.

WWVA defeats Touchet in five volleyball games

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.

Mac-Hi loses to La Grande in three games.

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.

Slow starts hurt Helix in loss to Elgin

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.

Warrior men finish fourth at Cavalier Classic golf tourney

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

Wa-Hi swimmers dunk Kennewick and Southridge

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.

Walla Wallans Reid, Baron win Crush 5K over weekend

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 Gabbert Boots four goals in two games, earns NWC weekly soccer honor

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

In the Minutes — COLUMBIA COUNTY

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

Ronald Munns

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

Helen Bryson

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.

Shirley Smith

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

Dennis Potts

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 dangerous man

Glenn Beck is a racist and is igniting racial fear and paranoia in an attempt to divide the country.

Consider impact on young YMCA members

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.

Support urged for Sanders

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.

Superior Court Walla Walla County


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

'Miss O'Dell' set to hit bookstores today

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

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

WALLA WALLA — A local woman was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Alder Street at Fifth Avenue this morning.

Construction to close passage over Mill Creek dam

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

Drop-dead gorgeous beats nature's unimaginable beauty

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

Washington injection procedure also in court

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


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Family Bulletin

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

Obama's appeal to keep schools open longer is unrealistic

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 fundraiser challenges you to wear pink

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

Harvest Foods begins in-house wine, beer tastings with Oktoberfest, and all that jazz

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

Partnership between home and school is essential to your child's education

Dear Mom: What is a good way for me to support my children when they bring math homework home in elementary school?

Top volleyball teams to attend W-M Power Tournament Saturday

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

Whitman's Roberg, Kaur fall short in NW regional semifinals tennis match

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

Warriors seventh at foggy Heron Lakes

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.

Nelson, Wolpert pace Wa-Hi runners at Yakima Sunfair

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.

Blue Mountain hockey coach Huntsman attends symposium

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

Regional steelhead recovery plan released

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

Trial date set in September shootout near downtown Walla Walla

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

Local hands involved in rebuilding war-torn Afghanistan

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

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run crash

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,