News for Wednesday, March 10, 2010



FOOD & FAMILY - Lent is time for St. Paul's Soup & Pie Luncheon

The tradition began 40 years ago at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

'Oh, no,” said Shannon Smith, shaking her blond head with energy.She just cannot reveal the family recipe for Marvelous Minestrone soup, the cook declared with a straight face and wide eyes. 'The Catholics might get it.”The room erupts in laughter at one

Pringles varieties add to growing recall list

Restaurant Cravers Cheeseburger and Family Faves Taco Night potato crisps both have an ingredient linked to possible salmonella contamination.

Procter & Gamble has joined a nationwide recall of certain foods using hydrolyzed vegetable protein, which has been linked to a possibility of being contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Otis Kenyon Wine expands to Woodinville

Otis Kenyon Wine is the latest Walla Walla Valley winery to expand to Woodinville.The winery's new 958-square-foot tasting room, situated in the Apple Farm Village complex near the landmark Hollywood School, is slated to open in April. The move is expecte

Community Bank plans to build branch, offices

Community Bank aims to break ground on a three-story building on Commercial Drive, off Myra Road.

COLLEGE PLACE -- Community Bank plans to break ground on a three-story bank branch and administrative office building in the first major development on Commercial Drive.Tom Moran, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon-based bank, on Tuesday

Loretta Stonecipher

Dec. 24, 1911 - March 5, 2010

Laura Rand

June 16, 1929 - March 6, 2010

Sharlene Steinhoff

May 12, 1925 - March 3, 2010

James Moss

Nov. 24, 1930 - March 5, 2010

Etcetera - 03/10/10

Walla Walla Valley Soroptimists awarded four women $100 each for their efforts in bettering their lives and making a difference in their communities.


Somewhere over the rainbow, trout are many. They landed at Jefferson Park, so here's the skinny. Rainbow trout shoot from the metal tube of Steve Jones' Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife truck Tuesday morning en route to their new home at the Jefferson Park pond. The trout, which are from the Lyons Ferry Hatchery, were delivered in two batches numbering 500 each and included an additional 50 each of jumbo-sized trout for a grand total of 1100 fish. The stocked pond is open only to juvenile fishing

Legislators have no excuse for not getting done on time

Legislators knew they had a huge task in front of them. Going into a special session is a waste of $20,000 a day.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Play at WWCC well worth seeing

Take note, Walla Walla. We have a treasure in our midst! I speak of the Walla Walla Community College's Theater Department.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - How about federal grant for WW infrastructure?

Much is being said about our infrastructure and I do not doubt one bit of the problems. We can see the street deterioration. The underground that we don't see is no less a problem. We are losing 25 percent of our water.

On the agenda - Athena Council

When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: City Hall, 215 S. Currant

On the agenda - Walla Walla Council

When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave.

In the minutes - POMEROY COUNCIL

Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Michael Akers and Donna Hunt. One seat is vacant. Mayor is Alan Gould. With Gould absent, and Gillis presiding as mayor pro-tem Tuesday the council:

Welcome-home party set for area man

Nels Hadden recently returned to the Valley after treatment for major injuries suffered in 2008.

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Although Nels Hadden officially arrived home a month ago, the big blow-out bash commemorating the news is Saturday.

Emergency Services - 03/10/10

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

Crystal Ann Carron

To Stephanie Carron and Jeremy Brown, Walla Walla, a daughter, Crystal Ann Carron, 8 pounds 11 ounces, March 9, 2010.

Ivan Cisneros Viramontez

To Debbie and Jorge Cisneros, Milton-Freewater, a son, Ivan Cisneros Viramontez, 7 pounds 6 ounces, March 7, 2010.

Semifinalists named for Walla Walla school chief

The candidates will arrive Saturday for interviews and the School Board plans to narrow the list to three by the day's end.

WALLA WALLA -- Six school administrators from around Washington have been named semifinalists for the Walla Walla Public Schools superintendent position.During a special board meeting Tuesday, the School Board announced the six candidates, who will arrive

Walla Walla High School assistant principal moves to Garrison

Brett Cox will take over an assistant principal post left vacant by new Edison Principal Josh Wolcott.

WALLA WALLA -- A Walla Walla High School administrator has been named assistant principal of Garrison Middle School.Brett Cox, assistant principal at Wa-Hi, will take over the assistant principal position at Garrison left vacant by Josh Wolcott. Wolcott w

Staff, parents chip in on College Place grade reconfiguration

Sixth-graders could move from Meadowbrook to Sager as part of work to stem falling enrollment.

COLLEGE PLACE -- The College Place School Board heard from staff members and some parents Tuesday night their thoughts on a potential grade reconfiguration.The School District is considering moving its sixth-graders from Meadow Brook Intermediate School t

Washington state sees teen gambling problems

Some Washington state teens like to gamble, according to a report issued Monday by the state Department of Social and Health Services.More than 2,000 high school seniors taking the 2008 Healthy Youth Survey said they already were having problems with gamb

WWCC women win NWAACC's top trophy

The Warriors avenge their only loss of the season with the 75-72 victory over Yakima Valley to win the NWAACC championship.

KENNEWICK — What's better than a 14-game winning streak? The smart aleck answer to that question is obvious. A 15-game winning streak.

Warrior 3s turn out lights on Saints

WWCC's men score 51 of their 71 points from downtown in the 71-66 win over Mount Hood for fourth place Tuesday.

KENNEWICK — In the end, the Warriors got their trophy. After four games in as many days, the Walla Walla Community College men sealed their fourth-place trophy with a victory over Mount Hood, 71-66.

Irish girls coach has no plans to retire

WALLA WALLA — Tim Duncan has been a coach all of his adult life.

Talk aims to debunk livestock-production myths

Jude Capper, who teaches dairy science at WSU, will address "the 'Good Old Days,'" "the role of extensive, grass-fed systems" and "food miles."

WALLA WALLA -- Debunking common myths about the environmental impact of livestock production will be the topic of a free seminar Thursday.Jude Capper, Washington State University assistant professor of dairy science, will present "Demystifying the Environ

Homeless man charged in Hampton Inn robbery

Gary L. Stevens also faces a firearms charge in connection with a Saturday night robbery of the Hampton Inn.

WALLA WALLA -- A homeless man has been charged with robbing the Hampton Inn at gunpoint last weekend.Gary L. Stevens, 52, is accused of first-degree robbery. He also is charged with first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm because he is a convicted f

Prescott High graduate found dead in Alaska

Sonja Ray appears to have died accidentally, but an autopsy is pending, her mother said.

PRESCOTT -- Sonja Ray's mother believes her 24-year-old daughter may have slipped on a slick dock when reaching to pick up her ID from the end of the dock in Juneau, Alaska.The 2004 Prescott High School graduate's body was recovered Sunday morning from Au

Louise Merkle

March 8, 2010

Mable Louise Merkle, 85, passed away March 8, 2010 in Spokane.Arrangements are pending at Cheney Funeral Chapel.

PHOTO GALLERY - WWCC women win NWAACC championship

defeating the Yakima Valley Yaks 75-72 Tuesday afternoon at the Toyota Center to claim the NWAACC championship.

PHOTO GALLERY - WWCC men take home NWAACC 4th place trophy

WWCC men take home 4th place with a victory over Mt Hood at the NWAACC Tournament.