News for Friday, March 26, 2010



Bill Heskett

Feb. 1, 1935 - March 6, 2010

Dorothy Catelett

March 13, 1918 - March 22, 2010

John Flannery

April 22, 1929 - March 25, 2010

John Johnson

Feb. 01, 1943 - March 21, 2010

Richard Adams

July 14, 1943 - March 25, 2010

WESTON — Richard 'Dick” Adams, 66, passed away March 25, 2010, at his home.Arrangements pending at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

Ellen E. Middleton

July 15, 1922 - March 16, 2010

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Neighbors helping neighbors

On March 17, the American Red Cross, Blue Mountain Chapter held the 5th Annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center.

Law making calorie count hard to ignore good for health of the nation

A new nationwide standard for restaurant food labeling has been set. This supersedes the current patchwork of state and city laws.

The new health-care reform law, all 2,400 pages of it, makes sweeping changes that go beyond insurance, hospitals and medicine.

Decade in lockup pays dividends for science

Sometimes it pays to spend 10 years in detention. Not that a person would ever want that to happen, but if it did -- could you put the time to good use?


Members of the Prescott School Board are Erik Young, Sara Fletcher, Pam Stueckle, Eva Madrigal and Karen Tonne. With Madrigal absent Thursday the board:

Etcetera - 03/26/10

A delegation of 13 students from Sasayama, Walla Walla's sister city in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, arrived here for a home stay on Wednesday. The students attend Homei and Sangyo High schools, said Robert Keatts, chairman of the Walla Walla-Sasayama Sister

Arian Ekanta-Marae Bratton

To Shari Milliken and Justin Bratton of Walla Walla, a daughter, Arian Ekanta-Marae Bratton. 7 pounds 1 ounce, March 19, 2010.

Tweets and tastes

Social media met swish and sip Thursday in a statewide wine-tasting Twitter party.

WALLA WALLA -- On her quest to narrow down "the best nose" in an array of Walla Walla wines Thursday, Christa Hilt realized how much she missed her own.

Superior Court - Walla Walla County

Walla Walla CountyLaura L. and Timonty J. Dobbins.Sara and Cody Scott.Camille Irene and Jon William Coers.Deborah A. and Jason L. Garcia.Maria and Jose Bermudez.

Emergency Services - 03/26/10

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

Deadline extended for board opening

WALLA WALLA -- A deadline has been extended to April 16 for applicants to fill a vacancy on the Walla Walla County Planning Commission.

Applicants sought for opening on Conservation District board

WALLA WALLA -- Applicants are sought for an opening on the Walla Walla County Conservation District board of supervisors.

Italian tradition to continue at airport

Councilman Dominick Elia and family plan to open Dominick's on the Runway in June.

WALLA WALLA -- A new restaurant slated for the Walla Walla Regional Airport will continue the Italian tradition started in the terminal building three years ago.

Man tasered, arrested after alleged beer theft attempt

Chet T. Volkman allegedly attacked store employees who detained him this morning, then fled police before being caught.

WALLA WALLA -- A 20-year-old man was arrested early today on suspicion of resisting arrest after a reported shoplift that turned into a robbery.

Touchet youngsters get 19-11 win over Mac-Hi JV

MILTON-FREEWATER — Touchet scored seven third-inning runs here Thursday in boys baseball action.The Indians batted around, took advantage of three walks from Mac-Hi pitchers, and got a two-run double off the bat of Tuff Goble to highlight the uprising.Bot

Indians win battle of unbeatens

Touchet hands Mac-Hi a 6-1 softball defeat to improve to 4-0, while the Pioneers take their first loss of the season.

MILTON-FREEWATER — Touchet catcher Cheyenne Kessler shined brightly under the Yantis Park lights here Thursday night during a non-conference softball battle of unbeatens.Kessler socked four hits, including a two-run home run, to power the Indians to a 6-1

Irish hit, pitch to sweep of Gar-Pal

Amanda Warnick tosses an opening six-hit, 7-5 win and Ashlyn Lyons two-hits the Vikes in a 10-0 shutout.

PALOUSE — DeSales used timely hitting and strong pitching to overcome five errors on the way to sweeping a non-conference softball doubleheader from Garfield-Palouse here Thursday.Amanda Warnick tossed a six-hitter to win the opener 7-5.Ashlyn Lyons fired

Pitching paces Irish sweep of Gar-Pal

WALLA WALLA — Pat Richard and Matt Wujek, with relief help from Kyle Lindgren, hurled a pair of one-hitters to help DeSales sweep a non-conference baseball twin bill from Garfield-Palouse here Thursday.Richard worked three innings and Lindgren came on in

DeSales' Baumgart medalist in Dayton

DAYTON — The DeSales boys golf team placed second at Touchet Valley here Thursday.DeSales' Ryan Baumgart was the medalist for the boys, finishing 3-over-par 36 on nine holes.Although foul weather lurked on the horizon, the golfers avoided it.

Blue Devil boys nip Kennewick, 4-3

KENNEWICK — Wa-Hi's No. 1 doubles team of Drew Swenson and Brendan McKinney stroked to a season record of 3-0 to help Blue Devil boys nip Kennewick, 4-3, in a Big Nine Conference tennis match here Thursday.The win gives Wa-Hi a 2-1 record on the season.

Blue Devils run, throw, jump through rain

The Wa-Hi boys go 2-1 and the girls 1-2 at the Big Nine track meet in Richland Thursday.

RICHLAND — Wa-Hi's track teams weathered windy, rainy conditions here on Thursday.The Blue Devil boys went 2-1 and the girls 1-2 at a Big Nine track meet against Southridge, Hanford and Sunnyside.Team scores for the boys were Southridge 98.66, Hanford 46.

Redlands women handle Missionaries

The nationally ranked Bulldogs hand Whitman the 8-1 tennis defeat Thursday.

REDLANDS, Calif. — The University of Redlands, ranked No. 17 nationally, won a handful of close matches and slipped past the Whitman College women's tennis team 8-1 Thursday afternoon in Redlands, Calif.Whitman, now 9-6 on the season, came close to taking

Wa-Hi girls take 6-1 Big Nine tennis victory from Lions

KENNEWICK — Wa-Hi swept the singles and won all of the doubles but one in a 6-1 Big Nine Conference girls tennis victory over Kennewick here Thursday.The Blue Devils return to action on April 6 against Pasco in Walla Walla.

Solomon earns NWC student-athlete of week

WALLA WALLA— Whitman College senior Matt Solomon, selected student-athlete of the week for the Northwest Conference for men's tennis for a second straight week, was busy last week.Solomon plays No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. He played six matches in six

Whit basketball to host upcoming boys youth clinics

WALLA WALLA— The Whitman College men's basketball program is hosting several youth clinics and tournaments this spring. The first, a three-day development clinic for boys age 8 to 14 starts Monday.

Walla Walla School Board to hold special session today

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board will meet in a special session today at noon for the purpose of awarding a bid.The meeting is scheduled at the district board room, 364 S. Park St., and is open to the public.