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Tuesday, November 30

Washington State Penitentiary lockdown begins to ease

Four units have been on restrictions since fights earlier in the month.

WALLA WALLA — A lockdown of four units at Washington State Penitentiary is easing somewhat.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Investigation wasted resources

Since the U-B won't take on the conclusion of this sad story, I guess it is up to me.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Wind turbine cartoon not accurate

The political cartoon in the U-B of Nov. 16 shows the dinosaur of low fossil fuel prices taking a bite out of wind turbine production.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Letter writers with ESP?

I'm always amused at the ESP and the foresight that is invoked in some of these letters to the editor!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Reader opinion contest a mistake

I too am one who looks forward to and enjoys most of the articles published in the U-B's "Our Readers' Opinions" column.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - A thought on octopus flap

The octopus has jumped the shark.

Etcetera - 11/30/10

Sponsored by Walla Walla Community Hospice, the 24th annual Tree of Life ceremony will be 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Die Brücke building, 38 E. Main St.

Leader picked for Walla Walla city/county planning agency

Tom Glover, who is the county's community development director, has been asked to take over the new agency.

WALLA WALLA -- The head of Walla Walla County's planning agency has been offered the top position of a new joint city-county planning agency.

Trial date set in assault, threats

Joseph A. Davis is accused of hitting his girlfriend and threatening her and two other people.

WALLA WALLA -- A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to charges he beat his girlfriend, and threatened to stab and kill her and two other people during a disturbance earlier this month.

Obama's call for federal wage freeze on the mark

It sends the clear message the federal government is getting serious about getting spending under control.

President Obama's call for a two-year pay freeze for 2 million federal employees is an unpleasant but necessary move.

In the minutes - DAYTON SCHOOL BOARD

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.Where: District Board Room, 609 S. Second St.What: Board workshop, followed by regular meeting at 7 p.m.

On the agenda - Walla Walla Council

When: Wednesday 7 p.m.Where: 15 N. Third Ave.

In the minutes - POMEROY SCHOOL BOARD

Pomeroy School District Board members are Paul Ruark, Lori Slaybaugh, Steve Carlson, Bart Gingerich and Ed Sullivan. With all present Monday the board:

In the minutes - Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. With Loney participating via telephone during late morning and afternoon and Dozier absent at afternoon session, commissioners voted as follows Monday:

Don't make these power failure mistakes

Here are tips to keep safe during a power failure in winter.

Winter storms can cause power failures and that makes the Washington State Department of Health nervous that some people will use barbecues or gas generators for indoor heat.

Tips offered to help fight holiday crime

Law enforcement officials often notice an increase in crime during the holidays.

Emergency Services - 11/30/10

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

Five local students chosen for state honors chorus

COLLEGE PLACE -- Five local students will travel to the west side in February after being chosen to participate in the Washington Music Educators Association Youth Honors Chorus.

Walla Walla unemployment rate looks to be in recovery

Walla Walla's unemployment rate may be on the long road to recovery, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Department.

Key Tech returns to profitability in fiscal 2010

Key Technology returned to profitability during fiscal 2010, cemented in the last quarter by a record number of bookings, the Walla Walla manufacturer announced.

Construction underway on WW General Hospital's new cath lab

Construction has begun on a new $2.3 million catheterization lab at Walla Walla General Hospital.

Long-ago gas station turns into new place for spirits

WALLA WALLA -- A long-ago gas station has become a new spot for spirits in a blend of old and new on downtown's Colville Street.

Downtown decorations another touch of overhaul

WALLA WALLA -- New decorations installed on city light posts in late November transformed the picture-perfect downtown into something out of a Christmas carol.

Drop in area visitors last year not as much as state's

WALLA WALLA -- Fewer business travelers packed their briefcases into town last year in the community's first major downturn in visitor spending in nearly two decades.

WorkSource Walla Walla matchmaker for job seekers, employers

The free service works to connect area businesses with qualified workers, which is often an emotional task in the current economy.

For those out of work, focus on the positive; there are options.

Walla Walla County commissioners held executive session this morning

WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla County commissioners are meeting this morning in executive session for labor negotiations.Commissioners went into executive session at 8 a.m. today, said Connie Vinti, clerk of the board.Commissioner Greg Tompkins said Monday no

Jerry McGuire

Dec. 28, 1930 - Nov. 13, 2010

Ethel Fine

Oct. 31, 1914 - Nov. 26, 2010

Death Notice - Alice Greethurst

Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 28, 2010

Bulldogs bite Waitsburg-Prescott in state grid semifinal

W-P leads most of the game, but Colfax rallies late and hangs on to win the state playoff game, 21-14.

PULLMAN — The battle of unbeatens lived up to its hype here in a cold Martin Stadium on the Washington State University campus Monday evening in state Class 2B semifinal football playoff action.Colfax fought back from a 14-0 deficit to grab its first lead

Monday, November 29

Postal Service may be on road to oblivion

The U.S. Postal Service may be galloping after the Pony Express into oblivion. And its unions may be spurring it on.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - We have to stop the country's slide

Questioning that America is number one is considered almost treasonous in some quarters. Lately, however, "the party is over" sentiments are crowding out the "we're number one" assertions in the national conversation.

Bare facts: Public doesn't agree with TSA

There may be ways to make the scanners less of a concern and to reduce the number of patdoens.

The Transportation Security Administration poked a hornet's nest with the introduction of full-body scans and patdowns as it tries to get more aggressive in its methods to ferret out bombs and weapons.

Equipment delay forces Davis Elementary to close another day

COLLEGE PLACE — A delay in the arrival of equipment to repair the heating system at Davis Elementary will force the school to close another day.Superintendent Tim Payne said Davis students will have to miss school Tuesday following a continued delay in th

More wintry weather in works

A mix of snow and freezing rain is expected tonight and Tuesday.

Button up. Another round of winter weather is in the forecast.According to the National Weather Service, a strong storm system is predicted to bring snow and freezing rain to the area tonight and Tuesday.

Etcetera - 11/29/10

Troy Ledwick prepares to launch a snowball over the head of his very excited dog "Poppy" during an outing with his wife Kathy and their baby, Jackson, at Tietan Park on Sunday. Poppy went after the snowball like any other ball that might be thrown in the

A BALL IS A BALL

Troy Ledwick prepares to launch a snowball over the head of his very excited dog "Poppy" during an outing with his wife Kathy and their baby, Jackson, at Tietan Park on Sunday. Poppy went after the snowball like any other ball that might be thrown in the air with the only exception being these balls melted in the mouth. A ball is a ball, though, even if it's made of snow.

Jeannette Hayner remembered as strong voice for state

The former Senate majority leader is remembered for her work to solve a mountainous fiscal crisis much like the one the state faces today.

WALLA WALLA -- Former state Senate Majority Leader Jeannette Hayner died Friday at the Eagle Meadows Assisted Living Community at the age of 91.

Emergency Services - 11/29/10

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

Indian rights, education advocate to speak Tuesday at Whitman

WALLA WALLA -- Skokomish Indian Tribe member Denny Hurtado, who has spent the past three decades advocating for Indian rights and education, will speak Tuesday at Whitman College.

Scouts to hold session on outdoor winter activities

WALLA WALLA -- The Boy Scouts of the Walla Walla Valley invite youth and youth leaders who are planning adventures for this winter season to learn how to have an enjoyable, warm and safe activity.

Early Sunday crash injures man on US Highway 12

WALLA WALLA -- A Pasco man was injured in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday.

Port to meet Tuesday for annual retreat, budget hearing

The Port of Walla Walla will meet Tuesday for its annual retreat, and cap it with a public hearing on its 2011 budget.

Parks' 25 points can't help Walla Walla University's women keep up with Boxers

COLLEGE PLACE — Nicke Parks hit 10-of-28 field goals and scored 25 points, but it wasn't enough to keep the Walla Walla University women's basketball team close to visiting Pacific in a 75-53 loss Sunday evening.Sierra King's 15 points were the only other

Death Notice - LaVauna Rudy

July 16, 1920 - Nov. 26, 2010

Death Notice - James Moss

July 10, 1941 - Nov. 27, 2010

Death Notice - Virgil Kilmer

Oct. 17, 1917 - Nov. 26, 2010

Death Notice - Wilda Eccles

March 1, 1925 - Nov. 27, 2010

Death Notice - Ethel Fine

Oct. 31, 1914 - Nov. 26, 2010

Death Notice - Russell Hozan

March 14, 1926 - Nov. 26, 2010

Death Notice - Jeannette Hayner

Jan. 22, 1919 - Nov. 26, 2010

Thanksgiving for manifold blessings abounds

If you have family and friends, food and shelter, you're wealthy beyond all bounds

Thanksgiving means many things to many people. Usually it involves gathering the family together to have a lovely meal and enjoy each other's company. But underneath the lights, the laughter and the second piece of pumpkin pie there's the introspection an

After decades, retired teacher still reaps bountiful harvest

Evelyn McCracken taught second grade for years at Davis Elementary School in College Place.

Farmers and teachers must be the most optimistic people in the world. You plant the seeds, work hard and hope for the best. Evelyn McCracken has a good background with both, she started out on a farm, then found her life's work as a teacher. McCracken emb

Public gets government it asked for

Now we want someone to wave a magic wand and make the problems to away. It doesn't work that way.

There's an old saying that goes something like: Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.Through the years, constituencies have formed to lobby local, state and federal governments for programs they wanted to see. They have been remarkably successfu

Milton-Freewater Rotary-Chamber luncheon slated Dec. 14

The Milton-Freewater Rotary/Chamber luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St. Celebrate the season with music from the Mac-Hi band and Crimson & Black singers and enjoy a traditional Christma

Sunday, November 28

COLLEGE BASKETBALL - WWU men drop two games in L-C tourney

LEWISTON — Walla Walla University's men's basketball team dropped a pair of games over the weekend, falling 80-51 to Carroll College on Friday and Lewis-Clark State 83-67 on Saturday in Lewis-Clark State's Life Flight Network Thanksgiving Tournament.The l

COLLEGE BASKETBALL - Whitman men nudged by Northwest in tourney game

Northwest tops the Missionaries 88-79 on the final day of the Vineyard Inn Classic.

WALLA WALLA — Whitman's men's basketball team rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit — twice drawing to within one point in the closing minutes Saturday night — but visiting Northwest University closed with a 16-8 run during an 88-79 victory in the

COLLEGE BASKETBALL - EOU finally breaks away from Whitman

The Missionaries enjoy double-digit leads, but Eastern Oregon takes the 99-92 Classic victory.

WALLA WALLA — Travares Peterson drilled a 3-point shot from the left baseline with 4:05 to go that broke a 77-all tie and gave visiting Eastern Oregon the lead for good in a 99-92 men's basketball victory over Whitman in the opening session of the annual

Saturday, November 27

DeSales, Waitsburg-Prescott football players named to District 9 All-League

WALLA WALLA — Local teams were well represented on this year's District 9 2B All League team with three members of both DeSales and Waitsburg-Prescott making the defensive squad, while W-P landed four on the offensive list and DeSales notched three more.A

On the agenda - Pomeroy School Board

When: Monday, 7 p.m.Where: Elementary Room 109.

On the agenda - Walla Walla County

When: Monday and Tuesday. Monday meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday workshop will begin at 9 a.m.Where: Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.

ENGAGEMENT - Durfee-Petersen

Teri Durfee of Milton-Freewater and Jeff Petersen of Cove, Ore., announce their engagement.The bride-elect is the daughter of Elbert Durfee of Milton-Freewater and the late Helen Durfee. She is an office assistant and website designer at Whitman College.T

WEDDING - Jablonski-Dutcher

Elise Kathryn Jablonski and Aaron Jacob Dutcher wed Sept. 25, 2010, in Idaho.The bride is daughter of Warren and Ruth Ewing of Joseph and Prescott and Paul Jablonski of Silverton, Ore. Her bridesmaid was Emily Howerton.The groom is the son of Michael and

WEDDING - Nicola-Jennings

Former Walla Wallan Micky Reginald Jennings and Amy Lynn Nicola, both of Omaha, Neb., wed Nov. 6, 2010, at St. John's Parish, Creighton University, Omaha. The Rev. Bert Thelen, S.J., officiated.The bride is the daughter of Ben and Jan Nicola of Fremont, N

Holiday spreads germs along with good cheer

The complaints so far include upper respiratory infections, but flu season is just starting.

WALLA WALLA — In case you brought home more than leftovers from Aunt Nelly's house after the Big Dinner, you are not alone.Local health-care providers have been seeing plenty of seasonal complaints, including upper respiratory infections.

Christmas tree season opens

Firewood-cutting season is ready to close in the Wallowa-Whitman forest.

Christmas tree season is now open in the Umatilla National Forest. Meanwhile, firewood-cutting season is getting ready to close in the Wallowa-Whitman forest.Permits to cut Christmas trees in the Umatilla National Forest are now available at all forest of

EMERGENCY SERVICES - 11/28/10

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

Annual cheese event wheels into downtown

It is the fourth year Damon and Colby Burke have held the Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Cutting at Salumiere Cesario.

WALLA WALLA — What started more than 5,000 miles away and 1,000 days ago as a 100-pound round mold of solidified raw milk from dairy cows fed on mountain pastures in Parma, Italy, ended Saturday in a highly celebrated cheesemonger event known as the annua

Rogers Bakery overcomes obstacles

The business will reopen Monday, seven months after a fire.

COLLEGE PLACE - You'll have to forgive Rogers Bakery for not opening a little sooner.After an electrical fire ripped through the College Place business last February, owners Kelli and Lenny Leen had initially thought the cleanup and recovery would take tw

Project amplifies residents' ‘Voices'

Last year, I lived in a rural Japanese town called Fukusaki, which translates roughly as 'laugh and grow fat” town. I certainly laughed while I was there. I probably also gained some insulation pounds during the winter, since few places in Japan have cent

Voices from the Walla Walla Valley

Rodney Applegate, 75, has returned to India 20 times since his first visit 10 years ago. With his friend Lama Ngawang Tashi Bapu, a Tibetan monk he met in 2001, Applegate has worked to improve sanitation and health education in Arunachal Pradesh, a remote

Anderson overcomes physical problems to create art

When he was 10, he was diagnosed with progressive myoclonic epilepsy, a rare epilepsy syndrome.

WALLA WALLA — Alex Anderson's most recent painting took a gallon of blue paint, more than a half-gallon of red, and a half-gallon of white acrylic paint.'I try not to think about what I'm doing, at least with abstract pictures,” Anderson said. 'The more I

Blue Ridge Elementary looks forward to playground equipment

Installation at Blue Ridge is slated to take place in the spring.

WALLA WALLA — What began as a dream almost three years ago will be a reality at Blue Ridge Elementary this coming spring.The final steps in the school's 'Playground of Dreams” project, to install a new playground at the school, were finalized recently whe

Drinking and driving can be holiday problem

Law enforcement agencies periodically beef up traffic patrols during the holidays, looking for revelers whose over-consumption of holiday cheer can result in tragedy.Even without organized enforcement campaigns, police are more aware of the potential for

Volunteers load holiday stockings with goodies for troops

The stockings are filled with candy, dental supplies, and cards and art made by local youths.

With the help of local community members and Walla Walla Dental Care, Dayton's Aileen Warren is supporting soldiers overseas and spreading holiday cheer by sending holiday stockings to service men and women.Warren volunteers with community members to crea

Applicants sought for Civil Service Commission

WALLA WALLA — Applicants are being sought to fill three openings on the Civil Service Commission for the county Sheriff's Office.The three-member board makes rules and regulations for Sheriff's Office personnel consistent with state statutes and oversees

ETCETERA - Whitman astronomy major starstruck for teaching others

Whitman College astronomy and religion double major Faith Tucker said the Moon-stravaganza she hosted for area children was a great success.More than 50 kids from 4 to 14 years old and their parents learned about the Moon during the Nov. 5 event at Whitma

PASTOR COLUMN - Bible relevant even if some stories shock

One of my colleagues mentioned a lecture he'd heard entitled 'Talking with the Bible.” It seems that, because our time and culture is so different from that of the people whose lives are recorded in the Bible, we are obliged to read the stories in the con

CHURCH BULLETIN - 11/28/10

New Joy Foursquare Church to present concert SaturdayWALLA WALLA - The New Joy Foursquare Church, 3 S. Colville St., will present the Joel Herbert Holiday Concert, at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. The event is free. For more information, call 509-526-4111.

After decades, retired teacher still reaps bountiful harvest

Evelyn McCracken taught second grade for years at Davis Elementary School in College Place.

Farmers and teachers must be the most optimistic people in the world. They plant the seeds, work hard and hope for the best. Evelyn McCracken has a good background with both: she started out on a farm, then found her life's work as a teacher. McCracken em

Public gets government it asked for

Now we want someone to wave a magic wand and make the problems go away. It doesn't work that way.

There's an old saying that goes something like: Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.Through the years, constituencies have formed to lobby local, state and federal governments for programs they wanted to see. They have been remarkably successfu

OUR READERS' OPINIONS

Writer's ideas on solving parking won't work

A turn for the birds

Another Thanksgiving with all the trimmings. The turkey feast has come and gone.While the thought of photographing a person eating – actually putting prepared food in their mouth – has always conjured a certain 'yuck” factor, visually feasting with birds

PHOTO GALLERY - EOU comes from behind to defeat Whitman in men's basketball action

Eastern Oregon University men's basketball team rallies from a 12-point deficit to beat Whitman College at the Whitman Vineyard Inn Classic, 99-92. More information in Sunday's Union-Bullletin and here online.

Friday, November 26

Everyone can be 'hero;' no need for costume

We don't need to dress like Batman to be part of the solution to reducing crim.

Holy crimefighters, Batman. Costumed vigilantes are roaming Seattle streets.

Franklin Weeks

Feb. 20, 1932 - Nov. 24, 2010

Jack L. Starr

March 3, 1939 - November 23, 2010

Gerald Brumback

Dec. 30, 1950 - Oct. 25, 2010

Farrell Williams

Nov. 23, 2010

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Walla Walla better wake up

I was somewhat surprised to learn the city of Walla Walla had deeded over Main Street to the Downtown Foundation. I don't recall seeing that on any kind of ballot or advisory election.

$n$ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Octopus situation makes Walla Walla look bad

I have had in the past a chance to visit your fair town. And in the years since I have enjoyed establishing the sister city link between Walla Walla and Fair Play, S.C.

Surgeon honored with Physician of the Year Mission Award

Dr. Scott Newbold has been recognized for exceptional surgical skills and his compassion for the Walla Walla community during Adventist Health's annual Physician Leadership Symposium in Sacramento, Calif.

Knocked-out tooth not always a loss

Having a tooth knocked out (avulsed) is one of the most physically and emotionally traumatic accidents that can occur in dentistry.

WINTER WONDERLAND

It was no weather for bicycles as Kurt Othberg instead took to the cross-country skies for exercise Wednesday morning en route to a snowy trek around Tietan Park.

Key Tech once again profitable

In part, investing in new product solutions and reducing operating expenses are credited for the upswing.

Key Technology returned to profitability during fiscal 2010, cemented in the last quarter by a record number of bookings, the Walla Walla manufacturer announced.

Bank offers tips for secure online shopping

Don't feel like facing the consumer crunch at the stores?

SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY: Holidays a time for exercise, self-control

According to the American Council on Exercise, an average Thanksgiving meal is about 3,000 calories and 29 grams of fat.

Etcetera - 11/26/10

Exchange Club of Walla Walla honored Waitsburg High School seniors Austin Beasley and Christy Poirier and DeSales High School seniors Kincaid Schmitz and Danielle "Dani" Hall as its Youths of the Month. The students were recognized during a club luncheon

On your mark ... get set ... SHOP

Black Friday began earlier at many stores this year.

WALLA WALLA -- Black Friday got off to an earlier start this year, as was the case for many communities across the nation.

Repair delays to close Davis Elementary on Monday

COLLEGE PLACE -- Davis Elementary will remain closed through Monday, and resume classes on Tuesday, if repair on the school's heating system goes as scheduled.

Emergency Services - 11/26/10

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

DREAM Act may get vote in Congress

Last month, the Senate of the Associated Students of Whitman College passed a resolution in support of the act.

After nine years of waiting, supporters of a small branch of immigration reform believe the time has come for change.

Death Notice - Phillip Carson

March 12, 1937 - Nov. 24, 2010

Death Notice - Jack Starr

March 3, 1939 - Nov. 23, 2010

Death Notice - Billie Fox

June 24, 1943 - Nov. 25, 2010

Ned Storey

March 30, 1954 - Nov. 19, 2010

Patricia Johnson

July 8, 1950 - Nov. 18, 2010

ETCETERA - 11/25/10

Times have been challenging lately from an economic standpoint for native Walla Wallan and 1981 Walla Walla High School graduate Dena Guglielmelli.But the Phelan, Calif., resident said her prayers were answered when she was selected as a contestant on The

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Natural nutrition is fountain of youth

Elizabeth Kovar's warning about skin care and other personal care products published in the Union-Bulletin Friday Nov. 5 opened up a host of serious health results that can be prevented by changing brands.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Parking ordinance needs rewriting

It was interesting to hear about the two-hour parking tickets that are being issued to the surprised folks parked in the downtown area.To help me understand the parking code I went to the city ordinance, 10.13.010, that spells out the 'rule of law” and it

Lincoln called for a national day of thanks

President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a holiday over 140 years ago. Following is Lincoln's proclamation given on Oct. 3, 1863, establishing Thanksgiving Day.

President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a holiday over 140 years ago. Following is Lincoln's proclamation given on Oct. 3, 1863, establishing Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 25

Waitsburg-Prescott faces football playoff rematch with Colfax

Waitsburg-Prescott is riding high as it looks to avenge last season's playoff loss to Colfax in their semifinal game Saturday.

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott's football team looks to take the final step to making the state Class 2B championship game Saturday when the team faces off against fellow unbeaten Colfax in a semifinal rematch of the game that ended W-P's playoff run last

Emergency Services - 11/25/10

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

Alternative presents a gift for the giver, too

Whether it is our custom, ritual, requirement or obligation, we all are probably making a list and checking it twice to make sure we have not left out someone we "need" to give a gift to.Some of us may go overboard and collect many gifts for that special

Weston woman sentenced in child sex case

Sara Joen Thompson pleaded guilty to having sex with two children in March.

PENDLETON -- A Weston woman who earlier pleaded guilty to three sex crimes against two boys last spring was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six years in prison.Sara Joen Thompson, 41, was ordered to serve five years and 10 months, according to a news releas

Black (ice) Friday in works

Drivers and walkers beware, roads and sidewalks could turn into skating rinks by early Friday.The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet early Friday morning. The chance of precipitation was listed as 30 percent.

The ties that bind

Soldiers' bonds become those of their families after one is lost at war.

WALLA WALLA — On the outskirts of town, in a home near a wheat field where her family has farmed for generations, Kathleen Small will set out her best dinnerware to celebrate what promises to be both a normal and traditional Thanksgiving.A thousand miles

Pomeroy festival to kick off holidays

The festivities start with lighting up Main Street on Friday evening at 5 p.m.

POMEROY -- Pomeroy's Old Fashioned Christmas Festival gets off to a bright start Friday evening with Main Street businesses lighting up for the holidays at 5 p.m., followed by lighting of the tree in Pioneer Plaza at 5:15 p.m. The local Boy Scout Troop, w

Wednesday, November 24

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Letters shouldn't be written for contest

I was preparing to write regarding the 'letter of the month” issue when Thomas Peacock beat me to it. He begged the U-B to 'please, please” not go through with this and included a few derogatory comments about the 'regular” contributors, accusing them of

Port provides cushier wait for travelers at Walla Walla Regional Airport

Port of Walla Walla officials have added a couple of incentives to entice air travelers through security at the Walla Walla Regional Airport.Complimentary beverage service is available and a flat-screen television has been in installed in the airport term

Court wisely takes stand protecting students

We, as a society, put our trust in schools to make sure our children are safe. And that applies even when the children are young adults who have reached the age of 18.The majority of state Supreme Court justices affirmed that last week in a ruling on whet

Death Notice - Franklin Weeks

Feb. 20, 1932 - Nov. 24, 2010

Shift seen in Black Friday mindset

Retailers are pulling out all the stops and hope holiday shoppers will follow suit.

WALLA WALLA -- Amy Glase looked out from the gallery of windows at downtown retailer Studio Opal this morning to find another day of a slightly nagging trend: empty parking spaces along Main Street."I've been noticing this for about the last month," she s

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Walla Walla CountyBobby Ray Burks Jr., was sentenced Nov. 15 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $63.40 in s

In the minutes - Garfield County

Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:

In the minutes - Touchet School Board

Members of the Touchet School Board are Sandra Bradley, Robert Schaeffer, Mandy Thompson, Michael McCubbins and Darren Goble. With all present Thursday the board:

In the minutes -Starbuck School Council

Members of the Starbuck School Board are Zonia Dedloff, Carol Wildman, Jill Wood, Kelly White and Leo Janes. With White and Janes absent Thursday the board via a conference call:

Outcomes steady as Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield votes finalized

As the election goes in the books for good, the results hold up throughout the area.

Election officials in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties certified the results of November's general election Tuesday. Final tallies showed no changes in any of the local races.The Nov. 2 election also generated high turnouts at the polls, both l

Touchet teachers honored for board certification

Gary Dorman, Veronica Ogden and Debbie Ortiz all gained the National Board credentials.

TOUCHET -- Three Touchet School teachers were honored Tuesday by their peers for passing their National Board certifications.Gary Dorman, is ag/vocational instructor, coaches high school football and high school softball and is FFA Advisor for Touchet's F

Men plead innocent in robberies outside Burbank store

Samuel Barrera and Jacob J. Munoz are accused of robbing two men outside in Burbank in August.

WALLA WALLA -- Two men pleaded innocent this morning in Superior Court to robbing two customers outside a convenience store in Burbank last summer.Trial dates for Samuel Barrera, 23, of Prosser, and Jacob J. Munoz, 23, of Pasco, will be scheduled later. E

Fire district to hold public hearing on budget Friday

STARBUCK -- Columbia County Fire District No. 1 will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2011 budget Friday at 6 p.m. at the Dick Rubenser residence, 815 Highway 261 East. Copies of the budget are available at the Starbuck School.

Lockdown continues in West Complex units of penitentiary

WALLA WALLA -- A lockdown in the Washington State Penitentiary's West Complex living units was expected to continue through Monday afternoon. The four close-custody units, Delta, Echo, Fox and Golf, were on restricted movement after two large fights betwe

Teen pleads guilty in attack on delivery driver in Walla Walla

Noe Jaimez faces up to 30 days in detention for second-degree attempted robbery.

WALLA WALLA -- A teenager involved in an attack last winter on a delivery truck driver in Eastgate pleaded guilty this morning in the Juvenile Department of Walla Walla County Superior Court to a reduced charge.Noe Jaimez, 15, of 927 W. Poplar St., entere

Trial date moved for College Place woman in fatal hit-and-run crash

Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg is accused of fleeing the scene after her car hit a man in August.

WALLA WALLA -- A new trial date has been set for a woman who allegedly was driving a vehicle that struck a man at a bus shelter in August, fatally injuring him. Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg, 33, of 1114 S.E. Scenic View Drive, College Place, had been scheduled to

Western Washington jumps on Wolves early, takes win

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University's men's basketball team jumped out early on Walla Walla University on Monday night to take a double-figure halftime lead and never look back in an 81-56 home victory over the Wolves.'It was a good experience for

OUTDOORS - Scenic changes at Wallowa Lake

Views of Wallowa Lake differ greatly depending on the season and time of day.

The view from the north shore of Wallowa Lake changes with the seasons, the days and the times of day.Blue skies, with boats, water-skiers, parasailers and sky-blue water, leave a lasting and colorful impression.The opposite, however, may also be true.As

Whit women nationally ranked

WALLA WALLA — The Whitman College women's basketball team, after opening its season with a pair of neutral-court victories last weekend, has jumped into the USA Today/ESPN NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll.Whitman is part of a three-way tie for the No

Whitman Baseball Winter Camp slated Dec. 4-5

WALLA WALLA — Athletes ages 8 to 18 are invited to the Whitman College Baseball Winter Camp from 9 a.m. tonoon Dec. 4 and 5. The camp will be in the Sherwood Athletics Center on the Whitman College campus. Mark Michaud, pitching coach for the Whitman Coll

Missionaries host Classic this weekend

WALLA WALLA — With two wins already under its belt, the Whitman College men's basketball team faces a pair of talented foes later this week when it hosts the Walla Walla Vineyard Inn Classic in Sher

WALLA WALLA — With two wins already under its belt, the Whitman College men's basketball team faces a pair of talented foes later this week when it hosts the Walla Walla Vineyard Inn Classic in Sherwood Center.The tournament starts at 6 p.m. Friday when P

Emergency Services - 11/24/10

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

College Place Council OKs water rate hike

The Council also started a budget preview.

COLLEGE PLACE -- In an evening dominated by financial matters, the City Council approved the city's 2011 property tax levy Monday, an increase in water rates and previewed the budget for the coming year.With three council members absent, the tax levy and

Thanksgiving holiday delivery schedule

The Thursday edition of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin will be published and delivered in the morning because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The U-B offices will be closed to the public Thursday, but subscribers who haven't received their newspaper by 7 a.m

'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' to take the stage

As part of their 50th anniversary season, Walla Walla University theater will present 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” beginning December 4th.Walla Walla University student Shane Wood will direct the play using Joseph Robinette's adapted version o

$n$ Weneha Gallery hosts artist Andrea Lyman on Friday

DAYTON — Artist Andrea Lyman will be at the Wenaha Gallery, 219 E. Main St., Friday during Dayton's Christmas Kick-off.Known for her one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, Lyman has expanded her interest to handmade art cards, sachets filled with several differ

New at the library

In the not-distant future, the citizens of Union Grove, N.Y., have little knowledge of the world outside their town. Travel is horse-drawn, medicine is herbal and farming is at the center of life.

$n$ Dayton greets holidays

DAYTON — Live music, fireworks, two live performances of 'The Music Man” and a visit with Santa are just a few of the events and activities available for Christmas shoppers in downtown Dayton Friday and Saturday.For the second year, a lighted parade will

$n$ Dayton Christmas Kick-off Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and on Main Street.

$n$ It's Christmas 1975 all over again at Milton-Freewater Public Library Dec. 3

MILTON-FREEWATER — Oldies Night @ The Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave., recalls Christmas 1975 at 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 3.Thirty-five years ago. the favorite Top 40 radio stations played 'Saturday Night” by the Bay City Rollers, 'Convoy” by C.W. McCall, 'Sky Hi

$n$ Production of 'The Gospel According to Scrooge' a labor of love for family

It's hard to keep a good Scrooge down.After a hiatus, Tim and Keiloni Bruner are bringing their renowned holiday production — 'The Gospel According to Scrooge” — to Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus once again.The show, renowned for its professi

$n$ BOOK NOTES - Books that would make great Christmas gifts

Why not treat yourself or a friend to a book by a favorite author for Christmas. Several best- selling authors have published new books this year just in time for holiday giving.I love Ivan Doig's historical novels describing life in Montana in earlier ti

$n$ 'WineTrails of Walla Walla' author to sign books Dec. 3,4

Steve Roberts, author of 'Wine-Trails of Walla Walla,” will be signing books 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Book and Game Company, 8 E. Main St., and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Northstar Winery, 1736 Larson Road.

$n$ Festival of Mini-Trees starts Dec. 1

Junior Club of Walla Walla's third annual Festival of Mini-Trees and silent auction will be held Dec. 1-14 in the lobby of the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center, 6 W. Rose St.Thirty-five trees will be on display and up for bid. All money raised w

Death Notice - Delia Crumb

Nov. 23, 2010

Claud McDonald

Nov. 15, 1944 – Nov. 17, 2010

David ‘Larry' Guery

Jan. 28, 1941 - Nov. 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 23

Daily Market Coop to offer Made in Walla Walla Box

Devising a shopping strategy for the upcoming holiday season? You might consider a new one for groceries, too.

PIONEER PUSH

Kade Limont, 5, closes his eyes as he picks up speed with a push from his father Paul Limont while sledding down the berm at Pioneer Park Tuesday morning, November 23, 2010 in Walla Walla, Wash.

Etcetera - 11/23/10

Travis Wolford, a student at Walla Walla Community College, wants to assist the elderly and disabled by raking leaves and shoveling snow for free.

In the minutes - PRESCOTT SCHOOL BOARD

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

In the minutes - DAYTON COUNCIL

Members of the City Council are Christine Broughton, Kathy Berg, Merle Jackson, Terry Herrin, Charlie Button, Jim Cooper and Bill Graham. Mayor is Craig George. With Graham absent Monday the council:

In the minutes - COLUMBIA COUNTY

Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With all present Monday:

In the minutes - Walla Walla County

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

Heating system fails at College Place school

The problem is expected to be fixed by the time school starts again next week.

COLLEGE PLACE -- Classes are out for the week at College Place Public Schools, and so is the school's heating system.

Numbers favor holiday moderation

If asked which holiday has the highest frequency of alcohol-related fatalities, you would most likely and with great conviction say New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July ... but you would be wrong. It is Thanksgiving.

Police urge patience, caution on roads

Conditions in the Valley are conspiring to put a healthy number of drivers off the road.

WALLA WALLA -- No matter when the snow first flies in the Walla Walla Valley, many drivers are unprepared for it, said city police Capt. Gary Bainter.

More Washington State Penitentiary units locked down after fight

On the heels of a major brawl last week, another fight has broken out at the state penitentiary.

WALLA WALLA -- Two units at Washington State Penitentiary are under lockdown today after a second large fight between inmates.

Trial date set in damage to home, vehicles

The vandalism led to an assault on the suspect, police say.

WALLA WALLA -- An alleged gang member accused of breaking several windows in vehicles and at a residence in September, reportedly leading to a retaliatory assault against him, pleaded innocent Monday to two criminal charges.

Washington State Department of Health issues warning about carbon monoxide poisoning

As the winter storm has caused power failures across the state, Washington State Department of Health officials are concerned that some people will use barbecues or gas generators for indoor heat.

The winter storm has caused several power failures around the state, making the Washington State Department of Health folks nervous that some people will use barbecues or gas generators for indoor heat.That's a big risk to families who could be sickened a

Holiday Closures

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

Trial date set for Walla Walla brothers in child sex case

Two men are accused of supplying teens with alcohol and having sex with 14-year-olds.

WALLA WALLA -- Two local brothers who were arrested this month after reported sexual encounters with underage girls at their home are scheduled for trial Jan. 4 and 5 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Waitsburg man sentenced in threat on woman

Keith E. Adams received a 90-day jail sentence in connection with a standoff in Waitsburg.

WALLA WALLA -- A man was sentenced Monday afternoon to three months in the County Jail for threatening to kill a woman in a domestic dispute in Waitsburg last September.

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Brandin Rencken, 17, 249 Bush St., was sentenced Nov. 12 on one count third-degree theft.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Oscar Morales, 19, 104 1/2 12th St., College Place, was sentenced Nov. 15 on one count third-degree assault.

Superior Court - DISSOLUTIONS

Trista and Paul Smith.

Emergency Services - 11/23/10

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

College Place School Board cancels meeting set for this afternoon

COLLEGE PLACE -- The College Place School Board has canceled a special meeting and work session scheduled today at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Death Notice - Ned Storey

March 30,1954 - Nov. 19, 2010

Death Notice - Farrell Williams

Nov. 23, 2010

SCHOOL DELAYS, CLOSURES DUE TO SNOW

Walla Walla Public Schools are operating on a two-hour delay this morning. Morning preschool programs, breakfast services, AM Explorers and 5th grade strings class are canceled.

Monday, November 22

Fire damages Walla Walla home on Morton Street

WALLA WALLA — A fire found burning inside a wall and floor damaged a home this morning.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Rees Avenue intersection needs four-way stop

First just let me say that I've lived in this beautiful Valley from the third grade on and still plan on living my life here.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The new Congress sure has some crazy ideas for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the American people have been keeping it wild for generations. The 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge on Dec. 6 presents an historic opportunity to protect this las

Walla Walla Council makes solid calls on fees

City Council members took a thoughtful approach in rejecting some fee hikes and adopting others.

The Walla Walla Council -- like every city council and county commission in Washington state -- faces some very tough decisions.

Snow, cold expected to stick

The National Weather Service says today's snow will be followed by a cold streak statewide. After an expected 5 to 8 inches of snow today locally,overnight lows are expected to linger around zero.Snow is expected to continue in the Walla Walla area Tuesda

FALL COLORED SNOW

Walking home after dropping her car off for service, Susan Janelle navigates the slick roads and sidewalk at the intersection of Rose Street and Park Street while an early winter storm continues to dump snow on the Walla Walla Valley Monday morning, November 22, 2010. Autumn colored leaves from a Liquid Amber tree frame the view, drooping under the weight of the snow.

Etcetera - 11/22/10

Why drag the kids shopping at oh-dawn-thirty when ballerinas will pirouette in to care for the children while the parents bargain shop the day after Thanksgiving.

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Bernardo Fernandez, 17, 710 N. Ninth Ave. was sentenced Nov. 12 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possession of less than 40 grams marijuana.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Charles Mac Wilson, 28, 410 N. Third Ave., was sentenced Nov. 12 on one count fourth-degree assault.

Woman injured in fight at Walla Walla nightclub

Police say a large fight resulted in one woman being injured by a thrown glass.

WALLA WALLA -- One woman was injured early Sunday after a fight broke out at a local nightclub.

Turkey Trot slated Thursday

A Thanksgiving Day fun run will help burn calories as well as raise funds for a cause.

On the agenda - Starbuck School Board

When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.Where: Starbuck School

On the agenda - Dayton Council

When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall, 111 S. First St.

Emergency Services - 11/22/10

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

Walla Walla's streets bedecked for holidays

City workers have festooned downtown light posts with garlands and star ornaments.

WALLA WALLA -- New decorations installed on city light posts last week have transformed the picture-perfect downtown into something out of a Christmas carol.

College Place School Board to hold special work session Tuesday in Walla Walla

COLLEGE PLACE -- The College Place School Board will hold a special work session Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Walla Walla Fire Department station at 200 S. 12th Ave.

BIRTHS - Hosanna Jean Zehr

To Regina and Mahlon Zehr, Milton Freewater, a daughter, Hosanna Jean Zehr, 4 pounds 8 ounces, Nov. 19, 2010.

Warrior women win another NWAACC soccer championship

Justine Jones' goal is one of four she has over the weekend, and is joined by Margo Hickman's score in the 2-0 win over Clackamas.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Justine Jones tallied a goal just 1:47 after the opening whistle here Sunday afternoon as Walla Walla Community College claimed its second consecutive NWAACC women's soccer championship with a 2-0 victory over Clackamas at the Starfire Sp

Whitman swimmers second at Northwest Invitational

Three Missionary men and three women win individual events as the meet concludes Sunday.

TACOMA — With three women and three men winning individual events, the Whitman College swim teams turned on the competitive juices to finish second as the Northwest Invitational concluded its two-day run here Sunday night.Lauren Flynn, Charlotte Graham an

Walla Walla Community College women edge Yaks for tourney title

YAKIMA — Walla Walla Community College's women's basketball team heads into a week off on a high note after winning the Yakima Valley Hall of Fame Tournament with a 61-56 victory over the host Yaks Sunday.The Warriors downed Bellevue and Yakima Valley's a

Whitman men hand Portland Bible basketball loss

PORTLAND — With five players scoring in double figures, Whitman College ran its early season record to 2-0 with a 98-74 non-conference basketball victory over Portland Bible College here Saturday night.Junior Brandon Shaw and sophomore Peter Clark paced t

Ione M. King

November 6, 1926 – November 21, 2010

Susan Muskthel

Sept. 25, 1959 - Nov. 18, 2010

Athena-Weston schools closed due to weather conditions

The Athena-Weston School District in Umatilla County, Ore., is closed today due to inclement weather conditions. More information will be available at athwest.k12.or.us/.

Sunday, November 21

PHOTO GALLERY - Waitsburg-Prescott thunders past DeSales in 2B football quarterfinals

DeSales posts just 13 points as W-P's offense tears through in the quarterfinal meeting.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Steven and Linda Meier

Steven and Linda Meier of Milton-Freewater will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14, 2010. They plan a trip in the spring for a further celebration.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Robert and Elena Brown Perry

Walla Wallans Robert and Elena Brown Perry celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They married Nov. 4, 1950, at Central Christian Church in Walla Walla.They have three children, Robin Perry, Dana Reyburn and husband Ron and Chuck Perry and wife Jeanet

ENGAGEMENT - Everson-Key

Jeff and Shelly Lefore and Glenn Key announce the engagement of son Randall Glenn Key to Shanna Marie Everson, all of Walla Walla.

On the agenda - Columbia School Board

When: Monday, 7 p.m.Where: District board room, 755 Maple St.

On the agenda - Columbia County

When: Monday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.Where: Commissioner Room, Courthouse.What: Special Meeting at 10 a.m., regular meeting at 7 p.m.

On the agenda - Touchet School Board

When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.Where: School Library.

On the agenda - Prescott School Board

When: Monday, 7 p.m.Where: Board Room.

On the agenda - College Place

When: 7 p.m. Monday.Where: College Place City Hall, 625 S. College Ave.

On the agenda - Walla Walla County

When: Monday and Tuesday. Monday meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday workshop will begin at 9 a.m.Where: Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.

Registration opens for seminar to help beef producers be more competitive

WALLA WALLA - Registration for a seminar to help beef cattle producers be more competitive is now open.The deadline for registration to the "Blue Mountain Beef Information Day" is Tuesday. A fee of $15 is required and includes dinner.Registration forms ar

Native Walla Wallan Dena Guglielmelli to appear on TV's The Price is Right

WALLA WALLA - Native Walla Wallan Dena Guglielmelli of Victorville, Calif., will appear on The Price is Right at 10 a.m. Tuesday on CBS.The daughter of Walla Wallans Dee and Joe Guglielmelli, Dena has lived and worked in California for years.More about he

City-county joint agency development board to meet Monday

WALLA WALLA - The board for a joint city-county planning agency will meet Monday to continue work to create the new department.The meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 214 W. Main St. Board members wi

Prescott holiday dinner scheduled for Dec. 4 at Lions Hall

PRESCOTT - The sixth annual Prescott community holiday dinner is Dec. 4 at the Lions Hall, 102 W. 2nd St.Besides a meal with turkey, ham and all the fixings plus beverages, the evening includes kids crafts and caroling with Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue.

Columbia School District receives energy-project funding

BURBANK - The Columbia School District in Walla Walla County is among 21 school districts in the state to receive state energy grants during the third and final round of the awards.The district secured $563,195 that will go to offset a variety of energy-e

Saturday, November 20

PREP FOOTBALL - Waitsburg-Prescott thunders past DeSales in 2B football quarterfinals

DeSales posts just 13 points as W-P's offense tears through in the quarterfinal meeting.

PASCO — In an explosion heard all the way to Colfax, Waitsburg-Prescott did everything right to post a 54-13 win over DeSales Saturday evening in quarterfinal state 2B football playoff action.'They (W-P) came out like a thunderstorm,” DeSales coach Pat Gr

WWCC women play Clackamas for NWAACC title today

WWCC defeats Bellevue 5-1 Saturday to play for the title.

TUKWILA — Justine Jones tallied a hat trick Saturday to lead defending champion Walla Walla Community College to a 5-1 rout of Bellevue in one of two NWAACC women's soccer semifinal matches played at the Starfire Sports Complex.The Warriors, now 20-0-2 on

Inaugural year a good start for Waitsburg-Prescott co-ed soccer team

The team ended the season ranked No. 1 and with grade improvements across the roster.

RESCOTT — The Waitsburg-Prescott soccer team opened its inaugural season ranked No. 23 of 23 teams in 2B co-ed soccer.Last week, it closed the season with higher student grades and just short of the state tournament, and a No. 1 ranking and 19-1 record, w

Whitman College senior Kristen Ballinger 139th at NCAA D-III XC meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Whitman College senior Kristen Ballinger wrapped up her college running career by placing 139th in a huge and highly competitive field at Saturday's NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships.Ballinger, making her third straigh

WWCC women's hoopsters play for tourney title

The women defeat Bellevue Friday and the YVCC alumni team Saturday.

YAKIMA — Defending NWAACC women's basketball champion Walla Walla Community College opened its 2010-11 season here Friday and Saturday with a pair of victories at the Yakima Valley College Hall of Fame Tournament.The Warriors earned a berth in today's cha

WWCC grad named to All-NWC First Team at Whitworth

SPOKANE — Walla Walla Community College graduate Sidonia Davin, now a senior at Whitworth, was named to the All-Northwest Conference First Team in women's soccer for the second consecutive year. She scored two goals this fall for the Pirates. Davin is ori

Whit women win WHIT Basketball Classic

Whitman's Jenele Peterson is named tournament MVP as Whitman goes 2-0 in the two-day tourney.

SPOKANE — It was no contest as Whitman College romped past UC-Santa Cruz 69-50 here Saturday afternoon to win the WHIT Classic women's basketball tournament.Whitman, which opened its season Friday by edging Northwest University by a single point, was the

COLLEGE BASKETBALL — Warriors pull away from Wildcats for season-opening win

Ryan Schulz and Michael Crane spark a run that opens up a 16-point WWCC second-half lead against Linfield's JV in the 94-76 win.

WALLA WALLA — With his team leading the stubborn Linfield junior varsity 54-53 at the 14:22 mark of the second half of the 2010-11 season opener on Friday night, Walla Walla Community College men's basketball coach Jeff Reinland was looking for someone on

Sweets welcome return of two more players

WALLA WALLA – Local talent will be on display again this summer as duo Ryan Richardson and Kody Young return to the Walla Walla Sweets for their second seasons.The pair increases the number of returners to the West Coast League collegiate team from three

Wind Energy Technology students winded by training

Prospective students to the Wind Energy Technology program must pass the ladder test.

WALLA WALLA — Two Walla Walla Community College students climb a ladder to the catwalk above the Performing Arts Center main stage, do an about-face, and come back down. Their feet barely touch the floor before they are headed back for another ascent. The

Grant to help group improve early learning

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition will spend the next year reaching out to parents, caregivers, kindergarten teachers, early learning professionals and community members as part of a $20,000 grant provided by Thrive by Five Was

EMERGENCY SERVICES - 11/21/10

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

Vote for Top 10 stories of 2010

Once again the calendar has rolled toward the end of the year and it's time for the 18th annual ranking by readers of the Top 10 stories of the year.Each year it gets harder and harder to keep the number of possibilities to a manageable level. This year t

IRS tries to contact people due refunds

The agency will need some information to confirm your status.

If you're one of a handful of taxpayers owed money by the Internal Revenue Service, a quick phone call or trip online could put some cash in your pocket.The IRS reports 44 area taxpayers — 17 in Walla Walla County and 27 in Umatilla County — are owed $54,

PANORAMA - Seeing the light

A study of famous 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt might seem a bit advanced for a class of second-graders.But even Rembrandt's great works started with simple lines and sketches, before intricate details and rich colors took over.

ETCETERA - Post accident, motorcyle mama on the mend

An unceremonious ejection from her motorcycle on Oct. 31 may have philanthropist Peggie Vandenberg temporarily down and out, but she's already talking about being back in the saddle by spring with a new bike and new leathers.The Touchet resident went out

55 PLUS - Volunteering a way to meet people

Get involved in your community and the activities it offers.

Tired of being alone? Maybe getting involved in community and volunteering is a way to meet more people. The very sociable Marta Dilworth decided it is a great way to meet new people and give back to the community. It's a win-win situation.She moved here

SENIOR CENTERS

Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centersActivities offered daily at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., include pool and cards from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.A complete listing of current center activities, classes and health and welfare progr

It's now time to put an end to earmarks

Voters' strong support for candidates who railed against earmarks has shifted the political landscape. Funding pet projects in secret is wrong.

Earmarks — the clandestine way members of Congress insert funding in legislation for pet projects — are on the ropes.Voters delivered a body blow to the way in which pork is distributed when they gave strong support to candidates who campaigned vigorously

Crime prevention programs are critical in tough times

Ever notice that crime goes up when the economy goes down?This effect can be seen locally with the graffiti on the Forgeron Cellars building, the recent burglaries downtown, a car theft at one of our local B&Bs and the recently attempted senior citizen fr

OUR READERS' OPINIONS - 11/21/10

I suppose we'll soon see the budget cuts affect the plan to increase traffic enforcement near schools.It is hard to believe drivers would consider their personal needs to permit them to endanger children. The police certainly need to strictly enforce the

Friday, November 19

Cheryl Anderson

September 6, 1943 - November 13, 2010

In the minutes - Dayton School Board

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

In the minutes - COLUMBIA COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM

Members of the Columbia County Health System board of directors are Ted Paterson, Lisa Naylor, Jack Otterson, Jim Kime and Blaine Bickelhaupt. With all present Thursday the board:

Robert Sanderson

Aug. 21, 1935 - Nov. 14, 2010

In the minutes - College Place School Board

Board members are Doug Case, chair; Marci Knauft, vice-chair; Brian Maiden, Todd Stubblefield and Troy Fitzgerald. With all present Thursday, the board:

Wendy Caulfield-Thonney

June 21, 1954 - Nov. 11, 2010

Rex Keenan

Sept. 22, 1949 - Nov. 15, 2010

Lucile Rempel

Sept. 4, 1912 - Oct. 4, 2010

Gerald Brumback

Dec. 30, 1950 - Oct. 25, 2010

In the minutes - Waitsburg Council

Council member are Kevin House, Orville Branson, Marty Dunn, Karl Newell and Scott Nettles. Mayor is Walt Gobel. With all present Wednesday the council:

HEALTH & FITNESS - Medications can hold nasty surprise for your teeth

If you have been prescribed a new and necessary medication you should be aware of a very unexpected side effect; dry mouth due to decreased saliva.Dental professionals are seeing an increase in cavities in people on common medications such as those for bl

Etcetera - 11/19/10

Two Walla Walla High School seniors are among the eight students selected from Washington state for the American Choral Director's National Honor Choirs, said Norbert Rossi, director of choral activities.Natalie Ingersoll-Allen and Kolton Kolbaba will par

SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY - Ligament crucial but troublesome

The anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, is one of four major ligaments of the knee. The ACL is also a prime candidate for victimhood when it comes to knee injuries.While the knee is considered a "stable" joint between the mobile joints of the hip and ankle,

Waitsburg Elementary School sets fall concert for Tuesday

WAITSBURG -- The Waitsburg Elementary School fall concert is Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Waitsburg High School Auditorium.Kindergarten through fourth grades will perform seasonal songs, and the beginning and intermediate bands (fifth and sixth grad

Dixie community turkey dinner set for Tuesday at school

DIXIE -- The Dixie community turkey dinner will be held Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Dixie School Gym. Cost is $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for students.Those attending should call the school at 525-5339 to reserve a spot by Monday.

Free Thanksgiving dinner set for Tuesday at DeSales

WALLA WALLA -- A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be held Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at DeSales Catholic High School, 919 E. Sumach St. The dinner is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army, with help from many local churches, organizati

LEGAL BRIEFING - Car not the best place to sober up

Dear John, The other night, I went to a bar and had a few too many. When I got into my car, I realized from the difficulty I had putting the keys into the ignition that I was in no condition to drive. Rather than risk putting my life and the lives of othe

FEATURED PHOTO - Fall transitions to winter conditions

Fall transitions to winter conditions with warm, autumn-hued trees contrasting with a blanketing of snow covering the Blue Mountains northeast of Walla Walla, Wash. on Thursday morning.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Nose pickers and naysayers

I have been greatly disappointed with the situation surrounding the Inland Octopus mural. I would like to reply to Mr. Castleman, whose letter who accuses anyone who likes the mural of shopping at Walmart, eating fast food and being a nose picker. Mr. Cas

Cuts to DOC can't put prison workers at risk

Proper staffing levels are critical to ensuring staff and inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary are safe.The fiscal crisis that's hit Washington state government has been rough for state employees. Jobs have been lost, pay frozen and costs for medi

Inland Octopus fight hits turning point

With both sides in agreement the mural is a sign, the question to be settled in court is whether the sign code is constitutional.

WALLA WALLA -- The stage has been set for a full-blown legal battle between the city of Walla Walla and the owner of a downtown toy store who wants to save his giant octopus mural.The question is no longer whether the mural painted on the storefront of Ma

Child porn nets man five-year sentence

Thomas E. Nicewaner III pleaded guilty in August to possessing images on his cell phone, digital camera, laptop and in print.

WALLA WALLA -- A man who earlier pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in July was sentenced this morning to five years in prison.Thomas E. Nicewaner III, 38, asked for a sentencing option that would have reduced the period of incarceration and r

Walla Walla man charged in assault

WALLA WALLA -- A man has been formally charged with beating his girlfriend, and threatening to stab and kill her and two other people during a disturbance Wednesday night at an apartment on Sumach Street.Joseph A. Davis, 21, was charged Thursday afternoon

Walla Walla man dies in wreck on US Highway 12

State police say Ned C. Storey died after failing to negotiate a turn near Touchet.

WALLA WALLA -- State troopers reported a man died this morning after his vehicle went off the road and crashed into a parked train.According to the report, Ned. C. Storey, 56, of Walla Walla, failed to negotiate a turn on U.S. Highway 12 near Larabee Road

Cheese is the new turkey at Salumiere

Turkey may be traditional on Thanksgiving. But cheese is becoming the post-holiday ritual at downtown Walla Walla gourmet grocery Salumiere Cesario. For the fourth consecutive year the Second Avenue shop will host a Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Cutting the S

Prescott Lions Club to hold fundraiser for roof repair

PRESCOTT -- Prescott Lions Club is holding a roof fundraiser on Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. The Frog Hollow Band will provide music for the event, which includes a silent auction, beer and midnight breakfast. Cost is $20. The event is for those 21 and ol

PREP FOOTBALL — State semis on the line for Waitsburg-Prescott, DeSales

W-P came out on top of the regular-season game between the schools, which now vie to advance.

WALLA WALLA — It's a local showdown in quarterfinal 2B playoff football action Saturday when DeSales and Waitsburg-Prescott head to Pasco's Edgar Brown Stadium in the quest to continue its seasons.Both teams are coming off dominant wins last Saturday with

Warriors' basketball tradition certain to be tested

WALLA WALLA — Basketball has always held a special place in the athletic tradition at Walla Walla Community College.Don Parker started it back in the early 1970s when he took the Warrior men's team to four straight NWAACC Championships and made it to the

Wa-Hi hands out seven awards to football players, fan

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's football team hosted its annual awards banquet Thursday, handing out seven awards after a season of growth.The Friend of the Program Award went Wa-Hi senior Jenni Reardon, who earlier this year missed her first Wa-Hi game since seven

Virginia Storie

Dec. 19, 1920 - Nov. 13, 2010

Cindy Muxlow

Nov. 1, 1952 Nov. 17, 2010

Dr. Bruce Keith Cummings

Aug. 11, 1960 - Nov. 14, 2010

Death Notice - Patricia Johnson

Nov. 18, 2010

Death Notice - Susan Musksthel

Sept. 25, 1959 - Nov. 18, 2010

Death Notice - Claud McDonald

Nov. 15, 1944 - Nov. 17, 2010

Thursday, November 18

City of Walla Walla, Inland Octopus owner set to agree mural is sign

Inland Octopus owner Bob Catsiff maintains the code infringes on his right to free speech, and a lawsuit is ongoing.

WALLA WALLA -- The stage has been set for a full-blown legal battle between the city of Walla Walla and the owner of a downtown toy store who wants to save his giant octopus mural.Superior Court Judge Donald W. Schacht on Thursday afternoon denied a preli

Walla Walla violin prodigy to play Carnegie Hall

Even before her fourth birthday, Anna Okada Burgess practiced on a Cracker Jack box with a ruler taped onto it for 10 or 15 minutes a day. She graduated then to a 1/10-size violin that sounded like a mosquito, her father said. Now 15 years old, she plays

State jobless rate steady; Walla Walla's falls

But although fewer people are losing jobs, the number seeking unemployment benefits is not decreasing.

OLYMPIA — Washington's unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent in October as the state rode five straight months of private-sector job growth, officials reported Wednesday.Washington's latest unemployment figures, compiled by the state Employment Securi

Tommy Hogan Band to play Sapolil Friday

The Tommy Hogan Band, a powerhouse blues and rock band, plays 8-11 p.m. Friday at Sapolil Cellars, 15 E. Main St.

Collectors share Round-up memorabilia

MISSION, Ore. -- Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 72789 Highway 331, hosts the Collectors' Cache, a chance to visit with two well-known Round-up collectors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26.

Pastels displayed at Fort Walla Walla Museum

An art exhibit of pastel landscape paintings by Leslie Williams Cain will be on display through Dec. 23. at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. She also created the museum's Lewis and Clark diorama mural.

Contra dance to be held Nov. 27

A traditional old-time contra dance will 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Unity Church building, 810 C St.

New at the library - 11/18/10

Newly married and dreaming of settling down on his patch of ranch land on the Guadalupe River in Texas, Ranger Andy Pickard is dispatched to the scene of a series of murders and cattle thefts in the central part of the state.

Celtic Tenors will perform in Cordiner Hall on Sunday

The Celtic Tenors will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus.

Walla Walla Symphony will perform free concert tonight

The Walla Walla Symphony will present an informal, free concert for families at 7 tonight in Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus.

WWVA kicks off full season with 'The Curious Savage'

COLLEGE PLACE -- Walla Walla Valley Academy will stage its fall dramatic production, "The Curious Savage," at 7 p.m. tonight and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the WWVA auditorium, 300 S.W. Academy Way.

Washington company recalls cheese over listeria fears

Four products made by Del Bueno are being pulled back.

A Washington company is recalling four varieties of cheese because of concern that it may be contaminated with listeria.

Walla Walla crime prevention volunteers decry proposed cut

They say the city should find other places to save money.

WALLA WALLA -- Crime prevention volunteers spoke out Wednesday against the proposed 2011-2012 budget, which threatens to completely cut crime prevention programs for the Police Department, as well as other police support staff.

Walla Walla City Council nixes rate increases

Several hikes were rejected, but a property tax levy increase was approved on Wednesday.

WALLA WALLA -- A City Council discussion over tax and fee increases for next year reached heated levels at Wednesday's meeting.

Man arrested after alleged assault, threats

Joseph A. Davis beat his girlfriend and threatened her and two others with death, police said.

WALLA WALLA -- A man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly beating his girlfriend, and threatening to stab and kill her and two other people at an apartment on Sumach Street.

Walla Walla man's gift one that gives back

Mental illness derailed Andy Dickison's musical life, but the violin is back in his hands for his part in a benefit concert.

COLLEGE PLACE -- When Andy Dickison plays his violin Monday night, it will be his first time in front of an audience in nearly four decades.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Sheila Hagar 'fan' enjoyed book

I made it a point to meet Sheila Hagar at the signing for her book, "Can I Just Say Something?"

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Wa-Hi coach Mike Gobel restored excitement

I am a business education instructor at Walla Walla High School, the radio play-by-play announcer for Wa-Hi football and an avid supporter of Wa-Hi athletics.

Valley Vision focuses on eye diseases with advanced technology

New technology at Valley Vision Clinic will help the operation's doctors more clearly detect signs of glaucoma and retinal diseases.

Alaska's election drama shows wisdom of top-two primary

A write-in campaign wouldn't have been needed if the top-two primary finishers faced off in November.

It now looks certain that the write-in campaign for re-electing Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will end in success.

Emilia Melonee Teem

To Ellen White and Cameron Teem, Walla Walla, a daughter, Emilia Melonee Teem, 7 pounds 12 ounces, Nov. 16, 2010.

Emergency Services - 11/18/10

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

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Jordan A. Cruz, 13, Kennewick, was sentenced Nov. 12 on one count disorderly conduct.

Etcetera - 11/18/10

One way to support hungry families this holiday season is to sponsor a holiday dinner. Pantry Shelf is working to do just that. The food bank exists through the generosity of individual and organization donors and with support from Northwest Harvest, said

Big talent for WWCC men as basketball season opens

Playing off ‘mental toughness' last season, the Warriors won the Eastern Division championship.

WALLA WALLA — Coach Jeff Reinland thinks he has a pretty good handle on his team's talent level as Walla Walla Community College opens its men's basketball season Friday night in the Dietrich Dome against Linfield College's junior varsity squad.It's his t

Back to basics for WWCC women's hoops team

Just two players return from last year's NWAACC-titled basketball team.

WALLA WALLA — The last time Bobbi Hazeltine was in this position, she really wasn't.Which is to say, when Hazeltine's 2001 Walla Walla Community College women's basketball team captured the NWAACC Championships — the first in the program's history, by the

Warrior women two victories away from championship

The WWCC women's soccer team plays Bellevue CC in the semifinals Saturday.

WALLA WALLA — Fresh off a dominant Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges quarterfinal performance against Lane last Saturday, Walla Walla Community College's women's soccer team is again within striking distance of taking home a championshi

COLLEGE BASKETBALL — Wolves lose battle of boards, game

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla University's women's basketball team struggled to find space in the paint at home Wednesday, getting out-rebounded 44-18 by Eastern Oregon en route to 102-49 defeat to fell to 1-5 on the young season.EOU was led by guard Nicole R

COLLEGE BASKETBALL — WWU takes 65-50 loss to Eastern Ore.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla University's men's basketball team's search for its first win of the new season will last a bit longer after the host team fell 65-50 to Eastern Oregon Wednesday. The defeat drops WWU to 0-4 on the young campaign.Despite forcing

Sharon Walden

Feb. 12, 1942 – Nov. 15, 2010

Robert Sanderson

Aug. 21, 1935 - Nov. 14, 2010

Wednesday, November 17

FEATURED PHOTO - Signs of the season

With the hunt for food becoming more difficult with each dropping degree in temperature, a sparrow hangs on tightly and goes horizontal to nibble off the slim pickins' offered by a nearly bare-branched bush.

Etcetera - 11/17/10

A musician nominated for the Muddy Award by Cascade Blues Association for Best New Act 2010, will donate a vintage early 1970s guitar to benefit Walla Walla Blues Society's Blues in the Schools program at his Friday performance here.

Hearing set on Walla Walla toy shop painting

Hearing Examiner Leland B. Kerr will hear arguments about the contentious issue Thursday.

WALLA WALLA -- An entanglement over a painting of a giant octopus on a downtown Walla Walla storefront is scheduled to be addressed at an administrative hearing Thursday.

Washington State Penitentiary workers air worries

They spoke to the area's legislative delegation at a meeting Tuesday.

WALLA WALLA -- A room full of corrections workers gave local legislators an earful Tuesday.

Port commissioners to meet Thursday in Seattle

Port of Walla Walla commissioners will meet Thursday in Seattle for a meeting with the agency's special legal counsel.

Milton-Freewater schools to adopt new notification system

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Parents in the Milton-Freewater School District will soon receive school notifications through automated phone calls as part of a new communications system.

Hay fire burns estimated 165 tons off Frog Hollow Road

TOUCHET -- An estimated 165 tons of hay burned in an afternoon fire Tuesday off Frog Hollow Road.

Emergency Services - 11/17/10

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

Columbia County Fair Board looks back, forward

High and low points for the fair give organizers a place to start in planning for 2011.

DAYTON -- Columbia County Fair Board members took a look back at the 2010 Fair, and began planning for the 2011 fair at their meeting Monday.

Downtown parking law needs tweak

The goal should be to keep cars moving, not to trick drivers.

The city of Walla Walla's downtown parking ordinance as written -- and as now being enforced -- is flawed. It is not serving the purpose intended.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Walmart a boon to those with low incomes

Regarding David Castlemans' letter.I agree the octopus sign is a bit tawdry amongst the historical buildings.If the store is so unique, why the sign?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Letter of the month a bad idea

As for having a letter of the month -- please, please, no on that. I felt your article on the regular contributors you did a while ago was a mistake.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Octopus mural debate should end

I am hoping that after reading Mayor Barbara Clark's column in a recent Sunday paper this stupid octopus mural debate will come to an end.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Manuel Ramirez, 19, 612 W. Poplar St., was charged Nov. 15 with second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, and minor in possession/minor in consumption of liquor.

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 - Columbia County Public Hospital District

When: Thursday, 6 p.m.Where: Dayton General Hospital

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 Sloan absent Tuesday, the board:

In the minutes - POMEROY COUNCIL

Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Stephanie Newberg, and Donna Hunt. One seat is vacant. Mayor is Alan Gould. All council members were present at a meeting Tuesday continued from the Nov. 10 meeting. Gould was present by speak

In the minutes - Walla Walla School Board

Board members are Cindy Meyer, president; Jim Lehmann, vice-president; Anne Golden, Max Carrera and Dan Hess. With Lehmann absent Tuesday, the board:

Lions Park RV dump station to close for winter

COLLEGE PLACE -- The Lions Park recreational vehicle dump station and park restrooms will be closed for the winter starting Nov. 24.

Milton-Freewater City Council cancels Monday meeting

MILTON-FREEWATER -- The City Council has canceled its meeting for Monday. The Council's next meeting will be Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

Universal Children's Day celebration set for Saturday

WALLA WALLA -- Universal Children's Day will be celebrated from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse St.

Account set up for ailing Walla Walla resident

WALLA WALLA -- An account has been set up to help defray costs for longtime resident Herschel Fullerton, who is undergoing treatment in Portland for cancer.

Location changes for benefit auction/sale for Meza family

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Due to the overwhelming amount of items donated to a benefit auction for the Meza family, the location of the auction/sale has been moved to the Seneca/Old Rogers Cannery warehouse at the corner of Southeast Ninth Avenue and Walnut Str

Clarette's serves up new look

Six months of updates, revisions and construction at Clarette's has made the Touchet Street restaurant feel like a whole different place, owner Bob Bennett said.

In the minutes - GARFIELD COUNTY

Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:

In the minutes - COLUMBIA COUNTY

Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With all present Monday:

Teammates select Timm-Ballard Most Valuable Swimmer

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's girls swimming teaming team concluded its season with its annual award banquet on campus Tuesday, handing out five awards to some of its most accomplished swimmers.Emma Timm-Ballard, the lone member of the squad to make it to state,

Ice hockey camp at YWCA Ice Chalet this weekend

WALLA WALLA — The Rocky Mountain Hockey School is having a Winter Hockey Camp at the YWCA Ice Chalet this week.The beginner level is from 5-6:15 p.m. today, with a $25 fee.Level I-IV runs through Friday from 5-6:45 p.m., with a $65 fee.

PREP SOCCER - Mac-Hi boys fall 1-0 to Stayton in semifinals

The loss ends the Pioneers' previously undefeated season and their state ambitions.

SALEM, Ore. — Mac-Hi's boys soccer season came to an abrupt end here late Tuesday afternoon as Stayton made an unlikely first-half goal stand up for a 1-0 victory in the semifinal round of the Oregon Class 4A state playoffs.Mac-Hi's season ends at 16-1 wh

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Whitman's Davis selected regional Freshman of the Year

Jillian Davis is the first Whitman volleyball player to be selected for the award.

WALLA WALLA — Jillian Davis, a first-year outside hitter on the Whitman volleyball team, has been named NCAA Division III West Region Freshman of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).The AVCA also selected Davis as the only first

Sweets Roller Girls take win over Derby Dames

The Sweets skate again in February, then travel to a bout in Everett in March.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls Crushtown Mafia came away with a 272-79 roller derby victory over The Rolling Hills Derby Dames, from the Lewiston/Clarkston-area, in a bout Sunday at the Walla Walla YMCA.'(The Derby Dames) were a great t

Clara Don 'Wood” Lewis

April 21, 1947 - November 14, 2010

Evelyn M. Malde

September 19, 1914 – November 14, 2010

Death Notice - Dr. Bruce Cummings

Nov. 15, 2010

Foster Thompson

Dec. 2, 1929 - Nov. 14, 2010

Kenneth Ferguson

Jan. 22, 1929 - Nov. 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 16

FEATURED PHOTO - A colorful carpet

Seemingly everywhere in colorful mass---on the ground, still on branches, in the street...and heading for the truck---loads of leaves await removal Monday morning on Locust Street. Glenn Danks (off center left) waits by the truck while David Garcia moves

On the agenda - Waitsburg Council

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

On the agenda - Dayton School Board

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.Where: District Board Room, 609 S. Second St.What: Board workshop, followed by regular meeting at 7 p.m.

In the minutes - Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. With all present, commissioners voted as follows Monday:

Emergency Services - 11/16/10

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - A child's dream for the octopus

The Inland Octopus sign is big. But it is a great place for kids like me (I am 8) to learn how to grow up and make changes in our lives. That sign makes smiles on kids' faces. When they walk up, a smile spreads across their faces. Tearing it down is a bad

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - TV isn't place to look for journalism

I am a little confused by your editorial (Nov. 10) decrying the reinstatement of Keith Olbermann to MSNBC after his donations to candidates. Do you really consider both Olbermann and your other example, Sean Hannity, to be journalists? In my opinion they

Worries aired at Walla Walla City Council budget session

WALLA WALLA -- At a Monday work session, City Council members voiced concerns and frustrations with the proposed 2011-2012 budget, pointing the finger at too high of salaries and benefits for city employees and questioning why, with even more revenue cuts

'Letters to God' film to be shown at McLoughlin High School

MILTON-FREEWATER -- "Letters to God," a film based on a true story of an 8-year-old-boy who suffers from brain cancer, will be shown at McLoughlin High School, 120 S. Main St., at 7 p.m. on Saturday.The free event is hosted by an interdenominational group

American Red Cross to stage Blue Mountain Turkey Trot

WALLA WALLA -- The Blue Mountain chapter of the American Red Cross will be staging its second annual Blue Mountain Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day."Last year, nearly 360 people turned out for our first Turkey Trot," said executive director Terry Hackney.T

Walla Walla Symphony to perform concert for donations

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Symphony will present an informal concert for families at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campusThe admission fee is a nonperishable food or personal hygiene item per person.Maestro Yaacov Bergman wil

VIEW FROM THE PORCH - A rare bird graces Thanksgiving table

We call Annie's mom "Grandma." When Annie and I got married, Grandma laid down the law."I don't care where you spend Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the Fourth of July. But Thanksgiving is my day and I expect you here. Both of y

Budgets spur statewide prison lockdown

The state's attempt to cut costs includes a once-a-month lockdown statewide, starting today.

WALLA WALLA -- Washington State Penitentiary was among eight prisons in the state locked down today due to budget cuts. The statewide lockdown is intended as a dry run for regular one-day lockdowns between now and the end of the budget cycle in June, Depa

HOME PLACE - It's soon to be Christmas again, after all

You can't imagine how relieved I am. I thought Christmas was dead. Stomped out. Tossed away like wilted tinsel.You may recall last year's holiday season at the Hagars was a failure of epic proportion. Grief, thick and black, covered our hearts like toxic

Washington State Penitentiary lockdown due to fight continues

WALLA WALLA -- Two units at the Washington State Penitentiary remained locked down today after a major fight among inmates.Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries while quelling the fight, which began about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the entry area of

Etcetera - 11/16/10

The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Board selected Madeline "Maddie" Jensen, Brittney Cutlip and Amanda Quintal to represent the 2011 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty. Maddie, 17, is Dayton High School senior and National Honor Society pr

AG McKenna on right track targeting gangs

But given the bleak financial picture, Attorney General Rob McKenna's plan might have to be adopted over time.Attorney General Rob McKenna wants Washington to get tougher on gangs -- $10 million tougher.And few in the Legislature are likely to oppose, in

Chase bank's new College Place branch to host open house

Chase has officially opened the doors of its new College Place branch and will celebrate with a grand opening this weekend. The 4,100-square-foot bank branch quietly opened at its second area location at 1715 Meadowbrook Blvd. The new building, located ne

Gang member sentenced in shooting in Walla Walla

Jacihel Contreras has been ordered to serve about 23 years in prison for his role in an attack on Center Street in March.

WALLA WALLA -- A local gang member who earlier pleaded guilty to shooting two brothers in a bloody melee outside a residence on Center Street in March will serve nearly 23 years in prison for the crimes.Jacihel Contreras, 26, was sentenced late Monday aft

Walla Walla brothers charged with child rape

Frank J. and Allan F. Avbel are accused of having sex with teens at their home.

WALLA WALLA -- Two local brothers who were arrested last week after reported sexual encounters with underage girls at their home have been formally charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court.Frank J. Avbel, 24, of 306 Craig St., was charged Friday with

Pilot of wrecked plane identified

Bruce Cummings of Enterprise, Ore., died Sunday in a crash south of Pendleton.

WALLA WALLA -- A pilot who died in an airplane crash Sunday south of Pendleton has been identified as Bruce Cummings of Enterprise, Ore. Cummings' identity was confirmed today by Tom Groat, emergency management coordinator for the Confederated Tribes of t

WWU offensive woes lead women's basketball to tough loss

Warner Pacific holds WWU to only 9-of-52 shooting from the field Saturday.

PORTLAND — Walla Walla University's women's basketball team struggled to get its offensive flow going Saturday, notching less than two dozen points in a 62-23 road loss to Warner Pacific at the Perry Gym in Portland.Warner Pacific was led by a balanced sc

Sharon Walden

Feb. 12, 1942 - Nov. 15, 2010

Death Notice - Rex Keenan

Sept. 22, 1949 - Nov. 15, 2010

Death Notice - Evelyn Malde

Sept. 9, 1914 - Nov. 14, 2010

Death Notice - Cheryl Anderson

Sept. 6, 1943 - Nov. 13, 2010

Elizabeth Vegors

July 25, 1925 - Nov. 13, 2010

Norma Berry

Jan. 20, 1912 - Nov. 12, 2010

Monday, November 15

Walla Walla gang member to serve nearly 23 years for shooting

WALLA WALLA — A local gang member who earlier pleaded guilty to shooting two brothers in a bloody melee outside a residence on Center Street in March will serve nearly 23 years in prison for the crimes.Jacihel Contreras, 26, was sentenced late Monday afte

Washington State Pentitentiary to practice one-day lockdown for budget cuts

WALLA WALLA — Washington State Pentitentiary will be one the state's eight major prisons locked down Tuesday as part of a budget-cutting exercise.Although all corrections officers and other employees will report for work, the statewide lockdown is intende

Pilot of crashed airplane identified

WALLA WALLA — A pilot who died in an airplane crash Sunday south of Pendleton has been identified as Bruce Cummings of Enterprise, Ore.According to the Wallowa County Chieftain, a staff member at Cummings' dental practice in Enterprise confirmed he was th

Umatilla County prosecutor arrested

Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa said he will sue the Oregon Department of Justice in federal court following his arrest Friday.

Tax deferral tops Port of Walla Walla's legislative agenda

The Port of Walla Walla will lay out its 11 legislative priorities for 2011 at a meeting Tuesday.

WALLA WALLA -- The Port of Walla Walla will share its list of 11 legislative priorities outlined for 2011 when it meets Tuesday with elected officials from the 16th District.

AFTERBURNER

Looking like the afterburner from a rocket, the setting sun ignites the billowing dust from an SUV with brilliant light as it speeds along graveled county roads west of Walla Walla. Autumn has held its warm color through October and early November with a continued spattering of sunny days and warm temps that have---so far---kept the frost and icy roads at bay with winter a little over a month away.

One dead in plane wreck

WALLA WALLA -- A plane that flew out of Walla Walla Sunday was found today wrecked south of Pendleton with the pilot dead.

Emergency Services - 11/15/10

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

Dinner, benefit auction set for injured Milton-Freewater man

MILTON-FREEWATER -- A spaghetti dinner and benefit auction will be held Nov. 20 to benefit longtime city employee Ken Weis, who was seriously injured in an accident several months ago.

Fundraiser to benefit scholarships for women and girls

WALLA WALLA -- Members of Walla Walla Valley Soroptimist International will host a bunco fundraiser Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Blanchet Hall at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for women and girls.

Fire guts woodworking shop in Walla Walla

Bechtel's Woodworking and Stain Shop was hit by the blaze early today.

WALLA WALLA -- An early-morning fire gutted a woodworking shop on Avery Street today.

Rural library board to hold budget hearing today

PRESCOTT -- The Walla Walla County Rural Library District board will hold a budget hearing today in Prescott.

Fight leads to lockdown at Washington State Penitentiary

About 40 inmates were involved in the Sunday afternoon brawl, officials said.

WALLA WALLA -- Two units at Washington State Penitentiary are on lockdown after a fight between inmates Sunday.

Dentists help send orchestra to Europe

Proceeds from a tooth-whitening special will help put smiles on the faces of orchestra members at the Walla Walla Valley Academy.

On the agenda - WWCC Board of Trustees

When: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Anticipated adjournment at 12:15.Where: College's board room, 500 Tausick Way.

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 - Walla Walla School Board

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.Where: District board room, 364 S. Park St.

Entries sought for Macy's Parade of Lights

Plan to sparkle in this year's Macy's Parade of Lights? There's a little paperwork to do first.

Etcetera - 11/15/10

The Washington Music Educator's Junior All-State Orchestra accepted Pioneer Middle School student Will Liening for participation, said his orchestra teacher, Julia Woods.

BIRTHS - Gage Allen Bauska

To Margo and Bradley Bauska, Walla Walla, a son, Gage Allen Bauska, 10 pounds 6 ounces, born Nov. 12, 2010.

$n$ Wreckage spotted believed to be of missing plane

WALLA WALLA — The Civil Air Patrol has spotted wreckage believed to be that of a plane missing since Sunday, according to a news release.The aircraft has been missing since leaving the Walla Walla Regional Airport on Sunday en route to Enterprise.Umatilla

Death Notice - Buenaventura Salazar

July 14, 1935 - Nov. 12, 2010

Death Notice - Clara Lewis

April 21, 1947 - Nov. 14, 2010

Walla Walla Civil Air Patrol help in search for missing plane in Oregon

WALLA WALLA — Local Civil Air Patrol members are helping search for a missing plane in Oregon today.Lt. Col. Richard Shortridge, the CAP incident commander, said a mission base was set up at 8 p.m. Sunday at Walla Walla Regional Airport. Several CAP aircr

Death Notice - David Guery

Jan. 28, 1941 - Nov. 14, 2010

Death Notice - Foster Thompson

Dec. 2, 1929 - Nov. 14, 2010

Death Notice - Elizabeth Vegors

July 25, 1925 - Nov. 13, 2010

Death Notice - Robert Sanderson

Aug. 21, 1935 - Nov. 14, 2010

Death Notice - Kenneth Ferguson

Jan. 22, 1929 - Nov. 14, 2010

Oris May

July 23, 1942 - Nov. 8, 2010

Steven Edwards

Sept. 12, 1951 - Nov. 6, 2010

Emmett Rapp

Oct. 18, 1934 - Nov. 5, 2010

Dorothy Criscola

Sept. 9, 1927 - Nov. 8, 2010

Sunday, November 14

St. Patrick Catholic Church to hold Mass in Latin on Nov. 21

WALLA WALLA - Extraordinary Form of the Latin Mass will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 425 W. Alder St.For more information, call Michelle at 509-522-1029.Items for the church bulletin are due by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Send t

St. Patrick Church to hold social for returning Catholics

WALLA WALLA - St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church will host a social gathering for Catholics who have gotten away from the practice of the faith who'd like to return after Mass at 5:30 today.The gathering will be in the Rectory at 408 W. Poplar St.Call 509-

Raffle tickets sold to benefit Vineyard Soup Kitchen

COLLEGE PLACE - Tickets for a raffle to benefit the Vineyard Soup Kitchen will take place from 2:30-5:30 today and Monday at Walmart.A quilt valued at $140, made by Verna Watson, will be raffled. Tickets are $2.The raffle will be Dec. 12 at Vineyard Free

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Dale and Carol Nichols

Dale and Carol Nichols of Walla Walla celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Leavenworth, Wash., where they were joined by their children and families.The couple married Nov. 12, 1960, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Milton-Freewater.

ENGAGEMENT - Cummings-McFetridge

Mikayla Cummings and Patrick McFetridge of College Place announce their engagement.The bride-elect is the daughter of Lori Thomas of Walla Walla. She graduated in 2006 from Walla Walla High School, received a bachelor of science degree in 2009 from Walla

On the agenda - Walla Walla County

When: Monday and Tuesday. Monday meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday workshop will begin at 9 a.m.Where: Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.

Leaf pickup to hit Monday, Tuesday trash routes

WALLA WALLA - City crews are expected to begin leaf collection on Monday for all residences with a Monday trash pickup route.Sometime this week, crews are expected to finish the Monday route and begin collecting for those residences with a Tuesday trash p

Police look for suspect in two vehicle arsons on Friday

WALLA WALLA - Two early morning vehicle fires on Friday are being blamed on arson, and Walla Walla Police are asking for helping finding a suspect.The two fires happened on the 600 block of Clark Street just after 4 a.m.When firefighters arrived, they dis

Pioneer Posse Royal Court to hold breakfast fundraiser

WALLA WALLA - The Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse 2011 Royalty Court will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser Saturday from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1604 Plaza Way.The breakfast includes milk, juice or coffee.Tickets ar

Dayton lighted parade entry deadline arrives Wednesday

DAYTON - The deadline for entering the Dayton lighted parade is Wednesday. The parade is Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. during Dayton's Christmas Kick-Off. Theme of the Kick-Off is "The Town That Still Believes."For information or entry forms, contact Vicky Beckmeyer

EMS & Trauma Care Council to meet Wednesday at WWCC

WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla County EMS & Trauma Care Council will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Walla Walla Community College Board Room, 500 Tausick Way.Agenda items will include a report from the EMS director, a training update, a summary of the

Tri-State Veterans Standdown scheduled for Wednesday

WALLA WALLA - The Blue Mountain Veteran's Coalition and Echo Company 181 BSB will hold the 2010 Tri-State Veterans Standdown on Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 113 S. Colville St.Services such as eye and dental exams, haircuts,

Columbia County Fair Association sets annual meeting

DAYTON - The Columbia County Fair Association's annual meeting is Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Youth Building on the Columbia County Fairgrounds.Fair Manager Shane Laib will present an overview of the 2010 fair.Directors and officers will be elected, and ch

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Pomeroy volleyball team falls to Colton Saturday

YAKIMA — Colton ended Pomeroy's run at the Washington Class 1B State Volleyball Championships with a 26-24, 25-19, 25-22 victory over the Pirates at the SunDome here Friday morning.Pomeroy opened the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Wilbur-Creston Thursday m

Niehaus regular guy who was great at craft

WALLA WALLA — It was back in the '80s.I was in Pullman covering a Washington State University football game and a fellow sports writer, Dan Weaver of the Spokesman Review, sat nearby in the press box. And Dan was going on to someone about the greatness of

Whitman College men win big in weekend swimming

The Missionary men win twice and the women once in NWC action.

PORTLAND — Whitman's men and women swimmers both took wins in a Northwest Conference dual meet at Pacific University Saturday.The wins come a day after the Missionary men's Friday win against Lewis & Clark.On Saturday, the Whitman women scored 108 to Paci

Pomeroy trio earn District 9 1B all-league honors

POMEROY — Pomeroy senior Melissa Bartlow and junior Kindsey Bott were named to the District 9 1B volleyball all-league first team.Pirate teammate Sadie Slaybaugh, a senior, earned honorable mention.Tekoa-Oakesdale's Kaela Dewan earned the league's Most Va

PREP SOCCER — Waitsburg-Prescott ends soccer season in playoffs

The team ends its inaugural season at 18-1 after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Shoreline Christian.

PRESCOTT — Waitsburg-Prescott fell behind early and couldn't recover in Class 2B State soccer tournament action Saturday here at Tiger Field.W-P lost to Shoreline Christian School, 2-1, in the loser-out playoff round.Shoreline's Keith Jacobs scored five m

PREP SWIMMING — Wa-Hi's Timm-Ballard swims to sixth

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Wa-Hi swimmer Emma Timm-Ballard is only a freshman, but she made quite an impression at the State swimming meet at the King County Aquatic Center Saturday.She placed sixth with a school-record time of 59.60 in the 100-yard backstroke,

PREP FOOTBALL - DeSales overwhelms Brewster

The Irish build a 26-0 halftime lead en route to the 33-7 drubbing.

BREWSTER – DeSales scored on its first five possessions in first-round state 2B football playoff action Saturday afternoon.The Irish built an insurmountable 26-0 halftime lead over Brewster and moved into the quarterfinals with a 33-7 win over the Bears.

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Weston-McEwen wins state

FOREST GROVE — Weston-McEwen's team has earned the right to call themselves state 2A volleyball champions after rolling to straight-set wins in the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game to close out a 30-2 campaign.Renee Baumann was named Player

PREP VOLLEYBALL - Dayton ends state run in consolation semis

YAKIMA — Dayton's state volleyball run ended in the Washington State Class 2B Volleyball Championships consolation semifinals against Bear Creek Saturday.The Bulldogs lost in four sets, 25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19.Dayton advanced quarterfinal round with a

PREP FOOTBALL — Waitsburg-Prescott doesn't let up in playoff rout

W-P defeats Oroville 49-13 to play DeSales again next weekend.

WAITSBURG — Quarterback Zach Bartlow completed 15-of-22 passes for 205 yards and five touchdowns, and Waitsburg-Prescott scored on its first five possessions during a 49-13 victory over Oroville in the opening round of the Class 2B state football playoffs

Saturday, November 13

PREP SOCCER — Mac-Hi boys soccer pick up quarterfinals win

The boys soccer team defeats Yamhill-Carlton 4-1 in Oregon's State playoff action.

MILTON-FREEWATER — Jose Herrera scored two goals and Johnny Trevino scored once and assisted on another as the Mac-Hi boys' soccer team rolled to a 4-1 victory against the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers Saturday afternoon at Shockman Field.Christian Corona score

WWCC shutout Lane in NWAACC women's soccer playoffs

The Warriors continue postseason play with the 4-0 quarterfinals win.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College's women's soccer team continued its dominating run into the postseason at home Saturday, dropping Lane 4-0 in a one-sided affair that advanced the defending NWAACC East Region champions to the semifinals.The War

Too many cars; too few parking spots

Downtown continues to wrestle with ways to solve the jockeying for a place to park.

WALLA WALLA — With more than 2,200 employees each day vying for the 1,264 parking spaces available, it is understandable that downtown has a parking problem.But that's the norm for viable Main Streets across Washington, said Downtown Walla Walla Foundatio

Walla Walla parking enforcement nabs unsuspecting drivers

The parking period begins and ends two hours from when you first parked your vehicle, regardless of how long it was parked there.

WALLA WALLA — It isn't that there's been any major change to downtown parking ordinances lately, but since the arrival of a new parking enforcement officer earlier this year, more people are being caught off guard by parking tickets, especially since the

Bledsoes to present program on ‘Parenting with Dignity'

The goal is to introduce parents to the curriculum, with the hopes of launching a series of lessons on the program early next year.

COLLEGE PLACE — A former Walla Walla High School teacher and coach will be in town Tuesday to lead a presentation on parenting.Mac Bledsoe, who taught English and public speaking at the high school while also coaching the football team, is the founder of

Group organizes dance to help Milton-Freewater family

The Meza family lost its home and the life of a 6-year-old daughter in a fire.

WALLA WALLA — In an effort to reach out to the Meza family who lost their home in a fire a few weeks ago, a local men's group is organizing a benefit dance for Saturday. The fire took not only their home, but also the life of 6-year-old Malani Meza.Juntos

Judges see clearly, award Russell Creek ‘best in show'

Larry Krivoshein's nose for wine helps him rack up wins for his varietals.

WALLA WALLA — Had it been left to Russell Creek Winery owner Larry Krivoshein to learn about his best-in-show win from last weekend's Tri-Cities Wine Festival in the headlines, things might have been a little tricky.The longtime-funeral-home-director-turn

EMERGENCY SERVICES - 11/14/10

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

Shocking news: Pacific Power reimburses city

The utility company's audit found it had overcharged by $18,000.

WALLA WALLA — A self-audit by Pacific Power has resulted in an $18,000 reimbursement to the city, along with city officials wondering if the private utility might owe them more money.Public Works Department official Tom Purcell said the audit came about w

Group offers support to grandparents raising children

WALLA WALLA — A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren will meet for first time this week.The Kinship Navigator Program invites grandparents and other family members who are raising grandchildren or young relatives to attend the initial 'Gra

DAILY BULLETIN

Columbia County Fair Association sets annual meeting

ETCETERA - Group seeks funds for new school baseball backstop

A Pony League baseball backstop originally installed at Garrison Middle School by members of Rotary Club of Walla Walla in 1958 eroded considerably in the ensuing years. Peggy Needham said the condition of the backstop poses a safety hazard with its rusty poles, wires and holes.

PAST0R COLUMN - What were Jesus' works — and will you do them?

Jesus said, 'Greater things you will do then I have.” Do you think that this will happen?To understand this question, go to various Bible translations and see what is written. Our question refers specifically to John 14:12. You'll find there's a remarkabl

CHURCH BULLETIN

Raffle tickets sold to benefit Vineyard Soup Kitchen

55 PLUS - Simple strategies help manage medication

Communicate with your doctor about what, how much and how often you're taking medication.

Juggling several different medications requires effective management. Follow instructions and be sure to ask questions. If prescriptions have stickers on them that recommend avoiding certain foods while using the medicine, pay attention. They are on the l

SENIOR CENTERS - 11/14/10

Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centersActivities offered daily at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., include pool and cards from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A complete listing of current center activities, classes and health and welfare prog

Washington's ballots need to be counted much faster

Candidates and their supporters, as well as the public, deserve to know who won in a timely manner.

About 98 percent of Washington state voters cast ballots by mail. It's been a boon to elections as voter turnout has increased.This year — as of last week — turnout was 2.3 million or 64.1 percent of the state's registered voters. As of last week? Wasn't

October's flood of letters was amazing — keep 'em coming

To say the Our Readers' Opinions column — the letters to the editor — is merely popular is like saying the Blue Mountain Mall needs a little work. Both statements are true but don't begin to describe the situation.The Union-Bulletin was engulfed with lett

Letter of the month?

Should the U-B have a letter-of -the-month contest?If so, how would a letter of the month be selected?Editorial Page Editor Rick Eskil has suggested finding a way to let the readers make the selection. Perhaps readers could send in nominations throughout

OUR READERS' OPINIONS - 11/14/10

Recently two letters were published relating to the "demolished" Blue Mountain Mall.Both letters were read with interest and appreciation.As stated in those letters, it is time for members of the Walla Walla City Council and/or the county commissioners to

PANORAMA - Waves of support

"People are starting to wake up,” Mel Buttice said Thursday morning while sitting in the very back of a city trolley bus, waiting for the parade to get started.The ex-airman, now in his late 80s, was commenting on how the general public showed more suppor

Energy-saving projects could net homeowners a tax benefit, too

Homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and also lower their 2010 tax bill. Last year's Recovery Act expanded two home energy tax credits: the non-business energy property credit and the residential energy

Friday, November 12

Etcetera - 11/12/10

Winston the bulldog padded into Berney Elementary School on a recent Tuesday with his person, Walla Walla School District Superintendent Mick Miller, in tow.

A NOISY TRIBUTE

An American flag curls behind his shoulder while William Ahler, 3, holds his hands up to his ears as the Walla Walla High School marching band marches past during the Veteran's Day parade on Main Street Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Walla Walla, Washington.

Emergency Services - 11/12/10

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

Pair of vehicle fires under investigation

WALLA WALLA -- City police are investigating a pair of vehicle fires in the 600 block of Clark Street, according to a Police Department news release.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Old friend, Dave Niehuas, was there for us

As a Union-Bulletin sportswriter, I remember hearing the voice of Dave Niehaus for the first time during a spring training broadcast in 1977. He made a friend for life that day, and he was always there for me and thousands of us for the past 34 years.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Business as usual from Party of No

I wonder how many people saw the "talking heads" on the news programs this past weekend.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Walla Walla has attitude problem

The city of Walla Walla is not business friendly. The city is very rigid. You can't be that way and have businesses in town.

State has chance to get out of the liquor business the right way

Washington shouldn't give away its liquor stores, it should sell them for millions of dollars.

The retailers and beverage wholesalers asked the voters, in separate initiatives, to give them the keys to the state's liquor business. And why not. It's a $900 million business.

Walla Walla brothers arrested in sexual assaults

Frank J. and Allan F. Avbel have allegedly been providing alcohol to minors at their home.

WALLA WALLA -- Two brothers who allegedly have been providing alcohol for teen parties at their residence have been arrested following the report of a sexual assault there, police said.

Doctor returns to roots to talk leadership

Dr. Eric Johnson, who played football at Whitman, says sports helped him on his path since, including a stint in the Air Force starting at age 53.

WALLA WALLA -- Dr. Eric Johnson's path took him from growing up and college in Walla Walla to a career as an anesthesiologist, a volunteer with a group that brings medical care to children around the world and an Air Force recruit at age 53.

Annual parade of lights to brighten Main Street on Dec. 4

Plan to sparkle in this year's Macy's Parade of Lights? There's a little paperwork to do first.

Hospital offers help in shackling sugar monkey

WALLA WALLA -- Providence St. Mary Medical Center will present a free diabetes educational talk, "Taking Control," on Nov. 18, 5 p.m., in the Providence Room on Level 1 of the hospital.

Puzzle me this: Who's the real mystery here?

The puzzle piece is often used as a symbol of autism, why is this?

SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY: Change of seasons calls for change of pace

Implementing health routines and lifestyle changes are challenging, especially during the winter months. It is common during the holiday season to indulge in drinks and food while skipping physical activity since it's dark and cold.

ROCK DOC - Dung offers straight poop on prehistoric beasts

My favorite epoch in Earth history is the Ice Age, the time in which saber tooth tigers and giant mastodons roamed the world. The Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago when -- quite abruptly -- the bitter temperatures of the time gave way to our present, balmy e

Raffle to benefit soup kitchen

WALLA WALLA -- Tickets will be sold for a raffle to benefit the Vineyard Soup Kitchen will take place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at a table set up at Walmart.

Grid trio preps for Saturday playoffs

Weston-McEwen and DeSales hit the road and Waitsburg-Prescott hosts Oroville.

WALLA WALLA — A trio of area football teams are gearing up for the playoffs on Saturday. Weston-McEwen is headed to Gold Beach for a 1 p.m. game, while DeSales is slated to visit Brewster at 4 p.m. and Waitsburg-Prescott is slotted to host Oroville at 7 p

Pomeroy in consolation bracket at state tourney

The Pirates play Colton this morning after splitting their Thursday volleyball matches.

YAKIMA — Pomeroy's volleyball team faced Colton this morning for the chance to play in the fifth-eighth-place match this afternoon after splitting on the first day of the State Class 1B tournament at the SunDome here Thursday.The Pirates lost their tourne

WWCC women open with playoff against Lane

The Warriors need to win two games to repeat as NWAACC champions.

WALLA WALLA — The song remains the same for the Walla Walla Community College women's soccer team this year as the squad is once again headed to the postseason with a noon home match on Saturday versus Lane in the NWAACC quarterfinals.'Our program is exci

No. 1 Waitsburg-Prescott hosts Shoreline Christian in soccer playoff

Waitsburg-Prescott's soccer team is 18-0 heading into the first round of playoffs.

WAITSBURG-PRESCOTT — Waitsburg-Prescott is continuing its inaugural soccer season as the No. 1 Class 2B in the state, hosting Shoreline Christian in the state playoff semifinals Saturday.Shoreline Christian is the No. 5 seed from its Northwest 2B League i

Three Whitman women selected for All-NWC honors

WALLA WALLA — Whitman College sophomores Erin Flannery, Julianne Masser and Marisa Poorboy have earned All-Northwest Conference soccer honors.Flannery, a defender, was named to the All-NWC Second Team, while Masser and Poorboy received Honorable Mention r

Crosby, Bottomly lead five Whits named to All-NWC men's team

Whitman goes 7-0-1 in its final eight games and misses sharing the NWC title by one game.

WALLA WALLA — Seniors Cooper Crosby and Conner Bottomly headline a group of five Whitman College soccer players who have earned All-Northwest Conference honors.Crosby and Bottomly were voted by conference coaches to the 12-man All-NWC First Team.Sam Freed

Juniors U16 volleyball team holding tryouts Nov. 21

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Juniors Club U16 girls volleyball team is having tryouts from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 21 at Whitman College's Sherwood Center.Registration is at 2:30 p.m., with a parent meeting at 3:15 p.m. There is a $10 tryout fee.Any girl born on or af

Not a pretty football season for prep or college ball

WALLA WALLA — If the 2010 football season was a fish on my line, I believe I'd throw it back.Definitely not a keeper.Oh, I know, we still have three area high school teams in the fight as playoff teams. But by and large, this is a catch-and-release kind o

NWC selects Washington men's coach of the year

Mike Washington leads the men to second place for the second time in three years.

WALLA WALLA — After leading his team to a second-place finish for the second time in three years, Whitman College men's soccer coach Mike Washington has been named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year for men's soccer.Washington, now in his 13th season

Thursday, November 11

In the minutes - Waitsburg School Board

Members of the Waitsburg School Board are Ross Hamann, Marilyn Johnson, Terry Jacoy, Randy Pearson and Greg Zuger. With Johnson and Pearson absent Wednesday the board:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - People of Milton-Freewater came together

To the community of Milton-Freewater, appreciation for the people's wise voting that passed the levee bond.The 80 percent passage shows how a community can work together for a common cause -- coming together, looking at the facts and responding to the dir

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - A third-class citizen takes a stand

I have to respond to Mr. Castleman's view of the people who support the Inland Octopus mural. He has us described as McDonald's eating, Walmart shopping, nose-picking folks. Kind of makes me feel like he regards us as second- or third-class citizens.Well,

Veterans Day began as call for world peace

The following editorial about Armistice Day -- what we now call Veterans Day -- appeared in the Union-Bulletin on Nov. 10, 1945.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial was published following the end of World War II. Armistice Day was proclaimed a holiday in 1919 to commemorate the signing of the Nov. 11, 1918, armistice that brought World War I to an end. The holiday was changed by Congres

Sow Social to work with local businesses

"You reap what we sow" is the motto of a new group buying company that launches at the start of December."Sow Social" is seeking participating businesses as well as interested consumers who want to take advantage of the group buying concept that's grown w

Program helps Walla Walla-area businesses cut costs, raise profile

Many local businesses are leading the way in conserving resources and making our valley a sustainable living area. If you would like to gain recognition for your environmentally sound business practices and reduce operating costs, the $mart Business Partn

Walla Walla city attorney responds to octopus suit

Tim Donaldson says granting an injunction to Bob Catsiff would be premature and inappropriate.

WALLA WALLA -- The city of Walla Walla has responded to a lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court by the owner of Inland Octopus.

Dayton's Citizen of Year 'gave, gave, gave'

Steve Edwards, who touched many lives in Dayton since moving to the city 17 years ago, died this week.

DAYTON -- Forty-eight hours after being named Dayton's Citizen of the Year, Steve Edwards, 59, succumbed to cancer.

At rural hospitals, Dr. Robot will see you now

Telemedicine puts patients in rural areas in closer contact with Walla Walla docs, without the long commute.

Heidi Hill is not a patient, but she plays one on TV.Actually, the nursing supervisor of the Regional Medical Clinic arm of Grand Ronde Hospital is not on TV, but rather on video camera while seated on an exam table.

Retired judge, superintendent honored at Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet

Robert Zagelow and Ellen Wolf were among those recognized Wednesday night.

WALLA WALLA -- A treasure chest ice sculpture, pirate coins and citizens with hearts of gold congregated at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center on Wednesday night to celebrate "Treasures of the Valley."

MARQUEE - A night at the opera

For the second year, Walla Walla Community College will host a production from Seattle Opera's Young Artists Program

The mother lives!This mamma, however, is no ordinary woman. An astute theatergoer may realize that, beneath the makeup, permed hair and feisty maternal demeanor, the dame is Daniel Scofield in drag. Once Scofield opens his mouth, the secret is out of the

'The Music Man' marks Liberty Theater's 10th year

DAYTON _ Saturday morning the cast of 'Meredith Wilson's The Music Man” assembled outside Steve Edwards' home and sang some numbers from the musical.Edwards directed the same show 10 years ago, and it was his hope that the play would be performed for the

Wa-Hi stages 'Pride and Prejudice'

From British accents to set changes, the production has huge challenges for students, the director said.

Walla Walla High School's drama department will present Jon Jory's 2005 adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen's classic novel.The play opens 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wa-Hi auditorium.In this 'sweeping” adaptation, the main curtain never closes, a

KWCW music reviews

Bad Books, 'Bad Books”Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull collaborate to form the Bad Book's first album. Each put forth five songs that are backed by other members of the Manchester Orchestra. Hushed and heartfelt folksy tracks with heady m

New at the library

It is 1903. Doctor Ravell is a young Harvard educated obstetrician whose reputation for helping others conceive has made him a rising star. He is flattered when a family of illustrious Boston physicians turns to him to treat one of their own members — a l

Sweet Adelines to perform

The Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines annual show, 'Kickin' It Up a Notch!,” will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Auditorium at Walla Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way.The show features local performers Kevin Loomer, Katie

Milton-Freewater royalty hold fundraiser

The Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse 2011 Royalty Court will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Nov. 20 at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1604 Plaza Way, Walla Walla.The meal includes milk, juice or coffee. Tickets are $5 and av

Cress to lecture about death research at WWU

COLLEGE PLACE — The Walla Walla University 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium, South College Avenue and Southwest Fourth Street.'Reflections from a Reluctant Thanatologist,” will b

Big Art celebration at Metropolis

Big Art, a celebration of the 23rd volume of Whitman College's art and literature magazine, will be 7-10 p.m. Friday at Metropolis, 36 S. Colville St.Live music from student bands and poetry and prose readings are on the schedule, along with free refreshm

Walla Walla Symphony season tickets now available through Dec. 15

The Walla Walla Symphony is extending season ticket purchases through Dec. 15, offering the three remaining Symphony Series concerts with the addition of a ticket to a performance of 'The Nutcracker” with the Eugene Ballet, at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 15,

Chavez, Stewart re-sign with Sweets

The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo teammates are the second and third players from the inaugural season to return.

WALLA WALLA — The Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo duo of Elliot Stewart and Denver Chavez, two members of the inaugural Walla Walla Sweets in 2010, have re-signed for the 2011 West Coast League season. The signing comes on the heels of Scott Gottschling's re-s

WWCC grabs win in season finale

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College closed out its season with a 20-18 record after a four-set win over Treasure Valley in four sets at home, 25-16, 25-17, 20-25, 25-13.Nikki Long had 11 kills, nine digs and three blocks to pace the team, while Li

Weston-McEwen grad Clell Hasenbank is the center of attention for the University of Idaho

Weston-McEwen grad Clell Hasenbank is a starting center for the University of Idaho.

MOSCOW, Idaho — College football is rarely predictable. Few would've called the Idaho Vandals' coming back from 2008's 2-10 season to win the Humanitarian Bowl in 2009, nabbing their first winning season since 1999.And fewer still might've predicted that

Gladiators defeat Pullman Pumas to end 9-0-1 season

PULLMAN — The Blue Mountain Soccer Club boys U-16 Gladiators defeated the Pullman Pumas here, 5-0, to complete their 9-0-1 season. The Gladiators finished in first place in the top Eastern Washington U-16 select league.The Gladiators scored 46 goals durin

Wa-Hi softball player Hope Klicker signs with College of Charleston

Wa-Hi senior Hope Klicker signs for first base for the Cougars softball team.

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi softball player Hope Klicker put pen to paper Wednesday, signing her letter of intent to continue her athletic career at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.Klicker, a senior at Wa-Hi, has played softball since she

PHOTO GALLERY - WWCC defeats TVCC in volleyball match

More details in today's Union-Bulletin.

PHOTO GALLERY - Celebrating Veterans Day

After yelling out "Hey Navy" during the middle of the Veterans Day parade down Main Street, Donna Rose is greeted with a big hug and handshake from Army veteran Jim Willard who rushed over from the middle of the street to say hi. Rose, who's husband serve

Death Notice - Jay Battle

July 30, 1938 - Nov. 10,2010

John Lesko

June 13, 1937 - Nov. 8, 2010

Ina Gregerson

Jan. 5, 1917 - Nov. 9, 2010

Rose Marie Stevenson

March 22, 1915 – November 7, 2010

Marvyl Kinzer

Nov.29, 1916 - Nov. 9, 2010

Ronald Brockman

Nov. 2, 2010

Wednesday, November 10

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Downtown property owners have made investment

As a downtown property owner and partner in a former downtown business, I am very concerned about the rights of owners of businesses and property.

Elks, Ice Chalet team up to honor US veterans

The Walla Walla Elks and the YWCA Ice Chalet are teaming together to offer a night of fun Thursday in honor of veterans.

Pioneer Middle School mixes up lunch seating to tackle bullying, intolerance

A program aimed at bullying and intolerance encourages students to mix it up at lunchtime at Pioneer Middle School.

WALLA WALLA -- Before Pioneer Middle School students got a chance to settle in their usual lunch spots Tuesday, they were asked to mix it up for a change.

Poor message sent in lifting Olbermann suspension

The host of an MSNBC political talk show was wrong in making donations to three Democratic candidates for Congress.

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann should have been suspended longer for donating to the political campaigns of Democrats running for Congress.

Etcetera - 11/10/10

An alert from members of the Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines cautions the community to "Watch for the Red Boots!" The choral group members and friends will celebrate country and holiday music at the annual show, "Kickin' it up a Notch!" Showtimes w

Sustainable Walla Walla to meet at First Congregational Church

WALLA WALLA -- Sustainable Walla Walla will hold a public meeting meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Palouse and Alder streets.

Gypsy moths thin on ground in Northwest

This year's counts in Oregon and Washington were the lowest numbers in about 30 years.

Traps set in Oregon and Washington state to detect gypsy moths, a destructive forest pest, caught a record low number of the insects this year.

Superior Court - DISSOLUTIONS

Kristina and Thomas Russell.

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Johnnelyn H. Hagar, 16, 18 W. Pine St., was sentenced Oct. 22 on one count disorderly conduct.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Edgar R. Cantu-Rodriguez, 28, 740 N. 12th Ave., was charged Nov. 8 with harassment and with fourth-degree assault -- domestic violence.

On the agenda - Port of Walla Walla

When: Regular session is 6 p.m. today, following a 4:30 p.m. tour of the airport's second-floor offices and the security screening area, and a 5 p.m. work session at Dominick's on the Runway.

Emergency Services - 11/10/10

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

In the minutes - POMEROY COUNCIL

Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Stephanie Newberg and Donna Hunt. One seat is vacant. Mayor is Alan Gould. All council members were present, with Gould present by speaker phone Tuesday:

In the minutes - DAYTON COUNCIL

Members of the City Council are Christine Broughton, Kathy Berg, Merle Jackson, Terry Herrin, Charlie Button, Jim Cooper and Bill Graham. Mayor is Craig George. With Graham absent Monday the council:

In the minutes - College Place Council

College Place City Council members are Mayor Rick Newby, William Jenkins, Alexander Scott, Marge Nyhagen, Bernie Yanke, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson and Scott Duncan. With Yanke absent, the Council on Monday:

BIRTHS - Brandon Rodriguez V

To Maria Villegas Banales and Humberto Rodriguez Gutierrez, Walla Walla, a son, Brandon Rodriguez V, 8 pounds 7 ounces, born Nov. 5, 2010.

Watching water on a cruise down the Columbia River Gorge

We reached Multnomah Falls for the very first time at about 11:30 a.m. on a recent sunny day, after years of passing it by.I parked directly in front of the Multnomah Falls Lodge.Nora bounced in my lap when a woman approached the car. Half out of the wind

Whitman women ready to take next step this season

The Missionaries are geared up for a season full of promise, led by the backcourt's skills

WALLA WALLA — Whitman's women's basketball team looks to meld a mix of familiar faces with a stacked freshman class in the 2010-11 season on the squad's quest to make it to the NCAA Division III Tournament in March.Three key returners figure to be the lea

Walla Walla Lady Rebels win division at Whitman shootout

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Lady Rebels came out on top of the eighth grade division in the Whitman College Fall Shootout last weekend.Sagebrush Hoops, based in Pasco, won the seventh grade division.The Lady Rebels, coached by Chris Ferenz and John Lesk

Two players net All-NWC volleyball honors for Whitman

WALLA WALLA — Jillian Davis, an outside hitter on the Whitman College volleyball team, is one of seven players — and the only first-year athlete — voted to the All-Northwest Conference First Team.Middle blocker Courtney Brewer received Honorable Mention i

Pomeroy, Touchet players make SE 1B football teams

WALLA WALLA — Although regional teams were largely shutout of postseason play, Southeast 1B football players from the area still represented on the All Conference list.From Pomeroy, running back Tory Knebel and offensive lineman Jay Breithaupt were select

Local players selected for 2B All-League volleyball teams

WALLA WALLA — Regional volleyball players did well in SE 2B All-League team selections.Dayton's McKayla Bickelhaupt and Kayla Turner were both selected first team and Nicole Lambert was honorable mention.DeSales' Abby Larreau was selected first team and t

Mac-Hi girls drenched in Scappoose

A rain-soaked field doesn't help the Pioneers in the 4-0 soccer playoff loss.

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. — Scappoose scored a goal two minutes into the match and made it hold up in a 4-0 Oregon Class 4A girls soccer playoff victory over Mac-Hi Tuesday.Scappoose, the Cowapa League champion with a 13-2 record, advances to the state quarterfinal

Dayton, Pomeroy head to state volleyball tourney

The Pirates and the Bulldogs head to the Washington ‘B' tournament in Yakima this week.

WALLA WALLA — Two regional volleyball teams are heading to Yakima and the Washington Class B State tournament this week in the SunDome.The Pomeroy Pirates finished second in SE 1B District play in Colfax last weekend.And the Dayton Bulldogs grabbed the SE

PREP SOCCER - Mac-Hi boys cruise past 'Riders

The Pioneers fall behind early but recover to win, 6-2, in the Oregon playoffs.

MILTON-FREEWATER — The rain poured down and the visting team, the Roosevelt Roughriders, took the early lead against the Mac-Hi Pioneers boys soccer team here Tuesday night at Shockman Field, 1-0, just nine minutes into the contest. The goal was scored on

Death Notice - Marvyl Kinzer

Nov. 29, 1916 - Nov. 9, 2010

Dottie Van Dyke

Sept. 24, 1916 - Nov. 7, 2010

LaNita Yates

May 12, 1926 - Nov. 6, 2010

Margaret Ransom

Dec 12, 1924 – Nov 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 9

Lawmakers need to make cuts ASAP

The faster spending is reduced the easier it will be to save state programs and jobs in the future.

State lawmakers — whether Democrats or Republicans — are representatives of the people. No, that does not mean they should stick their finger in the air to see which way the political winds are blowing and then blindly go in that direction. Lawmakers are

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Please help us save the Aviary

I have had the good fortune of living here in Walla Walla since 1954, though I am sure, by the strictest of definitions, some might not consider me a true 'Walla Wallan” — I simply do not have the history, but that's OK. I love Walla Walla and the benevol

In the minutes - Garfield County

Garfield County commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With McCabe absent Monday commissioners:

On the agenda - Pomeroy School Board

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.Where: Elementary Room 109

On the agenda - Weston Council

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.Where: W-A Memorial Hall, 210 E. Main

On the agenda - Waitsburg School Board

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

On the agenda - Port of Columbia

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

Christian Women's Connection auction, apron show-and-tell set

DAYTON -- Christian Women's Connection will hold its annual silent auction on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Seneca Activity Center. Admission to the event is $9 and includes a luncheon catered by Fiesta en Jalisco.Speaker will be Pat Patterso

Berney Elementary School invites US military veterans to tribute

WALLA WALLA -- Berney Elementary School will hold a tribute to veterans on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the school gym. All veterans are invited to attend the free event.

Blue Mountain Community slates kids ministry workshop

WALLA WALLA -- Blue Mountain Community Church is hosting a "Kids First" Children's Ministry Workshop on from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.A nationally known children's ministry leader, Tina Houser, will be teaching sessions

Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Court fundraising breakfast Nov. 20

WALLA WALLA -- The Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse's 2011 Royalty Court will be hosting a fundraising breakfast on Nov. 20, 8-10 a.m., at Applebee's in Walla Walla.The pancake and sausage meal will include milk, juice or coffee for $5. Tickets are being so

Ecologist to address Walla Walla Native Plant Club

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Native Plant club will feature ecologist Timothy Parker at its November meeting.The event is open to all and will be Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Whitman College Hall of Science, in Room 142 near the greenhouse.Parker will discu

Reception for military veterans set at Pioneer House

WALLA WALLA -- Military veterans are invited to an appreciation reception and open house in their honor at Pioneer House, 1018 Whitman St.On Friday the senior-living community will host a free breakfast for local veterans and their family members from 9-1

BIRTHS - Cash Daniel Waggoner

<strong>Walla Walla General Hospital</strong>To Jennifer Stockton and Jason Waggoner, Milton Freewater, a son, Cash Daniel Waggoner, 7 pounds 14 ounces, Nov. 6, 2010.

Trial date moved in Walla Walla sex abuse case

Carl G. Bell Jr. faces a variety of charges, including rape of a child.

WALLA WALLA -- The trial for a suspect charged with 15 felony counts in a sex-abuse case has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.Carl G. Bell Jr., 31, of 519 Coppei Ave., Waitsburg, now is set for trial Jan. 6 and 7. The proceedings initia

Etcetera - 11/09/10

Walla Walla High School JROTC Cadets will host a Veterans Day assembly to honor veterans at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the school gymnasium, 800 Abbott Road.Wa-Hi JROTC Blue Devil Cadet Lt. Col. Robyn Paul, battalion commander, and Cadet Capt. Kaylee Bialozor

MIDDLE-AGED PLAGUE - Face it: Mostly, it's out of context, out of mind

During an Art Walk festival thing, a pleasing horde of tourists was deposited at our studio doorstep, and I was being the gracious artist's wife, introducing myself to the guests as they arrived."Hello," I effused (this isn't particularly difficult, becau

Man sentenced in Walla Walla County Jail escape in February

Warren D. Summers will not serve additional time, however, as his sentence is concurrent with another he's serving now.

WALLA WALLA -- A man who pleaded guilty to damaging property in what officials said was a short-lived breakout from the Walla Walla County Jail last February was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court.Warren D. Summers, 56, was ordered to serve four

Walla Walla County to receive federal funds for bridge work

Federal funds are on the way for work on bridges in Walla Walla County.

WALLA WALLA -- Two bridge projects in Walla Walla County have been slated for federal aid.The county will receive about $2.8 million from the Federal Highway Bridge program to help replace bridges on the Gardena-Touchet Road and on Woodward Canyon Road. T

A DIFFERENT VIEW - Visiting another home a challenge to blind

Have you ever thought what it might be like for a blind person to enter a house he has never been in before? This can be challenging, interesting, confusing and at times, even amusing, as a recent weekend visiting family might show.First, I had to remembe

Veterans Day Closures

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

Waitsburg man accused in standoff pleads guilty to harassment

Keith E. Adams originally was charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment, but the victim changed her story, a prosecutor said.

WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of holding a woman and her two young children against their will at his Waitsburg residence in September entered a guilty plea Monday afternoon to a felony charge.Keith E. Adams, 24, of 360 Preston Ave., pleaded guilty in Supe

Emergency Services - 11/09/10

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

Stone Soup to offer thanks to vets

Stone Soup Café will say "thanks" to veterans and military personnel Thursday with complimentary drinks and a discount.Veterans and military personnel will receive free coffee, tea or fountain soda and 10 percent off all other items at the downtown café,

WWCC tops WWU in volleyball duel

COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Community College's volleyball team scored a victory over Walla Walla University in three games Monday, 25-18, 25-23, 15-13 at the Wolves' gym in College Place.'This was a solid overall match for us,” said WWCC head coach Tim T

WWU women's basketball drops road game

KIRKLAND, Wash. — It was a rough trip to the west side for the Walla Walla University women's basketball team, falling 93-45 to Northwest University on the road Saturday.Northwest University was led by 23 points by Emily Drivtuen, while ten boards from Je

Whits hit 18 3-pointers in push against NCAA D1 San Jose State

The Missionaries pull within nine points with five minutes to play but can't defeat the Spartans.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hitting 18 3-pointers, the Whitman College men's basketball team outscored NCAA Division I San Jose State in the second half — pulling to within nine points with five minutes left to play — before the Spartans finished off a 109-92 exhi

PHOTO GALLERY - WWCC defeats WWU in volleyball matchup

More information in today's Union-Bulletin.

Eddie James Adams

July 12, 1934 – November 6, 2010

High-dynamic range puts shooters on cutting edge

As the vineyard photography class approached the mid-term of the fall quarter at Walla Walla Community College the students seemed ready for a big challenge.

Death Notice - Dorothy Criscola

Sept. 9, 1927 - Nov. 9, 2010

Death Notice - John Lesko Sr.

June 13, 1937 - Nov. 8, 2010

Lorna Roebke

March 10, 1938 - Nov. 4, 2010

Leslie Anderson

April 23, 1937 - Nov. 5, 2010

Monday, November 8

Lyons Ferry Park operators to pull out

The Port of Columbia has given notice it can no longer manage the park after the operators gave notice of their own.

DAYTON -- The Port of Columbia notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday that the Port is no longer able to operate the Lyons Ferry Park on the north side of the Snake River.

On the agenda - Starbuck Council

When: 7 p.m. TuesdayWhere: City Hall

Monumental crane assembled for major install at dam

The US Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to replace a lock gate at Lower Monumental Dam.

KAHLOTUS, Wash. -- Big jobs need big tools.And when the job involves replacing a 700-ton lock gate, the tool is REALLY big.

Crackdown on aggressive drivers taken to Walla Walla school zones

Increased patrols are expected in an effort to address safety concerns.

WALLA WALLA -- More police officers on foot, in cars and on motorcycles are expected around the city's 10 public schools as part of a new campaign to crack down on aggressive drivers in school zones.

Eat @ Salpolil expands

What began as a weekly spaghetti night at Sapolil Cellars has turned into a full-fledged menu and the resurfacing of a local Italian restaurant with a new name and location.

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Michael B.D. Duquette, 16, 209-B 161st St. S.W., Lynnwood, Wash., was sentenced Oct. 29 on one count third-degree theft.

There will always be speeders, but you don't have to be one

What a scary situation, to be pushing the brake to the floor yet knowing that you will not be able to stop in time.

Mini Coopers sought for entry in Veterans Day parade

WALLA WALLA -- Mini Cooper owners plan to make a showing in Thursday's Veterans Day parade.

Etcetera - 11/08/10

Children's Home Society of Washington will celebrate Universal Children's Day Nov. 20, said Kelly Bray, CHSW marketing communications manager in Seattle. Since its establishment in 1954, the event has promoted the understanding, care and welfare of the wo

Providence St. Mary to offer view through the looking glass

WALLA WALLA -- Providence St. Mary Medical Center will offer a chance to see "cool" images from inside the human body, said Kathleen Obenland, spokeswoman.

TigerScots open football playoffs with trip to Gold Beach

ATHENA — Weston-McEwen's football team opens the state playoffs with a trip to Gold Beach.The TigerScots, 8-1 overall and 5-1 in Blue Mountain Conference play, travel to the southern Oregon coast for the 1 p.m. game Saturday.

Dayton grabs district volleyball title, heads to State tournament

Dayton downs DeSales and Liberty Christian Saturday for the championship, and plays Wahkiakum Friday at State in Yakima.

DAYTON — Dayton won the District volleyball title with five-set victories over DeSales and Liberty Christian here Saturday.The Bulldogs handled the Irish, 25-16, 15-25, 25-17, 20-25, 15-10.Kayla Turner had 12 kills and 14 assists with six serving aces in

Janet McQuary

Jan. 9, 1944 - Nov. 4, 2010

Gay Abajian

Dec. 2, 1949 - Nov. 4, 2010

Death Notice - Eddie Adams

July 12, 1934 - Nov. 06, 2010

Death Notice - Rose Stevenson

March 22, 1915 - Nov. 07, 2010

Death Notice - Steven Edwards

Sept. 12, 1951 - Nov. 7, 2010

Death Notice - Dottie Van Dyke

Sept. 24, 1916 - Nov. 7, 2010

Death Notice - Ruth Anna Morse

Nov.. 06, 2010

Death Notice - Lanita Yates

Nov.. 06, 2010

Sunday, November 7

On the agenda - Milton-Freewater City Council

When: Monday 7 p.m.Where: 8 SW Eighth Ave, Public Library Albee Room

On the agenda - Athena-Weston School Board

When: Monday, 7 p.m.Where: Athena Elementary, 375 S. Fifth Ave.

On the agenda - College Place

When: 7 p.m. Monday.Where: College Place City Hall, 625 S. College Ave.

On the agenda - Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County commissioners will not meet this week. Commissioners canceled Monday and Tuesday meetings due to schedule conflicts that will prevent a quorum. The commissioners' next meeting will be Nov. 15.

Leaf pickup in Walla Walla to begin for Friday trash routes

WALLA WALLA - City crews will begin leaf collection on Monday for all residents in the Friday trash pickup route.Then sometime during this week, crews are expected to finish the Friday route and begin collecting for residents in the Monday trash pickup ro

City of Walla Walla seeks volunteers to serve on planning commission

WALLA WALLA - The city is now accepting applications from residents who want to serve on the city's planning commission.Up to three vacancies are expected for the volunteer positions.The planning commission considers all amendments, modifications or alter

Whitman College lands $7,500 Humanities Washington grant

WALLA WALLA - Whitman College is among 16 state organizations to be awarded grants through Humanities Washington.The college was awarded $7,500 that will go toward its Visiting Writers Reading Series, a free, public literary event that brings acclaimed wr

WWU plans Veterans Day event for Tuesday at University Church

COLLEGE PLACE - Walla Walla University is sponsoring a Veterans Day celebration at its "CommUnity" event at 11 a.m. Tuesday at University Church.The school's Veterans Association has planned a program of patriotic music and featured speaker, Chaplain Pete

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Ray and Martha Harrison

Ray Harrison and Martha Phillips Harrison of Milton-Freewater celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at an Oct. 17 reception given by friends and family at Grace Presbyterian Church. Guests included nieces and nephews from Portland, Seattle and locally

Saturday, November 6

$n$ Pomeroy picks up two wins to head to playoffs

COLFAX — Pomeroy's volleyball team scored a pair of wins Saturday in Colfax to advance in the playoffs with victories over Garfield-Palouse and St. John-Endicott.The opening match was the first of a pair of dominating matches for the Pirates as they rolle

$n$ Walla Walla Valley baseball program holding fundraiser

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Valley Select Baseball program, under the direction of fundraising chair Peggy Needham, is taking donations to replace the aging baseball backstop at Garrison Middle School. The backstop was originally installed in 1958. Need

$n$ Two Blue Devils named to All-Big Nine volleyball team

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi junior hitter Sydney Christensen and junior libero Tianna Cummings were the lone Blue Devil volleyball players named to the All-Big 9 volleyball team following the regular season.Richland senior hitter Chelsey Bettinson was named Big 9

PREP VOLLEYBALL - DeSales' season ends at Districts

DAYTON — DeSales lost two volleyball matches and finished its season in 2B District action Saturday.'It was a good, strong finish for the girls and they definitely have nothing to hang their heads about,” said DeSales head coach Lori Blanc. DeSales finish

PREP SOCCER - Mac-Hi girls soccer team nabs postseason win

The Pioneers top Banks, 4-1, in state play-in action.

ILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi's girls soccer team posted its first postseason win with a 4-1 defeat of Banks in a play-in game in the Oregon State Athletic Association playoffs. The girls made it into the play-in game last season and lost 2-1. It was the first

PREP SOCCER - Waitsburg-Prescott soccer team takes No. 1 seed to state

SPOKANE — Lino Diaz scored twice, once in each half, to lead Waitsburg-Prescott to a 2-0 victory over Northwest Christian in 2B playoff soccer action at Gonzaga Prep Friday night.The Tigers improved their record to an unblemished 18-0 and will face the No

Weston-McEwen's Jacob finishes 42nd at state cross country championships

EUGENE - Weston-McEwen's Christopher Jacob placed 42nd Saturday in the Oregon Class 3A/2A/1A state cross country championships at Lane Community College.Jacob finished the 5,000 meter course in 18:13, just one second behind Kaleb Elizondo and Josh Anderso

Whitman College men win sixth straight soccer game

The Missionaries top Whitworth, 2-1, in NWC action Saturday.

WALLA WALLA — Winning a school record sixth straight game, Whitman College's men's soccer team clipped visiting Whitworth 2-1 Saturday afternoon to nail down second place in the final Northwest Conference standings.Whitman finished its season with a flour

PREP VOLLEYBALL - Weston-McEwen spikes Nestucca

Weston-McEwen wins its opening round of 2A State Playoffs in three sets.

ATHENA — Top-ranked Weston-McEwen made quick work of Nestucca during the opening round of the Oregon Class 2A state volleyball playoffs here Saturday night.The TigerScots improved to 27-2 on the season after a 25-7, 25-12, 25-13 triumph.'The ladies played

Two Mac-Hi seniors run at state meet

EUGENE — John Lonai finished 57th in 18:05 for Mac-Hi at the Oregon cross country championships Saturday in the 4A competition. Kaleb Taylor finished 54th in 18:12. Both are seniors.'We've come a long way,” Mac-Hi coach John Milleson said. 'Three years ag

WWCC volleyball wipes out Big Bend in three

MOSES LAKE — Walla Walla Community College got 14 kills apiece from Nikki Long and Libby Kern during a 25-20, 28-26, 25-16 victory over Big Bend in an NWAACC Eastern Region volleyball match Friday night.'It's been a while since we have throttled a team —

Wa-Hi's Aaron Nelson runs to third at state cross country championship

J.P. Wolpert finishes 13th and Rachel Nelson takes 16th for the Blue Devils.

PASCO — Wa-Hi's Aaron Nelson ran to a third-place finish at Sun Willows Golf Course in the State 4A boys cross country championship Saturday.Nelson's finish was the best ever for Wa-Hi cross country, said coach Mike Locati.Fellow Blue Devil J.P. Wolpert w

Waitsburg-Prescott's Deal nabs fourth at state cross country tournament

Isabel Benito takes 34th for W-P in the girls race and the boys place seventh.

PASCO — Waitsburg-Prescott's Seth Deal didn't quite reach his goal of finishing top three here Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in State 1B/2B boys cross country action, but a fourth-place run in 16:46.7 for the sophomore is the best finish during W-P

WWCC women's soccer kicks Wenatchee Valley 8-0

Margo Hickman scores five times in the Warriors win.

WALLA WALLA — Margo Hickman raised her NWAACC-leading goal total to 26 by tallying five times Saturday afternoon to lead defending champion and No. 1-ranked Walla Walla Community College to an 8-0 victory over Wenatchee Valley in the East Region women's s

PREP SOCCER - Mac-Hi boys soccer team tops Scappoose in play-in

The Pioneers demolish Scappoose, 12-0, to advance in playoff action.

MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi's boys soccer team wasted no time demolishing the Scappoose Indians, 12-0, in an Oregon State Athletic Association postseason play-in match.Just one minute into the game, Christian Zaragoza hit Oscar Flores on a cross and Flores

Wenatchee stuns WWCC men's soccer team, 3-1

WALLA WALLA — The 2010 season came to a stunning end for the Walla Walla Community College men's soccer team Saturday afternoon on the WWCC pitch.All the Warriors had to do to clinch a berth in the NWAACC playoffs was beat Wenatchee Valley, a team that en

Fall Release not hard to swallow

Many tasting room managers extend their hours and expand their regular line of accompaniments.

WALLA WALLA — One of the three big wine selling weekends is finishing today, and along with it a big savings on wine that might actually be a first for Walla Walla wineries.Right along with Holiday Barrel Tasting in December and Spring Release in April, F

Accident paralyzes Milton-Freewater man

Nick Gettman is hospitalized with a skull fracture, a broken neck and back, ruptured spine and lung contusions.

MILTON-FREEWATER — For years, Nick Gettman listened to the common advice. And when it came time, he did the right thing.It's been drilled into him for years — if you drink, don't drive.

Walla Walla City budget woes worsen

The City Council will review the proposed budget in a workshop on Monday.

WALLA WALLA — The most recent sales-tax and other revenue projections confirmed the budget shortfall for next year will be about $2 million.Earlier in the year, the city had been projecting a $1.3 million shortfall, but over the last several months the sh

Injunction seeks First Amendment protection for octopus painting

The hearing for the injunction will be at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

WALLA WALLA — The fight over the giant purple octopus has taken an official legal stand on freedom of speech.On Friday, legal staff representing Inland Octopus owner Bob Catsiff filed an injunction in Walla Walla County Superior Court to keep the city fro

EMERGENCY SERVICES - 11/7/10

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

PREP FOOTBALL - Colfax shuts out weary Dayton squad

COLFAX — Dayton played its heart out in a pair of Southeast 2B-11 mini-game tie-breakers, taking out Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia in two overtimes, 16-9, and Tri-Cities Prep, 8-6, to advance to the postseason.The effort took its toll, and Colfax, the top-ranke

PREP FOOTBALL - Weston-McEwen offense, defense trade halves

The TigerScots' offense gives the team a 21-0 first-half lead, and the defense makes it hold up in the 21-8 win over Enterprise.

ATHENA — It's hard to say who won the game for Weston-McEwen against Enterprise Friday night; the offense or the defense.Either way, the final score was the TigerScots 21, Outlaws 8, in the Blue Mountain Conference finale for both teams.'Our ‘D' stepped u

PREP FOOTBALL - Waitsburg-Prescott roughs up Reardan, faces Oroville

Kris Cady opens with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and rushes for 142 yards in W-P's 42-6 rout of Reardan Friday.

WAITSBURG — By the end of its Class 2B crossover football playoff game here Friday night, it could have been said that visiting Reardan had seen enough of Waitsburg-Prescott running back Kris Cady.Too much, in fact.Cady, a 6-foot, 185-pound senior, set th

PREP FOOTBALL - Burbank QB Lawrence's passing game too much for Highland

BURBANK — Heath Lawrence threw for six touchdowns and 313 yards as the Burbank quarterback led the Coyotes to a season-ending 41-0 rout of visiting Highland Friday night.Lawrence found Dylan Smith for touchdown receptions of 18, 35 and 45 yards. He also h

PREP FOOTBALL - Cox's 6 TDs lead DeSales past Mary Walker

Jeremiah Cox throws for 325 yards and six scores in the 53-14 loser-out win over the Springdale team.

WALLA WALLA — Jeremiah Cox connected on 21-of-30 pass attempts for 325 yards and six touchdowns here Friday to propel DeSales into the round of 16 in the State Class 2B football playoffs.Cox led the Irish to a 53-14 win over District 7 No. 3-seed Mary Wal

As weather gets colder, brush up on fire safety

A list of safe home heating tips was listed in the November Athena city newsletter. Eighty percent of home heating fires occur during October through March, according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal Randy Simpson.First step is getting your fireplace, woo

Expert on death, grief to lead lecture at Walla Walla University

COLLEGE PLACE — A Walla Walla University faculty member who is an expert on death and the grief process will lead the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture next week.Pamela Cress, dean of the Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology, will present 'Re

Green programs net Whitman ‘B'

The report card graded more than 300 colleges from throughout the country.

WALLA WALLA — Whitman College's efforts at conservation and energy efficiency have earned it a 'B” average from the College Sustainability Report Card, released recently.The report card graded more than 300 colleges from throughout the country based on in

Walla Walla group hopes to add meat to food banks

The local Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry provides game meat to those in need.

WALLA WALLA — In a popular culture of Weight Watchers and South Beach diets, Matt and Jennifer Stephens are hoping to gain pounds. Luckily, these pounds are heart-healthy — low in saturated fat and high in cholesterol-reducing polyunsaturated fats.Matt an

Second round of ballot counting doesn't change election results

WALLA WALLA — The latest vote totals for Tuesday's elections in Walla Walla County show no change in the finishing orders.The county Auditors Office completed its latest count Friday afternoon. The next count will be on Wednesday.

Branch wrangler

Taking a cowboy-like stance in an outcropping of trees off Howard Street last week, a tree trimmer turns into a branch wrangler in the wild blue yonder as he twirls his rope just prior to lassoing a branch. Once roped and secured, the branch was cut with

St. Mary offers view through looking glass

WALLA WALLA — Providence St. Mary Medical Center will offer a chance to see 'cool” images from inside the human body, said Kathleen Obenland, spokeswoman.

Meeting to provide information on sex offenders in community

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office will hold a public meeting Nov. 18 to provide information and answer questions on sex offenders living in the community.The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office public safety building, 240 W. A

PANORAMA - Strong and beautiful

COLLEGE PLACE — The hot throb of Latin music seems at odds with the cold and dark of a recent predawn morning.On the main street of College Place, not much moves at 5 a.m. University students snooze, cars are parked, businesses locked up.

ETCETERA - Prospect Point FunD Run raises $9,973 for PTA projects

‘The kids had a real blast this morning with the FunD Run,” said parent and PTA member Linda Newcomb.The kids ran and walked along a course of curves and straight stretches around the school and playgrounds. 'It brought students outside with their teacher

PASTOR COLUMN - Watch what you say (or write) — words matter

Returning home from a month-long hiatus to the onslaught of 24-hour news and political advertising, I discovered that our local political races had become infected with the same vitriolic, hate-filled viciousness of the national political scene. For insta

CHURCH BULLETIN

Adventist school will hold pancake, waffle breakfast today

Why rattle around the house? Make a difference

Walla Walla RSVP offers a variety of ways to make a significant difference by volunteering.

WALLA WALLA — If you'd like to try something new, volunteering might fit the bill. You can put your talents to use, meet people, make friends and give assistance to others at the same time. RSVP, at the Center at The Park, 720 Sprague Ave., is the local c

SENIOR CENTERS

Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centersActivities offered daily at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., include pool and cards from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A complete listing of current center activities, classes and health and welfare prog

TSA's new thorough airport searches prudent

But TSA screeners must use discretion in implementing the new policy.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration's decision to be a bit more thorough in patting down airline passengers here and across the nation has some travelers concerned.And, frankly, the change in policy could be troubling if TSA officials don't us

Rules reinforce, protect shared goals, values

In order to add dimension to the discussion about the Inland Octopus painting, I'd like to review both a little history and the role of the City Council in code enforcement.

OUR READERS' OPINIONS - 11/7/10

PHOTO GALLERY - DeSales defeats Springdale 53-14

More details in Sunday's Union-Bulletin and here online.

Friday, November 5

$n$ Latest local vote totals show no change in results

WALLA WALLA — The latest vote totals for Tuesday's elections in Walla Walla County show no change in the finishing orders.The county Auditors Office completed its latest count Friday afternoon. The next count will be on Nov. 10.In the county sheriff's rac

Walla Walla County health official wins national acclaim

Harvey Crowder, Public Health administrator, has won a prize for the flu shot roundup.

WALLA WALLA -- People entering public service don't tend to expect public recognition.

Marian Randolph

Sept. 14, 1919 - Nov. 2, 2010

Lois Mills

Dec. 5, 1926 - Oct. 27, 2010

HEALTH & FITNESS - Hot rocks roll smoothly into use in massage therapy

It's hard to imagine that having a massage therapist use stones during a session would even be considered relaxing. Usually, stones are rough and unpleasant to the touch, so how in the world is a person supposed to enjoy a "hot stone massage" where heate

William Brummett

Oct.29, 1953 - Oct. 19, 2010

Melvena L. Carpenter

July 2, 1940 ~ November 3, 2010

Catheterization lab to extend Walla Walla General Hospital's cardiac services

Walla Walla General Hospital is beginning work on the lab, which is expected to cut the number of patients that have to go out of town.

Walla Walla General Hospital is beginning construction on a catheterization lab to enhance the range of cardiac services offered by the hospital, said spokeswoman Kristi Spurgeon Johnson.

Minors can be stopped from buying violent video games

But a better way to protect children is to convince retailers and the game industry to self regulate.

Government, on behalf of the people, enacts laws making it illegal for minors to purchase pornographic magazines and movies. The law has a legitimate aim of protecting minors and society.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Post-Election Day thoughts

Here is something for everyone to think about.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Unfriendly atmosphere is the problem

When you really get right down to it, the issue of the octopus mural/sign isn't the problem here. It seems to me it's the continual unfriendly atmosphere expressed by the city managers.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Mudslinging, anger and hatred cause for concern

I have lived in this county all my life and never before have I been so deeply disappointed.

'Visionary' named citizen of year

Steve Edwards, who is suffering from cancer, spearheaded bringing live theater to Dayton.

DAYTON -- The Dayton Chamber of Commerce was "absolutely inundated" with nominations for Steve Edwards for the Citizen of the Year Award.

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Shawn M. Arellano, 16, 205 E. Third St., Prescott, was sentenced Oct. 28 on one count fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Daniel A. Lindt, 30, Washington State Penitentiary, was sentenced Oct. 20 on one count second-degree burglary.

LEGAL BRIEFING - Will recycled rail ties tie me up in court?

Dear John, I want to plant a garden in the spring. My mother told me that I should have raised beds and that I should use old railroad ties to make them. I have heard that the ties should not be used because they are treated with something that could cont

ROCK DOC - Times shift winds of perception for wood industry

I remember well when Barbara Mandrell and George Jones sang a fine country and western song about changes in public perspective. For those of you too young to remember, the lyrics of the chorus were:

Emergency Services - 11/05/10

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

SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY: Skin will repay you for good care

Our bodies' largest organ is one that is easy to see but also easy to overlook.

Etcetera - 11/05/10

Walla Walla High School students learned about government from a pro when U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., addressed senior government and business law students on campus Oct. 29.

Cork recycling project to launch

On a weekend when wineries will pour new releases, a local organization will focus on collecting their corks.

Whirlwind drama in Burbank

Students in Burbank are putting the finishing touches on a week of preparation for a production of 'Treasure Island' this weekend.

BURBANK -- As leader of a flock of seagulls, 6-year-old Rosana Gutierrez wove across the stage, imitating the flapping of wings, cawing and even singing in one key scene, while her classmates followed closely behind.

Washington State Penitentiary inmate pleads guilty in assault

Authorites say Jose Jesus Morado Sanchez was an accomplice in a slashing; he'll serve an additional five years for the crime.

WALLA WALLA -- A Washington State Penitentiary inmate will serve an additional five years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday afternoon to being an accomplice in the brutal slashing of a fellow prisoner last fall.

Jackson Franks

To Jessica and Brian Franks, College Place, a son, Jackson Franks, 8 pounds, born Oct. 31, 2010.

$n$ PREP FOOTBALL — W-P survives St. George's in District 9 playoffs

The Waitsburg-Prescott team plays Northwest Christian for the No. 1 or No. 2 seed to state today.

PRESCOTT — Waitsburg-Prescott fought to keep its inaugural soccer season alive Thursday afternoon.And with a 3-2 victory over St. George's, the 17-0 W-P co-ed team lived to fight again today. W-P plays Northwest Christian at 5 p.m. today in Spokane.'That

PHOTO GALLERY - Touchet loses, out of postseason

Although the non-league loss doesn't count, another surprise win ends Touchet's season. Get more details in today's paper and online.

$n$ PREP FOOTBALL — Blue Devils end season with road loss

Wa-Hi finishes 2-7 with a 33-17 loss to Hanford.

RICHLAND — Wa-Hi's football season may not have ended like the Blue Devils had hoped with a 33-17 loss to Hanford in Richland Thursday, but the sixth-place Big Nine 4A representative showed no signs of quit in its finale.The Blue Devils (2-7, 1-5) battled

$n$ PREP FOOTBALL — Touchet falls to Liberty Christian, out of postseason

Although the non-league loss doesn't count, another surprise win ends Touchet's season.

OUCHET — This was one weird football game.On one side of the field was undefeated Liberty Christian, all pumped up and nowhere to go. Across the way was Touchet, still calculating its playoff possibilities and not particularly interested in its Thursday a

Death Notice - Gay Abajian

Dec. 2, 1949 - Nov. 4, 2010

Merilisa Hurst

July 25, 1958 – Nov. 2, 2010

L. Jeannette Oswald

September 7, 1918 – November 4, 2010

Thursday, November 4

Sen. Patty Murray wins fourth term

Democrat Patty Murray has won a fourth term to the U.S. Senate. Her Republican challenger, Dino Rossi, conceded the race Thursday evening after new vote totals showed Murray widening her lead.

Sen. Patty Murray has won a fourth term, riding a wave of strong Democratic support in King County to defeat Republican challenger Dino Rossi.Rossi conceded at about 6 p.m., calling Murray to congratulate her, according to a statement released by his camp

Milton-Freewater jogger hit by car, dies

Officials say Maria Lissette Meza was unaware of traffic approaching when she crossed in front of a car.

The dark of early fall mornings and a personal music device were significant contributors to the death of a young woman in Milton-Freewater on Wednesday morning, officials said.Maria Lissette Meza, 20, was struck by a car and killed as she was jogging on

$n$ Tamástslikt Cultural Institute seeks photos of the Round-up

MISSION, Ore. -- Tamástslikt Cultural Institute invites the submission of digital photos taken at the 2010 Pendleton Round-up from the general public.

Soper's art featured at Williams Team Homes during November

Artwork by Mary Soper will be featured during November at Williams Team Homes, 126 E. Alder St.

Walla Walla Bead Company runs with (re)purpose

Much of the new shop's decorations and goods are recycled or reused, owner Darlene Steiner said.

WALLA WALLA -- A new local store is going out of its way to incorporate environmentally friendly and economical practices into all aspects of its business.

Trial date moved for Walla Walla woman charged with robbery

Vanessa M. Drake is accused of hitting a security officer after stealing items from the downtown store.

WALLA WALLA -- A woman who allegedly stole items from Macy's store and struck a security officer in the face in July is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 14 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.The proceedings for Vanessa M. Drake, 29, of 901 W. Poplar St., i

Trial dates moved for Walla Walla teens in rape case

Cager J. York and Daijohn A. Gonzalez are accused of attacking a girl in June.

WALLA WALLA -- New trial dates have been set for two teenagers accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in June while in a vehicle off Mill Creek Road.

Walla Walla rape case dismissed -- for now

Bryan M. Harvey had been accused of attacking a girl at his residence after a party.

WALLA WALLA -- Charges against a man accused of raping a teenage girl at his residence in January 2008 have been dismissed -- at least for now -- in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Walla Walla City Council members chip in on levy hike

Dominick Elia and Shane Laib voiced disapproval, but no action was taken to prevent the increase.

WALLA WALLA -- In a show of fiduciary candor that cut against the grain of rubber-stamped tax increases, Council members Dominick Elia and Shane Laib spoke out Wednesday night against taking a legitimate, authorized and, depending on who you ask, needed p

$N$ Group to perform old-time country, bluegrass, gospel

POMEROY -- A musical group performing old-time country, bluegrass and gospel music will appear Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pataha Flour Mill near Pomeroy.

$n$ City-county agency gets second dose of seed money

WALLA WALLA -- Two months before its official start date, the new city-county Community Development Department got its first major payment of city funds Wednesday night.

$N$ Details released in crash that injured boy in CP

COLLEGE PLACE -- More details have been released about a vehicle-pedestrian collision Tuesday afternoon at South College Avenue and Southwest 13th Street.

$n$ Wash. chard is coming on strong

For the past three or four vintages, four wine grapes have been running neck-and-neck (in terms of tons harvested) for supremacy here in Washington.

$n$ Etcetera - 11/04/10

Choir director Norman Skeels is holding rehearsals for a Christmas program to raise funds for needy families. All singers in the area, including members of area church choirs -- sopranos, altos, tenors, baritones, basses and children are encouraged to joi

'Kid Simple' debuts at Harper Joy on Wednesday

Whitman's next play, "Kid-Simple, A Radio Play in the Flesh" will open at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the Freimann Stage and will bring a whimsical and unique type of story-telling to Whitmans's theater season.

$n$ WW Symphony Gourmet Gala fundraiser Saturday

Walla Walla Symphony's Gourmet Gala fundraising event will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

New at the library

Emmett Conn is an old man, near the end of his life. A World War 1 veteran, he's been affected by memory loss since being injured during the war. To those around him, he's simply confused, fading in and out of senility. But what they don't know is that Em

$n$ St. Paul's Episcopal Church to hold scholarship auction

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 324 Catherine St. holds a scholarship auction 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, at the church.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Travis W. Koehler, 35, Kennewick, was charged Nov. 1 with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief.

Wallula Avenue orchard goes from dream to farm

A couple's Wallula Avenue orchard grows from just a few trees to dozens over nearly two decades.

WALLA WALLA -- The red Honeycrisp with the subtle streaks of pink was the size of a softball hanging from a branch at David Guss's Wallula Avenue property on a late September morning. But the self-taught grower had his doubts that the seemingly ripened fr

Fall releases draw wine-loving visitors

This weekend is emerging as a third major wine-oriented weekend for the area.

WALLA WALLA -- This weekend, thousands of visitors will come to the area to celebrate Autumn Release Weekend, which marks the end of the grape growing season and features many new wine releases.

In the minutes - Dayton School Board

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

In the minutes - Waitsburg Council

Council member are Kevin House, Orville Branson, Marty Dunn, Karl Newell and Scott Nettles. Mayor is Walt Gobel. With House absent Wednesday the council:

$n$ Emergency Services - 11/04/10

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

Laht Neppur brews up Walla Walla locale

The wait is over for fans of Laht Neppur Brewing Co.

Seth Deal paces Waitsburg-Prescott cross country team to state

Seth Deal leads a fleet Waitsburg-Prescott boys cross country team — joined by teammate Isabel Benito — to the State meet Saturday.

WAITSBURG — Pushing comes naturally to Seth Deal.The sophomore runner is used to pushing his friends to do better. And now, he's getting used to pushing his team to run harder — whether by his own example or through encouragement.'I want to push others to

Gottschling re-signs with Walla Walla Sweets

WALLA WALLA — Outfielder Scott Gottschling is the first Sweet to re-sign with the collegiate wood-bat league this season.Gottschling, a 6-foot, 185-pound sophomore at University of California at Irvine, hit .257 with one home run and eight RBI last season

Registration open for youth indoor soccer league

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for its youth indoor soccer league.There are boys and girls teams for children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.Play is 5-on-5 and practice begins Jan. 8 one

Whitman College opens basketball season with stacked roster

The Missionary men's basketball team hopes to build on last season's strong finish.

WALLA WALLA — The third season under head coach Eric Bridgeland may prove to be the ultimate turning point for the Whitman men's basketball team thanks to a stacked roster that's coming off a 12-13 campaign, leaving good reason to believe that with a stro

PREP VOLLEYBALL — DeSales, Dayton net wins, meet Saturday

DAYTON — A trio of local volleyball teams took the court in District 9 touranment play on Wednesday night with both Dayton and DeSales getting critical victories to set up a playoff match on Saturday afternoon.Pomeroy heads back to Colfax Saturday to play

Registration open for ZUMBA fitness classes

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Parks and Recreation is holding ZUMBA workouts at the Carnegie Center. ZUMBA is a fitness routine based on Latin rhythm and dance.The class is open for ages 16 and older and the cost is $28 per person.Caite York instructs the cla

Walla Walla University's men's basketball team looks to repeat at Nationals

The Wolves return their No. 4 scorer and have several players with previous collegiate experience.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla University men's basketball team hopes to build on last year's strong national tournament finish, where the Wolves took third place in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' national tournament in Denver.Repea

Walla Walla Sweets open second season June 3 against Corvallis

WALLA WALLA — The 2011 West Coast League schedule was released earlier this week, and the Walla Walla Sweets open their second season June 3 against the Corvallis Knights at Borleske.The Sweets will play 60 games, including 33 at Borleske. The Sweets' reg

Lewis-Clark State hands Whitman College volleyball loss

Whitman's volleyball team drops a four-set match to LCSC.

LEWISTON — Whitman's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 non conference game with NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State Wednesday in Lewiston.It was their final tuneup before ending the Northwest Conference season.The Warriors, ranked No. 9 nationally in the NAIA,

Warrior volleyball team falls in four sets to Columbia Basin

PASCO — Walla Walla Community College fell in four sets to Columbia Basin Wednesday in an NWAACC East Region volleyball match.The Warriors (17-18) lost 25-22,25-12, 22-25, 28-18.'It's really fun to watch the team when everyone is contributing,” said WWCC

Pioneer Posse Royalty Court holding pancake breakfast

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse 2011 Royalty Court is holding a breakfast pancake fundraiser from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Nov. 20 at Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Walla Walla.The pancake and sausage breakfast includes milk, juice or

Four Wa-Hi soccer players named to All-Big 9 teams

WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's Alison Zander and Paige Pontarolo have been named to the 2010 All-Big 9 4A girls soccer second team.Zander, a sophomore forward, and Pontarolo, a junior midfielder, were joined by teammates Anna Pettyjohn and Dominique Cox, both soph

James F. Bergman

June 16, 1929 – November 1, 2010

Death Notice - Maria Meza

May 2, 1991 - Nov. 3, 2010

Death Notice - Melvena Carpenter

July 2, 1940 - Nov. 3, 2010

Death Notice - Marian Randolph

Sept. 14, 1919 - Nov. 2, 2010

Janice Curran

May 02, 1937 - Nov. 01, 2010

Wednesday, November 3

AmericanWest to sell bank; parent company files bankruptcy

In a new twist on salvage efforts for Washington financial institutions, AmericanWest Bancorporation said last week it will file for Chapter 11 protection while arranging a sale of its 58-branch bank.

Construction to temporarily close Wildhorse children's area

An entertainment area for children at Wildhorse Resort & Casino will be temporarily closed while the casino undergoes construction.

In the minutes - GARFIELD COUNTY

Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With McCabe absent Monday commissioners:

In the minutes - COLUMBIA COUNTY

Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With Robanske absent Monday:

In the minutes - WW SCHOOL BOARD

Board members are Cindy Meyer, president; Jim Lehmann, vice-president; Anne Golden, Max Carrera and Dan Hess. On Tuesday, the board:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Vote early to end pro-con advertising

We survived another election season. The pro and con advertising is the worst part. Everyone is sick of them, but what can a responsible Valley resident do?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Sarah Palin example of Republicanism today

I have voted consistently Republican since being sworn in as a U.S. citizen in 1990. But in recent years I have become more aware of Republican agendas that I find very disturbing.

Garfield County hospital board to discuss budget

POMEROY -- Garfield County Public Hospital District commissioners will discuss and possibly adopt a budget for 2011 when they meet today at 6 p.m.

Crash at Fourth Avenue and Orchard Street injures pair

WALLA WALLA -- A rollover crash at Fourth Avenue and Orchard Street sent to people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Two-year-old struck by vehicle, injured in College Place

COLLEGE PLACE -- A 2-year-old boy was injured Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle in the roadway at College and Southwest 13th avenues.

Emergency Services - 11/03/10

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

$n$ Four-car crash snarls traffic on Second Avenue in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA -- A four-car pileup along Second Avenue on Tuesday caused no serious injuries but snarled traffic for a portion of the afternoon, officials said.

Turnout tops 80 percent in Columbia County

The county led the state in turnout percentage; Garfield County came in second. And ballots remain to be counted.

Columbia County topped all other Washington counties in voter turnout Tuesday, with over 80 percent of the 2,590 registered voters turning in ballots.

Greenwood wins Walla Walla County coroner race

Richard Greenwood defeated Virginia Romine and will take over Coroner Frank Brown's position.

WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla County has a new coroner.

Voters send strong message to both Washingtons

Republicans take control of the US House and have a shot at a majority in the state Senate.

The dramatic power shift in Congress, where Republicans picked up an estimated 60 seats and a clear majority in the House on Tuesday, moves the agenda in Washington closer to the political center.

Pool's open: Prescott parks levy passes

A maintenance and operation levy appears well on its way to approval.

PRESCOTT -- After a summer without a swimming pool, Prescott-area youngsters and adults can look forward to a wetter 2011, after a $100,000 maintenance and operation levy passed by slightly more than a 2 to 1 margin. The vote was 136 yes to 67 no, or 67

Hedine to take over as part-time Walla Walla County District Court judge

Kristian Hedine defeated Bridie Monahan Hood for the position now held by retiring Judge Jerry Votendahl.

WALLA WALLA -- Kristian Hedine will pick up the gavel as the county's new part-time District Court judge, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.

Reeves retains Columbia County seat

The incumbent has been chosen to serve a fifth on the county commission.

DAYTON -- Incumbent Columbia County Commissioner Chuck Reeves will serve a fifth 4-year term, after picking up 59 percent of the votes in Tuesday's election.

Incumbent treasurer holds seat in Garfield County

Karen Roosevelt defeated challenger Lynette Fisher for the position.

POMEROY -- Incumbent Garfield County treasurer Karen Roosevelt outdistanced her challenger, Lynette Fisher, by a vote of 698, or 62 percent, to 431, or 38 percent.

Hessler returned as Columbia County sheriff

Four years after defeating the incumbent, Walt Hessler held off a challenge from a deputy for his job.

DAYTON -- Mark Franklin's bid for his boss's job was unsuccessful, with incumbent Columbia County Sheriff Walt Hessler netting 1,298 votes, or 64 percent to Franklin's 731, or 36 percent.

Walsh, Nealey cruise to wins in District 16 races

Maureen Walsh held off challenger Brenda High, while Terry Nealey ran unopposed.

WALLA WALLA -- The two state legislators who represent Walla Walla County both cruised to wins Tuesday night.

Culwell retains seat as Columbia County prosecutor

Rea Culwell defeated Randy Lewis, a reversal from the primary election.

DAYTON -- Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney Rea Culwell credited voters' educating themselves for her win over challenger Randy Lewis for the prosecutor's office.

Walla Walla Plant Society to discuss Whitman's Braden Farm

WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Plant Society is having its Second Wednesday program at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Whitman Hall of Science, Room 142.

Eastgate Lions having Turkey Shoot at gun club on Nov. 14

WALLA WALLA -- Eastgate Lions are having the second annual Turkey Shoot at the Walla Walla Gun Club on Middle Waitsburg Road at 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

Etcetera - 11/03/10

Walla Walla High School JROTC Cadets will host a Veterans Day assembly to honor veterans at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the school gymnasium, 800 Abbott Road.

Blue Devils focus on finale at Hanford

Wa-Hi hopes to end its football season with a followup to last week's victory over Eisenhower.

WALLA WALLA — Fresh off its first win of the Big Nine season, Wa-Hi's football team looks to put a positive close to its 2010 campaign in a crossover game at Hanford Thursday night.The Blue Devils closed out their regular season with a home victory over E

Bulldogs win tie-breaker battles

Dayton gets by Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia in two overtimes, and Tri-Cities Prep in regulation. to advance to a playoff game in Colfax Friday.

POMEROY — Dayton won the battle of wills on a crisp and cloudless Tuesday night on the Palouse.The Bulldogs, 1-7 in the regular season in District 9 2B-11 football, weren't favored to top Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia or Tri-Cities Prep in two mini-game tie-br

OUTDOORS - A wealth of waterfalls

The Columbia River Gorge boasts 115 waterfalls in its 1,700 square miles.

A camera buff's perfect sunrise dawned at Rowena Crest a few days ago, but I missed it.Well, mostly.I spent 20 minutes pestering a motel clerk in The Dalles about a bill that confused me.Finally, I accepted the verdict, mumbled, 'Well, all right,” and we

$Walla Walla Sweets to have family event Nov. 13

WALLA WALLA — As the weather turns colder, it can't hurt to start thinking about the warmth of summer baseball. Join the Walla Walla Sweets coaches, staff and players at a family event from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Sherwood Athletic Center on the campus of

NWC names Bottomly Student-Athlete of Week

WALLA WALLA — Conner Bottomly, a senior co-captain on the Whitman College men's soccer team, has been named Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for offensive players after booting three goals in two victories last weekend.Bottomly, a midfield

Pioneers smack 3A Pirates, 12-0

Mac-Hi's boys soccer team improves to 14-0 with the win over Riverside Tuesday.

MILTON-FREEWATER — The battle of the unbeatens matched the Mac-Hi Pioneer boys soccer team against the Class 3A Riverside Pirates, and the Pioneers dealt the Pirates a 12-0 loss Tuesday at Shockman Field.Prior to the game Tuesday evening, the Pioneers wer

Missionaries' Davis earns NWC volleyball honor

WALLA WALLA — Jillian Davis, a first-year outside hitter on the Whitman College volleyball team, has netted Northwest Conference's weekly volleyball honors after leading the Missionaries to a pair of victories last Friday and Saturday.Davis, who averaged

Milton-Freewater levee repair measure sails to win

The $2.85 million bond measure gained 80 percent approval Tuesday.

MILTON-FREEWATER -- In a flood of support, residents overwhelmingly approved a bond measure Tuesday to help repair the levee system protecting the city. The $2.85 million measure passed with 80 percent of the voters, a total of 1,846, saying "yes" to the

Zadabell Norman

Feb. 7, 1927 - Oct. 25, 2010

Arthur J. Patzer

June 1, 1920 - October 10, 2010

Janice March

June 16, 1933 - Oct. 30, 2010

Death Notice - Maggie Ransom

Dec. 12, 1924 - Nov. 1, 2010

Parent to Parent program specialist lives her creed

Teri Hough discovered the organization after a son was born with Down syndrome.

Interviewing Teri Hough about herself proved a bit tricky. Every question led her back to talking about Parent to Parent, where she serves as the developmental disabilities program specialist.

Death Notice - Lawrence Ferguson

Aug. 15, 1935 - Nov. 03, 2010

Death Notice - Merilisa Hurst

July 25, 1958 - Nov. 02, 2010

Tuesday, November 2

Hedine is new county part-time District Court judge

WALLA WALLA — Kristian Hedine will pick up the gavel as the county's new part-time District Court judge, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.Hedine garnered 6,455 votes, or 59 percent of the total ballots counted. His opponent, Bridie

Turner wins sheriff's race

WALLA WALLA -- A months-long campaign for the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office appears to have come to a fast finish tonight.John Turner, the 46-year old newcomer, took the lead in preliminary results with about 54 percent of the vote, according to the

Greenwood is new Walla Walla County coroner

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County has a new coroner.Richard Greenwood is the apparent winner of the two-way race with 53.5 percent of the ballots cast. His opponent, Virginia Romine, finished second with 44.4 percent of the vote.

Death Notice - Janice March

Oct. 30, 2010

Death Notice - James Bergman

June 16, 1929 - Nov. 1, 2010

Selling new book worth it to give kids record of their family

I wrote a blog a few days ago about the joy of feeling slimy.The topic making me squirm is the selling my new book, "Can I Just Say Something?"

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Fond memories of Walla Walla Symphony

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Walla Walla Symphony online. My memories of the symphony go back to about 1964 when the orchestra performed in the old high school auditorium.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Newspaper's strong voice appreciated

Recently I have been involved in several activities that have had a community orientation. One was the March Against Hate that was a response to some anti-Semitic activities in the community and the other were activities of the Diversity Coalition.

Military and Obama should move to end 'don't ask, don't tell'

Clinton's compromise policy has caused problems. It's time to do away with the de facto ban on gays in the military.

The U.S. military has had gay soldiers serve with bravery and honor throughout the nation's history. Often nobody knew they were gay, nor did most people care.

Walla Walla County OKs furloughs

Two department heads have the green light to order unpaid days off to make ends meet.

WALLA WALLA -- A resolution to allow two Walla Walla County departments to mandate unpaid days off was approved Monday.

Ballots due as campaign wraps up

Haven't gotten your ballot in yet? It must be postmarked today or land in a drop box by 8 p.m. today.

WALLA WALLA -- If you haven't done it by now, the hour is getting late.

On the agenda - Waitsburg Council

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

On the agenda - Dayton School Board

When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.Where: District Board Room, 609 S. Second St.

On the agenda - Walla Walla Council

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

In the minutes - Prescott School Board

Members of the Prescott school board are Erik Young, Sara Fletcher, Pam Stueckle, Eva Madrigal and Karen Tonne. With all board members present Thursday the board:

In the minutes - Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. Will all present, commissioners voted as follows Monday:

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Leslie G. Guthrie, 49, 116 Bush St., was charged Oct. 27 with first-degree identity theft and second-degree theft.

Marcy's opens in ex-Luscious spot

The name is a nod from partners Chad Waldher and Jessi Pricco to the site's original owner.

WALLA WALLA -- A long-ago gas station has become a new spot for spirits in a blend of old and new on downtown's Colville Street.

Emergency Services - 11/02/10

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

Trial date moved for woman in cyberstalking

Kathy A. Hendrickson is accused of stalking her boyfriend and sending e-mails threatening to kill judges.

WALLA WALLA -- A new trial date has been set for a College Place woman accused of sending e-mails threatening to kill local judges and a state Supreme Court justice more than two years ago, as well as stalking her former boyfriend and stealing his identit

EWU president pays visit to Wa-Hi Latino Club

WALLA WALLA -- Eastern Washington University president Rodolfo Arevalo was in Walla Walla on Thursday to speak with members of the Walla Walla High School Latino Club.

Washington State Penitentiary task force to meet with DOC prison director

WALLA WALLA -- A community task force on the future of the Washington State Penitentiary will meet Wednesday with the Department of Corrections new director of prisons.

Walla Walla City Council set to OK increase in levy

WALLA WALLA -- On Wednesday, City Council members will review and most likely approve a 1 percent increase to property tax revenues for 2011.

Fort Walla Walla Museum extends season into late December

The start of November usually marks an end to visitation at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

VIEW FROM THE PORCH - To swat, or not to swat -- that is the question

It's fall at the farm. The geese are back, devouring the tender young shoots of grass coming up in our newly planted pastures. Deer have moved in with the geese. They favor the new grass, too. So do the wild turkeys and pheasants and ducks and most everyt

Etcetera - 11/02/10

An invitation has been extended to elementary and middle school students to a Moon-stravaganza at Whitman College's Hall of Science Planetarium from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Owen Rhys Gwinn

To Rikki and Jeff Gwinn, Walla Walla, a son, Owen Rhys Gwinn, 7 pounds, born Oct. 25, 2010.

Wolves women drop two basketball games

LEWISTON — Walla Walla University's women's basketball team followed Saturday's loss to Eastern Oregon University with a Monday loss at Lewis-Clark State.The Wolves lost, 94-34, to Eastern Oregon University, and to Lewis-Clark State, 97-38.The losses move

Gardner brought fancy footwork, french fries to Walla Walla

Tommy Gardner, regarded as the best fighter to come out of Walla Walla, may be better known for his french fries at Tommy's Dutch Lunch.

WALLA WALLA — As it turned out, Tommy Gardner became more famous for his french fries than his fancy footwork.No doubt because he spent many more years serving up burgers and fries at his popular restaurant on West Pine Street than he ever did pursuing hi

New look to area prep football playoffs this year

WALLA WALLA — As the 2010 prep football regular season winds to a close this week and fans turn their attention to the postseason playoffs, it seems like an appropriate time to take stock of where we stand here in our little corner of the state.And in a n

Monday, November 1

Fall in full swing with wet, windy October

More of the same is on tap for this month, with predictions calling for above-normal precipitation.

WALLA WALLA -- Although October eased out on a sunny note Sunday, it still left behind plenty of puddles and leaf-covered lawns.

Paws up for holiday treats

In their first year in business, owners of the new pet supply store Wags to Whiskers doled out treats on Saturday to trick-or-treating dogs.

SCIENCE MATTERS - New tack can shed light when politics clouds discussion

Sadly, global warming has become politicized. Putting all the data together is not easy. However, there are ways of approaching the matter objectively. In the end, the conclusions each of us draw will depend on our different perceptions of risks and who w

Underage drinking subject of meeting in Burbank

BURBANK -- The Burbank Community Coalition is hosting a town hall-style meeting Wednesday to discuss underage drinking.

Etcetera - 11/01/10

Local American Field Service chapter members will hold their annual information night from 7-8:30 Tuesday in the Walla Walla High School library, 800 Abbott Road.

Eatery GRAZE celebrates 1st anniversary

GRAZE -- a place to eat -- has cause to celebrate this week.

The downtown eatery will commemorate its first anniversary at its Colville Street shop with a special discount on sandwiches and drinks through Thursday, said owner John Lastoskie.

Forum in Walla Walla delves into water law proposals

A session at Walla Walla Community College offers a look at the Department of Ecology's wish list for changes.

WALLA WALLA -- A forum Tuesday will focus on what may be a subject of lively debate next year in the state Legislature.The "Water Smart Washington" forum will focus on proposed wide-ranging changes to state water law proposed by the state Department of Ec

Late-night probe at Weinhard Hotel seeks the otherworldly

A Halloween night paranormal investigation put the Weinhard Hotel in Dayton under scrutiny.

DAYTON -- "Do you have a name?"Silence."We're not here to run you out or scare you."The floor squeaked as someone shifted his weight to the other leg."That box with the green light, that won't hurt you. If you can make the number go up to 4, we'll leave."

Emergency Services - 11/01/10

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

$n$ Walla Walla School Board to meet Tuesday evening

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla School Board will hold a regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The board meets in the district board room at 364 S. Park St. Meetings are open to the public.

$n$ Oliver Layne Engstrand

To Alexandria Fowler and Nick Engstrand, Walla Walla, a son, Oliver Layne Engstrand, 8 pounds 4 ounces, born Oct. 29, 2010.

$n$ Missionary men win fifth straight soccer match

Whitman remains in third place in the NWC standings with the 2-0 victory over Willamette Sunday.

WALLA WALLA — Senior defender John Fleming celebrated his first college goal late in the first half and senior captain Conner Bottomly added an insurance goal in the 89th minute as Whitman College won its fifth straight soccer game with a 2-0 shutout of W

$n$ Whitman women slip past Willamette in NWC soccer play

MacKenzie Hughes' 12th-minute goal holds up in the 1-0 Northwest Conference win Sunday.

WALLA WALLA — If you happened to turn your head for a few seconds at the wrong moment, you missed all of the scoring as Whitman College slipped past Willamette University 1-0 in Northwest Conference women's soccer action Sunday afternoon at the Whitman At

$n$ Blue Crush finish soccer season with win over Sabers

WALLA WALLA — The Blue Crush of the Blue Mountain Soccer Club finished their season Saturday with a victory over the Sabers '96 of Spokane, 3-0, at Howard-Tietan Park. The Crush competed in the Girls U-14 Reebok Division of District 6 of Washington State

Death Notice - Cindy Head

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Audrey Schirman

Oct. 19, 2010

James Swentik

March 14, 1958 - Oct. 26, 2010

Doris Davison

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