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Friends of the Library of Walla Walla to hold fundraising sale

Friends of the Library of Walla Walla’s Media Madness fundraiser will offer a variety of lightly used DVDs, books on tape, books on CD, music CDs, hardback, paperback, children’s and coffee table books, decorative items and games for all ages.

Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287 holds installation ceremony

The annual Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287 installation of officers often includes representatives and dignitaries from lodges in Seattle, Spokane, Moses Lake, Yakima and Tri-Cities. This year there were also nearly 100 lodge and community members, according to member Keith Burghardt. Local lodge Past Exalted Ruler Greg Heimgartner conducted the installation ceremony.

Lentils in focus for Walla Walla schools

The April Harvest of the Month focus of the Farm-to-School program in Walla Walla Public Schools is lentils. The legumes, from the Palouse region, where organizers hold the annual National Lentil Festival, were dished up recently in school cafeterias.

Walla Walla student nets academic honor at Oregon State

Peter B. Rindal of Walla Walla made the Scholastic Honor Roll winter term at Oregon State University in Corvallis. One of 932 students who earned straight As, Peter is a senior majoring in computer science. Another 3,634 earned a B-plus 3.5 GPA or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, Peter had to carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Ex-Girl Scout tracks down 1965 scouting roundup friends

Walla Walla Kay Raddatz gave herself quite the challenge: Track down seven fellow St. Paul Girl Scout Council troop members who went to an international encampment of 12,000 scouts in Idaho’s Farragut Wildlife area — 50 years before.

Walla Walla nonagenarian takes pride in role with Blue Mountain Foundation

Looking back over nine decades, Walla Walla native Eleanor Kane said the accomplishment in which she is most proud was to establish and have an ongoing involvement in Blue Mountain Foundation.

Local girl wants everyone to Wear Blue for Juvenile Arthritis

The area could be swathed in blue attire if Garrison Middle School student Allison Wanichek has any influence.

Fundraising helps SuitCase Dances off on right foot

Fundraising efforts for an upcoming production of SuitCase Dances resulted in a cache of $2,620, which organizer can use to run the performance in the black.

Sunrise Rotary sets sights on polio eradication

Collecting pennies — small change — added up for the Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary Pennies for Polio project held at several grade schools.

Walla Walla students awarded scholarships at WSU

For demonstration as a student in good standing, Washington State University awarded Walla Wallan Carmen Pacheco a $2,000 Scott Family Scholarship Endowment in Communication and $1,500 through the Katie Knapp Whitworth Class of 1940 Scholarship.

Walla Walla Choral Society selects artistic directors

After a season of auditions, the Walla Walla Choral Society selected Jeremy Mims and Rob Dennis as its new co-artistic directors for the 2014-2015 season.

Genealogy in focus at upcoming event in Walla Walla

“I have a curiosity about the past. Besides their names, what we are interested in is finding out more about our ancestors and relatives. It’s about fleshing out your genealogy and finding out the stories of your own people,” said Rick Benn, an organizer for the Walla Walla FamilySearch Center’s second free annual family history seminar A Knitting Together of Generations.

Walla Walla University students participate in ethics bowl

In addition to learning methods or argumentation and critical thinking, participants in the Ethics Bowl also learned on a personal and team level.

Athena girl to compete for scholarship

Lilyan Duckett recently competed for two days at the Hermiston Conference Center and garnered the Oregon Preteen ANTSO title.

Area man’s viticulture started with backyard vines

“As a government employee, Ben felt compelled to ante up the fee, rather than risk being caught making moonshine.”


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