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Walla Walla man reaches finish line in cross-country cycle trip

He made it! On Aug. 2, Walla Wallan Joel McClure completed a 3,300-mile cross-country bike ride for Push America.

Denney’s Hi Spot Cafe a destination for tunes du jour

From soup to nuts, former longtime downtown cafe owner Joe Denney exuded music to the last note.

Exchange program links Milton-Freewater Rotarian with Englishman

Robby Robbins, an active member of the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club, is retired from the U.S. Navy.

AAUW preps for upcoming kitchen tour

Slicers, dicers, mashers and whisks are being assembled, windows polished, floors cleaned, counters shined and spaces tidied as local hosts prepare for the 12th annual Walla Walla American Association of University Women Branch Kitchen Tour from noon-5 p.m. on Oct. 5.

WW woman graduates with honors from Central Washington University

Sierra Tinhof graduated in June from Central Washington University with highest honors, summa cum laude.

Local couple honored as Angels in Adoption

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Walla Wallans Kris and Anne Harrison as Angels in Adoption at an awards ceremony Saturday and a gala on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Native Walla Walla ballplayer new to of State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Here’s a guy born and bred in Walla Walla who grew up to consecutively strike out Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Brooks Robinson, Willie McCovey, Maury Wills and Harmon Killebrew. In the same 1967 exhibition-game at Dodger Stadium.

Special meals planned during Muddy Frogwater

A couple of special meals will be served during the 34th Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival. From 5-8 tonight Milton-Freewater Rotary will host its annual barbecue chicken dinner in Yantis Park, DeHaven and Southwest Second Street. The cost is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Rotary-sponosored community and youth projects and programs. Call 509-386-2499 for tickets or show up.

Eagle Scout Association awards scholarship to Walla Walla student

The National Eagle Scout Association honored 2012 Walla Walla High School alumnus Greggory Heller with a $3,000 NESA academic scholarship this past year.

New books roll in for program aimed at youngsters

Score! New material has come in for budding pre-readers. The third annual The Moms’ Network/Books for Babes promotion amassed donations of 87 new soft books targeted for area newborns, according to Beth Swanson, TMN president. Working with Book & Game Co., members of the community and TMN bought children’s soft books to be used in Books for Babes book bags. “The Walla Walla community is very supportive of this promotion to purchase books and support Books for Babes” Beth said.

Vintage newspapers — of war and remembrance

Bearing tidings of great significance, carefully stored newspapers — one nearly a century old — were recently discovered by Walla Wallan Lisa Anderson-Thornton’s parents.

Couple finds love after connecting through volunteer work

The lives of two area residents became intertwined through volunteerism when friendship grew into romance. Both widowed after long marriages, Gloria Ensminger and Maurice Kivitt connected through work at Walla Walla General Hospital.

College Place man earns degree from Seattle Pacific University

Mark Andrew Ponti of College Place recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Longtime member recognized at Milton-Freewater Rotary Club meeting

Lynn Crawford received recognition for service through his longtime membership in the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club at a recent meeting. District Governor Doug Taylor presented him with a Rotary Pioneer certificate, according to a report from Rotarian Robby Robbins. The club also hosted Assistant Governor Susan DeMarsh.

AMVETS member recruitment draws record number

American Veterans Jonathan M. Wainwright Post 1111 pushed for new members during the Fourth of July in the Park celebration with whopping success.


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