Community rushes to give displaced children Christmas gifts

I tell you, this is a generous, thoughtful community. The latest evidence comes in the form of a last-minute request extended by the Walla Walla Police Department seeking Christmas presents to give children displaced from their homes.

Auto dealer provides toys, meals to families in need

Legacy Ford of Walla Walla stepped up to provide toys and meals to 30 families in need. Toy donations were collected at the downtown dealership, ShopKo, JTI Tractor and Book & Game.

Sharpstein fund drive benefits local hospital

A PTA-organized Change-for-Good drive at Sharpstein Elementary benefited a local hospital.

Pioneer students raise funds for Salvation Army

National Junior Honor Society students at Pioneer Middle School banded together to raise funds to benefit The Salvation Army.

Wa-Hi seeks audience for senior presentations

Walla Walla High School is looking for volunteers to listen to the presentations seniors make in early 2015, the school district online newsletter reported.

Walla Walla police set for Citizens Academy

An 11-week investment of time will enlighten area residents to the operation and procedures followed by local judicial and law enforcement agencies.

Berney students pay visit to planetarium

Berney Elementary students turned their eyes to the sky during a recent visit to the Whitman College Planetarium.

Walla Walla cheerleaders featured on Christmas Day special

Walla Walla High School cheerleaders Hope Snyder and Kati Simcock will featured on ABC-TV at 9 a.m. on Chrismas Day when the network airs the Walt Disney World Christmas Extravaganza Parade.

Speech, debate teams give powerful performance

Walla Walla High School Speech and Debate teammates gave powerful, informative performances and the audience really enjoyed the show during their community presentation in the Wa-Hi auditorium on Dec. 4, said coach Jean Tobin.

Prospect Point principal earns acclaim

The Association of Washington School Principals and Elementary School Principals of Washington named Prospect Point Elementary Principal Chris Gardea the 2014 Distinguished Elementary Principal for the Lake Wallula Region.

Through faith, family witnesses miracles of healing

Jim and Shorna Haubry’s lives have been informed by wrenching bad news, remarkable milestones, joyous miracles and an abiding faith. Among the pinnacles: the birth of their son on Dec. 15, 2004, after an interminable wait of 15 childless years. The worst just a year later: Jim’s mounting “terminal” illness, which came around Dec. 15, 2005.

Santa plans visit to senior center

Jolly old St. Nick will drop by the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center, 720 Sprague Ave., at 11:30 on Wednesday.

Donors come to aid of urgent-care walk-in clinic

The generosity of donors is key to keeping the doors open at SOS, a free, urgent-care walk-in clinic at 1200 S.E. 12th Ave., College Place.

Doctor presents research paper at conference

The former Walla Wallan graduated from Walla Walla Valley Academy and Walla Walla University, and earned his medical doctor and Ph.D. degrees from Loma Linda University.

Former local biologist writes paper on ocean pollution

Currently a marine biologist with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife in Olympia, Hank spent two summers sailing across the Pacific Ocean for this research. He is the son of Bob and Clare Carson of Walla Walla.

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