Young nominees sought for local Chief for a Day event

Uniforms and badges for selected children are part of the local Chief for a Day event, sponsored by Walla Walla Area Crime Watch.

Mac-Hi Jazz Ensemble wins awards at jazz festival

McLoughlin High School Jazz Ensemble returned from the 43rd annual Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival in Oregon City in mid-March with a third-place trophy in the A division and three outstanding soloist awards.

Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 plans 40th reunion

Members of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 want classmates to plan ahead for a 40th reunion shindig July 25-27.

Genealogy focus of free all-day seminar in Walla Walla

Curious about your ancestors? Want to know more than just your oral histories? The Walla Walla FamilySearch Center is hosting its second annual A Knitting Together of Generations free family history seminar and luncheon April 26. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for registration and the first class will begin at 9:45.

Whitman debate teams perform well at national competition

All four Whitman College teams made it to the elimination rounds in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence this season, said Coach Kevin Kuswa, director of debate. Only a few schools managed to qualify four teams to the event at Northern Arizona University, he said.

Pheasants Forever members to meet for plantings

With the slightly warmer weather, planting begins apace for members of Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258.

Classmate sets record straight on vintage photo

The vintage photo of Prospect Point Elementary fifth graders that ran in Etcetera Tuesday on C5 was from 1954, notes class member Jerry Duff Taylor. And one of her classmates in the photo was misidentified.

Relay for Life team to hold breakfast fundraiser at Appelbee's

The Relay For Life County For A Cure team will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. on March 29 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 1604 Plaza Way.

Walla Walla High School recognized for exchange program

Everyone associated with the local AFS-USA intercultural student exchange program is thrilled that Walla Walla High School is one of two schools in the state to win recognition as a 2014 Top AFS School.

Altrusta Spelling Bee details announced

The contest will be May 10 at Whitman College.

Exchange Club names four high-school students Youth of the Month

Two students from Lincoln and two from Alternative Education Program were honored.

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Waitsburg-Prescott students raise money for breast cancer awareness

The Cross Country athletes sold wristbands to raise the funds.

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Former first-grade sweethearts reteam to plan reunion

Daniel N. “Dan” Clark and Jerry Duff Taylor reconnected to bring about a reunion of fellow first-graders from the classes of 1947-1951.

Milton-Freewater students win divisions at music festival

McLoughlin High School senior trumpeter Tomas Landa and junior tuba player Patrick Dunphy won their divisions at the Northeast Oregon Music Educators Association District 6 Solo Festival on March 1 at Eastern Oregon University. They will advance to the Oregon Schools Activities Association state solo contest on May 3 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, said Michael Agidius, band director for the Milton-Freewater School District.

Walla Walla-area dancers in fundraising mode ahead of trip to Spain

Ten area dancers plan to compete in ballet at the Dance Grand Prix Europe 2014 in June at Barcelona, Spain.

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