Etc - Walla Wallans host lunch for long-distance cyclists

Walla Wallans Sarah McClure and Jim Peterson hosted a lunch for 28 bike riders participating in The Ability Experience Journey of Hope who came through town on June 6. Boy Scout Troop 305 members joined the out-of-town cyclists for the event.

Etc - Wa-Hi sophomore places 3rd in national competition

Competing in the yearlong Word Wright Challenge, Walla Walla High School sophomore Stella Gryler placed in the top three 10th-graders in the nation.

Etc - WSU releases honor roll

The president’s honor roll at Washington State University for the 2015 spring semester lists a number of students from within the Union-Bulletin circulation area:

Etc - Walla Wallans gets 4.0 GPAs at MSU-Billings

Four Walla Walla undergraduate students at Montana State University Billings excelled academically during the 2015 spring session and made the dean’s list with 4.0 grade-point averages: Jacob Campeau, Andrew Christina, Brett Christina and Conner Holbrook.

Etc - ICP donates to Lincoln High food pantry

Interfaith Coalition on Poverty participated in November in the 2014 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week and hosted several events. Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week wristbands were passed out to community members for a suggested donation of $1.

Etc - BMAC recognizes volunteer tutors

Blue Mountain Action Council recognized 41 volunteers at a recent luncheon for donating 1,400 volunteer tutor hours to help adult students reach their educational goals. The program relies on local financial support and volunteers.

Etc - Rotarian presents video on Mt. Rushmore trip

Dr. Mike Garton and family took off from Chicago and headed to the hills last summer. The Black Hills of western South Dakota and Wyoming, to be exact. While in South Dakota, they visited Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, and Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer County.

Etc - DeSales pitcher throws strikes for charity, $1,500 worth

Every strike DeSales High School baseball pitcher Cameron Richman fired off the mound during the spring season resulted in donations to his K’s for Cancer fundraiser.

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Etc - WW man Broadway bound with new musical, ‘Amazing Grace’

Formerly with Shakespeare Walla Walla, Brad Willcuts is now working on the musical “Amazing Grace” in New York City. It is set to preview on June 25 at Nederlander Theatre and open there on July 16. A trailer for the stage show promotes “Amazing Grace,” stating “The song the world knows. The story it doesn’t.”

Etc - Battle of the Badge nets $20,000 for charities

This year’s Battle of the Badge on May 30 brought in approximately $20,000 at Borleske Stadium during the third annual baseball game between local firefighters and law enforcement to benefit community charities.

Etc - WW AAUW grants top $10,000

The Walla Walla Branch of American Association of University Women Board made up to $10,000 available for community projects through mini-grants.

Etc: Retiree group member wins national award

Phyllis Garvas of Walla Walla recently received the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Service Officer of the Year Award for 2015.

Etc - Mariners to honor WWII code breaker from Walla Walla

Walla Wallan Murray William Fisher, 94, will be honored by the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 25 as part of the team’s Salute to Those Who Served program.

Etc - Fort WW augments Play Fort with trading poles

On the lookout for avenues to connect children with area history, Fort Walla Walla Museum, its members, volunteers and business partners came up with a new experiential device, said Carolyn Keyes, museum executive assistant.

Etc - Wa-Hi class of '55 celebrates 60th reunion

More than 80 classmates and guests are expected when the Walla Walla High School Class of 1955 gathers this week to celebrate its 60th reunion.

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