We nearly didn’t hear a peep after our announcement of THE FIRST EVER WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN PEEPS CONTEST.
Although the fighting was almost a continent away, Walla Walla wasn’t left untouched by one of the defining moments in U.S. history.
As the American Civil War took its bloody toll in the East, out West in Walla Walla, steps were being taken to form a local Congregational Church dedicated to faith and service to mankind. The Rev. Peasley Chamberlain, the church’s first minister, wrote that he was somehow drawn to the Valley.
WALLA WALLA — Built in 1927, Paine Elementary School, also known as Lincoln High School, was a good representation of schools of the era. The brick work and fenestration (design and placement of windows and doors) contain appealing elements of neoclassical architecture, according to a 2013 Lincoln Alternative High School Report that studied the feasibility of keeping the structure.
Gotta love those wild and crazy sports fans.
The rain clouds that had hugged the Blue Mountain all afternoon had finally moseyed over to Wildhorse Resort & Casino, bringing healthy gusts. But that wasn’t about to stop master pyrotechnician and Homeland Fireworks owner Bruce Lawson from creating another special fireworks extravaganza for the resort’s 19th anniversary on March 8.
In the program, first-year students are matched with patients, based on common interests.
CHICAGO — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide.
Panoramic photographs of the beautiful Walla Walla Valley.
Patrolling the slopes, from upkeep to rescue
They work in Kennewick, Walla Walla and Lewiston as firefighters, EMTs and even teachers, then spend their weekends patrolling the slopes outside of Dayton.
Dale McKain's techniques for fly-tying are as varied as the insects his flies represent.
“Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers,” Patrick McManus wrote in “Never Sniff a Gift Fish.” “Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.” In Dale McKain’s case, it wasn’t lack of funds that drove him tying flies for fishing, it was a lack of access.
A tour of Walla Walla’s public schools reveals a district with forward-looking programs, but outdated facilities.
WALLA WALLA — Despite the floor-to-ceiling windows along one wall, the physics lab at Walla Walla High School is underlit. Bundles of wires and powerstrips dangle from the room’s computers and the six lab tables in the middle of the room leave little room for anything else.
Lizzy Harvey shares her love for circus arts to instill confidence and self-trust in youths.
WALLA WALLA — Evelyn Sisk, or “Evi,” could not be more clear why she’s enrolled in Walla Walla Parks and Recreation’s “Circus Arts” class. “I was really interested in the circus,” the 9 year-old explained. “I wanted to be interactive with people older than me … and I really wanted to learn to do flips.”
Walla Walla exudes community pride
Unity has defined our country since we stood up in arms against England and became our own nation.
In a building stripped bare and completely redone, the Misbehaven Spa & Salon has a whole new look
Hawks fans show their team pride before the NFC Championship.
WALLA WALLA — Local nail techs have had a busy week laying down the colors of College Navy, Action Green and Wolf Grey, which are also the Seattle Seahawks’ official colors.
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