The Weekly


Births - 4/22/14

Births - 4/22/14

Fort Walla Walla Museum to host talk on collections

WALLA WALLA — “Orphaned Archaeological Collections: Issues and their research and public outreach value,” a part of the Fort Walla Walla Museum After Hours series, will be 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Museum, 755 Myra Road. The free talk will be presented by Kali D.V. Oliver of the University of Idaho.

Annual dog show takes place this weekend at Walla Walla County Fairgrounds

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St.

Active family day scheduled for May 3 at Whitman College

WALLA WALLA — Camp Fire Walla Walla and the Whitman College Community Service Co-op will sponsor a family field day to be held noon-2 p.m. May 3 at Ankeny Field at Whitman College, 345 Boyer St.

Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287 holds installation ceremony

The annual Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287 installation of officers often includes representatives and dignitaries from lodges in Seattle, Spokane, Moses Lake, Yakima and Tri-Cities. This year there were also nearly 100 lodge and community members, according to member Keith Burghardt. Local lodge Past Exalted Ruler Greg Heimgartner conducted the installation ceremony.

Lentils in focus for Walla Walla schools

The April Harvest of the Month focus of the Farm-to-School program in Walla Walla Public Schools is lentils. The legumes, from the Palouse region, where organizers hold the annual National Lentil Festival, were dished up recently in school cafeterias.

Prevention best way to deal with mental illness

There are many limitations in finding a cure-all for mental illness. In my eyes, there is only one way to avoid the risk of mental illness among any given population, and that is prevention. Of course this isn’t to say that once a person has mental illness, all hope is lost. There is a road to recovery.

Walla Walla student nets academic honor at Oregon State

Peter B. Rindal of Walla Walla made the Scholastic Honor Roll winter term at Oregon State University in Corvallis. One of 932 students who earned straight As, Peter is a senior majoring in computer science. Another 3,634 earned a B-plus 3.5 GPA or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, Peter had to carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

April gets the drops on Walla Walla Valley residents

It appears as if the Walla Walla Valley is in for a wet week. A series of fronts is slated to traverse Southeast Washington over the next several days, bringing periods of rain accompanied by rather cool temperatures.

Ex-Girl Scout tracks down 1965 scouting roundup friends

Walla Walla Kay Raddatz gave herself quite the challenge: Track down seven fellow St. Paul Girl Scout Council troop members who went to an international encampment of 12,000 scouts in Idaho’s Farragut Wildlife area — 50 years before.

April’s backpack puts capitulation on the run

April’s attitude is cheeky, defiant and contagious. It is like an unruly hairstyle that won’t fit neatly under a hat. It’s surprisingly substantive, however, despite its love-at-first-sight optimistic brashness and its throw-caution-to-the-wind spirit. Its depth takes us off guard.

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Only the best rein on the Royal fair court

WALLA WALLA — Each year the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is represented by the Royalty Court, a queen and two princesses. They make public appearances to represent the fair positively with horsemanship, public speaking, poise and composure.

Walla Walla University students participate in ethics bowl

In addition to learning methods or argumentation and critical thinking, participants in the Ethics Bowl also learned on a personal and team level.

Athena girl to compete for scholarship

Lilyan Duckett recently competed for two days at the Hermiston Conference Center and garnered the Oregon Preteen ANTSO title.

Area man’s viticulture started with backyard vines

“As a government employee, Ben felt compelled to ante up the fee, rather than risk being caught making moonshine.”