The Weekly


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.”

Nebraska grade-schoolers inquire about Walla Walla

The students are seeking informational brochures, pamphlets, pictures, nonperishable products unique to the area, leaves from native plants, small rocks or shells or other small items.

Local Audubon chapter to hold monthly meeting and field trip

The public meeting will be Thursday at Whitman College.

Public Library's next Big Idea talk Wednesday

Dan Lamberton will present “The Freedom of Memory,” discussing the role memory plays in our enjoyment and understanding of words.

Despite disruptions, annual garden fervor sprouts and thrives

The small nature child perched on my right shoulder rolls her eyes and jabs me to make my standard rebuttal. “It’s more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. And it’s good for our health!”

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Vegas vows — creaky camper, giggle fit and all

Then I heard a small clang. My eyes shot toward Isaiah as he struggled to get the rings he accidentally dropped back onto the pillow. That was no big deal, just a slight distraction.

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Draft horses picturesque, expressive assets for small-scale farm

It’s a way of working that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and uses simple and elegant tools that were designed for exactly our scale of agriculture.

Mixed pair makes its public debut

Altogether we had a yard-plus and a few ounces shy of 13 pounds of babies who were sporting enough hair to brush, cut and style.

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Milton-Freewater man saddles up for freedom

Carrying an American flag, Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard embarked April 5 on a horseback ride to the Atlantic Ocean, to celebrate the nation and meet people along the way.

Wind machines are grapes’ biggest fans

The wind generated by the machines is useful in mixing the warmer air aloft with the shallow layer cold air situated at and just above ground level so that sub-freezing temperatures are mitigated to the point where there is no more danger to the very delicate and susceptible growth.

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Pic of the Week — 4/15/14

Photo by Sherry Sallee.

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South-of-the-border basset Chuy finds Walla Walla Valley home

“I came around the corner, pointed and screamed, ‘basset, basset!’”

Walla Walla University Alumni Car Show seeks entries

The show will be April 27 on the WWU campus.