The Weekly


Library embodies Whitman alumna's love of books

Whitman College graduate Jamie Soukup Reid, who was 25 when she died in a car crash in North Carolina last year, led an enthusiastic life energized by a lifetime immersion in books.

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Sharpstein students start Wednesdays with music

Performing duo “Torch & Burn” reunited for a special festival-seating performance one recent Wednesday morning.

Warm, wet weather poses parasite problems for pets

Spring is a magical time of year for veterinarians, with newborn calves, lambs and foals being born. However, the warm, wet conditions are also a recipe for a less pleasant thing: parasitic worms.

Quest for marker leaves no stone unturned

Iridescent blue flecks of sky speckled throughout the sparkle of black diamond. Labeled “Emerald Pearl” granite, the name paled to reality. The sample square glowed like a living organism, oozing dazzle.

Retirement gives chance to reflect on family history

I have always been interested in my ancestral heritage, especially on my mother’s side, but never had the time to delve into it.

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WWU project focuses on orphans in Peru

Students are raising funds to build and maintain two orphanages.

Sun, warmer temps supplant period of much-needed moisture

A few days of significant rainfall (totaling 1.15 inches at the airport) — some of which fell in thundershowers — boosted the monthly rainfall total to 50 percent above normal (3.03 inches vs. 2.01 inches).

Pioneer Middle School parents to hear about technology and teens

WALLA WALLA — Pioneer Middle School and Parenting Teens Together, a local parent support group, are partnering to host free meetings for families of Pioneer students.

Walla Walla High speech, debate have 'incredible showing' at state

Making it to finals in every event in which they competed — a first — members of the Walla Walla High School Speech and Debate Team had “an incredible showing” at the state individual events tournament at the University of Puget Sound, said their coach, Jean Tobin.

Births - 3/25/14

Births reported at Walla Walla General Hospital

Violence Prevention Conference set for Thursday

WALLA WALLA — Whitman College will host the third Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference on Thursday.

Meals on Wheels to benefit from spaghetti dinner

WALLA WALLA — Tickets are available for a Pastime spaghetti dinner to be held 4:30-7 p.m., May 9 at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave.

Rose pruning classes to be held at Pioneer Park

WALLA WALLA — Hands-on rose pruning classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday at Pioneer Park Rose Garden, corner of South Division and Whitman streets.

Hospital's drawing contest pulls in more than 180 entries

A drawing contest sponsored by Walla Walla General Hospital invited young artists in Walla Walla public schools to show how they care for the hearts of others and themselves through “My Healthy Heartwork.” Winning entries came from Leila, 6; Giselle, 7; Ali, 8; and Eden, 10, who each received Book & Game gift certificates.

Breakfast to raise funds for Relay For Life

WALLA WALLA — A Relay For Life breakfast fundraiser, hosted by the County For A Cure team, will be 8-10 a.m. Thursday at Applebee’s, 1604 Plaza Way.