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A.M. Jensen’s circa-1920 ‘modern daylight store’

In 1920 a building was erected on the corner of Main and Spokane streets, the likes of which Walla Walla had never seen.

Natural fireworks could precede man-made variety

This past weekend featured a rather un-summerlike array of weather. A lingering trough of low pressure that had brought nearly one-quarter of an inch of rain to the Walla Walla Valley on Thursday and Friday continued to provide partly to mostly cloudy skies, occasionally gusty winds and afternoon temperatures that fell about 6 degrees short of the date’s normal high of 84.

After three years, family finally warms up to dishwasher

If you have eaten at our house in the past three years, partaken in a potluck dish I contributed or nibbled on snacks I ferried to work, let me say I am heartily sorry.

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Freedom rider takes it one day at a time

Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard has reached Indiana on his journey to the Atlantic Ocean.

Milton-Freewater resident Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard rode out of town April 5 on a horseback journey across America, to celebrate his love of the country. He wants to unite and inspire the people he meets along the way. And he is meeting many people everywhere he goes.

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Proper housing key for keeping small, furry pets healthy

Small pets like rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils are often the first pet a child will have.

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Unusually senior senior receives honorary degree at Walla Walla University

The most senior student ever at Walla Walla University received an honorary bachelor of arts degree in history at the June 14 commencement ceremony.

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New ‘Academia Nuts’ musical features WW Walruses

When your town’s name rolls off the tongue just like Wagga Wagga, (Australia,) Wallula, Washtucna and Waitsburg, why stop there?

Column: Courage is tie that binds June's many elements

June is a sneaky month of transition. It is the month wherein we celebrate a slew of graduations, enlistments and marriages. Paradoxically, it is also the month we take vacations, celebrate Father’s Day and look forward to warmer weather. We simultaneously celebrate profound rites of passage and look forward to benign distractions of non-commitments, of whimsy, of pleasurable summer pursuits.

How to avoid, recover from adverse childhood experiences

The study of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) has become a well-known effort to assess relations between childhood mistreatment and later-life health and well-being.

For versatility in recipes, stalk up on rhubarb

Rhubarb. The name alone inspires me. Rhubarb. Fun to spell and tantalizing on the palate. A tangy, rosy bite, a lovely balance of sweet and sour, when properly sugared in pastries and savory dishes.

Signups now open for Fall Youth Soccer

WALLA WALLA — Parks and Recreation is now taking registrations for its Fall Youth Soccer program.

Annual charity motorcycle ride takes place Sunday

TOUCHET — The 11th annual Sean Vandenberg Memorial Ride on Sunday will raise funds to grant wishes to seriously ill or injured children in the Walla Walla Valley through Children’s Wishes and Dreams. Proceeds also go to an annual scholarship for a selected Touchet High School graduate.

Spanish-themed dinner to benefit aspiring actors

WALLA WALLA — The Spring Valley Supper Club fundraiser underground dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 11 in the Electric Lounge at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.

College Place says ‘so long’ to old Davis School

The day finally came when College Place School District bid so long to the old Davis School. A final opportunity for the public to walk through the school took place May 28. The facility was turned over to Leone & Keeble Inc. for demolition on June 19.

Garden club honors couple for efforts

Evergreen Garden Club members convened outside the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds Flower Garden building to honor Shirl and Dick Phillips, a couple who have dedicated many years to beautifying the flower garden there.