Seattle native Annie Charnley Eveland is a copy editor and writer. She settled in Walla Walla in 1977 and joined the U-B news staff in 1979. Over time she wrote obituaries, news briefs, court news and feature stories. In 1990 she began writing the community column Etcetera, which started out as a weekly feature and has been daily for many years. Her passion is sharing news about people with the community. She's an avid reader and writes an occasional book column. She was promoted to copy editor in 2007. Another passion is being part of the editing team and doing page layout and design for the daily paper and Marquee, the weekly arts and entertainment magazine.
Darlene Filla has poured heart and soul into women’s barbershop singing, nurturing Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines International along through the years to provide a local venue for the art.
Back in the day — 63 years ago to be exact — the Southeastern Washington Fair’s Fair Farmerettes represented Walla Walla County in local and regional parades and rodeos.
Former Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen Samantha Brown of Burbank aced the competition to garner the Miss Tri-Cities 2014 crown, $12,000 in scholarships and other prizes valued in the thousands of dollars.
All Walla Wallan Jill McDaniels James has to do to collect her bachelor’s in elementary education from Central Washington University is complete her eighth-grade math student-teaching stint from September into December in Ellensburg. She minored in middle-level math.
The Walla Walla Chapter Retired Washington State School Retirees Association Executive Board nominated Patti Cobb for the Stan McNaughton Outreach Award.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District presented awards to several civilian employees during a June 27 ceremony at District headquarters.
A self-described “humble bone mechanic,” Walla Walla surgeon Dr. Richard Henderson is drawn to serving others. For this his fifth trip overseas, he assembled and led an orthopedic surgery team to Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, through Canvasback Missions, Inc.
Vista Hermosa Foundation hosted an alumni and scholarship awards celebration July 17 at Tierra Vida Recreation Center in Pasco.
Cory Hewitt, Walla Walla Fairgrounds manager, said updates are being sought for the section dedicated to past fair court members that will run in the 2014 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days souvenir program.
What does Jonathon Klem of Walla Walla have in common with former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley? They’ve all been inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.