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Annie Charnley Eveland

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Walla Walla man reaches finish line in cross-country cycle trip

He made it! On Aug. 2, Walla Wallan Joel McClure completed a 3,300-mile cross-country bike ride for Push America.

Denney’s Hi Spot Cafe a destination for tunes du jour

From soup to nuts, former longtime downtown cafe owner Joe Denney exuded music to the last note.

Exchange program links Milton-Freewater Rotarian with Englishman

Robby Robbins, an active member of the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club, is retired from the U.S. Navy.

AAUW preps for upcoming kitchen tour

Slicers, dicers, mashers and whisks are being assembled, windows polished, floors cleaned, counters shined and spaces tidied as local hosts prepare for the 12th annual Walla Walla American Association of University Women Branch Kitchen Tour from noon-5 p.m. on Oct. 5.

WW woman graduates with honors from Central Washington University

Sierra Tinhof graduated in June from Central Washington University with highest honors, summa cum laude.

Native Walla Walla ballplayer new to of State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Here’s a guy born and bred in Walla Walla who grew up to consecutively strike out Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Brooks Robinson, Willie McCovey, Maury Wills and Harmon Killebrew. In the same 1967 exhibition-game at Dodger Stadium.

Local couple honored as Angels in Adoption

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Walla Wallans Kris and Anne Harrison as Angels in Adoption at an awards ceremony Saturday and a gala on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Special meals planned during Muddy Frogwater

A couple of special meals will be served during the 34th Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival. From 5-8 tonight Milton-Freewater Rotary will host its annual barbecue chicken dinner in Yantis Park, DeHaven and Southwest Second Street. The cost is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Rotary-sponosored community and youth projects and programs. Call 509-386-2499 for tickets or show up.

Eagle Scout Association awards scholarship to Walla Walla student

The National Eagle Scout Association honored 2012 Walla Walla High School alumnus Greggory Heller with a $3,000 NESA academic scholarship this past year.

Vintage newspapers — of war and remembrance

Bearing tidings of great significance, carefully stored newspapers — one nearly a century old — were recently discovered by Walla Wallan Lisa Anderson-Thornton’s parents.

Couple finds love after connecting through volunteer work

The lives of two area residents became intertwined through volunteerism when friendship grew into romance. Both widowed after long marriages, Gloria Ensminger and Maurice Kivitt connected through work at Walla Walla General Hospital.

College Place man earns degree from Seattle Pacific University

Mark Andrew Ponti of College Place recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Longtime member recognized at Milton-Freewater Rotary Club meeting

Lynn Crawford received recognition for service through his longtime membership in the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club at a recent meeting. District Governor Doug Taylor presented him with a Rotary Pioneer certificate, according to a report from Rotarian Robby Robbins. The club also hosted Assistant Governor Susan DeMarsh.

Walla Walla man honored for service by higher ed board

The Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority honored Manford Simcock for his service on the Governor-appointed board.

Walla Walla Community Hospice annual Pond & Garden Tour Sept. 6

Unique, creative gardens with ponds, creeks and other water features will be featured during Walla Walla Community Hospice’s 13th annual Pond & Garden Tour from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6.

AMVETS member recruitment draws record number

American Veterans Jonathan M. Wainwright Post 1111 pushed for new members during the Fourth of July in the Park celebration with whopping success.

Wash. State Penitentiary Employee Association awards scholarships

The Washington State Penitentiary Employee Association awarded 2014/2015 WSPEA Educational Scholarships to area recipients.

Local students earn degrees at WSU

Students within the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin circulation area earned degrees spring semester at Washington State University.

Military branches celebrate milestones

Many of our military branches observe birthdays during the ensuing months, the oldest being the U.S. National Guard, which was founded 377 years ago on Dec. 16, 1636.

Local clothier's gift of shoes benefits Impact clients

Hundreds of pairs of sandals from Karri Wilson with women’s clothier Gotta Have It benefitted clients of the Impact Life Transitions Program at SonBridge Community Center.

Dayton Kiwanis honored with community leadership award

For an active partnership with the Dayton School District, Dayton Kiwanis received the 2014 Community Leadership Award at a recent ceremony.

Holy Bat Cave, Batman! Iconic TV show out soon on DVD

From humble beginnings, first as the sidekick then star of “El Kini Popo” kids’ TV show in Hawaii, comes Walla Walla native William “Billy” West Anderson, better known by stage persona Adam West. And Batman. And animated Quahog, R.I., lunatic Mayor Adam West on “Family Guy.” And Adam West on “The Fairly OddParents.” Stop me. The list is so long there isn’t space to specify all his film and TV roles, live action or animated.

Ex-Walla Walla woman attests to Title IX's value

Not only does Title IX prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity, including sports, but the comprehensive federal law impacted many girls involved under its umbrella in myriad positive ways.

SAGE Center takes show on road to Milton-Freewater

The SAGE Center is an interactive visitor site in Boardman, Ore., that highlights sustainable agriculture and energy.

Submarine veterans group plans annual picnic

The annual picnic of the United States Submarine Veterans of Central and Eastern Washington will be on Aug. 16, at a member’s home near Ellensburg.

Walla Walla Sweets gain notoriety in SoCal

Walla Walla Sweet Onions have advocates in Los Angeles, where our Valley-grown orbs are in supermarkets during their brief few summer months stint.

NWPR reports on Aviary's challenges

The reach of the Pioneer Park Aviary stretches far beyond the Walla Walla Valley as the U-B and other media report on community efforts to bolster the beloved haven for exotic, sometimes rare birds.

New officials join Walla Walla AAUW

New co-chairwomen have come on board for the Walla Walla Branch American Association of University Women Book Sale Committee.

Historic post office building to offer dances

A new venue will be offered for a pre-Victorian ball dance in mid-August, say organizers. A precurser to the Oct. 25 dressy Victorian Ball, the earlier one is a casual affair.

Local woman nurtures women's barbershop group

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.

Before today’s fair royalty, Fair Farmerettes reigned

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.

Burbank woman wins Miss Tri-Cities crown

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.

Walla Walla woman turns softball scholarship into route to teaching career

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.

Walla Walla native nominated for school retiree award

The Walla Walla Chapter Retired Washington State School Retirees Association Executive Board nominated Patti Cobb for the Stan McNaughton Outreach Award.

Walla Walla medical team serves Pacific islanders

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.

Civilian employees receive awards from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District presented awards to several civilian employees during a June 27 ceremony at District headquarters.

Vista Hermosa Foundation awards 26 scholarships to first-generation students

Vista Hermosa Foundation hosted an alumni and scholarship awards celebration July 17 at Tierra Vida Recreation Center in Pasco.

Updates sought for info in souvenir fair program

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.

Local student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

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.

Local author wins prize in global competition

Martin McCaw continues to score with his brief tales, again on an international scale.

Regional TV shows bring back memories

Children on the west side of Washington, me included, grew up in the 1950s-’70s with a plethora of Seattle-Tacoma-area kids’ shows with such personalities as Julius Pierpont “J.P.” Patches, whose fans were Patches Pals, Buttons and his Buddies, Captain Puget, King’s Clubhouse with Stan Boreson and bassets No Mo Shun and Tallulah, Brakeman Bill’s Cartoons and Crazy Donkey, Romper Room, Ranger Charlie’s Kids Club, Sheriff Shot Badly, Sheriff Tex, Penny & Her Pals, Captain Sea-Tac, Flash Blaidon and Wunda Wunda.

Dam safety group awards scholarships

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials selected Jamie Lynn Bond as one of two recipients of its $5,000 Senior Undergraduate scholarships.

Two scholarships awarded in memory of late former sheriff

Walla Walla Wagon Wheelers awarded two J. Michael Humphreys scholarships for 2014.

Aviary fundraisers bring in cash for rebuilding project

The Friends of Pioneer Park Aviary raised close to $85,000 to help rebuild the aviary in Pioneer Park, according to a report by KVEW TV.

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Grove School nurtures friendships with new ‘Buddy Bench’

Once it’s installed, Grove School in Milton-Freewater will feature a spiffy new granite bench because of successful fundraising efforts by the outgoing fifth-grade class.

Cheerleading camp set for mid-August in Walla Walla

For youngsters brimming with energy and team spirit, the I Love Cheerleading Camp may be just for them.

New officers take reins of local Salvation Army

New officers began serving the Salvation Army of Walla Walla Outpost July 7. Installed as commanding officers in charge are Lts. Miguel and Maria Ibarra.

Walla Walla's Blues Therapy alive and well on BOB FM

Hey, blues fans! Walla Walla has its own locally produced and broadcast show, aptly dubbed Blues Therapy.

School superintendent’s efforts to teach tolerance recognized

For his work to stem racism, Southern Poverty Law Center published an article about Doug Johnson, Dayton School District superintendent, who jumped into a serious problem with both feet.

Wa-Hi grad earned Daughter of Pioneers scholarship

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter 12 gave a $750 scholarship to Madeline Nacole “Maddie” Fortney.