A bushel full of awards were presented during Umatilla County Search and Rescue Team’s annual potluck dinner and awards ceremony. Special recognition also went to the volunteers, their families and other supporters.
As temperatures hover near some semblance of warmth and the weather hints at improving, consider checking out the historic homes and buildings in this area by bike, on foot or on four wheels. You may live in one of these places — or next door to one.
Garrison Middle School is up and running online with a new website at www.garrisonmiddleschool.org. It has been several years since most district schools sites have been updated. Garrison follows Walla Walla High School, which had its site updated in the summer.
For Seattle Seahawks place-kicker Steven Hauschka, spending time with a little Walla Walla girl fighting cancer has not been a one-time deal.
“Wines of Walla Walla Valley, A Deep-Rooted History,” by Walla Walla native Catie McIntyre Walker is among the most interesting reads I’ve come across lately. In part because it conveys so much information about our past and present in the area.
A team of 12 Latina high school sophomores from Walla Walla launched a weather balloon while on the Capitol grounds in Olympia recently.
Walla Walla Public Schools Superintendent Bill Jordan presented National Board Certification pins to Green Park special education teacher and Edison kindergarten teacher Rebecca Keene.
Walla Walla High School seniors and their families are invited to Wa-Hi from 5:30-7 tonight to get one-on-one support in filling out and filing free Federal Student Aid applications.
Did I ever mention how much I enjoy Google’s search capabilities and the fascinating places it transports me?
Oh, sure, to ring in the new year, New York City’s Times Square has its famous, flashy 11,875-pound Waterford crystal ball, with computerized LED lighting system covered in triangular crystal panels. In Key West, Fla., they lower a drag queen in a giant stiletto; it’s an onion in St. George’s, Bermuda; a tangerine in Brooksville, Fla.; a peach in Atlanta, Ga.; an Indy car in Indianapolis; and a red crab in Easton, Md. From liberty bells to beavers, pretzels to pickles, many communities mark the beginning of the new year with unusual devices.
Two Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association scholarships of $1,200 are now available.
Walla Walla Public Schools are now in the Wi-Fi zone. The districtwide wireless network project provides a wireless infrastructure in every school to support current and future use of mobile technology needs in the classroom, the school district online newsletter reported.
Walla Walla School Board members plan to visit district buildings more often through a new Adopt-a-School outreach program they created.
Using 24-foot refrigerated delivery trucks, Blue Mountain Action Council’s Food Bank crew hauled 126,000 pounds — 63 tons — of food to pantries at The Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, The Pantry Shelf and Helpline in Walla Walla County and three others in Garfield, Columbia and Asotin counties.
The Walla Walla County Traffic Safety/DUI Task Force on Wednesday honored Transportation Director Steve Olson with the 2015 Traffic Safety Super Star Award in the Educational Outreach category.
Feb. 4 will be royal for Garrison Middle School students when current Miss Washington Kailee Dunn arrives for the day.
I became more familiar with how law enforcement and the criminal justice system work in Walla Walla County by participating in the 11-week Law Enforcement Citizens Academy in 2014. That’s our group at right.
Former Walla Walla High School student Nick Ferraro returned to the classroom to help digital media technology instructor Dennis DeBroeck with his “Week of Code.”
When Kaiser the miniature pinscher, 2, steps out into the chilly Walla Walla Valley clime, paws down he’s kitted out in a variety of on-trend, fashion-forward, yet warm and practical togs.
March 14 — 3-14-15 — is Pi Day for American Association of University Women’s Great Explorations, a day of science adventures for girls grades 5-8 at Whitman College.
The Walla Walla High School Cheer team placed first in its first-ever cheer competition during winter break. The team competed against squads from around the region at Selah High School, according to the school district online newsletter.
Peers of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Daschofsky chose the Walla Walla man to honor with the 2014 Michael Collings Award.
Chef Michael Corvino, who grew up and began his culinary career in Walla Walla and is currently executive chef and general manager at The American in Kansas City, Mo., will prepare and host his first dinner at the famous James Beard House in New York City on Thursday.
Concerned that more needed to be done to support those in the Valley who were HIV-positive or living with AIDS, in 1985 more than a dozen Walla Walla residents formed Blue Mountain Heart to Heart.
Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association its hosting its fourth annual Wine & Beer Tasting/Silent Auction on Feb. 7, according to a release.
Grants from the Bald and Garner Esary Trusts will fund free dental care for Lincoln High School students at their school from the mobile dental team, and other district elementary students will receive dental services and education through Blue Mountain Dental Clinic.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Walla Walla has a new website at namiwallawalla.org.
Boy Scout Troop 305 members methodically worked nearly every street and lane in the surrounding area to collect more than 1,000 Christmas trees over two days in early January, said coordinator Al Sutlick in a release.
The Center at the Park is getting gussied up. Renovation of the restrooms by Opp & Seibold are complete, according to Howard Ostby, director of the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center, Inc., in a release.
Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a character in Disney’s Academy Award-winning 2013 animated feature film, “Frozen.”
Individuals and top area DUI law enforcement officers, volunteers from the Tipsy Taxi and Every 15 Minutes programs and DUI Victim Impact Panel will be honored at the 15th annual Traffic Safety Super Star awards luncheon on Jan. 21, said Nancy Walters in a release.
Dialing this activity to your fright tolerance level, you and five friends can play Murder at the Kirkman House — if you dare. So reads an invitation from Kirkman House Museum. The party was tested recently by members of the Kirkman Airship Alliance who prowled the museum seeking clues to a killer’s identity, the weapon used and where the murder was committed.
Fighting cancer, Walla Wallan Madeline Herman moved with her family from Walla Walla to Kirkland, Wash., to access chemo treatment at Seattle Children’s hospital.
After we pollywogs — those yet to cross the equator — became zero-degree latitude-passing-over shellbacks, we limboed on our ship’s deck just forward of the bridge to mark the occasion at the nose of seahorse-shaped Isabela Island in the Galápagos.
Boy did the responses come shooting in after several photos of U-B employees from 1958 appeared in last Sunday’s Etcetera column.
When it comes down to it, members of the Walla Walla American Association of University Women Branch are not completely sure when their book sale fundraiser originated.
Exchange Club of Walla Walla presented Youths of the Month awards to seniors at two area high schools during a recent luncheon.
The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office presented honors to area deputies and officers recently, reported Sheriff John Turner in a release.
From the momentous to the trivial (when the U.S. began regularly bombing and strafing in North Vietnam on Feb. 7 and ordered the first combat troops into Vietnam on March 31 to when George Harrison’s tonsils were removed), 1965 was when the times they were a changin’.
Walla Walla Valley resident David Bullock dug deep into events during a turbulent time in the central part of our state of which many contemporary Washingtonians remain unaware.
Once per year Milton-Freewater Rotary Club 294 convenes with members of the Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce for a special Christmas program initiated by Jack Williams presented in December 1954.
Arizona State University undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester with at least a 3.50 gpa are eligible for the dean’s list. ASU just announced on Wednesday those who made the spring 2014 semester list.
Celebrating the new year, local members of Sweet Adelines Blue Mountain Chorus will join with choruses around the world for the 2015 Sweet Adelines January open house.
There’s a movement afloat to Rebuild Memorial Pool. Those involved in the effort are planning a rally at 10 a.m. Saturday at 19 N. Second Ave., according to a release from Becky Kennedy. Ample parking is available off Rose Street
Advancement Via Individual Determination tutor Molly Emmett received the 2015 Spring Internship Grant from Whitman College. She will work for Walla Walla School District with a specific focus on the AVID program, according to the school district online newsletter.
Based on a long-standing annual tradition, a local extended family found itself again up to its elbows in chocolate when nine women from four generations made around 1,500 hand-dipped, creamy, filled confections.