The “SOLD — The Human Trafficking Experience” exhibit lets viewers experience the life and horrors of a modern-day slave. It will be displayed July 7-9 at South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick. It combines technology with true stories to help viewers understand human trafficking both locally and in nine different parts of the world, according to a release.
A whole lotta earth-moving took place while building hydroelectric power systems around the Pacific Northwest. Much of the work was documented in film, then stored away.
While reading a July 1, 1928, Walla Walla Daily Bulletin article abuzz over the issue of long hair cuts versus bobbed hair for women, I had this fleeting wish that things would change, that women’s hairstyles wouldn’t be noteworthy enough to generate reaction news stories anymore.
Crow’s Shadow Institute of Arts is pleased to welcome Portland native Karl Davis on board as executive director, according to board members. He starts Aug. 1.
Walla Walla Public Schools recently honored Thomas L. Copeland, Daniel J. “Dan” Hess, Paul H. Schneidmiller and David Wagner as its Graduates of Distinction.
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.
As Washington state winner of the 2014 Helping Communities Grow Award, Waitsburg FFA received $5,000 from the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
If you have basic computer experience, are compassionate, well-organized and have four hours per week to dedicate to a project, volunteering with the Cancer Resource Center at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center could be the perfect fit.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant Farmer Post 992 and Auxiliary will present a Quilt of Valor in honor of 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari’s ultimate sacrifice.
Milton-Freewater Unified School District Superintendent Rob Clark shared copies of the spring 2014 Crimson Tide newsletter with fellow members of members of Milton-Freewater Rotary Club 294.
Offering activities for kids in area parks is a long-standing tradition, gauging from an Oct. 23, 1927, Walla Walla Daily Bulletin article sent my way from retired librarian Joe Drazan.
The 1970s film and TV leading man best known for playing Lt. Starbuck in the original “Battlestar Galactica” movie and television series and Lt. Templeton “The Faceman” Peck in the 1980s TV comedy/drama “The A-Team” will appear Nov. 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, according to www.thenewstribune.com.
The final show of the second annual Paint Out will be from 5-7 tonight at Carnegie Picture Lab, 515 E. Main St.
Children in second through fourth grades made seven farm field trips during the school year through the Farm-to-School Program, which aims to deepen the community’s relationship with local food and agriculture, according to Beth Thiel, program coordinator.
PEO Chapter EV in Milton-Freewater recently surprised Emily Childers with a $1,500 Oregon Scholarship. Working toward a health science degree, she just completed her junior year at the private Christ-centered Corban University in Salem.
The first Valley Residential Services’ Midsummer Madness Carnival will hold forth at 240 Bush St., said Nancy Riggle, executive director.
Walla Walla High School seniors Maria Fuentes and Laura Olmos received 2014 Wa-Hi Latino Club “ADELANTARSE” scholarships of $750 each that will be designated to a college of their choice to defray tuition expenses. Proceeds for this award are gained through fundraising programs of Exploring Post 311.
Walla Walla High School presented awards to members of orchestra, according to Julia Woods in a release.
Gene Gossett, a former U.S. Navy serviceman and Walla Walla School District bus driver, acted as reviewing officer for the 95th Walla Walla High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps annual review.
The Walla Walla High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps honored the late Michael Dale “Mike” Dunham by presenting a new award in his name during the 95th annual military ball May 17.
Kilt-sporting men may vie for a “wee special reward” on Saturday if they choose to have that bendable area just north of their shins judged in a Bonny Knees contest at the Prosser Scottish Fest & Highland Games.
Walla Wallan Erica Burmood graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.
Ever since 1996, the Tri-State Steelheaders have taken a hands-on watershed education program into the Walla Walla, College Place, Touchet, Waitsburg, Burbank, Prescott, Asotin and Clarkston, schools.
Volunteer All-Stars in the valley received recognition through a partnership between United Way of Walla Walla County, Walla Walla School District, Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Whitman College, said Christy Druffel, United Way executive director, in a release.
Financial advice website NerdWallet named Whitman College Professor Moira Gresham to its 40 Under 40 list celebrating college professors younger than 40 years old who inspire students.
Jeremy Mims, a Whitman College visiting assistant professor of music chorale of several years standing, recently accepted a position at Clark University in Dubuque, Iowa.
Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund founder Jerry Zahl presented scholarships to Walla Walla High School seniors Ana Andrade and Phong Pham. Former Wa-Hi student Christina Swanson also received a scholarship.
Brooklyn’s iconic, eponymous bridge, which first connected the burrough to Manhattan in New York City, celebrated its 127th birthday on May 24, 2010. Pasadena, Calif., commemorated its 127th birthday on June 22, 2013. And this year, Cornelius Meiners’ descendants will gather on June 28 for their 127th picnic in Walla Walla.
Walla Walla students Quinn Anderson, Timothy Caudill and Breanna Jaspersen earned places on the Gonzaga University spring semester 2014 dean’s list. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.
The Walla Walla Public Schools Communications Department aced several awards categories and was recognized at the Washington School Public Relations Association annual meeting. Nearly 300 submissions from communications departments representing districts throughout the state were judged and scored, said Mark Higgins, Walla Walla Public Schools communications director.
As far back as he can remember, Chris Carson has been writing and telling stories. Then about four years ago he began investing more time into the effort.
In her May 30 letter to the editor, Kittee Custer of Milton-Freewater wondered who cleaned up the debris along Walla Walla River Road.
Once per year we celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. Walla Walla Jeremy B. Teal has a deeply personal tie to that date as he was born to Spike and Debbie Teal of Walla Walla on Father’s Day, June 15, 1986.
Eastern Washington University awarded Walla Wallan Madeline Jacobson a $3,000 Trustee’s Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to a continuing EWU student with a 3.8 or higher grade-point average.
There’s nothing small-scale about the salmon life cycles field trip undertaken by Touchet School third-graders in late May.
A trip with an unknown destination brought back early memories for Frances Isabelle Rasmussen Nonemaker, 97, who on May 23 ended up at Maryhill Museum of Art, east of The Dalles, Ore., and overlooking the Columbia River on the Washington side. She got there via a QUEST program mystery tour group led by Linnea Keatts through Walla Walla Community College.
Businesses, organizations and agencies that partner with Walla Walla Public Schools received recognition for their efforts. The district named the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, Original Design, Walla Walla Foundry, Fort Walla Walla Museum and Commitment to Community as 2014 Partners of the Year as part of May’s Partners in Learning celebrations.
After 15 years of volunteering five to six days per week, Larry Diederich is stepping down as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant Farmer Post 992.
Local bicyclist Andy Pryor visited Dixie School last year to invite students to participate in the National Bike Challenge.
The first few days of June 1944 pulsated with international news as World War II raged. On June 1, Gens. Montgomery, Patton, Bradley, Dempsey and Crerar convened in Portsmouth, England, and Nazi occupiers made it punishable to give aid to allied pilots.
The 11th annual Sean Vandenberg Memorial Ride on June 29 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 Touchet High School graduate.
The Exchange Club of Walla Walla Youths of the Month Committee selected 4.0 grade-point average graduating seniors Kiana Molitor and Christal Hall for its Youths of the Year honors. The pair received $1,000 college scholarships. The pair previously received Youths of the Month awards during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Walla Walla Kiwanis Club and Walla Walla Kiwanis Camp Foundation awarded Service-Merit Scholarships to area youths for the 2013-2014 academic year.
A second-year engineering student at the University of Washington, Walla Wallan Joel McClure is participating in a Push America-sponsored Journey of Hope bike trip this summer. He met his team on Monday for a four-day orientation in Long Beach, Calif.
Walla Walla High School student Hans Bauman’s photo will be displayed when logging in to TestOut LabSim, according to Wa-Hi technology teacher Dennis DeBroeck.
The Walla Walla Branch of American Association of University Women awarded $10,800 to six women for educational scholarships. Recipients were chosen based on a desire to resume their education after a lapse of a year or more, financial need and academic excellence.
The journey on which 94-year-olds Bern Oliver Bliss and Dorothy Mae Garlick have been as a couple married for three-fourths of a century “has not been without ruts, bumps, storms and challenges of every sort,” said their children.
Green Park Elementary School claims to have the longest-running carnival in Walla Walla.
Walla Walla Columbia School Retirees Association presented 2014 scholarship awards to Yuri Can and Ann Ladderud at their luncheon this month.
The state-endorsed online Western Governors University Washington in Seattle produced a number of local graduates from Walla Walla. In the three years since the university has been endorsed, enrollment has grown rapidly and now exceeds 6,000 students, according to a release.