Sheila Hagar

Medical and social services reporter


Sheila Hagar has written for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin since 1998. While she has often freelanced for much larger papers and done projects for magazines, it's the U-B readers who have lived her life — and often their own — through her “Home Place” columns.

In 2004, Sheila joined the staff full-time at the U-B, becoming the health, social-services and entertainment reporter. She continues to write “Home Place,” as well as her blog, “From the Storage Room.”

Recent Stories

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Bold, bright pieces are artist’s signature

WALLA WALLA — Heidi Higginbotham’s work days are one straight line after another.

Memento curator finally decides the old stuff is history

Let me be very clear — I love history.

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WWCC cafe gives student chefs hands-on experience

“There is no better lesson than failure,” says Dan Thiessen, executive director of Walla Walla Community College’s Wine Country Culinary Institute. “You’ve got to let them fail.”

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9 years later, remains of Milton-Freewater man found

Loggers in the Blue Mountains outside of Milton-Freewater discovered the skeletal remains of Byron Jeffrey Fusselman, reported missing in November 2005, a few weeks before the young man would have turned 20.

Local educator, bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

WALLA WALLA — A former Walla Walla University finance professor and self-employed bookkeeper will spend time in federal prison on a charge of wire fraud in connection with the theft of more than $800,000 from a local dentist.

Local nursing home tops VA’s project list

WALLA WALLA — The Washington state veterans nursing home slated for Walla Walla is once again on track and, if all does as expected, with full funding.

Car crash survivor loses leg, fights for future

WALLA WALLA — Noel Shannon of Milton-Freewater is missing part of her left leg, but her courage and spirit have doubled, her mom said this week.

Opting out of shots a factor in state’s rise in measles

WALLA WALLA — Alarmed that measles cases in Washington state have climbed to 27 so far this year — more than the past five years combined — public health officials in Walla Walla County and elsewhere are raising concerns about people who aren’t vaccinated.

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Milton-Freewater woman survives harrowing night after rolling truck

Using her keys as a primitive scalpel to cut off her own leg was one of the options Noel Shannon considered the night she lay trapped under her 1996 Toyota truck.

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Renowned Walla Walla artist Norman Adams dies

He was best known for his intricate paintings of nature that appeared in national magazines and elsewhere.

WALLA WALLA — The Valley lost some of its creative color on Friday with the death of Norman Adams, a Walla Walla-based artist known nationally for his illustrations or nature and wildlife.

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