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.”
Ben Vegors, 91, steps down as the longest-serving VA chaplain in the nation.
WALLA WALLA — If only Ben Vegors' mother could see him now.
WALLA WALLA — They’ve been together nearly 20 years and still like each other and what they do, said Switchfoot bassist and co-founder Tim Foreman.
Altogether we had a yard-plus and a few ounces shy of 13 pounds of babies who were sporting enough hair to brush, cut and style.
Walla Walla has a plethora of social services, but the plight of some homeless people defy solutions.
Rikki Union has been dealt many blows but refuses to accept that as her lot in life.
WALLA WALLA — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill authorizing the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs to operate a veterans home in Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA — The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $740,000 to the family of an inmate who died in custody at Washington State Penitentiary after suffering from a painful and treatable illness.
WALLA WALLA — An anonymous donor has given financially-strapped Rising Sun Clubhouse a new lease on life, for at least several months. On Monday, $15,000 was handed over to Harvey Crowder, interim director of Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, to be given to the clubhouse.
Iridescent blue flecks of sky speckled throughout the sparkle of black diamond. Labeled “Emerald Pearl” granite, the name paled to reality. The sample square glowed like a living organism, oozing dazzle.
Finances, always a concern at the Rising Sun Clubhouse, have the gathering place for the mentally ill in difficult straits.