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.”
WALLA WALLA — Robin Barrett wants Walla Walla to hear music in the streets this month, weeks before the street concerts start up or wineries begin seasonal patio music series.
With no new bark on top, the ground rose up to meet every sole, happy to be brought into the warm house. I became a shrieker. “WHO DID NOT WIPE THEIR FEET? SOMEONE WILL DIE.”
Suddenly there was a glop of marshmallow cream under my skin. Jell-O under my shirt. A bizarre pillow of wiggly jelly rivaling St. Nick’s.
Chocolate, if chosen wisely, can be a savory, guilt-free experience.
WALLA WALLA — Chocolate is destined to tempt palates forever, believes Emily Castillo. Her point is perhaps most fervently made on a Valentine-infused weekend that officially began Friday and lingers through Presidents Day.
WALLA WALLA — A string of layoffs at Walla Walla General Hospital has ended with 20 people losing their jobs.
A few other rural cities and counties in the nation have adopted similar rules over the past year, citing safety.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The morning after officials adopted a measure allowing city employees to carry guns while on the job, City Manager Linda Hall had a few words for her staff and the community.
The City Council approved what the city manager calls a ‘landmark decision.’
MILTON-FREEWATER — City employees can now pack a gun on the job under an amendment the City Council passed Monday.
Lizzy Harvey shares her love for circus arts to instill confidence and self-trust in youths.
WALLA WALLA — Evelyn Sisk, or “Evi,” could not be more clear why she’s enrolled in Walla Walla Parks and Recreation’s “Circus Arts” class. “I was really interested in the circus,” the 9 year-old explained. “I wanted to be interactive with people older than me … and I really wanted to learn to do flips.”
About 20 people used the warming center at First Congregational Church on Thursday night, from “very young adults” to older veterans.
In winter weather, the needs are many and solutions fairly simple.