Bethany Voss has lived in the Walla Walla Valley since she was born, living the life of the all-American girl. At 16, the honor student is an accomplished equestrian and musician. Bethany, the youngest of three, is involved in her church and community. Last fall, however, migraine headaches began torturing the Walla Walla High School sophomore. For nearly six months, the teen was held hostage by pain, hiding from every sliver of light and whisper of sound. No conventional medicine or therapy helped and the situation looked hopeless until the Voss family learned of a little-known procedure called the Reed Procedure.
Members of the College Place School District, the school board and the general community gathered at The Den Pizzeria to await results form the school bond vote. Preliminary results from the Walla Walla County Auditor’s Office show nearly 61 percent of voters in favor of the $38.5 million project, with 2,048 residents in favor. A total of 3,358 voters turned out for the special election, and about 47 ballots were left to count, the election’s office reported.