COLUMN: Halloween is just around the corner and that means costumes, spooky decorations and candy. Dogs especially love chocolate. But why is chocolate so dangerous for them and not for us?
COLUMN: As the country celebrates National Fire Prevention Month, firefighters with Walla Walla County Fire District 4 commend local residents for practicing good fire safety this summer.
COLUMN: "Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me." The phrase was hip and on the lips of a multitude during the 1960s. Everyone from Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels to screen star Goldie Hawn and the cast from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, comedian Milton Berle and even President Richard M. Nixon said or sang those iconic words. And now members of the Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla are inviting the community to sock it to them during their fall sock drive on Nov. 13.
In days of yore around Walla Walla one could spot an elk and a cow on rooftops, but together? Pranksters made it happen around Feb. 10, 1983. The cow from Four J’s Dairy on Isaacs Avenue was found perching beside the elk atop the Elks Lodge on Rose Street.
Even if one may want to withdraw from others when dealing with difficult personal situations, keeping in regular contact plus confiding in another person can be the best thing to do.
COLUMN: Providence St. Mary Foundation's board of directors awarded $20,000 in scholarships for local St. Mary caregivers, said Foundation Board Member Jonathan Ettleman in a press release.
COLUMN: Two years ago I changed this column’s name from “Straight Talk About Addiction” to “Straight Talk About Recovery,” switching the focus from the dark pathology of addiction to the light and hope of recovery.
Tomlinson’s Dari-Mart at 630 S. Ninth Avenue and 1439 E. Isaacs Ave. in Eastgate offered two Walla Walla locations to sell its dairy…
COLUMN: Former students of Herald Reid, who served as vice principal of McLoughlin High School, dropped a cake off at his Milton-Freewater home on Sept. 29, his 100th birthday. Other students sent cards.
COLUMN: For former Walla Walla resident Kay Johnson Lehmann, Alzheimer's is personal. The Kennewick resident's father, William "Bill" B. Johnson, died of the disease on Feb. 28, 2014, at age 83. He had lived in Walla Walla and farmed in the Prescott area, Lehmann said. Lehmann will participate in honor of her father at the Oct. 16 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Pioneer Park, 940 E. Alder St.
COLUMN: One hundred sixty "finely tuned" athletes turned out for the vaunted Sunrise Rotary Point 5K Race for The Rest of Us fundraiser on Sept. 19.
Walla Walla High School lost the game to the Wenatchee Panthers 29-6 after a full week of activities and big bonfire rally at Borleske Stadium in October 1969.
Asking questions, being persistent, asking for help have allowed the Rev. Doug Henrichs to enrich the educational and cultural opportunities for residents of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Now, he will take his skills and creative resourcefulness to help those in Portland, Oregon, who are homeless.
COLUMN: A contribution of more than $1,900 came into the Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund from the Wa-Hi Class of 1960, followed immediately by $6,500 from friends and alumni of the educational system, said scholarship founder Jerry Zahl.
COLUMN: Getting together is such an enjoyable pastime that members of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1960 have been meeting annually for about 10 years, said classmate Beth Ingstad Marker, now of Phoenix, Arizona.
COLUMN: Walla Walla native Stan Barer, who has used his University of Washington law degree earned in 1963 to help make the world a better place, has received the 2021 Gates Volunteer Service Award. For more than 50 years, he’s also been making meaningful contributions the university, according to a story about him at washington.edu.
COLUMN: What a journey. Just when 15 fatigued international students bound to Walla Walla got set for the final leg of their trip to Whitman College, they hit a wall after four delays and two gate changes. Their final flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was canceled at midnight on Aug. 14.
New Catholic Bishop Bernard Topel had a 20-minute stopover in Walla Walla to change planes on his route between Helena and Spokane on Oct. 11, 1955.
COLUMN: Treatment worked for me, because I felt that I had nothing left to lose. I had already been to hell and back. I was tired of all the lying and cheating that came with drugs and that lifestyle. I learned that I would have to make many sacrifices and continue to have faith in a Higher Power, no matter what.
Members of the 4-H program will be at the downtown Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 2 for Experience 4-H.
COLUMN: In mid-2020 Walla Walla Symphony CEO Leah Wilson-Velasco conceived the idea of a youth composition course. She hired composer and pianist Kristin Vining to tutor a group of secondary-school students. The Spark! program was free and there were no prerequisites for entry.
A fifth or sixth birthday often signifies the transition to kindergarten, but also represents a new developmental period for children and families. Many an essay has been written about the walk across the clothing aisle from 5T to size 6.
COLUMN: Mary Elizabeth Balof, a senior at DeSales Catholic High School, has qualified as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
COLUMN: Walla Wallan Ned Morris has been honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his extraordinary service to international disaster relief charity ShelterBox in 2020. He also received the honor in 2018 and 2019.
COLUMN: "Back to School Fiesta de regreso a la escuela" at the Walla Walla Public Library celebrated the end of summer reading and the beginning of the new school year on Friday, Sept. 10.
COLUMN: Some stalwart members of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1956 made it to their every five-year reunion. The 65th-year gathering was over a long lunch on Sept. 4, 2021, at Chiquillas Mexican House in Walla Walla, reported Jim Irwin.
COLUMN: It seems I have always felt connected to trees. What I didn’t know then was how I was receiving healing benefits from trees.
The Walla Walla Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsored the AutoFun Show from April 1-3, 1960, in the new expo building at the Walla Wa…
COLUMN: Old Coots Breakfast Club hogged a corner table on the sidewalk outside the Party Line Cafe, swigged coffee drinks, noshed on sweets and fruit and proceeded to define their dotage.
“How old are you anyhow?” 90-year-old Shar-Pei inquired.
“I’m ‘threw-out-my-back-sleeping old,’” 70 replied, nibbling his apple fritter.