COLUMN: When Pippi Longbody came to our house, she was an introverted mess. Training the dachshund to be adventurous, however, has brought new problems.
The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health has 11,000 free masks to give away in the community, said Tracy Parmer in a release.
COLUMN: Five $1,500 scholarships have been presented to bilingual district para-educators and other classified support staff interested in pursuing a teaching career in education.
COLUMN: Sick and dead bird sightings reported at backyard feeders have prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to recommend people temporarily discontinue feeding wild birds at least until February or take extra steps to maintain their feeders.
COLUMN: Providence St. Mary Foundation is working to honor the healthcare workers who always give so much to the community and especially during the long running darkness that is the pandemic.
COLUMN: Active and recently active singers with Walla Walla Choral Society will have the opportunity to participate in a sendoff Zoom for G. Louis Hemenway.
COLUMN: Jan Torland is headed toward a well-earned retirement at the end of January after a 32-year stint as volunteer treasurer-bookkeeper for The Little Theatre of Walla Walla.
COLUMN: After rereading Caroline Knapp's “Drinking: A Love Story,” I have no doubt her decision to quit drinking gave her life the clarity, openness and honesty that we all crave in our relationships with others and with ourselves.
COLUMN: The two suspects were housed in the county jail, which was notorious for not being secure. To deter local Vigilance Committee members from taking the law into their own hands, the suspects were moved to the Fort Walla Walla garrison jail.
COLUMN: There may have been times we quit, only to find out later that if we had stayed the course and endured, blessing and joy was only moments away.
COLUMN: Washington State School Directors’ Association Board of Directors has a new member in Walla Walla Public Schools Board President Derek Sarley.
Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, included Walla Wallan Renee Heller on its 2020 fall semester dean’s list.
COLUMN: Walla Walla County Deputy Cristal Harris called it a career when she made her final radio call on Jan. 16.
A trio of friends assembled historical data, stories and photos about their hometown of Starbuck, intent on preserving its place in …
COLUMN: Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute Director Scott Rashid is a dynamic speaker. So say Walla Wallans Chris and Kathy Howard, who heard him talk while in Colorado and raved about his presentation, according to a release.
COLUMN: COVID-19 proved restrictive for Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Auxiliary members who in December brightened the lives of families identified for holiday food assistance by St. Vincent de Paul Society in Walla Walla.
COLUMN: A pair of 12-year-old playwrights from Athena collaborated on a new play and are seeking to cast roles in what they call "The Messenger."
COLUMN: Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber gave letters of commendation to three officers citing their actions during a weekend of violence and mental health calls earlier this month.
COLUMN: Seniors from DeSales Catholic and Prescott High schools received Exchange Club of Walla Walla Youths of the Month honors for January during a virtual Zoom meeting Jan. 11, said Emma Kubrock, club program coordinator.
COLUMN: I listen for stories antique furniture can tell. It was as if this desk was saying, “I was built before the Pandemic of 1918-19 and I am still around during the Pandemic of 2020-21.”
COLUMN: Walla Walla students Joshua Carlile and Hannah Gilmore are on the fall quarter honor roll, which ended in December, at Spokane Falls Community College.
COLUMN: Gonzaga University’s fall quarter 2020 president’s and dean’s lists include several students from the Union-Bulletin circulation area.
COLUMN: A fire broke out in the block of frame buildings on the north side of Main Street. The fire originated in a house occupied by a Spanish courtesan, and is supposed to have occurred from the bursting of an oil lamp.
COLUMN: Garrett Salisbury of Walla Walla made the Eastern New Mexico University dean's list for the fall 2020 semester.
COLUMN: The pandemic that has shaped our lives for the better part of a year is simultaneously on the brink of spinning out of control and being reigned in.
COLUMN: Quarantine and other disasters lately have meant it may be some time before the Blues will again see family gatherings and reunions, but the National Blue Family Association website is a good tool to keep the extended family connected.
Wenaha Gallery in Dayton is featuring fine art jigsaw puzzles, although it's been a challenge to get them.
For retired Walla Walla Union-Bulletin publisher Larry Duthie, some of the military deaths during the Vietnam War were deeply personal, affecting him still. In some cases he was there when fellow U.S. Navy pilots — his buddies — were killed.
Walla Walla Choral Society President Bob Schumacher announced the WWCS Board made the tough decision to cancel Zoom rehearsals for a…
Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance announced Tuesday it is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new identity.
COLUMN: The Walla Walla Chapter of American Association of University Women has met the requirements for AAUW's National Five-Star Recognition Program during its inaugural run in 2020.
The Children's Home Society in Walla Walla is upgrading online services as well as creating new avenues for families needing assistance amid a pandemic.
The closest currently existing Dollar General to the Walla Walla Valley is about four hours away in Madras, Oregon.
COLUMN: Several families in Walla Walla have benefited from the services provided in Spokane, at a facility operated by Shriners International. It runs 22 hospitals and clinics for children in the United States, Canada and Mexico.