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Pomeroy's neon revivalist

POMEROY — Pinball machines and arcade games line the hallway, and a dozen televisions — mostly from the 1950s — stack to form a makeshift wall in the bedroom. Aside from an overhead light in the kitchen, every room is lit only by neon: a collection of glowing hamburgers, ice cream cones, shoes and an outline of the state of Nevada.

Woman celebrates milestone of membership in lodge

Marjorie Penner Saranto celebrated eight decades of membership in Narcissa Rebekah Lodge No. 2. She first joined Theta Rho, the girls branch of the Rebekahs, in 1934, according to Barbara Tvrz in a release.

Berney students notch wins in readathon

Berney Elementary students Ali Fewell and Kort Holbrook won the Berney PTA Read-a-Thon fundraiser grand prize as the top-earning girls and boy in their school.


Kamiakin holds 28-13 lead over Wa-Hi after third

WALLA WALLA - Kamiakin extended its lead to 28-6 before Wa-Hi got back on the scoreboard late in the third quarter. Blue Devil RB Willie Hayes rumbled in from 45 yards out during the third to cut the Kamiakin lead to 28-13. Braves QB Austin Gutierrez ran it in from 20 yards out on Kamiakin's first possession of the third.

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Dub Dub Seahawkers take flight

In a little over eight months, the Dub Dub Seahawkers have gone from a mere idea to a 160-member club.

Blue Devils battle Braves for second in MCC

Wa-Hi seeks its first win against Kamiakin since 2002 when the Braves come to Borleske at 7 p.m. tonight.


New chef named at Marcus Whitman

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center has a new chef for the second time in just over two months.

Health Benefit Exchange launches business-oriented site

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange this week launched a marketplace for small businesses shopping for coverage.

Key lands nut processor as customer, introduces new product

One of the world’s largest processors of walnuts has chosen Key Technology’s sorting machinery for its new facility in California.


Seahawks gesture brings joy to grieving teens

The Seattle Seahawks sell out every game. Seahawk jerseys, hoodies and T-shirts are the best sellers in the NFL.

Don’t forget to cast your ballot

General Election Day is almost here, yet most folks who plan to vote have already done so.

Selfless acts by high school athletes inspiring

The National Football League has had a few recent, high-profile domestic violence incidents that have triggered some disdain for the NFL and, at least to some, athletics in general.

Letters to the editor

Letter - McMorris Rodgers will represent entire district

I have personally met with U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Washington, D.C., and in Walla Walla.

Letter - Sheriff Turner stands out as best candidate

With the election now near and campaigns winding down, it’s time to mark our ballot and choose. Voting in our election will direct the paths of our community for the future.

Letter - Obama has disdain for wealthy — until they donate

Many of us remember the influence of the internet during the 2008 election cycle when we were informed that politicians had raised several million dollars and most were contributions less than $10.

Poll question

  • Stop adjusting the clocks. Leave it the same all year. 92%
  • The current system works. Leave it as is. 8%

12 total votes