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Isaacs Construction Uncovers President Penrose’s Tomb

Arie Knops, Corndog Librarian
April 27, 2017
Filed under Humor

The Isaacs Avenue construction team made a shocking discovery early Monday morning as they uncovered stairs leading to President Penrose’s tomb. The excavation is ongoing, but the tomb appears to be modeled after King Tutankhamun’s in Egypt. Penrose often called himself “The King Tut of Whitman”...

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula
February 7, 2013
Filed under Community, NEWS

Walla Walla's Salvation Army is headed towards exciting changes as it constructs a new food bank and a kitchen where it will offer cooking classes. The project was prompted by the desire to provide more services for locals who rely on the food bank. The current facility, about the size of a two-car garage, ...

Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted

Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted

Shelly Le
September 8, 2011
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Though the last major earthquake to hit Walla Walla was in 1936 and seismic activity in the region remains fairly low, Whitman construction managers aren't taking any chances. This summer, Whitman seismically upgraded Memorial, making the building more structurally sound in the event of an earthquake. The ...

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