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Construction on Isaacs Ave affects local businesses

Construction on Isaacs Ave affects local businesses

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

October 24, 2019

Since spring of last year, construction has consumed Isaacs Avenue, affecting multiple businesses and their customers.  The City of Walla Walla is currently in the midst of working on infrastructure like utility replacements, roundabouts and better roads and sidewalks. In a Walla Walla Unio...

Isaacs Construction Uncovers President Penrose’s Tomb

Arie Knops, Corndog Librarian

April 27, 2017

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

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

Credit: David Jacobson

Shelly Le

September 8, 2011

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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