Sheila Hagar

Medical and social services reporter


Sheila Hagar has written for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin since 1998. While she has often freelanced for much larger papers and done projects for magazines, it's the U-B readers who have lived her life — and often their own — through her “Home Place” columns.

In 2004, Sheila joined the staff full-time at the U-B, becoming the health, social-services and entertainment reporter. She continues to write “Home Place,” as well as her blog, “From the Storage Room.”

Recent Stories

Ancestor’s track record the basis for historical exposé

The previous column left off with author Gary Krist researching for a book about the 1910 “Wellington Disaster,” wherein an avalanche in the Cascade Mountains near Wellington, Wash., swept a passenger train off its tracks and into a ravine. One of the victims of the incident was Sarah Jane Covington, the great-great-grandmother of Sheila Hagar.

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Family idea grows to community feast in Waitsburg

Karen Gleason is used to a lot of company at her home on Thanksgiving.

Panorama - From plate to pixels

There it was, all plated up and nowhere to go ... except center stage, that is.

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Church breathes 'Life' into old Hastings building

Saturday morning was a surreal moment for Alan Skay and many others as they bustled about 617 S. Ninth Ave.

Alliance, church open showers to homeless

The joys of a shower — feelings of cleanliness, being refreshed, looking good, security in knowing you’re not going to appear or smell offensive in public.

Umatilla County health program gets fund infusion

A three-year project aimed at strengthening community health for Umatilla County residents has received a funding shot in the arm.

Column: Ancestor’s track record the basis for historical exposé

Sometimes a day presents itself as a total gift, one you could have never anticipated. This is about one of those days.

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Chinese medicine has deep roots in Northwest

When David Cheung opened the door to his newest acupuncture office in Milton-Freewater in September, he also opened one more chapter of the long history of Chinese medicine in Oregon.

VA calls for Saturday stand down nationwide

Veterans Day on Wednesday was observed with flags, parades and pancake breakfasts everywhere.

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Aviator who pushes limits to give keynote at benefit

Aviation legend Dick Rutan said he believes human beings were built for challenges, that ordinary folks innately crave reasons to hurdle over the highest jumps.

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