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

Online sites change landscape for donors

In Walla Walla, like elsewhere in America, donating to people afflicted by tragedy or in dire need has traditionally been in the realm of the visible.

Donors beware — online fundraisers may not be all they seem

When a Walla Walla family lost a child in a bedroom fire earlier this month, ways to help sprang up as quickly as news and social media reports of the tragedy.

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New York filmmaker turns Walla Walla Valley into movie set

‘The Mobile Stripper’ is about peeling off emotional layers and overcoming the perceptions of others.

Why did the flamingo-pink RV cross many roads in the Walla Walla Valley?

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Walla Walla nursery nurtures succulent dreams

It started as a seed of indulgence, Kim Hoskins-Hinchey recently recalled.

Medicare dings Providence St. Mary for preventable harm

A Walla Walla hospital has landed on a list of those that will be penalized for having had too high a rate of preventable harm to patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions,” or HACs.

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Walla Walla Clinic expands with therapy facility

The Walla Walla Clinic is gathering its sheep, so to speak.

Flu, pertussis cases climb in Walla Walla Valley

Health officials here today said Walla Walla County is experiencing a greatly increased number of cases of influenza and pertussis, best known as whooping cough.

Hagar: Hey, teacher — leave the kids alone!

It’s taken me a few weeks to recognize why I’m so very mad. Aside from the obvious, I mean.

Sherwood Trust casts net for new boss

WALLA WALLA — Jock Edwards will retire in six months as executive director of the Don and Virginia Sherwood Trust, one of Walla Walla’s leading financial benefactors.

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Valley’s first baby an early bird

Jackson Stueckle appears to already be entrenched in his family’s patterns, starting off with his initials.

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