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

Walla Walla County one of healthiest places in state

A report released Wednesday found Walla Walla County to be the 10th healthiest county in which to live in Washington state.

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Colin Hay’s endless highway has Walla Walla stop

Colin Hay is a man at work — on nearly perpetual tour even.

Emergency planners roll up sleeves for ‘MumFoo’

Before a single note is played at this summer’s Gentlemen of the Road Stopover music festival in Walla Walla, an army of local, regional and far-flung providers will have worked for months on event safety.

Home Place - Pole position leads to first-place finish for fitness enthusiast

Every day this job is steak — meaty and filling work that sticks to my mental ribs. Sometimes, though, I get dessert, smack in the middle of the day.

Brain tumor opens writer’s mind

If not for enduring intense and challenging situations as a kid, Walla Walla author Sarah Bergman said she would not have had the strength to go through what the past couple of years have wrought in her life.

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Former U-B editor Bill Asbury led a sobering life

Bill Asbury has been gone from the Walla Walla Valley 40 years now, but his time here has rippled through countless people through his journalism and epic battle with alcohol.

Home Place - Valley loses ambassador from heaven

Fergn (that “g” is silent) left our community on Feb. 17, less than a month before her 94th birthday. When I saw her obituary in this newspaper, I loosed an involuntary moan and my nose began running as I tried to barricade the instant tears.

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Cycle safety group maps road ahead

Walla Walla surgeon Dr. Fred Field said he hangs onto hope provided by late anthropologist Margaret Mead:

Smoking wars vet welcomes new weapon

Mardi Hagerman welcomes any aid to fight tobacco addictions, and today’s launch of another smartphone stop-smoking application is another for the toolbox.

New stop-smoking app aims to lead the pack

Your ability to stop smoking just called, and its ready to see you now.

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