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  • St. John to honor life of Principal Fike

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|May 27, 2015

    St. John St. John will honor the memory and celebrate the life of Richard (Dick) Fike, former school principal, counselor and athletic director. He retired in 1988 after serving at St. John since 1965. Mr. Fike died in Lewiston, Idaho, March 14, 2015. Mr. Fike began his teaching career in 1950 at Winthrop, where he coached football, basketball and baseball. The next year he and Monna moved to Nezperce, Idaho, where he taught until they moved to St. John. He was inducted into the Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association...

  • Legion issues call for members

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Dec 4, 2014

    St. John John Stelzer of Pine City has put out a plea that the American Legion #0179 of St. John is fading away. He said if this program is lost, no one will put flags on the graves to honor the fallen vets. Also, the Legion is the honor guard and flag bearers at parades. He stressed that the Legion does much more. Area veterans who would like to join the Legion are encouraged to contact Stelzer at Pine City or Tom Simpson at St. John. Eleanor Haines Winans was born Nov. 20 at 2:11 a.m., at six pounds to Russ and Kobi (Colyar) Winans, Simi...

  • Holiday display contests slated

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 23, 2014

    St. John The St John Telephone Co. anounced outdoor holiday display contests in St. John. The best Halloween display will net a $25 prize, best Thanksgiving display $50 and the best Christmas display $100. Judging will be the week prior to the holiday. Winterfest craft fair is slated Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Contact Vicki Logan for a vendor site. Large tables are available for $20 and small tables for $15. Beginning Nov. 6 the St. John Pharmacy will be closed on Thursdays to align with the St. John Clinic schedule. The new hours...

  • Chili feed, Winterfest slated at St. John

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 9, 2014

    St. John St. John-Endicott 4H and FFA chili feed and silent auction will be Saturday, Oct. 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the St. John Community Building. Donated items include a Seattle Seahawk football signed by Pete Carrol, decorative wreaths, WSU items, family portraits sessions and Pat Pierce sweet treats. This event will raise money for stock show premiums and livestock support fund. Admission to the feed will be $5. Residents with items to donate are urged to contact Karen Mills. The St. John Community Club and The Winterfest Club met Monda...

  • Yard sale day set at St. John

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 11, 2014

    St. John St. John will host a second town-wide yard sale Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 10 sale sites have been signed up so far and local businesses, T.O.G. and Funky Junk, will also be open with in-store specials and sidewalk sales. The Dawg Cart will be at Primeland with their hot dogs and sausage. Maps can be picked up at Lamont Bank of St. John and Empire Foods. Contact Tiffany Organ for more information. Country Cuzzins Garden Club Yard of the Month for September goes to Fred and Hale of 306 Park Ave. The Living Room...

  • Chiropractor starts St. John practice

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 30, 2014

    St. John Dr. Wade Randall, chiropractor for 35 years, is opening a practice in Moments Spa and Fitness located at 16 E. Front Street, St. John. Office days will be Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Evening hours available by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-808-557-7930 for appointments.... Full story

  • Sunset reunion brings 47

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 17, 2014

    St. John Nineteen St. John residents joined friends and other former residents at the Sunset Community Reunion at the Harvester Restaurant in Spangle. Many tales of growing up in tiny towns were shared by the 47 people who attended. A picnic buffet was served. Next year's reunion will be July 15. Contact Joan Williams for more information.... Full story

  • Celtic duo to perform at St. John

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 10, 2014

    St. John Christian Life Assembly will host Hilary and Kate, the Americana Celtic duo, July 18. A barbeque will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. They perform songs rooted in American folk, bluegrass and Celtic music while putting a fresh spin on these sounds. St. John Golf Course will host the second annual night-golf four-person scramble next Friday, July 18. Registration is at 8 p.m. and shotgun start is at 9 p.m. Golfers must be 18 and over to play. Glow in the dark golf balls are provided. Sign up at the club house...

  • Summer ready set for St. John

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 4, 2014

    St. John “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is this year's theme for the St. John Library reading summer program. This is for youngsters ages 3 through 12 and includes crafts, stories, guest speakers, a snack and lots of fun. It will be Wednesdays at 1 p.m. June 18 and 25 and July 2, 9, 16 and 23. Call Clacy Pool at the St. John Library for more information. The St. John-Endicott High School football and baseball teams will have their second annual car wash at the St. John bus garage Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the teams. The Cou...

  • St. John yard sale

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|May 28, 2014

    St. John The St. John town-wide yard sale is slated for June 7 with opening time at 8 a.m. Forms can be picked up at the St. John Library and St. John Pharmacy. A $10 donation is asked. Contact Lori Loomis for more information. The St. John Historical Society is accepting donations for the yard sale. All proceeds go to benefit the museum in St. John. Contact Lydia Smith to donate. Spring sport banquets will be next week with the golf team on June 4 at 6 p.m. at the St. John Club House. Track and field will be June 5 at 7 p.m. at the St. John... Full story

  • St. John Art Walk

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 9, 2014

    St. John Students in St. John/Endicott art classes will present an Art Walk Night April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the St. John High School gym. An added feature this year will be "Village of St. John," a student manned housing development featuring house models made by students from tag board, masking tape and glue guns. Designs include an old-fashioned house, a futuristic house and even a tree house. Paintings from the year's work will be showcased against a background of student chosen themes. Booths will be judged for creativity, neatness and... Full story

  • Donna Loomis will retire at SJ tele

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Mar 26, 2014

    St. John St. John Telephone is saying goodbye to Donna Loomis who is retiring after 35 years. Her last day will be March 31. Donna, who is also owner of Moments Spa in St. John, plans to spend more time doing classes at the spa. Right now the spa offers yoga, zumba and other fitness classes, along with massages and a complete salon. Loomis and her husband are also building a new house. The St. John Library plans a Tween party April 1 at 1:30 p.m., with games, crafts and snacks. This event is for fifth graders and up, and is sponsored by... Full story

  • Crab feed set at St. John

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Mar 20, 2014

    St. John St. John Historical Society and Heritage Museum will hold its fourth annual crab feed. Saturday, April 5, at the St. John Community Building. Tickets are $25 per person and take out is available at 5 p.m. This year’s proceeds from the crab feed will be used for the design and construction of an exhibit honoring our veterans and POW’s. April is the yearly membership drive, if you are interested in joining please stop at City Hall and pick up a form. Spring sport sign-up is March 27 at the St. John baseball field at 6 p.m. Parents nee...

  • Christmas eve service

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Dec 18, 2013

    St. John Christmas Eve candlelight services will be Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. The St. John Museum is now accepting donations of items and pictures of historical significance. Contact Lydia Smith for more information. St. John Endicott School winter break will start Dec. 23. Classes will resume Jan. 6 at normal time....

  • Winterfest events ignore cold weather

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Dec 11, 2013

    St. John Despite the wind and a high of three degrees, the St. John Winterfest still went on. The fire station was full of crafts and vendors selling everything from sassy sauce, homemade pickles, wreathes and much more. There was a poker walk with Lloyd DeChenne as top winner. A swag contest at Moments Spa brought entries from 15 of the businesses in St. John. Jessiann Loomis, who works for ICMC, took first place. The entries were all raffled off at the Winterfest dinner Sunday night. The Denton building was full of bingo players with the top...

  • St. John "Fall in Love" offers many events

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2013

    St. John St. John will kick off its ‘fall in love’ events this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The St. John Heritage Museum will host a showing of vintage Eagle Uniforms and a wine tasting for $10. All money raised will go to the Museum. Throughout downtown there will be a checker tournament, scarecrow contest, music and face painting. The St. John Youth sport group will sell chili and cinnamon rolls. All money will help support all the youth sports in the St. John area. The St. John Fire Department will have their doors open for kids to cli...

  • St. John “Fall in Love” offers many events

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 11, 2013

    St. John St. John will kick off its ‘fall in love’ events this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The St. John Heritage Museum will host a showing of vintage Eagle Uniforms and a wine tasting for $10. All money raised will go to the Museum. Throughout downtown there will be a checker tournament, scarecrow contest, music and face painting. The St. John Youth sport group will sell chili and cinnamon rolls. All money will help support all the youth sports in the St. John area. The St. John Fire Department will have their doors open for kids to cli...

  • Things to do

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 21, 2013

    St. John Crab Feed set The St. John Museum Society will host a crab feed Aug. 23 from 5 p.m. until they run out. They will serve Crab Louie Salads for $10 to benefit the museum building project. The SJE volleyball team will serve homemade strawberry shortcake downtown at the Community Current Aug. 23 starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the team. The spring honor roll for St. John/Endicott students attending EWU holding a GPA of 3.75 included William Knott, Garrett Scharffer, Nicole Scheurman and Erin Schuster. Free movie night Endicott ANNE...

  • St. John slates love date

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 14, 2013

    St. John The St. John Fall in Love with St. John committee has set the date of Sept. 14 when all the downtown businesses will be open. There will be specials at all the business, plus games, contests and prizes to be won. This year they are adding a ‘town wide yard sale” with sales throughout the town. Contact Peggy Curtis to get on the list. Sunday at 3:30 a.m. the St. John and Lamont fire departments were called out to a grain fire at the Eric Glorifield place. By the time the crews arrived the fire was under control. A tween party at the...

  • Mills competes at nationals

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 31, 2013

    St. John Cooper Mills, 16, of St. John, recently returned home from the National High School Rodeo finals in Rock Springs, Wyo. He competed in the tie down roping as one of 162 contestants in the event and Cooper finished in the top 30. More than 1,500 other contestants from all over the USA, Canada and Australia competed. Cooper has been a member of the Washington State High School Rodeo Association for the last two years. Cooper is a junior at St. John High school. His parents are Rod and Jay Mills. Last week the St. John Fire Dept. was...

  • Offer sitting class

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 24, 2013

    St. John A babysitting course will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. John library for ages nine to 17. Training will be on child development, nutrition and age appropriate activities. CPR is offered to students 12 and older. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15. The Park Street project is now done. There is still road work being done on Highway 23 with wait times up to a half hour.... Full story

  • Clowning around slated at St. John

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 17, 2013

    St. John Clowning Around in the St. John library will be Monday, July 22, at 1 p.m. L-Bo the clown will at the library with juggling, unicycling, making balloon animals and music. Everyone is invited to attend. A memorial for Elmer Eades has been set for today, July 18, at the St. John Community Building at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. A catered lunch will be served following the memorial. Yard of the month went to Carrie Colyar at 407 W. Westview Lane. Dance classes will start Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the St. John School. Please call Jay...

  • Glorfield reunion draws 48

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 10, 2013

    St. John Members of the Glorfield family gathered at the St. John Community Center on June 23 with 48 attending. The noon potluck meal table grace was given by Joe Curtis. Joe also listed deceased family members as follows: Bill Mills, J.P Glorfield, Clyde Boyle, Jack R. Glorfield, Eddy Maughan, Loon Murray, Ogden Ericksen, Juanita Jorgens, Dorthy Van Leuven and Ronnie Schuster. Van Leunen did extensive research on the Glorfield Petersen German family history. She compiled and had printed a 9x11 105-page book of the family. The first...

  • Cole reports to Ft. Riley

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 4, 2013

    St. John Kolten Cole June 21 graduated from basic training at the National Infantry Museum where he got to march across the field made up of patches of grass taken from every battle involving US soldiers. His mom, Shelley Cole, and aunt, Debbie Halterman, attended. After 13 months of a process to be accepted by the Army because of all the medical paperwork he had to provide due to his childhood asthma and bad knees, he was sworn in to the Army Jan. 3. Kolten chose infantry and March 5 flew to... Full story

  • Parking restrictions

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 27, 2013

    St. John There is no parking for the next two weeks in front of the St. John Post Office. The city decided to extend the Park Street project to the front of the post office. There is parking across the street and walk-in access is as normal. Christian Life Assembly June 28 will host a barbecue and the music of Kate Feldkeller and Hillary Waston. They will play folk, bluegrass and gospel. Dinner starts at 5 and entertainment at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken.... Full story

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