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  • Farmers Festival on hold

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 18, 2020

    The 2020 LaCrosse Farmers Festival, which normally would have been this weekend, has been postponed until Aug. 29 due to COVID-19 restrictions. All the normal events will take place. Regularly held the third Friday in June, the planning committee chose to postpone this year in the hope of maintaining the event. The planning committee apologized for any inconvenience this may cause....

  • Stubbs named Presidential Scholar

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 28, 2020

    Lauren Stubbs is a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. She is one of 161 students from across the nation selected and is one of only 20 designated at CTE Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015,...

  • Farmers Festival postponed

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 21, 2020

    The LaCrosse Farmers Festival has been postponed until Aug. 29. All the normal events will take place. Regularly held the third Friday in June, the planning committee chose to postpone this year in the hope of maintaining the event. A final decision as to whether to keep the event this year is expected to be made July 1....

  • Kekuna at LaCrosse Methodist

    Debbie Casey|Mar 12, 2020

    Curt Kekuna will be giving the message at the LaCrosse Methodist Church Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m. He is the former pastor of the large, historical Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. With him will be his wife, the former Rebecca Nealey, LaCrosse High School class of 1967. The community is invited to attend....

  • LaCrosse FFA team wins at districts

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Feb 6, 2020

    LaCrosse FFA marketing team placed first at the district competition. Team members are Trey Fleming, TJ Harder and Lauren Stubbs. They will compete at state convention held at Washington State University in May....

  • Stubbs and Harder named scholar nominees

    Debbie Casey, Gazette correspondent|Dec 26, 2019

    Lauren Stubbs and TJ Harder, both of LaCrosse, have been selected by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction as nominees for the 2020 US Presidential Scholars Program in Career and Technical Education award. They are among five students selected in the state of Washington. Both Stubbs and Harder were also recently selected as WSU Regents Scholars. The US Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was e...

  • LaCrosse plans for Halloween

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 31, 2019

    Word on the street is that the T-Rex is planning to have his morning tea and doughnuts at the little park by Startin’s and across the street from the post office on Halloween morning. He will be there by 7 a.m. Halloween festivities will include a chili feed at the Gathering Place beginning at 5 p.m. The fire whistle will blow to signal trick for treaters to head to the Community Club building for the carnival. The annual Lacrosse United Methodist Women Turkey Dinner will be Wednesday, Nov 6. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. Take-out will be a...

  • Selbu bake sale set at LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 3, 2019

    Selbu Church women will have a bake sale Friday, Oct. 11, at the Gathering Place in LaCrosse. The sale will begin at 9:30 a.m....

  • Vacation Bible camp slated for LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 23, 2019

    Pastor David Wells of United Methodist Church and Pastor John Cross of Selbu Lutheran Church met May 19 with the Community of Faith group which has been working on various projects for the community. The main topic was this year's Vacation Bible School Day Camp. “Adventure Awaits” will be June 17-21 at United Methodist Church and nearby St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Three to five-year-olds will be able to attend from 9 a.m. until noon, and first through eight graders will attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; snacks and lunches are provided. This is...

  • LaCrosse fields FFA winners

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 16, 2019

    LaCrosse FFA teams/members placed first at state and qualified for nationals at the state convention last week at WSU. Meats Team: TJ Harder - first, Trey Fleming - fourth, Ty Harder - fifth, Alynn Harder - ninth and Jasmin Watson. Girls Marketing: Alynn Harder, Lauren Stubbs and Gen McGregor. Lauren Stubbs - first in Extemporaneous Speaking. Boys Marketing: Trey Fleming, T.J. Harder and Ty Harder - sixth. FFA advisor is Lisa Baser....

  • Virtual Reality at LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 9, 2019

    Virtual Reality will be at the LaCrosse Library and LaCrosse School on Monday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaCrosse Library. Participants interact with a robot, see a T-Rex up close, travel to national parks or take a tour through the bloodstream. Virtual reality is a form of technology which creates computer generated worlds or immersive environments in which people can explore and, in many cases, interact with. Teens and adults 13 and older, can make an appointment by using Oculus Rift. All...

  • Lifeguards sought

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 18, 2019

    LaCrosse Parks and Recreation Board is now hiring lifeguards for the 2019 summer season at the LaCrosse pool. To qualify, applicants must be 15 years old on the date when they finish the lifeguard course. Beginning wage will be $12 per hour. Contact Zoe Bailey if interested....

  • LCP seeks photos, plans to buy freezer

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 31, 2019

    LaCrosse Community Pride seeks historic photos of the LaCrosse area for an exhibit in the renovated Rock Bunk House. Whitman County Library received a .09 grant awarded by The Blue Ribbon Committee for this exhibit. Residents with photos are asked to contact Peggy Bryan or any LCP member. The photos will be returned to owners as soon as they are digitized. LCP is replacing the freezer in Carter Foods. Several repairs have been made to the present freezer recently and with mounting repair bills, the committee decided it was best to replace it....

  • NHS offers roses

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 24, 2019

    LaCrosse National Honor Society is selling roses for Valentine’s Day. To order contact NHS members T.J. Harder, Alynn Harder or Lauren Stubbs, or call the school or email Pre-orders must be placed by Feb. 12. Extra roses may be available on the day of delivery. Delivery day will be Valentine's Day. Youngsters are invited to make water bottle penguins next Wednesday at the LaCrosse Library from 1-2 p.m. They may ride the school bus there. Parents will need to pick up the students or they may walk home with g...

  • LaCrosse students to visit Bluewood

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Dec 20, 2018

    LaCrosse students in grades four through 12 are planning a skiing trip Jan. 3 to Bluewood near Dayton. Any LaCrosse resident who would like to meet the students at Bluewood can join in the fun. LaCrosse K-5 students are now doing the Winter Reading Challenge. Students will read during winter break and keep track of their minutes between Dec. 8 and Jan. 9. Residents who would like to join can start at any time, just call the school office. They can pick up a sheet for recording minutes at the school or just keep track of their...

  • Santa, holiday events slated for LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Dec 6, 2018

    Santa will be at the Gathering Place in LaCrosse Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. The LaCrosse Business Group will provide muffins, juice and a stuffed animal for all the kids, plus pictures with Santa. The LHS senior class will serve breakfast from 8 until 10 a.m. at The Gathering Place. Also, a craft fair will be in the LaCrosse Café building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A pool tournament will be that evening at the Pastime Tavern. A signup sheet is located at the tavern. Entrants can also call Allan Thompson. An ugly Christmas...

  • Bryan Jones

    Residents urged to support market sale

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 6, 2018

    The Palouse Empire Fair livestock sale will be Saturday, Sept 8. Residents are urged to attend the the sale and support local 4H and FFA kids with their animal projects. Also, Tawnja Miller, LaCrosse Livestock Support board member, can do the bidding at the sale for local LaCrosse area residents who cannot attend the sale. Daniel Broeckel of Outlaw Meats will be present at the fair to discuss custom meat orders. Tedd Nealey, LaCrosse, and Bryan Jones, Dusty, successfully climbed Mt. Adams last...

  • The Nealey Brothers

    Nealey brothers defend title

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 26, 2018

  • LaCrosse scholarships awarded

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 14, 2018

    Lacrosse Total scholarship money awarded at commencement was $14,500. The community appreciation award given by the Class of 2018 was presented to Don Kemper. LaCrosse Scholarship Awards: Jadyn Guske: Torgeson Memorial Award, Kelli Scharpenberg Memorial Scholarship, Urgel and Virginia Bell Memorial Scholarship, LaCrosse Masonic Scholarship, LaCrosse Scholarship Foundation; Braden Miller: LaCrosse Community Club Scholarship, LaCrosse Scholarship Foundation; Mashayla Morris: Grieben Family Scholarship, Clemente Barber Memorial Scholarship, Gayle... Full story

  • Seniors will offer dunk tank

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 24, 2018

    Lacrosse A dunk tank with a variety of dunkees will be located in the park during LaCrosse Farmers Fest June 23 between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to support the 2018-19 LaCrosse Senior Class. There will be concessions by the tank with snow cones, Italian sodas, water and pop. There will also be a limited supply of LaCrosse Town/Farmers Fest T-shirts sold near the barbecue pit in the park with prices ranging between $15-$25. Pre-orders can be made now from a 2019 senior before June 8. Email orders: mpotesky@lacrossesd All proceeds will... Full story

  • Flea market set at LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 17, 2018

    Lacrosse An outdoor flea market is scheduled Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Clark Street between 1st and 2nd avenues in LaCrosse. Vendors are welcome and asked to sign up in advance to the event by calling 509-595-1294 or emailing Set up will be at 7 a.m. Track athletes have qualified for 1B track regionals at Central Valley: Lauren Stubbs-800, 3200 and 4x400 relay; Genevieve McGregor-4x400 relay; Ashley Parker-4x400 relay alternative; Autumn Meyers-4x400 relay, javelin and high jump; Zoe...

  • New Farm Festival Events

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 10, 2018

    Lacrosse A new Farmers Festival event will be a Truck Show June 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Parade line up will be at the grain elevator at 9 a.m. with the show to follow on Leslie Ave. First and Second place trophies will be awarded for Peoples’ Choice. A New Look at LaCrosse photo contest for Farmer's Festival is looking for pictures taken within the LaCrosse School District between the Farmer's Festival of 2017 to the Farmer's Festival of 2018. Pictures must be 5x7 inches that are developed on photo paper. For display purposes, pictures m... Full story

  • Enzweiler art entry earns ESD award

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Mar 22, 2018

    Lacrosse An oil painting by LaCrosse sophomore Matea Enzweiler received honorable mention in the Educational Service District 101 art competition in Spokane. Her painting, entitled Embers, depicts a Native American woman and child in front of a fire. She will be among artists honored Monday at the ESD office. The ESD art entries are on display at the district office at 4202 S. Regal in Spokane. Matea resides with her grandparents, David and Margaret Enzweiler, in LaCrosse. A baseball double header will be at LaCrosse next Friday, March 30....

  • Dates set for LaCrosse Farmer's Festival

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Mar 1, 2018

    Lacrosse Save the dates of June 22-24 for the LaCrosse Farmer's Festival in downtown LaCrosse. The theme for this year's parade is "Making a Difference." Some of the activities taking place during the day will include the LaCrosse Community Pride silent auction, a horseshoe tournament, photo contest, quilt show, money prize scramble, the kids' races and free swimming at the LaCrosse pool. The evening activities include Trivia Night, Wine and Stein and a street dance. Soulstice will entertain in the park again this year. Science Night this year...

  • Senior class hosts dinner

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 25, 2018

    Lacrosse LaCrosse senior class will have a senior class dinner Jan. 28 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Gathering Place. Dinner will be French dip, salads, dessert and a drink for $6. LaCrosse FFA Marketing Team, which placed first at the district competition, will compete at the state competition in May. To place an order for a senior meal, contact the school at 549-3591, or the café at 549-3528. Dine-in meals are at the LaCrosse Café, or residents may order one to be delivered. Seniors can also arrange transportation through Coast. Caregivers a... Full story

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