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 By Jana Mathia    News    April 18, 2019 

Garden club, seed bank support local gardeners

With spring in the air, it is time to start thinking about what seeds are going in the ground. To encourage those with green thumbs of all shades, a new garden club has sprouted and the dormant seed bank project is blooming once more. Malden library...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 18, 2019 
Science on Ice

Science on Ice: LaCrosse students learn physics, science, skating at Palouse ice rink

How does an ice skater spin? What is friction and how does it work? What is the difference between regular ice and dry ice? LaCrosse fifth through eighth graders now have a better understanding of...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Dusty rancher receives $33,861 for Alkali Creek project

The Whitman Conservation District was awarded $33,861 by the Washington Department of Ecology to protect and improve water quality in Alkali Flat Creek. The funds cover the costs associated with...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Regional housing report shows need for affordability

Some of the first information from the Palouse Regional Housing Needs Assessment was presented at the Inland Northwest Partners meeting March 27, covering housing availability and affordability in...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Observers serve as eyes, ears at gov't meetings

While most public government meetings don’t usually draw a big crowd of spectators, there is a group of people who shoulder the responsibility of keeping government open, sitting through meetings as possibly the only representative of the...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    April 11, 2019

Mellow Monday Crew revives Rosalia's 'welcome wagon'

New residents to Rosalia will soon be receiving a greeting from the town's Welcome Wagon program which is being taken over by a group of women who started meeting together weekly to work on their...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 4, 2019
Lance Bishop

Bishop begins as new IT director

Lance Bishop, wife Alice and their three children rolled onto the Palouse from Mississippi Friday. Monday, Bishop went to his first day of work as the new Whitman County IT Director. The Whitman...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 4, 2019

Summer set to bring new art to Colfax

Colfax is about to get a lot more colorful. The Colfax Arts Council has announced two art projects that are set to bring a lot of art to the downtown area. One will spread murals on the sides of local business buildings while the other aims to...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 4, 2019

Torry's Country Store: Shepherds buy St. John Primeland store business

Almost six years ago, Torry Shepherd stepped in as manager of the CHS Primeland store in St. John. He knew what changes needed to be made to make the business successful. However, the corporation's...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 4, 2019

Truly You Clothing & More to offer options for shoppers

Truly You Clothing and More is set to have its grand opening April 13, providing shopping for ladies' clothing and accessories for multiple generations. "This is a little dream of mine," said Whitney...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    April 4, 2019

Missoula Children's Theater offers students opportunity

Many of Whitman County's small schools struggle to provide students with exposure to the arts. One way of filling that gap is with a partnership with the Missoula Children's Theater, based out of...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    March 28, 2019
Kari Rimbey

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Kari Rimbey, Diamond

Kari Rimbey was working at Events on Main Café when an old friend from her hometown came in and the two reconnected. The friend started coming in every day to write and started encouraging Kari to...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    March 21, 2019
Carolyn Arnett

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Carolyn Arnett, Colfax

Picture an hourglass. You are the narrow point in the middle. One side is all your ancestors and the other is all your descendants. This is the example Carolyn Arnett would start with when teaching...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    March 14, 2019
Mike, Karl, Wyatt and Katey Schlomer

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Katey Schlomer, Winona

From early on, Katey Schlomer wanted to live in the middle of nowhere with a driveway two miles long. "My grandparents were farmers, so that's where that connection and love comes in," said Katey....

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    March 7, 2019
Mischa, Ryan and Remi Gergen

My Favorite Recipes; Meet Mischa Gergen, Colfax

"There's a purpose and design for everything," said Mischa Gergen who has traveled a very rough road to come to that conclusion. Mischa moved to the area in 2000. She attended the University of Idaho...

 

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Sheena Becker, Endicott

A mom with seven kids living under her roof―eight if you count her husband, Wade―Sheena Becker enjoys all the happiness and trials motherhood has brought her. "My kids are my world," said Sheena...

 

Bringing the dark to light

The Chinese have landed on the dark side of the moon, something never before accomplished. It is not a lucky break; they have been taking the necessary steps and setting up the critical pieces to communicate with the far side to bring about this feat...

 

One Thing

In the 1991 movie “City Slickers”, the old cowboy Curly tells the protagonist the secret to life is “one thing.” “Just that one thing. You stick to that and everything else don't mean sh**,” he says. What that one thing is is up to him...

 

From hype to help

During a recent visit to Colfax, my son asked about the pink X things. I told him it was to raise people's awareness of breast cancer and the people who pass through that ordeal. There sure are a lot of the pink ribbons; people must really be aware,...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    August 30, 2018

Old school learning at Jones School

For those struggling with common core arithmetic, a reprieve is available at the Jones Schoolhouse at the Palouse Empire Fair this year. “We’re not teaching new math at the schoolhouse,” said Kathy Meyers, a long-time Whitman County Historical...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    August 23, 2018

My Two Cents: Geocaching provides family adventure

It can be hard to find activities to do with the kids while they are home for the summer that aren't expensive or take a lot of time; especially when you live in a rural Whitman County town already removed from so much. There are the staples:...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Editorial    July 19, 2018

Making the blue line bolder

A current trend sweeping social media is the police lip sync challenge. Law offices across the country are posting videos of anywhere from one person to the entire department―staff and support personnel included―mouthing along to songs from...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Editorial    July 5, 2018

Canine hip dysplasia and other complex matters

It seems the natural tendency and desire of the populace to find quick, simple answers and fixes to problems. Things are just so much easier when the answer is cut and dry and to the point. However, sometimes we can over-simplify things and forget th...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 24, 2018

Local cancer patient fighting for insurance changes

Top: Marcia McNannay, center, with husband Rick, right, and Randall, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance employee who helped her every day of her treatment, after her graduation from treatment. Bottom:...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 24, 2018

Palouse photographers guide now available

Copies of the 14-page ‘The Palouse, Jewel of the Inland Northwest, A Photographers’s Guide’ by Otto Stevens are now available at the Whitman County Library in Colfax. Plans are for the guide to be located at all library branches as soon as... Full story

 

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