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 By Mike Day    People    May 28, 2020

Battle Days 2020 surrenders

Due to the current pandemic, the Battle Days Association Board of Directors has decided to cancel its events for 2020. Those events are: the main parade, kiddie parade, all vendors associated with Battle Days. The board has been convinced that it is...

 By Mike Day    People    October 31, 2019

Veterans rite set at Rosalia

Rosalia Veterans Day ceremony will be Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Rosalia Veterans Memorial Park located behind the Texaco Station Visitor Center on Whitman Avenue. The Rosalia Boy Scout Troop #588 will present a ceremony for retirement of flags....

 By Mike Day    People    September 19, 2019

Booster Club forms available

Mike Day of Rosalia has application forms for those who want to join the Rosalia Booster Club. Pick them up at 813 S Whitman St in Rosalia....

 By Mike Day    People    August 29, 2019

Music stands, pig roast on agenda for Rosalia

Rosalia’s band program is looking to get students take-home music stands. The stands will belong to the band program, but will be free for students to check out each year. Quality wire music stands cost about $15 each. Stands for all 70 band studen...

 By Mike Day    People    July 11, 2019

Quilt show, Saturday markets set for Rosalia

The first annual “Harvest of Quilts” show has been scheduled for July 27 at Rosalia. The show will feature quilts which will be on display along the downtown area and shops at other buildings. Marianne Morkve, a member of the Rosalia Third...

 By Mike Day    People    May 2, 2019

Rosalia trot raises funds; town yard sale Saturday

Rosalia Schools Friday hosted the Trot for Tots walk-a-thon in which students pledge to walk laps for donations. This was the sixth year of the event. The featured charity this year was HOPE School in...

 By Mike Day    Sports    December 6, 2018

Timberwolves honored

Tekoa-Rosalia held its fall sports banquet Nov. 26. List of honorees: Cross-Country: Trinity Bingaman – state finisher (only two eighth-grade girls in state), Gavin Merritt – Third in state, Isaac...

 By Mike Day    People    August 9, 2018

Rosalia blood drive

Inland Northwest Blood Center mobile unit will be at the Rosalia Fire station Wednesday, Aug 15, to receive blood donations. They will be at the station from 2:30 to 6:15 p.m. Residents can make an appointment by calling 800-423-0151 or online at...

 By Mike Day    People    July 26, 2018

Extend deadline for RMT calendars

Rosalia-Malden-Thornton community calendar order forms are available at the Rosalia INB branch, Rosalia Coffee, Whole in the Wall Pizza, Rosalia Post Office and from Mike Day. The deadline has been extended until Aug. 15 and the calendars will be...

 By Mike Day    People    July 12, 2018
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Julie Pittmann attends DAR national convention

Julie Pittmann, Washington regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution, joined more than DAR 3,500 members last week in the nation's capital for the 127th Continental Congress, the service...

 By Mike Day    News    August 31, 2017

Construction progressing

The Rosalia Whitman Avenue reconstruction project is continuing on schedule. Crews have been working on installing new water lines. The Whitman Avenue closure is expected to improve to alternating...

 By Mike Day    People    August 17, 2017

Rosalia calendars now on sale

Rosalia The 2017-18 Rosalia-Malden-Thornton community calendars are still available to order. All proceeds from the advertisements and calendar sales will go to the Rosalia Community Float and Royalty Association which builds and maintains the...

 By Mike Day    People    July 13, 2017

Candidates at Rosalia park

Rosalia The community is invited to come and meet the candidates for the upcoming 2017 election at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Rosalia City Park....

 By Mike Day    People    April 27, 2017

Mike Day returns home

Rosalia Rosalia's Mike Day returned to his residence here April 19 after more than two months of hospitalizations and rehabilitation recovery. Day underwent major surgery in Spokane and then resided at Whitman Health and Rehab in Colfax. He then...

 By Mike Day    People    November 23, 2016

Rosalia women's Yule party booked for Dec. 5

Rosalia The annual Rosalia Women's Christmas party is planned for Dec. 5, 2016, at Holy Rosary Parish 622 N. Plaza Ave., Rosalia, at 7 p.m. All women in the Rosalia, Malden, Pine City and Thornton areas are invited. The evening will include... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    November 16, 2016

Rosalia rite honors vets

Rosalia Rosalia Chamber of Commerce President Pat Voge Friday opened the annual Veterans Day ceremony with a welcome at the Rosalia Veterans Park. She thanked those making the event possible including Ken and Veva Hames and Bill and Alice Hofmann....

 By Mike Day    People    October 26, 2016

Rosalia book fair set

Rosalia Rosalia PTO will sponsor a book fair at the Rosalia school. The book fair dates and times are listed below. Oct. 31: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m.... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    September 28, 2016

Rosalia Garden Club will resume meetings

Rosalia Rosalia Garden Club's first fall meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the home of Rana French starting with dessert at 1 p.m. The new officers are Rana French, president; Penni Barringer, vice president; Laura Fulton, secretary, and... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    May 11, 2016

Rosalia blood drive tops 5-year mark

Rosalia The students and community of Rosalia High School brought in the most units of blood since 2011 with a record breaking 13 units. Nineteen community members came out April 20 to support the annual blood drive which lead to its great success....

 By Mike Day    People    May 4, 2016

Rosalia yard sale slated for Saturday

Rosalia Rosalia's annual community yard sale will be Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local businesses will have maps of yard sale sites. The sale is sponsored by the Rosalia Chamber of Commerce....

 By Mike Day    People    April 20, 2016

Fire merger proposal described at open house

Rosalia An open house at the Rosalia Fire Station April 12 was conducted for the public to ask questions about the proposed annexation of the Town of Rosalia's fire department into Whitman County Fire District 7. Fire Chief Bill Tensfeld was present...

 By Mike Day    People    March 23, 2016

Rosalia book fair

Rosalia A book fair will be at the Rosalia school next week, March 28 to April 1, with a buy one, get one free format, according to Chairperson Laura Fulton. Times are Monday and Tuesday 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 to 8:30... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    March 16, 2016

Rosalia churches will combine for Good Friday, sunrise service

Rosalia The Rosalia United Methodist Church and Assembly of God Church will offer combined services next week. All are invited to a Good Friday service at the United Methodist Church, 214 S. Whitman Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25. Vocalists and... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    January 27, 2016

Rosalia lighting contest winners named

Rosalia The Rosalia Chamber of Commerce recently announced its Winter 2015 Annual Lighting Contest winners. Three judges from out of the local area toured Rosalia using the city block format. The judges remarked on the beauty of our area and enjoyed...

 By Mike Day    People    November 25, 2015

Rosalia school program honors local veterans

Rosalia The Rosalia High School leadership class organized and led the veteran’s program, which was attended by many local veterans. School Superintendent Larry Keller, retired Air Force Colonel, spoke during the assembly. David Frazier,...


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