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  • Rosalia awards students

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    ROSALIA - An Elementary Awards Assembly was held last week. Elementary students were recognized for their academic achievements including the PAW awards or Positive, respectful, school-spirit, going above and beyond. Other awards included the achievement in math and reading for spending more than 10 months of growth throughout the year; work ethic; and the PAW award meeting all three areas including positive, achievement, work ethic. Other awards included physical education, and attendance with...

  • Rosalia News

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 16, 2023

    ROSALIA –– Mike Day reports that during Halloween he had over 170 children trick-or-treating. In other news, the Rosalia Boy Scout Troop 5588 is in competition with Cheney and South Hill troops for their dog and cat food drive. Winners will receive money for their troop, up to $1,000 for first place. Contact Justin Fuchs, 509-220,8536 if interested in donating....

  • Rosalia get new residents

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 17, 2023

  • Drawing set for Battle Days

    Mike Day, Special to The Gazette|Apr 28, 2022

    ROSALIA – A local resident is selling drawing tickets in support of Battle Days. "You can find me at the service station," Mike Day said of is sales booth. "I will be selling the tickets on Battle Days." Proceeds support local community support organizations, he said. The Battle Days is set for Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4....

  • Rosalia news

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 15, 2021

    ROSALIA - Rosalia's "Harvest of Quilts," is July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilts are displayed on Main Street with some put inside shops. The event marks its second year after starting in 2019 and being canceled for 2020. About 75 quilts were shown two years ago, with more than 300 people attending the event, which is sponsored by Rosalia Battle Days Association....

  • Labor Day fire relief group issues notice

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Feb 25, 2021

    MALDEN — The Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Operations (LTRO) has issued a notice of weblinks regarding their efforts to help Malden and Pine City residents impacted by the Labor Day Fire. The main link is: If a case manager has not contacted an affected resident, the resident is asked to send a message to to request a call. For short-term housing needs, contact Community Action Center of Whitman C...

  • Battle Days 2020 surrenders

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|May 28, 2020

    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 best for the Battle Days Association to cancel the above-mentioned events at this time, due to the uncertainty of what the next months have in store, the Governor’s guidelines and concern for the safety of those who come to enjoy the events. The a...

  • Veterans rite set at Rosalia

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 31, 2019

    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. Attendees are asked to bring flags that are no longer useable. Guest speaker will be Mike Maehl, who served as a captain in the Marine Corps and was an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam. Now retired, he currently lives in Spokane. Carl Diesldorff will...

  • Booster Club forms available

    Mike Day, Gazette correspondent|Sep 19, 2019

    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....

  • Music stands, pig roast on agenda for Rosalia

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 29, 2019

    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 students in grades 5-12 will cost between $900-$1,000. A donation of any amount is appreciated. Wire music stands give students a designated place to put their music while practicing, encourages good posture and are portable. Contact band director Steven Mun...

  • Quilt show, Saturday markets set for Rosalia

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 11, 2019

    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 Thursday quilting group, said between 40 and 50 quilts have been signed up to date for the event. Quilts will be on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also new at Rosalia will be second Saturday market sale at Pinewood Cottage on July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct...

  • Rosalia trot raises funds; town yard sale Saturday

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|May 2, 2019

    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 Spokane. HOPE stands for Hearing Oral Program of Excellence. They provide services/therapy for children ages birth through four years who are dealing with hearing loss. The goal was to raise $3,000 through the walk-a-thon, which is organized by the Rosalia High School leadership class. In the past...

  • Timberwolves honored

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Dec 6, 2018

    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 Leighton – state finisher, Most Improved – Harleigh Phillips-Carden and Bryce Cason, Most Inspirational – Violet, Jaedyn Norwood, Captain award – Lillian Shaw, Gavin Merritt, Coaches award – Eric Lazcano, Trinity Bingaman. Cheer: Paige Brown, Megan Billings, Lori Mehain, Gwynn Razo, Trista Bogenreif, E...

  • Rosalia blood drive

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 9, 2018

    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 Residents who want to submit names for the Rosalia community calendar are asked to submit information and payment to Mike Day before the end of the month. The community calendar is circulated at the start of the school year. Call Day...

  • Extend deadline for RMT calendars

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 26, 2018

    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 available by Aug. 31. The calendars are $8 each and all of the money will go to the Rosalia Community Float & Royalty Association to pay for scholarships, building and maintaining the community float and the Miss Rosalia and Mr. RHS...

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    Julie Pittmann attends DAR national convention

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 12, 2018

    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 organization's annual meeting. The week-long convention consisted of business sessions, committee meetings and social functions and was topped off with formal evening ceremonies at which national award winners are honored. At the ceremony honoring our nation's military personnel and veterans, they...

  • Construction progressing

    Mike Day|Aug 31, 2017

    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 one-lane traffic after this weekend....

  • Rosalia calendars now on sale

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 17, 2017

    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 Rosalia Community Float and sponsors the Miss Rosalia and Mr. RHS programs. The calendars cost $8, and family birthdates and anniversaries can be added. Other important community events including Timberwolf fall and winter sports schedules, school...

  • Candidates at Rosalia park

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 13, 2017

    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....

  • Mike Day returns home

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 27, 2017

    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 underwent additional surgery and resided at a recovery center in Post Falls. He later returned to the Colfax rehab site until he was allowed to return to his residence in Rosalia. Day said he looked forward to resuming his stint as Rosalia's official...

  • Rosalia women's Yule party booked for Dec. 5

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 23, 2016

    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 Christmas carols, games, door prizes, dessert and special music. Sandra Nereim will be the guest speaker. She and her husband pastored the Rosalia Assembly of God church for more than 26 years before retiring last year. A gift exchange is planned and women... Full story

  • Rosalia rite honors vets

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 16, 2016

    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. Mayor Nan Konishi welcomed those in attendance. Rosalia Boy Scouts in Troop 588 led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Veterans Day Prayer was given by Assembly of God Pastor Pat Atchison. Karl Diseldorff sang the national anthem. Rosalia art...

  • Rosalia book fair set

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 26, 2016

    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. Family time is from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 3: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. You can also shop online at: http:// rosaliaelementaryschool... Full story

  • Rosalia Garden Club will resume meetings

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 28, 2016

    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 Roseanna Hester, treasurer. Guest speaker Rose Jacobus will talk about plant propagation. Members will learn how to create many plants from one. Rose does plant propagation for Northland Rosarium and has also started her own nursery north of Spangle. Garden... Full story

  • Rosalia blood drive tops 5-year mark

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|May 11, 2016

    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. Each unit of blood can save up to three lives and makes a huge impact on the local community. The Inland Northwest Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to area hospitals and relies on volunteer donors to help keep fully-stocked shelves....

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