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Articles from the January 8, 2015 edition

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My Two Cents

Bing Crosby Rediscovered, an American Masters program which was featured last month on KSPS in Spokane, provided an extra Christmas attraction for the season. The KSPS Prevue publication pointed out Crosby remains as the singer who had more hit... Full story



AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Corn dog, nachos, fresh carrots, broccoli, cucumber, fruit. Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken, rice, Caesar salad, fruit. Wednesday: BBQ beef on a bun, fries, fruit, corn. Thursday: Hot dog on a bun, chili, Sun Chips, green salad,...


Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company’s 401(k) plan. What can you tell me about this, and who’s eligible? Over 55 Dear Over, It’s called the...


Busy week ahead for library programs

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library provide programs for grade school youngsters. Activities include crafts, science experiments, games and snacks provided by community donations to the Friends... Full story



*For full obituaries, please see the weekly pages section for this week's paper. Beverly Wilson Hale Joyce L. Morasch __________________ A memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Dale Brannan, 88, former Pullman resident who moved to the... Full story


Good old days

125 years ago The Commoner Jan. 10, 1890 A correspondent asks whether it is best to plow stubble under or to burn it off. That depends on circumstances. If the stubble is light, it does not matter. If heavy enough to interfere with a good job of...


New lineup of classes set at Colfax Library

A new line-up of classes is now available at the Colfax Library through a partnership with Community Colleges of Spokane. These ACT 2 programs run through March and provide low cost, non-credit classes that range from history and technology to...


High school art show opens Jan. 10 at library

The Rural Alliance high school art show will run Jan. 10 through Jan. 23 at the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library. Artwork will fill two floors of the library with hundreds of student creations, from paintings and drawings to pottery and...


Exhibit opens today at Dahmen

An exhibit of both whimsical and serious oil paintings opens today, Thursday, Jan. 8, at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown. The paintings, all with an animal subject, are by Randi Evans, a...


Library Calendar

Thursday, January 8 Colfax and Tekoa — Storytime — Educational fun with your little one! Check with the location for more information. Farmington — 7:30 p.m. — Mom’s Night Out — Crafts, treats and some grown-up time. Friday, January 9...


Etc. Column

CLUBS & YOUTH GROUPS Athenaeum Twenty six members gathered Dec. 5 for their annual Christmas luncheon. Tables were decorated with Christmas greenery and all members received a red cardinal ornament gift. Lunch was served by the Methodist women. The... Full story


Palouse-Rock Lake CD meet slated

The Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District’s annual meeting will be Jan. 13 beginning with coffee and donuts at 7:30 a.m. at the St. John Community Building. Presentations will be given by Chad Atkins of the Department of Ecology, Lauren Young of...


Friends of Hospice donate books

Whitman County Library staff members Giovanna Martinez and Sarah McKnight (front right) recently accepted a donation of books from Friends of Hospice volunteer Bob Ingalls, Director Annie Pillars,...


Food distributions slated for January

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, Jan. 28: Palouse Community Center, 1 to 3 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., LaCrosse 110 N. Main. 3-6...


Bushnells mark 65th anniversary

Dale and Marian Bushnell of St. John celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 25, 2014. Sixty-five years ago on Christmas Day, 100 family members and friends watched them exchange vows in the... Full story


Hospital Foundation dinner, auction scheduled Jan. 24

Whitman Community Hospital Foundation board members and auction committee members are preparing items for auction at their annual dinner, An Elegant Evening, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Hill-Ray... Full story


Christmas guests at Hooper

Hooper Guests at the home of Keith and Carla Danielson over the Christmas holiday were Andy Mock of Spokane, and Tim and Erin Mock of Gig Harbor with their daughters, Ali, Jill and Kate. Angela Morris and Larry Savage and daughter Emma of Wenatchee... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    January 8, 2015

Endicott honors Sue Bafus

Endicott Endicott town council members, friends and neighbors gathered at the Endicott Food Center to honor Sue Bafus on her retirement from her position as Town Clerk after 40 years of service. Mayor Verne Strader said a few words about her years...


Vogler duo reports on trip to Texas

Dusty Mark and Kathryn Vogler spent Christmas Day in Seattle with Anna, Chad and Iris Assareh, their daughter’s family, and the extended Assareh family. They then watched the second in the L.B.J. series, “The Great Society” at the Seattle...


Garfield/Palouse singers at LaDow

Garfield/Palouse singers, directed by Rebecca Hemphill, performed the National Anthem before the WSU Cougars basketball game Dec. 28 at Beasley Coliseum. They also performed this year at LaDow Court...


It's a little overdue!

Whitman County library staff member Sara Garza looks over "The American Twenties," a book which was returned to the library after being more than 60 years overdue. The library recently agreed to...


Costs, supreme court ruling among factors in trail concept

Heavy traffic on North Palouse While Colfax officials discuss improvements to the North Palouse River Road, the river itself still provides a pleasant commute for a variety of waterfowl on a frosty...


On the record

Real estate sales The Byers 1999 Revocable Living Trust, Prosser, to Ronald Phil Konene, Genesee, bare land, $8,905, Dec. 29. Michael W. and Marci Ann Sontgerath, Pullman, to David E. and Debra A. Bordenkircher, Pullman, house on SW Winter Circle in...


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2010. Dear Daughter: Though you are over 21, I am denying you permission to go on vacation to Guam, of all places, for the following reasons. 1. I never heard of anyone going to Guam...


Don Brunell

When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter of a plumber. Eighty years ago, our country was in the middle of the Great Depression and teens took odd jobs to... Full story


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