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Obituaries - Jan. 14, 2010

Clyde R. (Dick) Keating A memorial service for Clyde R. (Dick) Keating, 76, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Spokane Friends Church at 1612 W. Dalke, Spokane. Viewing will be at Heritage Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 from 8... Full story


Food distributions slated for January

Locations for state and federal emergency food distribution for Wednesday, Jan. 27, will be Palouse Federated Church, 1 to 3 p.m., and Rosalia Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m. For Thursday, Jan. 28, distribution will be Malden/Pine City, Town Hall, 8...


Pullman births - Jan. 14, 2010

Bricklemyer, Ross Philip, born Dec. 30, 2009, at seven pounds, one ounce, to Ross and Alicia Bricklemyer of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Ross and Helen Bricklemyer, Indiana, Pa. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Nancy Griffie, Harrisburg, Pa. a...


Job search workshops set at branch libraries

Whitman County Library’s Occupational Resource Connection (WORC) will present a series of job search workshops at branches around the county. The program will provide job seekers the resources they need to conduct a successful job search or...


etc. - Jan. 14, 2010

Library MLK closures All 14 branches of the Whitman County Library System will close Jan. 17-18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be...


TRIVIA TEST - Jan. 14, 2010

1. U.S. STATES: What is the highest capital city in the United States? 2. SLOGANS: What was Woodsy Owl’s message from the federal government? 3. RELIGION: When is Maundy Thursday in the Christian religion? 4. MUSIC: What entertainer has been...


Good old days - Jan. 14, 2010

125 years ago January 16, 1885 An impromptu dancing party was given in City hall Wednesday evening as a compliment to Misses Coolidge, Ewart and Oppenheimer, who took their departure from Colfax on yesterday’s train. Dancing was kept up until...


Bank, library to host INBC blood drawing

Whitman County Library, along with US Bank in Colfax, will host a community blood drive next Tuesday, Jan.19, from 12 to 5 p.m. A mobile collection unit from the Inland Northwest Blood Center will screen applicants in the lobby of the bank building....


Hospital highlights - Volunteers help at hospital

Your hospital is fortunate to have two volunteer organizations dedicated to ensuring the hospital remains financially healthy and technically up-to-date. The WHMC Foundation raises and invests funds to ensure there are monies for unexpected needs....


Savvy senior - Jan. 14, 2010

Tax Help for Lower Income Seniors Dear Savvy Senior What are the 2009 IRS minimum filing requirements for seniors? My income was very low last year and I’m thinking I may not have to file tax returns this year. What can you tell me? Exempted Eddie...


LaCrosse senior class plans feed

Lacrosse The senior class is preparing a chicken fajitas feed for the home games at LaCrosse Friday, Jan. 15. A full meal deal for $6 will include a salad, rice krispie treat and beverage. The LW Tigercat basketball teams will host Garfield-Palouse... Full story


Rite set for Pastor Wiebe

Dusty The Rev. Lloyd Wiebe, pastor of the Country Bible Church from 1967 to 1974, died in a hospital in Victoria, B. C., last Saturday morning of heart failure. Services will be at 2 p.m. at the New Life Community Baptist Church in Duncan, B.C... Full story


Tekoa holiday celebrations

Tekoa Tekoa celebrated the winter holidays in grand style with contests and events to attend. Tekoa’s Park and Recreation Department hosted its annual holiday lighting contest. Winners in the following categories were: Brightest Lights: Jim and...


Menus - Jan. 14, 2010

Week of Jan. 18-22, 2010 At Colton School: Monday: No School. Tuesday: Pizza, corn, yogurt cups, fruit. Wednesday: Country fried steak, rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, pudding. Thursday: Pigs in a blanket, broccoli and cheese,... Full story

 By Jana Mathia    People    January 14, 2010


Meet the Loco Locavores: Jim, Jan and Anna Roberts, Palouse While many people have already resigned their New Year’s resolutions by now, Jim, Jan and Anna Roberts are still getting ready for their resolution to eat only locally grown foods for one...


Alyssa Gibbar earns EWU award

Alyssa Gibbar of Rosalia has been awarded $2,500 through the trustees fund for the 2009-10 academic year at Eastern Washington University. The award is given to a student who maintains a grade point average of 3.8 or higher. Alyssa graduated from... Full story


Humane Society sets third annual benefit

Whitman County Humane Society’s third-annual fund-raiser, Fur Ball and Yappy Hour, will be Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. This year’s theme is “Puppy (and Kitty) Love.” Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Schweitzer Event Center. Pullman...


Humane Society to move

Whitman County Humane Society will move into the new pet shelter facility, AnimalHaven, Saturday, Jan. 16. Everyone is welcome to check out the move. Animals will be moved in the afternoon. AnimalHaven is located at the corner of Old Moscow Road and... Full story

 By Joe Smillie    News    January 14, 2010

LaCrosse exchange students adjust to small town America

The mini-U.N. delegation of LaCrosse exchange students stands next to the Tigercats’ Victory Bell in front of the school gym. The students are, from left, Daniel Aengenvoort of Germany, Juame Borrell (James) Vega of Spain, and Joao (John) Cruz of B...

 By Joe Smillie    News    January 14, 2010

At industrial park: Port pledges wetland project funds

The Port of Whitman has agreed to help fund a Palouse Conservation District project to enhance the wetland areas around its Innovation Partnership Zone building in Pullman. Port commissioners last Thursday, Jan. 7, agreed to commit $20,000 per year...


FSA names new state committee

Five farmers from across Washington were sworn in last week as members of the Farm Service Agency’s State Committee. The state committee oversees the agency’s conservation programs, hears appeals of farmers on agency actions and acts as a...


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