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  • Legals: Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    NOTICE OF ACCOUNT CLOSURE Former Whitman County Jail inmates who are in possession of Jail Inmate Trust Fund checks obtained upon release from the Whitman County Jail, please cash your checks prior to February 23rd, 2018. Whitman County will be closing the Jail Inmate Trust Fund account on February 23rd, 2018. 4/4 PORT OF WHITMAN COUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS Project: Replacement of Membrane roof at 1300 NE Henley Court, Pullman, WA. Sealed bids for Replacement of Membrane Roof at 1300 NE Henley Court for the Port of Whitman County will be... Full story

  • Strange But True: Jan. 25, 2018

    Samantha Weaver|Jan 25, 2018

    STRANGE BUT TRUE * It was noted educator and civil-rights activist W.E.B. DuBois who made the following sage observation: “The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience.” * Those who make the finest wigs from human hair typically avoid buying hair from Americans. Evidently, hair grown in the United States is more likely to have damage caused by hairspray, hai...

  • Colfax fire engine three sold

    Jan 25, 2018

    Colfax Fire Engine Three has been sold for $4,800, Fire Capt. Tim Tingley reported today. The 1980 GMC had been offered for sale on a public surplus internet site and had received a high bid of $3,575 as of the last city council session. Tingley said bidding for the truck became lively as the deadline for the auction approached. He reported to the city council Tuesday that the truck had sold for $4,000, but a last round of bidding later bumped the sale to $4,800. The truck was sold to a farmer in the Uniontown area who took delivery of the...

  • Trivia Test: Jan. 25, 2018

    Fifi Rodriguez|Jan 25, 2018

    TRIVIA TEST 1. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of the chariot-driving Greek sun god? 2. MOVIES: What was the first movie that Elvis Presley appeared in? 3. LITERATURE: Which Russian author wrote the novella “Notes from Underground” in the 19th century? 4. GEOGRAPHY: In what mountain range is Mount Everest located? 5. HISTORY: When was the Woman’s Peace Party organized in the United States? 6. MUSIC: What famous singer/songwriter won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2016? 7. U.S. PRESIDENT: Who was the only president to serve two nonco...

  • Allegedly bitten

    Jan 25, 2018

    Formal charges of third degree assault and resisting arrest were filed in superior court Friday against Allyson Herkowski, 23, Pullman. According to the arrest report, officer Shane Emerson was called to Etsi Bravo at 10:28 p.m. New Year's Eve by a report that a woman refused to leave when asked to do so. Emerson's report alleged Herkowski bit his leg as he was attempting to escort her down a stairway. He added he was later kicked while attempting to get her into a police car. The report said Herkowski was placed in a restraint chair at the...

  • Wilcox School, circa 1913

    Jan 25, 2018

    The Wilcox school was located southwest of Colfax between Colfax and Dusty along highway 26 and known as District 11. This district was eventually consolidated with the Colfax School District. This building was built in 1913 and taught classes to all eight grades plus two years of high school. There were four or five teachers and about 100 pupils. The earliest school was built on the John Harper farm on Union Flat before 1880. The story goes that a group of settlers nearer the territorial road...

  • Good Old Days: Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    8 years ago The Commoner January 20, 1893 The Colton Mercantile Company has brought suit against Luella and R.H. Duff to foreclose a lien on the Duff hotel property in Colton for $2,175. The Colton Hardware Company has brought suit against R. J. and Fannie Skaife and J.N. Pocock to foreclose a lien of $245.75 on the house and land known as the Skaife property. 100 years ago The Colfax Commoner January 18, 1918 Twenty-five Whitman County bankers met in the city Tuesday at the annex of the Hotel Colfax and formed a Whitman County Banker's...

  • Advance Care Planning sparks conversation on death wishes

    Jana Mathia, Gazette Reporter|Jan 25, 2018

    “Imagine this scenario: A sudden event (such as a car accident or illness) left you unable to communicate. You are getting all the care needed to keep you alive and comfortable. The doctors believe there is little chance you will recover the ability to know who you are and who you are with.” Thus reads the top page of a packet for Advance Care Planning (ACP) which is being encouraged and facilitated by Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, Whitman Medical Group and Friends for Hospice. “We talk...

  • Kinsingers give Char-Le Apartments a facelift

    Jan 25, 2018

    The Char-Le Apartments near the Cougar Food Mart has recently been freshened up, giving a new look to a building with an interesting history. The building was constructed in 1937 on Main Street at the current site of the Cougar Food Mart. It was purchased in 1944 by veterinarian Dr. Charles Hayward and his new bride Letia McGuire Hayward. According to an account from an interview with Letia, the bank was hesitant to extend a loan, because a veterinarian had never been successful in Colfax. The...

  • Obituaries: Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    Inez L. Broweleit, 91, a longtime Colfax, Washington resident and recently of Spokane Valley, Wash., passed away, Jan. 14, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Spokane Valley, Wash. Inez was born March 29, 1926 in Dodge, N. Dakota, to Alfred & Gertrude (Bergum) Pederson. She grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota. Following graduation from high school in North Dakota, Inez moved to Bismarck, N. Dakota, where she attended school at Bismarck Evangelical Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in... Full story

  • Library Calendar: Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 25 Colfax, LaCrosse and Tekoa - Storytime - New friends, crafts, interactive stories and early literacy skills. Palouse - 3:30 p.m. - Knots Class - Learn to tie simple and complex knots from “My First Book of Knots.” Farmington and Rosalia - Book Club - Meet new people, snack, chat, and help select next month’s book. Albion - 5 to 7:30 p.m. - Fireside Chats and Knit Night – Warm up and join your neighbors for a comfy visit. Colton - 5:30 p.m. - Bingo and Pie - All adults can join in the fun. Enjoy Bingo and scrumptious deserts...

  • Etcetera: Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    Pullman Civic Theatre starts Pop Up plays Pullman Civic Theatre (PCT) has launched a new series entitled Pop Up Productions. Each season PCT will produce a small-scale production that it will take on the road to various locations on the Palouse. They will also be collaborating with area theatre companies for some of the performances. This season PCT will present Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. The first performances of Driving Miss Daisy will be... Full story

  • Savvy Senior: Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    Dear Savvy Senior, What are some financial factors to consider when retiring abroad? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and are interested in living in a foreign country that’s cheaper than the U.S. Frugal Couple Dear Frugal, Retiring abroad has become a growing trend for millions of U.S. retirees who are looking to stretch their retirement savings. Here are some tips and resources to consider that can help you prepare. Researching Tools For starters, you can find lots of information and articles on the countries and cities y...

  • Library director reports 2018 budget cuts reflect the need for voter approval of levy

    Jan 25, 2018

    To cover funding shortfalls in 2018, the library has frozen staff wages, trimmed book and online materials by 20 percent and eliminated costs in every place possible. “This year our goal was to cut the budget areas that least affected our library users. Frankly, there are no good choices if further cuts are required,” Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick said. The library's funding bind is the reason for a proposal to return its tax levy of 50 cents per $1,000 which will be on the Feb. 13 ballot. Kirkpatrick reported that over the past 10 years...

  • Failure to register

    Jan 25, 2018

    Dustin M. Birch, 42, was sentenced Friday to six days in jail with credit for time served after he pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender. According to the arrest report, Birch, who was convicted of child rape in Pierce County in 1992, called the sheriff's office last September and advised them he was moving out of his residence in Garfield. The report said he then failed to report a new address. He was charged with failing to register between Oct. 1 and Nov. 5 of last year. Birch, who is a level II sex offender,... Full story

  • Self publishing class coming to the library

    Jan 25, 2018

    K.S. Brooks, award-winning novelist and author of 22 books will present a class, "Introduction to Self-Publishing," Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the Colfax library. Cost is only $9, and early registration is required to avoid cancellation of the class. Contact any library branch of Community Colleges of Spokane ACT2 programming at 509-279-6030. The two-hour class covers everything from producing a quality book, to ways to avoid getting scammed by predatory publishers, and how to maintain control over your finished product. Brooks is the... Full story

  • Painting party at Endicott library

    Jan 25, 2018

    Endicott library hosted a second Ladies Painting Party this past week. With paint-filled plates, mini easels and canvases, participants followed a guided step-by-step video by The Art Sherpa, and recreated “Birch Trees with Snow.” Participants, from left - Back row: Jenny Meyer, Michelle Zodrow, Shirley Morasch, Marcia Honn, Penny Drewer and Lacey Burke; front row: Nadine Rice, Misty Zornacki, Ashlee Taylor, Nanci Selk and Elana Nordstrom....

  • MY FAVORITE RECIPES By Dee Bryson: Meet Erin Kroll

    Jan 25, 2018

    Erin and Adam Kroll plan to continue raising their children on the Palouse. Chances are, if you have ever spent any time in Whitman Hospital & Medical Center, you will have met Erin Kroll at some point. Erin is the Surgical Nurse Manager that is often found with a big, warm smile, greeting people when she isn’t busily assisting other nurses, taking care of patients or diligently working in her managerial responsibilities. Erin has been a part of the Colfax community for the past six years. E...

  • MSU honor roll listed

    Jan 25, 2018

    Makenzie Druffel of Colton, Leah Swannack of Lamont, Camina Rice of Pullman and Clara O'Keefe of St. John have been listed on the Montana State University undergraduate honor roll for fall semester with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher.... Full story

  • Griffiths on GU roll

    Jan 25, 2018

    Colfax High School graduate Pearl Griffiths has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean's List for fall semester 2017. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to be listed....

  • On George Fox roll

    Jan 25, 2018

    Abby Buckles of Colton, Wash., and Kacie Morgan of Newberg, Ore., daughter of Phillip Morgan, were among those who earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University, Newberg, Ore., for the fall 2017 semester. Undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to quality. Buckles is a senior majoring in psychology....

  • Lego team competes at Cheney

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 25, 2018

    Hooper Lillian McGregor and Emily Thompson in the winning round during Robot Games at the regional competition. Lillian McGregor and Chloe Waddell participated in the Washington State First Lego League Robotic competition at Cheney Jan. 13. The team from LaCrosse School included several other students from the LaCrosse area, and placed 16th overall at the end of the day. They gave a presentation and skit on using robotic center pivot irrigation, competed in robotic design and competed in three... Full story

  • Senior class hosts dinner

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 25, 2018

    Lacrosse LaCrosse senior class will have a senior class dinner Jan. 28 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Gathering Place. Dinner will be French dip, salads, dessert and a drink for $6. LaCrosse FFA Marketing Team, which placed first at the district competition, will compete at the state competition in May. To place an order for a senior meal, contact the school at 549-3591, or the café at 549-3528. Dine-in meals are at the LaCrosse Café, or residents may order one to be delivered. Seniors can also arrange transportation through Coast. Caregivers a... Full story

  • Farmington bank hires loan officer

    Jan 25, 2018

    Jerry Klossner, President of Farmington State Bank, has announced the hiring of Josey Booth as loan officer. Booth graduated from Whitworth University with a bachelor of arts in organizational management. He was previously employed by Bank of America in Spokane for 14 years in merchant, sales and business support. Booth currently serves on a local school board and is a firefighter and treasurer/secretary for the volunteer unit in Farmington. Booth is married to Cheryl, who is the daughter of Royce and Doris Johnson, former mayor and past...

  • Visitor from Boston

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 25, 2018

    Dusty Jonathan Stueckle and his mother, Cheryl, were overnight guests at the home of his grandparents, David and Phyllis Stueckle, last week. Jonathan was on his way to combined Ft. Lewis-McChord base for a scheduled meeting and took a side trip to see his grandmother, Phyllis, who is in the Whitman Hospital and Medical Center. His mother, Cheryl Stueckle, Coeur d’Alene, had picked him up at the Spokane Airport and brought him to the Dusty area to visit and spend the night. He flew out the next day, attended his meeting and returned to his h... Full story

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