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Bulletin Column: February 20, 2020

MILLIONS IN NEW GRANT TO PULLMAN-MOSCOW AIRPORT The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a $6 million grant for continued improvements to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The money will be...

 

Chun's Choosing

WSU Athletic Director Patrick Chun has been in the job for just over two years. In that time, his two biggest decisions have drawn a contrast with his predecessor. Chun's choice of Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich for the new WSU football coach made the...

 

Breaking News

I've ranted about the expression "Breaking News!" before. But like any issue I confront, it only gets worse. So it is with this one. Nowadays, all the networks, without exception, open each and every newscast with that worn-out expression. Obviously,...

 

Mike Bloomberg's Offensive Campaign

The rich are different from you and me -- they can buy themselves instant presidential campaigns. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has elbowed himself into the Democratic nomination race solely on the basis of his fortune. His campaign is...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Okeydokes Big, billowy clouds, little snowbally things... my favorite. Love this weather. Matt Swan, local representative for Avista. For all you do in our community!...

 

Letters: February 20, 2020

Climate change Most of us are aware that rising sea levels due to climate change are threatening coastal cities in the United States, dramatically exemplified by Miami, Fla. Although I am aware that climate change is a grave threat and seems to be...

 

Cheers for American Legion

The 2020 race for the White House is heating. It’s shaping up to be a referendum on America’s market-based economic system. The central question is government or the private sector going to provide our basic products and services? Last May, a...

 

Warming Periods

About the only non-fiction I read is the local newspaper. I try to avoid the New York Times and Washington Post so I am confident I am reading real news. Other than that, I usually read light fiction; shoot-em-up detective stories, super human...

 

Etcetera: February 20, 2020

Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir presents “Time” The Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir will perform “Time,” a concert of music expressing an array of human experience, on Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m., at Pullman St. James Episcopal...

 

Births: February 20, 2020

At Pullman Regional Hospital Bursott, Matthew Jaden, born Feb. 6, 2020, at six pounds, 14 ounces, to Jina Bursott and Matthew Edwards. Baby joins sisters Bella, 17, Arianna, 10, Victoria, 7 and Raylynn, 4. Nuccitelli, Jack Brett, born Feb. 10, 2020,... Full story

 

Medicare seminar set at Pullman March 23

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington will host a Medicare Seminar on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pullman City Hall Council Chambers, first floor, 325 SE Paradise St., Pullman. SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits...

 

Pullman 2040 hosts meeting

Pullman 2040 held its annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Pullman. Community members learned about current work being done around Pullman. Topics presented centered around Pullman 2040’s five focus...

 

JP Pies makes Valentine stop

The JP Pies crew hosted their Valentine's Day pie distribution at the Colfax Food Pantry Friday. "We wanted to give folks an opportunity to check out the pantry and see what it has to offer," said...

 

Menus: February 20, 2020

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Beef dippers with rice or burger, carrots, fruit Tuesday: Burrito or chicken patty, tater tots, corn, fruit Wednesday: Turkey gravy with potatoes or burger, green beans, roll, fruit Thursday: Hot dog or chicken patty, chili,...

 

Soups make trip to Quincy

Kim and Cindy Pitts were in Cheney last week, Wednesday and Thursday, to attend the National Curling Championship competition on the EWU campus. Denise and Tony Kendall, Tacoma, were guests of Tom and Doreen Riedner from Friday through Sunday. The...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    February 20, 2020

Food Center hosts meals

Endicott Food Center held its Senior Luncheon on Tuesday and Wednesday held its regular dinner. Both were well attended. Endicott Gun Club had its weekly competitive shoot on Sunday Feb. 15, in 39 degrees with wind. There were 17 shooters. The...

 

Colfax alumni attend luncheon

Colfax alumni meet for lunch in Spokane on Feb. 11. Front: Elaine (Morris) Krouse (1962), Marilyn (Vannice) Ray (1959), Claudia (McNeilly) McGowen (1962), Barbara (Long) Martin (1953), Sandra...

 
Justine Hurley

Oakesdale alumni named Presidential Awardee by White House

In October 2019, the White House named Justine Hurley, daughter of Mike and Debra Hurley and a teacher in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., the recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in...

 

My Favorite Recipes: February 20, 2020

Amanda Mobley and her family are new residents to Oakesdale. The family moved from Oregon in December in part because of her husband's job and in part to be closer to extended family. The family visit...

 

LaCrosse honor roll

LaCrosse Middle School and High School Honor Roll for the first semester has been posted. Students must earn a GPA of 3.0 and above to be listed. In sixth grade: Olivia Danielson, Olivia McGregor, Ty Pierson and Chloe Waddell. In seventh grade:...

 

Bank of Eastern Oregon reports on 2019 earnings

Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced consolidated year-end 2019 earnings of $4,278,000, an increase of 8.2 percent when compared to $3,949,000 in 2018. Average earnings per share went up 8.7 percent at $3.62. Total assets were up 18.8 percent from...

 

Archie Neal

Archie E. Neal, 85, a longtime resident of Garfield, Wash., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Memory Villas in Bishop Place in Pullman. Archie was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Potlatch, Idaho, to David and Zada (Nunley) Neal. The family moved to... Full story

 

Connie Robertson

Constance (Connie) Joan Robertson was born in St. John, Wash., in the home of her loving parents, Thomas S. and Hazel G. (Waterman) Williams in the summer 1932. She grew up there, helping in the Cold... Full story

 
Franklin Rockwell

Franklin Rockwell, Jr.

Franklin Dayton Rockwell, Jr., resident of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away February 5, 2020, at home. Frank was born on January 30, 1945, in Spokane, Wash., and lived on a wheat and cattle ranch... Full story

 

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