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Legals - Feb. 25, 2010

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, March 8, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, WA, for a proposed amendment to the 2010 Whitman County budget. At that ti...

 

extra! pg. B4, Feb. 25, 2010

Witches practice for Gar/Pal comedy Addy Hamilton, Becky Nelson, and Missy Johnson practice their roles as witches for “MacBeth,” a comedy about a high school boy and his infatuation with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The opening performance will be... Full story

 

Good old days - Feb. 25, 2010

125 years ago February 27, 1885 Last Sunday some eighteen converts were baptized in Cooper’s Lake by Rev. E.T. Trimble of the Baptist Church. Most of the people of town witnessed the ceremony. Last Monday night about 1 o’clock in the residence of...

 

Obituaries - Feb. 25, 2010

John Owen Feistner John Owen Feistner, 45, Colfax died Feb. 16, 2010 at his home. He will be laid to rest in a private rite at the Colfax Cemeter, and a memorial gathering will take place later in the spring. Born Feb. 29, 1964, in Seattle, he moved...

 

etc. Feb. 25, 2010

Library will host musical programs Whitman County Library will host a series of musical programs in March. Featured entertainers this year will be Bruce and Susan Matley with eight programs scheduled around the county between March 17 and 20. The...

 

Savvy senior - Feb. 25, 2010

How to Create a Senior-Friendly Bathroom Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or products can you recommend to make a bathroom more senior-friendly. My husband and I are looking to adapt our home for our elderly years and would like to start with the... Full story

 

Bafus gets scholarship

Samantha Bafus of LaCrosse has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $2000 to Eastern Washington University for the 2009-2010 academic year. This scholarship is awarded to high school students with a cumulative high school grade average of 3.8...

 

WSU announces fall term graduates

Area WSU students who completed studies for undergraduate degrees with the conclusion of the fall 2009 semester are listed as follows: ALBION: Daniel Edwin Stenbakken, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Technology and Management. COLFAX: Samuel...

 

Glass painting session

Endicott Endicott library will offer a glass painting session Friday, Feb. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Katy King of LaCrosse will cover brush and paint application techniques for applying paint to glassware. The participants are encouraged to bring... Full story

 

Lunch in Connell

Hooper Anna May Tobin had lunch with son Terry Tobin and his wife Helen in Connell Sunday afternoon. Granddaughter Emily also came home to visit for the weekend....

 

Guests arrive from Idaho

Lamont Brent Wecker of Napa, Idaho, son of Nancy Stromberger Wecker and Eldon Wecker, of Meridan visited with his grandparents, Dan and Jean Stromberger Saturday afternoon. Brent drove over from Moscow, Idaho, where he is working for 10 days to...

 

Bippes hosts GOP caucus

Tekoa The Republican Caucus was held recently in Tekoa at the home of Bunny Bippes. Amendments to the Republican platform were discussed and sent on to the county chairman, Steve Naught of St. John. Among the topics discussed were amendments... Full story

 

Dusty logs visitors

Dusty Rick Bates of Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada, has been visiting the Broeckel/Gustafson homestead for the last two weeks. He will help with spring work for awhile. Brady Blankenship celebrated his first birthday with his parents, Phil and Amanda...

 

Hospital highlights

Hospital welcomes new staffers The hospital recently welcomed three newcomers to its staff. Angela Anderson has joined our Therapy Department as a part-time Physical Therapist. Angela earned her Doctorate Degree in PT this past June from Eastern Wash... Full story

 

Plan begins for Farmers’ Festival

Lacrosse LaCrosse Business Association will meet March 3 to begin planning for this year’s Farmers Festival which will be Saturday, June 19. The LaCrosse Chapter of National Honor Society plans another Meals to Go on Monday, March 8. The menu will...

 
 By Angy Dewan    People    February 25, 2010

Oakesdale scouts Pinewood Derby winners

Oakesdale Matthew Hockett, Jessie Gladwill, Gavin Shrope, Kit Hockett, Sean Bober, Ryan Baljo, CJ Hansen, Dillon Meserve, LJ Peringer, Kameron Dewan, Tyler Bober, Max Curtis and Garrett Dingman. The Oakesdale scouts recently held their Pinewood...

 

MY FAVORITE RECIPES - Meet Aleta Heiner, Diamond

photo by Betina Workman.Back left to right: Rachel, Andrew, Aleta, Bruce, Leah. Front: Kimberly, James, Tyler and Tia Birch. Aleta Heiner considers herself a dinosaur for being a stay at home mom who has raised six children. She also raises a...

 

Third edition of H’Art of the Palouse banners

Street banners painted by 11 artists have been entered in the third annual Colfax H’Art of the Palouse competition. The Colfax Arts Council has distributed ballots and cans at various locations around Colfax. Residents are asked to vote on their...

 
 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    February 25, 2010

Bicycle hill climb race et for Wawawai grade

Six and a half miles of naked incline await the brave souls who enter the Wawawai Grade Hill Climb March 7. Two dozen or more cyclists will start at the bottom of the grade at 12:30 a.m. and race all the way to top of the grade. “It’s such a...

 

Council member resigns

Katherine Wride, who was elected Colfax mayor pro-tem last month, submitted her resignation at the Colfax city council meeting Feb. 16. Wride noted it was “an honor and privilege” to serve the Colfax community for the past one and a half years....

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    February 25, 2010

Endicott man seeks second career on high seas

For $86, Tim Thompson of Endicott has a chance to live out a dream. “I’ve always wanted to do this. Before I started driving truck, I seriously thought about going to captain’s school,” Thompson told the Gazette. While cruising the internet...

 

Word on the street - Feb. 25, 2010

What are your thoughts on the current U.S. war in Afghanistan? Richard Chittenden, Tekoa“I actually have a son in Afghanistan.” What do you think of the war? “I’m pro-military but I’m not up for politicians making money while people lose...

 

Canvass board okays just two more ballots

Whitman County was slated to certify the Feb. 9 election Wednesday morning, after the county canvass board Tuesday reviewed 41 ballots that had been set aside for various reasons by the elections department of the county auditor’s office. The... Full story

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    February 25, 2010

Kirkpatrick lobbies legislators to keep funding in place

At the request of the county library district director, Whitman County commissioners have penned a letter to Olympia, urging legislators to ease proposed cuts to the state’s portion of library funding. Kristie Kirkpatrick, county library director,...

 

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