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W. Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2008. My Neighbor Tom I’ve been good friends with my neighbor Tom ever since he got his new bass boat. He and I have spent many pleasant hours sitting in that boat, sharing memories... Full story

 

Forty attend Colfax alumni reunion

Forty people, including 35 Colfax High grads, attended the February reunion luncheon in Spokane. Tom Dorsey of Tekoa was a special guest. The next luncheon will be on Monday, May 6. For more information call 509-995-7192 or email [email protected]

 

Bulletin Column

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. DRAIN FIX FOR CLAY: $419,000 An estimated cost... Full story

 

Menus:Week of March 11-15

At Colfax Schools: Daily items offered at Colfax High School include salad bar, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, vegetarian options, fresh & canned fruit, fresh vegetables, oven fries, yogurt, cottage cheese, bagels and juice. Monday:... Full story

 

County Library Calendar

Thursday, March 7 Colfax, LaCrosse & Tekoa – Storytime - Fun stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs and crafts every Thursday. Check the calendar for times and themes. Friday, March 8 Endicott, St. John & Uniontown – Preschool Storytime – Bring...

 

Library welcomes DVD, book donations

Whitman County Library welcomes donations of lightly used DVDs, newer books in good condition or historic books. Donated items benefit the library system in a number of ways. Last year, the library was able to expand the cataloged materials...

 

Obituaries-Nancy Hawbaker

Nancy Hawbaker Nancy C. Hawbaker, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at her family home near Palouse. A public service is not planned at this time. Born Sept. 1, 1936, in Onawa, Iowa, to Gilbert and Grace Barker Hedges, she moved with her family to...

 

Obituaries-Dianna Nagle

Deanna J. Nagle Deanna J. Nagle, long-time Potlatch resident who had lived in Lewiston since 1989, died last Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. A funeral mass was held Saturday, March 2, at St. Mary’s...

 

Good Old Days

125 years ago March 9, 1888 F.A. Walpole, an artist with Lewis & Dryden printing company of Portland, Oregon, is in the city. He is engaged by the publishers of the Commoner to take sketches of Colfax which will be issued with our mammoth...

 

Coming to Colfax: Adult enrichment classes scheduled

Community Colleges of Spokane has scheduled Adult Enrichment Classes in Colfax. An open house to register for the classes and to answer questions is set for Thursday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Colfax Library. Explore history and culture,...

 

Reflection on ripples

--Dave Lynch photo A pair of Canadian geese glide tranquilly among the ripples at Lyons Ferry on Saturday....

 

ETC.

CLUBS & YOUTH GROUPS Patchin’ People Patchin’ People of Pullman quilt group will meet Monday, March 11. Their meetings are open to all quilters and those interested in fiber arts. They meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 1015 NE...

 

Grief support series to begin March 17

Sponsored by the Friends of Hospice, the community grief support group will meet Sundays, March 17 to May 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Whitman Senior Living Upstairs Library, 1285 SW Center Street, Pullman. This group will be facilitated by Ronda McLean,...

 

BIRTHS

AT WHITMAN HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER Staves, Jayden Roy, was born Feb. 18, 2013, at seven pounds, nine ounces to Tabatha Gunning and Stanley Staves of Colfax. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Paul Gunning. Paternal grandparent is Judy Easely. The... Full story

 

Hospital Highlights

Patient Safety Awareness Week Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). The theme for March 3-9, 2013 is Patient Safety Awareness Week,... Full story

 

My Favorite Recipes By Linda Marler

Meet Bonnie Smith, Colfax Born and raised in North Dakota, Bonnie Smith attended Minot State Teachers’ College, now Minot State University, and taught for seven years before Warren Smith came and carried her off to Washington. She taught primarily...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    March 6, 2013

Local fans support Eagles basketball team

Endicott Many residents rolled to Spokane last week to watch the SJE girls place fourth in the WIAA state finals for 1B teams at the Veterans Arena. Trinity Lutheran Church Elizabeth Circle Tuesday met for a sewing session. Wednesday the Church... Full story

 

Malden Library slates new hours

Wired or Wireless was recently honored during a reception at the Malden Library to celebrate the conclusion of their two-year grant that provided 60 hours per week access to Malden’s library and computer center. Malden librarian Shannon Roe... Full story

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 6, 2013

Stueckle, Navy pal reunite after 60 years

Dusty A week ago Tuesday, David and Phyllis Stueckle were in Kennewick to visit an old Navy buddy of David’s. It has been 60 years since the men last saw each other. The Stueckles also attended some of the state basketball tournament games in... Full story

 

Uniontown sausage feed marks 60th

Cooks were busy in the kitchen preparing sausage meals for the hundreds of hungry folks on Sunday at the 60th annual Uniontown Sausage Feed. Tables in the basement of the community center were packed as sausage lovers enjoyed their meals. Ken...

 
 By Sally Ousley    News    March 6, 2013

Mail thefts on the rise

Residents, particularly in Colfax and Pullman, are reporting mail thefts and police are warning people to not leave mail in residential mail boxes. The Colfax Police Department noticed an increase in the incidents of mail thefts over the past few...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 6, 2013

2.5 mile trail: C/U path undergoes review

The idea of a walking/running/biking path between Colton and Uniontown reached a new stage with a meeting last Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown. Landscape architecture students with the WSU Rural Design Initiative presented...

 

Palouse Falls

—Dave Lynch photo Taken last Saturday, this photograph of the much photographed Palouse Falls shows the changing of the seasons. A good volume of water is flowing freely—no ice or snow in sight—and new growth is showing on the...

 

Palouse issues toilet advisory

Palouse Public Works asks all residents to refrain from putting any improper items into toilets. There have been several major sewer plugs recently which were difficult and costly to repair. Items causing the plugs include dryer sheets, counter...

 

On the record

County building permits John Howell, Pullman, bath remodel, $15,000, Feb. 28. Marletta Sisak, Oakesdale, gas heater, $3,200, Feb. 28. Colfax building permits Chad Maki, 801 Valleyview, gas furnace and air conditioning, $7,972, March 1. Taylor...

 

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