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Articles from the March 22, 2018 edition

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Tayma Vanek wins Colfax DYW

Tayma Vanek was named winner of the Distinguished Young Woman contest at Colfax High School Saturday night. She was among seven CHS junior girls in the competition which had a “Back to the... Full story


Legals: March 22, 2018

NOTICE OF COURTHOUSE CLOSURE The Whitman County Courthouse will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 for training purposes. Regular Courthouse business hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on March 30, 2018. Dated this 19th day of March... Full story


Trivia Test: March 22, 2108

1. ASTRONOMY: How large is Jupiter’s giant “red spot”? 2. U.S. STATES: Which is the only U.S. state that begins with the letter “p”? 3. HISTORY: Who was the last man to walk on the moon? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: The average person speaks how...


Strange But True: March 22, 2018

* It was famed Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius who made the following sage observation: “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” * The United States isn’t the only country that has an... Full story


Menus: Week of March 26-30

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Bulldog burger or chicken patty, fries, cheese fruit. Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken with rice or chicken patty, green beans, fruit, sunshine bar. Wednesday: Corn dog or hamburger, fruit, nachos, green salad. Thursday: Sloppy...


CCS class signups underway at library

Registration is underway for Community College of Spokane classes at the Colfax Library provided through the ACT2 program. Enrichment classes set for this spring include "World War I Comes to the Palouse" by Richard Sola and "Intro to Ukulele Plus"...


History of the Rosalia clock

Residents are invited to learn about the history of the clock in front of the Gifted Granny's Thrift Shop Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. at the Rosalia Branch of Whitman County Library. Rosalia...


Obituaries: March 22, 2018

Catherine H. Clark, 98, a long time Pullman resident, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Belle Vista Adult Family Home in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman has been entrusted with the arrange... Full story


Good Old Days: March 22, 2018

125 years ago The Commoner March 10, 1893 One day last week, Ben F. Manchester, a prominent member of the Protective Stock association living on Rebel Flat, turned eight of his horses into a pasture field and on the following day every animal of the...


Dymkoski will head state C of C executives

Marie Dymkoski, executive director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, was elected to serve as chair of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives Board for 2018. Dymkoski has been a member of the... Full story


Knitting class at library

Diane Appel (left) teaches Jerri Smith to knit Tuesday, March 6, during a Color Me Crafty class at the Colfax Library. The class is offered every first, third and fifth Tuesday.... Full story


MY FAVORITE RECIPES By Dee Bryson: Meet JoAn Hubbard

JoAn Hubbard will soon be leaving her native Colfax home, relocating nearer to her children on the west side of Washington state. Any time that you make a move, it can be difficult. Now imagine that...

 By Anne Lowe    People    March 22, 2018

Endicott Gun Club wraps up winter shooting season

Endicott Endicott Parent Organization hosted a Spring Fling Dance at the Endicott School. Attire followed the theme of St. Patrick's Day. Dad's Night In Pinochle Club met at the home of Marcia Honn of Benge. Jenny Meyer, Anne Lowe, Sharon Huff, Judy...

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 22, 2018

Enzweiler art entry earns ESD award

Lacrosse An oil painting by LaCrosse sophomore Matea Enzweiler received honorable mention in the Educational Service District 101 art competition in Spokane. Her painting, entitled Embers, depicts a Native American woman and child in front of a...


Repp photo wins Sonoma contest

Dusty (Photo can be seen on the weekly pages) Kristin Repp’s photograph of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge titled “Over the Bay” is displayed in the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art in Sonoma, Calif. Sonoma Museum, in collaboration with Jack...


Gary Darnold will retire after 42 years at Lake Roosevelt

Gary Darnold takes care of the final paperwork as he makes his exit from the Grand Coulee Dam School District. Gary Darnold, a member of the 1971 class at Colfax High School, will retire this year...


Picnic in Style event raises $4,900 for kids library tech programs

Randy Lindbo models Gonzaga gear from Sport Town during last week’s Picnic in Style in Colfax. The sold-out event raised $4,900 for Whitman County Library’s technology programs for children and...


Rosalia students visit bank

Rosalia Elementary second and third graders through a curriculum provided by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, are learning about saving, spending, donating and investing... Full story


Library Calendar: March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22 Farmington – 2:30 p.m. – Book Club – Meet new people, share your thoughts and enjoy yummy snacks. Rosalia – 6 to 7 p.m. – Local History Talk – Betty Morris shares history behind Rosalia’s clock. RSVP 523-3109. Colfax...


Child Find in LaCrosse

Child find screening for children 0-5 years of age will be April 17 at the LaCrosse Schools. The screening includes tests of motor skills, cognitive skills, vision, hearing, speech and language. All of the tests are provided at no cost. The goal is... Full story


On the Record: March 22, 2018

REAL ESTATE Spokane River Road, LLC, Newport, to Tony and Joanna Opheim, Moscow, house on W. Spokane Street, Garfield, $350,000, March 9. Kinzie and Tyson Brown, Bothell, to David Patterson, Pullman, house on SW Latour Peak Street, Pullman,... Full story


Frank Watson: The Proposed Capital Gains Tax is a Bad Idea

I was concerned when the senate seat in rural King County went to a democrat, giving them a one vote majority in the Senate as well as control of the house and governor’s office. The liberals are now unencumbered in their self-appointed mission to... Full story


Don C. Brunell: China Now Driving Car Market

In the 1950s, America’s “Big Three” automakers (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) were the pacesetters for our industrial dominance. They had the skilled workers, financing, mass production technology, sales networks, supply chains and... Full story


Letters: March 22, 2018

What age for drugs? What?! Raise the legal age for pot, alcohol and tobacco to age 26? Who suggested that? Nobody. But let's consider it. "Our brains are still developing up to age 26... The receptors making connections in our brains stop making thos...


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