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Obituaries - June 24, 2010

Yvonne Enzweiler Weed A graveside celebration of life for Yvonne Mae Enzweiler Weed, 27, formerly of LaCrosse, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26, at the LaCrosse Cemetery. A potluck reception will follow at the LaCrosse Masonic Hall. She died on... Full story


etc. - June 24, 2010

Winona Day brings 37 to Endicott school Winona Day was June 12, 2010, at the Endicott School Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 37 people attending. The day was spent visiting. Plans were made to meet again June 11, 2011, same place and same... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    June 24, 2010

Drum & Bugle Corps practices at Rosalia, slate pre-tour concert

ROSALIA Members of a Spokane County 4H Paparazzi group make a stop at the Texaco Station in Rosalia. Song Hill prepares sandwiches for their new deli service at the grocery store. Members of the Spoka...

 By Debbie Casey    People    June 24, 2010

Many answer the call for Farmers’ Festival parade

LaCrosse Welcome Home...a celebration of where we live was the theme for the LaCrosse Farmers’ Festival, Saturday. Members of the LaCrosse Scout troop carrying the American flag and the Washington State flag were Gunnar Aune, Nicolas Canderlerio,...


Hospital highlights - The Best Critical Access Hospital

Your Hospital District Commissioners have challenged the hospital staff with a bold new vision: To be the best we can possibly be. They have told us they want us to be the best Critical Access Hospital in the nation! This is obviously a high goal,... Full story


Honor Garfield carrier

Garfield rural carrier Hap Stern received a certificate for her 13 years of accident free driving. During that time she has driven nearly 313,404 miles without any mishaps. In addition to her certificate, she earned a free pizza from Smokin Papa’s...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 24, 2010

LaCrosse golden graduates return for festival reunion

Dusty LaCrosse High School graduating class of 1960, celebrated their 50 year reunion over the weekend. They rode the LaCrosse fire truck in the Farmers Festival parade Saturday, attended the festival picnic in the park, had a barbecue Saturday...


Heirloom items presented to PC Historical Society

Lamont Kathy Shields, Joy Davis-Franklin, Tom Davis and Louise Belsby met for lunch Wednesday, June 16, at Willow Springs in Cheney. Louise is vice president of the Pine City Historical Society and was meeting with Joy and Tom to receive several item...


July vows will be in Colfax

Ken and Joy McNaughton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey McNaughton, to Benjamin Vantrease, son of Ron and Jeanne Vantrease, all of Colfax. They will be married July 10 at Community Bible Church in Colfax.... Full story


Myricks will celebrate 50th

Harold (Lucky) Myrick and Joan Brink were married June 26, 1960, at Selbu Lutheran Church in LaCrosse. They spent most of their married life in western Washington where he worked in construction before retiring. They moved to the Dusty area in 1998...

 By Jana Mathia    People    June 24, 2010

My favorite recipes - Meet Margaret Leonard, Rosalia

Although they were high school sweethearts, Margaret and Pete Leonard didn’t marry until they met again at their 30-year high school reunion. When they graduated from Bonner’s Ferry High School...


Hal Lyons among WSU golden grads

Hal (Babe) Lyons, a Colfax World War II veteran who returned to graduate from Washington State College with the class of 1950, was among the university’s graduates honored at the Diamond Grad celebration last April. Lyons, now of La Quinta,...


Duo makes T stop here on 2nd cross-country trip

Allen McSweeney, Colfax, with Gary and Kathleen Ebbert of Port Orchard. Gary and Kathleen Ebbert of Port Orchard who are making a second cross-country trip in their Model T Ford in as many years, stopped in Colfax last Thursday as guests of Allen...


Planning fees increase for big project proposals

An increase in the fees for conditional use permits on construction projects valued at more than $5 million was approved Monday by Whitman County commissioners. Such projects will now pay the county based on the amount of time and legal fees...

 By Joe Smillie    News    June 24, 2010

County cancels lease on Boyd elevator site

Acting on a recommendation from the Palouse Trail Committee, Whitman County commissioners Monday ended the county’s lease with Bob Boyd for land that runs between the Chipman Trail and the Moscow-Pullman Highway. Boyd had leased the property,...

 By Joe Smillie    News    June 24, 2010

Colfax school budget gap now said down to $100,000

Preliminary copies of the Colfax School District’s 2010-2011 budget will be available to the public next week, Superintendent Michael Morgan said Tuesday. Morgan said the school board is planning to hold a public hearing on the budget during its Ju... Full story


Perkins House will again be scene for ice cream social

The Whitman County Historical Society will host its 38th annual Ice Cream Social at the Perkins House in Colfax Sunday, June 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Perkins House is a Victorian home operated as a living museum in Colfax. Characterized by both...


Word on the Street - June 24, 2010

Summer has finally arrived. Where’s your favorite swimming hole? Nick Mayer, Colfax “The flood control. But I haven’t been down there for years. You’ve got to be careful when you slide down the middle, though. Watch out for the ice...


W. BRUCE CAMERON - All the Dimensions Fit to Print

I always thought if you made something with a three-dimensional printer, you’d need to wear special glasses to look at it. I was wrong, though: A 3D printer can actually take something you designed on your computer and “print” the object out...


Virus appears in pea fields

Researchers have found symptoms of a virus beginning to appear in Whitman County pea fields, though it is not yet known how much damage the virus will do. Pea enation mosaic virus was spotted in fields near Almota and Albion earlier this month.... Full story


Letters - June 24, 2010

Have the facts I have read in the newspapers about a problem the Colfax City Council seems to be having. That is what this letter will be about. The Council seems to be unhappy with the Mayor and the city administrator. I have strong feelings about w...


Don Brunell - Voters can reset government this fall

The lame argument of this election year is if private stores like Costco are allowed to sell liquor, underage drinking will explode. According to opponents of privatizing liquor sales in Washington, only state-owned and run liquor stores can keep...


Adele Ferguson - Why people wind up in emergency rooms

A BELIEF I HAVE held for years as to a prime reason for the high cost of health care got knocked for a loop the other day by a news story in USA Today. It is not vast numbers of people without health insurance who take their health problems to...


Pet peeves and okeydokes - June 24, 2010

++++ Jerry Jones for the pots of flowers along the sidewalk entering Colfax from Pullman. ++++ Danielle Klaveano for the landscaping at the Colfax library. Send your Pet Peeves and Okeydokes to the Gazette P.O. Box 770 211 N. Main St Colfax, Wa...


Opinion - Embarassment at the court house

The county is trying to work itself out of a mess. The implosion of the finance department after years of fighting ill-conceived computer software purchases and endless implementation problems has brought the courthouse to the edge of dysfunction.... Full story


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