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Food distributions slated for July

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, Jul. 23: Palouse Community Center, 1 to 4 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jul. 24:... Full story


Rosalia’s Brown to be honored as Eagle Scout

Class of 2014 Rosalia High School graduate Cory Brown will be honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Rosalia Park. Brown is a member of Rosalia Boy Scout Troop...


Library calendar

Thursday, July 10 Colfax – Noon – Gentle Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class. Friday, July 11 St. John – 9:30 a.m. – Junior Summer Reading – A special reading program for younger children with activities and...


Shawgo-Stromberger 4th

Lorraine Shawgo of the Ewan/St.John area, is pictured with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who attended a barbecue on July 4 at the home of Tim and Arlene Stromberger of Davenport....



For full obituaries, see the Weekly Pages sectio for this weeks paper: Andrew Szasz Jr. Roy “Bill” Fraffis John Joseph Meyers Bonnie J. Young Pearl E. Farrell, 95, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. In accordance wi...


Etc. Column

Stirling Strong benefit slated A dinner, silent and live auction to benefit the family of Konnor Stirling has been scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Colfax Golf Club. Konnor, who will be in the seventh grade at Colfax, is the son of Tom and Janel Stirling... Full story

 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 10, 2014

Apricots at Penawawa

Dusty Apricots are on at the Warm Springs Ranch orchard. Anyone interested should call Bryan Jones in the evening for cooler picking. Ed and Joan Broeckel went camping with family and friends over the July 4 weekend at McCall, Idaho. Doug and Cheryl... Full story



An August 1 wedding in Oakesdale is planned by Amandajeane Gordon of Port Angeles and Reece William Johnson of Oakesdale. The daughter of Jennifer Johnston of Priest River and Joe Gordon of Sequim,... Full story


Extreme Science at library

Extreme Science with Radical Rick will be at the Colfax Library Tuesday, July 15, at 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Whitman County Library, the interactive program demonstrates how much fun... Full story

 By Angel Colyar    People    July 10, 2014

Celtic duo to perform at St. John

St. John Christian Life Assembly will host Hilary and Kate, the Americana Celtic duo, July 18. A barbeque will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. They perform songs rooted in American folk, bluegrass and Celtic music while...


My favorite recipes

If you wanted to find the busiest person in Whitman County on the 4th of July, Tony Anderson would be a great candidate, followed by his crew and family. Tony is an electrician and pyrotechnician who...


Colfax grad set for book signing

Mark Hart, Colfax High School graduate of 1974, will read poetry and sign his first book of poetry, "Boy Singing to Cattle," at the Colfax library Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Hart, the son...

 By Anne Lowe    People    July 10, 2014

Endicott logs big Fourth

Endicott Endicott had another successful July 4 with a lot of people attending, especially for the fireworks. The hamburgers and sausage dogs were sold out, the pies and ice cream were a hit. Greg and Lorna Burns spent five days in Yakima attending... Full story


Steptoe Butte

A spring vista stretches to the horizon in this photo taken from atop Steptoe Butte by Don Marshall of Oakesdale....


Bulletin Column

Escaping the noise? A peacock crosses Upper Union Flat Road on the Fourth of July. These reports are from the previous three issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the...


On the record

Real estate sales Kenneth Shumate and Laura Welk, Spokane, to Ryan and Allyson Risenmay, Pullman, house on NW Thomas Street in Pullman, $300,000, July 1. SD7, Inc., Colton, to Martin C. and Judy K. Weber, Colton, a lot on Line Court in Colton,...


Good old days

125 years ago The Commoner July 12, 1889 Colfax residence districts abound with costly and tasteful residences, and the number of such is being constantly added to. Probably the most cheerful home now under construction will be that of W.W. Waite.... Full story


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. You’ve probably heard the expression “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,” which would be a very appropriate Official Motto for my 401(k). It’s often heard in old TV...



Internet sales tax I send this to you as both a business owner and elected official. As I get my business website up for sales across the nation, I believe that internet sales should be subject to the same sales tax charges that any local retail... Full story


Rich Lowry

It has long been suspected that the Supreme Court hates women, although it took the court’s 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case to fully reveal its blatant misogyny. The court held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act forbids the... Full story


Bob Franken

I’m sure you, too, have been caught up in breathless speculation over whether Hillary Clinton will do the deed and actually run for president. That’s all we’re talking about here in D.C., and of course, Washington is so typical of Anytown,...


Take a guess

What does this photograph represent? It is an aerial view from an ultralight of a field being worked with tractor north of the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds. The pilot was Gary Kapphahn of Arizona....


Gordon Forgey

Tuesday was the first day for legal recreational marijuana sales in the state. Opening day here was introduced with less fanfare than the first day of legal marijuana sales in Colorado. That is because there wasn’t enough marijuana. The new retail...

 By Garth Meyer    News    July 10, 2014

Johnson parade highlights another Fourth of July

It was at about the quarter-way point of the 47th running of the Johnson Fourth of July parade. A high, rural-district fire truck rolled along, suckers and Tootsie Rolls trailing down from the top to...

 By Garth Meyer    News    July 10, 2014

Garfield’s James Lange studies in Norway

A semester in Norway is now complete for 2009 Gar-Pal High School graduate James Lange, who will be a senior at Linfield College in the fall. Lange returned June 24 after a month traveling in Europe following his study-abroad semester in “Outdoor...


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