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Pullman births - April 29, 2010

Baumgardt, Tatum Star, born April 14, 2010 at nine pounds, one ounce, to Jeremy and Robyn Baumgardt of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Star Baumgardt, Queen Creek, Ariz. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Lana Hougham, Enumclaw. The... Full story


Savvy senior - April 29, 2010

What Healthcare Reform Means for Seniors Dear Savvy Senior How will the new healthcare bill affect seniors? My wife and I both receive Medicare benefits and would like to know what we can expect. Concerned Senior Dear Concerned, There are several...


Blood drive today

Inland Northwest Blood Center and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center will conduct a blood drive today from 9 to 1 at the hospital. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be scheduled by calling extension 401 at the hospital on going online:...


Garfield-Palouse honors 52 students

Fifty-two students who had accumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or above were recognized at the annual honors dessert at Garfield/Palouse High School April 19. Bruce Nelson from Farmington spoke to the students about setting and achieving goals.... Full story


etc. - April 29, 2010

Spring Festival today at First Baptist center Whitman Hospital Auxiliary will host their annual Spring Festival today, Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Recreation Center on Mill Street. The festival will again offer... Full story


Senior menus - April 29, 2010

COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENUS Week of May 3-7, 2010 Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday — Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, dinner roll, birthday dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday...


Obituaries - April 29, 2010

Thomas E. Boone The funeral for Tom Boone, 81, retired Palouse area farmer, was Tuesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at the Palouse Federated Church. The Rev. Corey Laughary officiated. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery at Palouse with Potlatch Post...


Campbell’s ship ends Haiti recovery duty

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandi L. Campbell, daughter of Charles D. Campbell of Colfax, returned with other sailors and Marines attached to USS Bataan to Norfolk, Va. after 10 weeks in Haiti. They departed Norfolk Jan. 14, just 48 hours after a...


Good old days - April 29, 2010

125 years ago, May 1, 1885 A cutting affray occurred in the street at Farmington Tuesday. Jim Wagoner and a man named Wolfe had some trouble concerning a woman, when Wagoner assaulted Wolfe with a board. The latter defended himself with a knife, cutt...

 By Debbie Casey    People    April 29, 2010

Clean-up day slated at LaCrosse store

Lacrosse LaCrosse Community Pride committee plans a cleanup day at the store Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m. The committee encourages interested residents to come and participate. Mary Bertrand, president, reported on the status of the LaCrosse Arts... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    April 29, 2010

More than 1,000 get reunion notice

Rosalia “Mr. Texaco” Mike Day holds up a plaque proclaiming the Rosalia Central Service Station’s listing on the Washington Heritage Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The plaque will soon be hung on the Texaco station,...


LHS mini reunion at Parsonage

Dusty Sheri Shaffer Hatley, Denise Broeckel Kendall and Doreen Broeckel Riedner had their annual 1979 LaCrosse High School graduates mini-reunion this past weekend at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast. Oscar Broeckel and Mrs. Shaffer joined the women... Full story

 By Jess McGregor    People    April 29, 2010

Enter SJ horse show

Hooper Keith and Carla Danielson took a few Hooper Crossing horses to the St. John Horse Show on Sunday. Keith came home with a second in the Trail Horse competition. Wayne and Cathy Randle, Lois Miller of Fox Island, and Max and Karen Swick of...


Tekoa FFA, 4H members tune up for J-stock show

Tekoa Saturday, April 24, Tekoa FFA and 4H competitors practiced for the Junior Livestock Show which will be May 4-7 in Spokane. Fifteen animals were shown by exhibitors on a very blustery day. The Spokane Junior Show will celebrate its 75th...

 By Jana Mathia    People    April 29, 2010

My favorite recipes - Meet Cinnamon Brown, Pullman

When Cinnamon Brown was attending Washington State University for a degree in biology with a secondary teaching certificate, she thought she would use them to teach biology in school. She still gets to educate people, but as an environmental speciali...


Polecats to play at Dahmen

Panhandle Polecats from the Coeur d’Alene area will perform bluegrass music at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Saturday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. They are a family band that has been playing in northern Idaho and eastern Washington since 2004. Admission will...


Tapestry will conclude tour on Empire stage

Tapestry Women’s Choir will bring 24 blended voices and a large musical repertoire to Tekoa’s Empire Theatre next Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tapestry is directed by Dale Forrey, who founded the group in 1999 with a mission to “entertain,...


PBAC seeks to fill board

Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee has two vacancies on its 12-member Citizens Advisory Group. The group’s primary objective is to develop recommendations for the committee as it seeks to ensure a long-term, quality water supply for the Palouse Basin...

 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    April 29, 2010

Little People’s jungle gym now up in Palouse Park

A toddler-friendly jungle gym was finished at the city park in Palouse last week. For four and a half years, a team of Palouse mothers, in step with other Palouse fund-raisers, worked to earn the $36,000 it took to bring the new addition to the park....

 By Joe Smillie    News    April 29, 2010

Lamont, Oakesdale only applicants for .09 funding

Lamont and Oakesdale, the only two applicants for funding this year, were awarded a total of $79,600 from the county’s .09 economic development grant funds last Tuesday, April 20. The citizen Blue Ribbon Advisory Task Committee unanimously approved...


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