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  • Legals

    May 8, 2013

    WHITMAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR Public Works Projects - materials testing and Special Inspection, services - multiple projects. Whitman County is soliciting interest from consulting firms with expertise in materials testing and Special Inspection services. Consultants will be considered for the following individual projects, including, but not necessarily limited to, Countywide overlays, Countywide overlays 2, Hatley Bridge, Pullman Airport Road Safety upgrades, Solid Waste Transfer Station building. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The work to be... Full story

  • Savvy Senior

    May 8, 2013

    Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? I am interested in retiring early at age 61, but need to find some affordable health until my Medicare benefits begin at 65. Ready to Retire Dear Ready, The new health insurance exchanges – also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces – that begin in 2014 will be a welcome benefit to millions of Americans who need health insurance, especially uninsured baby boomers and pre-Medicare retirees who often have a difficult time finding aff...

  • Hospital highlights

    May 8, 2013

    May is Stroke Awareness month. Chances are you know someone who has had a stroke, the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of long term disability. Women are twice as likely to die from a stroke than breast cancer. Risk factors include being over 55, male, African American, diabetes, heart disease including atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure, as well as a family history of stroke. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to reduce your chance of having a stroke. Some things to consider include controlling high blood pre...

  • Scharnhorst takes oath

    May 8, 2013

    Ryan Scharnhorst took the oath of office for the position of assistant fire chief for the Pullman Fire Department. He was promoted from the training officer and began in his new position May 1. Pictued from left are City Supervisor Mark Workman, Fire Chief Mike Heston, Scharnhorst and Mayor Glenn Johnson.... Full story

  • Menus

    May 8, 2013

    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: Chicken & noodles, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, whole grain roll, peaches Tuesday: Deli sandwich on whole grain bun, Caesar salad, pineapple, orange smiles Wednesday: Hot ham & cheese sandwich, oven fries, apple, sliced pears Thursday: Chicken teriyaki, fried rice, stir fried vegetables, mandari... Full story

  • On the record

    May 8, 2013

    County building permits Brad Hodges, Oakesdale, remodel, $10,000, March 15. Palouse Grain Growers, Palouse, scale shed and office, $164,430, March 28. Brad Cook, Colfax, bed and bath addition, $4,800, April 3. Karen Loesch, Rosalia, barn, $18,500, April 4. Linda Rogers, Pullman, pole building, $21,000, April 11. Cedric Huseby, Ewan, doublewide, $92,000, April 18. Dan Henning, Rosalia, re-roof, $11,025, April 25. Greg James, Pullman, addition and deck, $50,000, April 30. Stan Gfeller, Colfax, heat pump, $40,000, May 2. McGregor Co., Port of...

  • Colton-Uniontown Fair results

    May 8, 2013

    Beef Market: Grand, Nick Reisenauer; Reserve, Joe Faerber Fitting & Showing: Grand, Joe Faerber; Reserve, Brady Stout Feeder: Grand, Luke Moore; Reserve, Brady Stout Overall Champion into Large Animal Round Robin, Joe Faerber Sheep & Goats Special Merit Awards – Lizbeth Bumstead & Ali Hennigar Daddy’s Little Shepherd & Little Goatherd – Rachel Becker, Grace Demeerleer, Meredith Bell, Kate Schultheis, Kellan Demeerleer Swine FFA Market: Grand, Jordan Druffel; Reserve, Courtney Hoyle 4-H Market: Grand, Reece Chadwick; Reserve, Reece Chadw...

  • Etcetera

    May 8, 2013

    Chief will talk at league lunch Final Pullman League of Women Voters brown bag speaker before the summer will be Thursday, May 16, 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 525 Campus Street. Police Chief Gary Jenkins will talk about public safety issues including the use of security cameras and other security risks such as deaths and grave injuries from binge drinking. All are welcome at this informal meeting. For additional information, call Karen Kiessling. Seeking teen volunteers Teens interested in volunteering for Neill... Full story

  • Eastern lists 35 locals on dean’s list

    May 8, 2013

    The winter quarter honor deans list at Eastern Washington University included 35 students from Whitman County schools. Students qualify by achieving a grade average of 3.5 or higher on 12 hours of graded courses Colfax: Victoria Benson, Abby Erickson, Hannah Harazin, Christa Nyholm, Allison Spaulding, Alex Teade, Allison Vorderbrueggen. Colton: Erin Bauer, Jacob Druffel, Thomas Eylar. LaCrosse: Anne Fleming, Cherish Summers. Oakesdale: Kaela Dewan, Katelyn Graffis. Palouse: Elisha Lopez. Pullman: Travis Cooper, Patricia Demacon, Katherine...

  • Good old days

    May 8, 2013

    8 years ago May 11, 1888 The Commoner horse reporter is a little new and verdant to the business, which accounts for the mistake made last week in speaking of P.D. Bunnell’s fine horse, Ingraham. He made no record at the last October races. It was Kittle Ham who won the race and purse, time 2:35. Ingraham may “get there” this fall. The Juvenile Opera company filled their engagement of two nights here and have departed. Their operatic entertainments were fully up to the praises which they have received at various places in the North Pacif... Full story

  • Two CHS students to FCCLA national

    May 8, 2013

    Two of Colfax High School FCCLA members will attend the national meeting at Nashville in July. Kim Hinnenkamp, newly elected state vice-president of Region 9, will attend to receive leadership training. She will be part of a 16 member officer group in charge of organizing meetings for the Washington state delegation which numbers 170. She will also attend training for state officers given at the national level. Lizzy May will compete at the national level in Digital Stories for Change. She and Ysabeaux Ng were announced as one of 33 teams from... Full story

  • Endicott Library

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|May 8, 2013

    Endicott Endicott’s Library has been remodeled and re-opened April 26. The day started with the Children’s Story Time. The children colored, listened to stories and worked on an art project. They enjoyed the new seating and the great lighting. Endicott residents working on the Whitman Hospital Auxiliary’s Spring Festival include Helen Jane Hughes, Carol Mitcham, Jerine Grey and Anne Lowe. It will be May 9 at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. They have sold raffle tickets at Rosauers and will...

  • Win at JLS show

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|May 8, 2013

    Hooper Lane Hannas competed at the Spokane Junior Livestock Show last week. He was awarded the Grand Champion FFA Market Goat and the Reserve Champion FFA Market Steer. Carla Danielson traveled to Gig Harbor to visit her son, Tim Mock and his wife Erin, and daughters Ali, Jill and Kate May 2 through 5. They enjoyed the girls’ soccer games and a barbecue....

  • Food distributions slated for May

    May 8, 2013

    Locations for state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, May 29: Palouse Community Center, 1 to 3 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30: Malden/Pine City, Town Hall, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Garfield Legion / Grange Hall, 2 to 6 p.m.; LaCrosse, 110 N. Main, 8 a.m. to noon; Tekoa City Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oakesdale Baptist Church, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Endicott City Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31: Colton-Uniontown, Uniontown Community Building, 8 a.m. to no...

  • Beta ‘Woman of Year’ honor to Kirkpatrick

    May 8, 2013

    Kristie Kirkpatrick, director of Whitman County Library, was honored as Woman of the Year by Preceptor Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Colfax. She was recognized for her community involvement and outstanding service as library system director. The Colfax chapter hosted the annual Founder’s Day dinner at Peace Lutheran Church April 25. Chapters from Pullman, Tekoa-Oakesdale, and Moscow-Troy also participated. Each Beta Sigma Phi chapter has the opportunity to recognize a woman in the c...

  • Eagle gridders seek jobs for camp fees

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|May 8, 2013

    St. John The SJE football team is looking for opportunities to raise money to attend football camp. Contact Coach Steve Selk at St. John High to arrange for lawn work, yard work or other tasks. With the St. John stockshow now completed, 4H and FFA kids, headed up to the Spokane Junior Livestock show for a week. Lambs and swine sold Sunday, and beef sold Monday. St. John lunch and learn will be Monday, May 13, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the St. John library. Horticulturist Donna Hanson will talk about low maintenance landscaping. Nile luncheon and...

  • Pooch Park opening

    May 8, 2013

    The grand opening celebration for Pooch Park at Pullman, the first off-leash dog park in Whitman County, is set for Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 1340 S.E. Old Moscow Road in Pullman....

  • My favorite recipes

    May 8, 2013

    Tommi Sue and Paul Ahmann have had home improvement projects going since they bought their home just outside of Colfax in 2001. Before they moved in, Paul replaced the roof. A beautiful stained glass window in their door welcomes you into their home. Their transformed kitchen is huge and open, with plenty of room for cooks and diners. Outside, they replaced the little shed over the well with a greenhouse and have landscaped a large area. Now in process, a berm will shield their home from noise...

  • Garfield class tops library penny drive

    May 8, 2013

    The primary classes at Garfield Elementary topped the annual library penny drive by raising $186.86 in April. Mrs. Kern’s class was the biggest donor and will get a cupcake and ice cream party. Donations from the school and branch totaled $193.50. Garfield Library has received $400 in children’s books as a part of a 2 to 1 matching grant from the Libri Foundation. The $150 in matching money was raised through library book sales. Children’s Summer Reading program will start June 12 at 3 p.m. Adult and teen summer reading runs from June 1 throu... Full story

  • Seattle book club marks Dusty stay

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|May 8, 2013

    Dusty A women’s book club from Seattle spent Monday through Wednesday last week at the Parsonage Bed and Breakfast here. While in the area, they toured Colfax, Palouse and Pullman. Saturday, Di Brink took her brother, Mike Stine, and Norma Gibson to Cheney where they participated in the Special Olympics track event at Eastern Washington State University. They both performed well in the shot put, 50 meter and the 100 meter walking events. Linda Hennigar spent Wednesday through Friday in the Tri-Cities with her daughter’s family, Tami and Jay...

  • Colton student art on display this month at Dahmen Barn

    May 8, 2013

    An exhibit of student creativity is on display through May 26 at the Dahmen Barn, titled Imagination - a pathway to the future. With a grant from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation’s Community Strategies Fund, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn coordinated a broad series of creativity sessions for Colton Public School students with practicing artists from the region. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is committed to nurturing creativity as a means to innovation so crucial in staying ahead in today’s competitive world. The small K-12 school has not ha... Full story

  • Bulletin Column

    May 8, 2013

    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. MAN HURT IN FALL AT WILMA A Lewiston worker was injured Monday morning in a fall at the Port of Wilma on the Snake River. Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers reported Robert C. Richard, 41, sustained a broken back and wrist after falling approximately 18 feet and landing on a concrete sub floor. Paramedics from Clarkston and Whitman County...

  • Letters

    May 8, 2013

    Time for change During the last few years in medical and media discussions an interest in concussion and its implications for our youth has increased. Locally, a recent visit by an invited speaker brought in by Washington State University has stimulated many in the medical community to further evaluate concussion education and programs. I recently attended the annual PAC-12 medical meetings and concussion was the topic of focus. Concussions in our youth are common. Medically, we know that an adolescent who sustains a concussion is at an...

  • Downtown snow on Tekoa agenda

    May 8, 2013

    Tekoa city officals are considering a snow removal proposal to make a more uniform process downtown in the winter. “The problem is, oftentimes snow is removed from just your building, then you’re walking across the front of a building someone in Seattle owns,” said Mayor John Jaeger. “Then there’s ice and it becomes half-dangerous.” Jaeger said he has discussed an idea with Tekoa citizens. Tekoa’s two city maintenance employees are otherwise engaged when snow hits. “When there’s snow, they’re out there plowing roads,” said Jaeger. “They ca... Full story

  • Council approves Critical Areas Ordinance

    May 8, 2013

    Colfax City Council Monday night voted 7-0 to approve an update of the city’s critical areas ordinance. The ordinance draft, which had been the subject of extended discussion in past city sessions, was approved without comment from the public after the formal hearing process. Councilman Jim Kackman, who headed the city’s review of the ordinance draft, said he believes the ordinance draft has been “scrubbed down” to a point where it offers protection of property owners who are undertaking projects and still covers what had to be done to meet st... Full story

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