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Legals: May 11

NOTICE OF JOINT MEETING Notice is hereby given that a joint meeting of the Whitman County Commissioners has been called by the Board and will take place on Monday May 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Southfork Restaurant, located at 1680 S...


Good Old Days: May 11

125 years ago The Commoner May 6, 1892 Next Monday evening, May 9, at the Colfax Opera House, Orson Clifford and his troupe of talented artists will appear in the celebrated comedy drama “Avenged,” which has had such a brilliant and successful... Full story


Menus: May 11

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Beef dippers, rice, green beans, fruit. Tuesday: Biscuit with gravy, egg patty, tater stick, fruit. Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo, breadstick, carrots, fruit. Thursday: Bulldog burger, cheese slice, fries, baked beans, fruit.... Full story


Obituaries: May 11

Harvey Leroy Backlin, 85, longtime resident of Potlatch, died at Pullman Regional Hospital May 8, 2017. The family will host an informal memorial celebration at the Scenic Six Park in Potlatch...


Thrifty Grandmothers donate to The Center

Thrifty Grandmothers donate to The Center Colfax Thrifty Grandmothers Monday presented a check for $5,000 to Whitman County Library staffers Catalina Flores and Shirley Cornelius for the Bettie...

 By Kara McMurray    People    May 11, 2017

Lentil Festival poster unveiling scheduled June 1

The official kickoff event to the 2017 National Lentil Festival in Pullman has been booked for June 1 at Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet. The kickoff event is the annual poster unveiling. “It is the first event we have that starts the countdown two-and-... Full story


Colfax choir performs at state

Colfax choir performs at state Colfax High School choir students won first place in the regional performance at State Solo-Ensemble at CWU in Ellensburg on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. The...

 By Kara McMurray    People    May 11, 2017

Colfax High School junior Rebekah Huber places first in essay contest

When Colfax junior Rebekah Huber decided to enter the Seattle World Affairs Council's essay contest this year, she decided to draw from personal experiences in writing to the prompt. The prompt asked...


Library Calendar: May 11

Thursday, May 11 LaCrosse – 2 to 5 p.m. – Microsoft Imagine Academy Open House – Are you looking to refresh or learn new Microsoft skills? We can help. We have laptops as well as our library computers available for use. Questions? Call...


Lone Pine work day

Lone Pine work day Members of Friends of the Lone Pine Cemetery met for a work day April 20 with help from students at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle. In rain and cold wind, the group tore out brush at the site west of Tekoa and put it in piles... Full story


Etcetera: May 11

Soundararajan earns art honor Rajeswari Soundararajan, director of Sudiksha Center for Classical Arts of India in Pullman, was named recipient of this year's mayor’s award for Artwalk. She teaches and performs a classical dance of India called... Full story


'Candyland' float to debut

ROSALIA By Tanya Charles Rosalia Community Float and Royalty Association will present this year’s float “Adventures in Candyland” Saturday, May 13. Whole in the Wall Pizza will be running a fundraiser special from 4-7 p.m. to help raise money...


Church women send infants quilts, supplies

Endicott ANNE LOWE Gazette Correspondent Elizabeth Circle of Trinity Lutheran Church has been working on baby quilts all winter. These quilts were then wrapped around baby supplies, such as diapers and pins, soap, towels, pajamas, outfits and coats.... Full story

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 11, 2017

Church fêtes Aune birthday

Sunday, Selbu Lutheran Church had an added special dessert with its first Sunday of the month potluck lunch. They celebrated Bud Aune’s milestone birthday this week with a birthday cake. Lauren Claassen, daughter of Wes and Jen Claassen, received...


My Favorite Recipes: Debbie Niehenke and Ranae Jackson

From left, Debbie Niehenke and Ranae Jackson of the Uniontown–Colton Food Pantry. Meet Debbie Niehenke and Ranae Jackson Uniontown–Colton Food Pantry is officially open one day per month to...


29th Annual Chipman & Taylor car show Saturday

Car enthusiasts can get their fill of classic cars at the 29th annual Chipman and Taylor Classic Car Show this weekend. The show is slated for Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free show includes live music, free hot dogs and soda....


Pullman Art Walk this weekend

Pullman's annual Art Walk is slated to start today. It begins with an art storytime at Neill Public Library at 11:30 a.m. Events on Friday include a bobbin lace workshop by Appaloosa Lace Guild at the library at 3:30 p.m., the mayor's art award at...

 By Kara McMurray    News    May 11, 2017

SJE foundation plans shred truck visit Saturday

The St. John/Endicott Dollars for Scholars Foundation plans a shred truck service in St. John at the corner of Front and Main streets on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “People are welcome to bring their shreddable items,” said Marlene L... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 11, 2017

Field engineering nears completion for fiber optics

Contract field engineer Gary Irek measures a pole in Colfax May 5. Colfax residents may have noticed men carrying yellow measuring tubes near power poles in recent weeks. Since early April, a crew...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 11, 2017

Garfield Grange seeks officers

Open officer positions have led Garfield's Ladow Grange to consider how to remedy the situation. The lack of leaders and participants may affect the future of the 1931 organization. “Like most organizations, members have become inactive,” said...


Bulletin Column: MAY 11

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. FIRE PLEAS WAIVED AT POMEROY Speedy trial...


Gar/Pal baseball eliminated

Senior Mason Bates concluded his Gar/Pal athletic career on a 2-for-3 performance with three RBIs and a game-tying home run in the sixth inning to help push the Vikings into extra innings Tuesday night against Cusick. In the end, Gar/Pal lost 8-7,... Full story


Oakesdale dominates

Oakesdale girls dominated the 1B district track qualifier at Riverside Tuesday with 133.5 points. They posted a 50-point edge over number-two Pomeroy in the 15-team meet. LaCrosse/Washtucna placed seventh with 40 points, and St. John/Endicott girls...


County qualifiers on to track regional

Track qualifications on the road to state started Tuesday in the NE sub-district round at Ritzville. The top eight finishers in the lane events and the top 12 in the 1600 and 3200 qualified for the regional round which will be May 19 and 20 at...


Colfax, Reardan to decide state slot

Colfax’s third baseman Greta Geier puts the stop on Davenport’s Hailey Johnson Tuesday at McDonald Park. It turned out to be a Gorilla day Tuesday at McDonald Park when the Davenport team rolled... Full story


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