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  • Legals June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with an order heretofore entered on the 5th day of June, 2017, by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Whitman, State of Washington, directing sale of real property hereinafter described, acquired by the said County of Whitman, for delinquent taxes under foreclosure suite and sale, I the undersigned County Treasurer of said County, will on the 30th day of June, 2017, commencing at the hour of 9:00 a.m. and continuing until the hour of 4:00 p.m. of said day, unless the... Full story

  • Palouse hosts 13th Hot Rod Gathering

    Garth Meyer, Gazette Reporter|Jun 8, 2017

    The annual Hot Rod Gathering went off in Palouse under a hot sun last Saturday, June 3. The event showcased pre-1965 traditional hot rods, jalopies, kustoms, sleds, bobbers and choppers. About 80 cars lined Palouse's Main Street and both sides of Beach Street. Rolling Hills Derby Dames helped park cars and gave a scrimmage demonstration while the Cold Rail Blues Band and Bare Wires played music. “It was a good time had by all,” said Marc Van Harn, Knuckle Skrape'Rs club member, which puts on the...

  • Rhoades joins PRH

    Jun 8, 2017

    Dr. Ben Rhoades, who recently completed his residency in emergency medicine at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa., will join the emergency department at Pullman Regional Hospital as a specialist in emergency medicine. Dr. Rhoades is a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and plans to join the Idaho National Guard. He has a wife and two small children....

  • Senior Menus June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    Colfax Wednesday, June 14: Oven baked chicken, rice, steamed vegetables, applesauce. Palouse Wednesday, June 14: Salad bar, fruit, roll, chocolate chip cookie. Pullman Friday, June 9: Bean soup, ham sandwich, vegetable tray, mandarin oranges. Monday, June 12: Salad bar, fruit, roll, chocolate chip cookie. Rosalia Tuesday, June 13: Homemade pizza, green salad, bread stick, fruit, ice cream sundae....

  • Avista plans Pullman outage

    Jun 8, 2017

    An Avista maintenance project will cause a power outage between 10 p.m. June 11 and 4 a.m. June 12. Approximately 55 customers who will be affected by the outage will be notified. The planned work will take place at the intersection of Pine and Paradise streets in Pullman. Partial road closures are expected. Lanes on Pine Street and Paradise Street will be closed from 2 p.m. June 11 until 4 a.m. June 12. Flaggers and traffic control will be in place....

  • Good Old Days June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    8 years ago The Commoner June 3, 1892 The Whitman County Stockman's Association will meet at the courthouse at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, for the purpose of receiving new members and of devising plans for future action. All stockgrowers of good repute are eligible to membership. The meeting is called by L. B. Smith, chairman. It is now two months since the association was formed and the membership today is 150. The original object was to bring to justice a gang of horse thieves who have been running off stock for years in the Palouse...

  • Obituaries June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    James H. (Jim) Berry, 75, Pullman, died Friday, June 2, 2017, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He will be cremated and, there will be no public service. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is caring for the family. Born Oct. 9, 1941, to Robert and Pearl Waller Berry in Lancaster, Calif., he moved with his family to Pullman and graduated from Pullman High School in 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in July of 1962. He married Mary Lou Ledeman in April of 1963,... Full story

  • Etcetera June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    Palouse music fest slated for July 29 Palouse Arts Council has scheduled its annual Palouse Music Festival Saturday, July 29, at Hayton Greene Park from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Shiloh and the Young Guns and Heather and the Soul Motions are among groups scheduled to date. Local musicians will perform throughout the day. The festival will again include arts and crafts vendors, non-profit organizations and several food vendors. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6 to 16. Children five and younger will be admitted free. For more...

  • Knox cousins hold reunion

    Jun 8, 2017

    Endicott Knox cousins met for a reunion at the home of John and Kathy Schlomer May 28. Attending were Jerre and Sherre Wallace, Redmond; Kay and Radar Miller, Lewiston; Janet and Rich Hilty, Nampa, Idaho; Bill and Lori Know, Colfax; John Knox, LaCrosse, and Julie and Eric Lee and Madelyn Lee, Spokane....

  • Rosalia golden grads join parade

    Jun 8, 2017

    --Barbara Bothman photo Rosalia High School 50-year graduates from the class of 1967 were aboard the town's 1937 Ford fire truck as they rode through the Battle Days parade on Saturday. Steve VanDyke drove the antique truck. Pictured from left to right are Chris Rohwer, Darryl Hartung, Max DeYoung and Frosty Freeze. The top row riders are Barbara Widman Bothman, Mary Dawson Rattenbury, Gayle Parks Sander and Barbara Forgey Grigsby. Other class members attending the reunion but missing the fire...

  • My Favorite Recipes: Meet Rae Scott

    Mary Collins|Jun 8, 2017

    Rae and Dan Scott and grandson Cole Wheatley. Rae Scott grew up in Pullman and returned to the Palouse for retirement. In between, she and her husband, Dan, lived in eastern, western and central Washington. Dan taught middle school and high school shop. Rae raised their two children, and when the children were older she worked at various jobs until she joined the immunization program at the Benton County Health Department. She worked there for 14 years until they moved back to the Palouse upon... Full story

  • LaCrosse graduate honored at Hooper

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 8, 2017

    Hooper Abigail Elizabeth McGregor, daughter of Ian and Jessica McGregor, graduated from LaCrosse High School Saturday, June 3. A party in her honor was at the Hooper Store following the ceremony. Family members were in attendance included Abby's grandparents, Alex and Linda McGregor of Pullman; Marty and Alicia Cramer, Bo and Desi Shields, and great-grandmother Inez Davis, all of Winnemucca Nev.; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who traveled to celebrate with Abby and family. Abby will attend Purdue University in West...

  • Quilts of Valor honor veterans

    Jun 8, 2017

    Quilts of Valor were presented on Saturday, May 27. The quilts were made by the Whitman Samplers Quilt Guild, with the exception of Karen Hensley's. Peggy Rodgers, center, is the guild chairman. Veterans given the quilts in appreciation for their military service, from the left, are Karen Hensley, Kenny Matelski, Alisha Matelski, Roy Lord and Adrian Wall. Also honored but not pictured was Ken McGreevy.... Full story

  • Brinks duo attends Kennewick graduation

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 8, 2017

    Dusty Larry and Di Brink attended a graduation party in Kennewick Saturday for their eldest grandchild, Ashley Brink, daughter of Kevin and Amber Brink. Ashley has been accepted to a college in Vancouver, B.C., where she plans to pursue courses in linguistics. Sunday morning, Harm and Jan Smith attended the worship service at Selbu Lutheran Church to witness the Affirmation of Baptism and First Holy Communion of Alynn and Ty Harder, Austin Stanley and Abree Aune. A small group of church members, plus Trudy and Gary Libey of Colfax, met at Count...

  • Tom Mohr's "Why I Moved" exhibit enters Chapter II mode

    Jun 8, 2017

    Why did Tom Mohr move to Colfax? That question was answered last March when Mohr responded with a photographic exhibit at The Center next to the Colfax library. Because that exhibit was so popular, Mohr has updated and expanded it with, “Why I moved to Colfax, Chapter II.” The new exhibit features updated landscape panoramas and images from the McNeilly cattle roundup shown here. The exhibit will be from June 12 to Aug. 4 at The Center. Mohr and his wife Jill came to Colfax last fall and pla... Full story

  • Colfax 2017 graduates receive $468,933 in scholarships, awards

    Jun 8, 2017

    Colfax High School class leaders stand with their medals at the end of Saturday's commencment in the CHS auditorium. From the left are Hope de Avila and Danny Robinson, co-valedictorians, and Alexie Smith, salutatorian. Class president Sarah Kraut is at right. The class leaders were presented the medals by their parents before they addressed the audience. A total of $468,933 in scholarships was awarded to this year's Colfax High School graduates. Value of 20 of the scholarships were listed over...

  • Big zap at Endicott

    Jun 8, 2017

    Misty Zornacki took this photo of a bolt of lightning from her front yard in Endicott early Sunday morning. The storm started Saturday night and lasted into the early hours of Sunday morning....

  • On the record June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    MARRIAGE LICENSES Justin Heath Blatner, 29, and Sarah Lynn Kubishta, 27, both Pullman, June 1. Andrey Alexandrovich Simonov, 37, Pullman, and Marina Ivanovna Maksimenko, Spokane, 21, June 1. Caleb Vincent Pletcher, 21, and Autumn Joy Nutter, 20, both Pullman, June 1. Bradley Eugene Byers, 57, and Tracy Lynne Skaer, 56, both Pullman, June 1. Pierce Lewis Greenberg, 27, Pullman, and Jennifer Lauren Morris, 32, Colfax, June 5. Zachary Gibson Buckles, 21, Kent, and Abigail Annie Druffel, 20, Colton, June 5. Andrew William Rash, 25, and Linnea... Full story

  • Don C. Brunell: Connecticut Comeuppance

    Jun 8, 2017

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal editorialized that Connecticut’s elected officials are getting their “comeuppance” for years of absorbingly high taxes, failing to implement state spending constraints, and treating business as a bottomless well of cash. Just as Washington lawmakers are meeting in special session to balance the budget for the next two years, so are Connecticut legislators. While the differences between Democrats and Republicans over taxes are great in both states, Washington’s tax collections from existing sources are rising,...

  • Letters June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    Cemetery looked good During our visit to several cemeteries over the Memorial Day weekend the Colfax cemetery stood out. I appreciate all the work that was put into making the cemetery look so beautiful this year. Also thank you to everybody that put the flags up on Friday morning. I have three members of my family with flags there, and it was very nice seeing them fly Friday morning when I was there. Gwen Leland Goodman, West Richland Balancing Concept Here’s a balancing concept for you. For drugs that are used recreationally, the s...

  • Rich Lowry: Embrace the Robots

    Jun 8, 2017

    We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot. A wave of fear over automation is driving dire predictions about robots rendering swaths of Americans unemployable and has created a vogue for outlandishly stupid policy proposals. A popular idea in Silicon Valley is for a so-called universal basic income -- the government would write everyone a monthly check -- to cushion the unemployment effect of automation (never mind that such a policy would itself have an unemployment effect). Bill Gates wants to tax robots, which makes about as much sense as...

  • Bob Franken: The Fight Plight

    Jun 8, 2017

    I've wrestled with this my entire career: What do journalists do immediately after we're attacked while lawfully doing our jobs? It takes place on occasion. In this age of Donald Trump, it's happening more. Our president has turned long-simmering bad feelings about media into boiling hatred. We can consider the reasons in a moment, but the reality is that the nutcases are emboldened as never before to physically attack those who cover news in ways they don't like. I am pondering this again thanks to the attack by Greg Gianforte, who ran in a...

  • Commuter heroes

    Jun 8, 2017

    It turned out badly. Three men tried to protect two frightened young girls from a racist assault. They were on a light rail commuter train in Portland. The girls, both black with one wearing a hajib, were accosted by a man full of hate. Witnessing the tirade, other men moved to defend the girls. Suddenly, the confrontation turned ugly and violent. The attacker killed two of the men and injured the third with a knife, slashing his throat. This is not how the incident should have ended. The three good Samaritans ideally would have defused the...

  • Junior rodeo at Colfax Saturday could bring up to 200 wranglers

    Jun 8, 2017

    The 42nd annual Colfax Junior Rodeo will be Saturday and Sunday at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds. Running from 10 a.m. to an estimated 4 p.m. both days, the event will feature competitors 18 and younger riding and roping on the Eastern Washington Junior Rodeo Association circuit. A total of 160-200 competitors are expected. Cost is free for spectators with concessions provided by LaCrosse Café. A Colfax rodeo fundraiser barrel race will be Saturday at 7 p.m., with pro and amateur riders paying $25-$40 entry fees to run for a shot at a...

  • Bulletin Column June 8

    Jun 8, 2017

    Pop of circumstance Four years of high school culminates Saturday, June 3, for the 45 members of the Colfax High School class of 2017. 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. CITY WEIGHS CEDAR STREET WATER COSTS Colfax City Council members Monday night received a report on the estimated costs of installing new water lines under three...

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