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Articles from the June 18, 2014 edition

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Pastor's Corner

The Book of Joshua in the Old Testament is a fantastic study of how God prepared a man and a nation for victory over their enemies. The lessons in Joshua are relevant for believers in Christ today because many of the same principles for our...


County library calendar

Thursday, June 19 Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of Greg Mortenson’s, “Stones into Schools.... Full story


Etc. Column

Ochs art set for Floriade The Bank Left Gallery in Palouse will present its eighth annual “Floriade” exhibit, tour and luncheon June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured exhibits this year include Tina Ochs and her “Goddesses of the Palouse...


Food distributions slated

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, June 25 Palouse, 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, June 26... Full story



* For full obituaries, see the B section of this week's Weekly Pages section. Karen Sue Duncan Joyce Marle Appel Dennis R. Anderson YvonneH. Clark Helen Holstein Geier Betty Bowman A memorial service for Betty L. Bowman, 82, Steptoe, will be June 28...

 By Jess McGregor    People    June 18, 2014

Danielson wins trail challenge

Hooper Keith and Carla Danielson traveled to Walla Walla June 12 - 15 to participate in the Wild Cowgirl Enterprises “Cowboy Mountain Trail Challenge.” Keith won the All Around Ranch Hand award for the event, in addition to the Pony Express Race...

 By Mike Day    People    June 18, 2014

Baccalaureate service conducted for seniors

Rosalia Rosalia High School class of 2014 baccalaureate ceremony was June 4 at the Rosalia United Methodist Church. Class President Ryan Maley opened the ceremony and introduced Pastor Steward Nereim... Full story


Six seek Mr. LaCrosse title

Entrants in the Mr. LaCrosse competiton Friday, front row from the left, are Jacob Johnson, Jason Wigen and Cole Evans. Back row: Nice Zinthaefner, Tom Van Camp and Cameron Ellis. The event will be...



Heidi Rimbey, Alger will wed Heidi Rimbey, daughter of Steve and Kari Rimbey, Colfax, and Matthew Alger, son of Mike and Ann Alger, Cory, Pa., plan an early August wedding in Colfax. Heidi and... Full story


Army promotes St. John

U.S. Army Major Jon T. St. John was promoted May 1 to Lt. Colonel at a ceremony May 8 at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Lt. Col. St. John serves with the Army’s Program Executive Office Combat Support and...


My favorite recipes

Tia Langston has always enjoyed art classes. After two years as an art major who focused on painting and ceramics at Spokane Falls Community College, she attended the Imperial College in London,...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 18, 2014

Fathers Day visits

Dusty Larry and Di Brink were Father's Day dinner guests at the Colton home of their son's family, John, Brandi and Myla Brink. Cross Country musical group will entertain Saturday, June 21, at LaCrosse Farmers Festival. Carrie Pitts, Yakima, arrived... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    June 18, 2014

Winona Days draws 24

Endicott Winona Days obvervance Saturday brought 24 people. Attending were Floyd and Bertie Honn, Alvin and Sylvia (Setters) Buchholtz, Bill and Norma Bennett, Doug and Gladys Bennett, Don and Alva May Jordan, Clarence and Laura Hamilton, Ellen...


Honors for Endicott librarian

Friends, family and residents of all ages gathered on Tuesday in the Endicott Library to dedicate a plaque and sign in honor of the late Esther Helt who served as librarian for more than 20 years. In...


Investigation continues on cause of Palouse fire

The investigation into the cause of the April 7 fire in Palouse which burned down the 1889 building that housed the former Palouse Tavern is still active as investigators wait for some requested documentation. According to Brian Bennett, Special...

 By Sally Ousley    News    June 18, 2014

2014 Perkins Ice Cream Social could be the last

After 42 years, this could be the final Perkins House Ice Cream Social. With just a little more than a week until the annual event the Whitman County Historical Society board recently discussed...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 18, 2014

Farmington road grading delayed for prep project

A plan in Farmington to improve selected city roads has been scaled back after an assessment from the Whitman County Roads Department. Mayor James Woomack requested a visit by the department in the...


On the record

Real estate sales Jenifer McGuire and Nancy M. Robinett, Pullman, to Brian H. Shay II and Ricki A. Wills, Colfax, house on NW Polaris Street in Pullman, $249,900, June 10. Martin J. and Amanda B. Ma, Pullman, to Laura Child, Pullman, house on NW... Full story


Don Brunell

Later this year, Alan Mulally will leave Ford Motor Company. On July 1, he turns the reins over to 53-year old Mark Fields, closing a storied career at Ford and Boeing. While he hasn’t divulged his plans, hopefully he will bring his talents to...


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. As I write this column, I have literally been brought to my knees by the customer support department for my “ISP,” which stands for “Internet Slow Provider.” My computer...


Bob Franken

The Barack Obama presidency is in fundamental trouble. According to a new Fox News poll, more Americans than not question his ability to be effective in his job. This time it’s not Fox anti-Obama hysteria. The result tracks what other surveys are... Full story


Rich Lowry

For people who use the word “science” as a bludgeon and trumpet their strict commitment to fact and reason, the Obama administration and its supporters are strangely incapable of rational analysis of new climate-change regulations. President... Full story



Colfax Food Bank Praise There are some volunteers, who I feel, don’t get enough recognition or praise for what they do. I am talking about the folks at the Colfax Food Bank. These people work very hard to provide assistance to those in need of...


Gordon Forgey

It has been a long time since Americans have been asked to do much more for their country than pay taxes. It is time for America to ask for more from its citizens. The perfect way would be to establish universal national service. Everyone upon...


Bulletin Column

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 HIRES RIZZITIELLO Michael Rizzitiello of...


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