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Legals: June 22

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...

 

Two passing lane bids submitted

Two bids were opened June 14 by the Department of Transportation for phase one of the Highway 195 passing lane project slated for this summer. Sellend Construction Company of Wenatchee was the apparent low bidder for the project. The other bidder...

 
 By Starla Meighan    People    June 22, 2017

Opportunities offered by youth theater program

Youth actors at Pullman Civic Theatre rehearse for the July production of James and the Giant Peach. Gazette Staff Pullman Civic Theatre (PCT) and Regional Theatre of the Palouse (RTOP) provide year-r...

 

Savvy Senior: How to hire a home helper

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like house keeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and keeping her company. But mom doesn’t require...

 

Rock contractor sought

Whitman County commissioners June 5 approved establishment of a rock-crushing project at the county's leased Bauer Quarry near Uniontown. Bid documents will now be put together by the Public Works department to seek a contractor to crush nearly...

 

Senior Menus: June 22

Colfax Wednesday, June 28: Salmon fillet with dill sauce, rice, tomato and cucumber salad, tropical fruit, cookie bar. Palouse Wednesday, June 28: Hawaiian burger with ham and pineapple, zesty pasta salad with vegetables, fruited jello. Pullman...

 

Pullman fire seeks comment

Pullman Fire Department will conduct the first of three public meetings June 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room at Pullman Regional Hospital to seek comments on a strategic plan for the department that has been developing for the past year....

 

Library Calendar: June 22

Thursday, June 22 Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Summer Reading Program – Families are invited for fun, learning challenges, games and snacks. Tekoa – 12 p.m. – Summer Reading Program – Kids will be building a better world through preparedness...

 

Obituaries: June 22

William (Bill) Dawes, 86, former manager of LaCrosse Grain Growers, died June 10, 2017, of pancreatic cancer in Dayton. Mr. Dawes had made his retirement home in Waitsburg where he resided for the...

 

Malden OES awards two 50-year pins

Karen Loesch, left, and Lorna Burns receive 50-year pins from Worthy Matron Jean Flanigen. Malden OES chapter 149 awarded 50-year pins at the May meeting to Lorna Bell Burns, who was initiated into Emerald Chapter in LaCrosse, and Karen Hereford...

 

Olmstead publishes 4th novel

Lois Olmstead Lois Olmstead, who writes as L.A. Malby, has published her fourth novel, "Beyond Sugar Time," which is the sequel to "Sugar Time" published in 2015. Her first book, "Family Ways,” was...

 

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Suzanne St. Pierre

Scotty and Suzanne St. Pierre of Pullman. Suzanne is an avid gardener as well as a volunteer at the Pullman Community Action Center food bank. Suzanne St. Pierre is a Pullman native. She graduated...

 

Knaack earns physics degree

Hannah Marie Knaack of Colfax graduated from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., May 14, 2017. Knaack received a bachelor of science degree with a major in physics. She graduated with distinction and departmental honors in physics. Harvey Mudd...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 22, 2017

Heatons visit Florida to see daughter, grandsons

Dusty Recently, Blake and Carmen Heaton spent 10 days with daughter and grandsons, Heather, Valente, Jeronimo and Xico in Islamorada, Fla. They attended Valente and Jeronimo’s last spring football game. This is the second season for them to play...

 

CHS lists semester two honors

All A grades, 4.0 grade average: Hailey B. Aase, Gabriel M. Ahmann, Kyle R. Appel, Gunnar G. Aune, Chase W. Baerlocher, Cole C. Baerlocher, Caden L. Brown, Kaitlyn M. Cornish, Hope A. De Avila, Miya A. Ensley, Jenna L. Harwood, Abigail K. Huber,...

 

Etcetera: June 22, 2017

Traveling Lantern Theatre tour set Friends of Whitman County Library and The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will present “The Ribbles Build a Residence” at various locations including the Tekoa Empire Theatre June 26 at 2 p.m., the Malden...

 
 By Jess McGregor    People    June 22, 2017

McGregor Land & Livestock marks 135th year at Hooper

Hooper Alex McGregor gives his speech with the new flag. The McGregor Company and the town of Hooper hosted a celebration Saturday, June 17, to mark the 135th anniversary of the McGregor Land and...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    June 22, 2017

Endicott reunion brings 200 plus

Endicott Endicott's all-school reunion was Saturday at the Endicott School. The event was planned by Diane (Repp) Munger, Jane (Helt) Veter, Rick Repp and Dan Lust. More than 200 attended the all-day event. Honored graduates were Vic Wakefield,...

 

Palouse skate park, garden work now underway

Palouse Arts Council volunteers prepare the skating area for a mural. Work at Palouse Skate Park and Tony Kettel Skate Gardens is picking up as summer begins. Expected to be added in the next month ar...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    June 22, 2017

Parks, developmental service joins with emergency management

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved reorganization of the county Parks and Recreation Department and Developmental Disabilities Department to combine them with Emergency Management/Emergency Communications. Bill Tensfeld, emergency...

 

Bright sights on hazy day

The Palouse River sits as a backdrop for early summer flowers along Elberton Road. The renowned Palouse blue skies have been elusive this week for seasonal photographers....

 

Big weekend lines up in Colfax

Colfax will be the scene of two big events this weekend. Saturday morning vintage and specialty airplanes are expected to land at the Colfax Airport for another edition of the Colfax Fly-in. A Ryan PT 22 and a Cessna 195 are among planes expected....

 

On the record: June 22

REAL ESTATE SALES Amber Waves Estates, Bellevue, to Harold and Lisa Nichols, Pullman, lot 4 in LLC Kitzmiller Cluster short plat, $45,800, June 1. Quality Loan Service Corp., Seattle, to US Bank National Association, house on Montgomery, Uniontown, $...

 

Letters: June 22

Fair wages It was with sadness that I read the Teamsters wage notice in the Gazette on June 8 and then the article regarding the same from last week. I worked as a registered nurse at the County for 24 ½ years and while I decided to leave for a...

 

Rich Lowry: The Age of Unilateral Rule

The Trump administration has been exhaustingly eventful, but almost none of the events have involved Congress. The beginning of Donald Trump's presidency has been an extension of the last six years of the Obama administration, when Capitol Hill was...

 

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