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Legals 6/23/11

CALL FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Whitman County Commissioners, 400 N. Main Street, Commissioner’s Chambers, Colfax, Washington, until 1:30 p.m. local time on Monday, July 18, 2011 at which time will be opened and publicly...

 

Pullman Births 6/23/11

Winter, David Martin, was born June 14, 2011, at nine pounds, five ounces, to Robert and Shawna Winter of Moscow. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Zita Winter, Bovill, Idaho. Maternal grandparents are Dewain and Norma Espy of Deary, Idaho. The... Full story

 

Good Old Days 6/23/11

125 years ago June 25, 1886 The Lewiston Teller tells of the existence of fabulously rich quartz mine situated somewhere in the mountains north and east of Lewiston, the exact location of which cannot be found. During the excitement of 1861 and the...

 

Hallets Recongized For Library Support

Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick and Friends of the Library President Wanda Alderman presented the Library Supporters of the Month award to Scott and Sue Hallett during the June Friends of the Library meeting in the Colfax Library. The Halletts...

 

EARNS KC SCHOLARSHIP

Kaci Kopczynski, daughter of Steve and Sandy Kopczynski, is the 2011 winner of the local Knights of Columbus scholarship. Kaci graduates from Colfax High School this year after being active in school and church activities. She will attend Bellevue...

 

Hodges earns state IOOF scholarship

Hodges earns state IOOF scholarship Flash Hodges, a senior at Rosalia High School was awarded the Washington State Grand Lodge Odd Fellow- Rebekah L.J. Jones Scholarship in the amount of $8,000. Edmond Reitan Jr., Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of...

 
 By Debbie Casey    People    June 23, 2011

Farmer's fest brings many participants to LaCrosse

Lacrosse Despite the poor weather conditions everyone seemed to have a good time at Farmers’ Festival last Saturday. The kiddie parade had more participants than in recent years and the rest of the parade included a float representing Colombian... Full story

 

EWU commencement program lists Swannack service award

Lamont Leslie Swannack of Lamont was awarded a Distinguished Service Award for classified staff at the Eastern Washington University. The award honor was included in the Eastern Washington University commencement program. Leslie, who has a degree in... Full story

 
 By Jess McGregor    People    June 23, 2011

Trio travels to trail challenge

Hooper Keith and Carla Danielson, Hooper, and Marilyn Bafus of Endicott enjoyed the weekend of June 10-12 in Walla Walla at the Wild Cowgirl Enterprises Cowboy Trail Challenge. Keith was successful on Hooper Crossing’s mare, Chilipepper Fox,...

 

Twenty-four CHS students earn all-As to top honor roll

Twenty-four students led the second semester honor roll with all-A grades. All students on the roll are listed below: ALL-A students: Deanna Aeschliman, Christopher Appel, Connor Appel, Ryan Christopherson, Jackson Elfers, Brandon Gfeller, Hollyanna...

 

Seventeen lead honor roll at St. John/Endicott High

Seventeen students at St. John/Endicott High school earned all-A grades to lead the second semester honor roll. The all-A students included Alex McCue, Kaylea Newton, Erin Schuster, Mason Van Lith, and Shawna Warehime, seniors; Evan Jones, junior;... Full story

 

Startins will mark 60th anniversary

A no-gift open house to honor Gayle and Nancy Startin for their 60th anniversary will be Sunday, June 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LaCrosse Community Club, formerly the Masonic Hall. Startin and Nancy Vining were married June 24, 1951, in the home of... Full story

 

Rosalia grads of 1961 mark golden reunion

Members of the Rosalia High School class of 1961 gathered June 4 at the Spokane Ramada Inn for their golden-year reunion. They began the day with an honor appearance in the Rosalia Battle Days parade followed by a luncheon put on by the Catholic...

 

Savvy Senior 6/23/11

How to Pick a Nursing Home Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on picking a good nursing home for my 82-year-ol father? He had a stroke last year and has been receiving care at home but it’s become too much to handle.O v e r w h e l m e d...

 

Pastor's Corner 6/23/11

Calling you to do great things " E m p o w e r m e n t through Christ," based on John 20.19-23, is an account of human transformation. It tells us a story about how folks drowning in a sea of fear and disabling confusion, people who had given up on...

 

Obituaries 6/23/11

Frances A. LisherA graveside service for Frances A. Lisher, 91, was Saturday, June 18, at the Rock Creek Cemetery at Potlatch with the Rev. Bob Lambert of the Princeton Church of the Nazarene officiating. A potluck dinner served at the Princeton...

 

Hospital Highlights

Child Passenger Safety Whitman Hospital’s Child Passenger Safety Technicians are devoted to ensuring the safety of our children in Whitman County. This summer, we are working with the Whitman County Libraries to bring Child Passenger Safety...

 

Engagements 6/23/11

Plan Montana Vows Bill and Dana Carroll of Colfax have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Joy Carroll, to Ian James Lyon, son of Christine Dickinson and Matthew Lyon of St. Ignatius, Mont. Caitlin is a 2006 graduate of Colfax High...

 

Moments In Time 6/23/11

The History Channel • On July 8, 1771, 2,000-pound copper-and tin bell now known as the "Liberty Bell" rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading...

 
 By Gracie Miller    People    June 23, 2011

Belmont relatives visit 6/23/11

Belmont Visitors at the Robert Miller home were their daughter, Katha Miller- Winder, her husband Douglas Winder, and their two children, Alexandra and David, Bremerton. They took Katha’s mother out to lunch to celebrate her birthday May 30. The...

 

Food distributions slated for June

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution for Wednesday, June 22 will be Palouse Federated Church, 1 to 3 p.m., and Rosalia Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m., and St. John Methodist Church, 10 am to noon. For Thursday, June 23,... Full story

 

Menus 6/23/11

COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENUS WEEK OF JUNE 27- JULY 1 Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday — BBQ beef on a bun, macaroni salad, fruit, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday — BBQ beef on a bun,...

 

Local Births

Dingman son born A son, Samuel Jacob, was born June 16, 2011, at Whitman Hospital in Colfax to Sonia and Jake Dingman of Oakesdale. Birth weight was six pounds, eight ounces. Grandparents are Mike and Laurie Brown of Oakesdale and Rudy and Karen...

 

Bookmarks

BOOKMARK Magician Jeff Evans will perform "Magic Around the World" today, Thursday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Colfax Library. For more details on Jeff Evans, please visit the library’s web site or his web site: www.simplymagic.org...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    June 23, 2011

My Favorite Recipes 6/23/11

Meet Campfire Cooking When I was attending North Idaho College, I was able to participate in the school’s Outdoor Pursuit program, going on various expeditions as the reporter which took me to the heights of mountains rock climbing and depths of ca...

 

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