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  • Legals 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 read for the following: Project: Palouse Scenic Byway Signage Preliminary Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 The work consists of installation of three Scenic Byway Gateway signs in three separate locations in accordance with and as described in the plans, specifications and bidding documents. For q...

  • Pullman Births 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 baby joins sister Sophia, 2. Kain Benjamin was born June 11, 2011, at seven pounds, seven ounces, to Eric and Lisa of Moscow. Paternal grandparents are Pam and Ken of Idaho and Oregon. Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Mike of Seattle. This is the couple’s first child. Gollnick, Evander John, was b... Full story

  • Good Old Days 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    8 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 rush to the Oro Fino district, three California placer miners returned from an extended prospecting tour bringing with them specimens of quartz. Neither they nor any one in the camp were judges of quartz and little attention was given the matter at the time. They went away and did not return to the...

  • Hallets Recongized For Library Support

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 were recognized for their many years of dedication to the library. They are long-time members of the Friends of Whitman County Library and have long supported its many projects and services. Most recently, the Halletts arranged for after-school snacks for latchkey children at the Albion Branch...


    Jun 23, 2011

    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 College to study nursing....

  • Hodges earns state IOOF scholarship

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 Washington, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, traveled from Buckley to present this award during Rosalia’s commencement. This award is given annually to a graduating senior who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge and plans to go to college. Applicants are judged on the basis of scholastics, e...

  • Farmer's fest brings many participants to LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 23, 2011

    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 Carnival, several class reunions, politicians, the DC kids, Special Olympics participants, and many others The Community Club served barbecue sandwiches and the Cool Waters band entertained under the protection of the trees in the park. Several people gathered at the Community Club for a social hour s... Full story

  • EWU commencement program lists Swannack service award

    Jean Stromberger, Gazette Correspondents|Jun 23, 2011

    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 business administration from Washington State University, has been working as an administrative assistant at Eastern since March of 2006. Prior to that she worked as an instructional aide at the St John school. She provides administrative support for the graduate studies program, vice provost for gr... Full story

  • Trio travels to trail challenge

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 23, 2011

    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, winning three firsts,one second and one third place in the competition. The trio was also joined by Jenny Repp of St. John, and Bill and Denise Jensen of Satsop. Anna May Tobin’s sister Mary White of Pine City, Minn., is returning this week to spend the summer visiting here. Bill and Della Evans hosted fri...

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

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 Hahn, Kimberly Heiner, Leah Heiner, Sidney Huber, Nicholas Johnson, Hannah Knaack, Kyle Largent, Taylor Larsen, Gabriel Lisonbee, Rachel Robinson, Brian Scholz, Nicole Sheer, Alex Teade, Meigan Wall, Yue Teng, Brooke Webber, Morgan Willson, Cody Wuestney. HIGHEST HONORS (3.75 – 3.99): grade a...

  • Seventeen lead honor roll at St. John/Endicott High

    Jun 23, 2011

    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; Jayson Allert, Michal Schuster, Kaleb Simon, and Gretchen Van Lith, sophomores; Annie Bailey, Sami Bailey, Emily Jones, Marika McCue, Jade Porubek, Heather Siegel, and Carmen Swannack, freshman. High Honor 3.5 – 3.99: Kaity Bass, Jennifer Dawson, William Knott, Lucy Lautenschlager, Evan Raynor, and H... Full story

  • Startins will mark 60th anniversary

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 her great aunt and uncle, Charlotte and Ernest Mikkelsen just outside of Waitsburg. They resided at Hooper for over 50 years and opened Startin’s Repair, a general repair shop, in LaCrosse in 1965. They operated the shop until 1997 when they sold it to their son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lois S... Full story

  • Rosalia grads of 1961 mark golden reunion

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 Altar Society. In front, from the left, are Sandy Feldman Gaudette, Maple Valley. Judy Witte Maley, Rosalia; Diana Burke Hall, Steptoe; Jim Pittmann, Spokane; Dorothy Jaeger Feldman, Colfax; Lana Buergel Widman, Rosalia, Linda Bertholf Storie, Aurora, Colo; and Diane Sprinkle Froese, Spokane. In back,...

  • Savvy Senior 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 DaughterDear Overwhelmed, Choosing a nursing home for a loved one that provides quality care is an important and difficult decision that requires some homework. Here are some steps that can help you find a good nursing home and avoid a bad one. Make a List: Start by contacting your Area Agency on A...

  • Pastor's Corner 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 their dreams of what might have been, could find desperately needed strength and have their faded dreams reborn. What was true of those disciples of Jesus could be true for you. Just as those few followers were able to transform the world thousands of years ago, God desperately needs your efforts in...

  • Obituaries 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 Church of the Nazarene followed. Mrs. Lisher died early Tuesday morning, June 14, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Village in Moscow where she had resided since May. Born Nov. 14, 1919, at Latah, to Fredrick and Marie Hirschel Janson, she attended school at Tekoa and married ClarenceLisher Oct. 9, 1937,... Full story

  • Hospital Highlights

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 Clinics to our communities. We will be hostingthese clinics during the summer reading programs and hope to share much knowledge regarding the importance of child safety to all members of the families. During June and July, we have scheduled car seat clinics in St. John, Colton, LaCrosse, Rosalia, Tekoa, A...

  • Engagements 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 School and a 2010 graduate of Carroll College. She is employed as a patient care coordinator for Comprehensive Hearing Services, an audiology clinic in Helena. Ian is a 2006 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and 2011 graduate of Carroll College. He is employed as an electronics engineer for the...

  • Moments In Time 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 of the Declaration of Independence. As the British advanced toward Philadelphia in the fall of 1777, the bell was removed from the city and hidden in Allentown to save it from being melted down by the British and used to make cannons. • On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Decl...

  • Belmont relatives visit 6/23/11

    Gracie Miller, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 23, 2011

    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 family returned home that evening....

  • Food distributions slated for June

    Jun 23, 2011

    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, distribution will be Malden/Pine City, Town Hall, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Garfield Legion / Grange Hall, 2 to 6 p.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 9 to 10 a.m., LaCrosse, 111 N.Main, 8 a.m. to noon; Tekoa City Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oakesdale Baptist Church, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Endicott City Hall, 6 to... Full story

  • Menus 6/23/11

    Jun 23, 2011

    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, macaroni salad, fruit, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. P a l o u s e - P a l o u s e Federated Church: Wednesday — BBQ beef on a bun, macaroni salad, fruit, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Pullman-Pullman Senior Center: Monday — Chili baked potato w/sour cream & cheese, winter blend vegetables, roll and dessert...

  • Local Births

    Jun 23, 2011

    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 Dingman of Denver, Colo. The baby joins Tanner, Madison, Garrett, Emily and Tyler. Daughter born to Greens A girl, Aspen Corinne, was born June 18, 2011, at Whitman Hospital to Elizabeth and Jared Green at seven pounds, 14 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Randall Ross and Suzanne Knight, both of...

  • Bookmarks

    Jun 23, 2011

    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: Teens are invited to the Colfax Library for "Pizza, Pop, & Popular Titles" Tuesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Teens can enjoy pizza while checking out new books. Teens from sixth grade through high school are welcome to this free event. Sign up on-line or call the County l...

  • My Favorite Recipes 6/23/11

    Jana Mathia|Jun 23, 2011

    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 canyons hiking. On one trip we took kayaks and canoes to the headwaters of Spirit Lake, Idaho. Also on that venture was the head cook from the college’s student union building. Although he wasn’t your outdoor woodsman type, he taught me something very im...

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