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Legals July 7

NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS COUNTYWIDE SEALCOAT 2016 C.R.P.’s No. 0017-3, 0025-4 & 3000-16, 4000-16, 4100-3 & 4400-8 WHITMAN COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON Sealed proposals for this project will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman...

 

Third bolt fails on landfill crane

Whitman County Public Works will switch out another bolt on the crane at the new county transfer station building. After two broken bolts were replaced on the orange Grizzly model crane soon after the facility opened in April 2015, another faulty...

 

Good Old Days July 7

This picture of the Colfax courthouse is believed to have been taken before the flood of 1910. Contributed to Rural Heritage by Stan and Lynn McClintock. School bus driver in Hooper. Note the dash... Full story

 

Don C. Brunell: Made in America

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to “Make America Great Again!” One of the most effective strategies is to entice U.S. companies with foreign factories to relocate back home....

 

Competency exam for Novak

A competency examination was ordered Friday morning in superior court for Michael Novak, the Colfax resident who has already pleaded guilty to charges of assault, indecent liberties and voyeurism. Novak’s attorney, Roger Sandberg, requested the... Full story

 

Rosalia scout leads repair project

Rosalia Eagle scout candidate Troy Pittsley and his mom, Angie Hackney, are shown at a porch repair project which was done at the Alice Porter Memorial Library. Pittsley led a team to repair the...

 

On the Record July 7

MARRIAGE LICENSES Justin Michael Aune, 25, and Elizabeth Julene Gradwohl, 25, both LaCrosse, June 21. Keaton Thomas Moore, 22, Uniontown, and Dorothea Helen Webb, 22, Moscow, June 21. Darrin Wayne Headley, 49, and Kimberly Elaine Ross, 46, both...

 

Obituaries July 7

William W. "Bill" Armfield William W. “Bill” Armfield, 93, Pullman, died June 28, 2016, in Spokane. Born in Spokane March 22, 1923, to Walter and Rebekah Armfield, he attended grade school in... Full story

 

Letters July 7

Not to RR neighbors It has been brought to my attention that there has been a gentleman soliciting donations in support of a trail from Colfax to Pullman. He has been calling on Colfax businesses. I would like people to know he is not representing...

 

Rich Lowry: A Vote for Self-Government

Democracy is too important to be left to the people. That is the global elite's collective reaction to Britain's vote to exit the European Union, which is being portrayed as the work of ill-informed xenophobes who never should have been entrusted... Full story

 

Savy Senior: Who's Eligible for Social Security Survivor Benefits?

Dear Savvy Senior, Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or my two kids – ages 13 and 16 – who we had together are eligible for anything? Divo... Full story

 

Bob Franken: Brexit Exit

Millions of Brits are petitioning for another referendum, a chance to reconsider their majority decision to exit the European Union. It seems that so many of those who cast their ballots to leave now admit that they did not have the slightest idea...

 

Pittmann installed as state regent

Julie Pittmann of Rosalia received confirmation and installation as the State Regent of Washington 2016-2018 at The Daughters of the American Revolution 125th anniversary of their annual Continental...

 

Packing heat in Idaho

Last week, Idaho's new concealed gun carry law went into effect. Basically, anyone who is 21 years old or older and a resident of Idaho, can now carry a concealed weapon in the state. Few restrictions apply. The law does not require any permitting...

 

Colfax students graduate from SFCC

Isaac Cook and Clare Jacobs, both of Colfax, graduated with honors June 20. They simultaneously earned their high school diplomas and associate of arts degrees from Spokane Falls Community College,...

 

Pastor's Corner: Who are you?

“Who are you?” a stranger may ask. How do you answer this question? Is saying your name enough? Does that explain who you are? Would you mention your family? Would you tell your occupation or what you used to do? Would you tell where you are...

 

Etcetera July 7

Pullman begins Reaney concerts Pullman Parks and Recreation Wednesday, July 13, will start its concert of the summer at Reaney Park. Community Band of the Palouse will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Subway will serve food from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday,...

 
 By Kara McMurray    News    July 6, 2016

Town of Rosalia appoints new council members

The Town of Rosalia June 28 appointed John Lautenslager and Eric Eilertson to fill two vacancies created when councilman Ernie Witte died June 3 and councilwoman Paige Collins moved from Rosalia to LaCrosse. The first vacancy had been expected to be...

 

Library Calendar July 7

Thursday, July 7 Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Alphabet Soup – “fueling your engine" for summer fun through healthy nutrition. It is designed for kids in elementary school but should be fun for all ages with games, stories, and of course a healthy s...

 
 By Kara McMurray    News    July 6, 2016

Pullman LWV slates two voter forums

The League of Women Voters in Pullman is planning a series of election forums in advance of the August primary election with the first scheduled Wednesday, July 13, from 7-9 p.m. at Pullman City Hall. The forum will feature three of five candidates... Full story

 
 By Kara McMurray    News    July 6, 2016

Hawaiian mission group visits Colfax

From left to right: (back row) Hau'oli Kalama, Buddy Gudmunson, Dylan Taasan, Pastor Mark Gudmunson, Lori Gudmunson and Timmy Rodrigues; (front row) Baby “Queen” Kalei Kaneali'i, Pua Kaneali'i,... Full story

 

Fields of grain

An abandoned barn sits amidst a field of ripening wheat on the highway between Colfax and Pullman....

 

Summer home

The wait for the postman may be long at this property near Steptoe Butte, especially if the postman is not armed with a weedwacker.... Full story

 
 By Meghann Ferguson    News    July 6, 2016

Endicott teacher Michael Anderson accepts Pasco teaching job

Gazette intern reporter Mike Anderson, Endicott/St. John teacher for 23 years, will be teaching second grade at Whittier Elementary School in Pasco this fall. He will continue to live in Endicott, but will be staying in Pasco to teach during the... Full story

 

Morgan-Blankevoort announce wedding date

Adrienne Morgan, daughter of Mike and Evanna Morgan of Colfax, and Brady Blankevoort, son of Pete and Darla Blankevoort of Nine Mile Falls, will be married Saturday, July 16, at the SEL Events Center...

 

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