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Legals: July 13, 2017

NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS FARMINGTON ROAD OVERLAY C.R.P. No. 1000-11 WHITMAN COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON Sealed proposals for this project will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, State of Washington, at its office in... Full story


Etcetera: July 13, 2017

Dahmen books the Hankers The Hankers will perform the next concert in the summer series at the Dahmen barn in Uniontown Saturday, July 15, starting at 7 p.m. Admission will be $15 at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m. Wine, beer and snacks will be for...


Obituaries: July 13, 2017

A memorial service for Elizabeth Louise Clark, 89, Pullman, will be Friday, July 14, at 1 p.m. at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 NE Campus St., Pullman. Vault interment...


Good Old Days: July 13, 2017

125 years ago The Commoner July 8, 1892 Two jail birds arrived from Pullman on Thursday's train to fill the vacated cells of murderer Miller and forger Doyle, who took their leave of Colfax at that hour on an extended ramble of several years among... Full story


Triple digits on Thursday

Thursday, July 6, brought the summer’s first triple digit temperature readings to downtown Colfax....


Colfax '70 grads attend warmup reunion

Thirty-two members of the Colfax class of 1970 attended a 47-year reunion Saturday at the Colfax Golf Club. The class, which totaled 93 grads, had not had a reunion for 22 years, and Saturday's event...

 By Mike Day    People    July 13, 2017

Candidates at Rosalia park

Rosalia The community is invited to come and meet the candidates for the upcoming 2017 election at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Rosalia City Park....


Library Calendar: July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13 Rosalia and Tekoa - Summer Reading – We'll be Building a Better World through imagination, science, art and more. For themes and times, visit our online Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us Colton - 3 p.m. – Blackout Poetry...


Savvy Senior: New Medicare Cards Debut Next Year

Dear Savvy Senior, I just received my Medicare card in the mail and was surprised to see that the ID number is the same as my Social Security number. I know it’s a bad idea to carry around anything that displays my Social Security number because...


LaCrosse High graduates celebrate 50th reunion

Members of the LaCrosse High School class of 1967 gathered for their 50-year reunion during this year's Farmers' Festival. In front, from the left, are Janice Johnson Washburn, Becky Nealey Kekuna,...


LaCrosse '57 grads at 60-year reunion

LaCrosse's class of 1957 celebrated its 60-year reunion at the LaCrosse Farmer's Fest. In the front row are Dee Camp, LaCrosse; Lucky Myrick, Dusty. In back, from the left, are Jerry Stroup, Colfax;...

 By Mary Collins    People    July 13, 2017

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Lynn Fleharty

Albion librarian Lynn Fleharty provides story times and Play and Learn programs for youth and a book club for adults. The Albion Library is a busy place. With a population of just under 600, the town... Full story

 By Debbie Casey    People    July 13, 2017

LaCrosse swimming lessons

Lacrosse Swim lessons will begin July 17. All ages are welcome, and cost will be $35 per child. Class will range between 30 and 45 minutes. Lesson sessions will be July 17 - 21 and July 24 - 26. Contact Alynn Harder or Autumn Meyers to enroll...


Reception set for Mohr's exhibit #2

An open-house reception for photographer Tom Mohr will be Wednesday, July 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Center next to Colfax Library. This event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a no-host beer and wine bar and the photography of Tom Mohr...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 13, 2017

Appel family gathers at Camp Rumblewood

Dusty Dick and Helen Appel and 42 family members spent four days at Camp Rumblewood near Sequim. They spent time clamming, kayaking, exploring tide pools, visiting and eating. Susan Lynch and daughters Cecilia and Abagail visited her parents, Dick...


Reverend David Wells named pastor at LaCrosse UMC

The Rev. F. David Wells was appointed to serve as pastor for the LaCrosse United Methodist Church as of July 1. He and his wife Georgia have returned to the area from Massachusetts where he served as...

 By Garth Meyer    News    July 13, 2017

Ask for clarification: County okays change in cluster rooftop rule

Hilltop restrictions on how high a house can be – and what counts as part of a house – will be up for further consideration by county commissioners after they delayed a full decision July 3...

 By Jana Mathia    News    July 13, 2017

Distracted driving law cracks down on devices

Holding an electronic device to answer a call or read a message could cost drivers even more. The “Dangerously Distracted Driving Law” goes into effect July 23, instituting fines for those driving...


On The Record: July 13, 2017

MARRIAGE LICENSES James Albert Pelissier, Jr., 37, and Jessica Annette Geissinger, 29, both Endicott, July 3. Kevin Patrick Lillis, 24, and Sarah Michelle Foran, 22, both Pullman, July 3. Nicolaas Peter Larson, 29, and Jena Christine Galloway, 28,... Full story


Traveling Lantern performs at Malden

The St. John, Rosalia and Malden branches of Whitman County Library combined resources to bring the Traveling Lantern Theatre production of The Ribbles Build a Residence to the Malden Park. A sudden...


Don C. Brunell: Polish Love America but Perplexed by Americans

Donald Trump’s address in Warsaw on July 6 was his best as President. His prepared remarks carried the right tone and hit the mark. It was a message the Polish people were waiting to hear from America. He called on the U.S. and its Western allies...


Rich Lowry: The Neglected Reagan

Does anyone really know Ronald Reagan? In his new book "The Working Class Republican," a bracingly revisionist account of the 40th president, Henry Olsen answers "no." One of the most astute political analysts at work today and a fellow at the... Full story


Letters: July 13, 2017

Perkins House volunteers The 45th Ice Cream Social at the Perkins House in Colfax has taken place. Many people had the opportunity to view and appreciate the grand old house, as well as eat ice cream and be entertained, thanks to the efforts of... Full story


Bob Franken: Twitter Dependence Day

Donald Trump almost got it right. Where his predecessor from a couple of generations ago, President Harry Truman, famously said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen," President Trump's version would be, "If you can't stand the heat,... Full story


Bulletin: July 13, 2017

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. PRIMARY BALLOTS GO OUT FRIDAY An estimated...


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