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  • Legals 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS NEEL BRIDGE, C.R.B.P. No. 7005-07.44(2) 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 the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax, Washington, until 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time, on Monday, August 8, 2011, at which time all bids will be opened and publicly read. Each proposal shall be separately sealed in an envelope addressed to the Whitman County Board of County Commissioners... Full story

  • Obituaries 7/11/14

    Jul 14, 2011

    Esther V. Koch, 99, former long-time Colfax resident, died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Spokane Valley. She had resided at the Stillwater Family Adult Home in Spokane Valley for the last 10 years. At Esther’s request there will be no formal service, but there will be a celebration of her life at a later date for family and friends. Born Nov. 24, 1911, in Colfax to William and Pearl Lee, Penawawa orchardists. Esther took on the role of being a homemaker after her mother died at when she was 12 years old. In 1928, the family moved to northern C... Full story

  • Senior Menus 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENUS Week of July 18-22 Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday, July 18 — BBQ beef on a bun, potato salad, relish tray, melon, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday, July 19 — BBQ beef on a bun, potato salad, relish tray, melon, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Palouse-Palouse Federated Church: Wednesday, July 20 — BBQ beef on a bun, potato salad, relish tray, melon, dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Pullman-Pullman Senior Center: Monday, July 18 — BBQ beef on a bun, potato salad,... Full story

  • Cold science at St. John

    Jul 14, 2011

    A special teen program is planned for the St. John Library next Monday, July 18, at 6 p.m. Dr. Jacob Leachman, WSU assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, will bring “Conquest of Cold: Liquid Nitrogen” to St. John. Young scientists will explore the engineering of cold by making a refrigerator out of rubber bands, observe freezing with liquid nitrogen, and make liquid nitrogen ice cream. Recommended age for participation is 12 and up. The last summer program in St. John will be July 20 with a luau at 1 p.m. Participants mus...

  • Savvy Senior 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    How Seniors Can Shape Up While Sitting Down Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about chair exercises for seniors? I have some balance problems along with arthritis in my left knee which limits my mobility. A friend recommended chair exercises as a good way to get moving but I don’t know where to start. What can you tell me? Sedentary Senior Dear Sedentary, For seniors with balance problems or other health conditions that restrict their mobility, chair exercises are a gentle and safe way to shape up while you’re sitting down. Here’s what... Full story

  • Pullman Births 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    Zielinski, Melaine Joydana, was born July 4, 2011, at seven pounds, three ounces to Spencer Zielinski and Lina Leonaviciute of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Janice Zielinski of Winnemucca, Nev. Maternal grandparents are Romaldas Leonavicius and Danute Leonaviciene of Laipeda, Lithuania. This is the couple’s first child. Larsen, Stone Richard, was born June 30, 2011, at six pounds, 11 ounces to Jason and Jocelyn Larsen of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Christine King of Clarkston and Jeff and Mary Larsen of S...

  • EWU Dean honors 29 local students

    Jul 14, 2011

    Twenty-nine students from Whitman County were named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University. To qualify, students must have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 credits of undergraduate studies. Honor student are listed below: Colfax - Brittany Myers, Tyler Morse, Shelby Ledbetter, Abby Erickson and Justin Marshall. Colton - Emily Tilton. Oakesdale - Kelsie Kilpatrick. Palouse - Elisha Lopez, Vanessa Lopez and Garrett Parrish. Pullman - Taylor Walker, Jaimie Motxenbocker, Denise Jennings, R...

  • Oakesdale News 7/14/11

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 14, 2011

    Oakesdale Over 100 descendants of Anna and George Pittmann’s 10 children gathered in the Oakesdale park on Saturday, July 9, for a family reunion and picnic. Margie Anderson, 98, Potlatch, and LaVerne Pittmann, 90, Oakesdale, were the two of Anna and George’s children in attendance. Lewis Pittmann, 91, was unable to attend. The Jim Pittmann family organized the get together. Oakesdale Class of 66 had their 45-year class reunion Saturday with 14 classmates and their spouses gathering at Art and Sue Dorval’s home in the Spokane Valley. They...

  • LaCrosse News 7/14/11

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 14, 2011

    Lacrosse LaCrosse Community Outreach met at the Thrift Store July 6. The members made plans for the next Farm Fest breakfast in 2012. They expressed appreciation for all their customers at the breakfast and promised more great food next year. They also discussed delivering take out orders to the parade participants. Darlene Bailey, Thrift Store manager, is scheduling a cleanup day for the storage shed and the store interior. Wayne Miller, Food Bank manager, reported the Tuesday opening from 9 to 4 is well received. He would welcome some...

  • Hooper News 7/14/11

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 14, 2011

    Hooper A large dinner and 4th of July celebration was in Hooper. Many out-of-town and former friends and family arrived home for the celebration, including Alex and Linda McGregor of Pullman, Andy and Sue McGregor of Port Orchard, Mary McGregor and John Bolles of Moscow, David, Beth, Ethan, and Leah McGregor of Maui, Hawaii, Allison McGregor of Seattle, Andy and Sue McGregor of Port Orchard, and many others. A large potluck barbecue was on the hotel lawn followed by a superb fireworks show. Anna May Tobin and her sister Mary White, who is here...

  • Extra! People 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    Scenic 6 Fiddle show set Aug. 6 at Potlatch The 18th annual Scenic 6 Fiddle Show will be for Saturday, Aug. 6, at Potlatch High School. The show features regional fiddling and related folk music. The donation requested at the door is $5 for adults. Fiddlers and others wishing to participate can sign up from 5 to 6 p.m. Potlatch Arts Council produces the show with the support of area sponsors and volunteers. Each participant in the fiddle show will perform two tunes of their choice. Musicians in past editions of the show have performed on...

  • My Favorite Recipes 7/14/11

    Jana Mathia|Jul 14, 2011

    Meet Karen Coonrad, Pullman When Karen Coonrad retired in 2006, eight years after her husband Dan had retired, people asked why they chose to stay in Pullman. Karen and Dan reply, “why not?” and continue to make Pullman their home as they have for the past 44 years. Dan and Karen started dating in high school and continued to do so for four and a half years before they were married. Dan graduated from Washington State University with a degree in animal science. After graduation they moved to... Full story

  • Corrections 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    Ron Sloot’s name was misspelled in last week’s feature article about the mountain climbing adventures of Curtis Scholz of Colfax and Dave Charles of Rosalia. Also, Sloot resides in Colfax, not Pullman.... Full story

  • Historical Society needs post-1940 photos

    Jul 14, 2011

    Whitman County Historical Society plans to produce a book on the history of life in the county in the post 1940s area. They hope to represent all areas of the county. Ed Garretson, Jr., said they are in need of photographs from the 1940s era to the present. The society is in very short supply of photos from this era. Photos of harvests, town festivals, parades, and sports competitions, youth and adult clubs are sought. Proceeds from the book project will support WCHS projects like the Perkins House in Colfax and the Roy Chatters Printing...

  • Dusty News 7/14/11

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 14, 2011

    Dusty Recently, Kevin Brink and family, Pastor and Mrs. Grant Knowles and other members of the Power of Pentecost Church in Pasco had a religious weekend campout at the Larry and Di Brink farm. Recent visitors at the homes of Bryan and Fran Jones of Dusty were Bruce, Hanna and Annie Jones of Burlington, Vt. Cousins Sharon Edwards Urtaza of Las Cruces, N.M., and Bonnie Edwards Kirlin of Tenino visited for three days. Gena Jones and family from Chatillon, Italy, returned to their home on July 4. While here, they all spent time at the home of...

  • Bulldog grads of 1971 mark 40th year

    Jul 14, 2011

    Members of the Colfax High School class of 1971 marked their 40-year reunion June 18 at Hill Ray Plaza in Colfax. Many class members and spouses met at Colfax Golf Club the night before. Picture here, in front, from the left are Marcia Hart Wasem, Clarkston; Debbie Lindhag Gylling, Colfax; Doug Olson, Bainbridge Island; Cindy Olson McSweeney and Greg Jones, both Colfax. In the second row, from the left, are Roxy Neil Therrien, Boise; Julie Link Herro, Spokane; Claudia Clifton Ura, Cary, N.C.; Allen Kirkpatrick, Colfax; Tom Morris and Jim Repp...

  • Relay For Life tops goal

    Jul 14, 2011

    Relay teams lined up for introductions as part of the opening ceremonies for the 16th edition of the Whitman County Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at the Colfax High School track. The relay this year had 19 teams entered with 16 active. The Peace Walkers held the lead in points at the end of tabulations. The teams were credited with raising over $51,000 to top the $47,000 goal to assist the American Cancer Society. Opening ceremony scenes, clockwise below, include the Blue Mountain Troublemakers from Waitsburg who made a return appearance...

  • Word On The Street

    Jul 14, 2011

    NASA sent its last space shuttle flight into space last Friday. Are you going to miss it?... Full story

  • W. Bruce Cameron 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    Bruce the Answer Man on Birthdays for Women W. Bruce Cameron Welcome to another edition of Bruce the Answer Man! Today’s topic: Human relationships, are they possible? Let’s go with the first caller. Caller: Hello, Answer Man, longtime listener, first-time caller. Oh, and due to the sensitive nature of my topic, I want to remain anonymous. Answer Man: Tom? Caller: What? Answer Man: You’re my next-door neighbor, Tom. Caller: Wow, you are the Answer Man. Answer Man: Plus, I have caller ID. So, by “sensitive nature,” I suppose you mean that thin...

  • Palouse Empire Rail Society comes to the end of the line

    Jul 14, 2011

    Palouse Empire Rail Society, the group of railroad enthusiasts who sponsored spring swap meets and put up model railroad displays in Pullman, has officially come to the end of the line. Ken Vogel, one of the founding members of the group, said the remaining members decided to officially disband the society and distribute its treasury to other railroad projects around the northwest. A retired Pullman clothier who moved to Winlock where he and wife Sally constructed a replica depot next to the main railroad line between Portland and Seattle,...

  • On The Record 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    MARRIAGE LICENSES Brett Larson, 22, Endicott, and Kadee M. McCanna, 20, Ellensberg, July 1. Weston R. Sellars, 22, Kettle Falls, and Amber Justine Boyd, 23, Colfax, July 5. Kyle Anthony Schultheis, 24, St. John, and Stacie Catherine Shields, 23, Sprague, July 5. Shane J. Johnson, 35, Pullman, and Amie Lorene Smith, 35, Pullman, July 5. COLFAX BUILIDNG PERMITS Linda Hartford, reroof home, 105 E. 7th St., $3,100 July 5. Melissa Baerlocker, plumb bathroom, 910 E. Southview, $2,333, July 5. Sampsons Plumbing, reroof, 1011 N. Clay St., $3,000, July...

  • Bulletin Column 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    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. ORDER CORRECTION IN REID REPORT An order changing the pre-sentence investigation report on Christopher Jack Reid, the former porn star who was convicted of rape and burglary here in 2008, was filed last week in superior court after a review hearing last Wednesday. Reid was sentenced in December of 2008 to 111 months in prison. Reid appeared in...

  • Don Brunell 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    Taxpayers should cut up Uncle Sam’s credit cards My dad used to say, “Public officials should never borrow money, except in an emergency, like a war.” As the mayor of a small town in Montana, he put that principle into practice. Buying a new dump truck was not an emergency. If the city didn’t have the money to buy it, the answer was no. Even if state or federal funds were available to make the down payment, if the city couldn’t come up with the rest of the money, the answer was still no. Most vendors feel the same way when it comes to politi... Full story

  • Adele Ferguson 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    A review of the Inslee file AS SOON as I heard that Jay Inslee was going to run for governor next year, I dug out his file so I could refresh my memory on why I thought his running the state was a lousy idea. He happens to be my Democratic congressman in the First District, coming here as a carpetbagger after serving a freshman term in the Fourth District, and forced to find a new landing place by Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, in 1992. He soon became a clone of our most liberal member of Congress, Jim McDermott of Seattle, and joined Baghdad Jim...

  • Letters 7/14/11

    Jul 14, 2011

    Makes you wonder I recently read that Avista has signed a 30-year contract to buy “wind power” from First Wind’s planned turbines in Whitman County — before the last appeal has even been heard and ruled on. Now I know why the Whitman County Planner told me, over two years ago, that it was a “done deal.” That was when the planning commission was in the early stages of changing the Ag Ordinance to include wind farms and there had been no public hearings. What did he know way back then that the rest of us didn’t know? Does Avista know the same thi... Full story

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