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Colfax class of ‘74 gathers

The Colfax High School Class of 1974 held its 40th reunion on July 11-12. Classmates from other graduating years also joined in the activities. An ice breaker was held at the Hyde Out on July 11....


County library calendar

Thursday, July 17 Colfax – Noon – Gentle Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class. Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of Jamie Ford’s, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” Everyone’s... Full story


Ice cream social set July 23 at Tekoa

The annual Tekoa Community Ice Cream Social will be at Tekoa High School Wednesday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Tekoa Community Church, all are welcome for vanilla ice cream and a range of toppings, highlighted by fresh strawberries....


Tekoa golden grads return

In front, from left, are Dale Simon (teacher), Tekoa, Sharla and Wayne Stevens (teacher), Oldtown, Idaho; Kay and John Miller (teacher), Colville. In the second row, from the left, are Dorothy Simon...



John Joseph Myers (see weekly pages section) ------------------- A memorial service for David Allen Futchko, 32, Colfax, will be Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Colfax. Mr. Futchko, 32, died unexpectedly July 9,... Full story


Savvy senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Since retiring, my husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so fast we can’t stay as long, or go as often as we’d like to. I’ve heard that there are alternative lodging options like short-term apartment...

 By Jess McGregor    People    July 17, 2014

Holiday guests at Hooper

Hooper Jill and Kate Mock, twin daughters of Tim and Erin Mock of Gig Harbor spent June 30 through July 5 visiting Grandparents Keith and Carla Danielson at Hooper Crossing Ranch. The girls were...



SENIOR MENUS Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday - Chicken salad on a bun, carrot and raisin salad, melon, dessert. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday - Chicken salad on a bun, carrot and raisin salad, pasta salad, melon, dessert....


St. John entrant

Mekenzie DeLong, daughter of Joe and Sara DeLong of St. John, will compete in the National American Miss Washington competition at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma Aug. 8-10. MeKenzie, 15, will be in the...


CASA program needs volunteers

Whitman County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program needs volunteers. There are currently 10 CASA volunteers in the county and the organization needs to add five more, according to Jill Whelchel Wahl, program manager. CASA volunteers...



Duane and Deborah Groom of Tekoa announce the forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Becky, to Max Aquino, son of Victor and Mary Aquino of Maple Valley. A 2009 graduate of Tekoa High School, Becky... Full story


Sheriff's reserve names scholarship recipients

Recipients of Whitman County Sheriff's Reserve Association Scholarships this year are Samantha Bailey, St. John/Endicott, $500, and Mattie Jo Johnson, Oakesdale, $250. Each year the association sends out applications for scholarships to schools....


Harp attends session

Diane Harp of Tekoa attended the summer institute "Weaving Hope and Concern: Establishing a Foundation to Improve Health & Safety" July 8-11 in Big Sky, Mont. She learned about positive community norms. The institute class is expected to help the...


Final three classes slated at library

Signups are underway for the final three classes of the summer at the Colfax Library. Printmaking is set for July 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Magic of Disney July 31 from 6-9 p.m. and Painting with Watercolor Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These...


Pajama storytime

Pajama storytime sessions with Nichole Kopp will be at the Colfax Library July 23 and Aug.13 at 7 p.m. with the whole family invited. Stories, songs, and rhymes that support early literacy... Full story

 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 17, 2014

Heaton reunion includes Salmon River rafting

Dusty Christopher, Erica, Miss Blayke and Justus Heaton recently visited his parents, Blake and Carmen Heaton, for a week. Also arriving for the summer were Heathermarie, Valente, Jeronimo and Xico Reynoso Heaton from Mexico City. Before coming from...


My favorite recipes

Carla Hall doesn’t have just one home town. As a minister’s daughter, she grew up in several towns, including Spokane, Selah, Kellogg and Moses Lake where she graduated from high school. Colfax... Full story

 By Angel Colyar    People    July 17, 2014

Sunset reunion brings 47

St. John Nineteen St. John residents joined friends and other former residents at the Sunset Community Reunion at the Harvester Restaurant in Spangle. Many tales of growing up in tiny towns were shared by the 47 people who attended. A picnic buffet... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    July 17, 2014

Blood drive set for July 25 at Rosalia

Rosalia A Rosalia Community blood drive has been scheduled next Friday, July 25, at the Rosalia Fire Station with the Inland Northwest Blood Center mobile unit. Hours will be from 1:45 to 4 p.m. People who arrive to donate blood will get a free... Full story


Five finalists named for lentil fest recipes

Five finalists have been named for the legendary lentil cook-off in Pullman for the National Lentil Festival, Aug. 23. They were selected from among 114 lentil recipe entries from 24 states. The top five recipes include Warm Weather Watermelon &...



Paragliding group swoops into St. John last week for a landing on the football field at St. John High School....


Mid Columbia Producers joins McCoy LLC

Addition of a third partner to increase the value of the McCoy Grain Terminal operation was announced this week by Bill Newbry, chief executive officer for Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative. The new partner is Mid Columbia Producers based in...


Relay for Life marks 19 years of fighting cancer

(Additional photos in the weekly pages section) Relay for Life marked its 19th year in Colfax Saturday with a new noon to midnight format. In the top photo, cancer survivors walk in front of the... Full story


On the record

Real estate sales Sieveke Farms, Inc., Spokane Valley, to McHargue Land Company, LLC, Tekoa, grain tanks only on a parcel of land on Sieveke Road near Tekoa, $35,000, July 8. Peggy Boyer Sieveke, Bradley J. Sieveke and Tricia Sieveke, Spokane...


Don Brunell

If you are looking for a family-wage job these days, there is no better place to look than the Dakotas . . . but for entirely different reasons. While both states rely on agriculture, North Dakota’s Bakken oil field is driving that state’s...


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