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Library branches will close Aug. 2-8 for maintenance

All 14 branches of the Whitman County Library will close Aug. 2-8 for maintenance and cleaning. “This annual closure allows the library to complete tasks that can’t happen when our buildings are open,” Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 29, 2010

Oscar Broeckel marks 88th

Dusty Family members who celebrated Oscar Broeckel’s 88th birthday Sunday included Tom and Doreen Riedner, Genesee; Denise Kendall, Tacoma; Brian and Angela Broeckel and Karen Broeckel, Dusty. Norm Bafus, LaCrosse, and Kim and Cindy Pitts, Dusty,... Full story

 By Gracie Miller    People    July 29, 2010

Guests at Miller home

Belmont Visitors at the Robert Miller’s home Monday through Wednesday were Karla Sigrist and her two youngest sons, Joel and Jesse, Renton. Kiah Miller, Colfax, her parents, Kent and Diane Miller, joined them Monday evening and all of them enjoyed... Full story


Red Hats ride in Sprague parade

Lamont Seven Sprague-Lamont Red Hat ladies rode on a decorated pickup in the Sprague Days parade Saturday. They included Jean Meyers, Marshal Landers, Pat Peterson, Kathy Shields, Claudia Lowman, Mary Anderson and Claudette Sharp. Tim Polda of...


Evening vows in Pomeroy unite Cindy Brenner, Cochran

MIKE AND DARCY COCHRAN Darcy Brenner, daughter of Wally and Cindy Brenner, Pomeroy, and Mike Cochran, son of Vicky Cochran, Larry and Sandi Cochran, Colfax, were married in an evening ceremony June 5, 2010, at the home of the bride’s parents in... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    July 29, 2010

Campbells mark 50th

Approximately 70 family members and friends gathered at the Rosalia Park July 18 to honor Gerald and Linda Campbell on their 50th anniversary. The Campbells have lived in the Rosalia-Malden-Pine City area for close to 30 years. Both graduates of...


etc. - July 29, 2010

Wylie will perform benefit at Dahmen Wylie and the Wild West will perform a benefit concert at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Sunday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit further development of the facility. The concert will be on the hillside...


My favorite recipe - July 29, 2010

Meet Yve Wight, Pullman Yve Wight believes that everything is a spiritual issue. If you can really listen to people, you can find an opportunity to help them. With turning her downstairs into the Cougar Bed and Bagel, she has many opportunities to...

 By Mike Day    People    July 29, 2010

Rosalia Texaco becomes stop for cruisers

Rosalia’s restored Texaco Station has become a favorite photo stop for recreational motorists in the area. A group of Spokane motorcycle riders made a station stop. They had departed Spokane for a tour of Steptoe Butte and were headed for the air... Full story


Former residents meet to recall Sunset

Seventeen former area residents, families and friends gathered at the Old Country Buffet on North Division in Spokane July 11 to celebrate the town of Sunset. They viewed old pictures, a Mills family scrapbook, a 1910 plat book and census records...


St. John library breaks two records

Eighty children and adults attended the last summer reading program at the St. John Library. This year they library set new records with a total attendance of 422 at the six programs. Seventy-nine children who read 10 hours or 10 books received a...


Pullman births - July 29, 2010

Capps, Paisley, born July 18, 2010, at seven pounds, 14 ounces, to Travis Capps and Jami Beidler of Deary, Idaho. Paternal grandparents are Kenneth and Jamie Capps, Deary. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Wendy Jensen, Deary. The baby joins a...


Obituaries - July 29, 2010

Barbara A. Seaman A memorial service for Barbara A. Seaman, 80, resident of Tekoa since 1956, will be Sunday, Aug. 8, at noon at the Tekoa Community Church. She died Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Tekoa from a heart attack. Born Barbara Ann Kile Oct. 15,... Full story


MOMENTS IN TIME - July 29, 2010

The History Channel *On Aug. 3, 1861, the last entry of the serialized novel “Great Expectations” is published. The book had been serialized in Dickens’ literary circular, All the Year Round. The novel tells the story of young Pip, a poor...


Menus - July 29, 2010

Week of Aug. 2-6, 2010 At Tekoa: Monday: Beef patty, hamburger bun, French fries, baby carrots. Tuesday: Pizza, tossed salad, peaches. Wednesday: Hot dog, hot dog bun, French fries, applesauce cup. Thursday: Salisbury steak, potatoes, gravy,...


Hospital highlights - July 29, 2010

Safety and convenience “Safety First!” is a noble idea that can be inconvenient to live by 100% of the time. While excellent patient safety is our goal at WHMC, we are working to ensure we implement new safety measures as unobtrusively as...


Savvy seinor - July 29, 2010

How to E-Mail Seniors Who Don’t Have a Computer Dear Savvy Senior Are there any simple devices that let seniors who don’t have a computer receive e-mail? My 75-year-old grandma doesn’t have a home computer or the skills to operate one, but...


On the record - July 29, 2010

MARRIAGE LICENSES Joshua Gile, 24, Pullman and Jillian Interlichia, 26, Pullman, July 22. James McNinch, 30, Pullman, and Holly Erwin, 21, Pullman, July 22. Jacob Bair, 22, Ephrata, and Rachel Heiner, 21, Colfax, July 23. Timothy Turba, 24, Pullman,... Full story


Bulletin column - July 29, 2010

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. Birch headed for prison Dustin M. Birch, 37,... Full story


Letters to the editor - July 29, 2010

Disagrees Gordon Forgey is incorrect when he states that my fifth recall charge against Partch and O’Neill concerns a policy decision. Partch, O’Neill and Largent have knowingly failed to perform a duty that is imposed by law, which is a...



In order to write a book about teenage girls (“8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” Workman, 2001), I had to get inside their minds, which was a bit like Queen Latifah trying to squeeze into a size 4. My basic approach was to imagine... Full story


Don C. Brunell - Free enterprise makes America tick

Just before my father died, I asked him why he kept repeating stories about his childhood and his life. He said, “So you will remember them when I am gone.” Suddenly, it sank in that there really is meaning to the phrase, “out of sight, out of...


ADELE FERGUSON - Bremerton voters could decide on chickens

IT’S ONLY ANOTHER week or so before residents of Bremerton learn whether they’ll get to vote in November on being allowed to keep four hens as pets. Yes, I know people in Bremerton who already have chickens, some more than four. In fact, one of... Full story


Pet peeves and okeydokes - July 29, 2010

++++ Everyone who has put their individual touch of creativity on the downtown flower pots. Let’s do it every year. ++++ The lights on are at the fire station. The darkness has left. Send your Pet Peeves and Okeydokes to the Gazette P.O. Box 770...


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