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Thursday, August 7 Rosalia 11 a.m. Summer Writing Series with Childrens Author Marcy Campbell Learn how to use words, colors and emotions to convey action and plot elements. Children grades 4 and up are invited to this free event. All materials are... Full story

 By Tim Marsh    People    August 7, 2014

The life and times of N. S. Golding, lead researcher for WSU’s famous ‘Cougar Gold Cheese’

Since Cougar Gold Cheese from the Washington State University (WSU) Creamery in Pullman was developed in the 1930s and 1940s, its production, sales and fame have increased over the years. But, cheese namesake Norman Shirley Golding is not as famous... Full story


Spokane honor rolls

Area students listed in the spring honor roll for Spokane Community Colleges with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are listged below: Spokane Community College: Colfax: Dalton McNeilly, Abigail Murphy. Colton: Zackary Hudson. Farmington: Brett...


Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?...


Etc Coumn

Rosalia Oakesdale museum The McCoy Valley Museum in Oakesdale will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Labor Day. Last year the museum celebrated its 25th anniversary during Old Mill Days and had another influx of visitors during this...


Food distributions slated for August

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, Aug. 27: Palouse Community Center, 1 to 4 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: Malden/Pin...


Avista grant award

The $10,000 grant from Avista to Friends of Whitman County Library for The Center project was among grants awarded in the first of two distributions this year. Total grants in the first distribution was $49,750. The Center project in the former... Full story



For full obituaries, see the weekly pages section for this weeks paper. William Kackman Beverly Stanczak Marilyn Edgren A graveside inurnment for Virgil R. Culton, 86, will be Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10 a.m., at the Garfield Cemetery with Forrest...


Good old days

125 years ago The Commoner Aug. 9, 1889 Five blind horses belonging to the elevator company arrived in Colfax this week. Three of them are for work in the elevator here and one goes to Pampa and the other to Mockonema. Two carloads of these blind ani...


Pullman donations support fire victims

Members of the Community Congregational United Church of Christ and The Thrift Shop gathered bagged and labeled a load of “almost new” items, listed by Red Cross volunteers, to help small towns of Twisp, Winthrop and Carlton who are in the proces... Full story


Junior harvest helpers

Dusty Dick and Suzy McNeilly have had their three grandsons, Gavin (5), Mason (5) and Aidan (3), visiting for the past three weeks. They will be heading back East after spending time harvesting and sharing their unlimited energy. Their traveling...


Cluckey daughters gather for 50th meet

The four daughters of the late Jerry Cluckey were present Saturday for the start of the 50-year edition of the novice league meet at the Colfax swim pool. At right from the right are Lynn Van Vliet,...

 By Jess McGregor    People    August 7, 2014

Sixth daughter born

Hooper Ian and Jessica McGregor welcomed their sixth baby girl last Monday morning. Willa Skye was born at 7:12 a.m., weighing seven pounds, five ounces. Jessica's parents, Marty and Alicia Cramer of Winnemucca, Nev., spent the weekend in Hooper...


Wedding Announcements

Henry Vogler, son of Mark and Kathryn Vogler of Dusty, and Cari Thompson, daughter of Randy and Janet Thompson of Boise, were married Sept. 14, 2013, at Sanders Estate in Auburn. Henry works as a...


Pullman entrant tops DYW

Rose Jao of Pullman, daughter of Jun and Wei-Chi Jao, is Washington’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2014-15 after placing first at the annual program at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum last Saturday... Full story


My favorite recipes

eMegan Dorman has spread her wings and traveled far and now she and her husband Mike are happy to be living in Whitman County. Colfax folks have known her since she moved here at the age of five when... Full story

 By Sally Ousley    People    August 7, 2014

Onecho harvest bee attracts world audience

The Onecho Bible Church’s harvest bee attracted guests from all over the world this year. Besides the farmers and families who participated in the bee, 40 international students from Washington... Full story


Don Brunell

For decades, radio newsman Paul Harvey gave us a side of the news that we either hadn’t heard or hadn’t considered. His “Rest of the Story” commentaries provided an in-depth look at the news behind the headlines. Today, all the headlines are...


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. Today, you can fly on one of two types of airlines, depending on whether you’d rather go Chapter 7 or 11. Before deregulation, air carriers didn’t go broke very often, and...


On the record

Real estate sales Mark and Marci Johnson, Vancouver, to Wesley and Linda M. Howell, Pullman, house on NW Yates Street in Pullman, $195,000, July 29. Susan Shoup, Palma Valley, Calif., to James W. and Sherry V. Orton, Oakesdale, three parcels of... Full story



Sad facts We tell our young people that alcohol and marijuana are bad for them and then we voted to make alcohol more available than it had been previously. Then 56% of the registered voters (who voted) passed a law to make weed available in many...

 By Sally Ousley    News    August 7, 2014

Cougar creamery wins second national contest

The Cougar creamery has done it again. Washington State University Creamery’s Apple Cup Crisp won a second national award, the 2014 Progressive Dairyman magazine’s Flavor Faceoff. The creamery’s entry topped ice cream entries from 12 other...


Rich Lowry

If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it “a hell of a diplomatic foray.” Kerry was caught sarcastically... Full story


Bob Franken

Yes, I know. How many times have we been told “We are a nation of immigrants”? The welcome, after all, is right there on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse... Full story


Gordon Forgey

The Organization to Void Illegal Conduct is disbanding. It was created in 2012 in response to the county’s contract to increase its financial support for the Hawkins Co. shopping mall at the Idaho border. Already contracted for $9.1 million for...


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