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Articles from the September 11, 2013 edition

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At Colfax School: Monday: Chicken patty on whole grain bun, tater tots, green salad, fruit choice Tuesday: Grilled ham and cheese, potato salad, fresh veggies, fruit Wednesday: French toast sticks, eggs, sausage, fruit, juice Thursday: Pizza, fresh g... Full story


Etc Column

Pie contest set at Dahmen barn The seventh annual pie baking contest at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown will be Sunday, Sept. 15, as part of the free-to-the-public “Old Fashioned Sunday in Autumn” event. Entries must be delivered to the barn on... Full story


Good old days

125 years ago Sept. 14, 1888 A number of electric lights were turned on in different business houses about the city and one upon the street in front of city hall on Tuesday evening. Although everything was new and untried, the machinery worked...


Library Calender

Thursday, September 12 Colfax – Noon – Gentle Flex and Flow Yoga – Classes run for five weeks at a cost of $30 per session or $10 per class. Flex and Flow is a gentle form of Yoga that stretches the body while soothing the mind. To register, co... Full story


Vows in St. John unite Katherine Corder, Hawley

Katherine Ann Corder, daughter of William and Joan Corder of St. John, was given in marriage by her parents to Timothy Daniel Hawley, son of Charles and Kathrin Hawley of Springdale March 23, 2013,...



Jennifer Cronk, Sperber set fall date Jennifer Jean Cronk of Spokane, daughter of Michael and Patricia Cronk of Garfield, will wed Brett A. Sperber of Spokane, son of Bret and Cheryl Sperber of...


My favorite recipes

O, chocolate, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways—brownies, fudge, cake, cupcakes ... and there may be more! Judges of the many departments at the Palouse Empire Fair enjoy their jobs, or... Full story


Storytime starts at LaCrosse

Lacrosse Storytime at LaCrosse Library begins Thursday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. All kids kindergarten age and younger are invited to come join the fun with stories, music and activities Karen Kinch’s dance classes will start Oct. 9 with second,...


St. John “Fall in Love” offers many events

St. John St. John will kick off its ‘fall in love’ events this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The St. John Heritage Museum will host a showing of vintage Eagle Uniforms and a wine tasting for $10. All money raised will go to the Museum....


Dinner Sept. 29 will fete Country Bible candidate

Dusty A potluck dinner will follow the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at the Country Bible Church on Sept. 29. Steve Szasz and his wife Darla will be presented as the candidate for the pastorate of Country Bible. Voting will follow an informal...


Bulletin Column

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. **************** RAMSON SENTENCED TO 60 DAYS...


Hooper residents earn fair honors with goats

Hooper Abby, Genevieve, Lillian and Olivia McGregor competed in the Palouse Empire Fair this past week. Abby and Genevieve both showed market steers and received blue ribbons in both market and... Full story


On the record

Real estate sales Itani Quality Homes, Pullman, to Michele E. Hardy, Bozeman, Mont., house on SW Finch Way in Pullman, $435,000, Sept. 3. Brent and Jen Davis, Pullman, to Ramsey P. and Leslie A. Stamper, Pullman, 1225 SE Earthtone Court in Pullman,... Full story



Check out 522 In “522 bad policy” (letters-Aug. l), Randy Suess writes that “hundreds of studies have proven genetically engineered foods to be safe” and “genetically engineered foods are the most rigorously tested food on the planet”.... Full story


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2008. Superman taught me to read. I’m not sure how old I was when I started reading, though I’m pretty sure it was before I went to high school. My cousin John had a stack of... Full story



There is a story about a councilman in a Rust Belt city populated by those with Eastern European roots, who took to the floor decades ago to rage against ethnic jokes, decrying them as divisive. That’s hard to dispute. The problem is that he used...


Don Brunell

For activists intent on stopping all use of fossil fuel, train safety has become their cause du jour. After all, if you can block transport of fossil fuels, you can choke off their use. If they succeed, it’s not clear how we will heat and light... Full story


Gordon Forgey

Saturday Washington State University beat the University of Southern California in football. The score was 10-7. The Cougars had to travel to Los Angeles to play the Trojans in the L.A. Coliseum, a storied sports venue. Reportedly 90,000 fans... Full story


Jacob Stacy ties for first in saddle bronc, Crossley wins barrels

Jacob Stacy and Callahan Crossley were the lone two Pro West series leaders to win their events at the Palouse Empire Fair Rodeo Sept. 6-9. In barrel racing, Crossley took first-place and $721.81 with a time of 17.368. In Saddle Bronc, event leader J...


Nighthawks begin J.V. football

It’s springtime in the fall in Tekoa/Oakesdale. On a roster of 14 names, only three played high school football last year for the young Nighthawks team, which began a junior-varsity schedule Monday night after losing Rosalia as the third-part of...


Pfaff, new coach lead young Gar-Pal volleyball team

After a scheduling mix-up forced cancellation of their opening match at Dayton Monday night, the Gar-Pal volleyball team opened their season at home vs. Colton Tuesday. “We’re going straight into the fire,” said first-year Gar-Pal head coach...


Colfax volleyball nips Scotties in five games

Colfax and Freeman Hish Schol volleyball teams battled through a five -game endurance ran Tuesday night at the home opener in Colfax with the Bulldogs takinig the fifth game decider 15-11. Colfax took... Full story


Gar-Pal falls to Potlatch 16-12

Garfield/Palouse Vikings opened their season Friday with a neighborhood battle against the Potlatch Loggers on the Potlatch field. The matchup turned into a duel between the Viking air attack and a so... Full story


Rosalia, St. John-Endicott to match up Friday night

One of the feature attractions for the second round of eight-man football this week will be the matchup between the revived Rosalia Spartan team and the St. John-Endicott Eagles. The Spartans, who booked a 50-22 win in their opener at Cove, Ore.,...


Goetz to run golf course

Trent Goetz, proprietor of Airway Hills Miniature Golf at Pullman, has been hired as a new manager for the Colfax Golf Club. Goetz plans to manage the course in conjunction with the Airway Hills facility which is located in the Pullman-Moscow...


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