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  • Legals

    Sep 18, 2013

    NOTICE OF MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) AND A CONDITIONAL USE HEARING The Whitman County Planning Office issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Sudah Gurusiddaiah purposes an 5,400 sq. ft, Ashram/Temple/Worship Center, with a future 1,200 sq. ft addition. The site is located at 441 Country Club Road, in the N 1/2 of Section 12, Township 14 N., Range 44 E., W.M., Whitman County, Washington, approximately 2...

  • Distributions slated for September

    Sep 18, 2013

    Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, Sept. 25: Palouse Community Center, 1 to 3 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: Malden/Pine City, Town Hall, 8 to 10 a.m.; Garfield Legion / Grange Hall, 2 to 6 p.m.; LaCrosse, 110 N. Main, 8 a.m. to noon; Tekoa City Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oakesdale Baptist Church, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Endicott City Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27: Colton-Uniontown, Uniontown Community Building, 8 a.m. to...

  • New ‘Crimson Spoon’ cookbook

    Sep 18, 2013

    Jamie Callison, executive chef of WSU’s school of hospitality business management, is the lead author of a new cookbook, “The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse.” Linda Burner Augustine is a co-author. The 224-page, photo-illustrated cookbook features 105 low-effort recipes anyone can follow to create high-impact cuisine. Recipes showcase a unique blend of ingredients and foods produced by WSU departments and regional resources, including the famous Cougar macaroni and cheese. “Ingredients should be your biggest inspira... Full story

  • Menus

    Sep 18, 2013

    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 green salad, pineapple, ice cream Friday: Strawhats with the works, Frito chips, refried beans, fruit, maple bars JES 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, egg...

  • Etcetera

    Sep 18, 2013

    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 Saturday, Sept. 14, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or on Sunday between 8 and 9 a.m. Competition entries must be apple or apple in combination with another fruit; cream or custard pies are not allowed. First and second place awards will be given to the best apple and the best apple combination pie. Prizes are gif...

  • Good old days

    Sep 18, 2013

    8 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 fairly well and the lights lit up the surrounding gloom in great shape. Everyone was well pleased with the opening test and declared the business a “go.” After a temporary delay of several days caused by lack of funds, finish work on the college building has been resumed. This time that structure of whi...

  • County library calender

    Sep 18, 2013

    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, contact Suzy McNeilly at (509) 397-4709. Colfax – 7 p.m. – Zumba Fitness with Brenda Camp – Pay by the month or by the class. Friday, September 13 Endicott, St. John and Uniontown – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times. Saturd...

  • Engagements

    Sep 18, 2013

    - Julie Niehenke photo Bruya-Medlin vows set at Park City Abby Bruya, daughter of Tim and Carmen Bruya of Colfax, and Preston Medlin, son of Dwayne and Brenda Medlin of Carrolton, Texas, plan a small family wedding Sept. 21 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Park City, Utah. Abby graduated from Colfax High School in 2008 and Utah State University this year with a degree in exercise science. Preston will graduate from Utah State University in 2014. Jennifer Cronk, Sperber set fall date Jennifer...

  • Storytime starts at LaCrosse

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2013

    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, third and fourth grades at 4:30 p.m.; fifth, sixth and seventh grades at 5:30 p.m., and eighth grade through high School at 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten and first grade classes start in January....

  • Dinner Sept. 29 will fete Country Bible candidate

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2013

    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 question and answer session. Steve Szasz has filled the pulpit for the last year following the retirement of Pastor Floyd Overstreet. All people who attend Country Bible are encouraged to join. Attending the funeral of their cousin Lois Ottmar Strohmaier, were David and Phyllis Stueckle, Lorraine Scaggs...

  • St. John "Fall in Love" offers many events

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2013

    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. Throughout downtown there will be a checker tournament, scarecrow contest, music and face painting. The St. John Youth sport group will sell chili and cinnamon rolls. All money will help support all the youth sports in the St. John area. The St. John Fire Department will have their doors open for kids to cli...

  • My favorite recipes

    Sep 18, 2013

    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 they would not volunteer year after year. The Melt in Your Mouth Chocolate contest judges are possibly the happiest of all. This year there were a number of delicious entries, and although there is not space to print all of them, the top three adult and top youth entries are included. In addition, t...

  • Hooper residents earn fair honors with goats

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2013

    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 fitting and showing classes. Olivia took a heifer calf and competed in the PeeWee CowPokes class. Lillian showed two of her goats and was awarded Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf, Grand Champion Milking Doe, Reserve Champion Overall Doe, Reserve Champion Primary Fitting and Showing and third place in the...

  • Fund drive tops goal with Smick bequeathal

    Sep 18, 2013

    A $20,000 contribution from the estate of H.E. (Tony) Smick will mean the nine agencies which participate in the Colfax & Community Fund Drive will receive proceeds in excess of their pre-drive goals. Distribution of the sums to the agencies was approved by the fund drive board. Board member Jeannette Solimine said the nine agencies will actually receive funds in excess of their stated goals under a policy which requires the fund to distribute the revenue received in a fiscal year to the agencies. Solimine said this will be the first time in...

  • Palouse Days names auto show winners

    Sep 18, 2013

    The annual Palouse Days Show and Shine brought in 213 cars, including a range of collector and specialty vehicles. Highlights included a restored 1927 Ford Model T driven by Bill and Diana Barr of Spokane and a rare 1917 Ford center-door Model T street rod, driven by Ron Lee of Clarkston. Also, a longtime Palouse Days car show sponsor, Dale Schoeplin, brought out for the first time his newly built 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. He subsequently won both his class and a sponsor’s pick award. Winning the long-distance award was Herb and Marianne Renz w...

  • Palouse Empire Fair draws 24,000-plus despite weather

    Sep 18, 2013

    Lightning, thunder, wind and a little rain couldn’t dampen spirits of the 2013 Palouse Empire Fair. Weather forecasters had predicted thunderstorms throughout fair weekend, but the clouds parted and warm temperatures allowed fairgoers to enjoy everything at the fair. Fair Manager Bob Reynolds said Sept. 12 a little more than 24,000 people attended the fair this year, an increase over last year’s attendance. Reynolds also said that revenue returns have been good and the carnival also boosted revenue very well. Even though the fair’s openi...

  • On the record

    Sep 18, 2013

    Real estate sales Charlene F. Franz, Kennewick, to Tara L. Line, Pullman, house on NW Clay Court in Pullman, $159,900, Sept. 10. Copper Basin Construction, Hayden, to Jiqing Hu and Xiaoming Wen, Pullman, house on SW Panorama Drive in Pullman, $208,344, Sept. 11. Charles A. Gearhiser, Pullman, to Dan R. and Lorraine Brannan, lot on Park Street in Pullman, $38,000, Sept. 11. Ernst A. Witte and family limited partnership, Spokane, to William E. and Joelle L Maley, Rosalia, agricultural land near Rosalia, $171,000, Sept. 12. Joseph and Suzanne...

  • Bruce Cameron

    Sep 18, 2013

    Times were tough when I was a kid: We didn’t have the Internet, so when it came to finding information on life’s most challenging questions, we were forced to watch television reruns. From “The Three Stooges,” as an example, I learned lessons such as: Whenever possible, avoid walking into boards. Don’t make friends with people who look like a clean-shaven Adolf Hitler. Never, under any circumstances, allow a monkey to run loose on a train. “Gilligan’s Island” was a trove of life-changing information. For example, I learned that within a three-...

  • Letters

    Sep 18, 2013

    Expressions Since the week of Sept. 15-21 is known as Constitution Week, I feel concerned enough about its proper recognition to offer this timeless and profound quote from Thomas Jefferson, one of our Founding Fathers, in 1731. “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties ARE of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I r...

  • Rich Lowry

    Sep 18, 2013

    Now that John Kerry is the secretary of state, his gaffes can launch major diplomatic initiatives. A reporter in London asked what Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could do to avoid war. Kerry responded: “He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it without delay and allow the full and total accounting. But he isn’t about to do it, and it can’t be done.” The State Department quickly noted that the secretary was merely making a rhetorical point. But the Russ...

  • Don Brunell

    Sep 18, 2013

    Today’s news is filled with images of the massive wildfire that has raged across nearly 400 square miles near Yosemite National Park, threatening San Francisco’s water supply. The Yosemite wildfire started Aug. 17 in the Stanislaus National Forest when a hunter’s illegal fire swept out of control. To date, it has burned nearly 250,000 acres of timber, meadows and sensitive wildlife habitat and cost $100 million. Officials say it will cost tens of millions of dollars more to repair the environmental damage. Federal officials have amassed a tea...

  • Welcome loyal Cougar fans

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Washington State University Cougar football team is on a winning streak. Cougar fans don’t get to say this very often. Let’s face it: our Cougs aren’t known for their winning record. But WSU Cougar fans, if nothing else, are loyal. Last week, motorhomes, trailers and assorted vehicles of all kinds started coming through Colfax, crimson and gray Cougar flags flying high on most vehicles Wednesday afternoon. Traffic didn’t really calm down until almost game time on Saturday afternoon. Photos I’ve seen of the stadium looked like there was...

  • Colton volleyball tops Pomeroy in five games

    Sep 18, 2013

    Colton Wildcats kept their win string alive with a five-game win over Pomeroy on the Colton court Tuesday. The Pirates and Wildcats locked at 2-2 over the first four games, and Colton pulled it out with a 15-11 in the decider. The match went into the books as a non-leaguer for the 1B foes. Jenna Moser had 21 kills and 12 digs for Colton and Winnie Schultheis had 37 assists. Line score for the Colton win was 25-13 19-25 20-25 25-22 and 25-11. Garfield/Palouse Tuesday booked their first match on the season against the Asotin guests. The Vikings...

  • Nighthawks volleyball downs Ritzville in three

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Tekoa-Oakesdale volleyball team is off to a 3-0 start after a 25-15, 27-25, 25-12 win over Ritzville Tuesday night. Four seniors led the team in the victory, all of whom have started since they were freshmen or sophomores. Senior Alexa Lindgren had 29 assists in the three games along with six digs. Mattie Jo Johnson added 17 kills with four aces while Cassandra Mendoza had 16 kills and seven digs. Eden Anderson added five blocks. The Nighthawks, who are two-time defending state champions will play next at home against Reardan tonight at 6...

  • Small triathlete competes

    Sep 18, 2013

    Ryan Libey, 4, of Moscow participated in her first triathlon in Coeur d’Alene Saturday, Sept. 7. Children from ages 4 to 10 competed in the event sponsored by Kootenai Regional Hospital. They swam 250 yards, bicycled for two miles, and ran for a half mile. Ryan came in first in her age category. She is the daughter of Patrick and Dawn Libey, and the granddaughter of Gary and Trudy Libey of Colfax and Pam and Bob Stangland and Melanie and Rob Heacock of Spokane.... Full story

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