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  • Obituaries

    Sep 18, 2014

    For full obituaries, please see the Weekly Pages section for this week's paper: Cynthia R. Garrett Samuel Blake Thompson Nona Howard Criswell _________________________________________ A graveside inurnment service for Dorothy F. Andres will be today, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Freeze Cemetery with the Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. Mrs. Andres died Saturday, Sept. 13, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab in Lewiston. Born Aug. 3, 1930, at Kelso, to Hoarace and Daisey (Hackett) Nearing, she married Thomas V. Andres in 1953 and... Full story

  • Etc. Column

    Sep 18, 2014

    BIRTHS Whitman County Gazette, Sept. 18, 2014 At Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Ford, Elsa Loren, born Sept. 8 at six pounds, seven ounces, to April and Jeff Ford Jr. Paternal grandparents are Linda Duran and Jeff Ford Sr. Maternal grandparents are Libby and Jim Cox. Baby joins brothers Cy and Bobby. Alarcon, Azalea Raelynn, born Sept. 11 at nine pounds, three ounces, to Liliana Fry and Mark Alarcon, Spokane. Paternal grandparent is Terri Alarcon, Kooskia, Idaho. Maternal grandparents are Tammy Fry, Colfax, and Bob Bell, Billings, Mont. Ch...

  • Good old days

    Sep 18, 2014

    8 years ago The Commoner Sept. 20, 1889 Last Saturday night about eight o’clock fire destroyed the foundry building and all its contents. It is not known how the fire originated. They were casting in the afternoon of that day, and it is supposed that a spark of the moulten lead started the conflagration. They were only insured for $300, while the loss will run up in the thousands. Judge Pattison acted the Good Samaritan last Saturday by allowing Jonathan Johnson and Maria Hickman to go to housekeeping. The newly married couple live a few m...

  • Library Calendar

    Sep 18, 2014

    Thursday, September 18 Colfax’s Methodist Church — Noon — Milt Priggee’s Past, Present & Future of Editorial Cartooning — A fun, informative and free slide show by Eastern Washington’s last graphic commentator. Guests can call ahead to pre-order a catered lunch for $10 at (509) 397-4366. Endicott — 7 p.m. — Book Club - Join the discussion of Stephen Crane’s, “The Red Badge of Courage.” Everyone’s invited. Friday, September 19 Endicott, LaCrosse and St John — Storytime — Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday... Full story

  • Library honors Avista Foundation

    Sep 18, 2014

    Avista Foundation Director Kristi Meyer, (center), and Palouse Region Public Affairs Director Paul Kimmel received the Whitman County Library Supporter of the Month award from library director Kristie Kirkpatrick at the company’s Spokane headquarters. The foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Bettie Steiger Community Enrichment Center in Colfax to update the building’s Main Street facade. Additionally, the Foundation has long sponsored library projects ranging from Summer Reading pro...

  • Mathia lad collects tabs for McDonald house

    Sep 18, 2014

    Cameron Mathia, 5, Endicott, presented the pop tabs he had collected over the summer to Lizzy May from the Colfax High School FCCLA on Saturday. The tabs are collected by the FCCLA as part of a fund drive for the Spokane Ronald McDonald House. With the help of family and friends, Mathia nearly filled a five-gallon bucket of the small tabs. Mathia, son of Chris and Jana Mathia, learned about the program in June after spending time at Main Street Books in Colfax where proprietor Joan Claussen... Full story

  • Anniversaries

    Sep 18, 2014

    A 50th wedding anniversary for Frank and Billie Watson, residents of St. John since 1993, will be at the St. John Community Building Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. After moving to St. John, he was a teacher and football coach and she was the school secretary. Watson and Billie Wiese, both from Blue Springs, Mo., were married with full military honors at West Point after Frank's graduation from the academy June 3, 1964. They resided in 17 homes in 11 different states during 22 years of...

  • My favorite recipes

    Sep 18, 2014

    Alisa and Charlie Vulliet moved here recently from Pullman for a more spacious house and a quiet neighborhood for their children. They had lived in Pullman since 2006, but their busy street and three young children were not a good match. They purchased the house built by the Rev. Glenn and Carol Peterson who formerly served the Peace Lutheran Church. Alisa grew up in Lynnwood and graduated from Meadowdale High School. She then graduated from Central Washington University and lived in Ellensburg...

  • Palouse homework help

    Sep 18, 2014

    After school homework and games will be offered at the Palouse library from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. Homework help will be provided by WSU students from the Center for Civic Engagement. Students from grades 3 to 12 are invited. Snacks will be provided.... Full story

  • Football guests visit at Dusty

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2014

    Dusty Weekend guests at the Dick Appel home for the WSU game were their son-in-law, Bruce Wollstein, and his sons-in-law David Lohrmeyer, Pat Corrigan and Elliot Moon. Dick joined them for the game. Sunday guests were Lisa and Travis Frei, Miriam, Rachel, Emma and Collette. They helped dig potatoes from the Appel garden. Kim and Cindy Pitts hosted a family get-together in their home this past weekend. Arriving Friday, were Carrie Pitts, Yakima, and Jen and Ryan Hammons and Kellen, Becket and Willa from Boise. Saturday, they were joined by...

  • Hooper fair results

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 18, 2014

    Hooper The McGregor girls participated in the Palouse Empire Fair. Abby and Genevieve showed market steers, where they received blue ribbons. Both girls made the finals in fitting and showing Friday and sold in the Junior Livestock Sale Saturday. Lillian McGregor took market goats and Nigerian Dwarf goats. Both market goats made the finals and one was named the 4H Reserve Champion Goat. Both Nigerian Dwarf goats made the breed and dairy finals. Lillian also received a blue ribbon in fitting and showing. She also participated in the costume...

  • WAZZU Wednesdays to begin at Library

    Sep 18, 2014

    Colfax Library will begin a Wazzu Wednesdays series for students ages 12 and older from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to explore technology, art, science and the community with student mentors from Washington State University. They will also enjoy snacks, play games and receive homework assistance as needed. Programs through September focus on learning bicycle components, maintenance and safety. Early Learning Storytime with stories, finger plays, rhymes and songs will be on Thursdays with Baby Time for ages 0-2 from 10:10-10:30 a.m., toddler time for ages... Full story

  • Campbell drills

    Sep 18, 2014

    Brandi Campbell of Colfax, right, and Erica Carter of Milton, Fla., participate in a pre-deployment drill on the bridge of the US Navy's USS Iwo Jima which is conducting an exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit on the Atlantic. Campbell is a second class quartermaster in the Navy.... Full story

  • Bulletin Column

    Sep 18, 2014

    —Bill Myers, Joseph’s Grainery, photo Where is the smoke coming from? According to the National Weather Service, wildfires all over Oregon have been contributing to the poor air quality in Whitman County. In this aerial photo, Kamiak and Steptoe buttes peek out above the haze. 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. CHANNEL ROCKS SET...

  • Records

    Sep 18, 2014

    Real estate sales Fred T. and Frances L. Devlin, Colton, to Brian Thomas Devlin, Colton, two lots and a house on Steptoe Street in Colton, $222,000, Sept. 9. Tim L. and Lisa L. Blumenshein, St. John, to Scott Donahoe and Deborah Lynn Halterman, St. John, land along Pennington Road near St. John, $195,000, Sept. 10. Markus Flury and O. Joan Wu to Daniel R. Funke and Darci M. Graves, Pullman, house and lot on SE Harvest Drive in Pullman, $301,000, Sept. 11. On-Top Realty, Spokane, to Matthew N. and Katherine A. Almond, Pullman, house on SW Blue... Full story

  • Bruce Cameron

    Sep 18, 2014

    Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. Congratulations on purchasing your Wonder Fun Doll Dream House with Stables, Orchard and Shooting Range! These are your assembly instructions, so if you’re a man, you’re not reading this. Step 1: There are approximately 89,000 pieces required to assemble your Wonder Fun Doll Dream House, making it only slightly less complicated to build than a Boeing jetliner. In order to have this ready for your little girl by Christmas morning, you should start putting it together no later...

  • Don Brunell

    Sep 18, 2014

    What if we could peer into the future and see the consequences of the decisions we make today? In a way, we can. According to Washington state economists, a carbon tax high enough to achieve Gov. Inslee’s stated climate change goals would increase gasoline prices almost 60 percent over time and raise natural gas prices — currently our most affordable energy — nearly 35 percent. The carbon tax is only one part of Inslee’s climate change agenda. How much will the rest of it cost Washington families? At this point, we don’t know precisely... Full story

  • Rich Lowry

    Sep 18, 2014

    President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.” What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Fewer genocidal threats against embattled minorities. A downgrading of the caliphate to a mini-state, or merely a large swath of territory in Syria and Iraq. The evil of ISIS has stirred nearly everyone around President Obama to ringing statements of resolve. Vice President Joe Biden says, ...

  • Bob Franken

    Sep 18, 2014

    I wrote a snarky take a few weeks ago on the ongoing corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his first lady while he was in office, wife Maureen. Instead of taking the easy way out and copping a plea, the two went to trial. To convince a jury they were guilty of no crime in taking $177,000 in goodies from a businessman in exchange for favorable treatment, they put on the most bizarre defense: Their marriage was too broken for them to participate in any scheme together. Day after day, we were treated to gory details of their... Full story

  • Gordon Forgey

    Sep 18, 2014

    The debate continues over what America should do to combat the terrorist group ISIS. (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). Even though President Barack Obama has declared that there will be no American “boots on the ground,” the contingent of Americans in Iraq has grown in response to the military successes of ISIS, and it may keep growing. In the meantime, the president is trying to create a coalition to help fight the threat without going it alone. Several countries have pledged air support, supplies and training assistance to the embattled Ira...

  • Palouse car show brings 250 entrants

    Sep 18, 2014

    The 32nd annual Palouse Car Show brought 250 entrants to the Palouse Park Saturday. The show included a wide variety of cars and pickup truck ranging from rat rods to vintage cars, imports and hot rod customs. Lynn and Susie Main of Spokane Valley won the best of show honor with the 1929 Ford Sedan Delivery. Sponsors choice award went to Bert Oberland of Pomeroy with his 1967 Chevelle SS. Kids’ choice trophy went to Ron McLean of Greenacres with his 1968 Olds 442. RESULTS 29 & older car, Lynn &...

  • Opening night

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Timberwolves hosted the league opener Friday with a big band made up of musicians from Rosalia and Tekoa....

  • Eagles, Oakesdale, Vikings each book two net wins

    Sep 18, 2014

    The SJE Eagles, Oakesdale and Garfield- Palouse booked wins in the first two rounds of SE volleyball league play. The Eagles topped Colton in three games in the Tuesday round at St. John, and the Vikings traveled all the way to Liberty Christian to win in three straight. Oakesdale girls took a road win at LaCrosse in the Tuesday round with a three-game run after bowing to the Tigercats in the first. Line score for the win was 19-25 25-17 25-18 and 25-18. Jacey Johnson booked 12 kills and eight...

  • Bulldogs head for Wilbur after Rosalia win

    Sep 18, 2014

    Colfax football players will again venture into new found territory Friday when they travel to Wilbur to play the Wilbur/Creston Wildcats, one of the three newcomers in the NE 2B league this season. The Bulldogs will take a 2-0 league record to Wilbur after defeating the new Tekoa/Rosalia Timberwolves Friday at another new site for the Bulldogs, Rosalia’s grid on the hill next to the Steptoe Monument. Colfax took the all-county league matchup Friday with a 48-19 win after leading 41-7 at the h... Full story

  • Colton, Gar-Pal teams stay unbeaten

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Colton Wildcats and Garfield-Palouse Vikings are both 2-0 on the season after last week’s games while St. John-Endicott and LaCrosse-Washtucna dropped to 0-2. Garfield-Palouse 54,LaCrosse-Washtucna 8 The Vikings played at LaCrosse and led 38-0 at halftime before their varsity players mostly sat out in the second half. Senior quarterback Hunter Woltering completed six of seven passes for four touchdowns on the night while Cole Sanderson ran for 111 yards and a touchdown. “A lot of people touched the ball in that game,” said Vikings coach Wil...

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