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Articles from the September 18, 2014 edition

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Obituaries

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...

 

Etc. Column

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...

 

Good old days

125 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...

 

Library Calendar

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...

 

Library honors Avista Foundation

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...

 

Mathia lad collects tabs for McDonald house

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...

 

Anniversaries

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...

 

My favorite recipes

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...

 

Palouse homework help

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...

 

Football guests visit at Dusty

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,...

 

Hooper fair results

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....

 

WAZZU Wednesdays to begin at Library

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 g...

 

Campbell drills

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...

 

Bulletin Column

—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...

 

Records

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....

 

Bruce Cameron

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...

 

Don Brunell

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...

 

Rich Lowry

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...

 

Bob Franken

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...

 

Gordon Forgey

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...

 

Palouse car show brings 250 entrants

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...

 

Opening night

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

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...

 

Bulldogs head for Wilbur after Rosalia win

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....

 

Colton, Gar-Pal teams stay unbeaten

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...

 

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