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  • Library summer reading hours top 5,200 in county

    Sep 22, 2011

    Whitman County Library summer reading participants logged more than 5,280 hours of reading to complete the programs. “One World, Many Stories” was the theme. Participants who finished received goody bags filled with prizes and coupons along with a completion certificate. Many generous sponsors and volunteers donated money, incentives, and time to enhance the literacy program. Participants are as follows: ALBION: Kaylee Hinnenkamp, Tyler Hinnenkamp, Lilienne Kilgore-Brown, Amanda Taylor, Paige Taylor, Chantel Troutt COLFAX: Kathryn Amdahl, Mar...

  • Pullman Births - Sept. 22, 2011

    Sep 22, 2011

    Alarbai, Arwa, was born Sept. 3, 2011, at six pounds, 11 ounces, to Ahlam Salem and Jamal Alarbai of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Abdesalam Alarbai and Fatima Albohali of Gragra, Libya. Maternal grandparents are Emhemmed Salem and Khadija Almahdi of Sebha, Libya. The baby joins sister Afnan Alarbat, 13 months. Riebold, Jane Jo, was born Sept. 4, 2011, at eight pounds, 15 ounces, to Butch and Kara Riebold of Colfax. Paternal grandparents are Stan and Kay Riebold of Colfax. Maternal grandparents are Bill and JoAnne McConnell of Colville.... Full story

  • Word on the street - Sept. 22, 2011

    Sep 22, 2011

    Do you think the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy will have an effect on the number of people who enlist? Kari Rimbey, Colfax “I don’t think so. I think the people that enlist care more about what they’re doing in the military than the issues surrounding it.” Michael Ross, Diamond “Yeah, I think there will be fewer people that sign up. I don’t like it.” Tony Sims, Rosalia “No. Jobs are jobs, and I think that’s why a lot of people are getting into the military. I don’t think anyone has not signed up because somebody mi...

  • Law enforcement reports19 arrests during DUI emphasis

    Sep 22, 2011

    During the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” enforcement campaign conducted Aug. 19-Sept. 5 in Whitman County, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). Statewide, officers arrested 1,824 drivers for DUI. Washington State University Police Department, Whitman County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.... Full story

  • Local robotics club to start next week

    Sep 22, 2011

    Palouse Area Robotics Team will hold an organizing meeting for all area students and residents interested in forming a multi-school team. Organizer Dave Tharp said the goal is to assemble a team that will build a robot to compete in robot battles sponsored by the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology foundation of Manchester, N.H. Tharp said he is looking for students from schools all around the county who are interested in the science and technology involved in putting together a robot. Rosalia ag students for the past two...

  • N.W. Farm Credit tops decorators

    Sep 22, 2011

    N.W. Farm Credit took the prize for best decoration for the Hullabaloo street-corner contest. Kathy Mayer, president of Colfax Chamber of Commerce, presented the $50 Westside Pizza certificate prize to Debbie Wells, branch manager, and Steve Kaufman....

  • My Favorite Recipes - Meet Sheri Sanders, Colfax

    Jana Mathia|Sep 22, 2011

    When Sheri Sanders decided she wanted to go back to school as a non-traditional student, she started off as a part-timer until she built up the courage to go full-time. Her family was living in Lewiston at the time and she started pursuing her journalism degree at Lewis-Clark State College. “I really liked broadcast news,” she said. Nathan, Derek, Rodney, Sheri, Ezra and Reese That was her original goal, but as Sheri became more involved in her communication classes, she found she liked wri...

  • Colfax again opens hunting zone

    Sep 22, 2011

    Colfax City Council Monday night again opened the rural residential zone along the North Fork of the Palouse River to hunting this year. Hunters will be required to obtain permission from property owners. City law prohibits hunting inside the city limits, but the year-to-year resolution takes the rural residential zone, property which was annexed into the city, out of the banned area. The lone homeowner in the Redtail Ridge development has complained about hunters not respecting his property. He has been advised that under the resolution he... Full story

  • Good Ol' Days - Sept. 22, 2011

    Sep 22, 2011

    8 years ago September 24, 1886 As far as heard from Frank Hardesty on the R.P. Owen place, settled fourteen years ago, reports the prize wheat yield. A patch of ten acres yielded 52 bushels per acre, and one of 13 acres went 47 bushels. The land was summer fallowed and fall sown. The boys of the Colfax brass band will give a concert in City Hall next Friday evening. Admission 50 and 75 cents. McCord and Ford’s planing mill and furniture factory was set in motion Saturday and on Monday commenced active operations. Snake River steamers are c...

  • Pastor’s corner - "Real Hope and Change Through Christ"

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Colossian church, found in the New Testament, had been taught the Word of God by their faithful pastor. They were on the road to spiritual maturity when disaster struck. A group of false teachers, Gnostics, began to teach that ‘real hope and change’ in their lives did not come through obeying the Bible teachings but rather through their Gnostic (cultic) ideas about God, salvation, eternal life, and experiences. These false teachers mixed their ideas with Christianity thus creating a false, hopeless, theology. Christianity cannot be mix...

  • Swannacks, Hanson top fair’s 4H-FFA stock judging

    Sep 22, 2011

    Leah Swannack of Lamont won the Clint Luce Memorial Award for posting the top score among 4H entrants in the Palouse Empire Fair Livestock Judging contest. The Garfield/Palouse team topped the FFA competition by compiling 1101 points. Carmen Swannack of St. John/Endicott and Seth Hanson of Reardan shared high individual honors with 291 scores. Top scorers in the 4H event, which called for youngsters to rank groups swine, sheep and cattle, are as follows: Primary: 1. Dustin Broeckel, 2. Cale Crider, 3. Cora Shindler. Juniors: 1. Sara Ulibarri...

  • Menus - Sept. 22, 2011

    Sep 22, 2011

    COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENUS Week of Sept. 26 Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday —Spaghetti/meat sauce, green beans, pear salad with grated cheese, french bread, Jell-o, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday — Spaghetti/meat sauce, green beans, pear salad with grated cheese, french bread, Jell-o, milk, coffee or tea. Palouse-Palouse Federated Church: Wednesday —Spaghetti/meat sauce, green beans, pear salad with grated cheese, french bread, Jell-o, milk, coffee or tea. Pullman-Pullman Senior Center: Monda...

  • Obituaries - Sept. 22, 2011

    Sep 22, 2011

    Lucile Brindle Wayman A memorial service for Lucile Brindle Wayman, 95, a member of the 1934 class of Colfax High School who resided in Pullman for most of her adult life, was Monday, Sept. 19, at Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. Mrs. Wayman died last Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Whitman Senior Living in Pullman. Born Feb. 19, 1916, in Washtucna, to Marley and Eda Mays Brindle, she moved with her parents to a farm five miles north of Colfax in 1919. She attended the Hubbard School through the eighth grade and then Colfax High School.... Full story

  • etc. - Sept. 22, 2011

    Sep 22, 2011

    Civil War group to mark library’s Lincoln exhibit As part of the library’s month-long exhibit celebrating the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, members of the Washington State Civil War Association will give a presentation Sunday at the library. Amy Williams of Endicott, a member of the association, said re-enactors will be in both Union and Confederate uniforms to discuss life during the Civil War. Among topics will be hardships faced during the war. On hand will be weapons, maps, books and other gear used both by soldiers and civilians who... Full story

  • Brinks join dinner for Arizona guests

    Karen Broeckel|Sep 22, 2011

    Dusty Gazette correspondent Sunday evening, Larry and Di Brink were dinner guests of Don and Carol Keeney in LaCrosse. Don’s sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Dick Perry of Tombstone, Ariz., have been visiting. Other dinner guests were Mike Stine and Bill Emerson. Norm and Gloria Erickson and grandsons Derek and Darin Repp, sons of Dana and Aaron Repp, attended Onecho Bible Church’s annual Family Camp at Silver Lake this past weekend. Don and Gaylene Manning and children, Valleyford, were guests Saturday and Sunday of her parents, Art and...

  • Oakesdale novelist Amy Warwick to open sixth ‘Meet the Artist’ year

    Sep 22, 2011

    Amy Warwick of Oakesdale will open the sixth season of the Meet the Artist series Oct. 6 to talk about her first novel, “Summer Snow,” published in 2009. She will discuss the process of writing a novel. The book is about the lives of four women in a small rural town. “I think there are misconceptions about women, particularly in a rural environment. Women are powerful. They can run a town from the breakfast table and people won’t even know it,” she commented. Her presentation will kick off the series at 7 p.m. in Whitman County Library in Colfa...

  • Koller-Lehmitz vow date set

    Sep 22, 2011

    Alyssa Corine Koller, daughter of Brian and Jana Koller of Pomeroy and formerly LaCrosse, and Michael William Lehmitz, son of Harvey and Tammy Lehmitz of Pullman, plan a Sept. 29, 2012, wedding at Rockford. Alyssa graduated from LaCrosse High School 2007 and received a degree in culinary arts from Walla Walla Community College in 2010. She is now employed at Gritman Medical Center. Lehmitz graduated from Pullman High School in 2006 and received a degree in Fire Science from Walla Walla Community College in 2010. He is now employed with Steve...

  • Wins pageant trophy

    Sep 22, 2011

    Sarah Bailey, 13, Palouse, attended the National American Miss Washington pageant Sept. 3-4 at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. She participated in the Junior Teenage division with 91 teenage girls, ages 13 to 16. She was awarded a trophy for first runner-up in the best resume competition.... Full story

  • Livestock team takes second

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 22, 2011

    Lacrosse The FFA Livestock Judging Team placed second at the Garfield County Fair. Team members included Jake Aune (second High Individual), Lane Hannas (fifth High Individual), Caleb Hannas, Austin Summers, Jason Wigen and Cole Evans. Selbu Women will have a bake sale at the Teapot Cafe Friday, Sept. 23, beginning at 9:15 a.m. 4H results from the Palouse Empire Fair for local exhibitors: Beef Department- Leighton Dorman, Market blue, Fitting and Showing blue championship class, and Breeding Grand Champion Female; Lauren Stubbs, Market red, Fit... Full story

  • 4Hers compete in Puyallup

    Kathy Shields, Gazette Correspondents|Sep 22, 2011

    Lamont Jean Stormberger Friday morning, Jill Swannack left with Carmen, Leah, Owen and her sister Stacy Boyden for the Washington State Fair at Puyallup to compete in the 4H Livestock Judging and Demonstration contests. Eight members of Jill’s Sprague-Lamont 4H club qualified for the State Fair contest as well as eight other Lincoln County 4Hers. Six of Jill’s 4H club members qualified to do demonstrations at the State Fair 4H contest. The demonstration contest is where individual 4Hers give a presentation on a topic and are graded for kno...

  • Fair results for Hooper

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Sep 22, 2011

    Hooper Abby McGregor and her yearling Charolais Heifer won 4H breeding stock Reserve Grand Champion at the Palouse Empire Fair. Sisters Genevieve and Lillian showed calves in the PeeWee showmanship classes. Ian and Jessica McGregor welcomed their fifth daughter to the world Sunday Sept. 11. Scarlett Isla McGregor was born at 8:46 a.m. and weighed 10 pounds 2 ounces. She joins sisters Abby 12, Geneveive 8, Lillian 6, and Olivia. Pat and Howard Morris hosted Pat’s sister and brother-in-law Kurt and Connie Gerlach, Saturday. They are visiting t... Full story

  • Pullman FFA horse evaluation team wins state competition at Othello

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Pullman FFA Horse Evaluation team won the Washington State FFA Association State Horse Evaluation competition Friday at the Adams County Fair in Othello. The team consists of senior, Maja Olson, daughter of Bob and Lori Olson; senior, Ashley Reisenauer, daughter of Mike and Charity Reisenauer; junior, Sydney Reynolds, daughter of Dennis and Julia Reynolds; senior, K.T. McMurray, daughter of Rick and Sue McMurray, and senior, Mandy Lehmitz, daughter of Harvey and Tammy Lehmitz. Maja Olson also scored the highest of all the individuals in the... Full story

  • Siegel wins Dayton race

    Sep 22, 2011

    Heather Siegel clocked 22:35.9 to take the 5000 meter varsity cross country race at Dayton last Wednesday. Siegel was more than 20 seconds ahead of the number-two finisher, Victoria Nunes of Tri-Cities prep. Other finishers for the Eagles, who have added LW runners this season, were Meghan Gfeller 7th-24:34.65, Jade Porubek 11th at 25:40.32, Tallan Smith 18th-27:48.82; and Allie Rich 25th-35:01.34. At the Seaport Invitational Saturday in Clarkston, Siegel finished 11th in the big three-mile run with a 21:24.46 behind the 18:55.84 win posted by... Full story

  • Hawks’ net string now 4-0 on wins over Sparts, W-cats

    Sep 22, 2011

    Tekoa/Oakesdale Nighthawks rolled out their fourth league win Tuesday night when they downed Colton in four games. Line score from the match at Tekoa was 24-14 25-18 22-25 and 25-22. Cassy Mendoza led the ‘hawks with 20 kils Tuesday and Eden Anderson had 5 blocks. Kaela Dewan put up 37 assists and had 6 digs. Paige Vincent hits 6 kills for the Wildcats and Haley Moser had 12 assists. At Rosalia Thursday, the Nighthawks downed the Spartans in another four game match, 25-14 17-25 17-25 and 25-14 with Dewan booking 30 assists and 5 aces and M... Full story

  • Second chance kick nips ‘hawks at Asotin

    Sep 22, 2011

    A wild final 15 seconds ended with an Asotin field goal that sank the Nighthawk eleven 15-14 in a SE 2B league opener Friday night at Asotin. Grant Parsons, who had missed two extra points earlier in the game, pushed a 25-yard field goal through the uprights with no time left on the clock to ice the Panthers win and put an end to a penalty-riddled final few clicks. “We came up with some real good stops in the red zone,” said TOR Coach Kaleb Madison. “But you can’t leave a good team in the game.” With the ‘hawks up 14-12, Asotin drove the ball d...

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