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Good old days - Oct. 8, 2009

125 years ago, Oct. 10, 1884 It has been charged that the Gazette has changed its position on the railroad question since the territorial convention. This we deny, and next week will publish the proceedings of the Farmer’s Association, show the...

 

Menus - Oct. 8, 2009

Week of Oct. 12-16, 2009 At Colton School: Monday: Italian dunkers, yogurt cups, corn and fruit. Tuesday: Dino nuggets, rolls, fries, fruit. Wednesday: Waffle sticks, sausage patties, tator tots, strawberries. Thursday: Spaghetti with meat sauce,...

 

Obituaries - Oct. 8, 2009

Harold Powell The funeral service for Harold Powell, 90, life-long Colfax resident, will be today, Thursday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery. Mr. Powell died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the... Full story

 
 By Mike Day    People    October 8, 2009

Benefit concert earns $340 for PAC roof

ROSALIA The “Raising the Roof “ concert for the Rosalia performing arts center Saturday raised $340. The concert featured the Wide River Band. The concert attendees included Mayor Ken Jacobs and city council members Becky Cook credited Erma Jean...

 

Bookmark - Oct. 8, 2009

October is filled with events for children at the Colfax Library. 3rd Thursday Club for kids in grades 1-4 is Oct. 15 from 3:30-4:30. Children of all ages are invited to a family pumpkin decorating party on Oct. 28 from 3:30-4:30 and regular...

 

etc. - Oct. 8, 2009

Bank Left to show Helm paintings Featured artist for Bank Left Gallery at Palouse for October is Tamara Helm, WSU Art department faculty member. Her exhibit is “Past to Present,” a compilation of over 40 paintings. The opening reception with the... Full story

 

Garfield reports on library news

Children at Storytime in the Garfield Library have been making fall wreaths and popcorn sheep. Storytime at Garfield is at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday for children preschool-age and younger. During this hour-long program, children listen to book...

 

Fuhraman and friends float lower Salmon River

Lamont Lamont Grain Grower Manager Jim Fuhraman, his brother, Mike, and five friends spent four days on a float trip on the lower Salmon River in Idaho. They fished for bass, hunted birds and ran the rapids during the 80 miles of their river trip....

 
 By Debbie Casey    People    October 8, 2009

Benefit dinner set Tuesday

LaCrosse A benefit spaghetti feed for the family of Andrew Swank, Valley Christian football player from Hauser Lake who died Sept. 27 from injuries sustained in the homecoming game at Washtucna, will be Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the... Full story

 
 By Mike Day    People    October 8, 2009

Rosalia gets ready for fest

Rosalia businesses have decorated in advance of the Harvest Festival which has been scheduled for Oct. 24. Pumpkins, corn stalks and window designs line the sidewalk at businesses along Whitman Street.... Full story

 

Trio attends Pasco rite

Dusty David and Phyllis Stueckle and Art Sager attended memorial services for Marvin Rudolph, LaCrosse High School graduate of the class of 1954, in Pasco Saturday. Sager had to wait until Sunday to fly home due to the adverse weather conditions. He...

 

Community Club hosts tasting party at center

Endicott, CARLA ROOT, Gazette Correspondent Endicott Community Club sponsored a Wine and Microbrew Tasting party at the Endicott Food Center last Saturday, Oct. 3. Members of the club include Jenny Meyer, Sue Bafus, Gail Bilow, Janet Luft, Don and...

 

Millers fete October and November birthdays

Belmont Visitors at the Robert Miller home this past weekend were Dirk and Karla Sigrist of Renton and their four boys, Jeremy, Jonathan, Joel and Jesse. They returned home Sunday and hit part of the dust storm between Ritzville and Moses Lake....

 

Katie Dennis, Jacob Heilsberg exchange vows in Portland

Katie Lynn Dennis, daughter of Bob and Linda Dennis, Damascus, Ore., and Jacob James Heilsberg, son of Jim and Sandy Heilsberg, Colfax were married in an evening ceremony May 30 at the Old Laurelhurst Church in Portland. Todd Kinley, youth pastor...

 

My favorite recipe - Oct. 8, 2009

Meet Kynda Browning, Tekoa City Clerk Katra, Kolby, Ashley Roechs and Kynda After walking into a job as city clerk in Latah 15 years ago, Kynda Dye Browning is now taking on bigger things as the city clerk for Tekoa. Kynda was working part-time as...

 

Antique Outboard members ply the river, locks

Nineteen members of the Puget Sounders chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club gathered at Boyer Marina last weekend. The club’s local visit was hosted by Sandy and Dave Holtzheimer of Colfax. Seven of the 1950s era boats departed the marina...

 

The Dalles lock repair closes river shipments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation lock at The Dalles on the Columbia River will remain closed for approximately the next week while engineers repair the downstream gate. The lock was shut down Sept. 29. A team of engineers and welders...

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    October 8, 2009

Martin Hall rates remain the same

Whitman County will pay the same rate in 2010 it did in 2009 for housing its juvenile offenders at the Martin Hall detention facility in Medical Lake. Nine counties use the facility. County commissioners signed on to the $1.9 million Martin Hall... Full story

 
 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    October 8, 2009

Uniontown replaces 16-year-old police car

Uniontown police department has just purchased a used police car with a $9,999 grant of federal stimulus funds. The new car is a trade-in from the Pullman Police department. Now patrolling the town streets is a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria with less than...

 
 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    October 8, 2009

Ninth district candidates make stop at forum

The two Republicans running for the 9th District Legislative seat laid out their platforms and answered questions at a forum in Pullman City Hall Monday night. Susan Fagan of Pullman, the former public affairs director for Schweitzer Engineering,...

 

2,500 bushels of grain on the ground

A pile of grain was found outside the Pacific Northwest Grain Cooperative elevator on Last Street in Colfax Tuesday morning. The street was blocked off to traffic while crews vacuumed up the grain, estimated to be about 2,500 bushels. Chief Bill...

 

Word on the street - Oct. 8, 2009

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Rick Swinney, Potlatch “You know, I heard this years ago, but I forgot the answer. I’m gonna say 3,077, though.” Joe Gleese, Spokane “I don’t eat candy. It rots your teeth,...

 

Cameron - Oct. 8, 2009

How Not to Lose Weight W. BRUCE CAMERON A few weeks ago, Time Magazine ran a cover story that declared that “Exercise won’t make you lose weight,” which is a real shame because I’d just been thinking that it was time to work out, maybe drop... Full story

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    October 8, 2009

Energy companies propose $38 million Pullman project

Pullman and Albion could be among 15 communities in the Northwest that will teach the nation how to be “smarter” with how power is delivered to homes. A group of energy companies, led by Avista, is hoping a $38 million project will make energy...

 

Letters - Oct. 8, 2009

Truly a shame Like many other Gazette readers, we’ve followed the recent drama surrounding the Knowledge Bowl program - how the advisor’s resignation prompted the elimination of the program, how the school board was unaware of the pending...

 

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