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  • Legals 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Palouse Wind, has filed with the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington an application for a franchise to construction, operate and maintain a Power Transmission system over, under, across and along County Roads in Whitman County, Washington. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington has fixed the hearing on said application for the franchise for the 17th day of October, 2011 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the Board of County Noti...

  • PAW’S CORNER 10/13/11

    Samantha Mazzotta|Oct 13, 2011

    PAW’S CORNER Are Strays a Threat to Housecats? DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We have several apparently stray cats that can be seen wandering the neighborhood in the early morning and at night. I’m not sure where they came from, but there is a large stand of pine trees and scrub behind our subdivision. I’m afraid to let my cats out even during the day, as I worry they could come in contact with or be attacked by one of these strays. What can I do? — Gary in Tampa DEAR GARY: Contact your local animal-control office about the stray cats. They may be a colon... Full story

  • Bulletin Column 10/11/13

    Oct 13, 2011

    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. **************** PAINT SPRAYED ON CAMPAIGN SIGN A large campaign sign which was along Cedar St. at the Sixth Street Bridge entrance to the North Flats was defaced with spray paint, probably some time Sunday night. The sign, painted in blue and gold on a plywood board, urged Colfax School District voters to cast ballots for the three challengers...

  • Moose cruises town

    Oct 13, 2011

    Colfax residents Monday morning reported sighting a cow moose in the downtown area and the west hill. Sightings were reported on Wall Street and the Wall Street bridge early in the morning. The moose apparently made her way up the west hill with residents at the top of Deanway reporting the animal cruising through their yards after 1 p.m. The moose was photographed by Karen Hensley at about 1:40 p.m. Tracks indicate the animal crossed the Bergey yard uphill from the Hensleys and then continued southbound, possibly making a stop at the apple...

  • Savvy Senior 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    How to Pick the Best Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for You Dear Savvy Senior, I recently received a letter from my Medicare 'Part D' prescription drug plan provider notifying me that my premiums and co-pays will be increasing next year, and they are dropping coverage on one of the drugs that I take. How can I find a better drug plan? Frustrated Senior Dear Frustrated, Because Medicare's prescription drug plans can change their costs and benefits from year-to-year, comparing Part D plans every year during the open enrollment season (which is...

  • Flashback and Now Here's A Tip 10/13/11

    Mick Harper|Oct 13, 2011

    FLASHBACK 1. What was Peter Gabriel’s first No. 1 U.S. hit? 2. Name the girl group that released “Head Over Heels” and “Turn to You.” What year was that? 3. Which group released “Temptation Eyes” and “Sooner Or Later”? 4. Where was the original “American Bandstand” recorded? Big bonus for remembering the call letters of the television station where it first aired. 5. Name the two acts that appeared on the first nationally televised “American Bandstand.” 6. Jennifer Lopez (aka J.Lo), now of “American Idol” judge fame, snagged her first No. 1...

  • Obituaries 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    Edna Taylor Fry The funeral for Edna M. Fry, 97, Colfax native who made her home in Deer Park, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax with a graveside service following at the Colfax Cemetery. Mrs. Fry died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax. Born May 29, 1914, in Colfax to David and Anna McNeilly Taylor, she grew up outside of Colfax and while a student at Colfax High School she boarded and worked for the Bruning family until she graduated. She married Miles C. Fry Nov. 15, 1935, in... Full story

  • Fall reunion brings 47 Colfax High grads

    Oct 13, 2011

    Colfax alumni luncheon Oct. 4 in Spokane had a total of 54 attending of which 47 were graduates. Guest teacher was Bill Moodey who taught science and a few other subjects from 1950 until 1953. He lives in Spokane in the same complex as Earl Buri. celebrating birthdays were Earl Enos, 77, and Karl Harder, 72. Siblings present were the Morgan sisters, Betty Culbertson, Barbara McAvoy and JoAnne Fleming; Enos brother and sister, Earl and Mary Smith; Olsen sisters Ilene Lacey and Janet Stipe, and Krueger sisters Margarite Hill and Mildred Cocking.... Full story

  • This is a hammer 10/13/11

    Samantha Mazzotta|Oct 13, 2011

    THIS IS A HAMMER A Plumber’s Snake? What’s That? Q: One thing my uncle recommended when I moved into my recently purchased house is something called a plumber’s snake. Just what is that? I presume it’s for getting into pipes or something. — Tammy in Des Moines, Iowa A: You’re right, Tammy, it does have something to do with getting into pipes. Specifically, a plumber’s snake — more professionally known as a hand auger — is a handheld tool used for clearing clogs in drain lines. It consists of a flexible tube with a spring coil on one end, attac...

  • Garfield beautification Winner

    Oct 13, 2011

    Garfield's Planning Commission sponsored the 2011 Garfield beautification contest. The winners were Windy and Tom Tevlin at 108 3rd St., for the replacement of their exterior wall and windows. The goal of the contest was to inspire improvements in appearance to show pride in the community. While many improvements around town were observed, only a few were submitted to the committee before the contest deadline Sept. 20. This year's cash prize will not be awarded because the number of entries was less than the 20 minimum....

  • Pullman Births 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    Hennigar, Brody Andrew, was born Sept. 26, 2011, at nine pounds, one ounce, to Andy and Wes Hennigar of Colfax. Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Susie Hennigar of Colfax. Maternal grandparents are Mundi Stout of Colfax and Joe and Jill Leinweber of Steptoe. Great grandparents are Dick and Pauline Gebjardt, Howard and Sue Leinbweber and Betty Bird Birder, all of Colfax. The baby joins sisters Harley Jo, 5, and Riley 3. Brown, Kaylea Ann, was born Sept. 27, 2011, at seven pounds, five ounces, to Jaren and Jamie Brown of Princeton, Idaho....

  • Fire engine test at Redtail

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Colfax number-one fire engine was used to test the grade of a new driveway which has been built to a potential home site at Redtail Ridge. Fire Chief Ralph Walter reported to the city council Oct. 3 that the engine was able to climb the approach grade which was estimated to be at 10 percent. The owner of one of the Redtail lots located on the back corner of the addition has constructed the driveway with the aim of building a house in the future. Walter said the city became concerned because the grade of the driveway appeared to be more... Full story

  • Roberts, Rumiser split pot

    Oct 13, 2011

    Jeremiah Roberts and Steve Rumiser decided Saturday to split the first-place pot for the Hullabaloo poker tournament in the CETC building. Roberts and Rumiser opted for the split instead of playing off as the last two finalists. The poker tournament drew 15 entrants....

  • Good Old Days 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    8 years ago October 15, 1886 John Mullan, builder of the famous road which bears his name, now residing in Washington City, is visiting the scenes of former exploits and passed through this city Friday last. We acknowledge a pleasant call. Last Sunday afternoon at about 4 o’clock C.M. Cole was shot down in the streets of Palouse by Mark Lennon. The quarrel grew out of some idle talk that occurred the day before in the saloon of the wounded man. Cole first struck Lennon in the mouth with his fist. The latter then drew his revolver and shot Col... Full story

  • Menus 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    Week of Oct. 17-21 At Colfax Schools: Daily items offered at Colfax High School include salad bar, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, vegetarian options, fresh & canned fruit, fresh vegetables, oven fries, yogurt, cottage cheese, bagels and juice. Monday: Burgers w/works Tuesday: Strawhats w/ works, cinnamon rolls Wednesday:Corn dogs, mini nachos Thursday: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes/gravy Friday: Shredded BBQ Chicken/Bun JES Monday: Burgers w/ the works, sweet potato, fries, fruit Tuesday: Strawhats w/ the works,...

  • Hooper News

    Jess McGregor|Oct 13, 2011

    Hooper Duo attends retreat Anna May Tobin and daughter Cathy attended a Women’s Church Retreat at the Gospel View Ranch near Grangeville, Idaho, last Thursday through Sunday....

  • Dusty News 10/13/11

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 13, 2011

    Dusty Art and Colene Sager flew to Yakima Saturday to join approximately 25 other Flying Farmers for a tour of the Cub Crafters Airplane Factory. The man who started the company gave them a two hour tour of the facility. They employ 110 people at the plant and make all of their own parts. Luncheon speakers were Mike and Tami Bryne who told about their retirement activity of ferrying the Cub Crafters airplanes to Alaska. Bryne grew up in Garfield. After lunch, the group toured the McCalister’s Air Museum. David and Phyllis Stueckle took a w...

  • People Extra! 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    St. John 4H, FFA plan chili feed, auction St. John Endicott 4H and FFA will host a chili feed and silent auction to raise funds for the community fair and support fund Oct. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. John Community Building. This event is hosted to replenish exhibit funds lost from the state fair system. The dinner will include chili, cinnamon roll, salad and a drink for $6. Donations are welcome. Contact Karen Mills for further information. Smithsonian Exhibit needs volunteer hosts The Smithsonian Journey Stories Exhibit will be in St....

  • My Favorite Recipe 10/13/11

    Sheri Sanders|Oct 13, 2011

    My Favorite Recipe Norma Becker dedicated 20 years of her to life serving the City of Colfax, her home since 1952, and is looking forward to what comes next. After serving for 20 years as the mayor of Colfax, Norma hopes she will now have time to finish her craft and sewing projects. Norma said she has no interest in traveling. She said she is a home-body and loves to work outside in her yard. “My outside is where I spend most my free time. If I didn’t have to vacuum and dust I wouldn’t spend anytime indoors,” she said. Although she will no...

  • Trivia Test 10/13/11

    Fifi Rodriguez|Oct 13, 2011

    TRIVIA TEST 1. MUSIC: What was the name of the 1987 song and the movie starring Madonna? 2. WEATHER: What are the “sirocco,” “mistral” and “Chinook”? 3. MEASUREMENTS: A triennial event occurs how often? 4. MOVIES: Who was the Oscar-winning director of the “The Silence of the Lambs”? 5. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek prefix “cyto-” mean? 6. COMICS: What famous comics character had a girlfriend named Dale Arden? 7. HISTORY: When did the USS Maine explode in Havana’s harbor, an event that preceded the Spanish-American War? 8. LITERATURE: Henry Dav...

  • Strange But True 10/13/11

    Samantha Weaver|Oct 13, 2011

    STRANGE BUT TRUE • It was 19th-century American humorist Josh Billings who made the following sage observation: “Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness. They’re a different breed of dog.” • Those who study such things say that the immortal bard, William Shakespeare, used a grand total of 17,677 words in his works. (That must have been a tedious calculation.) They also say that fully one-tenth of those words had never been used in writing before. • If you’re like the average American, you eat approximately 10 pounds of chocolate every year. • Y... Full story

  • "Breathe Free' seminar at Farmington

    Oct 13, 2011

    A “Breathe Free” stop smoking seminar, sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will be Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Farmington Community Center. A five session grief recovery seminar will begin Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. with other sessions Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 12 and 20 at the center....

  • Meetings set for JW Trail at Malden, Rosalia, Tekoa

    Oct 13, 2011

    State Parks is in the process of developing a plan for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, formally the Milwaukee Road Railroad corridor, and will conduct public meetings in Malden, Rosalia and Tekoa to discuss proposed plans. Malden will host the first public meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Malden Town Hall. Another public meeting will be in Rosalia Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Rosalia Community Center and the third meeting will in Tekoa Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at Tekoa City Hall. Bill Fraser, State Park’s Regional Park Plann...

  • On The Record 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    MARRIAGE LICENSES Erik G. Sterbentz, 22, and Alexis J. Long, 22, both Moscow, Oct. 10. Christopher S. Ensley, 25, and Jenna A. Kruse, 20, both Colfax, Oct. 10. Levi D. Dennis, 27, and Stephanie H. Zuger, 22, both St. John, Oct. 10. Jeffrey L. Werther, Sr., 56, and Susan M. Farmer, 56, both Colfax, Oct. 7. COLFAX BUILDING PERMITS Bill Hochstetter, 621 Southview, install hot water heater, $2,147, Oct. 10. REAL ESTATE SALES Richard A. Fuller to Cecil R. and Lynn A. Green, house on NW Darrow St., Pullman, $41,000, April 22. Varyl W, Bingeman,... Full story

  • W. Bruce Cameron 10/13/11

    Oct 13, 2011

    My Afternoon Nap W. Bruce Cameron I believe that every living creature has a purpose, a reason for being, and that mine is to take a nap. I am descended from warrior-class nappers. My father, for example, has basically been napping since he retired in 1993. He wakes up for lunch and to complain that he has lost the TV remote, then falls asleep in his chair. (We’re pretty sure if he stood up he’d find the remote because he’s sitting on it.) So I know when a nap is coming: I can sense it the way animals can sense an impending earthquake or teena... Full story

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