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TOWN OF LACROSSE ORDINANCE NO. 372 2013-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LACROSSE, WASHINGTON, new, reclassifying and renumbering town funds for state reporting and managerial accounting purposes. PASSED by the Town Council this 10th day of October,... Full story


Pastor's Corner

A Dark Valley I grew up fishing streams in the North Cascades. There is something about having grown up doing a particular activity that magnifies self-confidence. On one occasion it was over-confidence. It’s happened more than just this once, but...


Stress management talk

Justin D. Henderson, staff psychological resident and outreach coordinator for WSU counseling and testing services, will speak on stress management Nov. 7 at noon in Pullman Regional Hospital’s conference rooms C/D. His talk is free and open to...



At Colfax Schools: Monday: Bulldog burger on whole grain bun, works, fries, BBQ beans, fruit Tuesday: Deli sandwich, cream of chicken & rice soup, sunshine bar, fruit Wednesday: Philly cheese pocket, green salad, fruit, orange jell-o Thursday: Hot do... Full story



Hog Heaven band to play at Dahmen The Hog Heaven Big Band, a 16-piece swing band, will play tunes from the Great American Songbook at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. This will be the last performance for the...


Plans underway for Palouse Cares

Colfax branch of the Palouse Cares food drive has a goal of 2,500 pounds of food and $2,500 for its portion of the drive this year. They hope at least 50 people in Colfax will participate in the drive and seek items for the silent auction. Planning...


County library calendar

Thursday, Oct. 24 Tekoa – 2 to 5 p.m. – SHIBA Open House – Joyce Leonard will be available to answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid. Albion – 4 p.m. – After School Program – Kids are invited to a fun after school craft project. Fri...


Colfax class of 1958

Colfax class of 1958 gathered Sept. 13-14 at Templin’s Red Lion Resort in Post Falls for their 55-year reunion. From left in front are Keith Kammerzell, Toledo; Robert Bumgarner, Genesee, Idaho;...


Danielson leads clinic

Hooper Keith and Carla Danielson traveled to Lynden Oct. 4-7 where Keith conducted three clinics on his Hooper Crossing stallion, Spatz Harland, at the Lynden Horse Expo. Keith also competed in the Extreme Cowboy race at the Expo.... Full story


My favorite recipes

Liz Kammerzell Carter had a great time at her tenth Colfax High School reunion and is happy to be back after being away most of those years. She spent about nine years in Colorado, between school and...

 By Anne Lowe    People    October 23, 2013

Duo from Elberton performs at dinner

Endicott John Elwood and Sally Burkhart of Elberton entertained at Trinity Lutheran and Community Bible Churches’ Soup and Bread Supper Oct. 16. The crowd enjoyed the music of their stringed instruments and songs of long ago. A lot of the older...


Dusty folks visit Canada

Dusty Jon and Li Ochs recently spent a weekend in Victoria, B.C., where they visited their daughter, Allisha, and her three year old son Cole. While there, Li ran the 8 K leg of the Victoria Marathon and came in fourth in her age group, less than a... Full story


On the record

Real estate sales Home Boys Inc., Spokane, to Gabriel A. Garcia, Albion, lot on N. E Street in Albion, $35,000, Oct. 15. Sharon E. Morton, Colfax, to Farmington Store LLC, Farmington, house on N. West Street in Colfax, $72,500, Oct. 15. Copper Basin...


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. As frequent readers of this column know, I am a natural athlete who enjoys participating in a wide variety of sports, as long as I don’t have to be there in person. This is esp...


Sculptures now greet visitors

Metal sculptures on Highway 195 tell motorists of Uniontown’s past as an agricultural community and its present as an art place. On the north, in the field between Dahmen Barn and the highway, a... Full story



Do the research I would like to urge all voters to do their research on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in our food supply. The multi-national corporations that are throwing millions of dollars into a campaign against I-522 hope that we...


Rich Lowry

Nancy Pelosi infamously said that we had to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it. The then-House speaker erroneously assumed, evidently, that people would be able to get onto the government-run exchanges created by the law. So far the law’s... Full story


Don Brunell

In 1992, a single male sockeye salmon managed to swim 900 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River to Redfish Lake in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, the end of his migratory journey. Biologists dubbed the sole survivor, “Lonesome Larry.” By...


Gordon Forgey

Here we go again. The two parties in the two houses of Congress recently came to an agreement to reopen government and to tackle the debt limit ceiling. The agreement gives the country a respite for a few months. It didn’t really solve anything. It...


Spartan girls win in five

Rosalia and LaCrosse/Wshtucna battled for five games Tuesday in an SE match at Rosalia. The Spartans took the win with a 15-13 score in the fifth game decider. McKenzie Reddish hit 15 kills for the Spartans and had 24 digs. Maggie Hereford had 11... Full story


Bulletin Column

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. ST. IGNATIUS WELL OPEN Colfax City Council...


Eagles, Tigercats slated to collide after defeats

After a 62-12 loss to Gar-Pal last week in a turning point game in the Southeast 1B league, the St. John–Endicott Eagles aimed to re-group at Sunnyside Christian Friday night. Instead they went down 52-0. “It didn’t go the way we wanted,... Full story


Crawdads place third in playoff

Colfax Crawdads finished in third place in the Senior Babe Ruth fall league playoff over the weekend at Rogers High School in Spokane. Top eight finishers in the 15-team league run qualify for the playoffs with the teams matched up in inverse order...


Colton upsets Liberty Christian, 44-32

Colton’s Wildcats erupted for 20-points in the second half Friday night at Pasco to upset Liberty Christian 44-32 and lock the SE Eights league in a three-way tie for first place. The loss broke a two year-run in the league for the Patriots who...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 23, 2013

Knauff, Gar-Pal hold off Pomeroy

Vikings still in playoff hunt With his team down 38-30 to Garfield-Palouse at the break between the third and fourth quarter, Pomeroy coach Sanford Bates instructed his players. "No more running for... Full story


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