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Legals Oct. 27

NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Whitman...

 

Good Old Days Oct. 27

125 years ago The Commoner Oct. 16, 1891 State Auditor Reed has declined to issue a warrant upon a voucher of the state university building commission for $1,000 for the services of the architect. The refusal of Mr. Reed is based upon the ground...

 

Savvy Senior: Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you recommend to help us get a grip on this? Concerned Wife Dear Concerned, Many seniors worry about memory lapses as...

 

Obituaries Oct. 27

Hughes death notice Cynthia M. Hughes, 79, long-time Uniontown resident, died Oct. 19, 2016, at the Parr Drive Adult Family Home in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is making the funeral service arrangements. For paid obituaries, see Weekly...

 

Etcetera Oct. 27

St. John Museum to honor veterans St. John Heritage Museum will be open Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of all veterans. The library has added new additions to the veterans' wall. Residents are also invited to help honor veterans...

 

Medicare supplement assistance set at branch libraries

Open enrollment for health insurance and Medicare supplement is through Dec. 7. Whitman County Library is partnering again this year with Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors to offer free, unbiased, confidential help in making this...

 

LaCrosse wheat weaving class a hit

Sue Morse of Edwall visited local residents in LaCrosse for a Wheat Weaving class at The Gathering Place. Local residents learned the basics of rope braiding and knotting, including how to clean and... Full story

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    October 26, 2016

Halloween plans set at Endicott

Endicott Endicott Parent Teacher Organization will have a carnival at the school Oct. 29 with games and food. There will be a costume fun run at 4 p.m., chili and hot dog dinner at 4:30, then the carnival and games from 5 to 7 p.m. The Endicott...

 

Halloween Cougar fans

Preston and Sandra Ritter have gone with a "Die hard Coug fans" theme for their annual Halloween display at 1232 Warner Road in Oakesdale. In the scene, a rather bony cheerleader works the crowd...

 

Menus Oct. 27

AT OAKESDALE SCHOOL: Monday: Nachos, salad bar, cinnamon bread sticks, assorted veggies, apples, milk. Tuesday: Chicken dippers, salad bar, WG roll, assorted veggies, oranges, milk. Wednesday: Hamburger gravy over whipped potatoes, salad bar,...

 

Library Calendar Oct. 27

Thursday, Oct. 27 Colfax – 6 p.m. – Everybody Reads Book Club. This years’ book is Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks. Sarah will be leading this great discussion about a fantastic read. Friday, Oct. 28 Palouse – 4 p.m. – Holiday Fun craft...

 
 By Mike Day    People    October 26, 2016

Rosalia book fair set

Rosalia Rosalia PTO will sponsor a book fair at the Rosalia school. The book fair dates and times are listed below. Oct. 31: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m.... Full story

 

Giant get well card for Mike Day

Rosalia High School students visited Mike Day Oct. 14 at his residence in Rosalia and presented him with this giant get well card. Day, who serves as a volunteer for sports programs at Rosalia, is... Full story

 

Colfax grads attend luncheon

Colfax graduates attended the fall luncheon in Spokane Oct. 11. The next luncheon will be Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Front row: Carl Ray (1953), Lillie Cooley Conrad, Sandra Hubbard Conti (1956), Al...

 

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Collin Pittmann, Rosalia

Collin Pittmann of Rosalia. Fans of Colfax High School musicals have been acquainted with Collin Pittmann for several years. Since Rosalia High School does not offer the opportunity, Collin has been i... Full story

 

Homestead volunteers assemble 12,500 packets

Dusty On Friday, Oct. 21, Homestead Ministries had its fall soup event at the Logos School in Moscow with 450 students filling soup packets for the needy in the area. The students put together 12,500 soup packages to make more than 72,000 meals.... Full story

 

LaCrosse FFA team mans WA booth at nationals

Lacrosse The FFA National Convention was last week in Indianapolis, Ind. FFA members who attended were Nicole Harder, Britte Harder, Abby McGregor, Alynn Harder, Autumn Meyers, Trey Fleming, TJ Harder and Lauren Stubbs. Weston Miller placed third in...

 

St. John '66 grads attend 50-year reunion

St. John High School class of 1966 celebrated its 50-year reunion Oct. 2 in the Fitzgerald Banquet Room at Northern Quest Hotel & Casino. In front, left to right, are Jim Kile, St. John, and Gary...

 

Reunion of past casts set during CHS musical

As Colfax vocal music director, Cary Cammack is preparing students for the 25th musical at Colfax High School under his direction, and a brief history of the local tradition is being compiled and two receptions for all Colfax past musical casts plann...

 

FSA announces reporting dates

The Whitman County Farm Service Agency this week announced acreage reporting dates for the current crop year. Executive Director Patrick Lewis said it is important to file accurate and timely reports. “In order to comply with FSA program...

 

New LED lights installed in Colfax

David Fowler, Avista local representative for Colfax, replaces a high-pressure sodium streetlight with a new LED light on Spring Street Monday. Fowler has been switching out the bulbs since the...

 
 By Kara McMurray    News    October 26, 2016

Passport to Colfax returning to chamber businesses next month

Passports are returning to Colfax. Local businesses will have Passports to Colfax starting Nov. 1. The passports will be at businesses which are members of the chamber. “You can purchase items in Colfax, get stamps, fill it up and turn it in,...

 
 By Kara McMurray    News    October 26, 2016

First Thursday: Event said doing well, more plans for next year

With five First Thursdays now in the books, Colfax's Unified Executive Director Valoree Gregory said the event is doing well. “We think it's going good,” she said. “It brings people downtown.” Gregory said people have reported enjoying the ve...

 

On the Record Oct. 27

MARRIAGE LICENSES Dustin Sonny James VanOrman, 27, and Wang Hong, 23, both Liberty Lake, Oct. 19. Markous Allen Kelp, 24, Moscow, and Nicole Catherine Clark, 23, Pullman, Oct. 20. REAL ESTATE SALES Hayden Homes, LLC, Redmond, Ore., to Clark and Miche...

 

Don C. Brunell: Take a Page from Gerald Ford’s Playbook

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized. Hopefully,...

 

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