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April exhibit set at Dahmen From April 6 through 27 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, an exhibit titled “Here Comes the Sun” may be seen. It is a spring reflection of art and music. Artists who will be represented include Spencer Rocke...



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Whitman County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in their Chambers, Whitman County Courthouse, Colfax, Washington. The purpose of the hearing is to review community...


Pastor's Corner

Dr. Dan Siegel introduced the “word” MWe in his recent book, Brainstorm. “MWe” denotes personal growth from “only Me” to include “also We.” MWe begins with the point that each of us has an indivisible and deeply personal life. Most...

 By Garth Meyer    People    March 26, 2014

Annual speech, spelling and math contest held at Oakesdale

Whitman County’s annual Speech, Spelling and Math Contest took place at Oakesdale School March 19 with more than 200 kids participating from grades fifth to eighth. Each grade school/junior high...



For full obituaries, see the Weekly Pages section for 3/27/2014. Bernice Pauline Hilty James Wigen Emerson Patricia Mae Zuger Rose C. Anderson A memorial service for Rose C. Anderson, 91, will be Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Garfield...


Good old days

125 years ago The Commoner March 22, 1889 It is estimated that Washington territory has 6,000,000 acres of land peculiarly adapted to raising wheat and which will produce from 30 to 40 bushels per acre every season. Oregon also has millions of such...

 By Anne Lowe    People    March 26, 2014

Soup, bread night

Endicott Community Bible Church last Wednesday hosted Bread and Supper night at Trinity Lutheran Church. Five or six varities of soups and various breads and cookies were served to about 70 people. Spring flowers are blooming, yards are beginning to...


Hospitl highlights

Doctors’ Day, a day that we pay tribute to physicians, will be March 30. On behalf of the Whitman Hospital and Medical Center staff, I would like to express appreciation of our physicians and their continuing commitment to excellent care in the... Full story


County library calendar

Thursday, March 27 Colfax, LaCrosse and Tekoa – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Visit the online calendar for times. Albion – 4 p.m. – After School Craft – Kids are invited to a fun after... Full story


District Pinewood Derby winners

-photo by Ken Segota The annual Cub Scout district Pinewood Derby race sponsored by the Chief Kamiakin District was Saturday at the Pullman Christian School. More than 30 cub scouts from 15 local cub... Full story


June vows will be in Pomeroy

Keisha Vorderbrueggen of Pomeroy, daughter of Mike and Sherry Vorderbrueggen, Endicott, will wed Nate Gilbert, son of Greg and Sandy Gilbert, Pomeroy, June 21 in Pomeroy. The bride-elect graduated...


My Favorite Recipes

Donna and Steve Holberg have been deeply involved with Hill-Ray Plaza for a number of years, and today provide the catering, with Steve also serving on the Hill-Ray board. Linda Greenhaugh is the...


FCCLA to compete at state

Colfax FCCLA members will attend the state meeting in Wenatchee during the week of March 24. Nine members have qualified to compete in FCCLA STAR Events. Members of the parliamentary procedure team... Full story


Many attend Bolz rite

Dusty Local residents and many Krom family members attended the services for Margaret Krom Bolz at the Country Bible Church Saturday. Also attending were Martha Hibbard and Esther Gentry from Spokane. Margaret and Martha graduated from LaCrosse High...

 By Angel Colyar    People    March 26, 2014

Donna Loomis will retire at SJ tele

St. John St. John Telephone is saying goodbye to Donna Loomis who is retiring after 35 years. Her last day will be March 31. Donna, who is also owner of Moments Spa in St. John, plans to spend more time doing classes at the spa. Right now the spa... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    March 26, 2014

New Rosalia royalty

Rosalia Rayna Charles, right, was named Miss Rosalia for 2014 in the royalty competition. Kadine Coffey, left, was named first princess, and Rachel Evans, center, was named second princess. Rayna... Full story


On the record

Real estate sales Fannie Mae also known as Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas, to Matthew Scott Jeffries and Christopher James Dickey, Pullman, house on NW Fisk Street in Pullman, $112,000, March 12. Charles M. and Linda K. Wren,...


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. I was a very young boy when I realized that my life’s purpose — the reason I’d been put on this earth — was to torment my sister Amy. Amy basically had only two...



Unconscionable I can’t believe that the board and administration of the Oakesdale School District is continuing their asinine idea of bulldozing through the bond for $7.1 million dollars to rebuild and remodel the school. There are approximately... Full story


Don Brunell

During the Winter Olympics, viewers around the world marveled at the pristine snow-capped mountains surrounding Sochi, Russia’s Black Sea resort city. One American camera crew even took a ride on the Siberian railroad filming the picturesque... Full story


Rich Lowry

It turns out that SAT words were too abstruse. The College Board is updating its iconic test yet again in ways that are indistinguishable from dumbing it down. The old vocabulary words are out, the math is easier, guessing is no longer punished in...


Bulletin Column

A pickup truck slammed into Colfax Computer Services early Saturday morning. The driver allegedly had been drinking. Nearly every conversation about the wreck included something like “I’m glad nobody was hurt.” Drunk driving carries a heavy... Full story


L.W.K.S.J.E. track returns to action

Track season is back for the L.W.K.S.J.E. team, which stands for Lacrosse-Washtucna-Kahlotus-St. John-Endicott. Returning coach Andrea Miller has a turnout of 26 kids, including a few who place at state last year. LaCrosse senior Darcy Stamper is the...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 26, 2014

Colton High baseball picks up for 2014 season

Practice began and attendance was full with three players. That’s how the Colton High School 2014 baseball season began, as the rest of the team was in the midst of a quest to win the state 1B...


No-hitters launch Bulldogs baseball

Patrick Jacobs and Garret Burke each served up no-hitters Saturday to launch the Colfax baseball season in the Asotin jamboree. Jacobs opened the season with a 13-0 shutout over Colton in five innings. The Colfax senior struck out 11 Wildcats and... Full story


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