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Legals Nov. 17

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATES OF JOSEPH W. STANEK and, FRANCES J. STANEK, Deceased. No. 16 4 00128 38 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed...


Etcetera Nov. 17

Grange will serve benefit breakfast Members of the Whelan-Ewartsville Grange will serve a benefit pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the Whelan Grange on Highway 27 just north of Pullman from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Admission price will be $8. A soup...


Powell kids celebrate Veterans Day

Ima Powell, Aubrey Powell and Clint Powell, from the left, have worked hard to earn money this year. They funded their own garden and purchased runt wiener pigs. They have been raising and selling...


St. John Crazy 8's finale at library

Kids and librarians in St. John were feeling especially crazy before the library's Crazy 8's program Monday. The eight-week program, which concluded Nov. 14, is designed to help students in the first...


Children’s theatre has rehearsals set for Tekoa

Missoula Children's Theatre, a non-profit organization based in Montana which travels to several NW communities to allow local children to develop skills in the theatre arts, began rehearsals Nov. 14 after school in Tekoa to prepare for a...


Many attend Dusty 90-year church anniversary Sunday

Dusty Sunday, Nov. 13, the Country Bible Church celebrated the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the church building. The church started out as St. John's German Congregational Church. The church was built in 1926 after out-growing family homes a... Full story


Ten earn all-As at Oakesdale

Ten students topped the honor roll for the first term at Oakesdale with all-A grades for listing on the superintendent's roll. They included Madison Belland, Tyler Bober, Marilla Hockett and LouEllen Reed in the middle school, and Meaghan Belland,... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    November 16, 2016

Grandparents, vets get school recognition

Endicott Endicott school's Grandparents Day and Veterans Day programs were Nov. 10. In the morning, the school paired up students with their grandparents and surrogate grandparents. Classes were adjourned and they all enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria....

 By Mike Day    People    November 16, 2016

Rosalia rite honors vets

Rosalia Rosalia Chamber of Commerce President Pat Voge Friday opened the annual Veterans Day ceremony with a welcome at the Rosalia Veterans Park. She thanked those making the event possible including Ken and Veva Hames and Bill and Alice Hofmann....


My Favorite Recipes: Meet Nancy Ross, Diamond

Mike and Nancy Ross of Diamond with Nancy’s sons Justin, left, and Charles Hoskins. After years away living in Portland and Spokane, moving to Whitman County was coming full circle for Nancy Ross. ...


Gar/Pal school program honors local veterans

Keynote speaker William O. Barefield, a retired 26-year Army chaplain, addresses the crowd at the assembly. World War II veteran Don Schmick, 94, of Colfax is honored in a special presentation at the... Full story


Dinner set for Judge Frazier

The Whitman County Bar Association has set details for a retirement party for Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier, who will retire at the end of the year. Jenna Brozick, an attorney in Pullman and vice president of the bar association,...


Community Current issues final edition at St. John

After 22 years of publishing, the final issue of the St. John Community Current was published by Becky Dickerson last week. Dickerson began the publication after she moved to St. John with her husband Todd Dickerson. She had graduated in journalism a...


Barn calendars for 2017 feature photos from locals

The Barns of Whitman County 2017 calendars are now on sale and feature photos from area residents. The calendars are available for $8 at any branch of Whitman County Library, Tick Klock Drug and Rosauer's in Colfax and the Pullman Chamber of... Full story


Garfield restrooms still open

The Garfield public restrooms in the park remain open beyond their normal Oct. 1 closing date. “It's been so extremely nice,” said Garfield Mayor Ray McCown. “We still have flowers blooming that would normally be frozen. It's really... Full story


Palouse Conservation District partnership: Fund increase will expand project list

The Washington state legislature and Washington State Conservation Commission recently upped funding for the Palouse Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The program seeks farmers, producers and landowners to voluntarily... Full story


Film to be shot on the Palouse

A Los Angeles film production is underway on the Palouse. The team which produced “The Mooring” – a feature released by Lionsgate to DVD in 2012 – will be at locations in Garfield, Moscow and elsewhere over the next two months. Billed as a... Full story


Scouts collect food for pantry

Boy Scouts in both Colfax troops collected 1,865 pounds of food around town Saturday for the Colfax Food Pantry. Carson Cloaninger, left, and Austin Gunnel, right, are in front next to the scale. In...


Pegram returned to jail

Scott Pegram, 61, Colfax, was booked into jail Nov. 9 on a probable charge of trespassing. Pegram was arrested after he was reported to be at Paul’s Place on S. Mill Street. Pegram has been banned from Paul’s Place by the court as part of a...


Fairview storm drain project

A Colfax city crew started work last Thursday on clearing a street drain which was described as a potential hazard for motorists at the top of the Fairview Street hill. The drain is located at the corner of Fairview and Hillcrest streets. The... Full story


LaCrosse school plans robotics day

The LaCrosse School District is planning its annual robotics day for Saturday, Dec. 3. The WSU Robotics Club, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Garfield/Palouse High School Robotics Club will be on hand with the LaCrosse Robotics Club for the...


On the Record Nov. 17

MARRIAGE LICENSES Gail Wayne Parsons, 67, and Heather Anne McIntee, 51, both Oakesdale, Nov. 9. REAL ESTATE SALES Kristi Evans, Gilbert, Ariz., to Eric and Kendra Trump, house on S. Jennings Street, St. John, $50,000, Sept. 30. Kim Anderson,...


Frank Watson: The People Have Chosen

As the election approached, my anxiety level was as high as it has ever been. I wondered where our country was going and if it would withstand a presidency of either candidate. As I watched the results pour in on CBS news, I was somehow comforted tha...


Letters Nov. 17

Economic assets Once again, the value of the Snake River system is going to be reviewed, but this time with a twist. In May, Judge Simon, in his ruling related to the Snake River Biological Opinion, has now brought the entire river system, including...


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