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  • American ingenuity will create jobs and growth

    Nov 22, 2012

    All Students Need Solid Grounding in Math, Science In “the good old days,” schools emphasized “reading, writing and arithmetic” taught to the tune of the hickory stick. But today, we seem to have created a two-tiered education philosophy. College-bound students are encouraged to learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But STEM skills are not emphasized for students going directly into the job market, the military or to a trade school. That’s a mistake. Part of the problem started with our parents’ generation. For example, my... Full story

  • Legals - Nov. 22, 2012

    Nov 22, 2012

    TAX JUDGMENT SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to real property tax judgment of the Superior Court of the County of Whitman, in the State of Washington, and an order of sale issued by the court, entered the 14th day of November, in proceedings for foreclosure of tax liens upon real property, as per provisions of law, I shall on the 14th day of December, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in the Commissioners Chambers, located in the Whitman County Courthouse, 400 North Main Street, in the County of Whitman, State of Washington, sell the real...

  • County library calendar

    Nov 22, 2012

    Thursday, Nov. 22 All branches closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Friday, Nov. 23 All branches closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Saturday, Nov. 24 Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday. Monday, Nov. 26 Colton & Garfield – Storytime - Fun stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs and crafts every Thursday. Check the calendar for times and themes. Tuesday, Nov. 27 Malden – 1 to 3 p.m.- Knit Wits – A needle craft group that meets every Tuesday. Comprised of every level from beginner to advanced in...

  • Pullman Births: Nov. 22, 2012

    Nov 22, 2012

    Salamone, Lydia Rae, born Nov. 5 at five pounds, 11 ounces, to Michael Salamone and Katie Cajigas of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Cindy Salamone of Sudbury, Mass. Maternal grandparents are Pat Cajigas and Gerry Cajigas of Riverhead, N.Y. The baby joins sister Rita, 1. Johnson, Sarah Lynn, born Nov. 6 at nine pounds, nine ounces, first child to Chris and Brigette Johnson of Deary, Idaho. Paternal grandparents are Don and Julie Johnson of Deary, Idaho. Maternal grandparents are Hal and Katrina Bottini of Troy, Idaho. Peterson,...

  • Hospital Highlights: Palouse Cares food drive

    Nov 22, 2012

    In Whitman County, 7,976 residents are food insecure. This means one in five people in the county is unsure of where the next meal will come from. In Whitman County it is estimated that more than 29 percent of people are living in poverty. The poverty level for a family of two is less than $14,580 a year and $22,056 for a family of 4. Whitman County food banks receive funds from the WSDA Food Assistance Program and served 4,681 people in need of food last year. These people visited food banks an average of five times through the year to get nut...

  • Many participate to honor veterans at Rosalia program

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 22, 2012

    Rosalia The annual Veterans Day program was at the Rosalia Veterans Park Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Pat Voge, President of the Rosalia Chamber of Commerce welcomed veterans and guests. Collin Pittmann, a student at Rosalia, opened the program by leading all in the Star Spangled Banner and later entertained the crowd with a patriotic medley. Rosaila Boy Scouts raise the flag at the Veterans’ program. The Rev. Mike Cooper of Rosalia gave the invocation and shared memories from his service in Vietnam. M... Full story

  • Hooper residents report on travels

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 22, 2012

    Bill and Della Evans joined their daughter Shann Webley and the extended Webley family and friends for a weekend at the historic Hot Lake Springs Bed and Breakfast in LaGrande, Ore. They relaxed and visited with the family and visited the bronze foundry and museum house on the property. Pat and Howard Morris traveled to Wenatchee Monday to visit daughter Angela Morris, her husband Larry Savage and their granddaughter Emma Savage. Monday evening all attended the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony where Emma played the cello. They stayed overnight and...

  • Character pizza party for students

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 22, 2012

    The students in grades K-6 were treated to a pizza party Friday because all of them had received student of character for two straight months, a record. Student led conferences were last Wednesday for grades K-12. The book fair ran in conjunction with the conferences. The 6-8 graders sold concessions during the junior high boys basketball game against Garfield/Palouse. They will sell them again for the next home game Nov. 29....

  • Special Olympics gold winners

    Nov 22, 2012

    Mike Stine and Norma Gibson competed in the Special Olympic bowling tournament in Spokane Sunday, Nov. 11, at Lilac Lanes. They are members of the Whitman County Cougars team, based in Pullman. Mike and Norma both earned gold medals in the tournament. Mike bowled a 113 for both of his games. Norma bowled a 112 and an 82. Di and Larry Brink, Dusty, were there to root for her brother, Mike, and Norma. Also there for support was Marie Ping of LaCrosse, who was also watching her grandson, Garrett, compete, and Norma’s friend Raylynn Lund of R... Full story

  • Yakima birthday fete

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 22, 2012

    Harmon and Jan Smith have returned from a stay in Yakima where they celebrated grandson Micah’s fifth birthday with family and friends. Cake and homemade ice cream were served to the guests at a bowling party. Jan enjoyed visiting with LaCrosse grad Debbie Camp McCown. Debbie’s granddaughters are friends of Micah. Brian and Angela Broeckel provided transportation service for her parents, Guenter and Brigitte Scherwinski of Mountain Home, Idaho, last week. Wednesday, she picked them up at the Spokane Airport and drove them back to the Bro...

  • Etcetera: Nov. 22, 2012

    Nov 22, 2012

    Barn calendar 2013 on stands The new 2013 edition of Barns of Whitman County calendars are now on sale with all proceeds benefiting Friends of Whitman County Library. Photographs by Steve Van Vleet depict 11 of the barns. Also, WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections and the Whitman County Rural Heritage contributed a number of historic images to the calendar. The calendar has been a hit for gift giving and local barn enthusiasts who like to visit the featured barns. Calendars are available in Colfax at Rosauers, Ace Hardware, C... Full story

  • My Favorite Recipes - Meet Amy Day Warwick, Colfax

    Linda Marler|Nov 22, 2012

    If you’ve seen the familiar sign hanging inside the Fonk’s building in Colfax, Amy Warwick has already captured your attention. Keeping the Colfax heritage of the Fonk’s name alive is a goal of the Warwick family, along with serving coffee, lunches and snacks. Amy learned to cook from her mother, while her Grandmother Olson taught her to bake. Grandma baked pies for the Top Notch and Tick Klock Drug. When a friend wanted cupcakes for her wedding, Amy offered to make some samples and was chosen to bake the cupcakes. Word spread, and Amy was soon... Full story

  • 'Sound of Music' ends six show run

    Nov 22, 2012

    The cast of “Sound of Music” wrapped up a six-performance run Wednesday at Colfax High School. Approximately 40 students were in the alternating casts, and a host of volunteers assisted Director Cary Cammack to produce the show. At top left, “The Lonely Goatherd” is performed by the von Trapp children portrayed Monday by Kierstyn York at Marta, Kylie Kackman as Brigitta, Sam Woodhouse as Friederich, Kiah Miller as Louisa, Ali Shirley as Liesl and Collin Pittmann as Kurt. Above: Jackson Elfers as Capt. von Trapp hands over his navy deck whistle...

  • Camp pleads guilty to child porn charge

    Nov 22, 2012

    Daniel Lee Camp of LaCrosse pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography in federal court in Spokane last Thursday, Nov. 15, in Spokane. The United States Attorney’s Office for Eastern Washington reported the plea Friday in a news release. Camp was charged with distributing and possessing child porn after FBI agents raided his home in LaCrosse a year ago. They allegedly found illicit material on his computer. He was indicted by a grand jury on the child pornography charges in May. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Ma... Full story

  • Residents ask county to keep Seltice cutoff

    Joe Smillie|Nov 22, 2012

    Several residents from around Seltice voiced their objections to a Whitman County proposal to abandon the 450-foot Seltice Road, saying it is a regularly-used bypass for traffic in the neighborhood. “I was really kind of insulted by you calling it useless. I use it every day,” said David Gumm. County commissioners conducted a hearing on abandoning the short road during their regular meeting Monday morning. Seltice Road provides a cut-off between the Warner Road and the Tekoa-Farmington Road. The short cutoff road also includes a concrete bri...

  • County asked to consider smaller lots in P-M corridor

    Joe Smillie|Nov 22, 2012

    Whitman County commissioners have been asked to consider reducing the minimum size of commercial lots in the Pullman-Moscow Corridor. Planner Alan Thomson Monday told commissioners he had been asked by a potential developer if county zoning laws could be changed to allow for developments under the current three-acre minimum size. Thomson said a realtor will soon come to commissioners to ask for the change to minimum lot size to accommodate a potential developer who would like to site four businesses in the corridor zone. Realtor Shelly Bennett...

  • Scout project charts C&CF

    Nov 22, 2012

    Austin Neu of Colfax Scout Troop 595 presented his Eagle Scout project, a reader board to show the progress of the Colfax and Community Fund Drive, to the C & C board Nov. 14 at the Sterling Saving Bank. The board is constructed to show the progress of the drive which is now underway. The board shows donations to date have totaled 45 percent of the $25,000 drive goal. Neu, a seventh grader, is shown here with Gail Webster, chair of the board.... Full story

  • Bulletin column-Nov. 22, 2012

    Nov 22, 2012

    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. **************** COLFAX TOPS SIDEWALK LIST An application for funding for a sidewalk project along N. Clay Street and up lower Park Street has been approved by the Transportation Improvement Board. The Colfax project was rated first among nine projects that are in line for funding on the east side of the state. City Administrator Carl Thompson a...

  • W. Bruce Cameron-Nov. 22, 2012

    Nov 22, 2012

    You’ll Never Guess Who My Mother Saw W. Bruce Cameron Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2007. I recently had a conversation with my mother (no relation). OK, I suppose I’m technically incorrect — about the “no relation” part, not that I had a conversation. But by the time I’d finished talking to her, I was pretty convinced my mother was switched at birth. “You’ll never guess who I saw in person the other day,” she gushed on the telephone. “Who?” I asked politely. “Guess.” This gave me pause. Didn’t she already s... Full story

  • Seven seniors top Colton roll

    Nov 22, 2012

    Seven Colton High School seniors topped the first quarter honor roll with straight As. They are Jordana Dahmen, Kaaden Dahmen, Kaitlin Druffel, Payton Meyer, Samra Meyer, Ryder Rubenthaler and Paige Vincent. Also earning all-A grades were Jenna Moser and Heather Young, juniors; Savannah Chadwick, sophomore; Zoe Moser and Josh Kriehn, freshmen. Earning high honors with grade averages of 3.4 or higher were Zachary Devorak, Joe Faerber, Logan Hudson, Justin Meyer, Nick Robertson and RayLynn Smith, seniors; Hannah Kramer, Taylor Graham, Jacob... Full story

  • Obituary-Catherine L. Crowe

    Nov 22, 2012

    The funeral service for Catherine L. Crowe, 92, long-time resident of Oakesdale, was Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Oakesdale Community Presbyterian Church. Burial followed at the Oakesdale Cemetery. Mrs. Crowe died last Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Born Feb. 12, 1920, at Elberton to Leo J. and Mary L. Hubner, she later moved with her family to a farm near Oakesdale where she attended grade school in a one-room rural schoolhouse near their farm and later attended Oakesdale High School where she graduated with the class of 1938. After...

  • Obituary-B. Dale Stover

    Nov 22, 2012

    A memorial service for B. Dale Stover, 90, life-time resident of St. John, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the St. John Christian Church. A graveside service will precede the memorial service at 10 a.m. at the St. John Cemetery. Mr. Stover died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Richland. Born Dec. 21, 1921, in St. John to James and Ada Bageant Stover, he graduated from St. John High School and worked as a mechanic for McConnell’s Hardware. He married Barbara Pratt June 9, 1945. Dale worked as a farm hand for Gene Webb for a while, and after t...

  • Wagner rite Saturday

    Nov 22, 2012

    A graveside service for Dr. Steven J. Wagner, 68, Oak Hills, Calif., will be Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Silver Creek Cemetery on the Garfield-Farmington Road. Dr. Wagner, a veterinarian in Oak Hills, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The son of Palmer and Lucille Wagner, he was a member of the 1962 class at Garfield High School. He received his degree in veterinary medicine at Washington State University and practiced in southern California for most of his career. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two children, Dr. Jarrad... Full story

  • Finalists for Mr. Rosalia

    Nov 22, 2012

    Winners of the Mr. RHS competition Saturday at Rosalia High School, from the left, were Gage Merritt, first; Josh Roe, second, and Ty Mundt, third. Theme for the competition was “Footloose.” Also in the competition, which benefits the school’s ASB fund, were Steven Maley, Lucas Engel and Anthony Riley. This was the fourth year of competition. Merritt takes over the Mr. Rosalia title from Payton Boxleitner....

  • Repps mark 65th anniversary

    Nov 22, 2012

    Jim and Gloria Repp of Colfax celebrated their 65th anniversary Sept. 12, 2012. They were married Sept. 12 1947, at Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax. They have two children, Sheila (Bob) Clark of Pullman and Jim (Debbie) Repp of Spokane Valley; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Their children hosted a family celebration and dinner at the Clark home in Pullman.... Full story

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