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  • Legals: Nov. 24, 2016

    Nov 23, 2016

    NOTICE OF A DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) AND A CONDITIONAL USE HEARING Whitman County Planning issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Robert Glorfield proposes to operate a shooting range on a 55 acre parcel located at 9992 Rock Lake Road, 1 mile south of the intersection between Rock Lake Road and Miller Road, on the west side of the road, in the south ½ of Section 11, Township 19 N, Range 40 E, W.M., Whitman County, Washington....

  • Film set work at Garfield

    Nov 23, 2016

    Daniel Vasquez, a member of the art department on the production crew for “The Last Champion,” a movie filming on the Palouse this winter, works in the former Smokin' Papa's restaurant in Garfield. Vasquez and crew will install beams and pillars, modifying the space for shooting. The film is an independent production co-written and directed by Glenn Withrow, a longtime actor (“The Outsiders,” “Beverly Hills Cop II”).... Full story

  • Jingle Bell fun run to start Pullman fest

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|Nov 23, 2016

    The YMCA of the Palouse will present the sixth annual Jingle Bell Fun Run in Pullman Dec. 3. Registration is at 3:15 p.m., the race starts at 4 p.m. The holiday-themed run is the official kickoff to Pullman's Holiday Fest, an annual shop local campaign which marks its start with promotions, entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. The run is open to children 12 and younger, and cost to participate is $10 per child. Adults are allowed to accompany the youngsters at no cost. The race will start behind the YMCA office at 105 SE Spring Street,...

  • Good Old Days: Nov. 24, 2016

    Nov 23, 2016

    Early Colfax Post Office Constructed in 1902 to house unknown businesses, this building became known as the Post Office Building after the United States Post Office began leasing one of the store spaces in 1913. The Post Office leased the building until 1933, when the current Post Office was constructed on Main Street. At the time of this picture, the building also housed the Interior Warehouse Company. At one time (after the Post Office relocated), the building housed a Safeway grocery store....

  • Selbu auction helps support church missions

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 23, 2016

    Dusty Sunday, Selbu Lutheran Church conducted its annual Bazaar Mission auction. Auctioneers were Kirk Wigen and Leonard Aune. The fundraiser for church-supported missions raised more than $3,200. Thursday, Nov. 10, several Dusty residents watched the Donkey Basketball games in the LaCrosse gym. One game featured the teachers versus the seniors and other students, and the other game was residents versus students from both LaCrosse and Washtucna. Saturday, Larry and Di Brink drove to Coeur d’Alene for a late lunch. Meeting them was Camille P...

  • Empowering, Inc. hosts gift drive

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|Nov 23, 2016

    Empowering, Inc., will again conduct a holiday gift drive to benefit foster children. The Spokane-based firm will host its eighth annual drive in rural communities to benefit children in those communities. The company is asking for board games and arts and crafts items to donate to foster children in Whitman and Asotin counties. “We believe in supporting the right of children to learn through play and rich experiential games and activities,” said Tonya Miles, program coordinator with Empowering, Inc. According to Miles, Empowering, Inc., pro...

  • Etcetera: Nov. 24, 2016

    Nov 23, 2016

    Erin Wise returns to Tekoa Tekoa High graduate Erin Wise will come back to Tekoa for a vocal performance Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Tekoa Empire Theatre. The concert will be titled "The Next Chapter: a Season of Hope" to celebrate the holidays and the new year. Wise has resided in Seattle for the past eight years and is a performance advisor for Illuminate Learning in Seattle. The daughter of Randy and Darlene Wise of Tekoa, she graduated with a music education degree from Eastern Washington University in 2005 and studied for performance...

  • Savvy Senior: How to Find and Hire a Good Handyman or Contractor

    Nov 23, 2016

    Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find a good handyman or tradesman to do some work around the house? I’ve have had some bad luck lately with unprofessional workers who do shoddy work and charge too much. Frustrated Senior Dear Frustrated, Hiring a good home repair handyman can be a bit of a crapshoot. How do you find someone who will return your calls, show up on time, do the job right and finish it, all at a fair price? Here are some tips that can help. Who to Call While it may seem obvious, whom you call on for help will depend on...

  • 11 local vendors at Endicott sale

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 23, 2016

    Endicott Shop Locally for the Holidays was at the Endicott Food Center Saturday, Nov. 19, hosted by Jenny Meyer and her work crew. Eleven vendors set up with their wares and sold to shoppers from 1 to 4 p.m. The refreshments were set up for everyone to eat while shopping. Dad's Night In Pinochle Club met at the home of Judy Cook with a Thanksgiving theme. Attending were Marcia Honn, Anne Lowe, Jenny Meyer, Lorena Mattly, Bertie Honn, Shirley Morasch and Mary Repp. The next night out will be Dec. 18 at the home of Anne Lowe. Bertie Honn will be... Full story

  • Homestead Ministries nears 500,000

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|Nov 23, 2016

    Tom Riedner and Greg Nolan partnered nearly two-and-a-half years ago to form Homestead Ministries, a nondenominational Christian ministry which aims to provide meals for those in need through soup packets. Riedner called it “a faith thing.” “Sometimes mountains are a little higher than we think they are,” said Riedner. “It's a journey of faith.” Riedner told the Gazette this week that Homestead Ministries is nearing 500,000 soup packet meals which the organization distributes. “We thought God would come through for us, and He did,” said Ri...

  • Fifth graders see weaving site

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 23, 2016

    Lacrosse LaCrosse fifth graders visited Nancy Taylor's home to see her loom. Nancy explained how to set it up, and she let the students use the shuttle and press the pedals. Nancy also gave the students a tour of her log cabin, and they saw many fascinating objects, such as the colonial-size fireplace. The students visited because they have been studying the colonial period, especially how much work Pilgrims had to do. The students have tried some weaving, so they were fascinated with Nancy's large loom and her weaving projects. Santa will...

  • Swank gets new three-wheeler

    Nov 23, 2016

    Billy Swank of Colfax is now riding a new Evo electric powered three-wheel bicycle. Swank uses a three-wheeler to get around town and haul items for his recycling business. The new bicycle is fitted with an electric power system which Swank can switch on for extra power, particularly when he needs to climb hills. A public fund to purchase the three-wheeler was set up at Buri Medical Equipment, and a total of $1,550 was donated to the fund to help Swank make the purchase. It was purchased from... Full story

  • Rosalia women's Yule party booked for Dec. 5

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 23, 2016

    Rosalia The annual Rosalia Women's Christmas party is planned for Dec. 5, 2016, at Holy Rosary Parish 622 N. Plaza Ave., Rosalia, at 7 p.m. All women in the Rosalia, Malden, Pine City and Thornton areas are invited. The evening will include Christmas carols, games, door prizes, dessert and special music. Sandra Nereim will be the guest speaker. She and her husband pastored the Rosalia Assembly of God church for more than 26 years before retiring last year. A gift exchange is planned and women... Full story

  • Library Calendar: Nov. 24, 2016

    Nov 23, 2016

    Thursday, Nov. 24 All 14 Branches – Closed: Happy Thanksgiving! Palouse – 7:45 a.m. – The 12th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run brought to you by the Library and the Green Frog Café. This is a great time and the proceeds fund children’s books for the library, donations are always welcomed and can be turned in at the library or the Green Frog. Meet at the Green Frog to register and start the race. Friday, Nov. 25 All 14 Branches – Closed: Happy Thanksgiving! Saturday, Nov. 26 Tekoa – Noon to 2 p.m. – STEM math and Legos with Diane, this is a fun activ... Full story

  • Menus: Nov. 24, 2016

    Nov 23, 2016

    AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Bulldog burger, cheese, fries, fruit, baked beans. Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, sunshine bar, fruit. Wednesday: Corn dog, nacho chips, green salad, fruit. AT ENDICOTT SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken parmesan, noodles, mixed veggies, carrots, peas. Tuesday: Sloppy Joes, baked beans, strawberries, coffee bread. Wednesday: Sausage, eggs, hash browns, veggie tray, French toast, mandarin oranges. Thursday: Teriyaki chicken, rice, salad and veggies, apricots. Friday: Pulled pork sandwich, veggie tray, applesauce. AT...

  • Gladys Edgerton to mark 100th birthday

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|Nov 23, 2016

    Gladys Edgerton enjoys lunch while talking about her upcoming 100th birthday. A party 100 years in the making will be at the Colfax United Methodist Church Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. Gladys Edgerton, a Colfax resident of approximately 80 years, will celebrate her 100th birthday. Bob Russell, a long-time friend of Edgerton's, has organized the celebration for local friends to be able to celebrate Edgerton's birthday. A separate family celebration will take place Dec. 10 in Spokane with her...

  • Webers will mark 70th anniversary

    Nov 23, 2016

    LeRoy and Gertrude Ann (Trudy) Weber marked their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 16. Weber and Gertrude Ann Druffel were married Nov. 26, 1946, at St. Gall Catholic Church in Colton. They raised their seven children – Tom, Frank, Joan, Bernie, Jerry, Marty and Pat – on the family farm in Colton. They have been blessed with 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A private family celebration will be held at Thanksgiving. Wedding photo, left to right: Harold Weber (best man), Leona Dru...

  • My Favorite Recipes: Meet Judy Moore, Colfax

    Linda Marler|Nov 23, 2016

    Front row, from left: Gary Moore, Lane Moore, Taylor Peterson, Hannah Baerlocher, Trevor Peterson and Judy Moore. Backrow, from left: Luke Moore, Chase Baerlocher, Tanner Peterson and Cole Baerlocher. Judy Moore has enjoyed living in Whitman County since she was born. After graduating from Colfax High School, she traveled to Pullman and completed her degree at WSU. She and her spouse were in the same first grade class, so they did grow up together. Judy feels that many potential family and...

  • Music festival set for Dec. 4

    Nov 23, 2016

    A Christmas music festival has been booked for Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the LDS church at 2600 W. A Street in Moscow, behind Wal-Mart. The fifth annual Community Christmas Music Festival will include performances by the handbell choirs from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Simpson United Methodist Church, a choir performance by the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, harpist Daniella Clark, a student men's chorus and a choir from various congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plus local violinists,...

  • Holiday cooking classes at Dahmen

    Nov 23, 2016

    Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Dec. 14, beginning at 6 p.m., will offer an adult workshop titled "Prime Rib and Holiday Appetizers," a hands-on session in the kitchen under the direction of executive chef Aaron Jollymore and Bill Jollymore from Jollymores - A Dining Experience in Lewiston. Participants will learn what prime rib to buy and why, how to tie the rib, season it and cook it and serve it correctly. They will also learn how to prepare Palouse potatoes and roast butternut squash and a maple...

  • Christmas tea at Center to benefit Late Bloomers

    Nov 23, 2016

    Cherry Alice Van Tine is ready to pour tea for guests at the Christmas Tea, Dec. 3 at The Center in Colfax. The new Colfax Tea Club plans a festive holiday luncheon tea Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at The Center, adjacent to Whitman County Library. The club organized last spring to host teas, such as their spring tea honoring the Thrifty Grandmothers Club. They enjoy drinking tea, hosting teas and dressing up a bit for the occasion. The Christmas tea at The Center last December encouraged them to... Full story

  • Holiday Gift Gala set at Dahmen

    Nov 23, 2016

    The 11th annual Holiday Gift Gala along with book signings will be Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown. Two local authors plus 16 artists and craftspeople will join the Barn’s 22 resident artists offering one-of-a-kind gifts for men, women and children. Visitors may purchase soups, breads and sweets from recipes in the "Artisans' Cookbook - a pallet of favorite recipes." Copies of the cookbook are for sale in the gift shop. The event is free. Alison Meyer w... Full story

  • Falling numbers’ projects advance at WSU

    Garth Meyer, Gazette Reporter|Nov 23, 2016

    Craig Morris, USDA Western Wheat Quality Laboratory director, at WSU site where researchers bake as many as 4,000 Japanese sponge cakes per year. Alicia Kiszonas, research biologist, traces a concept at the lab. A new falling numbers test machine arrived two weeks ago. Lijia Zhu, a post-doctoral student in the WSU-University of Idaho shared School of Food Science takes test tubes of wheat samples for a falling numbers test Nov. 11. USDA researchers at WSU are moving toward conclusion on two...

  • New pole at the park

    Nov 23, 2016

    Crew members from Avista prepare to replace a pole at Schmuck Park in Colfax Monday as part of the utility’s wood pole management program. “We get a lot of life out of them,” said Paul Kimmel, Avista regional manager. Some poles are in use for as long as 60 years.... Full story

  • On The Record: Nov. 24, 2016

    Nov 23, 2016

    REAL ESTATE SALES Carol Jorstad, Pullman, to City of Pullman, two land parcels north of Highway 270 and east of Pullman for Pullman-Moscow Airport project, $112,477 for 10.47 acre parcel and $597,523 for 54.69 acres parcel, Oct. 7. Three Forks Development, Pullman, to Raghbin Singh and Gurinder Kaur, quit claim on property on SW Wadleigh, Pullman, $25,000, Oct. 11. George and Ida Riffle, as trustees, to Timothy Thompson, Endicott, house on G Street, Endicott, $39,000, Oct. 11. Community Action Center, Pullman, to Henry Johnston and Alexander...

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