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Legals: Nov. 24, 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:...


Film set work at Garfield

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... Full story


Jingle Bell fun run to start Pullman fest

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...


Good Old Days: Nov. 24, 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...


Selbu auction helps support church missions

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...


Empowering, Inc. hosts gift drive

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...


Etcetera: Nov. 24, 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...


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

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...

 By Anne Lowe    People    November 23, 2016

11 local vendors at Endicott sale

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... Full story


Homestead Ministries nears 500,000

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....


Fifth graders see weaving site

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...


Swank gets new three-wheeler

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... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    November 23, 2016

Rosalia women's Yule party booked for Dec. 5

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... Full story


Library Calendar: Nov. 24, 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... Full story


Menus: Nov. 24, 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, noodle...


Gladys Edgerton to mark 100th birthday

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...


Webers will mark 70th anniversary

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...


My Favorite Recipes: Meet Judy Moore, Colfax

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...


Music festival set for Dec. 4

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...


Holiday cooking classes at Dahmen

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...


Christmas tea at Center to benefit Late Bloomers

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... Full story


Holiday Gift Gala set at Dahmen

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... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    News    November 23, 2016

Falling numbers’ projects advance at WSU

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...


New pole at the park

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,... Full story


On The Record: Nov. 24, 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...


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