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Bulletin: Nov. 23, 2017

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. GLENWOOD LINE OVER RIVER Colfax has discovered...


Good old days: Nov. 23, 2017

125 years ago The Commoner November 25, 1892 The member of the Colfax fire department are considering the project of holding a grand masquerade ball on New Years eve. No definite arrangements have thus been made, but a relative proposition will be...


Library Calendar: Nov. 23, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 23 Happy Thanksgiving! All fourteen branches of Whitman County Library are closed to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Our website, catalog and online resources are always available at your convenience. Palouse - 7:45 a.m. - 13th...


Etcetera: Nov. 23, 2017

Author Vertrees set at Dahmen Daniel R. Vertrees from Bovill, Idaho, will sign copies of "John: The Making of a Long Hunter" at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon to 2 p.m. The historical fiction novel is part of “The Man of... Full story


Menus: Nov. 23, 2017

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Bulldog burger or chicken patty, cheese slice, fries, fruit. Tuesday: Pizza or cheeseburger, pineapple, Caesar salad, ice cream. Wednesday: Chicken patty or cheeseburger, fries, cooked carrots, fruit. Thursday: Straw hats...


Obituaries: Nov. 23, 2017

Patrick A. Duncan, 53, a lifelong Tekoa area resident, died Nov. 16, 2017, at his rural Spokane County home. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Born Oct. 1, 1964, at Spokane, he...


Library Friends win state award

Friends of Whitman County Library received special recognition during the Washington Library Association Conference two weeks ago in Tacoma. Friends president Sue Hallett, center, accepted the award... Full story


Tekoa signs Century West as engineer

The City of Tekoa has hired Century West as its town engineer for the next five years on all projects, except the airport. The longtime engineer for Tekoa, Century West was again approved by the city council Nov. 6, after considering statements from... Full story


Oakesdale issues honor roll for first quarter

MIDDLE SCHOOL Superintendent’s Honor Roll, 4.0: Justice Brown, Emilie Buhl, Marilla Hockett, Abigael Lobdell, Miranda Orton. Nighthawk Honor Roll, 3.5-3.99: Madison Belland, Shawn Bober, Olivia Booth, Logan Brown, Isabella Castanon, Karl Cooper,... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    November 23, 2017

Endicott Gun Club hosts Fall meat shoot

Endicott Endicott Gun Club's fall meat shoot was Nov. 19. The group made their sausage on the preceding Friday at the Endicott Food Center and packaged it Saturday. The Shoot attracted many individuals who enjoyed sausage breakfast and lunch, along... Full story


African Serval visits Oakesdale Library

Boomer, the African Serval cat and his owner, Anya Spielberg, made a special appearance at the Oakesdale Library on Nov. 13. Twenty-eight cat lovers learned about serval cats and also, most... Full story


Gar/Pal AAUW hosts six area Tech Trek girls

Two Farmington girls and their mothers were honored guests at the October meeting of the American Association of University Women Palouse-Garfield Branch. Olivia Booth and Abigael Lobdell were among six local area girls sent by the Palouse-Garfield...


MY FAVORITE RECIPES By Mary Collins: Meet the Thorpe Family

Beth and Ryan Thorpe, along with daughter Savita and canine family member Jasmine, are on the Palouse for a visit. They hail from Gold Bar, Wash., and have ties to this area. Many of us are either tra...


Fellow Idaho graduates visit Makis at Dusty

Dusty Visitors of Steve and Fran Maki Tuesday through Thursday of last week were friends and co-alumni of the University of Idaho, Mike and Valerie Quesnell of Twin Falls, Idaho. The two couples toured the campus of the university, then went to the... Full story


Rosalia honors veterans with park ceremony

Members of the VFW Honor Guard, from left, are Bill Hofmann, Richard Mattausch and John Loehne, Jr. Rosalia Boy Scouts salute as a member of their troop lowers the flag. Retired Sr. Master Sgt. Bruce... Full story


Winterfest sign-ups for parade, trees open

Colfax Winterfest is set for Dec. 7, complete with parade and Festival of Trees. Sign-ups are now open for parade entries. To get a place in the parade line-up, go to explorecolfax.com and click on the “My Events” tab. Then scroll to the...


Cow moose makes stop at Lien property

--Jack Lien photos Jack and Barbara Lien, Colfax, report every couple of years they seem to have a cow moose visit their home along Highway 272 for several days. A couple weeks ago this animal hung...


On the record: Nov. 23, 2017

REAL ESTATE Jonathon and Selena Lindholm to Bank of America, Fort Worth, Texas, house on S. State Street, Pullman, $123,980, Nov. 6. Matthew and Nadia Frys, Pullman, to Stephan and Michelle Lustig, 1981 Marlette mobile home, Professional Mall Blvd.,... Full story


Frank Watson: Trump's Learning Curve

I am a conservative; thus, I was pleased when the conservatives won in the last general election. I agreed with most of candidate Trump’s message but had serious doubts about the messenger. He got off to a horrible start. His tweeter made him look...


Don C. Brunell: Camas Paper Mill May be Harbinger

Editor's Note: In 1978, I was hired by Crown Zellerbach. Part of my responsibility was to help with the permitting, incentives and public support for the $425 million modernization project at the Camas Mill. I left Crown Zellerbach with the takeover...


Letters: Nov. 23, 2017

Tax plan The GOP tax plan will crush the middle class, and it will decimate students’ educations. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t even address the bill with her own constituents. She certainly won’t address education because of the damage she is...


Rich Lowry: There is No "Without Trump"

Ed Gillespie went from potential vindicator of Trumpism to "cuckservative" in the space of a couple of hours. The Virginia Republican, campaigning for governor in a treacherous political environment defined by an unpopular president of his own... Full story


Bob Franken: The Male Chauvinist Pigdom

I've written facetiously before about a fictional nation, the Male Chauvinist Pigdom. Unfortunately, it's very real and not funny, unless you get your jollies from the stories that are emerging of the male pigs -- not all of us, mind you, but far...


Shopping without protective gear

Football is everywhere. Games are scheduled throughout the weekend. The much anticipated Apple Cup is on Saturday. WSU meets UofW in Seattle. It promises to be a hard fought game. As we know, football is not a gentle sport. Players are helmeted and h... Full story


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