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Weight Watchers honor

Jeanne Sapp and Susie Miller of Colfax have received the Weight Watchers Rookies of the Year award. Sapp is a Weight Watchers leader who helps local residents lose weight, and Miller supports members’ efforts as receptionist. Julie Clare,...


Leadership program seeks class applicants

Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for up to 24 fellowships in Class 33 of its leadership program. People involved in agriculture, forestry, or fisheries industries are encouraged to apply....


extra! (pg. B4 - Dec. 17, 2009)

Palouse Market will aid SACK projects McLeod’s Palouse Market in Palouse will donate a portion of all sales Saturday, Dec. 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to Support And Caring for Kids which helps fund scholarships for Garfield and Palouse graduating... Full story


Obituaries - Dec. 17, 2009

Glenn Voshell The memorial service to celebrate the life of Glenn David Voshell, 44, Pullman, will be today, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the School Gymnasium in Colton. He died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 from injuries sustained in a fall during... Full story


extra! (pg. B3 - Dec. 17, 2009)

PULLMAN BIRTHS Damman, Liesanna Elaine, born Nov. 27, 2009, at seven pounds, four ounces, to Erin Kimball and Niels Damman of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Cor and Hester Damman, Winkerswyle, the Netherlands. Maternal grandparents are Gerry and...


Good old days - Dec. 17, 2009

125 years ago, Dec. 26, 1884 On last Thursday afternoon about six o’clock, just after the Gazette had gone to press, an alarm of fire was sounded and much to the dismay of our citizens the public school house was found to be doomed to destruction...

 By Jerry Jones    News    December 17, 2009

My two cents - `The Christmas Song’ didn’t just start inside a speaker

Chestnuts roastin’ on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like eskimos A big part of each Christmas season is the music. It begins to come out of radios, store speakers, elevators... Full story


Savvy senior - Dec. 17, 2009

What You Should Know About Herbal Supplements Herbal Beware While herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ills, it’s important to know that some herbs can actually be harmful to your health and many don’t do what they... Full story


Pastor's corner - The Savior of the World Has Arrived!

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 1, verses 18 thru 25, the birth of Jesus Christ is recorded. Mary, a young virgin, was engaged to Joseph but when he discovered that Mary had become pregnant he was shocked. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit had...


Tekoa giving tree nears deadline

Tekoa Portia Pillig, owner of Tekoa’s Variety Store, for the fourth year has headed up Tekoa’s Giving Tree to children of her hometown. “I want to be sure that every child has something to open under the tree,” Portia stated. Every year she...

 By Mike Day    People    December 17, 2009

Cantata performances scheduled for Rosalia

ROSALIA Choirs from the Assembly of God and United Methodist Church in Rosalia have combined to present two performances of the Christmas Cantata “O Night Devine.” The first performance will be Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Assembly of God... Full story


Lamont Church plans Christmas program

Lamont Lamont Community Church will present their Christmas program Sunday at 10 a.m. There will be a skit by the Junior Church children and musical numbers. Everyone is invited to attend. There is a community potluck on New Years Day beginning at 1...


Selbu Women offer cookbook

LaCrosse Looking for a great gift or stocking stuffer for family and friends? The Selbu Cookbook, Komme og spise!, can be purchased at the LaCrosse Bank of Whitman, Dusty Country Store, Tick Klock Drug or Cottage Gate in Colfax. With more than 400...


‘Christmas Carol’ set for Endicott stage

Endicott The annual Christmas program for the Endicott school will be Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in the school multi-purpose room. Second and third graders will perform “Six Little Snowflakes,” and the fourth and fifth graders will sing “Home...


etc. Dec. 17, 2009

Guitarist to perform Classical guitarist Mike Edmondson will play at the third annual Christmas dinner and concert, “Winter Fling,” Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at Bank Left in Palouse. Clubs & Youth Groups Patchin’ People Patchin...


My favorite recipes - Dec. 17, 2009

Meet Amy Warwick, Oakesdale When Amy Warwick became pregnant with her youngest son, her husband, Waverly, suggested she quit commuting to Liberty Lake for work and stay home. Amy asked what would she do if she stayed home and Waverly said take care... Full story


Nancy Taylor receives Holm award for 35 years of weather recordings

Nancy Taylor receiving Holm award from John Livingston. Nancy Taylor of La Crosse Dec. 7 received the John Campanius Holm award, a national honor for her dedication to observing and reporting weather for more than 35 years. The award was presented... Full story


Whitten adds to appeal

Roger Whitten of Oakesdale, Dec. 7, filed additional exhibit material for his superior court appeal of the “non-significant impact” finding by the Whitman County planner. The finding was in relation to the county’s now-passed ordinance...

 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    December 17, 2009

Palouse outlines terms for water service

State Department of Health (DOH) officials drove to Palouse Dec. 4 in response to a complaint from resident Jim Farr that the city isn’t providing water service. Farr has been in an ongoing dispute with the city over how to extend water lines on... Full story


Deer remains left along road

Remains of three deer, believed to have been killed by hunters, have been found left along the North Palouse River Road which is now in the Colfax City limits. Officer Robert Wride said the remains included bones, hide and other remains after the... Full story

 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    December 17, 2009

Christmas needs have grown for Giving Tree project

Gift givers Marjie Geiger and Brent Gingerich next to giving tree at U.S. bank. Colfax Community Action Center is seeing a sharp increase in the need for Christmas presents and Christmas dinners this holiday season. Giving Tree requests total 111...


Word on the street - Dec. 17, 2009

The attorney for a Moscow man accused of hitting two WSU students with his car is saying his client may have been experiencing a psychotic episode brought on by caffeine consumption. Has caffeine ever made you psychotic? Alan Haas, Pullman “No....


Farm Bureau to host forum with legislators

Whitman County Farm Bureau will conduct a forum with 9th District legislators Friday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Public Service Building in Colfax. Legislators will discuss state agricultural policy with area agricultural experts as...


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