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Legals: Dec. 21, 2017

NOTICE OF A DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMIT Whitman County Planning issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project:...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 21, 2017

STRANGE BUT TRUE * It was 20th-century American professor and noted author Isaac Asimov who made the following sage observation: “A poor idea well-written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written.” * According to a...

 

Trivia Test: Dec. 21, 2017

TRIVIA TEST 1. MONEY: What was the common currency in Portugal prior to the euro? 2. MOVIES: What 1990s horror movie featured Henry Winkler as the principal of Woodsboro High School? 3. THEATER: What musical included the characters of Maria Rainer...

 

Letters to Santa: Letters are from Kindergarteners through Third graders.

Dear Santa, I want a toy car, basketball, and a bike. Logan Dear Santa, I am good. I want HC MLL (Hatch a mole). I want i sast (ice skates). I want ubela (umbrella). I want a Bil irs (Bell dress). I want a santa tou (toy). Love, Lainey Dear santa, I...

 

Library Calendar: Dec. 21, 2017

Thursday, Dec. 21 Colfax, LaCrosse, and Tekoa – Storytime – Children gain early literacy skills and increase cognitive development during this interactive and imaginative time. Visit our online calendar to learn about your branch’s storytime...

 

Obituaries: Dec. 21, 2017

A service for Lela Mae Allan, 85, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the Palouse Federated Church. She died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Clarkston at the home of her daughter where she had been...

 

Senior Menus: Dec. 21, 2017

Colfax Wednesday, Dec. 27: Cook's Choice Palouse Wednesday, Dec. 27: Cook's Choice Pullman Friday, Dec. 22: Salad bar, 10 grain bread, sliced pears, dessert....

 

LaCrosse UMC services

LaCrosse United Methodist Church will hold two services Sunday, Dec. 24. There will be the traditional service at 11 a.m. and also a more celebratory style of Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. All are welcome and invited to join either or both under...

 

Library holiday closures

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closures and no late fines will be charged for these days. Drop boxes will remain open at...

 

Newbry gets Lentil Fest honor

The National Lentil Festival awarded Bill Newbry, president and CEO of Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative since 1996, the 2018 Lentil Family of the Year at the Western Pulse Growers Association’s annual meeting Dec. 13. Newbry grew up in Twin...

 

Two hurt in rollover crash on Ingram Road

At approximately 2 a.m. Friday, Whitman County deputies and emergency responders were notified of a single vehicle rollover accident on Ingram Road southeast of St. John. Upon arrival, deputies located a 2006 Jeep Cherokee on its top with the driver...

 

Pullman arts panel seeks to fill board seat

Pullman Arts Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its board. A full commission term is three years. The Pullman commission cultivates the visual and performing arts to enrich the quality of life of the community. The commission...

 

Malden, Rosalia Masons install officers

Malden Lodge 188 and Rosalia Lodge 84 F&AM conducted a joint installation of 2017 - 2018 officers Dec. 9. Afterward, soup, sandwiches and pie were served. Pictured are: Front row, from the left, Gary...

 

MY FAVORITE RECIPES By Mary Collins: Meet Erma Greene

Erma Greene grew up in New Mexico in a predominately Hispanic community. She went to college at New Mexico State University where she studied health science and biology education. It was there that she met Steve, her husband, whose career as a...

 

WSU helps develop better catalyst

As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. Researchers at Washington State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of New...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    December 21, 2017

Endicott pinochle club celebrates Christmas

Endicott The Dad's Night In Pinochle Club's annual Christmas card party was at the home of Willy and Anne Lowe Dec. 17, with Bertie and Floyd Honn hosting. The guests arrived, each bringing an appetizer or dessert for dining and ready to play cards....

 

Etcetera: Dec. 21, 2017

Tekoa Athenaeum Athenaeum Club held its annual Christmas luncheon Dec. 1 with more than 30 members attending. The luncheon was prepared by the Yearbook Committee and the venue was the Methodist church. The guests were entertained with Christmas...

 

Dusty Christmas party

Dusty Friday evening, Dusty B.B. Club held its annual community Christmas party in the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colfax. A nice-sized crowd enjoyed a potluck dinner, an entertaining program emcee'd by Joshua and Noemie Appel...

 

Colfax Jr-Sr High earns distinction award

Colfax Junior-Senior High was honored with a 2017 Washington School of Distinction Award during an awards ceremony at the Education Service District in Spokane Dec. 13. Colfax Junior High was recogniz...

 
 By Jerry Jones    News    December 21, 2017

My Two Cents: It's not the real Christmas music

Gazette Editor It’s not anything to get Grinchy about, but it calls for a little Yuletide clarification, possibly a little review to put things in order, or closer to order. Christmas comes with its own background music. Speakers in stores and...

 

Insulating city meters

Colfax city crew members Jeff Batterton, left, and Chris Clark Dec. 14 use household fiberglass insulation to pack tightly around a city meter housing to ward off freezing. Earlier this fall they...

 

Storm ends dry spell

Arrival of a snowstorm Friday and Saturday ended a run of low precipitation for December. Prior to the storm, which turned to rainfall Monday and Tuesday, December had booked just .05 of an inch of rainfall at the NRCS office in Colfax. Average...

 

On the record: Dec. 21, 2017

REAL ESTATE SALES Carl Henderson for the estate of Rosemary Henderson, Moses Lake, to Gregory and Michelle Ward, Latah, house on S. Pearl, Oakesdale, $180 000, Dec. 11. Rosemary Fleener, Palouse, to Daniel and Laura Winder, Pullman, house on NW...

 

Frank Watson: A Christmas to Remember

I am getting to the age where young folks ask me about my best and most memorable Christmas. They are not the same. My most memorable one wasn’t my best, but it is the one I think of most often. I had completed Air Force Flight Training and was...

 

Don C. Brunell: Million Wreaths Across America

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed while serving in uniform. Normally, the fallen are...

 

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