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Tovah Brantner; Rachel Meeuwsen; Paige Collier; Rielee Renne’; Olivia Knauff

Five will compete for Gar/Pal Distinguished Young Woman

High school juniors Tovah Brantner, Paige Collier, Olivia Knauff, Rachel Meeuwsen and Rielee Renne' will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Garfield-Palouse program. The program's theme i...

 

Smith duo visits family in Orlando

Harm and Jan Smith spent several days in Orlando, Fla., recently. They attended the Josten’s Company Gala to see their daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Jason Morgan, honored for their success. Grandson Micah also attended, attired in a tuxedo....

 

Insurance sign-up slated at Neill

United Way of Whitman County has partnered with Better Health Together to sign up families for affordable Washington Apple Health Insurance Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Neill Public Library. Families across Eastern Washington are...

 
Debi Anderson; Tami Schwartz; Nancy Thorson

My Favorite Recipes: February 13, 2020

Debi Anderson has lived in Whitman County her whole life and has been painting things for as long as she can remember. As a child growing up in Colfax, there was a ceramics shop that her mother brough...

 
Diane Nebel

Four albums donated to state parks, Rosalia Library

Four albums which contain the last 20 years of additions and improvements at the Steptoe Battlefield State Park, along with documentation, stories and photos (mostly taken by the late Jim Nebel),...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    February 13, 2020 
Roy Bartlett

Former Tekoa farmer Bartlett to celebrate 100th birthday

Roy Bartlett, a longtime Tekoa resident who married the farmer's daughter he worked for the summer after high school graduation - and once washed money at the Davenport Hotel - will turn 100 on Feb....

 

Etcetera: February 13, 2020

Athenaeum Club Athenaeum Club met Feb. 7 at Lutheran Church. Cathy Landers gave a program on Georgia O’Keeffe with many visuals of her artwork. Mary Ann Wigen served refreshments. Thrifty Grandmothers Requests granted by the Colfax Thrifty... Full story

 

Auditor will report

The Pullman League of Women Voters and Neill Public Library announced that Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison will give a presentation Tuesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at Neill Public Library in the Hecht Room. Bring your lunch and join for...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    February 13, 2020 

Trap shooting Club news

Endicott Trap Shooting Club held its weekly shoot with 17 shooters in wind and 39 degrees. The results are as follows: Open: Eric Johnson 23, Jerry Sloot 23 and James Gilchrist 22. Women: Jessica Pelissier 22, Pam Meserve 15, Teri Garrett 14 and...

 

Fall in love with a good book

Colfax Library offers its fourth annual "Blind Date with a Book" program, available all of February. Browse the collection of wrapped up books, read the hints, unwrap and enjoy! Previous blind date...

 

Libraries closed for President's Day

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Feb. 16-17 in honor of President’s Day. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of these closures and no late fines will be charged for these days. Drop boxes will...

 

World wine win for Rosauers, Super 1

The Wine Collection Series developed for Rosauers and Super 1 by St. Hilaire Cellars has won the top honor and medal by being named Best Label Series in the 2020 World Wine Championships Packaging...

 

Savvy Senior: February 13, 2020

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease? I was just diagnosed with it after noticing hand tremors for nearly a year, but looking back, I’m wondering if I missed any other early warning signs. -Tremoring Tom...

 

Good Old Days: February 13, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner Feb. 15, 1895 A patent from the general government to the Northern Pacific Railway company was yesterday filed in the auditor’s office. It conveys 2,773.32 acres of lieu land situated in this county. It is dated Dec. 13,...

 
Graeme French; Bobbie French

Whitman Hopsital auction was a success

Auction guests raised the paddle to secure more than $33,000 towards the Whitman Hospital Foundation endowment. Board Treasurer and Colfax certified public accountant (CPA) Terry Eng opened the night...

 

LaCrosse FFA team wins at districts

LaCrosse FFA marketing team placed first at the district competition. Team members are Trey Fleming, TJ Harder and Lauren Stubbs. They will compete at state convention held at Washington State University in May....

 

Alzora Carter

Alzora M. Carter, 97, died Jan. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nev., with her daughter Renee Murray at her side. Alzora was married to Eugene J.W. Carter and they farmed in Benewah County near Tensed, Idaho, for many years. A celebration of life will be in... Full story

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    February 6, 2020

Senior lunch set for Feb. 11

Endicott Food Center will serve senior lunch Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. The turnout so far has been good. They will also have some commodities for seniors to take home. Endicott Gun Club held their weekly competitive trap shooting with 23 shooters in sun...

 

'Beautiful Again' premiere

Pullman Civic Theatre will present “Beautiful Again” Feb. 6 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Nye Street Theatre in Pullman. The performance is one of PCT’s Shows on the Side, a secondary season that supplements PCT’s main-stage...

 

First buttercups found

Joseph Pritchett, 8, found the first buttercup on Jan. 27. He is a neighbor of the Widman family who have found the first buttercups to win the annual Gazette competition for 10 years in a row. Sonia...

 

Digital marketing workshop starts Feb. 14

The first session of a series of workshops hosted by Sarah McKnight from SEWEDA and Adam Jones from Pullman Marketing will be Friday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Center, 102 S. Main St., in Colfax. The workshop will focus on small businesses...

 

My Favorite Recipes: February 6, 2020

Allie Cofer is a busy woman. This mother of two works for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, helps with the Colfax Downtown, is a hairdresser and a volleyball coach. Allie comes from a long line of...

 

Connecting kids to health coverage

Marimn Health Clinic from Plummer, Idaho, will visit the Farmington Library today, Feb. 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the Tekoa Library Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. to educate and help families enroll their children into Medicaid programs. A Marimn Health...

 

PJ Storytime set at Palouse

A Pajama Storytime event will be Monday, Feb. 10, at the Palouse Library. Each year, the Turkey Leg Fun Run raises money to provide a new selection of children's books to the Palouse Library. In...

 

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