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Senior Menus: January 14-21

COLFAX — Here are the senior menus for the week of Jan. 18-22 in communities around Whitman County: Colfax Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day (closed) Thursday, Jan. 21 Sweet and sour pork, rice, Asian-style vegetables, mandarin oranges,...

 

Good Old Days: January 14, 2021

125 years ago The Commoner Nov. 15, 1895 (continued from Dec. 31, 2020 issue of The Gazette) Some time during the previous week, the prisoners had obtained possession of a small file. With this they had attached a rod and had filed through the soft...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 14, 2021 

Colfax High School names Top Dogs

COLFAX — Colfax Junior-Senior High School has released the names of its Top Dog award-winnners for December. The December winners are seniors Perry Imler, history, Sam Kopp, character, and Kierstyn York, fine arts; sophomores Gene Gibler,...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 14, 2021 

'New Year's Baby' boy born Jan. 8

The first baby of the new year was born at Whitman Hospital Jan. 8 at 1:08 p.m., to Leslie and Jason Olin of Colfax. Weighing 11 pounds and 11 ounces, Bennett Malcolm Olin is the first child for...

 

Realtors recognize residents

COLFAX — The Whitman County Association of Realtors has recognized several area residents for their accomplishments during 2020. Edmund O. Schweitzer III was named Citizen of the Year by the organization and Palouse Habitat for Humanity was named...

 

Library closed for MLK Day

COLFAX — The local branch of the Whitman County Rural Library District and The Center will be closed Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The local branch at 102 S. Main St. and adjacent The Center are open otherwise with curbside...

 

Blood drive at The Center

COLFAX — The Center, adjacent to the library at 102 S. Main St., will host a community blood drive from 2-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Appointments are encouraged by calling 877-25VITAL, but walk-ins are also being accepted....

 

Christmas in Dusty

DUSTY — Dick and Helen Appel had a very quiet Christmas. Only two families — Bruce and Elaine Appel, Charlie and Spenser of Spokane; and Caroline and Rob Kunkel, Zach, Kade, Elly and Luciene, all of Pullman — brought Christmas dinner to the...

 

Gladish awarded grant

PULLMAN — The Friends of Gladish has been awarded a $44,851.50 nonprofit relief grant. The organization applied for the county funds, seeking help following the COVID-19 shutdown orders. The Friends of Gladish has lost income due to the shutdown...

 

County's first new year born

PULLMAN — The county’s first baby of the new year arrived at 11:43 a.m. Jan. 2 at Pullman Regional Hospital. Jared Adesanya weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. He was born to parents Olabisi and Adekunle Adesanya, Washington State University graduate...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    January 7, 2021

Self-checking and positive attitude

COLFAX - It was 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning in late June. Carrie Lyle was awake to make coffee for her husband, Larry. She crossed her arms and felt a small, pea-sized lump in her breast. She had a...

 

Toy box receives strong support, but lower use

COLFAX-The Fireman's Toy Box give-away last week provided toys to more than 200 Whitman County youth, according to organizer Bill Knox. While down some from last year's 267 total, Knox said...

 

Births: Dec. 31, 2020

COLFAX — The following births were reported at Whitman County Hospital: Henley Rayne Hall was born Dec. 21 at Whitman Hospital, a girl weighing six pounds and nine ounces, to Kylie Gronning and Austin Hall. Maternal grandparents are Craig and...

 

Good Old Days: Dec. 31, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner November 15, 1895 (continued from Dec. 17, 2020 issue of The Gazette) The jailbreak was a well-planned one, showing that the originators were men with a genius for that kind of thing. The jail proper is in the northeast...

 

Rock house museum receives preservation grant

LaCROSSE — The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation awarded $2,000 to LaCrosse Community Pride for renovation of the rock house service station. The grant will help pay for engineering drawings for the service station, which is being...

 

Symphony returns in digital format

SPOKANE — The Spokane Symphony will present a virtual New Year’s Eve concert with the Spokane Symphony and Friends at 4 p.m., Dec. 31. Because of the pandemic, this is the first time Spokane Symphony musicians have performed together for a...

 

Columbia Grain helps make Christmas gifts possible

COLFAX-Columbia Grain International donated $3,000 to area charities as part of its Cultivating Growth Christmas Charity Donation campaign. The bulk grains, pulses and edible beans company donated to...

 

Births: Dec. 24, 2020

PULLMAN — The following births were reported at Pullman Regional Hospital: • Emilio Castillo, a boy, born Dec. 17, 2020, to parents Adam and Yvette Castillo of Pullman. He weighted 7 pounds 7 ounces. He joins brother Maximillian Castillo, 2, at...

 

County Bible resumes service

DUSTY — After a three-week closure, Country Bible Church will resume Sunday morning worship services at 11 a.m. Dec. 27. Dean Ellis will be guest speaker in Pastor Szasz’s absence....

 

Paintings on display in the Libey Gallery

COLFAX — A display of oil paintings by Vicki Broeckel is on exhibit through the first week of January at Libey Gallery in the Whitman County Rural Library District branch here. A collection of 20 paintings of the Palouse and surrounding area are...

 

Births: Dec. 17, 2020

PULLLMAN — The following births were reported by Pullman Regional Hospital between Nov. 30 and Dec. 13: Jaylen Russel Heustis, a boy, born Nov. 30, 2020, to parents Jerome and Kelly Heustis of Palouse. He weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces. He joins...

 

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