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Birthday party at Jones house

Visitors on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 3, at the home of Fran Jones were Bryan, Dusty; his daughter, Emelie and her friend T.J., Spokane; Warren and Julie Jones, Hauser, Idaho; David and Silvana Edwards, Seattle, and Li and Jon Ochs, Dusty....

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    November 15, 2018 

German dinner, auction draws a crowd

Endicott Community Club served approximately 210 at its German Dinner and Silent Auction. The auction items sold well. Former resident Sharon Huff and daughter Sheryl Kyllo came from Anacortes to attend the German Dinner and visit with family and...

 
 By Dee Bryson    People    November 15, 2018 
Konner, Michelle, K.J. and Kameron Kinkade

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Michelle Kinkade

Michelle Bruce Kinkade was raised in LaCrosse, and graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1992. She has lived on the Palouse her entire life. Michelle currently lives in Pullman and works at WSU's...

 

Local STEM girls honored in Garfield

A group of local girls and young women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) were honored at the September meeting of the American Association of University Women Palouse-Garfield Branch, at the home of Yvonne Berliner in...

 
Carmen Barkley

Make It With Wool competitor

Carmen Barkley, from Pullman, competed at the state Make It With Wool competition Oct. 27 in Ellensburg. The competition was held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Washington State...

 

Good Old Days: Nov. 15, 2018

125 years ago The Commoner, Nov. 3, 1893 A shocking scandal has been brought to light in Farmington, which may end in fine or imprisonment for two parties against whom complaints were filed last Friday. The charges were against a man named Smith,...

 
Richard Scheuerman

New book released on Volga Germans

Richard Scheuerman will discuss his latest book, "Hardship to Homeland: The Pacific Northwest Volga Germans," next Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. A second...

 

Homestead crew rolls to Meridian

Homestead Ministries Friday partnered with Ambrose Christian School in Meridian, Idaho, to make up 10,800 bags of soup totaling more than 80,000 servings with the help of grades K-12, 30 local volunteers and Idaho Governor Butch Otter. The group...

 

Vets will receive Quilts of Valor

Whitman Samplers Quilt Guild will present Quilts of Valor to local veterans following the Veterans Day assembly at Jennings Elementary School Library Friday, Nov. 9, at about 9:30 a.m. The school program will begin at 9. Whitman Samplers Quilt Guild...

 
 By Dee Bryson    People    November 8, 2018
From left, Casey, Cameron, Kirby, Liz, Caleb and Meghan Getz

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Liz Getz

Liz Getz grew up in Pullman. Her family moved there from New Jersey when she was four years old. Her dad had attended Washington State University and was offered a position at the college. Liz's mom w...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    November 8, 2018
Daniel Moore

Dusty farmer Daniel Moore authors 'Billy the Balloon'

Daniel Moore, a fourth-generation farmer near Dusty, has written a book which came out of what he has seen in the fields. Often, he would spot an old balloon laying on the stubble during harvest or at...

 

Good Old Days: Nov. 8, 2018

125 years ago The Commoner, Oct. 27, 1893 In one of the windows of Manning & Ewarts grocery store is exhibited a box of grapes, samples from the vineyard of Henry Fowler, eleven miles west of Colfax. The varieties shown are Moore's Early and Warden,...

 

Births: Nov. 8, 2018

At Pullman Regional Hospital Rager, Brian Zachary, born Oct. 29 at seven pounds, four ounces, to Rebecca and Aaron Rager, Garfield. Paternal grandparents are Brian and Alice Rager, Garfield. Maternal grandparent is Trudy Reevl, Walla Walla. Troutt,...

 
Lois Olmstead

Olmstead of LaCrosse enters National Novel Writing event

LaCrosse author Lois Olmstead, who writes as L.A. Malby, wrote her recently published novel, "Return to Sugar Time" in 30 days. "Well, let's say I got 50,000 words written to qualify," Olmstead said,...

 

Vernon Preston will head Pocatello weather service

Vernon Preston has been named meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Pocatello, Idaho, according to Grant Cooper, director of the NOAA’s National Weather Service Western Region. Preston, who was raised in Rosalia, has served...

 

Pitts rite set for Colfax Nov. 3

Dusty native, Jon Pitts (1945-2018,) died last Wednesday, Oct. 24, at East Adams Rural Healthcare in Ritzville. Jon was the eldest child of the late Bob and Esther Pitts, local Dusty farmers. He grew up on the family farm, graduated from LaCrosse...

 

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