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Megan Maley, London McLain, Gwen Olson and Kayla Eilertson

Rosalia fifth-graders win STEM challenge prize

Rosalia fifth-grade students Megan Maley, London McLain, Gwen Olson and Kayla Eilertson stand with their medals by the Circle G Ranch, the project which won them the 3D printer and $100 gift card...

 By Anne Lowe    People    January 10, 2019 

Endicott city hall posts schedule

Endicott Town Hall has sent out a notice of the hours the office is open and the dates the office will be closed for 2019. Hours open will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday closures will be on January 1, 21;...

 By Dee Bryson    People    January 10, 2019 
Shawn Burt

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Shawn Burt

Shawn Burt grew up in Clarkston where he graduated from Clarkston High School with the class of 1992. After graduation, Shawn moved to Spokane for a short time before returning back home to Clarkston...

 By Jess McGregor    People    January 10, 2019 

McGregors have boy

Ian and Jessica McGregor welcomed new baby, Alexander Sherman McGregor II, Dec. 20. He weighed in at seven lbs. 10 oz and joins six big sisters at home. Keith and Carla Danielson celebrated Christmas Dec. 21 at Hooper Crossing Ranch. Guests included...


Births: Jan. 10, 2019

At Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Pruitt, Micheal Joseph, born Dec. 30 at seven pounds, to Jordon Huckaby and Michael Pruitt, Colfax. Paternal grandparents are Heather Soppe, Eldon, Mo., and Mike Beardsley, Oakesdale, Wash. Maternal... Full story


Good Old Days: Jan. 10, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner, Jan. 5, 1894 Contractor J. W. Janney Saturday morning completed the temporary bridge over the river near the Colfax brewery. The location is about 200 yards north of the...


Good Old Days: Jan. 3, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner, Dec. 22, 1893 Justice of the Peace Truax Tuesday sent Daniel McDonald to the county jail for 40 days for selling a pint of whisky to two Indians. 100 years ago The Colfax Commoner, Dec. 20, 1918 The influenza epidemic...


Births: Jan. 3, 2019

At Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Pruitt, Michael Joseph, born Dec. 30 at seven pounds, to Jordon Huckaby and Michael Pruitt, Colfax. Paternal grandparents are Heather Soppe, Eldon, Mo., and Mike Beardsley, Oakesdale, Wash. Maternal... Full story


Dusty families gather to celebrate Christmas

Gary and Diane Monson hosted an extended family gathering of the Buri side of the family Dec. 22. It had been five years since the last get-together. There were 41 people in attendance. The Monsons had a smaller gathering of immediate family; Gary...

 By Dee Bryson    People    January 3, 2019

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Lannette Ring and Betty Dawley

In 2011, Lannette Ring and her husband, Kevin, pulled into Colfax to get a feel for the small town. Immediately, they noticed how friendly and welcoming the town was. Lannette was touched by the smile...

Rosalia Garden Club members

Dates back to 1935: Rosalia Garden Club keeps cheer baskets tradition going

Rosalia Garden Club members gathered at the Rosalia Methodist Church basement to assemble 50 cheer baskets. They were intended for people who recently experienced a death in the family, illness or an...


Births: Dec. 27, 2018

At Pullman Regional Hospital Heiden, Emmett Paul, born Dec. 13 at nine pounds, to Zach and Jessica Heiden, Colton, Wash. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Sue Heiden, Rhinelander, Wis. Maternal grandparents are John and Joan Dugger, Lewiston,... Full story


Good Old Days: Dec. 27, 2018

125 years ago The Commoner, Dec. 8, 1893 The preliminary examination of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Sutton, on a charge of assault with intent to murder her son-in-law, C. Eugene Prescott Oct. 14th, was held before Justice of the Peace Zimmerman Friday and...


Families gather for Christmas

Bryan Jones, Dusty; Warren and Julie Jones, Hauser, Idaho, and Emelie Jones and friends T.J. and McKenzie, Spokane, were Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Fran Jones. Linda Hennigar attended candlelight worship services Christmas Eve at...

Mary Collins

Collins is Franz 'Spirit of Giving' recipient

Mary Collins, who is currently serving as president of the Pullman League of Women Voters, receives a Franz Bakery Spirit of Giving prize on Dec. 20. She was nominated for her work with both the...

 By Dee Bryson    People    December 27, 2018

My Favorite Recipes: Christmas Traditions

Although there are many Christmas traditions that are shared around the world, it is always intriguing to hear how people create magic in their own family and adopt traditions that hold deep meaning f...

Brayden McNeilly, Cooper Phillips and Jon Schirripa

Jennings Food Drive, can races total 2,150 pounds

Jennings elementary students collected 2,150 lbs of food for their annual food drive this year. The food bank requested more top ramen, cup o' noodle soup and cereal. They collected close to 3,000...

Jerry and Eunice Coker

Whitman County Auditor Eunice Coker retires

County Auditor Eunice Coker's retirement party was in the commissioners chambers Tuesday afternoon with cookies, cupcakes and cake pops provided by the auditors staff. Raised in Colfax, Coker had a...


Rodeo stock appears at Vegas finals

Last week, while Walter Riley was in the mountains rounding up cows and calves, some of the Flying Five and Big Bend rodeo stock were in Las Vegas for the National Rodeo Finals. They had one bull, Beer Barrel, and bucking horses Spring Planting,...

Tapestry choral ensemble

Tapestry choral ensemble resumes after eight years

Tapestry, a women's vocal ensemble comprised of eight women from Whitman County, recently performed at the Perkin's House, Hill-Ray Plaza, The Courtyard and at the Atrium at WSU. The group is...

 By Anne Lowe    People    December 20, 2018

Groups gather to celebrate Christmas

Trinity Lutheran Church's Elizabeth Circle's Christmas party was at Endicott Food Center Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Jenny Meyer catered the luncheon. Fourteen women from Endicott attended, including Gail Bilow, Margaret Schmick, Louise Owens, Kathy Bafus,...

 By Dee Bryson    People    December 20, 2018
Sam Bryson

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Sam Bryson

One of the best things about writing the My Favorite Recipes column is getting out into the different communities throughout Whitman County and meeting so many wonderful people. It is definitely a...


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