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Kyla Hansen named to Gonzaga dean's list

SPOKANE — Oakesdale High School 2020 graduate Kyla Hansen made the Dean’s List for Spring semester 2021 at Gonzaga University. Students must earn a 3.50 to 3.84 GPA to be listed. Kyla is the daughter of Kirk and Ronda Hansen. Gonzaga University...

 

Dusty News

There will be a special outdoor service on Sunday, Aug. 22, at Selbu Lutheran Church near LaCrosse at 10 a.m. There will be a baptism and special music. Everyone is welcome to attend....

 

Local student graduates from EOU

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Eastern Oregon University awarded 389 degrees during the 2020-2021 academic year with one going to a Colfax student. Alexis Maki, of Colfax, graduated with a bachelor's degree "of...

 

SFCC releases spring honor roll

SPOKANE — Spokane Falls Community College announced its honor roll for the spring quarter of 2021, The college lists 972 students on its honor roll. Spokane Falls Community College serves about 7,600 students. Students must have a grade point...

 

University of Idaho graduates

MOSCOW — The University of Idaho released a list of 2021 graduates on July 14. The school presented 1,522 degrees during in-person ceremonies in May, according to Brian Walker, communications coordinator of University of Idaho. The following...

 

Linfield University Dean's List

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Two Whitman County students were named on the Spring 2021 Dean’s List for Linfield University. Caitlyn Blumenshein, of Saint John, and Raina Parsons, of Colfax, were among more than 600 students placed on the list. The...

 

Vanek siblings win state essay contest

COLFAX — Eighth-grader Liana Vanek and her brother Arri Vanek, fifth-grade, both of Colfax, were named state winners in this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest. The topic for 2020-2021 was having students put themselves as...

 
Builders in the kitchen of the new home of Diana (Merriman) Totten in Malden.

Montana church builds new home in Malden

MALDEN — Builders from the Western Antibaptist Missionaries of St. Ignatius, Mont., gather in the kitchen of the new home of Diana (Merriman) Totten in Malden. The group built two houses in two...

 

Penny drive for library starts April 4

COLFAX — The Whitman County Rural Library System is having a Penny Drive from April 4 to April 30. Each of the 14 library branches collects money to fund programs or projects, according to Sheri Miller, representing the Whitman County Library. The...

 

Worldwide Quilting Day event in Palouse

PALOUSE — Worldwide Quilting Day will be celebrated March 20 with downtown quilt displays in business windows and around town. Organizer Debbie Goetz is also asking quilters to display their creations in their home’s windows and on porches or...

 
 By Staff Report    People    March 4, 2021

New watercolor exhibit at Dahmen Barn

UNIONTOWN — “Artists with a History” is a new exhibit opening at the Dahmen Barn on Sunday, The featured artists will be present Sunday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Artists include Byron Saneholtz, Bobbi Kelly and Peggy Conrad, all of whom went to...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 4, 2021

Dusty News: March 4, 2021

DUSTY — A group of local women have started meeting monthly, whenever possible, for a potluck luncheon. February’s gathering was at the home of hostess Diane Monson last Tuesday. People attending were Terri Guenthner, Vicki Broeckel, Linda...

 

Post-It note art competition

COLFAX — The junior high art club will hold a Post-It Note Art Competition during March. Junior-senior high school staff and teachers are eligible to enter. All artworks are to be completed on a “Post-It” note, and will be displayed in the art...

 

Blood drive set for March 4

COLFAX — The Colfax School District will hold a STEM Grant Blood Drive March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Center on Main Street. The district needs to reach 30 donors to receive a $2,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...

 

Spirit Week at Colfax High School

COLFAX — Colfax Junior-Senior High School will hold Spirit Week March 1-3. Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Teacher Tuesday (“Dress like your favorite teacher”) Wednesday: Decade Day Prizes will be given to best-dressed female and male from each...

 

Seven Colfax kids place at FBLA regionals

COLFAX — Results are in for the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) regional competition with seven Colfax students placing in the event held online. Corbin Burt took first place in Introduction to FBLA; Madeline Tate placed third in Job...

 

Uniontown Sausage Feed pickup-only

UNIONTOWN — The 68th annual Uniontown Sausage Feed will be a curbside pick-up event for 2021. It’s held at the community center on March 7. Organizers made the announcement due to state virus restrictions for in-person dining. The drive-through...

 

College students make honor rolls

SPOKANE — Two Whitman County residents made the Provost’s Honor Roll for the fall 2020 semester at Whitworth University. Lauryn Rawls, of Garfield, and Logan Stanley, of LaCrosse, both maintained a minimum grade-point average of 3.75 to make the...

 

Hansen named to Gonzaga list

SPOKANE —Kyla Hansen, a 2020 graduate of Oakesdale High School, was named to the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. To make the list, she had a grade-point average between 3.50-3.84, the university stated. Hansen’s...

 

Zarings welcome first grandchild

DUSTY — Keith and Leliah Zaring welcomed their first great grandchild Jan. 14. Zeke Keith Zaring was born to Zach and Katie Zaring of Colfax. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces. Grandparents are Gordon and Sherri Pitts of Okanagan and Cindy Zaring of...

 

Addis takes Pullman's tourism helm

PULLMAN — Ireland Addis has been named interim tourism director for the Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center. Addis has also taken a seat as co-chairwoman of the Palouse Scenic ByWay Commmittee, along with Co-Chairman Dave Mahan, the Whitman County...

 

Local makes President's List at Gonzaga

DIAMOND — A local woman has made the President’s List for Gonzaga University in Spokane. Sara Whelchel was named to the list for maintaining a grade-point average of between 3.85-4.0 during the fall semester, according to the university. Gonzaga...

 

Three named to county boards

COLFAX — Three county residents were appointed to advisory boards Jan. 19. On the county Parks Board, Angela Taylor begins a new six-year term and Pamela Tetarenko fills an unexpired term to run until 2024. Ronda Penwell was appointed to complete...

 

Colfax dentist retires after 35 years

COLFAX — A local dentist has retired after 35 years. Dentist Robert Smith retired Jan. 1 and sold his business to John Turner, who began practice here Jan. 4. Smith began his practice in 1985 after graduating from University of Washington dental...

 

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