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Etcetera: July 25, 2019


Depot talk set on Van Doren

Donna Potts, WSU professor and chair of the English department, will talk about Nancy L. Van Doren, one of the university’s first faculty members, Monday, July 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Pullman Depot Heritage Center. Van Doren arrived at Washington Agricultural College when it opened in 1891. She served as an English professor, librarian, preceptress and English department chair until her retirement in 1905. She was also a founding member and president of the literary society, the Fortnightly Club.

Her fascinating, well-traveled life from her birth in India to her years in New York, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Washington will be covered with a special emphasis on her contributions to the founding of WSU.

‘Dainty refreshments,’ like the ones served during her years at WSU, will be served.

The depot’s Palouse People series shares the stories of people in the Palouse region. Pullman Depot Heritage Center is a project of the Whitman County Historical Society.

Teens can paint pot

Teens are invited to paint pots Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Oakesdale Library. One pot, all paint, designs, stamps, weatherproof glaze and stencils will be provided courtesy of Friends of the Oakesdale Library.

Participants can bring some of their own pots as well.


At Pullman Regional Hospital

Langmack, Olivia River, born July 16, 2019, at eight pounds, six ounces, to Amber and Chase Langmack, Clarkston. Paternal grandparents are Julie Landreth, Show Low, Ariz., and Colt Langmack, Clearwater, Idaho. Maternal grandparent is Pam Ellis, Asotin. Baby joins sister, Rosalee, 7.


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