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25 Years Ago From the Whitman County Gazette, Thursday, April 3, 1997 BURI OPENS COLFAX BUSINESS Blake Buri and Colfax Mayor Norma Becker do the honors at a ribbon cutting for Buri Medical Equipment Monday in Colfax. Buri, a 1985 Colfax High School graduate who studied Youth ministries at Southwest College in Phoenix, has over six years of experience in the medical supply business. Approximately 200 attended the open house Monday morning. Buri and Debbie Herman make up the staff of the new business.

125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, April 9, 1897

LEFT LEG BROKEN

Tramp Tries to Steal a Ride with Disastrous Results.

Thursday evening of last week a man named Steward was brought to the city on the O. R. & N. train, and taken to St. Ignatius hospital, with the bones of his left leg broken below the knee. He had been picked up near Tilma, on the Coeur d'Alene branch of the O. R. & N. railway.

The trainsmen say that Steward, as the train was passing him at a lively rate, seized the hand railing on one of the passing cars and attempted to get o...



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