Good Ol' Days


September 8, 2022

From the Colfax Gazette, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1972

50 Years Ago Bright-colored benches will await fair visitors this year. Sunlit yellow, shamrock green and pink cow pink are the bright colors being used by these St. John 4H members in refinishing 24 benches on the Palouse Empire fairgrounds. Orle Hannas, left, uses a spray gun; helping with brushes and scrapers are, front row, Teri Arreola, Lisa Arreola, Cindy Hannas, Randy Repp; back row, Mrs. Hannas, Clint Luce, Ricky Lee Repp and David Hannas. Preparation work at the Palouse Empire fairgrounds has been underway for several weeks.

125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, Sept. 10, 1897


Sub-Institutes for Teachers to Be Held on Oct, 2.

In compliance with an expressed wish of the teachers of Whitman county, and believing that the best interests of education demand and the code of public in instruction fully justifies it, I have this d

day (Sept. 7th, 1897) divided Whitman county into six sub-institute districts and designated the officers and arranged a program as follows:

District No. 1 includes Tekoa, Rosalia and Thornton, with E. R. Jones, president; Geo. E. Craig, vice president; Miss...

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