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The Boomerang, Palouse, Washington, 99161

INP gives Palouse  
INP gives Palouse "Community Award"
12/04/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Palouse was recently honored for its creative, bootstrap approach to revitalization. Like many small, rural communities, the town found itself in decline with fewer family farms, large retail competition and businesses leaving town. In 1996, a severe flood decimated the remaining businesses. The co... View

 
Mayor: Watchword for 2009 "caution"
12/04/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Budgets were the order of the day at Palouse?s regularly scheduled November 25 city council meeting. The meeting opened with a public hearing covering the 2009 Final Budget. As there was no discussion, the hearing was closed.... View

For Potlatch woman, veteran's tribute serves as reminder  
For Potlatch woman, veteran's tribute serves as reminder
11/20/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- An empty chair, a wineglass turned upside down, salt on a plate. Porgie Knerr explained the significance of her recent Veteran?s Day remembrance table set up at the Potlatch senior citizens mealsite last week.... View

 
Brownfield site to be discussed at second town hall meeting
11/20/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- The November 12 meeting of the Palouse City Council opened at 7 p.m. with a public hearing to discuss the 2009 budget. As there was no public comment, the hearing was closed at 7:01. Later in the regular meeting, the new budget was again discussed and City Clerk Beeson was advised to continue putti... View

 
Rumors on chief's past put to rest
11/20/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- In light of the unprecedented legal action taken against the city on behalf of Charlotte Omoto and the difficulty of obtaining accurate, precise and verifiable information from the city administration on related police matters, an editorial decision was made to expand the scope of the Dentler inqui... View

 
Lorene E. Fox
11/06/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- A celebration of life for Lorene E. Fox, 91, a longtime Oakesdale homemaker, was Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Oakesdale. Pastor Eric Buhl officiated. A private family inurnment service was at the Oakesdale Cemetery.... View

 
Tort claim against Palouse remains unanswered
11/06/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Four months have passed since rookie Palouse officer Brian Dentler threw WSU Professor of Biology, Charlotte Omoto, to the gravel while - outside the city limits - she walked a leashed Labrador retriever and its three unleashed seven week old puppies.... View

GP students receive invention grant to create Paraplegic Ag Lift  
GP students receive invention grant to create Paraplegic Ag Lift
11/06/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Garfield-Palouse High School was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant in the amount of $10,000 to create the Parplegiac Agricultural Lift, a device to help people with limited use of their legs to gain access to heavy equipment, such as a combine. Garfield-Palouse is one of 16 high schoo... View

 
Water, sewer rates to rise in Palouse
10/16/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- The first report at the October 14 Palouse council meeting was given by City Superintendant Dwayne Griffin. Work on the new mobile home park across form the park is moving ahead nicely and a sprinkler system is being designed.... View

 
Comment and Confusion
10/16/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- It is my opinion, our farmers take hardest and first hit in any national financial crisis...... View

 
Sheriff's office investigates
10/02/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- The Garfield-Palouse police department had no comment other than to confirm they were told signs were taken however the Whitman County Sheriff's office is investigating the disappearance and damage of several political signs throughout the county.... View

 
Political signs burned, defaced, taken
10/02/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Two political signs in Palouse area yards have disappeared following suit with those in Pullman that were torn up and burned and some in Garfield with racial and sexual epitaphs written and others burned.... View

 
Business as usual at Palouse Council
09/04/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- The Palouse Council?s second meeeting in August opened as always with the mayor?s ?open forum.? A question was raised as to why the police department no longer furnished the newspaper with a summary of police activity. The practice, begun by Chief Phineas Haglin over 10 years ago, was discontinued ... View

Larry Hunter  
Larry Hunter
08/28/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Larry O. Hunter died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane after suffering a sudden heart attack on the University of Idaho Golf Course in Moscow.... View

 
Suit threatened over Breedings Addition dispute
08/21/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- The August 12 Palouse City Council meeting began with another lively open forum.... View

 
Mayor threatens editor, editor resigns
08/21/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- After producing one issue of The Boomerang and distasteful phone conversations with Palouse Mayor Michael Echanove, new editor Larry Jensen decided he would go back to freelance writing for area publications, including this newspaper and others. LuJane Nisse will be stepping back into the editor po... View

Woman accuses Police rookie of assault, lawsuit threatened  
Woman accuses Police rookie of assault, lawsuit threatened
08/07/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- COMMENTARY... View

Fire threatens homes near Moscow  
Fire threatens homes near Moscow
08/14/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- A brush fire east of Moscow threatened several homes Monday morning, but only damaged some wood fences before it was put out.... View

Clouds can't dampen friendly spirit  
Clouds can't dampen friendly spirit
08/07/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Anyone walking near the announcer?s trailer before the Deary Friendship Day parade Saturday morning was a target for emcee Murray Stanton?s good natured ribbing as he told passersby they would have to take over his duties, should he get a sore throat and go hoarse or telling people they needed to d... View

 
City council receives complaints
08/07/2008

The Boomerang / STPNS
Palouse, Washington (STPNS)- Palouse citizen Susan Williams came to the July 22nd City Council meeting to voice her concerns regarding an incident that had recently taken place in her neighborhood.... View