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 By Debbie Casey    People    June 18, 2020

Farmers Festival on hold

The 2020 LaCrosse Farmers Festival, which normally would have been this weekend, has been postponed until Aug. 29 due to COVID-19 restrictions. All the normal events will take place. Regularly held the third Friday in June, the planning committee...

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 28, 2020

Stubbs named Presidential Scholar

Lauren Stubbs is a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. She is one of 161 students from across the nation selected and is one of only 20 designated at CTE Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was...

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 21, 2020

Farmers Festival postponed

The LaCrosse Farmers Festival has been postponed until Aug. 29. All the normal events will take place. Regularly held the third Friday in June, the planning committee chose to postpone this year in the hope of maintaining the event. A final decision...

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 12, 2020

Kekuna at LaCrosse Methodist

Curt Kekuna will be giving the message at the LaCrosse Methodist Church Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m. He is the former pastor of the large, historical Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. With him will be his wife, the former Rebecca Nealey,...


LaCrosse FFA team wins at districts

LaCrosse FFA marketing team placed first at the district competition. Team members are Trey Fleming, TJ Harder and Lauren Stubbs. They will compete at state convention held at Washington State University in May....


Stubbs and Harder named scholar nominees

Lauren Stubbs and TJ Harder, both of LaCrosse, have been selected by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction as nominees for the 2020 US Presidential Scholars Program in Career and Technical Education award. They are among five...


LaCrosse plans for Halloween

Word on the street is that the T-Rex is planning to have his morning tea and doughnuts at the little park by Startin’s and across the street from the post office on Halloween morning. He will be there by 7 a.m. Halloween festivities will include a...

 By Debbie Casey    People    October 3, 2019

Selbu bake sale set at LaCrosse

Selbu Church women will have a bake sale Friday, Oct. 11, at the Gathering Place in LaCrosse. The sale will begin at 9:30 a.m....

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 23, 2019

Vacation Bible camp slated for LaCrosse

Pastor David Wells of United Methodist Church and Pastor John Cross of Selbu Lutheran Church met May 19 with the Community of Faith group which has been working on various projects for the community. The main topic was this year's Vacation Bible...

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 16, 2019

LaCrosse fields FFA winners

LaCrosse FFA teams/members placed first at state and qualified for nationals at the state convention last week at WSU. Meats Team: TJ Harder - first, Trey Fleming - fourth, Ty Harder - fifth, Alynn Harder - ninth and Jasmin Watson. Girls Marketing:...

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 9, 2019

Virtual Reality at LaCrosse

Virtual Reality will be at the LaCrosse Library and LaCrosse School on Monday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaCrosse Library. Participants interact with a robot, see a T-Rex up close, travel to...

 By Debbie Casey    People    April 18, 2019

Lifeguards sought

LaCrosse Parks and Recreation Board is now hiring lifeguards for the 2019 summer season at the LaCrosse pool. To qualify, applicants must be 15 years old on the date when they finish the lifeguard course. Beginning wage will be $12 per hour. Contact...


LCP seeks photos, plans to buy freezer

LaCrosse Community Pride seeks historic photos of the LaCrosse area for an exhibit in the renovated Rock Bunk House. Whitman County Library received a .09 grant awarded by The Blue Ribbon Committee for this exhibit. Residents with photos are asked...


NHS offers roses

LaCrosse National Honor Society is selling roses for Valentine’s Day. To order contact NHS members T.J. Harder, Alynn Harder or Lauren Stubbs, or call the school or email [email protected] Pre-orders must be placed by Feb. 12. Extra...


LaCrosse students to visit Bluewood

LaCrosse students in grades four through 12 are planning a skiing trip Jan. 3 to Bluewood near Dayton. Any LaCrosse resident who would like to meet the students at Bluewood can join in the fun. LaCrosse K-5 students are now doing the Winter Reading...


Santa, holiday events slated for LaCrosse

Santa will be at the Gathering Place in LaCrosse Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. The LaCrosse Business Group will provide muffins, juice and a stuffed animal for all the kids, plus pictures with Santa. The LHS senior class will serve...

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Residents urged to support market sale

The Palouse Empire Fair livestock sale will be Saturday, Sept 8. Residents are urged to attend the the sale and support local 4H and FFA kids with their animal projects. Also, Tawnja Miller, LaCrosse...

 By Debbie Casey    People    June 14, 2018

LaCrosse scholarships awarded

Lacrosse Total scholarship money awarded at commencement was $14,500. The community appreciation award given by the Class of 2018 was presented to Don Kemper. LaCrosse Scholarship Awards: Jadyn Guske: Torgeson Memorial Award, Kelli Scharpenberg... Full story

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 24, 2018

Seniors will offer dunk tank

Lacrosse A dunk tank with a variety of dunkees will be located in the park during LaCrosse Farmers Fest June 23 between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to support the 2018-19 LaCrosse Senior Class. There will be concessions by the tank with snow cones,... Full story

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 17, 2018

Flea market set at LaCrosse

Lacrosse An outdoor flea market is scheduled Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Clark Street between 1st and 2nd avenues in LaCrosse. Vendors are welcome and asked to sign up in advance to the event by calling 509-595-1294 or emailing...

 By Debbie Casey    Opinion    May 10, 2018

New Farm Festival Events

Lacrosse A new Farmers Festival event will be a Truck Show June 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Parade line up will be at the grain elevator at 9 a.m. with the show to follow on Leslie Ave. First and Second place trophies will be awarded for Peoples... Full story

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 22, 2018

Enzweiler art entry earns ESD award

Lacrosse An oil painting by LaCrosse sophomore Matea Enzweiler received honorable mention in the Educational Service District 101 art competition in Spokane. Her painting, entitled Embers, depicts a Native American woman and child in front of a...

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 1, 2018

Dates set for LaCrosse Farmer's Festival

Lacrosse Save the dates of June 22-24 for the LaCrosse Farmer's Festival in downtown LaCrosse. The theme for this year's parade is "Making a Difference." Some of the activities taking place during the day will include the LaCrosse Community Pride...


Senior class hosts dinner

Lacrosse LaCrosse senior class will have a senior class dinner Jan. 28 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Gathering Place. Dinner will be French dip, salads, dessert and a drink for $6. LaCrosse FFA Marketing Team, which placed first at the district... Full story


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