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 By Drew Lawson    News    December 17, 2020

Schools call for athletics to start

COLFAX – Several school officials across Whitman County have signed a letter calling for 1B/2B/1A sports to resume. The letter was written by superintendents Eric Sobotta of Reardan and Jim Kowalkowski of Davenport. Colfax’s Jerry Pugh and David...

 
 By Drew Lawson    News    December 17, 2020

71 Eastern Washington school leaders sign letter asking for return of extra-curricular activities

REARDAN--71 school superintendents, principals and athletic directors across Eastern Washington, including 20 from Lincoln County, have signed onto a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington State...

 
 By Drew Lawson    News    December 10, 2020

ADT gifts Malden Fire Department $10,000

MALDEN-Like most of the town, the fire station here was burned down during the Babb Creek Fire on Monday Sept. 7, Labor Day. About three months later, on Sunday, Dec. 6, the station received a...

 
 By Drew Lawson    News    October 8, 2020

More guidelines issued by WIAA

RENTON — More tweaks have come to the benchmarks for playing high school sports, as the WIAA updated its return-to-play guidelines Oct. 6 following new guidance given by Gov. Jay Inslee. Sports have been grouped into three categories based on the...

 
 By Drew Lawson    News    September 10, 2020

Rising gun sales lead to ammunition shortfall

DAVENPORT - Gun owners anticipating the fall hunting season or hoping to get in some target practice are having more difficulty than normal acquiring the ammunition necessary to operate their firearms. National media reported in early August that...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    August 27, 2020

Reardan basketball coach resigns

REARDAN – A basketball coach for the Reardan School District will not be returning in the coming year, following an investigation that he made inappropriate race-based comments to a student. Coach Damon Dewey was investigated by the school...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    August 6, 2020

Big Sky pushes conference season to fall

OGDEN, Utah — A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos Field will have to...

 
 By Drew Lawson    News    August 6, 2020

Medical Lake students will study from home this fall

MEDICAL LAKE — Local students will be starting the school year mostly online learning model, School District Superintendent Tim Ames announced today, Aug. 7. The decision followed state and regional health recommendations for “high-risk...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    July 16, 2020

WIAA announces delay to start of fall sports practices

RENTON—The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced July 7 that the start of fall sports practices will be delayed to Sept. 5 for football and Labor Day, Sept. 7, for all other fall sports. “The (Executive) Board will...

 

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