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 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

New doctor to serve county clinics, ER

Dr. Peter Edminster will take the place as a family practitioner and OB for Dr. Anthony Lundberg, who has practiced in St. John for 19 years. Dr. Lundberg plans to move to St. George, Utah, where he will join the Veterans’ Administration program....

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

BOCC eyes support for airport runway

Whitman County commissioners discussed funds for the Moscow-Pullman Airport runway project and received an update from the facilities director during a workshop session Monday, July 15. Commissioner Art Swannack said he talked informally with Tony...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

Clean water projects receive state funding

Washington State Department of Ecology announced Whitman County will receive about two million dollars in grants for clean water projects. Jessica Self, Palouse Conservation District grants and development manager, said the Whitman County...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

Keep pets, youngsters out of locked cars during summer

The National Weather Services advises to never leave a child or pet in a locked car during the summer because temperatures inside a car can increase to 140 degrees in a matter of minutes. According to the Animal Legal & Historical Center, a law...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

St. John boutique: Gracie Miller will retire for sure this time around

Gracie Miller, owner of T.O.G. Boutique in St. John, will say farewell to her shop at the end of August as she moves on to retirement. The T.O.G. Boutique has provided St. John residents with...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

Junk site removed after 17-year county effort

Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Health Director, reported a 17-year long solid waste issue was resolved at a Board of Health meeting Monday afternoon. Henderson said the first complaint about a...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019 

Colfax grad opens chiropractic office

Nicole Heilsberg, a member of the Colfax High School class of 2003 opened the doors of her chiropractic office in April for the first time after running her business out of her home since 2015. "It's...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

County sends counter offer for district court

Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack proposed a counter offer in letter form for the Pullman District Court location Wednesday. The letter was sent to the Pullman City Council and Mayor Glenn Johnson to review. The city of Pullman’s offer was...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

Port of Whitman approves funding for City of Tekoa airport fuel

Port of Whitman commissioners approved to execute a loan/grant agreement with the city of Tekoa to assist with the airport fueling station at their meeting Wednesday morning, July 3. In early June, Tekoa Councilman Roy Schultz requested funding from...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

School districts, towns get state audit reports

Washington State Auditor's Office released results from this year's audits for several Whitman County school districts and towns. Dates for the audit reports ranges from May 29 to June 20. Audits were released for the Colfax, Tekoa, Rosalia,...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

State parks awarded grants

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced July 3 it will award almost $4 million to Whitman County for preservation of parks, forests and trails. The grants will go through 2020. The Washington Department of Natural Res...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

Commissioners to counter Pullman court proposal

Whitman County commissioners Monday decided to send a counter offer on locating the District Court in Pullman. Specifics of the counter offer were not defined, but discussion Monday indicated the...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

WIC gets new system, more accessibility

The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is making a state-wide switch from paper checks to a credit card format starting at the end of the month. The new card system could reduce the number of locations where card holders can make...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

Residents work together on condo rose garden

Two Wheatland Arms Condominium residents admired the blooming roses and other flowers Monday morning as they sat on their porch. Life-long Whitman County resident Armeda Hayer has been one of the...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

CRP re-enrollment open to farmers, ranchers

The Conservation Reserve Program will conduct re-enrollment signups for farmers and ranchers who already have contracts until August 23. Signups have been available since June 3. The CRP program, signed into law in 1985, works with farmers and...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019

Cannabis questions remain: Moratorium headed for 6-month extension

Whitman County commissioners met with County Planner Alan Thomson to discuss progress on an ordinance for marijuana operations during a workshop session Monday morning. Commissioners had previously placed a moratorium on any new or expansion of...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019
Mike Heston

Emergency management team hosts tabletop drill

About 40 representatives from several counties came together for an emergency management exercise Monday morning at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds. Hannah Kimball, Pullman Regional Hospital...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019
Ian McMichael Corrin McMichael Hans McMichael

Lutheran churches hire pastor

Trinity Lutheran Church in Endicott and Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax welcomed Ian McMichael as the new pastor to lead Sunday services for the two churches this week. McMichael moved from Florida...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019

Firm releases demographics report

At last Thursday's Port of Whitman meeting, Debbie Snell, Port properties and development manager, relayed a report on demographics for 2018 which was presented at the annual Palouse Commercial Real Estate conference in Moscow. Their market review...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019
Tom Kammerzell Joe Poiré Kara Riebold Brenda Stav

Port okays design for docks at Boyer Park

Port of Whitman commissioners June 20 approved the final alternative design for the dock replacement project at Boyer Park. The approved design includes replacing docks one and two and installing a he... Full story

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 20, 2019

LaCrosse Farmer's Festival will honor local veterans

The LaCrosse Farmer’s Festival returns this weekend with food, events and contests for both kids and adults. Things rev up Friday, June 21, with barbecue 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bank of Eastern Washington. Festivities will commence Saturday with...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 20, 2019

Food insecurity programs in county call for more volunteers, less stigma

Reports from the past few years show Whitman County with high rates of food insecurity and poverty. To help combat those issues there are several food programs that help serve those struggling in the county. However, program managers have expressed...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 20, 2019
Brian Bell

Farmers use infrared to reduce chemicals

Whitman County farmers this summer can use a selective weed spraying unit, WEEDit, to more effectively spray for weeds and drastically reduce the cost of chemicals. Brian Bell, Whitman conservation...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 20, 2019

Commissioners, staff discuss variety of topics

County commissioners and employees discussed recycling costs and improvement projects for Whitman County at a workshop session Monday morning. Commissioner Dean Kinzer reported an update from the recent Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting. He...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 13, 2019

St. John boat races sign up 37 teams

St. John is expected to have another record-breaking year for boat participants during this season's kick-off event at Webb's Slough in St. John Saturday. This year 37 teams, including 11 new teams, have entered, according to Amanda Webb. Drivers...

 

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