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 By Staff Report    People    July 15, 2021

Onecho resumes in-person Bible school

COLFAX - Nearly 60 children explored Mystery Island as the Onecho Bible Church as they resumed in-person Bible school. Kids from 5 to sixth-graders heard Bible stories, visited with missionaries,...

 
 By Staff Report    People    June 3, 2021
Julie Hartwig; Richard Domey;

Pandemic art and COVID craft exhibit opens

UNIONTOWN – A collection of work from artists Richard Domey and Judith Marvin open for display at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. It begins with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 6. The...

 
 By Staff Report    People    June 3, 2021

Three veterans receive Quilts of Valor

COLFAX - Three Quilts of Valor were presented on May 14 at Colfax United Methodist Church. Keith Zaring, 89, of LaCrosse, served in the Air Force from 1950-54 as a staff sergeant, stationed in...

 
 By Staff Report    People    June 3, 2021

'Second Saturdays' start June 12 in Palouse

PALOUSE — “Second Saturdays” runs in Palouse from May through October. The Palouse Chamber of Commerce hosts the all-ages events featuring outdoor vendors, live music, restaurant specials, and sidewalk sales. On June 12, the Palouse Arts...

 
 By Staff Report    People    June 3, 2021

Miss Palouse Empire Rodeo Queen's fundraiser

COLFAX – A breakfast of eggs, sausage, and pancakes is offered as Miss Palouse Empire Rodeo Queen’s fundraiser. The breakfast is served on June 12 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Palouse Empire Fair Grounds Community Building. There is limited...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    May 20, 2021

District court

Richard Dayton is guilty of driving while his license was suspended in the third degree and was sentenced May 14 to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $750 suspended, $43 in fees, and 12 months unsupervised probation. Ignacio...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    May 20, 2021

Land Transactions

Shelly Boyer, of Hayden, Idaho, sold 2201 Whelan Road in Pullman to Fred Wexler III, of Pullman, parcels 2-0000-45-15-212-2900, 2-0000-45-15-15-3900, 2-0000-45-15-15-4900, 2-0000-45-15-14-3690, selling price $150,000, statutory warranty deed, May 3...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    May 20, 2021

Jail bookings

Danielee K. Zurcher, 20, booked May 12 for theft in the third degree, vehicle prowl in the second degree, driving while license suspended in the third degree, and a warrant for failing to appear in court regarding charges of driving while license...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    May 20, 2021

Colfax police

Monday, May 10 12:46 p.m. – Mill Street – There was a report of a parking problem. 3:50 p.m. – Mill Street – There was a report of stray animals. 4:36 p.m. – Cooper Street – An officer responded to a report of a violation of a court order...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    May 20, 2021

Sheriff's Office

Monday, May 10 12:53 a.m. – Pullman Airport Road. Pullman – A deputy checked on a burglary alarm. (No reports for 8 hours) 9:13 a.m. – Sheriff’s office – A deputy gave a citizen a ride. 9:14 a.m. – Fairview Avenue, Colfax – A deputy...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 20, 2021

Whitman County back to Phase Three

OLYMPIA — Whitman County moved back to Phase Three on Thursday. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the change on May 13. Whitman County was one of three counties statewide that were dropped back to Phase Two in April. In Phase Three, restaurants, bars, and...

 
 By Staff Report    People    May 13, 2021

Births: May 13, 2021

Jaxson L. V. Enfield was born April 26, 2021, to Paola Esqueda and Jonathan Enfield, of Moscow, Idaho. He was 6 pounds, 13 ounces. William R. Steiner was born April 29, 2021, to Ashley and Aaron Steiner, of Palouse. He was 6 pounds, 13 ounces....

 
 By Staff Report    People    May 13, 2021
James Woomack is happy to receive a Quilt of Valor.

Farmington's Woomack given Quilt of Valor

GARFIELD — James Woomack was recently presented with a Quilt of Valor during a meeting of the American Legion Post 24 in Garfield. Woomack, of Farmington, served in the Navy from 1967 - 1993 during...

 
 By Staff Report    People    May 13, 2021
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Whitman County students make Eastern Washington University's Dean's List

CHENEY — The 2021 Dean's List for Winter, at Eastern Washington University (EWU), was released recently. Students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher and are taking a minimum of 12 hours of instruction per...

 
 By Staff Report    People    May 13, 2021
Writers can gain advice and tips at the Writers Festival in Moscow, Idaho.

Writers Festival, Books and Brews set for June 26

MOSCOW — The Palouse Writers Guild announced it is hosting its second annual Writers Festival on June 26 at the 1912 Center in Moscow, Idaho. The event includes workshops, panel discussions, and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2021

Candidate filing period starts May 17

COLFAX — The online filing period for political candidates begins May 17 for Whitman County. Applications to run for office are due by 4 p.m. on May 21 to be on the ballot for the November election, according to the Whitman County Auditor’s...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2021
The Whitman County Humane Society is preparing for kitten season.

Whitman County Humane Society receives $5,000

PULLMAN — Whitman County Humane Society was granted $5,000 from the non-profit Petco Love. “Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2021
American Legion Codd-French Post 41 is buying flags for Main Street in Colfax.

American Legion Codd-French Post donates flags, poles, scholarships

COLFAX — American Legion Codd-French Post 41 voted to donate flags, flag poles and expand their scholarship program in Colfax. Colfax Mayor Jim Retzer attended the May 4 meeting and discussed if...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2021
Five players attended a district golf match.

Tekoa-Rosalia players named Northeast Girls 1B/2B Golf Champions

DEER PARK — Five Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves played at Districts on May 3 in Deer Park and the girls came away champions. Colfax Bulldogs' Kennedy Schmidt took first place shooting a 107....

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2021

Colfax baseball split doubleheader

COLFAX — The Colfax baseball team played a home doubleheader against the Northwest Christian and split by winning 12-4 and losing 3-1. In the first game, Braden Plummer hit three singles for Bulldogs while Eric Akesson, Layne Gingerich, Mason...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2021

Colfax softball splits with Northwest Christian

COLBERT — Colfax softball split a doubleheader against Northwest Christian (NWC) on May 4 in Colbert. The Bulldogs won the first game 10-8 and lost the second game 6-4. It was the first loss of the year for the Bulldogs and for the Crusaders....

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2021
Workers continue efforts to improve the Buri Building in Colfax.

Main Street restoration work nears conclusion

COLFAX — A building-front restoration project at the Buri building on Main Street is expected to be completed today after five days of work. A crew from Spokane Valley-based Milestone Masonry did...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2021
Tekoa-Rosalia’s first-place 4X100 team at Ritzville.

Struble leads Tekoa-Rosalia boys to third at districts

RITZVILLE —The Tekoa-Rosalia boys finished third at the Ritzville District 18-team 1B meet on May 7. Senior Kale Struble won the 200 meters with a time of 25.09 and the team of Struble, Zack Saenz,...

 
 By Staff report    People    May 6, 2021

4-H volunteers clean Perkins House yard

COLFAX - The Mockonema 4-H club brought more than 30 volunteers to the Perkins House yard on April 25. After two hours, they left with a trailer full of weeds pulled from the flower beds and the yard...

 
 By Staff Report    People    May 6, 2021

Rosalia Garden Club honors Pat Voge

ROSALIA – Pat Voge's garden was chosen as the Garden of the Month for May by the Rosalia Garden Club. "The selection committee was attracted to the many different flowers in bloom," said Rosalia...

 

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