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District Court

Alex Smith is guilty of being a minor operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and was sentenced on June 25 to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended, $775.71 in fees, 24 months of supervised probation,...

 

Jail Bookings

David J. Murray, 64, booked June 22 for two counts of assault in the fourth degree and vehicle prowling. No bail. Richard J. Veltri, 80, booked June 23 for assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence. No bail. Daniel A. Marquez, 33, booked...

 

Colfax Police

Monday, June 21 No records were available. Tuesday, June 22 8:15 a.m. – Mill Street – An officer investigated a vehicle prowl. Wednesday, June 23 12:15 a.m. – Park Street – An officer assisted a citizen. Thursday, June 24 10:47 a.m. ...

 

Sheriff's Office

Monday, June 21 12:44 a.m. – Main Street, Colfax – A deputy responded to a report of a trespass. 8:52 a.m. – Rock Springs Road, LaCrosse – There was a report of stray animals. 9:48 a.m. – SR 128, Clarkston – A gas can was found on the...

 

Senior Menus July 5-9

Colfax Monday, July 5 Closed Thursday, July 8 Picnic at Schmuck Park: Homemade cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, potato salad, baked beans, fruit, chocolate chip cookie Endicott Tuesday, July 6 No meal LaCrosse Tuesday, July 6 Birthday party:...

 
Paul Bilderbach

Four honored with Quilts of Valor

COLFAX — Quilts of Valor were awarded on June 21 at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Paul Bilderback, 81, of Colfax, served in the Army and Army Reserves from 1957-1977, as an E7, in Germany,...

 

Service for Bruce Davidson

Graveside service for Bruce Davidson at the Steptoe cemetery on July 10, at 11:00 AM. The family would welcome any and all.... Full story

 

County unemployment rate at 4.2%

OLYMPIA — The May unemployment report was released today with Whitman County at 4.2%, among the lowest in Washington. The numbers are according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The highest rate was 7.7% in Pacific County on...

 

Sunnyside Park fireworks organizers seek donations

PULLMAN — Organizers of the Pullman Sunnyside Park Fourth of July fireworks show seek donations to reach their fundraising goal of $16,000. The Pullman Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event every year, is not having a barbecue or concert...

 

County non-profits receive virus grants

LACROSSE — Whitman County non-profits LaCrosse Community Pride and the Regional Theater of the Palouse (RTOP) in Pullman received grants from federal coronavirus relief funds. Lacrosse received $15,000 and RTOP $22,500. The Department of Commerce...

 

Bites send vaccine lapsed dogs to pound

COLFAX — Two separate dog-bite incidents in Colfax led to two dogs going to the pound for 10 days for observation. The rabies vaccinations for both animals were expired. Colfax Police Chief Bruce Blood reminds residents to make sure their pets...

 

$14 million goes to ag-related businesses

OLYMPIA — More than $14 million in COVID relief grants from the Washington State Department of Agriculture were awarded to 839 businesses across the state. The four main sectors include agritourism...

 

Republicans to consider three assessor candidates

COLFAX — The Whitman County Republican Party is nominating three people to be the new Whitman County assessor. On July 6, county commissioners interview the nominees and appoint one as the new assessor, to be sworn in immediately. The candidate...

 

Local students perform at Spokane colleges

SPOKANE — Two Whitman County residents achieved academic recognition and two graduated from Whitworth College and Gonzaga in Spokane. Logan Stanley, of LaCrosse, achieved Provost’s Honor Roll status for the spring 2021 semester. To be named,...

 

Endicott Middle School announces Honor Roll

ENDICOTT — The Endicott Middle School released their Honor Roll for the second semester. Students making Honor Roll for the eighth-grade are Grade Katherine Hergert, Olivia Shawgo, Halee Berg, and Sarah Quigley. Students making Honor Roll for the...

 

Garfield-Palouse students win state Envirothon

GARFIELD — Garfield-Palouse students earned first place at the 2021 Washington State Envirothon Competition, hosted by various conservation districts. Students Ethan Montgomery, Megan Olson, Austin Jones, Garrett Blomgren, and Ethan Cook, won the...

 
Colfax Library

Paint-a-Pot projects offered at libraries

COLFAX - The Whitman County Library systems offers a Grab-and-Go event for adults where they can Paint-a-Pot. Libraries in Colfax, Colton, Farmington, Garfield, Oakesdale, Tekoa, and Uniontown are...

 

Palouse graduate receives scholarship

PALOUSE — Palouse High School student Austin Jones was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders. “Jones exemplifies the quality of students who are selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships,” said Amy Simpson,...

 
Uniontown Library

Grab-and-Go keychain craft kits available

ALBION — Grab-and-Go project kits to make keychains are available at the Albion, Colton, and Uniontown libraries. The kits are available throughout June or until supplies run out, stated Amy...

 
Christina Ward plans to be a second-generation farmer in Rosalia.

Rosalia graduate Ward receives scholarship

ROSALIA – Rosalia High School senior Christina Ward, of Latah, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Whitman County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR). The daughter of Greg and Michelle Ward, she...

 
The Pukalani Youth Group arrived on June 16.

Hawaiian pastor visits Colfax

COLFAX — Mark Gudmunson is the pastor of the Pukalani Community Church of the Nazarene and is conducting services on June 20. His church is on the Hawaiian island of Maui. "I wanted to let people...

 

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