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Legals Jan. 28

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Whitman County Planning issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: A bank stabilization project...


Library Calendar Jan. 28

Thursday, Jan. 28 Colfax, Lacrosse & Tekoa – Storytime - Bring in the littles ones for stories, crafts and more. Visit online calendar for times and themes Malden – 10:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers,...


Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, How long should a person hang on to old receipts, stock records, tax returns and other financial documents? I have accumulated boxes full of such papers over the years and would like to get rid of some of it now that I’m...


Obituaries Jan. 28

DEATH NOTICE: NORMAN WILLSON Norman Willson, life long Colfax area farmer, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 26, 2016, at The Courtyard in Colfax. He was 84. Service details are pending and will be announced. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is...


New hours for Garfield library

Garfield Branch of Whitman County Library will begin new hours of operation starting Feb. 1. The library’s new hours will be Mondays from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with Storytime at 1 p.m., and after school...


Lindgren earns honors

Alexa Lindgren, daughter of Ken and Karen Lindgren and a 2014 graduate of Oakesdale High School, has been named to the Walla Walla Community College President's List for fall quarter with all A grades. A sophomore defensive specialist and libero for...


Etcetera Jan. 28

RTOP performances set for next month "I Do!, I Do!" will be performed Feb. 11 to Feb. 21 with evening performances at 7:30 and matinees at 1:30. Starring Tina McClure and Dennis McGreevy, it is a musical look at marriage at the turn of the last...


Menus Jan. 28

AT OAKESDALE SCHOOL: Monday: Mandarin orange chicken, WG roll, brown rice, assorted veggies, apples and peaches, milk. Tuesday: Hamburger gravy, whipped potatoes, WG roll, assorted veggies, oranges and applesauce, milk. Wednesday: PBJ sandwich,...


Five generations of Chittendens

Five generations of the Chittenden family gathered Dec. 9 at Whitman Health & Rehab in Colfax where Gerald Chittenden from Puyallup, 90, is recovering from injuries sustained from a fall while deer... Full story


Downtown field trip at LaCrosse

LaCrosse preschoolers had a field trip last Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Downtown LaCrosse, as part of Community Helpers Unit. They went to visit all the businesses in town and meet the people that work...


Hisaw-Buck vows at Mirabeau

Darian Hisaw, daughter of Michelle and Ronald Schultz of Spokane, and Damon Buck, son of Brad and Tania Buck of Colfax, were married Friday Sept. 18, 2015. The outdoor evening ceremony for immediate...

 By Anne Lowe    People    January 27, 2016

Floyd Morasch gets fête for 93rd birthday

Endicott The Morasch family last Thursday celebrated Floyd Morasch's 93rd birthday at Endicott Food Center. Those present were John Morasch, son from Hermiston; Joni and Madison Bailey, granddaughter...


Pitts farm receives century farm honor

Dusty Kim and Cindy Pitts have received the Whitman County Century Farm certificate from the county commissioners. Their farm was bought in 1915 by Kim's great-grandfather, John Stueckle. It was acquired by Kim's grandparents J.A. and Rosa Stueckle i...


Hospital Foundation honors three founders

Christine Kackman, Dr. Robert Tulin and Cherry Alice Van Tine were honored at Whitman Community Hospital Foundation’s gala dinner and auction. The three were medical professionals in Colfax, and fou... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    January 27, 2016

Rosalia lighting contest winners named

Rosalia The Rosalia Chamber of Commerce recently announced its Winter 2015 Annual Lighting Contest winners. Three judges from out of the local area toured Rosalia using the city block format. The judges remarked on the beauty of our area and enjoyed...


Outreach board begins 2016 with thanks for 2015

Lacrosse LaCrosse Community Outreach Center board member Cheyenne Palmer said the center would like to start 2016 by acknowledging all the support it received in 2015. Its mission is to raise the quality of life for all of the community by meeting... Full story


Startin's Repair celebrates 50 years

The Startins were honored as the grand marshals in last year's Farmer's Festival parade in LaCrosse for their 50 years in business, which they marked in December with a taco bar and cake. Pictured...


Eagle rescue at Hooper

-Rob Hinderer photo Howard Morris is shown here with the injured young bald eagle he rescued last Thursday near his home in Hooper. Unable to fly, the bird had been seen in the area for several days...

 By Garth Meyer    News    January 27, 2016

Tekoans head for Olympia to lobby for John Wayne trail

It was on to Olympia Tuesday for members of the Tekoa Trail and Trestle Association to advocate to keep the John Wayne Pioneer Trail fully open. City councilman and association president Ted Blaszak and member Monte Morgan had meetings scheduled... Full story

 By Kara McMurray    News    January 27, 2016

Relay Brunch kicks off annual fundraising walk

The Relay for Life committee poses for a picture during the Relay Brunch Jan. 23. In back, from left to right, are Kathy Clark, Rex Rutledge, Jennifer Morris, Cozy Lueck, Gwen Nolan and Deanna Leinweb...


On the Record Jan. 28

REAL ESTATE RECORDS Andrea Walker, Pullman, to John Aeschliman, Pullman, 1973 50x12 Fleetwood mobile home, $5,000, Dec. 7. R.C.Whitman Properties, Colfax, to Lorena and Patrick Shompole, Pullman, house on Cedar Street, Pullman, $250,000, Dec. 7....


Don C. Brunell: Avoiding Bad Trips Down Memory Lane

In 2001, Boeing shocked state and local leaders announcing it was relocating its headquarters to Chicago. Suddenly, the company with its deep roots in our Puget Sound region was housed on the shores of Lake Michigan. That move coupled with...


Letters Jan. 28

Hallmark I want to encourage a “yes” vote on the school district levy. Our levy committee has planned with the administration and staff a reasonable and responsible budget supplement that is necessary to maintain our community as a desirable plac... Full story


Rich Lowry: The Great Humiliation

The Obama administration was right when it insisted that the capture and release of 10 American sailors by Iran showed the benefits of a cooperative relationship with Tehran. The crux of the arrangement is simple: The Iranians agree to humiliate us... Full story


Bob Franken: For Crisis’ Sake

In the immortal words of Rahm Emanuel, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." Of course, he's moved on from Washington power broker to broken mayor of Chicago, where he's becoming a walking, talking crisis himself. He's fighting for his... Full story


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