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Legal Notices: Jan. 28, 2021

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington, will consider the adoption and implementation of the 2018 edition of the International Building Code, as follows, 2018 International...

 

Good Old Days: Jan. 28, 2021

125 years ago The Commoner January 31, 1896 At the request of C.L. Webb, president of the State Immigration Association and chairman of the executive committee, Harry Cornwell, member of the executive committee, has just issued a call for a meeting...

 

Senior Menus: Jan. 28, 2021

Colfax Monday, Feb. 1 Barbecue chicken, potato salad, Jell-O and pear salad, carrot and celery sticks, sugar cookies Thursday, Feb. 4 Birthday Party: Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, beets, salad, apple sauce, birthday dessert Endicott...

 
Royal Rickett

Royal C. Rickett

Royal C. Rickett, 86, of Oakesdale, Wash., passed away peacefully on January 23, 2021, when he made the transition to his new home which is "out of this world". Royal was born June 7, 1934, in...

 
Donald Franklin

Donald Franklin

Donald Howard Franklin, Colfax resident, passed away January 8, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane from complications caused by COVID-19. He was 63. The family will plan services at a later...

 
Bill Wade

Bill Wade

Bill R. Wade passed away on January 16, 202,1 at his home in Lewiston, Idaho, with family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 11, 1940, to David and Virgini...

 

Group seeks help for scholarships in Colfax

COLFAX — The Colfax Schools Foundation is seeking help to fund scholarships for college-bound students. The non-profit cited this year’s “unusual challenges” faced by expected local high school graduates. Any donation from you will aid CSF...

 

College students make honor rolls

SPOKANE — Two Whitman County residents made the Provost’s Honor Roll for the fall 2020 semester at Whitworth University. Lauryn Rawls, of Garfield, and Logan Stanley, of LaCrosse, both maintained a minimum grade-point average of 3.75 to make the...

 

Hansen named to Gonzaga list

SPOKANE —Kyla Hansen, a 2020 graduate of Oakesdale High School, was named to the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. To make the list, she had a grade-point average between 3.50-3.84, the university stated. Hansen’s...

 

Zarings welcome first grandchild

DUSTY — Keith and Leliah Zaring welcomed their first great grandchild Jan. 14. Zeke Keith Zaring was born to Zach and Katie Zaring of Colfax. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces. Grandparents are Gordon and Sherri Pitts of Okanagan and Cindy Zaring of...

 

Enchanting tool art on display

UNIONTOWN - A new art exhibit will open Feb. 4 featuring the works of Rachael Eastman. "Tools: Their Cleaver Enchantment" will be on display in Dahmen Barn will run from Feb. 4-28; the barn is open...

 

Sheriff's Log: Jan. 28, 2021

COLFAX — Here is the Whitman County Sheriff’s Dispatch log from Jan. 20-25: Wednesday, Jan. 20 10:31 a.m. – Sheriff’s office – A deputy helped take fingerprints for three people. 2:22 p.m. – Washington Street, Farmington – Dogs were...

 

Land Sales

COLFAX — Here is the Whitman County land transactions from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10: Kirk and Kathleen Burnham, Palouse, to Leslie Sena, Palouse, house at 415 North Bridge St., Palouse, Washington, $25,000, Dec. 1. Glenda Ricardo, Colfax, to Anthony...

 

Jail Bookings

COLFAX – Here are the Whitman County Jail bookings from Jan. 19-27: Jan. 26 Michael Marion Bradfute, 41, state Department of Corrections hold. Held without bail James Douglas Bramlett, 26, second-degree assault. Release date Jan. 27. Jan. 25 Kyler...

 

Legislature must take chronically impaired drivers off the roads

As much as we would love to see an end to impaired driving and with it, the need to keep sponsoring DUI legislation, we unfortunately know there is still much work to be done. Last week the Senate...

 

Retain Skidmore as county health director

It is my opinion that Chris Skidmore remain as our county health director. He already knows what is required to fill the position; no training needed. And most importantly, he knows the needs of this community. He will continue to do an upstanding...

 

Thoughts on House Bill 1054

I understand the need for ethical policing but I must agree with policy director James McMahan - the bill is very vaguely written and does not acknowledge officer safety. This bill restricts the use of necessary tools our officers have to work with...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinion    January 28, 2021

U-Haul data shows people are leaving the state in droves

British historian Thomas Macaulay famously said, “The best government is one that desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.” That standard is clearly not what people are experiencing in Washington state. For years,...

 

Student athletes in Washington missing out

As I sit here in my home in Spokane, hoping for a timely return to school and activities, it’s hard to maintain a positive attitude about where we have been and where we are going as a state. Businesses such as restaurants and gyms have been shut...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 28, 2021

High school sports season delayed, again

COLFAX - Football, volleyball, and cross-country sports starts are delayed. Due to COVID-19, the district moved the start date of football from Feb. 1 to Feb. 10 and volleyball and cross-country to Fe...

 

Malden Gun Club results for Jan. 17 and 24 shoots

MALDEN — Here are the results of Weeks 3 and 4 shoots for the Malden-Pine City Gun Club. Jan. 17 Men 23 — Brad Bowman, Mike Koppel, Luke Guin, Mike Deife and Dave Carroll. 22 — Daniel Broeckel, Cory Hornvedt, Randy Schmick and Neal Robertson....

 
 By Patric Haerle    News    January 28, 2021

Access, tax and training bills pass

OLYMPIA — A set of three bills designed to keep essential functions of the state running during the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies passed the state legislature unanimously Jan. 22. They are: • House Bill 1056 establishes that governing...

 

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