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Legals/Notices: March 11, 2021

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington, will consider the Report of the County Road Engineer for the vacation and abandonment of the Crow Road, County Road No. 2090 and Trestle...

 
Ronald Leroy Olson

Ronald Leroy Olson

Ronald Leroy Olson, 79, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, February 25, 2021, after battling cancer. Born in Colfax, Wash., May 20, 1941, to Rudolph and Irene Olson, he was the seventh of... Full story

 
Richard (Dick) Lee Lukins

Richard (Dick) Lee Lukins

Born in Colfax to Levi and Ethel Largent Lukins, Dick joined sisters Frances and Donna. He passed away Feb. 25, at home with family. He was 88. He and Dorothy (Dot) Dasch married in 1954 while at... Full story

 

Births: March 11, 2021

Nathaniel D. Cole was born Feb. 25 to Ben and Teresa Cole, of Pullman. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents are Tim Cole and Lisa Colwell, of Danville, Ill., and Bryce and Diane Manchester, of Eugene, Ore. He joins his sisters and brother,...

 

Senior Menus: March 11 - March 18

Colfax Thursday, March 11: Chicken fajitas, refried beans, green salad, fruit, dessert Monday, March 15: Irish stew, green salad, soda bread, lucky dessert Thursday, March 18: Ham and broccoli casserole, green salad, bread slice, fruit parfait...

 
 By Staff Report    People    March 11, 2021
Bob Hill

COAST Transportation honors volunteer driver

COLFAX — COAST Transportation volunteer and staff driver, Bob Hill, spent 17 years driving 950 community members more than 450,000 miles to access crucial services. Hill drove more miles than any ot...

 

Worldwide Quilting Day event in Palouse

PALOUSE — Worldwide Quilting Day will be celebrated March 20 with downtown quilt displays in business windows and around town. Organizer Debbie Goetz is also asking quilters to display their creations in their home’s windows and on porches or...

 
 By Staff Report    People    March 11, 2021
Greg Stephens, Keith Niehenke, Julie Niehenke and Kevin Olsonburg

Hankers named area country band of the year by IN-CMA

OAKESDALE - The 2020 Inland Northwest Country Music Association Top Band award went to The Hankers, for the second year in a row. Vocalist Julie Layne Niehenke was named Top Female Vocalist, for the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    March 11, 2021

Snake River Family Festival adds 30 days

BOYER PARK — The annual Snake River Family Festival will be a socially-distanced event for 2021. Held at Boyer Park and Marina for its fourth year, it is organized by the Port of Whitman. This year the formerly one-Saturday event in May will run th...

 

Whitman County Land Sales

Kenneth J.Metully and Nancy L. Hindman, of Pullman, sold to Jacob D. LeMasters and Shayonne C. LeMasters, of Pullman, land at 415 E. Maxwell Street, Palouse, parcel 1-0785-00-27-02-0001, selling price $200,800, statutory warranty deed, Feb. 16 Adam a...

 

Whitman County Jail

Justin N. Jorgens, 38, was booked March 4 for second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Bail was not set. Ian M. Ndambuki, 25, was booked March 4 for DUI. No bail set. Colton M. Folson, 28, was booked March 5 for DUI. Bail set at $500. Matthew...

 

Colfax Police

MONDAY, FEB. 22 8:19 a.m. – Valleyview Avenue – An officer responded to a report of two unfamiliar pyrenes dogs running in the reporting party’s yard. Both dogs had collars and tags. 3:42 p.m. – Meadow Street – An officer investigated a...

 

Whitman County Sheriff

MONDAY, MARCH 1 10:03 a.m. – Mill Street, Colfax – A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. 4:13 p.m. – Mill Street, Colfax – A deputy assisted the Colfax police. TUESDAY, MARCH 2 9:14 a.m. – Old Moscow Road, Pullman – A...

 

TVW is an antidote for dwindling trust in media

America’s media is suffering from a truth deficit leaving many to wonder where to go for honest, reliable and accurate information. Unfortunately, it is not the mainstream or social media. Last...

 

Daylight saving time: Why is this still a thing?

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, daylight saving time for 2021 will begin, clocks will spring forward an hour, and Washingtonians will once again ask themselves how this annual ritual is even still a thing we all must do. The supposed reason for...

 

Small Business Administration deadline for Malden, Pine City

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Malden and Pine City area residents have until April 12 to apply for U.S. Small Business Association assistance after the Labor Day wildfire last year. Funding will be available from the agency’s Virtual Business Recovery...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2021

Colfax elementary students salute school board

COLFAX — The Colfax School District board took in a video presentation Monday night from Jennings Elementary School students for board appreciation night. They saw drawings presented by kindergartners, a play put on with puppets, a report on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2021

Unemployment claims drop

OLYMPIA — Washington residents filed 12,958 initial regular unemployment claims Feb. 21–27, a drop of 7.7 percent from the previous week. Total claims were at 459,328 for all unemployment benefit categories, a slight decrease of 0.6 percent,...

 

Conservation program renewal deadline set for March 31

COLFAX — Ag producers participating in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) may renew their existing contract before the March 31 deadline. The CSP, a program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), aims to improve the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 11, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine bypassing Whitman County

COLFAX — The Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID vaccine will not be coming to Whitman County anytime soon. “We’re pretty low down on the priority list to get the Johnson & Johnson because we are so fast getting shots into arms,” Chris...

 

Hospital foundation 'bridges gap' in fundraising

COLFAX - The Whitman Hospital Foundation raised more than $16,000 to cover a gap between a coronavirus relief grant and their annual auction tallies. The "Bridge the Gap" campaign was launched in Janu...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2021

Palouse man killed in Idaho crash

POTLATCH, Idaho — A Whitman County resident was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon west of the city on State Highway 6. Kurt A. Brantner, 56, of Palouse, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred about 2:35 p.m. near milepost 101,...

 

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