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Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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Bill Evans

Bill Evans, Colfax tree trimmer, passed away suddenly in Colfax on Saturday, March 4, 2023, after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 75. Bill was born January 26, 1948, in Missoula, Montana, and grew up in that area. He spent his early life working in... Full story

Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Joe Morris, lifelong Colfax resident, died suddenly at his Colfax home on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. He was just three days shy of his 65th birthday. A private family service will be held on Saturday,... Full story

Kerry Kay Rodeen

Kerry Kay Rodeen

Kerry Kay Rodeen was born on July 14, 1965, and lost her brief battle with cancer on March 8, 2023. In her youth, Kerry was an avid dancer in jazz and tap and spent many summers as a life guard and... Full story

Lars Sjostrand

Lars Sjostrand

Long time Colfax resident, Lars Sjostrand, passed away peacefully on March 8th, 2023. He was born in Sweden on July 31, 1943, to parents Anna and Goran Sjostrand. Seventeen members of his family were... Full story


Death Notice: Jean Rowland Magrath

Jean Rowland Magrath passed away on January 24, 2023 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. He was 90. Jean was born In New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 19, 1932, a direct descendant of Governor William F. Bradford of the Massachusetts Bay Colony on his... Full story

Matthew Thomas Organ

Matthew Thomas Organ

Our husband, father and friend Matthew Thomas Organ died peacefully at home March 10, 2023, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. He was born February 12, 1960, at Saint Ignatius... Full story

Jack Flack

Jack Flack

Proverbs 19:22 says, "What is desired in a man is kindness." Jack Flack was a man known for his kindness. He loved, served and gave generously throughout his life. Jack died March 6, surrounded by his... Full story


Senior menus

Colfax Thursday, March 16 Irish stew, mixed veggies, corn bread, lucky dessert Monday, March 20 Biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, fruit Colton Wed., March 22 Tuna noodle casserold with veggies, cabbage patch salad, peaches, no bake cookies LaCrosse...


Kiwanis Club hosts clothing drive for school district

COLFAX — The Colfax Kiwanis club is doing a clothing drive for Colfax School District throughout the month. Coordinator Sara Golden, explained that the clothing drive is in case accidents happen, “everything from mud puddles, painting and art,...


Gerald "Jerry" Parrish

Gerald "Jerry" Parrish passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 17th, at Whitman Medical Center in Colfax. He was 85 years old. His passing leaves a sizeable hole in his family and his beloved comm... Full story


Morgans host 19th annual Benefit Bowling Tournament

PULLMAN – Pullman residents Ron and Heather Morgan are having their 19th annual Benefit Bowling Tournament for the Whitman County Humane Society (WCHS) and Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hope, Saturday, March 25, at Zeppos in Pullman. The Morgans...

 By Kara Riebold    Opinion    March 16, 2023

Proposed Agriculture Advancement Campus is consistent with Port's responsibility to develop land to support businesses, jobs in our communities

The Port of Whitman County has submitted to the City of Pullman a zoning application to facilitate the Port's development of an Agricultural Advancement Campus on the western edge of Pullman. News of...


Hospital merger bill threatens rural access

As a senator representing rural Washington, I understand the importance of accessible healthcare for all residents, regardless of where they live. Unfortunately, for far too long, rural communities...


Proposed mileage tax targets ruralites

The Vehicle Miles Travelled tax, or VMT, is once again raising its ugly head in Olympia in the form of House Bill 1832. It has been rebranded the “Road Usage Charge” (RUC), a more benign term, one...


Whitman County Jail Log

Whitman County Jail Log COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from March 5 to March 14: March 5 Jason Carpenter Olin, 46, was arrested and booked into Whitman County for voyeurism in the 1st degree, and...


Colfax Police Log

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from March 1 to March 6: March 1 11:17 a.m.- SR 195. Traffic violation. 3:14 p.m.- N. Mill. Citizen Ride. 8:34 p.m.- S. Main. Threatening. March 2 7:12 a.m.- E Thorn. Hit and...


Whitman County Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from March 6 to March. 13 March 6 10:05 a.m.- N. Mill St., Whitman County Sheriff, Colfax. Sex offender registration. 11:27 a.m.- N. Mill St., Colfax. Fingerprints....


Land Transactions

Land Transactions Creed Venture, LLC, of Spokane, Wash., sold 106 Amber Rd., Palouse, Wash., to Michael Ewing, of Kingston, Idaho., parcel 1-0720-00-00-06-0000, selling price $550,000, Statutory Warranty Deed, Feb. 10, 2023. Joel and Shayla Filani,...


New Colfax wrestler excels after loss of family member

COLFAX- A Local Colfax Bulldog, Sydney Thornton (10), got her first pin of the day at the Colfax Tournament on Saturday, March 11. "When she gets on the mat she feels at home; this is what she loves...


Palouse Area FIRST Robotics team win awards

PORTLAND - The 4-H Palouse Area For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics team finished second place among 34 other robotics high school teams from Washington and Oreg...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Financial reimbursement available for growers

PALOUSE— Palouse Conservation District has financial reimbursement available for interested growers of seeding cover crops this spring or fall. Eligible growers must have farmed within Whitman County, and plant a minimum of 10 acres for three...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 16, 2023

Colfax school dances on deck

COLFAX––The Sadies/Neon Explosion will take place on March 18 from 8-11 p.m. at Colfax High School. Doors will close at 9 p.m. Individuals bringing a guest are required to obtain a guest pass from the office by Wednesday, March 15. Guests...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Libey Gallery presents Bloomsday exhibit

COLFAX-A Bloomsday poster exhibit is on display through the month of March at the Libey Gallery, 110 South Main Street. The poster display includes 12 of the 44 official Bloomsday posters, including...


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