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Legals March 24

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) AND INTENT TO ISSUE AN ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMIT The Whitman County Planning Office issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC)...


Good Old Days March 24

125 years ago The Commoner March 20, 1891 The building plans for the new brick block on the corner of First street and Steptoe avenue, at Oakesdale, to be known as Commercial block, were accepted Wednesday, says the Sun. The plans have been changed s... Full story


Colfax students serve as pages

Colfax students Isabelle Erickson, left, daughter of Seth and Jess Erickson, and Ashley Goebel, daughter of Brian and Janel Goebel, served as pages in Olympia for Sen. Mark Schoesler the week of...


Rosalia Pinewood Derby winners

Rosalia's Cub Scouts raced their Pinewood Derby Cars March 6. In front are Andrew Evans, Reed Widman, Waylon Tellesen and Noah Fuchs. In back are Daxton Chappell, Isaac Fuchs, Riley Gehring, Clae...


Obituaries March 24

Audree N. Schutz Audree N. Woods Schutz, a longtime Tekoa resident, died March 14, 2016, at a care facility in Napavine, Wash. A memorial service will be later this year in Tekoa. Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa, Wash., is handling the local... Full story


Etcetera March 24

'Seussical' auditions set March 29, 31 Pullman Civic Theatre is preparing for its upcoming “Seussical – the Musical,” with auditions slated for next week at Pullman High School. The theatre is seeking adults for at least six roles, male and...


Library Calendar March 24-31

Thursday, March 24 Colfax, LaCrosse & Tekoa – Early Learning Storytime – Offers a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children of all ages. Engage in stories and participate in imaginative activities. Visit our online calendar for...


Menus: Week of March 28 to April 1

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Biscuit, gravy, egg patty, ham patty, fruit, juice. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, rice, fresh veggies, fruit. Wednesday: Stuffwich, Caesar salad, fruit, Jell-O. Thursday: Turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, roll, carrots, fruit. AT...


Bond set in Pullman accident case

A $10,000 bail sum was set for pre-trial release of Darin Magnuson, 52, Coeur d’Alene, who was booked into jail March 16 after being brought here from Kootenai County. His arrest relates to a vehicle accident last Aug. 12 in downtown Pullman. A...


McKnight will head SEWEDA office

Sarah McKnight of Colfax has been hired as the Whitman County managing director for Southeast Washington Economic Development Association beginning in March. As part of her work, McKnight serves on the Palouse Knowledge Corridor Board of Directors...

 By Kara McMurray    People    March 23, 2016

Sheriff's Reserve Association offering two scholarships

Scholarship details and applications from the Whitman County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Association are available now. The organization plans to award two Whitman County high school students with scholarships totaling $500 for the first place...

 By Linda Marler    People    March 23, 2016

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Sharon Helmick, Colfax

Sharon Helmick of Colfax. Sharon Helmick grew up in Colfax, the daughter of Boyd and Marie Harlow, with sisters Glenice and Bonnie. When Mr. Harlow was ill during his last years, Sharon and husband... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    March 23, 2016

Rosalia book fair

Rosalia A book fair will be at the Rosalia school next week, March 28 to April 1, with a buy one, get one free format, according to Chairperson Laura Fulton. Times are Monday and Tuesday 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 to 8:30... Full story


Dusty residents support DYW entry at Colfax contest

Dusty Wes and Jen Claassen had the pleasure of watching their daughter, Lauren, become the Distinguished Young Woman of LaCrosse Saturday at the program in Colfax. Lauren’s grandparents, Darrel and LaRae Claassen, Dusty; her brother Bo, home from B...

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 23, 2016

Two FFA winners

Lacrosse Jadyn Guske won prepared public speaking and Britte Harder won extemporaneous speaking in the FFA sub district competition and will compete in the district event today. Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Country Bible Church at... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    March 23, 2016

Soup night brings in 90

Endicott Wednesday Soup and Bread was served by the Community Bible Church with a lot of soup, bread and desserts. Attending were 90 adults and children. The Sunday School children met before the dinner and then attended the meal. PTO sponsored a...


Champions at CWU Robotics Tournament

The SciBorgs Team 4061 scored a big win at CWU's District Event and is now ranked third in the Pacific Northwest District. The 4H Palouse Area Robotics Team, known as the SciBorgs, returned... Full story


Lawrence trial competency reversal

Adams County Judge Steven Dixon ruled March 17 that Lewis Lawrence, the former Moscow resident who was convicted of three counts of attempted murder in Pullman and sentenced to 75 years in prison, was not competent six years ago when he waived his... Full story


Tekoa school buys athletic field site

The town of Tekoa and the Tekoa School District have agreed to a price on the proposed sale of the football field complex. Long owned by the city, the district will now take ownership, paying $1,000 to the city, plus closing costs. The sale was... Full story


On the Record March 24

MARRIAGE LICENSES Joseph Emerson Alan, 22, and Courtney Mattea Brown, 21, both LaCrosse, March 16. Joseph Scott David, 43, Pullman, and Sherol Linden Cusano, 36, Albion, March 17.... Full story


Don C. Brunell: Owen Served “Our Washington” Well

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (D) has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state senate as he found it–a dignified place to debate and enact public policy. Owen, a former convenience store owner in Shelton, will... Full story


Police chief posts scams alert

Noting the department has received an increasing number of scam reports with the onset of tax season, Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay March 16 issued a multi-scam alert. He noted the scams usually involve an unsolicited call in which immediate... Full story


Letters March 24

Incredible I have lived in Dusty for almost 17 years, a tiny little town right in between the two wonderful towns of LaCrosse and Colfax. When I was younger, I enjoyed riding to LaCrosse with my dad to run farm errands, searching for eggs in the...


Rich Lowry: Our George Wallace

George Wallace knew how to handle the hecklers who routinely disrupted his events. "These are the folks," he declared at a rally in 1968, "that people like us are sick and tired of. You've been getting a good lesson in what we've been talking about.... Full story


Bob Franken: In the Heat of the Fight

His horrified critics may ostracize him for being such a crass act, but many of Donald Trump's most bizarre pronouncements turn out be true. For example, he was ridiculed for having the chutzpah (look it up, Trump supporters) to insist that he was a...


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