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Legals May 5

NOTICE OF MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) The Whitman County Planning Office issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project:...


Good Old Days May 5

125 years ago The Commoner May 1, 1891 The sealed report of the commission appointed to select a site for the state agricultural college and scientific school was opened and read by the governor this morning. Pullman gets the prize. This is the...


Menus May 5

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Burrito, corn, tater tots, fruit. Tuesday: Mac and cheese, smokies, breadstick, green salad, fruit. Wednesday: Pizza, pineapple, Caesar salad, ice cream. Thursday: Straw hats, fruit, refried beans, cinnamon roll. Friday:... Full story

 By Kara McMurray    News    May 4, 2016

LaCrosse rock houses listed as endangered

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation April 25 released its annual list of the Most Endangered Historic Properties in Washington, and the LaCrosse rock houses made the list. Seven historic sites across the state made this year's list. Peggy... Full story


St. John Hog Jog results posted

The 2016 St. John Hog this year added a two mile kids' race. Colton McGraw was the overall winner for boys and Olivia Kjack for girls. Luke Bailey of St. John led the traditional five-mile jog Saturday, April 23, with a time of 37.57, and Jamie Misne...


Colfax jazz band will roll to Hood River competition

Jaydan Burt on baritone saxophone and Maddie Cox and Ryan Reynolds on tenor saxophones perform English Folk Tale with the CHS concert band. Trentin Ensley and Jonjon Kinley play their saxophones with...


Savvy Senior: Booster Shots Recommended for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are covered. Health Conscious Dear Conscious, Most people think that vaccinations are just for kids,...


Obituaries May 5

BERNITA J. HARP A graveside service for Bernita J. Harp, 95, former Tekoa area farm woman, was Monday, May 2, at the I.O.O.F. Evergreen Cemetery in Rosalia with the Rev. Kathy Kramer officiating....


Etcetera May 5

Pomona meet set at Johnson Whitman County Pomona Grange will meet at Johnson Grange May 7 beginning at 10 a.m. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. State entries will be judged. Categories are sewing, photography and all crafts. Winners will be...

 By Mike Day    People    May 4, 2016

Rosalia yard sale slated for Saturday

Rosalia Rosalia's annual community yard sale will be Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local businesses will have maps of yard sale sites. The sale is sponsored by the Rosalia Chamber of Commerce....


Rosalia Gifted Grannies named Library's Supporter of the Month

The Gifted Granny’s Thrift Store of Rosalia was recently named Whitman County Library Supporter of the month during an award ceremony at the group’s store last week. The Gifted Granny's Thrift Store is a volunteer organization that annually...

 By Kara McMurray    People    May 4, 2016

'Plant starts' help pass time in line

A plant start is assembled at a recent food distribution in Colfax. Two Tuesdays a month, around noon, people start lining up on the corner of Main Street and Wall Street in Colfax to secure a place... Full story

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 4, 2016

LaCrosse FFA wins at Asotin

Lacrosse LaCrosse FFA meats team placed first at the Asotin County Fair. Team members were Britte Harder-first, Abby McGregor-second, Jessica Guske-fifth, Nicole Harder-seventh and Weston Miller. The livestock team placed seventh out of 45 teams....

 By Linda Marler    People    May 4, 2016

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Elsa Aspenwall, Colfax

Elsa Aspenwall with ingredients for fresh lumpier (Philippine spring rolls) and egg rolls. Elsa Aspenwall and her family have lived in Colfax six years and owned the Hilltop Trailer Park for 10. Elsa... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    May 4, 2016

Endicott happenings and registered shoot results

Endicott The Endicott Gun Club hosted a Registered Shoot April 25. Winners were: A Class: Sean Lewis; B Class: Terry Leinweber; C Class: Riger Clouse; D Class: Corey Vierz; Lady: Jessica Geissinger; Junior: Ian McGregor; Veteran: Larry Bunlch....

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 4, 2016

Country Bible pastor receives doctorate

Dusty Pastor Steve Szasz of Moscow, Idaho, who serves the Country Bible Church near Dusty, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Corban University School of Ministry in Salem, Ore., on Saturday. The guest speaker filling in for Pastor Szasz...

 By Garth Meyer    People    May 4, 2016

Painter Stinson educates, entertains

Henry Stinson paints as the audience watches at the Colfax library April 21. Derby Muse No. 1, 2014, an example of Stinson's work. Artist Henry Stinson, newly of Colfax, made an appearance at the...

 News    May 4, 2016

County gets approval to raze Winona building

An abandoned building in Winona is set to be torn down after the superior court approved an abatement order April 21. The process began a few years back when complaints started to come in about the red-brick Endicott Road building, which stands next...

 News    May 4, 2016

Campfire programs begin

Whitman County Parks Department announced another season of evening campfire programs will start at Kamiak Butte County Park beginning Saturday, May 7. Local volunteers donate their time to provide programs for education and entertainment. The... Full story

 News    May 4, 2016

On the Record May 5

MARRIAGE LICENSES Dillon Andrew Mueller, 22, and Savannah Kate Tredeman, 22, both Pullman, April 25. Dianlong Wang, 28, and Ya Xin, 26, both Pullman, April 27. Richard Newman, 33, and Loria Daniela Miranda, 33, both Pullman, April 27. Jessie Alan...


Don C. Brunell: It’s Time to Recognize Farmers’ Contributions to Washington

Some say spring is the most wonderful time of the year in Washington when apple trees blossom, tulips bloom and colorful lentils carpet the fields on the Palouse. While the spring colors are eye-catching, it is in fall when our state reaps the benefi... Full story


Letters May 5

Robert Osborne Day? May 3 is the 84th birthday of Robert Osborne. Mr. Osborne is one of the most well known film historians in the United States. For the past twenty years he has been the primary host on the Turner Classic Movie Channel. I just got... Full story


Bob C. Franken: The ABCs of Campaigning

If you want real betrayal and towering egos, forget the presidential campaign; look no further than the gripping intrigue swirling around Michael Strahan's leaving his perch on the ABC "Live!" program that he's co-hosted with Kelly Ripa for four year...


Rich Lowry: What’s in Your Wallet?

Harriet Tubman was literally a freedom fighter. The "Moses" of the Underground Railroad liberated herself and dozens of others from slavery over the years in a biopic-worthy life of bravery and idealism. She has now been selected to eventually...


Down-ballot races

It was another strange week in the political arena. Ted Cruz, although then a distant second in the Republican race, named Carly Fiorino as his running mate and introduced her as the future vice president of the United States. It was a moment for...


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