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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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Tina Irene Gudmunson

Tina Irene Gudmunson

Tina Irene Gudmunson, resident of Colfax, Washington, died April 27, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital and Medical Center, Spokane Wash. A celebration of life service will be held at the First Baptist... Full story

James Henry Deife

James Henry Deife

James "Jim" Henry Deife died peacefully on May 22, 2021, at The Courtyard, where he has resided for the last two years. Born September 24, 1944, to Lucretia McNeilly Deife and Henry Deife in Colfax,... Full story

Nicole M. Overton

Nicole Morgan Overton

A loved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Nicole Morgan Overton left this world unexpectedly on May 23, 2021. Born in Spokane, Washington, on September 18, 1998, to Phillip... Full story


Wheatland Arms earns Yard of the Month

COLFAX - The Wheatland Arms apartments on Mill Street was named the City of Colfax Yard of the Month for May. The grounds are directed by Sandy Robinson. "It's just beautiful out there, just...


Colfax names Top Dogs for April

COLFAX — Colfax High School’s “Top Dog” winners for April were announced. The Top Dog program began this year to honor students excelling in each department for effort, attitude, hard work, and helping others. Teachers in each department...


Ronald Olson Celebration of Life

The family of Ronald Olson invites you to a celebration of life on Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Colfax Golf Course. Bring your best stories to share. Food will be provided.... Full story


Janet Camp Celebration of Life

Come join us for fellowship, a meal, and sharing memories. Ralston Grange Hall, June 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. RSVP [email protected] Full story

Sam Mellor

Sam Mellor, Brent Conrad graduate from medical school

COLFAX - Two young men from Colfax finished medical school this month. Sam Mellor, a member of the Colfax High School class of 2010, graduated from University of Washington Medical School in Seattle...


New Tom Mohr show honors Druffel gazebo

COLFAX - A new show by Colfax photographer Tom Mohr pays tribute to "Mike's Gazebo," an installation on a farm near Johnson by the late Mike Druffel. Mohr's four 60 X 60 panels are on display in the...


American Legion donates flags

COLFAX - The Colfax American Legion Todd-French Post 41 donated 78 U.S. flags to the city to be displayed on Main Street lamp posts for Memorial Day weekend. Seventy flags are 3 x 5 feet and eight...


Senior Menus: June 1-4

Colfax Thursday, June 3 Chicken parmesan, pasta with garlic butter, beets, carrots, Caesar salad, birthday dessert Endicott Tuesday, June 1 No meal LaCrosse Tuesday, June 1 Birthday party: Chicken parmesan, pasta with garlic butter, beets, carrots,...


Births: May 27, 2021

Samaya Sajan was born on May 13, 2021, to Sajan K. Sadanandan and Sorya Thyagarajan, of Pullman. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.3 ounces. Grandparents are P.T. Sandanandan and P.K. Ponnamma, of Bhilap,...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 27, 2021

Dusty News

Recent weekend visitors at the Dick and Helen Appel home were there to give their Mother a special Mother’s Day gift.  The children and grandchildren weeded, trimmed and planted her flower beds.  Those helping were Barb and Bruce Wollstein of...


Good Old Days: May 27, 2021

125 years ago The Commoner May 22, 1896 Mrs. Julia E. McClung died near Palouse May 7 of quick consumption. Edward Powe and Winnifred Chapin were married Near Kamiak May 13. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McQueen of Farmington died Sunday May...


Jail bookings

Donald B. S. Huffstutler, 18, booked on May 18 for warrants for failure to comply regarding charges of theft in the second degree and theft of a motor vehicle. Bail $50,000. Leigh Bonner, 28, booked May 18 for a warrant from Washington County, Ore.,...


Colfax police

(No reports provided for May 14 to May 17) Tuesday, May 18 8:37 a.m. – Fairmont Road – An officer assisted another agency. 12:34 p.m. – South Street – A red Kia was reported to be parked at the location for a long time. 1:56 p.m. – Oak...


Sheriff's office

Monday, May 17 5:03 a.m. – Carothers Roads, Pullman – A deputy responded to a hang-up call. 7:46 a.m. – Pullman Airport Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a citizen with as complaint about the mask mandate and told the citizen it was a...

Mark Harmsworth

Virus mandate is unconstitutional

New COVID workplace restrictions, issued by Washington State Labor and Industries (L&I) on May 21, require employers to check employee vaccine documents before allowing relaxation of social distancing...

 By Bill Stevenson    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Chaos of a short sports season

Sports are important for more than entertainment. For our young student-athletes, it helps them be healthy, learn the importance of teamwork, how hard work can pay off with success, and how to cope...

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    May 27, 2021

COVID isn't keeping people from jobs

Masks are coming off. Most residents wanting a coronavirus vaccination have gotten one. Sports are on and students are back in the classroom. It’s not a coronavirus emergency that’s keeping Washin...

 By Bill Stevenson    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Remember who we owe

Memorial Day is not to honor living veterans, but the military personnel who died in the line of duty. "We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and...


New principal picked for Jennings Elementary

COLFAX — The Colfax School District hired a new principal for Jennings Elementary. Jacob Tucker starts July 1. He comes from Forest Grove, Ore., where he was dean of students for Harvey Clark Elementary School since 2019. A former fifth-grade...


Colfax FFA recognized with awards at state convention

COLFAX – Colfax Future Farmers of America (FFA) won numerous awards in the virtual 2021 Washington State FFA Convention on May 13-15. In the Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE)...


Homeless man tries to use skateboard to rob couple

PULLMAN – Two bar employees stopped a homeless man from robbing a Pullman couple by threatening them with a skateboard. Roland G. Davis, 30, a homeless person, was charged in Whitman County...


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