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Glen M. Smith

Glen M. Smith, 83, a resident of Pullman, Wash., and a longtime resident of Palouse, Wash., passed away on June 8, 2022 at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman, Wash. Glen was born July 27, 1938 in...

 

Donald "Don" Hansen

Don Hansen of Spokane, Wash., was welcomed to Heaven on June 9, 2022. He was born in March 26, 1935, in Asotin, Wash., to Oscar and Geneva Hansen. His sister Doris arrived two years later and...

 

Larry Gene Schroetlin

Larry G. Schroetlin, 74, of passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at his rural Garfield, Wash., home. Larry was born Aug. 27, 1947 in Spokane, Wash., to Solomon and Bertha (Schoepflin) Schroetlin. Larry attended his early schooling at Farmington,...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 16, 2022

Dusty News

Visitors at the home of David Stueckle last weekend were his son’s family, Doug and Cheryl Stueckle and their daughter Ashleigh, all of Coeur d’Alene. They arrived on Thursday and returned to their home on Sunday. Shirley Broeckel Benham, sister...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    June 16, 2022

Endicott News

The Endicott Community Club and Endicott Park and Rec are in the planning stages for the 4th of July Celebration this year in Endicott. Some of the things that they are planning are Vehicle show, Swimming Pool open, Food Service, Parade including...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    People    June 16, 2022

Rosalia Car Show and Pin-Up Model Contest set

ROSALIA — The community will take a step back in time to the days of American muscle cars and pin-up girls Saturday as the Car Show and Pin-Up Model Contest take center state. Rose Garage Brewing and Hot Rodes is putting on the event that begins...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 16, 2022

Snake River Family Festival set for Boyer Park

COLFAX - Boyer Park and Marina will host the annual Snake River Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The annual festival at 1752 Granite Road is free and features a barbecue...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 16, 2022

County library district receives $20,000 grant

COLFAX – The county library district is among 77 awarded a $20,000 Acton Family Giving COVID Library Relief Fund grant. “This is a post-COVID, get-back-to-normal activity for libraries,” Colfax branch manager Shirley Cornelius said. “This gra...

 

Dam hydropower hard to replace

Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray, both Democrats, issued a draft report which estimates that breaching the four lower Snake River dams and replacing their electricity and other benefits would cos...

 
 By Chris Cargill    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Union talks should be transparent

The message from voters was crystal clear, but elected officials apparently don’t want to hear it. In 2019, nearly 80% of voters in the city of Spokane approved an amendment to the city charter ...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 16, 2022

Railroad Days comes to Colfax

COLFAX – The Perkins House will host speeder rides from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, as part of Railroad Days. Rides last one hour and will travel from the Perkins House to Mockonema and back. Only 92 tickets were available; they were sold...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 16, 2022

Slippery Gulch returns to Tekoa for 93rd year

TEKOA — It’s Slippery Gulch time. The town festival is set for Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. The festival is a little different this year, as high way prompted the postponement of the annual Hangman Creek fishing derby. “I expect the...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 16, 2022

Motorists here pay less at pump than state average

COLFAX— Despite record high fuel prices, Whitman County motorists are spending less money on gasoline and diesel than across much of the state. This morning, GasBuddy.com reported the average price for a gallon of gasoline at a new record level of...

 

County Jail

COLFAX — The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals in custody from June 4-11: • Jody Linn Hughes, 52, booked June 4 for possession/manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to deliver and tampering with physical evidence....

 

Sheriff

COLFAX — The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service between June 7-13: June 7...

 

Land Transactions

COLFAX — The Whitman County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions from May 31 to June 10: May 31 From Joel H. DeVries and Vickie L. DeVries of Spokane, 2005 Northeast Terre View Drive, Unit 5, Pullman, to Steven J. Rosmaryn...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 16, 2022

Heavy rains bring localized flooding

PALOUSE - Localized flooding was reported in Palouse, Tekoa and other areas of Whitman County on Monday. The rising Palouse river prompted the city of Palouse to offer sandbags to residents. Several...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Sports    June 16, 2022

Sprint Boat races return

ST. JOHN — The water-borne action returns to Webb’s Slough on Saturday, June 18, with 25 to 30 sprint boats expected to race. Several thousand race fans are expected. This year, Whitman County will be represented by one boat. Clint O’Keefe and...

 

Small-school graduations

LaCrosse and Rosalia High Schools hosted graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 11. Above, Tanner Ray Taylor signals his success as confetti calls in the LaCrosse High School gymnasium. At right,...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 16, 2022

Colfax history celebration slated

Editor's NOTE: This is the first in a six-part series on the history of Colfax leading up to a July 23-24 celebration. COLFAX - On July 10, 1870, James Perkins and Thomas Smith claimed land at the jun...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Sports    June 16, 2022

Colfax golfer getting ready for fall tournament

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho – Organizers say the annual International Toy Boys Golf Tournament and Retreat will take place again this fall. Prior to the coronaviurs shutdowns, the event occurred each May....

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 16, 2022

Big Impact!

LIND – With names like "General Lee," "Let's Go Branden" and "The Bandit," politics were on full-display Saturday along state Highway 21. Dozens of "Trump Country," Trump 2024" and patriotic flags...

 

Anderson at state

Ryan Anderson clears a hurdle for St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse in the state 1B track and field meet at Eastern Washington University on Thursday, May 26. The athlete was incorrectly identified in a...

 

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