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 By Garth Meyer    News    July 4, 2019

Fourth blasts around county

Fourth of July events around Whitman County include the following annual rites: the impromptu Johnson parade, Albion parade, fireworks and bands at Pullman's Sunnyside Park and the day-long events and fireworks at Endicott. In Johnson, on the...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

Commissioners to counter Pullman court proposal

Whitman County commissioners Monday decided to send a counter offer on locating the District Court in Pullman. Specifics of the counter offer were not defined, but discussion Monday indicated the...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

WIC gets new system, more accessibility

The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is making a state-wide switch from paper checks to a credit card format starting at the end of the month. The new card system could reduce the number of locations where card holders can make...

 

Tort notice to start police chief suit against Colfax

Spokane Attorney Robert Dunn said his firm plans to initiate a civil suit on behalf of former Colfax Chief Rick McNannay. The suit will allege $5.2 million in damages allegedly sustained when McNannay was fired as Colfax chief last January. The...

 

Makhani will talk at Cup O' Joe

Aziz Makhani, SBDC Certified Business Advisor, will be featured at the next Cup O’ Joe on the Palouse session at Columbia Bank on SE Bishop Blvd. in Pullman July 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. His topic will be “It Takes a Community to Raise a...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

Residents work together on condo rose garden

Two Wheatland Arms Condominium residents admired the blooming roses and other flowers Monday morning as they sat on their porch. Life-long Whitman County resident Armeda Hayer has been one of the...

 

Native plant garden gets boost

A Palouse resident has led a new effort at the native plant garden near the south entrance of town by the car wash. The project has involved school children, the Palouse Conservation District and...

 

Guild calls for applicants

The Pullman Regional Hospital Women's Leadership Guild will accept local non-profit grant applications until Aug. 1 to fund women's and children's health causes. Grant awardees will be notified on Oct. 15. Non-profit groups may be awarded up to...

 

Planet Fitness will occupy Ace

A new Planet Fitness will move into the former Pullman Ace Hardware building that was sold in mid-June. Planet Fitness purchased the building with a partner and will lease 15,000 square feet from the investor, while a different tenant will lease the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 4, 2019

Beeson Road local talks road safety

Whitman County commissioners took in comments Monday from a rural county resident regarding the Beeson Cut-Off Road and Estes Road, halfway between Pullman and Palouse, toward the Idaho border. John Chaplain, a longtime WSU track coach, noted that...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 4, 2019

Palouse police officer terminated from job

The Palouse Police Department, which also covers Garfield, is down to two officers again after Leighton Cox, hired on April 3, was terminated June 20 for violating department policy. “There was cause,” said Chief Jerry Neumann. “There were...

 

New hotel plans for Pullman

Pullman may be the home of another hotel, a Hampton Inn. A Western Washington architecture firm submitted a State Environmental Policy Act application earlier this month for the hotel, according to Kevin Gardes, Pullman public works director. The...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

CRP re-enrollment open to farmers, ranchers

The Conservation Reserve Program will conduct re-enrollment signups for farmers and ranchers who already have contracts until August 23. Signups have been available since June 3. The CRP program, signed into law in 1985, works with farmers and...

 

Bulldog-NE team tops Hoopfest bracket

A team made up of two members of last season's Colfax girls hoop team and two player from other NE League schools topped their bracket at Spokane's big Hoopfest event last weekend. Asher Cai and...

 

Patriots finish league at 8-2, bow to Kennewick

Pullman Patriots senior Legion team wrapped up Spokane league play with two wins over the Cannons last Thursday at at A.K. Jackson field at Shadle Park. The pair of wins finished the Pats league run at 8-2 going into the district playoffs which are...

 

Cougars down W.V.

Playing at Coeur d’Alene June 29, the Whitman County Cougars American Legion baseball team (ages 13-16) earned a consolation bracket win over West Valley, 15-4, in the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen American Legion tournament. The Cougars (13-7-1)...

 

Twilight Golf June 27 Ace of Aces results:

Gross division-1. Kyle McPherson, 2. Allen Kirkpatrick. Net division-1. Keith Muir, 2. Robert Hooper....

 

Colfax Junior golf

Results for nine holes, June 27: Eight to 10 years: Kaitlyn Ward 57, Vivian Riley 90. 11 & 12 years: Erik Christensen 79, Jacob Ward 67....

 

New pool inflatable to debut at Colfax

Colfax Friends of the Parks will have a fund raising event at the Colfax swimming pool July 10 to introduce the new inflatable which the group has purchased for the Colfax swimming pool. Hours will...

 

WHMC, doctors target Oct. 1 partnership

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center and the Whitman Medical Group announced Monday night the two currently separate entities will enter a partnership with an Oct. 1 target date for the transition. The hospital has an existing agreement with the...

 

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