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Legal Notices: August 6, 2020

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION #2 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, August 17, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, WA, for proposed amendment #2 to the 2020 Whitman...

 

On the Record: August 6, 2020

Sean and Maren Mossman to Johnathan and Anastasia Rerig, Pullman, house on Gary Street, Pullman, $260,000, June 15. Stacy Pettitt, Pullman, to Stephany and Jason Johnson, Albany, Ore., house on Leland Street, Pullman, $317,00, June 16. Chad Nelson an... Full story

 

Sheriff's Log: July 28 - August 3

Aug. 3 Other Law Enforcement Calls COLTON; Sheriff’s Deputy received a request for contact; the Deputy responded and contacted the reporting party Suspicious Person/Circumstance COLFAX; The Sheriff requested case number Marine Event Snake River,...

 
 By Fifi Rodriguez    Games    August 6, 2020

Trivia Test: August 6, 2020

1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Hungary? 2. MOVIES: What is the name of the necklace given to Rose in the movie “Titanic”? 3. TELEVISION: Which TV comedy led to a spinoff series called “The Andy Griffith Show”? 4. HISTORY: The Motion...

 

Study Maintains Status Quo

Dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers provide an appropriate balance between the economic needs of Eastern Washington and fish protections. While we already knew that here in Eastern Washington, the...

 

Freedoms

There he goes again, Publisher Harnack with another anti-government editorial. I don’t dispute his right to his opinion. Was it Mark Twain or A.J. Liebling who said “Freedom of the press belongs to he who owns one.” Initiative 1114 seeks to...

 

Good News Which Undoubtedly Would Please Scoop Jackson

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting which is ripping apart our country---most notably in Seattle, Olympia and Portland. We needed reaffirmation that our political leaders can come...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Opinion    August 6, 2020

'Trolls is trolls'

One of the ways high school honors English class has scarred me is it has left me forever analyzing stories. With five kids at home, those stories are often animated movies and cartoons. It’s an interesting juxtaposition when you apply college leve...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes: August 6, 2020

Okeydokes: Whitman County Road Department’s work paving Steptoe Street and old 195 in Steptoe! Atta boy! To Inland Asphalt - great job! Plenty of sunshine and cooler weather! Pet Peeves No toilet paper or lights on at Schmuck Park women’s...

 

No peaches this year at Penawawa

Brian Jones has announced that due to an untimely frost, there are no apricots or peaches for sale at Warm Springs Ranch this year. A late frost around Mother’s Day killed off the crop. Temperatures hit 28 degrees. Jones said he can’t remember...

 

Dorman burial set

Jack Dorman, a longtime LaCrosse resident, passed away July 27, 2020. A private family burial will be held at the LaCrosse cemetery on Aug. 15, 2020. Memorials can be sent to the LaCrosse United Methodist Church....

 

Pullman Civic Theater postpones season

Keeping their patrons healthy and sane during Covid is Pullman Civic Theatre’s (PCT) goal this fall. In light of the ongoing challenges, the theatre group has opted to postpone the remainder of this season’s live performances, while continuing th...

 

WSU hosts 20 BLM artist grants

PULLMAN – Washington artists will have the opportunity to share their creative visions in response to the Black Lives Matter movement with help from a new grant program established by Jordan Schnitzer in partnership with Washington State University...

 
 By Roger Harnack    People    August 6, 2020

Valedictorian the only graduate to attend Washtucna graduation

WASHTUCNA - A dark and mostly empty gymnasium didn't take away from Calby Ann VanHollebeke's evening Saturday. As the only member of the Class of 2020 to show up for graduation, VanHollebeke, took the...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    August 6, 2020

Roberts competes for state crown

Anna Roberts from Colfax, daughter of Chris and Tammy Roberts of Dusty, will represent Whitman County this Saturday, Aug. 8, at the state pageant in Olympia for the title Miss Washington for America....

 

Senior Menus: August 6, 2020

Colfax Monday, August 10 Club sandwich, spinach salad, vegetable tray, zucchini bread Thursday, August 13 Pork chops with apple sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli and grape salad, dessert Endicott Tuesday,August 11 Fried chicken, potato salad, baked...

 

Good Old Days: August 6, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner August 9, 1895 War broke out among the farmers in the vicinity of Johnson on Friday evening last, resulting in the going away of Chas. Parks, Owen Horton, W.H. Gillespie and James Ellis, who were camped on the Lewis farms...

 

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