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Articles from the August 12, 2021 edition

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Marguerite R. McInerny

Our beloved Mother, Marguerite R. McInerny, passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2021, at 101 years of age. We count our blessings as her daughters that we had the support and unconditional love of... Full story

 

Delbert Eugene Gregory

Delbert was mercifully released from his pain as he crossed the Great Divide at 10:46 PM on July 31. He battled congestive heart failure for six years and fought hard until the end. On a marginal... Full story

 

Jennings Bruce Watts

Jennings Bruce Watts III of Pullman, age 61, passed away August 3, 2021, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. Jennings was born July 27, 1960, in Atwater, California, to Jennings and ShirLee... Full story

 

Agnes Lee Veltri

Agnes Lee Veltri (McConnell) 83, passed away on July 21, 2021, in Spokane at Deaconess Hospital. She was born in St. John, Wash., on January 8, 1938, to Ralph and Roberta McConnell. While growing up in St. John Agnes attended elementary and middle sc... Full story

 

Amos "Lee" Scherff

Lee was born May 18, 1939, in the family home in rural Caulfield, Miss., to Clifford and Geneva (Williams) Scherff. Lee weighed in at 4 pounds and for weeks a shoebox was his bed. He was the oldest of three brothers. The family moved to rural Aurora,... Full story

 
Judith Ann Maley

Judith Ann Maley

Judy was born in Colfax, Wash., to Adam and Vissie (Basham) Witte. She grew up on the farm outside of Thornton with her parents and brothers Ernie and Dave. As a teenager, she enjoyed riding her... Full story

 

Constance 'Connie' Rae Underwood

Constance ‘Connie’ Rae Underwood passed peacefully on July 21, 2021. Connie was born Sept. 18, 1939, to Reynold and Genevieve Oenning on the family farm in Tensed, Idaho. She attended schools in Tekoa, Washington, until the family moved to... Full story

 

Senior Menus

Colfax Monday, Aug. 16 Lentil and sausage casserole, French bread, sliced pears, carrots and celery sticks, sherbet cup Thursday, Aug. 19 Italian chicken, rice, salad, fruit, Popsicle Endicott Tuesday, Aug. 17 No meal LaCrosse Tuesday, Aug. 17...

 

Births

William Taylor was born on Aug. 7, 2021, to Kyrk and Kelsey Taylor, of Moscow, Idaho. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Julie and Steve Taylor, of Moscow, Idaho, and Kevin and Teresa Kimball, Rexburg, Idaho. He joins his sister Claire...

 

Dusty news

News has been received of the passing of Brownie Jean Mortlock, 95, on July 25th at her home in Kettle Falls. She was the wife of the late pastor Earl Mortlock of the Country Bible Church 1965 - 1967. They had ten children, 26 grandchildren and 40...

 

Photography collection about quilts on display

ROSALIA - Sharon Lindsay took photographs of the Harvest of Quilts show in Rosalia and is now displaying her work. The Whitman County Library and several businesses in Rosalia recently adorned their...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    August 12, 2021

Perkins House looks to next phase of renovations

COLFAX - The Perkins House aims for Phase Three of renovations to the 1886 structure. The organization is seeking $30,000 to create two drain fields to pull water away from the foundation of the...

 

Whitman County Jail bookings

Darien L. Armstrong, 23, booked Aug. 3 for a state Department of Corrections warrant for violating conditions regarding a charge of burglary in the second degree. No bail. Jessi L. Betts, 19, booked Aug. 4 for a Whitman County District Court warrant...

 

Colfax Police log

Monday, Aug. 2 11:41 a.m. – Canyon Street – An officer requested a case number for a suspicious person or circumstance. Tuesday, Aug. 3 6:28 a.m. – Main Street – An officer conducted a welfare-check on a parked truck. 7:10 a.m. – Mill...

 

Whitman County Sheriff's log

Monday, Aug. 2 12:37 a.m. – Front Street, Albion – A deputy responded to a report of a suicidal person. One person was taken to the hospital. 2:22 a.m. – Pullman Airport Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a report of a burglary alarm....

 

Land transactions

David Smith transferred 108 Woodworth Street in Uniontown to Lynn Smith, parcel 1-1820-00-01-11-0000, no assessed value listed, quit claim deed, July 17. Mathew and Britney Hansen, of Uniontown, acquired the property before being married and...

 

Stop, rethink state's long-term care law

Time is short, but action is necessary! Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program...

 

Corrections

In the article “McClintock family gathers after park renamed,” published July 29, we incorrectly list the name of a park. It was Stan McClintock Park. The incorrect word was used in a headline on the front page of the Aug. 5 edition. It should...

 

Why I am vaccinated

Nicole is a 22-year-old and sits in a chair telling her dad on the phone how her boyfriend abandoned her. He stopped calling and texting her once she told him she has COVID. The young man doesn't...

 

Rally set for parents to be heard

Parents of public school students in the 9th Legislative district have had enough of coronavirus-related mandates from Olympia. Shutter schools, curtail sports, wear masks, limit field trips, and...

 

Report released about RV, semi collision

ROSALIA - A semi-truck entered State Route 195 in front of a motorhome on July 29, according to a recent report from the Washington State Patrol. D. J. Skeen, of Spokane Valley, stopped his 2007...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 12, 2021

Colfax chamber welcomes new president

COLFAX — A new Colfax Chamber of Commerce president started on Aug. 1. Molly Keogh, formerly of Sammamish, moved to town last year and was approached about the position by Suzy McNeilly, Whitman County director of Southeast Washington Economic...

 

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