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Births: Aug. 19, 2021

Angus J Floyd was born on Aug. 11, 2021, to James and Tammy Floyd, of LaCrosse. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Betty and Earl Floyd, of Auburn, and Fritzie and Jim Wolfe, of...

 
Judith Helmke obituary

Judith Helmke

Judith (Judy) Rae Babbitt Helmke, 79, longtime resident of Farmington, Wash., passed away on August 5th, 2021, in Lewiston, Idaho. Judy was born on September 25, 1941, in St. Maries, Idaho, to... Full story

 
Shelley G. Organ obituary

Shelley G. Organ

Shelley G. Organ died peacefully surrounded by family on July 26, 2021. She was 79 years old. She was born October 28, 1941, in Colfax to John H. Redmond and Dorothy V. Redmond (McClure). She spent... Full story

 
Debra Lynn Cornilles obituary

Debra Lynn Cornilles

Debra Lynn Cornilles St Clair unexpectedly passed away on August 9, 2021. She was born in Nampa, Idaho on August 8, 1951, to Gordon and Barbra Jean Cornilles. The family moved to Colfax, Washington,... Full story

 

Dusty News

There will be a special outdoor service on Sunday, Aug. 22, at Selbu Lutheran Church near LaCrosse at 10 a.m. There will be a baptism and special music. Everyone is welcome to attend....

 

Local student graduates from EOU

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Eastern Oregon University awarded 389 degrees during the 2020-2021 academic year with one going to a Colfax student. Alexis Maki, of Colfax, graduated with a bachelor's degree "of...

 

Pool is going to the dogs on Sept. 12

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Humane Society of the Palouse and the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center is turning over the pool to dogs on Sept. 12. "For the 14th year, (humane society) has partnered to give...

 
Colfax Class of 2001 20 year reunion

Colfax Class of 2001

The Colfax High School Class of 2001 gathered at the golf course for their 20-year reunion. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Tim Watts and Scott Parrish, (middle row) Anna (Vogler) Assareh,...

 
Rosalia Fire Dept. fundraiser

Donations sought for Rosalia firefighters' fundraiser

ROSALIA – The Rosalia Volunteer Firefighters Association seeks donations to help with the annual Pig Roast and Silent Auction on Nov. 6. “We are seeking monetary donations, items for the silent...

 
Pullman Depot Days 2021

Depot Days begin in Pullman on Aug. 20

PULLMAN – Depot Days is an event created by the Pullman Depot Heritage Center and the Whitman County Historical Society to run with the National Lentil Festival on Aug. 20-21. Depot Days honors Ken...

 

Whitman County included in network of bike routes

TEKOA - Four new bicycle routes include Tekoa, Clarkston, and the Palouse in a national network. Adventure Cycling Association designated 18 new U.S. bicycle routes in five states, adding 2,903 miles...

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports    August 19, 2021

Student athletes face new mask guidelines

DAVENPORT – Masks are still a part of sports this year. The state Department of Health released new guidelines mandating masks in some athletic settings, but not others. The guidelines come after...

 

Meetings set for parents of Tekoa-Rosalia athletes

ROSALIA - Parents of Tekoa-Rosalia athletes in combined sports programs are meeting to learn about the upcoming seasons. On Thursday, Aug. 19, two meetings are planned for Rosalia High School at 916...

 
U.S. Paralympics Susannah Scaroni

Tekoa athlete represents US on Aug. 24

TOKYO – Susannah Scaroni is competing for the USA on the track and field team in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. Scaroni is one of the 65 people on the track and field team. Team USA has 240...

 

Tekoa-Rosalia boys to face three ranked teams

TEKOA — The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves face a tough gridiron schedule when they take the field this fall. The boys football team is competing in the 1B Southeast (eight-man) league this season....

 

Senior Menus: Aug. 19-25

Colfax Thursday, August 19 Pot roast, potatoes and carrots, green salad, roll, dessert Monday, August 23 French toast, sausage, eggs, fruit Endicott Tuesday, August 24 Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, salad bar, fruit, dessert LaCrosse Tuesday, August...

 

Farmers eligible for emergency loans

COLFAX - Following last month's USDA designation of 14 Eastern Washington counties as a natural disaster due to drought, the Farm Service Agency is offering emergency loans to producers. The severe...

 

Whitman County Sheriff's log

Monday, Aug. 9 1:49 a.m. – SR 195, Colfax – A deputy assisted the Washington State Patrol. 2:17 a.m. – Walla Walla highway, Colfax – Zachary J. Felzer was arrested on a warrant. 11:06 a.m. – Whitman Avenue, Rosalia – A deputy conducted a...

 

Colfax Police log

Monday, Aug. 9 2:17 a.m. – Walla Walla Highway – An officer assisted another law enforcement agency with a warrant arrest. 2:32 a.m. – West Street – An officer responded to a burglar alarm. 7:56 a.m. – Clay Street – An officer conducted...

 

Whitman County Jail log

Zachery J. Felzer, 30, booked Aug. 9 for a state Department of Corrections warrant regarding five counts of identity theft in the second degree. No bail. Levi C. Merkel, 35, booked Aug. 9 for a Whitman County Superior Court warrant for failing to...

 

District Court

Demetrius R. Robinson is guilty of assault in the fourth degree and harassment and sentenced to 364 days in jail with 213 days suspended on each charge, fined $2,000, fees of $500, 24 months of unsupervised probation, and a restraining order to keep...

 

Land Transactions

Dale and Elizabeth Mann, of Colfax, sold undeveloped land to David and Lori Nells, of Colfax, parcel 8-0195-00-00-00-0043, selling price $40,000, statutory warranty deed, July 23 Jessica and Jacob Jensema, of LaCrosse, sold 400 S Whitman Avenue in...

 

Hypocrisy is the sign of someone lying

Hypocrisy is when someone lied about their virtues or taste in music or pretty much anything. “I hate rap music!” screams your friend. But you find rap artist DMX on his playlist. Which is it?...

 

Recycling batteries key to protecting our planet

Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse as the world shifts to electric...

 

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