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Legal Notices: August 20, 2020

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, August 31, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, Washington, to consider repealing, extending or modifying the...

 

Thrifty Grandmothers purse still giving

COLFAX—The Thrifty Grandmothers Club has distributed $13,000 to area groups over the past five months. While the club did not meet April through June, it did administer grants of $1,000 to W.H.E.A.T. for postage, $750 to the City of Albion for a...

 

Trivia Test: August 20, 2020

1. LITERATURE: What was the name of Hermione’s pet cat in the “Harry Potter” series? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the name of the metal band that attaches a pencil and an eraser? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of giraffes called? 4....

 

Strange But True: August 20, 2020

* A tarantula discovered in 2015 near Folsom Prison, California, was given the scientific name “Aphonopelma johnnycashi” after Johnny Cash, in honor of his song “Folsom Prison Blues.” * For that matter, “The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin...

 

B.B. Club to discuss future

The Dusty B.B. Club will meet at 1:00 on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the home of Diane Monson to discuss the future of the club....

 

Pullman Depot awarded grant

PULLMAN–The Pullman Depot Heritage Center was selected as one of 36 out of 40 applicants to be awarded funds through the Washington State Historical Society’s Heritage Capital Grant program. Non-profits throughout the state can apply for WSHS...

 

Perkins House set vintage fashion show

COLFAX-The Perkins House will host a drive-by vintage fashion show and fundraiser to showcase a new collection of vintage dresses and vests and collect donations for the Colfax Food Bank. The event is...

 

Good Old Days: August 20, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner August 16, 1895 O. McAdams, the O.R.&N. Section foreman at Suttons, was brought to St. Ignatius hospital on Thursday, suffering from severe injuries inflicted on him in an assault made by tramps on Sunday. Mrs. McAdams was...

 

Senior Menus: Week of August 24-27

Colfax Monday, August 24 French toast, sausage, eggs, fruit Wednesday, August 26 Meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, cooked carrots, green salad, dessert Endicott Tuesday, August 25 Pulled pork sandwich with chips, salad bar, fruit, dessert LaCrosse...

 

Library Calendar: August 20-27

Thursday, Aug. 20 LaCrosse Carter Foods, Grab & Go Bags This week, kids can pick up supplies for a crazy troll craft. Colton & Uniontown Post Offices, Adult Grab-n-Go Bags, through Aug. 20 Stop by for a bag of books and fun. Friday, Aug. 21 All WCL...

 

Sheriff's Log

Aug. 17 Runaway Juvenile COLFAX, Deputy responded to a report of a runaway juvenile. Juvenile Problem LACROSSE, Case number requested for a juvenile problem. Extra Patrol TEKOA, Case number for an extra patrol request for speeding grain trucks....

 
Larry Wood

Larry Wood

Larry Vern Wood, a.k.a., "The Woodpecker", took his final checkered flag on Aug. 13, 2020. He was 85. Larry was born on July 11, 1935, to Daryl W. Wood and Veda Eaton Wood in Shelley, Idaho. He would... Full story

 
Larry Keith Honn

Larry Keith Honn

Larry Keith Honn, lifelong Benge, Wash., farmer and rancher, passed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the age of 81 in Whitman Hospital of Colfax, Wash., after a long battle at home. Larry Honn was...

 

WDFW seeks public comments

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking comments on proposed alternatives for 2021-23 hunting seasons and has scheduled several meetings in August and September to discuss proposals with the public. The hunting...

 

County libraries set to re-open

WHITMAN COUNTY -- The Whitman County Library Rural District announced the reopening of all 14 branch locations as of Thursday, Aug. 20, with adjusted services and hours in continuing efforts to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19. Services...

 

Bridge replaced on Hume Road

OAKESDALE—The McKivor Bridge, a 20-foot, 1950s/’60s wooden bridge is being replaced at the intersection of Hume Road and Black Road south of Oakesdale. A county bridge crew has been on site since the first week of August, expecting to finish...

 

Paving nearly complete on Almota Road

COLFAX-More than three-fourths of the paving was completed last week on Almota Road Phase Four re-construction south of Colfax. The mainline asphalt, including approaches and aprons, was expected to...

 

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