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Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition

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Clyde Lee Hatley

Clyde Lee Hatley

Clyde Lee Hatley, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 2, 2021, at Whitman Memorial Hospital. He was born February 19, 1932, in Colfax, Wash., to Mabry and Mary... Full story

 
James Earl Krouse

James Earl Krouse

James Earl Krouse, 76, longtime Colfax Fire Chief and lifelong resident of Colfax, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 28, 2021, doing what he loved to do; serving his community. Jim collapsed... Full story

 
Gay Nelson

Gay Nelson

Gay went to be with her precious Savior on Aug. 30, 2021, while living at The Pride Nursing Facility in St. John, Wash. Gay Ellen Stroud Wise was born to Cledell (Tuff) and Ruby Wise Stroud on 1946... Full story

 

Patricia L. Dole

Patricia L. Dole was born on February 12, 1930, to Arthur and Zelma Dole. She joined sisters Armeda and Wilma. Later Bill was added to the family. She went to school in Pullman and then Colfax,... Full story

 
Jamie Rae Willey

Jamie Rae (Willey) Crisp

On the snowy early morning of January 11, 1980, Jamie Rae Willey made her entrance into the world six weeks early. Now, she has once again taken the early route, leaving us all much too soon on Septem... Full story

 

Land transactions

Kyle and Emily Dixon, of Palouse, sold 505 S Wall Street in Palouse to Shishona and Jacob Turner, of Moscow, Idaho, parcel 8-0800-00-00-00-0086, selling price $365,000, statutory warranty deed, Aug. 14 Robert and Cheryl Rodeen, of Colton, sold...

 

Jail bookings

Kevin M. Stoneham, 37, booked Sept. 1 for a Whitman County Superior Court warrant for failing to appear regarding a charge of possession of stolen property in the second degree, Whitman County District Court warrants for failing to appear on...

 

Colfax police

Monday, Aug. 30 9:58 a.m. – Fairview Street – An officer assisted a citizen. 2:13 p.m. – SR 26 – There was a report of a traffic violation. An officer contacted the driver. Tuesday, Aug. 31 10:37 a.m. – Valleyview Avenue – A man called...

 

Sheriff's office

Monday, Aug. 30 2:28 a.m. – Fairview Street, Colfax – A deputy assisted with a person having mental health issues leading to him, to slam ambulance doors. 8:22 a.m. – SR 270, Pullman – AA deputy responded to a burglary alarm. 8:23 a.m. – Ol...

 

Civil Rights, segregation, and vaccine apartheid

In a stunning turn of events, Gov. Jay Inslee and other progressive governors throughout the United States are calling for a return to segregation and reduced civil rights for the “wrong people....

 
Kathy Crispell

United we stand against terror – COVID

I was in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001 attending a medical conference. On that morning while walking to my first session of the day, I noticed a large group of people gathered around a large...

 

9/11 – We remember

We remember. As a country, we remember when 2,996 people died and two iconic New York buildings fell from a terrorist attack. Our military headquarters was struck by a high jacked airliner. And, a...

 

Dusty News

Family helped David Stueckel celebrate his birthday Saturday. Daughter Karen and son-in-law Larry Light arrived from their home in Portland Thursday and stayed until Sunday. The rest of the group arrived at David’s home for the party on Saturday....

 

Jarms hardware awarded for helping Malden

CHENEY - Jarms Hardware in Cheney was honored by the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution for their efforts to help Malden after fire destroyed the town. A year ago, immediately after...

 
Faith Terrell

Queen honored 74 years later

ROSALIA - Faith Terrell, 91, of Rosalia, was honored in the Deer Park Tri-County Settlers Association 100th Jubilee. In 1947 Terrell served as the first queen at the Deer Park Old Settlers Picnic and...

 

Births

Trafalgar W. Jones was born on Aug. 29, 2021, to Adam and Irene Jones, of Pullman. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Dr. William and Belinda Jones, of Pullman, and Norman and Lynn Shimabukuro, of Mililani, Hawaii. He joins his brother...

 

Senior Menus

Colfax Monday, Sept. 13 Beef stroganoff, salad, fruit, multi-grain bread, dessert Thursday, Sept. 16 Salad bar, roll, fruit, dessert Endicott Tuesday, Sept. 14 No meal LaCrosse Tuesday, Sept. 14 Chef salad w/ tomato, ham, trukey, cucumber, cheese,...

 

Avista seeks to raise natural gas prices

SPOKANE — An increase in rates for natural gas of 10% and a 0.3% decrease in electricity rates start Nov. 1 for Avista customers. Avista requested permission for two annual rate adjustments with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissio...

 

Utility bills resume as moratorium ends

OLYMPIA — Protection from having electricity, water, natural gas, sewer service from being shut off ends on Sept. 30. An emergency measure proclamation by Gov. Jay Inslee was to ease the financial pressure of people who lost their jobs during the C...

 

Retired police chief keeps working

PULLMAN — Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins continues working for another year after his announced retirement in June. Mayor Glenn Johnson announced the change on Thursday after meeting with City Administrator Mike and Jenkins. “Jenkins...

 

Farm equipment shortcut leads to hospital

ENDICOTT — A disagreement about a shortcut across private property ended with a man being transported to the Whitman Hospital on Aug. 24. Ronald D. Schaal, 78, of Endicott, was taken to the hospital and faces a possible charge of criminal...

 

Less than 1% of Washington residents died of COVID

OLYMPIA — COVID has killed 0.087% of Washington residents with 6.73% have contracted the virus and been treated by health care professionals. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) announced the latest counts of people contracting COVID and...

 

Vintage quilts on display

COLFAX — The Perkins House Museum offers an exhibit of vintage quilts featuring stories about historical figures and tales of friendship. One quilt saved a local soldier’s life in World War I, stated organizers. The quilts are on display ON Oct....

 

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