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Legal Notices: September 17, 2020

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Whitman County Commissioners has completed and will place on file at the Office of the Whitman County Commissioners, Whitman County Courthouse, the Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2021. Th...

 

Tree on power line credited for fire start

Wind, tree, power line, spark, seem to be the order of events for the ignition of the Babb/Malden Fire Sept. 7. According to an AP report, Avista Utilities has sighted the tree contacting a power line as the apparent start of the wildfire which...

 

Genesee now 3-0

COLTON-The Genesee Bulldogs are 3-0, ending a two-year Whitepine League football losing streak with a win over Potlatch Sept. 11. A year after going 1-8, the Genesee team has five additions from...

 

Real Estate

Barbara Richardson, Cedar Park, Texas, to Logan Coles, Round Rock, Texas, Washington Street, Farmington, $85,000, July 31 James and Felicia Schneider, Pullman, to Cory and Christina Ferari-Zimmerman, East Wenatchee, 1995 14x70 mobile home, $35,000,... Full story

 

Sheriff's Log

Sept. 14 Burglary COLFAX, Sheriff’s Deputy received a report of a burglary, Deputy assigned for investigation Threatening COLFAX, Sheriff’s Deputy received a report of a possible threatening Welfare Check TEKOA, Sheriff’s Deputy responded for... Full story

 

District Court Filings

Davis, Bennie, harassment. Sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 suspended. Ordered to pay fines and fees of $693 Hufane, Zamzam, negligent driving first degree. Sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 suspended. Ordered to pay fines and fees of $975... Full story

 

Flu shot days at libraries

COLFAX—Whitman County Library and the Whitman County Health Department (WCHD) are partnering together to bring adult flu vaccine clinics to local libraries via curbside service. Deanna Claybaugh, LPN/BA with the WCHD, will be on hand to administer...

 

Moose collision doesn't stop Colfax ambulance

STEPTOE—In a rare occurrence, a vehicle hit a moose in the Steptoe area in the dark and the vehicle was not crippled or worse. Which was a good thing in this case as the vehicle was a Colfax ambulance with a patient bound for Spokane. The incident...

 

Senior Menus: September 21-25

Colfax Monday, Sept. 21 Creamy lemon pasta with chicken, vegetables, spinach salad, dessert Thursday, Sept. 24 Spanish meatballs, rice, green salad, fruit, dessert Endicott Tuesday, Sept. 22 Ham, harvest potatoes, roll, salad bar, dessert LaCrosse...

 

Library Calendar: September 17-22

Thursday, Sept. 17 Trivia Night, 5:30 p.m. Test your knowledge by visiting Whitman County Library’s Facebook page for a live 20 question trivia contest, featuring historical, literary, scientific, and just-for-fun questions. Friday, Sept. 18...

 

Colfax Grandmothers donate to fire fighters

COLFAX—The Thrifty Grandmothers fulfilled three grant requests at their Sept. 14 meeting, handing out a total of $4,325 to community groups. The Colfax volunteer fire fighters received the largest portion. The grandmothers granted $3,000 for...

 

Ballot postcard wrong

COLFAX–Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison would like the public to be aware of a national mailing which includes an unnecessary advisement to Washington residents. The USPS postcard regards the upcoming November general election and tells...

 

WSP vehicle saves citizen after being burned

PINE CITY—A Washington State Patrol vehicle that was claimed by the fires near Pine City is being credited with saving the life of an evacuee. The 2020 Ford Explorer ended up in the ditch to be...

 

Malden Library a complete loss in Babb Road fire

MALDEN—As part of the devastation of Monday’s fire in Malden, the busy community library and computing center was a complete loss. A branch of Whitman County District, the library was attached to city hall. The branch had recently reopened,...

 
Beryl Breeden

Audrey Beryl Breeden

Audrey Beryl Breeden finished her journey of life on September 12, 2020, at age 99. She died at the Community Pride Assisted Living in St. John, Wash. She was born to Fred and Rebecca (Wise) Birdsell...

 

Jeanette Nolan

Jeanette Eileen (Broeckel) Nolan passed away peacefully September 10, 2020, at City View Two in Colfax, Wash. She was 83. Following a stroke in May, Jeanette was "bound and determined" to recover....

 
Della Hill

Della Hill

Della Jean Hill, longtime Rosalia resident, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in Rosalia. She was 76. Della was born February 20, 1944, in Dayton, Washington, to William and Hazel...

 

Arthur Fournier

Arthur Fournier, a fixture in the St. John community, passed away September 11, 2020, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax at the age of 87. A graveside service will be Thursday, September 17th, at 10 a.m. in the St. John Cemetery. Arthur...

 
Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian Lee Smith, 54, of Colton, Wash., passed away September 7, 2020, from injuries suffered in an agricultural accident outside of Colton. Brian was born December 25, 1965, in Moscow, Idaho, to...

 

Neighbors took fast action against fire

COLFAX—Joann Rizzi knows exactly what time she made the call. Just before making the call, she had been outside her home on West Street. She heard a popping sound and saw sparks shooting from a...

 

Bothmans celebrate 50 years of marriage

Bruce and Barbara Bothman of Rosalia marked their 50th wedding anniversary last week. They were married Sept. 11, 1970, in an evening candlelight service at the Rosalia Methodist Church five days...

 

Huber to practice ag law, more at Baumgarten

PULLMAN—Baumgarten Law Offices PLLC has announced that Attorney Joshua J. Huber has joined the firm. Huber was born and raised in Colfax. After graduating from Colfax High School in 2013, Huber attended Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington,...

 

Attends Blevin funeral

Thursday afternoon, Gary and Diane Monson, Dale and Vicki Broeckel and Linda Hennigar attended the “Celebration of Life” for Marilyn Blevins at Hell’s Gate State Park in Lewiston. Marilyn was a former Dusty area resident for many years. She...

 

Youth show draws buyers

The Whitman County Youth Livestock Exhibition Sept. 11 and 12 had 94 participants whose beef, swine, goat or sheep made weight and showed in their respective market classes. At Saturday's sale, only...

 

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