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Articles from the September 23, 2021 edition

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Arnold F. Stueckle

With saddened hearts, the Stueckle family says goodbye to Dr. Arnold F. Stueckle: a man who exemplified kindness, faithfulness, compassion, goodness and joy. On September 3, 2021, Arne went home to hi... Full story


Robert Lawrence (Larry) Ellis

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Robert Lawrence (Larry) Ellis, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 72, while residing at Manor Care in Spokane, Wash. Larry was born to John L. and Lorna A. Ellis on December 16th, 1948, in... Full story


Justin Lee Shahan

Justin Lee Shahan, Colfax realtor, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City where he had been a patient for approximately two weeks. He was 46. The family will have a private... Full story


Gary Moore

Gary Moore passed away September 13, 2021, from a five-year battle with cancer. He was 78 years old. Gary, the son of the Bud and June Moore, was born in Lewiston, Idaho, on August 5, 1943, and raised in Colfax. After graduating from Colfax High... Full story


Roma Gail Morrison

Roma Gail Morrison, long time St. John area resident, passed away September 16, 2021, at the Spokane Hospice House. She was 105. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 25, at 11 a.m. in the St. John Cemetery. Roma was born on a farm in... Full story

David Frederick Gfeller

David Frederick Gfeller

David Frederick Gfeller, 88, passed away September 20, 2021 at his home in Colfax. He was born July 27, 1933 in Spokane, WA to Fred and Elizabeth (Mettler) Gfeller. He was the youngest of three... Full story


John E. Love

With saddened hearts, the John E. Love family says goodbye to their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Edward Love – a man who exemplified kindness, faithfulness, compassion, integrity and righteousness. On September 1... Full story


No fees on US Forest Service lands Sept. 25

PORTLAND – The U.S. Forest Service is waiving day-use fees in Washington and Oregon on Sept. 25 for National Public Lands Day. Fees are also being waved on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. “The forest service offers several fee‐free days annually to...


Salmon fishing to close on lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA — Salmon fishing on the Columbia River below the Bonneville Dam is closed. The state closed fishing to protect Chinook salmon making their way back up the river to tributaries, stated Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)...


Davidson fair Superintendent of the Year

COLFAX - For the second time in three years, a local woman was named Superintendent of the Year by the Palouse Empire Fair. Mary Davidson, 62, was notified of her selection Saturday morning while...


Land transactions

Jonathan Recknagle, of Albion, sold 301 D Street in Albion to Brook Cathey, of Albion, parcel 1-0010-00-13-08-0000, selling price $107,670, quit claim deed, Aug. 27 Julie Grote, of Pullman, sold 1030 Clifford Street in Pullman to Bradley Grote, of...


Jail bookings

Bryce Z. McFarland, 27, booked Sept. 14 for manufacturing or delivering methamphetamine, Bail $10,000. Tracy L. Porter, 66, booked Sept. 15 on a state Department of Corrections hold. No bail. Cody J. Varner, 25, booked Sept. 16 for theft of a...


Colfax police

Monday, Sept. 13 3:04 p.m. – Main Street – An officer assisted a citizen. 11:22 p.m. – Main Street – An officer responded to a domestic dispute. Tuesday, Sept. 14 (No reports available) Wednesday, Sept. 15 4:21 p.m. – Mill Street – The...


Sheriff's office

Monday, Sept. 13 1:45 a.m. – Main Street, Colfax – A man was chasing after an ambulance and yelling. 7:13 a.m. – Ryan Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a one-vehicle crash. One person was taken to the hospital. 8:03 a.m. – Thorn Creek...


Individual risk vs. community risk during a pandemic

It is human nature to think of risk in terms of how it pertains to us as individuals. It is understandable how one might think that their own risk is very low of being infected by SARS COV-2 virus,...


Inslee has broken our state government

How the pandemic started: “Fifteen days to slow the spread.” How it’s going: “There is no accommodation we can provide for their religious exemption requests,” Inslee said to the Washington...


4-H shot order goes too far

Talk about a bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur. On Sept. 3, Washington State University (WSU) Extension Office Director Vicki A. McCracken took it upon herself to dictate that all 4-H volunteers n...


Dusty news

Family visitors at the homes of Bryan and Fran Jones, Dusty, were Meggie Perron of Vermont, who has recently moved here to Washington. Gena Jones and her husband Mario of Chatillon, Italy, are spending a week with the Joneses after visiting with her...



Rebel J. Flemmer was born on Sept. 7, 2021, to Jason and Taylor Flemmer, of Lewiston. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Paul and Rhonda Flemmer, of Thomson Falls, and Jim and Kelly Johnson, of Lewiston. He joins brother Raylan (3) and...


Senior menus

Colfax Monday, Sept. 27 Taco casserole, green salad, fresh fruit and dessert Thursday, Sept. 30 Cook’s choice Endicott Tuesday, Sept. 28 Ham, harvest potatoes, roll, salad bar, dessert LaCrosse Tuesday, Sept. 28 No meal Palouse Wednesday, Sept. 29...


Rosalia reunion

Sixteen of the 34 graduates from the Rosalia Class of 1961 gathered in Spangle for a reunion on June 10. They are (front, left to right) Ruthie Robertson Warner, Lana Buergel Widman, Diana Burke...


Pullman church receives guest preacher

PULLMAN - Peacemaker Award recipient Reverend Gail McDougle is serving as guest preacher at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ (CCUCC) in Pullman from Oct. 3 through Dec. 26. She's...


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