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 By Garth Meyer    News    September 26, 2019

Legume crop harvest faces uncertain finish

September's wet weather has prompted questions about the fate of this year's garbanzo beans and lentil crops grown mainly on the east side of Whitman County. With an unknown quantity yet to be...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 26, 2019

Colfax fly-in set for Saturday

The annual Fly-In at the Colfax Airport will be Saturday. The event this year was moved to September from late June in order to avoid conflicts with an air show in Lewiston. The Colfax Fly-In will...

 

Petition said started for clean air agency

At their Monday workshop session, county commissioners noted that more action is happening for those on the side of banning marijuana in the county. “There have been some requests from the marijuana ban group about us creating a clean air agency in...

 

Port decides to advance with Broadband LLC contract

The extended Port of Whitman County debate on forming a Port Broadband LLC ended at last Thursday's meeting when the port commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of making the move. Last year there was a...

 

Jury fails to reach verdict in 8-day Hargraves trial

After a long day of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Daniel Hargraves reported they were unable to agree on a verdict, and Judge Gary Libey subsequently declared a mistrial. The jury issued their report at 6:16 p.m. last Thursday. They resumed...

 

Port okays resolutions to allow sale of Pullman property

Port of Whitman commissioners last Thursday approved two resolutions which will clear the way for sale of 25 acres of port land to Aspen Heights, a Texas-based company which develops student housing units. The resolutions called for change in the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 26, 2019
Amanda Viebrock

New owner for the Palouse grocery store

The grocery store in Palouse has a new owner. Taking over from Jeff and Vicki McLeod June 5, Amanda Viebrock divides her time between a store in Waterville and now Palouse. The store's new name is...

 

Port board approves support for Ag history

Port of Whitman commissioners Sept. 19 approved support for the Washington Ag History project. Ag History asked the Port of Whitman County for $1,500 to help develop their curriculum project. They are also privately raising $150,000. “It's a...

 

Many ways to help build Haunted Palouse

The Sept. 21 weekend begins construction for the 18th annual Haunted Palouse which in its 17 years has netted $651,724 for the community, not including the amount our local food vendors make as well. Much help is needed, and no experience is necessar...

 

Palouse Pathways plans honors fair in Moscow

Palouse Pathways will host an honors fair on Oct. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for high school students interested in higher education after high school. The fair will have representatives from honor colleges and programs from the University of Washington,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 26, 2019

Colfax school board hears variety of topics

The Colfax School District board met Monday night and covered a variety of items, including approval of a new bus repair cooperative with Pullman, and a presentation on career and technical education...

 

Hospital board okays Whitman Medical Clinic acquisition plan

Whitman Hospital District Board at their Wednesday night meeting authorized hospital CEO Hank Hanigan to sign the agreement for the hospital to acquire the assets and liabilities of Whitman Medical Clinic. He was also authorized to sign a...

 

Route 26 winners

Route 26 announced the winners of its open house grand opening drawing. Melanie Vance won a vintage market tee-shirt, Shaena Nelson won two pink passes to the vintage market and Darlene Lee won an in-store $25 gift certificate....

 

Tennis, pickleball launch

Refurbishing of Sunnyside Park tennis courts and installation of Kruegel Park pickleball courts in Pullman has been completed. They were officially reopened at noon Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Pullman Parks & R...

 

New thrift store to open in St. John Oct. 1

"Re ~ New," a store of recycled clothing and other items, will open in St. John Oct. 1. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and the first Saturday of every month. The back room is being remodeled and will feature...

 

Colfax hosts LRS today after 5-win string

Colfax volleyball players hit the road to Reardan Tuesday night and bagged another win for a 2-1 mark in early NE South league play. The Bulldog topped the Indians in four sets, 25-13, 25-12, 22-25...

 

Colfax last quarter charge pulls out win at Davenport

Colfax Bulldogs scored in the last minute of the football game Friday for a 28-26 comeback road win over Davenport to advance their season record to 3-0 for the season. The Bulldogs stopped a fourth-quarter drive by the Gorillas on their one-yard...

 

Oakesdale tops Colton for 4-0 SE league mark

Oakesdale topped Colton Tuesday in three close sets to move their league record to 4-0. The Nighthawks are now 5-0 overall. Match score Tuesday over the Wildcats was 25-17, 25-21 and 25-22. The Nighthawks took a 25-22 lead in that last set, but the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 26, 2019

Eagles fall to S. Christian 42-32

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse football team went to Sunnyside Christian last Friday and came back with a 42-32 loss. The Eagles cut the Sunnyside Christian lead to 36-32 with two minutes left in the...

 
Brayton Schafer; Gabe Naught

Heavy ACH rolls up big win over Timberwolves Friday

A big Almira/Coulee/ Hartline team rolled up a 38-12 lead in the first half Friday night on the way to a 60-18 win over the Tekoa/Rosalia Timberwolves on the grid at Rosalia. The loss dropped the...

 

Colton blows out Yakama Nation

Playing at home Sept. 20, Colton pushed their football record to 1-2, 1-1 in league with a win over Yakama Nation. Wildcats quarterback Chris Wolf passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more. Yakama Nation got its one touchdown in the fourth...

 

Eagles volleyball undone by Touchet at home court

Fortunes turned low again for the St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse volleyball team with a home loss to Touchet Tuesday night, 22-25, 19-25, 26-24 and 19-25. The loss dropped the Eagles to 3-6 overall, 0-4 l...

 

Bulletin Column: September 26, 2019

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been update... Full story

 

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