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Legal Notices: Dec. 3, 2020

NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, December 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, Washington, for proposed amendment to Whitman County Zoning Ordinance t...

 
Mary Hays

Mary Hays

Mary Frances Hays (age 84) passed away suddenly in Bonner General Hospital on November 10, 2020. She is survived by her brother Jerry; her children, Leslie Akin, George Hays, and Paula West; grandchil...

 
Orle Hannas, Jr.

Orle Hannas, Jr.

Orle Hannas Jr., longtime St. John area resident, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, in Colfax at the age of 86. Orle was born at the home of his grandparents near Mayview, Washington, on March...

 
Lloyd Dechenne

Lloyd Dechenne

Lloyd Allan Dechenne, a lifelong resident of St. John, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2020. Lloyd was born on October 2, 1937, to Charles and Martha Dechenne. He graduated from St....

 
Harold Huff

Harold Huff

Harold E. Huff, age 83, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at his home in Tekoa with his family by his side. Due to the Covid virus, there will be no service at this time. Harold was born March...

 
Harry Harp

Harry Harp

Harry Harp, age 105, passed away November 12, 2020, at Palouse Country Assisted Living in Fairfield, Wash. There will be a private family graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Rosalia, Wash....

 

Sheriff's Log: Nov. 24 - Nov. 30

COLFAX — Here are the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office dispatch logs for Nov. 23-30: Nov. 24 7:55 a.m. — LaCrosse — Deputy contacted a resident with questions on euthanizing an animal on South Whitman Avenue. 8:12 a.m. — Pullman —Transport...

 

Colfax Police Log: Nov. 24 - Nov. 28

COLFAX — Here are the Colfax police dispatch logs for Nov. 24 through Nov. 28: Nov. 24 10:50 p.m. — Officer responded to a report of a series of break-ins on Main Street. Nov. 25 7:39 a.m. — Officer responded to a report of malicious mischief...

 

Colfax jail booking

The following individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1: Nov. 24 Hope Danielle Bocook, 31, warrant for failure to appear for second-degree theft and warrant for failure to appear for third-degree theft, $10,000...

 

Real Estate

Below is an update of real estate sales in Whitman County: Cody Carson and Roberta Henson, Gladbrook, Iowa, to Jack and Ernesta Willey, Pullman, 1970 60x20 mobile home, $12,000, Nov. 9. Virgina Zaske, Albion, to Alicia Carson and Clarence Carson,...

 

Library Calendar: Dec. 3 - 10

Thursday, Dec. 3 Colfax, Festival of Trees, Dec. 1 – 19 Take a winter walk to admire the Festival of Trees in The Center windows adjacent to the Colfax Library. Vote for “People’s Choice” on our Facebook page or website. Friday, Dec. 4...

 

Senior Menus: Dec. 7 - 10

Colfax Monday, Dec. 7 Homemade macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, apple slices, dessert Thursday, Dec. 10 Fish, baked potato, cooked vegetables, green salad, roll, lentil brownie Endicott Tuesday, Dec. 8 Baked ham with pineapple, scalloped...

 

Good Old Days: Dec. 3, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner November 15, 1895 (continued from Nov. 19, 2020 issue) All this took but the fraction of a minute, and the prisoners at once unlocking the heavy iron door of the jail, and afterwards of that leading from the jailer’s...

 

Births: Dec. 3, 2020

PULLMAN — The following births were reported by Pullman Regional Hospital: • Brooks Edward Hamilton — A boy, born Nov. 22 to parents Ryan and Kaela Hamilton of Pullman. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. Grandparents are Steve and Margie Hamilton...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    December 3, 2020

Lights go up in Endicott

ENDICOTT—The Endicott Community Club has been busy for the last couple of weekends putting up the many Christmas lights around town. They are getting ready for Santa to arrive on Dec. 5th. The displays are in the parks and around the downtown...

 

Appels host guests

DUSTY—Deb and Bob Stavig from Brush Prairie, visited her parents, Dick and Helen Appel, the week before Thanksgiving. They helped with Thanksgiving preparations. They left for their home Thanksgiving morning. Guests for Thanksgiving dinner at the...

 

Democrats to elect executive board

COLFAX — The Whitman County Democratic Central Committee will host its reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The digital meeting is open to anyone in Whitman County. Whitman County Democrats Chairwoman Debbie McNeil said...

 

No Christmas in the Stone Church

PINE CITY - The annual Christmas in the Stone Church will not take place this year due to the Babb Fire that destroyed the historic structure Sept. 7. Pine City lost a number of historic homes as well...

 

Washtucna's COVID response and future

It all started March 17, when I declared a local emergency proclamation for the city of Washtucna due to the coronavirus. The emergency proclamation facilitates potential future assistance related to COVID-19, as well as access to regional and state...

 

Colfax Firemen's Toy Box

I’d like to call your attention to something special that’s been going on in Colfax and Whitman County for the last thirty years and more. It’s the Colfax Fireman’s Toy Box and it has happened every year at Christmas time for the last three...

 

In response to Brunell

In his Nov. 12 column, Don Brunell lauds the racial diversity of the U.S. military. I agree with his statement that the integration of our military is something to celebrate. Interestingly NPR ran a related story this fall (Why Does the Navy Have So...

 

Whitman County elections

I strongly disagree with Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison concerning the election process. Fraud was very apparent here. I arrived at 8:15 a.m. to be a Republican ballot counting observer and was told opening of ballots would not start til 10...

 
 By Our View    Editorial    December 3, 2020

Initiative 1114 is the beginning of discussion

It’s been 278 days since Gov. Jay Inslee first issued executive orders shutting down businesses, ending government transparency and calling some people “non-essential.” His mantra at the time, “flatten that curve” on the growing...

 

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