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Santa, holiday events slated for LaCrosse

Santa will be at the Gathering Place in LaCrosse Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. The LaCrosse Business Group will provide muffins, juice and a stuffed animal for all the kids, plus pictures with Santa. The LHS senior class will serve...

 

Wheat groups applaud revised NAFTA pact

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers released a joint statement last week in response to the Nov. 30 signing of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States-Mexico-Canada...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    December 6, 2018

New Pullman city hall will lack courtroom

Whitman County commissioners learned last week that Pullman does not plan to include a courtroom at the new city hall. Pullman sessions of district court have been conducted in a room at the present...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    December 6, 2018

Port of Whitman will seek to expand fiber

Port of Whitman Chief Operating Officer, Kara Riebold, received a phone call Thursday, Nov. 29, from the Community Economics Revitalization Board (CERB) in the Department of Commerce. The phone call...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    December 6, 2018

New Tekoa ag barn takes shape

Volunteers led by the Tekoa Fire Department near completion on a new school 4H/FFA ag barn funded by local donations, the school district and a small grant. The 30x70 painted metal pole building,...

 

Hargraves resigns from Pullman PD

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins Nov. 29 reported that Police Sgt. Dan Hargraves resigned from the department on Nov. 26, which was a day before he was scheduled to be interviewed by Pullman Police Department investigators who conducted an internal...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    December 6, 2018
Dan Felton

St. Maries boosters induct Dan Felton to hall of fame

Dan Felton, who was raised in Malden and has been the proprietor of Felton's Auto Sales in St. Maries, Idaho, for the last 20 years, was inducted into the St. Maries Lumberjack Booster Club's Hall of...

 

Largent will keep legislative role

While the county commissioners had previously discussed Michael Largent turning over attending Legislative Steering Committee meetings to another commissioner, and Art Swannack had said he’d be willing to take on the task, there will be no change...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    December 6, 2018

Sewer rate hike set at $5: Palouse set to approve 2019 budget, rate hike

The Palouse city council conducted its final 2019 budget hearing Nov. 27 on its way to final approval, due by state law Dec. 31. After no public comments were offered in last week’s hearing, Mayor Michael Echanove closed it and later the council di...

 

Pullman voting precincts reflect county's switch to Democratic

Whitman County’s finish in the Democrats’ column for the Nov. 6 general election is reflected in the solid return on the blue side for candidates in all 27 Pullman precincts. The return for this year’s general election follows a county return f...

 

Vote turnout here behind overall state mark

Out of Whitman county’s 25,130 registered voters, 17,565 cast ballots in this years general election for a turnout at 69.9 percent. That is almost two percent lower than the overall state turnout of 71.83 percent. The percent of all registered...

 

Fair cuts down trees

Twenty trees along the Palouse Empire Fair's RV park on Fairgrounds Road were scheduled to be removed this week, Bill Tensfeld, fair executive director, reported Friday. A check of the trees by an...

 
Kieron Anderson

Bulldog hoop squad blasts off new season

Colfax boys blasted off for the new basketball season over the weekend by booking two big wins against non-league foes from the SE neighborhood. The Bulldogs crunched Pomeroy 82-38 Friday night in the...

 
Dakota Patchen

Pomeroy, Colton girls defeat Bulldogs in basketball season start

Pomeroy and Colton, the two SE teams which collided in the state girls B championship game at the Spokane Arena last March, both defeated a young Colfax team to open the new hoop season at Colfax....

 

Bulldogs place at Potlatch

Colfax wrestlers placed seventh out of 13 teams Saturday at the Potlatch Invitational. Augie Allenbach placed second in the 220-pound weight class. Jacob Sisk placed third in the 98-pound class, and Gabe Ahmann placed third in the 152-pound class....

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    December 6, 2018

1B boys basketball: Three seniors lead Colton back

Last year started with seven losses. The year before started with four. The 2018-19 season for the Colton boys began with a 14-point comeback win against Logos. A core of three seniors return from a team which finished third in the Southeast 1B...

 

Awards rite marks end to Bulldog football season

The Colfax football season, which started with a long road trip to Cathlamet to play Wakiakum on a non-league opener, came to a close Thursday with a revised format for season-end awards. Between the...

 
 By Mike Day    Sports    December 6, 2018

Timberwolves honored

Tekoa-Rosalia held its fall sports banquet Nov. 26. List of honorees: Cross-Country: Trinity Bingaman – state finisher (only two eighth-grade girls in state), Gavin Merritt – Third in state, Isaac...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    December 6, 2018

1B girls basketball Wildcats, Vikings get off to strong start

Colton and Garfield/Palouse both opened the season with a stretch of wins as games got underway last weekend across Whitman County. Colton took down two 2B schools, St. George’s and Colfax, while Gar/Pal won at Potlatch and at home against...

 

Timberwolves top Wilbur/Creston

Tekoa/Rosalia’s Timberwolves fought off a charge by Wilbur Creston Saturday on the home court to book a 79-75 win in an offensive show. The win left TR with a split over weekend after they lost to Riverside at Chattaroy 51-56 in the Friday round....

 

Adult exercise class will start Monday

“Move it or Lose It!” A free adult exercise class will come to the Colfax Library each Monday and Wednesday, from 10-11 a.m., courtesy of Whitman Hospital and Medical Center’s physical therapy department. Classes for adults 18 and older begin...

 

Bush, 41

George H. W. Bush, our 41st president, died last week. He was 94. He had an illustrious career. Although from a patrician family, at 18 he volunteered for the military to become a pilot during World War II. Later he served in the House of...

 

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