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Good Old Days: Nov. 19, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner November 15, 1895 Whitman County had a wholesale jail delivery on Sunday night, Jailer Newcomer being disarmed, bound and gagged and six prisoners walked out of the jail. The men thus attempting to escape were Frank Kelly,...

 

Family finishes canning

Barb and Bruce Wollstein, Lacey, spent some time with her parents Dick and Helen Appel. They came to help butcher lambs. Barb also assisted with the greenhouse clean-up and making tomato sauce. Canning is completed for this season. Gena Jones,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    November 19, 2020 

DYW scrambles to get in performance

COLFAX - A sound man in a McGregor shirt hurried up the aisle. Eleven girls paraded in to the song, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," the first girl approaching the microphone for introductions. Her words...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    November 19, 2020 
Daniel Isom; Jaylon Redd

Oregon tops WSU, 43-29

PULLMAN - The Washington State University Cougars showed Saturday night that they can play with the best in the NCAA. But a strong first half wasn't enough to keep the No. 11 ranked Oregon Ducks from...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    November 19, 2020 

Rock Lake Clay shoot canceled

ST. JOHN — Rock Lake Sporting Clays has canceled its fund-raising shoot for this Saturday, Nov. 21. Gary Newton, owner of the Rock Lake Sporting Clays on Stevens Road, confirmed the cancelation Monday. “Due to the governor’s order to shut...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 

Colfax businessman buys Potlatch NAPA

COLFAX - Potlatch, Idaho, is becoming a lot cooler. Or, at least the NAPA store is, with Tyler Kuhl, owner of the Colfax and Pullman NAPA, taking over at the beginning of November. "A lot of project g...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Commissioners discuss hiring county health director

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners continued discussing when to advertise the health director position when they met Monday, Nov. 16. Troy Henderson resigned; his last day was Nov. 15. Chris Skidmore was named interim director. Skidmore...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 

Vote changes slow tally

COLFAX — The Whitman County Elections Office is expected to continue processing ballots into next week as staff work through duplicates. “It’s very time consuming,” Auditor Sandy Jamison said The Washington Administrative Code defines ballot...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 
Tom Handy

Handy continues to lead Kinzer in commission race

COLFAX - Whitman County Commission challenger Tom Handy is leading incumbent Dean Kinzer in a race that has yet to be decided. As of 4:55 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 9,153 votes (50.25%) were tallied for...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    November 19, 2020 

Poll watchers concerned by restrictions

COLFAX — A heightened awareness of the election process has some poll watchers questioning why their abilities were hampered in Whitman County. Poll watchers for both Democrats and Republicans noted they were put in an exterior room removed from th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Commissioners get marijuana proposal

COLFAX — The Whitman County Planning Commission is recommending new rules regarding commercial marijuana production, processing and sales. “We’ve never debated something like this,” County Planner Alan Thomson said after the commission...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2020 

Two injured in crash

COLFAX - Two area residents were injured in a 7:30 a.m. crash Friday, Nov. 13, near Milepost 33 of U.S. Highway 195, about three miles south of the city. Jackie D. Wright of Colfax and Jennavieve G....

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    November 19, 2020 

Sheriff: Man tried to burn Rosalia church

ROSALIA — A local man was booked into the Whitman County Jail on Monday, Nov. 16, after allegedly attempting to burn down a church. Samuel Owens, 45, will make his first appearance in Whitman County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon. He was...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Pullman pupils migrating to rural schools

COLFAX —With the Pullman school board holding off on a return to in-person education until Jan. 4, some families are looking to send their kids elsewhere in Whitman County. Colfax Superintendent Jerry Pugh reports 12 students have transferred from...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Road department looks to keep snowplow crew free of virus

COLFAX - With winter coming on, Whitman County Public Works looks to withhold plow drivers from quarantine by keeping crews separated from each other. If they lose a group at one shop, another crew from another has to fill in. “If we get hit hard...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2020 

New twist on old scam

COLFAX—Scammers have a new angle from which to extract vital information from victims. A Colfax resident called Whitman and Latah county sheriff’s after receiving a call from someone posing as a Medicare representative. He was told Medicare was...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 

Rural fire department growing with local help

DIAMOND—New vehicle, coveralls and members, oh my! The Diamond Fire Department has seen a lot of improvement since the Labor Day fires, mostly due to support of other fire departments in Rural Fire District #11 and a Rural Community Grant....

 

Civic groups see drop in members, not a drop in the need for service

COLFAX — In the wake of the devastation of the Labor Day fires, there was an outpouring of aid for the surrounding region. Civic clubs were the first to step up to assist in the response. The groups have the structure in place to accept donated...

 

Stay safe by preparing for winter driving

COLFAX — Winter is coming and now is the time for drivers to prepare themselves and their vehicles for winter driving. “Winters on the Palouse can be very nasty,” Washington State Patrol Sgt. Courtney Shawley said. La Nina conditions are...

 

Sausage making nets 300 pounds

DUSTY — Riedner/Weitz sausage was made this past weekend at the home of Tom and Doreen Riedner. Those attending were David and Kerri and Josh Weitz of Colfax; Kara and Cody Yecha, Tri-Cities; and Heather and Nathan Sink and sons Carter and Logen,...

 

WIAA sets partial rules for winter sports

RENTON –– The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) set the rules for winter sports and made it clearer what it takes to have a season. Making plans to hold regional finishing events, instead of state tournaments, the WIAA...

 

Quarantining campers boost Boyer attendance

COLFAX — Despite an early rash of cancellations, Boyer Park and Marina saw above average attendance this summer providing a place for many to enjoy quarantining. “In the beginning, we were a little bit nervous,” Monica Omstead, Boyer Park and M...

 

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