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COLFAX — Here are the daily dispatch logs for the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office for Nov. 16-22: Monday, Nov. 16 3:45 a.m. — Farmington — East Chestnut Road — Communications problem; erroneous 911 call. 7:52 a.m. — Rosalia — North...

 

Sheriff's Log: November 19, 2020

Friday, Nov. 13 6:56 a.m. - Colfax - SR 195 & Albion Road - Sheriff’s Deputy responded for a report of a slick roadway. Deputy contacted the road department. 7:24 a.m. – Colfax – SR 195 MP 34 - Undersheriff responded for a one vehicle slide...

 

Land Sales: Nov. 19, 2020

Andrea Honig and Michael Craven, Bellmore, N.Y., to John and Lynn Burns, Pullman, residential condominium on State Street, Pullman, $135,000, Oct. 29. Kelly Van Nuland, Pullman, to Clark Neely, Pullman, house in Pullman, $435,000, Oct. 30. Estate of...

 
Richard Melhus

Richard Melhus

Richard (Dick) Andrew Melhus, retired Rosalia area farmer, passed away at his home on Oct. 25, 2020, with his sister, Marian Nelson, his son, Chris and his wife, Kelli and his two grandsons, Ethan and...

 

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...

 

Library Calendar: November 12-19

Thursday, Nov. 12 Tekoa, Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Reserve a seat (limited number) or Zoom in by contacting Shelly at 509-284-5657. Friday, Nov. 13 Malden City Park, Pop-up Library, 12 p.m. Have you missed the library? Stop by our weekly pop-up library,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 12, 2020

Snowstorm causes driving issues

COLFAX –– As snow fell on the county Sunday morning, vehicles were sliding off the road. The Colfax Washington State Patrol (WSP) tally showed 11 non-reportable accidents, five reportable and two...

 

Real Estate Records: November 5, 2020

Erik and Vicki Logen, St. John, to Christopher and Sherry McKeen, St. John, property on Cherry Creek Road, St. John, $21,000, Oct. 8. Erik and Vicki Logen, St. John, to Christopher and Sherry McKeen, St. John, 1973 44X24 Fleetwood mobile home,...

 

Sheriff's Log: November 5, 2020

Tuesday, Oct. 27 7:03 a.m. - Colfax - County jail - A deputy requested a case number for a controlled substance problem. No further information provided. 8:43 a.m. - Colfax - S Palouse River Road - A deputy requested a case number for a suspicious...

 

Sheriff's Log: October 29, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 21 9:35 a.m. - Steptoe - SR 23 - A deputy performed a welfare check. 11:28 a.m. - Thornton - Sunset Road - A deputy performed a welfare check. 12:08 p.m. - Rosalia - A deputy assisted in the arrest of Michael D. Babinski, 51, of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 29, 2020

Malden siren didn't work during firestorm

MALDEN –– Controversy continues over whether the Malden siren should have been used to warn the town during the Labor Day Fire. The siren and the fire station burned, along with 70 percent of the...

 

Sheriff's Log: October 22, 2020

Monday - Oct. 19 9:12 a.m. - Colfax, N Madison Street - A deputy responded to a report of a theft. 10:26 a.m. - Sheriff’s office - A convicted sex offender registered their new residence. No further information was listed. 12:06 p.m. - Malden, W...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    October 22, 2020

Helping neighbors and beyond

ST. JOHN - After the Labor Day firestorm left many of their neighbors homeless and with only the clothes on their back, donations of needed items flooded into town. To manage the outpouring, citizens...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    October 22, 2020

Cars destroyed in Babb Fire being recycled

MALDEN - Junk cars removal in Malden is on a roll with about half of them gone. The collaborated efforts are cleaning up the area following the Labor Day fire. There is still all lot to do, but there...

 

Bridge Day goes virtual

ROSALIA - The 2020 Bridge Day celebration is going virtual this year. It is set for Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The fourth annual presentation of local railroad heritage and local history and which has in the past included a history hike on the former Milwauke...

 

Sheriff's Log: October 15, 2020

Oct. 12 Communications Problem COLFAX, Open line with nothing heard then disconnected. Deputy responded. Communications Problem PULLMAN, 911 static call. Truck Inspections COLFAX, Deputy requested case. DWLS LACROSSE, Deputy requested case number for...

 

Land sales: October 8, 2020

Jian Chen and Wayne Popeski to Talea Anderson, Pullman, residential on Crithfield Court, Pullman, $45,000, Aug. 31. Austin and Laura Cook to David and Andrea Gibb, Pullman, house on Marshland Street, $595,000, Sept. 1. Laurie and Corey Miller to...

 

Sheriff's log: October 8, 2020

Other Law Enforcement Calls TEKOA, Sheriff’s Deputy contacted a citizen who had questions regarding an earlier incident. Assault TEKOA, Sheriff’s Deputy responded for a report of an altercation. Both involved parties were contacted. Non Injury...

 

FFA begins hay drive for fire victims

ST. JOHN—The St. John-Endicott FFA Chapter began efforts this week to provide hay for those who may have lost their stock in the Malden fire. “WE want to give back and help out those who have suffered the devastation of the fire,” said...

 

Wildfire fund passes $200,000

PULLMAN - United Way of Whitman County received widespread community support for the Babb Road/Malden Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund. The fund recently topped $200,000 due to more than 900...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    October 8, 2020

Culp keeps Gov. Inslee on defense during only debate

OLYMPIA — Republic Police Chief Loren Culp came out swinging and kept incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee on the defensive during their only planned gubernatorial debate Wednesday night, Oct. 7. Culp,...

 

Benefit trap shoot

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the Malden/Pine City Gun Club held a benefit trap shoot to help a longtime member, Todd Deckard, who lost his home in the Labor Day fire. A total of 79 shooters from as far away...

 

Sheriff's Log: October 1, 2020

Sept. 28 Burglary/Intrusion Alarm COLFAX, Deputies responded. Premise appeared secure. Suspicious Person/Circumstance PALOUSE, Case number requested for a suspicious person. VIN Inspection MALDEN, Case number for VIN inspection. Accident Injury...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    October 1, 2020

Kirkpatrick transitions from director to patron after 33 years

COLFAX-It was the year the compact disc video was unveiled, Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and "Walk Like an Egyptian" was the numb...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 1, 2020

Kinzer, Handy debate, agree, diverge

PULLMAN–Incumbent County Commissioner Dean Kinzer and challenger Tom Handy appeared Sept. 25 in a Northwest Public Broadcasting debate, answering questions and rebutting responses in an hour-long...

 

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