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Births: April 2, 2020

At Pullman Regional Hospital Magrath, Evan, born March 16, 2020, at six pounds, 12 ounces, to Leah and Jordan Magrath, Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Karla and Matt Magrath, Lynden. Maternal grandparents are Susan and Jay Gordon, Elma, Wash.... Full story

 

Hill-Ray annual meeting

Hill-Ray Plaza held its 31st annual meeting with equity holders and residents Feb. 18. Administrator Gary Young opened the meeting with Ann Emerson giving a prayer and Kathy Wride leading everyone in the flag salute. This was followed by...

 

Etcetera: April 2, 2020

REALTORS offer scholarship Whitman County Association of REALTORS is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship to graduating Whitman County high school students who will attend Washington State University in the fall. Applications must be submitted...

 

Aeschliman earns corn honor

Colfax farmer John Aeschliman earned a first-place state award in the 2019 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest. Aeschliman is honored as one of the highest corn yield...

 
Kathy Neilson

Meet Kathy Neilson, Colfax

Kathy Neilson met her husband, Brent, about five years after she divorced her first husband, while Brent was up from Texas visiting his brother in the greater Seattle area and looking for work. Both...

 
Dean Hall; Jaymee Finke

Engagement

Dane Robert Hall, 19, son of Dean and Carla Hall of Colfax, became engaged to Jaymee Elizabeth Finke, 20, daughter of Jason and Amy Finke of Spokane on Nov. 9, 2019. They plan to be wed on June 28,...

 

Oakesdale players named to all-tournament teams

WIAA announced its players for the all-tournament teams. Matt Hockett of Oakesdale was named to the 1B boys first team. Hockett was also the WIAA/Wendy’s State Athlete of the Week for the last week of the season. He led the 1B State Tournament in...

 

Library celebrates 75th anniversary

When Whitman County Library planned the celebration of our 75th anniversary, who would have thought that all 14 branch locations would be closed for business due to a worldwide pandemic? Thankfully,...

 

Tina Scholz resigns after 26 years teaching in Colfax

A routine item for required approval on the March 12 Colfax School Board agenda was the resignation of Tina Scholz. “Can we not approve a resignation?”asked board member Terry Huber. Scholz had announced earlier she will not sign a new teaching...

 

Pullman playground closure

The playground equipment and restrooms within the City of Pullman park system have closed due to COVID-19 concerns. The move was deemed necessary for the health and safety of the community. For questions or more information, call Pullman Parks,...

 

Sagers fly to Joseph

Art and Colene Sager flew their plane to Joseph, Ore., a week ago Thursday. It was a beautiful day and the Wallowa Mountains were majestic with the sun shining on the snow. It was warm enough that they sat outside on a street bench eating their...

 
Tucker Senter

My Favorite Recipes: March 26, 2020

Tucker Senter became a published author at the age of 15. Now 16 as of Sunday, he's working on writing a couple more books. Tucker's first book, "Frank Morris: The Man Who Escaped Alcatraz" is a...

 

Cup O' Joe webinar

SEWEDA will host Cup O’ Joe on the Palouse via webinar with Pullman Marketing on April 1 at 10 a.m. Jeff Perry, founder of More Than Engineering, will be discussing “A Magnified Mindset for the Small Business Owner: Strengthening working...

 

Whitman County primary election counts certified

On Friday, March 20, Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison certified the Presidential Primary election counts for the county. In total, from this election, 11,218 ballots were submitted of the 24,687 registered voters, with a voter turnout of 45.44...

 

Library not accepting requests for materials

Due to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay at Home” order, Whitman County Library’s online catalog can no longer accept requests for materials. Library staff will mail the items that patrons have already requested through Wednesday, March 25....

 

Treasurer's office sets limits

Whitman County Treasurer Chris Nelson announced several changes taking place at her office Tuesday. The office is now closed to the public with drop boxes available for tax payments, excise documents and other documents coming to the Treasurer’s...

 

WHMC makes COVID-19 changes

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 now reported in Whitman County, Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics would like to re-emphasize the importance of social distancing and also remind the public of what to do if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. As a...

 

Snake River Family Festival still going as planned

During this time of uncertainty, in regards to the coronavirus, Sarah Highfield, Port of Whitman communications director, informed the port commissioners that the Snake River Family Festival is still planned to go on as normal. The event is...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    March 19, 2020

Gun Club wraps season

The Endicott Gun Club met on Sunday, March 15, for its weekly competitive shooting. This was the last day of the winter league. For this year, the new officers are President Jim Pelissier, Vice President Dave Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer Jessica...

 

Cook receives scouting's Venture Crew highest award

Emily Cook, Colfax, is the third person in the Inland Northwest Council of the Scouts BSA to achieve the "Summit," the highest award in scouting's Venture Crew, since the co-ed program was created in...

 

Fishing trip on Pampa Pond

Last weekend, Neil and Liz Appel’s older children, Josh, Noemi and Isaac, were guests of grandparents Dick and Helen Appel. Grandpa Appel took them all fishing at Pampa Pond near LaCrosse on Saturday. They all caught their limits. They enjoyed the...

 

My Favorite Recipes

As a mother of six, Aleta Heiner, is a woman of many talents. Quilting, canning and gardening are a few of her more preferred skills. She also fills her time doing workouts and walking. "I have a...

 

Shrek Jr. cast announced

Inland Empire Theatre cast its fourth annual production, Shrek Jr., to be performed June 19-21 at the historic Tekoa Empire Theatre. The production features a cast of 53 youth from communities around the Palouse. Daphne Jacobs (Rosalia) and Levi...

 

Food for Fines nets $700-plus

About 108 residents donated more than $700 in non-perishable food and toiletry items for the 20th annual Food for Fines drive. Donations came in throughout Whitman County with little over half of...

 

Good Old Days: March 19, 2020

100 years ago The Colfax Commoner March 19, 1920 A large number of the citizens of the city attended the annual meeting of the commercial club held at the Knights of Pythias hall last Thursday evening and there were a number of outside visitors prese...

 

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