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Senior menus: October 19-23

Colfax Monday, Oct.19 Baked potato bar with chili, cheese, onions, bacon bits, sour cream, broccoli, salad, dessert Thursday, Oct. 22 Vegetable beef stew, green salad, sliced pears, multi-grain bread, dessert Endicott Tuesday, Oct. 20 No meal...

 

Births: October 15, 2020

At Pullman Regional Hospital Emmett Rose Payne was born Oct. 6 at Pullman Regional Hospital, weighing eight pounds, to parents Elizabeth Campbell and Brandon Payne. The baby boy joins sister Olivia and brother Micah. Isla Ann Lang was born Oct. 6 at...

 
Linda Crooks; Tom Crooks

Crooks reach 50 year mark

Tom and Linda Crooks celebrate their 50th anniversary this month. They were were married on Oct. 24, 1970 in Spokane,Wash., at St. Charles Catholic church. They moved to Oakesdale in 1979 where they...

 

Good Old Days: Oct. 15, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner Oct. 18, 1895 The opera house, which is being fitted up by the Colfax band is rapidly being pushed to completion. The posts in the room have been removed and the roof trussed. Work on the stage will at once be begun. The...

 

Library offers free youth reading program

COLFAX – Whitman County Library, Humanities Washington and Jennings Elementary School are partnering on a free program called Prime Time Family Reading. The platform helps kids become stronger readers and is a great way for families to support and...

 

Ladies make annual visit

ENDICOTT — On Oct. 9 the Endicott Mammogram Ladies made the trip to Colfax for their yearly mammograms. They have been making this trip together for the last 10 years. Whitman Hospital and Medical...

 

Whitman County Library to host online trivia night Thursday

COLFAX – The popular Whitman County Library trivia nights continue in an online format at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Online Trivia Night will be conducted via Facebook Live. The event will be held the third Thursday of each month for the time...

 

Free Press staff awarded

CHENEY – Two Free Press Publishing staffers were honored Friday night for their newspaper work in 2019. Graphic artist Walter Willand and Publisher Roger Harnack were among those recognized in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s...

 

Senior Menus: October 8, 2020

Colfax Monday, Oct.12 Ham sliders, pasta salad, cottage cheese and pineapple, dessert Thursday, Oct. 15 Homemade pizza, green salad, sliced peaches, ice cream Sunday Endicott Tuesday, Oct. 13 Meatloaf, baked potato, biscuits, salad bar, dessert...

 

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...

 

Dylan Hall graduates

NAMPA–Dylan Hall, 2015 graduate of Colfax High School, celebrated his college graduation after many rescheduled events due to COVID. Dylan, son of Dean and Carla Hall of Colfax, graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, with a...

 

County author, illustrator team up for new book

LaCROSSE—Local author Daniel Moore of LaCrosse and illustrator Rob Smith of St. John have teamed up to release a new, self-published book titled “Have a Pie, Have a Party.” The story is a poem by Moore describing the pie-making process as seen...

 

COVID relief help still available for nonprofits, small businesses

COLFAX—Nonprofits can apply for funding from a portion of the county’s $2.7 million Coronavirus Relief Funding and the deadline for small businesses has been extended. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organization, including Chambers of...

 

Named to Texas honor roll

FORT WORTH–Collin Pittmann was named to the spring 2020 Dean’s Honor list at Texas Christian University. Pittmann is a graduate of Rosalia High School and a junior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is a double major in...

 

Athenaeum Club adorn antiquated attire

COLFAX–Athenaeum Club met Oct. 2, 2020, at the Perkins House. The yearbook committee greeted guests clothed in dresses, hats and gloves that members would have worn long ago. Members gathered on the lawn and were seated six feet apart with masks...

 

Births: October 8, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital Jack Jared Poston was born Sept. 28 at Pullman Regional Hospital, weighing six pounds and 13 ounces, to Emily and Tony Poston of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Cary and Annie Poston, and Whitney Poston, of Sandpoint,...

 

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...

 

Book fair goes virtual

COLFAX—The annual Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Colfax School District PTO will be twice as long with more titles to browse this year as the event has been moved to an on-line format. “We always have an amazing turnout for in-person...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    October 1, 2020

Paint the Town Pink not about a town or pink

COLFAX—Oct. 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Normally, this would means events to raise awareness and money for a special fund for breast health services. With those events canceled, the public can still donate and help local...

 

Awarded Coast Guard Foundation scholarships

Gabriela Sleeper, child of USCG Chief Electrician’s Mate James Dufficy, from Pullman, and Samuel Arnold, child of USCG Senior Chief Petty Officer Roger Arnold, from Cheney have been awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships which are issued to...

 

Births: October 1, 2020

Whitman Hospital & Medical Center Lexi Kathleen Wagner was born Sept. 9 at Whitman Hospital, weighing seven pounds, to mother Tiffany Wagner of Colfax. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Vicki Wagner of Colfax. Pullman Regional Hospital Teharie...

 

Senior Menus: October 5-9

Colfax Monday, Oct.5 Chicken enchiladas, spanish rice, refried beans, lettuce and diced tomatoes, dessert Thursday, Oct. 8 Lasagna, caesar salad, green beans, apricots, dessert Endicott Tuesday, Oct. 6 No meal LaCrosse Tuesday, Oct. 6 Birthday party...

 
 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...

 

Two summoned for driving, drug charges

COLFAX—A man and woman from Idaho have been summoned for preliminary hearings Oct. 9 after a traffic stop resulted in the alleged discovery of methamphetamine. According to the police report, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Langerveld was...

 

Booked for possession

COLFAX—A Deer Park man has been booked into Whitman County Jail for possession after allegedly attempting to hide a syringe during a traffic stop. According to the police report filed with Whitman County Superior Court, Deputy Cory Alcantar...

 

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