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 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 28, 2020 

Weekend fun in Dusty

Andrew Nolan and his daughter Murphy, Spokane, and Hanna Monsen, Colbert, were guests at the Karen Broeckel home Saturday. Sunday, they joined Greg, Gwen and Jason Nolan for some fishing at Largent's Lagoon on Musgrave Road. Jason caught two good...

 
 By Debbie Casey    People    May 28, 2020 

Stubbs named Presidential Scholar

Lauren Stubbs is a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. She is one of 161 students from across the nation selected and is one of only 20 designated at CTE Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was...

 
 By Mike Day    People    May 28, 2020 

Battle Days 2020 surrenders

Due to the current pandemic, the Battle Days Association Board of Directors has decided to cancel its events for 2020. Those events are: the main parade, kiddie parade, all vendors associated with Battle Days. The board has been convinced that it is...

 
 People    May 28, 2020 

Pullman reunion set back one year

PULLMAN- Oscarfest2020, an all classes Pullman High reunion set for this July, has been rescheduled to July 23 and 24, 2021, due to uncertainty of Phase IV reopening. Those already signed up are grandfathered in.Those who haven’t signed up, are...

 
 People    May 28, 2020 

A little heaven on earth

Joe Rupe, Colfax Cemetery sexton and groundskeeper has worked for the cemetery for the past five years. Rupe weed eats around more than 10,000 headstones and mows the 21 acres. Rupe does receive...

 
 People    May 28, 2020 

Good Old Days: May 28, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner May 31, 1895 Rumors of a change in the line of the O. R. & N., between here and Spokane, in order to avoid the Alto hill at which so many accidents have occurred, are current. A Dayton dispatch says: “It is thought possib...

 
 By Debbie Casey    People    May 21, 2020

Farmers Festival postponed

The LaCrosse Farmers Festival has been postponed until Aug. 29. All the normal events will take place. Regularly held the third Friday in June, the planning committee chose to postpone this year in the hope of maintaining the event. A final decision...

 

Birth: May 21, 2020

At Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Garcia, Amelia Paige, born May 13, 2020, at eight pounds, two ounces, to Stacy Garcia and David Johnson, St. John. Paternal grandparents are Joni and Jeff Hackins, Laurel, Miss. Maternal grandparent is Linda...

 

Colton student awarded WCAR scholarship

The Whitman County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR) announced the recipient of this year's Scholarship Award: Colton High School Senior Jackson Meyer of Colton. Several students throughout Whitman...

 

UNH graduate

Alvin Arenz Lagu graduated from the University of New Hampshire on May 16. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Students are only graduated after the Registrar's Office has certified that all degree requirements have been successfully...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    May 21, 2020

In search of a name for butcher shop bull mascot

GARFIELD – A bull stands sentinel over SR 27 in Garfield. Although he is almost 100 years old, he has not been given his own name – until now. Garfield Meats is accepting submissions of a name for...

 

Free drive-in at U of I

A free drive-in movie theater will be set up in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot for the next three Saturdays. The Moscow Drive-In gate opens at 7 p.m., and movies start at 8 p.m. Enter on Stadium Drive. The movies are on a...

 

Good Old Days: May 21, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner May 24, 1895 Advancing grain prices in Chicago and other markets have had their inevitable effect upon the local markets. Throughout the week offerings in Colfax have been 40 cents a bushel for No. 1, and at this price...

 

Grads receive $500 bank scholarships

BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, have selected the 2020 high school senior scholarship winners. Four students in Washington were awarded. Cotton Booker and Gunnar Aune, Colfax...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 14, 2020

Mother's Day celebrated

Linda Hennigar spent the weekend in Kennewick with her daughter's family, Jay and Tami Banks, to celebrate grandson Wesley's 20th birthday on Friday. Mother's Day was also celebrated during the weekend. Wesley was home for the weekend from Meridian,...

 

Medicare 101 Webinar for May

A free webinar event will teach the ABC&D's of Medicare May 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Led by a trained SHIBA Volunteer (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor), this presentation is an opportunity to learn the basics and ask questions. Topics covered...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    People    May 14, 2020

Scholarships awarded to eastern Washington FFA members

COLFAX – Preceding the start of the virtual Washington State FFA Convention, the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation announced recipients for its 2020 scholarships. Eastern Washington FFA members were well represented in awards....

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    People    May 14, 2020

Former WHMC nurse now Lincoln Hospital nursing director

DAVENPORT — New Lincoln Hospital Nursing Director Bonnie E. DesJardin has been working at the local hospital for three weeks. It’s not everyday someone starts a new medical job in the middle of a pandemic. So, it’s understandable that when...

 

WSU hosts virtual graduation

PULLMAN – WSU conducted its first-ever virtual celebration May 9 for all graduating students and their families. The live celebration was broadcasted through the university’s Experience WSU website. Closed captioning and sign language...

 

BSU graduate

BOISE – Kelsey Whitehead, Pullman, graduated with a Kinesiology BS from Boise State University on May 9. Whitehead was among nearly 2,800 students eligible for degrees. Boise State celebrated their achievements with the university's first-ever...

 

Mailing of library materials to continue

Materials requested from the library can be mailed to resident’s homes within the library district and book drops are open for the convenient return of all materials. In addition, Friends of the Library are accepting donations to help offset these...

 

Library board meeting set

The Whitman County Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, May 19, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. The board has continued its monthly meeting through social distancing or Zoom. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in attending can...

 

Dahmen exhibits Reliquarium

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is hosting the exhibit Reliquarium online with hopes of being open by appointment by May 14. Artists Theresa Henson, Beth Rimmelspacher, and Linda Hyatt present what inspires them from within. Mediums include photography,...

 

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