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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Wheat signs arrive


August 9, 2018 | View PDF

Signs will be posted on roads entering Whitman County boasting the county's claim as top wheat producer.

Road signs marking Whitman County's status as America's top wheat-producing county are in and waiting to be installed by County Public Works crew in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The six-foot wide signs, purchased by the Whitman County Association of Wheat Growers, arrived two weeks ago from Zumar of Tacoma.

"It's looking like mid to late August," said Mark Storey, Public Works director, of when the signs will be put up.

The signs will be placed on posts which hold the "Entering Whitman County" signs on Highway 127 at Central Ferry, Highway 23 near Lamont, Highway 195 at Rosalia, at the Idaho State Line by Moscow, the Lewiston Grade and Highway 26 at the Adams County line.

The estimated total cost is $2,500 - $3,000.

The Whitman County Association of Wheat Growers is a 300-member group which voted last fall to spend money from dues to put up the signs.

"We're not bragging, we're just making a statement," said Tedd Nealey, a longtime member. "Why not bring a little attention to what we're doing?"


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