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Courthouse remodeled and open to public

COLFAX – The Whitman County Courthouse officially reopened Monday, Sept. 12.

86 year-old Lynne McClintock, of Colfax, could be seen entering a new ADA compliant elevator in the newly remodeled courthouse with her daughter, Trudy Libey. Both were there to help Superior Judge, Gary Libey reorganize his office and the courtroom.

All county offices are relocating back to the courthouse.

Albion Camera club holds first meeting

COLFAX – The Albion Camera Club invites everyone to their first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 22, at the Albion Library, located at 310 North First Street.

Albion librarian and experienced landscape photogragher, Jackson Frishman is eager to discuss all things photo related with other local enthusiasts.

All photography abilities and different camera types are welcome, including smart phones.

Attendees can bring or send in beforehand one-to-three photos to share. Refreshments will be provided.

Library hosts authors of "Cashup Davis"

COLFAX – Whitman County Library Colfax branch will be hosting the authors of "Cashup Davis: The Inspiring Life of a Secret Mentor," Mon. Sept. 19, 12-1:30 p.m. at the Center, located at 104 South Main Street.

The authors' Jeff Burnside and Gordon Davis, Davis' great-grandson, will tell the story of the Palouse pioneer, featuring the successes founded by Cashup Davis including building a hotel on the top of Steptoe Butte in 1888.

Attendees can browse the Whitman County Historical Society Cashup Davis exhibit which includes the telescope from the hotel on top of Steptoe Butte.

There will also be an electronic display featuring the story and pictures of Cashup Davis.

Thursday, County Library Card sign up

COLFAX – September Whitman County Library branches are having library card sign-up month. Thursday, Sept. 15 those without a card already can sign up all day at all WCL branches to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.

Gift cards are provided by Friends of Whitman County Library.

The Colfax branch will also be hosting an early learning storytime from10-10:30 a.m. Storytime includes stories, fingerplays, and other activities for ages 5 and under.

Thursday evening from 3:30-4:30 p.m. the Colfax branch is having its third Thursday after school. Kids in grades 1-4 can join the library every third Thursday during the school year for games, learning, and fun with friends.


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