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 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Sprint boats make waves

ST. JOHN - Thirty-five sprint boats hit the water of Webb's Slough on Saturday, June 17; only three went home with checkered flags. The high-speed spint boats competed in three... — Updated 6/20/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Lind celebrates as thousands crowd into town

LIND - Thousands of residents and visitors crowded into town Saturday for a day of old-fashioned fun Saturday, June 10. The festivities began with the Kiddie Parade, followed by... — Updated 6/13/2023


End of the trail

MALDEN – After more than two weeks on the trail, the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association completed its 45th 200- mile, cross-state trek Saturday, June 3. The riders... — Updated 6/13/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Combine combat

LIND –– The town roared to life Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, as thousands of fans rolled in to see combines smash into each other. The annual Lind Lions Club's Combine... — Updated 6/13/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

In remembrance of those fell

An “aha” moment – a time when make that brilliant “I’m going to do it” decision. I got mine after reading “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell and studying up on my... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Man accused in student slayings stands silent

MOSCOW, Idaho - The man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death stood silent Monday, May 22, during his arraignment. Bryan Kohberger, 28, of Pullman, appeared... — Updated 5/22/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls win one

ASOTIN - The Bronco girls bounced back from a doubleheader loss Wednesday, March 29, to split with Asotin on Saturday, April 1. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls won the opening... — Updated 4/4/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Local cowboy recovering from crash

LaCROSSE - A local cowboy is recovering after a March 19 crash. Caleb Berquist, 23, of LaCrosse, suffered significant and critical injuries Sunday night, March 19, when his... — Updated 3/28/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

Mental strength before anything else

A strong mind and body are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I learned that while recently completing basic training for the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla. I was never a... — Updated 12/27/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Temperatures remain in 90s this week

RITZVILLE – The National Weather Service predicts a warm week ahead for Adams County and its neighbors. “I can say summer has arrived. Things should stay mainly on the dry side... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Small plane crashes near LaCrosse

LaCROSSE - A small, general aviation airplane crashed before 2 p.m. Friday, July 1. The aircraft, a N5546D Beechcraft Bonanza went down near Milepost 104 of state Highway 26. The... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Sprint boats hit Webb's Slough

ST.JOHN – First-time sprint boat racers were among the top competitors Saturday, Jun 18, at Webb's Slough. Jason Perkins of Cheney drover the No. 145 Pour Decision boat to first... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Webb's Slough Sprint boat races return to St. John

ST. JOHN — Webb’s Slough Race returns to St. John this year on Saturday, June 18, with 25 to 30 boats expected to race. Whitman County will be represented by one boat this year... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Heavy rains bring flooding, harvest delays

GARFIELD – Heavy rains over the last week brought more than just water, localized flooding and mudslides to the area. They also may have brought a delay in the harvest season for... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

On the trail, when it reins, it pours

Jockeying up for the opportunity to ride with the John Wayne Pioneer Riders and Wagons last week excited me. I left home early in the morning, encountering the sweet smell of... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

Fairchild 'fueled' my excitement for the military

As a young lady in her infancy of writing news, and in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army, my experience while flying with the Thunderbirds last Thursday in advance of... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Farmer wins state contest

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Colfax farmer John Aeschliman earned a first-place state award in the 2021 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. The award was announced today, Monday, April 18. Aeschliman is one of the... — Updated 5/2/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Pursuit ends near Washtucna

WASHTUCNA – A Walla Walla man who led deputies on a chase from Colfax to Washtucna in a stolen car April 6 is being held on $150,000 bail. Brandin Rencken, 29, of Walla Walla, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail... — Updated 5/2/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Fuel-price increase hitting farmers

RIZVILLE – “We’re north of a dollar more in diesel than where we were before the invasion,” Sen. Mark Schoesler began in a recent interview. Schoesler, a farmer himself, rep... — Updated 4/5/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Highway shuttered by wintry weather

WASHTUCNA – State Highway 26 was closed early Monday as plows tried to clear drifting snow from the roadway. The highway was just one between from her to Colfax that had to be... — Updated 1/4/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Whitman County roads closed due to snowdrifts

COLFAX — Serveral rural roads are currently blocked due to drifting snow. State Highways 26, 127 and 194, were among those blocked due to snowdrifts on the highway. Many other rural roads were closed, too, including some where... — Updated 1/3/2022


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