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New veterans memorial unveiled

PASCO — City View Cemetery unveiled a new memorial honoring soldiers who died in war during a Memorial Day observance Monday. The observance included the playing of the "National Anthem," "God Bless America" and "Taps." Mayor... — Updated 6/2/2021

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Virus tests for WSU students

PULLMAN — Washington State University students will be required to take a coronavirus test to return to the campus for the spring term. Testing will take place in Beasley Coliseum. Following testing, they will be quarantined in... — Updated 5/12/2021


Grow edamame for better health and nutrition

Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet. Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden.  Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and high blood... — Updated 5/11/2021


Local students make Dean's List

CHENEY — The following students from Franklin County have made the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University for the winter quarter: • Connell —Cheyenne Baxter, Rosario Castro and David Duenas • Kahlotus — Hailey... — Updated 5/10/2021


Sheriff's Office names employees of the quarter

PASCO — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office recognized three individuals for their exemplary service during the first quarter of the year. Deputy Jack Dodson was named Deputy of... — Updated 4/9/2021


Say goodbye to Stevens Middle School today

PASCO - The School District is hosting a "Farewell to Original Stevens" today from noon to 4 p.m. at Stevens Middle School, 1120 N 22nd Ave. The celebration as reconstruction... — Updated 2/11/2021


Employee of the Quarter

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has recognized Marizela Silva as Employee of the Quarter.... — Updated 1/28/2021


Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt takes place next week

PASCO - The governor's newest round of force shutdown mandates may not expire until Dec. 14, but it won't halt a weeklong scavenger hunt from taking place. The city Parks and... — Updated 12/4/2020


Huesitos Landscaping donates funds to Chiawana

PASCO - Chiawana High School students have a bit more in their financial coffers, thanks to a local company. Huesitos Landscaping hosted a fall sprinkler blowout fundraiser in... — Updated 12/4/2020


Basin City toy drive kicks off

BASIN CITY — The community has launched its annual toy drive to help indigent local families with children through the Christmas season. A collection box for “gently used” toys is located at Farm and Home Hardware, 50 N.... — Updated 11/24/2020


Pasco police, fire observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PASCO — Fire Department and law enforcement officers are sporting pink this month as part of their uniforms. The city agencies are participating in the Pink Patch Project this... — Updated 10/2/2020


Connell police observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CONNELL — Don't be surprised this month if you see pink on local police uniforms. That's because the Police Department is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating... — Updated 10/2/2020


Detective promoted to sergeant

PASCO - Franklin County Sheriff's Office detective Steve Warren was promoted to sergeant this morning, Friday, Oct. 2. According to the Sheriff's Office, Warren has been a... — Updated 10/2/2020


Free WiFi hotspots set up in Franklin County

PASCO — Franklin Public Utility District and Mid-Columbia Libraries have teamed up to offer free WiFi Internet hotspots around the county. The service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in parking lots and sidewalks near... — Updated 9/2/2020


Five girls compete for title of Miss Connell

CONNELL — Five girls are competing this year in the Miss Connell pageant. The contestants will be performing privately this evening, Friday, Aug. 14, in their attempt to represent the city and win scholarships. Constestants this... — Updated 8/14/2020


School supply giveaway today in Connell

CONNELL — The Connell Church of the Nazarene is giving out school supplies today, Friday, Aug. 14. The giveway is from 1-3 p.m. by appointment only. In addition to school supplies, backpacks will be available for a cash donation... — Updated 8/14/2020


Library branches offer curbside services

PASCO — Mid-Columbia Libraries are offering curbside pickup from its locations and Bookmobile. The new service was announced Aug. 7. In Franklin County, curbside pickup is available in Basin City, Connell, Kahlotus, Pasco and... — Updated 8/13/2020


Franklin County girl only graduate to participate in Washtucna commencement

WASHTUCNA — A dark and mostly empty gymnasium didn’t take away from Calby Ann VanHollebeke’s evening Saturday. As the only member of the Class of 2020 to show up for... — Updated 8/4/2020


Fall Festival canceled

CONNELL — The Fall Festival Committe has canceled the 2020 event due to the continued coronavirus shutdown in Franklin County. The county remains in a "modified Phase 1" or reopening, under Gov. Jay Inslee's orders. Community... — Updated 7/27/2020


B.J. Long now leads Washtucna maintenance

WASHTUCNA - B.J. Long is back in town, in a big way. Long, who grew up in Washtucna and would have graduated high school in 2006, is now the city's maintenance man and on the road t... — Updated 7/27/2020


Pasco School District plans 'alternative graduation' ceremonies

PASCO — The School District is planning “alternative graduations” for city schools due to the continued coronavirus-related shutdown of Franklin County. Pasco and Chiawana high schools’ seniors will be able to walk across... — Updated 7/16/2020


Jacobs graduates from Whitworth

SPOKANE — An Eltopia woman has completed her bachelor of arts degree at Whitworth University. Madalyn Jacobs graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in elementary education. The daughter of Jim and Amy Jacobs, she is a 2016... — Updated 7/10/2020


Four graduate from Kahlotus High School

KAHLOTUS - An outdoor graduation celebration held June 5 celebrated graduating seniors Keirnan Shaileigh Hartwell, Alicia Stanaway, Kaylin Olson and Serenity Davis. The ceremony was... — Updated 7/2/2020


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