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  • Suspects identified in food bank theft

    Deputies identified two people suspected of breaking into the Fairfield Food Bank in February after a man spotted his truck in surveillance video footage of the theft.


  • Star-spangled salute: Fairfield hosts its 104th Flag Day parade

    Willean Lindstrom was in her usual spot Saturday, sitting in her son’s car in front of the Fairfield Library to watch the 104th annual Flag Day parade go by. Calling …


  • Fairfield son opens lone dental clinic in town

    Editor’s note: Due to an editing error, the jump to this story was left out of Thursday’s Valley Voice. Here is the complete story. The Ostheller name has been known …


  • Montana recruit Barta reconfirms commitment to Gonzaga

    The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has reconfirmed the commitment of a 6-foot-3 forward Jill Barta from Fairfield, Mont. Barta, who led her team to a 104-0 record in the past …


  • Fairfield son opens lone dental clinic in town

    The Ostheller name has been known around Fairfield since 1889, when Carl Ostheller bought a farm there after emigrating from Germany. That farm remains in the family, but the name …


  • Fairfield signs animal control contract with SCRAPS

    Fairfield has become the first small Spokane County town to approve a contract with the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service as the organization launches a bid to become a …


  • Fairfield signs animal control contract with SCRAPS

    Fairfield has become the first small Spokane County town to approve a contract with the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service as the organization launches a bid to become a …


  • Bulldogs turn up defense in 40-point romp

    How good is the Gonzaga women’s basketball team’s defense? Add the total points scored by each of the last two teams to come into the McCarthey Athletic Center to face …


  • GU women clamp down on Fairfield

    How good is the Gonzaga women’s basketball team’s defense? Add the total points scored by each of the last two teams to come into the McCarthey Athletic Center to face …


  • County sees plenty of races

    It’s an unusual state of affairs this year in small town Spokane County politics: Nearly every open position is contested. Often it’s tough to find one person interested in filling …


  • Spokane County small towns struggle with stray dogs

    Some residents of Latah say they’re living in fear after a dog attack this summer injured a City Council member and raised questions about animal control in small towns. Patricia …


  • Spokane County small towns struggle with dogs

    Some residents of Latah say they’re living in fear after a dog attack this summer injured a City Council member and raised questions about animal control in small towns. Patricia …


  • Tiny Fairfield lands cameo role in feature movie

    A movie crew livened up the usually quiet town of Fairfield this week. The North by Northwest crew was using parts of City Hall and Main Street to shoot scenes …


  • Missing farmer found dead near Fairfield

    A 68-year-old man who disappeared Monday afternoon while riding an ATV on his property was found dead after driving over an embankment in a wooded area Tuesday morning. Police do …


  • Competition fills small town elections

    Brewing controversies are making for unusually contentious elections in some small Spokane County towns. Former Rockford town council member Steve Meyer is running to unseat Mayor Micki Harnois.


  • Kelley’s Thrift to close

    The town’s dentist is gone, as is the hardware store, and now Fairfield’s only grocery store is closing. The shelves are starting to empty at Kelley’s Thrift grocery store as …


  • Group gathering personal items for holiday baskets for teens

    Teens gather each week for the Thursday Night Thing in Levi’s Room at the Fairfield Community Center. They have dinner, play games, listen to guest speakers and hang out. Deputy …


  • Recycling program a go in Fairfield

    After months of discussion and debate, Fairfield residents now have a place to drop off recycling. A bin has been placed behind City Hall on Main Street. The town signed …


  • Summer lunch added for kids in Fairfield

    Summer in Fairfield will be a mix of old and new as the town continues one summer program for children and adds two more. For the first time Fairfield is …


  • Small towns struggle to pay rising sheriff’s bill

    The arrival of the bill from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office can be an annual occurrence of heartburn for some small towns in south Spokane County that contract with the …


  • Fairfield OKs utility tax

    The Fairfield City Council recently approved a 6 percent utility tax on all residents of the small town south of Spokane Valley. In the short term the money is needed …


  • Food bank fills need in south Spokane County

    When the North Palouse Community Food Bank opened its doors on a recent Thursday afternoon, an immediate rush of local residents came into the small, chilly room to browse the …


  • Food bank fills need in south Spokane County

    When the North Palouse Community Food Bank opened its doors on a recent Thursday afternoon, an immediate rush of local residents came into the small, chilly room to browse the …


  • Sheriff caps policing fee increase for south Spokane County

    Every year the small towns in southern Spokane County get a bill from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to cover the cost of deputies responding to calls. The cost usually …


  • Fairfield rallies for care center

    It happens all the time in small towns across America. The last big employer closes up shop and the town slowly fades away. But residents of Fairfield are determined that …


  • Fairfield turns out for Flag Day centennial

    Fairfield is a place where Americana is the bread and butter. In this sleepy farming community, Main Street is still just that — the major strip through town where the …


  • Fairfield events to mark its Flag Day centennial

    Fairfield began celebrating Flag Day in 1910, so that calls for an extra-big celebration this year, Fairfield’s Flag Day centennial. The southeast Spokane County town believes its 100 years of …


  • An eye out for vandalism

    Fed up with ongoing vandalism problems in Thiel Park, the Fairfield City Council voted last month to dip into the budget and pay $5,600 for a video surveillance system for …


  • Town’s flag honoring lauded

    OLYMPIA – The town of Fairfield takes the American flag seriously – arguably more seriously than any place else in the country. Thursday, the state saluted Fairfield for its 100 …


  • Fairfield gets official kudos for Flag Day record

    OLYMPIA – The town of Fairfield takes the American flag seriously – arguably more seriously than any place else in the country. Thursday, the state saluted Fairfield for its 100 …

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