Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     SALLEE W. SALLEE was the editor of the Almira News, a bright paper of distinct merit which the business ability of our subject made a progressive and popular sheet.  S. W. Sallee was born in Montgomery county, Missouri, June 30, 1885, being the son of W. V. and Virginia C. (Hunter) Sallee, both natives of Montgomery county, Missouri.  The father was a veteran of the Civil war and participated in many hard actions.  He died in 1902.  Our subject received his primary education in the district schools of Missouri, and then entered the high school in Wellsville.  Before he completed the course, he came with the family to Sterling, Kansas, and there spent some time in the high school.  Just before his graduation, the family again moved, this time to Hartline, Washington, arriving here in 1902.  Shortly afterwards, our subject came to Almira and went to work for the Big Bend Outlook.  Later, he bought the Almira News and the energy, executive ability and literary talent of Mr. Sallee made a very marked improvement in the paper and he has thus early in life laid the foundation of a fine business and made an excellent start in a business career.  Our subject has the following brothers and sisters, E. E., in Sacramento, California; W. G., in Tacoma; L. L., a farmer near Hartline; Mrs. I. O. Smith, whose husband is a farmer near Hartline.  When Mr. Sallee located in this country, he was without capital and although he has not been here very long, he has gained his entire holding through his own efforts and bids fair to take his place among the leading men of the county.