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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 Washington State...

Garfield native buys local meat shop

GARFIELD - After more than 25 years, owner Tom Tevlin has sold Garfield Meats. The new owner is 40-year-old Garfield native Robby Riedinger. Tevlin, 60, originally from the Tri-Cities, bought the...

County offices have new move-in projection

COLFAX — Construction on the courthouse continues with a new move-in date set for sometime in August. Facilities Management Director Brandy Dean said ceiling installation, and floor preparation, and installation on the second floor were to be...

Three jailed in drug probe

PALOUSE — Three people are in the Whitman County Jail in connection with a Fentanyl distribution case. Robert Warren Daggett, 53, and Dawn Marie Daggett, 50, both of Palouse; and Robert Jerome Ensley, 37, of Pullman, are facing drug related...

When can you light fireworks?

COLFAX — Under state law, retail fireworks stands could open at noon Tuesday, June 28. Fireworks can be sold from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily through July 4. They can also be sold from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 5. State law allows personal fireworks to...

Endicott, Pullman plan Independence Day celebrations

ENDICOTT - Two Whitman County communities will be going all out for Independence Day. Endicott and Pullman are both hosting patriotic events Monday, July 4. The town of Endicott will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration that includes a parade,...

'Tucna man faces shooting charges

WASHTUCNA – A local man is being held on $500,000 bail after being arrested in connection with a shooting in Bassett Park on Monday, June 20. Steven Allen Stone, 35, of Washtucna, was booked into the Adams County Jail on charges of attempted...

Dusty News

Brian and Angela Broeckel were hosts to long-time friend Sally Wadekamper of Minneapolis, Minn., from June 21-30. Wadekamper returned to her home after having a great time in the Palouse area. Overnight guests Friday at the home of Karen Broeckel...

Tekoa church has new pastor

TEKOA – Tekoa Community Church will have a new pastor starting in July. Levi Hatch will take over leading the congregation at 301 S. Crosby St. He has a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. His wife, Sidney...

Three win train treasure hunt

COLFAX — Three local youth won the Railroad Days train treasure hunt Sunday, June 19. The three passport winners are Dawson Little, Kashton Little and Jacob Pierce, all of Colfax. “There were 15 participants. It’s always interesting to see...

Sassy Shooters

Whitman County was well-represented in the annual June 25-26 Hoopfest in Spokane, the largest 3-on-3 basketball contest in the Pacific Northwest. The Sassy Shooters were among the county teams....

Supreme Court finds for coach

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, Monday, June 27, that a football coach can lead a moment of silence and on the field after the conclusion of a game. The court ruled, 6-3, in favor of former Bremerton Coach Joseph...

Colby Dugger places in pickup races in Lind

The Gazette LIND – A Palouse man raced his pickup to Top 3 finishes in several heats of the annual Lind Combine Derby on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11: Colby Dugger raced to a third-place finish of Pickup Heat No. 1 to open his racing Friday...

Provide tax breaks to families

Gov. Jay Inslee has repeatedly made it clear that he believes his spending priorities exceed any need to provide tax relief to help families deal with the impact of record inflation. On the same day...

Squatchin' in Metaline Falls

Like the old Olympia beer commercials used to say, “I seen ‘em.” No, I’m not talking about “them there artesians” brewing beer in Washington state. I’m talking about “Squatch,...

Black powder, axes and knives Oh My!

COLFAX-Palouse Hills Muzzleloaders camped outside the city for a weekend of history, shooting and other activities. Events kicked off Friday, June 24, at the rendezvous near Green Hollow Road, down a...

Reliving history

Palouse Hills Muzzleloaders brought history to life Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at their encampment outside Colfax. In addition to keeping history alive, they also competed in shooting and axe...

LaCrosse Farmers' Festival

Hudreds turn out for parade, food, fun, games and old-fashioned fun Saturday, June...

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, July 2, 1897 Grand Veteran Reunion The recently organized Whitman County Union Veterans association will hold its first annual encampment on July 15 and...

Mural in the Works

A mural for the July 23-24 celebration of Colfax history is currently being painted on the north wall of the Whitman County Public Works building next to Jim’s Service Center, 322 N. Main St....

Tate awarded Realtors scholarship

COLFAX - A recent graduate has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Whitman County Association of Realtors. Katherine Izette Tate, 17, of Colfax, received the award for her civic and social...

Randy W. Brophy

Randy W. Brophy, 64, of Pullman, Wash., passed away June 22, 2022 at his Pullman home. Randy was born Dec. 20, 1957, in Colfax, Wash., to William and Juanita (Jones) Brophy. The family moved to...

Lois Marilyn (Aeschliman) Morasch

Lois Marilyn (Aeschliman) Morasch, 87, entered into rest June 26, 2022, in Spokane. She was born March 5 , 1935, to Sam and Julia Aeschliman at Colfax, Wash., raised on a farm, and graduated from... Full story

Alice Hofmann

Alice was taken from us unexpectedly June 8, 2022. She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Potlatch, Idaho, the fourth of five children to James an Amelia Bacca. There, she attended Onaway Grade School,...

Constance 'Connie' Joan Schwartz Lynd

Constance “Connie” Joan Schwartz Lynd, 86, of Palouse, Wash. passed away June 1, 2022 at Glen Haven Adult Family Home in Pullman, Wash. Connie was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Havre, Mont., to Henry...

Roberta Lee (Moormann) Brannon

Roberta “Bobbie” Lee Brannon, passed away June 13, 2022, after bravely fighting a battle with cancer. The daughter of Bernard “Barney” and Rosemarie Moormann, she was born Nov. 11, 1951, ....

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