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Nancy Thorson

Route 26 vintage market opens store in Colfax

The twice-per-year Route 26 vintage market at the fairground now has a storefront. Open since Aug. 1, in Colfax, Route 26 sells antiques at the former Buri Medical Equipment store Thursday, Friday...

Drones, model airplanes fly at Kruegel Park

Drones and radio controlled model airplanes were in action Saturday at Kruegel Park, 705 SE Dilke, in Pullman from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. The FPV Palouse group offered a drone flying obstacle course,...

Colfax City Wide Yard Sale list

Colfax city wide yard/garage/moving/estate sale is Aug. 16, Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. Times vary from sale to sale. Go to your app store and download “Garage Sale Map.” Click “Find a Sale,” “Search 99111.” It shows you all the sales on a map...

Lana Myers

LaCrosse hosts cross-county bike riders from Rutgers University, New Jersey

Eleven cross-country bicycle riders from Rutgers University, N. J., made an overnight stop at LaCrosse Aug. 7 as part of a 3,500-mile cross country trip. Officially notified that LaCrosse was on the...

'Funny Girl' set for RTOP stage this month

Regional Theatre of the Palouse will present Funny Girl Aug. 15-25. This production marks the 55th anniversary of the original Broadway production, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and...

Dr. William Hiller

Dr. Hiller to be medical director for 2020 paralympics triathlon

He was there in the early years, the 1982-83-84 Ironman in Hawaii, when you just had to arrive with $150 and sign up. Now after serving three Olympic Games as medical director of the triathlon, the...

Janel Goebel; Megan Yen; Gwen Nolan; Debbie Sherman

Human Services Awards program recipients

Seventy friends, families, board members and area business owners gathered in Pullman at the 44th annual Human Services Awards program. This annual event celebrates the accomplishments of adults with...

Pullman rated 15th safest college town

SafeWise released the fourth annual “Safest College Towns in America” on Aug. 5 in anticipation of the new semester starting for college students. To compile their report, SafeWise safety experts analyze the FBI’s most recent crime statistics...

Lentil Festival offers many events

The 31st annual Lentil Festival returns to Pullman Friday and Saturday with events to span the weekend. It begins Friday at 9 a.m., with the Tase T. Lentil Mini Golf Tournament at Airway Hills Golf Center. Friday’s main events start at 5 p.m. at...

St. John Hardware approved for stateline site

The Whitman County board of adjustment approved a conditional use permit Aug. 8 to allow St. John Hardware and Implement to open a location on the former Hawkins property just west of the Washington-Idaho border. No one spoke against the project at...

LaCrosse auction sets new record

LaCrosse Community Pride silent auction during Farmers' Festival set a record with more than $8,600 net proceeds. Donations and support provide economic development and vital services to area residents. Auction proceeds assist with on-going...

July rain falls short

Official total rainfall measured for July at the Colfax NRCS station was .21 inches with a .01 logged on the first day of the month and .20 logged on July 24. The tally also puts July below the average of .56 for the month, which is the lowest...

Cannon, loaded guns located in threat case

A formal charge of harassment with threat to kill was filed in superior court Thursday by Prosecutor Denis Tracy against Kent Kimberling, 61, Garfield. Kimberling was booked into jail Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. According to the arrest report, Kimberling...

Brooke Marriott; Christopher Keil

Bulletin Column: August 15, 2019

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been...

How to ride a road bicycle from Spokane to LaCrosse

The eleven bicycle riders from Rutgers University followed a unique route last Wednesday when they rode from Spokane to LaCrosse where they were welcomed for an overnight stay. The route south of...

Layne Gingerich; Nathan Akesson

Bulldogs earn NE-South honors

Layne Gingerich, left, and Nathan Akesson were named for all-league honors at the district playoffs last spring. Akesson also received the league's MVP award. He is headed for Big Bend Community...

Lewiston grid camp­

Straughan’s Air It Out Football Academy and Lewis-Clark Valley Loggers College Football Team will host a football camp to develop fundamental and advanced skills for quarterbacks, receivers and linemen in the third through 12th grades....

Breeding more

In Southern California during a traffic stop, the driver of the stopped car pulled out a rifle and started shooting. The policeman on the scene was killed, later two others were wounded. The shooter fired indiscriminately at other motorists. The...

Battery Operated Locomotives Coming

More battery operated cars and trucks are making their way on to streets and highways, so why not trains? That may not be too far off if BNSF tests are successful. BNSF and Wabtec (formerly GE Transportation) are developing a battery-electric...

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: August 15, 2019

#!*! WHY??? Is gas in Dusty 3.199 and in town...

Enough With Violent White Supremacists

At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was in charge of the KKK. It conducted an operation that infiltrated, manipulated and ran the group into the ground. With violent white hate again on the rise, we...

Stop the Madness

I realize every writer with a second hand computer will sit down at their keyboard this week and write about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I hope you read them all. Some will be emphatic that the only way to stop the shootings is to...

Statesmanship, not Hatesmanship

It has become routine: President Donald Trump spends a golfing break at one of his properties. Tragically, horrific gun massacres also have become part of the routine, two of them just the other weekend, one of them clearly the consequence of a...

Letters: August 15, 2019

Well done Like Susan Barbee wrote in a recent edition of The Gazette, my wife and I recently made cemetery visits, and like Ms. Barbee we were somewhat dismayed by what we saw. We visited the Colfax Cemetery and were surprised at the dried up grass...

Pitts duo hosts trainee

Rafe Carlson, Spokane, arrived last week at the farm of his grandparents, Kim and Cindy Pitts. He came to learn how to drive a wheat truck and help with harvest while his brother Tate was at basketball camp. Kim, Cindy and Rafe met Carrie Pitts,...

Lentil Festival announces lineup of musical acts

The National Lentil Festival will be the live music hot spot of the Palouse Aug. 16 and 17 as musicians from across the nation come to shake up the Hometown Chevy Main Stage, which will be located at Spring Street Park next to the former WSU steam...

Rothwell art exhibit focuses on healthcare in America

An exhibit called "Awaiting Coverage: Healthcare in the USA" by Nancy Rothwell is now showing at the Libey Gallery at Colfax Library. The works of acrylic and watercolor are featured in the gallery...

Tom Simpson; Letia Simpson

Tom and Letia Simpson mark 50th anniversary

Tom and Letia Simpson celebrate 50 years of marriage in the St. John flower garden. They were married Aug. 15, 1969, in Colfax at the Plymouth Congregational Church. A celebration will be Sunday,...

Senior Menus: August 15, 2019

Colfax Wednesday, Aug. 21: French toast, sausage, eggs, fruit LaCrosse Tuesday, Aug. 20: Cook’s choice Palouse Wednesday, Aug. 21: Chef salad with tomato, ham, turkey, cucumber, cheese and hard boiled egg, multigrain bread, cookie Pullman Friday,...

Good Old Days: August 15, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner August 17, 1894 The bureau of immigration at Spokane, says the Chronicle, is kept very busy now a days. Secretary Bolster answers, on an average, about 35 letters a day, from parties who desire information about the...

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