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Barn calendar sales will benefit Whitman County Library programs

The Barns of Whitman County 2019 calendars are now on sale. They feature regional barns and seasonal backdrops shot by a variety of local photographers. The calendars are just $10 and available at...

Port issues call for fiber project

After receiving grants and loans from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Port of Whitman County is moving forward with their project to extend fiber to the home in five Whitman County communities; Garfield, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia...

Library's 3D printer adds new dimension

Whitman County Rural Library is getting the word out about the district's new 3D Printer. Over the summer the library district was able to purchase a 3D printer with a grant from Innovia Foundation. Innovia, formerly Inland Northwest Community...

Shriners support fair livestock sale

Whitman County Shriners supported the Palouse Empire Junior Livestock sale with $2,998 in purchases. The Shriners use proceeds from their fair food booth and raffle ticket sales to generate the revenue which they use to support purchases in the...

Bulletin Column: Nov. 15, 2018

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...

Lisa Brown takes lead in late vote counts here

Spokane Democrat Lisa Brown, who gained ground on Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers in successive Whitman County ballot counts, broke out into a lead Tuesday night with the ballot count now at 16,079. Brown, who has already conceded the win to...

Railroad reclaims site of Tekoa's horse arena

The Iron Horse Arena in Tekoa will soon be no longer, at least in its original location just east of the base of the Tekoa trestle. It was on land leased from Union-Pacific by the city of Tekoa. The railroad terminated the lease Nov. 1. “Union...

LaCrosse C-Pride seeks new operators for café

LaCrosse Community Pride is looking for new proprietors for the LaCrosse Café. In September they placed advertisements on Facebook, in the Whitman County Gazette and all over Washington state announcing the opportunity was open for someone to...

Colfax plans two days of Mustache Madness

Colfax Unified Executive Director Valorie Gregory put out the word last week that the Chamber will mark two days of “Mustache Madness” during Apple Cup week. The event will recognize WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew and crew leading up to the...

Connell faces traffic load from Hwy 26 detour

Traffic loads from the Highway 26 detour through Connell reportedly have not had a big impact for the first four weeks the detour has been in place. Connell, located on Highway 395 south of Highway 26, was put on the path for WSU traffic loads when...

Jazz fest tickets going on sale

Series concert tickets for the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 22-23 are available for purchase. Individual performance tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 16. Series tickets are for both nights of concerts at a...

Cosmic Crisp apple dispute results in temporary injunction

Proprietory Variety Management of Yakima Friday received a temporary court injunction to stop WSU from sending out a marketing plan, power point presentation and other items PVM said it developed for promotion of the new apple variety for the...

Tom’s Turkey Drive

Tom's Turkey Dinner Drive aims for goal of 603 meals

Rosauers will try to sell 603 turkey dinners Nov. 16 and 17 to meet the needs and cover all 11 of the food pantries they support in Whitman County with Tom's Turkey Drive. Tom's Turkey Drive, named...

Aliya Rutledge and Desiree Brown

Oakesdale takes fourth consecutive state title

Las Vegas had Celine Dion and Britney, with Aerosmith and Lady Gaga next. In Yakima, the Nighthawks-in-residence at the SunDome is held over for another year – Oakesdale winning its fourth...

Colfax Boys Cross Country

Colfax, both 6th at state

Both Colfax cross-county teams placed second in the state all B cross-country race Nov. 3 at Sun Willows in Pasco. Colfax received a boost with the addition of Oakesdale runners this year to land...

What's that song on the radio?

(To the tune of The Rolling Stones' “Miss You”) Wazzu holding out so long, football season predicted for a Gong but then Minshew Oohh ohhooo oooh hoo ooo hoo, ooo hooo oo oohoo Debt been rising at the gate, Minshew comes along of late: says...

Still time

California is ablaze again. Three massive fires in the state are destroying homes, businesses, forests and open land. They have claimed more than 40 known victims. About 200 people are missing. Two of the big fires are in southern California and...

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Nov. 15, 2018

Pet Peeves Parents who don’t teach their kids acceptable behavior and just expect the rest of society to deal with it. Okeydokes Holiday open house. A nice night on the town. No snow...

Urban America's Vagrancy Outrage

It's appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai -- and San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. The homeless situation in those cities and others around the...

Costs Matter in Hiring

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s vibrant economy, there is an abundance of “Help Wanted” signs. Even though our armed forces have...

Move Backward, Fall Flat

Mornings are somewhat brighter, but it's still a day of mourning. The switch from daylight saving to standard time is an admission that we can't escape the predictable gloom of winter, with its icy weather. It might become less predictable once...

Victimology

I was raised around strong women. My four-foot-ten-inch grandmother was one of the strongest human beings I have ever known. My mother’s sisters worked on the farm along with my uncles and me. My sister could whip any kid in school and was one of...

Konner, Michelle, K.J. and Kameron Kinkade

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Michelle Kinkade

Michelle Bruce Kinkade was raised in LaCrosse, and graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1992. She has lived on the Palouse her entire life. Michelle currently lives in Pullman and works at WSU's...

Local STEM girls honored in Garfield

A group of local girls and young women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) were honored at the September meeting of the American Association of University Women Palouse-Garfield Branch, at the home of Yvonne Berliner in...

Birthday party at Jones house

Visitors on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 3, at the home of Fran Jones were Bryan, Dusty; his daughter, Emelie and her friend T.J., Spokane; Warren and Julie Jones, Hauser, Idaho; David and Silvana Edwards, Seattle, and Li and Jon Ochs, Dusty....

German dinner, auction draws a crowd

Endicott Community Club served approximately 210 at its German Dinner and Silent Auction. The auction items sold well. Former resident Sharon Huff and daughter Sheryl Kyllo came from Anacortes to attend the German Dinner and visit with family and...

Carmen Barkley

Make It With Wool competitor

Carmen Barkley, from Pullman, competed at the state Make It With Wool competition Oct. 27 in Ellensburg. The competition was held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Washington State...

Good Old Days: Nov. 15, 2018

125 years ago The Commoner, Nov. 3, 1893 A shocking scandal has been brought to light in Farmington, which may end in fine or imprisonment for two parties against whom complaints were filed last Friday. The charges were against a man named Smith,...

Richard E. Cross, Jr.

Richard E. Cross

Funeral mass for Richard E. Cross, Jr., was Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tekoa. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery near Tekoa. Mr. Cross died Nov. 7, 2018, at...

John Wesley Perry

John Perry

John Wesley Perry arrived at Dr. Wiseman's Colfax, Wash., Clinic, March 29, 1941, during WSC's (WSU) National Championship Basketball Game. Both the doctor and Keith Perry, John's soon-to-be-Dad were...

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