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Remains of homicide victim found near Ewan

EWAN – The remains of a human male were uncovered off Gene Webb Rd. near Ewan and Rock Lake by Spokane County Major Crimes detectives, Jan. 15. According to Spokane County district court documents,...

Port of Whitman County awarded $5 million

COLFAX—The Port of Whitman County has been awarded a $5 million loan from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board, which will be used to acquire about 100 acres of land to install an Agriculture Advancement Center. A...

Whitman County house prices rise

COLFAX — The Whitman County Association of Realtors released the Dec. Housing market numbers, which state that the average price for a home sold in the county last month was about $351,000. Reports state that the average price last month...

Dye introduces bill to help men, boys

RITZVILLE – A local lawmaker has introduced legislation to create the Washington State Commission on Boys and Men to address the well-being of boys and men across. “There are many issues that impact men and boys. Yet, there is no unified voice...

Man arrested for car theft pleads guilty

Whitman County deputies arrested Nicholas J. Bunch, 39 for theft of a motor vehicle, and three counts of vehicle prowl the evening of Jan. 7 Bunch pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 20 in a superior court hearing. Bunch admitting that he made a mistake,...

WSU student found dead in dorm room

PULLMAN—The Washington State University Police Department (WSUPD) were called to Northeast Cougar Way, Perham Hall Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1:32 p.m. finding the body of a male WSU student inside his dorm, according to WSUPD daily logs. The log states...

Area locals make EWU fall Dean's list

COLFAX— Several Whitman County locals have made the Eastern Washington Fall Dean’s List. To make the Dean’s list an undergraduate must earn 12 quality hours, and receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students from...

Palouse Brewing Company opens their doors

PALOUSE - The Palouse Brewing Company, located at 335 Main Street in Palouse opened Friday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Head of Brewing Operations Bill Dernell was performing his craft Wednesday, Jan. 23, when...

State Bank Northwest expands new branch to Palouse

PALOUSE - A new full-service branch of State Bank Northwest opened in Palouse, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 at 305 East Main Street, Suite 101. State Bank Northwest President and COO, Lorilei Bruggink,...

Colfax Chamber of Commerce seeks new executive director

COLFAX—The Colfax Chamber of Commerce is currently searching for a new Executive Director to move the Chamber towards the future. “The Chamber is in a great place right now,” said current Executive Director of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce,...

Nighthawks beat ailing Wildcats

COLTON - Coming off a four-game skid that included two of the top 10 1B boys basketball teams in the state, the Oakesdale Nighthawks traveled to Colton on Jan. 20 looking for a win against a...

Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated

COLFAX — The Lady Bulldogs of Colfax remained atop the Northeast 2B League with a 60-12 win over the Jenkins (Chewelah) Cougars on Jan. 20 and a 57-23 win over the St. George’s Dragons (Spokane) on Jan. 21. Colfax wasted no time establishing...

Wildcats remain at the top

COLTON - Washington's first-ranked girls 1B basketball team, the Colton Wildcats, faced 1B Southeast rival and fourth-ranked Oakesdale Nighthawks on Jan. 20 at home. The Wildcats survived a...

Local Special Olympics team starts basketball

PULLMAN - When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was an eye-opener for a lot of people. Day-to-day activities that were on a constant schedule just stopped – along with the rest of the world. One of...

Tekoa gun club competes in Colton

COLTON — Trapshooting in Whitman County began early this month, and the Tekoa Gun Club has already seen its first competition of the new season. The Gun Club is managed by Tekoa High School teacher Ashton Davis, who teaches agriculture education...

Hunting class offered in Ritzville

RITZVILLE — A Hunter Educational course will be offered Jan. 30-Feb. 2. The classroom portion of the program will take place at the Washington State University Extension Office, 205 W. Main Ave., from 5-8:30 p.m. After completing the nightly...

Bulldogs add two wins over weekend

COLFAX — The Colfax Bulldogs had back-to-back games on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, the first being a home game against the Jenkins (Chewelah) Cougars and the second being an away game against the St. George’s Dragons in Spokane. Colfax walked away the...

A new postseason wrinkle

SPOKANE VALLEY – Historically, postseason basketball at the B level has taken place over four exciting weekends throughout the greater Spokane County area. Four weekends apparently weren't enough...

Schoesler: Address school maintenance

For the fifth straight year, I’ve introduced a bill that aims to help school districts in Washington address their building-maintenance needs. Senate Bill 5403 would allow school districts to...

Questions should be asked about WARNS survey

WARNS. Interesting acronym for a survey being pushed by the state Department of Education, Washington State University and public schools statewide. The Washington Assessment of the Risks and Needs...

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1898 HE IS A BIG GERMAN Chief of Police Asked about a Swindler from Colfax. Gives His Name As Henry Bahrs, But Some Think He is F.H. Becker....

Veterans' Corner

COLFAX– Growing up in the Tri-City area, veteran Gary Behymer, 76, and his wife Janis moved to the area about 6 and a half years ago. Behymer joined Army Intelligence after college in August 1968,...

Births

Pullman Regional Hospital Arabella Ish-Mae MacDougall, a girl, was born Dec. 19, 2022 to parents Brittany and Matthew MacDougall of Pullman. She weighed 6 pounds and 1 ounce. Paternal Grandparents are Angie and Keith Mclain, of Colfax. Maternal...

Senior menus

Colfax Thursday, Jan. 26 Spaghetti squash, spaghetti w/meat sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread, baked apple slices Monday, Jan. 30 Fiesta taco salad, chips, cheese, olives, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, sliced peaches, no bake cookies Colton...

Virginia A. "Vee" Zeller

Virginia A. "Vee" Zeller, 77, a resident of Palouse, WA passed away on Jan. 9, 2023 at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman, WA. Vee was born on June 29, 1945 at Gadsden, Alabama to Clarence E. and...

Charles Edward Pittmann

Charles Edward Pittmann

Charles Edward Pittmann answered the final Lord's call to serve on January 20, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in Spokane. Born into a farming family heritage to Edward and Vena (Henning)...

Tyrone R.E. Unger

Tyrone R.E. Unger, Colfax resident, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 58. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Spring once it warms up....

Jerine D. Grey

Jerine D. Grey

Jerine D. Grey, longtime Endicott resident, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023, at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services are Monday, January 30, at 11:00 AM at the...

Nevonna Mae Rodrick

Nevonna Mae Rodrick

Nevonna Mae Rodrick, 81, of Dayton, Wash., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on January 14, 2023, after losing a valiant battle with cancer. Nevonna was born February 23, 1941,...

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