Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Articles written by Bill Stevenson

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 216



 By Bill Stevenson    News    April 28, 2022

McMorris Rodgers: Look at Puget Sound

SEATTLE – President Joe Biden visited Seattle and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers had a message for him. “I wanted to draw your attention to the environmental devastation caused by the continued pollution of Puget Sound and the inhumane...

 

Men's golf league starts in Colfax

COLFAX – The first week standings of the Colfax Men’s Club Spring League golf series is done and in the books. Team standings for the A Bracket are: 45 Almota Elevator 38 Whitman Family Dental 37 Idaho Forest Group 35 Three Jack National 34 Ace...

 

Colfax boys split with Reardan, Liberty

REARDAN – The Colfax Bulldogs won one, and lost one in Reardan on April 22. The first game was Colfax's victory with a score of 8-1 after seven innings. The Bulldogs jumped to a 4-0 lead after...

 

Bulldog boys remain tied atop NE2B

COLFAX - The Colfax boys baseball team remains atop the Northeast 2B league standings after knocking off league rival, Liberty on Tuesday night, April 19. The Bulldogs (9-1) doubled up on the Lancers...

 

Week honors emergency dispatchers

PULLMAN – National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week honors 9-1-1 dispatchers for their efforts to assist first-responders. It runs April 10-16. It recognizes the contributions of emergency dispatchers to public safety and emergency response....

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    April 14, 2022

Pursuit ends near Washtucna

COLFAX – A Walla Walla man who led deputies on a chase from Colfax to Washtucna in a stolen car April 6 is being held on $150,000 bail. Brandin Rencken, 29, of Walla Walla, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for driving under the...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    Sports    April 7, 2022

Bulldogs sweep Davenport Gorillas

DAVENPORT – The Colfax Bulldogs swept a doubleheader against the Davenport Gorillas on the road April 2. Colfax (3-2-1) won 19-0 and 15-4. Davenport managed just four runs between two games against...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    March 17, 2022

More charges pending for drive-by suspect

COLFAX – A Pullman man facomg seven felony charges may have a new one added after damaging a jail cell. Jamil M. Fields, 26, is charged with drive-by shooting, second-degree kidnapping and five counts of second-degree assault in Whitman County...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    March 17, 2022

California seeks to extradite arrestee

COLFAX – A California man is being held here on $3 million bail after being arrested March 7 on a third-degree murder warrant. An extradition hearing for Francisco Real, 32, is scheduled for April 8; he was booked into the Whitman County Jail on a...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    March 10, 2022

Trio charged in St. Ignatius vandalism

COLFAX – Three Spokane men are accused of breaking into St. Ignatius Hospital, vandalizing the building and fleeing police at speeds of more than 100 mph. Christopher B. Cooper, 20, of Spokane, Louis Hibbs, 20, and Nick Perez, 20, both of Spokane V...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    March 10, 2022

Chief Neuman fired in Palouse

PALOUSE – Palouse police Chief Jerry Neuman was fired after an investigation claims he broke the law and city policy multiple times. Clear Risk Solutions, a government insurance and risk management company, investigated Neuman on behalf of the...

 

Pillers seeking re-election

COLFAX – Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers announced she is running for re-election in November. Candidates can file for election from May 16 to May 20. The primary election is Aug. 2 and the general election is Nov. 8. The coroner is not...

 

Corrections

In the Jan. 27 edition of the Whitman County Gazette, in the article “Colfax’s barber puts his scissors away,” we incorrectly stated Terry Vietz was the last barber in Colfax. We apologize for the mistake and any inconvenience it may have...

 

Tekoa Junior-Senior High School closes due to COVID

TEKOA - Tekoa School District suspended all in-person learning and activities at the junior and senior high school through Friday due to a COVID outbreak. "This decision was not made lightly," wrote...

 

Colfax's barber puts his scissors away

COLFAX - It took something huge to get Terry "the Barber" to close his barbershop in Colfax after 38 years of haircuts and conversations. It took cancer. Terry Vietz was recently diagnosed with...

 

Colfax girls basketball wins 3 in a row

COLFAX – The Bulldogs girls basketball team posted three wins over the last two weeks, topping Asotin, Medical Lake and Mabton. The local girls routed the Asotin Panthers, 50-16, on Jan. 4. "It was...

 

CORRECTION

In the Dec. 30 edition, the engagement announcement misspelled the name of Lindsay Webber. We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused....

 

Colfax boys win 2 at basketball tournament

YAKIMA - The Colfax boys beat Medical Lake and LaSalle in the Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Dec. 28-29. "I was very pleased at how coming off a break like that – just seeing more guys...

 

Liberty takes the win from Colfax in overtime

COLFAX — The Colfax girls basketball team looked like they were going to win, but Liberty (Spangle) came back hard to tie the game at 60-60, pushing it into overtime. In overtime, the Lancers outscored the hosting Bulldogs by 3 points and that was...

 

Shots fired at Colfax family after Christmas shopping

PULLMAN — A Colfax family finished Christmas shopping and was heading home when a passenger in a stopped car tried to shoot them. Two suspects were arrested and no one was injured, according to Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers. A Colfax man and...

 

Colfax woman charged for stabbing

COLFAX — A visit to a friend’s apartment ended in a stabbing and arrests for a Colfax couple. A 32-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were visiting a friend at a Colfax apartment on Main Street on Dec. 19 at about 8 p.m. The friend told Colfax...

 

Colfax Bulldogs devoured the Dayton Wolfpack

WAITSBURG — The Colfax Bulldog girls basketball team beat the Dayton Wolfpack so bad, some fans felt bad for them. Colfax defeated Dayton 63-10 on Dec. 18 in Waitsburg. The first quarter was where it started and ended. The Bulldogs scored 33 points...

 

SJEL girls return victorious over DeSales

WALLA WALLA — The DeSales Irish tried to catch up but the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) girls ikept pulling away to win the basketball game, 45-23. The Eagles victory came on the road. “We finally got a good feel for our offense,” said...

 

Colton Wildcat boys basketball slides to 0-4

COLTON — The Colton Wildcats boys basketball team continues improving, but slid to 0-4 after a loss to Sunnyside Christian. The Knights won the game 63-22 on Dec. 18. It was the first game for Colton with the entire roster. “(They) are still...

 

Colfax Bulldogs volleyball presented awards

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is run again. Last week, we printed an old version of the story file that left the article incomplete. I apologize to the team, parents, and Whitman County Gazette readers....

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021