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  • Endicott Gun Club results

    Staff report, Whitman County Gazette|Feb 16, 2023

    ENDICOTT — The Endicott Gun Club is in the middle of the Camas Prairie Trapshooting Competition, which runs from January up until the middle or March. 25 Endicott shooters participated on Sunday, Feb. 13 in 43-degree temperatures, in singles, doubles and handicap competitions. For singles – Trevor Johnson, Rich Villa and Brandon Phillips tied for best marks with a score of 24. Chad Aeschliman came behind the trio with a score of 22. Jerry Sloot and Mike Aeschliman had 21, Eric Johnson and Pam Meserve had 20, Jessica Pelissier had 19, Jim Pel...

  • Hunting class offered in Ritzville

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Jan 26, 2023

    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 class, Hunter Education participants will have range training at the Ritzville Gun Club. Range training is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 4. The class is free and open to the public. To register, log onto then enter the Ritzville zip code above. Questions a...

  • Top 10 sports stories of 2022

    STAFF REPORTS, Whitman County Gazette|Jan 5, 2023

    WHITMAN COUNTY - 2022 is now in the past and 2023 is in full swing. 2022 saw a lot of success for a lot of different schools from around Whitman County. Track and field, cross county, football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball teams from around the county achieved different levels of success from school-to-school, and several key members in the community died and were honored at various events around the county. As the new year comes to be and 2022 continues to fade away, here are s...

  • NWS reports prolonged snow event likely Sunday through Tuesday

    Staff Report, The Gazette|Dec 15, 2022

    COLFAX—The National Weather Service reports expected widespread snow late Saturday night through Tuesday. Reports say it will likely be a prolonged snow event and not a quick and heavy burst of snow. Below-normal temperatures are reported to continue with smaller chances of extreme cold after Tuesday, reports the NWS. The cold air could be accompanied by brisk, north winds Tuesday and Wednesday. The NWS also reported that the extreme cold air won’t last long if it moves into the Inland Northwest, with warmer-than-normal temperatures pos...

  • Pullman church receives guest preacher

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Sep 23, 2021

    PULLMAN - Peacemaker Award recipient Reverend Gail McDougle is serving as guest preacher at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ (CCUCC) in Pullman from Oct. 3 through Dec. 26. She's preaching while the current pastor Steve Van Kuiken is on sabbatical, according to Outreach Coordinator Megan Guido. McDougle's approach to preaching aligns with the progressive theology and social justice emphasis of CCUCC. In 2009, she received the Salem Peacemaker Award for years of service to...

  • Tekoa singer receives award

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Sep 23, 2021

    TEKOA — Tekoa’s Amie Scheitel received the 2021 bronze award for US Female Songwriter Of The Year from the International Singer Songwriter Association. “This was a huge win for (Scheitel) and she has a beautiful solid crystal award to show for her hard work and songwriting,” stated organizers. The awards were presented virtually online due to COVID protocols....

  • Critters in the River: A Macroinvertebrate Exploration

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Sep 23, 2021

    PULLMAN - The Palouse Conservation District offers an exploration of the macroinvertebrates found in the south fork of the Palouse River. On Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, the district is offering an information session at the Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm. It is located at the corner of SE Derby Street and SE Professional Mall Boulevard in Pullman. Macroinvertebrates are insects, snails, worms, and crayfish, that spend at least part of their lives in the bottom of the river. "This is...

  • Onecho resumes in-person Bible school

    Staff Report|Jul 15, 2021

    COLFAX - Nearly 60 children explored Mystery Island as the Onecho Bible Church as they resumed in-person Bible school. Kids from 5 to sixth-graders heard Bible stories, visited with missionaries, enjoyed songs, and played games from July 6 to July 9, according to Helena Johnson. The camp ended with kids getting to ride a wooden train provided by John Morgan, of Green Hollow. His family built the four-car train more than 25 years ago. His daughter, Kristen Morgan, was the engi...

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    Pandemic art and COVID craft exhibit opens

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 3, 2021

    UNIONTOWN – A collection of work from artists Richard Domey and Judith Marvin open for display at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. It begins with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 6. The exhibit continues through July 3, according to organizer Julie Hartwig. Richard Domey, of Pullman, displays trunks and mosaic tables. "Domey's boxes are the culmination of decades of interests, experiences, and developing skills," stated Hartwig. "His wood, fabric, metal, and tile ornamented boxes began w...

  • Three veterans receive Quilts of Valor

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 3, 2021

    COLFAX - Three Quilts of Valor were presented on May 14 at Colfax United Methodist Church. Keith Zaring, 89, of LaCrosse, served in the Air Force from 1950-54 as a staff sergeant, stationed in Maryland, Fort Myers, VA, and the Pentagon in Communications Intelligence. Leila Zaring, 90, of LaCrosse, served in the Air Force as an Airman First Class from 1951-1954 and was stationed in Maryland, Fort Myers, VA, and the Pentagon, working in communications intelligence. Leila and Keith met while in...

  • 'Second Saturdays' start June 12 in Palouse

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 3, 2021

    PALOUSE — “Second Saturdays” runs in Palouse from May through October. The Palouse Chamber of Commerce hosts the all-ages events featuring outdoor vendors, live music, restaurant specials, and sidewalk sales. On June 12, the Palouse Arts Council hosts the 16th Annual Palouse Art Walk. It uses downtown buildings’ windows as showcases for local artists and craftsmen. Art is displayed from June 10-19. Other Second Saturday events on June 12 include an exclusive vintage clothing sale by Dot’s Vintage Funk, a Needful Things $5 bag-full sale, and...

  • Miss Palouse Empire Rodeo Queen's fundraiser

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 3, 2021

    COLFAX – A breakfast of eggs, sausage, and pancakes is offered as Miss Palouse Empire Rodeo Queen’s fundraiser. The breakfast is served on June 12 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Palouse Empire Fair Grounds Community Building. There is limited outdoor seating available. Breakfast costs $10 and a mini version $5. Organizers said they can only accept cash. All proceeds go toward the rodeo royalty activities....

  • District court

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 20, 2021

    Richard Dayton is guilty of driving while his license was suspended in the third degree and was sentenced May 14 to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $750 suspended, $43 in fees, and 12 months unsupervised probation. Ignacio Lozano is guilty of assault in the fourth degree and sentenced May to 364 days in jail with 364 suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, $218 in fees, 11 months of unsupervised probation, and a no contact order for the victim....

  • Land Transactions

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 20, 2021

    Shelly Boyer, of Hayden, Idaho, sold 2201 Whelan Road in Pullman to Fred Wexler III, of Pullman, parcels 2-0000-45-15-212-2900, 2-0000-45-15-15-3900, 2-0000-45-15-15-4900, 2-0000-45-15-14-3690, selling price $150,000, statutory warranty deed, May 3 John and Janice Vleck, of Pullman, sold 315 NW Joe Street in Pullman to Alejandro Valdivia and Amy Hedges, of Pullman, parcel 1-0945-00-05-17-0001, selling price $367,800, statutory warranty deed, May 3 Eric Anderson and Jenell Decker, of Pullman, sold 1630 NE Upper Drive in Pullman to Donald and...

  • Jail bookings

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 20, 2021

    Danielee K. Zurcher, 20, booked May 12 for theft in the third degree, vehicle prowl in the second degree, driving while license suspended in the third degree, and a warrant for failing to appear in court regarding charges of driving while license suspended in the third degree. Bail $10,000. Melissa L. Estep, 34, booked May 12 for a warrant for failing to appear regarding a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Bail $10,000. Jonathan M. Peterson-Davis, 26, booked May 12 for a warrant for failure to appear in court regarding a charge...

  • Colfax police

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 20, 2021

    Monday, May 10 12:46 p.m. – Mill Street – There was a report of a parking problem. 3:50 p.m. – Mill Street – There was a report of stray animals. 4:36 p.m. – Cooper Street – An officer responded to a report of a violation of a court order. 6:41 p.m. – Walla Walla highway – An officer responded to a burglar alarm. 8:42 – SR 195 – An officer responded to report of a vehicle being driven “all over the roadway.” 10:45 p.m. – Mill Street – An officer responded to “other law enforcement calls.” Tuesday, May 11 10:53 a.m. – Island Street – An officer...

  • Sheriff's Office

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 20, 2021

    Monday, May 10 12:53 a.m. – Pullman Airport Road. Pullman – A deputy checked on a burglary alarm. (No reports for 8 hours) 9:13 a.m. – Sheriff’s office – A deputy gave a citizen a ride. 9:14 a.m. – Fairview Avenue, Colfax – A deputy took part in a public program. 9:54 a.m. – SR 26, LaCrosse – A deputy responded to an animal problem. 10:06 a.m. – Bourne Road, Tekoa – A deputy investigated a report of internet fraud. 11:22 a.m. – Madison Street, Tekoa – A deputy responded with EMTs, coroner, and chaplain to a report of a fall. 12:23 p.m. – Sher...

  • Whitman County back to Phase Three

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 20, 2021

    OLYMPIA — Whitman County moved back to Phase Three on Thursday. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the change on May 13. Whitman County was one of three counties statewide that were dropped back to Phase Two in April. In Phase Three, restaurants, bars, and gyms are allowed 50% capacity, compared to 25% in Phase Two. The announcement stated indoor capacity stays at 50% for most events and activities until June 30, the date Inslee set to fully reopen Washington. The governor said the reopening may happen sooner if 70% or more residents are v...

  • Births: May 13, 2021

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    Jaxson L. V. Enfield was born April 26, 2021, to Paola Esqueda and Jonathan Enfield, of Moscow, Idaho. He was 6 pounds, 13 ounces. William R. Steiner was born April 29, 2021, to Ashley and Aaron Steiner, of Palouse. He was 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Steve and Ruth Sutton, of La Conner, and Sue Van Hoose, of Vancouver, WA. Oswa was born May 2, 2021, to Ali Jubran and Samira Edres, of Pullman. She weighed 7 pounds, 12.6 ounces. She joins her sister, Aisha Jubran (12), and brother, Awab Jubran (6). Colt M. Tennant was born May 4, 2021,...

  • James Woomack is happy to receive a Quilt of Valor.

    Farmington's Woomack given Quilt of Valor

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    GARFIELD — James Woomack was recently presented with a Quilt of Valor during a meeting of the American Legion Post 24 in Garfield. Woomack, of Farmington, served in the Navy from 1967 - 1993 during Vietnam and the Gulf War as an aircraft structural mechanic, aircrew and flight engineer. The quilt was made and presented by volunteers of the Greater Spokane Quilt of Valor group. They have joined with more than 10,000 quilters across the nation to honor and comfort those who serve and have been t...

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    Whitman County students make Eastern Washington University's Dean's List

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    CHENEY — The 2021 Dean's List for Winter, at Eastern Washington University (EWU), was released recently. Students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher and are taking a minimum of 12 hours of instruction per week are honored, according to EWU. The following students from Whitman County made the list: Asotin - Alexa Fisher, Natasha Knight Colfax - Isabelle Erickson, Dane Hall, Christopher Jones, Sadie Thompson Colton - Corey Horstman, Kamryn Nuttman LaCrosse - Jadyn Guske Oakesdale - Madison Shrope P...

  • Writers can gain advice and tips at the Writers Festival in Moscow, Idaho.

    Writers Festival, Books and Brews set for June 26

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    MOSCOW — The Palouse Writers Guild announced it is hosting its second annual Writers Festival on June 26 at the 1912 Center in Moscow, Idaho. The event includes workshops, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. The day will close with Books & Brews, a free family-friendly public event that includes 16 featured authors who have written literary fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, young adult novels, romance, fantasy, and horror. The Palouse Writers Guild will announce the winners of its Fir...

  • Candidate filing period starts May 17

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    COLFAX — The online filing period for political candidates begins May 17 for Whitman County. Applications to run for office are due by 4 p.m. on May 21 to be on the ballot for the November election, according to the Whitman County Auditor’s Office. People have until May 24 to change their mind and withdraw candidacy. If any offices have no declared candidates, a three-day special filing period is from May 25-27. Offices open for election in November include: • Albion – 2 councilmembers • Colfax – 2 councilmembers • Colton – 2 councilmembers...

  • The Whitman County Humane Society is preparing for kitten season.

    Whitman County Humane Society receives $5,000

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    PULLMAN — Whitman County Humane Society was granted $5,000 from the non-profit Petco Love. “Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier,” stated Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. Since 1999, the Petco Foundation provided $300 million to organizations invested in adoption and other animal lifesaving efforts. Kogut stated they’ve helped find homes for more than 6.5 million...

  • American Legion Codd-French Post 41 is buying flags for Main Street in Colfax.

    American Legion Codd-French Post donates flags, poles, scholarships

    Staff Report, Whitman County Gazette|May 13, 2021

    COLFAX — American Legion Codd-French Post 41 voted to donate flags, flag poles and expand their scholarship program in Colfax. Colfax Mayor Jim Retzer attended the May 4 meeting and discussed if the legion would help the city purchase new flags for Main Street and two 35 foot flag poles for McDonald Park, according to legion member Jim Lemon. Legion members voted in favor of purchasing eight 5 x 8-foot nylon American flags for McDonald Park, 70 3 x 5-foot American flags for Main Street. A d...

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