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Legal Notices: January 7, 2021

NOTICE TO VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS Whitman County, Washington is soliciting vendors and contractors for placement on the following lists: 1) General Government - Office/Data Processing Equipment 2) General Government - Building Maintenance/Park and...

 

Colfax Police Log

COLFAX — Here are the Police Department dispatch logs for Dec. 25 to Jan. 4: Dec. 25 No calls Dec. 26 No calls Dec. 27 12:20 p.m. — Ex-spouse complaint filed because their “ex” was wearing a sidearm on Main Street. 3:04 p.m. — White GMC Aca...

 

Jail Bookings

COLFAX — The following people were booked into the Whitman County Jail from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4: Dec. 27 Francisco Mata II, 41, Lake County, Calif., Superior Court warrants for failure to appear for person prohibited in possession of ammunition and...

 
 By The Gazette    Records    January 7, 2021

Sheriff's Log

COLFAX — Here are the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office dispatch calls for Dec. 27 through Jan. 4: Dec. 27 6:29 a.m. — Pullman — Non-injury crash near intersection of Pullman Albion Road and Christian Road. 8:20 a.m. — Colfax — Assisted a...

 
Sharon Crampton

Sharon Crampton

Sharon Louise Crampton was born January 17, 1936, to Elmer and Edna McDonald, graduated from Colfax High School as valedictorian in 1954. She married Claude Crampton on June 26, 1955, in Spokane and...

 

Doris Mae Howell

Howell, Doris Mae (nee Webber) passed away peacefully from natural causes on December 23, 2020. She was born on May 16, 1930, in Aberdeen, Wash., to George and Stella (Huffman) Webber. She grew up in...

 
Jacob Watson

Jacob Watson

R. Jacob Watson was born in 1954 in the Portland area. He was raised predominantly in Oregon City. Jacob had an amazing memory and could describe in great detail each house his family lived in over...

 

Dorine Soss

Dorine Colette Soss (Dee) passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, after a three week battle with Covid-19. She died at Hospice of North Idaho with family at her side, she was 90 years old. Dorine was...

 

Donna Kjack

Donna went home to be with our heavenly Father on December 29, 2020, in Spokane, Wash. She was born on April 1st, 1936, to Wilber and Florence Crockett in Rosalia, Wash. Donna graduated from Fairfield High School in 1954. After high school, Donna wor...

 
Herman Huether

Herman Huether

Herman H. Huether, age 100 years, died comfortably at home in Spokane, Washington, on Tuesday December 22, 2020. He was born on December 28, 1919, at the family farm in Plaza, Washington. After...

 
Jeanie Elder Peterson

Jeanie Elder Peterson

Jeanie Elder Peterson passed away on December 17, 2020, in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 72. Jeanie was born in Spokane on August 13, 1948. She grew up in the small farming town of Garfield,...

 

Christmas in Dusty

DUSTY — Dick and Helen Appel had a very quiet Christmas. Only two families — Bruce and Elaine Appel, Charlie and Spenser of Spokane; and Caroline and Rob Kunkel, Zach, Kade, Elly and Luciene, all of Pullman — brought Christmas dinner to the...

 

Gladish awarded grant

PULLMAN — The Friends of Gladish has been awarded a $44,851.50 nonprofit relief grant. The organization applied for the county funds, seeking help following the COVID-19 shutdown orders. The Friends of Gladish has lost income due to the shutdown...

 

County's first new year born

PULLMAN — The county’s first baby of the new year arrived at 11:43 a.m. Jan. 2 at Pullman Regional Hospital. Jared Adesanya weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. He was born to parents Olabisi and Adekunle Adesanya, Washington State University graduate...

 

Senior Menus: Jan. 11 - Jan. 15

Colfax Monday, Jan. 11 Cook’s choice Thursday, Jan. 14 Spaghetti squash, spaghetti with meat sauce, caesar salad, fruit, garlic bread, dessert Endicott Tuesday, Jan. 12 Baked potato bar, rolls, salad bar LaCrosse Tuesday, Jan. 12 No meal Palouse...

 

Library Calendar: Jan. 7 - Jan. 14

Thursday, Jan. 7 Colfax, Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Save lives by donating blood! Make an appointment at www.vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825. Friday, Jan. 8 Oakesdale & Tekoa, Flurry at the Library, January Pick up the instructions or...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    January 7, 2021

Self-checking and positive attitude

COLFAX - It was 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning in late June. Carrie Lyle was awake to make coffee for her husband, Larry. She crossed her arms and felt a small, pea-sized lump in her breast. She had a...

 

Bracing for bigger changes

Now that vaccines are available, we hope our lives will return to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic blanketed the globe. That is not likely to occur. Last March our booming economy was clobbered by COVID-19. A worldwide pandemic...

 

Inslee's proposal is an income tax

Despite the budget being balanced, billions in reserve and projected revenue growth of 7.2%, Gov. Jay Inslee is yet again proposing an income tax on capital gains in his new budget. The governor, however, claims that this type of tax isn’t an...

 

Letter insults shutdown opponents

Two weeks ago, a reader not only attacked Publisher Roger Harnack, but also insulted those of us who agreed with his comments and were actually encouraged by them. During prohibition, speakeasies were where Americans went for their alcoholic...

 

Drug prohibition should end

Publisher Roger Harnack’s Dec. 17 column has some insight: America loves prohibitions — 1915, drug prohibition; 1919, alcohol prohibition; and 2020, prohibition against spreading the new cold virus. Some features of prohibition,...

 

Best Gift Ever

Thanks to Onecho Bible Church in Colfax, we ended 2020 with the best gift ever in the mailbox. “The Chosen” is a must see, but even more so after a very emotional and tension filled 2020. More than anything, COVID-19 should remind everyone that...

 

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