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Articles from the January 13, 2022 edition

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Donna Rae Hill obituary

Donna Rae Hill

Donna passed away peacefully at home on December 29 at age 94. She was born to Russell Dial and Della (Woods) Dial October 22, 1927, in Palouse, Washington. Donna attended elementary school and high... Full story

 
Alice Barlass obituary

Alice Barlass

Alice Barlass, Colfax resident, passed away of natural causes on January 4, 2022 at the Trios Health Hospital in Kennewick, Wash., where she had been taken following a recent hospitalization. She was... Full story

 

Tony L. Carosino

Tony L. Carosino, Endicott resident, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax where he had been for a short-stay. He was 68. Services will be planned at a later date. Tony was born July 15, 1953, in Seattle,... Full story

 
JoAnn Helen Story obituary

JoAnn Helen Story

On January 7, 2022, JoAnn Helen Ottmar Story, of Pullman, Wash., passed away with her family by her side. She was 81 years old. JoAnn was born June 15, 1940, to Jacob and Helen (Gerlack) Ottmar in... Full story

 

Scouts delay Christmas tree pick up

PULLMAN — Due to inclement weather, Boy Scout Troop No. 444 has postponed its Christmas tree pickup event in the city of Pullman. Pickup will now take place Saturday, Jan. 15, officials said. Trees must be curbside by 9 a.m. and ready for pickup....

 

Cell phone found in Palouse

PALOUSE — A cell phone was found on Main Street and community leaders want to return it to its owner. The phone was found at Palouse Market and turned in, according to Deputy Clerk Misty La Follett. To claim the phone, call the market at...

 

Dusty News

Linda Hennigar spent a week over Christmas with her daughter’s family, Tami and Jay Banks, at their home in Buckeye, Ariz. Their son Wesley was also home from his job as a lineman in Daytona Beach, Floa. Christmas Day dinner guest was their...

 

Columbia Grain International donates to communities

COLFAX – Columbia Grain International has donated to several areas. “Columbia Grain International cultivates growth across its broad footprint, which spans the northwestern tier of the U.S., including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North...

 

Levy provides for education upgrade

In a few days, Colfax School District voters will receive a ballot with the opportunity to renew the educational programs and operation levy. It is my opinion that equal access to excellent primary and secondary education is the greatest opportunity...

 

Research cultivated meat

I was sad to learn the Biden Administration plans to spend $1 billion to increase the nation’s slaughter capacity. Instead, the White House should invest these funds into open-access cultivated-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultivated...

 

Keep an eye on Legislature

My first session was way back in 1993, and as a freshman state representative, I was very humbled and excited about being elected to serve the people of the 9th District in the House. Now, almost 30...

 

We need all emission-free energy

Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works; however, once water goes down stream, it is gone. What if we could recycle it in key parts of the Columbia River system allowing us to increase electricity generation as well? The Columbia...

 

Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — Here are the calls for service from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office from Jan. 4-10: Jan. 4 Driving while license suspended on Fairmount Road, Pullman. Vehicle stuck in a snowbank on O’Donnell Road, Pullman. Vehicle stuck in the...

 

Colfax Police

COLFAX — Here are the city Police Department calls for service from Jan. 1-5: Jan. 1 Burglary alarm on the Walla Walla Highway Civil standby request on Lake Street. Animal complaint on Clay Street. Domestic dispute on Southview Avenue. Jan. 2...

 

Jail Bookings

COLFAX — The following individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail between Jan. 3-11: Jan. 3 • Jordan C. Williams, 22, third-degree assault and harassment. Bail $100,000. Jan. 4 • Strider C. Burns, 29, DUI and third-degree driving...

 

Whitman County District Court

The following judgments were issued Jan. 6 in Whitman County District Court: Jose A. Alverez-Renteria, driving under the influence, sentenced to 364 days in jail, 363 suspended; $3,000 fine, $2,000 suspended. Criminal conviction fee of $43,...

 

Land Transactions

COLFAX — Here are the land transactions for Jan. 1-5 for Whitman County: Jan. 4 • From Lisa Adair representing the estate of Virgil Taylor, 604 W. Union Ave., Garfield, to Robin K. Gehring of Potlatch, Idaho, $175,000. • From Kamiak Cottages...

 

Births

Olivia L. Hobson was born Dec. 21, 20221, to Mark and Brook Hobson of Lewiston, Idaho. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Tom and Judy Hobson, of Lewiston, and Bill and Michele Beutler of Clarkston. She joins her sister and brother,...

 

Financial conference to be held in April

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Our Financial Conference has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1 at Best Western Plus Univeristy Inn. The free conference will feature local financial professionals, information and resources. The goal of the...

 

Hospital to install new records system

PULLMAN — The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with implementing Epic, a new electronic medical record system. The hospital and its network of clinics are pursuing a vision of one patient, one record so that...

 

Colfax names 'Top Dogs'

COLFAX - Colfax High School has named the following students "Top Dogs" for December. Seniors – Casey Bittle in physical education, John Lustig in history, Jacob Jones in fine arts and Katherine...

 

Good Old Days

125 years ago Colfax Gazette Friday, Jan. 15, 1897 All Whitman County Officials Are Now Populists The county is now under populist guidance and control. Monday noon, January 11, the last remnant of...

 

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...

 

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