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  • David Morgan

    Feb 9, 2023

    Born March 22, 1932 Stepped into heaven February 4, 2023 Just shy of 91 years on this earth God called our father home. Born in St. John on March 22, 1932, David was the second child born to Willard and Bertha Morgan. He joined his sister Beverly, and later they greeted their two brothers, John and Richard. The Morgan family unit complete, our dad was raised on a ranch at the end of Manning Road. The same place he spent his last days, independent, in his own home overlooking the flat and the... Full story

  • Colfax dusts off Reardan in district opener

    Drew Lawson, From the Record-Times|Feb 9, 2023

    SPOKANE VALLEY-The Colfax girls basketball team has one goal in mind: hoisting the 2B state championship trophy to cap off an undefeated, title-winning season. The Bulldogs took their first playoff step toward that goal Monday, easily defeating the Reardan Screaming Eagles 60-24 in the District 7 2B quarterfinals. After surrendering the first five points of the game, Colfax scored 11 straight and never gave up its lead. "They have one goal in mind, and I don't have do a lot to convince them to...

  • Jonathan Bennett

    Jonathan Bennett

    Feb 9, 2023

    The quote his facebook still reads: "Learning something new about yourself, gives you the power to change." He was always changing and evolving & with that came learning and lots of changes for us all whom were around him. May 8th 1988 – Jan 31st 2023, born in Seattle by way of his home, Colfax, WA. He lived most of his adult life in Portland, Oregon. Jon was adventurous (having a sky diving certificate to prove it), LOUD, always laughing, and had a positive spirit. He enjoyed long walks in t... Full story

  • Karen L. Maley

    Karen L. Maley

    Feb 9, 2023

    Karen L. Maley, longtime LaCrosse, resident, passed away Friday, February 3, 2023, at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. She was 82. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 10th, at 1 p.m. at the LaCrosse Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Selbu Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Pastor John Cross will officiate the services. Calling hours will be at the Corbeill Funeral Home in Colfax on Wednesday and Thursday for those who wish. Karen Leigh Bush was born June 9, 1940, in Colfax to... Full story

  • Ronald N. Shahan

    Ronald N. Shahan

    Feb 9, 2023

    Ronald N. Shahan, of Steptoe, Wash., passed away at his home on January 28, 2023. Ron was born November 13, 1951, to Royce and Sherry Shahan and grew up on the family farm near Steptoe Butte with his sisters Mikelyn and Dawn. Ron attended Steptoe grade school and graduated from Colfax High. After high school Ron attended farrier school in Colorado and did horse shoeing and worked for farmers for several years before going to work for McGregor Co in December of 1979. He worked for McGregor's... Full story

  • Jonathan Victor Semingson

    Jonathan Victor Semingson

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    Jonathan Victor Semingson, 66, passed away peacefully at his home outside of Pullman, surrounded by his loving family on January 28, 2023. Jon was born in Pullman to Eugene Semingson and Elizabeth Allen Semingson on July 1, 1956. He graduated from Pullman High and attended WSU to pursue engineering. He became a farmer in 1974. Though he was a man of few words, when he spoke, his words were honest, his intentions clear and his ideas and advice, impactful. His voice will be missed. Jon will be...

  • Death Notice: David Ronald Schott

    Feb 9, 2023

    David Ronald Schott, 74, of Wenatchee, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee & Cashmere....

  • Grace Schmick

    Grace Schmick

    Feb 9, 2023

    Grace was born in Shanghai China to Herman and Mabel Mader who were serving there as missionaries. The family came home to the Colfax, Wash., area in late 1925 and because of political unrest did not return to China. Grace grew up on a farm in the Clear Creek area, attended Clear Creek one room school and Colfax High School graduating in 1938. She worked at the telephone office and at St Ignatius Hospital. She met Herb Schmick at a church youth group at the Full Gospel Assembly of God church.... Full story

  • Carol Davis Naught

    Feb 9, 2023

    Carol Davis Naught passed away January 22, 2023, in Pullman, Washington. Born in 1947 to Jane (Heimbigner) and Winston Davis in Ritzville, Washington, she was the oldest of their four children. She graduated from North Central High School in 1966 and attended Kelsey Baird Secretarial School. Following completion of her schooling she was employed by the City of Spokane until her marriage to Gerald F. Naught in 1972. The couple made their home on the family farm outside of Thornton, Washington. A natural care giver, Carol provided care to her... Full story

  • Legal notices

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    Residual and Noxious Weed Whitman County Public Works Road Department is requesting any persons in Whitman County wishing to designate a portion of a Whitman County Road right-of-way as a “NO-SPRAY” area, please contact the Public Works Office at (509) 397-5200 for information and agreement applications. Verification and confirmation of all existing “NO-SPRAY” areas is necessary. Failure to confirm your “NO-SPRAY” area may result in that area being treated with residual and noxious chemicals. Please apply by March 6, 2023 for residual an...

  • America Needs Navy's Nuclear Expertise to Meet Electricity Demands

    Don C. Brunell, Business analyst|Feb 9, 2023

    It’s past time for an energy reality check. If we are to meet our soaring demand for electricity and produce it without coal and natural gas, we must double down on nuclear power. Today, U.S. nuclear plants generated enough electricity to power more than 70 million homes. It’s the most reliable source of electricity operating at full capacity over 90 percent of the time. It is “greenhouse gas” free, yet many activists are pushing to close, not build, nuclear power plants. If President Biden a...

  • Capital gains income tax

    Jason Mercier, Center for Government Reform at the Washington Policy Center|Feb 9, 2023

    Last week, the state Supreme Court heard oral arguments concerning the capital gains income tax. I attended the hearing in person. It is unclear when the court will issue its opinion. The capital gains income tax is first owed on April 18, 2023. There are three possible rulings the court could issue. One possible outcome is for the state Supreme Court to catch the Hail Mary pass thrown by income tax advocates and by judicial fiat now allow a graduated income tax without a constitutional...

  • H.B. 1315 helps level playing field

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    Washington state has high tax rates — gas, property, you name it. Government agencies collect billions of tax dollars annually from residents and businesses here. So why then are government agencies taking Washington taxpayer dollars and buying goods and services out-of-state, goods and services that are readily abundant in Washington? Those agencies are penalizing state taxpayers (residents and businesses) for paying the high taxes the agencies collected under burdensome regulations. One l...

  • Too many lights

    Feb 9, 2023

  • Senior menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    Colfax Thursday, Feb. 9 Baked chicken, baked potato with sour cream, vegetables, green salad, peanut butter/m&m cookies Monday, Feb. 13 Cranberry meatballs, rice, cooked carrots, sliced pears, red velvet cake Endicott Tuesday, Feb. 14 Mexican day, salad bar, fruit, dessert Palouse Wednesday, Feb. 15 Homemade pizza, green salad, sliced peaches, dessert Pullman Friday, Feb. 10 Bluberry pancakes, scrambled eggs with salsa, sausage, fruit, syrup/jelly Tuesday, Feb. 14 Cranberry meatballs, rice, roasted carrots, sliced pears, red velvet cake...

  • University of Idaho's Fall Dean's List

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    COLFAX — Several locals from Colfax made the University of Idaho’s Fall 2022 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s the list students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The following Whitman County locals made the UofI Dean’s List: Colfax locals Derek D. Hall, Elizabeth G. Harwood, Jenna L. Richerson, Sam J. Bryson, and Sasha Rabaiotti. From Lamont Guinevere D. Richmond. From Pullman Anna G. Lloid, Avery G. Reneau, Bryce A. Hendrickson, Jedidiah D. Byers, Kalista I. McCaffert...

  • Endicott Food Pantry moving locations

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    ENDICOTT - The Endicott Food Pantry is moving to a new location in the remodeled building that was formerly the Bank of Whitman, and will have its big opening on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Dave Gilman, who is in charge of the Endicott food pantry, stated that the pantry will be bigger. He confirmed that Tony Anderson of the Electric Company (TNA) in Endicott bought the building, has been remodeling, and donated it to the pantry. "We're going to do a shopping experience," Gilman said,...

  • Palouse Cabin Fever Brewfest

    Feb 9, 2023

  • Whitman County Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7 Jan. 31 Kegan Lee Lamay, 34, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail on an out of county warrant for theft means of transportation. Lamay is being held on a $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash bail through Whitman County Superior Court. Paula Laney, 60, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for operating a vehicle with license suspended, driving under the influence, assault in the third degree, and resisting arrest. Laney i...

  • Colfax Police Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 Jan. 30 10:08 a.m.- East Tyler. Officer responded to an abandoned vehicle. 2:56 p.m.- South Main. Officer responded toa burglary/intrusion alarm. 3:09 p.m.- South Main. Officer responded to a domestic dispute. 8:48 p.m.- South Main. officer responded to a civil call. 11:37 p.m.- South Meadow. CFPD and EMS responded to abnormal behavior. Feb. 1 9:35 a.m.- South Main. CFPD and WCSO responded to a domestic dispute. 11:15 a.m.- South Hillcrest. Officer r...

  • Whitman County Sheriffs Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Jan. 31 to Feb.5 Jan. 31 8:16 a.m.- North Mill Street, Colfax. The Sheriff’s Front Office provided fingerprint services. 10:15 a.m.- Main Street, Lamont. Deputy requested a case for a DARE presentation. 10:37 a.m.- South Hill Avenue, LaCrosse. Deputy and Coroner responded to an unattended death. 11:59 a.m.- West Nob Hill Street, St. John. Deputy requested a case for a DARE presentation. 2:29 p.m.- East Alder Street, Tekoa. Kegan L. Lamay, 34, of Tekoa was arres...

  • District Court Filings

    Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    COLFAX — Whitman County District Court reported the following criminal conviction sentences from Feb. 3 to Feb. • Salamjohn Bassett pled guilty to possession of stolen property in the third degree. Therefore the defendant is adjudged guilty and sentenced to a deferred sentence for 12 months on the following conditions 180 days in jail, 179 suspended, with no fines. The defendant must serve a total of one day in jail and probation to be served as scheduled by the probation office. The defendant must pay restitution of $100 to the victim. The...

  • Volz: Bill adds ballot-count security

    The Journal|Feb 9, 2023

    OLYMPIA — A Spokane lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase transparency in ballot counting. Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, filed House Bill 1708, which would require each ballot to have a unique 16 digit serial number embedded on a removable portion of the ballot. Under the bill, the number would not be tied to a specific voter, but rather tied to the specific ballot. The voter would then be able to use this serial number in an online portal administered by the Office of the Secretary of State to view an electronic record of all the votes cast...

  • Fuel spill clean-up on US195 still underway

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Feb 9, 2023

    COLFAX— The truck that lost control causing the trailer to tip over, spilling 6000 gallons of fuel three miles south of Colfax Sunday, Jan. 15 clean-up is still underway. Reports state that Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) crews are removing contaminated soil next to the highway where the fuel was spilled, causing the highway to be cut down to one lane near Prune Orchard Road. Officials say there is no fuel sheen on the South Fork of the Palouse River downstream in Colfax, according to reports. DOE is trying to determine how much soil u...

  • Sen. Hawkins: Add more school days

    Alexandria Osborne, Washington State Journal|Feb 9, 2023

    OLYMPIA — An East Wenatchee senator wants students to have a longer school year. Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, has introduced Senate Bill 5505 to add five days to the school calendar. “S.B. 5505 takes swift and decisive action to support learning recovery with a simple solution — providing our students with additional access to their teachers, their peers and to dedicated support staff,” Hawkins said. State law currently requires schools to offer a minimum of 180 classroom days for public school students. Hawkins’ bill bumps that mini...

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