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  • Norma Louise Stevenson Gronning obituary

    Norma Louise Stevenson Gronning

    Mar 31, 2022

    Norma Louise Stevenson Gronning, went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2022. Norma was born on February 6, 1943, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although born in Canada, Norma has lived the majority of her life in California and Washington. Norma and Clarence were married April 18, 1964, in Desert Hot Springs, California. They made their home in Southern California for the first few years of their marriage and then lived throughout Eastern Washington: Wenatchee, Colfax, Spangle,... Full story

  • Senior Menus: April 4-8

    Mar 31, 2022

    Colfax Monday – Crab Linguine, Broccoli, Green Salad, Fruit, Birthday Dessert Thursday – Sweet and Sour Pork, Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Chocolate Zucchini Cake Colton Wednesday – Crab Linguine, Broccoli, Green Salad, Fruit, Birthday Dessert Endicott Tuesday – NO MEAL LaCrosse Tuesday – Crab Linguine, Broccoli, Green Salad, Fruit, Birthday Dessert Oakesdale Wednesday – NO MEAL Palouse Wednesday – Crab Linguine, Broccoli, Green Salad, Fruit, Birthday Dessert Pullman Tuesday – Roast Beef sandwich w/Swiss cheese, Cole slaw, Roasted carrots...

  • WSU fine arts students' work on display until May 7

    Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    PULLMAN – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU presents the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception, and Artist Talks. The exhibition is open from March 29 – May 7, with talks given by each of the artists on April 1, from 3-4 p.m. An opening reception follows the talks in the museum galleries from 4-6 p.m. All events are free to the public. The exhibition is the annual showcase of artwork by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, the exhibition provides a stimulating experience for fac...

  • Lecture traces Leiberg's journey to Missoula floods

    Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    RITZVILLE — Spokane’s Jack Nisbet is lecturing here April 2 on the inspiration for his latest book, “The Dreamer and the Doctor.” The book traces the journey of prospector John Leiberg and his physician wife, Carrie, across the intermountain west and beyond. Leiberg was an immigrant prospector and plant-lover who homesteaded on Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. During the 1890s, he worked as a forest surveyor, always with an eye for how the landscapes he viewed might have formed. Leiberg’s descriptions of flood features, glacial lakes, an...

  • Colfax's Largent makes President's List

    Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kari Largent, of Colfax, was named to The University of Alabama Presidents List for Fall Semester 2021. She earned at least a 3.5 grade-point-average (GPA) during the semester, according to a spokesperson. The UA dean’s and president’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. A total of 11,979 students were enrolled during the fall 2021 term at The University of Alabama and made the dean’s list with academic records of 3.5 GPA or above....

  • Habitat Hero awards presented for 2022

    Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The Palouse Habitat for Humanity recognized Moscow Central Lions Club and Tom Carpenter of Cabinets & More with Habitat Hero awards in 2022. The Moscow Central Lions Club volunteers help build accessibility ramps, install handrails, repair decks, and front porches so low- and very low-income homeowners around the Palouse region have safe access to and from their homes. “Thanks to the support of the Lions, we have completed 140 projects, benefiting 220 individuals around Latah and Whitman counties,” said Palouse Habitat for H...

  • 4-H Palouse Area SciBorgs earn award

    Mar 31, 2022

    YAKIMA - The 4-H Palouse Area Robotics Team (PART) SciBorgs received the Engineering Inspiration Award during a competition in the Yakima Sundome on March 18-19. They competed with 21 other high school teams from all over the league's Pacific Northwest District. The 4-H PART SciBorgs are Team 4061 and comprised of high school students from Colfax, Pullman, Moscow, and the surrounding area. "The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) STEM program gives students from...

  • White inducted into Washington FCCLA hall of fame

    Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    COLFAX - Colfax High School's Cathy White is inducted into the Washington State Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Hall of Fame. "Cathy White has been a great influence on students for over 40 years as the (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) adviser at Colfax High School," stated a spokesperson. "She has also guided many students through the state officer positions, STAR Event competitions, and endless community service projects for the Colfax area." After White's...

  • Lentz wins Garfield-Palouse 2023 'Distinguished' title

    Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    PALOUSE - Kendra Lentz was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Garfield-Palouse on Sunday, March 27, during a special program in the Garfield High School cafeteria Lentz was awarded $8,050 in cash and tuition scholarships, which were contributed to by local businesses, individuals and organizations. She is the daughter of Brian and Cathy Lentz She was selected from among a total of three contestants, including Laynie Southern and Ava Hemphill. All three are juniors at Garfield-Palouse High...

  • Brown hearing was good news

    Nancy Street, Cheney|Mar 31, 2022

    Listening to the news every day is a downer for the most part. All the bad events that are happening in the nation and the world line up on your radio or television stations and online feeds. What a breath of fresh air to hear Cory Booker’s impassioned speech at the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Wednesday, March 23. Instead of angry rhetoric that has been the usual discourse, here was a delightful description of the progress people have made in the country to right the wrongs of the past, and a p...

  • Democrats being dishonest about gasoline tax increase

    Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center|Mar 31, 2022

    With so much rhetoric about moving the state away from gas-powered vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions, one of the strangest claims made during the legislative session was that there was no increase in "gas taxes." Various versions of this claim appeared.At best, it is misleading, but in many cases it is false. The transportation package specifically relies on an increase in taxes on gasoline as legislative documents and the Department of Ecology admit. The $17 billion transportation package has...

  • Year 3 starts under gubernatorial edict

    Jason Mercier, Washington Policy Center|Mar 31, 2022

    Sorry to break the news, Washingtonians, but Year 3 of living under emergency orders by the governor will continue without meaningful legislative oversight. The House officially killed Senate Bill 5909 before adjourning. Although that bill as passed by the Senate was essentially fake reform, several amendments were introduced for the House floor debate to bring the policy back in line with what exists in the rest of the country by requiring affirmative legislative approval for emergency orders...

  • Legislative Art

    Mar 31, 2022

  • School district set racist policy

    Mark Miloscia, Family Policy Institute of Washington|Mar 31, 2022

    The cult of social justice is perpetuating racism in the Clover Park School District with a new student discipline policy requiring staff to consider a student’s race and background before determining their punishment. Instead of disciplining students consistently based on conduct, as justice would require, it is mandating discrimination based on race. In other words, skin color determines whether one receives easy or harsh punishment for the same offense. Isn’t this the textbook definition of...

  • Regional theatre opens with 'Pippin'

    Mar 31, 2022

    PULLMAN – Regional Theatre of the Palouse opens Thursday with the musical “Pippin.” Based on the book by Roger O. Hirson, the play features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. “We’ve got magic to do, just for you! This Tony-Award winning musical tells the story of Pippin, a young prince hunting for significance and meaning in life, through a mystical troupe of performers,” stated organizer John Rich. “In most productions of Pippin, the 'fourth wall' is frequently broken, making the story even more personable.” The Regional Theater of the...

  • Port offers kids a writing contest

    Mar 31, 2022

    COLFAX – The Port of Whitman County is offering a writing contest for students from kindergarten to fifth-grade. The writing prompt is “What do you love about Boyer Park and Marina?” The contest is to celebrate Boyer Park's 50th anniversary. The winner receives a two-night getaway to Boyer Park and Marina riverfront cabins and has the opportunity to read his or her essay at the Snake River Family Festival on June 18, according to port officials. The second-place writer receives a voucher for one pedal-boat ride and two bike rentals, and the t...

  • Inslee reduces local involvement in new power plants

    Mar 31, 2022

    OLYMPIA - Where new energy generating facilities are going to be built is up to a new committee and measures to keep rural communities' input were reduced by Gov. Jay Inslee. "We worked in good faith with our Democratic colleagues across the aisle through some very intense negotiations to insert this important amendment into the bill. To say that we are beyond disappointed with the governor's vetoes is an understatement," said 9th District Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy. House Bill 1812, signed by...

  • Lamont burglary suspect arrested

    Mar 31, 2022

    The Gazette COLFAX — Months after things were stolen from homes in Lamont the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to an arrest. The thefts took place last summer. Deputies continued their investigation and found a suspect, who was arrested in Lincoln County in December of 2021 for similar thefts, said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers. Deputies visited the suspect at his home just outside of Tyler on Tuesday. They obtained consent from the property owner to search and found some of the stolen items including tools and a $30...

  • Pomeroy man dies in crash near Pullman

    Mar 31, 2022

    Pomeroy man died when his pickup left State Route 194, about 20 miles west of Pullman, on March 26. Robert R. Glaspie, 91, of Pomeroy, was driving east in a silver 2004 Chevrolet Silverado when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the road, rolling the pickup sideways down an embankment, according to the Washington State Patrol. The truck landed on its wheels. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. The pickup was totaled and towed to Colfax....

  • Palouse F Street Bridge reopened

    Mar 31, 2022

    PALOUSE - The City of Palouse reopened the F Street Bridge on March 25 after consulting with Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey. "It has been determined that we can re-open the bridge safely to traffic, though access at the intersection with Main Street will be limited to a single lane," said Palouse Mayor Tim Sievers. A pipe fitting on a 6-inch water main pipe broke underneath the bridge on March 22. The gushing water washed away a portion of the bridge approach, according to Siev...

  • County bans local income taxes

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    COLFAX — Whitman County is the most recent to join the bandwagon opposing a local income tax. On Monday, March 21, county commissioners unanimously voted to oppose any effort to implement a local income tax within its jurisdiction. Whitman County’s move follows similar action in 11 other counties in the state. Adjacent Lincoln, Spokane and Franklin Counties previously passed resolutions opposing any local income tax. The growing opposition comes on the continued efforts by Western Washington Democrats and Democrat-controlled cities to implement...

  • Better late than never

    Mar 31, 2022

    More than 55 years after this photo was taken, Mike Day of Rosalia received a photo of him receiving his 4-H championship cow trophy presented at Lakeland Village circa 1965....

  • Over too soon

    Dale Anderson, Sports Columnist|Mar 31, 2022

    The NCAA men’s tournament will be over next Monday and an old champion will once again be crowned as the best in the land. Well, at least the best at the end of the season which is all that matters. The matchups for games dictate so much because each team plays a certain way and you need to adapt or else you will need to catch the next flight back home. As a Gonzaga fan, last Thursday’s game was a real punch to the gut. I’ve been there before seeing a near-perfect team struggle against a more...

  • Colfax softball girls win 2 more, lose 1

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    COLFAX - The Bulldogs girls fastpitch softball team (4-1, 2-0 league) added two more wins to the list during the last week, but it also added its first loss of the season. On Tuesday, March 22, the local girls lost a close game, 2-1, to the Freeman Scotties. On the mound, pitcher Abbie Amend tossed a no-hitter for the Scotties. Meanwhile, Colfax's Jorja Koerner gave up two runs in the third inning, but pitched flawlessly for the remaining six innings. Freeman had 5 hits during the game,...

  • Timberwolves struggle as season starts

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Mar 31, 2022

    TEKOA - The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves girls fastpitch softball team is off to a slow start, dropping its first three games of the season. The Timberwolves (0-3) lost to Liberty (Spangle) on Thursday, March 24, then fell twice to Sunnyside Christian in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 26. The local girls game at Davenport on Tuesday, March 29, was canceled. In the season-opener for both Liberty and Tekoa-Rosalia, the Lancers jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the top of the 3rd inning. In the third,...

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