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  • Vikings baseball lose two games to Asotin Panthers

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    PALOUSE — The Garfield-Palouse Vikings ended their week of games before spring break by taking on the Asotin Panthers junior varsity baseball team. The teams met for a double-header on Thursday, March 28, for two games in Asotin. Both games ended in the same score line, with the same team emerging victorious, as the Panthers junior varsity team won both games 13-3. The first game saw Colton Pfaff pitch the first five innings. In the games, he allowed nine runs, seven of which were earned, on 11 hits with five walks. He would also strikeout s...

  • Garfield-Palouse girls win first 1B league meet

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    PALOUSE — The first district nine 1B track meet of the 2024 season ended with the Garfield-Palouse Vikings girls taking first, and the St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles boys team taking second. The meet was held on Wednesday, March 27, in Pomeroy. The Vikings, Eagles, Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves, and Oakesdale Nighthawks all sent their boys and girls teams to compete in the meet. At the conclusion of the meet, the Vikings girls scored 124.5 team points, finishing in first place. The Nighthawk girls took second with 90.5 team points. Fourth p...

  • Local 1B teams compete in Glenn Wolf Invite

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    OAKESDALE — Following the first league track meet of the season, the 1B schools competed in Chattaroy for the Glenn Wolf Invite. For the Vikings, their individual results are as follows: Boys 200-meter— Liam Cook, 18th, 25.43; Ayden Bassler, 31st, 26.40; and Isaiah Hightree, 33rd, 26.59. 400-meter— Bassler, 21st, 1:01.80. 800-meter— Brendan Snekvik, 4th, 2:07.27; and Hightree, 13th, 2:17.59. 1600-meter— Snekvik, 4th, 4:41.98. 4 X 400 relay— Garfield-Palouse (Bassler, Hightree, Cook, Snekvik), 9th, 3:59.65. Shot Put— Enzo Sena, 29th, 32-3. D...

  • Colton baseball still win less through six games

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    COLTON - The Colton Wildcats played three home games last week, where the team lost all three. Colton took on the Dayton Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 26, in Colton, for a game where the Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats 12-2. Dayton scored seven runs combined through the first two innings, which helped the Bulldogs defeat Colton. The Wildcats scored their two runs in the game in the fourth inning. Ryan Impson had the start for the Wildcats on the mound. He pitched three innings, allowing seven...

  • Colfax baseball win three games on WSU field

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    COLFAX - The Colfax Bulldogs baseball team had a unique opportunity to play their regular season high school baseball games on a collegiate baseball field. They played two games against the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos on Tuesday, March 26, at Bailey-Brayton Field, the home of the Washington State University (WSU) baseball team. Colfax took the first game with a 32-1 victory, then won the second game 17-0. JP Wigen earned the pitching win for Colfax in the opening game as he pitched two-of-fiv...

  • Colton softball slide into impressive 5-1 start

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    COLTON - The Colton Wildcats softball team combined for five total home runs in their two games against league opponent Pomeroy Pirates in their games played on Friday, March 29. Both games were played in Colton, with the Wildcats winning the first game 16-2, and the second 20-3. Four of the five home runs on the day came in the opening game, where Colton earned the 16-2 victory in five innings. Kate Schultheis pitched the complete five innings for Colton, allowing the two runs on three hits...

  • Two Timberwolves finish in top 4

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE - Two Tekoa Timberwolves wrestlers finished in the Top 4 at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament on Saturday, March 30. More than 2,100 wrestlers competed in the tournament, including 13 Timberwolves. The tournament is considered as the "state" competition for Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Wrestling in the ages 9/10 division, Tyler Schmelter was fourth in the boys 114-118 weight class and Noraya Himes was fourth in girls 141-149 pounds. Schmelter opened by pinning Caleb Hayes of...

  • Good Friday Golf

    Apr 4, 2024

  • Colfax first golf match

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    COLFAX — The spring golf season is officially underway, with the first 18-hole varsity match taking place at Quail Ridge golf course in Asotin. The match was held on Tuesday, March 26. Colfax had two boy athletes who competed, while McKenzie Stanley competed for the St.John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles. Matthew Longstreth of St. George’s took first for the boys with a score of 81. Jacob Ward finished 24th for Colfax with a score of 104, and Connor Mcanally shot 117, good for 43rd. For the girls, Naomi Molitor of Almira-Coulee/Hartline took fir...

  • Swan homers twice as Bulldogs win three games

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    COLFAX - After losing their season opening match to Clarkston, the Colfax Bulldogs softball team won three-of-four games against the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos, and Kettle Falls Bulldogs. Colfax started the week with a double-header against the Broncos. The games were played on Thursday, March 28, in Ritzville. The first game saw Colfax lead 1-0 after the first inning, then extended to a 3-0 lead before the Broncos answered with three of their own. The Broncos scored two or more runs in the...

  • 'Aladdin Jr.' receives ovation

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    TEKOA - Young thespians received a standing ovation when the curtains closed on the Tekoa Elementary School production of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." Every seat in the Empire Theater was filled for the March 26 and 28 performances, with some standing in the shadows to watch the elementary school play, a youth rendition of Disney's classic "Aladdin." Ryker French took the lead role as Aladdin, along with Ella Arthur as Jasmine and Emma Carren as Genie. Others in the cast include Kialee Babb, Allyvia...

  • Eugene Edward Feenan

    Eugene Edward Feenan

    Whitman COunty Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Gene passed away on March 15, 2024, just days short of his 84th birthday. He was born on March 19, 1940, to Gene and Josephine Herron Feenan. Gene was second oldest of five siblings that grew up on the family farm, midway between St. John and Colfax. He attended school in St. John and graduated high school there in 1958. From a very early age Gene participated in the farm operation while also being very involved at school, playing all major sports and enjoying many FFA activities. After high sch... Full story

  • Robert E. Lee

    Death and Service Notice: Robert E. Lee

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Robert E. Lee was born on February 11, 1944 and passed away on December 24, 2023. There will be a committal service at the Colfax Cemetery on April 6, 2024.... Full story

  • James F. Meyer

    James F. Meyer

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    James F. Meyer Obituary James F. "Jim" Meyer, a devoted family man and dedicated farmer, passed away in Pullman at the age of 90 on March 26th, 2024. Born on May 29, 1933, in the farmhouse outside of Colton he would later call home, Jim was the son of Walter and Theresa (Haupt) Meyer. Jim's life epitomized commitment, and hard work. Jim graduated from Colton High School in 1951 to work on the family farm. After serving two years in the Army, he married his high school sweetheart, Emma Lou... Full story

  • Calvin Dean Burlingame

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Calvin Dean Burlingame passed away suddenly of natural causes on March 24, 2024, at the age of 60 years. Calvin was born May 23, 1963, to Amos Dean Burlingame and Saundra Faye Burlingame in Colfax, Washington. After graduating from Colfax High School in 1982 “Coolage” joined and proudly served in the United States Marine Corp 1st tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division until his honorable discharge in 1986. After his discharge, he attended the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle, WA and then relocated to New Orleans, La., where he began his w... Full story

  • Gloria Ann Hodges

    Gloria Ann Hodges

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Gloria Ann Hodges, 76, a resident of Palouse, Wash., passed away at her Palouse home on January 11, 2024, with her family by her side. Gloria was born on April 6, 1947, at Spokane, Wash., to Raymond and Virginia (Young) Preusser. She attended her schooling at Asotin, Wash., graduating from the Asotin High School in 1965. She married Byron Hodges on Sept. 3, 1965, at Clarkston, Wash., and the couple made their home at Pullman, Wash., for a few years and moved to Palouse, Wash., in 1972 where the... Full story

  • Well Child International

    Apr 4, 2024

  • Palouse hosts photo contest

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    PALOUSE — The Palouse Audubon Society is hosting a photo contest for amateur photographers to capture birds, or other wildlife. Photo submissions started Monday, April 1 through July 31. The contest has two categories birds and other wildlife including insects, mammals, fish, and the like. Photographers can also submit photos of landscapes including environments, ecosystems, conservation, and bird friendly photos. The contest calls for photos taken in any outdoor location on the Palouse, and cannot not include images of people, pets, domesticat...

  • Dahmen Barn to host several events this weekend

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    UNIONTOWN — Artists at the Dahmen Barn will have two events this weekend on Sunday, April 7. Starting at noon, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn will start with it’s annual Mudslinging and Soup Extravaganza. The event features soup in custom bowls that participants can choose and take home with them. There will be competitions including the blind throwing competition where potters create while blindfolded, and another potter or audience member guides them to craft the bowl, vase or other ceramics. Ceramic artists and students have been working in...

  • Opening day for improved Colfax little league field

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    COLFAX - The Daniel W. Henry Little League park saw action on opening day, Saturday, March 30, after several months of improvements and renovations. Four teams from Moscow, Pullman and Colfax gathered at youth baseball field for a tournament hosted by the Colfax Youth League. Over the last nine months the field has seen work done to improve its conditions. "The Rotary Club did all the work revamping," Colfax Rotary member Allen Kirkpatrick said. The field was leveled and hydroseed was added last...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, April 4 Sweet and sour pork, rice, Asian style vegetables, mandarin oranges, sticky rice pudding Monday, April 8 Baked potato soup, spinach salad, roll, fresh fruit, pudding Colton Wednesday, April 10 Bring a friend day, sweet and sour chicken, rice, Asian style vegetables, mandarin oranges, fortune cookie Endicott Tuesday, April 9 Ham, harvest potatoes, salad bar, fruit, dessert Palouse Wednesday, April 10 Baked ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, pie Pullman Friday, April 5 Sweet and sour chicken,...

  • Births

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics Madelyn Cherie, a girl, was born March 24, 2024 to parents Nathan and Joanna Jones, of St. John. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, 20 inches long. Maternal Grandparents are Lea Hergert, of St. John. Madelyn joins sister Chloe, at home. Pullman Regional Hospital Raiden Jan Cross, a boy, was born March 19, 2024, to parents Joshua Cruss and Jing Shung, of Pullman. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Paternal Grandparents aree Randy and Kathy Cruss, of Pullman. Maternal Grandparents are Xiuli Li, of Huairen Shanxi,...

  • Brused books named best bookstore in the Palouse

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    PULLMAN– Local bookstore, Brused Books celebrated being named the Best Bookstore in the Palouse by the Inlander's 2024 Best of on Thursday, March 28. The bookstore, located at 235 East Main Street and owned by Sandy Castle del Conte since 2022, filled with a crowd of people. Those in attendance were able to meet the merchant and her staff while enjoying catering from local restaurant The Black Cypress. "Sandy takes the time to genuinely connect with each individual she meets," Downtown Pullman A...

  • Best interest in mind

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    In last week’s Whitman County Gazette, Vestas/Steelhead Americas/Harvest Hills Wind claimed their “goal is to be responsible to community” and “to partner with the communities”. This is disingenuous PR messaging and we’re not fooled. They do not have our best interest in mind. If Harvest Hills Wind truly wanted support for their project, they would have been transparent from the day they entered the county. A true partner would have initiated an early dialog with the residents of Whitman County on site selection, protecting land/home v...

  • Dams save environment while making power

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 4, 2024

    Let’s have a look at the benefits of dams to human life with a special focus on Grand Coulee Dam. It is the largest hydroelectric producing facility in the U.S. and provides enough electricity to power about 2 million households every year, 68% of all Washington state households. Please keep in mind too, that it is just one of 145 hydroelectric dams in the state. Grand Coulee dam prompted the creation of the “U.S. Bureau of Reclamations Columbia Basin Project” which converted 670,000 acres (over 1,000 square-miles) of formerly arid waste...

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