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  • Shirley Ann (Broeckel) Benham

    Shirley Ann (Broeckel) Benham

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    Shirley was born in Endicott, Washington, to Philip and Katherine Broeckel, of Dusty. She grew up on the homestead farm near Dusty with her parents and grandparents. As a young girl, working on the farm, she developed a strong work ethic. Shirley attended Lacrosse School, graduating in 1955. She was confirmed at the St. John Congregational Church, near Dusty, where she shared piano playing duties with her cousins. Shirley loved Jesus as her Savior, and throughout her life she shared with others... Full story

  • Legal notices

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY SHARON DIXON, Plaintiff, vs ANNA B. MICHELS, ALEX B. MICHELS, J.F. MICHEL, and THEODORE MICHELS; and all parties known or unknown, claiming any right, title, estate or interest in the real property described in the Complaint, either as assigns, heirs or devisees of the above-named parties or otherwise. Defendant, NO. 23-2-00065-38 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON to, ANNA B. MICHELS, ALEX B. MICHELS, J.F. MICHEL, and THEODORE MICHELS and to all other persons or parties unknown claimi...

  • Leslie Wayne Maley

    Leslie Wayne Maley

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    Leslie Wayne Maley was born September 23, 1937. He passed away peacefully Friday, January 13, 2023, at Palouse Country Assisted Living, in Fairfield, Washington, after a nine-month battle with brain cancer secondary to malignant melanoma. Wayne was born to Margaret Olive Edden, of Missoula, Montana, and Leslie William Maley, of Thornton, Washington. Wayne lived his entire life in the house where he was born and raised. Throughout this time he was a wheat and cattle rancher. After graduating... Full story

  • Births

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    Pullman Regional Hospital Blakelee Bryann Hamilton, a girl, was born March 28, 2023 to parents Ryan Kalla Hamilton, of Pullman. She weighed 7 pounds, 0 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Steve and Margie Hamilton, of Colfax. Maternal Grandparents are George and Angy Dewan, of Cheney. Blakelee joins brother Brooks, 2, at home. Dandeleia Cahya Dewa, a girl, was born March 22, 2023 to parents Martinus Dewa and Stefani Primasari, of Pullman. Paternal Grandparents are Rosalia, of Indonesia. Maternal Grandparents are Agustinus and Sri Minarh, of... Full story

  • Senior menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    Colfax Monday, April 6: Sweet and Sour Pork Rice Asian Style Vegetables Mandarin Oranges Chocolate Zucchini Cake Thursday, April 10: Chicken and Rice Casserole, Spinach salad, Roll, Fresh fruit, Pudding Colton Wednesday, April 12: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice, Asian Style Vegetables, Mandarin Oranges, Brownies Endicott Tuesday, April 11: Ham, Harvest Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Salad Bar, Dessert Palouse Wednesday, April 12: Baked Ham w/ Pineapple, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Pie Pullman Friday, April 7: Sweet and Sour Chicken...

  • Good Ol' Days

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    7 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, April 8, 1898 OFF FOR THE KLONDIKE Colfax Route is the Popular Way to the Gold Fields. The boom for the Colfax route to the Klondike has been taken up where the hullabaloo for the Psoaken cinder path was dropped. The Spokane cinder path was dropped. The Spokane route stood the test while winter lasted, but the Colfax trail is remembered when people start in the spring. With a pack train of 25 cayuses and half a dozen saddle horses G. W. Cole, a white haired pionner from near Pendleton, left this...

  • Tekoa holds musical dinner theater event

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    TEKOA —A mystery-based musical dinner theater will hit the stage Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Empire Theater in Tekoa. The musical is “Mystery at Pirate Cove Inn,” directed by writer and Tekoa local Donna Diddier. The musical follows the story of an inn trying to maintain sophistication. At the same time, the local pirates plague the area with their hijinks, plans, and outright shenanigans. “I put a lot of real-life pirates in the play as they come to this inn and capture people. It’s taken from many stories and shows th...

  • LaCrosse Schools hold annual Academic Banquet

    Teresa Simpson, Gazette Reporter|Apr 6, 2023

    LACROSSE - LaCrosse School held its annual Academic Banquet on Monday, March 27, including all the Junior and High School students. 1978 LaCrosse graduate and current Executive Director of WASA-Washington Association of School Administrators Joel Aune was the guest speaker at LaCrosse's Academic Banquet on March 27. Aune also has served as superintendent of Colfax and Snoqualmie Valley school districts. To receive academic awards, students must achieve a 3.50 GPA in the previous semester or...

  • Mohr travels

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX - Jil and Tom Mohr are showcasing their latest photography of exotic birds at The Center, 102 South Main, through May. Mohr explained that they went to Costa Rica to see the birds they photographed. The Mohrs have been worldwide to see and catch snapshots of different types of birds in their natural habitats. Mrs. Mohr explained that they saw 300 birds on their trip to Costa Rica. "We started birding 20 years ago," she said, noting that they want to see colorful birds that you won't see...

  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    Erin and Brenden McNannay, of Pullman, Wash., sold 650 SW Panorama Drive, Pullman, Wash., to Daniel and Lorraine Fulfs, of Pullman, Wash., parcel 1-1568-00-00-05-0000, selling price $595,000, Statutory Warranty Deed, Feb. 24, 2023. Lucille and Craig Wilson and Dian Monson, of Colfax, Wash., sold Vacant land, Colfax, Wash., to Golden Hills Farms, Inc, of LaCrosse, Wash., parcels 20000391-51901-1902, 2000039-15-23-1900, 2000039-15-23-2900-2901, 2000039-15-22-3901-3902, selling price $279,075, Statutory Warranty Deed, Feb. 24, 2023. Willu Inc, of...

  • District Court Filings

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX — Whitman County District Court reported the following criminal conviction sentences from March 23: March 23 • Nicolas R. Duenaz, was found guilty of assault in the fourth degree. Therefore, the defendant is sentenced to 364 days of jail, 364 suspended, and restitution of $18,270. The defendant has supervised probation for 24 months. Defendant must not have criminal violations of law or alcohol-related infractions. No alcoholic beverages, non-prescribed controlled drugs, cannabis or cannabis products. No contact with Mattia Fer...

  • Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from March 28 to April 3: March 29 Quentin Marcellus Smith Pierre, 24, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for residential burglary and order restricting contact violation. Smith Pierre is being held on a $10,000 bond or $1000 cash bail through Whitman County Superior Court. March 31, 2023 Kenneth Rankin Gazzaway, 48, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for USMS Hold. Gazzaway is being held without bail through Whitman County S...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from March 29 to March 30: March 29 1:39 a.m.- Pullman Airport Rd & Odonnel Rd, Pullman, Disabled Vehicle 1:58 p.m.- School Rd, Endicott, Public Program 3:57 p.m.- Wawawai Rd, Colton, Trespassing Complaint 4:23 p.m.- Baud Rd & Suess Rd, Colfax, Abandoned Vehicle 5:34 p.m.- Pine City Malden Rd, Rosalia, Gunshot sounds March 30 7:18 a.m.- S Broadway St, Tekoa, Civil Calls 8:22 a.m.- Uniontown, Runaway Juvenile 10:09 a.m.- N Mill St, Colfax, Fingerprints 10:52 a.m.- Roc...

  • School safety needs wider attention

    Don C. Brunell, Business analyst|Apr 6, 2023

    My mom would be horrified by the rash of violence in our schools today. The most recent tragedy at Covenant School in Nashville where three students and three adults were shot to death is devastating. It was unimaginable 40 years ago. Mom was an elementary school secretary for 20 years. She wanted us — her four children — to become teachers. A key reason was schools were safe places for kids, teachers and staff — places where students learned the fundamental skills required in life. Littl...

  • Payroll tax will hit hard this summer

    Rep. Joe Schmick, 9th Legislative District|Apr 6, 2023

    House and Senate budget writers released their 2023-25 state operating budget proposals recently. It was a reminder that taxpayers have been very kind to the state’s coffers as revenue forecasts over the past few years have continued to increase. As a result of taxpayer largess and the majority party’s proclivity to spend every dime available, state spending has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Has our population doubled? No. According to the Washington State Office of Financial Man...

  • Hardest egg to find

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  • New Malden cell tower operational

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    MALDEN —The Mayor of Malden, Dan Harwood, confirmed they have a Verizon Cell Tower up and running in Malden. Harwood explained that they have been working on the town project since May 2022. He noted that the reason for the tower is that many Malden citizens do not have a landline, and citizens depend on their cell phones after the fire in Malden. Since their reception could have been better, Harwood explained that the city got assistance from Representative Mary Dye, who gave them the Verizon contact. “We worked closely with Verizon, and now...

  • Bulldogs FFA qualifies for State

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX — At least fifteen Colfax Students Qualified for the State competition for Future Farmers of America (FFA). The State FFA Convention will be held in Kennewick from Thursday, May 11, until Saturday, May 13. The following students will compete for the state championship: Izzy Huntley, Ainslee Imler, Karley Wigen, Harley Hennigar, Marchele McNeilly, Grace Jones, Darin Repp, Derek Repp, Cadence Monson, Riley Hennigar, Addy Watkins, Tanner Senter, and JP Wigen. “A diverse group of students is all doing many different events that they are exc...

  • Weather attributed to rise in unemployment numbers

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX — February saw an increase in unemployment percentages from January due to this year’s bad weather, stated Regional Economist for the county, Doug Tweedy. The February unemployment rate was at 6.2 percent, increasing from January’s 4.6 percent unemployment rate. “We benchmark, and we get more information from employers and businesses on their workforce,” Tweedy said, explaining that the number of workers who lost their jobs increased in February. “That has a lot to do with the businesses, so leisure and hospitality, agriculture...

  • $266,000 awarded to electrification projects in six counties

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX — The Washington State Department of Commerce granted $266,000 to Yakama Power in Whitman, Garfield, Adams, Spokane, Lincoln, and Asotin counties. The Department announced the Clean Energy Fund grants awards on Thursday, March 16. The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that these grants were to give projects that will support elective vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state. Nearly $1 million went to transportation electrification projects in Clean Energy Fund grants, and $266,000 went to Yakama Power in W...

  • Oakesdale boys, girls pace Whitman County

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    DEER PARK - Oakesdale's boys and girls set the pace for Whitman County track and field teams competing Friday, March 31, at the Glenn Wolf Invite at Deer Park High School. The Oakesdale and Garfield-Palouse girls finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at the Glenn Wolf Invite track and field event Friday, March 31, at Deer Park High School. The Oakesdale girls scored 64 team points to edge the Vikings with 59. The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagle girls finished 16th, with 11.5 points. Meanwhil...

  • Colfax boys wrangle Broncos

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    Colfax — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boy’s baseball team struggled on the diamond last week, losing to Colfax. The Colfax Bulldogs Varsity Baseball team roped in two wins, 10-0 and 12-2, against Lind-Ritzville on Wednesday, March 29. In Colfax, the Bulldogs had 20 hits in the opener. Colfax pitcher J.P. Wigen only allowed 4 hits and 1 walk. He also posted 9 strikeouts before being relieved by Braden Plummer. Jayce Kelley was on the mound for Ritzville; he was relieved by J. Harder. During the game, Zach Klein, Chase Galbreath, Kelly, and Brix Cu...

  • Wildcats lose to DeSales

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLTON -The Wildcats faced the Irish in a home-game doubleheader on Thursday, March 30. Colton lost both games, 14-0 and 15-0. With the win, DeSales upgraded to an 8-0 Win streak for the season. With the defeat, Colton falls to a 0-2 on the season. DeSales took the lead in the first inning of the first game, scoring eight runs. DeSales made 14 runs in the game, with Braeden McCauley and Saul Sisk taking home the most runs. Neither team scored any runs in the second inning, but DeSales was up ano...

  • Colfax Bulldogs break Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Apr 6, 2023

    COLFAX - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls softball team fell in a doubleheader Wednesday, March 29, to Northeast 2B rival Colfax. The Bulldogs topped the Broncos, 15-0 and 25-2. The 2 p.m. game was windy, with pitcher Delaney Imler for Colfax battling gusty conditions. Colfax's Harley Hennigar drew first blood, with a "fielder's choice" hit and that led to a Bulldog score. A fourth-inning charge for Colfax kicked off with seven runs scored by Karmen Akkeson, Harper Booth, Imler, Hennigar and Dev...

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