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Legals May 25

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS In the Matter of the Estate of INEZ F. WALL, Deceased. No. 17-4-00029-3 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been...


Obituaries May 25

Alta Fern Kriebel Carlson, 95, former Garfield resident, of Clarkston, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Hospice House North in Spokane. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. June 2 at the Garfield Cemetery with Mark Klohe officiating. Born June 14,... Full story


Good Old Days May 25

125 years ago The Commoner May 20, 1892 Ben Binnard has transferred his interest in the Elite restaurant to Mose Goodman and Dan Binnard, and these young men will henceforth conduct the business at the new location on Main street, directly opposite...


Steptoe store robbed

Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Reavis early May 16 responded to a report of a burglary at the Steptoe store. The burglary was reported at about 6:30 a.m. The door to the store had been pried open, and approximately $500 in cash was reported missing. Two... Full story


Charles Liotta pens 'Nice Guy's' cookbook

Charles Liotta, a member of the 2005 class of Colfax High School who now resides in Seattle, has written a cookbook entitled "The Nice Guy's Guide to Cooking for a Lady." Co-authored by Liotta's friend, Christy Beaver, the book is designed to be a...


Cluster zone gains approval through appeal

Whitman County commissioners approved a zone change on appeal Monday, May 5, to shift a 22-acre agricultural zone off Airport Road east of Pullman to cluster residential. The appeal came after a March 15 hearing of the planning commission which... Full story


Uniontown soon to issue bid call for sidewalk extensions

The Town of Uniontown will soon extend its sidewalk to the Dahmen Barn at one end and the Rolling Hills subdivision at the other. “From city limits to city limits,” said Brent Lane, Public Works supervisor. The Montgomery Street/Highway 195 sidew...


Palouse will sell flood sand

The City of Palouse is now accepting bids for a small stockpile of sand at 200 East Whitman Street in front of the Tony Kettel Skate Gardens site. The sand was stockpiled to use against a flooding threat early this spring. Minimum bid will be $25....

 By Kara McMurray    News    May 25, 2017

Cinnamon Brown trial delayed in Mason County

The Mason County trial of Cinnamon Brown, former Whitman County Finance Director, has been rescheduled. Brown, 33, had been scheduled for trial May 15 on fraud and forgery charges, but she did not show up in court for a May 1 pre-trial hearing. A...

 By Theresa Dale    People    May 25, 2017

Springtime updates at Perkins Houses

Spring has been a long time coming this year, which has put everything at the Perkins House into a rush. This year’s annual Ice Cream Social will again be on the last Sunday in June, the 25th, from 1 to 4 p.m. After a one-year absence, the Snake...


Floral arrangement class in Oakesdale

Participants learned how to create a beautiful, take-home floral arrangement earlier this week at the Oakesdale Library. Robin Adams from Robin's Nest Floral Design presented the class, and Dolores...


Jordyn Auvil, Tyler George exchange vows in Lewiston

Jordyn Auvil and Tyler George were united in marriage April 29 at 3 p.m. in the band shell of Pioneer Park in Lewiston, Idaho. A buffet dinner and reception followed at the Quality Inn in Clarkston. T...


'Voices' film set for June 1

“Colfax Voices & History,” a film from the school's community outreach committee and sixth grade class at Jennings Elementary, will be presented June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Colfax High School auditorium. Running for 1.5 hours, the film features... Full story


Rain hits Endicott market

Endicott ANNE LOWE Gazette Correspondent Attendance at Endicott Community Club's flea market May 20 was interrupted for about two hours by rain. The Relay for Life bake sale made more than $200 selling a selection of cookies, sweet rolls, cakes and...


Palouse swim pool set to open soon

Palouse city pool will open June 17. The pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closing time is one hour earlier this year due to a shortage of lifeguards. Swim lesson sessions will...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 25, 2017

Granddaughters visit

Dusty Saturday, Di and Larry Brink picked up granddaughters Myla and Alexia Brink, daughters of John and Brandi Brink, to spend the day. Saturday evening, they were joined by the parents, John and Brandi. Myla spent the night with Grandpa and...


Oakesdale owls share the spotlight

This great horned owl parent and baby were spotted in a tree in an Oakesdale resident’s yard on May 21.... Full story


Etcetera May 25

RTOP slates cast auditions Regional Theatre of the Palouse will have open auditions June 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for cast members for The Miracle Worker; A Christmas Story, The Musical, and Legally Blonde, The Musical. Show dates: The Miracle...



Clancy Pool with library visitors, from left, Darby Watt, Eli Cook, Libby Webb, Emma Loomis, Celeste Larson, Yiamat Sadera and Bristol Willson. Clancy Pool began working in the St. John Library in...


Library Calendar May 25

Thursday, May 25 Colfax, LaCrosse, Rosalia, Tekoa – Children’s Programs – Early learning, storytime and playtime at the library. View our online events calendar, or call 397-4366 for details about your area. Albion – Knit Night – 5 to 7:30...


Family festival celebrates multi-faceted river systems

Tom Kammerzell of the Port of Whitman County, Scott Yates of the Washington Grain Commission and Senator Mark Schoesler take a break for a photo opportunity. Jennifer Riddle of Tide Water Barge Line...


Garfield May Day 2017

The crowd watches and gathers candy during the parade. Members of the Southeast Washington Marching Band get loose before their performance in the parade. for more Photos see weekly pages: May...


Corrections: May 25

Palouse correction In the May 18 edition, the Gazette the article, “Palouse directs water effort for North Palouse River” stated that the city has directed its wastewater engineering consultants to focus efforts on building a seasonal storage...


Parks director will retire May 31

Whitman County Parks and Recreation Director Tim Myers is set for retirement on May 31, and the Board of County Commissioners Monday, May 15, took action to establish an interim plan for the department. The board unanimously voted to appoint Janel... Full story


Audit, test reports, appeal on Colfax School Board agenda

The Colfax School District board rounded out the 2016-17 school year's meetings Monday night, addressing several matters. Superintendent Jerry Pugh reported the conclusion of a clean audit and commented on the junior/senior high school academics awar... Full story


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