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 By Victoria Fowler    News    June 4, 2020

LaCrosse W.H.E.A.T. partnership continues

LACROSSE – W.H.E.A.T. has joined with two veteran-founded organizations to help send packages to troops overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the circumstances, both monetary and product don...

 

County sales tax up 28 percent in March

WHITMAN COUNTY – Whitman County sales tax revenues increased 28 percent in March, over last year, in figures announced last week by the Washington Department of Revenue. “That was indeed good news,” said Chris Nelson, county treasurer....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 4, 2020

Colfax city council talks pool, chickens, trucks

The Colfax city council met by Google Meet call-in and online feed Monday night for the first of its two June meetings. Items discussed included tentative plans to open the city pool July 6, chicken...

 

Discover Passes for loan

Whitman County Library has eight Washington State Parks’ Discover Passes available for checkout. The limited-edition passes are available for one to two weeks and are required at all state parks. Call (509) 397-4366....

 

Eight charges include assault, arson

PULLMAN – Darlo Tolan, 33, was booked into Whitman County Jail May 30 after Pullman Police responded twice to a residence on Lamont Street. According to the police report, Pullman officers responded to a citizen dispute. Upon arrival, Officer...

 

Traffic stop yields multiple drugs

COLFAX – LSD, cocaine, Molly and marijuana were found in a vehicle May 28 after a traffic stop by the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Bryce Nebe observed a female enter a car and not put on her seatbelt. When Deputy Nebe pulled the vehicle...

 

Rape charge in Tekoa

TEKOA – A 34-year-old man has been charged with third degree rape of a child and providing marijuana to minors. According to the police report, Clayton Weaver was staying at the Tekoa residence and allegedly gave marijuana to two girls, aged 14...

 

Fire claims home

ALBION – An early morning fire destroyed a home in Albion Monday morning. According to Albion Fire Chief Jeremy Peterson, crews responded at 1:50 a.m. to a single-wide trailer on G Street. Response came from Colfax, Albion, Diamond and Steptoe....

 

Traffic stop lands two in jail

COLFAX – Two men were booked into the Whitman County Jail for possession of methamphetamine May 27 after a traffic stop. According to the arrest report, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Alcantar pulled over a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer at about...

 

Wrong way driver arrested

COLFAX – Rebecca Laird, 38, Moscow, was arrested May 25 after Washington State Trooper KJ Pigott observed a vehicle driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Main Street in front of Rosauers. The vehicle was pulled over. When Trooper Pigott...

 
 By Pam Lewison    Editorial    June 4, 2020

Waste

No agriculture producer likes to see their work go to waste. Whether it is a crop, milk or livestock, no one involved in agriculture wants their products to go anywhere other than to consumers. That...

 

Ideals of equality

It is understandable that many Americans, especially those of European ancestry, express minimal outrage at the George Floyd killing in Minnesota. Their family or “their people” are not much affected They don’t worry much if they encounter the...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    June 4, 2020

Panic is dysfunctional

During the 2019 flu season, 61,000 Americans died; over 1,000 of them were from Washington State. The loss of life was tragic for those who lost loved ones, but it was not cause for panic. The coronavirus has claimed just over 100,000 Americans,...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes: June 4, 2020

Pet Peeves: Potholes on Steptoe St., big enough to lose a small car in. Okeydokes: Joe Rupe for a beautiful job with the cemetery. Beyond beautiful for Memorial Day....

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 4, 2020

Visitors make Selbu Stop

Linda Hennigar attended the graduation party Saturday for her great-niece, Kennedy Thompson, in Princeton, Idaho, at the home of her parents, Steve and Lori Hennigar Thompson. David and Sue Gunderson, Sister Bay, Wis., attended worship services at...

 

Thrifty Grandmothers, local thrift store returns

The Thrifty Grandmothers shop in Colfax re-opened last week with new restrictions. Running the same business hours as before, now 20 people are admitted into the store at a given time, masks required, with a 20-minute shopping limit. Markers have bee...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    People    June 4, 2020

Whitman County represents FFA State Officers

WHITMAN COUNTY – On Sunday, May 31, positions for the new 2020-2021 state officers were announced. Three of the new state officers are from Whitman County. The new officers are Cole Baerlocher, Colfax, president; Gunnar Aune, Colfax, secretary and...

 

Utzman makes dean's list

SALT LAKE CITY – Payton Utzman of Pullman was named to the University of Utah's Spring 2020 Dean's List. Utzman's major is listed as Biology BS. Utzman was among more than 7,500 students named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List. To qualify, students...

 

Garg earns degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA – Tanmay Garg of Pullman has earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Garg was among approximately 4,050 undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees during the...

 

TV news visits LaCrosse

LaCrosse Class of 2020 seniors are interviewed by Spokane-based KREM 2 news last week. The interview was aired last week and is expected to be included in an hour-long special on seniors across the...

 

Senior Menu: Week of June 8 - June12

Colfax Monday, June 8: Hawaiian burger with ham and pineapple, zesty pasta salad with vegetables, chocolate chip cookie Thursday, June 11: Pancake with fruit topping, scrambled eggs, sausage, breakfast fruit Endicott Tuesday, June 9: Turkey dinner...

 

Correction: June 4, 2020

In the May 28 Gazette, two St. John-Endicott seniors were misidentified in the Graduation pull-out section....

 

Library Calendar: June 4-11

Thursday, June 4 Virtual Trivia Night at 5:30 p.m. Visit Whitman County Library’s Facebook page for a live, 5 question test of your historical, literary, scientific, and just-for-fun knowledge. Hosted by WCL’s Sarah Phelan. Friday, June 5 Zoom...

 

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