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Peggy Zaring

A righteous reason to ride

Ideal weather on Sunday, June 2, set the stage for a large turnout of bikes and trikes for the ninth annual Colfax Ride For A Cure. The event is a fundraiser for cancer research. Although the final...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 6, 2019

Discussions underway on rural road tax hike

Discussions are underway between county commissioners and Mark Storey, Public Works director, about putting the question to voters whether to raise the road tax collection rate for residents of unincorporated areas. The county’s annual road levy...

 

Civil service board rejects city move to re-hire, demote chief

A Colfax city move to reinstate Rick McNanny as police chief, issue him back pay since the date he was terminated Jan. 17 and then demote him was rejected by the Colfax Civil Service Commission in a session Tuesday afternoon. The commission session...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 6, 2019

Right-of-way quest takes county reps to Puget Sound hospital

Last agreements are coming in on the delayed Almota Four road work, including one which county agents obtained from a hospital patient in Puget Sound. On Tuesday, two county representatives, one of which is a notary, drove west, where an Almota Four...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 6, 2019

Lone candidate: Chris Cook will succeed Mayor Echanove in Palouse

Palouse city councilman and school board member Chris Cook is the lone candidate to replace Michael Echanove, the city’s four-term mayor. Cook submitted his name to run during the initial filing period in May. “I was approached by a number of...

 

Colfax graduation sees toys, end of 52-year run

The 40 graduates of the Colfax High School class of 2019 each received a special gift from Principal Carrie Lipe, who will be leaving the district after serving here for three years. The miniature Bulldog figures lined the front of the stage during...

 

Bud Hut theft sentenced

Kody M. Schneider, 21, the Moscow resident who was originally charged with robbing the Bud Hut marijuana shop along the Pullman-Moscow Highway April 8, was sentenced to 60 days in jail Friday morning after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree...

 

Plea date set for Myers

A July 12 date for a plea and sentencing of Ashley Myers, who faces a charge of murder, was set Friday morning in superior court. Myers was placed on the court docket for Friday, and met briefly with her attorney, Steve Martonick, who asked for the...

 

Runaway crash on Canyon Street

A Pullman woman escaped injury May 29 when the pickup truck she was driving malfunctioned at the bottom of the Palouse Highway grade into Colfax. The driver of the runaway truck managed to roll across all four lanes of Main Street before hitting a...

 

Clements, SJE teacher will retire after 30-year career

By Madysen McLain Gazette Reporter Bob Clements, St. John/Endicott ag teacher, will retire this year following a 29-year career for the St. John/Endicott High School. Clements said he began teaching after he farmed for four years in the Endicott...

 

More town days in future

Summer is on for annual town-sponsored events in Whitman County, with Rosalia's Battle Days last weekend, which followed Garfield's May Day on May 18 and the St. John Stock Show & Community Fair April 25-28. Colfax first Thursdays start June 6. Town...

 

Rosalia school board approves two projects

Rosalia school board members discussed improvement projects for the summer and watched a Rosalia senior demonstrate his senior project at Thursday night's meeting. Marshal Howard, Rosalia School...

 

Schmick, Dye express post-session thoughts to newsroom

State representatives Mary Dye of Pomeroy and Joe Schmick of Colfax stopped in at the Whitman County Gazette last Friday for a discussion about the completed session in Olympia. “I'm probably happier than I've been,” said Dye of what she thought...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 6, 2019

County, WSU create hub for medical outbreaks

The Whitman County Public Health Department and WSU recently formed a partnership to create a medical hub in Pullman in the event a major outbreak were to occur. Sarah Blatner, WSU emergency management coordinator, said the partnership was signed...

 
 By Madysen McLain    Sports    June 6, 2019

Rosalia senior wraps high school running career

Gavin Merritt, Rosalia high school senior, started his running career in middle school, but it wasn't until high school when he began to succeed. At the state track meet in Cheney last week, Merritt p...

 

Baseball players swing into Legion summer season

Colfax baseball players have converted to the summer season with players on five different teams. McDonald Park will be a stopping point for most of the teams as the Legion and Babe Ruth teams roll through the season. Colfax Coach Scotty Parrish is...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 6, 2019

Gar/Pal pauses football; rest of Southeast 1B appears stable

No football team will play this fall for Garfield/Palouse High School. After seven senior players graduated last Saturday, the number of interested kids was too low to field an eight-man team. Scott Thompson, athletic director, and other school...

 

Bulletin Column: June 6, 2019

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been...

 
 By Gordon Forgey    Opinion    June 6, 2019

A lesson from D-Day

The D-Day landings took place in Normandy France, June 6, 1944. That was 75 years ago during World War II. The landings were a great gamble. They were a do or die situation intended to gain a foothold in Europe for the United States and its allies...

 

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