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  • Matthew Anthony Korn

    Matthew Anthony Korn

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    Some hearts know no bounds. Matthew Anthony Korn, who left us Monday, December 18th, had one of the kindest, most adventurous hearts that ever existed. The middle of 11 children born to Edward and Joan Korn, Matt was raised in Santa Maria, California. At 18 years of age, he moved to Idaho, where he met his future wife, Chris Kuehnert. Together they raised three children, Spencer, Melisa, and Justin. For several decades, he worked as a sheet metal worker in Idaho and Washington, eventually...

  • Jill Janee Pittmann

    Jill Janee Pittmann

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    Jill Janee Pittmann was born on a snowy November 19th in 1973, to Jim and Janet Pittmann, and passed away on May 30, 2023, at the age of 49. Jill lived a spunky life growing up in Oakesdale, Washington, and graduated from Oakesdale High school in 1992. After graduation, she attended the University of Idaho where she became a member of Alpha Gamma Delta as well as a life-long Vandal Fan! Jill graduated in 1996 with degrees in Public Relations and Advertising. After she left the U of I, she contin... Full story

  • Catherine Hamilton-Capra

    Catherine Hamilton-Capra

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    Catherine Edna Hamilton-Capra, 68, of Tustin, California, passed away May 20, 2023, in Tustin. Catherine was born on Sept. 13, 1954, in Colfax, Washington, to Gordon and Joyce Hamilton. She grew up in St. John, Washington, and graduated from St. John Highschool. She attended the University of Idaho for a time and graduated from Spokane Community College with a degree in Horticulture Design. Catherine later graduated from Kinman Business University with a business degree. She married Louis Capra... Full story

  • Judy Ann Roberts

    Judy Ann Roberts

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    Judy Ann Roberts, 74, a resident of Colfax, Wash., passed away on May 2, 2023, at Pullman Care in Pullman, Wash. Judy was born on March 6, 1949, at Moscow, Idaho, to George and DeEtte (Jones) McCleerey. She attended the Potlatch Schools and graduated from the Potlatch High School. She married her High School sweetheart Tony Roberts on March 23, 1968. She then attended the Lewis and Clark Normal School while Tony was serving in Vietnam. The couple later made their home in Colfax, Wash. Judy was... Full story

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    Colfax Thursday, June 8 Chicken Enchiladas, Salsa and Sour Cream, Fresh Veggies, Beans, Dessert Monday, June 12 Pork Sausage Breakfast Casserole with Eggs and Veggies, Roasted Potatoes, Breakfast Fruit Colton Wednesday, June 14 Chef Salad with Tomato; Ham; Turkey; Cucumber; Cheese and Hard-Boiled Egg, Roll with Butter, Cottage Cheese with Fruit Endicott Tuesday, June 13 Pasta Bar, Salad Bar, Garlic Bread, Dessert Palouse Wednesday, June 14 Hawaiian Burger with Ham & Pineapple, Zesty Pasta Salad with Vegetables, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pullman...

  • Albion hosts pie social

    Reid Thompson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    ALBION — The Guy-Albion Historical Society will be holding its annual Pie Social event on June 17 at the Albion Community Church from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will be entertained with live music from the Pioneer Ramblers from the Lewis-Clark Valley....

  • Countdown to Snake River Family Festival

    Reid Thompson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — The Port of Whitman will be holding its annual Snake River Family Festival at Boyer Park and Marina Saturday, June 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The festival, which will celebrates the vitality of the Snake River to the region’s crops and businesses, is entirely free. Visitors can expect to see a variety of river-themed vendors and live entertainment....

  • Library summer reading program

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — The Whitman County Library (WCL) started its summer reading program Thursday, June 1, themed “All Together Now.” Those wishing to participate can enter the program challenge through August 31. Programs and activities planned include craft projects, games, book clubs, and educational programs for those in attendance with neighbors, family, and friends. The kid’s challenge is reading, or books read to them for 10 hours to receive badge awards, a new book, and prizes. Teens who read three books and complete three activities by August...

  • Meals on Wheels fueled by community support

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — Council on Aging (COA) Director Paige Collins is thankful for the community volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels. Collins stated that there are several great volunteers, including Barry Folsom, owner of the local ACE hardware store in Colfax, and the Rotary Club. Administrator and Coordinator for the Meals on Wheels program Margie Anderson stated that she has a bunch of fantastic volunteers. “Barry has stepped up a lot,” Anderson said, noting that he’s taken on more than two weeks j...

  • Veteran's Corner: Jerry Coker

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — Jerry Coker grew up in a small farming community in north Missouri, and like his wife, he explained that there were only a few opportunities there. “Most of the kids went to college or stayed and got a job,” he said. Mr. Coker noted that during the early 60s, college money was hard to get back then, and his parents had lived through the Depression and weren’t about to sign a loan for him to go to school. “I waited until I was nineteen, and they wouldn’t have to sign for me and joined th...

  • Pinkies up and cheers to successful tea party

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — Friends of the Whitman County Library hosted their newly founded annual Tea Party last month and are ready to raise their cups and cheers to the announcement of next year’s celebration, which will be held on May 11, 2024. “Our first event was a success,” said Friends of the Whitman County Library Event Organizer Nanette Nebe. “It was very delightful. We had people of all ages there to share a catered lunch with tea. We had sandwiches, scones, tartlets, and delicious tea for all ages. “ The event offered a variety of kid-friendl...

  • Cash for Empties Works in Oregon

    Don C. Brunell, Business Analyst|Jun 8, 2023

    When Oregon enacted the nation’s first bottle bill in 1971, it was intended to reduce litter on the state’s beaches, along roads, and in parks. It was a cleanup, not a recycling program. Today, the focus is recycling empty beer, pop, juice, and water containers and it is working very well in large part because it pays people to recycle. Collect the “empties” and earn a dime for each plastic bottle or aluminum can. It adds up and often is enough money to supplement purchases of food and gas. Or...

  • Additional costs of wind, solar power

    Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at Washington Policy Center|Jun 8, 2023

    Relying on increased wind and solar is likely to increase electricity costs for residents in Washington and Idaho, and make electricity less reliable. Advocates of wind and solar frequently point to is the claim that the fuel is “free.” That claim ignores the extremely high up-front cost of those energy sources. To account for that, energy analysts create a “levelized cost of energy” to compare between energy that has low costs up-front but has ongoing costs for the fuel – like natural g...

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  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    Donna Conley, of Pullman, Wash., transferred 615 NW Polaris St., Pullman, Wash., to Conley Living Trust, of Pullman, Wash., parcel 1-1005-00-01-05-0000, undisclosed value, Warranty Deed, May 22, 2023. Rebecca Thompson, of Pullman, Wash., sold TAMAR, 1973, to Elizabethe Enos, of Pullman, Wash., parcel 3-5235-00-00-04-0039, selling price $44,600, Affidavit, May 22, 2023. Steve McGehee and Katherine Keener, of Palouse, Wash., sold undeveloped land only, to Clifford Yeager and Kimberly Vincent, of Moscow, Idaho., parcels 1-0735-00-06-04-0001,...

  • Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from May 31 to June 3: May 31 Craig Steven Pettit, 37, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for FTA Burglary. Pettit is being held on a $10,000 Bond or $10,000 cash bail through Nez Perce District Court. Raymond Joseph Cooper, 37, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for FTA Posession with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of Firearms. Cooper is being held on a $250,000 Bond or $25,000 cash bail through Whitman County Superior C...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 23 to June 1:: May 23 9:41 a.m.- Alkali St, Endicott, Agency Assistance 9:46 a.m.- Wawawai Rd, Clarkston, Marine Event 11:15 a.m.- S Whitman Ave, Rosalia, Suspicious Person 11:53 a.m.-N Whitman Ave, Rosalia, Trespassing Complaint 12:44 p.m. SR 195, Rosalia, Citizen Assist 12:50 p.m.- Huntley Rd, Colfax, Communications Problem. 4:03 p.m.- Pullman Albion Rd, Pullman, Welfare Check 5:33 p.m.- Huntley Rd, Colfax, Communications Probelm 6:03 p.m.- Central Fer...

  • The Baffling Murder of Local Millionaire

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    THORNTON -Locals may recall the ghost story that shook Whitman County to its core. Not many remember his name, but some will remember the stories of a man that seemingly disappeared without a trace while hopping from property to property. People called this ghostly figure "The Phantom of Palouse." The Phantom would not be caught until the story of Whitman County's missing millionaire unfolded in December 1964. Whitman County Sheriff Mike Humphreys reported his close friend, Clarence E. Wittie,...

  • Debate on school's eligibility for .09 Fund

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — Whitman County Commissioners met and discussed the newest applicant to the 2023 Whitman County Development Funds, also known as the .09 Funds. This is the first time a school has applied for the funds, which generally are distributed to public facility projects or developments concerning the counties, cities, towns, ports, libraries, and economic development organizations. Colfax High School submitted their application for the Track Team and Field this year. A hearty debate took place during the commissioner’s meeting to decide if the...

  • Traveling nurse's license reinstated

    Roger Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    PULLMAN – A traveling nurse in Whitman County who illegally diverted and used prescription medications has had her registered nursing license suspension lifted by the state Department of Health. Stephanie R. Koski, also known as “Stephanie R. Loomis,” had her nursing license reinstated May10, agency records show. She first obtained a nursing license on Aug. 14, 2002. In June 2022, the California Board of Registered Nursing revoked her nursing license for unprofessional conduct after finding she diverted and used prescription drugs not inten...

  • Multiple Brownfield sites identified in Whitman County

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    COLFAX — The Port of Whitman County is one of many communities in the State of Washington that will receive federal funding to conduct cleanup assessments at former industrial sites known as brownfields. The Port of Whitman received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and assess brownfield properties throughout Whitman County in partnership with interested property owners and communities. The EPA defines a brownfield as a property for which the potential presence of a hazardous substance, p...

  • Rosalia local pool receives multiple upgrades

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    ROSALIA - The Rosalia pool has undergone several new upgrades due to closing early last year and is up and running this year, confirmed Pool Manager Piper Dickenson. Dickenson stated they could get the upgrades from donations and leftover funds from closing last year. "We decided to put it back into the pool this year," Dickenson said of the funds left from closing early. She further explained that because of the early closure, they had reduced the price of their season passes for the...

  • Garfield-Palouse track and field making history

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    GARFIELD-PALOUSE - The Garfield-Palouse Vikings just completed one of the best seasons for any team in the nation. As a team, the Vikings broke nine school records and saw the girls team finish first in the WIAA 1B state tournament, while the boys team finished fourth overall. The girls side won the district, regional, and state tournament this season, as well as holding their own in the various invitational meets they competed in this season. They finished fifth at the Glenn Wolf Invite early t...

  • 34th annual Lind Combine Derby this weekend

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 8, 2023

    LIND — Lind, Washington will host the annual Lind Combine Derby starting Friday, June 9 and running through Saturday, June 10. The event will consist of various vehicle races/demolitions. Tickets can be purchased online at You can also purchase tickets for RV/Camping passes online as well. Among competitors this year is Erik Labes, a veteran of the event of over 10 years. This could potentially be the last time he will compete in the derby. From Hay, Washington, Caleb H...

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