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 By Olivia Harnack    People    June 9, 2022

Beauty and the Beast

TEKOA - Local third- through sixth-grade students performed their rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" during three shows at the Empire Theatre. Avery Blank played Belle and Ryker French...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 9, 2022

Good Ol' Days

125 Years ago, Friday, June 11, 1897 Fishing for Squirrels E.R. Barrell, a hardware merchant of Colfax was in Spokane on business Tuesday. Among other things he purchased while there was a quantity...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 9, 2022

Thrifty Grandmothers awards scholarships

By Gazette Reporter COLFAX — Thrifty Grandmothers awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to Whitman County graduating seniors. A record number of applicants submitted applications and of the scholarships, 40% went to students pursuing a...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    June 9, 2022

Dusty News

Karen Broeckel was hostess to her cousin, Twila Whitehead Moss of Cle Elem, last week Tuesday night. Moss was on her way to a women’s trip to Denver. She planned to meet a friend for breakfast in Spokane on Wednesday morning. From there, she was...

 

Nancy Watson Elder Cochran

Nancy Watson Elder Cochran passed away May 26, 2022, in Spokane Valley, Wash. She was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., the first of eight children born to Omer and Marjean (Crites) Watson. Omer...

 

B. Verlene Fisher

B. Verlene Workman Fisher passed away at 1:35 a.m. May 20, 2022. Her beautiful heart stopped beating, as her son kept vigil and the smell of the mango-tangerine candle-filled her room. The room's...

 

'Gene' Morris

Larry Eugene "Gene" Morris, 77, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. He was born Aug. 6, 1944, in Kirksville, Mo., to Eldon and Mildred Cotter Morris. Gene...

 

Scott Juilan Robison

Scott Julian Robison, 59, of Garfield, Wash., passed away May 30, 2022, peacefully in his Garfield home surrounded by loved ones. Scott was born June 7, 1962, in Seattle, Wash. to Donald &...

 

Karen Irene Toedter Lewis

Karen Irene Toedter passed away May 30, 2022, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was born Oct. 4, 1942, to Irene (Gigstad) and Edward Toedter on the family farm near Easton,...

 

Gary Fletcher Barnes

Gary Fletcher Barnes passed away May 21, 2022. He was born July 25, 1945, the first of six children born to Vernon "Bud" and Dorothy "Susie" Barnes in Colfax and raised in nearby Garfield, Wash....

 

Rotarians report successful breakfast

COLFAX — The Colfax Rotary Club is reporting its youth baseball breakfast fundraiser last month as a success. The Little League event raised more than $6,500 to support youth baseball during its breakfast last month, club officials reported during...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 9, 2022

Riders raise funds for Malden

MALDEN - John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders raised nearly $5,000 for local use during their 17-day cross-state trip that concluded Sunday, June 5. The wagon train started its 41st ride in Easton on...

 

Letters to the Editor

Carbon tax may help alleviate climate change We just had one of our wettest Aprils on record. Yet, more than half of our state is abnormally or moderately dry and almost one-fourth in the grip of severe drought. Drought is expected here in Eastern...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion    June 9, 2022

On the trail, when it reins, it pours

Jockeying up for the opportunity to ride with the John Wayne Pioneer Riders and Wagons last week excited me. I left home early in the morning, encountering the sweet smell of stables, wet fur and...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    June 9, 2022

COVID-19 clawback spurs robotics

Prior to the corona virus outbreak, economies in the industrial world were moving along fairly smoothly-— reliable supply chains with “just in time” component arrivals, predictable product...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    People    June 9, 2022

Local author publishes book set here in Colfax

COLFAX - A local author recently released her second novel, this one set in Colfax. Kairi Rimbey, 56, published her second novel Tuesday, May 24, and will have an upcoming book display at Rosaurs in...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 9, 2022

County Jail

COLFAX - The Whitman County Jail reported the following bookings between May 31 and June 6: • Alejandro Ramon Gutierrez, 25, booked May 31, for driving with license suspended or revoked (found to be an habitual traffic offender) and an ignition...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 9, 2022

District Court

COLFAX — Whitman County District Court reported the following judgments during the last two weeks: June 3 • Stephen Oberhofer, driving under the influence. Sentenced to 364 days, 363 suspended. Fined $2,000, $1,000 suspended. Defendant must also...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 9, 2022

Colfax Police

COLFAX — The Police Department responded to the following calls for service from May 27-30: May 27 8:08 a.m. – Civil calls, Officer advised. May 28 1:45 a.m. – Welfare check, Officer responded for a welfare check. 10:16 a.m. – Traffic Violati...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 9, 2022

Land Transactions

COLFAX — The Whitman County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions between May 25-27: May 25 James E. Rambo, of Spokane Valley, XXX land only, Oakesdale, to James Andres Edward and Kayla Dee Rambo of Oakesdale, $370,688....

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 9, 2022

Heavy rains bring flooding, harvest delays

GARFIELD – Heavy rains over the last week brought more than just water, localized flooding and mudslides to the area. They also may have brought a delay in the harvest season for local farmers....

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 9, 2022

Battle Days a hit in Rosalia

ROSALIA – Despite heavy rain, Battle Days attracted hundreds of people downtown for a day of fun Saturday, June 4. Battle Days Association board member Lisa Kuehne of Rosalia reported more than 600...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 9, 2022

Work to start on golf course events center

COLFAX — The proposed Golf Course events center could be under construction this month. During a City Council meeting last month, events center spokesman Al Kirkpatrick said Dalco Construction is ready to begin work in June. In 2021, the estimated...

 

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