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  • Runners race to finish line at Slippery Gulch

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    TEKOA — Runners from across the county filled the street in town as the annual Fun Run commenced on Saturday, June 10, in celebration of Slippery Gulch. The fun run took runners down Henkle Street through downtown Tekoa on Crosby Street. Runners raced across the roadways until making it to Tekoa’s Trestle. A turnaround point was just across for those only running the 2-mile, but for those continuing on for the 5-mile run, the path continued through the Palouse to Cascades trail. According to Slippery Gulch Committee Member Mary Marsh, this yea...

  • Booster Club spotlights best free throwers

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    TEKOA — Tekoa Booster Club hosted its annual basketball free throw contest during the festivities of Slippery Gulch on Saturday, June 15. The contest brought the community together to take shots at the downtown basketball hoops. Winners were organized by grade school, middle school, high school, adult and most consecutive free-throws made. Here are the results of the competition: Grade School Winners (2nd-5th grade) 1st Connor Sperber, 2nd Ruby Smith, 3rd Hazel Smith; Middle School Winners (6th-8th grade) 1st Violet Smith, 2nd Ryker French, 3...

  • Slippery Gulch fishing derby results posted

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    TEKOA — The annual festivities for Battle Days kicked off early on Monday, June 10, with the annual children’s fishing derby. This year, 49 children cast their lines into Hangman Creek, hoping to catch a fish. The ages for those competing ranged from 0-12 years old. Here are the results: 0-3 years old, 1st Karly Johnson, 2nd Max Moore, 3rd Beau Fink; 4-6 years old, 1st Kylie Johnson, 2nd Walker Sperber, 3rd Kate Blank; 7-9 years old, 1st Luna Hay, 2nd Sydney Monroy, 3rd Ivy Sczenski; 10-12 years old, 1st Reyson Ramirez, 2nd Bridger Boyles, 3rd...

  • Bullsharks ready to swim

    Matthew Strissel, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX –– Summer is heating up, and so are the Colfax Bullsharks, as the swim season approaches. Currently there are 26 swimmers registered on the team with several talented athletes returning from last year, according to head coach Janni Burt. The first practice of the season was held Monday, June 17. “(I look forward to) just seeing the kids again,” Burt said. “They’re always so eager to work and improve themselves.” The first swim meet of the season is scheduled to be Tuesday, July 9, in Endicott. Leaving little time to rest, the team will...

  • Sprint boats hit Webb's Slough

    The Gazette, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    ST. JOHN — Thousands of sprint boat race fans braved what felt like four seasons of weather on Saturday, June 15, to watch the high-speed action at Webb's Slough. A cold wind blew as rain hit the slough early in the day, followed by a break in the weather with blue skies. Throughout most of the day, the temperature hovered in the mid-40s, prompting spectators to don coats and wrap themselves in blankets in the blustery weather. The cold weather brings increased air density, which helped several teams log sub-39 second times. The No. 86 J...

  • Maui volunteer presents Sunday

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX — The Church of the Nazarene is hosting a presentation on volunteer work that the Pukalani Church of the Nazarene has done in Maui, Hawaii. The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at the Colfax Church of the Nazarene, 1103 North Morton Street. Organizer Dylan Nails will give updates on everything that is going on. “We’re currently building housing,” Nails said, noting that they are trying to build as many as they can to fight the housing crisis in Maui. “We have got a lot of support from Whitman County as a whol...

  • Rosalia awards students

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 20, 2024

    ROSALIA - An Elementary Awards Assembly was held last week. Elementary students were recognized for their academic achievements including the PAW awards or Positive, respectful, school-spirit, going above and beyond. Other awards included the achievement in math and reading for spending more than 10 months of growth throughout the year; work ethic; and the PAW award meeting all three areas including positive, achievement, work ethic. Other awards included physical education, and attendance with...

  • Quilts of Valor

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

  • Route 27: From Here to There, and Vice Versa

    Dana Clemens, Guest Columnist|Jun 20, 2024

    GARFIELD -- Buried within the brief section of Route 27 that connects Garfield and Palouse is a mystery: For some reason, the road sign from Garfield lists the distance to Palouse as 8 miles, while the sign from Palouse declares the distance to Garfield as 10 miles. Whatever the distance, the road is a scenic paradise. Beyond the rolling hills encompassing thousands of acres of cultivated land are railroad tracks, the meandering Palouse River, rock formations, trees, barns, and grazing cattle. As if that wasn’t enough, the changing seasons b...

  • Bank Left Gallery showing opening

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PALOUSE — The Bank Left Gallery is hosting an opening reception this weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, featuring the work of artist Daniel Kiessling. Kiessling was a Washington State University Alumnus and Pullman artist who passed away Jan. 17, 2024. “This talented and gifted artist was taken away from us too soon,” said Gallery owner Nelson Duran, “Now his art legacy and talent live on through his paintings.” Bank Left Gallery will be featuring approximately 1,000 curated works ranging from painting of the Palouse t...

  • Annual Books and Brews this weekend

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    MOSCOW — The Palouse Writers Guild is announcing the winners of the Palouse Writers Guild annual writing contests this Saturday, June 22, with their fifth annual Books and Brews event. The event will start at 4 p.m., closing at 6 p.m., with an announcement of the winners of the writing contests at the 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd Street, in Moscow. The free family-friend event will feature twelve participating authors willing to meet the public and autograph books. Participating authors include Annette Pimentel, Cathay Reta, Chris Bieker, C...

  • Colfax Chamber of Commerce June Mixer a success

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX - Chamber members, business owners and residents gathered at the Cellar to network for the June Colfax Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, June 13. The event started out with people trickling into the Cellar, grabbing a drink and gathering a plate food from the tables while mingling. "It's a good event. Different people here than the last one," said Chamber President Gary Young. Before a game of business Bingo kicked off, Young thanked all those who attended for being there and listed...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, June 20 Chicken salad on a croissant, carrot and raisin salad, fresh vegetables, sliced pears, lemon cream cheese bars. Monday, June 24 Chef salad with tomato, ham, turkey, cucumber, cheese, and hard boiled egg; roll with butter; cottage cheese with fruit; german chocolate cake. Colton Wednesday, June 2 Pancakes with fruit topping, scrambled eggs with salsa, sausage, breakfast fruit. Palouse Wednesday, June 26 Chef salad with tomato, ham, turkey, cucumber, cheese, and hard boiled egg; multi grain bread; cottage cheese with...

  • Donna Lynn King

    Donna Lynn King

    Jun 20, 2024

    It is with beyond sadness in our hearts, that our family announces the sudden and unexpected loss of daughter and sister, 63 year old Donna Lynn King (formally Kraft) of Tekoa, Wash., on June 8, 2024. Born November 15, 1960, widow of husband Duane King. Donna is survived by her mother, Janice Kraft of Mishawaka, Ind., sisters, Debbie Bussert of Cumming, Geo., Denise Kraft of Pompano Beach Flo., Dawn Kraft of Syracuse Ind., brother, Doug Kraft of Los Angeles, Calif., and stepson Michael King of... Full story

  • Service Notice: Elizabeth "Liz" Folsom

    Jun 20, 2024

    Elizabeth “Liz” Folsom Family & friends of Liz’s are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Colfax Golf Course Community Building Friday, June 21st 2-4pm. All are invited to stop by and share a story or just say “Hi.” Snacks will be served. Stay and socialize or just say “Hi.... Full story

  • Linda Jean Mount

    Linda Jean Mount

    Jun 20, 2024

    Our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, Linda Hames Mount went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 28, 2023. She died from the complications of colon cancer. Linda was born to Ken and Veva Jean Hames April 28, 1954. She was raised in Rosalia, Wash. As a young girl, Linda was very active in 4-H. She raised lambs for the Palouse Empire Fair in Colfax as well as entered many sewing projects, canned goods and baked goods. In high school Linda participated in choir, FHA... Full story

  • Service Notice: Wayne Brannon

    Jun 20, 2024

    Wayne Brannon Friends and family are invited to join a graveside service at 2 p.m. on June 28, 2024, for Wayne Brannon at the Colfax Cemetery.... Full story

  • Service Notice: Tara Vern Tribbett

    Jun 20, 2024

    Tara Vern Tribbett A celebration of life for Tara Vern Tribbett is on Friday, June 28th, 2024 at the Lumberyard Food & Event Hall in Pullman, WA at 3:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend to honor her memory together.... Full story

  • Carol Christine Jorstad

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Carol Christine Jorstad, 92, of Pullman, Wash., passed away June 6, 2024, at the Memory Villas at Bishop Place in Pullman. Carol was born August 17, 1931 in Colton, Wash., to Joseph & Beatrice (Meyer) Busch. She grew up in Colton and later graduated from Mary Cliff Catholic High School in Spokane, Wash. She married Morris Kopf in April of 1950. They moved to the family farm in 1952, operating the farm until 1962. Carol and Morris later divorced and she moved to Pullman. Carol married Sigvart... Full story

  • David Earl FitzGerald

    David Earl FitzGerald

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    David Earl FitzGerald passed away June 13, 2024, in St. John. He was 71. David was born July 6, 1952, in Colfax, Wash., to Robert and Edna (Koch) FitzGerald. He was a lifelong resident of St. John, graduating from St. John High School in 1971 and he went on to work in the community in one form or another for the next 53 years. In high school, David played football and was awarded All County Center his senior year. He was also the County Free Throw Champion freshman and junior year. In 1982,... Full story

  • Death Notice: Paul Bilderback

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Paul Bilderback Paul Bilderback, Steptoe resident, passed away in Colfax on June 13, 2024. A military graveside service will be held in Steptoe at a later date. Corbeill funeral home in Colfax is caring for the family.... Full story

  • Sandra Kay Morasch

    Sandra Kay Morasch

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Sandra Kay Morasch, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2024, after a long battle of heart problems and other health ailments at Methodist Germantown in Germantown, Tenn. She was born to the late Gwendolyn Aiken and Wayne Aiken on July 9, 1951, in Spokane, Washington. Sandy was a graduate of North Central High School in Spokane, Wash. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gregory Walter Morasch. Greg passed away in 2015 and she has longed for their joyful reunion as... Full story

  • Elaine Gayle Crane

    Elaine Gayle Crane

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Elaine Gayle Crane, 74, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away on June 10, 2024, in Garfield, Washington, with her family by her side. Elaine was born on September 25th, 1949, to Beverly and Thomas Alexander in Long Beach, California. Elaine had three siblings, Sandi, Jeanette and Wally. In 1987 Elaine married the love of her life Ron Crane. Ron and Elaine began their marriage in their hometown of Huntington Beach, California, where they would raise their children. Elaine was so proud... Full story

  • Jim Repp and "The Record"

    Jun 20, 2024

    If stats could have been kept at Bronings, now Corbeill’s Funeral Home, of whose name appeared on the top line of the book in the Visitation Room of this facility, most of us would know the answer immediately: our old and recently departed friend, Jim Repp. It was uncanny how he could do that and of course he wasn’t interested in any record. I believe he did what he did to show the family, other friends, former or present colleagues, etc. his friendship and thankfulness for knowing the deceased. Or maybe Jim didn’t know the deceased at all a...

  • Trail Life has anti-woke scouting program

    Family Policy Institute of Washington|Jun 20, 2024

    You may have heard the news that the beloved Boy Scouts organization is rebranding for the sake of inclusion. Their new name is “Scouting America,” which allows not only all girls, but the so-called “transgendered” girls who think they are boys. The rebrand includes a concerted effort to recruit more LGBT members in the organization. This shift is a direct result of the dominance of the so-called “woke culture.” Why, you may ask, is this shift necessary? After all, girls who are interested in becoming scouts could just as easily join a loca...

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