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Dolores Mae Koch June 14, 2022

Dolores Mae Koch, 92, passed away June 14, 2022. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home of Spokane Valley, Wash., is in charge of arrangements....

 

Douglas L. Brannon

LaCrosse, Wash., native Douglas L. Brannon, 80, of Lewiston, Idaho, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Royal Plaza Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m....

 

Joyce M. Simpson

Surrounded by love and family, Joyce Madine Simpson passed away peacefully June 16, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Pullman at the vibrant, youthful age of 87, joining her husband, John; and son,...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 23, 2022

Dusty News

Thirteen of David Stueckle’s family celebrated Father’s Day at Shmuck Park in Colfax on Sunday. Besides David, others present included Doug, Cheryl and Ashleigh, Ann Marie and daughter Kira, Nathan and Rebecca and son Jonathan and Andrea and...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    June 23, 2022

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, June 25, 1897 Scaffold Be Erected Immediately No Appeal Yet Sheriff Sims states that the erection of the gallows upon which he designs to hang Leonard on...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    June 23, 2022

Snake River fest marks fifth year

COLFAX - On June 18, 1972, Boyer Park and Marina attracted crowds "under cool and cloudy skies" for the park's official dedication on the shore of the Snake River. Exactly 50 years later, the park...

 

Colfax Honor Roll

COLFAX — The School District has named the students to the honor roll. Here are the students that received all A’s and earned a 4.0 GPA: Hannah E. Baerlocher, Justic I. Brown, Asher T. Cai, Anna J. Cocking, Kendall E. Gosney, John Lustig, Jade...

 

Thousands in scholarships awarded to Colfax graduates

COLFAX — Several graduates racked up thousands of dollars in scholarships as they head into community colleges and universities. Here are the awards: Sidney Appel, attending Carroll College — Melvin & Josephine Ripley and Sabina Schreiber...

 

Garfield-Palouse graduates receive scholarships

PALOUSE — Several Garfield-Palouse graduates racked up thousands of dollars in scholarships as they head into community colleges and universities. Here are the scholarships that were awarded: Myles Bowechop, attending Washington State University...

 

Students make President's List

SPOKANE – Three Whitman County residents have been named to the President’s List at Gonazaga University for the spring semester. Sara Whelchel of Diamond, Kyla Hansen of Oakesdale and Ellie Tollett of Thornton made the list with a grade-point...

 

Births

Waylon Virgil Newton, a boy, was born at 5:44 a.m. Thursday, June 16, to Thomas and Samantha Newton of St. John. He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Rhiannon and Charles Foster of Spokane Valley and...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    June 23, 2022

LaCrosse Farmers' Festival returns to roots

LACROSSE — The 107th annual Farmers’ Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, June 24-26. First held in June of 1915 under the name “Chautauqua”, the theme this year is “Back to our Roots,” which honors the celebration’s...

 

Railroad Days includes speeders, fun activities

COLFAX - Railroad Days attracted train enthusiasts and history buffs Sunday, June 19, to Perkin's House. The Father's Day event at 623 N. Perkins Ave. included speeder rides to Mockonema. The Whitman...

 

Drones help scorched forests

Regenerating millions of western forested acres scorched by wildfires is a Herculean task costing hundreds of billions. However, healthy growing woodlands are essential to reducing atmospheric CO2 and...

 

A speeder ride through time

On Saturday the 18th, I set out from my Main Street apartment in Colfax at 7 a.m. to the train depot for a speeder I would be riding to Hooper. I grew up in Lamont. As a kid, I would play around the o...

 

Washtucna man arrested

WASHTUCNA — A local man was booked into the Adams County Jail on Monday after allegedly shooting at a cyclist. Steve Stone, 35, of Washtucna, was booked into the jail on first-degree assault, possession of a stolen firearm and being a felon in...

 

Downtown meeting slated

COLFAX — The Colfax Downtown Association will host its annual meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27. The meeting will take place at 203 N. Main St., in an upstairs meeting room. Anyone with items for the agenda should submit their requests to...

 

Travel trailer stolen from Farmington

FARMINGTON — A 2017 Rockwood Ultra Lite travel trailer was stolen from the area between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, June 17. According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, the trailer has a Washington license plate numbered 39261AC. Anyone with...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 23, 2022

Tekoa Trestle reopens

TEKOA - Nearly 50 people turned out Sunday morning, June 5, for the reopening of the historic Tekoa Trestle. The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association crossed the span in the pouring rain...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 23, 2022

Man acquitted, committed to Eastern State Hospital

COLFAX — A Pullman man was acquitted June 14 of drive-by shooting charges. Jamil Fields, 27, of Pullman, was found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of drive-by shooting, second-degree kidnapping with a firearms enhancement and five...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 23, 2022

Animal cruelty charges filed against Pullman residents

PULLMAN — First- and second-degree animal cruelty charges were filed against two local residents Friday, June 17, in Whitman County Superior Court. Carson Hammer and Sydney Weston, both of Pullman, were charged with multiple counts, records show....

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 23, 2022

Colfax Police

May 31 9:22 a.m. – Hit-and-run crash 10:43 a.m. – Officer responded to a report of bags left outside the building. 11:40 a.m. – Suspicious person/circumstance; officer requested a case number. 12:38 p.m. – Welfare check. 6:49 p.m. ...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 23, 2022

Sheriff's Office

June 14 10:21 a.m. – East Mohr Street, Palouse. Agency assistance. Deputy assisted Palouse Police Department with a call. 11:39 a.m. – Rose Creek Road; residential, Pullman. Burglary/intrusion. Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a...

 

Land Transactions

COLFAX — The Whitman County Assessor’s Office did not report any home or property sales from June 14-20:...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    June 23, 2022

District Court

• Robin Waithaka, first-degree negligent driving. Defendant sentenced to 90 days in jail with 45 days suspended, and a fine of $1,000 with $750 suspended. Defendant will serve a total of 45 days in jail with credit for 2 days served. Defendant...

 

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