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  • Ed Schluneger

    Ed Schluneger

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Ed Schluneger, longtime Onecho area farmer and rancher, died at his Colfax home on June 24, 2023. He was 87. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 8th, with a graveside service at the Onecho Cemetery at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at the Onecho Bible Church at 11 a.m. Viewing for Ed will be on Friday, July 7th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Corbeill Funeral Home in Colfax. He was born James Edwin Schluneger on July 3, 1935, in Colfax, to Albert and Evalina Schrag Schluneger.... Full story

  • Sharon Miller

    Sharon Miller

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Sharon Miller, 77, of LaCrosse, Wash., passed away on June 20, 2023, in Colfax. Sharon was born November 10, 1945, in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Grace Thelma Crockett. She was raised in Fort Collins where she attended school. She met and married Charles R. Miller, Jr. in Fort Collins on September 21, 1961. They lived in Briggsdale, Colo., for 23 years before moving to Washington in 1994, where they made their home in LaCrosse, Wash. Sharon spent a lot of her career working as a Certified... Full story

  • Russ Foreyt

    Russ Foreyt

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Russ Foreyt, 36, a lifelong Colfax, Wash., native, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly June 22, 2023, leaving this world and those who knew and loved him, much too soon. Russ was born January 21, 1987, to Bill and Kris Foreyt and was the second of five children. Russ grew up running wild at his home on Union Flat Creek where he loved to explore. He learned trapping techniques and construction from his dad and a love of animals and nature from his mom. He recently moved with his family back to... Full story

  • Clara M. Moore

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Clara M. Moore, 101, of LaCrosse, Wash., passed away June 15, 2023, at Whitman Health and Rehab in Colfax, Wash. Clara was born January 5, 1922, in Pasco, Wash. She grew up in Kahlotus, Wash., and was the oldest of four girls. Following high school Clara married James D. Moore on July 28, 1940, and the made the family farm their home. Together with her parents they operated the farm in Kahlotus for a time until moving to Hay, Wash., where she operated the farm, had many animals, and raised their family. They later moved to LaCrosse, Wash.,... Full story

  • Frances Katherine Taufen

    Frances Katherine Taufen

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Frances Katherine Taufen, 96, was born April 23, 1927, near Uniontown, Wash., to Richard D. and Catherine M. Sprenger Stout. She passed away on June 25, 2023, at The Courtyard in Colfax, Wash. Cause of death was infirmities of age. A Memorial Mass for her and her son Stephen who preceded her in death will be Friday, July7th, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colfax. Reception to follow, then burial in the Colfax Cemetery. She attended the Hall School in the country near her family... Full story

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Colfax Thursday June 29 Chicken Salad on a Bun, Carrot and Raisin Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Sliced Pears, Lemon Cream Cheese Bars Monday, July 3 Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Salad, Vegetable, Birthday Dessert Pullman Friday, June 30 *Cook’s Choice* Tortellini Soup, Ham and Cheese sandwich, Veggie Tray, Peaches, No Bake Cookie...

  • Births

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    Pullman Regional Hospital Jack Robert Bollinger, a boy, was born June 21, 2023 to parents Courtney Garner and David Bollinger Jr, of Pullman, Wash. He weighed 4 pounds, 13.7 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Judith and David Bollinger, of Pittsfield, Mass. Maternal Grandparents are Denise Gardner, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Adalyn Rose Hostetler, a girl, was born June 21, 2023 to parents Aja and Jack Hostelter, of Farmington, Wash. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Bly and Karla Hostetler, of Scottsdale, Ariz. M...

  • Palouse Empire Crowned royalty open

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX — Crowned royalty is now open for the next Palouse Empire Rodeo Queen. Contestant packets and applications are ready to be mailed out for the 2024 contest and title. The age requirement is 16-24 years old, and those competing must have their horse to compete on. For more information, contact Diana Moser at 509-595-1951. Being Rodeo Queen is an excellent opportunity to represent the best sport on dirt. The application deadline is August 1....

  • Locals make University of Alabama Dean's List

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX — Two Whitman County locals made the University of Alabama Spring Semester 2023 Dean’s List. Kari Largent of Colfax and Austin Jones of Palouse maintained an academic record of 3.5 or above for the spring 2023 semester....

  • Pullman hosts yard sale this weekend

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    PULLMAN — The Whispering Hills Homeowners Association is hosting a neighborhood-wide yard sale on Saturday. The sale is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the neighborhood of Sunnyside Hill in Pullman....

  • WSU releases Spring Honor Roll 2023

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX — Several Whitman County locals made the Washington State University Spring Honor Roll for 2023. Albion locals Sofia Cervantes and Robert Dricker made the Spring 2023 honor roll. Locals from Colfax were Gabriel Ahmann, Nathan Brown, Hannah Buri, Kyle Doering, Casey Fulfs, Tyer Schroder, and Stephen Wilmotte. From Colton, locals Kian Ankerson, Emily Schultheis, Josie Schultheis, Rylee Vining, and Katelyn Wills were on the list. Farmington local Ava Rambo, Garfield local Ryley Griffiths, and Oakesdale locals Tyler Bober, Maidson D...

  • Colfax High School Honor Roll 2023

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman county Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX — The Colfax Junior/Senior High School released its lists of students who made the Honor Roll for the year 2023. The following students made “All A Honor Roll”: Cianna Gibb; Isabella Huntley; Ainslee Imler; Queenie Mayer; Adalynn Penwell; Hailey Vandenbark; Alton Burt; Paige Cocking; Zachary Cooper; Chloe Hall; Tanielle Knox; Walter McGraw; Marchele McNeilly; Gabriella Rabaiotti; Karly Wigen; Hailey Demler; Isabel Gibler; Harley Hennigar; Seth Lustig; Charlotte McCulloh; Keilena Nelson; Mikah Nelson; James Wigen; Lauryn York; Devan...

  • Penny Martinez

    Veteran's Corner - Penny Martinez

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    PULLMAN - Local, and Commander of the Garfield American Legion Post Number 24, Penny Martinez, joined the Army Reserves in 1986 when she was 17. Martinez shared that she was part of the 104th training brigade in Spokane, the Timberwolves. "I did two drills before I even went to basic training," Martinez said, adding that she went to Fort McClellan in Alabama in July 1986. "I turned 18 on the day I got to my unit," she said, adding that it was her basic training unit at Fort McClellan. After...

  • Irrigation project gaining traction

    Rep. Mary Dye, 9th Legislative District|Jun 29, 2023

    In 1922, the Columbia Basin Irrigation League was formed. Just a year later, Congress passed a bill allowing an investigation of the irrigation project with appropriations of $100,000. This was the very beginning of the process that led to construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest dam in the world at the time, to help provide irrigation to the Columbia Basin, and power to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. It was also the beginning of one of the largest irrigation efforts in the nation,...

  • Gray wolves need full state delisting before hitting the road to another state

    Pam Lewison, Center for Agriculture at the Washington Police Center|Jun 29, 2023

    Governor Inslee has indicated he is open to discussion about sending gray wolves from Northeastern Washington to Colorado. Before we start sending gray wolves outside the confines of our borders – doing nothing for our state’s recovery goals – we should consider updating the rules of recovery to translocate wolves to Western Washington, to reduce pressure on Eastern Washington ranchers and accelerate delisting here. Gray wolves found their way into Washington state in 2002. The Wolf Advis...

  • State of the Cemetery

    Jun 29, 2023

    I cannot believe how bad the Colfax Cemetery looks. Dry weeds everywhere – some places not mowed. Weeds and grass almost two feet tall. Other cemeteries in the area are green, no weeds and mowed. There should be someone in charge of taking care of it. By the looks of it no one takes care of it. Norma Becker Colfax...

  • Ai Fear

    Jun 29, 2023

  • GOP debates

    Jun 29, 2023

  • Fishing season kicks off at Rock Lake

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    EWAN - Anglers can prepare to explore Eastern Washington's largest inland lake, which is now fully stocked. Rock Lake is located just one mile north of Ewan and is open to year-round fishing. Rock Lake has been similarly stocked as in previous years. However, Washington State Fish and Wildlife reports that fishing fanatics should be looking for large brown trout this year. Anglers can catch a variety of fish, including black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, brown trout, common carp, grass pick...

  • Free swimming lessons offered in Whitman County

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    TEKOA — Whitman County Public Health is now providing funds to families seeking to enroll their children in swim lessons in a pilot program exclusive to Tekoa this summer. The program is offered to children ages 0-17 in Whitman County and is completely free. “It’s part of our safe kid program,” said Community Health Educator of Whitman County Health Department, Meghan Johns. “After the last few years, there have been some infant and toddler drownings. It’s hard to see how much they cost, and learning how to swim shouldn’t be determined by your...

  • Summer Daze

    Jun 29, 2023

  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    David and Kristen Stratton, of Pullman, Wash., sold 706 Southeast Ridgeview Street, to Pamela Kincaid, of Pullman, Wash., parcel 1-1365-00-00-14-0001, selling price $452,649, Statutory Warranty Deed, June 14, 2023. Thomas and Tracy French, of Cheney, Wash., sold 105 East 8th Street Units 1 and 2, Rosalia, Wash., to William and Diane Palmer, of Post Falls, Idaho., parcel 115700108010000, selling price $121,500, Statutory Warranty Deed, June 14, 2023. Glenn MacPhee and Melinda Miller, of Pullman, Wash., transferred 505 NW Jaycee Court, Pullman,...

  • Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from June 22 to June 26 June 22 Chaia Amina Lucille Powaukee, 19, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for Malicious Mischief in the 2nd degree, Residential Burglary, Theft in the 1st degree, and Posession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree. Powaukee is being held through other court. Tomothy Edward Foy, 56, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for Ventura County California Court of FTA Control/Possession of a Firearm, FTA Commerce/T...

  • District Court Filings

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX — Whitman County District Court reported the following criminal conviction sentences from June 20: June 20 Devine Bullard was found guilty of theft in the third degree, therefore, the defendant is adjudged guilty and sentenced to a deferred sentence for 12 months, with 30 days of jail, 29 suspended, and a fine of $500, $500 suspended. The defendant must serve 1 day in jail, convertible to 8 hours community service. Jail shall be arranged by the probation department and completed by the defendant within 60 days. The defendant owes a t...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 29, 2023

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from June 19 to June 26 June 19 8:12 a.m.- Stevick Rd & Upper Union Flat Rd, Colfax, Traffic Violation 12:40 p.m.- E Elm St, St John, Civil Calls 4:58 p.m.- Rock Lake, St John, Welfare Check June 20 4:31 a.m.- N Roberts St, Oakesdale, Suicidal Person 4:40 a.m.- Barbee Rd, Pullman, Domestic Dispute 8:11 a.m.- Wawawai Rd, Clarkston, Welfare Check 9:38 a.m.- Tidwell Rd, Palouse, Lost Property 9:58 a.m.- E Woodworth St, Uniontown, Missing Person 11:30 a.m.- Mud Flat Rd,...

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