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 By Garth Meyer    News    July 11, 2019

Old Mill Days starts Friday

By Garth Meyer Gazette Reporter It starts in August with a first meeting two weeks after the previous year’s celebration. Then, in the fall, calls start coming in to Oakesdale school Superintendent Jake Dingman’s office asking when Old Mill Days...

 

Palouse ice cream social Sunday

The annual Palouse ice cream social will be Sunday, July 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at Hayton Greene Park. A benefit for the Palouse Community Center, the afternoon social includes a 1 p.m. memorial ceremony for Lester Dean Hayton, a Palouse resident...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

County sends counter offer for district court

Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack proposed a counter offer in letter form for the Pullman District Court location Wednesday. The letter was sent to the Pullman City Council and Mayor Glenn Johnson to review. The city of Pullman’s offer was...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

Port of Whitman approves funding for City of Tekoa airport fuel

Port of Whitman commissioners approved to execute a loan/grant agreement with the city of Tekoa to assist with the airport fueling station at their meeting Wednesday morning, July 3. In early June, Tekoa Councilman Roy Schultz requested funding from...

 

Colfax panel reinstates Chief McNannay

After a two-hour session July 2 the Colfax Civil Service Commission voted 3-0 to reinstate Rick McNannay to the position of police chief. McNannay was ordered to return to duty Aug. 1 and will receive full pay. McNanny has been out of his office...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 11, 2019

State's canola crop up by 8,000 acres from last year

The past month's yellow fields on the Palouse reflect in statewide canola numbers released June 30 by USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service. For both winter and spring canola in 2019,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 11, 2019

Business incubator site slated to open in Colfax

The Colfax Downtown Association and Chamber of Commerce aim to open a business incubator in part of the former Higginson Furniture building the first week of August. The project, named "Colfax...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

School districts, towns get state audit reports

Washington State Auditor's Office released results from this year's audits for several Whitman County school districts and towns. Dates for the audit reports ranges from May 29 to June 20. Audits were released for the Colfax, Tekoa, Rosalia,...

 

Pullman Regional to run bond

­The Pullman Regional Hospital Board July 3 decided to give their expansion bond proposal another run this fall. The hospital ran the $29-million bond proposal in last April's special election and it failed to get the required voter turnout for...

 

Goal suggestions sought for Pullman

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson issued a call last week for Pullman residents to contact city hall and list emergent issues that they would like to see the city consider as priorities. He noted the city would like to know what issues are out there and...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

State parks awarded grants

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced July 3 it will award almost $4 million to Whitman County for preservation of parks, forests and trails. The grants will go through 2020. The Washington Department of Natural Res...

 

Barracudas return for big season launch

Pullman Barracudas booked a big launch on the new novice swim league season with a big win Tuesday night at Endicott. The Pullman club rolled up 610.5 points in the three-way meet. Host St....

 
Lance Mills

Four from county to compete in National High School Finals Rodeo

All roads lead to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14-20 for the 71st annual National High School Finals Rodeo, to include competitors from the United States, Mexico, Australia and Canada. Among them are...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    July 11, 2019

Cougars stack games, wins

The Whitman County Cougars pushed further into the American Legion season (ages 13-16) with a series of wins and losses in the past week to put their record at 20-10-1, (12-2 league). On Monday, July 8, they beat the Moscow Junior Blue Devils 6-5....

 

Patriots plug L-C Twins after 2-3 W-bats run

Palouse Patriots plugged a 17-3 win over the Lewis-Clark Twins at Harris Field in Lewiston for the biggest win of the summer’s AAA Legion campaign. The Pats rolled for 13 runs in the last two innings of the win. The big win, which countered a loss...

 

Colfax will host swim meet today

Colfax swim team will host the first of four home meets today with Pomeroy and the GPOP (Garfield/Palouse/Oakesdale/Plummer) teams visiting. Five teams are back in the league again this year with Pullman, Pomeroy, GPOP (Garfield/P...

 

Celebrating with a bang

Riley Hayes lines up his sights in the .22 rifle portion of the Endicott Gun Club's Fourth of July Sportsman's Challenge. Eleven people came out to participate in the event which shot deer rifle at...

 

Briefs: July 11, 2019

FIVE JUVENILES LINKED TO CRIME SPREE Five Colfax juveniles, ages 12 to 15, have been identified in an investigation that included alleged break-in of the Rotary fireworks stand at Rosauer’s and the city pool. Also, early Thursday morning, Colfax...

 

More consequential than 1992

Ross Perot died this week. He was 89. Perot is best known for his independent run for president in 1992. He garnered 19 percent of the popular vote. He, it has been claimed, cost incumbent George H.W. Bush his reelection and put Bill Clinton in...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 11, 2019

None of Your Business

President Donald Trump's itinerary at the G-20 summit in Japan included a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government is accused of using dirty tricks to interfere in the U.S. election to sway things Trump's way. As Trump was...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Service Dogs

My television viewing is normally limited to the news, Mariner’s baseball and Gonzaga basketball. Shut in by bad weather a few weeks ago, I found myself temporarily out of library books, so I was daydreaming while a drama series played on my TV....

 

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