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  • Mary Lou Cadle

    Jul 15, 2021

    Mary Louise Ledeman (Berry) Cadle, 76, lifelong Pullman area resident passed away July 5, 2021, at home on her family farm surrounded by family. Mary Lou was born July 27, 1944, in Colfax, Wash., to Harry & Florence (Johnson) Ledeman. In 1945 they moved down to the farm outside of Pullman where she grew up and where she continued to live throughout her life. Mary Lou spent her childhood helping her father Harry run the farm. In 1962 Mary Lou graduated from Pullman High School. After graduation... Full story

  • Miriam Colvard Stratton

    Jul 15, 2021

    Miriam Lee (Colvard) Tuck Stratton, 89, of Pullman, Wash., passed away July 3, 2021, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Miriam was born December 16, 1931, in Monroe, Wash., to William Payton and Miriam Dorothy (Van Hoosen) Colvard. Miriam married Harley H. Tuck in 1951 and they lived in Kittitas, Washington for seven years until becoming American Baptist missionaries, serving nine years in Thailand. They then went to Afghanistan for two years with the United Nations Food and... Full story

  • Shell (Ole) Osborne Belsby

    Jul 15, 2021

    Shell (Ole) Osborne Belsby was born on August 17, 1944 in Spokane, Wash., and passed away on June 15, 2021 in his residence outside Cheney, Washington. He was 76 years of age when he lost his battle to Parkinson's disease. The youngest of 6 children and a father figure of two adolescents, Ole is survived by his wife Mary, two children Will and Elizabeth, two grandchildren Bronin and Rilas, and his siblings Donel, Arne, Gary and Nancy Belsby. Ole, who was a Cheney local, graduated in 1961 and... Full story

  • Mary Ann Delzer

    Jul 15, 2021

    Mary Ann Delzer (Harlan) passed away peacefully on the evening of July 5, 2021, at the age of 83 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 19, 1937, to Charles and Nellie Harlan in Potlach, Idaho. She grew up in Garfield, Washington, and graduated from high school there in 1955. She married Donald B. Delzer on March 6, 1957. She attended Eastern Washington State College in Cheney, Wash., where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education on August 3, 1962. In 1966 she and... Full story

  • Jeffrey Edwin Andrus

    Jul 15, 2021

    Jeffrey Edwin Andrus, long time resident of LaCrosse, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 5, 2021, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 71. Jeff was born in Colfax, Wash., on April 18, 1950, to Edwin (Buster) and Donna Andrus. He grew up in LaCrosse and graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1968. Jeff attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. While at Eastern he met the love... Full story

  • Senior menus

    Jul 15, 2021

    Colfax Monday, July 19 Cook’s Choice Thursday, July 22 Chicken, rice pilaf, roasted vegetables, salad, dessert Endicott Tuesday, July 20 No meal LaCrosse Tuesday, July 20 Salad bar, roll, fresh fruit, dessert Palouse Wednesday, July 21 Chicken, rice pilaf, roasted vegetables, salad, dessert Pullman Tuesday, July 20 Sweet and sour pork, rice, baked zucchini, fruit, banana bread Friday, July 23 Homemade macaroni and cheese with ham, grape and broccoli salad, angel food cake with berries...

  • Celebration of Life for Johnora 'Jo' Johnson

    Jul 15, 2021

    We would like to welcome friends and family as we remember Johnora Johnson and celebrate her life. Please join us at the Palouse City Park on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring a chair and a memory....

  • Ray McCowan

    Memorial Service for Ray McCowan

    Jul 15, 2021

    Ray McCown's memorial service will be on Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at the Garfield Christian Fellowship Church....

  • Births

    Jul 15, 2021

    Finley E. Brown was born on July 2, 2021, to Josh and Maggie Brown, of Colfax. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Jed and Trish Hereford, of Thornton, and Marc and Lori Brown, of Colfax....

  • The Colfax Library

    Foodie Fun To Go kits available at the library

    Jul 15, 2021

    COLFAX - Kids 10 and up can enjoy a snack while reading a book to complete their summer reading. The Colfax Library offers Foodie Fun To Go kits from July 19 to July 23, according to Nichole Kopp, teen librarian. The kit includes supplies to make a single serving of a "yummy treat." Supplies are limited. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Whitman County Library. The library is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 1-5 p.m. For more information, call...

  • 2019 International Flying Farmers Woman of the Year Colene Sager

    Dusty news

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 15, 2021

    Visitors at the home of Art and Colene Sager were Vern and Dolores Sager, Middleton, Idaho, and Floyd and Linda Sager, Meridian, Idaho. They all attended a celebration Saturday afternoon where Colene was honored for being chosen International Flying Farmer Woman of the Year for 2019-2020. Every year at the International Flying Farmer convention, there is a Man of the Year (MOY) and Woman of the Year (WOY) honored. Someone has to nominate the person with the criteria of flying background,...

  • Rosalia news

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 15, 2021

    ROSALIA - Rosalia's "Harvest of Quilts," is July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilts are displayed on Main Street with some put inside shops. The event marks its second year after starting in 2019 and being canceled for 2020. About 75 quilts were shown two years ago, with more than 300 people attending the event, which is sponsored by Rosalia Battle Days Association....

  • Edwin White

    Edwin Burnace White

    Jul 15, 2021

    Edwin Burnace White, long time resident of Washtucna and beloved father and husband, passed away on July 11, 2021, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax. He was 87. Edwin was born in Nunn, Colorado, on September 17, 1933, to Oscar and Rose White. He grew up there and attended school in Evans, Colorado. He later met the love of his life, Erla, at a Greyhound bus depot. They were married on October 9, 1958, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They made their home in Washtucna in 1981 and created a beautiful... Full story

  • Onecho resumes in-person Bible school

    Staff Report|Jul 15, 2021

    COLFAX - Nearly 60 children explored Mystery Island as the Onecho Bible Church as they resumed in-person Bible school. Kids from 5 to sixth-graders heard Bible stories, visited with missionaries, enjoyed songs, and played games from July 6 to July 9, according to Helena Johnson. The camp ended with kids getting to ride a wooden train provided by John Morgan, of Green Hollow. His family built the four-car train more than 25 years ago. His daughter, Kristen Morgan, was the engi...

  • District Court

    Jul 15, 2021

    James S. Olson pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence on July 9 and sentenced to 364 days in jail with 333 suspended, fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended, fees of $43, 24 months of supervised probation, required domestic violence evaluation, and pay restitution of $895....

  • Jail bookings

    Jul 15, 2021

    Rienna L. Edgeman, 24, booked on July 5 for assault in the first degree and robbery in the first degree. No bail. Stacey L. Nieri, 25, booked on July 5 for assault in the first degree and robbery in the first degree. No bail. Ryan R. S. Runnels, 36, booked on July 6 for federal hold. No bail. Wei Zhou, 48, booked July 6 for assault in the second degree – domestic violence. Jason R. Cruz-Barrera, 23, booked July 7 for a warrant regarding four counts of domestic violence, two being convictions. No bail. Sheridan A. McGill, 23, booked July 9 f...

  • Colfax police log

    Jul 15, 2021

    Monday July 5 9:33 a.m. – James Street – There was a report of a stray animal. 9:50 a.m. – Main Street – An officer responded to a burglary alarm. 2:55 p.m. – There was a report of a stray animal. 6:24 p.m. – A person fell and an officer assisted the EMTs and fire department. Tuesday July 6 12:27 a.m. – Sixth Street – Spray paint vandalism was found at the park. 10:11 a.m. – A Street – There was a report of stray animals. 4:32 p.m. – Wall Street – An officer assisted with an APS referral. 6:00 p.m. – Park Street – A person called to report the...

  • Sheriff's office log

    Jul 15, 2021

    Monday July 5 1:37 a.m.- Lake Street – Colfax – A deputy delivered a message. 3:29 p.m. – Cache Creek Road, Rosalia – There was a report of a man having his wallet stolen and being shot at by a woman. 10:57 a.m. – Bishop Boulevard, Pullman – A deputy assisted a citizen. 11:61 a.m. - Hume Road, Colfax – Cattle were on the road. 1:07 p.m. – Rock Lake Road, St. John – A deputy investigated a report of animal neglect. 4:01 p.m. – Elberton Road, Garfield – Cattle were on the road. 4:15 p.m. – City park, LaCrosse – A deputy responded to a report of...

  • Pharmacists may be unable to fill prescriptions

    Shane Desselle, Washington, D.C. pharmacist|Jul 15, 2021

    As a pharmacist and pharmacy researcher, I watch cutting-edge medicines save and improve patients' lives every day. And I am the father of a daughter with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which is an autoimmune condition that causes severe bowel problems, and potentially life-threatening bleeds. I've seen firsthand why it's important for patients to have access to a wide variety of treatments. UC often requires trial and error to find the right medication that works for the patient. I shudder to think...

  • Fighting critical race theory in our public schools

    Sen. Jim McCune, Republican from Graham|Jul 15, 2021

    Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut. District officials said they won't be teaching critical race theory in the Kitsap schools. The teachers' union said the poor fellow must be watching too much Fox News. The Tacoma News Tribune made him out to be a conspiracy theorist, allowing its reporter to make the astonishing assertion that "no K-12 district in the...

  • Losses trivialized as Inslee spikes the COVID football

    Sen. Shelly Short, Republican Floor Leader|Jul 15, 2021

    Over the last 16 months, each one of us has suffered through endless chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19 and the seemingly endless monarchical restrictions affecting every facet of our lives. We've all borne witness personally in some way - sick and dying loved ones (not just from COVID), economic insecurity, long-term isolation from family, friends, church, and helping each other in time of need, loss of personal freedom, watching individuals and families struggle with job loss or the collapse...

  • Invasive species

    Jul 15, 2021

  • Albion man pleads guilty

    Bill Stevenson, Whitman County Gazette|Jul 15, 2021

    COLFAX — James S. Olson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and is no longer facing the felony charge of rape. Olson, 30, of Albion, pleaded guilty in Whitman County District Court assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence on July 9. He was initially charged with rape in the second degree – domestic violence in Whitman County Superior Court. The rape charge was declined by the prosecutor due to the victim’s wishes and because it couldn’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. A plea agreement was made to obtain a convictio...

  • Wildfire state of emergency in effect

    Whitman County Gazette|Jul 15, 2021

    OLYMPIA - A wildfire state of emergency and limited burn ban is in effect until Sept. 30. Gov. Jay Inslee made the declaration on July 6. "Washington is facing a historic drought and we have already experienced record-breaking heat. We must be vigilant in our efforts to prevent wildfires," Inslee said. "We don't want a repeat of recent years with dangerous wildfires across the state that have destroyed towns, killed livestock, and resulted in weeks of unhealthy air quality." Exceptions to the...

  • Downtown improvement projects near deadline

    Garth Meyer, Whitman County Gazette|Jul 15, 2021

    COLFAX - Four Colfax Downtown Association projects near completion with a July 15 deadline. The storefront beautification work is at Rolling Hills Eyecare, Colfax Dental, Whitman County Council on Aging, and Thrifty Grandmothers. A total of $38,500 was awarded in grants last year. It is funded by the county's .09% sales tax economic development program. "We are very excited at how far we've stretched this money and how many businesses have been helped," said Whitney Bond, executive director of t...

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