Articles from the July 30, 2020 edition

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Elderly Spokane Valley couple reported missing

Update: The couple was safely located Monday evening, July 28, around 10:38 p.m. SPOKANE VALLEY -- Police deputies are attempting to locate 79-year-old Maure L. Labonte and 77-year-old Ruth A. Labonte to check their welfare. They are possibly...

 

Good old Days: July 30, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner August 2, 1895 Wm. Marsh, of near Endicott, on Wednesday afternoon, met with an accident that narrowly escaped being a fatal one. As it is, the wound received will probably result in partial disablement. Just after dinner,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 30, 2020

Former EWU President Frederickson passes away

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Dr. H. George Frederickson, the lightning rod president who oversaw the transformation of Eastern Washington State College to Eastern Washington University, passed away July 24 at...

 

Inslee, Culp lead the gubernatorial pack

OLYMPIA - Incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has a commanding lead after the initial tally of Aug. 4 primary election ballots. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Inslee was running away with...

 
Carolyn Sue Middleton

Carolyn Sue Middleton

Carolyn Sue Middleton, age 73, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 12, at her daughter's home in Saint John, Washington. She was born May 30, 1947, to Grady Everette Hanback and Grace Elizabeth (Austi...

 
Dolores Lindhag

Dolores Lindhag

Dolores Lindhag, longtime Colfax resident, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax. She was 91. A private family graveside service will be held in the...

 
Henry Allen McSweeney

Henry Allen McSweeney

Henry Allen McSweeney, 94, passed away July 27, 2020, at his home in Colfax due to age related causes. Allen was born on April 17, 1926, in Colfax, Washington, to Henry and Alice (Porter) McSweeney....

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 30, 2020

Off to Wyoming on 19 gallons

Art and Colene Sager vacationed in Cody, Wyoming, from Monday through Saturday. One day was spent in Yellowstone Park, but the remainder of time was spent in Cody with their many attractions. The Buffalo Bill Center of the Northwest is a complex of...

 

Dahmen Barn Wood Show 2020

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn hosts “The Wood Show 2020.” More than 20 wood artists from the Inland Northwest will display woodwork from traditional to the avant-garde during the month of August. Exhibit opens Saturday, Aug. 1. Some of the artists...

 
 By Katie Teachout    People    July 30, 2020

From valedictorian to farmer

KAHLOTUS – T.J. Harder is excited to be carrying on the farming and ranching tradition started by his family generations ago. After graduating as the LaCrosse Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Harder is...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    July 30, 2020

Posse practices for parade

Part of the Whitman County Sheriff’s Posse tour town on Sunday, July 26. They were having a parade practice. Those riding were Wraylee Flodin, Gina Wilson, Sierra Motley, Anna Boyd, Kelly Chalmers and Jim and Jessica Pelissier. James Garrett was...

 

Births: July 30, 2020

Dean Eugene Monzingo was born July 24 at Pullman Regional Hospital, weighing seven pounds and three ounces, to parents Anthony and Deborah Monzingo of Moscow. Paternal grandparents are David and Cora Monzingo. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and...

 

Legal Notices: July 30, 2020

SURPLUS SALE OF 1988 FORD PUMPER FIRE ENGINE WHITMAN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #10 Whitman County Fire District #10 is accepting Sealed Bids on a used 1988 Ford Pumper Engine. The pumper truck has 57,096 miles. Sale of the truck is as is, with no warranty...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    July 30, 2020

Shave and a haircut at Legends Barbershop

COLFAX-Shelaine Damon Starrett is back in her hometown with razor and clippers ready to go. Starrett, 33, opened Legends Barbershop at 105 ½ Canyon Street July 21 after running her own shop...

 

Port to hold info session for open seat

WHITMAN COUNTY — The Port of Whitman County seeks a new member to appoint to its commission. Qualified candidates must be registered voters living in District One. The new commissioner will replace John Love, who served on the board for 24 years....

 

Palouse begins new flag policy

PALOUSE — The first use of the new flag ordinance in Palouse is underway, as the city flew flags July 24-28, in honor of Monday’s National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day which marked the 67th anniversary of the end of the war. Flags displayed...

 

RUCK CAPTION CORRECTION

A picture and caption (“Ruck across Whitman County”) contained errors in the July 23 issue. Mitch Kriebel is a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, not Air Force, as was stated in the caption. Sarah McKnight was identified as a boardmember for...

 

'Dangerous heat' through Friday

The National Weather Service has upgraded its heat advisory for Whitman County Tuesday to red through Friday. Highs Friday are forecast for the upper 90s with Thursday breaking the 100 mark. According to NWS, potential for critical fire weather...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    July 30, 2020

Event aims to raise awareness, end child/human trafficking

**UPDATE** The Gazette received word after publication that the walk has been postponed to a later date which has yet to be determined. COLFAX — When someone brings up human trafficking, many...

 

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