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  • Legal Notices: August 6, 2020

    Aug 6, 2020

    NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION #2 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, August 17, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, WA, for proposed amendment #2 to the 2020 Whitman County budget. At that time, it is requested all department heads/elected officials requesting an amendment be present via Zoom. The total amount of the proposed amended budget is approximately $65,000,000. Copies of the proposed amendment will be available August 17, 2020 by calling 397-5240....

  • On the Record: August 6, 2020

    Aug 6, 2020

    Sean and Maren Mossman to Johnathan and Anastasia Rerig, Pullman, house on Gary Street, Pullman, $260,000, June 15. Stacy Pettitt, Pullman, to Stephany and Jason Johnson, Albany, Ore., house on Leland Street, Pullman, $317,00, June 16. Chad Nelson and Tara Essary, to Stacy Pettitt and Steven Pettitt, Pullman, house on Glen Echo Road, Pullman, $505,000, June 16. Jodi and Sam Dial, Colfax, to Chanc and Holly Hiatt, Colfax, house on Morton Road, $198,000, June 16. Nicholas and Jorand Holmes, Colfax, to David Houston and Ellary Holliday, Pullman, h... Full story

  • Sheriff's Log: July 28 - August 3

    Aug 6, 2020

    Aug. 3 Other Law Enforcement Calls COLTON; Sheriff’s Deputy received a request for contact; the Deputy responded and contacted the reporting party Suspicious Person/Circumstance COLFAX; The Sheriff requested case number Marine Event Snake River, CLARKSTON; Whitman County Sheriff and FD14 responded for a capsized boat Violate Court Order ENDICOTT; Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested: Duncan, Brook Nicole (40) for violation of a protection order Suspicious Person/Circumstance ROSALIA; Sheriff’s Deputy received a report that earlier in the day, someo...

  • Kings Crossword: August 6, 2020

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  • King Crossword Answers: August 6, 2020

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  • Weekly Sudoku: August 6, 2020

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  • Weekly Sudoku Answers: August 6, 2020

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  • Magic Maze: August 6, 2020

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  • Magic Maze Answers: August 6, 2020

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  • Trivia Test: August 6, 2020

    Fifi Rodriguez|Aug 6, 2020

    1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Hungary? 2. MOVIES: What is the name of the necklace given to Rose in the movie “Titanic”? 3. TELEVISION: Which TV comedy led to a spinoff series called “The Andy Griffith Show”? 4. HISTORY: The Motion Picture Association of America established modern movie ratings in which year? 5. ADVERTISING: What is the name of the rooster in the Kellogg’s Cornflakes advertisements? 6. MEASUREMENTS: How many gills are in a pint? 7. FOOD & DRINK: What is spumoni? 8. LITERATURE: Which 20th-century poet once wrote, “A...

  • Study Maintains Status Quo

    Roger Harnack, Gazette Publisher|Aug 6, 2020

    Dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers provide an appropriate balance between the economic needs of Eastern Washington and fish protections. While we already knew that here in Eastern Washington, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers came to that conclusion, too, after completing yet another environmental study this spring. The results of that new study were released last Friday, and they support keeping things essentially the way they are on our rivers. The dams will stay, for now. Our power...

  • Freedoms

    Aug 6, 2020

    There he goes again, Publisher Harnack with another anti-government editorial. I don’t dispute his right to his opinion. Was it Mark Twain or A.J. Liebling who said “Freedom of the press belongs to he who owns one.” Initiative 1114 seeks to limit the powers of an elected official to exercise leadership in our state. How is no leadership on the national level workin’ out for ya? Bob Curry, Endicott...

  • Good News Which Undoubtedly Would Please Scoop Jackson

    Aug 6, 2020

    America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting which is ripping apart our country---most notably in Seattle, Olympia and Portland. We needed reaffirmation that our political leaders can come together, set aside bitter partisan differences, and act in our country’s best interests. That actually happened in the course of the last month. The result would undoubtedly please the legendary U.S. Senator Henry ”Scoop” Jackson (D-WA)---the master problem solver. In March, President Trump signa...

  • 'Trolls is trolls'

    Jana Mathia, Gazette Editor|Aug 6, 2020

    One of the ways high school honors English class has scarred me is it has left me forever analyzing stories. With five kids at home, those stories are often animated movies and cartoons. It’s an interesting juxtaposition when you apply college level analytic to Disney and Pixar characters. In Trolls World Tour—one such fun kids’ movie—the different genres of music trolls live in isolation from each other, until the Hard Rock Trolls try to take over the rest, bringing all trolls under one music....

  • Pet Peeves and Okeydokes: August 6, 2020

    Aug 6, 2020

    Okeydokes: Whitman County Road Department’s work paving Steptoe Street and old 195 in Steptoe! Atta boy! To Inland Asphalt - great job! Plenty of sunshine and cooler weather! Pet Peeves No toilet paper or lights on at Schmuck Park women’s restroom. I had to use the men’s, which had everything. People that live on Southview and Valleyview that let their dogs run loose after dark to defecate in their neighbor’s yards....

  • 2020 - Summed up

    Aug 6, 2020

  • No peaches this year at Penawawa

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Aug 6, 2020

    Brian Jones has announced that due to an untimely frost, there are no apricots or peaches for sale at Warm Springs Ranch this year. A late frost around Mother’s Day killed off the crop. Temperatures hit 28 degrees. Jones said he can’t remember ever losing the whole crop before. The orchard has lost some of its yield in the past, but never to point it won’t open. Warm Springs Ranch is a remnant of the many orchards that use to grow along the Snake River in the Penawawa area. Penawawa was one of the communities that were erased when with the c...

  • Dorman burial set

    Aug 6, 2020

    Jack Dorman, a longtime LaCrosse resident, passed away July 27, 2020. A private family burial will be held at the LaCrosse cemetery on Aug. 15, 2020. Memorials can be sent to the LaCrosse United Methodist Church....

  • Pullman Civic Theater postpones season

    Aug 6, 2020

    Keeping their patrons healthy and sane during Covid is Pullman Civic Theatre’s (PCT) goal this fall. In light of the ongoing challenges, the theatre group has opted to postpone the remainder of this season’s live performances, while continuing their Virtual PCT performances and adding a new offering: “Virtual Mainstage.” The group now works to revive the first show of 2020 to fall under the shadow of Covid: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Earlier this year, actors were getting off books, costumes and sets were planned, and the...

  • WSU hosts 20 BLM artist grants

    Aug 6, 2020

    PULLMAN – Washington artists will have the opportunity to share their creative visions in response to the Black Lives Matter movement with help from a new grant program established by Jordan Schnitzer in partnership with Washington State University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program will distribute $2,500 grants to 20 artists across the state who will be asked to use their voices, experiences and artistic expression to reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism. “I have often said...

  • Valedictorian the only graduate to attend Washtucna graduation

    Roger Harnack, Publisher|Aug 6, 2020

    WASHTUCNA - A dark and mostly empty gymnasium didn't take away from Calby Ann VanHollebeke's evening Saturday. As the only member of the Class of 2020 to show up for graduation, VanHollebeke, took the sole seat on the stage, helped by her brother, Jess VanHollebeke, who served as the graduation column leader. The remaining members of the Class of 2020, Daphnee Smith and Emma Hulett, were unable to attend the ceremony. VanHollebeke, the valedictorian, teared up at times during commencement, and l...

  • Roberts competes for state crown

    Jana Mathia, Gazette Editor|Aug 6, 2020

    Anna Roberts from Colfax, daughter of Chris and Tammy Roberts of Dusty, will represent Whitman County this Saturday, Aug. 8, at the state pageant in Olympia for the title Miss Washington for America. Roberts has lived in Whitman County her whole life and currently works at Washington State University. She graduated from LaCrosse High School in 2013 and is now studying Veterinary Technology through San Juan College and plans to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. Anna enjoys reading, writing...

  • Senior Menus: August 6, 2020

    Aug 6, 2020

    Colfax Monday, August 10 Club sandwich, spinach salad, vegetable tray, zucchini bread Thursday, August 13 Pork chops with apple sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli and grape salad, dessert Endicott Tuesday,August 11 Fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll, dessert LaCrosse Tuesday, August 11 No meal Palouse Wednesday, August 12 BBQ beef sandwich, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, cottage cheese with fruit Pullman Tuesday, August 11 Lentil and sausage, casserole, french bread, sliced pears, carrots and celery sticks, sherbet cup Friday, August...

  • Good Old Days: August 6, 2020

    Aug 6, 2020

    8 years ago The Commoner August 9, 1895 War broke out among the farmers in the vicinity of Johnson on Friday evening last, resulting in the going away of Chas. Parks, Owen Horton, W.H. Gillespie and James Ellis, who were camped on the Lewis farms about three miles from Johnson, as agents of C.A. Leighton. To tell the story from the beginning, on July 20 the sheriff sold over 600 acres of land belonging to George W., Jesse H., and H.J. Lewis, on foreclosure of mortgage, for about $700. The land was bought in by the mortgagee, C.A. Leighton....

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