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Articles from the August 26, 2021 edition

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Alex Hinojos

Alex Joseph David Hinojos, resident of Wenatchee, Wash., passed away August 17, 2021, in Wenatchee, from COVID. Alex was born Feb. 25, 1989, to Ayla Palmer and George Hinojos, Oakland, Calif. From childhood and throughout his life he was full of...

 

Wilbur Paulson

A third generation Rosalia farmer, grandson of Norwegian and German immigrants has completed his journey on Earth having plowed his last field! Wilbur was born at home NW of Plaza on February 22, 1927, to parents Raymen and Lydia (Leitz) Paulson and...

 

Donald Lee Cochran

Donald Lee Cochran died November 28, 2020, at the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences, N.M., of Covid-19 related illness. Don was born September 10, 1934, to Orca Edward and Mildred Mae (Dodson) Rader in Clovis (CurryCo.) New...

 

Celebration of Life for Royal Rickett

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Community Presbyterian Church in Oakesdale 402 W. Steptoe, Oakesdale, WA 99158. Following the service refreshments will be served in the church...

 

Births

Olivia H. M. Cleveley was born on Aug. 16, 2021, to Mary Sterling and Matt Clevely, of Pullman. She weighed 7 pound, 8 ounces. Grandparents are Susan and Brian Cleveley, of Moscow, Idaho, and Joyce and Rhys Sterling, of Pullman. She joins her...

 

Senior menus

Colfax Thursday, Aug. 26 Meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, cooked carrots, green salad, dessert Monday, Aug. 30 Salad bar, roll, fruit, dessert Thursday, Sept. 2 Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, cooked carrots, green salad, birthday...

 

New books donated by Athenaeum club

COLFAX - The Athenaeum Club of Colfax donated two books on fly fishing to Whitman County Library. Thomas McGuane's "The Longest Silence, Life in Fishing" and "The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide" in memory...

 

Palouse Habitat for Humanity honors volunteers

MOSCOW, Idaho – Roger Willemsen and Donna Bradberry were chosen for the 2020 Helping Hands Award by the Palouse Habitat for Humanity. The award is recognition for significant contributions by a volunteer to build homes for Habitat for Humanity....

 

Dusty news

Bruce Jones, who now lives in upstate New York, is visiting his mother Fran Jones and brother Bryan; helping Bryan in the peach orchard and many chores at the ranch. Kim and Cindy Pitts’s daughter and her family, Amanda, Erik and sons 14-year-old...

 

Trivia night at Colfax Library

COLFAX — People are gathering in person at Schmuck Park for trivia night on Sept. 23. Hosted by the Whitman County Library, the 45-minute event starts at 5:30 p.m. “Adults, bring your team or compete solo in this fun trivia contest, featuring...

 

Watercolor paintings displayed at The Center

COLFAX - Watercolor paintings by Pullman artist Ernie Weiss are on display at The Center in Colfax through Sept. 30. "The bright and vibrant works show the range of Weiss' interests including nature,...

 

Land transactions

Jason and Mindy Robinson, of Tekoa, sold 141 S Water Street in Tekoa to Loren Myrick, parcel 1-1790-00-02-06-0000, selling price $25,000, statutory warranty deed, July 27 Sundance South LLC, of Pullman, sold 805 SW wallowa Street in Pullman to Bobo...

 

District court filings

Marvin H. Mead is guilty of violating a domestic violence no contact order and was sentenced on Aug. 20 to 364 days in jail with 356 suspended, fine waived, fees $58, 24 months of supervised probation, and obtain a domestic violence perpetrator...

 

Jail bookings

Darien L. Armstrong, 23, booked Aug. 17 for a Whitman county District County warrant for failure to comply regarding charges of theft in the first degree and theft in the third degree. Bail $10,000....

 

Colfax police

Monday, Aug. 16 9:13 a.m. – Main Street – An officer responded to a report of a dead deer. 12:11 p.m. – Meadow Street – An officer responded to a report of a dying deer. 2:54 p.m. – Thorn Street – An officer assisted a citizen. Tuesday,...

 

Sheriff's office

Monday, Aug. 16 1:07 a.m. – B Street, Pullman – A deputy investigated an “alcohol offense.” 6:40 a.m. – Farmington Road, Farmington – A deputy responded to a report of a crash. It was unknown if there were injuries. 7:59 a.m. – Howard S...

 

Humanity

I was touched reading Bill Stevenson’s opinion piece published in the Aug. 12 issue of the Gazette. What came through in Mr. Stevenson’s story was his humanity. He tells of meeting, for the first time, a person who had become infected with the...

 

Garth Meyer

After 10 years of reporting for the Colfax Gazette, Garth Meyer headed south for a new adventure. Garth took a job for the Easy Reader in Torrance, CA, a city south of Los Angeles. I wanted to thank Garth for his many years of excellent reporting...

 

America's roughnecks fueled Allied D-Day

When thinking of England’s fabled Sherwood Forest, the medieval images of Robin Hood hiding in the woods giving the Sheriff of Nottingham a hard time comes to mind. Who would envision a crew of...

 

Stand up for your medical freedom

On Aug. 9, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a mandate requiring that certain employees must receive a COVID-19 vaccination in order to work in certain jobs. Employees who do not comply will be fired. This vacci...

 

Vaccination segregation coming soon

It has now has been over 530 days since Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency and again issued another order without going through the Legislature. He ordered that all state employees and...

 

Fire extinguishers are recommended for homes

OLYMPIA — The state Fire Marshal’s Office recommends having fire extinguishers in the home, saying they can reduce the risk of a small fire from becoming a large fire. Fire extinguishers should be in easily accessible places in the kitchen,...

 

Car crash sends Colfax man to Whitman hospital

COLFAX — The steering wheel in a red 1998 Jeep Wrangler came loose, leading to a crash on Almota Road near Colfax on Aug. 21. The Jeep went into a ditch and turn to roll sideways once, landing on its wheels, said Whitman County Undersheriff Chris...

 

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