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Articles from the October 14, 2021 edition

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Jason James Roberg obituary

Jason James Roberg

Jason James Roberg, age 49, of Spokane, Wash., went home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2021. Jason was born on February 3, 1972, in Spokane, Wash., to Nona Utke (Whitney) and Richard Roberg.... Full story

Bruce Richard Moehrle obituary

Bruce Richard Moehrle

Bruce Richard Moehrle (Dad and Papa), 66, of Uniontown, Wash., passed on October 3, 2021, at home surrounded by family. He was born January 15, 1955, to Richard and Helen Murphy Moehrle. He lived his... Full story

Wallace James Bodker obituary

Wallace James Bodker

Wallace "Wally" James Bodker, age 98, of Camano Island, Washington, passed away October 1, 2021, at home with his family. He was a warm, caring man with a great sense of humor, an unwavering love of... Full story

Terry Lee Blankenship obituary

Terry Lee Blankenship

Terry Lee Blankenship, 73, of Albion, Wash., passed away at his home on September 24th, 2021. Terry was born in Chewelah, Washington, on July 20th, 1948, to Ivel and William Colonel Blankenship. He... Full story

Linda Sue Burke obituary

Linda Sue Burke

Linda Sue Burke, of Tekoa, died on September 16, 2021. Born in Colfax on April 19, 1950, to Pete and Marge Smith, Linda grew up among the wheatfields near Ewan with her brother, Ken. Going by the... Full story

Harry Lloyd Shillam

Harry Lloyd Shillam

Harry Lloyd Shillam, 84, of Colville, Washington, passed away September 10, 2021. Harry was born in Pasco, WA, on February 8, 1937, to Harry and Marian Shillam. He was a lifelong resident of... Full story

Amos Dean Burlingame

Amos Dean Burlingame

Amos Dean Burlingame, 87, of Colfax, Wash., passed away October 9, 2021, at his Colfax home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Colfax Cemetery. He was... Full story


Death Notice for Alex 'Butch' Gustin

Alex went to heaven on September 28, 2021, at his family home in Corvallis, Oregon. He died of complication from his heart disease. Alex was born August 10, 1942, in Spokane, Wash., the son of Bud and Helen Gustin of Pine City, Washington. He was... Full story


Dusty news

David Stueckle spent from September 20th to October 3rd in Boston with his grandson Jonathan and family. They went sight seeing in the Boston area. - Burial services for Dusty native Arnie Stueckle,...


Festival of Trees set up is Nov. 20

COLFAX - The Festival of Tree returns to The Center at the Whitman County Library in Colfax. Creative people, businesses, and community groups are invited to bring a decorated Christmas tree to The...


Colfax's Top Dogs for September

COLFAX — Colfax High School staff voted for students to be named Top Dog for September. The Top Dog program honors Colfax High School students excelling in each department for effort, attitude, hard work, and helping others. Teachers in each...


Former Gazette reporter recognized

BELLINGHAM — The Free Press Publishing news and advertising teams brought home multiple awards from the Washington Newspaper Association annual meeting on Oct. 8. Former Whitman County Gazette reporter Garth Meyer, who recently moved from Colfax to...



Carnelo D. Smith was born on Oct. 3, 2021, to Jesenia and Lane Smith, of Pullman. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Darle Smith, of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and Maria and Rudolpho Lava,...


Land transactions

Loree Pugh, of Pullman, sold 707 S Crestview in Colfax to Jerry Pugh, of Colfax, parcels 1-0085-00-02-04-0000, 1-0085-00-02-05-0001, 1-0085-00-02-19-0001, no sales price or assessed value listed, quit claim deed, Oct. 4 Matthew and Charlene Fluster,...


District court

Heather L. Bryan is guilty of DUI and was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,750 suspended, fees of $643, 36 months of supervised probation, 18 months unsupervised probation, attend DUI victim panel, and...


Jail bookings

Keenen L. Keller, 27, booked Oct. 4 for a Whitman County Superior Court warrant regarding a charge of residential burglary. Bail $50,000. Kelly C. Brown, 39, booked Oct. 5 for driving while license suspended in the second degree and operating a...


Colfax police

Monday, Oct. 4 5:54 a.m. – Tyler Street – Chief Blood found a vehicle parked at the corner of an intersection, blocking traffic. 11:39 a.m. – Hillcrest Drive – Chief Blood responded to a report of suspicious circumstances. 3:54 p.m. ...


Sheriff's office

Monday, Oct. 4 4:55 a.m. – Old Wawawai Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a report of a juvenile problem. 8:09 a.m. – Almota Road, Colfax – There was a two-vehicle crash. No injuries were reported. 9:38 a.m. – Klaus Road, Colfax – A de...


Disappointing decision for 2B football playoffs

The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. The allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state...


Palouse seeks new mayor, city administrator

Life is made up of meetings and partings. Such has been the way of things in Palouse this last year, and as such it has been a year of transitions. The truth of the matter is that things sometimes...


Salt in the wound of medical freedom

Medical freedom is more than women deciding if they are going to abort a pregnancy. It is a person's decision if they want to waive resuscitation. It's ending untreatable painful suffering. It's...


County libraries offer Fall Lego Challenge

COLFAX – The Fall Lego Challenge begins Oct. 18. There are 25 building challenges available at the 14 branches of the Whitman County Library from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22. "Hey kids of all ages, do you...


Unemployment claims down again

OLYMPIA - Unemployment claims continue to drop as they are down 10.8% from last week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 86,615, which is down 10.8%...


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