Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 73



 By Garth Meyer    News    October 25, 2018
Sandy Jamison

Commissioner, auditor's race: Largent-Mahnkey, Jamison-Fejeran answer questions at Pullman forum

Whitman County political candidates gathered in Pullman Oct. 18 for a League of Women Voters forum at Trinity Lutheran Church, featuring two races with one taken off the slate. The...

 

Webbs' Empire Foods will mark 50th year

Webbs’ Empire Foods will mark its 50th year of operation Saturday at St. John. The store has been at the same location since October of 1968 when the late Bruce Webb and his wife, Marilyn, opened it for operation. The store opened after Bruce Webb...

 

Rosalia Fall Festival mixes Hollywood and Halloween

Rosalia’s Fall Festival will begin Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. at the Budding Rose Art Gallery’s “Hollywood in the Palouse” exhibit, showcasing several famous stage and movie star paintings created by Spokane Fox Theat...

 
Rob Rembert, left, and John Hart

District court candidates appear at forum in Colfax

John Hart and Rob Rembert, the two candidates for district court judge, fielded questions last Wednesday night, Oct. 16, at a Pullman League of Women Voters session at The Center in Colfax. Rembert...

 

Kyle Appel to vie for national FFA honor

Kyle Appel, a member of the 2018 Colfax High School class, departed early Sunday morning for Indianapolis, Ind., where he will be among four finalists to compete for the national ag proficiency award. Appel, son of Eric and Shannon Appel, topped the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 25, 2018

Suess presents 150 signatures on junk vehicles

Steptoe resident Kirk Suess presented to county commissioners Monday a list of 150 signatures as part of a request for an ordinance on unlicensed vehicles, yard debris and trash in unincorporated areas. Suess brought in a notebook with five pages of...

 

Fair board will sharpen new grandstand plan

Palouse Empire Fair board members Monday night got a look at a concept drawing of the type of grandstand which could replace the present grandstand at the fair. Bill Tensfeld, who heads the county office which includes the fair and other agencies,...

 

Two hurt in collision at Dusty intersecton

Two people were injured Sunday afternoon in a collision at Dusty which left a boat on Highway 26 and a truck and fifth-wheel trailer in the ditch along the north side of the highway. The accident...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 25, 2018

Colfax school board sets next year start date after fair

The Colfax school board met Monday night and approved a list of items, beginning with the hiring of Ron Shirley, musical set manager; Demetria Bryson, musical costumes, and Shonda Nelson, junior high yearbook advisor. Further, they approved a $2,100...

 
Layne Gingerich

Colfax takes a break before crossover round

Colfax football will take a bye this week before rolling into the NE crossover round to decide which three teams will advance to the first round of the state playoffs. Although other league teams...

 
Gavin Merritt

Merritt breaks 16 mark in NE final at Wilbur

Gavin Merritt of Tekoa/Rosalia ran to a big win Saturday in the District Nine cross-country race on the Wilbur Golf Course by breaking the 16-minute mark with a 15:54 time for the 5,000 meters....

 
Madison Hall

Colfax V-netters start playoffs vs. Gorillas

Colfax volleyball players will head for Davenport today and play the Gorilla girls in the first round of the NE District playoffs. The Bulldogs enter the playoff grid as the number-one team from the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 25, 2018

1B football: GP, Sunnyside each win

With two weeks remaining in the regular season for Southeast 1B league football, Garfield/Palouse and Sunnyside Christian remain tied for first place after each won Oct. 19. The Knights of Sunnyside Christian (7-1) got a forfeit against Touchet...

 

Oakesdale, Pomeroy will host first SE playoff round

Oakesdale finished its run through the SE net league Tuesday with a sweep over Touchet to take the top slot in the SE playoffs which will start Oct. 30. The Nighthawks wrapped their campaign at 12-0 after pegging a five game win in a showdown at...

 

Gar-Pal, SJEL top race at St. John

Garfield/Palouse cross-country boys pegged the team win with 15 points, and SJEL girls bagged the girls side with 15 Tuesday in the SE league meet on the St. John Golf Course. The two winners were the only entrants to qualify for team points....

 

Bulletin Column: Oct. 25, 2018

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. STAMP NOTICES ON BALLOT SLEEVES Some of the...

 

Who needs the Russians?

We really don’t need the Russians to fool with elections. We are perfectly able to do it ourselves. After a lengthy string of local issues relating to elections and ballots, now the state has stepped in to confuse voters as well. One instance invol...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Oct. 25, 2018

Pet Peeves Maybe the council person and her friends could carpool to the Pullman pot shops to “reduce travel time.” Councils and residents hindering our local economic growth!!!! County commissioners can say no to county employees’ raises but...

 

Winning at Gutterball

It's Major League Baseball playoff season, as well as the run-up to the elections. Oh, the games people play. Way back when, in the early 20th century, New York Giants manager John "Mugsy" McGraw was the first to utter an important life lesson for...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 25, 2018

Civility is for Suckers

It's doubtful that a former American presidential candidate has ever formally endorsed incivility before, but Hillary Clinton is ever full of surprises. In an interview on CNN, the erstwhile advocate of "if they go low, we go high" switched around to...

 

Why Lisa Brown?

I urge you to vote for Lisa Brown. Lisa deserves your support for many reasons, certainly including her record of working across the aisle to get things accomplished. Here are my top three reasons. Healthcare: Lisa Brown voted to expand healthcare...

 

About time

I just have to comment on the person that stated it was their right to bring a dog into a grocery store (letter Oct. 11). Actually, it is against the law unless it is a trained service dog. Thank you to the grocery store that said no. It is about...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019