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  • Veterans Corner - Tom Barless

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX - Local veteran Tom Barless, 85, of Colfax, lived in Duluth Minnesota when he was drafted into the Army in 1960. "I served in the Army in Germany," Barless said, "I was in the mortar platoon as a communications man." During his time in the service Barless explained that he would run string wires from one place to the other when they were in the field, and climb poles to tie the wire up sometimes even in the middle of the night. Barless said that when the mortars were firing, the observers...

  • Legal Notices

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

  • State Cross Country

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

  • Good Luck at State - Volleyball

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

  • Colfax School District Fall Musical back on stage

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX-The Colfax School District is bringing back the annual fall musical with a production of 'Oliver!' Nov. 17 through 23. Director Cary Cammack retired 4 years ago, "I did it for 28 years in Colfax," he said, noting that he is back to direct this years production of Oliver, "It's been four years since we had a production," he said, noting that last production Colfax put on was Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella in the fall of 2018. Due to Covid restrictions they were unable to put on a produ...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    Pullman November 11: Closed –Veterans Day November 15: Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cooked vegetables, roll, and pie Colfax November 10: Tomato soup, grilled cheese, fruit salad, vegetable platter, and dessert November 14: Chef salad w/ tomato, ham, turkey, cucumber, cheese, hard boiled egg, multi grain bread, and cookie November 17: Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cooked vegetables, roll, and pie Palouse November 16: Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cooked vegetables, roll, and pie Uniontown November 16: T...

  • Births

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    Pullman Regional Hospital Tinsley Fay Paul, a girl, was born Oct. 24, 2022 to parents Jadah Goffic and Tristan Paul of Pullman. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Adrien Wilson of Pullman and Heather and Kelly Buxton of Kamiah Idaho. Maternal Grandparents are Michelle and Jon Goffic of Red Bluff, California. Tinsley joins sister Adalynn, 4, and brother Brody, 1 and a half at home. Zeke Joseph Kasperick, a boy, was born Nov. 11, 2022 to parents Zach and Hannah Kasperick of Pullman. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Paternal...

  • Adult candle making class

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX—New business The Coco Bee is hosting a fall candle making class Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. All adults must RSVP with Sarah at the Whitman county library by calling (509)-397-4366 or emailing, due to limited seating....

  • Good Ol' Days

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, November 12, 1897 LOST FOR TWO NIGHTS John F. Fisher, a Cook, Wanders Aimlessly About the Fields A sudden and unaccountable disappearance of John F. Fisher and dold resident of Colfax, created consternation in his family and among his many friends on Thursday evening of last week. After wandering about for two cold, stormy nights and a day in the fields and bluffs north of town, Fishwer was found and returned to his home, uninjured except from a...

  • Marie Cousineau Ping

    Marie Cousineau Ping

    Nov 10, 2022

    Marie Cousineau Ping died on October 31, 2022, in Pullman, WA, at the age of 89. She spent most of her life living in Lacrosse, WA, with her husband of more than 70 years, Donald (Don) Ping. Marie was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Wapato, WA, to Albert (Slim) and Helen Cousineau. She was the baby of the family that included four sisters and a brother. Marie graduated from Lacrosse High School in 1951. She lived with the Ryan family during her senior year, because her parents had moved out of the area... Full story

  • Lelia Allen Zaring

    Lelia Allen Zaring

    Nov 10, 2022

    Lelia Allen Zaring, 90, longtime Lacrosse, WA resident, passed away October 31, 2022 at the City View Adult Family Home in Colfax, WA. Lelia was born November 25, 1931 in Brooksville, Mississippi to Walker & Etta (Smith) Perkins. She grew up in Mississippi and graduated from high school in Laurel, MS. Following graduation Lelia entered the United States Air Force. It was during this time that she met William Keith Zaring while stationed at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Following their wedding... Full story

  • Jeffery John McCoskey

    Nov 10, 2022

    We are saddened to announce the death of our father, Jeffery John McCoskey. He passed away at the age of 75 at the Courtyard Assisted Living Facility, Friday, October 21, 2022. Jeff enjoyed fly fishing, camping, cooking wood working, photography, and working with the farming community. He leaves behind Cheryl, his life partner; Jacob, his son; Jessie, his daughter; Miya, Trent, Maddox and Cullen, his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will be having a celebration of life, December 2,... Full story

  • Emergency ends, but many remain fired

    Elizabeth Hovde, Health Care and Worker Rights at the Washington Policy Center|Nov 10, 2022

    Don’t forget that even as Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee’s state of emergency ends after 975 days, there are still many people who were separated from their jobs because of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate the governor put into place. And that was done without a legislative body weighing in and offering information or debate. Families and individuals suffered, as did state services that ranged from ferry cancellations to increased stress on emergency responders. And even though Inslee says liv...

  • Honoring fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-mast

    Don C. Brunell, Business analyst|Nov 10, 2022

    Lowering our flags to half-staff is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or police officers killed in the line of duty. It is a vivid reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who serve us. Unfortunately, after those flags return to the top of the pole and time passes, we tend to forget that the suffering for the friends and families continues. The loneliness, financial stress, and emotional strain lives on. That is when those...

  • On The Moral Advantages of a Free Press Being Necessary For the Survival of a Free People

    Lucas Walsh, Cheney Free Press Editor|Nov 10, 2022

    It it not enough for a mode of disseminating information to be free from governmental oversight, or to be nearly completely unfettered by law; it must be inspired, if not wholly instructed by and reliant upon individuals of some intellectual and moral integrity. This integrity, such as I will describe it, is answerable to an authority not contaminated by private interest and the unchecked motivation toward capital gain. Albert Pike, writer and scholar, once wrote that "When public misfortunes...

  • Idea of happiness

    Nov 10, 2022

  • Whitman County Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8 Nov. 4 Bernadette Anne Boffice, 27, was booked into the Whitman county jail without bail through Whitman County Superior Court with the charges of Harassment or threat to kill, and criminal trespass. Nov. 6 Christian Collins Sandstrom, 33, was booked into the Whitman County jail without bail through Whitman County District Court with the charge of Malicious Mischief. Nov. 7 William David Leichner, 60, was booked into the Whitman County jail w...

  • Colfax Police Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 Oct. 28 12:44 a.m.- Mill Street. Officer responded to a suicidal male. 6:10 a.m.- Hauser Avenue. Officer responded to a citizen dispute. 6:33 a.m.- Railroad Avenue. Officer responded to a suspicious person/circumstance. 11:16 a.m.- Mill Street. One patient was transported to Whitman County Hospital. 1:39 p.m.- Lake Street. Officer responded to a welfare check. 3:02 p.m.- Main Street. One patient was transported to Whitman County Hospital. 4:29 p.m.- M...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Oct. 29 to Nov. 7 Oct. 30 2:46 a.m.- Northeast Merman Drive, Pullman. Deputy responded to assist the Pullman Police Department. 2:05 p.m.- South Mill Street, Colfax. Deputy responded to a trespassing complaint. 2:47 p.m.- Deputy responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle. 8:25 p.m.- Uniontown East Road, Uniontown. Deputy responded to a report of a disable vehicle. 9:13 p.m.- East 1st Street and North Whitman Avenue, Rosalia. Deputy responded to a report of...

  • The Cellar opening this month

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX —Local business owner of Pairings Fine Art and Wine Kimberly DeHart will be opening a new retail extension The Cellar located at 116 North Main Street. DeHart is hoping to open the Cellar Thursday, Nov. 10, hours will be 3-7 p.m. The Cellar is a wine shop, DeHart explained, unlike her wine bar Pairings Fine Art and wine it will not have wine tasting, “It will also have specialty teas, salami, and other types of food,” DeHart said, noting that the wine will be from all over the world. “The wine bar at Pairings only sells glasses of Paci...

  • Colfax Small Business Season begins

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX—The Colfax Chamber of Commerce is launching a program supporting small business. The Chamber kicked off its marketing efforts Tuesday, Nov. 1 with Passport to Colfax which runs through Saturday, Dec. 3. “Small business is the backbone of our economy. 64 percent of our new jobs in the US come from small business,” said Colfax Chamber of Commerce Director Molly Keogh, “When people spend their dollars locally, more money stays local. On average, for every $100 spent locally, $68 of that stays in Colfax.” In addition to increased marketing...

  • Washington State University Police sergeant resigns

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    PULLMAN — Washington State University Police Sergeant, Matt Kuhrt who engaged in sexual activity while on duty, resigned Tuesday, Nov. 1. Reports say a university investigation of former WSU Police Sgt. Matt Kuhrt show he disobeyed WSU policies regarding sexual harassment, improperly used university resources, and violated the department’s policy manual. Reports say investigations uncovered that the sergeant had engaged in predatory grooming behavior while in a supervisory role, made sexually explicit comments to coworkers, subjected cow...

  • Colfax FFA Represents Washington at National Level

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    COLFAX-Former and present FFA Members got the chance to compete at the 95 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana Oct. 24 through Oct. 29. The Colfax FFA Agricultural Sales team including Harley Hennigar, JP Wigen, Nathan de Avila and Marchele McNeilly represented the state of Washington throughout the final week of October. The team sold Purina supplements for the cattle stockyard industry. Through active questioning and sales techniques, team members chose the best feed...

  • Whitman County teams compete in Pasco

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    PASCO - Several Whitman County teams were represented at the WIAA 1B/2B state cross country championship meet in Pasco on Nov. 5. 159 total runners competed in the boys’ 5,000-meter run and 76 total runners competed in the girls’ 5,000-meter run. For the girls, Garfield-Palouse was the only Whitman County team that fielded runners for the girls’ 5,000. Junior Ashleigh Hightree finished eighth with a time of 21L03.8, senior Kennedy Cook finished ninth with a time of 21:26.4, sophomore Courage Hightree finished 13th with a time of 21:49, junio...

  • Eagles, Vikings, Timberwolves conclude season

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 10, 2022

    The high school football season came to a close on this past week for Whitman County teams. Here are the results. Touchet 37, Tekoa-Rosalia 6 The Touchet Redhawks finished out their season with a win and took down the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves at home in Touchet. Touchet finished the season 3-6 overall and 2-5 in league play. Tekoa-Rosalia finished the season 2-7 overall and 1-6 in league play. No further stats were available at the time of publishing. Pomeroy 50, St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse 6...

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