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LaCrosse C-Pride seeks new operators for café

LaCrosse Community Pride is looking for new proprietors for the LaCrosse Café. In September they placed advertisements on Facebook, in the Whitman County Gazette and all over Washington state announcing the opportunity was open for someone to...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 15, 2018

Railroad reclaims site of Tekoa's horse arena

The Iron Horse Arena in Tekoa will soon be no longer, at least in its original location just east of the base of the Tekoa trestle. It was on land leased from Union-Pacific by the city of Tekoa. The railroad terminated the lease Nov. 1. “Union...

 

Colfax plans two days of Mustache Madness

Colfax Unified Executive Director Valorie Gregory put out the word last week that the Chamber will mark two days of “Mustache Madness” during Apple Cup week. The event will recognize WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew and crew leading up to the...

 

Connell faces traffic load from Hwy 26 detour

Traffic loads from the Highway 26 detour through Connell reportedly have not had a big impact for the first four weeks the detour has been in place. Connell, located on Highway 395 south of Highway 26, was put on the path for WSU traffic loads when...

 

Highway 26 detour will remain through Thanksgiving, Apple Cup weekend

Work to replace the State Route 26 bridge deck over the BNSF railroad main line west of Highway 395 has taken longer than expected so the closure and the Highway 26 detour will be in place through Thanksgiving and Apple Cup game, two events expected...

 

Shriners support fair livestock sale

Whitman County Shriners supported the Palouse Empire Junior Livestock sale with $2,998 in purchases. The Shriners use proceeds from their fair food booth and raffle ticket sales to generate the revenue which they use to support purchases in the...

 

Port issues call for fiber project

After receiving grants and loans from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Port of Whitman County is moving forward with their project to extend fiber to the home in five Whitman County communities; Garfield, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia...

 

Duo launches 'Helping Hands' clothing bank in St. John

A few months ago Angel Colyar and Kelli Melhus of St. John realized they shared an aspiration to help others in a big way, but neither had ever felt the timing was “just right.” Some time passed...

 

Cosmic Crisp apple dispute results in temporary injunction

Proprietory Variety Management of Yakima Friday received a temporary court injunction to stop WSU from sending out a marketing plan, power point presentation and other items PVM said it developed for promotion of the new apple variety for the...

 

Inspired Palouse juried exhibit culminates with reception, awards, sale

The 2018 Inspired Palouse juried exhibit, sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council, will culminate Saturday, Nov. 17, at an artists reception and sale at The Center gallery at 110 S. Main in Colfax, next to the library. The public is encouraged to join...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 15, 2018

Tekoa Parks & Rec board to own pool site

Ownership of Tekoa parks properties is in the process of being transferred after a year-long process between the city and the Tekoa Parks Board. After a mudslide last November resulted in a major cleanup project, in the process of working with their...

 

Hargraves trial date set

Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Hargraves pleaded not guilty Friday morning in superior court to a charge of sexual misconduct with a female WSU student after she had been taken into custody by him early last March 31. Hargraves, a 19-year veteran of the...

 
Tom’s Turkey Drive

Tom's Turkey Dinner Drive aims for goal of 603 meals

Rosauers will try to sell 603 turkey dinners Nov. 16 and 17 to meet the needs and cover all 11 of the food pantries they support in Whitman County with Tom's Turkey Drive. Tom's Turkey Drive, named...

 
Aliya Rutledge and Desiree Brown

Oakesdale takes fourth consecutive state title

Las Vegas had Celine Dion and Britney, with Aerosmith and Lady Gaga next. In Yakima, the Nighthawks-in-residence at the SunDome is held over for another year – Oakesdale winning its fourth...

 

What's that song on the radio?

(To the tune of The Rolling Stones' “Miss You”) Wazzu holding out so long, football season predicted for a Gong but then Minshew Oohh ohhooo oooh hoo ooo hoo, ooo hooo oo oohoo Debt been rising at the gate, Minshew comes along of late: says “Ma...

 
Colfax Boys Cross Country

Colfax, both 6th at state

Both Colfax cross-county teams placed second in the state all B cross-country race Nov. 3 at Sun Willows in Pasco. Colfax received a boost with the addition of Oakesdale runners this year to land...

 

Barn calendar sales will benefit Whitman County Library programs

The Barns of Whitman County 2019 calendars are now on sale. They feature regional barns and seasonal backdrops shot by a variety of local photographers. The calendars are just $10 and available at...

 

Lisa Brown takes lead in late vote counts here

Spokane Democrat Lisa Brown, who gained ground on Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers in successive Whitman County ballot counts, broke out into a lead Tuesday night with the ballot count now at 16,079. Brown, who has already conceded the win to...

 

Jazz fest tickets going on sale

Series concert tickets for the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 22-23 are available for purchase. Individual performance tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 16. Series tickets are for both nights of concerts at a...

 

Scheuerman books available at two area talks

Copies of Richard Scheuerman’s latest book will be available when he presents two talks here this week. He will give a presentation on “Hardship to Homeland: The Pacific Northwest Volga Germans,” tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at The...

 

Still time

California is ablaze again. Three massive fires in the state are destroying homes, businesses, forests and open land. They have claimed more than 40 known victims. About 200 people are missing. Two of the big fires are in southern California and are...

 

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