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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

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Tim Sievers    Opinion    October 14, 2021 

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...

 

Grant money offered for transportation projects

PULLMAN — The Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) is accepting applications for grants through Nov. 5. Funding is limited to $326,500 for projects to improve transportation for pedestrians or bicycles, according to the...

 

Vikings roar back after long hiatus

GARFIELD — The Garfield-Palouse Vikings returned from a two-week pause of school and sports to beat Oakesdale volleyball on Oct. 5. Garfield-Palouse volleyball is now 2-0 in league play after winning (25-1, 25-14, 25-18), said Vikings Coach Brad...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    October 14, 2021 
David Gibb

Vaccine mandate hasn't affected school districts

COLFAX - Not all school superintendents want to talk about the effect of Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate for teachers and staff to be vaccinated or fired. Many pundits in state and national media predicted...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    October 14, 2021 

Gimme some old time farming

PALOUSE - Farming is everything to Colby Dugger. The Garfield-Palouse High School junior is an Future Farmers of America (FFA) member, works on the family farm, is rebuilding his great-grandfather's...

 

Buy a Newspaper!

Colfax Cougar Foodmart Dhillon Building (DSHS) – newspaper box at the north corner next to the sidewalk Gazette Office – 418 S Main St. Suite 3 Main St. Books Rosauers Sunset Mart (Chevron station) The Hyde Out – newspaper box out front... Full story

 

October Senior Menus

October 4-8 Colfax Monday – Chicken enchiladas, spanish rice, refried beans, lettuce and diced tomatoes, dessert Thursday – Cube steak w/ brown gravy, sauteed mushrooms, rice pilaf, cooked carrots, birthday dessert Pullman Tuesday – Homemade... Full story

 
Ken Myklebust

Ken Myklebust

Ken passed away the morning of Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, at his home on the Coeur d'Alene Lake. He was born to Theodore "Bernie" Myklebust and Juanita "Sue" Morley Myklebust in Colfax,...

 

Sheriff's office log

Monday, Sept. 27 3:28 a.m. – Union Flat Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a hang-up 9-1-1 call. 4:04 a.m. – Howard Street, Tekoa – A deputy responded to a report of suspicious people. 9:10 a.m. – Undisclosed, Rosalia – A deputy...

 

County cross country runners in Battle for 509

MEDICAL LAKE - Garfield Palouse Vikings, Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves, and Colton Wildcats took part in the Battle of 509 on Oct. 2. The fourth annual Battle for 509 was at the Fairways Golf Course in...

 

Palouse Basin Water Summit set for Oct. 21

PULLMAN – The 18th annual Palouse Basin Water Summit features author and expert Amy Vickers. The virtual summit on Oct. 21 hosts Vickers as she is an award-winning water conservation and efficiency...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    October 7, 2021

Palouse Falls hikes could require permits

OLYMPIA - A new plan for managing Palouse Falls State Park may end camping and require hiking permits if approved. Washington State Parks officials are taking comments on the proposed plan during a...

 

Palouse issues water notice for one block

PALOUSE - Four businesses using Palouse municipal water were advised to boil water on Oct 4. The order was lifted at 3 p.m. the next day. A water main leak on Main Street caused the order. It...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    October 7, 2021

Oakesdale's Operation Market Garden

NETHERLANDS - First Sgt. Mitch Kriebel was 77 years late, but he jumped from a plane over the Netherlands to honor the soldiers of Operation Market Garden. The Oakesdale native and Washington Army...

 
Jarold Power obituary

Jerold W. Power

Jerold W. Power, 96, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston, Idaho. Jerold was born on August 6, 1925, in Colome, South Dakota, to George and Nora (Krauss)... Full story

 

Humane Society seeks board members

PULLMAN – The Whitman County Humane Society seeks volunteers to serve as board members. The board actively seeks members from throughout Whitman County and the Palouse region. All "enthusiastic,...

 

Sheriff's office

Monday, Sept. 20 6:15 a.m. — Hauser Avenue, Colfax — A deputy assisted with a report of a person passing away. 9:33 a.m. — Sheriff’s office — There was a report of a suspicious person. 9:39 a.m. — SR 195, Uniontown — A vehicle was...

 

Controlled burn put out near Palouse

PALOUSE — A small controlled burn on a farm near Palouse grew to out of control on Sept. 23. “Almost immediately, as we got on scene it was extinguished,” said Palouse Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Beeson. “It was not large.” The farmer...

 

Palouse to restart shutoffs

PALOUSE — Palouse warns residents they are returning to standard utility practices as Gov. Jay Inslee’s moratorium ends Sept. 30. The city is administering late fees and shutting off water for non-payment starting on Oct. 16, according to...

 

Project offers to scan old photos

ROSALIA — Whitman Heritage Digital Collections is offering to scan up to 15 old photographs to add it to the public collection. A project of Whitman County Library, the group is visiting three library branches in October to scan and digitize...

 

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