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  • Thomas Lee Rambo

    Thomas Lee Rambo

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Thomas Lee Rambo passed away on June 7, 2024. Tom was born in Spokane, Wash., to Pres and Adene Rambo in 1941. He attended Tekoa Elementary and Tekoa High School, and graduated in 1960. Tom joined the Air National Guard serving for six years and enrolled in the Spokane Trade School to earn a certified welding degree. However, his true passion was always farming and restoring crawler tractors. In 1961, he married Karen Nelson and raised two boys Kelly (Bobette) and Kim (Angie), who both reside... Full story

  • Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX –- The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from June 4 to June 10 June 4 7:47 a.m.- North Howard Street, Tekoa. Trespassing complaint. 7:57 a.m.- Winona South Road, LaCrosse. Non-injury accident. 9:54 a.m.- North East Street, Albion. Fraud. 12:27 p.m.- Babbit Road, Pullman. Welfare check. 2:05 p.m.- North Mill Street, Colfax. Sex offender registration. 2:28 p.m.- North Main Street and East A Street, LaCrosse. Disorderly conduct. 2:44 p.m.- North Madison Street, Tekoa. Communications problem. 5:30 p.m.- Wes...

  • Whitman County wraps up graduation

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

  • Buy a Newspaper!

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    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 Endicott Endicott Food Center Garfield Schaut's Marketplace Palouse Palouse Family Market Pullman Dissmore's Rosalia Rosalia Market St. John Webb's Empire Foods Tekoa Tekoa Market Washtucna Java Bloom Daily Bulletin Routes A printed version of the Colfax Daily Bulletin is available to be delivered four times... Full story

  • Tekoa Slippery Gulch countdown begins

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 6, 2024

    TEKOA - The countdown for the Slippery Gulch Days festival is on as locals prepare for the week of celebratory festivities. The annual celebration kicks off on Monday, June 10, as the Fishing Derby commences in Hangman Creek. Fish measuring occurs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Thursday, June 13, and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. Fishing measurement takes place at Memorial Park, next to the pharmacy. Also on Friday, a free throw competition welcomes all to the outdoor basketball court. The competition...

  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 6, 2024

    COLFAX — The Whitman County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions from May 20 to May 22: May 20 Itani Development VI, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, Pullman, Wash., sold undeveloped land only, Pullman, Wash., to Itani Quality Homes, Inc., a Washington corporation, Pullman, Wash., parcels 1-1244-00-01-04-0000, 1-1244-00-02-03-0000, 1-1244-00-02-04-0000, undisclosed assessed value, Quit Claim Deed. Radu Vasiliu, a single man and Steluta and Viroel Vasilu, Pullman, Wash., sold 10 Margin Street, Endicott, Was...

  • Sheriff's Logs

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 6, 2024

    COLFAX - The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 28 to June 3: May 28 7:20 a.m.- Banta Street, Endicott. Civil matter. 8:41 a.m.- Jennings Road, Pullman. Deputy contacted a company reference a vehicle repossession. 9:27 a.m.- North Mill Street, Colfax. Updated the information for a registered sex offender. 12:06 p.m.- Northwest Davis Way, Pullman. Burglary report. 12:25 p.m.- SR 27, milepost 4, Pullman. Citizen dispute. 11:29 p.m.- G Street, Endicott. Other law enforcement calls. 2:50 p.m.- North Mill S...

  • Tekoa economic development site approved

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 6, 2024

    TEKOA — The Port of Whitman County Commissioners approved the first lease on the new Tekoa economic development site during their Monday, June 3, regular meeting. The two-year lease is with Hefty Seed Company, supporting the expansion of the business by providing warehouse seed storage on the 14-acre property northwest of Tekoa. According to a press release from the Port of Whitman the company will store seed in the existing 5,000-square-foot building on the property. Hefty Seed Company offers seed, fertilizer and crop protection for farmers i...

  • Another year ended, a new beginning

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 6, 2024

    COLFAX - Tassels were turned as several Whitman County seniors went through graduation ceremonies last weekend, Saturday, June 1 and 2. Colfax, Colton, Garfield-Palouse and Oakesdale all made a huge step forward into their futures on Saturday, June 1 and St. John-Endicott seniors also celebrated with friends and family on Sunday, June 2. On Saturday, Colfax's senior class of 2024 went into the world beyond high school with the motto "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around...

  • Rosalia Battle Days

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 6, 2024

    ROSALIA - Battle Days brought the community together for a weekend of celebration and honor in Rosalia. The fun began at 3:30 p.m. with free swimming and games at the pool. Later that evening, the Battle Days Association provided a dinner with live music at the Rosalia City Park. Saturday started out bright and early for the runners and walkers of the community. Rosalia's annual fun run took runners from the fire station through South Whitman Avenue to the monument at Steptoe Battlefield State...

  • Sheriff's Office

    Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    COLFAX –- The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 21 to May 27: May 21 7:59 a.m.- East Street, Albion. Possible harassment. 8:48 a.m.- Squires Road, Rosalia. Junk vehicle inspection. 9:23 a.m.- Parvin Road, Colfax. Theft other. 11:23 a.m.- Albion Parvin Road, milepost 1.5, Pullman. Unknown injury accident. 12:03 p.m.- Babbitt Road, Pullman. Other law enforcement calls. 1:11 p.m.- Babbit Road, Pullman. Controlled substance problem. 4:55 p.m.- Oakesdale. Report of two dogs possibly being neglected. 5:35 p.m...

  • John Wayne Riders on the trail

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    TEKOA — The John Wayne Trail Riders are on the trail again this year, riding horse drawn carriages along the trail. Riders started on Friday, May 24, and are now in Malden for a rest day on Thursday, May 30. The trail riders will set out from Malden on Friday, May 31, going 10 miles were they will set up camp in Rosalia. The riders will not be in this year’s Rosalia Battle Days parade and will set out at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 and go 22 miles until they hit Tekoa where they will end with an end of the ride celebration. The trail ride wil...

  • Rosalia celebrates Battle Days this weekend

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    ROSALIA — Battle Days is in route again this year with a weekend of fun May 31 and June 1. Festivities start, Friday, May 31, with dinner provided by the Battle Days Association at 5 p.m. at the Rosalia Park. From 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be free swimming and games at the pool. Also on Friday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. live music will be provided by Valente and The Jim Basnight Band. Saturday, June 1, will start out at 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a Scouts Breakfast at the fire station, 607 Whitman Avenue. The Fun Run will take at 8 a.m., with r...

  • Class of 2024 ceremonies slated

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    COLFAX — High School seniors across the county are gearing up for the end of their high school careers and looking towards their future with graduation approaching. Four schools are preparing for their graduation ceremonies at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 1, including Colfax, Colton, Garfield-Palouse, and Oakesdale. Both Colton and Colfax will host their graduation ceremonies in the gymnasium, with Colton in their big gym. “This class is a group of strong willed individuals, who as they leave us are going to be able to conquer whatever obs...

  • Tekoa-Rosalia All-League Softball

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    The following Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolf softball players were named to the 1B All-League team: Clare Wilkins, Libby Lehn, and Meagan Maley. The Timberwolf team started the season dominating opponents, before ultimately coming up just short of reaching the 1B state softball tournament....

  • Stanley finishes fourth

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    ST. JOHN - McKenzie Stanley of St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse high school capped off her senior golf season with a fourth place finish in the 1B state tournament. The tournament was held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22, in Tumwater at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club. On the first day of the tournament, Stanley finished with an overall round of 93, qualifying her for the second day of the tournament. Day two saw Stanley shoot an impressive 88 on the day, which was tied for second-best score of...

  • INVITATION FOR BIDS

    Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    INVITATION FOR BIDS NOTICED IS HEREBY GIVEN That the City of Tekoa will open sealed bid proposals and publicly read them aloud on or after 2:00 PM. on June 10th, 2024, at City Hall in Tekoa for the Willard Field Airport Runway Rehabilitation. The project consists of the pulverization and reshaping of approximately 10,185 square yards of existing runway asphalt; grading and shaping of approximately 10,185 square yards of pulverized material, 400 cubic yards of roadway excavation, including haul; installation of approximately 2,550 tons of...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Whitman County Gazette|May 30, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Tekoa will be holding its Six Year Transportation Plan Hearing on June 3, 2024 during the regular city council meeting at 6 P.M., Tekoa City Hall.” Published May 30, 2024...

  • Garfield-Palouse Vikings capture district title

    Jake Hull, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    PALOUSE - After the two-day 1B and 2B district championship track meet, the Garfield-Palouse Vikings girls stood alone atop the podium. The meet was held Wednesday, May 15, and Saturday, May 18, in Ritzville. Wednesday was primarily the finals for most of the field events, with a few happening Saturday. The meet Saturday was primarily the finals for the running events, with top times heading to the state meet in Yakima, Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25. The Viking girls scored 147.5 team...

  • County students place at State FFA Convention

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    COLFAX - Students from around Whitman County competed in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention from Thursday, May 9, to Saturday, May 11. Colfax High School emerged as the leading school at the convention, with 22 students winning various awards, including competitions, degrees and the prestigious Star Farmer in Placement Award. Garfield-Palouse FFA had the second most placing students in the county, with 14 students placing. Oakesdale High School took home the most first-place...

  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    COLFAX — The Whitman County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions from May 9 to May 17: May 9 Janice K. Olson, Colfax, Wash., sold 502 N Mill Street, Colfax, Wash., to Hearth Holdings, LLC, an Idaho Limited Liability Company, Coeur Da Lene, Idaho., selling price $70,000, Statutory Warranty Deed. May 10 Starr Grain Limited Liability Company, a Washington limited liability company, Palouse, Wash., sold 324 South Main Street, Colfax, Wash., parcels 1-0040-00-29-07-0000, 1-0040-00-29-08-0000, 1-0040-00-29-09-0000, selling pri...

  • Sheriff's Office

    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 14 to May 20: May 14 12:17 a.m.- SR 195 and Country Club Road, westbound Country Club, Pullman. Traffic violation. 9:07 a.m.- Old Thornton Highway, milepost 4, Rosalia. Recovered stolen vehicle. 11:11 am.- 167 SR128, Red Wolf Bridge, Clarkston. Welfare check. 12:55 p.m.- South Hillcrest Drive, Hilltop RV Park, Colfax. Domestic dispute. 1:24 p.m.- South Main Street, ifo court house, Colfax. Traffic offense. 1:44 p.m.- Wawawai Road, Nisqually John Landing, Cla...

  • Tekoa fills empty city council seat

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    TEKOA — The open city council seat for position five closed on Monday, May 20, after a local woman was appointed. Shelly Ausmus, of Tekoa, was appointed after submitting an application and answering three questions for the board. The seat was opened after B.J. Sperber submitted his letter of resignation for unspecified reasons. Ausmus was voted 4-2 against Brad Chandler of Tekoa. She previously applied and ran against Roy Shulz for the mayoral election, but lost. One other candidate, Stephanie Apple-Clark of Dusty, also applied but received zer...

  • Shooting halts Lilac Festival parade

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    TEKOA - The Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade procession was halted when a shooting broke out in a convenience store along the parade route on Saturday, May 18. Reports say the shooting occurred at 9 p.m. over ice cream near Washington Street and Sprague Avenue. The shooting resulted in the hospitalization of two individuals. Police arrested Charles H. Michael, 32, on suspicion of first-degree assault after he received treatment at a local hospital for a head wound due to the...

  • Mike Day holds Battle Days raffle

    Justin Slayton, Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    ROSALIA – Local denizen Mike Day is gearing up for Rosalia’s Battle Days celebration with his annual raffle. Day puts on the raffle every year for the town’s summer event, receiving donations from local businesses and residents for the prize pool. This year, Battle Days will be held on June 1. The funds accrued from the raffle are donated to local businesses to help keep money in the community. Last year, Mr. Day raised over $500 and donated the funds to the Rosalia CommUnity Church. This year’s recipients will be the Tekoa-Rosalia schools...

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