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Sheriff’s Office August 9 2:18 a.m. - North Madison Street, Tekoa. Deputy, EMS and the Coroner responded to a death. 8:27 a.m. - Mountainview Cemetery Road; Farmington. Truck inspections, Deputy requested a case. 9:11 a.m. - Finch Road, Thornton....

 

Good ol' days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, August 20, 1897 AROUND THE COUNTY Garfield- L. W. Follis has finished harvesting a piece of timothy that is hard to beat. From 19 acres he had 45% tons,...

 

Legals & Classifieds

The City of Tekoa is seeking to contact William and/or Brenda Stoneham in the matter of City Ordinance Enforcement. Please contact the City Clerk at 509-284-3861, P.O. Box 927, Tekoa, WA 99033, and/or 419 Washington St, Tekoa, WA 99033 Published:...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    August 18, 2022 

Over $1,000 donated to food pantry in memory of Tekoa man

TEKOA — From 1960 to 1974, Tekoa couple Milo and June Yale owned and operated Yale’s Food Store with the help of their six children. Long after the store’s closure, friends, neighbors, and classmates of the Yale family say they continue to spea...

 

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

 

Records

County Jail COLFAX — The following individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail on Aug. 3-8: Aug. 8 Daly Mason Tom, 25, booked on a United States Marshal’s Office hold without bail through federal court. Jeremiah James Lafave, 38, booked...

 

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, August 13, 1897 Will Open a New Store. After an absence of two and a half years in San Francisco, Herman Kaminsky returned to Colfax last Friday to...

 

Martha "Marty" Lee Slocum

Born Aug. 21, 1942, in Colfax, Wash., to Charles and Lois Lisenbee, Martha "Marty" Lee Slocum passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 in Spokane Valley, Wash. A woman who was all about 'bling and sparkle',...

 

John A. Novak Sr.

John A. Novak Sr., 82, passed away July 30, 2022, at his home in St. John, Wash. John was born May 7, 1940, to Joseph and Vivienne (Crowder) Novak in Berwick, Penn. He was raised in a small town...

 

John A. Novak Sr.

John A. Novak Sr., passed away on July 30, 2022 at his home in St. John at the age of 82. John was born on May 7, 1940 to Joseph and Vivienne (Crowder) Novak. He was born in Berwick, PA and raised in...

 

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice Re: De-annexation of the old City Dump on Cove Rd. Notice of a public hearing to be held Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:30 P.M. in the council chambers at Tekoa City Hall is herby given. The property described as: “A tract of land partly...

 

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, August 6,1897 A BOLD BAD MAN Wm. Huber Emulating the Career of Jack Cade. Whitman county has had a visitation from a modern Jack Cade during the past week, and...

 

County students make Eastern Dean's list

WHITMAN COUNTY – The Eastern Washington Dean’s list is released after every fall, winter, and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also includes students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours...

 
 By Kenzie Ries    Records    August 4, 2022

Sheriff's Office dispatch log

July 26 3:25 a.m. – North Madison Street, Tekoa. Sheriff;s office responded to a report of a resident threatening another resident and shattering a window. 8:30 a.m. – State Route 270; Motley and Motley, Pullman. The Sheriff's office responded...

 
 By Reid Thompson    News    August 4, 2022

Oakesdale Food Pantry evicted

OAKESDALE – The Oakesdale Food Pantry is in search of a new home after receiving an eviction notice Friday, July 15. The community pantry was given one month to move out after almost seven years at...

 

National Night Out

TEKOA - The community celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with first responders talking with children and providing hot dogs and beverages....

 

Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service from July 19- 24 July 19 10:01 a.m. – East Church Street, Uniontown. Property damage, Deputy requested a case. 10:28 a.m. – North Broadway Street,...

 

Public Hearing Notice

Re: De-annexation of the old City Dump on Cove Rd. Notice of a public hearing to be held Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:30 P.M. in the council chambers at Tekoa City Hall is herby given. The property described as: “A tract of land partly in the southeast quarte...

 

Ruth M. (Lawson) Dowell-Cromer

Ruth M. (Lawson) Dowell – Cromer, 95, a resident of Spokane Valley, Wash. passed away on June 25, 2022 at Orchard Crest Memory Care in Spokane Valley, Wash. Ruth was born on October 23, 1926 at the...

 

Students named to honor rolls

SPOKANE – Several Whitman County students have been named to the honor roll at Spokane Community College for the spring quarter. To be selected, students must maintain at 3.0 grade-point average. Local students making the grade are: Albion ...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    July 21, 2022

Libraries to close Aug. 1-7

COLFAX — All 14 branches of the Whitman County Library District will close from Aug. 1-7 for annual maintenance. During the weeklong closure, special projects are performed that are difficult to complete when the library is open, officialssaid....

 

Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service from July 11-18: July 11 11:34 a.m. – State Highway 270, Pullman. Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of neighbor threaning person. 12:21 p.m. ...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    July 21, 2022

New diner opens in Tekoa

TEKOA - A father-daughter team has opened a new diner here. Jeff Lohmiller, 61, and Crystal Taylor, 40, officially opened the doors of Frostys Diner at 205 N. Crosby St. on Friday, July 1. The new...

 

TEKOA SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The board of directors will meet for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the district for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The public hearing will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office located at 135 N....

 

CITY OF TEKOA ORDINANCE No. 875

________________________AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2022 BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING A BUDGET INCREASE FOR THE CITY OF TEKOA, WASHINGTON. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TEKOA, Whitman County, State of Washington do ordain to amend the 2022 budget by...

 

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