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Matthew Anthony Korn

Matthew Anthony Korn

Some hearts know no bounds. Matthew Anthony Korn, who left us Monday, December 18th, had one of the kindest, most adventurous hearts that ever existed. The middle of 11 children born to Edward and...


Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 23 to June 1:: May 23 9:41 a.m.- Alkali St, Endicott, Agency Assistance 9:46 a.m.- Wawawai Rd, Clarkston, Marine Event 11:15 a.m.- S Whitman Ave, Rosalia,...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 8, 2023 

Whitman County 2023 graduates

Colton COLTON - Eight seniors walked in with pomp and circumstance to the high school gymnasium where they had spent the last four years and sat waiting to receive the diplomas they'd been working...


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

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports    June 8, 2023 

End of the trail

MALDEN – After more than two weeks on the trail, the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association completed its 45th 200-mile, cross-state trek Saturday, June 3. The riders hopped on their wagons and horses in Easton on Thursday, May 18....


Land Transactions

Timothy and Cassindra Maravilla, of Rosalia, Wash., sold 514 S. Colonel Steptoe Way, Rosalia, Wash., to Daniel and Holly Maravilla, of Rosalia, Wash., parcel 1-1580-00-07-14-0000, selling price $90,000. Real Estate Contract, May 4, 2023. Matthew and...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023

Northwest Christian golfer wins boys State tournament, Tekoa-Rosalia girl finishes seventh

TUMWATER — After the conclusion of the WIAA 1B and 2B state golf tournament in Tumwater, Washington, Northwest Christian had a golfer finish first overall on the boys side, and the girls side saw a Tekoa-Rosalia golfer finish seventh. Dan...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023

Whitman County track teams achieve at State Meet

The Bulldogs competed over the weekend in the WIAA 2B state track and field meet in Yakima, Washington. For the boys, there were three representatives from the Bulldogs who helped earn Colfax 23rd...


Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 17 to May 22: May 17 10:12 a.m.- Klemgard Rd, Pullman, Civil Calls 3:46 p.m.- Endicott Rd, Endicott, Suspicious Person 4:19 p.m.- SR 26, Colfax, Suspicious Per...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    May 25, 2023

Port of Whitman awarded $1.1 Million to grow broadband Services

COLFAX — Port of Whitman was one of 16 Counties awarded funds from The Washington State Broadband Office. The Port of Whitman was awarded $1,135,475 for the Port of Whitman FTTx Project to build fiber infrastructure for approximately 104 homes on...

 By Reid Thompson    News    May 25, 2023

Election season kicks off in Whitman County

COLFAX — This year, Whitman County has 154 local seats that are up for election. The filing period, which closed Friday, May 19, has attracted contenders seeking various positions, including mayoral hopefuls, council members, and other significant...

 By Drew Lawson    News    May 25, 2023

Harrington superintendent to retire

HARRINGTON-The first-year school district superintendent here will "explore" retirement at the end of the school year. John Cordell plans to depart the school district when his contract expires...


Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, May 20, 1898 ASSAULTED A WOMAN Mrs. I. B. Doolittle Attacked Almost at Her Door. The Villian Arrested! Proved to Be G. C. King, a Farmer from Fallons. Another dastardly case of assaulting a woman...


Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 10 to May 14: May 10 8:08 a.m.- E California St, Garfiled, Agency Assistance 9:01 a.m.- Bill Willson Rd & SR 195, Colfax, Medical Emergency 9:24 a.m.- Walter...

 By Olivia Harnack    Records    May 18, 2023

Crime Corner: Poker Game Turns Deadly in Tekoa

TEKOA — Tekoa was a wild-west country during the railroading days of Whitman County’s history. One of the most notorious crimes in Tekoa was the deadly poker game that occurred on August 24,...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    May 11, 2023

SCC Honor Roll list

COLFAX — Several Whitman County locals made the Spokane Community College honor roll for the 2023 Winter Quarter, obtaining a 3.0 or above grade point average. Piper Cai and Deron Duncan are Colfax locals who made the honor roll. Oakesdale local...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    May 11, 2023

Spokane woman pleads guilty to drug possession

COLFAX — On Friday, May 5, in a Superior Court hearing, Nicole Simmons, 31, of Spokane, pled guilty to possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 20 months maximum in prison by Whitman County Superior Court Judge...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    May 11, 2023

Susannah Scaroni continues wheelchair racing dominance

Susannah Scaroni, 31, had yet another impressive week in the world of wheelchair racing last week. April 17, Scaroni won the 127th installment of the Boston Marathon, posting a time of 1:41:45, beatin...


Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from April 26 to May 1 April 26 7:18 a.m.- Endicott Sewer Plant, Endicott, Other Law Enforcement Calls 8:56 a.m.- SR 194, Pullman, Suspicious Person/Circumstance 9:25...

 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 4, 2023

Track teams compete at Undeberg Invitational

RITZVILLE – The Garfield-Palouse and Oakesdale girls track teams finished in the Top 10 on Saturday, April 29, at the Undeberg Invitational. The Vikings were second as a team with 94 points and...


Land Transactions

James and Katherine St John, of LaCrosse, Wash., sold 7102 Hay LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wash., to Douglas Lee, of LaCrosse, Wash., parcel 20000914132290, selling price $250,000, Statutory Warranty Deed, April 10, 2023. Lawrence Arata, of Malta, Mont.,...


Sheriff's Log

COLFAX—The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from April 18 to April 26 April 18 3:25 a.m..- N Custer St, Tekoa, Taking Motor Vehicle 9:44 a.m.- Main St, Lamont, Public Program 1:03 p.m.- Cutler Lautenschlager Rd,...


SJEL hosts co-ed golf

Saint John –– Coed Tekoa-Rosalia (TR) Golf played St.John-Endicott/LaCrosse (SJEL) at SJEL's hosted 9-hole golf match Tuesday, April 18. The Timberwolves golf team faced SJEL and Pomeroy. The top...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    April 27, 2023

Tekoa finds new superintendent in Palouse

TEKOA — On its website, the Tekoa School Board announced that the District’s following Superintendent selection is Mr. Mike Jones. Succession is subject to the completion of contract negotiations and final board approval. District Business...


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