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    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, May 23 Oven baked chicken, gourmet mac and cheese, grape and broccoli salad, blueberry cream cheese muffins Monday, May 27 Closed - Memorial Day Colton Wednesday, May 29 Tater tot casserole with veggies, fruit salad, tomato cucumber salad, fudge pops Endicott Tuesday, May 28 Tater tot casserole, salad bar, fruit, dessert Palouse Wednesday, May 29 Pullman visiting, pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, pears, brownies Pullman Friday, May 24 Pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, pears, cranberry orange...

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    Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    Raegan Lou Beale, a girl, was born on April 27, 2024 to parents Cameron and Lexi Beale, of Pomeroy. She weighed 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Bill and Robyn Beale, of Pomeroy. Maternal Grandparents are Paul Coleman, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Kari Coleman, of Pomeroy. Raegan joins brother William, 4, at home. Madeline Mack, a girl, was born May 11, 2024 to parents Ryan and Ashley Mack, of Genesee, Idaho. Madeline joins brothers Shawn, 10 and Declan, 1, and sister Brooklyn, 4, at home. Lincoln George Morgan, a boy, was born May...

  • Veteran's Corner: Ronald Harder

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    PALOUSE — Born at the old St. Ignatius Hospital and raised in Colfax, Ronald “Ron” Harder , 79, of Palouse, joined Washington State University ROTC to learn how to fly helicopters, going onto serve in Vietnam. Harder said during his military service he had to take two years training at Washington State University ROTC “They promised to teach me to be a pilot, so I went two more years ,” he said. Becoming a second lieutenant after training, Harder then went to his next training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as an armor officer. He married his wife...

  • Pat's Books closing

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    ROSALIA — Pat’s Books and combined business Just Stuff is closing after over 20 years of being in business. Rosalia local and owner Pat Voge said that she is in the process of closing and will be getting rid of the books her store has collected since 1998. “I will be open for Battle Days and then a couple days after that, and we’ll be trying to eliminate things out of here,” Voge said. Voge said that she started out small, with just the front of the building, but had expanded. The business started when Duplicates, a bookstore that had close...

  • 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...

  • Students clean up cemetery

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    FARMINGTON - Sophomore students from the Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle helped out at the Farmington Cemetery on Wednesday, May 8, cleaning up and power washing headstones. Farmington Mountain View Cemetery District Commissioner Wes Wagner said that the students do their community service four times a year, and the program is ran by Curtis Anderson. "I was interested in having them come help clean up some of the old gravestones from the early to lat 1800s," said Wagner. HOPE Task Force Coordi...

  • Another May Day in the books

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 23, 2024

    GARFIELD - Families and community members gathered along California Street as an announcer declared who was walking through the Saturday, May 18, May Day annual parade. The second day of the festivities started out with the kids parade, locals could be seen riding down the street on four wheelers and walking with colorful costumes. Following the kids, were Whitman County Garfield Fire District 3 fire trucks. One engine shot a stream of water out over the street. Ambulances from Whitman County...

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    Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, May 16 Pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, pears; apple, cranberry, pear crisp Monday, May 20 Homemade pizza, green salad, peaches and blueberries, ice cream sundae bar with toppings Colton Wednesday, May 22 Fiesta taco salad, chips, cheese, olives, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream; apricots; no bake cookie Palouse Wednesday, May 22 Pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, vegetable tray, fruit, dessert Pullman Friday, May 17 Baked potato bar with chili, cheese, onions, sour cream, salsa; broccoli; peaches; s’mores cookie bars T...

  • Births

    Whtiman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    Pullman Regional Hospital Paul Gerhardt Graham, a boy was born May 5, 2024 to parents Shawn and Susan Graham, of Pullman. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are R. Jeannine Graham, of Taos, New Mexico. Maternal Grandparents are Roderick and Sandra Duesterhoeft, of Hutchinson, Minn. Paul joins sister Annabelle, 16 months, at home. Easton Miller Jones, a boy, was born May 5, 2024 to parents Monica Miller and Kaden Jones, of Moscow. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Galen Jones, of Julieaetta, Idaho., and...

  • 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...

  • Gospel concert in Colfax this weekend

    Justin Slayton, Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    COLFAX –– The family gospel quartet, “The Craguns” will be making a stop in Colfax for a concert at the Colfax Church of the Nazarene. The Craguns consist of husband and wife, Jordan and Elena Cragun, Ray Cragun and Savannah Cragun, who began the music group in 2013. Since then, the group has gone to tour the United State from east to west coast, release albums, perform in major venues and on radio and television. The group has been performing in Colfax for almost a decade according the Colfax Church of the Nazarene. Colfax Church of the Naz...

  • A tea party to remember hits The Center

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    COLFAX -The Center was packed and decorated bringing in mothers, grandmothers and granddaughters dressed in their Sunday best for a tea party on Saturday, May 11. The Friends of the Libraries annual Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction brought in a good turnout this year according to Whitman County event Organizer Nanette Nebe. "I feel like the news of the tea from last year has spread," she said, adding that this year they were able to see families bringing in three generations. For several it was...

  • Colfax local awarded prestigious FFA award

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    COLFAX - A local high school student was awarded the Washington State Star in Placement award during the Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11, Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention. The state-level competition was held at Washington State University. J.P. Wigen, 18, of Colfax, earned the title of State Star for his work on his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project, which he connected to his love for farming. "I really do love farming, and it gave me a good time frame to...

  • "Train Dreams" filming comes to Tekoa

    Teresa Simpson|May 16, 2024

    TEKOA - The film crew for "Train Dreams" filled Henkle Street Wednesday, May 8, bringing in spectators to watch movie making magic unfold. Crew members could be seen dumping dirt across the road for the first scene, which featured extras being thrown out of "The Mercantile," Tekoa's old bank building that had been remade into a general store. Amongst the crowd was the drama class from Oakesdale, who were able to take the day off school to watch as the scenes were filmed. The class got to talk ab...

  • Colfax holds final jazz band concert for the school year

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 16, 2024

    COLFAX- The Colfax Junior/High School held their final Jazz Band Concert for the year on Monday, May 13. First up was the smaller group including the students that compete, with a setlist including "Fancy Pants", "In a Sentimental Mood", and "Secret Love". Soloists were Lauryn York on the trumpet for "Fancy Pants"; Darin Repp on the trumpet and Walter McGraw on tenor sax for "In a Sentimental Mood", and Winona McGraw on trombone for "Secret Love". A total of 37 band members were on stage for...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, May 9 Fiesta taco salad; chips, cheese, olives, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream; sliced peaches, bavarian cream filled churros Monday, May 13 Homemade chicken noodle soup, tomato and cucumber salad, homemade rolls, fruit salad, scotcharoos Endicott Tuesday, May 14 Beef stew, corn bread, salad bar, fruit, dessert Palouse Wednesday, May 15 Homemade pizza, green salad, fruit, ice cream sundae Pullman Friday, May 10 Pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, vegetable tray, mandarin oranges, oatmeal butterscotch cookies Tuesday, May 14 Greek...

  • Births

    Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    Pullman Regional Hospital Raegan Lou Beale, a girl, was born April 27, 2024, to parent Cameron and Lex Beale, of Pomeroy. She weighed 7 pouns, 6.3 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Bill and Robyn Beale, of Pomeroy. Maternal Grandparents are Paul Coleman, Grants Pass, Ore., and Kari Coleman, Pomeroy. Raegan joins brother William, 4, at home....

  • Girlfriends Gather coming to WSU

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    PULLMAN — The Women’s Leadership Guild is aiming to raise and give away $10,000 at its Girlfriends Gather event taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Lewis Alumni Centre on the Washington State University campus. For a $100 donation, each attendee nominates an eligible non-profit to take home all the donations of the evening. For a non-profit to be eligible, it must align with the mission to serve women’s and children’s health and wellness. “I love Girlfriends Gather, and it keeps getting better and better as more people he...

  • Garfield's annual May Day is around the corner

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    GARFIELD — Another year of live music, a beer garden and festivities for the whole family is coming up next weekend for Garfield’s annual May Day Celebration. Public Relations Community of Garfield Association Sarah Anderson said that the festivities will start at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, with live music by Arron Kelly Rager and the Backcounty Blues Badasses. There will be a beer garden sponsored by Palouse Brewing Company, food trucks, a pie auction and several vendors set up downtown. “Saturday is the big family day,” Anderson said, with wi...

  • St. John Community Fair 4-H/FFA class results

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 9, 2024

    ST. JOHN- The annual St. John Community Fair saw 4-H and FFA classes showing livestock with several winning Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles. Fitting and showing began at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26, with Beef, Sheep, Goats, and Swine. The results are as follows: Beef In 4-H Senior Class 1 the three winners were Issac Clinesmith, Cole Thornton-Schlunger and Matthew Clinesmith. For 4-H intermediates class 2, the four winners were Bennet Repp, Garrett Kane, Taylee Taylor and Ava...

  • Endicott library celebrates mothers

    Whitman County Gazette|May 2, 2024

    ENDICOTT — The Endicott branch of the Whitman County Libraries is hosting a celebration of mothers, grandmothers, or other important women with a painting class. The Mom (Gma) and Me painting class is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and is suitable for participants ages 10 and up. Attendees can create a memorable work of art using acrylics and two canvases. Those interested in are asked to reserve their spot by Tuesday, May 7, due to limited space. To reserve a spot contact Nanci Selk at (509) 657-3429. The Endicott library hours are from 1 p...

  • Onecho hosts "Adventure Thursdays" summer program

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 2, 2024

    COLFAX - The Onecho Church unveiled a new summer program, "Adventure Thursdays", taking place in June at Shmuck Park. The outdoor camp will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each Thursday in June. "The evening VBS program will give parents the option in joining their children for some outdoor fun," said one of the summer program leaders Rosemarie Aeschliman. The camp is designed for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, and will include Nerf shooting games, painting, woodworking projects,...

  • Whitman County Mission Team presentation

    Whitman County Gazette|May 2, 2024

    COLFAX – Pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church, in Colfax, and Director of Well Child International Michael Birnbaum will be hosting a presentation about the recent March 16 to 22, 2024, mission trip to Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. The presentation will cover highlights from the recent trip and plans for upcoming missions to Puerto Rico and Mexico in November of 2024, and February of 2025. Pizza will be served at 6 p.m., with the presentation scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 321 S. M...

  • Firefighter storytime at library

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|May 2, 2024

    COLFAX - The local branch of the Whitman County Library hosted the firefighters from the Colfax Fire Department for an educational storytime about firefighters. For its Thursday early morning storytime on April 25, the library had a special storytime with Assistant Fire Chief John Lautenslager, and a guest firefighter Ginny Millar Children gathered around to hear a story about the day in the life of a firefighter before seeing the different gear that firefighters wear. The kids were invited to...

  • Library celebrates moms this weekend

    Whitman County Gazette|May 2, 2024

    COLFAX — The local branch of the Whitman County library is returning warmth to mothers with Mugs ‘n Hugs Mother’s Day Storytime this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, families are invited to hand-craft a gift and special Mother’s Day card. Attendees are invited to share heartwarming stories, and the make their mug and card to celebrate Mother’s Day....

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