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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...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    August 11, 2022 

Two ceremonies planned to honor late Colfax fire chief

COLFAX – Late Colfax Fire Chief Jim Krouse will be honored in two upcoming events this month. Krouse, who fell in the line of duty August 28, 2021, was Colfax’s longtime fire chief. At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Colfax Fire Department...

 

Community Briefs

Library offers technology and computer part and art program COLFAX — Whitman County Library Colfax branch’s TEK Center is hosting Take Apart Technology for curious kids ages 8 and older Monday, Aug. 15. The event runs form 10:30-11:30 a.m. During...

 
 By Slim Randles    People    August 11, 2022 

Home country

Looking around at all the yard signs and hearing politicians tell us on television what a lying crook their competition is, I have to admit I miss Guv Reeve. Guv had a real first name, but I sure don’t recall it now, because this was back in the...

 
 By The Gazette    People    August 11, 2022 

Haunted Palouse returns

PALOUSE — For the first time in two years, the city will host the annual Haunted Palouse celebration for Halloween. The event will run the last two weeks of October, officials said. Haunted Palouse has brought visitors to town for around 20 years....

 

Hall-Clinton wedding

Carmen May Hall, daughter of Dean and Carla Hall of Colfax, and Michael Richard Clinton, son of Mark and Cheryl Clinton of Colfax, were united in marriage on Saturday, April 3, 2022, at Colfax Church...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    August 4, 2022

Quilts of Valor ceremony honors eight men

COLFAX - The Quilts of Valor Foundation presented Vietnam veterans with commemorative lapel pins and quilts in a ceremony at the Colfax Methodist Church last Friday, July 29. The Foundation's mission...

 

Palouse Music Festival

PALOUSE - Dozens of people turned out Saturday, July 30, for the annual Palouse Music Festival....

 

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...

 

Startin wins Small Town America Civic Volunteer honors

LACROSSE – Community Pride, Angela Broeckel, Mayor Randy Camp, and the LaCrosse City Council nominated community leader Lois Startin for the National Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award last october. An award more than seven hundred people...

 

Fall Musical Back on Stage

COLFAX – The Colfax School District will bring back the annual fall musical with a production of "Oliver!" on Nov. 18-23, 2022. Auditions for the show will be the first week of school. This year the cast will need 25-30 junior and senior high...

 

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....

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    July 28, 2022

Rosalia celebrates quilts and crafts

ROSALIA - The Harvest of Quilts outdoor show brought colored fabrics and new faces to town on July 23. After enduring two years of pandemic cancellations and cutbacks, organizers say this year's...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    July 21, 2022

Allen to lead Library District

COLFAX —Whitman County Rural Library District’s new director Cody Allen is no newcomer to the Palouse. Born and raised in Lewiston, Allen began his career at Clarkston’s Asotin County Library before attending Whitworth College in Spokane,...

 

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 ...

 

Book club to meet at Schmuck

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library District will host a book club meeting at Schmuck at 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 25. The group, open to all adults, will discuss “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. The group typically meets on the last Monday...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    July 21, 2022

Oakesdale's Old Mill Days draws crowd

OAKESDALE - Leading up to Old Mill Days, Mayor Dennis Palmer could be seen sweeping the streets in preparation for the return of the community festival two years in the making. After cancellations in...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    July 21, 2022

Old Mill Days returns

Oakesdale’s Old Mill Days returned this past weekend after a two-year pandemic hiatus, bringing in crowds for parades, local history and classic cars, such as this 1958 Oldsmobile Super...

 
 By Reid Thompson    People    July 14, 2022

Old Mill Days revived

OAKESDALE — The Oakesdale Historical Society and McCoy Valley Museum are preparing to celebrate this year’s Old Mill Days from July 15-16. After two years of cancellations, the community celebration is expected to bring in several hundred people...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    July 14, 2022

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, July 16, 1897 CITY WINS ITS CASE Colfax has the right to Reassess for Street Improvements As Olympia dispatch of July 9 says: "The supreme court has handed down...

 

Class of '71 reunites

The Colfax High School Class of 1971 Celebrates recently held its 51st class reunion. Those in attendance included, from left, front row, Allen Kirkpatrick, Greg Jones, Roxanne Miller, Loren Hickman,...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    People    July 14, 2022

Hurry up and wait finally over

It began with a phone call from my recruiter, Sgt. Elizabeth De Hoyos, two weeks ago. The long-awaited news finally came about from the medical waiver I needed to enter the U.S. Army National Guard. I...

 

Classy Chassis

Mike Day | Special to The Gazette Dozens of classic cars lined Whitman Avenue during the Rose Garage Car Show in June....

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    July 14, 2022

Colfax history: Historical buildings, fraternity block

COLFAX — The three-story Fraternity Block building was designed by A.F. Perry of Walla Walla and constructed in 1889 at a cost of $12,000. In many historic pictures of Main Street, the building can be seen as a centerpiece. This three-story...

 

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