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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 9, 2022

    TEKOA - Local third- through sixth-grade students performed their rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" during three shows at the Empire Theatre. Avery Blank played Belle and Ryker French portrayed the prince/beast. Others in the troupe included Bayler Chase, LeFou; Zeke Sanchez, Gaston; Rylan Carey, Maurice; Ruby Ramirez, Cogsworth; Ady Carren, Lumiere; Aislinn Gamble, Babette; Ella Arthur, Mrs. Pots; Makayla Taufen, Chip; Alex Klun, Prince in intro; Xzaiver Anderson, Bookseller;...

  • Heatons celebrate 60th anniversary

    Kellie Coffey, Submitted to the Whitman County Gazette|Sep 16, 2021

    TEKOA — Lifelong Tekoa residents Larry and Virginia Heaton are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend with a family dinner hosted by their children, John Heaton and Kellie Coffey, and grandchildren, Christopher and Paisha Coffey. Larry Lee Heaton and Virginia Lee Currier were married on Sept. 17, 1961, at the Tekoa Christian Church. Immediately following the church reception, the high school sweethearts departed on a two-week honeymoon drive down the West Coast, visiting D...

  • Etcetera: Dec. 21, 2017

    Dec 21, 2017

    Tekoa Athenaeum Athenaeum Club held its annual Christmas luncheon Dec. 1 with more than 30 members attending. The luncheon was prepared by the Yearbook Committee and the venue was the Methodist church. The guests were entertained with Christmas music by pianist Kristen Cox from Deary, Idaho, who will graduate later this year from the U of I. Her friend, Morgan Kline, joined her for the duet performance. She is a Master's student at the university. It was a very enjoyable time. The next meeting will be held Jan. 19. candlelight service Tekoa... Full story

  • Tekoa FFA, 4H members tune up for J-stock show

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 29, 2010

    Tekoa Saturday, April 24, Tekoa FFA and 4H competitors practiced for the Junior Livestock Show which will be May 4-7 in Spokane. Fifteen animals were shown by exhibitors on a very blustery day. The Spokane Junior Show will celebrate its 75th anniversary this spring. Tekoa Community Church hosted a fundraiser breakfast Sunday, April 25. Donations will enable the youth of the church to attend Camp N-Sid-Sen on Lake Coeur d Alene. A Boy Scout Tekoa Pack 597 cross-over ceremony April 14 at the Empire Theater included Webelo Scouts Jake Mueller,...

  • Tekoa ‘50 grads plan reunion

    Apr 15, 2010

    Tekoa Tekoa High School graduates in the class of 1950 plan a 60th class reunion to be held during Slippery Gulch Days Saturday June 19. Organizer Tim Daily of Portland said grads will meet for a dinner and a program at the Airport Ramada Inn at Spokane that Friday night. The next morning they will “hitch up their buggies” and head for Tekoa for breakfast and the annual graduate ride down Crosby Street during the Slippery Gulch parade. Tim’s hopeful they will all join in this fun summer event. For more information call him @ 503-2... Full story

  • Bippes hosts GOP caucus

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Feb 25, 2010

    Tekoa The Republican Caucus was held recently in Tekoa at the home of Bunny Bippes. Amendments to the Republican platform were discussed and sent on to the county chairman, Steve Naught of St. John. Among the topics discussed were amendments including repealing the mail-in vote, the possibility of buying health insurance across state lines and opposing the requirement that employees must be required to join unions at their job sites. It was also strongly suggested that Gov. Gregoire hold county town hall meetings across the state, such as... Full story

  • Tekoa plans outdoor market

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Feb 11, 2010

    Tekoa Plans are underway for a new outdoor market in Tekoa, the “First Saturday Outdoor Market.” It will be on the corner of Crosby and Warren on the first Saturday of each month, starting in May and continuing through September at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Committee members are Sandy Dehan, Teresa Hoke-House, Teresa Raines, Wendy Sienknecht and Eileen Soldwedel. They are seeking vendors selling baked goods, bedding plants, fresh eggs, homemade crafts, produce, seeds and more. Tekoa for several years operated a farmer’s market at the flathouse on N. Cr... Full story

  • Bippes takes California trip

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 28, 2010

    Tekoa Bunny Bippes returned from a holiday trip visiting with her daughters, Gerrie Kennedy and Joan Blumeyer. She visited with Gerrie in Seattle and then the two of them flew to Oceanside, Calif., for the Christmas holiday, Bunny reported “The weather was beautiful but it’s not the same enjoying Christmas with no snow,” she said. Bunny added she had a wonderful visit with her daughters, grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bunny will host the Republican caucus at her home Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. They will discuss the Repub...

  • Tekoa holiday celebrations

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Jan 14, 2010

    Tekoa Tekoa celebrated the winter holidays in grand style with contests and events to attend. Tekoa’s Park and Recreation Department hosted its annual holiday lighting contest. Winners in the following categories were: Brightest Lights: Jim and Claudia Heaton; Waiting for Santa: Mike and Kate Bogenrief; and Most Colorful: Greg and Karen Blomgren. Owners Amber and Klaus Giebler of The Cafe Artisan welcomed contestants to their third annual gingerbread contest. Many gingerbread creations adorned the restaurant during the holidays. All p...

  • Tekoa giving tree nears deadline

    Wendy Sienknecht|Dec 17, 2009

    Tekoa Portia Pillig, owner of Tekoa’s Variety Store, for the fourth year has headed up Tekoa’s Giving Tree to children of her hometown. “I want to be sure that every child has something to open under the tree,” Portia stated. Every year she says many come to the store asking for help for their young ones. Gifts are given out to children 18 years and younger. Tekoa has been very generous in their giving and continues to help this year. Saturday, a group of volunteers, regulars being Portia, Linda Eggers, Holly Squibb and Jennifer Leitner...

  • Tekoa faces moose problem

    Wendy Sienknecht|Dec 3, 2009

    Tekoa A cow moose and a young bull have been spotted at many locations in Tekoa. Dave and Laurie Shrope, living on the south side of town, have discovered moose noseprints on their front window, and were startled when they opened their drapes one morning to see the cow moose staring back at them. Dave said they bed down in their front yard or the old school yard lot behind their residence frequently. The cow simply grazes, but the bull is more destructive. He tears down bird feeders and lawn ornaments. Last week, the duo was spotted a block nor... Full story

  • Tekoa Cub Scouts distribute 14 food boxes

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 26, 2009

    Tekoa Tekoa Cub Scout Pack recently completed their annual gathering of food for families in need. Fourteen boxes were collected and distributed to local families. Members include Frankie Allen, Garrett Blomgren, Dillon Eaton, Carson Fuchs, AJ Harp, Dane Kittock, Zach McFarland, Craig Mueller and Jake Mueller. Comforts of Home of Tekoa hosted their sixth chartered bus trip Oct. 3 - 4. Quilters and antiquers were treated to a tour of historic homes in Wallace and visited the ghost town of Burke, plus antique shopping in the downtown district of... Full story

  • Tekoa churches will join for Thanksgiving service

    Wendy Sienknecht, Gazette Correspondent|Nov 19, 2009

    Tekoa For the 34th year, members of Tekoa’s churches will join together for a Thanksgiving service. The year’s service is set for Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Sacred Heart Parish is the host church and joining with them for the evening will be Tekoa Community Church and the Tekoa Mountain Chapel. A service of Scripture readings, music, a message by Hal Whitman of the Tekoa Community Church, and songs by the children is planned. Each child who attends is asked to bring a can of food for the Whitman County Food Bank. A time of fellowship with bever... Full story