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Mathia named Gazette Editor

Longtime Gazette Editor Jerry Jones retires


March 19, 2020

COLFAX — A veteran journalist and longtime area resident has been named editor of the Whitman County Gazette and Colfax Daily Bulletin.

Jana Mathia, 37 of Endicott, will replace former longtime managing editor Jerry Jones.

Jones has officially retired due to health issues. He had been with the Gazette since 1965, during which time he was a constant feature at the paper and raised two sons with wife Peggy who passed away last year. Jones, known locally as “Scoop,” was well-known for his coverage of local high school sports and producing the Colfax Daily Bulletin. 

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