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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Tekoa Trestle reopens


Roger Harnack | The gazette

Tom Short and Darlene Wise cut the cake during the dedication ceremony of the Tekoa Trestle.

TEKOA - Nearly 50 people turned out Sunday morning, June 5, for the reopening of the historic Tekoa Trestle.

The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association crossed the span in the pouring rain and were greeted by Washington State Parks officials.

The heavy rain prompted officials to plan a quick ribbon cutting, with association President Tom Short cutting the ribbon, followed by ceremonial cuttings by parks staff.

As the rain picked up, the dedication ceremony moved to the Tekoa Community Center, where two cakes and hot coffee awaited those attending the celebration of the reopening...

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