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 By Olivia Harnack    Sports 

Cheney girls win two, lose two

PULLMAN – The Cheney girls volleyball team struggled to keep up with the Pullman Greyhounds in a non-league match Sept. 7. The Greyhounds swept the Blackhawks, 3-0. Set scores... — Updated 9/21/2023


Local crews hold Winona Fire to 2,525 acres

WINONA - Local fire crews contained the Winona Fire after it decimated 2,525 acres over the weekend. The fire destroyed Whitman County Emergency Management Director Bill Tensfeld,... — Updated 8/25/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Malden family seeks help

MALDEN — A family who lost their home in a Thursday morning, July 20, fire is asking for community support. “It’s like our whole life just disappeared,” renter Alysha Galind... — Updated 8/3/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Two dogs missing after home burns

MALDEN - Two dogs are missing and unaccounted for after a blaze destroyed a home and travel trailer Thursday morning, July 20. Nobody was injured in the blaze at 124 S. Main... — Updated 7/27/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Man pleads not guilty in death of infant

REARDAN - A local man has pleaded not guilty in the death of a toddler that may or may not be his child. During a Tuesday, July 11, hearing, Jordan Mills-Jay, 30, of Reardan and... — Updated 7/20/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Former sheriff loses certification

DAVENPORT - Former Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers will no longer be eligible to serve as a peace officer following the commission's final decision to revoke Magers' Peace... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Rollin through town

Members of the West Plains Special Olympics wave to the crowd during the Chaney Rodeo Parade. More parade photos on page B8... — Updated 7/13/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Two arrested in DUI-related crashes

ST. JOHN — Deputies had their hands full with drivers allegedly under the influence of alcohol June 17 after the conclusion of sprint boat racing. At around 6:15 p.m., Whitman... — Updated 6/22/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Sprint boats make waves

ST. JOHN - Thirty-five sprint boats hit the water of Webb's Slough on Saturday, June 17; only three went home with checkered flags. The high-speed sprint boats competed in three... — Updated 6/22/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Combine combat

LIND –– The West Plains made its presence felt Saturday, June 10, during the annual Lind Lion's Club Combine Demolition Derby. The annual Lind Lions Club's Combine Demolition... — Updated 6/15/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

End of the trail

MALDEN – After more than two weeks on the trail, the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association completed its 45th 200-mile, cross-state trek Saturday, June 3. The riders... — Updated 6/8/2023


In remembrance of those fell

An “aha” moment – a time when make that brilliant “I’m going to do it” decision. I got mine after reading “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell and studying up on my... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Man accused in student slayings stands silent

MOSCOW, Idaho — The man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death stood silent Monday, May 22, during his arraignment. Bryan Kohberger, 28, of Pullman,... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Man accused in student slayings stands silent

MOSCOW, Idaho - The man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death stood silent Monday, May 22, during his arraignment. Bryan Kohberger, 28, of Pullman, appeared... — Updated 5/22/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

'Taken' stuntman turns local policeman

AIRWAY HEIGHTS - The Airway Heights Police department welcomed a new officer, Sebastien Vandenberghe, France, to the department on Monday, April 3. "I am excited to have a new... — Updated 4/6/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Local cowboy recovering from ATV crash

LaCROSSE — A local cowboy is recovering after a March 19 crash. Caleb Berquist, 23, of LaCrosse, suffered significant and critical injuries Sunday night, March 19, when his... — Updated 3/30/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

Mental strength before anything else

A strong mind and body are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I learned that while recently completing basic training for the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla. I was never a... — Updated 12/29/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

It's time to leave Eastern Washington for 'boot camp'

I officially began my internship at the Whitman County Gazette in January. I was 19 years old, a sophomore in college and contemplating what my future would look like. I came from... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Small plane crashes near LaCrosse

LaCROSSE-A small Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft went down near Milepost 104 of State Highway 26 just before 2 p.m. Friday, July 1. The Washington State Patrol confirmed one person was... — Updated 7/7/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Sprint boats hit Webb's Slough

ST.JOHN – First-time sprint boat racers were among the top competitors Saturday, Jun 18, at Webb's Slough. Jason Perkins of Cheney drover the No. 145 Pour Decision boat to first... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

High-speed action hits Webb's Slough on Saturday

ST. JOHN — The water-borne action returns to Webb’s Slough on Saturday, June 18, with 25 to 30 sprint boats expected to race. Several thousand race fans are expected. This year, Whitman County will be represented by one boat.... — Updated 6/20/2022


Car Show and Pin-up Model Contest on tap

ROSALIA — The community will take a step back in time to the days of American muscle cars and pin-up girls Saturday as the Car Show and Pin-Up Model Contest take center state.... — Updated 6/16/2022


Rosalia Graduation

 — Updated 6/16/2022


Rosalia Battle Days

 — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Lancers upset Colfax to win 2B District 7 title

YAKIMA - The Liberty Lancers are taking their District 7 title into the state 2B girls fastpitch softball tournament Friday and Saturday at Gateway Park. Despite upsetting... — Updated 5/25/2022


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