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Staff will enjoy a 1.6% salary increase for 2020-21 school year

POMEROY-School District Business Manager Kelly McKeirnan reported that the Pomeroy School District will not need to reduce staff as many other school districts are being forced to do and will be able...

Lanman speaks to Seniors about COVID-19

POMEROY–Garfield County Health District Administrator Martha Lanman and Garfield County Health District Nurse Elizabeth Springer, held a question and answer meeting addressing COVID-19 at a Senior...

COVID-19 funds help include fairgrounds in Phase I broadband construction

POMEROY––Garfield County Commissioner Justin Dixon believes the county can cover the $80,000 additional cost to include the Garfield County Fairgrounds in the Port of Garfield’s Phase 1 broadband system construction from the COVID-19 funds....

School Board approves summer school sports protocol

POMEROY––A “Summer 2020 School Sports Protocol” for any school team that would like to practice and run drills during the summer vacation was approved by the School District Board of Directors on June 29, 2020. The plan was then it was also...

Body of drowned kayaker found

GARFIELD COUNTY–An apparent drowning victim was discovered in the Snake River near 21 Wawawai Grade Road on July 3, 2020. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was informed Whitman County deployed their marine unit to recover the body. In...

Making changes for school reopening

POMEROY–School District Superintendent Rachel Gwinn presented the Reopening Washington Schools 2020: District Planning Guide, the most recent information from the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for the fall...

BMCF pivots to general operating discretionary grants for 2020

WALLA WALLA–General operating grants are available for charities and nonprofit organizations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through the Blue Mountain Community Foundation in a streamlined process beginning July 1, 2020. Organizations...

Quilt of Valor presented

Former Pomeroy native, Marcus Flerchinger, has received his Quilt of Valor during a presentation at his Clarkston, Wash., home on June 26, 2020. Marcus, 88, joined the Navy serving four years in the...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 7, 2010 Beautiful summer weather, a parade, barbeque and other activities drew a large crowd to the Fourth of July Celebration in the Park sponsored by Garfield County Hospital District. The 29th Walla Walla Community College...

Kevin Lassiter earns rank of Eagle Scout

POMEROY–Kevin Leslie Lassiter, a recent local graduate, received his Eagle scout rank on June 20, 2020 at the Genesee Senior Center, Genesee, Idaho. Due to COVID restriction, paperwork and...

Quote of the Week

“... as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.” ― Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline...

Hospital Update

The Hospital District would like to take this opportunity to address the questions and concerns of the community regarding the restrictions we have in place for visiting our patients. It has been asked if the restrictions will be lifted for the...

A Teen's Take

POMEROY–As a teen looking at and listening to all of the media outlets, I worry about our country and the people in it. I am not a political person and quite frankly, I don’t understand why we...

Senior Round Table

Senior Round Table Menu for July Wed, July 8: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Roll, Cake and Ice Cream, Birthday Lunch Fri, July 10: Poor Man’s Casserole, Seasoned Corn, Pears, Pea Salad, Roll Mon, July 13: Ham,...

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OPINION

SEATTLE–We often hear that it is important to lead by example. Lately, the example set by Seattle's elected leaders has been one of lawlessness, civic breakdown and broken governance. City leaders...

On the Edge of Common Sense

It could only happen to a cowboy. Thurman had established himself as a figure of some note in the Corriente Association. The Association had developed over the years into a successful representative...

Guest Commentary

By LIV FINNE Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that families can use tax credit scholarships to send their children to private religious schools. This decision reaffirms the constitutionality of school...

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