Pomeroy businessman and pioneer John Bertram "Bert" Brady lost on RMS Titanic 112 years ago

POMEROY––The infamous sinking of the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic 112 years ago on April 15, 1912, was personal for Pomeroy. Included in the over 1,500 lost at sea was John Bertram "Bert" Brady, a...

Two FFA teams place in top 10 at State

POMEROY–The local FFA chapter competed at the State FFA Agronomy contest at the Pullman Washington State University Campus on March 20. Two of the Pomeroy FFA chapter teams achieved top ten...

County residents prepare for Free Chipper Day

POMEROY–Garfield County will host a free Chipper day for country residents at the old rock pit located off Gould City-Mayview Road on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each year, the county hosts a free chipper day for country residents...

Brady's death impacted Pomeroy man's life

POMEROY––A Garfield County resident who made his home in the foothills of the Blue Mountain felt the effects of the loss of Bert Brady his entire life, according to Lillian Heytvelt, Denny Ashby...

Tennis court and sign project gain funding

POMEROY-The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved funding for the City Park tennis court retrofit project and the Chamber of Commerce sign project at their meeting on April 1, and...

Three-generation VGBRA champions

By Charlotte Baker WALLA WALLA–The Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association 2023 results garner an overall grand champion, Payden Henery; reserve champion Dana Greg; and a three-generation champion...

Dialysis and tele-nephrology programs to go live May 1

POMEROY-The Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioners (GCHD) announced a new go-live date for the dialysis and tele-nephrology programs and discussed the imaging suite project at their...

Prescription drug take back day

POMEROY–Pomeroy Partners for Health Families and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) will sponsor a Prescription Drug Take Back Day located at the Courthouse lawn on April 26 from 11 a.m....

Columbia REA Director achieves credential in Today's Electric Utility competencies

WALLA WALLA–Philip Mehlenbacher, District 2 Board Director, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)....

Quote of the Week

“The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.” – Alfred Whitney...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 9, 2014 Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson stopped in Pomeroy last week Wednesday on his swing through the southeast corner of the state. Ferguson's visit in Garfield...

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Calm wind. Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm...

Pole vaulters lead Pirates with firsts

POMEROY––Pirate pole vaulters led the team with firsts in both the men's and women's competition at a Southeast 1B Track and Field meet here Tuesday, April 9. Pirates Levi Bowen and Carmen Fruh...

Top scores, trophies, and good times at CPTA Walla Walla Championship

POMEROY–Seventeen Pomeroy Gun Club members traveled to Walla Walla Gun Club for all or part of the 2024 Camas Prairie Championships March 21-24. They captured several trophies over the weekend....

Bartels finishes sixth at Wildhorse

PENDLETON– Pirate golfer Kiersten Bartels finished in sixth place in a field of 30 with a score of 104 when the Pirate Golf team traveled to Pendleton, Ore., this Monday to compete in the Nels...

Pirates finish sweep of young Wildcats

POMEROY––The powerful Pirates concluded their three-game sweep of the Colton Wildcats with a 17-1 flogging in five innings of the young team here Tuesday. On March 29, the Pirates notched 23-0,...

Guest Commentary

By Eric McKeirnan Special To the East Washingtonian If you read my stuff, you might remember that a group of people, some from Waitsburg, Tekoa, Pomeroy and the Tri-Cities joined about an equal amount from the wrong side of the state and went on a...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am just recovering from a month of agony with shingles. The most painful thing I have ever been through, and the very worst part, it could have been prevented if I had only had the...

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