Week of June 13, 2024

Parade, car show and reunions highlight Tumbleweed Weekend festivities

Naomi Scoggin

POMEROY–Tumbleweed weekend began with the All Class Reunion and the Seeley Theater Wine and Stein fundraiser on Friday, June 7, with the Pioneer Day parade, Mount Misery Snowdrifters' car show and bucket run, and food fair on Saturday June 8. Individual class reunions were held throughout the weekend. The parade kicked off with a military flag presentation, the presentation of the U.S. flag by Robert Koller while Marcus Pederson played the National Anthem, and a flyover by Gary Peters in his... Full story

FFA installs new officers

The Pomeroy FFA Chapter recently installed officers for the 2024-25...

Pool saved for another year

POMEROY–City of Pomeroy Public Works' Mike Lockard, and RPW Engineering Ray Watson, reviewed the City Pool plans to ensure a safe swim season this year. "Pomeroy High School has turned out some pretty great grads over the years," said Wendi Watson in a Facebook post. "Here's two from 1986, working together to ensure our city pool is safe and usable for another year. Ray Watson at RPW Engineering and Mike Lockard from City of Pomeroy Public Works." The community appreciates the City of Pomeroy...

Catherine Chalfant opens The Curiosity Shop

Naomi Scoggin

POMEROY–Catherine Chalfant held the grand opening of The Curiosity Shop in the building that was formerly owned by Lewis and Clark Credit Union during Tumbleweed Weekend. The shop specializes in antiques and crystals, and contains taxidermy as well. Chalfant has been working with antiques since 2008. The Curiosity Shop operates under the parent company Chalfant Ventures Inc., owned by Chalfant and her husband Bob. Catherine also runs an antiques booth at Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall in Thorp,...

Written comment period open for Appaloosa Solar Project hearing

Naomi Scoggin

POMEROY––The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed a scheduled public hearing regarding the Appaloosa Solar Project, passed a resolution regarding Dutch Flat Road vacation, and approved several contracts at their meeting on June 10. A public hearing has been scheduled for June 24, at the elevated seating area at Pomeroy Jr/Sr High School, at 6:00 p.m. Verbal comment will be accepted at the meeting, with time limits possible due to expected attendance numbers....

Pioneer Association program honors the Fellows family and recalls past community of Marengo

Naomi Scoggin

POMEROY–The Garfield County Pioneer Association honored the Fellows family, descendants of Mayview pioneers William L. and Edna Fellows, at the 112th annual Garfield County Pioneer Day program on June 8. William Richard Fellows, born in 1900, came to Mayview in 1929 where he worked on surrounding farms during the grain harvest, was a founding member of the Mayview Stubble Jumpers Dance Band and had a dredge business from 1929-39 with his son William L. Fellows. William L. was the Mayview...

Pool expected to open June 15

Naomi Scoggin

POMEROY-The City Council announced the opening date of the Municipal Pool, held a public hearing, approved appointments to the Planning Commission, and discussed the Tennis Court retrofit according to the minutes of their June 4 meeting. The new boiler for the pool has arrived and has been installed. There will be a Washington State Health Department inspection on June 13, and if passed, the pool will open the 15th. This is only a few days delayed from the June 11 opening projected earlier in...

Death Notice

Gerald Paul Keatts Gerald Paul Keatts, died June 5, 2024. Herring Funeral Home, Walla Walla, Wash., is in care of...

Pool opens soon

POMEROY–The swimming pool is scheduled to open Saturday, June 15. Pool hours are 1-5 p.m. and again at 6-8 p.m. for free swimming Tuesday through...

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. SundaySunny, with a high near 68. Sunday Night: A slight chance of...

Quote of the Week

“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” – H. Jackson Brown,... Full story

A writer's art show coming July

Charlotte Baker

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) will present "Once Upon a Time" featuring near and local authors for July's art show. Authors may submit entries beginning June 26. Sponsor is 2Over Publishing, LLC, East Washingtonian, Charlotte Baker, Publisher. Those wishing to participate or have questions may call Mary Flerchinger at 509-843-1350, or Linda McKeirnan at 509-843-3348. School is out for summer break and the BMAG youth classes will begin Tuesday, June 25 at 10-11 a.m., and 11:30...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Naomi Scoggin

Ten Years Ago June 11, 2014 "Communities of the Past-Peola" is the theme of the 2014 Pioneer Day celebration held on Saturday, June 13. The parade will include recognition of 2014 Honored Pioneers Elton Brown, Quest Keatts, and Wayne Brown, class reunions, kids, a band, and more. Twenty-Five Years Ago June 16, 1999 Roger and Mary Dye of Pomeroy will bring the farmers' side of the dam breaching equation to a national audience on Sunday, June 20, on the CBS "Sunday Morning" program. The Dyes were...

Pastor's Corner

Greg Brownell

The boys were happy when their mother wrapped Christmas gifts because it not only meant presents to come, but also the joy of playing sword fights with the empty cardboard wrapping tube. They played swords in a harmless fashion that gave them joy, though the flimsy cardboard tube easily gave way and was quickly destroyed. God's Word is a sword that will never be destroyed. Neither does it give way. It always accomplishes the purpose for which God sends it. It is a victorious and effective...

  • Guest Commentary

    By Eric McKeirnan POMEROY––When I occupied a younger body, and all the troubles of the world were my parents’ concern, movies and TV shows played a role in how I would see the world in future days. Since the recent verdict delivered in New York, a memory sparked from the past. It was a movie titled, “The Devil and Daniel Webster.” This land of the lost we now live in made me recall the gist of that movie. The story is about an honest and well-known lawyer (Daniel Webster), who takes on a client who has sold his soul to Satan. If...