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 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 30, 2023 

Barn Raisin'

POMEROY–In the aftermath of a devastating barn fire just a week ago, the Community Bible Church of Dayton and a passel of friends and neighbors put together a traditional barn raising, something my... Full story

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 30, 2023 

Senior Connections With This Issue

POMEROY–Our community is a fine one for people to live in while in their retirement years. The East Washingtonian recognizes that fact and has assembled a special section on the subject of "Senior...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    Opinion    March 30, 2023 

Commentary

The Washington State Supreme Court bucked the Constitutional standard and interpretation by ruling overwhelmingly to uphold the politically motivated Capital Gains Tax, a synonym for the new Washington State income tax, that will negatively impact...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 23, 2023

Barn destroyed by fire

POMEROY–Firefighting units from Garfield County Fire District 1, Columbia County Fire Districts 1, and 3; and Columbia/Walla Walla joint District 2, responded to a barn fire at the Robert and Ruth...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 16, 2023

Pomeroy FFA scores well at Sub-Districts

POMEROY–The local FFA took first, second and third places in several categories at the Sub-District FFA Contest held here with teams from Clarkston, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, LaCrosse, and Dayton, on...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 9, 2023

Spring forward

UNITED STATES–Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2 a.m. It is time to "spring forward" one hour. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 2, 2023

Central Ferry bridge to receive much-needed roadway repair

CENTRAL FERRY–The Elmer C. Huntley Bridge on SR 127 spanning Garfield and Whitman Counties will receive a surface repair, reducing passage across the bridge to one lane of traffic beginning...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 2, 2023

BMAG presents "Fabric Show"

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild will hold a reception for the March "Fabric Show" Thursday, March 9 at 5-7 p.m. The BMAG March "Fabric Show" sponsored by Deb Waldher of Rather Bees, will feature adult artists Cathy Herres, Corky Herres,...

 

Five PHS students travel to Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C.–Five Pomeroy High School (PHS) students, Kaylee Schmidt, Izzy Field, Katie Boyer, Natalia Larios, and Emilee Warren, known as Pirate Partners Youth Coalition Leaders, traveled to...

 

Two levies on February special election ballot

POMEROY–A replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy for four years, and a six-year Capital levy will be on a special February 14, 2023 ballot for voter approval in Garfield...

 

CGI donates new product line to food banks

POMEROY–Columbia Grain International (CGI) has donated 15 cases of its Balanced Bushel Line of Beans and Pulses to Food Banks and Senior Centers in Garfield, Columbia and Whitman Counties. Using...

 

Displaced males statistics alarming

WASHINGTON STATE–Rep. Mary Dye, R-9, has introduced legislation, House Bill 1270, to create a Washington State Commission on Boys and Men, first-of-its-kind in the nation. (See "Olympia Update, page...

 

Commentary

An act of unselfish commitment to the love of God and Country was viewed by millions at an unlikely venue, an NFL Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. Number 3, Damar Hamlin, the Bills’ safety, experienced a...

 

Christmas tree pick-up

POMEROY–The Blue Ribbon 4-H club has scheduled a free Christmas tree pick-up on January 8 at 2 p.m. The local Blue Ribbon 4-H club will implement a free community service of picking up real Christmas trees left at the curb on January 8 starting at...

 

Students raising funds for Washington, D.C. conference

POMEROY–Five local High School youths: KayLee Schmidt, PHS Senior; Katie Boyer, Senior; Emilee Warren, Junior; Natalia Larios, Junior; and Izzy Field, sophomore, are planning to attend the Annual...

 

New Year's Eve Auction coming up

POMEROY–Again this year the local FFA Alumni is holding the Annual New Year’s Eve Auction and dinner at Spinners’ Hall on December 31 at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for adults $15, kids $10, and kids 5 and under are free. Each...

 

BMAG pet project

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artesian Guild (BMAG) pet portraits class is planned at the gallery on Wednesday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a picture of their pet with them and Mary Flerchinger will take...

 

Shepherd Foundation awards $371,449

POMEROY–The Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation has approved and awarded $371,449 in requests during its 26th year. These monetary awards go towards improving certain conditions and lives, as well as provide opportunities in the local and...

 

Winter Is Here

POMEROY–Garfield County Fire District No. 1 (GCFD) responded to a Walmart semi-tractor/trailer truck combo that blocked both lanes up and down State Route 12, west of the Alpowa Summit Monday...

 

Twinkle Light and Chocolate Extravaganza bring in the Christmas season

POMEROY–Downtown is celebrating the Christmas season with the Twinkle Light shopping event for retail stores on Thursday, December 8 beginning at 5 p.m. Then treat yourself to delectable confectioners during the Chocolate Extravaganza on December 9...

 

Community Scholarship raffle wagons now on display

POMEROY–The Community Scholarship raffle wagons, this year's senior project of Jillian Herres, left and Chase Caruso, right, are now available for viewing and tickets can be purchased at all home...

 

Annual Christmas program "Make Way"

POMEROY–The 9th Annual Community Christmas Program “Make Way” will be performed at the Church of the Nazarene on December 18 at 6 p.m. The local churches have come together to bring the spirit of the season to Pomeroy through the Christmas...

 

Quilts of Valor presented to local vets

POMEROY–Quilts of Valor were presented to four veterans during the annual Veteran's Day celebration at the High School Gym on Monday, November 14. Four veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor at the...

 

Hyer to continue as Garfield County Sheriff

POMEROY–Mid-term elections have closed and results show 77.59% of Garfield County turned out to vote, with incumbent Sheriff Drew Hyer winning the one contested race for Garfield County Sheriff...

 

Veteran Profile

NEW YORK–John "Jack" Morrow, son of J.D. and Susan Morrow of Pomeroy, retired from over 20 years of military service at the rank of major last January 31, 2022. Veteran's Day is a ceremonial day to...

 

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