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 By Dotty Van Vogt    Community    June 17, 2021 

An old-fashioned ice cream social

POMEROY–Perfect weather conditions greeted those attending the old-fashioned ice cream social at the Pataha Flour Mill on June 12, put on to honor Pioneer Day, which is normally held on the second Saturday of June. Reminiscent of past years when th...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    Community    June 17, 2021 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 15, 2011 After last week’s election filing period, it appears Pomeroy will have a new mayor next year, as Paul Miller was the only candidate to file. Incumbent Alan Gould did not file for re-election. Garfield County will hold...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 8, 2011 Activities on Friday kicking off the weekend of Pioneer Day and the Tumbleweed Festival include an all-class reunion at the Pataha Flour Mill, afternoon car show and annual Wine & Stein in the evening. Honored Pioneers in...

 

Never forget

By Dotty Van Vogt POMEROY–A moving tribute to the fallen veterans of Garfield County culminated in two flyovers by members of the "Hangar 180" group out of Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday May 29 at 12...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 1, 2011 Pomeroy High School will graduate 20 members of the Class of 2011 in its 120th commencement ceremony. State 1B championships were won by the Pirate boys’ 4x100 relay team and pole vaulter Brielle Hocking, who cleared...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    May 27, 2021

Fallen Veteran's Memorial dedication ceremony Saturday

POMEROY–A dedication service for the Fallen Veteran's Memorial located at the east entrance of the Pomeroy City Cemetery will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 12 p.m. Prior to the ceremony,...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    May 27, 2021

Fundraising breakfast not happening again this year

POMEROY–The traditional Pioneer Breakfast will not be happening again this year. Garfield County Fair Board president Sara Lunsford said the breakfast event usually held to raise money for the fair is not going to happen this year and asked the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago May 25, 2011 Pomeroy will take nineteen athletes to State 1B track meet next week. Two Pirate golfers and one alternate will attend the state golf tournament. Memorial Day holiday activities this year in the Umatilla National Forest...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago May 11, 2011 Inspired by her family and motivated to return to her job as Pomeroy Elementary School secretary, Lynn Shawley survived a near-death experience with sepsis. “I just wasn’t ready to quit,” she says. Revelation members...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    May 13, 2021

City Council signs approval for vacation

POMEROY–The City Council approved the signing of Ordinance No. 922, vacating a portion of Arlington and Tenth Streets by Mayor Paul Miller at a special meeting May 5. Details about the vacation process were discussed at the City Council meeting...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    May 13, 2021

Farmer's Market gets OK to use City Park

POMEROY–The City Council approved the use of the City Park for the Farmer’s Market. Danielle Evans spoke to the Council regarding a Farmer’s Market at the city park. She has been working with the Chamber of Commerce and plans are to have the...

 

Forty gathered to pray

POMEROY–About forty people gathered around the flagpole on the courthouse lawn at noon in observance of the nationwide National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6. Entities which affect life in our country were prayed for by representatives from...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago May 11, 2011 EIghteen wind turbines completed as of last week for the Puget Sound Energy project are scheduled to begin operation in the first quarter of 2012. Garfield County Information & Assistance will hold a yard clean-up day for...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago May 4, 2011 Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded Sunday afternoon to 911 calls from fishermen who found a body on the shore of the Snake River between Willow Landing and Central Ferry. There was no identification on the body....

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    April 29, 2021

Pancake Breakfast, Spring Farming Days, and Fair entertainment?

POMEROY–To hold the annual Pancake Breakfast or not to hold the event which coincides with the already canceled Pioneer Day Parade and activities, is the question for board members of the during...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 27, 2011 Combined consequences of the state budget deficit and lower long-term care resident census have started to affect operations at Garfield County Memorial Hospital. Immediate reductions in nursing home rates, part of state...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    April 22, 2021

Pioneer Day and Spring Bus Tour cancelled

POMEROY–The traditional June Pioneer Day celebration and May Spring Bus Tour are canceled due to COVID–19 Phase 3 limitation. The COVID-19 virus has caused the postponement of one of the oldest community events in Garfield County for another...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 21, 2011 A classical Tea was enjoyed by forty-nine guests and members of the P.E.O. Club from Pomeroy, Clarkston, Lewiston and Dayton. Three 500kv transformers for the Bonneville Power Administration substation arrived at Central...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    April 15, 2021

Peasley indicates survey an asset to Pomeroy

POMEROY–The City Council heard Jack Peasley of Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA) speak about the Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) proposal to have Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (ERWoW) conduct another survey, funded...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 13, 2011 Ground-breaking started last week at the site of the 32-unit Pataha Creek RV Park on Port Way, on the south side of the creek behind the Pomeroy Ranger District’s office. Twenty spaces will accommodate RVs up to 50...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 30, 2011 A group of agriculturalists from Finland spent Sunday in Garfield County, touring the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum and Pataha Flour Mills. The fourth grade class held a “potlatch” last week demonstrating his...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 25, 2021

Susie Bowles elected VP of Fair Board

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair Board approved newly elected Susie Bowles as board vice-president. Fair entry forms and demonstrations were discussed. Larry Ledgerwood advised the group of three different programs available for online entries,...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 25, 2021

Lewis joins the City of Pomeroy crew

POMEROY–The "City Crew" welcomes another friendly face with the addition of Brian Lewis, the newest member of the department. Lewis grew up in Dayton, graduating from Dayton High School in 2008....

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March, 2011 Pomeroy’s Little Guy Wrestling tournament packed the high school gym with 319 wrestlers competing from 11 different cities in the area. Twenty-Five Years Ago March 27, 1996 A complaint for damages has been filed in...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 18, 2021

New LMI survey support approved

POMEROY–The City Council approved a statement of support, committing to participate in the survey with Evergreen Rural Water of Washington in the amount of $7,754.80 for the low-to-moderate (LMI)...

 

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