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Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 12, 2011 Work on a new recreational vehicle park south of the Pomeroy Ranger District offices is scheduled to start March 1. The park will cover just over two acres and will offer 32 spaces. A gazebo, picnic and playground...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 5, 2011 The New Year opened with the temperature dropping into single-digit lows, following 4+ inches of snow that fell earlier. Since the first of the year, the temperature hasn’t been higher than 20 degrees F. Local...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 29, 2010 Members of Pomeroy FFA Alumni hope Pomeroy residents who don’t have plans will join them for the annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction at Spinner’s Hall on New Year’s Eve. Local highlights of 2010 included...

 

County Fair gate prices to increase

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair Board (GCFB) approved increased fair ticket prices for one-day passes to: Senior–$5; Adult–$8; and Three-day passes to: Single–$15; and Family–$30, at the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 22, 2010 Employees of McGregor Co., in Pomeroy, donated $500 to the Garfield County Food Bank, whose co-manager Chris Pawlik said that more than 80 families would be served by the food bank this month. The Pomeroy Pirate...

 

Columbia Fifth to Sixth Street project complete

POMEROY–City Council approved the 2021 Budget, final payments of $67,002.31 to TD&H Engineering and Nelson Construction for the Columbia Fifth to Sixth Street project, and attorney rate increase. They also approved an increase in pool rates,...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 15, 2010 Pomeroy’s generous holiday spirit is evidenced by the Giving Tree at U.S. Bank, Pink Christmas Tree at Sterling Bank, Daughters of Pioneers scholarship gift basket raffle and Senior Round Table candy sale. Garfield...

 

City of Pomeroy 2021 Budget ready for approval

POMEROY–The City's final preliminary public hearing was held December 1, to address any changes to the 2021 budget before submitting it to the board for approval. The City 2021 budget public...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 8, 2010 Denny Ashby Library’s Pomeroy Heritage digital collection has 288 new items documenting local history, including collections of Garfield County schoolhouses and tramways. The Silvery Moon Sale, created by Tom Meyers...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 1, 2010 Pomeroy High School Senior Project students are raffling off a Susan G. Komen Pink Christmas Tree as a fundraiser. Pomeroy Spinners Club will once again have a special box for letters to Santa in the Pomeroy Post...

 

City's Public Works Director, Kenny Landkammer, to retire

POMEROY–The City Council has accepted and approved a retirement request from City Public Works Director Kenny Landkammer effective December 30, 2020. In light of the upcoming vacancy, Councilman Mike Cassetto recommended a review of requirements...

 

Various fundraising ideas considered for County Fair

POMEROY–A raffle or lottery for RV dry camp spaces was suggested to raise funds for the Garfield County Fair, with any plan subject to County Commissioner approval, the Garfield County Fair Board...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 24, 2010 Continuous snowfall blanketed the streets and sidewalks of Pomeroy as forecasts called for colder weather and snow around the Thanksgiving holiday. In Pomeroy, the Thanksgiving weekend is almost like two holidays in...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 17, 2010 Pomeroy City Council members voted to appoint G. Paul Miller to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of Mike Akers. Pirate girls were knocked out of the State volleyball tournament following one win and two...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 10, 2010 The 50-year relationship between the Chevrolet division of General Motors and Ferd Herres Chevrolet in Pomeroy ended with the Oct. 31, 2010, contract expiration and final ties were cut Thursday when the dealership...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 3, 2010 The first co-Mr. Football in memory, Mack Wolf and Jay Breithaupt, escorted Queen Sadie Slaybaugh at Homecoming this year. Pomeroy Shrine Club will conduct its annual Fall Fund Drive this week, with donations going to...

 

Garfield County Fair a success

POMEROY–Garfield County Fair Board President Sara Lunsford found the consensus of the 2020 Garfield County Fair and Livestock Sale to be in general a success, considers funding through fundraiser and grants a priority, and sparking a new theme for...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 27, 2010 Two months into the $2 million renovation project, the interior of the county courthouse has been pared down to studs and brick walls. “Pictures of Garfield County Homesteads,” volumes I and II, published by Quest a...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 20, 2010 A FUNdraising event sponsored by Sterling Savings and part of the Pomeroy Community Center-Seeley Theatre project to restore the building, will include the movie “Hocus Pocus”, and a Halloween costume contest with p...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 13, 2010 The Garfield County Business/Services Committee has completed the development of a comprehensive business gaps assessment. Work continued last week on the exterior of the courthouse, with parts of the front façade...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 29, 2010 A Garfield County resident was arrested and taken into custody by county deputies after an indoor marijuana grow operation was found in the subject’s home. Donna’s Café was broken into on September 10, with a...

 

City forms a plan to utilize $42,000 CARES funding

POMEROY–During the City Council continuance meeting on Tuesday evening, September 15, they discussed how to use $42,000 of the CARES Act funding. Jack Peasley of the Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA), elaborated on a...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 22, 2010 Lewis-Clark Recyclers, Inc., Lewiston, will take over the county recycling center. City Council unanimously adopted a new nuisance ordinance regarding unkempt vegetation, old furniture and inoperable vehicles....

 

Bridge and Street project complete

POMEROY– Rachel Anderson, representing the Garfield County Aging and Disability Resource Center (GCADRC) was contacted by the City Council regarding a Subrecipient Agreement for COVID-19 funds. Anderson said that with the city portion of this...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 15, 2010 The Paradons will play rock ‘n’ roll music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s at the Fair on Friday. Former Pomeroy resident Chris Ledgerwood will bring a contingent of seven lawnmowers and some motorcycles to...

 

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