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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)...

 

POMEROY PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago March 16, 2011 Four Garfield County “stars” honored at the Pomeroy Chamber of Commerce banquet were Meyers Hardware, Business of the Year; Larry Bunch, Citizen of the Year; and Rev. Howard Neal and Jerrie Koller, Lifetime Achievemen...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 9, 2011 Pomeroy School District recently purchased a smaller, Type A school bus holding 16 passengers seated by twos in eight sets of seats. Pomeroy Community Center received a $2,000 Community Garden grant from the Harold and...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 4, 2021

Spring Farming Days tentatively planned

POMEROY–David Ruark, Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum (EWAM), said they are still considering holding a Spring Farming Days event during the weekend of April 2-4. He also said the group has...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 2, 2011 Pomeroy Pirate girls’ basketball seasoned ended in the first round at the State 1B tournament, losing 54-32 to Columbia-Hunters. Garfield County’s new deputy, Mike Melcher, was the top student overall among 28...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 23, 2011 Tory Knebel is No. 1 after winning the 160-lb. championship match at the State B-2B wrestling tournament. With only four wrestlers participating—Knebel, Wyatt Jenkins, Austin Reisdorph and Jacob Moore—the Pirate...

 

Letter written to Governor Inslee asking to move to Phase 2

POMEROY–The City Council was informed several community entities were working on a letter to Governor Inslee regarding moving the county into Phase 2 of the Washington State Toad Map to Recovery and the status of counties in southeastern...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 16, 2011 Fire Chief Larry Bunch is retiring after 23 years. Memorable incidents he was involved with include the 1974 accident on Hwy. 127 north of Dodge that involved eleven college wrestlers and claimed the lives of two of...

 

Captain America Walk-for-a-Medic

POMEROY–Captain America, a.k.a. Allen Mullins, passed through this fair little town Tuesday afternoon, January 26, on a walk to benefit military veteran Gary Jorgens. Captain America had recently...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 9, 2011 The Pomeroy Shrine Club raised almost $5,000 for the Spokane Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children and patient transportation fund in its recent donation drive. Denny Ashby Library patrons can now download audioboo...

 

Shepherd Foundation awards $323,965 in 2020

POMEROY–The Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation has awarded $323,965.61 in the COVID-19 year of 2020. Since 1996 the Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation has been granting money to various nonprofit organizations in Garfield County. For the year...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 2, 2011 The Spinners Club will take over the annual Broomstick Pool Tournament, a Pomeroy tradition the weekend closest to St. Patrick’s Day. Proceeds from the event will go into the renovation fund for Maple Hall. Puget...

 

Ruck for the fallen "Heart of a Hero" walk

POMEROY–Founder of "Ruck for the Fallen," First Sergeant Mitch Kriebel, passed through here on part of a week-long, 150-mile walk-or ruck, in military terms-from Lewiston to Benton City, Wash.,...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 26, 2011 Pomeroy Community Center received a $5,000 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation for the restoration and preservation of the Seeley Theatre and Opera House and will be used to fund a portion of the roof installation....

 

Gazebo renovation project underway

POMEROY––Two projects here are underway, the Pomeroy City Council heard at its January 5 meeting. The Gazebo Restoration Project at the City Park was started on December 29 and the Fifth Street...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 19, 2011 Members of the Washington State Fairs Association, including the Garfield County Fair board, are urging voters to contact legislators to stop a proposed budget cut from Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire that would cut...

 

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...

 

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