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Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 12, 2011 Former Pomeroy High School history teacher Dr. Herman Ronnenberg will present a program and book-signing at Denny Ashby Library October 20 and he is looking forward to seeing former peers and students. “Pen and the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 5, 2011 The Peola Road Project is about 70% complete and the road between just south of the city limits and Dutch Flat Road is expected to re-open around Nov. 1. The $4 million construction project started the middle of June...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 28, 2011 Temporary stop signs were installed on Columbia St. at 9th St., eastbound and westbound and will remain in place through the high school construction. Flashing lights on signs on Main St. east and west of 10th St.,...

 

Carport variance approved; meeting continued

POMEROY–A the City Council held a public hearing on September 7 on a carport variance reducing the building setback from the alley from 25 feet to 15 feet requested previously by Joe and Elizabeth Walder preceded the meeting. The variance was...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 14, 2011 This year’s fair will feature a sanctioned regional competition of Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association members in the rodeo arena. The meet is the result of efforts by Ed and Debbie Bishop, members of the High...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 7, 2011 The record-breaking harvest of 2011 is bringing sights to grain elevators that haven’t been seen in recent memory. Last week, a wheat pile was started behind the Green Berry elevators. Warehouse foreman Larry Bunch...

 

Tour Group May View Mayview History

POMEROY–The Garfield County Pioneer Association met on Tuesday, August 24, to discuss finalizing plans for the upcoming Fall Bus Tour of the Mayview area scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021. Because the Mayview district is so rich with...

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline Number to change

POMEROY–The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline contact number will change to the “988” dialing system be changing in the near future, according to information provided by Scott Zaval of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. Currently,...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 31, 2011 A lot of Garfield County residents spent a hectic Sunday night helping neighbors and friends in the north part of the county put out fires after a short but severe lightning storm passed through the county. The fire...

 

Sketchbook Project spurs creativity for artist Mary Cook

POMEROY–A couple of years ago, local artist Mary Cook discovered "The Sketchbook Project" online which is "an independent company that organizes collaborative art projects and tours" and exhibits th...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 24, 2011 With about half the 2011 harvest completed in Garfield County, it’s shaping up as an outstanding year for producers. In the past five years to six years, the county has seen an increase in hard red wheat planting, but...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    August 19, 2021

Council continues meeting to address funding opportunities

POMEROY–The City Council approved a continuance of the August 7 meeting to August 24, 2021 at 7 p.m., to better address funding opportunities and meet grant deadlines. Mayor Paul Miller stated the need to have such meetings organized in a critical...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 17, 2011 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2351 donated the 25-foot by 15-foot flag displayed in the high school gym to the Pomeroy School District “to leave a mark” regarding the Post’s contributions to the community over the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 10, 2011 Bank of Whitman’s Pomeroy branch, along with twelve other locations, was closed Friday, August 5, by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. Eight other branches were assumed by Columbia State Bank,...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 3, 2011 Leslie McManus, editor of 40,000-subscriber “Farm Collector” magazine, was a guest of David and Nancy Ruark at the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum last week. Rocky Heath of CEP Recycle, Walla Walla, collected...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    July 29, 2021

A Fair Amount of Activity

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair Board approved a contract with Harvest Host to allow free one dry camp overnight stay dry at the fairground RV facility at the meeting July 20. Harvest Host is a...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 27, 2011 About 20 interested parties attended the pre-bid walk-through last week for the Pomeroy High School modernization project. Garfield County’s 9th annual National Night Out Against Crime is set for Tuesday in the City...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 20, 2011 With the concrete pour last week and work done in the previous month, Pioneer Plaza moved from just a vacant lot to the public park that will encourage local residents and travelers alike to stop for a few restful...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    July 15, 2021

Pomeroy to get "one more shot" at survey

POMEROY–Jack Peasley of Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA) advised the Council that Tracy Murray with Evergreen Rural Water will give Pomeroy "one more shot" at the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 13, 2011 Now, even Pomeroy can boast of having a food truck, thanks to residents Mike and Gloria Moses, owners of La Gloria Mexican Food, parked near the corner of 18th St. and Hwy. 12. The first of two portable classroom units...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 6, 2011 A series of workshops to help senior citizens with chronic conditions gain self-confidence and take control of their health will be held this summer. Pomeroy Swim Team needs volunteers for two home meets and helping at the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 29, 2011 Contributors to the courthouse renovation project recognized for their support included Pomeroy native and architect Rich Cardwell, Shepherd Foundation representative Gary Houser, County Commissioner Dean Burton and Bill...

 

75-Year class reunion celebrated

POMEROY–The Class of 1946 celebrated their 75-year reunion at the Tomato Brothers restaurant in Clarkston, Wash., June 24, 2021. The seven of the twelve remaining members of the Pomeroy High School...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    June 24, 2021

ON A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO

POMEROY–Tandem cyclists Mark and Sherri Kreider, of Arvada, Colo., stopped in Pomeroy overnight on Wednesday, June 16, setting up camp in the city park, on their cross-country journey across the...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    June 24, 2021

Pioneer Association back on the trail

POMEROY–The Garfield County Pioneer Association met for the first time since February of 2020 to discuss plans and activities that were put on hold over the past sixteen months. The main purpose of the meeting was to determine how the group wanted...

 

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