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  • Curtis Winona pins his way to third in State

    Loyal Baker|Feb 23, 2023

    TACOMA–Pirate wrestler Curtis Winona wrestled his way through the WIAA Mat Classic XXXIV consolation bracket and did it in a rare manner: pinning his opponent in each of his five wins here last weekend. Winona's solitary loss by fall was in his second bout to the eventual state champion, Conan Northwind of Granger. "Curtis turned out his best wrestling of the season," commented Head Coach Mat Slaybaugh., "He looked dominant in his five wins, finishing each one with a pin. Winona pinned o...

  • Pirates set sail for State Tourney

    Loyal Baker|Feb 23, 2023

    DAYTON–Pirate basketball fans got their money's worth from the Buccaneer Five as the team battled to stay alive in the District 9 tournament against first Tekoa-Rosalia, then Oakesdale, winning both to move on to play-in games in the WIAA State Tournament Opening Round, which started prior to this edition's press time, Tuesday, Feb. 21, with the Pirates taking on Muckleshoot Tribal School on the home maple. Please visit for the latest on the Pirate boys' adventures on h...

  • All Opponent Teams for Wheat Division named

    Feb 23, 2023

  • Quote of the Week

    Feb 23, 2023

    “The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow... Full story

  • Olympia Update

    Rep. Joe Schmick|Feb 23, 2023

    OLYMPIA–Growing up on the farm, I heard grandma's sage advice in just about every situation imaginable. "A trouble shared is a trouble halved." "This isn't my first rodeo." "Many hands make light work." When hearing about Kaiser Permanente's change in how its customers could get their prescriptions refilled, what came to mind was this: "It doesn't cut the mustard." Last summer, the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) voted to allow Kaiser P...

  • Magill takes top score in Colton

    Larry Bunch|Feb 23, 2023

    POMEROY–Sub-Junior Pomeroy Gun Club shooter, Gunner Magill, took top score at the Colton Gun Club's registered shoot while Camas Prairie week seven competition proved tough. For local Gun Club, a cold front caused high winds making targets quite allusive. Five Pomeroy Gun Club shooters, Lee Blachly, Larry Bunch, Brodie Magill, Gunner Magill and Wayne Tetrick travelled to Colton on Saturday to participate in their registered shoot. In the Sub Junior division at the Colton Gun Club registered s...

  • Jr. Hi Volleyball

    Feb 23, 2023

    The Pomeroy Jr. High "A" volleyball team played two matches on the road this week, traveling to Oakesdale and Asotin, suffering its first loss to Oakesdale then defeating Asotin. "We got off to a slow start in Oakesdale and dropped the first game, played better in the second game and lost a tight match before taking the third game," said Coach Adam VanVogt. "I was happy to see us battle and get progressively better throughout the night. I think we learned a lesson about our mindset when playing...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Feb 23, 2023

    Ten Years Ago February 27, 2013 At the Senior Center's annual Valentine's Day program, a new King and Queen are crowned who will represent the Senior Center for the current year. Richard and Bea Fuchs will be the 2013 royal couple and ride in the Pioneer Day parade representing the Senior Center. In addition, the program featured singing by the Golden Girls, a piano selection by Carmen Gingerich, Stephanie Reisdorph on the violin, and Crystal Gordon singing. Who can give you the address of...

  • Jr. Hi Wrestling

    Feb 23, 2023

    The Jr. Hi. Wrestling team traveled to Jenifer MS in Lewiston Feb. 15 where we matched up with Orofino, Moscow, Potlatch, Dayton/Waitsburg, and Jenifer MS. The team had several great matches, said Coach Fred Knebel. "Chance Savage had another great night where he pinned his first opponent in ten seconds," Knebel said. "Lincoln Lovgren pinned both of his opponents in the second round. Lincoln is on a three-win run right now. James Blachly wrestled hard and was inches away from winning his only...

  • Correction

    Feb 23, 2023

    POMEROY–The hospital update article there was a typographical error for Coe. It should be Cove. In addition, South Hampton should have been written Southhampton....

  • Obituary

    Feb 23, 2023

    James E. Delp December 16, 1936–February 6, 2023 James (Jim) Elford Delp of Pomeroy, Wash., passed away at Garfield County Memorial Hospital on Monday, February 6, 2023 at the age of 86. James was born in Marcus, Wash., to Glenn and Julia Delp of Boyds, Wash., on December 16, 1936. Jim was from a family of 13 children. He worked in the woods as a logger, in sawmills, fought fires, worked for farmers around Colville, Boyds, Kettle Falls, and Pomeroy, Wash. He worked in construction for many years...

  • Death Notice

    Feb 23, 2023

    Eugenia DeBow POULSBO–Eugenia DeBow, 74, died Sunday January 29, 2023. In the care of Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, Wash....

  • Pirates advance in State bracket with win over Muckleshoot Tribal

    Loyal Baker|Feb 23, 2023

    POMEROY––The Pomeroy Pirates won the loser-out game against Muckleshoot Tribal here Tuesday, the 69-62 decision propelling the Pirates into another loser-out game this coming Saturday, February 25, in Mount Vernon, Wash. The Pirates will take on Mt. Vernon Christian at 12 noon in the Mt. Vernon High School gym in game No. 6 of Round 2 of the WIAA 1B Boys Basketball Tournament....