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Schoesler blasts Senate for passing state income-tax proposal

OLYMPIA–The state Senate’s approval of a bill today is the first step toward the possibility of a state income tax on all Washingtonians, argues 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Schoesler voted...

 

Football

This fourth-quarter, diving touchdown was Trent Gwinn's (13) fifth of the day as he and Colton Slaybaugh teamed up in the 56-6 rout of Tekoa-Rosalia last week in Rosalia. Gwinn was unstoppable in the...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 11, 2021

BOCC accepts bid from Atlas Sand and Rock

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the bid submitted by Atlas Sand and Rock to supply seal-coat aggregate to the county in the amount of $23,868 at the March 1, 2021 meeting....

 

QUICK LOOK

Mentor Washington POMEROY–The Pomeroy Partners is working with the Garfield County Christian Youth Program to create a formalized mentoring program for local youth. The model from Mentor Washington to create an evidence-based mentoring program that...

 

The Future of the Columbia-Snake River System

By Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), and Russ Fulcher (ID-01). WASHINGTON D.C.–The Columbia-Snake River System transformed our region from a dry,...

 

Quote of the Week

“Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.” – Khalil Gibran... Full story

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–Agriculture isn't only a way of life and a key job provider in Garfield County, the 9th District and other rural parts of our state, it also is a huge part of Washington's economy....

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    March 11, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

“A fine lookin’ horse you’ve got there (if yer into modern art) I had a horse like that one time (but he wasn’t very smart) I’d guess that he’s part thoroughbred (and part Catahoula hound)...

 

OPINION

OLYMPIA–Truly unbelievable. A Senate floor vote to impose an income tax has occurred before the March 17 Revenue Forecast and budget release. The state Senate has taken the first step towards imposing an income tax with a 25-24 Saturday vote on SB...

 

USDA offers risk management and disaster assistance

WASHINGTON D.C.–United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides tools for producers to manage their risk through the Federal Crop Insurance Program, a public-private partnership between USDA’s Risk Management Agency and private companies...

 

POMEROY GUN CLUB

POMEROY–Local Gun Club members had fair conditions this past weekend with the Junior shooters doing well on Saturday but the Adults faced some gusty winds at times on Sunday that affected targets....

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Mar 10: Scrumptious Coffee Cake, Applesauce, fruit Juice, Milk Thur, Mar 11: Egg Tacos w/salsa, Fruit, Fruit Juice, Milk Fri, Mar 12: French Toast w/syrup, Fruit, Milk Mon, Mar 15:...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Mar 10 Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–CLOSED Senior Center Meals–pick–up or delivery only BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar 11 Bluewood–Pepsi 2 for 1 Thursday–2000 North...

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, Mar 10: Turkey-n-Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Cranberry Relish, Cake, Ice Cream, Birthday Lunch Fri, Mar 12: Wisconsin Cheddar Soup, Cornbread, Waldorf Salad, V-8 Juice Mon, Mar 15: Sausage Gravy-n-Biscuits, Relish Cup,...

 

Pastor's Corner

Where I grew up, Spring begins about the second week of March; the danger of frost has usually passed, the temperature has risen, and the rains hit! Everyone begins to think about coming out of...

 

Obituary

Opal Marie Griffin May 25, 1946–February 6, 2021 Opal Marie (Wade) Griffin, 96, of Pomeroy, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021. Opal was born May 25, 1924, third child to Henry and Rena Wade in...

 

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...

 

History Mystery

There are a number of unidentified portraits in the archives of the Garfield County Musuem...and their identities are unknown. If you know the names of the people in this photo, please contact the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 11, 2021

Buccaneers scuttle Timberwolves 56-6

ROSALIA–Four second-quarter touchdowns put the game in the treasure chest for the Pirates in a 56-6 drubbing of Tekoa-Rosalia here March 3. The Bucs played at Odessa Tuesday (story next week) and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 11, 2021

Volleyball wraps covid season at home Friday

POMEROY––The Lady Pirates avenged an earlier loss to Tekoa-Rosalia but fell to Colton and Oakesdale over the past week as the covid-shortened season draws to a close with a final home match...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 11, 2021

CROSS COUNTRY

ST. JOHN–Pirate cross country runner Nick Vendeland finished in the top ten at the three-way meet here March 6. The season wrapped yesterday, March 10, with the championship meet held in Pomeroy. Re...

 

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