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Articles from the March 18, 2021 edition

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 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)...

 By Loyal Baker    News    March 18, 2021

Fire District anticipates new ambulance

POMEROY––Fire District No. 1 will take delivery of its new ambulance on March 22. The new rig is a 2021 North Star on a 2020 Ford F-450 chassis. Chief James Cleveland and Assistant Chief Kyle Pearson will go to western Washington to take...


Quick Look

Quick Look Contact information OLYMPIA–The House is conducting public hearings on measures passed by the Senate. To discuss matters involving Legislature or state government with Sen. Mark Schoesler, (R-9), email him at [email protected]



Lady Pirate Cross Country runner Maya Kowatsch was Pomeroy's sole finisher last week. Kowatsch finished in 14th place with a time of 31:16. Results from the Cross Country Championships, held last...


Quote of the Week

“Every burden is a blessing.” – Walt Kelly... Full story



OLYMPIA–It's been more than two months since Gov. Jay Inslee announced his "Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery" plan on January 5. While I am grateful that all of Washington is now in Phase 2...

 By Baxter Black    Opinion    March 18, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

He’s the tumbleweed chef and rides with the wagon Ahead of the thunderin’ herd. His pots and pans clack like a diamondback’s rattle. He growls or he don’t say a word. His face is a roadmap....



OLYMPIA–Washington State House and Senate Republicans announced their Washington ‘Open Safe and Open Now’ plan earlier this month. The plan recommended re-opening Washington immediately...


Pastor's Corner

After Jesus was crucified, Joseph of Arimathea had Christ's body placed in his own tomb. A large stone covered the entrance and soldiers guarded the sealed tomb. On the third day, a Sunday, several...

 By Larry Bunch    Sports    March 18, 2021

Gun Club score big during final Camas Prairie shoot

POMEROY–Camas Prairie Shoot participants enjoyed spring like weather during the tenth and final week of competition and it was reflected in the scores. The Junior Club had beautiful calm weather on...


World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

UNITED STATES–The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated 2020–21 outlook in rural commodities hold for the most part with some grains and livestock at an slight increase as of March 9, 2021. Wheat The supply and demand outlook...


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...



Lovona Joy Norland April 22, 1931–February 21, 2021 Lovona Joy Norland and the love of her life, Daniel, were reunited in Heaven February 21, 2021. Joy was born in Kansas on April 22, 1931, and...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 18, 2021

Pirate XC team finishes season in 4th

POMEROY––The Pirate Cross Country team counted many personal records on its way to a fourth-place finish at the XC Championships held here Wednesday, March 10. The 3.1-mile course at the Pomeroy...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 18, 2021

Lady Pirates fight hard in final match loss

POMEROY––The Garfield-Palouse Lady Vikings put together a long run and avenged an earlier loss to the Pomeroy Lady Pirates here last Friday. Pomeroy closed the covid volleyball season with a 2-8...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 18, 2021

Buccaneers clobbered by Odessa Tigers

ODESSA–From the opening kickoff, it was a runaway and it was all the Pomeroy Pirates could do to hang on. The Odessa Tigers were a force to be reckoned with in this 94-6 Pirate loss here March 9,...


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