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  • It's a wonderful life!

    Apr 6, 2023

    By Eric E. McKeirnan Special to the East Washingtonian Frank Capra directed a story about an ordinary man and what a far-reaching effect he could have on a multitude of people through the span of a lifetime. A similar story began on March 14, 1923 up Rickman Gulch on the Schuelke place. Marianna Louise was God's gift to Gertrude Purcell Schuelke, Albert William Schuelke and her older brother John. Her elementary school was at the Pataha School and Pomeroy Grade School before attending higher... Full story

  • Quote of the Week

    Apr 6, 2023

    “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” – Saint Augustine...

  • Olympia Update

    Rep. Joe Schmick|Apr 6, 2023

    House and Senate budget writers released their 2023-25 state operating budget proposals recently. It was a reminder that taxpayers have been very kind to the state's coffers as revenue forecasts over the past few years have continued to increase. As a result of taxpayer largess and the majority party's proclivity to spend every dime available, state spending has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Has our population doubled? No. According to the Washington State Office of Financial...

  • Slugfest finishes with Lady Pirates on short end

    Loyal Baker|Apr 6, 2023

    POMEROY––Lady Pirate batters hammered 31 hits, including three home runs but still wound up on the losing end in both games against Dayton-Waitsburg March 28. Jadence Gingerich whapped two homers in the extra-innings second game along with one by Kendyll Potoshnick but the Lady Wolfpack prevailed with three runs in the top of the eighth to edge Pomeroy 20-17. In the first game, the Lady Buccaneers riddled DW with 11 first-inning runs but hits and runs in the next six innings resulted in a 25-14...

  • Spinner's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

    Apr 6, 2023

    POMEROY–The 12th Annual Spinners Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled at Crystal Springs Golf Course and the Lybecker Field on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 3-4:30 p.m. The Pomeroy Spinner's is organizing this annual event for the 12th year! Those who donate and Spinner's members are excited to continue this tradition for the community, and one that brings smiles to hundreds of excited children in all age groups. Hunt times by age groups: 3 p.m.–0-2 years–Football Field 3:30 p.m.–3-5 years–Golf Course 4...

  • Caruso at top of field after 18-hole match

    Loyal Baker|Apr 6, 2023

    CLARKSTON–Pirate golfer Chase Caruso dominated the women's side of an 18-hole match played here Tuesday, at Quail Ridge Golf Course. The Pirate Golf team competes next at Walla Walla's Veterans Memorial Golf Course on April 12. "To see the kids play their best is always a bonus," commented Head Coach Al Damron, "especially in tough weather conditions." Caruso shot an 82 to lead the pack. Pirate sophomore Kiersten Bartels completed the round with a personal best of 94 and was second behind C...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Apr 6, 2023

    Ten Years Ago April 10, 2013 Nine ladies from Holy Rosary Church gathered recently to make pillowcase dresses. According to Julie Claassen, they made 22 dresses in one day and sent them, along with $100, to be distributed to little girls in Africa. Throughout Africa, three of every 10 children will die before they reach the age of five, and 30% of the remaining number will die before age ten. "In spite of many health threats, they cheerfully go about their lives without the basic necessities we...