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Pioneer Celebration weekend events

POMEROY–The Garfield County Pioneer Association will celebrate over 100 years of community heritage Friday and Saturday June 10 and 11. The featured events for this year’s observance are Wine and Stein, the annual Garfield County Pioneer...

 

Holy Rosary Catholic Church kids raise over $3,000 for Ukraine refugees

By Connie Harris POMEROY–The Holy Rosary Church Faith Formation children raised $3,220 for the Ukraine Solidarity Fund which help war refugees with personal needs. The Holy Rosary Church Faith...

 

Hometown Hero Awards announced

POMEROY–The local Chamber of Commerce is playing "catch up" and will celebrate the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Hometown Heroes Community Awards at several locations on June 10–11. To celebrate...

 

Race forms for Garfield Co. Sheriff

POMEROY––Filing week is concluded and there will be a race for the office of county sheriff with incumbent Drew W. Hyer filing to run for re-election with a challenger Kurt Miller filing as a candidate. Both Hyer and Miller filed as Republicans....

 

Lifetime Achievement for 2020

Lifetime Achievement for 2020 goes to Dave and Nancy Ruark who are celebrated for their achievements with the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum....

 

Quote of the Week

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire...

 

Guest Commentary

Editor’s note: Jack Peasley contacted Doug Griffiths, MBA, with Kelly Clemmer, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community,” published by Friesen Press, who graciously gave permission to reprint the first chapter of his book-East...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Ronald Reagan once said something like, “isn’t it interesting that the people who are pro-abortion are people who had the opportunity to be born?” When President Donald Trump addressed Congress during his term, he gave a most...

 

Corps implements alcohol ban at Granite Point

WALLA WALLA–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will place a ban on all alcohol at the Granite Point recreation site on Lower Granite Lake on May 27. Granite Point is a well-used recreation spot and has several natural and commercial dangers. Due to...

 

Dayton Days Rodeo Memorial Weekend

DAYTON–The 2022 Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Jackpot Rodeo is Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. Two days of exciting rodeo action are planned, the first evening’s events kicking off at 6 p.m. Friday, with Saturday’s action getting under...

 

Blue Mountain Artisan Guild features homeschooled junior artists

POMEROY-The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild hosted the opening of their spring Flowers and Abstracts show on May 5. The show was sponsored by RPW Structural Engineering. Featured adult artist for the...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 26, 2022

Fairgrounds to be open for July 4 community fireworks

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) signed inter-agency IT agreement, discussed July 4 fireworks and possible commercial policies for Fairgrounds RV sites at their meeting on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 26, 2022

Fire Department repeater expected to be completed in June

POMEROY-The Garfield County Fire Department board of commissioners discussed the completion of their new emergency communications repeater at their meeting on May 10. The repeater on Richardson land...

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, May 25: Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Cheddar Biscuit, Cottage Cheese, Pineapple, Supreme Orange Dessert Fri, May 27: Sausage Gravy, Biscuit, Relish Cup, Peaches, Cookie, Juice Mon, May 30: Memorial Day CLOSED Wed, Jun 1: Breaded Fish, Peas-N-Carrots,...

 

School Menu

aBreakfast Wed, May 25: Biscuits & Gravy, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thu, May 26: Pancake Wrap w/Syrup, Fruit, Milk Fri, May 27: Whole Grain Muffin, Yogurt, Fruit, Milk Mon, May 30: No School Tue, May 31: Whole Grain Cereal, String Cheese, Fruit, Milk Lunch...

 

Five receive Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation scholarships

WALLA WALLA– The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation scholarship recipients for 2022‐2023. The scholarships honor the generosity of Harold and Helen Shepherd who were active...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 26, 2022

Pataha Creek RV Park to receive new laundry room heater

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners approved the purchase of a new heater and heard reports on fiber internet project progress and Columbia Pulp receivership at their meeting on May...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, May 25 Senior Center Meals–Senior Center, 695 W. Main St.–11 a.m. BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 FOOD Bank Distribution–865 Main St.–9 a.m.–12 p.m. Senior Center...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago May 30, 2012 With the recent presence of wildlife in the city, Department of Fish and Wildlife officer Jim Nelson has a simple recommendation: Call the Sheriff’s office and then just s...

 

East Washingtonian History Mystery

Charleen Jackson contributed this photo that includes her grandfather Ralph Woody as one of the Pomeroy baseball players. The identities of the men from what appears to be a Pomeroy town baseball...

 

Jr. Hi Track on winning streak

For the fourth consecutive meet both Pomeroy Junior High boys and girls track teams won the meet by points. The boys scored a season-high 162 points (2nd place Asotin scored 100) and the girls also scored a season-high 143½ points (2nd place...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 26, 2022

18 Pirates Statebound

LIBERTY LAKE–The Pomeroy Boys ran, jumped and vaulted their way to the regional championship here last week, tallying 104 points to easily outdistance St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse for team honors as...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 26, 2022

Pirate golf threesome competing at state

DEER PARK–As this edition goes to press, Pomeroy's Golf Team will be on the links, competing-State Golf Tournament at Ridgefield Golf Course here on May 24-25. "There is always the potential for...

 

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