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Alyssa Wolf Valedictorian and Evan Bartels Salutatorian

My name is Alyssa Wolf. My parents are Chris and Kim Wolf and my brother is Ryan Wolf. My family has always been very supportive of everything I do. I am involved in Volleyball, Basketball, softball,...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    June 11, 2020

Class of 2020 graduation plan adheres to COVID-19 rules

POMEROY–Plans for the 2020 Senior Graduation ceremony will commence at the Garfield County Fairgrounds June 13 at 2:30 p.m. High School Principal Amy Miller, senior parents Laura Dixon and Kim Wolf, and High School Senior Advisor Toddette...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 11, 2020

Garfield County approved to move to Phase III

POMEROY–Garfield County’s Phase III application has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) and affirmed by Governor Inslee. In Phase III, professional indoor and outdoor sporting activities and outdoor youth team...

 

Free summer meals program

By Jessica Nelson POMEROY–The “Free Summer Lunch, Breakfast and Weekend Program” starts June 18 and runs through August 28. Kids 18 and younger can come by the Nazarene Church daily, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., to pick...

 

Quote of the Week

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    June 11, 2020

New hires approved, transitional kindergarten postponed by Board

POMEROY–The School District Board of Directors, recommendations for filling four open positions: Science and World Language; Elementary second grade teacher; High School Volleyball coach; and Music teacher, were made at the May 28, 2020, meeting....

 

OPINION

One thing is sure, work will look different in a post COVID-19 world. Many employers who sent employees home to work remotely during the crisis, are reconsidering work at home policies after the...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    June 11, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

Years ago the movie “BABE” was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture. It was very popular and made a lot of money. It stars a pig named Babe. A gilt to be more specific... a...

 

Phased reopening of developed campgrounds began on June 9

PENDLETON–The Umatilla National Forest is reopening 17 developed campgrounds across the Forest on June 9, where crews have completed annual start-up preparations. While the Forest is working hard to actively reopen developed recreation sites to...

 

HOSPITAL CORNER

We would like to talk money in this week's update. We have heard some confusion and frustration about why we would still need the levy since we have received so much grant money. To start, we want to...

 

A Teen's Take

POMEROY–This summer is going to be an odd one for sure. I am not sure how this break from school is going to work. Now that we are in Phase 3 the swimming pool can open, but there will be no swim te...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    June 11, 2020

County Applies for Phase 3 Variance

POMEROY–Garfield County Commissioners signed a resolution to approve moving forward with the Phase 3 variance application which was later updated at a special meeting on Wednesday, June 3, with a new application dated June 3. Garfield County...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    June 11, 2020

Options for resuming local schools

POMEROY–The School District has received seven preliminary examples or options to consider for reopening school in the fall for the 2020-2021 school year from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). According to Rachel Gwinn,...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 9, 2010 A search-and-recovery case in the Snake River almost two years ago led Sheriff Larry Bowles to retire after putting his health and life in jeopardy. A month after the incident at the river, infection showed up after...

 

The Invitation

The Class of 2020 and Pomeroy School District would like to invite the community to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates by driving by the football field on June 13 at 1:30-1:50 p.m. The...

 

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