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  • Dan Wendt is new Pomeroy Jr./Sr. High School' principal

    Naomi Scoggin|Sep 8, 2022

    POMEROY–The School District has recently hired a new Jr./Sr. High School principal, Dan Wendt. The new principal for Pomeroy Jr./Sr. High School, Dan Wendt, is from Columbia Falls in northwest Montana and has been working in school administration for 14 years. He received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration Accounting from Montana Tech, a Business Education degree from University of Montana, and a Masters in School Leadership from Montana State University. He is a former high s...

  • Sheree Ledgerwood to be honored at the Chamber Cowboy Fair Breakfast

    Sep 8, 2022

    POMEROY–The Chamber of Commerce Cowboy Fair Breakfast will be served at Maple Hall on Saturday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. At this event, the Hall of Fame Honoree award will be presented to Sheree Ledgerwood. The traditional breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, milk, juice or coffee will be served with a smile and accompanied by many friendly faces. A brief recognition ceremony for Ledgerwood's Honoree award, will take place at 8 a.m. Ledgerwood was considered and nominated f...

  • Club house gets a new concrete walk

    Sep 8, 2022

    By Tom Ruchert Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–The Golf Club has recently installed a new walkway at the front entrance of the club house through a grant from the Southeastern Economic Development Association (SEWEDA). A grant was awarded to Pomeroy Golf Club by SEWEDA and used to improve public access to the golf club office building at the Crystal Spring Golf Course. The club hired Chris's Professional Electric and Contracting to replace the front sidewalk with a wider, smoother a...

  • Gearing up to SAIL

    Charlotte Baker|Sep 8, 2022

    POMEROY–The Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) classes will begin at the Senior Center on Tuesday, September 27 at 1:15-2:30 p.m. The Garfield County Health District once again brings back exercise classes designed to strengthen, improve balance and enhance fitness for adults 65 and older. Each Tuesday afternoon, this nine-week course will provide a scheduled routine of physical activity indoors where the environment is always good, no matter the conditions outside. Research has found as a person ages, they experience muscle loss w...

  • Quote of the Week

    Sep 8, 2022

    “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw... Full story


    Sen. Mark Schoesler|Sep 8, 2022

    As the senator representing WSU-Pullman, tuition costs have always been of particular interest to me. The Biden administration’s controversial plan to “forgive” hundreds of billions of dollars in student-loan debt has brought new attention to the rise in college tuition, and that had me reflecting on debates we’ve had in the Legislature regarding the cost of higher education. In 2007 I led a successful effort to cap annual tuition increases at our state-run colleges and universities. Democrats u...


    Sep 8, 2022

    Kenneth Ledgerwood March 1, 1954–September 3, 2022 Kenneth "Coug" Ledgerwood died September 3, 2022, in a kayaking accident. He was in one of his favorite places, the Salmon River, surrounded by the people he loved most. Kenneth "Coug" Ledgerwood was born March 1, 1954 in Pomeroy to George Ledgerwood and Dorothy (Prater) Ledgerwood. He attended Holy Rosary School and Pomeroy High School, graduating in 1972. After high school, he graduated from WyoTech with a degree in automotive mechanics. A...

  • Pirates shut out Maniacs

    Loyal Baker|Sep 8, 2022

    POMEROY––Pirate football opened the eight-man season with a convincing 42-0 drubbing of the Orofino Maniacs here Sept. 1. This week Pomeroy visits DeSales for a 7 p.m. kick off Sept. 9. The Pirates cranked out four first-quarter touchdowns: Walker Flynn punched the first in on a six-yard run then tacked on the extra point; Ollie Severs pulled in a 41-yard Trevin Kimble pass for a 14-0 lead; Flynn again made a one-yard scoring run with Kimble adding the PAT; and Kimble rushed for a two-yard tou...


    Sep 8, 2022

    POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District welcomes Marybella Dodson to its staff on Tuesday, September 6. As a newly hired nurse practitioner in primary care services, Dodson will see patients at the Pomeroy Medical Clinic. Prior to joining GCHD, Dodson was employed as an acute medical nurse as part of COVID-19 deployments at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho; The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.; and Long I...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Sep 8, 2022

    Ten years ago September 5, 2012 For the first time since 2005, Deb Waldher won’t be in the kindergarten classroom when the first day of the school year, and the first day of school ever for these students, comes today in the Pomeroy School District. Deb retired from teaching at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Attorney General Rob McKenna, Republican candidate for governor of Washington, will be in Pomeroy on Friday, Sept. 7. Twenty-five years ago September 10, 1997 With Labor Day falling o...

  • Moonglow

    Sep 8, 2022

    The moon as seen from Peola Road on Pataha Flat on September 1. It was very yellow that night. It put me in the mind of the Mother Goose nursery rhyme "Hey, diddle, diddle" as if a cow was about to jump over it. My dog was a sport and didn't laugh. Just as well because I didn't see the dish run away with the spoon. But I thought I could hear that old cat playing on the fiddle. -EW photo by Naomi Scoggin...