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Articles from the September 14, 2023 edition

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  • Celebrate "Barn in the USA" at 2023 County Fair

    Charlotte Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY–The 2023 Garfield County Fair "Barn in the USA" begins Friday and continues through Sunday, September 15–17, opening at 10 a.m. and shuttering at 5 p.m. each day. The Garfield County Fair week began Tuesday when entries started arriving. Judging will take place at various times. The "Fair" opens Friday, highlighted by the traditional Fair Parade down Main Street on Friday night at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Teen Dance at the Concession breezeway at the fairgrounds between 7:30-10 p.m. Sat...

  • Dr. Park reappointed as part-time physician

    Naomi Scoggin|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY-The Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioners approved a staff reappointment, two policy updates, and approved a letter of support to staff at their meeting on September 5. The reappointment of Andrew Park, M.D., as a part-time physician at Garfield County Memorial Hospital was approved. Dr. Park has been with GCHD since 2017. The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan policy was updated to align with Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services...

  • Restraining order granted to remove library dissolution question from ballot

    Loyal Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    DAYTON–Following a hearing here on September 6, plaintiff Neighbors United for Progress, a Columbia County political action committee, obtained a temporary restraining order from Court Commissioner Julie Karl, who found cause to enjoin Auditor Will Hutchens from placing the Proposition 2 on the General Election ballot. The measure would dissolve the library district, if approved by voters. It was authorized following a petition effort by defendant Jessica Ruffcorn and others in protest of the l...

  • Quote of the Week

    Sep 14, 2023

    “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” – Golda Meir... Full story

  • City of Pomeroy holds public hearings, passes resolutions

    Naomi Scoggin|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY–City Council held two public hearings, approved five resolutions and an ordinance according to the minutes of their September 5 meeting. A public hearing held for the 2024-29 six-year transportation improvement plan received no comments, and the plan was adopted by the approval of resolution 23-05. A public hearing was also held for discussion of the booster pump project. Jack Peasley of South East Washington Economic Development Association stated that the project is an important factor...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Sep 14, 2023

    DAYTON–This year, Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days took place on August 31 through September 3. Four Dayton FFA members, Gloree Grace, Kaelie Jonas, Elsie Mann, and Wyntr McCauley all brought their projects to this fair. Gloree and Wyntr both showed swine, Elsie showed a steer, and Kaelie showed a lamb. All these members participated in livestock judging, fitting & showing classes, market classes, and sale. Kaelie Jonas and her lamb won Grand Champion FFA Market Lamb, third Overall Market L...

  • At The Theater

    Sep 14, 2023

    Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs–a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you're fueled from within. This movie is rated 64% and 98% by the critics a...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sep 14, 2023

    To the editor, After attending the last Library Board meeting, it seemed clear that the Library Board has no intention of acting on the concerns of parents who want sexually explicit books out of reach of small children. I was told that a board member made a motion months ago, when this concern was first brought to the library board's attention, to relocate sexually explicit books out of the reach of small children, but it failed to pass with two members voting in favor and three voting...

  • Successful reading summer at Denny Ashby Library

    Charlotte Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY–The Denny Ashby Library celebrates another summer of BINGO readers and "All Together Now" summer reading program participants. This summer, the Denny Ashby Library provided an array of activities for youngsters and adults from LEGO challenges to instructions on how to grow tomatoes, a books sale, and reading challenge opportunities. The library held the BINGO reading event again this year and had four winners, Sue Nelson, Joyce Rude, Kiara Marquez and Heather Davis, who each received $...

  • SAIL is back!

    Charlotte Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY–The Stay Active and Independent for Life Class (SAIL), sponsored by Garfield County Public Health, returns for a ten-week program at the Senior Center located at 695 Main St., on Tuesday, September 26 through November 28, at 1:15-2:30 p.m. SAIL is a fitness program for adults 65 and older that provides an opportunity to exercise often to improve strength, endurance, and balance all to help prevent the chance of falling. To sign up for the class, please call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 509-843-3412. Space is limited t...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Sep 14, 2023

    Ten Years Ago September 18, 2013 2013 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Queen Taylor Prince and Princess Emily Wolf greeted Fair Parade watchers Friday afternoon under bright, sunny skies. The Fair court won the award for Best Equine Entry in the parade. The warm weather, with the temperatures in the mid-90s, didn't discourage attendance at the Fair throughout the weekend, according to reports. Twenty-Five Years Ago September 16, 1998 The Garfield County Memorial Hospital will receive $39,254 in...

  • Local takes top place at Palouse Empire Fair

    Charlotte Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    COLFAX–Pomeroy FFA member Colby Ledgerwood receive Grand Champion Fitting and Showing, and place third overall for FFA market steer. Ledgerwood took his steer Double Stuff to the Palouse Empire Fair last weekend where they place Grand Champion in the Jr/Sr FFA Fitting and Showing and third place overall for FFA Market Steer. They both worked hard to earn Grand Champion in Jr/Sr FFA Fitting and Showing and third Overall FFA Market Steer," said Amy Ledgerwood. "Colby is proud that Double Stuff c...

  • Pirates share the scoring as they clip Cardinals 46-22

    Loyal Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY––Pirate football kept the defense guessing as it rebounded from last week's loss with a solid 46-22 win over the Waitsburg Cardinals here Friday. This Friday's contest is a non-league matchup against the Charlo (Mont.) High School Vikings, a community north of Missoula, Mont. The Pirates jumped to a sound 20-6 first-quarter lead on touchdown runs by Kyzer Herres, Walker Flynn and Jacob Reisinger. Herres's touchdown was a breakaway 55-yard scamper for six. Flynn swept in from the 23 yar...

  • Lady Bucs stumble in first matches of season

    Loyal Baker|Sep 14, 2023

    POMEROY––The Lady Pirates are off to a bit of a rough start, and Head Coach Adam VanVogt sees potential in his squad, confident that this relatively young team–only three seniors and three juniors return from last year's team–will build skills and experience as the season progresses. The Bucs, after playing in Dayton's Jamboree, visited St. John/Endicott-LaCrosse Sept. 5, losing in three sets 14-25, 11-25, 6-25, then hosted Asotin's Lady Panthers on Sept. 7, falling in a more competitive three s...

  • Middle School XC

    Sep 14, 2023

    The Pomeroy Middle School Cross Country team competed in its first meet September 6. The Jamboree meet last Wednesday at Spokane Valley Christian School. Over the one-mile course, eighth grader Melody Zimmerman finished eighth of 21 competitors, 7:46.32. Seventh grader Abram Klippenstein was 38th of 39 in 9:19.32. Sixth grader Dylan Taylor was 35th of 39, 9:01.17. "Our runners did an excellent job running their first race and I am excited to see what they can accomplish the rest of the season,"...

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