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Dixon found; Bowles arrested

SPOKANE VALLEY–Spokane County deputies and other law-enforcement personnel located and apprehended the missing 15-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, juvenile female, Lillian R. Dixon, and arrested alleged...

 

City certifies levy, passes budget and raises utilities, golf, and pool rates

POMEROY– The Pomeroy City Council passed a levy certification, ordinance 924, 923; resolutions 2021-7 and 2021-8; and signed Keller Associates agreement at the meeting on December 7. The City...

 

Rate increase to help water and sewer system revitalization

POMEROY–The City Council approved the 2022 budget during the December 7 meeting which includes a $4 monthly water and sewer rate increase, respectively. The Council approved the 2022 budget and $4 monthly rate increase for water and sewer. The...

 

Quote of the Week

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder...

 

Ledgerwood, Stallcop sworn in as Hospital District Commissioners

By Naomi Scoggin East Washingtonian Reporter POMEROY– The Garfield County Hospital District board welcomed two new commissioners at their meeting on December 6. Erica Stallcop and Sherry Ledgerwood...

 

Port receives 3.8 million dollar grant for fiber

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners announced that they have been awarded a Federal Public Works grant at their meeting on December 7. The grant is for $3,800,000 with no match...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee, issued this statement Monday, December 13, following a press conference in which Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out his climate proposals for the 2022...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

I was reading the paper to the cat last week. She tries to keep up on current events, particularly stories about politics and alien landings. We got to a story where a few obscure animal rights...

 

Senator Murray Pushes to Extend COVID Grant Disbursement Deadline for Independent Entertainment Venues

Senator Murray: “Our live entertainment venues are often the heart and soul of our local communities—this is about saving jobs as well as arts and culture. I’m going to keep pushing in the Senate to make sure we are doing everything possible...

 

Community Christmas Program celebrates its eighth year

POMEROY– The Pomeroy Church of the Nazarene hosted the Eighth Annual Community Christmas Program on December 12. The program was themed 'Christmas Together' and featured a children's choir, several...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Dec 15 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, Dec 16 Pinochle, Pomeroy Senior Center–9 a.m. Food Bank Distribution–865 Main...

 

New wolf activity in Columbia County

DAYTON–New wolf activity in Columbia County is being reported between the Touchet and Tucannon packs to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), finding one, and a probable second depredated calf in that area as recent as...

 

BOCC signs agreements

POMEROY– The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed an Emergency Management Performance Grant Agreement with the Washington State Military Department at their meeting on December 13....

 

Senior Center Candy & Bake Sale

POMEROY–The annual Senior Citizens Baked Food and Candy Sale fundraiser is scheduled at the Senior Center on Monday, December 20 at 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Each year, the Senior Center holds an annual candy sale fundraiser in time for the Christmas...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago December 14, 2011 Pataha Flour Mill will hold its annual “Christmas with the Sheriff (Retired)” program Saturday Dec. 17. Former Sheriff Larry Bowles will sing favorite Christmas...

 

Obituary

Charles D. Woody December 25, 1932–November 18, 2021 Our dad, Charles D. Woody, 88, passed peacefully from this world Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center in Clarkston with two daughters and a granddaughter by his...

 

Pirates count big wins at Gar-Pal, vs. SJEL

POMEROY––The Pirates are 2-1 after losing to Asotin then beating Gar-Pal in their gym for the first time since 2017, then soundly defeating SJEL at home Saturday. Pomeroy plays Yakama Tribal...

 

Lady Pirates rebound with win over SJEL

POMEROY––The Lady Bucs clobbered SJEL 65-30 Saturday after a hard 40-26 loss to Gar-Pal Friday. Yakama Nation is their next opponent Dec. 18 at home, then Liberty Christian on Dec. 20 and Colton...

 

Will Winona is tops in 220 lb. at Liberty

SPANGLE–Pirate wrestler Will Winona finished first in the 220 lb. division in P.H.S.'s season opener at the Brice Williams Invitational here Dec. 11. Pomeroy will host the Christmas Tournament on...

 

2021 East Washingtonian Special Christmas Edition

Kindergarten Mrs. Lovgren Dear Santa, I want a toy robot with a jet pack. And a bike. I like the reindeer they are so fluffy. Love, Jayson Dear Santa, I want a baby doll with baby food and a bottle fo...

 

2021 East Washingtonian Special Christmas Edition

Third Grade Katie Landkammer I strongly believe that the perfect gift is a pet sloth. This would be the perfect gift for my big sister. One reason I think a pet sloth is the perfect gift is because...

 

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