Articles from the December 22, 2022 edition

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Merry Christmas!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the... Full story

 

Rep. Dye again ranking Republican on House Environment and Energy Committee

OLYMPIA–Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, will once again serve as ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee when the Legislature convenes for the 2023 session in January. Committee...

 

CTA building project estimated to cost $1.5 million

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) board changed a position from an hourly to a salaried pay schedule, and received updates on ongoing projects at their meeting on December...

 

Brad Gingerich retires after more than 45 years at Pomeroy Pharmacy

POMEROY–Brad Gingerich celebrated his retirement on December 15, at the Pomeroy Pharmacy, where he has worked for more than 45 years. The celebration was small and consisted mostly of regular...

 

Quote of the Week

“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12... Full story

 

New Year's Eve Auction coming up

POMEROY–Again this year the local FFA Alumni is holding the Annual New Year’s Eve Auction and dinner at Spinners’ Hall on December 31 at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for adults $15, kids $10, and kids 5 and under are free. Each...

 

Public Health passes 2023 budget

POMEROY–The Garfield County Public Health District board passed several resolutions, including their 2023 budget, and discussed an ending grant as well as a new logo at their meeting on December...

 

OPINION

Washington state has been granted a waiver to federal law allowing it to offer health insurance and subsidies to noncitizens who unlawfully reside in the United States but who live within Washington state’s borders. The Dec. 9 announcement...

 

Page program resumes

OLYMPIA–The Senate Page program once again will employ pages for the 2023 legislative session, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The 2023 session begins January 9 and ends April 23. Pages are sponsored by legislators, like Senator Mark...

 

WWCC to resume Commercial Drivers Licensing (CDL) instruction

WALLA WALLA–Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) will resume instruction for drivers seeking a commercial driver's license (CDL) in March 2023. To support the return of CDL instruction at WWCC, the college received a three-year, $623,000 grant...

 

Senior Center hosts bake sale

POMEROY–The Pomeroy Senior Center hosted a bake sale fundraiser on December 19. The sale featured candies and caramel popcorn, as well as cookies, pies and bread. The sale is a recurring and...

 

BMAG pet project

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artesian Guild (BMAG) pet portraits class is planned at the gallery on Wednesday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a picture of their pet with them and Mary Flerchinger will take...

 

Elementary students perform holiday program

POMEROY–The Elementary School students performed their annual Holiday Program at the Pomeroy Jr/Sr High School on December 14. The students presented by classes, each class performing two songs....

 

Jr. Hi Basketball finishes season

Junior High Boys' Basketball traveled to Garfield to face Garfield-Palouse on Dec. 1, using tough defense to stay close but getting edged 39-38. "It was a tough-fought game from start to finish, but the difference was at the free-throw line where we...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 19, 2012 Pomeroy Senior Center's annual Christmas dinner and program entertainment will be provided by Wyatt Keller on saxophone, Vegas Vecchio on piano, vocalist Max Ruchert,...

 

Michealle DeBord top Lady Pirate wrestler at Christmas Tourney

POMEROY––It may be matched, but it'll never be bettered: for the first time in the history of the Pomeroy Wrestling Program, wrestler Michealle DeBord won three matches to win the Women's 120-lb....

 

Pirates slash Wildcats

SUNNYSIDE–A big third quarter for Sunnyside Christian was too much for the Pirates to overcome as the Crusaders took a 61-52 non-league contest here last Saturday. At home on Friday, Pomeroy...

 

Girls-only wrestling matches added to schedule

POMEROY––A separate schedule of girls-only wrestling matches has been added to the 2012-13 Pomeroy Wrestling season. Pomeroy has two girls in the program, Jaycee Ames and Michealle DeBord, who will wrestle in the series of girls-only matches, in...

 

Tough weekend for Lady Pirates

SUNNYSIDE–Rallying from a 13-0 first-quarter deficit, the Lady Pirates engineered a momentum swing to trail Sunnyside Christian by only six points at half time, held them with tough defense in the...

 

Weather disrupts Pirate Girls and Boys Basketball participation in Moses Lake tournament

POMEROY-Due to adverse weather and road conditions, Pomeroy's Lady Pirates and Pirate basketball teams will not be traveling to the Moses Lake Christian Tournament on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, and Wednesday, December 21, 2022, according to... Full story

 

Pomeroy Elementary School - Letters to Santa and other Christmas Holiday Stories

Brooke Lovgren Pre-K By Joanna Dear Santa, I have been really good this year except for the one time I got angry at my mom for making me clean my room. I would like a baby doll for Christmas. Love, Jo...

 

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