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2021 – Year In Review

Editor's Note: As the year 2021 winds down with this December 30 edition of the East Washingtonian and the last edition of its 139th year, we look back at the events and stories which occurred in the...

 

County Commissioners handle year-end business; support keeping LCCU branch

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) passed an update to the security camera bid at their meeting on December 27. The bid that was accepted at last week's BOCC meeting on...

 

CTA passes 2022 budget

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) passed their 2022 budget at their meeting on December 20. GCTA’s Manager Rachel Anderson announced that a transportation bus was...

 

Health District runs out of 'Yes to Test' tests

POMEROY–The Garfield County Health District Administrator Martha Lanman announced that the Covid-19 testing program "Yes to Test" has been used so much that the Health District has ran out of tests...

 

City supports retaining local branch of LCCU

POMEROY–The City Council approved a letter to the LCCU President and Board of Directors; Stewart Sign proposal; and discussion on re-establishing the planning commission; funding for the pump station; and acquiring a portable speed sign. A letter...

 

Guest Commentary

By Jared Walczak Tax Foundation This is reprinted with permission from Tax Foundation’s website, confirmed for publication in the East Washingtonian on December 20, 2021. When is an income tax an excise tax? And for that matter, what exactly is an...

 

A Horse Matters

I like living someplace where a horse matters. There is just some country where horseback is the only way to get the job done. Places where the four-wheeler is a poor second, not to mention a noisy,...

 

Employee of the Month Steve Moore, Facility Maintenance

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District is proud to announce November's Employee of the Month, Steve Moore, Facility Maintenance. He was nominated by his co-workers for being an excellent...

 

School Menu

BREAKFAST Mon, Jan 3: Whole Grain Cereal, String Cheese, Fruit, Milk Tue, Jan 4: Pancake, Syrup, Fruit Juice, Fruit, Milk Wed, Jan 5: Biscuit & Gravy, Fresh Fruit, Milk Thur, Jan 6: Breakfast...

 

Community Outlook

Wednesday, Dec 29 Ski Bluewood–OPEN–9 a.m.–4 p.m. 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 30 Ski Bluewood–OPEN–9 a.m.–4 p.m....

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, Dec 29: Hashbrown Chicken Bake, Carrots, Pickled Beets, Juice, Roll Fri, Dec 31: New Years Mon, Jan 3: Loaded Potato Soup, Relish Cup, Cornbread, Apricot, Pudding Wed, Jan 5: Beef Taco Salad,...

 

Pastor's Corner

In Jesus’ day, shepherds were often regarded as a rough bunch—perhaps they were the “rednecks” of their time. A shepherd’s occupation did not allow them to observe many of the Jewish laws and feasts, so they were looked down upon by some...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago December 27, 2011 Pomeroy Elementary School students wrapped up 2011 with the traditional holiday program last week. Kindergarten students give their rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’,...

 

Lady Pirates finish 2021 with loss to Colton Lady Wildcats

COLTON–A strong first half propelled the Colton Lady Wildcats to a comfortable lead and they never looked back to put a 46-24 league win over the Lady Pirates into the books here December 22....

 

Pirates make Wildcats walk the plank

COLTON–After edging ahead by six points in the first quarter, the Pomeroy Pirates clamped down on the Colton Wildcats in the second period, outscoring them 16-2 to take a twenty-point lead into the...

 

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