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October 10, 2019

Ten Years Ago

October 14, 2009

Voters of Pomeroy and Garfield County will decide whether to approve or disapprove of the annexation of the city into the county fire district. Presently, the city and county fire districts are funded with separate budgets.

The Pomeroy Veterans of Foreign Wars post donated $500 for the Garfield County Fire District to purchase a battery-operated “sawz-all” for use in emergency response calls.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 12, 1994

As Garfield County prepares to shut down its landfill, Pomeroy residents will have another opportunity to voice their opinion on what should be done with their garbage during a public meeting at the Senior Center.

Pomeroy Boy Scout Troop 231 will hold a Court of Honor next week at the Holy Rosary school building.

The Second Amendment Advocates Garfield County group held its first meeting last week at the old bowling alley. Judge Paul Miller was there to help clarify some of the new state gun restrictions.

Fifty Years Ago

October 9, 1969

The old county shop on Pomeroy’s Main street is being torn down this fall with the workers salvaging the brick and other materials. Owner Jim Burke has no immediate plans for the property.

The Greyhound bus stop, formerly in the Revere Hotel, was moved this week to the Mission Shell Service Station on Main street.

Penalties because the state doesn’t think local tax assessments are high enough has caused Pomeroy school district cash reserves to be practically wiped out in order to have a balanced budget for the 1969-70 term, said Superintendent Jesse Bender.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

October 12, 1944

Ensign Kenneth E. Day, U.S.N.R., 22, met death in the performance of his duty on an aircraft carrier in the south Pacific area on March 29, 1944, and has been officially declared dead by the War Department. Dye, a navy air pilot, is the second person to officially make the supreme sacrifice from Garfield County. The first name placed on the gold star list was Private John Kralman, who was killed in action at Hollandia, New Guinea, May 5, 1944.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell of the Tucannon received a telegram from the war department informing them that their son, Bernard Russell, 32, was missing in action in France as of September 17.

The Harvest Festival sponsored by the Jaycees was a successful affair and the attendance exceptionally good, the largest to attend any similar event put on by the young men of the county.

One Hundred Years Ago

October 18, 1919

With a full crew of men and teams, E. Burlingame resumed road work Monday, beginning a cut to reduce the grade on the hill west of the Montague place to a 5 per cent maximum. Burlingame’s force consists of 8 teams and 12 men, including A.S. McGuire with two teams, and William Shangle, Zack Ferrell, Mr. Davis and Frank Waldrip with one team each.

Every man in Garfield County who served in the army or navy of the United States during the world war is urged to attend a meeting which will be held in the courthouse Monday evening to complete the organization of a local post of the American Legion.

The sugar situation grows more acute due to strikes at the refineries, according to reports. The Burch-Adams company this week turned down a request by a commercial travelling man to ship twenty-five pounds of sugar to his home in Portland. He said only one-pound purchases could be made in the city.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 13, 1894

Come to the mountains on Oct. 16 or 17 and help finish the new road that was began last July, beginning at the foot of the Alder Thicket hill, and intersecting the main road at the head of the Pataha. Don’t fail to come and help finish this road.

Dr. Kuykendall reports a large number of typhoid fever cases. Some of them are very sick.

Our friend Ed. C. Fanning is suffering from appendicitis, a painful and exceedingly dangerous complaint. We sincerely hope he may soon recover.

It is clear that the wheat warehouse room at Pomeroy is going to be very inadequate. Everything is now almost full and hundreds of tons ought to come in yet.

John McDonough says farmers in the vicinity of Dry gulch have just finished threshing the best crop of grain ever raised in that section of country.

G.L. Campbell, agent for the “Rambler” bicycle, has disposed of six wheels. J.H. Davidson, P.O. Seeley, Mrs. H.A. Adams, Mrs. N.D. Knettle and M.F. Gose are among the recent purchasers.

The ladies of the Methodist church will serve a chicken-pie dinner and supper at the Gibson building on the south side of Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1894. We invite the public generally and will make price correspond with hard times.


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