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January 23, 2020

Ten Years Ago

January 20, 2010

Community Day at Pomeroy High School will include tours including problem areas to be addressed with passage of the district’s proposed $4.49 million bond in February. A facility study committee recommended repairs to address settling and slow drainage into the gym basement, a major concern. Supt. Kim Spacek said “maintenance to the entire facility was lacking and needed to be addressed immediately.”

Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 25, 1995

Clarkston Drug Awareness and Refusal Education Officer John Morbeck spoke to parents regarding ways to help their school-age children deal with negative peer pressure.

The school board is putting a request before voters for $396,000 in the one-year replacement levy which includes an elementary administrator-curriculum person.

Fifty Years Ago

January 22, 1970

Practical lessons in court procedures during a jury trial were given to about 65 students in two senior government classes at Pomeroy High School last week when they attended a three-day civil suit jury trial.

More housing for Pomeroy was termed a critical need by Burt Belknap, chairman of the Chamber’s Industrial Development and New Housing Committee. “Housing here is both a challenge and a problem.”

Severe icing conditions brought falling tree limbs and power outages which lasted nearly two full days in many homes.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

January 25, 1945

Relief from the present housing shortage in the Pomeroy area has just been made possible, said a representative of the National Housing Agency. Apartment houses and other existing dwelling units may now be remodeled or converted.

Better than 1,000 persons attended the State College of Washington extension demonstration tour.

A group of well-known Garfield County pea growers and processors attended a meeting of Idaho’s AAA county committeemen, faced with their first “war baby” crop problem. The Idaho committeemen represent producers of more than a fourth of the nation’s dry pea output.

One Hundred Years Ago

January 24, 1920

The Dayton high school basketball squad defeated the local team, 37-31, in a game of loosely played basketball in Pomeroy. The high school gave a party after the game in honor of the visiting team.

The work of census taking in the city of Pomeroy is nearing completion but country districts will require several more weeks to finish. Enumerators have been retarded to a considerable extent by the large number of absentees, caused by the attractions of California.

An awning torn loose by the wind crashed into the window of the Gerhadt barber shop. A couple of thicknesses of canvas are keeping out the cold until a new glass may be obtained—and most of the light as well.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 26, 1895

Walter Gammon was crowded against the stable wall last week by a large horse he was handling and had his wrist completely dislocated, with severe laceration of the ligaments and injury to the joint. Dr. Kuykendall dressed the arm but Walter will probably have a weak and lame wrist for some time.

Ab. Wade, who is cutting wood near Iron Springs, cut a severe but not dangerous gash over his left eye with a double-bitted ax, which he was recklessly handling just to show what he could do.

On the 13th, inst. At the home of C.W. Cotton, another lump of humanity was ushered in to the world to begin the battle of life. Mr. Cotton is now the proud father of three sons.

Owing to the bad weather, the “curiosity” part of the social was not had last Friday night, but a good, social time was enjoyed by all present, and $25.50 cleared. It is expected to have the curiosity part at some favorable time in the near future.

If that certain young man in Dayton don’t do as he agreed to he will get one fat cat and one lean one instead of two fat ones as anticipated.

Those knowing themselves indebted to Dr. Kuykendall or Central drugstore are hereby notified to call at their earliest convenience and make settlement. Very polite notices have been sent out before, under sealed envelopes and quite a number have paid no attention to them. Please call around and make settlement.

If you want to laugh, stop in at Central drugstore and get a copy of Puck or Judge for 10 cents.


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