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June 18, 2020

Ten Years Ago

June 16, 2010

Pomeroy Senior Center will hold a special Father’s Day program on Friday with Kenny Price presenting a program of readings and poems for the occasion.

Participants in the Susan G. Komen walk supporting breast cancer prevention programs will have the option of walking 2 miles, 1 mile or riding the route in the Garfield County Transportation van.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 21, 1995

The fiscally-minded Pomeroy Police Department got a steal on two used-but-new to Pomeroy fully-equipped 1992 patrol cars purchased from the Redmond police department, paying just $10,000 total for them.

The Pioneer Day covered wagon races powered by pedal Roadsters built by Morgan’s Equipment Exchange were eventually won by the Pomeroy football team wagon.

Pomeroy Grange Supply Auto Parts-NAPA store will hold a grand opening of its new store this weekend with prize giveaways and specials sales.

Fifty Years Ago

June 18, 1970

A real old-fashioned winter’s snowstorm greeted forest tour goers from Pomeroy last Thursday at Clearwater guard station in the Umatilla National Forest. The group had planned to eat sack lunches on the lawn, but the snow moved them into the station’s living quarters where a fire was built in the heating stove.

With 35,000 vehicles expected to traffic the 3-mile plus strip of game range road extending from the upper end of the Tucannon river road to forest service lands this year, the problem still remains—who’s going to do something about improving and maintaining the strip?

Seventy-Five Years Ago

June 21, 1945

A petition bearing the names of 975 residents of Garfield County was filed with the board of county commissioners calling for special election sometime in September regarding a proposal of creating a hospital district that would include the entire county except for the Grouse precinct.

A ton and a half Dodge truck owned by a Dayton man was destroyed by fire on Sunday on the Alpowa grade near the county line but the four head of horses aboard escaped without injury.

One Hundred Years Ago

June 12, 1920

Bert Kimble, Chas. Dodge, and M. Beale will start to the mountains with their sheep this week. On account of the unusually deep snow they will follow the breaks of Tucannon instead of the main road to Mt. Misery.

Charles Hause, age 50, who has been herding sheep for the past 12 years for Jack Russell, was found dead in his cabin on the upper Tucannon, Sunday by Frank Fife. Too much alcohol is given as the cause of his death.

Judge Gose received all but four of the 116 votes cast for state senator in the four Pomeroy precincts.

Roy Watson sustained a severe wound of the arm by the accidental discharge of a rifle while in camp at Clearwater Spring last week and left some of his personal effects, including a little money, when he struck out for home. The money was missing when some of Roy’s friends started to bring his property home. A check for $50 was not taken.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 15, 1895

The Methodist-Episcopal people are moving their church building to a better location on Columbia Street.

The people of Peola are making extensive preparations for a Fourth of July celebration, to begin on the 3rd and last 3 days.

Mc. Cross had the misfortune to lose his smoke house and 1800 pounds of bacon by fire last week. Mc. is a steady, honest, hard-working man the loss falls heavily upon him.

Berkley and Key, after plowing and sowing the Wills place of 300 acres last spring have now decided to summer fallow it on account of there being such a growth of cockle that the grain can do no good.

Jim Allen is doing a good business with his incubator, having now over four hundred thrifty chickens.

Last week while a force of workmen were making some repairs to First street bridge the structure gave way, one end of the bridge dropping down into the creek below. A new bridge will have to be put in.

Grain on the lower portion of the Flat is suffering considerably for the want of rain. Some apprehension is had for the grasshoppers, which are quite thick in some localities.

Mr. R.A. Jackson started to the mountains Thursday to move his sheep and fetch back a couple of bears, so he says.

Road Supervisor Stone is preparing to put in two good bridges, one on the Casey creek and one on the Lambie road in place of the old concerns that have been a source of expense to the district for several years.

J.H. Walker sold 91 bales of wool this week. His sheep averaged 10 lb. of wool per head.

All is bustle and activity around Krouse’s blacksmith and machine shop. To see the wagons and machinery around there one would think everything in the country had broken down at once. If business keeps up at this rate Henry will have to hire another clerk.


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