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Historic fish boat goes to Astoria museum

Historic fish boat goes to Astoria museum

Last week, Puget Island resident Olaf Thomason donated a boat commissioned in 1902 by the first permanent settler on Puget Island to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria. "We're very pleased ...

Candidates speak at Grange forum

A few candidates running in the upcoming election spoke before a small crowd at the Grays River Grange on Tuesday night. Bob Dingethal, a Democrat candidate for US Representative District 3 and...

County may end insurnace service for Port 1

Wahkiakum County may cease providing a health insurance program for Port District 1. At their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Dan Cothren, Blair Brady and Mike Backman agreed to wait a month before shedding Port 1 from the county's health insurance...

Port 1 adopts budget with hikes

Commissioners of Port District 1 approved three resolutions: the 2015 budget in the amount of $1,022,906, new rate increases and a 1 percent increase on the Port District’s tax levy, which will allow them to collect $63,827.95 divided amongst the...

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 6 — 11:32 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that an unknown, suspicious car had left the...

Dog killed in front of owner

A Puget Island man's dog was killed while he was taking it for a walk last Friday. Roy Simpson had stopped to talk to a neighbor while walking his dog along West Sunny Sands Road near Svensen Park. While they were visiting, Simpson said, the...

Earthquake drill set for 10:16 a.m. on October 16

Submitted by Beau Renfro County Emergency Management Director Dubbed the Great Washington ShakeOut, an exciting statewide earthquake drill is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. today (Thursday). The effort is designed to emphasize the importance of emergency...

Weather spotter training offered October 22

The National Weather Service (NWS) will hold a weather spotter training class October 22, 7 p.m., in the Cathlamet Fire Hall, 255 2nd Street. NWS welcomes volunteers with an interest in severe weather spotting. The SKYWARN™ program is a voluntary...

Assessor discusses annual appraisal process

by Diana Zimmerman Beginning this year, the Washington state legislature will require all assessor’s offices to revalue every property in their county every year. On October 8, Wahkiakum County Assessor Bill Coons gave a presentation to more than...

Medicare open enrollment has started

Medicare’s open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans started yesterday (Oct. 15) and runs through Dec. 7. The Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors...

James Lynch

James Lynch James (Jim) Niels Lynch, of Cathlamet, died October 9 at hospice. He was born November 25, 1922 in Manila, Philippine Island. He was the son of Army Captain Harry and Ellen Marie (Futtrup) Lynch. He served in the Army Signal Corps...

Community support makes fundraiser a great success

News from Naselle: Sports events for the coming week for the Naselle Comet teams include: Thursday, volleyball with Oakville at Naselle at 5:45 p.m., middle school football with Ocosta at Naselle at 6 p.m.; Friday, homecoming football game with...

N/GRV School Lunch Menus

N/GRV School Menus BREAKFAST Breakfast comes with fresh fruit, milk and juice. Monday--Fruity Flat Bread or Cold Cereal. Tuesday--Pancakes or Cold Cereal. Wednesday--Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat. Thursday--Yogurt Parfait or Cold Cereal. Friday--Fruit...

Comet homecoming is this Friday

The 5-1 Naselle/Grays River Valley High School's Comets will host Twin Valley this Friday, 7 p.m., in the annual Homecoming Football Game. The Homecoming Royalty will be announced at halftime....

Museum getting ready to close for the winter

TIME FLYING--Can you believe it? We're half way through October already and by next week, we'll be thinking very seriously about Thanksgiving dinner and drooling over that turkey dinner celebration. Of course, once we do that, then "wham" it's all...

What's happening at the Fair?

WOW! It is the middle of October already; if you haven't cashed your fair premium check please do so as soon as possible, as they are void after 45 days. Soon the fairgrounds will be very spooky. Jason Rainey and his crew are putting the haunted...

Wahkiakum School District Menus

BREAKFAST Monday--French Toast Sticks. Tuesday--Toast w/Hashbrowns & Egg. Wednesday--Yogurt Parfait. Thursday--Mule Muffin. Friday--Bagel. LUNCH All lunch entrees include the "5-Star Salad Bar" offering a variety of  fruits, vegetables, toppings...

WHS celebrates spirit week

Photos and story by Diana Zimmerman It's Spirit Week at Wahkiakum High School and it shows. Students have been having a good time dressing up to represent each day's theme. At assemblies at the end...

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Submitted by Beau Renfro County Emergency Management Director The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergancy Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month. There are three...

Ballots are coming for the general election

And so we have an election upon us with measures of utmost importance. Well, maybe. Two initiatives, I-594 and I-591, deal with gun control. I-594 would tighten rules on gun sale background checks in a state effort to keep guns out of the hands of...

Teacher asks for community support

To the Eagle: “It’s so quiet in here,” a student whispered in my Wahkiakum High School English classroom a few weeks ago. Students were so absorbed in reading and responding to each others’ essays on our classroom computers, the whisper...

Writer draws attention to "Voices Have Power" site

To The Eagle: Amid all the recent horrific domestic violence reports from the NFL, Verizon Wireless, one of the league’s biggest partners, has stepped up to reaffirm its stance on domestic violence: We must all band together to end domestic...

Mules defeat Cardinals 18-13 in homecoming game

The Wahkiakum Mules edged the visiting Winlock Cardinals 18-13 in the Mules' homecoming football game on Friday. Winlock took the lead at 11:49 of the second quarter when Dawson Hall shot a gap in...

Lady Mules win two league volleyball matches

The Mule Volleyball team won their last two league games, making them 2-2 in league and 7-2 overall. Last Thursday, following two disappointing losses, the Mules beat Toledo at home in three sets, 25-15, 25-14 and 25-13. “We were much more...

Cross Country

The Wahkiakum High Mule and Thomas Middle School Warrior cross country teams traveled to Lacey on Tuesday to compete in the Bill Kehoe Invitational and to Ridgefield last Wednesday, October 8 to compete in the Trico 1A hosted by LaCenter. At St....

Loggers chop Mules 56-21

by Rick Nelson The Onalaska Loggers overpowered the Wahkiakum Mules for a 56-20 Central League football win last Friday. Once again, the Mules fielded a small squad--16 suited up for the game--with underclassmen having to do battle. "Our starting...

League Standings and Schedule

Central League League Season W L W L Napavine 6 0 6 0 Toledo 5 1 5 1 Mort./Wh. Pass 5 1 5 1 Valley/Pe Ell 4 2 4 2 Adna 4 2 4 2 Mossyrock 3 3 3 3 Wahkiakum 1 5 1 5 Onalaska 1 5 1 5 Toutle Lake 1 5 1 5 Winlock 0 6 0 6 Last week Onalaska 56, Wahkiakum...

Mini Mules win again

The Wahkiakum Mini-Mules football team achieved another win last Saturday at Kelso High School, beating a Longview team 34-0. The win brought the team's record to 4-0 in league play, with two games...

 
 
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