The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

 
Family night fun means a pink beard

Family night fun means a pink beard

Sheriff Mark Howie promised to paint his beard pink if more than 30 people attended Family Night last Saturday in the multipurpose room at J.A. Wendt Elementary School. Sixty-four kids and adults...

WDFW approves morning razor clam digs starting April 4

State shellfish managers have approved a weeklong series of razor clam digs starting April 4 at four ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) last Friday confirmed the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on...

United Way troubles mean trouble for St. James Family Center

Folks at the St. James Family Center have been following the events at the United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties in Longview very closely. A recent audit at the fundraising institution showed that a number of accounting errors led to an...

County, Corps agree on dredging process

Local officials and a representative of the US Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday agreed on a plan of action to nourish eroding Puget Island beaches with dredged sand. Residents along East Sunny Sands say erosion is threatening their property, and...

Olsen named 2B female player of the year

Baylee Olsen, daughter of Shelley and Bill Olsen of Cathlamet, was named the 2B Player of the Year by the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association. Players are nominated and voted on by ...

Middle schoolers may practice with high school teams

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors discussed whether to allow seventh and eighth grade students to practice with the high school baseball, softball and golf teams for the final weeks of the spring season at March’s school board...

Port 2 working on water, espresso

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 handled a variety of business when they met March 17 in Skamokawa Vista Park. Manager Janet Bryan said recent tests of the park's water system were unsatisfactory, and the state Department of Health had ordered...

Talent comes out for PTO show

Last Friday, over 100 people filled the multipurpose room at J.A. Wendt Elementary School for the first Parent Teacher Organization Talent Show. Local students and adults wowed the crowd with songs,...

Deputies arrest juveniles for recent burglaries

Burglaries on Puget Island and at the Elochoman Marina have been cause for concern in the community, but according to Sheriff Mark Howie, things may quiet down, though investigations remain active. Two juveniles have been taken into custody. “A...

Governor announces two appointments to Fish and Wildlife Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed fishing columnist Dave Graybill and retired public health physician Kim Thorburn to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission is a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington...

Julia E. Mackenzie

Julia Ellen Mackenzie, 76, of Cathlamet, passed away Jan. 17, 2015, at St. John Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1938, in Sacramento, Calif., to Charles Albert and Regina (Goldsworth) Beach, the third of 17 children. Julia moved to the local...

Thank you to refuge volunteers

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex) thanks its many volunteers for their service in 2014. Willapa, Julia Butler Hansen and Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuges are part of the...

"Hook the Hawg" Salmon Derby set for April 3-4

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby on April 3-4. This will be the 3rd year for the derby. The event will take place at Elochoman Slough Marina. The “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby is a...

Service outage planned

Smoky Waters Communications will be upgrading an important Point to Point link in their network today (Thursday), between Noon and 2 p.m. This will cause a service interruption during the exchange of equipment. The interruption should only be a few...

Starting vegetables workshop offered in Longview April 16

On April 16 at 6 p.m., Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will assist participants in starting vegetable plants. All participants must pre-register by April 10 by contacting Gary Fredricks at 577-3014 Ext 3 or at garyf@wsu.edu. Participants will...

Spring into gardening April 11

Clatsop County Master Gardeners will present the annual Spring Into Gardening on Saturday, April 11, 8:30 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Admission is free which includes a plant sale, seminars, vendors, raffles, advice and...

Washington drivers are reminded to remove studded tires by March 31

As spring approaches across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight Sunday, March 31. Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction...

Help available to access resources

Healthy Living Collaborative of Southwest Washington will host a Meet and Greet with Community Health Advocates Dan and Jean on March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St. Persons experiencing difficulties accessing resources...

Hosanna Musicale Sunday at SUMC

OFF AND ON--The first day of Spring saw the skies "springing a leak" after several wonderfully warm days. The weekend started out with pounding rains which made the TV signal go out at times, so it was not a nice start to the day. However, it did...

More notice needed to plan for events

To The Eagle: For those of you who are planning events, please remember that you need at least two advance announcements in The Eagle prior to your event (not the day of the event) as having something announced on the day you're going to have it,...

PTO expresses thanks for support

To The Eagle: I would like to take a minute to express my sincerest thank you to the students and members of this community for making the 2015 PTO Talent Show a huge success! We never thought that this would be so big. The comments that I heard...

Wahkiakum Mule Golf

The Wahkiakum Mule golf team opened their 2015 season last week short handed but made the most of it. Senior Elliot Haney shot a 38 to tie Ilwaco's Kenneth Sheldon for medalist in a match with former 1A power house golf programs Life Christian...

On the diamonds

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team finished one game of a double header before it began to rain on Friday. They beat Mossyrock 6-4. Zac Brown pitched a complete game, striking out 15 batters, though...

Sheriff's Report, March 26, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 6 — 9:44 a.m. Child Protective Services asked the sheriff’s department to aid in a situation with a...

 
 
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