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Students enjoy salmon for lunch

Highway repair brings delays to SR 4 at Stella

All traffic on State Route 4 west of the community of Stella will alternate through a single lane between Stella and Bunker Hill Road (milepost 49.8) beginning Friday, Jan. 30. The Washington State...

Ferry ramp work faces delays

When Wahkiakum County's new ferry arrives for duty at the end of February, it will carry light loads for a while. For a variety of reasons, upgrades to the ramps at Puget Island and Westport, Ore., landings won't be completed, Wahkiakum County...

Students enjoy salmon for lunch

Students at Julius A. Wendt Elementary School and John C. Thomas Middle School got a treat on Tuesday when the local Washington State University Extension Office and commercial fishermen got...

Commission awaiting port's park proposal

Wahkiakum County commissioners expressed differing ideas Tuesday on how to move forward with the suggestion that Port District 2 assume management of the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds and Fairgrounds Park. Commissioner Dan Cothren recently visited...

Correction/Clarifications

In last week's edition, we incorrectly identified a Lady Mule basketball player. Savannah Burdick, not Baylee Olsen, was driving to the...

Share your stories on the slide of '65

On January 30, 1965, a quarter mile wide section of a cliff on the Oregon side of the Columbia slid into the river and caused a tsunami that struck Puget Island, killing a man and causing other damage. The Eagle will publish an article about the...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Financial Management, Community Senior Center, 100 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story and Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon....

Dilemma: How to pay for lower class sizes

OLYMPIA—School districts around Washington are priming their fiscal pumps in coming weeks, asking local constituents to support special maintenance and operations tax propositions to maintain current programs, as well as bond measures to support...

Evelyn R. Dahl

Evelyn Rosemary Dahl, of Cathlamet, died at home January 24, 2015, at the age of 81. She was born May 2, 1933 in Roseburg, Ore., to Lloyd H. and Irma C. (Moritz) Cornish. Evelyn graduated from Sutherlin High School in Sutherlin, Ore., and was a...

Flea Market at Fair Grounds on Saturday

NICE BEGINNING--As the week begins, our Sunday morning was nothing but socked in fog for quite some time, but by lunch time, we had some nice sunshine, so that was quite enjoyable. I understand many parts of the area had sunshine on Saturday as...

Gadget Fair well attended, repeats this Friday

Local patrons got the chance to handle several different brands of tablets and reading devices last Friday at the Cathlamet Library when representatives from the Washington State Library in Tumwater...

Affordable greenhouse gardening information offered

On February 2 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Bob Buker will talk about greenhouse gardening. Dr Buker, a retired professor from Ohio State University, will discuss how to build an affordable greenhouse. The presentation will include how to greenhouse garden for...

Annual county count of homeless is today

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams for the coming week: Saturday, girls basketball with MMK in Naselle at 5:45 p.m. followed by boys basketball with MMK at 7 p.m.; Monday, high school JV girls basketball at Three Rivers...

Loggers gather again, honoring Johnson and Durrah

Loggers, truck drivers and operators will gather once again on Saturday, January 31 at the Appelo Archives Center to celebrate the Center’s 5th Annual Old Time Loggers Reunion. Held annually, the reunion is intended to bring together timber...

Firefighter's Boot Drive to be held this weekend

The Wahkiakum County Fire Protection District #4, with the Cathlamet Fire/EMS Department and the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet will hold a charity fundraiser for the Kiwanis-Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Research Program. The drive will be held...

Exchange student explores life in the US

Sandy Gros is an 18 year old senior from a town outside of Stuttgart, Germany called Bruchsal. She has already finished her senior year at home but wanted to have an adventure through an exchange...

From the Desk of the Parent Teachers Organization

Just a few quick notes about what is going on at JA Wendt Elementary School. The PTO will host Movie Night on January 30 at 6 p.m., at the elementary school, in the multi-purpose room. Concessions will be available, donations will be appreciated...

CAP & AARP Tax Aides expecting confusion due to new health care plans

CAP & AARP Tax Aides expecting confusion due to new health care plans Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) and the AARP Volunteer Tax Aides are partnering again this year to provide free tax assistance in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties,...

Writer says wars to nowhere are futile

To The Eagle: Now another year has passed as have the many holidays on which we enjoy displaying our colorful national flag. It might be time to remember, however, that our flag has also a dark side, as have many other flags. We use our flag too...

State auditor responds to letter

To The Eagle: I would like to respond on behalf of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley to Grays River Habitat Enhancement District Commissioner Poul Toftemark’s letter to the editor that appeared in your publication on January 22, 2015....

Facebook notifications stun troopers

Submitted by Robert Calkins, Captain, Washington State Patrol On January 4, 2015, troopers in Lewis County were called to a two vehicle collision on State Route 12 involving a passenger car and semi-truck. The driver of the passenger car, Mr. Jay...

Tori Wegdahl signs letter of intent

Wahkiakum Lady Mule Tori Wegdahl, daughter of Stacey and Mike Wegdahl, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Walla Walla Community College last Wednesday. Coach Rob Garrett sang her praises ...

Mules work hard but lose two

Story and photos by Diana Zimmerman There was a shift in the Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball play this week. A new determination has set in and it was in evidence with one win and two hard fought...

Lady Mules roll over 3 league opponents

It was a tough week to face for the Wahkiakum Mule girls basketball team. The Lady Mules sent Winlock and Mossyrock packing this week with 18 and 14 and points to their names, respectively, and on...

Sheriff's Report, January 29, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 20 — 1:42 a.m. Deputies responded to a report that an elderly Puget Island resident was missing....

 
 
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