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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 21, 2018 

WHS graduation: Away they go

Last Friday, the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2018 graduated in front of a crowd of families, friends, teachers, staff, and community members. The Wahkiakum High School Class of 2018 graduated in fr...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 21, 2018 

Westside Water moving to PUD ownership

By Diana Zimmerman Two representatives from Westside Water attended the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to talk about plans for the PUD to take over their system in Skamokawa. System Vice-president Kirk Coughlin, who...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 21, 2018 

Port, town officials review dredge work

Commissioners tackled several issues at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting last Thursday, including how to deal with boaters who were ignoring codes of conduct and causing damage, dredge spoils, and the farmers market. Mayor Dale Jacobson was in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

Caps in the air for NHS graduation

The Naselle High School Class of 2018 finished their last assignment on Saturday, sitting through speeches, and collecting scholarships and most importantly, their diplomas. Valedictorian Samanta...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

WHS graduation takes place Friday

Wahkiakum High School's class of 2018 will graduate this Friday in a 7 p.m. ceremony at the school. Morgan Bashore is the class's valedictorian. The senior, who has a 3.97 GPA, will attend Lewis and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

PUD backs off on bridge water project

Last Tuesday, a desire to take advantage of a limited time frame, the temporary catwalk, and the paint crew contracted to work on the Puget Island bridge led to a hurried proposal to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge cleaned, painted...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

Cathlamet pool opens Monday, maybe earlier

Pool staff supervisor Duncan Cruickshank is certain that the Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Pool will open on Monday but suggests there might be a chance that doors will open this Saturday in time for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Cars fill fairgrounds for scholarship funds

It was a beautiful day in Skamokawa for a car show. The fairgrounds were packed with people and cars on Saturday for the 13th and final Rods and Reels Rod Run. There were 361 cars registered by 11...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, a thank you from a community member, and a proposal from the general manager to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge sandblasted and painted by the contractor...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Naselle High seniors ready for Saturday commencement

Naselle High School will hold its graduation ceremony this Saturday, 4 p.m. Samanta "Mayrel" Franco Monroy is the valedictorian for Naselle's Class of 2018. It's a praiseworthy achievement. What...

 

Student art exhibit focuses on county history

Wahkiakum students have been working on an exciting new exhibit entitled "Welcome Home: A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County!" opened at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Candidates for Congress express their views

By Diana Zimmerman Photos by Rick Nelson On May 23, five candidates for US Representative for District 3 answered questions in a bipartisan forum in front of a full house at the Pioneer Community...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Student art exhibit focuses on county history

Wahkiakum students have been working on an exciting new exhibit entitled “Welcome Home: A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County!” set to open at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa this weekend. Wahkiakum H...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Community comes together to observe Memorial Day

Last Thursday morning, John C. Thomas Middle School teacher Eric Hansen made his 10th annual trip with a class of eighth graders to Greenwood Cemetery, where they would be met by several members of...

 

Local veteran buried in Arlington Cemetery

On May 8, 2018, two years after he died, Wahkiakum County resident John Didricksen was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It was a final dream, fulfilled posthumously by friends and family. Didricksen graduated from Wahkiakum High...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 31, 2018

State track: Comets earn medals

Last week, Wahkiakum and Naselle athletes traveled to Cheney, Washington to compete in the 2B and 1B State Track and Field competition. Twelve of the 22 Comets who qualified for state placed in the top eight in several events. Lillian Zimmerman...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Rods and Reels Run is this Saturday

Organizer Lee Tischer and his cast of volunteers have been racing to get ready for the 13th and final Rods and Reels Rod Run, an event that raises money for Dollars for Scholars, this Saturday at the fairgrounds in Skamokawa. “It’s bittersweet,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018

Farmers Market starts Friday at Elochoman Marina

The Elochoman Marina Farmers Market will begin its season this Friday and continue throughout the summer on Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Last year when Rob and Diane Stockhouse decided to discontinue the market on their Island property, Wahkiakum County...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018

School board approves new match curriculum, hears senior trip plans

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday and approved a new math curriculum for K-8 students after a presentation from teachers Cindy Fudge, Jeff Pillar, and Principal Nikki Reese. The program will cost the district $75,000. Pilla...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 24, 2018

Mule, Comet athletes head to state meet

Athletes from Naselle and Wahkiakum high schools are headed to the state Class 1B and 2B track and field meets this weekend at Eastern Washington University, Cheney. The Comets won both the men's and women's district meets, and 22 athletes qualified...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 24, 2018

Walk-off homer sinks Mules

Photos by Todd Wilson A nearly perfect Wahkiakum Mules baseball season ended with a heartbreaking loss in the second round of regional play this weekend. The Mules beat Tonasket 10-0 in the first roun...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

Students practice science on the river

During high tide last Friday, Wahkiakum High School students in Jeff Rooklidge's Environmental Science class headed down to the city dock in Cathlamet to collect plankton. Wahkiakum, along with four...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

New director brings enthusiasm to center

Sarai Burke's enthusiasm is infectious, and it's bound to be a boon to the community center in Cathlamet, where she just became coordinator. Burke grew up here, and five years ago she returned to rais...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

PUD has reports on transformer, broadband

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, made the general manager’s raise official, and talked high speed internet on Tuesday morning. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on the Grays River substation project....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 17, 2018

WHS Track and Field

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team competed against 11 other schools in the 2B League Championships in Kalama last Friday. The top four in track events and the top six in field events move on to the district meet this Friday in Chehalis,...

 

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