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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017 

Sheriff's office deals with growing number of mental health calls

From 2007 to 2013, the number of mental health calls that the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received tripled. And just halfway through 2016, the department nearly matched the total for 2013. According to Raedyn Grasseth, the administrative...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017 

Pool opens with new protocols, training

The Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool opened on Monday and with a new protocol and training in place, seasoned lifeguards are feeling even confident about teaching lessons and responding to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 sets scholarship record

Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2017 graduated on Friday and they did it in record fashion. The class was offered more than a million dollars in scholarships, and according to Marc Niemeyer, the coll...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Ice machine proposed for marina

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners listened to a proposal for the placement of a mobile ice machine at the marina and a proposal for a partnership with a local rowing club in the purchase of a boat at their meeting last Thursday. “Mike and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Walters named citizen of the year

Skamokawa resident Kay Walters was named Citizen of the Year by the Cathlamet Womans Club for her involvement in 4-H and the Wahkiakum County Fair. Walters has shared her love for animals with more...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Schools work with homeless students

According to Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, there were over 39,000 homeless students enrolled in Washington state schools during the 2015-2016 school year. Approximately 50 of these youths were in attendance at some point during the...

 

History Day at Thomas Middle School

Students at John C. Thomas dressed up as historical figures in a kind of historical fair called A Night at the Museum on Monday, June 12, in the middle school gym. In preparation, each student, sixth...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

Gratitude pervades Naselle graduation

Valedictorian Raja Estes began Naselle High School's Class of 2017 commencement on Saturday with gratitude, giving thanks to all. She was followed by faculty speaker Scott Smith, a science teacher,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

PUD board discusses salaries, hears reports

A discussion about salaries that has bridged several Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meetings continued on Tuesday. Commissioners talked about how to use a salary range, but most of the focus was on how and when to issue cost of living...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

This year two seniors will graduate with a 4.0 and represent the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2017 as co-valedictorians. Makenzie Anderson will travel to Cheney this fall to tackle pre-requisite...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

Sydney Hansen plans to study secondary education at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. After she graduates, she hopes to spend some time in her own classroom before returning to school to get...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

Shona Heywood is the Salutatorian for Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2017. She will graduate with a 3.993. Shona will attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, her father's alma mater, in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

Rods and Reels draws hot rods to Skamokawa

After last year's scorcher, the weather in Skamokawa was much kinder for the crowd on Saturday at the 2017 Rods & Reels Rod Run. While the sky was mostly overcast and the temperature comfortable,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    June 8, 2017

Hank Ferguson plays in all-state baseball game

After the Wahkiakum Mules took third place in 2B State baseball, Hank Ferguson returned to Wheeler Field in Centralia on June 1 to play in the 40th annual Senior All Star Baseball game. Ferguson was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 1, 2017

Graduation ceremonies underway this week

Spring is in full swing and for lots of local students, it’s time to graduate. With baccalaureate and their Evening of Excellence behind them, Naselle High School seniors are enjoying a three day trip to Sunriver. This weekend they will take their...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 1, 2017

Raja Estes: NHS valedictorian

Raja Estes is valedictorian for the 2017 Naselle/Grays River School District's Class of 2017. She will graduate with a 3.96, a GPA which she maintained while attending Running Start classes at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 1, 2017

Kyryn Jacot: NHS salutatorian

With a GPA of 3.92, Kyryn Jacot is the salutatorian for Naselle/Grays River Valley School District's Class of 2017. Jacot was accepted to Central Washington University, where she plans to study...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    June 1, 2017

Mules place 3rd in state baseball

On Saturday, a young Wahkiakum Mule baseball team beat Napavine 14-8 and claimed the third place title in the state tournament at Wheeler Field in Centralia. "Against Napavine we smashed the ball and...

 

Obsession with cleaning leads to new business

Dana Hamp is no friend to dirt. "Dirt fears me," she laughed. "I've always been into cleaning, even when I was a child. I call it cleaning therapy." Hamp's family moved to the Naselle area the same...

 

State FFA honors Cathlamet resident

Cathlamet resident Bob Roche was honored at the Washington State FFA convention at Beasley Coliseum on May 11, when he was awarded a Vietnam Veteran Service pin. Each of the Washington State FFA...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 25, 2017

School board OK's staff, funding changes

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting began on Tuesday with an hour long presentation on the English Language Arts curriculum from several teachers in the district, including high school English teacher Audrey Petterson and six of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 25, 2017

Season end for NHS diamond teams

Baseball and softball season have ended for Naselle High School teams. The softball team finished their season with a 3-8 loss to Rainier Christian on May 16 in the district playoffs. The Comettes had a 6-8 record overall. The Comets beat Quilcene...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 25, 2017

NHS Track and Field

The Naselle Track team dominated the district tournament held on home turf last Wednesday and they are sending 22 athletes to the State 1B track meet in Cheney this weekend. The Comets earned 122 points for first in men’s competition and 222...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 25, 2017

Mules advance to semifinals in state baseball

The Wahkiakum Mules are in the final four of the state 2B baseball tournament. On Saturday morning in the first round of regional state competition, the team faced Kettle Falls in a loser out game in Anacortes and won easily 12-2. Hank Ferguson led t...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 25, 2017

WHS Track and Field

Five Wahkiakum Mule runners qualified for the state meet with good performances last Friday at the district meet at W.F. West High School in Centralia. Competitors had to take seventh place or better...

 

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