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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

WHS students raise funds for Doernbecher

Wahkiakum School District students raised $2,652.53 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital this week through a variety of activities. The biggest hit and moneymaker was dodgeball on Wednesday night. 12...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

Skamokawa man drowns in river

The body of a local man was found on the Washington side of the Columbia River between Brookfield and Three Tree Point on Sunday morning. Stan Thacker, 62, of Skamokawa, was reported overdue by his wife on Saturday night. He had left their home...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

PUD evaluates savings from conservation work

At Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting, Customer Service Representative Lia Sealund gave an update on how conservation dollars are being used around the community. Later, commissioners and staff brainstormed ways to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

Board hears request for varied machinery

They had a full agenda at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night. After a meeting with his advisory board, Vo/Ag teacher Kyle Hurley asking the school board to approve the purchase of the following items for his...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

Students presenting play on Saturday

After auditions on Monday, Wahkiakum School District students started rehearsals for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. The play will be performed twice on Saturday. Be...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Wahkiakum People    March 23, 2017 

Local writer traces WWII vet's story

Lilly Robbins Brock and her husband moved to Wahkiakum County about three years ago, so he could do some fishing. On Saturday, she made her first visit to the Cathlamet Library to talk about her work...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Mules top T-wolves, Loggers, lose to Tigers

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team is off to a good start this season with two wins and a loss this week. Last Thursday the team was scheduled to travel, but the wet weather caused poor conditions in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Children's book distribution program ending

Last week, students at J.A. Wendt Elementary selected books for the last time through the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program. RIF, which started in 1968, has provided free books to students in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Exchange student enjoys the unexpected

Natthanon Sakworawich is from Bangkok, Thailand. He is 16, a sophomore, and one of three exchange students attending Wahkiakum High School this year. He goes by "Earth," a nickname his mother gave...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Port 1 OK's daily sewer fee, raise for manager

Commissioners gathered last Thursday for their March meeting to discuss Port 1 business, including insurance, a sewer fee for campers, and a raise for the port manager. The commissioners approved an increase for Port Manager Jackie Lea. She will...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Wahkiakum People    March 16, 2017

Missoula Children's Theatre in Cathlamet next week

Missoula Children’s Theatre is returning to Cathlamet next week to cast students in a production of Alice in Wonderland. All Wahkiakum students, K-12, are invited to audition for a role in the play. Tryouts begin at 3:15 p.m. on Monday in the J.A....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    March 16, 2017

Rain washes out BB opener

Initially on Tuesday, the Wahkiakum Mules baseball team didn't let a little rain get in the way of a season starting home game against Pe Ell/Willapa Valley. But rain eventually led to the game being...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 9, 2017

WHS grad enjoys world of officiating

The last time Travis Bain set foot on the floor at the State B Tournament at the Spokane Arena was as a Wahkiakum High School senior and Mule in the 2007 championship game against Northwest...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 9, 2017

PUD crew makes progress on projects

Commissioners discussed setting up pay scales for employees and listened to reports at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie informed the commissioners that crews would be excavating Salme...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Wahkiakum People    March 9, 2017

WHS senior grows into mascot role

Senior Alex Mellis admits that he likes to be goofy and the center of attention, so when the staff at Wahkiakum High School responded to his interest in being Rowdy the Mule Mascot by asking him to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    March 9, 2017

Mules place 3rd in State 2B tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team returned from the State 2B Tournament in Spokane with a third place trophy this weekend. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions for the teams, coaches and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Jury makes $2.9 million award in house burning

After deliberating for an hour on Monday, a jury awarded Fred and Kathleen Cantrell over $2.9 million dollars in a civil suit with Sam Valdez, who set fire to their home after they gave evidence in his divorce trial. Valdez chose to represent...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Islanders hear impacts to come from bridge work

Staff from WSDOT were surprised when around 100 people poured into Norse Hall at one time last Thursday for the drop in open house to discuss the Puget Island Bridge. They quickly made adjustments by...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Citizens constructing gillnetter memorial

A memorial to honor local fishermen is in the works. Bud Lindwall was the catalyst for the project. When he passed away in January, it was suggested to Stephanie Olsen, who runs the local funeral home...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Rayanna Carlon learns what effort can do

This has been a year of firsts for Rayanna Carlon. This year, she will be the first person in her family to finish high school. She will be the first person to go to college. She is the first person i...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    March 2, 2017

Comet teams ousted in regionals

Basketball season ended for Naselle High School this weekend. After losing to Taholah in the District 4 1B championship on February 18, the Naselle boys had to turn around and play the the Chitwins again in a loser out regional game on Friday in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Lady Mules win quarterfinal game; face Kalama on Friday

One down, two to go! The Lady Mules beat the number one ranked Dayton Bulldogs, 71-51, in the quarterfinals of the State 2B Tournament in Spokane on Thursday night. "I thought the girls played awesome," Coach Rob Garrett said. "I was really happy...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Lady Mules lose in semifinals; face Ilwaco in bid for third on Saturday

The Lady Mules couldn't get hot. Unfortunately, Kalama did. The Lady Mules lost to a physical Chinook team in the semifinals of the State 2B Tournament in Spokane on Friday, 48-61. They will face Ilwaco at 1 p.m. for third and fifth place. Peyton...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2017

Lady Mules set new record and take third place at State 2B Tournament

The Lady Mules beat Ilwaco, 78-57, to take third place in the State 2B Tournament on Saturday afternoon. They also set a new state record for the most three pointers scored in a single game with 12. "It was an amazing season," Coach Rob Garrett...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 23, 2017

School board: 8th graders on varsity teams

The conversation about eighth graders participating in high school sports continued at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday evening before board members heard reports from the principals and the superintendent. The...

 

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