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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017 

Machinery request returns to school

After an executive session at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night, the board voted to offer Nikki Reese a 2017-2018 contract for the K-8 Principal position soon...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017 

Resident appeals marina access ban

Wahkiakum County residents Greg Wika and Art Pedersen were invited to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 board of commissioners meeting to plead their case to the commission and ask for permission to return after a dust-up on port property earlier this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017 

PUD expects savings from changing lights

Commissioners heard reports at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning and approved a resolution to support the operation of the Columbia Generating Station. General Manager David Tramblie invited the commissioners to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Mule baseball team sweeps Vikes at OSU

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team got to enjoy a little sunshine this weekend when they traveled to Corvallis to play a double header in Goss Stadium on the Oregon State University campus on Saturday. Their great experience got even sweeter when...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Track and Field

The Wahkiakum High School Mules track and field team joined eight other schools in competition at a Central 2B meet in Rainier last Thursday. The Mules finished in ninth place in boys’ competition with two points, and tied for fourth with Willapa...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 13, 2017

Megan Blackburn finds photographic calling

When Megan Blackburn makes a decision, she makes a decision. There is no second guessing, there is only action. It was a series of those decisions that brought her to Wahkiakum County four years ago,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 13, 2017

Shakespeare coming to Cathlamet next week

Next week, the Seattle Shakespeare Company will visit Wahkiakum High School for the third year in a row. The company holds workshops for students on the first day of their two day visit. This year they will be teaching Elizabethan dance and stage...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 13, 2017

Islanders discover injured eagle

Photos courtesy of Dan Spaulding Little Island resident Dan Spaulding and his two daughters came home on Friday to find what he thought was an injured hawk at the base of one of his trees. The bird...

 

Mules end spring break with a sweep of the Cardinals

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team returned from spring break ready to play. They beat the Winlock Cardinals twice in a double header on Saturday, 12-2 and 12-1. Terris Record pitched for the win in the first round of the double header. He threw six...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

Boaters find body at Brookfield

Recreational boaters found a body on a beach near Brookfield early Sunday morning. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow, in his duties as coroner, estimated on Tuesday that the individual has been deceased for six months or less. “This is a place...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

Employers, students meet at career fair

More than 25 employers met with students from Wahkiakum and Naselle School Districts in the Wahkiakum High School gym from 1-3 p.m. for a Career Fair on Wednesday. The employers came from Cathlamet,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

PUD working on water, salary policy

Commissioners listened to reports and discussed possible elements of an administrative salary policy that they are trying to create at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning. General Manager Dave Tramblie...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

High river forces derby cancellation

Last week, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce cancelled their annual Hook the Hawg fishing derby, scheduled for Friday and Saturday due to conditions and the lack of interest. "The extreme weather has...

 

Mules split with Adna, defeat Mountaineers

Despite the dismal weather, high school baseball goes on. This week, in the rain, the Wahkiakum Mules baseball team split games, winning one at home and losing another in Adna. On Wednesday, the...

 

Track and Field

The Wahkiakum Mules track team traveled to Napavine for a Central 2B meet last Thursday. In girls competition, the Mules took fourth place out of six teams with 80 points and sixth place in boys competition with 14 points. For the boys, KC Beery...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 30, 2017

Ashley Silva joins Tanzania eye care team

Ashley Silva knew from a young age that she wanted to be an optometrist, and the reason why will tell you a lot about her. "In sixth grade, we dissected cow eyeballs," Silva said. "It was the coolest...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 30, 2017

Unmake the Bully program comes to middle school

New York City filmmaker Mike Feurstein was back in town this week for his Don't Wait to Unmake a Bully program. He met with Wahkiakum High School students last year, and this year, he added John C....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 30, 2017

Commissioners handle variety of business from sand to bathrooms

Wahkiakum County Commissioners dealt with a variety of issues at their meeting on Tuesday. J.B Robinson of Puget Island asked about the beach nourishment effort, and wondered about the status of the right of entry permit signings. “The engineers...

 

Track and Field

The Wahkiakum Mules track team’s season began last Thursday with the Central 2B Meet in Kalama. Eight teams were invited, and the Mules took third place in the girls’ competition, finishing with 93 points, while the boys’ finished in seventh pl...

 

Mules win one, lose two in recent games

For a team to grow, there must be challenges. Sometimes they come naturally, sometimes a team seeks them out. The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team sought out a challenge last Thursday, when they set up a game with King’s Way Christian in Vancouver....

 
 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...

 

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