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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 15, 2018 

Levies pass

Local school districts received support from voters in Tuesday's special levy elections. Voters said yes to a four-year $997,000 levy to support education at the Wahkiakum School District. The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District educational...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 15, 2018 

Port 1 votes to join development district

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port 1 voted on a resolution to support an economic development district and discussed other matters concerning the marina at last Thursday's meeting. Bill Fashing,...

 

Comets play Chitwins for district title

The Naselle High School boys basketball team is headed to the District 4 1B championship game this weekend. The Comets will face the Taholah Chitwins in the finals on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Montesano. This the first time the two teams have met this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 15, 2018 

Ghost town Frankfort now a setting for books

Kristine Kibbee, an author from Castle Rock, found inspiration for a series of her books in Wahkiakum County, in a place she has never been, and that she has only seen in pictures. "Decades ago, a...

 

Lady Mules rip Ocosta, face Ilwaco in semifinal

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team started district play with a win this weekend and looked for an opportunity to avenge their early season loss to the WIAA number one ranked 2B team, Ilwaco,...

 

PUD considers discounts for seniors, disabled

Several issues came up for discussion at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, including a discount for senior and disabled low income customers, Washington State House Bill 2402, and internet service. General Manager...

 

Retired mayor recounts early experience

After many years of public service, former Mayor Dick Swart decided to retire from the town council at the end of 2017. On Monday, he talked to Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman about how he got his...

 

Mule boys dump Vikes, lose at district

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball split games last week before a season ending loss to North Beach in the first round of district play on Monday. Last Wednesday at home, the teams were even at the...

 

Lady Mules dump Vikes, start district Saturday

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team ended their regular season with a big win against Mossyrock on Friday, 69-27. Their first district game is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, in the third...

 

WHS Drama Club gets good reviews

The Wahkiakum High School Drama Club will cap off wins and three performances at a High School One Act festival at Stageworks Northwest with two performances in Cathlamet this weekend. Two weeks ago,...

 

Corps views eroding shoreline

Karla Ellis, a department head at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stopped by Trish and Randy Shroyer's house last week to to talk to neighbors in the Little Cape Horn area about their concerns. She...

 

Mule boys upset Winlock in overtime

A terrific overtime win against Winlock on Jan. 24 offset two tough losses for the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team last week. In front of a home crowd last Wednesday, the Mules avenged an earlier...

 

Lady Mules gain three more league victories

Photos and story by Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won three more games this week to bring their record to 13-1 in league and 15-3 overall. Freshman Paige Mace led the team...

 

School levy elections ahead--Wahkiakum SD seeks continued support

With a maintenance and operations levy on the ballot coming out this week, Wahkiakum School District is hoping to rely on the community for continued support for its educational programs. "We are...

 

School levy elections ahead--N/GRV district voters deal with levy issues

Naselle Grays River Valley School Superintendent Lisa Nelson recently took some time to talk about the maintenance and operations levy that will be on the ballot coming out this week. "We rely on the...

 

School board continues work on super search

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors gathered for their January meeting on Monday to continue discussion about the superintendent search and other regular business. The board decided to make a few more changes to the superintendent job de...

 

Lady Mules roll over Adna, Winlock

After a tough loss last week to Napavine, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team stepped up to a challenge from Adna on Thursday, and got an easy win in Winlock on Tuesday. The Lady Mules pulled...

 

Tigers, Pirates hand losses to Mule boys

An injury in practice last week left the Wahkiakum Mules without senior Zach Brown for an indeterminate time, and the young basketball program lost two more games against tough teams this week. On...

 

PUD reviews water system projects

A conversation at the local barber shop led to questions about chlorination at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Bob Jungers said that while he was waiting for a haircut, another customer began talking...

 

Port commission prepares for farmers market

The January Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting began last Thursday with a reorganization of the board. Commissioner Brett Deaton was made Chairperson and Commissioner Bob Kizziar was selected to be Vice Chair. Bill Fashing, executive director of the...

 

New veterinarian joins Naselle vet clinic

Dr. Jennifer Wierschin recently joined the Country Pet Veterinary Clinic in Naselle. The San Diego native received her degree from the veterinary program at Purdue in 2003. In 2012, she moved to Seasi...

 

Body recovered from Columbia

A body found in the Columbia River on January 13 was identified as 17 year old Marciano Sakhoeun of St. Helens, Ore. Sakhoeun, a high school student and Marine enlistee, was reported missing on October 18, 2017. A tug boat captain reported seeing...

 

Mule boys beat Loggers, Mountaineers

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team added to their win column, beating Onalaska and Rainier this week. They are 4-5 in league play, and 4-6 overall. Last Wednesday, the Mules had a great run in...

 

Lady Mules dump Rainier, lose to Tigers

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team split games on the road this week against Rainier and Napavine, bringing their record to 9-1 in league, and 11-3 overall. Rainier proved to be no match for the Lady Mules on Thursday. Wahkiakum won 63-12....

 

Board targets April for new superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors and administrators met two more times, on Friday and Tuesday, to continue their discussion on an informational flyer about the levy as well as the...

 

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