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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 7, 2017 

PUD commission looks at bridge main project

Capital projects were a big topic at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting. With a mind to the potential threat of an earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone, Commissioner Bob Jungers voiced some concerns about the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 7, 2017 

Island man's Pearl Harbor story available online

On December 1, 1941, former Puget Island resident Kenneth Garrison made Seaman First Class. He claimed it explained the mood he was in: one of the happiest sailors in the Navy. Six days later, on...

 

Mules lose in overtime, drop another at Winlock

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team began their season with two very different losses this week. On Monday at home, they lost to Willapa Valley in overtime, 57-55, after coming back from a 13 poi...

 

School board learns new state funding comes with problems

Superintendent Bob Garrett gave an update on how decisions in the state legislature might affect the district at last Tuesday’s Wahkiakum School District Board of Director’s meeting. “[The McCleary decision] was considered to be, by almost all...

 

GR substation upgrade estimated at $1.5 million

Commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD approved rates and budgets for 2018 and listened to reports at their meeting last Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that he had received an estimate for the Grays River substation upgrades, which should...

 

Treasurer responds to Johnson Park concerns

Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson addressed some concerns about the handling of revenues and expenditures at Johnson Park at the Wahkiakum County Commissioners meeting on November 21. Peterson said that the president of the Johnson Park...

 

Lady Fishermen handle Lady Mules in opener

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team began their season with a trip to Ilwaco on Tuesday. They lost to the Fishermen 46-58. “I thought the girls worked hard and played good defense,” Coach Rob Garrett said. “We just didn’t finish the...

 

Walking from the law on the Pacific Crest Trail

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Johnson Until recently, Jennifer Johnson lived in Cathlamet. But she downsized, sold her house, and left her job at Wahkiakum Title and Escrow and Hanigan Law Office in ord...

 

Town revises connection list for marina sewer bill

At the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting on Nov. 9, Counsel Tim Hanigan updated the commissioners about a recent meeting with Town of Cathlamet officials regarding their sewer accounts. “They will reduce our overall bill by a small amount,”...

 

Holiday bazaar offers local crafts, arts, holiday treats

On Saturday, the annual St. James Holiday Bazaar was bustling with shoppers looking for handmade gifts from a variety of vendors. Volunteers served chowder and treats, and Fred Carter entertained the...

 

Veterans speak at WHS

Wahkiakum High School honored district employees at their Veterans Day assembly on Monday. Four of them, representing each branch of the military, were invited to speak. Marine Sergeant Joel McEntire...

 

Veterans honored at NHS

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District honored local veterans and announced the winners of two essay contests at their annual Veterans Day Assembly last Thursday. Grace Hunt wrote about the...

 

Port 1 acts on budget, increases rates

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners approved the rates and budget for 2018 and discussed other matters around the Elochoman Slough Marina at their meeting last Thursday. The annual launch fee will go up from $55 to $60 next year, though...

 

WHS FFA classes have busy month

October was a busy month for the Wahkiakum High School FFA, with field trips to Vancouver and Satsop and some projects much closer to home. Students helped plant 150 dogwood trees, 150 willow trees,...

 

Community center has a new manager

Kelly Shumar is the new coordinator at the Community Center in Cathlamet. The Portland native moved to Grays River with her husband, Charlie, in August, after finding a house and falling in love with...

 

Terry Bonny receives traffic safety award

Terry Bonny was recently named Teacher of the Year by the Washington Traffic and Safety Education Association. "I guess it's for longevity and perseverance and all that," Bonny joked. "Luck, maybe."...

 

WHS science students work with partners

Wahkiakum High School science teacher Jeff Rooklidge and a group of his students visited the 7th Annual Coastal Marine Resource Committee Summit, which was being held in Cathlamet last week....

 

PUD considering acquisition of water system in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners gave the general manager approval to investigate the possibility of acquiring a water system in Skamokawa, and listened to reports, including one from a Bonneville Power Administration representative, on...

 

Marijuana store opens near Cathlamet

The Freedom Market, a recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensary, opened its doors in Cathlamet on October 1. The shop already has locations in Longview, Kelso, and Ilwaco, and owners jumped at...

 

Halloween comes to life in Cathlamet yard

Steve Powell and his wife, Celeste, know how to get in the Halloween spirit. They know how to get into the Christmas spirit too, but that's another story. The couple live on Jacobson Road in a house...

 

Gift of camera starts artist's career

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Robert Stowe, a recent transplant to Cathlamet, has done a little bit of everything, so it makes sense that he might tackle art in the same manner. Stowe was one of...

 

Lady Mules split first district matches

A loss in the opening round of district play on Saturday meant a little more work for the Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team, who needed to win two games yesterday (Wednesday) to go to the state tournament. The Lady Mules lost to Raymond in five sets in...

 

School board hears initial presentation for bond, levy

Kirk Pawlowski, from the ESD 112 Construction Services Group attended the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting and gave a presentation on what Superintendent Bob Garrett described as a preliminary discussion on a topic related to a...

 

Lady Mules beat Pe Ell, lose to Kalama

This week, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games with Kalama and Pe Ell. They played one more match on Wednesday after The Eagle went to press and begin district play on Saturday. Last...

 

Mayor surprises port commission over dredging plans

Much needed dredging at the Elochoman Slough Marina will start in November, but it looked doubtful on Thursday when Mayor Dale Jacobson raised concerns during the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commission meeting about the placement of dredge spoils. At one...

 

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