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Articles from the February 2, 2017 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 2, 2017

State's poet laureate visits Cathlamet

Last Thursday, Tod Marshall, the 2016-2018 Washington State Poet Laureate, stopped by the Cathlamet Library to talk about his duties and experiences and share some poetry and ideas. Marshall was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 2, 2017

Change comes to Westend library

“We worked so hard. We felt so proud that we were able to do this community center. I thought of it as a legacy. They are just dismantling all the work we did instead of focusing on other things that needed to be done.” —Penny Gregory, former...

 
 News    February 2, 2017

Monday morning fog

Monday morning presented a calm, windless day with a bank of fog over the Columbia River. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    February 2, 2017

It's chaos at the top with top-down government

President Donald Trump has been in office less than two weeks, but he's working hard to implement his campaign promises, from walling out Latin American immigrants to prohibiting people from certain Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. Here...

 
 Opinion    February 2, 2017

Kalama and our river are being threatened

To The Eagle: If you haven't heard of "Cancer Alley" please look it up before you decide it's a good idea to build the largest methonol plant in the world, right in our neighborhood. I live on Puget Island and my family supports the following...

 
 Opinion    February 2, 2017

We need the media in order to stay informed

To The Eagle: In regard to last week’s excellent article about journalism’s value, I thought the writer’s perspective that media plays an important role for all of us was spot on - regardless of our political slant. Being a democracy, it is...

 
 Opinion    February 2, 2017

Local PTO collecting box tops for education

To The Eagle: The PTO would like to thank everyone in the community for your continued support and help in all of the school activities that we work on. From the Fall Fundraisers, Book Fairs, Christmas Shop, everything. It's because of students,...

 
 Opinion    February 2, 2017

Writer concerned about future of the country

To the Eagle: I hope I'm not being paranoid, but I had family members who were in the Normandy landing and fought on Iwo Jima against the very same thing that is happening here and now. Alternative facts? The dog ate my homework is an alternative...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    February 2, 2017

Lady Mules claim league title

On Tuesday, the Lady Mules beat Kalama for a second time this season and were moved to third place in the WIAA RPI behind the Chinooks. The Lady Mules remain the only undefeated 2B team in the state...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    February 2, 2017

League foes hand losses to Mule boys

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team lost three more games this week to bring their record to 2-12 in league, and 5-13 overall. On Wednesday, the team traveled to Winlock and lost 46-71. "We came...

 
 By Kay Chamberlain    Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Valentine dinner will be at Grange Saturday

MILDER/THEN COLD?--We had a few days of warmer temperatures around here but still had some freezing mornings in West Valley, so it hasn't exactly been a heat wave! Still, it's certainly better than the massive flooding, snowfalls and freezing rain...

 
 News    February 2, 2017

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Community Center, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Cathlamet Community Center, 1 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Skamokawa...

 
 By Patty Dursteler    Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

What's happening at the Fair?

Hope everyone had a wonderful January. Wow! Time is flying; this Saturday, February 4 is the Valentine's Diamond Dinner. It will be held at the Skamokawa Grange from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from Fair Board Members, the...

 
 By Trudy Fredrickson    Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Chinese New Year celebration Saturday

News from Naselle: It’s Groundhog Day! Will he see his shadow? Not looking good for an early summer. Sports calendar for the coming week includes: Today (Thursday), high school boys and girls basketball at Lake Quinault at 5:45 p.m.; Saturday,...

 
 Sheriffs Report    February 2, 2017

Sheriff's Report, February 2, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past two weeks, including: January 23 — 12:34 p.m. A caller reported that a juvenile was “out of control” at a Rosedale home. 6:2...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Lunar New Year celebrated in Wahkiakum County

While many Asians around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year this past weekend, three Asian High School students attending Wahkiakum High School had their own celebration right here in Wahkiakum...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Astor Street Opry to hold auditions

The Astor Street Opry Company has announced its Original Production of “The Real Lewis and Clark Story, or How the Finns Discovered Astoria”, will be held March 31 through April 29. Open auditions will be held Sunday and Monday night, February...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Students of the Month

Wahkiakum Lions Club member Susan Kuhn congratulated students of the month January 24. They are, above, for November, Jack Leavitt, son of Keith Leavitt and Oriana Leavitt. Above, right, December,...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Entertainment News

On Saturday, February 4, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Kyleen Austin (guitar/voice), Ian Brandon (fiddle) and Rob Stockhouse (guitar/voice) will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage during Live at Five, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For...

 
 By Jessica Vik    Wahkiakum People    February 2, 2017

Robotic Club gets a look into the business world

The Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club had a neat opportunity to visit Nichols Brother's Boat Builders on January 20. Our county commissioner, Mike Backman, set up the tour. Each of the kids were welcomed...

 
 Obituaries    February 2, 2017

Lawrence Jaspers

Lawrence Ervin Jaspers, 85, of Lake Oswego, Ore., was born at home on Puget Island July 2, 1931. He was the oldest of three sons of Floyd F. Jaspers and Dorothy Shelton Jaspers. When he was young his family moved to Portland, Ore., where he attended...

 
 Obituaries    February 2, 2017

Death Notice for Joyce Cothren

Joyce Roberta Cothren, 82, of Cathlamet, died January 29 at home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 1 p.m., at United Methodist Church in Skamokawa.Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Full obituary to follow...