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Retiring pastor, wife share ministry career

Dan Schnabel, the long time part-time pastor at the Cathlamet Congregational and the Naselle Congregational United Church of Christ, has retired. After 48 years in ministry, Schnabel and his wife,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 4, 2017

Climate march

A small group of local residents gathered Saturday in Cathlamet to join in the nationwide marches in support of climate science. Members of the group also held a march the previous Saturday in...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Filing starts May 15 for 2017 elections

Filing for local offices on the 2017 election ballots will run May 15-19 in the office of the Wahkiakum County Auditor, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30- 4 p.m. Positions on the ballot and their current office holders include: All Non-Partisan Offices:...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 4, 2017

Commissioners send ports' permit back to planners

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday voted to send shoreline management permit for a coalition of upriver ports back to the county planning commission. The permit would allow the ports' dredging crews to cross the East Sunny Sands beach and...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Waterfront park plans nearing completion

Stephanie Stroud of the National Park Service met with Mayor Dale Jacobsen and several other officials and community members last Thursday to review the current draft of the concept plan for the proposed waterfront park in Cathlamet. The concept...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 4, 2017

Musical under the sea

Naselle school students are performing a musical based on the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. Top, the Mersisters perform a song for their father, King Triton, and the other creatures of the sea....

 

Students raise funds for school janitor

Altruism is a central lesson in Tina Merz’ Avid Leadership class and her junior high students have taken it to heart. Their most recent fundraising efforts have been focused on someone close to home, or in this case, their classroom. They have...

 
 By Nick Vavoudis    Sports    May 4, 2017

Wahkiakum Mule Golf

April 27 The Mules shot 197 at Raymond Golf Course and beat the host Willapa Harbor 234 and Life Christian Academy 204 but lost to Ilwaco 196 by one stroke. Sophomore Zach Johnston 46 finished second in the 22-man event to Ilwaco's 2016 state...

 

Volunteer fair

The energy was high at last week's Volunteer Fair at the Cathlamet Community Center, but there may have been more demand than supply....

 
 By J.B. Bouchard    Opinion    May 4, 2017

It could happen here

It could happen here To The Eagle: Howard Brawn is right. No amount of rusticated humor, light hearted irony or clever twisty logic is going to make me feel better about the national disaster that is Donald Trumpeting from his Awful Office. His...

 
 By Craig Brown    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Drug take back box a big benefit

To The Eagle: In addition to the remarks about environmental concerns, the most outstanding benefit of the 'drug take-back box' at the county courthouse, to my mind, is getting potentially dangerous drugs away from children and those unable to...

 
 By Chip Meredith    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Volunteers sought

To The Eagle: Would you be interested in joining local volunteers to pressure wash the sidewalks on Main Street at 9:30 on May 6? If you have a pressure washer, protective eye wear and/or raingear (we will be cleaning rain or shine) please bring...

 

Citizens urged to attend forum

To The Eagle: We are writing to urge everyone to attend the Common Ground forum on May 10 at the Skamokawa Grange at 7 p.m. This will be a chance to gather with your friends and neighbors for a talk about issues important to county and country....

 

Letters To The Editor

The Eagle welcomes letters to the editor, with a preference for letters addressing issues of local interest. The following guidelines apply: 1. Letters are preferred typed and double spaced.Optimum length is 1.5 pages double spaced or 3/4 of a page...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    May 4, 2017

Biographer Lilly Brock returns to Cathlamet Public Library

Saturday, May 13, local author Lilly Robbins Brock will return to Cathlamet Public Library from 3-4 p.m., to present her new book Ever a Soldier: Reflections of a Veteran--from Horse Cavalryman to...

 

Grays River Valley Center to hold Cinco De Mayo dinner

The Grays River Valley Center, 30 Rosburg School Rd., will host a Cinco De Mayo Dinner on Friday May 5. This will be a by donation event. Dinner, consisting of enchiladas, tamales and street tacos, served with rice and beans, starts at 5:30 p.m.,...

 

Memorial service set for May 13 for the late John Gibson

A memorial service for John Gibson will be held Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Cathlamet. His obituary was published December 8, 2016....

 
 By Kelly Patterson    News    May 4, 2017

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

****EXCITING NEWS**** We are pleased to announce that beginning May 1 the Community Center will remain open until 5:00 pm. on Mondays. Thanks to one of our valued volunteers, we will be able provide services on the day that the Public Library is not...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    May 4, 2017

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 24--2:51 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River residence to aid a man possibly having a...

 

Games, musical, and special birthday ahead

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Thursday, high school track at Ocosta at 3:30 p.m. and baseball at Lake Quinault at 4:00 p.m.; Friday, softball with Ocosta in Naselle at 4 p.m.; Saturday, high school track at...

 

Tsuga Gallery to feature local artist

Dan Westlind will be the May featured artist at the Tsuga Gallery. He brings an original dimension of art to the gallery with his steam punk creations. With great imagination and welding talent, he takes recycled items and creates very interesting...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    May 4, 2017

Architecture club busy designing, developing and building catapults

John C Thomas Architecture club takes time out from their usual Friday morning studio session to design, develop and build catapults from household items to launch tennis balls across the elementary...

 

Sea lion task force makes recommendations for fish

Lethal removal of sea lions at Bonneville Dam is likely not reducing predation on salmon and steelhead at the dam by California sea lions (CSL). That is the general opinion of the NOAA Fisheries’ Pinniped-Fishery Interactive Task Force that met...

 
 By Eagle Staff    Opinion    May 4, 2017

PUD recognizes National Drinking Water Week May 7-13

Public Utility District No. One Board of Commissioners joined water professionals across North America recognizing the week of May 7-13, 2017, as “Drinking Water Week” in an effort to raise awareness of the vital role water plays in daily lives....

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    May 4, 2017

Local Democrats to host a forum

The Wahkiakum County Democrats will host a public policy forum, “Common Ground for the Common Good” on Wednesday, May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Skamokawa Grange. The town hall style meeting will feature remarks by Teresa Purcell about what...

 

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