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Articles from the June 15, 2017 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 sets scholarship record

Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2017 graduated on Friday and they did it in record fashion. The class was offered more than a million dollars in scholarships, and according to Marc Niemeyer, the coll...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 15, 2017

Backman: Fair should drop bull riding show

County Commissioner Mike Backman dropped a bomb at the end of Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners when he asked colleague Dan Cothren to pass a motion ordering county fair personnel to stop raising funds for a planned bull riding p...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Ice machine proposed for marina

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners listened to a proposal for the placement of a mobile ice machine at the marina and a proposal for a partnership with a local rowing club in the purchase of a boat at their meeting last Thursday. “Mike and...

 

Dueling letters continue

To The Eagle: Perusing a foot-high stack of mail after a three-week marathon trip (New York for the national wolfhound show, then San Diego for our granddaughter's wedding) the accumulated editions of The Eagle showed that the Trump-inspired...

 

Three of the same cloth need to go

To The Eagle: Roger Ailes (deceased-May 18), Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump are men of the same cloth. The management or leadership of any government, industry, academia, religion or religious groups, community and or public service groups, and...

 

Writer expresses thanks for previous letter

To The Eagle: I really appreciated Poul Toftemark’s erudite summary of the many issues we editorial letter writers have been addressing in previous editions of this great small town newspaper. This fellow has been listening closely. He deserves...

 

Fair Foundation member unhappy with decisions

To The Eagle: It is my understanding that “Letters to the Editor” is a place to vent personal opinions. So here it is. I have been a supporter of the Wahkiakum County Fair since I moved here 47 years ago; I have served on the Fair Board and as a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Walters named citizen of the year

Skamokawa resident Kay Walters was named Citizen of the Year by the Cathlamet Womans Club for her involvement in 4-H and the Wahkiakum County Fair. Walters has shared her love for animals with more...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 15, 2017

Corps calls for more permits for dredging

By Rick Nelson Just like the river that's eroding beaches and threatening property on Cape Horn and Puget Island shorelines, the requirement for permits to address the situation just keeps flowing. Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners, acting...

 

Open mic night at Grange on Friday

SO-SO--It depended on where you were this past weekend as to what kind of weather you had. For some, it wasn't a bad day at all, while for others, it was a day of some sunshine accompanied by various rain showers. As we're only a week away from...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Dollars for Scholars was a huge success; thank you to all the volunteers who showed up on clean up day and to Neil and Jean Beerbower, Michael Zurick and Courtney Zurick for all the hours you put in to making the fair...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall,...

 

Sounds of family create a happy place

A week ago my house became filled with laughter and fun after the arrival of three of my teen granddaughters. We have been to the beach, to the Astoria Column, shopping, hiking, hot-tubbing and just plain being lazy. I needed this, and to top it...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 15, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 5 — 1:44 p.m. A caller reported an illegally parked car on a Cathlamet street. 6:14 p.m. An individual...

 

Coast Community Radio is back in business with backup power

Coast Community Radio, KMUN-Astoria 91.9 FM, is ready for the next weather event or other emergency, now that the station has a new backup generator at its Megler Mountain main transmitter site across the Columbia River from Astoria. “Listeners wil...

 

UPCOMING EVENTS Community Center in Cathlamet

• Our FREE Book Exchange is running through Saturday, June 17th, 9:00-1:00 Monday through Friday and 1:00-4:00 on Saturday. We have a great selection of books so please stop in and pick up some new reads! Refreshments and fantastic conversations...

 

Wahkiakum Events

June 17 Father’s Day Rod Run To The Roadkill Roadkill Saloon; April - 360 606-0179 24 Silver Buckle Series 8am Skamokawa Wahkiakum Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler - 360 795-3480 23-24 Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Garage Sale Puget Island: Norse Hall Jan...

 

Joan Williams

Joan Marie (Nielsen) Williams passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday afternoon, June 8, 2017. Mom was born on May 10, 1932 in Tillamook, Ore., to Victor and Una Nielsen. She and her two brothers, Dale and Don, grew up on a dairy farm, enjoying fam...

 

Ray Prestegard

Ray Elton (Teed) Prestegard died May 18, 2017 at the hospice center in Longview. He was born April 14, 1935 on Puget Island to Archie and Ethel (Nepsund) Prestegard, with his twin brother Roy. He lived on Puget Island and in Cathlamet and attended Wa...

 

Final Students of The Month for this year announced

The Wahkiakum Lions have announced the four remaining seniors in their Students of The Month program. Each senior receives a certificate and a check in honor of their accomplishment. Trinity Mendez wa...

 

The dogs have been running

Four weekends a year, Misty Rivers Howard and Judy Brawn host the Willamette Valley Basenji Clubs, AKC coursing events. There are now three types of events that registered purebred and mixed breed...

 

Local student state champion

Levi Delamarter, a Puget Island resident and a junior at Mark Morris High School in Longview, competes in the WA State HS Rodeo Association (WSHSRA). Delamarter and his partner, Wade Bruemmer of Okanagan, finished the high school rodeo season as...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, June 16, at Puget Island Farmers Market, Dave McKenzie will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785. On Saturday, June 17, at River Mile...

 

Cathlamet Public Library announces partnership with Driving-Tests.org

Cathlamet Public Library has announced a new partnership with Driving-Tests.org, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests. The partnership will strengthen the library’s mission to be a vital gateway to information....

 

Vacation Bible School to be held in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Interfaith Network's Vacation Bible School will be held this year at River of Life Assembly of God Church, June 26-30, 9 a.m. – noon with check-in beginning at 8:40 a.m. It is for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. At...

 

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