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Post Office in jeopardy again

NOT SO GREAT--As this work week begins, it's a little bit wet out there, and at times, it really pours. At least there were a few breaks in the weather, but they were pretty short lived. They say drier weather is coming, so by the time you read...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 19, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 9--8:17 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Cathlamet resident who was very ill; the patient was...

 

Frederick W. Beck, Jr.

Former Cathlamet resident Frederick W. Beck, Jr., 74, died June 8 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born April 3, 1940, in Pontiac, Il., to Frederick William Beck and Annabell Sable Beck. He earned a bachelor degree in education at Illinois State...

 

Frederick F. Koontz

Frederick Francis Koontz, age 67, a resident of Aberdeen, died on June 7, 2014, in Taholah, Washington. Freddie was born on March 7, 1947, in Astoria, Oregon to Paul Ellison, Sr. and Anna Marie (Elliott) Koontz. He graduated from Naselle High School...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2014

WHS Class of 2014 celebrates graduation

A nervous processional marked by the tentative and generous smiles on the faces of this year’s class turned into a gleeful expression of silly string as the 34 graduates celebrated the completion of their studies at Wahkiakum High School on Friday...

 

Summer reading program set with Fizz, Boom, Read!

Readers of all ages will explore all things scientific this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Fizz Boom, Read!” during their summer library program. Activities may include science experiments, robot building, Grossology fun, nature...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2014

State secretary of health visits Wahkiakum

Since his appointment to the post of Washington Secretary of Health last year, John Weisman and his colleague Karen Jensen, the director the Office of Public Health Systems Development have been taking time to meet with colleagues around the state....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2014

School board wrestles with class sizes, staffing level

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting was a crowded and an occasionally volatile place to be on Tuesday. Several teachers made a plea for increased staffing to create smaller class sizes, and a few community members expressed conce...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2014

Port 1 commissioners discuss many issues

Commissioners of Port District No. 1 discussed the Washington Public Port District Omnibus Mutual Aid Interlocal agreement, the closing of Bottoms Up Espresso at the marina and the relocation of the RV sewer dump at last Thursday’s meeting....

 

Naselle/Grays River school to host teacher from China

Xie Fen from China has been awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the 2014 Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP). She will teach Chinese for a full academic year at Naselle/Grays River School. Naselle/Grays...

 

Liquor store closing

Janell Seaberg, owner of The Cathlamet Liquor Store, is retiring. Her last day of operation will be June 28. The Cathlamet Market will purchase the remaining inventory and will have liquor for sale after the closing of the liquor store. Some store...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 18, 2014

Council slices through agenda

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council approved Monday several new documents that could benefit community organizations. The council terminated its long-term lease with Helping Hand Food Bank for a space in Erickson Park for a food bank. Helping Hand...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 18, 2014

Commissioners okay mural, patrol car

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a light business agenda and discussed concerns at their Tuesday meeting. Commissioners finalized the new design for the painted mural at the entrance of the Main Street parking lot. The mural has a large...

 

The Sheriff's Corner

Independence Day is in two weeks already. With that in mind I want to remind folks of the state law that provides the guidelines as to when they may be discharged. Last year we had an increase in the number of complaints regarding the types of firewo...

 

Candidate responds to writer's comments

To The Eagle: In response to Dixie Kolditz’s accusation of lying (Letters, June 5), I need to set the record straight. Why would I ever need to make up accusations against Jaime Herrera Beutler when her voting record is as awful as it is? On the...

 

Pancakes, insurance, yellowjackets on tap

News from Naselle: Many of us have a problem with yellowjackets around our yards and homes this time of year. Here’s a solution for your problem. Call 360 578-2018 and the critters will be captured and taken away. Westend news: One more week to wai...

 

Wahkiakum Chapter of the National Honor Society

The Wahkiakum Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools recently restored its full level of activities and selected new members for induction. Membership is open to incoming juniors and seniors enrolled at Wahkiakum High School, and...

 

Seniors vouchers available for Farmer's Market

Wahkiakum seniors will have the opportunity to receive Senior Farmer’s Market Vouchers this year at two different distributions. The first will be held at the Grays River Valley Center, 30 Rosburg School Rd, Rosburg on Monday, June 23, 1:30- 3 p.m....

 

Free legal clinic to be held

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on June 27 from noon to 3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project will present information on their services as well as helping...

 

Family movie nights scheduled

The Cathlamet Christian Fellowship Church on Puget Island will host a three-session family movie night. The church will show films based on C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia." "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" will show June 27, 7 p.m. "Prince...

 

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