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Alumni celebrate 100 years of Wahkiakum schools with a reunion

Wahkiakum alumni from 1945 on up to the early 80s gathered in the Wahkiakum High School gym on Saturday for an All School Reunion. It was also a celebration of 100 years of Wahkiakum and Cathlamet...

 

Commissioners discuss possible consolidation of water systems

Mike Johnson, a consultant from Gray and Osborne, presented his findings on a possible consolidation of the PUD and Town of Cathlamet water systems at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Several officials from...

 

Survey results provide direction for park planners

Local officials and citizens met with community planners from the National Park Service to discuss the results of the Waterfront Park Project survey at a Cathlamet Park Planning meeting on Tuesday. The survey questions were used to ascertain how...

 

Special memories shared of Kim Hedges

Special memories shared of Kim Hedges To The Eagle: I have meant to write this for some time but neglected to do so. Many of your memories of Kim, told at her memorial, were different than mine. My special memories are when she was a young girl and...

 

Water intake plant improvements to begin

Water intake plant improvements to begin To The Eagle: As readers will no doubt have already read elsewhere in The Eagle, the Town of Cathlamet’s Contractor will be beginning work on improving the water intake to our drinking water plant. This is...

 

Writer offers opinion

To The Eagle: There are many new age snake oil salesmen telling anyone who will listen about the many wonderful benfits marijuana has in store for you. Get real, the only thing that belongs in your lungs is air. I know you can ingest it in food,...

 

SJFC says goodbye

To The Eagle: Mary Ann Nelson has worked as a teacher at St. James Family Center since 1985 when SJFC first began providing early childhood education as St. James Preschool. Many things have changed since that time, but what has never changed is...

 

Say no to income tax

To The Eagle: Citizens of Washington, are you aware that the Democratic Party under Governor Inslee wants to tax your hard earned paycheck and retirement check? You have worked too hard for your money to give more of it to state tax collectors to...

 

New salmon derby set for August 26-27

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host a Fall Run Salmon Derby “Get Hooked” on August 26 and 27. This will be the first year for this derby. The event will take place at Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. The “Get Hooked” Fall Run...

 

Make your own flower pots

On September 14 at 6 p.m., Cowlitz County Master Gardener Phyllis Collins will teach you how to make Hypertufa garden pots and planters. Hypertufa is the art of making lightweight cement pots. In this class you’ll mix the ingredients, cast a...

 

The 2016 Wahkiakum County Fair starts today!

"It's the last minute busy bustle," Fair Manager Patty Dursteler said on Monday. "Everything is going smooth so far, knock on wood." Volunteers were preparing spaces for exhibitors in different buildi...

 
 By Genie Cary    News    August 18, 2016

An Osprey Story

Good thing is, it was a nice day yesterday (Monday). I grabbed a hat, a chair, water and my camera and watched the young osprey until dusk, breaking only for dinner with my husband. So here's the...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, August 19, Don Wages and Friends will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 20 at River Mile 38 Brewing,...

 

Catch the Fair Bug Thursday-Saturday

TOASTY TIMES--Last Friday was a super hot day around here with temperatures still plenty warm after dark, which doesn't happen too often, so I was very happy to be inside enjoying some air conditioning. Temperatures cooled down a bit as this week beg...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, ambulance...

 

Back to school open house August 24

News from Naselle: Parents, students and staff of the Naselle Schools are invited to attend the Open House-Back to School BBQ on Wednesday, August 24 at 5 p.m. Meet the teachers and check out the students' classrooms. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on August 16 at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, Hanna Higginbotham was hired as JV Volleyball coach and the Board acknowledged the...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 18, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 8 — 7:58 a.m. A Grays River resident complained that his neighbor’s cows were loose and that it...

 

Volleyball sign-ups August 22

The first Wahkiakum middle school volleyball practice is set for August 22 from 3:20 to 5:20 p.m., in the gym, with a parent meeting to follow in the multi-purpose room at 5:30 p.m. Student athletes must have their physical exam completed before the...

 

Canning lid testing available

Canning season is here as an abundance of food is being harvested. As you prepare for canning, do you know if your canner will seal the lids to the jars? You can have your canner lid tested to be sure that your food is correctly canned. Lids can be...

 

Summer golf camp comes to season end

Photo and story by Program Coordinator Nick Vavoudis Skyline Golf Course ended their summer golf camp on August 17 as the kids get ready for fall sports sponsored by the local schools. We had a great...

 

Man dies in car accident

A Vancouver man died Sunday afternoon in a one-car accident west of Skamokawa on SR 4. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, Sergey Saranchuk 53, was eastbound at a high rate of speed when he ran off the highway at Milepost 25.5....

 

Corrections & Clarifications

The Eagle had an incorrect name last week in the captions for photos about the Puget Island oat harvest. Photographer Paul Vik provided this correction for us. "Just to clarify, it's Jared Vik's machinery and crop and he's on the tractor. John Vik...

 

Stella historians present Remnants of the Past

The Stella Historical Society will hold their annual Remnants of the Past program on September 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors will find a small post office--now a museum--which served the farmers and loggers living in the area. Inside are item...

 

Training planned for mass casualty incident; volunteers needed

On Friday, August 16, from 10-5, the Wahkiakum County Department of Emergency Management will be conducting a training for a mass casualty incident in Cathlamet. Local law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire departments, mental health...

 

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