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Kite festival success leads to calls for encore

There is something about a kite that seems to bring out the child in all of us. Perhaps it's the splash of color against the sky, the fun shapes and creatures, or the idea of flying. Whatever it is,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 28, 2017

Dredging, hoof rot occupy commissioners

The fun never stops for the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. The board recessed their meeting last week to interview two candidates to take over as director of the department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, they reconvened and vot...

 

New K-8 principal enjoys variety inherent in the job

The new K-8 principal at Wahkiakum School District, Nikki Reese, would rather give up her Social Security number and her mother's maiden name than submit to an interview. Nevertheless, she is articula...

 

Burn ban ends Saturday night

Wahkiakum County Fire Marshal Chuck Beyer announced this week that the ban on outdoor burning will end at 12 midnight this Saturday. Legal outdoor fires will be allowed starting Sunday....

 

Why mandatory Health Care?

To The Eagle: After reading the recent article in The Eagle about questioning the need for health care, I feel I need to share my thoughts. First of all, I have never met a person that never needed any health care provided to them. Everyone...

 

Roundabouts are not the best idea

To The Eagle: In response to the Mayor’s recent advocacy for roundabouts on Highway 4, I would like to bring to your readers attention some practical matters affecting our community that these structures would affect. If two roundabouts are built,...

 

Will young people study history?

To The Eagle: A big heartfelt thank you to all the athletes and fans that stood for our National Anthem this week. Now to those that took a knee, you missed an opportunity to stand and show your respect for your fellow Americans of all colors,...

 

Sheriff's Corner

On September 19, I joined 18 other sheriffs and police chiefs around the state who were invited to meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. I was among a select number of agency heads,...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce October 6-7 Columbia River Country Days; Wahkiakum County, Carrie Backman 360 795-3278 7 Covered Bridge Dinner, Grays River Covered Bridge, WSU Wahkiakum County– 360 795-3278 14 Harvest Time Tractor/Truck...

 

Vista Park kite festival was a great success

JUST PERFECT--We couldn't have asked for a better day to hold the First Annual Skamokawa Vista Park Kite Festival this past Saturday, as it was just right I thought! Early in the morning, the winds...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregationa...

 

Covered Bridge dinner coming up soon

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), high school volleyball at Columbia Adventist at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, high school football in Naselle with Taholah at 7 p.m.; Saturday, high school volleyball...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Our Free Friday Night Movie this week is “Blade Runner.” It is an adult drama. Movies begin at 7:00 p.m., and free popcorn is provided. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, pizza, etc. Don’t forget about the Brown Bag Lunch Group that...

 

Food bank changing days of operation

The Helping Hand Food Bank will change their days of operation beginning October 1. They will now be open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3 Fern Hill Rd., Cathlamet....

 

Sheriff's Report, September 28, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 18 — 8:48 a.m. A caller reported that parts were falling off a car on a trailer being hauled by a...

 

Comets crush Acorns 66-8

The Naselle Comets overwhelmed the Oakville Acorns 66-7 last Friday to gain a Coastal League win. The Comets took a 14-0 first quarter lead on long touchdown passes from Cole Dorman to Oggie Lopez (57 yards) and Josh Townsen (52 yards) Five second...

 

Churches to bless animals

Trinity Lutheran Church in Longview will hold a blessing of the animals 12 noon to 2 p.m. on October 8. Everyone is invited to bring a canine or feline friend for a blessing by Lutheran pastors from Cowlitz County, or people may bring a photo of any...

 

Robert Michael Pyle book signing set for Oct. 14

Friends of Skamokawa presents Robert Michael Pyle, "Where Bigfoot Walks; Crossing the Dark Divide." An author reading and book signing will be held Saturday October 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Skamokawa Res...

 

Wahkiakum FFA News

Wahkiakum students Teylor Sauer, Laila Abdul-Kariem, Jordyn Keithley Watson, Randall Ecklund, Shantelle Shurvey, Shelby McEneny, and Myron Will went to the Washington State FFA dairy judging contest last Saturday. Shantelle placed first overall out...

 

Mule homecoming

Above, Wahkiakum senior Grayci Thomas, with escort Terris Record, was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Mules football game against Raymond on Friday. She was one of three...

 

Mildred Delores McCullough

Mildred (Millie) D. McCullough, of Las Vegas, passed away September 24, 2017 after a courageous, 18-month battle with cancer. Born in Longview, WA on January 19, 1958 and raised in Cathlamet, WA, Millie was a dedicated and enthusiastic employee of...

 

Lorraine Lawrence

Lorraine Mayme Lawrence, 87, of Longview, died September 17, 2017 at St. John Medical Center. She was born to Henry and Martha (Juselius) Wirkkala on September 8, 1930 in Astoria, Ore., and was raised in Deep River. She married Ray Lawrence on June...

 

Group dedicates fishermens' memorial

A crowd showed up at the Elochoman Slough Marina on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the installation of a memorial to local men and women involved in commercial fishing. David Nelson welcomed the...

 

NOAA centers: 55-60% chance of a La Niña winter

NOAA is reporting the summer of 2017 was the third warmest on record globally, with the Pacific Northwest feeling the same heat, but the region may be in for another cold, wet fall and winter. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s most recent El...

 

Dog races planned for next two weekends

Two weekends of dog racing events will commence this Saturday at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The first weekend, September 30 and October 1, will be devoted to AKC All Breed Coursing Ability Tests, known as CATs....

 

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