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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    September 29, 2016

Washington governor tours the Oscar B.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee made a quick trip through Cathlamet on Sunday to get acquainted with Wahkiakum County's ferry. The governor met county Commissioner Mike Backman, County Engineer Paul...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 29, 2016

Land owners concerned over vague language in dredging easements

Efforts to obtain right of entry easements from flood control zone district (FCZD) land owners are moving slowly, Commissioner Dan Cothren said Tuesday at the meeting of the board of commissioners. Many Puget Island land owners are concerned about la...

 

Westenders host commissioners visit

The Wahkiakum County Commissioners traveled to Johnson Park in Rosburg Sept. 21 to talk with Westend residents about a myriad of issues, including the junk ordinance, timber revenue and budgets. One Westend resident asked about the junk ordinance,...

 

Students create message of peace

For several years, a few classes at the Wahkiakum School District had a chance to learn about and celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21. Three years ago, Annika Vik Cothren, a prevention advocate for St. James Family Center and...

 

She's presidential and now we know it

So, our two main candidates for president come with baggage. That was evident on Monday night's televised debate. The former secretary of state had to answer about her use of a private email server while she served in that office; she admitted it...

 

Writer urges vote for Prestegard

To The Eagle: I would like to urge you to vote for Greg Prestegard for County Commissioner District #1 in the election on November 8. In my opinion, Greg is the best candidate for the position. Greg was born and raised on Puget Island and has been a...

 

Goelz is the right choice

To The Eagle: We have known Doug Goelz for over 30 years. Doug is a valuable commuity member and a good friend. Doug has been fair and balanced as a District Court Judge and we feel that he will make an excellent Superior Court Judge. His knowledge...

 

Perhaps tourism can pay for sewage plant

To the Eagle: Down here in the steaming jungles and primordial swamps of Puget Island, we have very primitive sewer systems. Our own has a total of about 20 feet of pipe, which dump waste into a tank where it is viciously attacked by anaerobic...

 

County, Port 2 review park subsidy

Wahkiakum County Commissioners announced their intentions to stop subsidizing County Line Park at a meeting with Port District 2 representatives Sept. 21. The county had promised and given $3,500 to Port 2 each year to help with the park, with the...

 

Covered Bridge dinner to be held Saturday

GREAT START--We couldn't have ended the weekend any nicer, or started this work week any better either, as the skies were blue, the sun was shining and the evening hours were perfect for being outside around the BBQ and enjoying a wonderful time...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. Eastside Play & Learn Group, St. James Family Center, 1:30-3 p.m. Westside Play & Learn...

 

West End Food Pantry benefits from dinner

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Thursday, middle school football at Taholah at 6 p.m., cross country at Ilwaco at 4 p.m., high school volleyball with Wishkah in Naselle at 7 p.m.; Saturday, high school...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 29, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 19 — 10:32 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Rosedale toddler who was believed to have...

 

Amanda Gibson-Horman

Amanda Brooke Gibson-Horman, 34 of Cathlamet died on September 21 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle due to heart complications. She was born on July 10, 1982 in Longview. Amanda was a lifelong Cathlamet resident. She...

 

Betty L. Wood

Betty L. Wood, 85, former longtime resident of Longview, died September 24, 2016 at her home in Vancouver, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on May 7, 1931 in North Dakota. In 1954, Betty moved to Long-view and married Puget Island resident...

 

Celebration of life for Robert Thomas

Robert Frances Thomas died February 6, 2016. His full obituary was published in the February 25, 2016 edition of The Eagle. A celebration of life service will be held at the John C. Thomas middle school cafeteria on Saturday, October 8 at 2...

 

Northwest Voices event to feature author James R. Wells

Lower Columbia College has announced that James. R. Wells will be featured at the October 17 Northwest Voices event in Longview. First, Wells will conduct a writing workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in...

 

Blessing of animals scheduled

Cowlitz County pastors will hold a Blessing of the Animals next Tuesday, 4-7 p.m., at Lake Sacajawea in Longview. The Blessing of the Animals is a traditional remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi and his ministry, because he is the patron Saint of...

 

Dog racing events to be held this weekend and next

The hounds will be running for the next two weekends at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The first event, on October 1 and 2, is open to all AKC registered pure bred dogs, and is a 100 yard straight course racing event...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, September 30, “Tugboat Alley,” Donna and Jade Lewis from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, October 1, at River Mile...

 

Lady Mules dump Onalaska, T'wolves

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team won two more matches this week. On Tuesday, they hosted Onalaska in a league match and won in four, 25-17, 25-10, 18-25 and 25-16. "Tonight was a bit of a roller...

 

Seagulls corral Mules 27-6; Vikes here Friday

The Wahkiakum Mule team hit the wall last Friday in a 27-6 loss at Raymond. The Mules led 6-0 at halftime. In the third quarter, fatigue set in on the short-handed Mules, and the Seagulls took control of the game. "We have so few players that everyon...

 

Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules Cross Country team traveled to Kalama on Tuesday to participate in a Central League meet against eight other teams in a three mile race. Alex Peachey-Mellis led the Mule boys, taking 25th place with a time of 24:37.23. Seth...

 

School Sports Schedules

WHS Mule Football September 30 Mossyrock October 7 at Kalama 14 at Toledo 21 Winlock 28 at Toutle Lake 31 Tie Breaker if Needed November 4 Cross-Over TBD Varsity Games start at 7 p.m. Mule Volleyball September 29 Toutle Lake (JV, V) October 4 at...

 

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