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Articles from the October 6, 2016 edition

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Dinner on the Covered Bridge

The candles and hanging lights create an intimate affair at the Covered Bridge Dinner. This year Nature did her best to intensify the embrace of the partially enclosed space with the rhythm of rain...

 

PUD commission goes over proposed budget 2017

It was business as usual at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Dick Swart, who is on the Cathlamet town council, spoke at length with the commissioners about the sewer system. During a hearing for the 2017...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 6, 2016

Commissioners okay staff addition for clerk

Wahkiakum County Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman added staff to the county clerk's office, discussed dredging issues, and handled other business in their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Blair Brady was on vacation and was excused from the...

 

Bank supports school sports

The Bank of the Cascades recently contributed $2,500 to the Wahkiakum School District to ensure that local students can afford to participate in school sponsored sports programs. The funds will be...

 
 By Beau Renfro    Opinion    October 6, 2016

October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready as...

 

Attorney supports Goelz for position

To The Eagle: The voters of Wahkiakum and Pacific counties have a number of critical decisions to make when they vote between October 21 and November 8. One of chief importance is who should serve as our next Superior Court Judge. Fortunately, we...

 

Prestegard gets it

To The Eagle: This fall a number of well-respected community residents have written to The Eagle in support of Greg Prestegard for County Commissioner. As they've noted, he has the business experience, community involvement and leadership skills for...

 

Landowner wasn't informed prior to spraying

To The Eagle: On Sept. 27 I had the misfortune of encountering the noxious weed control of Wahkiakum county starting to spray my land. They were commissioned by my neighbor who gave them permission to do so. As a result myself, my dogs and my tenant...

 

Vote for Prestegard is vote for county

To The Eagle: Sincerity with humor and humility are some of the ingredients that make a leader. After visiting with Greg Prestegard I believe he possesses those qualities. Greg is a property owner, business owner and taxpayer of Wahkiakum County....

 

We need commissioners with strong experience

To The Eagle: I am endorsing two candidates for County Commissioner, Dan Cothren and Greg Prestegard. We need commissioners with strong experience and proven leadership. Both Dan and Greg grew up here and both have extensive experience in the...

 

Prayer for first responders

Pastor Theron Hobbs, Jr., second from right, led a prayer for local first responders in front of the courthouse last Wednesday. Photo Diana Zimmerman....

 

Candidates seek commission seats

Voters will elect two people to the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners this year. In Commissioner District 1, Incumbent Mike Backman, Independent, faces challenger Greg Prestegard, Democrat. In C...

 

Candidates seek commission seats

Why are you running for this position? Jungers: (Ed.:This response is abridged for brevity.) Because I feel the incumbent is not doing a good job and he needs to be replaced. For instance the sewer ra...

 

Candidates seek commission seats

Why are you running for this position? Backman: I've enjoyed doing the job. I've gotten to help people and see a different aspect of town. I've lived here my whole life yet I didn't realize some of th...

 

Candidates seek commission seats

Why are you running for this position? Prestegard: Because I feel that I am the most qualified person with my business background and my experience working with volunteer organizations in board...

 

Free movies to be shown in Cathlamet

WEEKEND--We ended last week with a gorgeous day on Friday, with temperatures just the way I like them, with a bit of crispness in the air but lots of sunshine. However, the rains did appear on Saturday and some on Sunday, which came with mixed...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

 

Candidates forum set for October 18

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: Thurdsay, the 6th-high school volleyball at Mary M Knight at 6 p.m. and high school football versus Washington School for the Deaf at Mary M Knight at 7 p.m.; Monday,...

 

Kenners to celebrate 70 years

Ralph and Jean Kenner are celebrating 70 years of marriage. They were married on Puget Island on Oct. 6, 1946 at the little church on N. Welcome Slough. They have three childen, Sandra Contreras in...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 6, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 26 — 4:15 p.m. A door alarm was activated at a school in Cathlamet. 8:19 p.m. A caller reported that...

 

EggBot programming kit available for local, tribal libraries

Kids and teens in Cathlamet will have another reason to visit the Cathlamet Public Library. The EggBot Robotics programming kit will be on hand from October 6-15. The library is located at 115 Columbia St. “The Eggbot is a little tricky to set up,...

 

Free legal clinic to be held

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday October 14, from 12-3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping...

 

Art exhibit begins this weekend

Redmen Hall-River Life Interpretive Center will present a new exhibit this weekend in collaboration with Wahkiakum County's premier art gallery. The exhibit, Tsuga - a Tsunami of Art, will feature some of the excellent artists from Tsuga Gallery...

 

Terry Dean Norberg

Terry Dean Norberg was born in Walla Walla, Washington to Hjalmar Tilman Norberg and Ruth Evelyn Kinsey on May 15, 1944. A few months later, the family, which included older brother Jack, returned to Chehalis, WA. In 1950, the family moved to...

 

Frances V. Shannon

Frances Virginia (Shuster) Shannon was born to Francis Leonard and Anna Bertha Shuster Nov. 12, 1919, while they lived at the Bridal Veil logging camp. She died surrounded by people she loved on Sept. 25, 2016, just short of her 97th birthday. In 192...

 

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