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Articles from the October 13, 2016 edition

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Island couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

"We've had a good life," Jean Kenner née Wika said. "It's been a nice life." Her husband Ralph had just been reminiscing about the eight months the couple spent on a fishing boat in Alaska. When the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 13, 2016

Commissioners, council member discuss sewer issue

Will Wahkiakum County come to the aid of the Town of Cathlamet in an effort to increase connections to the town's sewer system? Council Member Dick Swart and the county board of commissioners broached that subject Tuesday at the commission's weekly m...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 13, 2016

County may receive compensation for encumbered timber

Wahkiakum County is on track to pick up an extra $900,000 in revenue this year from the state Department of Natural Resources. This year, county government should receive just over $1 million from the harvest of timber off the county's DNR managed...

 

Legislative candidates speak

Six candidates for the 19th Legislative District took positions on a variety of topics at a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on Sunday in Kelso. After introductions, the candidates were asked...

 

Retiring judge supports Goelz

To The Eagle: I write to support Doug Goelz for Superior Court Judge. But I will start by thanking the readers for allowing me to serve as a judge for 38 years, beginning in 1976. The job was very rewarding for me but also very challenging. A good...

 

Backman has experience necessary for the job

To The Eagle: I strongly encourage voters to reelect Mike Backman for County Commissioner District #1 in the election on November 8. With a job as demanding as commissioner, there is a steep learning curve to be addressed before one can be...

 

Volunteer asks for help from community

To the Eagle: The Pioneer Community Association is inviting you to join us for our first annual, National Make A Difference Day event. We will “Tidy Up the Town” on Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Our sidewalks are overgrown with weeds and...

 

Unacceptable absent record shows need for change

To The Eagle: As we all get ready to vote, I just had to comment about our Congresswoman, Jaime Herrera Beutler. I have had my eyes and ears open since January of this year to learn how she is doing in Congress. I wanted to tell you what I found...

 

Please vote for integrity, Cothren says

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County has had the pleasure and distinction of having some of the most civil elections with rarely an utterance of a personal attack or a shot across the bow, so to speak. Unfortunately this election is somewhat different and...

 

Greg Prestegard cares

To The Eagle: Greg Prestegard can build. He did a great job on our home as he took materials and diverse ideas to form a quality structure. He has a skill set that, in my opinion,transfers well from physical building to community building. Talk to...

 

Purcell is truthful

To The Eagle: Why am I voting for Teresa Purcell? Purcell has shown me that she has a clear vision for the nineteenth district. I know where she stands and I believe she has the knowhow and experience to be a collaborative, effective legislator....

 

Island resident asks for return of sign

To The Eagle: This is to those who stole the 4x8 Trump sign on Puget Island. You showed your true mentality. As much as I detest the platform of the Democratic party, I would never lower myself to thievery. How are you going to act and govern if...

 

Martins to donate island to Port District 2

Port District 2 may take ownership of Coffee Pot Island this year. At a special meeting October 6, Coffeepot Island Holdings, LLC, Doug and Jill Martin, notified the port officials of their intention to donate the property to the district by the end...

 

Local tavern now open with new owners

MIXED BAG--Last weekend was a mix of weather, as we had some heavy rain at times, then lighter showers and even some gloomy but yet, dry spells, so we hope you were able to get out during one of those dry times to do those outdoor chores which seem...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., 5 p.m. District No. 4...

 

Columnist issues blood drive challenge

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Thursday, high school volleyball with Taholah in Naselle at 7 p.m.; Saturday, cross country at Grizzly Invite in Hoquiam, high school football at Taholah at 1 p.m.; Monday,...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 13, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 3 — 1:39 p.m. A caller reported that a Grays River resident and his dog had been showered with a...

 

Pacific County Preparedness Fair set for October 22

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fair will take place in the Koplitz Fieldhouse at South Bend High School. There will be exhibits,...

 

Families need contact plan for disasters

October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. I am going to provide you with information on how you can take four basic steps: Be informed, Create a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. By taking these steps now it will make you and...

 

Clerk's office gains electronic filing portal

Image-X Enterprises, creator of ESignIT solutions, has used its technical skill to allow the Wahkiakum County Clerk’s Office to provide a direct court-run electronic filing portal. The transition to an electronic filing system will cut down on...

 

Candidates forum set for October 18

The Grays River Grange will host a candidates forum at their hall on SR 4 in Grays River on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Candidates for the Washington State Legislature and Wahkiakum County Commission will speak about the issues and answer...

 

Congresswoman seeks stories of veterans

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler will share stories of southwest Washington’s veteran heroes on her website this November to help commemorate Veterans Day. “By printing their names, sharing their photos, and telling their stories, we pay...

 

Flu shots available

According to information released by the Wahkiakum County Health Department, as of October 10, the health department has flu shots available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 795-6207 option 1 extension 200 to schedule an...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, October 14, Lazy Boys from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, October 15, at River Mile 38 Brewing, Sylvia and Dale...

 

A little sunshine

A spider and its web catch the morning sun. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

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