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Articles from the October 20, 2016 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 20, 2016

Cathlamet teen earns high jet ski rankings

Trinity Klecker, 15, started racing stand up jet skis in April. Now she is ranked sixth in the world in women's competition. At that same event, the IJSBA World Finals at Lake Havasu, she also took...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 20, 2016

Council sets stage for water, sewer rate increases

The Cathlamet town council on Monday took initial steps to raise water and sewer rates for customers of its utilities. The council is reacting to reports from an accountant and town staff who have stated that current rates aren't high enough to keep...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 20, 2016

School district plans logging work

Vocational Agriculture teacher, Kyle Hurley attended October’s Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday as a representative of the Farm Forest Advisory Board. He also talked about the Career Technical Education Program (CTE)...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 20, 2016

Officers collecting unused medications this Saturday

People will be able to dispose of unused or expired medications this Saturday in Cathlamet. Members of the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office and Wahkiakum Community Network will collect the medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    October 20, 2016

Let's take a look at Initiative 1491

In the past two months, we've printed a lot of election coverage in The Eagle. Last week, it was candidates for state representative and senate; the week before, it was county commission. We've printed Associated Press (AP) stories on state races...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Sheriff pleas for public safety support

To The Eagle: This letter is my plea for folks to support the Proposition 1 Public Safety Levy this November. I am voting yes for this levy. Why? There are several reasons. For 15 years our property taxes have been capped at 1 percent maximum...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Antagonistic approach won't help utility issues

To The Eagle: Enough is enough. No less than three times, Commissioner Cothren has ranted in a public forum about how the town has done nothing regarding our challenges with sewer concerns. He also stated he met with me regarding this a year ago....

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Goelz is fair-minded

To The Eagle: I write this letter to encourage the voters of Wahkiakum and Pacific counties to vote for Doug Goelz for Judge of the Superior Courts of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. I would also thank outgoing Judge Mike Sullivan for his years of...

 
 News    October 20, 2016

Corrections & Clarifications

In last week's story about trust timber revenue for Wahkiakum County, The Eagle incorrectly reported that the county would receive an additional $900,000 from an exchange of timber encumbered by endangered species harvest restrictions. County...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Writer chooses Jungers for county commission

To The Eagle: With our national presidential race totally off the rails and crashing through la-la land, it's refreshing to have our local county commissioner race generate some good old-fashioned hate and dissension over traditional issues like...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Takko supports Prestegard

To The Eagle: I am writing in support of Greg Prestegard for county commissioner. Greg and I have been the best of friends for nearly 50 years. I believe I know him as well as anyone and can speak to the qualities that he can bring to the...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Candidate clarifies inaccuracies

To The Eagle: Regarding Mr. Cothren’s letter last week, I wholeheartedly agree with the heading: “Please vote for integrity.” In that spirit, I write to clarify the inaccuracies that Mr. Cothren attributed to me. First, I never presented at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 20, 2016

Stormy weather not so bad for PUD

Scott Wilson, a senior account executive from Bonneville Power Administration, attended Tuesday morning’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting. He spoke at length about the PUD’s contract with BPA and the current rate case and...

 
 Wahkiakum People    October 20, 2016

Volunteers to clean Cathlamet on Saturday

Members of the Pioneer Community Association invite the public to join them this Saturday to clean up Cathlamet. As part of National Make a Difference Day, volunteers will bring gloves, hoes, clippers and other tools to clean up side walks and brush...

 
 By Kay Chamberlain    Wahkiakum People    October 20, 2016

Final Mules home game set for Friday

PLENTY NASTY--While some folks were complaining about the fact that the "big one" didn't hit us this past Saturday, there were plenty of folks, like me, that felt like our prayers had been answered when another low formed to the west of the "big eye"...

 
 Wahkiakum People    October 20, 2016

3rd Annual Haunted House at fairgrounds

Presented by Jason and Jami Rainey of Skamokawa, with help from Mike and Julie Iverson and Brian O’Conner, the third annual haunted house will be held at the fairgrounds in the horse arena from Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31...

 
 News    October 20, 2016

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. 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...

 
 By Trudy Fredrickson    Wahkiakum People    October 20, 2016

Medicate enrollment health program at JP

Do we live in the “wild and wilder” northwest or what? This past weekend was certainly an eye opener as to Mother Nature’s power and ferocity. I thought I was prepared for just about everything, but it seems that wasn’t the case as far as my...

 
 By Superintendent Lisa Nelson    News    October 20, 2016

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday. A contract for construction of a road approach off Highway 4 was awarded to Lindstrom Construction. WSSDA policies 5211, Transfers of Staff...

 
 Wahkiakum People    October 20, 2016

Learn about septic system maintenance

On November 1 at 6:00 p.m., Chris Bischoff of the Cowlitz County Environmental Health Department will discuss about how to maintain and inspect your septic system. Discussion will include learning how a septic system works, how to inspect your...

 
 Obituaries    October 20, 2016

Walter Kato

Walter W. Kato was born in Astoria, Oregon, on December 2, 1925 and died of natural causes on October 15, 2016 in his home in Deep River, Washington. Walter was a life-long resident of Deep River, gro...

 
 Obituaries    October 20, 2016

Sarah Jayne Jensen

Sarah Jayne Jensen was born on May 1, 1918 in Tonkawa, OK to Ethel and Meade Campbell, and died October 13, 2016, at the age of 98 in Spokane. Sarah was raised on a farm in Elk and graduated from Riverside High School. Throughout her high school...

 
 Obituaries    October 20, 2016

Joy Peterson

On October 13, 2016 at approximately 7:25 a.m., Clarice Joy (Trotter) Peterson (a natural force of nature) left this world to be reunited with her husband, family and friends on that other shore so often talked about. Her arrival there possibly...

 
 Obituaries    October 20, 2016

Marjorie Kraxberger

Marjorie Mae Kraxberger (Elder), 89, of Canby, Ore., died October 14, 2016 in Oregon City, Ore. She was born April 30, 1927 in Astoria, Ore., the daughter of the late William and Hazel (Badger) Elder. She graduated as Valedictorian from Naselle High...

 
 Obituaries    October 20, 2016

Edna Blain

Edna Bettyjo Blain, age 87, died October 14, 2016. She was born February 24, 1929 to Alonzo Urban Clay and Gertrude Mildred Gragg Clay in Delano, Calif. The family later moved to Portland, Ore., where she met and married Franklyn L. Blain. They...

 

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