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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2015

Cathlamet 6th grader playing elite soccer

Better keep your eye on this one. Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt, a sixth grader at John C. Thomas Middle School, was recently selected along with 35 other 12-year-old girls in the region to play for an elite...

 

Driver hurt in collision

One person was injured in a two-car collision at 9:06 a.m. last Saturday on SR 4 near County Line Park. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol a 2002 Hundai Elantra driven westbound by Desiree Jensen, Cathlamet, crossed the...

 

Redmen Hall features students

Redmen Hall recently opened its doors to showcase Wahkiakum School District student art, science experiments and vocational/agricultural projects, including metal art and log furniture. Many items...

 

Unemployment rate scoots upward

Wahkiakum County's rate of unemployment edged upward from 9.9 percent in January to 11.5 percent in February, according to the latest numbers from the state Employment Security Department (ESD). The numbers said 160 of 1,390 people in the labor...

 

Mules host track meet today

Wahkiakum High School track and field athletes began competition last week with a meet on Thursday in Onalaska and a trip to Centralia on Saturday for the Lewis County Invitational. On Thursday at the 2B meet in Onalaska, the Mules competed against...

 

Wahkiakum Mule Golf

On March 26, the Wahkiakum Mule golf team visited the former 1A links powerhouse Ilwaco Fishermen at Surfside Golf Course in Ocean Park. The calm weather, manicured golf course and flat surface didn't result in our best efforts. Senior Elliot Haney...

 

Mules sweep Cards in doubleheaders

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball and softball teams faced Winlock on Friday in double headers and won all their games. The baseball team won their first game 11-0. James Anderson threw a no hitter in the first game, striking out five. At bat, Joey Moore...

 

Ribbon cutting at Cathlamet Dental

Corey Blankenship, Cathlamet's new dentist, wielded the scissors in a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of his practice in Cathlamet. Holding the ribbon are Dr. Doug and Mrs....

 

Barn doors were closed too late

To The Eagle: Three is sort of a magic number. In structural engineering or carpentry, a triangle is the strongest geometric figure. In navigation, it takes three lines of position to determine a fix. And, of course, the sturdiest steadiest piece of...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 2, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 23 — 2:52 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a ring had been stolen. 10:38 p.m. A caller reported...

 

Safety Jamboree

St. James Family Center hosted its annual saftey jamboree on Saturday. Exhibitors offered free bike helmets, plant starts, games, lots of free stuff, and a chance to win a bicycle drawing....

 

AG investigating Premera Blue Cross

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced March 24 the launch of a multi-state market conduct examination of Washington-based Premera Blue Cross (Premera). Kreidler announced the exam following Premera’s disclosure last week that a...

 

Lots to do on this Easter weekend

ONCE AGAIN--It seems like I just said we were heading into March but here I am, saying we're already into April; hard to believe! The last weekend in March started out a bit wet but thankfully the sun arrived and made all the raindrops sparkle on...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Lecture Series, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Super Sale a super event for GRV Center

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: today (Thursday), home track meet in Naselle at 3:30 p.m., fast pitch and baseball at Pope John Paul at 4 p.m.; Tuesday, fast pitch at Knappa at 4 p.m. Go Comets!...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. A quick reminder: There will be Easter Bingo Friday at 6 p.m., at the multi-purpose room at JA Wendt Elementary; hope everyone comes out for an evening of fun. Then on Saturday we will hold the monthly flea market at...

 

In Their Footsteps event is set for April 19

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is Pacific Northwest Foraging presented by Dr. Douglas Deur on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. in the Netul River...

 

Legislators push to help strengthen coastal economies

Legislators push to help strengthen coastal economies On March 27, the Washington State House of Representatives Capital Budget Committee released its proposed budget which will dedicate $8.2 million from the Capital Budget for a suite of habitat...

 

At the GRVC Super Sale

It was a good day for a deal on Saturday at Johnson Park, where vendors were set up with used items, homemade crafts and art. You could even get a massage if you were up for it. "We were slammed for...

 
 By Bill Wilkins    News    April 2, 2015

Wahkiakum Chamber Recap

The beginning of 2015 has been busy for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Our new director, Shannon Gildea, took over in December and has been adapting well with the transition. Here’s a summary of everything accomplished this quarter: In...

 

Washington State to begin launching Text-to-9-1-1 service

Washington State announced March 31 that it has begun phasing in Text-to-9-1-1 service. Wahkiakum County is not accepting text messages to 9-1-1 at this time, but is planning for an early summer deployment of this service. Text-to-9-1-1 is available...

 

Poet Carolyn Caines to host April WordFest

Carolyn Caines will host the next WordFest gathering on Tuesday, April 7, 6-8 p.m., at Cassava, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Caines has written several books of poetry, including My Substitute Life, drawn from her five years as a substitute teacher in...

 

Agency surveys needs of older adults

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of SW Washington (AAADSW) is seeking public input on programs and services for older adults (aged 60+), adults living with a disability and family caregivers in Wahkiakum County. AAADSW is responsible to plan...

 

WDFW seeks advisor for international groundfish panel

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through April 17 to fill a vacancy on the Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Board (BSFAB). One qualified candidate will be chosen to serve on the advisory panel, which consists...

 

Beginning of the Season Gardening in the Wahkiakum Community Garden

The Community Garden is waking from its winter slumber with a work party on April 18th, Saturday from 9 a.m. to whenever we are worn out. Already some onions (yummy Walla Walla) have been planted in the section grown for the donation to local food ba...

 

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