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It was Halloween around here!

There were Halloween events galore over the past weekend. Above, youngsters gathered at the Cathlamet Bank of the Pacific for the annual Neewollah Days Costume Contest sponsored by the Wahkiakum...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 3, 2016

Board reports progress on dredging issues

Dredging, fairgrounds improvements, and office space allocations occupied the Wahkiakum County commissions on Tuesday. County efforts to set up dredge spoils deposits on eroding beaches are making progress, officials reported. Beaches at Cape Horn...

 

PUD adopts budgets with no rate increases

Reports were given and the 2017 budgets were approved at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Customer Service Representative Lia Sealund brought the commissioners up to date on the energy efficiency programs...

 

Writer supports Backman

To The Eagle: I have observed Mike Backman doing so much for our community over the years, volunteering, etc. He is not a politician and to my knowledge has never conducted county business acting as partisan. He has identified himself as an...

 

Trump is our only alternative

To The Eagle: Hillary Clinton is not presidential. She and her husband are thieving, conniving politicians. Folks who pay attention are aware of their many and sordid violations. We, many millions of us, are sick and tired of these people and the...

 

SR 4 center line danger is lurking

To The Eagle: Center line rumble safety strip, Longview to US 101, makes for many small water reservoirs during/after moisture falling. Each reservoir will puddle, creating spray from a passing vehicle, endangering vehicle passed. Plus, these...

 

November WordFest offers plays and poems

On Tuesday, November 8, WordFest will offer plays and poetry at Cassava Coffee shop, 1333 Broadway Avenue in Longview. In 1891, Washington state was two years old. Homesteaders were staking claims on unsurveyed land, loggers were cutting trees along...

 

Search and Rescue crews work with USCG

Last Saturday, the Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue (SAR) conducted a joint training with Cowlitz County SAR on US Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter operations. This was a wonderful opportunity for our...

 

Howie joins talks about law enforcement, race relations

Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie wasn't about to let a recent knee surgery get in the way. He was going to join some of his peers on a trip to the Seattle area to meet with members of the Seahawks...

 

Deputy Mason honored for response to DV

Wahkiakum County Deputy Sheriff John Mason was one of five people recognized at the Justice and Hope Conference held in Longview last Thursday, October 27, for his response to a domestic violence...

 

Learn to make lefse at Norse Hall Thu-Sat

NOT TOO BAD--I am so glad we were able to have a really nice couple of days at the end of last week, as Friday was gorgeous and a good deal of Saturday was nice as well. This gave a nice break from the rain, that we needed, and which had our lawns...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the office: Thank you to everyone who attended the Halloween Carnival! A great time was had by all. Thank you to all the people who donated their time and for baking cakes. The kids love the cakes. We had three age groups for the...

 

Food pantry starting holiday food drives

October has been a wet one, and hopefully it's not a predictor of what the rest of the winter will bring as far as precipitation. My rain gauge here in Grays River reads over 18 inches for the month. Fortunately we were only flooded in one time....

 

Naturalist photographer speaking at Audubon

Willapa Hills Audubon will host a program by well-known Washington photographer, naturalist and mountaineer Alan Bauer. Bauer is a professional photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and coverage of local history....

 

St. James Christmas bazaar is set for November 19

“A Country Christmas,” St. James’ annual Christmas Bazaar, will be held Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide array of handcrafted items will be available for purchase including jewelry, paintings, cards, ceramic tiles, coasters,...

 

Entertainment News

On Saturday, November 5, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Pete Lamberty of Martians on Maui and Steve Edgren from Freeze-Dried Soul Band, will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. Enjoy an evening of eclectic...

 

Star Program begins November 21

Those needing assistance with providing Christmas presents for their children, through the age of 17, are urged to contact the Star Program at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. Applications may be picked up at the Sheriff’s...

 

WHS student athlete receives honor

Senior Makenzie Anderson was recently named the Wahkiakum High School Winner by the Wendy's High School Heisman for her mastery in and out of the classroom. The program was started in 1994 as a collab...

 

Ribbon cutting at the hotel

The owner of the Hotel Cathlamet, Laurel Waller, celebrated a grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, surrounded by friends and family and the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy...

 

Eggbot at the library

Lily Hale McEntire was at the Cathlamet library recently, trying out the Eggbot, an art robot, to decorate some eggs. If you look very closely, the Eggbot is making a ping pong ball look like the...

 

Students give to local food bank

Above: Last week, Sydney Hansen, Ellie Leitz and Kayla Bowcutt from Wahkiakum High School delivered 90 meals that were packaged at a student leadership event in Kalama recently to a local food bank....

 

Learn about applying for scholarships

Wahkiakum High School invites parents and students to attend a program designed to help with college and scholarship applications. On November 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the high school library, Jennifer Schoen, an admissions counselor from the...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 3, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 24 — 7:46 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked on a road in the Rosedale area. 7:49 a.m....

 

Donald B. Twiet

Donald Bruce Twiet was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on July 19, 1936, he died on October 29, 2016 at home on Puget Island. He retired after serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps; including three tours in Viet Nam. Don owned a custom...

 

Carol Salkeld

Carol June Salkeld, of Longview, died on October 30, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Longview. She is the mother to three children, Adele Henderson, Michelle Anderson and Tritram Salkeld. Her local family includes Rick and Michelle Anderson and...

 

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