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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2016

Election results

Voters in Wahkiakum County and Legislative District 19 left races too close to call on Tuesday. In the race for County Commissioner District 1, challenger Greg Prestegard, a Democrat, led incumbent...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2016

Backman takes 45 vote lead over Prestegard

Wahkiakum County election officials counted their latest batch of ballots Thursday morning, and incumbent county Commissioner Mike Backman took a 45-vote lead over challenger Greg Prestegard. Prestegard had five-vote lead, 999-994 in the Nov. 8...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2016

Board hears concerns over EMS operations

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed concerns over countywide emergency medical services (EMS) at their meeting Tuesday. Commission Chair Blair Brady said he had heard concerns about how EMS funds are used. After some discussion, Commissioners...

 

More oversight needed, auditor tells Town

The Washington State Auditor's Office has completed audits for the the Town of Cathlamet for the year 2015. While the auditors had no major finding for the town, auditors did recommend, in a letter, the town increase oversight over the...

 

National Family Caregivers Month is underway

To The Eagle: As a member of the Washington State Council on Aging, I am writing this letter because November is National Family Caregivers Month. The theme for 2016 is “Take Care to Give Care.” Caregiving deserves our attention, as a human and f...

 

A day to say thank you

To The Eagle: This Friday, November 11th, is Veteran’s Day. To the many men and women who have served our country, thank you! Veteran’s Day is a time to reflect on the liberties we enjoy in the United States of America. While we live in the land...

 

Cattle owner asks for replacement

To The Eagle: To whoever accidentally shot and killed the Black Angus bred heifer along Foster Road near Longtain Rd.: Accidents can happen, granted. However, the loss of that animal set back the increase of our herd by a year and we lose the value...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

Two errors occurred in the story published last week about Peyton Souvenir signing to play basketball at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. First, Souvenir is student body secretary, not president at Wahkiakum High School. Second, the player...

 

Board of Natural Resources okays timberland transfer

The state Board of Natural Resources recently took action to reimburse three western Washington counties a total of $3.2 million for the transfer of 442 acres of state-owned forestland to conservation status. Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties...

 

Lions Club food drive is this Saturday

HALF AND HALF--We had quite a variety of weather at the end of last week, as it was absolutely gorgeous last Friday, with t-shirt type weather and absolutely horrible on Saturday, which brought out the boots and umbrellas! Sunday morning wound up...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Hope everyone had a chance to visit the Halloween Carnival and Haunted House. November is a busy month; the Flea Market will take place this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of treasures are to be found there. The next big event the fair is...

 

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...

 

Naselle teams start state tournament efforts

By the time the paper is published this week, we will know the results of this unprecedented presidential election. Hopefully the nastiness, name calling, lying and other negative news will at least taper off. It would be nice to be able to watch...

 

Secretary of State announces release of new book

A new book featuring a dozen gripping profiles of Washingtonians who served in World War II has just been released by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington team. “Washington Remembers World War II” tells personal stories from...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 10, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 31 - 9:53 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported...

 

Middle school releases honor roll

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the first quarter honor roll which included the following students: 6th grade – 4.0 – Nadia Goldinov, Sofiya Goldinov and Klayton Scuito. 3.2 – 3.95 – Malia Ana Silva, Iliya Goldinov, Alyssa Montgome...

 

Terrific Kids Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Terrific Kids of JA Wendt Elementary were announced as Kindergarten through 2nd grade back l-r: Kaydin Jaksha, Lilliahna Jensen, Angela Carroll, Ember Urias, Koda Clark, Luke Johnston, and Lee Ray...

 

Terrific Kids 3rd-5th grades

Terrific Kids of JA Wendt Elementary were announced as 3rd - 5th grades back l-r: Galina Goldinov, Peytunn Cleveland, Kyler Sause and Thomas Whiddon. Middle l-r: Alli Grangroth, Grant Wilson,...

 

Fundraiser planned to benefit accident victim

Jeff Sorenson was in a vehicle accident October 22 and is now at Craig Hospital in Denver, CO. He is married to Heather Sorenson, the niece of Nancy McCoy of Cathlamet. There will be a fundraiser held this Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Kelso Eagles....

 

Frances Clark

Frances Marie Clark was the daughter of LeRoy Jones Mulwee and Bertha Vestine Townsend Mulwee. She was born in Eureka, Montana on July 11, 1932. She passed away in hospice care at Alder House in...

 

Barbara J. Thompson

March 4, 1928-Oct. 22, 2016 Barbara Jean Thompson, who lived her dream of publishing a newspaper, raised four sons, and touched many with warm kindness, generosity, and optimism, died Oct. 22 of...

 

Couple reopens old Oasis Tavern as the Roadkill Saloon

It wasn't just a sense of humor that gave the Roadkill Saloon its name. You might find stuffed possum or a skunk skin on the wall, but you will never see it on your plate. The name hearkens back to a...

 

A little more Halloween

Several students from one of Kyle Hurley's Vo-Ag classes, including Sydney Hansen, left, and Savannah Burdick, above, helped first grade students get creative with pumpkins for Halloween. "It was a...

 

Kitzhaber salmon plan getting tough review

From the Columbia Basin Bulletin As it reviews preliminary results of the 2016 commercial gillnetting and recreational angling season on the Columbia River at its meeting this week, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will also begin considering...

 

Titans stop Mules in playoff berth battle

The 2016 Wahkiakum Mule football season came to an end with a 36-6 loss to the Pe Ell/Willapa Valley Titans last Friday. The win gave the Titans a berth in the state Class 2B playoffs; they'll travel to Sedro Wooley next Saturday to take on the...

 

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