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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 30, 2015

Tom Irving named parade marshal

Local resident Tom Irving will be the Military Grand Marshal for the longest running Loyalty Parade in the United States this weekend in Long Beach, which begins on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. according to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 30, 2015

State prevails in biosolids suit

Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow learned Wednesday that the state supreme court has declined to hear his appeal of a court of appeals decision that would invalidate the county's biosolids ordinance. This means the state Department...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 30, 2015

Still time to enter photo contest

The Eagle and TEAM Electronics are pleased to announce the sixth annual photo contest, “A Day in The Life of Wahkiakum County and Naselle.” We invite Wahkiakum County and Naselle residents to shoot a photo this Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the...

 

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig on ocean beaches

Shellfish managers have approved four days of razor clam digging starting May 7 at various ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to e...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 30, 2015

Commissioners hear theft complaints

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed their way through a brief agenda Tuesday and had time to hear complaints from Puget Island residents about troubling thefts. Janet Thomas revisited the aftermath of a theft that occurred in February in which...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 30, 2015

Her pleasure comes from developing her art

Juanita Rodahl has been painting for most of her life. Mostly self taught, it gives her a lot of pleasure. "In high school I would find pictures I liked and copy them," Rodahl said. "I'd draw...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 30, 2015

Filing for elected offices starts May 11

Filing for elected positions on the 2015 election ballots gets underway May 11-15. Candidates for positions in Wahiakum County file in the county auditor's office, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Candidates for the two Naselle/Grays River Valley...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Understanding transgender

It's not everyday that one outs oneself on national television. That's what Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner did last Friday on ABC News with Diane Sawyer. Jenner recounted how even as a youngster, he felt he was female in a male body, how he...

 

Superintendent is grateful for cooperation

To The Eagle: I have said it before, and I am sure I will say it again, but I would just like to repeat, “What a great community in which we live!” On behalf of all of us at Wahkiakum School District, I would like to express our gratitude to the...

 

Seal River Cemetery clean up scheduled

To The Eagle: A cemetery clean-up day has been scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and an annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the Grays River Fire Hall. Bring a sack lunch and we will have coffee at the fire hall when we get there. One...

 

Agencies are not voted on by public

To The Eagle: Our state government and the 19th district who we elect is no longer a representative government that earlier and worthier hands had gathered for us. What remains the duty of who we elect is defense and preservation of our government...

 

New exhibit at Redmen Hall

MIX OF WEATHER--One thing about last weekend's weather, if you didn't like it one minute, it seemed to change the next, at least down this way! It was pouring in West Valley when I left our house on Saturday, but just two miles east, it was sunny...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Grays River...

 

May event schedule is filling up fast

News from Naselle: The Naselle Comet teams sports calendar for this week includes: Thursday, track at Ocosta at 3:30 p.m., baseball and fast pitch at Quinault at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Shelton track invite at 9:30 a.m.; Monday, baseball at MM Knight at 4...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 30, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 20 — 10:23 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident received a fraudulent phone call from someone claiming he...

 

May WordFest highlights author with Alaskan tale

Dan Berne will be the featured writer at the next WordFest gathering on Tuesday, May 5. A marketing consultant, Berne’s debut novel, The Gods of Second Chances, was published last year by Forest Avenue Press—who also published the works of...

 

Wesley Lawrence Raistakka 1938 – 2015

Wesley Lawrence Raistakka, born February 11, 1938, in Astoria, Oregon passed away, April 19, 2015, in Longview, Washington. He was the son of Herman and Hilia (Olson) Raistakka of Rosburg, Washington. Wesley Raistakka attended primary and secondary...

 

E. Silas Torvend

Former Puget Island Pastor E. Silas Torvend died April 17, 2015, in Silverton, Ore. He was born December 12, 1921, to Silas and Emma Torvend in Tacoma. He is survived by his wife, Alice, sisters Eunice and Olga, son Samuel (Sean Homer), daughter...

 

James Mast

James M. Mast, 72 of Cathlamet, died at Hospice Care Center in Longview on April 17, 2015. Jim was born in Longview on August 5, 1942 to James and Elva (Neuman) Mast. He was a lifelong Cathlamet resident and graduated from Wahkiakum High School in...

 

Art in the school

Mary Moonen's students at J.A. Wendt Elementary School have been learning a little art history as they express themselves and play in her art classes. Moonen has focused on a different artist every...

 

Middle school honor roll released

The 3rd quarter honor roll for John C. Thomas Middle School was released this week. The following students qualified. 6th grade: 4.0 – Logan LaBerge and Jacob Leitz. Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt, Ashden Niemeyer, Tucker Thomas, Deschayni Nielsen, Jansi...

 

High school honor roll released

The Honor Roll as announced by Wahkiakum High School this week includes full time students grades 9-12 with GPA (3.25) or above for mid-term semester two. The following students earned 4.0: Makenzie Anderson, Hannah Arn, Rayanna Carlon, Tawny...

 

Class set for clay pot irrigation

On May 4 at 6:30 p.m., Luisa Simone will discuss clay pot irrigation using ollas. Olla irrigation is an ancient watering technique using clay pots buried in the ground that delivers water directly to the roots of plants. Ollas reduce water usage for...

 

Unemployment rate drops in March

Wahkiakum County's rate of unemployment fell from February to March, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Security Department. The figures said 120 of 1,460 people in the labor market, 9.6 percent, were out of work in March. In...

 

Two-day razor clam dig cleared to get under way May 2

Clam diggers got a green light to proceed with a two-day razor clam dig starting May 2 at three ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are...

 

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