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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 21, 2017

School board plans workshops to start superintendent search

The Wahkiakum School District board of directors will hold some special meetings in January for workshops to organize their search for a new superintendent. Twenty-five year veteran Bob Garrett announced last week he would retire at the end of the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 21, 2017

Council adopts budget, raises utility rates, receives liaison assignments

The Cathlamet Town Council adopted the 2018 budget, raised utility rates, swore in new members and handled other business at its Monday night meeting. Budgets total $3.9 million. Sewer and water utili...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 21, 2017

Rep. Jim Walsh visits county commission to discuss local issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners visited with Rep. James Walsh Tuesday and handled a variety of other business. The visit was part of an effort by the Washington Association of Counties to get state...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 21, 2017

Assessor: State property tax levy headed up

Wahkiakum County Assessor Bill Coons had an unpleasant surprise in his email Tuesday afternoon. He received notification of new state property tax levy rates from the Washington Department of Revenue, saying, in effect, the state property tax levy...

 

It's about our country, not politics

To The Eagle: It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Forgive, please, the obvious rip-off of Charles Dicken's immortal line from the opening of Tale of Two Cities, but it seems rather appropriate given the times we share as Americans....

 

Group tests fish trap in Columbia above Cathlamet

Pound nets or fish traps used to capture large numbers of salmon were outlawed on the Columbia River in 1936, over 80 years ago, largely due to massive harvests of salmon and steelhead when using the gear. So why has a Northwest nonprofit been testin...

 

Kids, cops go shopping

Last Saturday, 10 young Wahkiakum County residents and 10 members of the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department descended on a Longview Walmart for a bout of holiday shopping. It was the department's...

 

Robotics club earns award at tournament

Last Saturday your Wahkiakum 4H Robotics Club sent its FIRST Tech Challenge team, the Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules, to Tacoma for the Watt Interleague tournament to compete with 36 other schools for the...

 

Audry Lynch

Audry Louise Odegaard Lynch died December 13, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR. She was born July 6, 1930 in Lakeview, Oregon. She attended Oregon State College where she met her future husband, Jim Lynch, at the Newman Center. They...

 

Donald Vog

Donald Sigmund Vog, 84, of Springfield, Ore., died November 27, 2017 at home. He was born at Puget Island on October 24, 1933 to Sigmund and Ruth Vog. He married Sally Price on August 6, 1955 and she preceded him in death on September 15, 2017. Don...

 

Paulsen named to EWU Dean's List

Chelsea Paulsen, of Cathlamet, was named to the Fall Quarter Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University. She is the daughter of Mike and Penny Paulsen of Cathlamet....

 

Entertainment News

On Saturday, December 23, at River Mile 38 Brewing Co., Holiday Spectacular, 15-plus musicians, 6-9 p.m., 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information: 360-366-4662....

 

A free raised bed could be yours

If you would like a free 4 x 8 foot raised bed for gardening to be placed at your home, then consider this opportunity. Those interested should submit an application. Started in 2012, the Home VEG (Vegetable Educational Garden) Program goal is to...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 21, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 11--9:48 a.m. A Middle Valley resident reported five horses were loose in the Maki Road area. 10:34...

 

Massage therapist opens studio in Cathlamet

For anyone looking for a little bodywork, Liz Workman has opened Cascade Massage on Main Street in Cathlamet. Workman grew up on Germany Creek and attended school in Longview. After she graduated...

 

Comets beat Mules for KM Trophy win

The Naselle Comets defeated the Wahkiakum Mules 57-51 last Friday to claim the KM Trophy for basketball. The Comets led 12-9 after one quarter, but the Mules were on top 21-19 at halftime and 37-35 af...

 

This week's basketball

Girls Basketball Thursday: Wahkiakum 72, Kalama 12 Monday: Wahkiakum 57, Mossyrock 45 Tuesday: Naselle 38, MM Knight 33 Boys Basketball Thursday: Kalama 59, Wahkiakum 48 Friday: Naselle 57, Wahkiakum 51/KM Trophy game Saturday: Winlock 84, Naselle...

 

School Sports Schedules

Comet Boys Basketball December 22 Firm Foundation 2:00/3:30 27 S. Bend at Menlo Tournament 2:30 28 at WV/Menlo Tournament 30 Knappa 10:00/1:00/4:00 January 4 Columbia Adventist 5:30/7:00 6 Winlock 4:00/6:00 9 at Firm Foundation 7:00 12 at South Bend...

 

The Eagle Calendar

December 21 through December 28, 2017 THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 21, 2017

Scam alert: Scammers posing as Washington State Supreme Court Clerk

Scammers are posing as the Washington State Supreme Court Clerk to call Washingtonians to demand money and threaten arrest. The fraudulent calls have so far targeted individuals with Hispanic last names. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Chief...

 

Christmas weekend is nearly upon us

GLOOMY--Our freezing weather finally released its grip on us, and the rainy weather showed back up, but they say we may have some dry weather coming and we'll be dipping down in the 20s again! Of course, the other forecaster I heard said that if a...

 

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