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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 31, 2015

Repairs in the works for the Oscar B.

Plans for repair of the ferry Oscar B. are in process, but it will be some time before the ferry is back in service. The ferry sucked up sticks and floating debris during high water December 11 and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 31, 2015

Repairs planned for Oscar B.

The ferry Oscar B. should be back in service sometime late next week. Inspectors and engineers have settled on a design for modifications to the cooling water intake, and the county commissioners on Tuesday authorized Public Works Director Chuck...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 31, 2015

County commission approves 2016

Wahkiakum County commissioners set county levies for 2016 and acted on other business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners approved a 1 percent increase in levies, the maximum allowed by state law without a public vote and the county's first increase...

 

Young athlete plays in high school bowl

Former Puget Island resident Gunnar Blix, a senior at RA Long High School in Longview and the son of Wendy and Lamar Blix, is getting a little bling this spring. Of course, little is a subjective...

 

Cemetery district seeks help for pioneer's graves

Stephanie Olsen, a member of Cemetery District 1, is looking for people with ideas and energy to help preserve a bit of Wahkiakum history, the Pioneer Cemetery. Once upon a time, trees separated the...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Correction: A story in the Dec. 17 edition incorrectly stated that Jon Peterson was a member of the board of directors of Skamokawa Sewer and Water District. In fact, he is president of West Side Water Works, which supplies water to much of...

 

Watch for scammers after bad weather hits

I hope everyone had a safe and peaceful holiday. I am always grateful when I don’t get that call in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve about a major emergency or incident! As far as I can tell our county fared well through the holiday...

 

Andrea K. Miller

Andrea (Ann) Miller, 76, passed away on December 24, 2015 in Longview, Washington. Born in West Virginia to Harry and Kathrine Bennett, they moved to Washington State in 1943, where Harry worked as an...

 

Cristobal Mendez

Cristobal Peña Mendez, 65, of Cathlamet, died on December 21, 2015 at home on Puget Island. Cris was born on September 4, 1950 in Mexico. He worked as a carpenter and later on farms on Puget Island. He was a handy and creative man and his family...

 

Robert Allen Bacon

Robert Allen Bacon, 93, of Cathlamet, passed away at the Hospice Care Center on Dec. 22, 2015. He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Portland, Ore., to Oliver S. and Esther Bacon. His family moved to Cathlamet in 1937, where he graduated from Wahkiakum...

 

Book shows history of Westport

Portland resident Jim Aalberg has published a history of Westport, Ore. The book is called Westport, Oregon: Home of the Big Sticks and Gold Medal Salmon. In the early 20th century, Westport boomed...

 

Youth wrestling sign-ups Monday

Wahkiakum Youth Wrestling will sign up boys and girls for the coming season on January 4, 6-7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room of Julius A. Wendt Elementary School....

 

News from the Cathlamet Community Center

The following activities will take place at the Cathlamet Community Center in the month of January: Jan. 12 Basic Computers 9 a.m.-noon Word 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 Red Cross...

 

Free legal clinic to be held

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on January 8 from 1-3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping individuals...

 

Happy New Year to one and all

THIS IS IT--Here we are, at the end of another year, and we will be saying goodbye to 2015 tonight! As I begin writing this column I can hardly believe this year is just about over! For those of you going out to celebrate the end of 2015 and welcome...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY New Year’s Eve: The following events may or may not take place. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, noon. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. Eastside Play & Learn...

 

Schools collect 1,075 lbs. of food

My apologies to the readers for not entering a column last week. My husband spent five days in the hospital for what we had originally thought was pneumonia and it turned out to be more complicated than that. He is on the mend now and we are a...

 

Pruning fruit trees workshop offered

On February 9 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Ted Cunningham will demonstrate the technique used when pruning fruit trees. Pruning trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality. Fruit trees should be pruned every year. Proper...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 31, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 21 — 12:10 p.m. Power was out at a home near County Line Park. 12:23 p.m. An Elochoman Valley...

 

Learn to raise Mason Bees

On February 6, Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Orchard Mason Bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive. They become active in early spring...

 

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