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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 14, 2017 

Brady, Cothren reject late budget proposals

Wait and see. That was the message from the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners to public officials making late requests for changes in the 2018 budgets. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow and...

 

Chamber seeks listings for 2018 event calendar

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is assembling its 2018 event calendar and asks organizations to notify them of next year's events. Please include: Date--month/day, Title of event, Time, if applicable, Place, Name of coordinator, and Contact phone...

 

Officers are appreciated

To The Eagle: We would like to express appreciation to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department for their help recently. Our daughter, visiting over Thanksgiving weekend, locked her keys in her Jeep. A call to the sheriff's department brought two...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 14, 2017 

Woman's Club honors Keysers' citizenship

Puget Island residents Ralph and Helen Keyser were recently named the Womans Club Citizens of the Year for their community service. Ralph Keyser and Helen Loberg were born and raised in Wahkiakum...

 

Redmen Hall to close for winter on December 18

COLD ENOUGH?--We've dried out recently but with that dryness came some bone-chilling temperatures here in our neck of the woods. I am not a lover of the 20-something temps but I have loved the blue sky and sunshine that warmed things up to the 40s!...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Lun...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 14, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 3 — 2:17 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had fallen. 3:51 p.m. A Rosedale...

 

Robotics teams competed

The Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club traveled to Camas to compete in two competitions: Kids ages 9-13 competed in the First Lego League (FLL) Competition and Kids 14-18 competed in the First Tech Challenge...

 

Service for Wayne Olsen

A service will be held for Wayne Olsen on Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m., at Dowling Chapel, Cathlamet. His full obituary was published November 9, 2017....

 

Local veterans share their stories

Wahkiakum resident Bob Roche took advantage of an invitation to a Veteran's Discussion with District 3's Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Tennessee Congressman Phil Roe on Saturday, November 18, to share...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 7, 2017

Key Club rummage sale is this Saturday

Wahkiakum High School Key Club will hold a rummage sale this Saturday, 12-3 p.m., in the Wendt Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 265 S. 3rd St., Cathlamet. Proceeds will be used to fulfill holiday wishes for children in need. The club is going to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 7, 2017

To fund budget requests, commissioners look to state appropriations

After two days of discussions, Wahkiakum County commissioners are a bit closer to setting their 2019 budgets. They spent Monday and Tuesday meetings discussing levy numbers and last minute requests from department heads and supporters of the...

 

Crews close highway to recover log loader

On November 14 at 7:30 in the morning, Cathlamet resident Mike Paulsen was driving one of the Jerry DeBriae Logging trucks while towing a 60-ton log shuttle. Just as he crossed the Grays River Bridge...

 

Flea market at fairgrounds will be Saturday, December 9

COLD!--As I begin this column, we're just at 32 here Monday morning. Forecasters say we will be fairly dry this week, which almost always winds up meaning "dry but very cold" in the evening hours. Having some dry time would be nice, as I'm sure...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Fire District 2...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 7, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 27 — 10:29 a.m. A caller reported that she had been chased by a large dog as she rode her bike on...

 

T. Wade Parker

T. Wade Parker, 88, of Cathlamet, died December 2, 2017 at Longview Hospice Care Center. Wade was born on March 19, 1929 in Sylva, NC.to Aaron and Pansy (Owens) Parker. He attended school in Cullowhee, NC and in 1947 he married Mildred Adams in...

 

Paul E. Koontz

Paul E. Koontz Jr., 83, most recently of Aberdeen, passed away of natural causes on November 28, 2017. He was the first born son of Paul Koontz Sr. and Anna Marie Elliott Koontz in Portland on June 27, 1934 and moved six days later to Elliott Point...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, December 8, at River Mile 38 Brewing Co.,Wanderlodge, 5-8 p.m., 285 Third St., Cathlamet....

 

Raffle winner

The Wahkiakum County Historical society spent 2017 running a raffle for the Lamiglas CCB Steelhead fishing pole donated by John Doumit and $50.00 gift certificate for a reel to go with it. It was won...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings from the Community Center! This Friday’s movie will be “Silence.” This is a 2017 Martin Scorsese film that tells the story of two Christian missionaries. It is rated R for some violent content. The movie starts at 7 p.m., and popcorn...

 

Hello, Santa...

Cathlamet celebrated the arrival of the holiday season with its annual lighting festival last Saturday. For children, of course, the highlight was meeting Santa Claus, and, above, if Corben Barth had...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 30, 2017

Revisions continue for county budget

The proposed 2018 Wahkiakum County budgets have been published, and the public hearing commences next Monday morning, but county commissioners continue to hear requests for modifications and appropriations. On Tuesday, commissioners heard requests...

 

Trump has potential to flip the balance

To The Eagle: More great news from our favorite president; President Trump has put forth 59 names for district and appeals courts around the country. He has the potential to flip the balance for the judiciary from liberal to conservative. He has...

 

Cathlamet lighting festival

People checked out the holiday lights in front of the courthouse in Cathlamet in Saturday's lighting festival. Main Street businesses were also open for the evening, and Santa Claus visited with the...

 

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