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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017 

County accepts donation of church property

Wahkiakum County commissioners agreed Tuesday to accept the donation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ (UCC) property. Down to only eight members, the UCC congregation in May voted to donate its church building and adjacent parsonage free of...

 
 By Beau Renfro    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness and NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 12, 2017 

Port 1 prepares for dredging marina

Port 1 commissioners met with Josh Elliott, a project engineer for Maul, Foster & Alongi, last Friday to go over some final details for dredging the Elochoman Slough Marina and a portion of the...

 

Event to raise funds for Puerto Rico set for Oct. 21

GOT DAMP--We ended last week with a bit of rain and started the weekend that way too, which of course, was not ideal for those with outdoor plans, but the moisture was certainly needed. The week started with some cool temperatures and quite a bit of...

 

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. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St.,...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 12, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 2 — 8:52 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a driver had blocked a road, followed him...

 

Retiring health director plans to stay active

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Sue Cameron retired last Friday after working in public health for 42 years. Cameron got her start at Portland State University with a class in...

 

Stanley Storer

Former Cathlamet resident Stanley Wayne Storer, of Corpus Christi, Texas died October 1, 2017 at his residence after a lengthy illness of liver and pancreatic cancer. Stan was born on September 7,...

 

Chocolate Extravaganza is set for October 27

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host their 18th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Hotel Cathlamet on October 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. This annual fund raiser helps support their community sexual assault and domestic...

 

Chess club hosting tournament

The John Thomas Middle School Chess Club will host an open chess tournament on November 4. There will be four rounds of play. Registration runs 10-10:45 a.m., and rounds are at 11 a.m. and 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Games are limited to 30 minutes...

 

Entertainment News

Puget Island Farmers Market: Friday, October 13. Joanne Rideout, Jerry Middaugh and Mary Garvey, 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Cathlamet, call 360-560-3785. River Mile 38 Brewing Co.: Saturday, October 14, Fred Knight, 5-8...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 5, 2017

Commissioners hear about DV programs, discuss dredging

Wahkiakum County commissioners recognized the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and handled other business when they met Tuesday. Susan Schillios, director of the Charlotte House Domestic Violence Shelter, asked the board to approve a procla...

 

Robotics Club on recycling education mission

Story and photos by Jessica Vik Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club went into the schools last week educating the kids on recycling. An assembly was held in the middle school for grades 6-8 with a skit on...

 

Event to raise funds for Puerto Rico set for September 21

NOT TOO BAD--We had a couple of very warm days last week, as it was up in the mid-80s, which isn't too shabby for the end of September, but as of last weekend, it looked like we were back into a little more fall-like weather, with sun one minute and...

 

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...

 

Lamp lit dinner set for Covered Bridge

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week: Today (Thursday), high school football at Washington School for the Deaf at 3:30 p.m., middle school football at Jewell at 4 p.m., middle school volleyball in Naselle with Ocosta at 5:45 p.m.;...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 5, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 25 — 10:32 a.m. A caller reported that his wife was being harassed at Vista Park. An individual was...

 

William H (Bill) Wiester

William H (Bill) Wiester, 91, of Chehalis, WA., passed away at Centralia Providence Hospital September 21, 2017. He was born January 9, 1926 living in Morton. He was born a Boren, but was adopted at...

 

Marilyn J. "Terry" Irving

Marilyn Jeanne (Hays) Irving, (known by most as "Terry" after renaming herself at the age of 10) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the age of 86. Terry was born to Cletus T....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 28, 2017

Dredging, hoof rot occupy commissioners

The fun never stops for the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. The board recessed their meeting last week to interview two candidates to take over as director of the department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, they reconvened and vot...

 

New K-8 principal enjoys variety inherent in the job

The new K-8 principal at Wahkiakum School District, Nikki Reese, would rather give up her Social Security number and her mother's maiden name than submit to an interview. Nevertheless, she is articula...

 

Why mandatory Health Care?

To The Eagle: After reading the recent article in The Eagle about questioning the need for health care, I feel I need to share my thoughts. First of all, I have never met a person that never needed any health care provided to them. Everyone...

 

Roundabouts are not the best idea

To The Eagle: In response to the Mayor’s recent advocacy for roundabouts on Highway 4, I would like to bring to your readers attention some practical matters affecting our community that these structures would affect. If two roundabouts are built,...

 

Will young people study history?

To The Eagle: A big heartfelt thank you to all the athletes and fans that stood for our National Anthem this week. Now to those that took a knee, you missed an opportunity to stand and show your respect for your fellow Americans of all colors,...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce October 6-7 Columbia River Country Days; Wahkiakum County, Carrie Backman 360 795-3278 7 Covered Bridge Dinner, Grays River Covered Bridge, WSU Wahkiakum County– 360 795-3278 14 Harvest Time Tractor/Truck...

 

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