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Prevention of underage drinking is important

To The Eagle: In a recent local survey conducted through Wahkiakum Community Network, statistics indicated that 51 percent of people surveyed believe police don’t enforce underage drinking.” This mentality causes a great concern for two reasons....

 

Trump committing class warfare

To The Eagle: A couple of issues ago, a writer closed his commentary with “so far Donald Trump has done more good than harm.” Well jeepers. Anyone in an executive position whose chief qualifications are a huge ego and TV soundbite literacy can...

 

Pastor says goodbye to local community

To The Eagle: I am eternally grateful for the Wahkiakum community. When my family and I moved to Puget Island four years ago we didn’t know what to expect. However, as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church I knew I had a responsibility to faith...

 

Writer responds

To the Eagle: Memo to Writer Roberts: Re: DDT (the polemic, not the pesticide). Hebdomadal? Eschew immanentizing the eschaton? Howard Brawn Puget Island...

 

Judge Faubion is set to retire

To The Eagle: Thirty-eight years ago last April I was appointed by the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners as Wahkiakum District Court Judge. I have been elected and reelected in each election since then by the voters in the county. As a young...

 

Summer Lunches team is grateful

To The Eagle: To the supportive and generous people of Wahkiakum County, On behalf of our whole Summer Lunches team, I would like to say thank you! We are so grateful for the overwhelming support shown for our Summer Lunches program. We have started...

 

Writer enjoys reading other's opinions

To the Eagle, First, thank you Howard Brawn for welcoming me to the fray, such as it is. Also thanks to Rick Nelson for allowing the opinions from all view points into print with his hebdomadal presentation. After noticing two other frequent writers...

 

Obamacare also contrived in darkness

To the Eagle: I know how much our local editor loves to run any articles available from other sources, (AP or other Trump bashers) but last week’s AP piece regarding GOP health law was done in the dark, conveniently left out how Obamacare was...

 

Citizen adds content and context to PUD story

To The Eagle: I would like to provide some missing content and context to the 6/29/17 article entitled “PUD not interested in water system merge.” I attended the PUD meeting because I had heard differing accounts of a study conducted regarding...

 

Writer gives thanks

To The Eagle: I try to get out and walk some part of Puget Island four or five times a week for exercise. Monday, while out on SR 409, someone in an older Chevy pick-up stopped to offer me a ride into town. I was immediately taken back to the days...

 

That just isn't true

To The Eagle: What I said in in my letter two months ago was that I am sick and tired of the whining from the superannuated fogies in our country (and county) who can't accept (boohoo) the results of our national election. What Reagan said was true:...

 

Writer thought great DDT was over

To The Eagle: Finding nothing in The Eagle two weeks ago, we thought the great Wahkiakum DDT (Debate on Donald Trump) was off with the kids on summer vacation, but as of last week, it is apparently back on full throttle. Memo to James Roberts:...

 

Verbal dueling of neighbors continues

To The Eagle: You can tell that Howard Brawn is back in town. He's barely got his dogs back into their kennel and he's already poking holes in my little shibboleths with that sharp pen of his. Some neighbor. I'd never sneak onto his property and...

 

We may yet make America great

To The Eagle, I wait patiently for our weekly source of local news but mostly for the opinion section with the ongoing battle of wits, although some seem to be a bit short of the requisite wits. One frequent writer seems to be articulate and...

 

Hiring town manager is a bad idea

To The Eagle: Doing more with less is a constant in local government. Only when that option is exhausted should doing more with more be considered. In Cathlamet’s case, the proposal to hire a town manager seems ill-conceived and potentially...

 

Pioneer Community Center plans grand reopening

To The Eagle: Before Cathlamet, our community was known as Birnie’s Retreat. James Birnie, a Scotch fur trader working for the Hudson Bay Company, is credited with landing his canoes on our shore in 1846. He didn’t come alone. Accompanying him...

 

Fair manager responds to commissioner's complaints

To The Eagle: I’ve been the fair manager for five years. After reading what Mr. Backman had to say at the June 13 commissioners meeting, I would like to get some facts straight for him. At the May fair board meeting, there was a motion to call off...

 

Dueling letters continue

To The Eagle: Perusing a foot-high stack of mail after a three-week marathon trip (New York for the national wolfhound show, then San Diego for our granddaughter's wedding) the accumulated editions of The Eagle showed that the Trump-inspired...

 

Three of the same cloth need to go

To The Eagle: Roger Ailes (deceased-May 18), Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump are men of the same cloth. The management or leadership of any government, industry, academia, religion or religious groups, community and or public service groups, and...

 

Writer expresses thanks for previous letter

To The Eagle: I really appreciated Poul Toftemark’s erudite summary of the many issues we editorial letter writers have been addressing in previous editions of this great small town newspaper. This fellow has been listening closely. He deserves...

 

Fair Foundation member unhappy with decisions

To The Eagle: It is my understanding that “Letters to the Editor” is a place to vent personal opinions. So here it is. I have been a supporter of the Wahkiakum County Fair since I moved here 47 years ago; I have served on the Fair Board and as a...

 

IRS phone scam brought to attention

To The Eagle: The latest phone scam is alive and well in Wahkiakum County. The caller will state that the reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. The IRS will not call you. The "Department" phone number they...

 

Granges seeking photos and information

To The Eagle: The Skamokawa and Grays River Granges have played an important role shaping our Wahkiakum community. But, there is very little information available at our museum in Cathlamet concerning the Grange and its history. We are requesting...

 

Deadline for participation in PIGYS sale is June 16

To The Eagle: Just a reminder to everyone about the PIGYS sale coming up June 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in having a sale need to contact me by June 16 to ensure you get on the map. My number is 360-430-0951. Sandie York Puget...

 

Changes in store for swimming pool

To The Eagle: I am really excited about the upcoming 2017 season at the Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool. Last year we invested in an excellent pool liner, two new water heating systems for our showers and a new locker room floor for the ladies....

 

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