Week of June 20, 2024

Rose dedication for Woman's Club "Citizen of the Year"

Pearl Blackburn

The GFWC-Cathlamet Woman's Club gathered with the community on Flag Day, Friday, June 14th, at the Julia Butler Hansen rose garden to celebrate Julia Butler Hansen's 117th birth date and to honor our 2023 Citizen of the Year, Jan Silvestri. A velvety black red rose named Ink Spots was planted in Jan's honor. Her rose is planted alongside the roses of the other citizens of the year going back to 2006. Music was provided by Susan Bate singing "America the Beautiful" with rain drops falling. The...

Board Approves Interim Superintendent

Jamie J Brown

A regular meeting of the Wahkiakum School District Board of Education convened at the high school library Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30. The full house was awaiting the news on a decision of the choice the board would be making as leadership for the district after current Superintendent Brent Freeman announced his retirement in May. The board unanimously voted to suspend the current search and to select an interim replacement, Ric Palmer. Palmer will begin his duties on July 10th and work through...

Cycling to fight sex trafficking

Paula Marx-Rush

This year, local, Kim Sharp stopped by The Wahkiakum Eagle to let us know “Their back!!!” When asked to whom she was referring, she smiled and handed me a business card which read, “Pedal The Pacific - Cycling for a World Where People are Not for Sale.” This year’s group of seven women are cycling from Seattle to San Diego to raise awareness, educate peers, fundraise for leading nonprofits, and develop leaders who believe that no voice is too small to make a difference. I had the...

  • Ted Harlan Hendrickson

    Ted Harlan Hendrickson, beloved brother, cousin, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 23, 2024, at the age of 58 in Longview, Washington. Ted was born July 24th, 1965, in Vancouver Washington to Harlan Eugene Hendrickson and Florence Eleanor (Tover) Hendrickson. The youngest of five siblings, he grew up on Puget Island along Welcome Slough, just a few minutes from the majestic Columbia River. Ted attended Wahkiakum High School in Cathlamet, and then briefly attended Eastern Oregon State...

  • Comets named to all-league squad

    Naselle’s baseball and softball teams figured significantly in the Coastal B League All-League selections. In Baseball, Randy Lindstrom was named coach of the year and Jacob Lindstrom was named the most valuable player. The league honored nine other baseball players on its first team and four were from Naselle: Jack Strange, Dean Helvey, William Anderson and Leith Chadwick. Two Naselle players earned honorable mentions: Logan Quashnick and Trajen Ford. The team sportsmanship award was shared by Naselle and Mossyrock. The Comets concluded...

  • Sheriffs Report

    June 10 12:01 a.m. A driver called in to dispatch to let deputies know that their car had broken down at the Rosburg store and they would be back in the morning to pick it up. 8:25 a.m. A deceased deer was reported on Puget Island. 11:16 a.m. A cell phone was dropped of at the dispatch office and was returned to the owner. 11:40 a.m. A car was reported to have been parked along Altoona Pillar Rock road for several days. 12:10 p.m. A truck was reported speeding on Puget Island. 12:19 An Elochoman Valley homeowner reported having their...

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