The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Crab feed

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce held its annual crab and oyster feed last Saturday at the Norse Hall on Puget Island to raise funds for the Bald Eagle Festival and Fireworks Show. The three...

Sheriff: Burglaries increase along SR 4

Burglaries along the SR 4 corridor seem to be on the rise, according to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie. One night last week, the Hancock Forest Industries office was burglarized, a specially equipped wheelchair van was stolen from a Skamokawa...

PUD board, foreman discuss recent outage

Line Foreman Shane Pfenniger stopped by the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting to recount the two hour county wide power outage event that took place last week and explain how the crew responded. “The power went out at my...

River Mile 38 Brewery proposes expansion

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District No. 1 expressed great interest in River Mile 38 Brewery owners’ possible plans for expansion on port property at their meeting last Thursday. Rex Czuba, one of the new owners of the brewery,...

2020 US Census comes to Wahkiakum

Wahkiakum County should begin preparing for the 2020 US Census, county officials were told Tuesday. US Bureau Partnership Specialist Lorraine Ralston introduced the county board of commissioners to the process and suggested the county form a local...

School board hears reports on kitchen, funding

After reviewing a self assessment during a special session, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors moved into their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Debbie McClain, a special education teacher at the school since 1981, gave an...

Council approves strategic plan process

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council addressed a variety of issues when they met Tuesday. --The council voted 4-0 to contract with John Morgan and his Morgan CPS consulting firm to develop a long-term strategic plan. Councilor Jean Burnham...

Angel Wings owner seeks return of animals

Debra Lawson, owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island, has petitioned to have animals seized by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office on February 4 returned to her. Lawson is asking for the return of 12 dogs, 23 cats, four roosters,...

Proposed public records bill is dead

• Senator withdraws bill exempting legislature from public disclosure of some records OLYMPIA (Feb. 19) A proposal to provide exemptions to the Public Records Act for the Legislature is dead, according to bill sponsor, Jamie Pederson, D-Seattle....

Legislators aim to ditch Daylight Savings Time

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA (Jan. 30, 2019) OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading...

Donald Ostling

Donald Ray Ostling, 74, of Longview, died Februry 14, 2019 at Hospice Care Center in Longview. He was born to Anton and Bernice Ostling on September 3, 1944 in Cathlamet. He graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1962 where he enjoyed playing...

Three dinners set for this Saturday evening

QUIET START--As this week begins, it was just at freezing in West Valley, but other than that, this past Sunday was mostly cloudy but there were even a few sun breaks, so that was nice. I understand the weather for the end of the week may be a bit...

Downriver Dispatches

A Special Thanks to Eagle Readers As long as I have been here I have done a lot of exploring on these old legs along many of the rivers as well as putting a lot of miles traversing the roads in the area. I also have spent many hours at various...

IRS tax forms available at Cathlamet Library

The New 1040 tax booklets and forms are available at Cathlamet Public Library. In addition, copies of other forms and publications can be downloaded and printed at the library or from home at https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions. The library is...

Horse Gaming Series Update

The Wahkiakum Fair horse gaming series had a series high point prize for 36 years and older/novice contestant class donated by the Meyer Family. This is a great prize consisting of one pair of sports boots, one pair of overreach boots, a fly mask,...

Art lecture series kicks off Monday

Next week, Tsuga Gallery kicks off the first of what they hope will be a monthly lecture series on art and other cultural topics. The series will start Monday night at 6 p.m. in the gallery on Main...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

As spring creeps closer, outside activities are inevitable. To me, one of the greatest joys in life, is to plant a seed, patiently trusting that in fact, it will grow. Whether it is a flower, a vegetable or an idea, all that is needed, is the...

Entertainment News

On Sunday, February 24, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at...

Law should't decide women's reproductive choices

To The Eagle: Howard Brawn’s recent opinion letter presents muddled insinuations that infanticide is about to become the new normal in New York because of its revised abortion statute. Nothing could be further from the truth, always the first...

I-1639 should have opt out clause

To The Eagle: It is too bad the folks that drafted proposition 1639 did not include some form of “Opt Out” clause for those who live in rural areas and from time to time have immediate need for defense of family members or livestock from...

PTO asks for donations

To The Eagle: JA Wendt PTO is looking for donations of seeds for our assistance with The Roots Project. We are in need of these varieties: Cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, peas, and green beans. These can be dropped off at 380 S 2nd Street, there...

Writer awaiting responses

To The Eagle: Feeling a bit like crossing pens with some of our local more conservative readers/writers so after a several month hiatus here goes. I challenge each one to read, or re-read, Grapes of Wrath. Written in 1939 this book is as timely...

WHS announces honor roll

The Wahkiakum High School first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year has been announced. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA: Kaden Anderson, Cory Grangroth, Emmi Grangroth, Elizabeth Leitz, Jake Leitz, Megan Leitz, Daniel Martin,...

Lady Mules win district championship

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team became the 2019 District 4 2B Champions after beating Ilwaco on Saturday night, 64-51, before a huge crowd at W.F. West High School in Chehalis. Ilwaco...

Mules gain experience at state Mat Classic

Five Wahkiakum wrestlers headed to the 31st Mat Classic, the state wrestling tournament at the Tacoma Dome, this weekend. They were eighth grader Kaiden Ray, ninth grader Cayden Mendez, sophomores...

Tigers knock Mules out of district

The Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball team put up a valiant fight to extend their season in district play last Friday, but Napavine was just too much and won the loser out game 57-51. “It was a tough loss for the guys,” Coach Todd Souvenir said....

District Basketball

Class 1B Boys Feb. 9 Naselle 80, Mary Knight 40 Taholah 74, Firm Foundation 37 Feb. 14 Championship: Naselle 82, Taholah 49 3rd./4th: Mary Knight 59, Firm Foundation 47 Naselle and Taholah go to Regional Tournament Class 1B Girls Feb. 9 Naselle 45,...

Sheriff's Report, February 21, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 11 — 12:25 a.m. An individual was taken into custody after a domestic disturbance at a Puget Island...

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