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

Walking for funds

April rain didn't dampen the spirits of participants in the first annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk on Saturday. Organizer Sarah Lawrence estimated that about 75-80 people showed up to walk in the 1K/5K...

Council wrestles with public comment issues

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council wrestled with public comment policies, the vacancy on the council, stipends, the town water system and a variety of other issues when they met Monday. The council's policy has been to hear public comment at the...

PUD prepares for water meet in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday morning to listen to reports and discuss a couple items before their meeting with Skamokawa residents next week to discuss the water system expansion. General Manager David...

County to develop fair park camping rules

Wahkiakum County officials outlined plans to deal with campers at Fairgrounds Park when they met Tuesday. The park, which lies adjacent to the county fairgrounds in Skamokawa, has hosted a group of long term campers who have been paying rent to the...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Dan Vaughn, middle school basketball coach, and...

WCSO assisting Cowlitz in dealing with death

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office has been among those assisting the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office in dealing with the slaying of Cowlitz Deputy Justin DeRosier. In times when an officer is slain, law enforcement agencies come together,...

Seattle Shakespeare Company at WHS

The Seattle Shakespeare Company returned to Wahkiakum High School last week to teach workshops on stage fighting and Elizabethan dancing. They also performed a bilingual production of Macbeth....

Port 2 busy with varied park projects

Jeff Smith, new manager of Wahkiakum Port District 2, outlined a wide variety of plans and projects when the district board of commissioners met Tuesday. Smith reported that an upgrade of electric service at County Line Park has finished. The...

Doug Hensler

Naselle resident Doug Hensler, 79, went to live in the presence of our Lord and Savior on April 14, 2019. Born Douglas Walter Hensler to Eiline Rose (Hensler) and Walter Hensler on November 27, 1939...

Egg hunts and Easter Bingo in Skamokawa

WET/CHANGES COMING--We have certainly had some wet and breezy days lately, which also came with some heavy squalls of hail, but thankfully, our forecasters are telling us that we're supposed to be getting some sunshine for several days. I'm sure...

Downriver Dispatches

Loggers are Awesome The 9th Annual Loggers' Reunion at the Appelo Archives Center last Saturday in Naselle was a wonderful experience not only for the memories that were shared, but also for the...

Seal River Cemetery Association will meet April 27

The Seal River Cemetery Association Annual Meeting has been set for April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grays River Fire Hall. Anyone with an interest in this Washington Territory cemetery is encouraged to attend as they discuss cemetery maintenance and...

Learn how to grow a red tomato

On April 18 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss the tips she uses to produce a bountiful crop of red tomatoes. You will learn how to get your tomatoes off to an early start and what it takes to produce a great harvest of...

Friends, family gather to send off Miss Washington USA

Evelyn Clark, a Wahkiakum High School graduate, will represent Washington in the 2019 Miss USA pageant which will air live on Fox on May 2 at 8 p.m. EDST. Family, as well as new friends and old, gave...

LCC speech and debate takes home awards

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Reno, NV. Phi Rho Pi is the national forensic association...

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! April is half over and it is time for a fun filled weekend in Skamokawa. On Friday night head out to the fairgrounds for a night of fun playing bingo. Yes it’s time for Easter Bingo! Cards are 3 for $10.00 and gets you a chance at winning a...

Field trip at refuge on April 21

Come see raptors, songbirds, waterfowl and maybe the elusive threatened Columbia White-Tailed Deer at Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. This field trip on Sunday, April 21, is sponsored by Willapa Hills Audubon Society. Meet trip...

Robert receives Silver Pin

Lion Renee Robert received her Silver Pin from Lion President Terri Elfers on Monday for bringing a new member to the Lions Club in 2018. She will receive a gold pin when that...

Art contest winners named

The winner of the 35th annual Great White Tail Run art contest is Galina Goldinov, a 7th grader at John C. Thomas Middle School. Galina will receive $25 and a shirt with her design. Second place winner, Shayla Russell and third place winner, Reagen...

Council rushing ahead on questionable deal

To The Eagle: At the April 15 town council meeting, 13 members of the public were in attendance, excluding county employees. One issue of interest was the council-planned installation of a sixth (!) Wahkiakum County park at the Butler lot site...

POTUS has this writer's support

To The Eagle: Thank you, Eagle, for revealing that while Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS, has been largely contained by the Mueller report, there are still local flare-ups. Positive statements of fact about our president, @realDonaldTrump, produce...

No need for boredom in this county

No need for boredom in this county To The Eagle: Recently a new resident to our community posted on Cathlamet News on Facebook. He asked if there was anything to do around here because he was “feeling bored.” As a newcomer as well (coming up on...

Town council should take care

To The Eagle, Cathlamet’s Town Council should take care as it moves forward with “Jacobson Park.” Having purchased the Butler Street lot at above market value with scant due-diligence, the town must avoid pushing through a get-‘er-done...

Citizen left council meeting in disgust

To The Eagle: It’s Monday night. The Cathlamet Town Council meeting is currently in session. In direct contradiction of a democracy, the town citizens are not allowed to participate. According to town Mayor Dale Jacobson, citizens are not allowed...

Chinooks sweep Mules in doubleheader

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team lost two in a doubleheader at home against Kalama on Friday. They lost the first game 6-0. Brody Carlson started on the mound. He faced seven batters in the first...

Lady Mules edge Kalama

The Wahkiakum Mules softball team celebrated a 26-24 win over Kalama last Friday. "There was lots of hitting and plays," Coach Stephanie Green said. "The girls really played well and were able to put...

WHS Mule Golf

On April 11, the Wahkiakum Mule golf team missed the four-man school record score of 160 by three strokes while posting a 163 at Mint Valley GC, home of Three Rivers Christian, who posted 230....

NHS, WHS Track and Field

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team traveled to Mossyrock last Thursday to compete in a Central 2B League meet with six other teams. The Mules scored 13 points for seventh place in boys’ competition and 81 points for third place in girls...

School Sports

NHS Boys Baseball April 18 at Oakville 4:00pm 20 Pe Ell Willapa Valley 12:00pm 22 Wishkah 4:00pm 24 at Wahkiakum 4:00pm 29 Ocosta 4:00pm 30 at Winlock 4:00pm May 7, 9, 11 District Playoffs TBA 18 Regionals TBA 24-25 State Playoffs TBA NHS Girls...

Sheriff's Report, April 18, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 8 – 8:58 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Rosedale resident after becoming concerned about...

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