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Washington Supreme Court agrees to take WSD's facilities case

Updated December 2, 2022 On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court decided it would hear Wahkiakum School District’s case against the State of Washington. Wahkiakum has been dealing with aging facilities for some time: an outdated...

Holiday fun in Wahkiakum

Santa Claus greeted excited youngsters at the annual holiday lighting ceremony Saturday in Cathlamet. Photo by Ian...

County officials nearing budgetary finale

Wahkiakum County officials are nearing the end of the development of their 2023 budgets. On Tuesday, the board of commissioners met as the supervisors of the county's four flood control zone districts and set assessments and budget amounts for...

Gluesenkamp Perez, Bigelow claim victory

Election results are in and certified. Wahkiakum County Prosecutor Dan Bigelow held on to his seat, winning a close race against challenger Holly McKeen by a 75 vote margin, 1,278 to 1,203. In the Wahkiakum County Commissioner Distict 3 race,...

Superintendent, directors describe rural district issues

“Never settle” seemed to be the big message of the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on November 22. Superintendent Brent Freeman said that security updates were progressing at the district, and while he’d given so much...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department,...

A pioneer Christmas in SW Washington

by Maude Kimball Butler, (1880-1963) Edited by Karen Bertroch As I read accounts of the pioneer Christmas celebrations it occurs to me that the observances depended on the locality and the...

Bazaar season is upon us in Wahkiakum County

WHAT WILL WE GET?--As this week begins, the forecast is a mixed bag, with some saying we could get some snow and some saying it’s just going to freeze, while others are saying rain every day, so I guess we will just have to wait and see what...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. This weekend is the Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope to see everyone there. On Saturday December 10 we will have the monthly Flea Market....

Downriver Dispatches

On Thanksgiving, I spent the day in my robe just watching football and movies. My recommendation for this holiday season is on Netflix: "Slumberland." Enjoy! Venue Change for FAFF Concert from...

Lighted Parade to be held December 10

Submitted by Paige Lake, Parade Organizer The Wahkiakum Lighted Christmas Parade and Holiday Market will take place at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet on Saturday, December 10. The event starts at 3 p.m., at the Marina and River Mile 38...

Community caroling ahead

Hark! Whether you sound like a “Herald angel” or not, the Pioneer Community Association is inviting the community to sing Christmas Carols and enjoy some goodies at the Pioneer Community Center, 125 Columbia Street, on Dec. 17, from 7-8 p.m....

FFA selling WHS ornaments

Wahkiakum High School FFA is selling Christmas ornaments and wreaths until December 16, according to this year’s FFA reporter, Nyomie Kuljis. The ornaments are $5 and will be sold at basketball games. The Christmas wreaths, made by Wahkiakum FFA...

Washington Missing Persons Alert System: something to be thankful for

In the first 11 months of 2022, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has coordinated a total of 77 missing person alerts utilizing the Washington Missing Persons Alert System, including: · 5 Amber Alerts looking for missing children; · 47 Silver...

Wahkiakum Autism Awareness donates sound canceling wireless headphones

In an effort to help students who suffer from sensory overload, the Wahkiakum Autism Awareness fund purchased and donated 12 sound canceling wireless headphones for use by special needs students within the Wahkiakum School District. Four were...

Gift of warm clothing drive reminder

The Puget Island Fire Department Auxiliary reminds the community that they are still collecting new or gently used warm clothing items for those in need and they say children’s sizes are really needed. Drop off bins are located at the Puget...

Oil is paramount to energy

To The Eagle: It seems my recent Letter to The Eagle had too much math for Mr. Bouchard to process. He expressed I stated “the glaringly obvious” about President Biden’s role in our high inflation. Mr. Bouchard had a recent epiphany,...

DeSantis personally redrew congressional districts

To The Eagle: After winning Florida’s gubernatorial election, Gov. Ron DeSantis crowed about Republican domination of previously solidly Democratic areas and said: “We not only won the election, we rewrote the political map!” He literally...

Thanks expressed for many years of service

To The Eagle: Just a short letter to wish Cindi Grasseth a happy retirement from the front desk at the Wahkiakum clinic. Rumor has it that many years ago she sat down close to the end of Una street in Cathlamet and within moments a building was...

Winter season begins

Games begin this week for winter sports. On Monday, the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team was getting ready for their first game against Ilwaco on Wednesday, and the girls basketball team was...

Sheriff's Report, December 1, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 20 — 10:55 p.m. Longview Police had probable cause for an order violation for someone in an Indian...

Submit a Legals or Public Notices ad

To submit a Legal advertisement, please email it to geri@waheagle.com, along with your phone number, and someone will contact you for payment. Thank you, The Wahkiakum County...

Covid-19 update

The number of covid-19 cases reported by the Washington Department of Health rose by four in the last week for a cumulative total of 621 in Wahkiakum County. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus stand at 46 and nine...

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