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

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Rosburg School Road Project Approved Wahkiakum County commissioners unanimously approved Professional Engineer Paul Lacy's proposal for the Rosburg School road. The plan calls for the widening of the...

 

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Paradise found in the Westend Just a little west of the Rosburg Store hidden in plain sight lies eight and a half acres that was once just pasture land. There were no trees on the property. That was...

 

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An Old Barn Over the years traveling to and fro in the Westend, I would go by an old barn in Deep River across the highway from Deep River Camp. I had no idea who owned it and the surrounding...

 

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Wahkiakum Search and Rescue, Part Two I have only touched on a small part of what search and rescue is all about. Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue does have four K-9 teams including trailing,...

 

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Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue The images seen on television showing people searching for a missing person gives the impression to many people that the searchers are just going for a casual walk....

 

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The Last Badger It is with sadness to announce to those of you who knew Dean Badger that he passed away in Yuma, Arizona, of a heart attack at the age of 80. He was my neighbor and one of the first...

 

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Lest We Forget Throughout our lives we all have had events, people, and places, especially, that have influenced our memories. We still at times gaze into space recalling a past place we wish we...

 

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Climate in Wahkiakum County "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco." This is a quote that has been credited to Mark Twain, but has not been verified. True or not, Mark...

 

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Dogs and Goats Throughout the Westend all the way to Naselle, I have had the opportunity to talk with many who have a variety of animals from cattle for meat and/or dairy and goat farmers. All these...

 

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Finns and Flowers In 1959 Washington State officially designated the coast rhododendron (Rhododendron acrophyllum) as the state flower; however, in 1892 it was really selected as the state flower by t...

 

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Hidden in plain sight The demographics of both Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties have indicated a rise in people moving into the area who are not familiar with the history or customs of the area. The...

 

Historical Stella post office gets a new coat

It has been almost 40 years since the Stella Historical Museum has been repainted. The cost for painting was approximately $8,500. These funds were acquired from dues from historical society members,...

 

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The Rosburg Legacy Everyone leaves a legacy in their lives that only a few may know or even remember; however, along life's journey there are glimpses of heaven to be seen from Cathlamet to Naselle....

 

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Gone but not Forgotten...Conclusion Anyone who has traveled west of the KM at this time of year has seen the many wonderful varieties of rhododendrons along the way. I knew almost nothing of these...

 

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Gone but not forgotten 2 The main reason you see my picture and e-mail address is so that I will be recognized by the community in which I serve. My motive is to be able to reach the community to...

 

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Gone, but not forgotten While coming back from Altoona after taking pics of Pillar Rock for The Focus on Wahkiakum, I took a detour down to Eden Valley. I was not looking to write this story, but the...

 

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Giants hold benefit concert at Grange Last Thursday, Grays River Grange #124 had a concert with Giants in the Trees as their record release benefit concert to benefit Moon Mertz who has multiple scler...

 

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Grange installs new sign for Meserve Park William Nelson Meserve 1867-1953 and his wife Harriet Alta Meserve 1878-1951 operated the Meserve Store at approximately the same location as the park lies...

 

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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...

 

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Reader Recipe Request: Chicken Enchiladas To some chicken enchiladas are a dime a dozen and I would have to agree. I have tried chicken enchiladas from every Mexican restaurant within a 50 mile radius and I would come to the same conclusion: I’ll...

 

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Some Things Change and Some Things Remain the Same Every generation is uniquely different than the previous one yet some things are still passed on. The newspaper is and has been traditionally the source for news and information. We have increased...

 

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Reader’s Request I am grateful and I give thanks to you the readers who have approached me with your favorable comments and suggestions. While at the Rosburg Store recently I was asked by a Wahkiakum County Eagle reader if I would post some local...

 

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My New Friends the Corvid Family Most people have met corvids yet did not know that was their name. The family of corvids I am referring to is birds of the Corvidae of which there are 120 species worldwide. Commonly recognized in English they are kno...

 

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Women Empowered Verses “Rule of Thumb” We use words and phrases every day without really knowing the origin of the words or phrases. For example the 1890's time period was referred to as the “Gay Nineties,” and this had no inference to...

 

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Life Transitions The reason I am writing this is because of a comment from a young man of 35 years of age who said Grays River had not changed in 20 years. I replied that in 35 years he would look back and see lots of change, to which he agreed....

 

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