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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

More detail on school bond issue

My apologies. So many details to try to get right in last week's story about the Wahkiakum School District's 22-year $28.75 million bond to renovate the high school that I completely forgot a really...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

Broadband drive hits a funding snag

By Diana Zimmerman The Broadband Committee met Monday for an update from the Wahkiakum PUD on the project to provide broadband for the east side of Wahkiakum County. PUD General Manager David Tramblie said that the PUD had determined GPS coordinates...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

There's always a job that needs doing...

"My dad would say, 'There is always a job that needs doing. Be the one who gets it done,'" Suzanne Holmes said. "He was always encouraging us to start. 'You don't know where it's going to take you....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

High winds cause PUD power outages

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners discussed recent outages, broadband, and a few other miscellaneous items at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that a couple recent outages in Skamokawa and the Elochoman Valley had...

 

Mule girls conquer 3 opponents this week

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won three games this week to bring their record to 4-1 in league, 11-3 overall. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules traveled to Elma and won 56-45. "The Elma game...

 

Mule boys top Kalama, lose to Cards in OT

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team split games this week to bring their record to 2-3 in league, 9-6 overall. The team traveled to Kalama last Wednesday and beat the Chinooks, 73-57. "We got off to a hot start on the road scoring 24 points in...

 

Wrestlers earn medals

Wahkiakum High School wrestlers continue to bring home medals. On Friday the Lady Mules traveled to Longview for the R.A. Long Lumberjill tournament. Makayla Davis took first place in her division, and Jenna Mellis placed second in her class. On...

 

School district seeks bond for building needs

Russ Reese and Ron Wright of the Citizens Action Committee joined Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent Freeman and School Board Director Shawn Merz on Monday to talk about a bond to remodel...

 

Bond, presidential primary elections ahead

It’s a big year for the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office, as far as elections go. “In the first part of 2020, there are two elections right off the bat,” Deputy Auditor Kaelee Dearmore said. The February special election is for the school...

 

Port 1 hears report on renewable diesel

Captain Peter Wilcox, founding director of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project spoke to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners about renewable diesel at their January meeting last Thursday. “We started this project...shifting to...

 

Youth basketball tourney raises funds

During the first weekend of the new year, 22 teams from all over southwest Washington and northwestern Oregon competed in a local youth basketball tournament organized by a local nonprofit organization for Wahkiakum Class of 2027 Girls Basketball....

 

Mule girls roll over Cards

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team traveled to Winlock last Thursday and beat the Cardinals, 61-23. “It was nice to see the girls put some things into action that we have been working on in practice and play for a solid four quarters,...

 

Mule boys win two, lose to Toutle Lake

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team won two and lost one this week. On Jan. 9, the team beat Toledo, 64-45. Logan LaBerge led the Mules with 19 points. Jake Leitz and Brody Carlson contributed...

 

PUD board discusses broadband progress, Skamokawa water LOC

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to listen to reports and to adopt two new resolutions. Commissioner Dennis Reid suggested that the current evaluation form for the general manager was too long and cumbersome. He said he...

 

School district unveils new web site

Wahkiakum School District’s website has a whole new look. The address, http://wahksd.k12.wa.us/ , remains the same, but the new page is ADA compliant, can be read in several languages, is more informative, and can now be easily accessed by district...

 

Commissioners hear water warning, concerns about taxes

The Wahkiakum County Commissioners met briefly on December 31 to tackle a few issues before the New Year. Puget Island resident Liz Beutler asked for an update on beach nourishment for Pancake Point. “It’s the first of the year, so we’ve got...

 

Mule girls hammer out win over Lady Loggers

The Lady Mules ended the Christmas break with a loss but turned it around to add two more to their win column this week. Last Thursday, the team traveled to Rainier and lost 52--44 to the Mountaineers...

 

Mule wrestlers earn medals at North Beach

The Wahkiakum Mule wrestling team traveled to North Beach last weekend for the Brawl at the Beach. Jamil Dimaano and Braxton Johns took first place in their respective weight classes. Cayden Mendez took third in his division. Jenna Mellis won her...

 

Mule boys win on road, lose at home

The Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball team split games this week, losing one at home and winning one on the road. The Mules held the lead for much of the game against Napavine last Friday. After a bit...

 

Officers seize animals from Skamokawa farm

Dozens of animals were seized from a Skamokawa property belonging to Wahkiakum County Engineer Paul Lacy and his wife, Daria, in December. “Our primary mission was to get the animals out of there,” said Sheriff Mark Howie. There was over a foot...

 

Mules medal at Downriver, fare well in Clatskanie

The gym was packed on Dec. 21 when the Wahkiakum Mules wrestling team hosted 15 teams for the annual Down River Challenge. "The kids did awesome this year," Coach Crystal Davis said. "We had a few...

 

Mule teams play well in Colton tournaments

The Wahkiakum Mules basketball teams traveled to eastern Washington late last week to participate in a two day Colton Tourney. The boys came home with two wins, and the girls split games, losing to a perennially tough Colton team. The boys opened...

 

School board hears about programs, coming bond election

Newly elected School Board Director Patty Anderson was welcomed at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting last Thursday, which was moved up from Dec. 24 because of the Christmas holiday. Anderson and Director Paula Culbertson, who...

 

Students enjoy this holiday craft

Linda Wright, above left, who retired from teaching a few years ago, returns each holiday season to help fifth grade students in Lisa Frink's classroom decorate the papier mache snowmen they have...

 

Mule boys thump Braves, Pirates

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team ended 2019 adding two more to their win column last week. On Dec. 18, the boys crushed LaConner at home, 80-39. "I thought we played with good energy on both e...

 

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