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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 14, 2019 

Thieves take specially equipped wheelchair van

When Grant Turner goes out with his friends, it takes a little planning. Turner, who became a quadriplegic after an accident in 2015, can't drive. His friends come to him, and drive him in his own...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 14, 2019 

Consultant, community leaders discuss development

Becky McCray, a consultant who comes from a very small town in Oklahoma, visits small communities, encourages conversation and leaves them with ideas for improvement. McCray met with a group of elected officials and interested citizens on Friday...

 

Weather throws district into chaos

“The best laid plans of mice and men” can be upset by winter weather. It is certainly causing trouble for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association District 4 2B and 1B basketball tournaments. Every day there has been another...

 

Mules lose to Valley; continue district play

After beating South Bend in the opening round of district play, the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team traveled to Rochester last Thursday to take on the number three Pacific League team, Willapa Valley. The Mules lost 48-33 to the Vikings and...

 

Mule wrestlers heading to state Mat Classic

There has been an obvious downside to the bad weather, but it also created an opportunity for several Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers when regional tournaments were canceled. Five Mules will join wrestlers...

 

Officers seize animals at Island farm

At 7 a.m. on Monday morning, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant for animal neglect and animal cruelty at Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island, which is owned and...

 

Officials discuss combining port districts

Last week, commissioners from Wahkiakum County Port Districts 1 and 2 met to discuss the pros and cons of consolidating, entering into an inter-local agreement to share services, or remaining as they are. Several community members were in attendance....

 

PUD commission covers strategic issues

There was a lot to talk about at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Dennis Reid brought up two issues during open discussion. He suggested that they do away with the resolutions regarding salary...

 

Town rates increase

Cathlamet residents may have noticed that their water and sewer bill increased this month. During a meeting to discuss details for a job announcement at the Town of Cathlamet last Wednesday, acting Treasurer Sylvia Costich reminded the town council...

 

New Main Street shop filled with creations

Angie Whitehead has opened a little shop on Main Street in Cathlamet, where she sells lovely and fun handmade decorative items. Whitehead and her two sisters, Daria and Donna, have filled the shop...

 

Mules top South Bend; take on Valley

Last week, a fight broke out in the second quarter of a game that would decide seventh place for the Pacific League. It was a season ender for the two teams involved in the incident, North Beach and...

 

Lady Mules claim Central League championship

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team ended their regular season with a joyful noise and an 84-31 win last Wednesday. The Mules were undefeated in Central League games and claimed the league champ...

 

Local woman travels long road to establish leatherwork business

Kylie Thacker is designing her life, one bag at a time, with her leather smithing business, Truant Leather Co. And as she says herself, "what brought me here is not a perfect line, it's a web of all...

 

Pastor Phillips leaves his mark in Cathlamet

After nearly 12 years of serving at the River of Life Assembly of God in Cathlamet, Pastor Mark Phillips has retired. "My plans were to pastor this church until I was 72," Phillips said, "but the...

 

Mules boys notch three wins this week

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team won three games this week and secured sixth place in the Central 2B league. The Mules hosted Onalaska last Wednesday and won, 62-52. "I thought the guys...

 

Lady Mules post more wins, still ranked first

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won three more games on the road this week to bring their record to 9-0 in league, 18-1 overall. They retain first place in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association statewide ranking for...

 

School board hears transportation needs

January is school board appreciation month, and the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors were feted with banners, dinner, and some special art created by Wahkiakum students at their meeting...

 

Schools deal with new levy lid

Superintendents at Wahkiakum School District and Naselle/Grays River Valley School District were asked to respond to how the Washington State legislature’s new system to fund schools and cap local levies at $1.50 per $1,000 will affect their...

 

WHS thespians earn honors at festival

The Wahkiakum High School drama club came away with an award after participating in the second annual Stageworks Northwest Theatre 2019 High School One Act Play Festival in Longview last weekend....

 

State board approves broadband grant request

Last Thursday the Wahkiakum County PUD learned they had become the recipient of a $50,000 broadband feasibility grant from the Washington Department of Commerce’s Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB). "We are working on the next...

 

Brewery sale closes

It's official! Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez are the new owners of the River Mile 38 Brewery Co. in Cathlamet. "We are excited to continue the legacy of the previous owners and look forward to feedback...

 

Gofundme started for Skamokawa man

Skamokawa resident Steve Rabelos and his wife, Patricia, need a little help. Trouble for the couple multiplied when Steve began exhibiting signs of a stroke not too long ago. It took a bit of convincing, but Patricia was finally able to talk him into...

 

Former Mule coach headed to hall of fame

Paul Dretsch, a former coach for the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball program, will be inducted into the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame in March. He joins five...

 

Mules fall to Pirates, roll over Mounties

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team split games last week. The Mules traveled to Adna last Wednesday and lost 67-36. Luke Brown scored 11 points to lead the Mules. Brody Carlson and K.C. Beery...

 

Lady Mules add two more wins

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won two more games this week to bring their record to 6-0 in league, 15-1 overall. On Thursday, the Lady Mules beat the Napavine Tigers 63-19. "It was a good...

 

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