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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 4, 2021 

PUD planning water main upgrades

Last month, one of the Wahkiakum County PUD’s water systems was showing a substantial loss in distribution, General Manager Dave Tramblie told the board of commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. The water crew looked for a leak but wasn't able...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 4, 2021 

Covid-19 update

On Tuesday, the count of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County had reached 100. Of those, 19 were considered potentially active. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,483 tests of county residents have been conducted, and five people in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 4, 2021 

School super addresses maintenance needs

On February 16, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got updates on the budget, the four day school week, and Superintendent Brent Freeman’s ongoing challenge to fund renovations at the high school. Budget Manager Shelby Garrett...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Lady Mules post win; face covid-19 interruption

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team traveled to Rainier last Thursday and beat the Mountaineers in three sets, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-20. “My bench was my star tonight,” Coach Kayli Hurley said. “They brought tons of energy and positivity....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Mule Cross Country

The four member Wahkiakum Mules Cross Country team traveled to Rainier last Thursday to compete in a 5,000 meter race with five other schools. For the girls, senior Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt took third in a field of 14 runners with a time of 24:19. Junior...

 

Arrow Rose

Since the quarantine started, Arrow Rose has been spending more of her time cultivating one of her hobbies, and lately she's been thinking of making it a career. "I've really been into doing nails, an...

 

Ashden Niemeyer

Early Sunday morning, Ashden Niemeyer headed west for work, picking oysters for his sometime employer, Kyle Hurley, a teacher at Wahkiakum High School. During the school week, Ashden is picking up...

 

Shannon Dela Cruz

Shannon Dela Cruz, who grew up in Avondale, Arizona, moved to Cathlamet her sophomore year with her mom to be closer to family. There were thousands of students at her school in Arizona, so Wahkiakum...

 

Covid-19 exposure leads to quarantined class

Over the past couple weeks, some of the new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County have had a connection or limited connection to the Wahkiakum School District. According to the press releases from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, those people are...

 

New Chamber director finds serendipity

If you ask Stacey Lane, it was serendipity that brought her to Wahkiakum County. "I don't necessarily believe in luck," she said. "I love being in Cathlamet. It's probably the most hidden little gem...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Wednesday, the number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County was up to 97, with 16 cases considered active. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,445 tests had been conducted so far. Pacific County's total was up to 736, with...

 

Human remains found on KM Mountain

Human skeletal remains were discovered on KM Mountain on February 19. Coroner Dan Bigelow collected and delivered the remains to Washington State Forensic Anthropologist Katherine Taylor in King County to be examined and hopefully identified....

 

Mule Cross Country

Wahkiakum senior Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt set the pace for runners at the Mules’ opening cross country meet at Toledo last Thursday, taking first place with a time of 23:36 in a 5,000 meter race against 14 other runners from four schools. Junior...

 

Lady Mules beat 3 of 4 volleyball opponents

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team won three of four matches this week, to bring their record to 4-1. Last Thursday, they beat Winlock at home in three sets, 25-14, 25-14, and 25-20. Jansi Merz had...

 

Jordyn Watson

Jordyn Watson, who has been attending school in Wahkiakum County since the fifth grade, seems at home in her position as an outside hitter for the Mule volleyball team. Prior to her freshman year,...

 

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin is ready to go. He's been studying German, and along with other members of the Wahkiakum High School German Club, started fundraising last year for the biannual trip to Germany, set for...

 

Jenna Mellis

"I know what I'm doing, but I don't know what I'm doing," Jenna Mellis said. "That's what I like about life. Surprises." There are a lot of surprises when you are one of eight kids, and four of them...

 

PUD manager recounts crews efforts to respond to storm outages

On Tuesday, General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an overview of the utility’s response to this weekend’s winter storm at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting. “The guys started at 11 p.m. on Friday night,” he said. “The...

 

Covid-19 update

On Wednesday four more people in Wahkiakum County tested positive for covid-19, bringing the total to 87. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,354 people have been tested, three people have been hospitalized, and 1,348 doses of the...

 

Port 1 commission OK's kayak launch site at marina

In an effort to improve kayakers' experience coming in and out of the Elochoman Slough Marina, Wahkiakum County Port 1 decided to provide an alternate place for them to enter and exit the water. The k...

 

WWII vet tells his story

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Wahkiakum VFW Post No. 5297, whose charter was signed on January 7, 1946, after young servicemen, who had returned to the community from foreign locales after World War II decided to form a local branch of the...

 

Lady Mules open with 3-set victory

It's been a long wait for Wahkiakum athletes, but competition finally began again on Tuesday. The Lady Mules volleyball team made the most of their first outing, a home opener against Morton-White...

 

Meet our Seniors: Hannah Musick

Hannah Musick wants to be a doctor. "That's the path," she said with certainty. She got hooked on the idea of medicine in eighth grade, and her passion for the notion has only grown. "Now I'm too...

 

Meet our Seniors: Kaden Anderson

Kaden Anderson is in business. He started his first lemonade stand in elementary school, and has been growing the profits from that venture ever since. It turns out that while his classmates were...

 

Meet our Seniors: Kaleo Silva

Kaleo Silva is headed to Washington State University in the fall to study mechanical engineering. “I think the thing that made me want to do engineering was taking physics last year,” he said....

 

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