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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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Storm damage

The December 27 storm hit hard on Puget Island, knocking down a barn and sending a tall conifer into Welcome Slough. The barn, on the property of Sarah and Paul Lawrence, was built in 1939. Photo...

 

Eagle Poetry Corner

In December, The Eagle invited local poets to submit poems for our Annual Poetry Corner to start the new year. Thanks, poets, and enjoy! ---------------- The Drumming Mule The Bremen-Town Musicians by The Brothers Grimm Tells of some animals who...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 5, 2023

Commissioners, legislators discuss priorities for session

Wahkiakum County Commissioners and District 19 legislators on Tuesday discussed issues the county board would like to see addressed in the coming session of the Washington State Legislature. Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, met with the board in...

 

PUD manager reports on security, ice storm response

General Manager Dan Kay addressed substation security issues at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. “We are taking it seriously,” he said. “Wahkiakum PUD is aware of substation vandalism events that have occurred...

 

Wahkiakum County's mental health program offers variety of services

According to the county website, the mission of Wahkiakum Heath and Human Services is to “enhance the health and well-being of Wahkiakum County by providing effective health and human services and by fostering and implementing sound, sustained...

 

Tumwater woman injured in car-truck collision

A Tumwater woman was hospitalized after the vehicle she was driving collided with a log truck last Friday afternoon near Nassa Point. Nancy Knofler, 66, was headed westbound on SR 4 in a Subaru Outback on Friday around noon when her vehicle crossed...

 

Mule boys claim Mt. Vernon tourney title

Sixty was the magic number for the Mule boys basketball team last week, when they won three games with that score and were named champions of a Christmas tournament at Mount Vernon Christian School....

 

Wrestlers taken second at meet

Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers Malachi Schaefer, Lilian Hale, and Mckenna Mendez placed second in their classes at a recent meet in Clatskanie. On Saturday, the girls head to Kelso and the boys will be...

 

Lady Mules win 1, lose 2

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team participated in a girls' tournament at Mount Vernon Christian School during the last week of December. The Lady Mules lost their first and second games, 32-19 to Orcas Island and 47-37 to Moses Lake...

 

A Seaplane base at Cathlamet

To The Eagle: As each reader has no doubt experienced, the area in and around Cathlamet can be breathtaking and incredibly peaceful: it is a situation that is unique compared with nearly every other city on the lower Columbia River. While we are avia...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

In last week's paper, Assessor Falon Hoven's position was incorrectly described as appointed. She was elected to the position. And to clarify, the cell phone tower described in Mayor David Olson's comments to the county board of commissioners is...

 

Covid-19 update

The number of reported covid-19 cases rose by two this week according to the Washington Department of Health, for a cumulative total of 632 in Wahkiakum County. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus remained unchanged, at...

 

Inclement weather reminds us to prepare

ANOTHER YEAR--Well, we’re five days into 2023 and we’ve had some wild weather to end 2022 and to start 2023 as well, so I’m hoping for some milder stuff for awhile. We certainly had some horrible road conditions over Christmas and then later...

 

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,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Happy New Year, my friends! This is my third annual writing folder for Eagle articles. We've all been through a lot over the past two years and I hope and pray we're only going higher, happier and...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 5, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 26 — 1:02 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. 7:13 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after locki...

 

Mike Carroll

Michael Ray Carroll died from lung cancer, surrounded by family December 26th, 2022, at Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Longview. He was a strong man, full of pride who loved his family greatly. He worked hard every day for what...

 

Kitty Johnson

Kitty Johnson, 81, born Kathleen Jewel Rydell, of Tumwater Washington, passed away gracefully on November 26, 2022 after an ongoing battle with heart failure. Born in Spokane, Washington to Roy and...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday, January 13. John McKay, an attorney with Northwest Justice Project will be at Johnson Park from 9 a.m. – noon and in Cathlamet from 1:30 – 4:30...

 

LCC lecture series line-up announced

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Winter 2023 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Books that Move Us.” Whether it is mind expanding or guilty pleasures, reading can bring us excitement, information, joy,...

 

First WordFest of 2023 set for January 10

The first WordFest event for 2023 will be held Tuesday, January 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Local comedian Coree Spencer will present her book, I’m Not OK, You’re Not OK, an activity...

 

WSP Sergeant Brad Moon has a horrible, no good, very bad day

According to Sheriff Mark Howie, when the arctic blast gave us freezing rain on December 23, it stranded one deputy at home, and a trooper at the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office. Thankfully,...

 

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