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Articles from the January 10, 2019 edition

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PUD crew locates Westend water leak

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to request membership in the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments and listened to reports from the general manager and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 10, 2019

Commissioners consider Johnson House sale

Wahkiakum County commissioners stepped back from selling a house in Cathlamet and explored issues regarding burgeoning technology costs when they met Tuesday. In a public hearing about the board's proposal to declare the Johnson House surplus and...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    January 10, 2019

Inslee appoints Richter to superior court judge

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Donald J. Richter to Pacific and Wahkiakum County Superior Court on Dec. 18. He replaces Judge Doug Goelz, who will retired at the end of the year. Richter spent the past...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 10, 2019

Local agencies discuss variety of issues, projects

When representatives of local governmental and public service entities got together Tuesday, they covered a lot of ground ranging from economic development plans to the recall effort of members of the Cathlamet Town Council. The representatives get...

 

Library to raise fees

To The Eagle: As librarian I must regretfully announce that it has become necessary to increase fees for out-of-town library cards at Cathlamet Public Library. Half of our patrons live outside the town limits, but the county has declined to add...

 

The Eagle's Second Poetry Corner

Tree Climbing © Jessica Vik Playing outside on a sunny Spring day Helps take the Winter blues away. Seeing the flowers bud from the ground And hearing the birds, their chorus all ‘round. Seeing her cat climb up a tree A little girl says, “Why no...

 

School meals program at work in overtaxed facilities

Editor's note: The ending of a story about Wahkiakum School District kitchen facilities was inadvertently omitted in last week's edition. The first part of the story described the facility's limited storage space. The rest of the story, published...

 

Do you want to become a Master Gardener?

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plants, meet great people and serve your community, but most of all, have a lot of fun. You will receive over 90 hours of training on all aspects of gardening from edible and ornamental plants to...

 

Numerous people are gone, but will be remembered

WET/COLD--We ended one year and began another with a couple of things in common: they were both freezing cold and they both delivered outstanding sunrises and sunsets, and I mean just extrodinarily gorgeous ones! I was happy to see the 20 degree...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Logging and rain As an inquisitive person, I have often wondered and I have been asked, what happens to all the water that is stored in the trees after they have been cut down, especially here in Wahkiakum County. The obvious is evaporation and then...

 

2019 Wahkiakum Horse Gaming Series

This year we have made some changes to the line up of events and to the prizes. This year there will be five shows in the series. You must ride in four out of five shows to qualify for the top prize for your age group/division. Show dates for this...

 

Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network seeks info

Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network is seeking information on food products grown and made across Wahkiakum County, as well as what kind of support they could use to help them be successful. With support from WSU Wahkiakum County Extension, the group...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 10, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 31 — 4:58 a.m. The Department of Ecology and Georgia Pacific responded after a crane spilled oil onto...

 

Patriots Pen contest winners announced

Patriots Pen contest winners announced On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 presented certificates and cash awards to winners of the 2018 Patriots Pen and...

 

Young hoopsters compete in Cathlamet

Above, left, members of a local youth basketball team warm up before competing in a tournament last weekend at Thomas Middle School. Coach Garrett Miller filed this report: This last weekend's fourth...

 

Jayne Poppe

Jayne Poppe went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 25, 2018. She was born July 13, 1932 in Colton, Oregon to Sam and Dessel (Crawford) Gray. Jayne went to school in Colton, first grade to high school graduation. Her home was...

 

Marilyn Wilson

Marilyn (Lynn) H. Wilson nee House died January 1, 2019 at the age of 86 in Coronado, Calif., from colon cancer. Lynn was born August 30, 1932 to Millard B. House and Hildur C. House. She grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and married her first husband...

 

Nancy Owen

Nancy C. Owen, 84, of Castle Rock, died January 2, 2019 at Community Hospice. She was born in Wolf Creek, N. Carolina on August 27, 1934 to John and Etta Shelton. She received a basic education in a...

 

John A. Boldt

John Arthur Boldt, age 33, died December 31, 2018 in Nuevo, Calif, at home, of complications from diabetes. He was born to Brenda Lee Wika and John Edward Boldt on October 24, 1985 in Astoria, Ore....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 101 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. After a long and joyous holiday season, our...

 

Library now has LEGO Mindstorms kits

The Cathlamet Public Library has just received the popular LEGO Mindstorms kit http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms for youth patrons to use for a limited time. The Mindstorms kits are designed to teach robotics to middle school students and above....

 

Liberty Theatre to present: The Fourposter, The Case for The Double Bed

Liberty Theatre will show The Fourposter on January 9,10 and 16,17; all shows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Performances will take place in The McTavish Room, The Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial Street, Astoria. Taking place from 1890 to 1925, the...

 

Lady Mules roll over Winlock 68-21

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team returned to play after Christmas break with an easy win, and senior Macie Elliott surpassed 1,200 career points to join an elite crew of former Mule cagers...

 

Comets, Ducks take wins over Mules

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team lost two this week. On Thursday, the boys traveled to Toutle Lake and lost 65-56. "We came into the game knowing we needed to take care of Michael Adams and...

 

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