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Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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Holiday surprise: Burst water lines flood elementary school

Structural and system failures plagued Wahkiakum School District over the holiday break. Outside pipes burst in the bus garage and the grandstand two days after the big freeze taking Maintenance Super...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 12, 2023

Commissioners cover ferry funding, erosion, shoreline program

Wahkiakum County commissioners signed letters to state legislators requesting increased funding for the county ferry Oscar B. and discussed other issues when they met Tuesday. The letters follow up meetings with Rep. Fey, chair of the House...

 

Mules lose one game, win two

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team followed a loss to Morton/White Pass last Thursday with wins against Willapa Valley and Winlock this week. In the Mules 52-44 loss to MWP on Thursday, Zakk Car...

 

Lady Mules lost to Ducks, defeat T'wolves

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball returned to regular season play this week after Christmas break with a win and a loss. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules lost 44-41 in a close game with Toutle Lake....

 

Washington lawmakers set for 105-day session

After two years of an online and hybrid Legislature that severely restricted legislators’ direct contact during the pandemic, the House and Senate chambers were full of people reuniting and greeting each other. at the opening of the state...

 

Star Program expresses thanks

To The Eagle: We want to thank all of the people of Wahkiakum County that helped The Star Program for the 2022 Christmas season; the families that took stars, the businesses where we were allowed to place star trees, and to the volunteers that...

 

The Sheriff's Corner

What the heck’s been happening in the Sheriff’s Office you ask? Well, several positive things happened in 2022 and are carrying over this year as well. Sometime this spring, patrol deputies along with the sheriff, undersheriff, and...

 

Another view of the seaplane hangar

To The Eagle: I am neither for nor against a seaplane hangar at the marina, but a writer in this column has been giving you inaccurate, misleading, and flat out wrong information trying to convince you to vote against one. The Cessna Caravan he...

 

Parking lot comes with horrendous cost

To The Eagle: The Eagle recently announced that the Butler St parking lot’s first phase of construction is complete and partially ready for use. Town taxpayers though need to understand the horrendous cost they’ve incurred for this project: ...

 

Cost of Butler Lot vexes town council

The parking lot on Butler Street is paved and painted now, but grumbles at the Town of Cathlamet meeting last week regarding the process and its somewhat unsatisfying results prove it continues to be...

 

Crab and oyster feeds will happen soon

BLUSTERY--As I begin this column, it is a very blustery Monday and the tree branches are breaking and debris is flying, so if you’re getting this windy weather, I hope you’ve managed to keep your outside things from flying away! I also hope you...

 

WSU Master Livestock Program to start February 2

Farming can be a good economic opportunity as well as a great lifestyle choice. The WSU Master Livestock Program teaches small acreage farmers management practices used when raising animals. Learn practices that will improve your property, provide...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

FAFF is sponsoring the Skamokawa Swamp Opera who will be performing on Sunday, Jan. 22nd beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Naselle Community Center. The cost will be a suggested donation of $10. Refreshments served afterwards. The group is working on a...

 

Skamokawa Swamp Opera to perform in Naselle

The Naselle Community Center and Finnish American Folk festival presents "The Skamokawa Swamp Opera," a folk band made up of Wahkiakum County musicians. The concert will be held Sunday, January 22, 3...

 

George Malakowsky

George Henry Malakowsky, 70, of Castle Rock, passed away in the arms of his loved ones on December 1, 2022 at St. John's Hospital. George was a lifelong logger. He leaves behind his beloved wife,...

 

Covid update

One more case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County over the last week according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 633. Meanwhile, the number of hospitalizations rose by two to 50, and the number of...

 

FOS seeking vendors for antique sale set for March

The Friends of Skamokawa will host their annual Antique Sale on March 10, 11 and 12 this year, on Friday and Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They are asking for any vendors who wish to participate to contact them for more...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 12, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 1 — 9:44 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident. January 2 — 10:45 a.m. The Grays...

 

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