Articles from the November 2, 2023 edition

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Island life

Cows grazing in a field on Little Island. Temperatures in Wahkiakum County have dropped significantly in recent days, with lows in the 30s, creating foggy mornings and clear cold blue skies in the...

 

Hong Kong court drops charges against Wilson

A court in Hong Kong on Oct. 30 dismissed illegal gun possession charges against state Sen. Jeff Wilson of Longview, according to press accounts and Wilson’s office. Wilson, 63, did not have to enter a plea after the judge in the West Kowloon M...

 

School board seeks alternative funding after Supreme Court loss

Moving past their disappointment at the Washington State Supreme Court’s dismissal of their lawsuit, Wahkiakum School District is turning their focus to other avenues of funding. “We are grossly dis...

 

Help is out there

To the Eagle: For millions of people across the country, domestic violence is something they face on a daily basis. National statistics show that roughly 12 million people will experience domestic abuse in a single year – that’s about 20 people per...

 

Conservationists fail to tighten wolf killing rules

Washington fish and wildlife officials have declined a request from conservation groups to tighten restrictions around when wolves that attack livestock can be killed. A petition the groups filed in September with the state Fish and Wildlife...

 

Read history and stand up for democracy

To The Eagle: The Middle East, is once again in a war. Religious, territorial or both. The Ottoman Empire, which ruled much of the Middle East for centuries, collapsed. The empire was divided into smaller territories (which did not take ethnicities...

 

Keep religion off the school board

To The Eagle: A recent article in the Eagle about Kandice Merz, running for School Board position 4, indicated she has received campaign contributions from the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Curious about what they represent, I went to the...

 

What do they stand for?

To The Eagle: I am fairly new to Wahkiakum County and continue to learn its ways. I cannot express my utter amazement that the vast majority of candidates for various elected positions submitted absolutely no information for the Voters' Pamphlet...

 

An Outstanding Candidate

To The Eagle: I believe Brian Heston has the qualities to make him an outstanding candidate for the Wahkiakum School District Board position. I have worked with him for the past three years on the Wahkiakum Robotics team where he dedicated hundreds...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week, the Eagle published a story by Karen Bertroch (“Change is coming to the school board”) that should have been marked as an opinion piece, with a disclaimer that the opinions were the author’s, not the publisher’s. As a small newspap...

 

A born musician goes back to the source

Jennifer Goodenberger was begging for piano lessons before her feet reached the floor. Six years old, and born to a music-loving family, Jennifer knew she had to play. "My parents both loved music,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Westside Play & Learn Group, Valley Bible Church, 9:30-11 a.m. Eastside play and learn group, St James family center 1:30-3 p.m. West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1- 5 p.m. Johnson Park Community Center Library & Computer Center 12-5 p.m....

 

Pick up your Star Program application

VERY COLD—Well, I don't know about where you live, but out here in West Valley, we saw temperatures plummet down into the low twenties on both Friday and Saturday nights, and I can tell you that my old bones were not appreciative of such frigid c...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 2, 2023

October 22 — 8:38 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who fell. October 23 — 12:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded to a Rosedale home after a caller reported the resident fell and hit her head six hours ear...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Looking at the Letters to the Editor, I see that I've created a hornet's nest. The two last articles about school board meetings have been my own opinion more than a report. The second one was not...

 

Forced turnovers

A photo taken out of focus is forever destined to remain out of focus. It may tell a story, but is more likely to end up filed under trash than in the newspaper. Fortunately, that doesn't have to...

 

Comets shoot into post season

The Naselle Comets football team begins their post season this week with a loser out game against Quilcene on Friday at 6 p.m. at home. If they win, they will head to the first round of the state 1B...

 

Susie Cooper

Susanna “Susie” Kay Cooper, 55, of Kelso, was born to Erval and Carol Cooper of Cathlamet on January 27,1968 . She died on October 18, 2023, at her home. Susie grew up in Cathlamet. She loved animals and time with her family. She was outgoing ,ad...

 

Fresh faces at Patty Cakes

Patty Cakes Cafe & Roasting has new owners but the product and menu created by the original proprietor Patty Vezaldanos will remain unchanged, Kwan and Ross Lofstrom said. "It's a famous brand in the...

 

A mixed bag of a season

On Friday, the Wahkiakum Mules football team secured first place in the Central 2B Lower East/West league with a 62-23 win against Ocosta in front of a home crowd. "The kids played well," Coach Ryan...

 

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