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Articles from the January 28, 2016 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 28, 2016

Leaking seals prevent restart of ferry service

The Oscar B. was expected to resume service between Puget Island and Westport early Wednesday morning, but service was halted when the crew discovered leaking shaft seals. Wahkiakum County Public...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 28, 2016

County supporting Skamokawa diking work

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to help Diking District 5 complete repairs to a dike along Skamokawa Creek. Diking Commissioner Tim Schmitz said district is applying to the state Department of Ecology for funding for work that would...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 28, 2016

Flood zone hearing set

Wahkiakum County commissioners set the stage for creation a flood control zone for Cape Horn and handled a variety of other business when they met Tuesday. The board set a February 9 public hearing on a resolution to create the district, which will...

 

Lots to cheer!

Wahkiakum youngsters got even the Winlock supporters to smile during half time of the Mules basketball game against the Cardinals on Friday. Kindergarteners all the way up to eighth grade students...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Last week's story about the Port District 2 commission meeting incorrectly stated that one of the ice machines would be located in Deep River. Marine Resources Committee member Carrie Backman contacted The Eagle to say that a steering committee of...

 

Island resident won't pay assessment fee

To The Eagle: I, Olaf Thomason, will not pay for an assessment fee for dredge spoils until all port districts who also are benefitting commercially pay. Since the 1940s the Corps of Engineers and ports have come begging for places for their dredge...

 

Robotic sponsors liked

To The Eagle: I am writing to recognize the wonderful sponsors of the Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club. These local businesses are supporting STEM education in our community: Cathlamet Pharmacy, Backmans’ Farm and Fish, Bank of the Pacific, Cathlamet...

 

Volunteers invited to Refuge tree project

Managers of the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge are inviting volunteers to join them tomorrow (Friday) for a tree planting and staking project. According to a US Fish and Wildlife Service news release, the mission of the Service is...

 

Students from Taiwan enjoying WHS

Mia, 16 and Sean, 18 are exchange students from Taiwan. Mia, or Li Meng-Yu, is from the capital in the north, Taipei, and Sean, or Yu Hsiao-En is from Tainan in the south. "Pei means north," Sean...

 

Fire departments passing the boot

Last week, the Town of Cathlamet declared February the month of Doernbecher. This Tuesday, Wahkiakum County Commissioners announced their support for the program. To be precise, February will be the month of the Kiwanis-Doernbecher Children’s...

 

Wahkiakum Superior Court

Judge William Faubion January 20, 2016 Corey G. Johnson, 38, of Puget Island has been charged with Assault in the First Degree. The charge carries a possible maximum sentence of life in prison and/or a $50,000 fine plus restitution and assessments....

 

Growing a Garden series starts February 22

Jon Griffin, Washington State University Master Gardener will present how to grow vegetables environmentally safe with limited resources to make a successful garden. The classes will be held at 6 p.m. on February 22, March 21, and April 18, The cost...

 

Crab feed was yet another great success

MIXTURE--While we had a mostly dry day last Friday, with only one fairly short burst of rain, it was definitely a drippy wet and gloomy Saturday morning around here. However, we saw quite a bit of sunshine Sunday and Monday, so that was quite nice. C...

 

Master Gardener class set for raising Mason Bees

On February 6, Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Orchard Mason Bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive. They become active in early spring...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, noon. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m....

 

Nine steps program addresses disasters

I’m writing this column with a heavy heart as we lost a precious furry member of our family on Monday evening. Grym would have been 16 years old on the 27th, and our neighbors, Al and Nancy George lost Grym’s brother, Butch earlier this month....

 

Naselle school teams compete in Knowledge Bowl

Two Naselle Middle School teams competed at an ESD 113 Knowledge Bowl meet at Grays Harbor College last Friday. Naselle competed against teams from Ocosta, North Beach, Montesano, Elma, Wishkah and Ilwaco. The Naselle eighth grade team placed ninth o...

 

Great Backyard Bird Count is set for February 12-15

The Great Backyard Bird Count, hosted by The Cornell Lab, Audubon and Bird Studies, Candada, will take place on February 12-15, 2016. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. First time participants must register at:...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 28, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 18 — 12:58 p.m. A Skamokawa resident who frequently leaves candy for the postal delivery person was...

 

Lind Gilbertsen

Lind “Mack” Gilbertsen, 73 of Ocean Park, died January 20, 2016 at his son’s home in Cathlamet. Mack was born in Cathlamet on January 10, 1943 to Harold and LaVerle (McDonald) Gilbertsen. He graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1962 and...

 

Mona Starr

Mona Ruth Starr, 87, of Cathlamet, died on January 22, 2016 in Selma CA . She was born on November 6, 1928 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Harry and Ella Starr. She graduated from high school there in 1946. She worked for First National Bank in...

 

Wahkiakum 4H Robotics completes FIRST season in FLL

We had 14 students representing Wahkiakum, and over 20 adults all in Olympia last Saturday for the FIRST Lego League Robotics Semi-Final tournament featuring teams from Vancouver, Olympia, Tacoma and...

 

Community Home Health & Hospice offers free grief support

Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) offers free grief support in Longview at the James Avery Grief Center, 1000 12th Avenue and at Prestige Senior Living – Monticello Park, 605 Broadway Street. Grief support groups help those grieving the...

 

Concert date change announced

The Castle Rock Men’s Ensemble, scheduled to be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Cathlamet on February 7 has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 21. Plan for music and desserts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 at 1134 Columbia St. For more...

 

Discussion set for use of Durable Power of Attorney

On February 18, at noon, Chris Roubicek, Attorney in Castle Rock, will discuss the uses and abuses of Durable Powers of Attorney. Estate planning involves providing for the possibility of incapacity or incompetence. Durable Powers of Attorney are an...

 

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