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Articles from the February 17, 2022 edition

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Demonstrators protest Naselle school district masking policies

Protestors spent two days last week outside the Naselle School objecting to mask requirements at the school. The first day, Tuesday, Feb. 8, was a state wide day for protesting. It started with the...

 

Three local high school teams advance to regional basketball competition

District Tournament Summary Class 1B The Naselle Comet girls basketball team beat Willapa Valley 33-24 in the District 4 1B championship last Saturday. They'll play Evergreen Lutheran at 10 a.m. on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 17, 2022

County officials plan to strenghthen enforcement authority of solid waste ordinance

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard a renewed plea for dike repair assistance and agreed to strengthen the county's solid waste ordinance when they met Tuesday. Maurice Mooers, one of two members of the Diking District 4 board of commissioners,...

 

Inspecting the Butler Street lot

Cathlamet Public Works Department closed the Butler Street parking lot Tuesday for a geotechnical inspection of the ground. The crew dug two small 5-foot-deep trenches for evaluation. Public Works...

 

PUD conservation program has rebates

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Directors got an update on energy conservation programs and heard a report about recent activity at the utility at their meeting on Tuesday. Lia Sealund, a customer service representative at the PUD who is well-versed in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 17, 2022

Port 2 looking for a new manager

Commissioners of Port District 2 are looking for a new manager. Former Manager Jeff Smith resigned Jan. 19, the day after the port commission's January meeting. "I have completed many goals over the last three years and made several improvements to...

 

Voters continue support of school

The Wahkiakum School District's four-year, $997,000 program and operations levy boosted its passing margin when votes were counted last Friday. Friday's count of late arriving ballots increased totals to 725 yes votes and 670 no votes, an approval...

 

Your Thesaurus is boring me

To The Eagle: I’ve got to tell you that some people tend to put abortion into two simple categories, one being pro-choice people and the other they seem to think are just religious zealots. Well there is a third group of which I am a charter member...

 

The loud minority disrupts civil progress

To The Eagle: The latest Republican statement on the January 6th riot-insurrection-attack on our capitol and Democracy, by the Republican National Committee, deems that attack as "legitimate political discourse." Some elected Republicans who were...

 

Good news appearing in regard to covid-19

To The Eagle: I like good news, and covid-19 good news is always welcome. WA State reached 72.8% fully vaccinated, exceeding their stated 70% vaccination goal to obtain herd immunity. Wahkiakum has 301 PCR confirmed cases. Washington University says...

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News    February 17, 2022

Senate votes to ban high-capacity magazines

In an effort to tackle gun violence and strengthen public safety, the state Senate passed legislation Feb. 9 that bans the sale of high-capacity magazines – anything over 10 rounds – but doesn’t prohibit the use of high-capacity firearms...

 

Woman's Club honors 2022 citizens of the year

After a lifetime of service, Bob and Esther Roche are being honored by the Cathlamet Woman's Club, having been named Citizens of the Year. The pair are defined by citizenship. They seem tirelessly wil...

 

Port 1 commission concerned about park

Maintenance Manager Todd Souvenir told the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners that the owner of a float plane who was interested in relocating his business to the Elochoman Slough Marina had flown in recently to take a look around and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

Democrats push transportation plan

A $16 billion plan, crafted mainly by Democrats, to fund hybrid-electric ferries, high speed rail and highway maintenance is gaining speed in the state Legislature. “‘Move Ahead Washington’ is a promise to put Washingtonians first,” Rep....

 

Cathlamet to observe 115th birthday Feb. 18

Cathlamet municipal officials will hold a celebration of the 115th anniversary of the incorporation of the town outside Town Hall, 375 2nd St., Cathlamet, at noon on Friday. A proclamation in honor of the occasion will be read, and the new Cathlamet...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What a Week: It has been a busy time over the past few days. But the weather made it not only acceptable for February but stupendous. Lovely warm sunshine that encourages the ground to warm up as...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 17, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 7 — 1:11 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported fraud. 2:16 p.m. A man wearing a bright green shirt was...

 

Conservation meetings bringing some results

In November of last year, county Commissioner Dan Cothren invited various agencies and local groups to send representatives to begin discussing working together to bring more projects to their attention and to have any information available on cost e...

 

Theo Ruth Ferguson

Theo Ruth Ferguson was born February 28, 1928 in Moorcroft, Wyoming to her parents James G. Dickinson and Shirley Schultz Dickinson. She was the youngest of four daughters. When she was eight years...

 

Wahkiakum High School honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School first semester honor roll for the 2021-2022 school year has been announced. Those students earning a 4.0 grade – point average were: 10th grade: Klauvinia Cernal, Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale and Alison Will. 11th grade:...

 

LCC Speech & Debate wins OSU Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won the 2-year college division and finished fourth among all colleges and universities at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University. This LCC squad...

 

Memorial Service for Kenneth Kandoll

Kenneth Kandoll A memorial service will be held for Kenneth J. Kandoll on March 5, 2022, noon, at the Naselle Assembly of God church. His full obituary appeared in the August 12, 2021 edition of The Eagle....

 

Death Notice for Christopher Luthi

Christopher Luthi, 54, of Skamokawa, died February 15, 2022. Services are pending and a full obituary will appear at a later date....

 

David Peter Wahlstrom

7/30/1943-2/1/2022 I would like to say a few words about this man...a son, a brother, a husband, father, grandfather. He filled many roles, and I truly mean it when I say...he FILLED every role, as full as he was capable. He loved those “labels...

 

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