Articles from the February 21, 2019 edition

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Crab feed

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce held its annual crab and oyster feed last Saturday at the Norse Hall on Puget Island to raise funds for the Bald Eagle Festival and Fireworks Show. The three...

 

Sheriff: Burglaries increase along SR 4

Burglaries along the SR 4 corridor seem to be on the rise, according to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie. One night last week, the Hancock Forest Industries office was burglarized, a specially equipped wheelchair van was stolen from a Skamokawa...

 

PUD board, foreman discuss recent outage

Line Foreman Shane Pfenniger stopped by the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting to recount the two hour county wide power outage event that took place last week and explain how the crew responded. “The power went out at my house,...

 

River Mile 38 Brewery proposes expansion

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District No. 1 expressed great interest in River Mile 38 Brewery owners’ possible plans for expansion on port property at their meeting last Thursday. Rex Czuba, one of the new owners of the brewery,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 21, 2019

2020 US Census comes to Wahkiakum

Wahkiakum County should begin preparing for the 2020 US Census, county officials were told Tuesday. US Bureau Partnership Specialist Lorraine Ralston introduced the county board of commissioners to the process and suggested the county form a local gr...

 

Law should't decide women's reproductive choices

To The Eagle: Howard Brawn’s recent opinion letter presents muddled insinuations that infanticide is about to become the new normal in New York because of its revised abortion statute. Nothing could be further from the truth, always the first...

 

I-1639 should have opt out clause

To The Eagle: It is too bad the folks that drafted proposition 1639 did not include some form of “Opt Out” clause for those who live in rural areas and from time to time have immediate need for defense of family members or livestock from...

 

PTO asks for donations

To The Eagle: JA Wendt PTO is looking for donations of seeds for our assistance with The Roots Project. We are in need of these varieties: Cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, peas, and green beans. These can be dropped off at 380 S 2nd Street, there...

 

Writer awaiting responses

To The Eagle: Feeling a bit like crossing pens with some of our local more conservative readers/writers so after a several month hiatus here goes. I challenge each one to read, or re-read, Grapes of Wrath. Written in 1939 this book is as timely...

 

School board hears reports on kitchen, funding

After reviewing a self assessment during a special session, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors moved into their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Debbie McClain, a special education teacher at the school since 1981, gave an overv...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 21, 2019

Council approves strategic plan process

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council addressed a variety of issues when they met Tuesday. --The council voted 4-0 to contract with John Morgan and his Morgan CPS consulting firm to develop a long-term strategic plan. Councilor Jean Burnham...

 

Angel Wings owner seeks return of animals

Debra Lawson, owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island, has petitioned to have animals seized by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office on February 4 returned to her. Lawson is asking for the return of 12 dogs, 23 cats, four roosters, eigh...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 21, 2019

Proposed public records bill is dead

• Senator withdraws bill exempting legislature from public disclosure of some records OLYMPIA (Feb. 19) A proposal to provide exemptions to the Public Records Act for the Legislature is dead, according to bill sponsor, Jamie Pederson, D-Seattle....

 

Legislators aim to ditch Daylight Savings Time

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA (Jan. 30, 2019) OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading...

 

Three dinners set for this Saturday evening

QUIET START--As this week begins, it was just at freezing in West Valley, but other than that, this past Sunday was mostly cloudy but there were even a few sun breaks, so that was nice. I understand the weather for the end of the week may be a bit mo...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Special Thanks to Eagle Readers As long as I have been here I have done a lot of exploring on these old legs along many of the rivers as well as putting a lot of miles traversing the roads in the area. I also have spent many hours at various museum...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

Submitted by Superintendent Lisa Nelson On February 19, a special meeting was held at 5 p.m., prior to the regular meeting of the Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors. Directors and teachers who work in the music and...

 

WHS announces honor roll

The Wahkiakum High School first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year has been announced. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA: Kaden Anderson, Cory Grangroth, Emmi Grangroth, Elizabeth Leitz, Jake Leitz, Megan Leitz, Daniel Martin,...

 

Donald Ostling

Donald Ray Ostling, 74, of Longview, died Februry 14, 2019 at Hospice Care Center in Longview. He was born to Anton and Bernice Ostling on September 3, 1944 in Cathlamet. He graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1962 where he enjoyed playing...

 

IRS tax forms available at Cathlamet Library

The New 1040 tax booklets and forms are available at Cathlamet Public Library. In addition, copies of other forms and publications can be downloaded and printed at the library or from home at https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions. The library is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 21, 2019

County commission addresses flooding, dredging issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard a plea for drainage work near Deep River, decided how to address the latest challenge to their dredging permit process and addressed other issues when they met Tuesday. Wirkkala Road resident Nick Nikkila...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 21, 2019

Senators vote to end state death penalty

• Currently the death penalty is not valid per the state Supreme Court OLYMPIA (Feb. 15) The Senate passed a bill Friday to remove the death penalty from Washington state statute and replacing it with life in prison without parole. Senate Bill 5339...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 21, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 11 — 12:25 a.m. An individual was taken into custody after a domestic disturbance at a Puget Island...

 

Horse Gaming Series Update

The Wahkiakum Fair horse gaming series had a series high point prize for 36 years and older/novice contestant class donated by the Meyer Family. This is a great prize consisting of one pair of sports boots, one pair of overreach boots, a fly mask, a...

 

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