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  • Lady Mules lose to Napavine at State 2B Tournament

    Mar 3, 2016

    The Lady Mules' bid for the state championship ended today when they lost to their nemesis, the Napavine Tigers, 58-28. The team plays the loser of the Mabton/Okanogan game tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. The winner will take third place and the loser will finish in fifth place. The Lady Mules have faced the Tigers four times this year and lost four times. Peyton Souvenir led the team with seven points. Savannah Burdick scored six points. Maddy Mace and Macie Elliott added four points each. Tyra Elliott had three points. Charlie Ashe and Rory Heywood...

  • Lady Mules beat Colfax in the first round of State 2B; face Napavine on Friday

    Mar 3, 2016

    The Lady Mules made quick work of Colfax in the quarterfinals of the State 2B Tournament Thursday morning in the Spokane Arena, beating them 58-44. Peyton Souvenir led the Lady Mules with 19 points, 10 steals and seven assists. Savannah Burdick scored 11 points. Macie Elliott added 10 points, six rebounds and four steals. Maddy Mace and Ellie Leitz had five points each. Sydney Hansen and Grace Peacock added four points apiece. Peacock also had six rebounds. 2 10 16 16 44 Colfax 21 10 15 12 58 Lady Mules On Friday at 3:45 p.m. in the...

  • Community discusses walking, cycling accessibility

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 3, 2016

    There was a full house at the Community Center in Cathlamet to discuss pedestrian and bicycle accessibility in the county. A group from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments that deals with transportation was on hand to talk about the 2040 Regional transportation Plan and facilitate the ensuing conversation. "This meeting happened because the former Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Gildea wanted to make this happen," Judith Donovan, the transportation planner for CWCOG...

  • Johnson Park board needs more members

    Rick Nelson|Mar 3, 2016

    The Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park in Rosburg may be headed for closure. Concerned about resignations from the center's board of directors, Wahkiakum County commissioners have scheduled a town hall meeting next Tuesday at the center to talk about the situation and recruit new board members. The president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer have resigned, and that's impairing the board's ability to pay the center's bills and handle the day to day chores needed to keep the center open. "There have been a number of resignations of...

  • Valdez found guilty on all four counts

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 3, 2016

    Twelve jurors declared Sam Valdez guilty on four counts including solicitation for murder and arson after deliberating for nearly six hours on Friday. The Valdez family is expected to speak on his behalf when he is sentenced at 1 p.m. on March 13. His sentence could last as long as 17-23 years, and he could be in his 80s by the time he gets out of prison. Valdez took the stand last week and denied that he had been serious about hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife, calling that and his talk...

  • PUD discuss capital improvements

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 3, 2016

    On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County PUD Commissioner Gene Healy continued a conversation about surcharges started by Commissioner Dennis Reid two weeks earlier. Reid has been looking for ways for the PUD to fund capital improvements that would be less costly to rate payers than the recent rate hike. Reid had reasoned that surcharges could go away after projects were completed but rates would never go down. He also believed that a couple dollars each month would be less severe than a rate hike when it...

  • Donald Trump does not reflect the opinions of this voter

    Mar 3, 2016

    To the Eagle: To those of you who keep removing the “Bernie” signs on my property: Have you heard of the autochthons? For each sign that disappears I will buy two more from the Bernie campaign. So, thank you for inadvertently supporting the “Money out – Bernie in” movement! Ursula Petralia Skamokawa...

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Sheriff Mark Howie|Mar 3, 2016

    We want to thank all of you who were patient with our recent heightened security measures at the courthouse during our jury trial the last two weeks. For a minute of inconvenience, we maximized the safety and security of the visitors and employees of the courthouse. It is a very rare occasion that we would put that level of security into place. It was a group effort that made it go smoothly and we extend our appreciation for your cooperation and understanding. Remember that the public’s safety is a priority in every decision I make. I have r...

  • Lecture draws crowd to hear about birds

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 3, 2016

    There wasn't a single empty chair in Redmen Hall for guest lecturer and Skamokawa resident Andrew Emlen's talk about birds of the Lower Columbia. Some listeners found space on the stairs or a spot on the floor but a few more hardy characters stood in the back. According to Redmen Hall Board Member and event planner Pam Emery, there were more than 70 in attendance. Emlen shared pictures and regaled the crowd with amusing or interesting and even disheartening anecdotes about terns and other birds...

  • WHS Key Club raising funds for Doernbecher

    Rick Nelson|Mar 3, 2016

    Wahkiakum High School's Key Club is sponsoring a week-long drive to raise funds for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Key Club is the high school age club associated with Kiwanis Clubs International, a service organization focusing on children. The Key Club is taking part in a fund raising program called Kids Making Miracles. Middle and high schools collect funds which benefit the hospital's services for children. Club members have announced a schedule of events to raise funds; the public is invited to participate in some of them, including:...

  • Governor signs bill to address basic ed funds

    Izumi Hansen, WNPA Olympia News Bureau|Mar 3, 2016

    OLYMPIA-Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a bill responding to the state Supreme Court's 2012 decision that the state is unconstitutionally underfunding basic education. "This . . . recommits the Legislature in 2017 . . . to fulfill the state's constitutional obligation to fully fund education," Inslee said before he signed the bill into law. The bill, SB 6195, establishes a task force to create recommendations about teacher compensation and retention, local school levies' limits and conditions,...

  • Flea market will be Saturday at Fairgrounds

    Kay Chamberlain|Mar 3, 2016

    NEW MONTH--Here we are in the third month of the year already; amazing! We had some mixed weather to end February as a couple of days last week were just gorgeous, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, while the last couple of days of the month were a bit wet and windy. I do hope you got to enjoy the nice part as it's not often that things are that great in February. With parts of the midwest and eastern states reeling from super cold temps and lots of snow, as well as some tornados in the southern states, we will count our blessings...

  • What's happening at the Fair?

    Patty Dursteler|Mar 3, 2016

    Wow! Another month has slipped away. The fair grounds will be getting some new looks this year. A huge thank you to Board Member Becky Thacker for working so hard on a Health and Safety Grant from the State. We were awarded $89,964.00 to remodel the bathrooms. This is awesome. Upcoming events in March: March 5 monthly Flea Market, come out and find yourself some treasures. March 17 St Paddy's day Carnival for the kids, and on March 25 we will have Easter bingo. So as you can see March is a busy month. The fair board will pick the fair theme...

  • The Eagle Calendar

    Mar 3, 2016

    THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, 7 p.m. Cathlamet Public Library Board of Trustees, 12:45 p.m. Westside Play & Learn Group, Valley Bible Church, 9-11:30 a.m. West End Food Pantry, GRVC at Johnson Park, 1-5 p.m. TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) GRVC at Johnson Park,...

  • Johnson Park board needs more members

    Trudy Fredrickson|Mar 3, 2016

    If you haven’t driven through Grays River to Rosburg lately, you are really missing a beautiful sight. The trees are filled with eagles and seagulls are flying in huge flocks up and down the river and settling in all the hay fields. In a couple of fields, it looks almost like it snowed seagulls. The smelt are definitely here. News from Naselle: Congratulations on a fantastic basketball season for both the boys and girls Comet teams. You did an outstanding job this year. Westend news The 3rd Annual Community In-door Super Sale will be held on M...

  • Knowledge Bowl teams competed

    Mar 3, 2016

    The Naselle Middle School knowledge bowl teams competed in their final meet on February 26 at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen. The Naselle 8th grade team consisted of Abby Moten, Zanith Wulf, Haley Depoe, Jaclyn Steenerson, Hannah Wirkkala, Cody Condon, and Ethan Lindstrom. The 8th grade team competed against 14 other teams from Elma, Montesano, Ocosta, North Beach, Hoquiam, Ilwaco and Wishkah. The 8th grade team placed 5th out of 15 at this meet and 5th overall for the season. The Naselle 7th grade team was comprised of Emma Colombo, Abigail...

  • Town, county to update shoreline plan

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 3, 2016

    Wahkiakum County and the Town of Cathlamet, have spent the last two years working on a Shoreline Master Program for the state. The project, funded by the Department of Ecology, gives a voice to local agencies and citizens and creates a dialogue with the state when it comes to enforcing the Shoreline Management Act which: • “Encourages reasonable and orderly development of shorelines; • Protects the natural character of Washington shorelines, including the land, vegetation, wildlife and envir...

  • Darlene Haataja

    Mar 3, 2016

    Darlene M. Haataja, 88, a life long resident of the Altoona-Rosburg area, died at her home in Rosburg on February 23, 2016. Both her father and mother were of Finnish ancestry, and she was born at home in Altoona on June 17, 1927, the daughter of Helge and Jenny (Buskala) Saari. She grew up on the family farm, attended Altoona grade school and graduated from Naselle high school. Following high school she worked at the Altoona fish cannery. In 1951 she married Deep River native Robert Haataja and they established their home close to where...

  • Shannon Spitzer

    Mar 3, 2016
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    Shannon L. (Spitfire) Spitzer’s life ended February 23, 2016 at the age of 61. He was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of Mary Dominique and the late Donald Spitzer. Survivors include his mother; brother Jim (Dru) Spitzer; sister Signe (Craig) Sause (Shannon called her Sparkles); two nieces, Molly (Nick) Hummel, Morgan (Vincent) Castillo; nephew Joe Spitzer; two great nieces Lucca and Bella Hummel; great nephew Bennett Castillo; extended family Brandon, Micaela, Kyler, Klarah Sause and Shane, Amanda and Noah Patterson. Shannon loved growing u...

  • Terri Smith

    Mar 3, 2016

    Mrs. Terri Lynn Smith, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on Feb 13, 2016 in Seattle WA. Terri was born in Indianapolis, IN. Terri is survived by her husband Robert Smith, and her sons Matthew Krone, Zachary Cheadle and Christopher Cheadle and her sister Marjorie Dillman. She is preceded in death by her parents Harry Earl Dillman and Carol Ann Gartelman. Terri will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all that knew her. The service will be held at Cathlamet Christian Fellowship on Puget...

  • Correction

    Mar 3, 2016

    The obituary for Robert F. Thomas contained an error. He was a past president and vice president of the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Coast Guard Auxiliary. His full obituary was published February 25....

  • Clue to the Hop for Health hidden egg

    Mar 3, 2016

    This is Community Coming together This is your opportunity Open for All Come in from the Weather And have a Ball To find what you seek Come in and have a peek....

  • Fall prevention presentation available

    Mar 3, 2016

    Safe@Home, a division of Elder Options, will offer free Fall Prevention Presentations for community groups in the Longview/Kelso area. The Fall Prevention Presentation is a free community service and will offer seniors recommendations to make their home or apartment safer. Participants will receive materials regarding fall prevention, home safety and emergency preparedness. The goal of the program is to reduce the risk of falls and increase awareness. Other senior topics are available upon request. Church groups, community service groups and...

  • Happy 99th Birthday, Stanley!

    Mar 3, 2016

    Stanley Everman celebrated his 99th birthday with an open house and party on Saturday, February 20. About 35 family, friends, and neighbors came to his home to help him celebrate. Photo courtesy of Karen Everman Davis....

  • Entertainment News

    Mar 3, 2016

    Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: Don Wages and Friends will perform from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 5, on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662....

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