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Articles from the March 3, 2016 edition

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

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 3, 2016

Community discusses walking, cycling accessibility

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...

 

Lady Mules lose to Napavine at State 2B Tournament

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...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 3, 2016

Johnson Park board needs more members

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 3, 2016

Valdez found guilty on all four counts

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....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 3, 2016

PUD discuss capital improvements

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...

 

Donald Trump does not reflect the opinions of this voter

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...

 

Sheriff's Corner

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...

 

Lecture draws crowd to hear about birds

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...

 

WHS Key Club raising funds for Doernbecher

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...

 
 By Izumi Hansen    News    March 3, 2016

Governor signs bill to address basic ed funds

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...

 

Flea market will be Saturday at Fairgrounds

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...

 
 By Patty Dursteler    News    March 3, 2016

What's happening at the Fair?

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...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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...

 

Johnson Park board needs more members

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...

 

Knowledge Bowl teams competed

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 3, 2016

Town, county to update shoreline plan

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...

 

Darlene Haataja

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...

 

Shannon Spitzer

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)...

 

Terri Smith

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,...

 

Correction

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

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

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...

 

Happy 99th Birthday, Stanley!

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...

 

Entertainment News

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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