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Articles from the March 28, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Students bring The Pied Piper to the stage

Missoula Children's Theatre returned to town last week to put on a performance of The Pied Piper with children from Wahkiakum School District. Auditions were on Monday, and students of all ages spent...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 28, 2019

Senate Democrats announce budget proposal

OLYMPIA (March 29) -- The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday totaling $52.2 billion -- an increase of $7.5 billion over the last biennium. K-12 education accounts for 60 percent of the increase in spending with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 28, 2019

County asked to help with Grays Bay situation

Wahkiakum County commissioners expressed confidence Tuesday that Columbia River channel dredging this summer will be able to bolster eroding beaches at Cape Horn and on Puget Island. And with that, commissioners would be able to focus on other issues...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 28, 2019

Party leaders outline next steps from listening tour

Organizers of a mid-March listening tour have released findings of the day-long effort to collect people's concerns and desires for the county and its communities. The tour was part of a program started by the state Democrat Party's Ag and Rural...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Driver education changing at WHS

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met March 19 to discuss several items including a commercial kitchen, the traffic safety program, the IT infrastructure, their continued concerns about funding, and more. Superintendent Brent Freeman...

 

Sheriff meeting with Skamokawa residents

Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie is inviting Skamokawa residents to a block watch meeting next week to talk with law enforcement and neighbors about recent thefts and other concerns they may be having in the area. The event will be held at the...

 

Chicken Littles can sleep easy

To The Eagle: Oh happy day; Robert Mueller has washed all of the collusion away. After two years and over 25 million spent, the DOJ investigation has concluded that not the president, not anyone in his campaign colluded with Russia. Which those of...

 

Congratulations to President Trump

To The Eagle: I have completed my research into JB Bouchard's suggestion in last week’s letter to the editor as to what a wonderful world this would be if we lived as suggested by the song Imagine by John Lennon. No religion, no nationality,...

 

America needs ethically grounded capitalism

To The Eagle: Karen Lane’s histrionic “anti socialism” themed letter in the March 21st edition milked every panicky right wing conservative trope in existence since the 1940's as well as a few bogus new ones such as undocumented illegals...

 

Feels like dictatorship

To The Eagle: I have an angering concern regarding how our property tax is appraised. For simplicity, in my opinion, all the appraiser needs to inspect are the sizes of the buildings and property; no matter the view/frontage or the quality of...

 

Airplanes are too complex

To The Eagle: On Sunday, March 10, Ethiopian Airlines 302 crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. Since this was a similar event to Lion Air’s October crash (shortly after takeoff from Jakarta) and in the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Lacey Vik takes over real estate company

A change is coming to Main Street in Cathlamet, and with it comes a mix of emotions, certainly for Lacey Vik, and likely for everyone else involved. Lower Columbia Realty has become Wahkiakum Realty,...

 

Three Tuesday fires keep responders busy

By Diana Zimmerman Fire season started a little early and a little too close to home this year. Last Tuesday, March 19, local firefighters and personnel from the Department of Natural Resources responded to three fires in Wahkiakum County, which all...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Cougar sightings reported near schools

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was alerted after two reports that a big cat, possibly a cougar, had been sighted in the Cathlamet area in the last two weeks. According to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie, two weeks ago in the...

 

Wahkiakum Superior Court

On February 22, Debra Lawson-Bean, the owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island, requested a date change for a hearing in regard to her petition to have the animals seized by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office on February 4 returned...

 

Temporary burn ban has been lifted

GRAY SKIES--As this work week began, our morning skies were a bit on the gloomy and gray side but at least it was just a little damp, that is until later on in the day and then it rained pretty good. It's one of those things we hate to see, but right...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office, hope everyone is having a great start to spring. Soon the fairgrounds will be very busy as we have several events happening at the fair grounds. The Silver Buckle Series starts in May, the Car Show will happen in...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Reader’s Request I am grateful and I give thanks to you the readers who have approached me with your favorable comments and suggestions. While at the Rosburg Store recently I was asked by a Wahkiakum County Eagle reader if I would post some local...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 28, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 18 – 7:37 a.m. A caller alleged that a child was being abused in a Rosburg home. A representative from Ch...

 

Fair foundation lists schedule of events

The following events are scheduled by the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation in support of the Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Exhibition to be held at the county fairgrounds on Friday, July 19. There will be a lasagna dinner, bake sale and silent auction...

 

Burton Appelo

Burton Appelo, born April 11, 1927, died March 14, 2019 in Tacoma. While attending a two-room schoolhouse in Deep River, Wash., he worked in his parents' stores and the Deep River Movie House, and was...

 

Elaine (Hedlund) Wilbanks

On March 23, 2019 Elaine lost her nearly year long struggle with CNS lymphoma. She was born in Ilwaco, WA on January 27, 1955 to Clarence and Glenrose Hedlund, joining a brother, Dennis and sister, Dianne. They grew up on a small farm in Deep River...

 

Robert Thomas Patterson

Robert was born November 16, 1963, in Astoria, Oregon, to Thomas and Tressa Patterson of Altoona, Washington. He was the third child, and only boy of four children. His mother loved him dearly and...

 

Ann Robbins Parker

Ann Robbins Parker was born in La Jolla, California to Alvin and Mary Robbins. She met her future husband, high school sweetheart and love of her life, Richard Parker, their freshman year of high school and they were married April 6, 1955. Ann...

 

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