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Articles from the March 29, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Officers come under fire at mental health call

Lee Wages, 54, of Puget Island has been charged in Wahkiakum Superior Court with three counts of attempted murder in the first degree. According to the probable cause statement, Wages shot at three...

 

US Senate candidate visiting Cathlamet on Tuesday

Glenn Rhodes, a Republican candidate for US senator from Washington, will make a campaign stop in Cathlamet on Tuesday, April 3rd. According to his email announcement, he will walk around town from 3-5 p.m., visit Maria's Restaurant, 88 Main Street,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Family tries in vain to get help for ailing member

Since December, members of Lee Wages's family have been pleading with the mental health department in Wahkiakum County to get help for a man they love so much. They are frustrated that their...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Board picks Freeman for new superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District school board of directors offered the position of superintendent to current district Administrative Director Brent Freeman on Tuesday. "It will become official once a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 29, 2018

Commissioners update public records policy

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution updating the county's public records policy. The resolution, board Clerk Beth Johnson told the commissioners, was drafted in response to new legislation regarding public records indexes...

 

Island life

A bald eagle comes in for a landing on Puget Island. Photo by Dan Tchozewski....

 

Students are heroes

To The Eagle: While out for a walk Wednesday the 21st the first SWAT vehicle of many passed me and I watched it's path. Nothing good happening but I was relieved when I saw it not going towards the school. Then on Thursday the 22nd I was...

 

Just a few thoughts

To The Eagle: Well let’s send our 18 year old young men and women off to war but make sure they can't buy a rifle until they are 21 here at home, really, is that what the ding dongs in congress came up with to curb gun violence? Message to...

 

Assessor responds to previous letter

To The Eagle: I am writing in response to Ms. Hamp’s letter [March 22, 2018 edition] expressing her frustration with obtaining information for her appeal of her 2017 property value for 2018 taxes to the Wahkiakum County Board of Equalization...

 

Property assessments should be accurate

To The Eagle: In regards to Lori Hamp's letter concerning her experience with the current county assessor, I am disappointed to hear of yet another citizen who is having a negative experience while dealing with our assessor. I believe that our...

 

More about Daylight Savings Time

To The Eagle: An old Native American proverb: White man cuts one (1) foot from the top of his blanket and sews it on the bottom to make it one (1) foot longer. The same applies to DST. Jerry Bain Cathlamet...

 

Thanks given for support

To The Eagle: Thanks for last week's front page article about robotics in Wahkiakum. It is community support like this that helps us to get grant money for robotics and other school programs. The Eagle's prior support helped us to get the $24,000...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 29, 2018

WSDOT updates Islanders on bridge closure details

Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials came to Puget Island last week to update travelers about impacts from approaching construction on the Puget Island bridge. The contractor...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Fire department presents new fire engine

The Cathlamet Fire Department held an open house to show off their new rig on Sunday. "The Town of Cathlamet worked really, really hard the last couple of years to set aside money for this," Fire...

 

Hook the Hawg fishing derby Friday & Saturday

BRR--This past weekend saw some nippy temperatures, and even some snow in higher elevations, so it looks like Winter is not quite ready to give up to Spring! With a few dry days scheduled for this week, I'm hoping that they materialize, as it will...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Habitat enhancement board seeks public input

It is so good to be home where I belong after a two-week absence, and the more trips I take away from this wonderful place, the more I believe it. That is not to say you shouldn’t leave occasionally, but it seems I have been away too much lately....

 

Sheriff's Report, March 29, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 19 - 3:26 a.m. An alarm was activated at an office in...

 

Press Gang to perform April 14

The Press Gang will perform at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commrecial St., Astoria, April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission. Based in Portland, Maine, The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior...

 

LCC exhibit opening April 3

Lower Columbia College Art Gallery: Peipei Wallace (Lower Columbia College ceramic instructor) will be exhibiting art during the month of April. Exhibit pieces include ceramics and mixed media prints. The theme of Peipei’s work is based on the...

 

Verena Nepsund

Verena "Frana" Nepsund, 94, longtime Cathlamet resident, died March 15, 2018 at Hospice Care Center in Longview. Frana was born to Hans and Hilda Fluckiger on January 23, 1924 in Hustisford, WI. In 19...

 

Veronica Gilbertson

Veronica Gilbertson, 46, of Cathlamet died March 23, 2018. She was born June 13, 1972 in Longview to William and Betty (Jackson) Swift. She married Rex Gilbertson in July of 2013. They moved to Portland for a while, then returned to Cathlamet to...

 

Looking for Legos

Mrs. Fudge's kindergarten class began robotics last week with mentoring help from Mr. Rooklidge's high school robotics class. A good time was had by all. It is also educational, as Mrs. Fudge...

 

Skamokawa to Pillar Rock mail carrier Sharyl Iblings retiring after 28 years

Sharyl Iblings, who serves the rural mail customers from Skamokawa and Grays River-Rosburg Post Offices, will be retiring March 31, 2018 after 28 years. She started as the relief carrier for Hermina...

 

Shelby Hoiland awarded USPS HCR

The United States Postal Service Highway Contract Route (HCR) Division has awarded the fourth contract in the 82 year history of the “Skamokawa to Pillar Rock” contract route to Shelby Hoiland, a Cathlamet resident. The route consists of...

 

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