Articles from the March 30, 2023 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 30, 2023

Grant awarded to local artist

It's become home, but Cathlamet was only supposed to be a last stop on Tom Robert's pikeminnow fishing tour. "I was traveling all around the northwest in my RV," Roberts said. "I wasn't catching many...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 30, 2023

School board reviews Supreme Court hearing

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard a presentation on the robotics program, discussed possible outcomes from the recent Supreme Court hearing on the school district’s lawsuit, and g...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 30, 2023

Commissioners learn opioid settlement details

Wahkiakum County officials discussed details of how Washington is handling multi-million dollar settlements from suits against producers and distributors of opioid medications when they met Tuesday. They also made appointments to the county planning...

 

Spring concert

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students performed sea shanties in front of a packed house in the J.A. Wendt Elementary School multipurpose room on Friday for their spring music program. Photos by...

 

Here is what frightens us about injustice

To The Eagle: Mr Bouchard, here is what “frightens us” about “social justice”: "Social Justice" as practiced is a political nightmare that pursues stupidity for the sake of their own agenda. Allowing men to compete as women has destroyed female...

 

German Club to explore Bavaria

To The Eagle: As you're reading this, four students at Wahkiakum High School are on their way to Germany, where they'll be spending their Spring Break exploring northern Bavaria and the castles along the Rhine River. That they're able to experience...

 

Republican conservatives see obscenity everywhere

To The Eagle: A Florida school principal was recently forced to resign after a parent complained that students were “exposed to pornography” during a Renaissance art lesson featuring Michelangelo's iconic statue of the biblical “David.” Like much cl...

 

Who's shaking the jar?

To The Eagle: I ran across this analogy the other day about ant behavior and thought it asked a question that maybe we should all be asking ourselves when we watch TV, listen to the radio or read our favorite newspaper or political magazine. If you...

 

Hook the Hawg winners

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce held their annual Hook the Hawg spring salmon derby. There were lots of happy anglers. Winners of prizes for the largest fish were, l-r, Dan first, Zac second and...

 

Bill would support teacher media literacy

A public-school grant program to help students evaluate news reports would be established if a bill passed by the state Senate makes its way through the House of Representatives. The amount of the grant program awarded to teachers and school...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    March 30, 2023

Port 2 commissioners booste manager's salary

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District 2 met last Tuesday in Gray's River. Commissioners agreed to increase the port manager's salary to $67,400 per year; they also passed a resolution continuing delegation of authority for the port manager...

 

Covid-19 update

Three more cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 644. The number of hospitalizations and deaths...

 

Program set on Peninsula's birds

If you like hearing stories about birds, please join us this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hope Center in Cathlamet for a Wahkiakum Outdoors presentation on birds along the Long Beach Peninsula. Dr. Madeline Kalbach from Oysterville and the University...

 

Fun events are planned for April and May

WHITE START--As this week began, and a week after spring had officially arrived, we woke to a very wintery Sunday as it was all white with snow here in West Valley! I know KM Mountain and Beaver Creek were sporting a fresh coat of the white stuff as...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, R...

 

Bill would require student rights statement

Public schools must adopt a “Statement of Student Rights,” that includes freedom of speech and religion, the right to assemble, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness under legislation that has passed the Senate and is now in the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

While going through old files in my computer, I found a folder named “Maki files.” I opened it and found a treasure. One short piece shows an old photo of a wide open valley in the upper Grays. It took me a minute, but when I saw the old house in the...

 

NGRV school board meeting moves forward

On Tuesday, March 21, the Naselle Grays River Valley School Board met, moving through a full agenda. One board member was absent, Tyson Vogeler. Several community members were present giving the board added input. The board approved the hiring of Cod...

 

Deadline to remove studded tires in WA is March 31

Spring is here, and with it – the deadline to remove studded tires before end of day Friday, March 31. The Washington State Department of Transportation encourages all drivers to plan now to avoid a potential fine of $137, which could be issued by t...

 

Muffins with the mayor repeats April 7 at noon

In light of interest and good attendance at the first event (February 3rd) Mayor David Olson will host another open forum with muffins and coffee at noon on Friday April 7 at noon in the meeting room at the Cottage Bread & Breakfast, 380 Una Ave,...

 

Create a Hügelkultur bed with WSU Extension

Instead of burning your branches and tree debris, bury it and use nature’s technique for creating a rich soil without fertilizing called Hügelkultur. Learn the benefits and procedure for building a Hügelkultur bed on April 1 from 10 a.m. to noo...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

Landon Nielson is the Lions Club February Student of The Month. They presented him with an achievement award and a check for his accomplishment given to him by Lions President Terri Elfers. Landon is...

 

Cathlamet student awarded prestigious PLU scholarship

Pacific Lutheran University has announced that Malia Ana Silva, a student at Wahkiakum High School, has been named a President’s Scholar, earning a scholarship of $34,000 per year. Malia Ana was part of an applicant pool of over 400, of which 120 P...

 

Key Club to host movie night

The Wahkiakum High School Key Club will host a drive-in/walk-in movie this Friday, March 31, 7 p.m., behind the football grandstand or in the WHS Gym if raining. The movies will be Megamind and then Lights Out. It costs $10 per parking spot and the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 30, 2023

Leavitt voted Rookie of Year

Jack Leavitt, who graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2017, and has been a longtime volunteer firefighter in the county, was recently voted by his peers to be Rookie of the Year for Cowlitz 2...

 

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