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Articles from the April 1, 2021 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 1, 2021

Stephanie Olsen: She's there on the hardest days

Stephanie Olsen shows up on some of the hardest days that many of us face during our lives--after the loss of a loved one. A funeral director by trade, it's her immense kindness and gentle nature...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 1, 2021

Covid-19 update

Wahkiakum County has gone three weeks without a new case of covid-19, and as of Monday, there were zero active cases. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,610 tests have been conducted so far. In Cowlitz County, there have been 4,614...

 

Island life

This juvenile bald eagle was on a dead tree 10 feet away from the bridge coming onto Puget Island this week. "I pulled over before the PI sign and walked back to stand right in front of it," said...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 1, 2021

School board hears vaccination, maintenance concerns

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met March 23 to listen to reports and discuss several issues including the bus depreciation schedule, assessments, continued building needs and funding, and more. One of the directors said she had...

 

Writer weighs in on Biden administration

To The Eagle: There was a puzzling dearth of letters in last week’s Eagle. Expectations were high that the merry band of critics who dedicated so much time warning us of the perils of the Trump tyranny would be out in full force to celebrate the...

 

The Republicans stacked the deck

To The Eagle: The Republican party has captured a historic majority of governorships and legislatures in the nation. Their electoral success has largely been the result of applying the principles of “Jim Crow Lite” not only upon identifiable...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 1, 2021

Golf club course is a hidden gem

Wahkiakum County is home to many cultural and geographical gems hidden in plain sight; unknown to many who routinely pass through on their way to the ocean or live in the area but are unaware. One of...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 1, 2021

WA Senate Demo spending plan would boost spending 12 %

Funding for health care, education and efforts to curb houselessness are promised in a $59.2 billion state budget proposal from the Washington Senate Democrats unveiled March 25. “This is an ambitious set of priorities that will guide a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 1, 2021

Tribal recognition, sewer rate study on tap for council meetings next week

The agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council will likely include time for consideration of a resolution to support efforts of the Chinook Indian Nation achieve status as a federally recognized tribe. Federal recognition would...

 

Easter egg hunts are scheduled

NOT SO NICE--As this week begins, it's a wet and blustery Palm Sunday, so it's a good day to hunker down inside after making sure all one's outside objects have been securely fastened down. However, forecasters are saying some dry days are ahead...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Are you ready for some bingo? Easter Bingo is finally here Friday night in the youth building at the fairgrounds, starting at 6 p.m.; doors will open at 5 p.m. Cards are 3 for $10 and play all 20 games. The big raffle will be a TV and as always we...

 

State Parks announces two free days in April

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. The first free...

 

Downriver Dispatches

So it's Monday again. They just keep coming, don't they? For many of us, they are days to make lists, get started on work for the week and think about the trash pick up on Tuesday. What if we saw Mond...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 1, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 21 — 5:22 p.m. A caller was concerned about a possible violation of a restraining order after a subject...

 

Alvin Moss

Alvin Arnold Moss, 86, of Vancouver, WA died on March 20th in Vancouver. Al was born on June 15, 1934 in Watertown, South Dakota. His family moved to Wahkiakum County in 1943 and he graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1952. He entered the Air For...

 

Small business grants now available from DOC

The Washington State Department of Commerce on March 29 opened applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 4. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal at commercegrants.com. This is the fourth...

 

SR 101 now 2 lanes near Megler bridge

At 5 p.m. last Friday, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews reopened both lanes of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, following emergency culvert replacement work. As replacement work continues,...

 

STEAM Kits for Ages 3-8 available at the library

Cathlamet Public Library now has free ‘Grab and Go' STEAM kits available to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) thanks to the Washington State Library. These kits provide adult family members with the resources to...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: April

On Tuesdays at noon, and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac,...

 

WHS Mules Golf

The Wahkiakum Mules golf team last week traveled to Chehalis where the host Adna Pirates handed the Mules their first loss of the season, 215-231. The Mules picked up two wins with the loss as both Toutle Lake and Winlock fielded incomplete...

 

Track and Field

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team traveled to Toutle Lake last Thursday to compete against four other schools in a league meet. The Mules took second place in both men's and women’s team competition, earning 66 points and 62 points...

 

Pirates defeat Lady Mules in fastpitch softball

The Lady Mules softball team hosted Adna on Monday and lost 16-4. Breyonna Montgomery held Adna to one hit through the first three innings and struck out six Adna hitters, but couldn’t keep the Pirate bats at bay forever. Montgomery was 1-2 at the...

 

WHS Mules Cross Country

Senior Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt was the only member of the Wahkiakum cross country team to qualify for the 2B District 4 District Meet, which took place on Saturday in Rainier. Wiltse-Hiatt joined 33 other runners from around the region to compete in the...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Growing Strawberries

Do you want to grow strawberries this year, but have questions? On April 10 at 9 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers will present classes on how to successfully grow strawberries. Connection information (You must have a zoom account--sign up for...

 

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