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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 7, 2022

School district suit makes its debut in court

Wahkiakum School District's lawsuit against the State of Washington was heard for the first time on Monday, in Cathlamet before Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald Richter, following a motion to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 7, 2022

PUD commission talks water, planning

It seemed to be water, water plans everywhere at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. But first, General Manager Dan Kay gave an update on long range planning, sharing some of the topics staff had generated for future...

 

Local residents turn out to donate blood

Several Wahkiakum County residents showed up last Friday afternoon to donate blood at a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. "Everyone should open veins as often as possible,"...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 7, 2022

County board supports PUD water fund application

Wahkiakum County commissioners started April with a light agenda for their meeting Tuesday. Commissioners approved a request from Wahkiakum PUD to write letters of support for a PUD application for funding to assist in water main improvements on...

 

We know the CCP is the culprit

To The Eagle: In case the msm has not reported this, Shanghai, China’s wealthiest and most populous city is in lockdown supposedly to tame the Omicron outbreak including Covid, again. The government even went so far as to separate the children...

 

April is Autism Awareness Month

To The Eagle: More common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined, Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the US. Generally appearing before the age of 3, Autism is a developmental disability which impairs the...

 

Flow of lies in society is overwhelming

To The Eagle: The amount of lies we are bathed in are overwhelming and disastrous. We seem to be ahead of almost every country in this world at self-flagellation and recrimination. We are masochists who can’t even defend our institutions and basic...

 

Tax dollars still funding fossil fuel subsidies

To The Eagle: The guy who expressed such sympathy for the energy industry here in the U.S. must have been talking about an oil industry on some other planet. The facts as I’ve read them are that this country’s petroleum industry enjoyed $111...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Joyce Orr's email address was incorrect in the Community Garden story last week. Any would-be gardeners who would like one of the few available plots in the garden should contact Joyce at joyceaorr@gmail.com....

 

Biden has not shut down American energy

To The Eagle: It was claimed recently that Trump brought us to “energy independence” and that Biden has rained on that parade. “Energy independence” is a political term, not a realistic description. So, what does it mean? The answer to that...

 

Columbia River pound net policies on WDFW commission agenda

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss and act on policy proposals for pound nets in the Columbia River when it meets April 7-9. The commission is also expected to make decisions on hunting seasons, land transaction, Chelan River...

 

Election 2022--Falon Hoven announces candidacy for assessor

Falon Hoven, Wahkiakum County deputy assessor/appraiser, this week announced she would be a candidate for county assessor in this year's election. A Wahkiakum High School graduate, she earned a bachelor degree at Washington State University. After...

 

Big weekend ahead in Wahkiakum County

WET START--As I begin this column, it’s a damp Sunday morning, and from the looks of the forecast, we’re only going to get a couple of nice dry days and if you get this paper on Thursday, that might be the second one and the last dry one for...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. 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 Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Departm...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. This month will start our busy season. This Saturday is the Flea Market and we have lots of great treasures. The Fair will open up the T- Building with its sale. The tables are still only $10 and you just need to call...

 

WSU On-line Workshop: Estate Planning for Farmers

On Wednesday, April 20, from 12-1 p.m., Jeff Petersen, Attorney in Longview, will discuss the basics of estate planning for farmers. Learn the best course of action when transferring a farm. Find out ways to divide the farm among family members....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Weather: Big hail, wind, rain and cold so far, so I'm hoping weather improves later in the week when you get your Eagle. I often try to get a sense of who subscribes to The Eagle but still I'm not...

 

State Parks Commission to meet in Ilwaco

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, April 14 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Commission action items include 2023-25 capital budget target request level...

 

Theodore 'Teddy' Swanson

Theodore Willard Swanson was born on May 30th, 1929 in Rosburg, Washington to Theodore Swante Swanson and Litta Sadie (Knifong) Swanson. He passed away on March 21st, 2022 at his home in Naselle,...

 

Terry Bonny

Longtime resident and beloved teacher, Terry Joe Bonny died on March 12, 2022 at his home in Cathlamet. Terry was 79 years old, born on August 6, 1942 in Sunnyside Wa to Lyle and Lois (Rathbun)...

 

Richard Swart

Richard A. Swart passed away on March 31, 2022 at St. John's Hospital, as a result of natural causes. He was born in Long Beach, CA. in 1942, and raised in the northeast Los Angeles area. After...

 

Marshall Thomson

Marshall Thomas Thomson's final train came into the station on Monday, March 28th. He died at home in Cathlamet after suffering a cardiac incident. He was 77. Marshall was born in Minneapolis,...

 

Gordon Simmons

Gordon R. Simmons (87) passed away peacefully Sunday March 27, 2022, at his home in Skamokawa. He was being cared for by Irene, his loving wife of 66 years and most recently was receiving hospice...

 

A Celebration of Life for Canine Officer Dakota

A Celebration of Life event will be held for Canine Officer Dakota on Wednesday, April 20, from 4-6 p.m., at the Multi-Purpose Room at J.A. Wendt Elementary School in Cathlamet. K-9 Dakota dedicated her life to public service. This event is open to...

 

Kindergarten registration runs April 18-22

Kindergarten Registration Night will be held Thursday, April 21 in the Multi-Purpose Room at J.A. Wendt Elementary School from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for children who are five years old on or before August 31 of the upcoming school year. Registration...

 

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