Articles from the May 5, 2022 edition

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 News    May 5, 2022

Day in the Life photo contest starts Saturday

We are pleased to announce the return of our annual photo contest, A Day in The Life of Wahkiakum County and Naselle. We invite Wahkiakum County and Naselle residents to shoot a photo on Saturday,...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

May Day

The Wahkiakum Historical Museum Society held a May Day event on Sunday, marking the first of May. One of their volunteers, Tiffany Mora, wanted to bring back the tradition, according to another...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 5, 2022

Closures ahead for ferry, Risk Road

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved two measures that will impact transportation routes. On Monday, the ferry Oscar B. will go out of service from 6 a.m. to 12 noon for mechanical work. County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 5, 2022

Council seeks more public comment before rate hike action

The Cathlamet Town Council on Monday decided to extend the public comment period to May 16 on proposed changes to rates for water and sewer service. The council wants to modify rates to end inequalities among customer groups. The new rates would...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 5, 2022

PUD board hears need for water system study

A report from Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne, Inc. occupied much of the conversation at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. In order to apply for a drinking water state revolving fund in November, the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 5, 2022

Local rider headed to state tournament

Makayla Davis, a freshman at Wahkiakum High School, continues to find success riding for Kelso WAHSET (Washington High School Equestrian Team). At the last district meet, Davis placed first in the...

 

What really divides us: Siding with bully

To The Eagle: Because we are both Americans I use to think we shared common values that ran deeper than our Republican and Democratic party affiliation. Like you, I also voted Republican when I thought the Republican candidate was the better choice....

 

Will dogs and children be next?

To The Eagle: Last Wednesday my wife and I decided to take a leisurely drive around the island after dinner. While driving back on Welcome Slough Road we came upon two Guineafowl, probably a mated pair, crossing the road so we stopped to let them...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 5, 2022

Jerry Bain honored for hunter education service

Jerry Bain is a modest man. It's likely we would never have heard about his recent honor if a little birdie hadn't come into the Eagle office last week to sing his song. Bain has lived in the...

 

Woman's Club Pie and Cupcake Social Friday

MIXED BAG--This past weekend wasn’t too bad compared to other ones and to other places who saw much more rain than we did in West Valley, so I was happy for the sunshine we received. Even this Monday started out a bit drippy but the blue skies...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

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...

 

Downriver Dispatches

May and Mothers: We made it to May so hopefully a full blown spring is just down the line. Spring is so much better when the full sun is present for days at a time. But alas, it doesn't seem to be...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 5, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 24 — 4:45 p.m. A caller initially reported that a man was in a locked car and unconscious, but a minute...

 

Virginia Casey

Virginia Louise Casey, 82, passed away on April 24, 2022. Virginia was born May 22, 1939 to George Charles "Buck" McCleary and Ida Vranish McCleary. She was raised in Gibbtown, Montana, attended...

 

Judith Prestegard

Judith E. Prestegard, 83, of Cathlamet passed away at her home on May 1st with her family by her side. Judy was born on August 20th, 1938 to Lloyd and Lela (Clarno) Crippen in Sprague, Washington....

 

Super Saturday

In an effort to reinvigorate enthusiasm for 4-H, volunteer leaders held a Super Saturday event at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds this weekend. "We are trying to get kids back and actively engaged," Deb...

 

White tail run to be held May 14

The 38th Great White Tail Run will be held May 14. The run, sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H, begins at 10 a.m. on a route through the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge in Skamokawa. A choice of 2 mile, 5K or 10K distance is available for...

 

Four LCC students named to 2022 All Washington Academic Team

Lower Columbia College students Vanessa Davis, Christina Lomasney, Yuuki Matsunari, and Corenna Messinger have been named to the 2022 All Washington Academic Team. The program is a showcase for Washington's community and technical colleges because...

 

Celebration of Life for Randy Rodahl

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Randy Rodahl on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m., at the Roxy Theater in Longview....

 

Celebration of Life for Darin Dow

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Darin Dow on Saturday, May 14 at Hunters Inn in Naselle at 2 p.m....

 

Celebration of Life for Jacquey Ostervold

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Jacquey Ostervold on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church in Cathlamet. A reception will follow at St. James Family Center....

 

High School Track & Field

Compiled by Diana Zimmerman April 28: Naselle High School and Wahkiakum High School at a Central 2B Meet in Cathlamet Boys teams: Naselle 91, Elma 48, Wahkiakum 20, Toledo 18. Boys: 100m—1. (N) Trenton Stephens 11.8 PR, 3. (N) Derek Suomela 12.3,...

 

WSU Extension On-line Workshop: Pasture Management

On May 18 from 6-7 p.m., WSU Extension will present an online class on pasture management. This class will show how to integrate soil, plants, livestock and environmental factors into a workable plan for healthy pastures. Learn how to manage your...

 

Recreational sturgeon fishery to open May 11 in Columbia River estuary

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon recently announced an opportunity to catch and retain legal-size white sturgeon in the lower 40 miles of the Columbia River beginning May 11. Staff with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 5, 2022

Lady Mules fight for footing on the diamond

The Wahkiakum Mules softball team lost three games this week. On Wednesday, they lost to Kalama at home, 16-5. Reigha Niemeyer went 2 for 3 at the plate and had an RBI. Alaya Cripe also went 2 for 3....

 

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