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Articles from the May 26, 2022 edition

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In the mud

A nice crowd gathered Saturday afternoon for the Wahkiakum County Fair's mud wrestling exhibition. A wet, dirty, good time was had by all. Above, the wrestlers: Front, l,r, Ava Thomas, Alyssa...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 26, 2022

Online auction for scholarship funds

Not so long ago, the Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars organization held a Rods and Reels car show every year to raise scholarship funds for local students. Sadly, it was time to retire the much loved event. A couple years ago, the group considered...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 26, 2022

Few surprises in candidate filings

There were few surprises from candidates for 2022 elections when the filing period ended last week. With county Assessor Bill Coons having announced his retirement; Deputy Assessor Falon Hoven filed for the office as an Independent. Cathlamet native...

 

Covid-19 update

There was one new official case of covid-19 this week, bringing the cumulative total to 314 in Wahkiakum County, with one case considered active. Wahkiakum and Health and Human Services, which only...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of an editing error in last week's edition, the last paragraph or Richard Erickson's letter to the editor was corrupted. It should have read: "I support our constitutional republic and the Electoral College, which I believe should be in our...

 

Are legislators respecting the Constitution?

To The Eagle: Biden spoke at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference in Chicago on May 11: “Under my predecessor, the great MAGA king, the deficit increased every single year he was president. The first year of my...

 

Understanding how our Constitution works

To The Eagle: I was reading a recent letter to the editor and the writer said if you can write your name in the snow, "you have no business dictating policy in regard to reproductive issues." However the Supreme Court has never had a majority of...

 

What is the Republican platform? The Big Lie?

To The Eagle: Are you a conservative? How conservative? I ask, as I have read some far right letters here in this paper. I have Republican friends I can discuss platforms with (45 had no platform), but they are very hard to find; instead I get...

 

Our beautiful marina

To The Eagle: When my wife and I first visited Cathlamet we were amazed at the size and beauty of your marina. We bought land here and had a house built and over the years watched as our marina grew. Along the way we met the marina manager, Jackie...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 26, 2022

School district pursues funding for building needs

Facilities and funding continued to be hot topics for the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, but the board's May meeting on Tuesday started with a presentation from teachers Audrey Petterson and Tina Merz on the high school and middle...

 

Island life

Pelicans paraded along Birnie Slough this past week. Photo by Ian Brandon....

 

Memorial Day to be on Monday, May 30

DECENT BEGINNING--I’m beginning this column on Sunday, and it’s starting out fairly decent. Then again, as we saw on Saturday, the sunny day can quickly become a wet one, complete with hail so we’re still dealing with this crazy Spring weather....

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Planning Commission, Courthouse, 6 p.m. Wahkiakum...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! What an awesome Mud Wrestling turn out. Thank you to the brave wrestlers, you were all awesome. Thank you to Aunt Shirley and Aunt Marietta for putting such a wonderful event together. All monies raised will be used to build a lean-to, to put...

 

Downriver Dispatches

June is just around the corner which means graduation, Memorial Day traffic, vacations, classic cars at the fairgrounds, July 4 holiday, fireworks, and the Finnish American Folk Festival on the last...

 

District board seeks member

The Grays River Habitat Enhancement Group meets the second Thursday of every month at Johnson Park in Rosburg. The group is seeking a commissioner to fill an empty seat. Interested parties should send a resume or letter of interest to...

 

WSU On-line Workshops: Pruning Shrubs and Landscape trees

On June 4 at 10 a.m., WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura will explain and demonstrate principles of early summer pruning for landscape shrubs and answer questions such as what shrubs should be pruned in June, and how to do it so the...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    May 26, 2022

Naselle/GRV School Board approves contracts, accepts resignation

On May 17 the Naselle/Grays River Valley School Board held their monthly meeting. All board members were present, except Amy Chadwick. Five community members were present for the meeting. The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 26, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 14 — 10:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident after a sewing needle when through his...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 26, 2022

Officers investigate unattended death

Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department have investigated an unattended death at a residence on Bradley Mountain and determined the victim died of a massive heart attack, Sheriff Mark Howie reported Friday. Robert Conner's wife told officers that...

 

Jeannine Moore

Jeannine Moore died May 17, 2022 in Longview, at the age of 86, surrounded by her loving family. Jeannine was born in Zebulon, Kentucky to Morrell and Truly Freeman. Her family moved to Washington...

 

Death Notice for Ricky Parcel

Ricky Howard Parcel, 66, of Cathlamet, died May 21, 2022 in Longview. He was preceeded in death by his parents Ernest and Dorothy Parcel and brother David Parcel. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, 11 a.m., at Dowling Funeral Home in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 26, 2022

SNAP shoppers are eligible for Market Match benefits

Shoppers who use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/EBT benefits can receive up to $40 in matching SNAP Market Match dollars to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, and seeds and plants that produce food at certified...

 

Mini-Mules Baseball reigns

Neither rain, nor hail, nor cold, cloudy days deterred youth baseball players in Cathlamet during the spring baseball season. The Wahkiakum Youth Baseball's Major's team (11 & 12 year old...

 

VFW Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and women that made the ultimate...

 

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