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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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Puget Island life

Puget Island farmers made hay this week as the sun shined. Photos by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

PUD applying for grant for water main extension

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners was happy Tuesday to agree to a request for a letter of support for a Wahkiakum PUD application for grant funds to extend the Western Wahkiakum Water System (WWWS) to an unserved area west of the Deep...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

Officials respond to covid questions

Wahkiakum County commissioners hosted an energetic discussion of pandemic response issues when they met Tuesday. Two men and a woman who were unidentified questioned county officials about covid-response issues after hearing Wahkiakum County Health...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 27, 2021

Citizens question school officials about covid issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got a bit of feedback about masks, the policy around attending sporting events, and the district's decision to provide a location for a student vaccination clinic at their most recent meeting on May...

 

Hendrickson receives justice award

Wahkiakum District Court Administrator Kristy Hendrickson received the Washington Courts Innovating Justice Award for dedicated work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Wahkiakum County lacks broadband...

 

VFW to host Memorial Day event Monday

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday 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...

 

We hate the sins, not the sinner

To The Eagle: A recent contributor expressed pride in her Swiss heritage, but her claim of “zero home invasions” in Switzerland is false. That nation’s 2020 National Crime & Safety Report states“ Burglaries remain a primary concern. Home inva...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 27, 2021

Covid-19 update

With four more cases of covid-19 reported on Monday, the cumulative number rose to 129 in Wahkiakum County, with 14 considered active. There were six new cases on Friday and four on Monday, and Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris...

 

Candidates file for 2021 elections

Town of Cathlamet Mayor: Incumbent Dale Jacobson and, both council members, Robert Stowe and David Olson. Council: Position 3. CeCeila Raglin; Position 4, Jeanne M. Hendrickson, and Position 5, Laurel Waller. Port District 1 Positon 3: Brett Deaton,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 27, 2021

Requests for public records becoming major task for officials

By Diana Zimmerman “The future always comes to Wahkiakum about 10 years late,” Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow said. “An awful lot of other counties in Washington have had to hire a full time person to deal with public records requests.” He...

 

Dollars for Scholars auction begins

NOT BAD--After some morning cloudiness, last Saturday turned out pretty decent although I still think the wind was a tadbit chilly, but then I suppose it all depended on where you were. Sunday morning was a different story as it was all wet when I...

 

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...

 

New Washington 100 website comes with visuals, maps and information

From its craggy coastlines to its icy volcanic peaks, Washington is home to some of the world’s most stunning geology. A new website published May 11 by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) helps connect people to the state...

 

Downriver Dispatches

It’s Monday. A good rain is outside, but the dog and I are dry and warm inside. Aren’t houses a blessing when it rains? Since I work part-time at Torppa Construction’s shop, I think of “my” Torppa crew up high in the woods and hope they...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 27, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 16 — 10:10 a.m. A caller reported that there were a few garbage bags in the westbound lane of SR 4 just wes...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on May 18. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Brian Macy, athletic director, Kathryn Green, assistant girls’ basketball coach,...

 

Randy Shroyer

Randall William Shroyer 12/11/1950 ~ 05/22/2021 Loving father to three daughters Lisa, Tina and Toby and two sons Tony and Ryan. A proud Grandpa of eight and great grandfather of six. Randy was a...

 

Lure coursing event to be held this weekend

Lure coursing event to be held this weekend The hounds will be running this weekend at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The Willamette Valley Basenji Club is sponsoring...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Building an Arbor

Looking for something to dress up the landscape in your yard? On June 1 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will explain how to construct an arbor and tips to consider during construction. While requiring a minimum of materials, an arbor will...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Tyson Hjaltalin was incorrectly identified in last week's edition. His name is Tyson, not Jason, as was printed. Tyson is the son of Jamie Hjaltalin....

 

Meet Our Seniors: Cejay Bond

Cejay Bond grew up in Nebraska and Kansas, and when his family moved to the western end of Cowlitz County, he transferred to Wahkiakum as a freshman. He has been studying remotely all year, which he h...

 

Meet Our Seniors: Cadence Hunt

Cadence Hunt has been doing Running Start through Lower Columbia College for the last two years. "It's pretty good," she said. "The college atmosphere is pretty much the same as high school, but...

 

Meet Our Seniors: Caden Tawater

To use a phrase I haven't heard in years, Caden Tawater is a ham. His quick, dry wit had me laughing from the word go. He spends much of his days in his favorite teacher's classroom. Kayli Hurley is...

 

WHS senior headed to US naval academy

Wahkiakum High School senior Ellie Hiatt will be inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2025 on Wednesday, June 30, in Annapolis, Maryland, before beginning "six challenging weeks of basic...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 27, 2021

Skyline Golf Course gets simulator; youth clinics planned

Nick and Martie Vavoudis have donated a SkyTrak Golf Simulator projection studio system with full cage at Skyline Golf Course. The donation is made in the spirit of providing a free of charge teaching tool for children learning to play golf or are...

 

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