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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day at Greenwood Cemetery. Flags marked the graves of veterans. Despite the cancellation of the annual memorial day program by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297, Esther Roche appeared on...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 28, 2020

Chamber postpones Bald Eagle Days festival

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is postponing the Bald Eagle Day festival to July, 2021, because of complications and concerns from the covid-19 pandemic. Chamber members are trying to brainstorm some activities to keep...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 28, 2020

County officials seeking Phase 3 opening

By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County could move to the less restrictive Phase 3 covid-19 opening, if county officials get their way. On Tuesday morning, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (H&HS) told the board of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2020

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday night the number of people to test positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum remained at four, with 101 tested. Cowlitz County had 73 positive cases, Pacific County had nine. Across the river, Columbia County had 16 cases, and the number of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2020

Teachers adopt new methods for remote work

The school year is beginning to wind down for the teachers, students, and parents of Wahkiakum School District, who have experienced a rather unusual period of remote learning brought on by a...

 

Facts VS pot shots

To The Eagle: Well, I had the time to read the liberal gentleman from the Island’s letter in the paper in which he misrepresented my last letter to the editor, clearly he must have been reading someone else's comments while critiquing mine. The...

 

Remembering past Memorial Days

To The Eagle: For as far back as I can remember my dad insisted we put flowers on the Chinaman's grave every Memorial Day. He's the only one of the Chinese workers who was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. The others who died here were buried on the...

 

Wahkiakum has turned the corner

To The Eagle: Gee, looks like we turned the corner. Life in the USA is looking up. The virus will not conquer the people, the people will conquer the virus. Thank you Mr. President for your strong leadership, headed by VP Pence, Doctors Fauci, Burks...

 

Trump wants to be king of the jungle

To The Eagle: To goose the economy, our Stable-Genius-In-Chief says it’s time to shed the regulatory structure of our industries and institutions. This very thing has been suggested by a conservative sage at this location in a past edition. Why?...

 

Wahkiakum is a great place to live

To The Eagle: This month marked the end of a decade long march through the federal justice system by attorney Sidney Powell in which she exposed a vipers’ nest of corrupt federal prosecutors who started with the Enron Task Force and ended up on...

 

Restrictions are being lifted here gradually

WET--As I begin this on Memorial Day, it is a very wet and ugly looking day out there, so if you had any plans for this past weekend, I hope you did them earlier on, as this start to the week was not a nice one. While radar showed little moisture...

 

May 28, 2020 through June 4, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, all county buildings are closed to the public and meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rosburg Cemetery The Rosburg Cemetery is here today because of the gracious donation of the land by the Andresen and Johnson families in the late 19th century. Thanks to Ed Stevens from Ilwaco for...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 28, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 17 — 7:42 a.m. A caller said that he had gotten pictures of an individual taking cans from the recycling...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

In the spirit of keeping things interesting while homeschooling or maybe just something new and foreign to spice up your vocabulary, here is a new word to tryout. Ganawenindiwag. It is the Ojibwe word for “they take care of each other.” We are...

 

Student of the Month

Jamil Dimaano is the Lions Club March Student of The Month. Jamil is the son of Wendy Edwards. He is planing to attend a 4-year college and study to be a civil engineer. Jamil has been active in...

 

Kid's garden workshop: Growing food from scraps

After the meal is prepared, what do you do with the food scraps? On May 29 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will show how to take plants that have been harvested to grow new plants. Learn about cell growth and how plants...

 

Connie Martin

Connie (Constance) Ann Weidinger Martin died peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 14, 2020. Born March 14, 1936, Connie was a loving champion of her children, grandchildren and...

 

David Hammonds, Sr.

David Leon Hammonds Sr., (88) passed away in Portland, Oregon on April 6, 2020. He was born October 17, 1931, to Rufus and Mary Lou (Vanover) Hammonds in Soper, Oklahoma, the oldest of five children....

 

Tony Malakowsky

Carl Anthony "Tony" Malakowsky, 70, of Kelso, died May 15, 2020 at home after an eight year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease.) He was the first child of August and Iona Malakowsky, born April 2,...

 

Boat ashore

A 37-foot Tolleycraft boat with two people on board ran ashore along the Columbia River in the Altoona area sometime in the early morning hours on Sunday. A deputy sheriff and medics from the Grays...

 
Safe Start Washington

Inslee announces Safe Start - Washington's Phased Reopening by county

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today the expansion of Safe Start - Washington's Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ends midnight Sunday. The expansion...

 

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