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Articles from the May 30, 2019 edition

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They remember

Last Thursday, 44 John C. Thomas Middle School students were given a lesson in service, first learning about Memorial Day from veterans, and then spending a little time marking the graves of local...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Commissioners plan for dredging, support planning grant

Wahkiakum County commissioners looked to the future during their business meeting Tuesday. First, the board reviewed the status of beach nourishment plans with Cape Horn residents. State and federal agencies have approved permits necessary to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 30, 2019

On the refuge: White-tail numbers are expanding

Though a scenic through way along the Columbia River may never be recovered, what seemed to be a setback at the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for Columbian White-tailed Deer a few years ago has led to...

 

Memorial Day, 2019

Following are the remarks delivered at the Memorial Day remembrance ceremony sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday. By Bill Tawater Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 In quiet services across our c...

 

Light a candle instead

To The Eagle: Over half of the Nevada legislature are women, and they are busy lighting candles instead of cursing the darkness. Their senate just passed the Trust Nevada Women Act which codifies women’s reproductive rights and decriminalizes all...

 

Dollar General drain on sheriff's department

To The Eagle: Dollar General stores are a proven magnet for shoplifting and crime. There is a website for shoplifters that lists Dollar General as an easy target. They will be calling our local sheriff and deputies for help which will be a drain on...

 

Party planned to send off trekking kayaker

To The Eagle: When I first heard about Kyleen Austin’s Ketchikan to Puget Island kayak adventure two thoughts came to mind. First, what an amazing adventure and second, how do you get ready to paddle solo for 1,000 miles? Seriously, the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Port 2 increasing fees at County Line Park

Commissioners of Port District 2 on May 21 agreed to raise camping rates $2 at County Line Park effective this Saturday. Port Manager Jeff Smith proposed the increases, saying current rates of $13 for tents and $23 for recreational vehicles are...

 

Car show in Skamokawa at fairgrounds Saturday

BEGINNING--As the Memorial Weekend began, the weather was none too favorable. Thankfully, after the fog lifted on Saturday morning, we had some sunshine which suited most of us who wanted to enjoy some outdoor activities that day. I'm positive that...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! The Car Show is only two days away! Hope everyone will drop in and see the fancy cars coming to the fair grounds. This year we have opened it up to vendors so you can take home some treasures while checking out the cars. We will have kids...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Rosburg Legacy Everyone leaves a legacy in their lives that only a few may know or even remember; however, along life's journey there are glimpses of heaven to be seen from Cathlamet to Naselle....

 

Sheriff's Report, May 30, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 20 – 11:02 a.m. A deputy followed up on a previous call regarding suspicious people who had been asked to l...

 

Sign ups for Kindergarten June 5

The Naselle Elementary Kindergarten Roundup will be held June 5, 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Parents and their future kindergartners report to the Naselle School office and are then sent to Mrs. Bosch's kindergarten classroom. The kids and parents will go...

 

Tunerville cleanup set for June 1

The Tunerville Tune up will take place Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. Bring shovels rakes, saws, loppers, etc. Also, bring drinks and a sack lunch. Chicken and potato salad will be provided. This is a multi-use local camp and welcomes anyone to join....

 

Janet Kimball

Janet Elizabeth Kimball, of Rosburg, died May 24, 2019 at Hospice Care Center in Longview at the age of 82. She was born in Bagley, Minn., on July 20, 1936 to Windsor and Annie (Johnson) Benson. Janet graduated from high school there and married...

 

Charles Nadgwick

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Charles (Chuck) Nadgwick, Sr., loving husband and father of two children, went to be with the Lord at age 76. Chuck was born on November 9, 1942 in Vancouver, WA to Milton Nadgwick, Sr. and Ruth (Kelley) Nadgwick. He...

 

Olsen graduates from Cal State San Marcos

Baylee Olsen, a 2015 alum of Wahkiakum High School, recently graduated from Cal State San Marcos. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, maintaining a 3.4 GPA while playing basketball...

 

Ribbon cutting at KCC Treats

Amber Cameron last week cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of KCC Treats at the Elochoman Slough Marina. She'll operate it with children Kadence, 14, Corbin, 8, and Chasen, 6. Photo...

 

Next exhibit by FOS announced

Friends of Skamokawa will present its summer 2019 exhibit entitled "Down on the Farm" - a historical text and photo display of the Skamokawa Farmers Creamery 1898-1943, featuring research by noted local author, Irene Martin. Visitors will learn of...

 

LCC continuing ed courses

Registration is open for summer quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Call 360.442.2600 or visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. Continuing Education is taking course proposals for new courses and...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Lots going on around the county, and in the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office as well these days. First and foremost, I am pleased to say that our theft and burglary cases have plummeted the last...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Council schedules Friday meeting to go over, act on Butler St. park input

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting this Friday to review public input on the proposed Butler Street park and possibly take action on next steps. Here is the agenda.: 1. Call to Order – Mayor 2. Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor 3....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 30, 2019

Mules, Comets medal in state track meets

Wahkiakum High School sophomore Jansi Merz took second place in the discus at the State 2B Track and Field Meet at Eastern Washington University with a throw of 117-03, a new personal record. In the...

 

Comets out in three games at state softball

The Naselle Comets softball team suffered a loss on the first day of the State 1B Softball tournament in Yakima this weekend and never completely recovered, coming home without a medal. On Friday, the Comets lost to Inchelium, 18-5. They were able...

 

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