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Articles from the June 2, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 2, 2022

Council meeting cancelled

(Editor's note: This story has been corrected to say that the council will meet Tuesday, June 21, not Monday, June 20, which is now the Junteenth Holdiay.) The regularly scheduled meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council set for June 6 has been...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

The Memorial Day gathering

Post 5297 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other members of the community took some time to remember the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country on Monday for Memorial Day....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 2, 2022

Highway work waiting on weather, call for bids

The Washington State Department of Transportation is still working to schedule two projects that will affect traffic between Longview and Astoria. The contractor is waiting for the right weather to complete work to add pavement markers and finish...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

Wahkiakum robotics team makes the most of D.C. trip

Updates have been coming in from Ron Wright, advisor to the Wahkiakum High School and 4H Mecha Mules robotics team, which is in Washington D.C. and Maryland this week for a little international...

 

Covid-19 update

There are reports of covid-19 in the community, but no one has tested positive through official local channels in the last week, so the count at Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) stands at...

 

Truth or fiction?

To The Eagle: I base my letters and opinions on facts, as best I can find them. When reading letters from 5/26, several fictitious comments need correction, in my opinion! 45 did not sever ties with NATO! He did threaten to, much to the delight of...

 

On the brighter side

To The Eagle: On the brighter side of Covid19 reality, former FDA Associate Commissioner Peter Pitts says “COVID-19 is becoming endemic just like the annual flu, except its symptoms and duration are more and more like the common cold… That’s vi...

 

Freedom running amok is taking a toll

To The Eagle: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The 2nd Amendment clearly specifies national defense to be the core reason a...

 

Biden trying to get rid of the Constitution

To The Eagle: In case MSM hasn’t reported this, delegates from different countries met recently in Geneva, Switzerland behind closed doors. The talk was about Biden’s proposed 13 amendments that would grant new powers to WHO. Under the proposed a...

 

Choose your battles

To The Eagle: Is it really the gun and gunman’s fault? Or is it the lack of security at the school? How did an 18 year old kid get into a grade school anyhow? A few years ago, my wife was volunteering at the school garden here in Cathlamet. She nee...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The joys of publishing: In our summer magazine published last week, we misspelled the name of Carlton Appelo (correct), whose influence and ingenuity are still seen throughout the county. We also got the date changed on the front pate of The Focus,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

Schools prepare for commencements

It’s time for the Senior Class of 2022 to start checking off those final boxes, completing assignments, taking tests, picking up caps and gowns, turning in books and Chromebooks as they get ready for a few more final events together and one big...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

WHS Valedictorian: Megan Leitz

Megan Leitz has been named valedictorian for the Class of 2022 at Wahkiakum High School after maintaining a 4.0 GPA the last four years. Her parents, Steve and Stephanie Leitz, never placed any import...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 2, 2022

NHS Valedictorian Grace Hunt

Grace Hunt, daughter of Amy and Ed Hunt and granddaughter of Hank and Linda Nelson, has worked as hard as could possibly be expected in her last year in high school. With not only her senior year to c...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

WHS Salutatorian Gabe Moon

With a 3.92 GPA, Gabe Moon is the salutatorian for the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2022. The senior spent the last two years participating in the Running Start program at Lower Columbia College....

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 2, 2022

WHS Salutatorian Josh Chadwick

While Josh Chadwick's GPA is the second highest in the senior class, there is only a tiny speck between the first and second GPA's. His downfall, he admits easily, was calculus. Josh has a very...

 

June has a lot of activities scheduled

NOT GREAT--Those who were counting on a nice Memorial weekend in which they could spend three days in the sun, certainly were disappointed. Most of us definitely saw more rain than sunshine as this month came to a close. Here's to a sunnier June....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! The car show is here. Pre-registration is closed, but you can still enter the day of the show. Becky and Erinn will be taking entries at 6 a.m. Judging starts at 9 a.m. and every class has a trophy. Also there will be a People's Choice award...

 

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...

 

Hospital CEO to retire

Larry Cohen, MSHSM, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics (OBHMC) made public this week his plans to retire effective July 29. His retirement marks the end of a...

 

Downriver Dispatches

I woke up today to sun. May I simply say I feel joy again? And gratitude to the Lord of all. Photo of the Week: My friends, I have goofed with names again and can only apologize to those who feel...

 

Summer Sew is back

Cowlitz County 4-H Sewing and Textile Advisors will teach sewing skills to beginners from 9-11 a.m., and to youth with sewing experience from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 20-23 at the WSU Extension office at 304 Cowlitz Way, Kelso....

 

Sheriff's Report, June 2, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 21 — 3:24 p.m. A caller reported 32 motorcycles, possibly part of a Poker Run, speeding on West Birnie...

 

Jack Gorley

Jack Allen Gorley, of Cathlamet, died May 27, 2022 at home. He was born in Toledo on June 23, 1939 to Lawrence and Veldonna Gorley. His family moved to Skamokawa in 1944 and he attended school in...

 

Superintendent Chris Reykdal to speak at LCC

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal will speak to Lower Columbia College's second graduating class of Bachelor of Applied Science-Teacher Education students on June 13. The ceremony for graduates and their families...

 

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