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Articles from the June 3, 2021 edition

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On Memorial Day

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 held a ceremony on Memorial Day at Greenwood Cemetery to honor fallen members of the armed forces. "There are no words that can accurately reflect the magnitude of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 3, 2021

Covid-19 update

This story has been updated to share the latest data. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services has confirmed a fatality of one Wahkiakum County resident with covid-19. The individual was a female over 80, according to the press release. Yesterday...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 3, 2021

PUD moves ahead with application for Deep River water main extension

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners received another visit from residents on Tuesday who wanted to continue to show their support for a potential project to bring water to properties in Deep River. Westend resident Corbett McMasters said...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 3, 2021

High schools holding graduation next week

The Class of 2021 will hold graduation ceremonies at local high schools next week. Wahkiakum High School will celebrate the Class of 2021 with their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. in the football stadium grandstand. The motto for t...

 

Mission accomplished

Thanks to a grant from the Marine Resource Committee and construction completed by Roger Tover of RTT Services, Wahkiakum County Port 1 was able to add a viewing deck to their waterfront at the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 3, 2021

The diagnosis is rough and hard to talk about

A couple letter writers this week take me to task for printing an Associated Press article on racial issues. One said I should have featured Memorial Day. Well, on Page 1 was an article announcing the local Memorial Day ceremony presented by...

 

Perhaps we should form a new state

To The Eagle: Voters in Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker and Lake Counties in Oregon State voted on May 18 to consider joining the state of Idaho because they like Idaho’s conservative political leadership. Of course they would have to go through...

 

I'm a proud US citizen, by choice

To The Eagle: I was embarrassed to read a recent letter to The Eagle from a totally un-informed person; I will comment on it. As a European, we have always liked Americans. I came here happily and freely, joined the US Army, then proudly accepted US...

 

Writer insulted

To The Eagle: This is a community comprised largely of “seasoned citizens” – folks who have been around the track, and through more than a few wars and disasters. We hit the road in the earlier parts of the last century wrapped in whatever...

 

The people deserve a lot better

To The Eagle: "This mess has been in our soil. It's in our soul." This is a quote from the insulting and scurrilous opinion piece by the AP reprinted for the pleasure of the editor, staff and leftist readers of this little newspaper last week. It...

 

Election monitors

To The Eagle: Has anyone spotted any third world countries clamoring for the U. S. to supply them with election monitors? Gilbert Vik Puget Island...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 3, 2021

Resources board approves purchase for county timberland

Wahkiakum County's ability to earn revenue from state managed trust timberland took a jump Tuesday as the state Board of Natural Resources approved a purchase of 266 acres of timberland to add to the county's trusts. For much of his five-term...

 

Farmers market opens

Despite an earlier threat of rain, the weather was beautiful and the turnout was fine last Friday at the first Elochoman Marina Farmers Market and Trunk Sale of the season. Right: Nicole Emery of...

 

Car show, Grange sale this weekend

NICE ONE--Unless you hate the sunshine, I don't think you could complain about the weather this past weekend and holiday, as it was very nice outside and certainly a great break from the previous rainy days we had. We enjoyed perfect temperatures...

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. With that being said the Cruzin’ To The Fair 2nd annual car show has arrived. Come Saturday the fairgrounds will be filled with some pretty awesome cars. Hope every...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Landscaping with Native Plants

Would you like to have year round interest in your landscape that does well in our climate? Join WSU Extension Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura on June 8 at noon. She will guide you through some of the best native choices for our PNW landscapes....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Memorial Day: Was this not the best Memorial Day we've had in a long time? Gorgeous weather, people coming together after a year of non-contact. So fun and it looked like a family reunion or party...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 3, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 24 — 2:29 p.m. A caller reported that a man who was at his Puget Island property to pick up a motorhome...

 

DOE issues drought advisorty for Wahkiakum, most of Washington

Following an extremely dry couple of months, the Department of Ecology this week issued a drought advisory for most of Washington state, including Wahkiakum, Pacific and Cowlitz counties and all areas east of the Cascade Mountains, portions of...

 

Toby Liasjo

Toby S. Liasjo passed away at home on May 12, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born in Norway to Ingeman and Magnhild Liasjo. Torbjorn and his parents moved to the US in 1953. In 1955, they settled on...

 

Taya Deal receives scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Taya Deal a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to continue "making the best better" in our world. Taya has been a 4-H member for 13 years and been involved in multiple...

 

Library summer reading program begins June 16

The Tails & Tales Children’s Summer Reading Program will start soon, with fun animal-themed stories, crafts and activities at Erickson Park on Columbia Street, Wednesdays, June 16-August 4, from 1-2 p.m. or later for children ages 5-15. Children...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club's final graduating senior to be honored is Luke Bohn. Lions Presidant Brian McClain presented Luke with a certificate and a check for his accomplishment. Luke wrote, directed...

 

Whippet clocks in at 32 MPH

A large number and variety of hounds competed at the AKC Lure Coursing Trials held on Puget Island on Memorial Day weekend. The meet was sponsored by the Willamette Valley Basenji Club and hosted by Misty Rivers Irish Wolfhounds. There were just...

 

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