Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

Robotics teams fare well in international competition

Local robotics teams returned from Washington D.C. and Maryland with awards, trophies and some wonderful memories after touring the capitol and competing against 137 teams from around the world in...

 

Checking out the cars

Saturday was time for the county fair association's annual fund raising car show. Above, a 1938 mail truck was a fan favorite. Below, left, an exhibitor wipes raindrops off a modified roadster; below...

 

High school seniors set to graduate

Wahkiakum and Naselle high schools will hold graduation ceremonies for their senior classes this week. Graduation at Wahkiakum High School is outdoors at the football stadium on Friday at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Speakers include Valedictorian Megan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 9, 2022

Commissioners hear restroom concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners responded to constituents' concerns when the board met Tuesday. Commissioners also authorized purchase of commercial quality refrigeration equipment for the county fair and further moves to address flood damage to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

PUD invited to join in dam preservation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned about Northwest River Partners and heard reports at their bimonthly meeting on Tuesday. Kurt Miller spoke to the commissioners about his role as executive director for the Northwest River...

 

Assault weapons ban did not reduce gun crime

To The Eagle: It is unfortunate seeing the lack of knowledge (or intentional deception) of many government officials and citizens crying “Ban the AR-15.” Most do not have a clue about the rifle and seem to get their knowledge strictly from media...

 

Public disarmament is nation's best hope

To The Eagle: I thoroughly enjoyed my years on the debate team. Judges would declare the season’s subject. Five minutes before a scheduled debate, the flip of a coin determined whether one would argue in favor or against an issue. To be well...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

Flower farm dream is coming true

Emilie and C.J. Harris wasted little time when they settled into their new home in the Elochoman Valley last year. Emilie's dream for a flower farm could wait no more. "Gardening and farming is...

 

Poison hemlock growing locally

Poison hemlock has been sighted growing locally. A native of Europe, this plant is in the parsley family. It grows to 6 to 10 feet tall. Stems are stout and purple-spotted. Plant typically is...

 

New exhibit at Redmen Hall begins Saturday

SOGGY--This past Saturday, when we hoped it would be nice and dry for the car show, we actually had over an inch and a quarter of rain by early evening; a real “sog-fest." This Sunday began wet and breezy but at least it stopped raining for awhile...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. P...

 

Downriver Dispatches

All over our west county area, the high grass is winning. Some farmers have started their first cut of the summer, but then the rain keeps coming and messes with the whole process. But on the other...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 9, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 28 — 7:16 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. When dispatch called back, a man said he was a trained...

 

Dave Heiner

Dave Heiner, age 55, was born a fighter and Can Do'er from the start surprising the doctors all along the way starting with his very first, "Oh no you don't, here I come!" into this world. He grew up...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

SNAP program offers fruit, vegetable savings

SNAP and EBT recipients can save on fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables by participating in a SNAP Produce Match program, which is available all year round at all three Safeway stores in Longview. When shoppers spend at least $10 on those items,...

 

Market season begins

The Elochoman Marina Farmers Market started on Friday. There were plants, homemade soaps, handmade bowls, macramé and more. The market will run through the summer, every Friday from 3-6 p.m. Photo...

 

Covid-19 update

There are continued reports of people in Wahkiakum County with covid-19, but none of them were counted by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, which is only documenting cases confirmed by PCR tests. That number stands at 314 cumulative cases, with...

 

Winner of North Coast Writer's Residency announced

The Writer’s Guild of Astoria and Astoria Visual Arts (AVA) have announced the winner of the 2022 North Coast Writer’s Residency: Jennifer D. Munro, of Albany, Oregon. The residency will take place the first week of November with a reception and...

 

WordFest restarts June 14 at Keebler Coffee in Roxy Theater

WordFest will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 6-8 p.m., at Keebler Roasted Coffee in the Roxy Theater, at 1101 Commerce Avenue in Longview. The event will feature five local writers reading from their works. Retired internist PJ Peterson will read from...

 

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Submitted and edited by VFW Wahkiakum Post 5297 When we talk about the American flag ... our flag ... we are not just talking about a piece of red, white, and blue cloth. We are talking about our country. We are talking about you and me and our...

 

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