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Articles from the June 11, 2020 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

WHS seniors ready for unique commencement

The Wahkiakum High School Class of 2020 had a practice run for graduation last Thursday and Friday, as 32 students and their families visited the high school, one by one to check out, turn in books and clean out lockers. Each student in turn put on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 11, 2020

County officials plan for opening of offices

By Rick Nelson With the state secretary of health approving Wahkiakum County's move to a Phase 3 opening for covid-19 virus restrictions, county officials are planning how to open their offices. Since the start of restrictions, the courthouse has...

 

Covid-19 update

By Diana Zimmerman Covid-19 numbers are rising in neighboring counties, but Wahkiakum’s count remains at four for positive cases, with 154 tests conducted so far. Cowlitz County’s number jumped up to 89, and Pacific County now has 10 cases....

 

Elochoman Marina Farmers Market and Trunk Sale season begins

It was busy at the first Elochoman Marina Farmers Market and Trunk Sale of the season on Friday. They had five participants in the trunk sale, and 10 vendors, including eggs from the Town of Taylor,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

Ethan Lindstrom named Naselle High valedictorian

Ethan Lindstrom has several athletic awards to his name. Now he can add an academic honor as well: Valedictorian for the Naselle High School Class of 2020. Lindstrom's final season of baseball was...

 

Student weighs in on possible pool closure

Student weighs in on possible pool closure To The Eagle: My name is Luke Bohn and I will be a senior at Wahkiakum High School next fall. I moved here from Portland, Oregon just last summer. I worked at the pool last year and it’s one of the most...

 

Council Corner

For those interested in what your Cathlamet Town Council has been working on, in no particular order, here’s what’s been keeping us all busy: - securing overhead street banners promoting Cathlamet’s history and culture. - working in...

 

Let's be considerate of each other

To The Eagle: Most businesses I have frequented usually have signs posted announcing either “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service” or “We reserve the right to deny service to anyone.” Business owners have the right, within the limits of anti-discri...

 

For Blacks there is a different justice system

To The Eagle: The wrong that needs to be corrected is rather simple: For Blacks there is a different justice system, for them "they are guilty until proven innocent" and for us white folks it’s “innocent until proven guilty.” Think about it,...

 

All lives matter

To The Eagle: I believe in my heart and soul that all lives matter. If that makes me a racist to some morons I couldn't care less. I remember many years ago walking a peaceful protest line outside of a Woolworth Store in New York City because the...

 

Citizens urged to attend city hall meeting

To The Eagle: Summer is rapidly approaching and the Town of Cathlamet has some difficult decisions to make regarding the swimming pool. In an area with multiple waterways it is vital, and in fact lifesaving, that children learn to swim and learn...

 

Florist announces her future plans

To The Eagle: It’s been quite a couple of months to say the least. I hope you all have been staying safe and healthy. I’ve missed seeing all of your friendly faces, and can’t wait to get back to doing what I love. While my business has been...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

Comet seniors hold virtual graduation

Because of the pandemic, the Naselle High School Class of 2020 held a virtual graduation on Saturday in lieu of a more traditional ceremony. The graduation began with a recording of each senior in...

 

Kayakers and Duck Inn to open soon

WET AND WILD--Once again, this past week has been a mix of weather, and depending on where you were, you were either mowing the lawn or you were pulling out the umbrellas and putting on your boots! While I was actually enjoying some sunshine after a...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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

KM Mountain Slide update Anyone who has been driving over the KM Mountain is well aware that even though the seeding process was successful, the continuous rainfall has caused the slide to move...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 11, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 31 — 1:21 p.m. Dispatch received a 911 call and could hear loud noises, but no audible voices. The call...

 

Kid's Garden Workshop: Making a tin can lantern

Looking for a fun time for your family? On June 12 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will demonstrate to youth how to make tin can lanterns. The program can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by calling in by phone. To register for free, contact...

 

On-line Workshop: Do-it-yourself "irrigation" on June 16

On June 16 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will explain how to construct a simple and inexpensive sprinkler system. Find out how to develop a sprinkler system that allows you the flexibility to reduce water use, save...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

Thai exchange student experience pandemic

If anybody deserves an instant replay, it might be Ifel Natnaphas Chanwharanya. The 16 year-old sophomore student from Bangkok, the capitol city of Thailand, has had a year. Some of it good, some of i...

 

Robert Meyer

Shortly after sunrise on May 28th 2020, Robert Roy Meyer, Sr., 61, snuck out of his bedroom where his wife and daughter slept to be with his parents and siblings already in heaven. It is said he was...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Change is-a coming. Although we do not have a set date for reopening the community center yet, we are looking to open to the groups that utilize the center after hours, first. After we follow that guidance, our plans for reopening will follow....

 

Library working on plans for re-opening

Librarian Carol Blix, the Library Board of Trustees, and volunteers are working to get the Cathlamet Public Library ready soon for patrons to order books they select from an online catalog to be checked out to them and placed on a table at the front...

 

Local dining establishments find their way to serve customers

Story and photos by Darrell Alexander The Covid19 virus has curtailed many people from traveling through the county. Since Phase II has begun, the governor has lifted the restrictions on restaurants i...

 

Skamokawa's jewels see improvements during pandemic

One of the "jewels" of Skamokawa, WA is located on SR 4 just west of MP 29, where you'll turn to the south onto Vista Park Road and find a true gem along the mighty Columbia River, which is...

 

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