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Articles from the June 13, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019

NHS seniors ready for next big adventure

The Naselle High School Class of 2019 graduated in front of a crowd of friends and family on Saturday. Class Speaker Jacob Eaton began by thanking the crowd for all their support over the years. Then...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 13, 2019

Junk car concerns return to board

Wahkiakum County officials may take another look at their ordinance governing junk vehicles following complaints from citizens during the past few weeks. Skamokawa resident Ursula Petralia raised the issue at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019

WHS Class of 2019 will graduate this Friday

Wahkiakum High School will hold a commencement ceremony on Friday, 7 p.m., in the school gymnasium for the class of 2019. As announced by the school, speakers are Valedictorian Ellie Leitz,...

 

Rainbow

Rosedale resident Genie Cary captured this photo of a rainbow on the outskirts of Cathlamet June 6. At one point, it displayed a brilliant double arc....

 

Concerned about store? Go, check it out

To The Eagle: Let’s not let facts get in the way: I’ve been reading some comments on Facebook and in the local newspaper about how terrible a Dollar General Store opening in our county would be. It appears that there are major concerns that if...

 

Citizen gives reasons to deny business

To The Eagle: I would like to point out why Dollar General should not be allowed to come into our community. Namely Factor #3 of the SEPA checklist that was overlooked by the Bureau of Planning, which is stimulate public health and welfare. #1...

 

Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

To The Eagle: I have been amazed at the vitriol being directed at Dollar General. I don’t see the same hate toward oil companies that control our local gas stations. Yet they are two of the world’s wealthiest, greediest, and most environmentally...

 

Commissioner does not speak for all

To The Eagle: Commissioner Cothren should probably think twice in the future before he claims to represent the thinking of the people who reside in our fine community. Contrary to his assertion, my family did not decide to move back here because we...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 13, 2019

County: Dollar General meets code

In a June 4 written statement, Wahkiakum County officials said proposed construction of a Dollar General Store in Rosedale meets building permit and land use requirements. Applicant Zaremba Group, LLC, is short platting a 1.19 acre lot off North...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019

Responders unable to save sailor

Harry Alan Utti, 72, of Seaside, Ore., died on Sunday evening despite the valiant efforts of two unknown fishermen, local emergency services, and other visitors to the Elochoman Slough Marina....

 

Bridge work nearing end

The painting and deck replacement project for the Puget Island bridge is nearing completion. Crews are currently working on sidewalk installation, and anticipate that work to finish within two weeks, according to information from Tamara Greenwell,...

 

Pool opens Monday

One of Terry Vik's final projects for the Town of Cathlamet was to replace the pump and the filtration system at the Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Pool. Vik, who recently celebrated his 75th...

 

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates

WARMED UP--We've had some wild weather recently, with last Friday being really wet, wild and windy at times, which meant falling trees on SR 4 and people's yard things getting blown all over. The pounding rain certainly did not do my flowers any...

 

Redmen Hall to be painted

According to information received from the Friends of Skamokawa, due to painting, Redmen Hall will be closed for the next three weeks, beginning June 13, with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, what a Car Show! We had 100 cars at the 1st Annual Cruzin to the Fair. It was a huge success. Mark your calendars for next year, the first Saturday after Memorial Day. Thank you to the many sponsors of the car show. This Saturday at the...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Finns and Flowers In 1959 Washington State officially designated the coast rhododendron (Rhododendron acrophyllum) as the state flower; however, in 1892 it was really selected as the state flower by t...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 13, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 3 – 7:32 a.m. Deputies responded to a log truck accident in the Rosburg area. No injuries were reported....

 

WHS students earn state awards

A new, two year old program at Wahkiakum High School is helping to prepare seniors for some of the issues that they will soon face as they look for employment and manage their own homes. Adulting,...

 

Spring Concert

The Wahkiakum High School band performed a few selections from Mass Band and Pep Band for friends and family at the Spring Concert last week....

 

Student of the Month

Quentin Nelson was The Lions Club April Student of The Month. He was honored by Lions Secretary Carol McClain with a certificate and a check for his accomplishment. Quentin has been a 3-sport athlete...

 

The Liberty Theatre will present a concert June 14 and 15

Blind Pilot, with 45th Parallel Universe Orchestra, will perform June 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m, at The Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. General admission tickets are $35. Blind Pilot, which consists of Israel Nebeker, Ryan Dobrowski,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019

Chiropractic practice opens in Cathlamet

Need an adjustment? Dr. Dyana Mulvihill, a chiropractor from Phoenix, Arizona, moved to Wahkiakum County this year. She had planned to open an office in Longview, but after receiving some local encour...

 

Mule golfers hold tourney, have awards

The 2019 Mules Golf season ending banquet was held on Sunday, preceded by a golf tournament including family and friends. The tournament was a four-person, nine-hole scramble. Tying for first place gross at seven under par were the teams of 1.,...

 

PCEM to introduce tsunami maps

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency and the Washington Geological Survey are set to introduce Draft Tsunami Walk Maps to the PCEMA Council. Tsunami and earthquake experts will be in Pacific County June 19 for presentations and discussions...

 

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