Articles from the June 16, 2022 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 16, 2022

WHS seniors graduate in wet, joyful ceremony

Friends and families braved a rainy hour on the football field to witness the 35 members of Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2022 make the transition from student to graduate on Friday night. Tents...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 16, 2022

NHS seniors show their fine character

Graduations are always fun and poignant. The 2022 graduating class was especially impressive. In his closing remarks, Principal Justin Laine described what he was most proud of in this class. "They ar...

 

Cathlamet speed officially 35

The Washington State Department of Transportation this week announced that the speed limit on SR 4 through Cathlamet is now officially 35 miles per hour. The speed limit on either side of the zone will be 45 miles per hour, and then 55 mph beyond....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 16, 2022

Commissioners hear food vendor complaint, service program report

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard complaints about food service inspections for vendors and a report about a new program to provide assistance to people with a variety of needs. Puget Island resident Robert Hill told the board that application...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 16, 2022

Port 1 okays pathway project at County Line

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners covered a lot of ground at their meeting last Thursday. The commissioners approved a free launch day for all on August 31 at the Elochoman Slough Marina for the Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby, as...

 

Thinking about inflation, evil and the big lie

To The Eagle: Inflation is twice the wage increase. According to economists, the main cause is the stimulus money to get us through the covid pandemic, causing the economy to overheat. Not sending it back, but doing things to help. I drive much...

 

Volunteers thank community

To The Eagle: Our Community Garden volunteers say “Thank You!” to all who supported our plant sales in May. In addition to the many folks who purchased plants, several gave us generous monetary donations. Margaret Sears and Mariane Brightbill...

 

History will repeat itself

To The Eagle: It is sad to see American citizens ignoring history and willingly give up their constitutional rights for the perceived illusion of security. Last week in this column was the statement “In my opinion, public disarmament is this...

 

District 19 challengers hold town hall

To The Eagle: Three candidates are challenging our incumbents to represent us in the Olympia legislature: Cara Cusack from Chehalis, Jon-Erik Hegstad from Longview, and Kelli Hughes-Ham from Ilwaco. All three will be in a Town Hall Wednesday June 22...

 

Disarmament is best hope for our enemies

To the Eagle: You hafta sorta admire the warped perspicacity of the DDIDs (Desperately Defending the Indefensible Dudes) – that brave small cadre of Eagle contributors who have stood staunchly in the face of fact, history, and common sense in...

 

Guns have become a scourge on society

To The Eagle: Call’em what you will, Winchester 1907, AR-15, AK-47, shotgun, rifle, or pistol. They are all engines of death. Their names are just semantics. You say tomato, I say tomahto. Semantics are interesting and useful, particularly for...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative count of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County stands at 314, according to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, which only counts PCR confirmed tests. According to the Washington Department of Health (DOH), which counts PCR and antigen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 16, 2022

New Tsuga artist focuses on color

You might say it was the pie that got her in the door of Tsuga Gallery. Laurel Check was looking for a way to plug herself into the local art scene and meet people, but it's pretty safe to say she...

 

Lots of reunions being planned for summer

MAYBE NICE?--As we have seen, our June weather is definitely Spring weather; as in “springing a leak from every cloud” kind of weather! They say we may be in for a few dry days this coming week, but with temperatures in the low to mid-60s,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

LCC to hold limited in-person commencement ceremony

Lower Columbia College (LCC) will hold its 86th annual commencement ceremony in-person on the LCC campus on June 17. The ceremony will be held in the Wollenberg Auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m. Due to the ongoing pandemic, graduates and their...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Exciting Summer News: I learned at the Chamber of Commerce office last week that our two award winning robotics teams from both high schools, Wahkiakum and Naselle/Grays River, will be the Grand...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 16, 2022

GR habitat enhancement commission meets

Editor's note: This story has been updated to show correct email address for people interested in fillng the vacant commission seat to contact the district. Grays River Habitat Enhancement District landowners met with the newly formed district board...

 

Litter prevention campaign aims to curb roadside debris

Every year, more than 12 million pounds of litter ends up on Washington’s roadways and up to 40% - almost 5 million pounds - comes from unsecured cargo blowing out of trucks and cars. This debris isn’t just unsightly, it’s dangerous to...

 

Cathlamet Woman's Club has national recognition

On June 7, Greater Federation of Women's Clubs District President Paulette Stinson presented Caroline Walton, Cathlamet Woman’s Club president, a certificate of award for the club being recognized nationally as a Top Ten Projects Recipient. The...

 

Davis Rogan returns to Cathlamet

The Hotel Cathlamet will showcase Live And Direct From Bourbon Street, legendary New Orleans jazzman and piano artist Davis Rogan, in the Hotel Lobby at 5 p.m., Sunday June 26. The Tavern at Hotel Cathlamet will be open for the occasion. A freewill...

 

The Rewards of Reading!

These winners of the Cathlamet Public Library Beanstack adult challenge that ended in March have picked up their prizes; Cathy Seifert, Jessica Vik and Darren Plank. More prizes can be won in the...

 

Food drive results announced

Sue Zabel of Jabber Shack has announced the results of the community challenge to collect donations for the Cup of Sunshine food drive to benefit local food banks. The total amount collected was...

 

May Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has named Cooper Grasseth as their May Student of the Month. Cooper has been involved in FFA while in high school. He loves being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing....

 

April Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has named Courtney Carlson as their April Student of the Month. Courtney has plans to attend LLC and then go on to a four year college. She would like to create her own...

 

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