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Articles from the June 17, 2021 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021

WHS graduates brave the rain and finish strong

With the largest class in recent history, Wahkiakum High School took graduation outside to make room for family and other well-wishers to celebrate the Class of 2021. Unfortunately, it was a rainy...

 

Covid-19 update

With the report of six new cases last Friday, Wahkiakum County's tally of covid-19 cases hit a total of 155, with 37 of those potentially active. A news release from Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services (WHHS) Operations Manager Duncan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 17, 2021

County revenue will benefit from hot timber market

A hot timber market should boost Wahkiakum County revenue, representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. Also at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners, citizens and commissioners resumed discussion of...

 
 By Diana Zimmrman    News    June 17, 2021

Students may pursue science, technology, arts, and engineering in summer program

There is a new summer program in the works for students of all ages in Wahkiakum this year, thanks to local volunteers and dedicated staff at Wahkiakum School District. The program is the brainchild of Ron Wright, a former teacher and volunteer who...

 

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Submitted by Wahkiakum VFW 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 parents and our...

 

Supreme Court once ruled Blacks are not people

To The Eagle: My neighbor is presumptuous to claim he speaks for our community. He certainly doesn’t speak for me. I felt no insult and considered the editor’s AP article on racism to be timely and informative. To those protesting its...

 

Positive news factoids are appreciated

To The Eagle: I see too much negativity in media today. Maybe we should look at the positive side of racial issues and Covid disease. On the bright side, Census Bureau Income Report stated: in 2019 29% of Black households had income greater than...

 

Proud and thankful

To The Eagle: They say it takes a village. A few weeks ago we put out a call to our community asking for their help in raising funds for Doug Sandell who is not only facing a very serious life threating issue but a huge financial burden, one that a...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report about discussion of covid-19 issues at the county commission meeting erroneously identified one of the speakers; he was John McKinley, not John Long. The article also should have stated that speakers said the Wahkiakum School...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021

Port commission addresses sewer issues

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss sewer issues and other maintenance issues on port properties. The commissioners passed a resolution adopting an interlocal agreement with the Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed...

 

Ribbon cutting at Skamokawa Internet Services

Lorraine Carson, right, held one end of a ribbon as husband Steve wielded the scissors to celebrate the expansion of Skamokawa Internet Services at their location in Cathlamet. Courtesy...

 

New exhibit at Redmen Hall

SOGGY--We ended last week with a gorgeous day, as Saturday was just super sunny, but we have started this week, with a whole lot of rain this Sunday! The first part of this week may be on the damp side, but not to fret, as our Monday morning has...

 

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...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board met Tuesday. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of teachers Brian Macy, Wendy Macy, and Kathryn Green. AJ Smith resigned his middle school football position to focus on his role...

 

The bulls are back

The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation will host The Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding Tour for the fourth year on Friday, July 16. The event takes place at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa. The gates open at 4:30 and the bull riding starts...

 

Workshops offered for small businesses

Lower Columbia College, in partnership with the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments, will host two workshops for small businesses. Registration is required and there is no fee to participate. The first workshop is on small business planning and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Busy Days: It's early on Monday. What a busy weekend! I so enjoyed the Finnish Midsummer Tea at the Appelo Archives Center (AAC) and talking with women face to face again. It was fun for me to sit...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021

NHS graduates will remember their roots

After the 20 members of the Class of 2021 at Naselle High School took their places on the stage, and Valedictorian Kolby Glenn welcomed the small audience in attendance, as well as everyone watching a...

 

Drummer from Finland has 3 hay harvests a year

Hello from Pori, Finland! I'm sending a little story from history relating to Paul Lindwall, an uncle of mine who lived on Puget Island. This story is published in the newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet, which is the main publication for Swedish speaking...

 

KMUN adopts local highways

KMUN listener Levi Lippold, Development Director Susan Peterson and Board Member Todd Lippold have been out picking up trash on Highways 26 and 101 in Oregon. Combining a passion for KMUN and having...

 

Gerry Brennan recently ordained

On June 15th, Gerry Brennan of Cathlamet was ordained in Seattle as a priest in the Episcopal Church, by the Bishop Greg Rickel. Gerry is a long-time resident of Wahkiakum County and a long-time member of St. James Episcopal Church in Cathlamet. She...

 

Olsen honored

The Cathlamet Woman's Club recently honored their Citizen of the Year, Stephanie Olsen, center, with planting of rose at Julia Butler Hansen House garden. Front, l-r, are Margaret Glaser, Paige Lake,...

 

Cathlamet Public Library offers reading challenges for all ages

The Summer Reading program at the Cathlamet Public Library began June 16. The program has three separate challenges for readers: Cathlamet 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for ages 0-5, Cathlamet Summer 2021: Tails and Tales -Animal Books for Kids...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 17, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 6 — 11:58 a.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 6:38 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. A...

 

HOSWWA receives 42 new emergency housing vouchers

Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington has announced an award from the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) of 42 vouchers to assist individuals and families that are homeless; at risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee a domestic...

 

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