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  • Rose dedication for Woman's Club "Citizen of the Year"

    Pearl Blackburn|Jun 20, 2024

    The GFWC-Cathlamet Woman's Club gathered with the community on Flag Day, Friday, June 14th, at the Julia Butler Hansen rose garden to celebrate Julia Butler Hansen's 117th birth date and to honor our 2023 Citizen of the Year, Jan Silvestri. A velvety black red rose named Ink Spots was planted in Jan's honor. Her rose is planted alongside the roses of the other citizens of the year going back to 2006. Music was provided by Susan Bate singing "America the Beautiful" with rain drops falling. The...

  • Board Approves Interim Superintendent

    Jamie J Brown|Jun 20, 2024

    A regular meeting of the Wahkiakum School District Board of Education convened at the high school library Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30. The full house was awaiting the news on a decision of the choice the board would be making as leadership for the district after current Superintendent Brent Freeman announced his retirement in May. The board unanimously voted to suspend the current search and to select an interim replacement, Ric Palmer. Palmer will begin his duties on July 10th and work through...

  • EO Media Group announces changes to newspaper operations

    The Chinook Observer|Jun 20, 2024

    EO Media Group is making substantial changes across the company, including layoffs and reductions in print frequency at several newspapers. EO Media Group, a fourth-generation, family-held media company, operates 12 newspapers in Oregon and Washington, including the Chinook Observer and the regional agriculture publication Capital Press. During the past year, advertising revenues have dropped and operating expenses have increased substantially. As a result, the company needs to make these changes to stabilize its operations. Despite the cuts,...

  • 2024 Cathlamet Library Summer Reading Program

    Jun 20, 2024

    Parents often say that summer is the most difficult time to find things for their kids to do. Research shows that children who read during the summer do much better in school in the fall. Town Librarian, Vicki Franklin suggests enticing your kids to read by attending the Cathlamet Library's Summer Reading Program "Adventure Begins at Your Library". They'll read books, earn prizes, and have fun. Summer break is typically a time for kids to kick back, indulge in a little extra screen time, play outside and embrace the kind of freedom that only...

  • Town Council Report

    Julie O'Neil|Jun 20, 2024

    At the Cathlamet Town Council Monday night the Council members debated several issues. However the Resolution of Adopting Rules of Decorum for Council meetings was postponed until all Town Council members were in attendance. The Council approved the bid for a new ambulance manufactured by Braun Northwest. Wahkiakum County will pay for the ambulance, but the Town of Cathlamet was required to conduct the bidding process. The mayor reported that the Swimming Pool Advisory Committee met Monday morning and discussed the future of the kiddie pool,...

  • Ted Harlan Hendrickson

    Jun 20, 2024

    Ted Harlan Hendrickson, beloved brother, cousin, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 23, 2024, at the age of 58 in Longview, Washington. Ted was born July 24th, 1965, in Vancouver Washington to Harlan Eugene Hendrickson and Florence Eleanor (Tover) Hendrickson. The youngest of five siblings, he grew up on Puget Island along Welcome Slough, just a few minutes from the majestic Columbia River. Ted attended Wahkiakum High School in Cathlamet, and then briefly attended Eastern Oregon State...

  • How WA plans to use $32 million to help asylum seekers

    Grace Deng|Jun 20, 2024

    Washington officials are working to distribute around $32 million in state funding this year to aid asylum-seekers, as hundreds of migrants live in tents in the Seattle area. Of the $25 million allocated to the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, $20 million will go to community organizations to create a statewide network to deliver coordinated support to migrants and asylum-seekers. The state is using what’s known as a “hub and spoke model” for its Washington Migrant and Asylum Seeker Support Project. The refugee office is revie...

  • Cycling to fight sex trafficking

    Paula Marx-Rush|Jun 20, 2024

    This year, local, Kim Sharp stopped by The Wahkiakum Eagle to let us know “Their back!!!” When asked to whom she was referring, she smiled and handed me a business card which read, “Pedal The Pacific - Cycling for a World Where People are Not for Sale.” This year’s group of seven women are cycling from Seattle to San Diego to raise awareness, educate peers, fundraise for leading nonprofits, and develop leaders who believe that no voice is too small to make a difference. I had the privilege...

  • Bubbleheads make a splash

    Patrick Webb|Jun 20, 2024

    Naselle technology students put on the national map this month. The Bubbleheads” placed ninth in a team robotics competition that attracted entries from four continents. Their coach, Rudi Rudolph, returned from the East Coast bubbling with praise. “Students did a great job at the competition,” he said. “I am proud of their accomplishments and their drive to succeed. Every year teams are learning design ideas from each other, making it tougher to get to the top.” The Naselle team consists...

  • Coach praises the 'Fierce Five'

    The Chinook Observer|Jun 20, 2024

    As the dust settles on Naselle's WIAA state track accomplishments, coaches are already looking ahead. Some middle school-age athletes contributed to high school successes, including points that helped the Comet team become District track champions. Two advanced to the 1B state meet, where June Miller earned three medals and Halle Miller placed well in two events. June set a school record of 26.61 seconds placing third in the 200 meters final. But earlier in their own middle school competitions,...

  • Masons honor kids for 'doing the right thing'

    Jun 20, 2024

    These smiling faces belong to Naselle schoolchildren who earned Citizenship Awards from Occident 48, the Masons lodge, in Ilwaco. Students in the lower grades were honored for what the group’s master, Mike Carmel, called, “doing the right thing when no one was looking.” They are pictured with guest speaker, Daniel Garcia, the Pacific County sheriff. Back row, left to right, are Margrit Engelson, Jake Erickson, Dakotah Williams, Marvin Tucker and Karsen Green. At front are Grace Brown, Quinn...

  • Comets named to all-league squad

    Jun 20, 2024

    Naselle’s baseball and softball teams figured significantly in the Coastal B League All-League selections. In Baseball, Randy Lindstrom was named coach of the year and Jacob Lindstrom was named the most valuable player. The league honored nine other baseball players on its first team and four were from Naselle: Jack Strange, Dean Helvey, William Anderson and Leith Chadwick. Two Naselle players earned honorable mentions: Logan Quashnick and Trajen Ford. The team sportsmanship award was shared by Naselle and Mossyrock. The Comets concluded t...

  • Skamokawa News

    Kay Chamberlain|Jun 20, 2024

    CRAZY WEATHER. As this week begins, we had a mix of everything, which included thunder and buckets of rain mixed in with sunshine and blue skies, and it really depended on where you were as to what you had at your house and when you had it, but all in all, it was a day of "what's next?" I think. We did enjoy some nice days earlier, along with some wet ones, but now that it is officially Summer, let's hope the dry and sunny forecast shows up and dries out our webbed feet a bit, ha! SPECIAL DAYS. Those celebrating birthdays this coming week from...

  • Sheriffs Report

    Jun 20, 2024

    June 10 12:01 a.m. A driver called in to dispatch to let deputies know that their car had broken down at the Rosburg store and they would be back in the morning to pick it up. 8:25 a.m. A deceased deer was reported on Puget Island. 11:16 a.m. A cell phone was dropped of at the dispatch office and was returned to the owner. 11:40 a.m. A car was reported to have been parked along Altoona Pillar Rock road for several days. 12:10 p.m. A truck was reported speeding on Puget Island. 12:19 An Elochoman Valley homeowner reported having their...

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