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Articles from the July 11, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Lee and Diane Tischer are parade marshals

The grand marshals for the 2019 Bald Eagle Day parade are Puget Island residents Lee and Diane Tischer. The two were raised in Wahkiakum County, were high school sweethearts, and have spent years...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 11, 2019

Change in store for Johnson Park traffic

By Rick Nelson There is change ahead for the traffic pattern at Johnson Park. Wahkiakum County Engineer Paul Lacy on Tuesday reported that the Washington State Department of Transportation has relocated the painted stop bar that guides vehicles...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Brewery, Port 1 OK new waterfront site

If all goes well, River Mile 38 Brewing Co. customers could be sipping craft beer and cider at their new building on the waterfront some time next year. River Mile 38 owners Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez moved forward with plans when they recently...

 

PUD hears reports, opposes dam removal

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met July 2 to hear reports and to vote on a resolution regarding the removal of the Lower Snake River Dams. With the water expansion project on his mind, Commissioner Dennis Reid asked if there were...

 

Book about Westend Finns a delight

To The Eagle: I ordered the new book, Deep River, from Amazon so it would arrive July 1st. I’ve spent hours reading it because it’s not just another paperback length. Believe me, it’s a book similar to a mini-series at 700 pages. Full of Finnis...

 

The bulls are coming!

To The Eagle: The Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding Tour is coming to the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 19. Tickets are still available at Bob’s Sporting Goods in Longview, The Pizza Mill in Cathlamet, The Duck Inn in...

 

Develop a park near the marina

To The Eagle: The mayor and town council of Cathlamet have determined we have plenty of street parking in downtown. They have cordoned off the only public parking lot available, securing it for potential future use as a park. I don’t know the plan...

 

Let's have a strip mall on SR 4

To The Eagle: By all means, let’s have a strip mall along SR 4! We could start with the proposed Dollar General store, and add a Walmart, a casino, a nightclub with topless dancers and a peep show, a bowling alley, an adult book store, liquor...

 

Robert Oscar Larson (Bob)

Robert Oscar Larson (Bob), born in Astoria on March 6, 1927, was a lifelong resident of Grays River, other than his 1945-1946 World War II Army service. Bob was the youngest and last survivor of the...

 

Vivien Agee-Wirkkala

Rosburg resident Vivien E. Agee-Wirkkala, 89, died in Astoria on July 6, 2019. The daughter of Virgil and Nora (Mallgren) Purnell, she was born in Dayton, Washington on October 10, 1929. Vivien attended Dayton Elementary and Dayton High for a year,...

 

Edward Moss

Edward LeRoy Moss, of Longview, was born in Watertown, South Dakota on July 6, 1935 and died on his 84th birthday, July 6, 2019. He was born to Lloyd and Esther (Thomas) Moss and his family came to...

 

Coast Community Radio presents 1st Ferry Street Friday Block Party

Coast Community Radio, the not-for-profit community radio station in the lower Columbia-Pacific region, presents the Ferry Street Friday Block Party on 14th Street between Commercial Street and Marine Drive in Astoria. Join the fun on Friday, July...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre calls for young actors

Auditions are set for Monday, July 15 at 10 a.m. (plan to stay for Monday rehearsal) at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, for students entering 1st grade through 12th grade. Rehearsals are set for Monday, July 15 – Friday, July...

 

Calvert graduates from College of Optometry

Wahkiakum alum Ashley Calvert recently earned a Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University's College of Optometry. Courtesy photo....

 

Free Friday movies resume July 12

WEATHER--How did this past holiday weekend treat you? I hope you had a good time with family and friends and were able to enjoy some nice weather where you were. I was happy that we had a pretty rainy day last Tuesday prior to the fireworks going off...

 

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.,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office, hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Wow! Where has time gone? It’s almost time for the fair! This year’s fair theme is "Overall Good Times." Hope everyone is busy getting entries ready. We have two fair...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Last Badger It is with sadness to announce to those of you who knew Dean Badger that he passed away in Yuma, Arizona, of a heart attack at the age of 80. He was my neighbor and one of the first...

 

Tales Beyond the Graves program set for Saturday

The dead will talk this Saturday at the Bunker Hill Cemetery off SR 4 just west of Stella. Members of the Stella Historical Society, Cowlitz County Historical Museum and the Bunker Hill Cemetery Association will lead 45-minute tours and tell the...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 11, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 1 – 7:12 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 1:02 p.m. A driver was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

County dealing with election and mental health funding changes

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners tackled a variety of issues at their July 2 meeting. Cape Horn resident Bob Gawith asked for an update on the beach nourishment project. “It would be nice to have it right away, that would be great,...

 

Washington's 2019-2020 fishing regulations now available

Start planning for your next fishing trip with the 2019-2020 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, now available from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The new pamphlet is effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Trooper's family comes to aid of German family

"May the road rise up to meet you" was the phrase that echoed in my mind after meeting the Fischer family from Oldenburg, Germany. The family of six was near Dismal Nitch, just a few miles short of...

 

Bald Eagle Days reminer includes no parking along parade route

Cathlamet's Bald Eagle Days festival is just a week away, and the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has a few reminders for residents and businesses to make the festival operate smoothly as well as provide a lot of fun. These reminders include: --"Mercha...

 

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