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Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Covid-19 update

Three Wahkiakum County residents have now died from the covid-19 virus and more residents have tested positive this week, according to press releases from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS). This brings the total number of cases to 163, with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 29, 2021

Port District 2 looking at spending, taxes

Where does the money go? Wahkiakum Port District 2 Commissioner Austin Burkhalter posed that question when the port commission met July 20 in Skamokawa. Burkhalter also suggested that because the port district has cash in the bank that the...

 

Island life

A young osprey practices flying by hovering the nest. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Coming soon: The County Fair

Ka'vi Welker, 14, of Cathlamet, may have joined the Wahkiakum County Fair Court thanks to a bit of fast talking by some smooth characters in Skamokawa. "I didn't really understand what was going on,"...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Coming soon: The County Fair

Wahkiakum County Fair princess Helen Lewis, 14, of Skamokawa, will be a freshman at Wahkiakum High School in the fall. She decided to tackle the role following encouragement from her mom but is...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Coming soon: The County Fair

Wahkiakum County Fair Princess Madison Meyer, 19, of Puget Island, graduated from Washougal High School in 2020 and plans to attend Portland Community College in the fall. One day, she hopes to be a t...

 

More on tiny homes

To The Eagle: Regarding last week’s article about “Planned development travels bumpy road,” Bill Coons bought two parcels of property to provide eight low-income tiny homes around our neighborhood. He was going to do this without letting the...

 

Pandemic was badly mishandled

To The Eagle: We know as a matter of ineluctable fact that the pandemic was badly mishandled by government entities and the media, if not from day one, at least from day 90 or so. Masks were ineffectual, other medical equipment misused, perfectly...

 

Yacht club enjoyed Bald Eagle Days

To The Eagle: Thank you for a great Bald Eagle Festival this year! It was wonderful to celebrate with you in Cathlamet, and to see so many families enjoy the parade, fireworks, music and businesses. Congratulations to the Grand Prize Trophy winner...

 

Corrections and Clarifications

In last week's edition, a person was incorrectly named in a cutline depicting the kid's train at the Wahkiakum Historical Society Museum. The engineer was Larry Hendrickson. Also, a photo credit was incorrect; Karen Bertroch produced the image of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 29, 2021

Commissioners OK closure for culvert

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through a light agenda when they met Tuesday, handling a bit of business and keeping up with current issues. Commissioners approved a two-day closure of Brooks Slough Road at milepost 2.5 to allow the County...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Two council members challenge incumbent for Cathlamet mayor

With three candidates vying to be the mayor of Cathlamet, ballots were mailed to town residents for an August primary to decide which two candidates will continue to the general election in November. Ballots can be returned by mail, but must be postm...

 

Frozen berry sale will take place

STILL DRY--While Germany, Belgium and other countries are getting hammered by massive amounts of rain, and even our southern states are getting wet, most of us around our area are staying pretty doggone dry. Some areas got some slight mist, but for...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Taking Care: After being sick over the weekend, it's good to be up and moving and back to thinking about what's going on outside the house. News from Bonnie LaDoe made me sad this morning, though....

 

Sheriff's Report, July 29, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 18 — 8:16 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Deep River resident...

 

Carol Penttila

Carol Dean Baker Penttila, 70, died at her Naselle residence on July 16, 202l surrounded by her family. Carol fought a valiant battle with cancer for 15 years. Born May 23,1951in Meridian, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Allen and Willie Mae...

 

Graveside Service for John and Arlene Luthi

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 31 at Fernhill Cemetery in Skamokawa at 11 a.m., for John and Arlene Luthi. A luncheon will follow in the picnic area at the fairgrounds....

 

Chalk art contest winners

Following is a list of winners of the Bald Eagle Days Chalk Art Contest as announced by coordinator Martie-Lynn Vavoudis: Age 9 years and younger: 1. Autumn Leaves by Taryn; 2. Cheesy Pizza by Lucas; 3. Stairway to Nowhere by Lyra, and honorable...

 

FOS to host online auction

The Friends of Skamokawa will host an online auction, “A Cornucopia of Treasures” via 32auction.com on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m., and run through Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to operate and maintain the historic River...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Wow, we are four weeks away from the fair. I hope everyone has been getting their entries ready. Thank you to all the old and new superintendents; this is going to be a great fair. We will have fair shirts available...

 

National Night Out set for August 3

Puget Island Fire Auxiliary & Volunteers will host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3 from 6-8 p.m., at the Puget Island Fire Hall, 475 SR 409. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police/fire community...

 

Ban on single-use plastic bags starts Oct. 1

Washingtonians will begin to see fewer plastic bags beginning Oct. 1 when the statewide plastic bag ban goes into effect. The bag ban prohibits the distribution of single-use plastic carry-out bags by restaurants, retail, small vendor, and grocery...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board of directors met July 20. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of football coaches Jim Moten and Matthew Scrabeck. The board approved the hires of Rona Johnson, Charlene Hauge,...

 

A-frames at the marina

Jerry Nakonsky, above, right, and his son, Cody, work on one of two A-frame cabins set for waterfront camping sites at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Photos by Diana Zimmerman....

 

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