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Articles from the August 13, 2015 edition

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Steam society gathers for meet at the marina

The trumpet of steam engines could be heard at varying hours last weekend with several enthusiasts from the Northwest Steam Society in town for their annual steam meet."It was a good meet," Norm...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 13, 2015

Detour on State Route 4 north of Cathlamet begins, Monday, August 17

Detour on State Route 4 north of Cathlamet begins Monday, August 17. Here's the latest (Friday morning) word from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Culvert replacement work will result in highway traffic being detoured onto...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 13, 2015

County, Corps ready to start dredging permit process

Wahkiakum County officials and the US Army Corps of Engineers moved closer Tuesday to starting a project to place Columbia River Dredge spoils on Puget Island's East Sunny Sands eroding beach. Corps representative Karla Ellis, chief of the waterway...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 13, 2015

Commissioners hear drainage proposal, OK Clear Creek culvert agreements

Wahkiakum County commissioners acted on issues ranging from road repairs to personnel evaluations at their meeting Tuesday. Commissioners approved two engineering agreements for replacing a failing culvert at Clear Creek on the Elochoman Valley...

 

PUD commission denies request for discount on leak

Grays River residents David Henderson and Colleen Haley appealed to the commissioners for a greater discount at the Wahkiakum County PUD board meeting on August 4 after a leak on their property generated a water loss that cost them $280.21. Their...

 

First Thursday on Main Street

Willapa Hills band performed in front of the Cathlamet Pharmacy last week in the inaugural First Thursday events sponsored by local businesses. L-r are Kerrie McNally, Jennifer Johnson, Andrew Emlen...

 

Recyclables belong in bins, not on ground

To The Eagle: So, you are privileged to live in the Pacific Northwest, in cute little Cathamet, and are a resident (or perhaps not) of beautiful Puget Island. You are also privileged to have a...

 

Vandalizing mailboxes is absolutely a crime

To The Eagle: To the person or persons who vandalized and trashed the four mailboxes over the weekend of August 8 across from Fern Hill Road. Out of those four mailboxes, mine was the only one being used. The others are not being used because two...

 

Artists thanked for efforts

To The Eagle: A variety of our community signs have received some much needed TLC and a few fresh coats of paint. I’d like to personally thank Ms. Kim Sharp and others for recognizing the sign refurbishments on Puget Island and throughout...

 

From the desk of the JA Wendt PTO

To The Eagle: Hello everyone. I do hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer, and making lots of memories. As you know the first day of school is fast approaching us and it is time to start buying all those school supplies and fresh new clothes...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Our 6th deputy, Brian Hornback, is now graduated from the academy and on his field training with deputies on various shifts. Deputy Hornback graduated #1 in academics and #1 overall in a class of 30. He was competing against much larger agencies...

 

Paddle boarding business comes to Skamokawa

COOLER--Last week's cooler weather certainly made me happy, as the bright sunny days were almost getting to be annoying. I was tired of hiding from the heat and sweating when I had to venture out in it. I know, the heat lovers are booing me, and I ma...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., 5 p.m. District No. 4...

 

Volunteers invited for community center

About a quarter of an inch of rain fell here in Grays River over the weekend, hardly enough to wet the ground but it sure felt nice. It doesn’t look too hopeful for more coming anytime soon. I see that most farmers are already feeding hay to their...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! Fair is here. Hope everyone is ready. The Superintendents have been working hard to get their buildings ready. Next Monday entries start coming in. Check the fair book so you don't miss any deadlines. Monday entries include everything except...

 

Goodwill offers assistance

Goodwill Industries and Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council offer a program to help people continue their education, prepare for a career, go to college, or get a job. The program is open to people 16-24 years old with no diploma or...

 

Chinook run strong but suffers from temp

A NOAA Fisheries biologist reported last week that summer chinook migration amounted to a record at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, but the strong return was significantly diminished by high water temperature mortalities. “I just wanted to hi...

 

Study: Septic tanks don't hold fecal bacteria

The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn't hold water, says a new Michigan State University study. Water expert Joan Rose and her team of water detectives have discovered freshwater...

 

In the hall

Bob and Jenny Kizziar welcomed visitors to the first day of their art exhibit, "Clay and Fiber," at Redmen Hall last Saturday. Bob is a celebrated ceramicist, and Jenny, who has also mastered the...

 

Cathlamet native writes of mission work

Myrna Brown, née Fudge, who graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1962, has written her first book, a romance, Of Unseen Things Above. Drawing from experience and imagination, Brown tells the story of a young woman named Thea from Cathlamet who fe...

 

Chamber seeing chili/chowder cooks

Do you make the best chili? Do you make the best chowder? Come prove it! Pack up and plan to spend a day near the River Mile 38 Brewery at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. The event takes place September 5 and will be in conjunction with...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 14, Willapa Hills will perform on the Up-Beet Stage at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., from 3-6 p.m. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 15 Downhillbillies (Alex and John Arness)...

 

Correction

In a press release in last week’s Eagle about the Fill the Bus campaign sponsored by Wahkiakum on the Move, it was stated that they would accept donations of clothing. That is incorrect. They are not accepting clothing items at this time. Also,...

 

Arnold Wirkkala

Arnold E. Wirkkala, 87, of Cathlamet, died August 8, 2015 at home. He was born in Deep River on June 15, 1928 to Henry and Martha (Juselius) Wirkkala. He was a lifelong Wahkiakum resident, attending school in Deep River and Naselle. He married Carol...

 

Richard R. Kandoll

Richard Roald Kandoll, formally of Deep River died June 15, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington. He was born November 10, 1926 in Astoria, Oregon to Emil Mathias and Johanna Magdalena (Amundsen) Kandoll. He graduated from Naselle High School in 1946. He...

 

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