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Articles from the August 18, 2022 edition

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Wooden boats on display

There was a lot to see at the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday with the Wooden Boat Show going till 4 p.m., and a Funky Car Show on offer at River Mile 38 at 5 p.m. According to the chief...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

Council hears reports, celebrates local cheese

Cathlamet town council members celebrated local cheese when they met Monday, and also considered various inedible items. Mayor David Olson began the night with a proclamation recognizing August 2022 as Little Island Creamery Brie Cheese Month. The...

 

Missing swimmers found

According to an August 11 press release from the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office and the Wahkiakum County Coroner, the remains of two swimmers were recovered after they went missing on August 6 while swimming in the Columbia River at Vista Park...

 

Previous conspiracies later proven as fact

To The Eagle: Censorship is still alive and well on the editorial pages of The Wahkiakum County Eagle. The following comments are in regard to your Letter to the Editor policy changes published in the July 14th edition. Yes, as publisher and editor...

 

Give them something to whine about

To The Eagle: Once again with the FBI’s raid on Mar-A-Lago, the Democrats and Liberals, even some of the Republicans are like two year olds with temper tantrums; they just keep whining. What appalls me the most besides the continuous harassment on...

 

Our tax dollars at work

To The Eagle: Joe Biden wants to hire 86,852 new IRS agents; that would more than double the amount of IRS agents we now pay to come after our money. Let’s put that in perspective: Eighty six thousand eight hundred fifty two is nearly two and a...

 

Look forward to worldwide famine

To The Eagle: I read an article “The True Evil of the World Economic Forum” in the American Thinker the other day. According to the article Klaus Schwab, a billionaire elitist, has plans for world domination. His motto is “You’ll own nothing...

 

Vote YES for the WCERS** Initiative

To The Eagle: As the chairs of both county parties, we want to thank Sheriff Howie for attending our party meetings this past week, and explaining the communications sales and use tax that will be on our ballot in November. Yes, we are already...

 

Time to bring civics back to classroom

To The Eagle: Our challenge as citizens is to not go down the rabbit hole leading to chaos and civil war. Let us not forget the rallying cry of Germany in 1939 was Germany First while on our shores there were more than just a few proclaiming America...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

Chamber offering funding opportunities

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has been busy with activities and presenting programs to support and expand county businesses, Monica Budd, executive director of the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, reported Tuesday. Budd spoke during meetings of...

 

It's fair time

Volunteers were busy on Tuesday evening, helping people submit fair entries, setting up displays, and doing all the things that need to be done before the 2022 Wahkiakum County Fair opens on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

County board okays call for road design

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through a short meeting Tuesday, advancing a road project design, discussing dredging and hearing a report on Chamber of Commerce activities. The board approved an updated call for design proposals for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

Port 2 OK's roofing, computer proposal

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 approved a bid to replace the roof at the former Skamokawa United Methodist Church building and also voted to support a proposal for creation of public computer facilities across the county. The port has acquired...

 

Fair week and berry sales taking place

WARM WEEK--As the week begins, we’re seeing very warm temperatures again with my thermometers looking at temps in the low to mid-80s and that’s plenty for me. However, temps could rise a little higher just prior to the paper coming out and then...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

Downriver Dispatches

This year, summer feels more like spring or fall to me, but after spending two weeks inside experiencing covid for myself, and the nasty medicine to fight it, I will take any season. I am feeling...

 

Russell Dillen Ozment

April 20, 1935-August 7, 2022 Russell Ozment was born April 20, 1935 in Longview, WA to H.D. Ozment and Pearl Kindberg Ozment. In 1936, the family moved from Grays River, WA to the Elochoman Valley,...

 

Dean Nielson

Dean Nielson, 83, of Brule, Nebraska, passed away August 1, 2022, at his home in Brule. Dean was born June 19, 1939, at Ogallala, Nebraska, to Boyd and Barbara "Betty" (Monhart) Nielson. He graduated from Arthur High School with the class of 1958....

 

Warrior and Widows derby coming soon

An army of volunteers is getting ready to host 30 veterans and nine members of Gold Star families, including six kids, for this year’s Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby, scheduled for August 30 and 31. Invitations have been sent to one first...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative number of covid-19 cases rose to 594 in the last week with four new cases reported, according to the Washington Department of Health. The number of hospitalizations attributed to covid-19 rose by one to 40, and one more Wahkiakum...

 

Buzzing Around the Northwest looking for community input

Buzzing Around the Northwest is gearing up for its upcoming web production, and they want your help. They are looking for local community nominations for places to get adult beverages and fun things to do nearby to showcase in the episodes. Whether...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 18, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 7 — 8:33 a.m. A tender and operator were requested to assist with the brush fire at Cape Horn. A...

 

They are coming back -- August 19, 20 and 21

The Northwest Steam Society has an annual steam meet each year and the location moves north and south to be somewhat close to various members' home towns. In 2011 the Northwest Steam Society came to...

 

Port 1 approves purchases, addresses launch slip issue

With two commissioners attending the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting remotely, it was up to Port Commissioner James Sorensen, who joined the board just last month, to take the lead. Port Manager Todd Souvenir talked to the commissioners about new...

 

PUD covers lots of ground

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard about current projects and other matters, and approved a resolution pertaining to the water rate with the Town of Cathlamet, a bit of housekeeping which is done every year. PUD Manager Dan Kay...

 

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