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Articles from the August 25, 2022 edition

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Entries, visitors swell 2022 county fair

"We had a wonderful fair," Fair Manager Patty Dursteler said. "It was probably the best fair we've had since I took over as manager in 2013. There were a lot more people. We doubled our gate from...

 

School district prepares for start of school year

Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard about improvements made by custodial and maintenance staff at the district, an improved phone system thanks to Wahkiakum West, and the plan for opening the school for the academic year, which begins...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 25, 2022

County board to name members to GRHED commission

Wahkiakum County commissioners made plans to appoint members to the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District and touched on other issues when they met Tuesday. The enhancement district is involved in efforts to improve flooding and drainage issues in...

 

Correction/Clarification

In last week's story about the Wooden Boat Show, Kevin Westcott was incorrectly identified as Kevin Wolcott....

 

Dog grooming salon opens on Main Street

Brenda White opened Aunt B's Grooming on Main Street in Cathlamet last month, and old clients and new ones are keeping her busy. White has been grooming dogs for nearly 15 years. She worked for a...

 

Hook the Hawg fishing derby starts today

Hook the Hawg is back! The derby was a huge success in March, giving out $3,140 in prize money and bringing lots of people to the community for a bit of fishing. The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce and Wahkiakum County Port 1 are hoping for a repeat....

 

Salmon derby to take place Thursday-Sunday

SUNNY START--After a weekend that saw a few showers out here in West Valley, we were back to sunny skies as this work week begins. Unless things change drastically, it appears we are in for a dry week, and even longer, so it looks like our Summer is...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Planning Commission, Courthouse, 6 p.m. Wahkiakum Commissio...

 

FOS online auction set for Oct. 8-22

The Friends of Skamokawa will host an online auction, “A Cornucopia of Treasures” via 32auction.com on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m., and run through Oct. 22 until 6 p.m. Great gifts are available for the holidays and special getaways. A “Sneak Peek...

 

Downriver Dispatches

One week from today, August 25, will be September 1 and the first day of school for students at Naselle/GRV school. It’s been a short summer for many of us because it seemed summer didn’t truly...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 25, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 15 — 12:37 p.m. A caller reported that a goat was loose and wandering on West Sunny Sands Road. It was...

 

Sandra Jane (Olsen) Boldt

Sandra Jane (Olsen) Boldt passed away peacefully at PeaceHealth medical center in Longview, Washington on July 28th at the age of 75. Sandy was born to Mervin and Myrtle (Bennett) Olsen on June 13,...

 

Joyce Hoven

Joyce Hoven, age 73, of Cathlamet, WA died peacefully on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Joyce was born on November 11, 1948 in Ryderwood, WA to the late George and Doris Epley. She was the youngest of six c...

 

Tracy Zuern

Tracy Renee Zuern, of Long Beach, died July 27, 2022. She was born September 26, 1970 in Astoria, to Norman and Nancy (Prest) Gisler. She graduated from Oregon State University and received a bachelor’s degree in forest recreation management. She...

 

Death Notice for Dale Strueby

Dale Strueby, 93, longtime Cathlamet resident, died August 19, 2022 in a Vancouver hospital. Full obituary to follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

50 year reunion

Members of the Wahkiakum High School Class of 1972 recently held their 50 year class reunion. Attending were, front, l-r, Kathy Hendrickson Yellesetty, Laurel Campbell Hess, Darlene Dobbins Almer,...

 

After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later

Wahkiakum Outdoors will host Dr. Eric Wagner from the Speakers Bureau of Humanities Washington in Cathlamet on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m., at the Hope Center. Based on his book of the same title, he will take you on a journey through the blast...

 

Stella Historical Society to host Remnants of the Past

The Stella Historical Society will close their 2022 summer season with the annual presentation of Remnants of the Past on September 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Remnants uses both the society museum in downtown Stella and the Stella Lutheran Chapel two...

 

Pacific County EMA hosting the Big Shaker

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA ) is proud to announce that in conjunction with the Pacific County Fair, Pacific County Fire District 1, and the Long Beach Fire Department, PCEMA will host the Big Shaker Earthquake Simulator on...

 

WSU Master Gardener on-line workshop offered August 30

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account and be signed into it--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux,...

 

Comments sought on white-tail deer status

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on its draft status review for the Columbian white-tailed deer. The department is recommending re-classifying Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    August 25, 2022

Mules prepare for 2022 football season

The 2022 Wahkiakum Mule football team will start their season with more players than last season and a good number of experienced upper classmen. The Mules start the season with 26 athletes turning ou...

 

Steam Society returns to Elochoman Marina

Northwest Steam Society members rallied round Al Dunlap and the Cheng-Tze, his sternwheeler steamboat whose name is Taiwanese for Child of Honor, on Saturday to get them ready for the trip home after...

 

Covid-19 update

By Diana Zimmerman There were four more covid-19 cases reported in the last week in Wahkiakum County, according to the Washington Department of Health (WA DOH), bringing the cumulative number of covid-19 cases to 598, with eight of those considered...

 

Cathlamet residents arrested on charges of tax fraud

Greg Gumucio, 61, and Haven Soliman, 33, of Cathlamet, along with Michael Anderson, 51, of Bellevue were arrested on Wednesday on charges related to conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Anderson has local ties. Early Wednesday morning, a search warrant...

 

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