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Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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Back to school!

Top: Homework already? Wahkiakum High School students share a laugh and get some studying in before Mule volleyball practice started on Tuesday. Below: Buses line up in front of Julius A. Wendt...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 5, 2019

Dredge spoils: some get them, some won't

Some of Wahkiakum County's eroding beaches will receive dredge spoil replenishment this year, and some won't. Residents of the Cape Horn neighborhood last week learned they can expect a Port of Portland dredging crew to begin depositing spoils along...

 

Bonneville surcharge to increase PUD costs

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday, including one from a representative of Bonneville Power Administration, and after some conversation and a little bit of levity, decided to honor the general manager by...

 

Ferry shutting down Monday; State Road closure next Friday

Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer this week announced coming short term closures of the ferry Oscar B. and of State Road. The ferry will be out of service next Monday, 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., to examine a new engine installed in February....

 

Burglary suspects turn themselves in

Jacob Childers, 18, turned himself in to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning, 14 days after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection to a burglary at the Skamokawa General Store on August 14. Bail was set for $50,000...

 

Two assault weapon options suggested

To The Eagle: Guns are a normal part of American life. Constant referral to the 2nd Amendment, and more recently NRA activities separate us from the rest of the world. While we are an advanced nation, mass killings with assault weapons and related...

 

Let's re-elect Trump

To The Eagle: With every social ill we have seemingly expanding by the day, let us remind ourselves that the democrat socialist blob controls every major city government, every major university, every TV and motion picture company, every major...

 

Lower speed limits are needed for safety

To The Eagle: It has come to my attention through Downriver Dispatches that there are plans to slow the speed limit through Rosburg. This is wonderful news, however, there has been no mention of the need to slow traffic through Grays River. The...

 

Dethroning Trump a full time obsession

To The Eagle: In last week’s Eagle, Dennis Gordon offers us the dubious choice of catastrophes: re-election of Trump or economic recession. Dubious, because the former is likely to happen, and conjuring up the latter is a last-ditch effort by the...

 

Couple moves from vintage to antique

Lance Jensen and Nessa Davis, the owners of Finders Keepers, have found a new home on Main Street in Cathlamet. They haven’t been there long, but they’ve already realized that the move from their...

 

Nice weather now, but Fall is on the horizon

NEW BEGINNING--Fall is right around the corner! But until then, let's enjoy the nice weather that the first week in September brings us and hopefully it won't get too hot, as starting school when it's real hot outside isn't something most kids look f...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Isl...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Grays River Then and Now My life forever changed when I was drafted into the United States army in 1969 right out of high school. Throughout my experiences in the military, I found myself for the...

 

Robert Fritzie

Robert H. Fritzie, 73, was born in Longview on July 31, 1946 to Nogi and Rae (Pederson) Fritzie. He died in Vancouver surrounded by his loved ones on August 15, 2019. Robert lived on Puget Island all...

 

S.W. Weatherley, Jr.

S.W. Weatherley, Jr. passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the home of his aunt, Eva Edwards, in Deep River where he had lived during the past year as he dealt with...

 

Death Notice for Donald Wright

Longtime Cathlamet resident, Donald E. Wright, 86, died August 31, 2019 in Longview. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 1 p.m., at JA Wendt Elementary School in Cathlamet. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of...

 

Tsuga Gallery honoring Goodroe

Tsuga Gallery has announced the featured artist of the month is the late David Goodroe. "Even though he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on," the announcement states. "Goodroe was a friend, teacher, mentor and more. His love of art was...

 

Wine tasting and auction benefit set for Sept. 14

Friends of Skamokawa presents “A Cornucopia of Wines” wine-tasting and auction/benefit on September 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Skamokawa Grange Hall. Pre-sale tickets are $15.00 for a single and $25.00 per couple. Tickets are also available...

 

Master Gardener Workshop: Seed Saving

Do you have a favorite tomato, pepper, or other veggie that you'd like to grow next summer? On September 12 at 6:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will explain about gathering and storing seeds for next year and beyond. The class will be...

 

New look Mules start season on the road

With 27 players on the roster, the Wahkiakum Mule football team is ready to start the 2019 season. The Mules will leave school Thursday to travel across the state to take on the Colfax Bulldogs in a non-league game on Friday. They feature just two...

 

Silver Buckle Series

The fourth show of the series had a good turn out. We had a couple of new riders, lots of returning riders and ties in two age groups. We had two new riders in the Pee Wee Class, Kaitlyn Jessee and Whitney Ellenbolt, both from Kelso. A new rider in...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 5, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 25 – 12:27 a.m. A caller reported that an individual had fallen and was in and out of consciousness at a...

 

Free grief support group offered for survivors of suicide loss

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss at the James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview. The group meets Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m., from September...

 

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