Articles from the September 7, 2023 edition

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Fishing brings smiles to Warriors and Widows

The smiles are what stay with you. Willie Johnson, one of the organizers for the annual Warriors and Widows Fishing Derby, was warned long ago that the servicemen and women, or Gold Star families, who...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    September 7, 2023

Commissioners increase deputy pay

Commissioners met the day after Labor Day to approve several important measures. First, the commissioners approved a letter of support for the development of a source for drinking water on Puget Island. Because the Island's drinking water crosses...

 

PUD talks about low income program

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard reports and talked about potential impacts of a low income program being drafted by the state as part of the Clean Energy Transformation Act,...

 

Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edited and Submitted by Bill Tawater, Commander, Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 I speak on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor and remember the deeply meaningful observances, Patriot Day...

 

Local races are equally important

To The Eagle: Seems we are already in the presidential battle for 2024. Keep in mind, local and state candidates and policies are equally important. You only need to look at southern red states, to see the will to ban books, halt free speech, stop...

 

Bidenomics isn't working

To The Eagle: To those that sing about the joy of Bidenomics, I invite you to drive past the Chevron station in town to take a look at the price of gas. I bet you’ll change your happy tune. The writer last week states that Old Joe will create 1.5 m...

 

Kayakers dive into Columbia, local history

Ken Bell-Garrison leans against the wooden railing of the docks at Viewpoint Landing in Skamokawa. An easy-going man with a wry smile, Bell-Garrison is a veteran kayaker but this is his first time vis...

 

Two day sale at the Grange over weekend

COOLER--As Labor Day begins, it’s cloudy and cool and according to the forecast, looks to last all week so those toasty, hot days that we had last week aren’t likely to reappear. As we all know, we can get a change in our forecast in a hot sec...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, dri...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Fall has snuck in the front door seeming to follow prior seasons earlier this year. We had an early spring, an early summer and now an early fall. If winter is early, too, the big storms may well be...

 

Candidate for Naselle GRV School Board: Luke Gardner

Each school board candidate has been given an opportunity to express in their own words what they feel voters would want to know about themselves. The following is information Luke Gardner provided: "...

 

Joyce Smith

Joyce Ann Smith May 30, 1943 – September 1, 2023 Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Joyce is survived by Charles Vern Smith, her loving husband of 62 years. Her daughter Shannon Marie Smith and son-in-law David Smith. Granddaughter Mary E...

 

Marshall Myers

Charles "Marshall" Myers passed away peacefully at home in Cathlamet on August 30, 2023. He was born in Hoquiam, WA on July 15, 1926 to Charles and Alice Myers. Marshall lived most of his life in...

 

Wahkiakum High School Class of '62 gathers

The WHS Class of 1962 met in Castle Rock for their 61st year class reunion last month. Pictured left to right in the back row: Gary Garrison, David Fudge, Vernon (Jake) Dodge. Front row: Linda...

 

Summer reading program donates blankets to WAAG

Wahkiakum Animal Advocate Group's Wendy Edwards (left) receives fleece pet blankets tied by children at the Cathlamet Public Library's Summer Reading Program "All Together Now - Community...

 

WordFest launches fall season

WordFest resumes for its fall season on Tuesday, September 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Cathlamet poet and writer Dayle Olson kicks off the season’s offerings, reading her recently published sho...

 

FOS to host book signing

The Friends of Skamokawa will host a presentation and book signing by author Erich R. Ebel on his book “Exploring Maritime Washington” on Saturday, September 30 from 2-3 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments available. All pro...

 

Blacksmithing demonstrations and more at Stella on October 9

For its 47th consecutive year, the Stella Historical Society will hold its annual Remnants Of The Past. September 9 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., a variety of activities will take place. In addition to the usual fascinating displays, Matt Moore will...

 

Skamokawa architect loves to remodel

Mary Hogue, a recent addition to the community and an architect who specializes in remodels, is a sunny subject for this rainy Monday. Summer was still making a spectacle of itself when I stopped by...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 7, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 27 - 9:40 p.m. A caller reported that he left a...

 

Mule's lose hard fought battle

The Wahkiakum Mules football team lost 34-29 in the final seconds on Friday night against their first opponent of the season, the Rainier Mountaineers. With 46 seconds left in the game, the Mules...

 

Olson interviews Martin on River Writers

Cathlamet resident Dayle Olson is unearthing new talents and excavating old ones, combining her love of writing and the written word with an early career in radio. This last year, during a spell on...

 

Smoke descends on Skamokawa

The first ever Smoke on the Water music festival took place over the weekend at the fairgrounds in Skamokawa. Attendance was lower than hoped, but the music and the food were great by all accounts....

 

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