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Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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Widows & Warriors salmon derby returns to honor service members

The Warriors and Widows Fishing Derby was held again this year, following a two year hiatus during the pandemic, and all involved were glad to see it return, from volunteer to visitor. The weather...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    September 8, 2022

Council continues work on Butler Street lot

Cathlamet is two steps closer to having an electric vehicle charging station at the Butler welcome lot site after Tuesday night’s town council meeting. The town had solicited bids for installation of an electric vehicle charging station and for...

 

PUD board approves mapping system purchase

Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners discussed the benefits of mapping their systems, approved an intent to apply for funding to do so, and heard reports on Tuesday. During open discussion, Commissioner Dennis Reid said he was happy with Wahkiakum...

 

Get the government's foot off our neck

To The Eagle: I loved reading Dr. Ben Carson’s comment regarding Covid-19: "Interestingly enough, when you think about the beginnings of our country, people came here so that they could be free, so that they wouldn't have the government's foot on...

 

Biden called them as he saw them

To The Eagle: Joe Biden knew what a thankless task his presidency would be, yet he stepped up and firmly grasped that nettle, instead of retiring from a lifetime of federal politics. During his long public service, he learned. He evolved through pers...

 

Tsuga Gallery featuring four Westend artists

The featured artists for September at Tsuga Gallery are four friends from the Westend, who meet once a week to talk, create, and just enjoy each other's company. This Saturday, from 3-7 p.m., Tsuga wi...

 

Covid-19 update

There was one new case of covid-19 reported in the last week, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 600 in Wahkiakum County, according to the Washington Department of Health. The number of hospitalizations of county residents stands at 41, and...

 

Farm 2 Fleece Fiber show this weekend

STILL SUNNY--As I begin this column, we’re still enjoying the sunshine although a few sprinkles did appear in a couple of spots over the weekend but as usual, not everyone got them. I was happy that the plants around my place are mostly “leaf...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

It feels like fall to me. It was cold this morning (Tuesday). Wet mornings, fog, plants nearing their last days, kids back at school and our lives move on into a new season. Fall is often a time of...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 8, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 29 — 9:06 a.m. A caller reported a black steer on East Birnie Slough Road. A possible owner was...

 

Joyce Bolton

Joyce Lucille Keeling Bolton, 85 years old, passed away peacefully at home in Rosburg, WA on July 30, 2022. Born in Walhalla, North Dakota, she was the daughter of Allen and Lenna Keeling. She was raised in Walhalla, North Dakota where she graduated...

 

Max Smith

Max Malin Smith, 64, passed away early Thursday morning, July 28th 2022 in Vancouver, WA after a 6 year battle with melanoma. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Max knew him to be patient,...

 

Death Notice for Robert E. Kandoll

Robert E. Kandoll, 66, of Kelso, died September 4, 2022 at the Veterans Hospital in Portland Oregon. A funeral service will be held at Valley Bible Church in Rosburg on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m., with a Graveside Committal to follow at Seal...

 

Local to perform in mystery at Stageworks in Longview

"Clue on Stage," a mystery farce based on the classic board game, will be presented Sept. 9-Oct. 2 at Stageworks Northwest Theatre in downtown Longview. One of the performers is Sarah Lawrence of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 8, 2022

Commissioners OK road work, plan for public defenders

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a road closure on Eden Valley Road and addressed issues relating to operations of courts. Eden Valley Road will have a short closure Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to replace a culvert. "This is the fir...

 

Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edited and Submitted by Wahkiakum Post 5297 September 11, 2001. It was the day when across the country, daily tasks and meetings were put on hold. Millions of Americans were frozen in horror as...

 

Farm to Fiber Festival is this weekend

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Farm 2 Fiber Festival begins on Friday at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa and goes through the weekend. There are a lot of classes being offered, and there will be demonstrations, and vendors too....

 

Fall prevention classes have resumed

Because September is Fall Prevention Month, it’s a good time to remind residents that a fall prevention class is being offered at Hope House. The class started up again in April after being brought to a halt two years ago with the advent of...

 

September WordFest set

WordFest will offer a variety of stories and experiences on Tuesday, September 13, 6-8 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Caroline Kurtz will read from her memoir of growing up in Ethiopia, A Road Called Down on...

 

Breaking ground on Greenwood

Big machines started breaking ground at the Sunnyfield subdivision on Greenwood Road last Thursday. They are preparing the property for 33 residential lots, including six lots designated for...

 

Mules top Mounties 36-28 in overtime

The Wahkiakum Mule football team opened the 2022 season with a 36-28 win over the Rainier Mountaineers last Friday. Visiting Rainier tied the game 28-28 on a long pass play late in the fourth...

 

High School Sports

Football: 2--Wahkiakum 36, Rainier 28 3--Naselle 38, Quilcene 8 9--Raymond/South Bend at Wahkiakum 10-Naselle vs. Neah Bay at Forks 5 p.m. 12--Wahkiakum JV at R/SB 16--Wahkiakum at Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 16--Sound Christian at Naselle Volleyball...

 

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