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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Town council covers lots of ground in Monday meeting

Member of the Cathlamet Town Council and the public got a look Monday evening at an updated proposal for development of the controversial vacant lot at the corner of Main and Butler streets. In other...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

A. Burkhalter joins Port 2 commission

Rosburg resident Austin Burkhalter has been appointed to fill a vacant position on the Port District 2 board of directors. He replaces Lori Scott who resigned at the commission's August meeting. She...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Council candidate seeks early appointment to fill vacant position

How will the vacancy on the Cathlamet Town Council be filled? Council Member Sue Cameron resigned from the position in August, leaving one of the five seats vacant. When the council met Monday for its monthly meeting, Council Member Ryan Smith was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Commissioners respond to complaints about channel maintenance spoils site

An article in The Daily News of Longview this past week came home for the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners. The article reported comments from Port of Kalama personnel saying they are preparing to begin depositing dredge spoil sand on Puget...

 

Support the store

To The Eagle: I was shocked and saddened when I heard that Skamokawa Market had been robbed. I remember meeting Logan when he first came to our county. He had a dream to restore the Duck Inn, Skamokawa Store and Hotel. His dream has enriched our...

 

Priorities are reversed

To The Eagle: I have written in this column several times about the danger, albeit the epidemic, that America is under going due to mass killings and other atrocities that involve guns. Yet we have one death from vaping, and our president is now...

 

We'll stick with MAGA

We’ll stick with MAGA To The Eagle: Judging by the letters in last week’s Eagle, we are surrounded by a vast socialist conspiracy with ol’ J.B. spouting Marxism from Puget Island and Poul deliberating Danish democratic socialism from Rosburg...

 

Town council recall conclusions

Town council recall conclusions To The Eagle: Recently the Concerned Citizens of Cathlamet (CCC) petitioned to have Dale Jacobson, Ryan Smith, Jean Burnham and Sue Cameron recalled from their Town of Cathlamet positions. CCC is comprised of a dozen o...

 

Our country's hope rests with progressives

To the Eagle: The letters of two correspondents, published on September 5 and comments from an earlier writer have made me cringe. Two writers predict a recession were Mr. Trump to lose in 2020. Recession is traditionally defined as a slow-down in...

 

Every candidate would be better than Trump

To The Eagle: A recent letter to The Eagle promoting Trump is an example of the current divide between Republicans and Democrats. For decades the Republicans were the party with the highest educational attainment, but that trend has reversed and the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Supreme Court rejects council recall appeal

By Rick Nelson The Washington Supreme Court last Thursday announced its opinion in the appeal of the recall charges against Cathlamet's mayor and three council members; the court upheld the ruling of Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald J. Richter...

 

Pirates stop Mules; Onalaska Loggers next foe

The Adna Pirates showed why they're ranked fourth in the Associated Press Class 2B state rankings with a 39-21 win over the Wahkiakum Mules last Friday in Cathlamet. The Pirates scored four...

 

Lady Mules sweep Naselle Lady Comets

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team beat the Naselle Comets in three sets 25-11, 25-20, and 25-14 in their first home match of the season on Tuesday night. Jansi Merz led the team with 13 kills....

 

WHS Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team traveled to LaCenter last Wednesday to compete with runners from eight other schools in a 1.5 mile jamboree. Jamil Dimaano took 54th place with a time of 9:47.9, two minutes behind the lead runner in boys...

 

Comets win again

The Naselle Comets overwhelmed Chief Leschi 68-0 last Friday in Puyallup. The 2-0 Comets entertain 0-2 Tacoma Baptist this Friday, 7 p.m., in Naselle....

 

High School Football

By the Associated Press How they fared: Class 2B 1. Kalama (1-1) lost to Napavine 33-27. 2. Napavine (2-0) beat Kalama 33-27. 3. Onalaska (2-0) beat Amity 32-14. 4. Adna (2-0) beat Wahkiakum 39-21. 5. Toledo (2-0) beat Rainier 15-14. 6. Tri-Cities...

 

Saturday will be a busy day in Skamokawa

WILD WEATHER--As the weekend ended and the new work week began, we had some torrential downpours that carved a path down a lot of driveways, followed by some gloomy weather, which looked to bring more rain but then the sun came out, so it was a mix...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Wedding for the Ages When was the last time you were invited to a wedding in which you did not know either the bride or groom? Ron Relethford and Laura Knight, both 62, from the Seattle area placed...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday in the Middle School Commons. The following board policies were adopted: 2410 High School Graduation Requirements, 2413 Equivalency Credit for...

 

FAFF to sponsor concert

The Finnish American Folk Festival group will sponsor another concert at their new Community Center in Naselle on Saturday, September 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Food will be served downstairs after the concert and donations will be taken at the door...

 

Beekeepers workshops set

Workshops will be held on October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-9 p.m., at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Outdoors will offer a very interesting presentation at 6:30 p.m., on September 24 at the Hope Center (3rd and Maple Streets) regarding the important role of the Cathlamet Amateur Radio Club in our communities’ safety. They are integral...

 

Community input sought by Town of Cathlamet

The Town of Cathlamet is seeking resident input for a community survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about Cathlamet concerning the Town's qualities, services, and the future feel and character of the community. The survey...

 

Silver Buckle Series

By Valerie Antijunti We had a great Silver Buckle Gaming series this year. We had the last ride on Sept. 14 with a very good turn out. We even had six new riders for our final show. The Texas Barrels 50/50 jackpot was won by Makayla Davis. She won...

 

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