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Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition

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WDFW honors WHS teacher

Jeff Rooklidge, a science teacher at Wahkiakum High School, was named the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Educator of the Year for Region 5, which was "delighted to recognize [Rooklidge]...

 

PUD board considers Island water source, 2023 budget figures

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard from Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne, who gave an update on efforts to locate a secondary water source on Puget Island. Samples were taken from a well on Little Island, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 6, 2022

County officials seek IT crew expansion

Wahkiakum County's elected officials spent a good amount of time Tuesday trying to resolve a conflict between security and deficit. Department heads and county commissioners agreed that they need to add a second person to their IT Department, but...

 

Hot market, new construction drive property value increase

“This may shock you but we have been getting a lot of calls about value,” Wahkiakum County Assessor Bill Coons said. I asked him why property values were going up so much. Anyone watching the real estate market knows that the price of homes has...

 

Engineering started for East Valley Rd.

East Valley Road was washed out in a few spots near its terminus during last winter's wet weather and preliminary repairs have it looking a little primitive, frustrating at least one resident who...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 6, 2022

Pirates hold off Mules

The Adna Pirates came to Cathlamet last Friday and left with a 12-6 win in a defensive battle with the Wahkiakum Mule football team. After a scoreless first quarter, the Pirates took the lead on a...

 

Lady Mules win, lose in volleyball action

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games this week, winning one on the road and losing one at home to bring their overall record to 4-5, and 1-1 in league play. The team started league play in...

 

High School Sports

Football: 30 Naselle 54, Oakville 6 Comets move to 3-1 30 Adna 12, Wahkiakum 7 October 7 Naselle at Muckleshoot Tribal School, Auburn 7 Toledo at Wahkiakum Volleyball October 6 Rainier at Wahkiakum 10 Naselle at Columbia Adventist 11 Wahkiakum at...

 

Understand the basics before complaining

To The Eagle: I’ve heard lots of people complain about and blame the Biden administration on our current inflation situation. The most recent example was Mr. Schreiber’s Eagle article last week about the price of gas. Gasoline, Natural gas,...

 

Please continue to support our democracy

To The Eagle: The Republican party censured Jaime Herrera Beutler in 2021 because she stood up against Donald Trump and supported our Constitution and democracy. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler worked very hard for the constituents of the third...

 

Inflation caused by corporate greed

To The Eagle: MAGA-man wrote an evocative letter last week, spoke his truth eloquently, but degenerated into Republican-speak about how “Democrats didn't (even) wait until after the election to stick it to us with $5.69 a gallon gas”- an issue...

 

Many Republicans have already left

To The Eagle: Calling all Conservatives. The real ones. Not the phonies. Ones whose cornerstone values are the Constitution, the rule of law, and institutions that make those possible. When are you going to take your party back? Yes, you who used to...

 

Where is the Republican party?

To The Eagle: Steve Bannon (Trump’s pardoned chief strategist) helped get Mussolini’s party back in power, 70 years after he was hung upside down. Giorgia Meloni and her far-right party, along with Hungary's autocratic leader tells U.S....

 

Corrections, Clarifications

We at The Eagle experienced "joys of publishing" moments after last week's edition came off the press. On Thursday, a reader shamed us for mixing "motor" with "mortar" on a story about a museum display. I guess we're more familiar with ordinances...

 

Couple opens shop for holiday decor

Tracey and Nate's Treasures, or TNT, is open for business! Tracey McCallum and her husband Nate Richardson moved to their Elochoman Valley home, where the business is located, about four and a half ye...

 

Covid-19 update

One more case of covid-19 was reported this week, bringing the cumulative total to 608 in Wahkiakum County, according to the Washington Department of Health. The number of hospitalizations rose by one to 43, and there have been nine deaths...

 

FOS auction begins this Saturday

SHORT--Due to technical difficulties, once again this will be a very brief column. FOS AUCTION--The "Cornucopia of Treasures" online auction begins this Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. and will go until Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. To take part in this important...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. 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, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

This is Dispatch #40 for the year. Eleven weeks remain in 2022. But hark, do not wail and worry, Christmas "stuff" is all over Fred Meyer, Costco and even Dollar General is ready. But please remember...

 

Comets practice

The Naselle GRV High School Football Team practicing the day before the big homecoming game they won last Friday. Coach Kevin McNulty leads this team with a strong, but calm hand. The team works hard...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    October 6, 2022

New couple brings leadership and taxidermy

Aris Campbell joined the school board officially at the last school board meeting. Later, he agreed to meet with me at his home where he, his wife, Megan and their two young children live on Upper...

 

October 11 WordFest celebrates coastal writers

WordFest will feature writers from Wahkiakum and Pacific counties on Tuesday, October 11, 6-8 p.m., at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Peter Adams Young will read from...

 

Patricia Renfro

Patricia Renfro, 67 of Cathlamet, died September 26, 2022 in Longview. She was born in Hanford WA on July 9, 1955 to Bill and Thelma (Tover) Renfro. Her family moved to Puget Island before her dad...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Tuesday, October 18. John McKay, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will be at Johnson Park from 9 a.m. – noon and in Cathlamet from 1:30 – 4:30...

 

Semi-annual library foundation book sale set for October 14-15

It’s time for the fall 2022 semi-annual Blanche Bradley Library Foundation book sale. The donations have been piling up since last spring so the back room is full of donated books. In addition to providing money to purchase reading materials, the...

 

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