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Articles from the October 23, 2013 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 23, 2013

Timberwolves rip Mules; regular season finale ahead

The Morton/White Pass Timberwolves showed the Wahkiakum Mules why they're the state's top ranked Class 2B football team last Friday by handing the visiting Mules a 51-0 Central League loss. "They're...

 

Mule volleyball team smacks Onalaska, Napavine

The Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team traveled to Onalaska last Thursday and beat the Loggerettes in four games, 25-14, 25-15, 21-25 and 25-15. Coach Kayli Hurley singled out Kaylee Bryant and Kennedi La...

 

Cross Country

The Mule and Warrior cross country teams traveled to Lacey for the NW Christian sponsored Bill Kehoe Invitational at Saint Martin’s University on October 1. Aly Kirzy competed for the Warriors, placing 11th in the 1.5 mile race with a time oAf...

 

New exhibit Saturday at Redmen Hall

SUPER NICE--In spite of the foggy mornings that have us socked in solid for several hours each morning, the sunshine that follows has been just great, so I hope you've enjoyed it! The turning of the leaves made for some gorgeous shots of the foliage...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 24, 2013

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 14 – 7:54 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid an elderly Rosedale resident who was ill....

 

Robert W. Olsen

Robert W. “Bobby” Olsen, 57, of Cathlamet, died in Craig, Colorado on October 17th. Bobby died doing what he loved, hunting with his family, on an annual trip they have taken together for 25 years. He was born to Robert and Vivian (Wika) Olsen...

 

Judy Ostling

Judy Ostling, 61, of Puget Island died on October 17 in Vancouver, WA. A memorial service will be held on November 9 at 2 p.m. at JA Wendt Elementary School. A full obituary will follow....

 

Charlotte Seaberg

Charlotte Seaberg, 72, longtime local resident and wife of Ron Seaberg, died on October 21 at Hospice Care Center on Longview....

 

School's lighting project costs were too low, contractor says

Superintendent Bob Garrett shared his frustration regarding a recent stall to an energy saving lighting project with the Wahkiakum School Board of Directors on Tuesday. The project, done in partnership with the PUD, had already completed phase one....

 

Neewollah Daze costume contest is next Thursday

Neewollah Daze is quickly approaching. The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce invites people to "get your scary, beautiful, freaky costumes on and come to Bank of the Pacific on Halloween day at 4 for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce annual costume...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 23, 2013

Council addresses water supply issues

The Cathlamet Town Council discussed water supply issues and ordinances and acted on a wide variety of other business at their monthly meeting last Monday. The council followed a suggestion from Mayor George Wehrfritz to slow down in adopting an ordi...

 

Conservation district working for watershed improvement

Slowly but surely, the Wahkiakum Conservation District is working to rebuild the health of the streams in the Skamokawa Creek basin. The district has been working with landowners in Middle Valley to stabilize stream beds and improve fish habitat....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 23, 2013

Commissioners handle light agenda

Wahkiakum County commissioners worked through a light agenda Tuesday morning. The board approved a $1.1 million loan agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation for costs associated with the construction of a new county ferry,...

 

Candidates run for N/GRV school board

Editor's note: Three positions on the board of directors of the Naselle/Grays River Valley School District are on this year's election ballot. The Eagle tried to contact all candidates. Allen Lebovitz and Bud Strange supplied statements; they have...

 

Writer expresses support for Hannah Booth-Watts

To The Eagle: At the eleventh hour, a write-in candidate has emerged to challenge Cathlamet’s newest Council Member, Hannah Booth-Watts, in next month’s election. I encourage voters to retain Hannah to insure a strong, balanced Town Council....

 

Writer expresses support for candidate Howie

To The Eagle: I have been asked to tone-down my aggressive attacks on our two elected judicial officials. While my fight must and will continue against these individuals, I address the forthcoming election of sheriff and offer my endorsement. As we...

 

We need modern sheriff

To The Eagle: We have a campaign for sheriff that has drawn a great deal of attention in that we have a patrol-detective running against his boss. Sheriff Howie has over 23 years in law enforcement, 15 plus in a supervisory position status and many...

 

Two candidates should run for school board positions

To The Eagle: Two candidates have distinguished themselves for the position of school board by showing attention to the difficult issues facing children today, speaking frankly and in detail about drugs, depression and leadership. Sadly these two...

 

Noxious weeds? Say no to herbicides

To The Eagle: Twenty-five years ago the number one noxious weed was Canadian Thistle. Hundreds of gallons of herbicide were dumped out on fields in Wahkiakum County. Shortly after, we started to find dead goldfinches; their food is the thistle seed....

 

Mail trucks are not safe for rural roads

To The Eagle: I am a retired postal worker. I have a lot of experience and knowledge concerning the white mail truck you have seen delivering mail in our area lately. I performed maintenance on these trucks and drove them for many miles. I was also a...

 

Basketball exhibition on November 6

Naselle High School is proud to announce their first Harlem Ambassadors versus Naselle Comet Teachers basketball event. Professional basketball players, the Harlem Ambassadors, are coming to Naselle to play the school staff on November 6, at 6 p.m....

 

Government should issue money

To The Eagle: In 1986 Jack Metcalf wrote a book titled, “The 200 Year Debate: Who Shall Issue The Nation’s Money?” He outlines the choices that throughout history, as now, have been 1) The government issues the nation’s money as a credit...

 

Council candidate responds to write-in challenge

To The Eagle: I am running for council position No. 1 because, although my husband and I are relative newcomers to Cathlamet, I love the immediate feeling of acceptance and welcome that greeted us here and the growing sense of belonging. I want to...

 

Balch for sheriff

To The Eagle: The ballots are out, so the sheriff’s election is soon to be carved in stone, but there’s time, perhaps, for a tad more demystification of the campaign. Or, look at it as an offer of a cool cloth to apply to the fevered brows of...

 

Community events filling local calendars

Well, the evenings and mornings are saying it is fall, but the daytime hours are more like summer. I’m not sure if I like it or not. The leaves are falling almost before they change color. This kind of weather makes it nice for the Friday night...

 

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