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WWII veteran makes the Honor Flight

"I got the booby prize," Tom Irving said. Irving, who served in the Army's Sixth Infantry Division during World War II, moving through the South Pacific from New Guinea to the Philippines and...

 

Town council budget coming up for review

Here's a notice from the Town of Cathlamet outlining next step in the process to develop 2020 budgets: "NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; that the 2020 Preliminary Budget has been filed and an attached is summary of said budget for your review. The full (35...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Commissioners consider how to raise elected officials' salaries

Wahkiakum County officials continued their presentation of preliminary budget requests this week, starting with a long discussion with department heads over pay increases. Throughout 2019, elected officials and staff have been working through a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Local governments busy with plans, budgets

Local governmental bodies are busy with comprehensive plans and 2020 budgeting. Port District 2 will act on its 2020 budget when its board of commissioners meet Nov. 19, 5 p.m., at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church building; they've also started...

 

The island of America

To The Eagle: Many are concerned about our President’s unilateral trade policy decisions. There’s an old saying that trust is “gained in drops and lost in buckets.” On an almost daily basis, we see our government undermine years of hard work...

 

Justice for all

To The Eagle: No U.S. President has ever approached Trump’s blatant and constant attack on democracy and the constitution. President Trump, though that’s an honorary title of which he’s entirely unbecoming, has only one agenda: Utilize the...

 

Attacks leading us down dangerous path

To The Eagle: This air of political and cultural turmoil is tearing America apart. I know many want to blame our president. It is not his fault if we, as American citizens cannot tolerate opposing views. The fact is, he was a very admired man until...

 

Barking dogs pests? No, it's calling cows

To the Eagle, I was amused by the commentary here last week regarding how noisy dogs can get while chasing coyotes away from the herds of cows that range our island pastures. I have a slightly different take on the noises in the country issue. I hard...

 

Vote no on I-976

To The Eagle: Who should vote "no" on I-976? Nearly everyone. The argument in the voters pamphlet to vote in favor of I-976 primarily says that the state has too much money in this year's surplus, therefore vote "yes" to reduce taxes. This is...

 

What a nice surprise

To The Eagle: We are lucky to have a Chiropractic Physician choose our little town. After many trips to doctors’ offices, I am feeling much better after seeing Dr. D at Care 31. Carol Geil Cathlamet...

 

Candidates Forum was a success

To The Eagle: Last week’s Candidates Forum at the DeBriae Room was a success in my opinion for two reasons: the audience-half of the forum was respectful and civil in raising issues of local concern, and thereby the candidates seemed at ease to...

 

Musician father created memorable memories

Some of the ladies who watched me grow up in church won't be too pleased to read the story I'm about to share, so to them, I simply say, read the next few paragraphs with at least one eye closed. Two...

 

Change clocks back one hour Saturday night

NIPPY--As this week began, we had some very chilly temperatures and depending on where you were, you were either in the mid-20s or low 30s, and most of us had a whole lot of frost if you were in those "freezing zones"; brr! Certainly feels like...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30-Noon. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Book Club, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Volunteers in a Little Piece of Heaven It is really hard to put into writing or words to describe how living in this county with so many wonderful people has brought so many changes to this community...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 31, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 21 – 1:47 p.m. A caller reported that an individual had been sexually assaulted. 2:01 p.m. A deputy...

 

FOS seeking holiday crafters

Friends of Skamokawa will host its annual "Deck the Hall" Christmas and Holiday Open House, November 29 through December 15. Opening day/weekend begins Friday Nov. 29 from 10-4:00, Saturday Nov. 30, 10-4:00 and Sunday Dec. 1, 12-4:00. This warm and...

 

Annual bazaar, bake sale set

Naselle Lutheran Church will host it's Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Holiday inspired shopping will abound with a variety of handcrafted items, quilts and baked goods including traditional Finnish recipes....

 

Learn about septic system maintenance and care

On November 6 at 6:00 p.m., the Cowlitz County Environmental Health Department will discuss how to maintain and inspect your septic system. Discussion will include learning how a septic system works, how to inspect your system to be sure it is...

 

Sheriff's office receives grant for Shop With a Cop program

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office received a $2,500 Grant that Walmart contributed towards the department's Shop With A Cop Program this year. Sheriff Mark Howie, above, right, said Emergency...

 

Broadcaster and historian, Feliks Banel to speak at Cathlamet library

Cathlamet Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Feliks Banel, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event...

 

State Parks announces final free days for 2019

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its two final free days of 2019 in November. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The last two free days of 2019 are Monday, Nov. 11 and...

 

Star Program to begin

Community members needing help with providing Christmas gifts for children through the age of 17 are asked to fill out an application or contact the Star Program at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. This is a need-based program....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Since time immemorial, salmon have shaped the lives of the people who live in this region. Their importance cannot be understated, and their viability is imperative. Wahkiakum Outdoors has a presentation coming up next month regarding the future of...

 

WSU Master Gardener Workshop: Hydroponic Gardening

Do you wish you could grow veggies all year long? On October 29 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Joe Long will introduce you to hydroponic gardening. Discover the different methods and how they work. The class will be held for free in the Cowlitz...

 

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