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Articles from the November 10, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

McKeen closes gap; Kent claims irregularities

The election race for the position of Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney became tighter Thursday with the second count of mail-in ballots. Incumbent Democrat Dan Bigelow led Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 on Tuesday, a lead of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Updated: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez claims victory over Joe Kent

Following recent updated vote tallies, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is the projected winner of the race for the 3rd District seat in the US House of Representatives. A Seattle Time analysis said that it appears that, at current rates, Republican...

 

Wild weather

An atmospheric river dumped inches of rain over the region last Friday. One report said 11" in Skamokawa and 5" in Cathlamet. Wind caused power outages, and fallen trees and rocks hampered travel....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Council works on budget, parking

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday did some fine tuning to their preliminary 2023 budgets, worked on parking ordinances, and acted on several other items of business. In opening remarks at the start of the meeting, Mayor David Olson anno...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Bigelow, Strong lead local races

Two incumbent Wahkiakum County officials have apparently defeated challengers and won re-election to their offices. In a tight race, Democrat Dan Bigelow leads Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 in Tuesday's count. County elections...

 

State treasurer visits Wahkiakum County

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti is nearing the end of his 39 county tour of the state, and on Tuesday, he made his 38th visit, stopping in Cathlamet briefly to talk to The Wahkiakum Count...

 

Animal advocates see increase in calls

If the numbers are anything to go by, Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG) is providing a much needed service in the community. “We had a very busy 2022,” WAAG President Rebecca Hompe said. WAAG volunteers worked 1,300 hours in 2021. Up until...

 

2022 Veterans Day

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edited and Submitted by Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 Tomorrow, we honor every man and woman who has proudly worn the uniform and bravely defended our nation while protecting its people from the evil...

 

Sincerity is not a test of truth

To The Eagle: Our few weeks’ respite of JB Bouchard’s rantings ended last week with his typical attack on Republicans. He continues to position himself and Democrats as exclusive to valuing facts, reason and decency. Here are some facts that Mr...

 

Trump's allies pled the fifth

To The Eagle: So, a recent contributor “wants the truth” heard about Jan 6th. Good luck with that. Trump’s closest allies, whom he presidentially pardoned after their convictions for election related crimes, have “pled the 5th” against...

 

Racist remark was reprehensible

To The Eagle: Two Tuesdays ago, deadline day for The Eagle, I got a call from a friend with much wailing and gnashing of teeth. The Eagle had rejected his letter for being too close to the election, he said, and pointed out that election day was stil...

 

Covid-19 update

Two more cases of covid-19 were reported in the last week, bringing the cumulative total to 614 according to the Washington Department of Health. The number of hospitalizations rose by one in the last week to 46, and nine deaths are attributed to the...

 

A better world, one block at a time

Puget Island artist Mike Cullom is building a better world, one block at a time. Using wood he finds in the waste bin at Elochoman Millwork, Cullom has been creating his miniatures for years....

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In a story in the Oct. 27 edition about NW Leather & Grace, it was reported that the Rileys had a shop in Longview but decided to relocate to Cathlamet because the rent was cheaper. While the rent may be cheaper in Cathlamet, the Rileys worked out...

 

Celebrate all veterans on Friday, November 11

NOT NICE--We all know that we had quite the weather event this past week but at least it didn’t last too long. However, with power outages, road closures due to flooding and drivers finding roadways littered with rocks and trees, it’s an early...

 

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

A Commentary on Flooding: It's flood time again. Let's talk about floods so new folks have some information as we move into flood season. Our low lying areas, if we hadn't populated them already, woul...

 

Shop with a Cop on December 10

Every year the sheriff’s department invites 20 to 25 kids on a Christmas shopping spree at Walmart in Longview. Referrals come from various schools and agencies, including Wahkiakum and Naselle/Grays River schools, community outreach, corrections...

 

Free Medicare plan information will be provided next Tuesday

Puget Island resident Scot Roskelley, will give a “Medicare 101” talk at the Cathlamet Community Center Tuesday, November 15 at noon. Before moving to the Island seven years ago, he worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, traveling...

 

Health and Human Services on the move

The Wahkiakum County Health Department will be changing locations in early December, moving from their current offices at the back of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse to 42 Elochoman Valley Road, where the majority of the Wahkiakum Health and Human...

 

VFW members selling poppies this week

Wahkiakum Post 5297 is starting its November “Buddy” Poppy drive. Today (Thursday), a member of the post and a member of the VFW Auxiliary will come to the courthouse to distribute "Buddy Poppies" and collect donations. From November 10 through...

 

High school honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School Term 1 honor roll for the 2022-2023 school year has been announced. Those earning a 4.0 grade point average were: 9th Grade: Jason Bachmeier, Evelyn Hogue, Cor Hoogendorn, Parker Leitz and Kamden Scuito. 11th Grade: Nathan...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the grade point averages recently earned by grades 6-8. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA: 8th grade Kyle J. Gonzales, Israel A. Velke and Henry M. Wilson. 7th grade Annelise I. Vik. 6th grade Konner...

 

Author reading at library free to public

Local author Lilly Robbins Brock has worked on finishing a historical fiction series, Intrepid Journey, based on her Bennett family’s adventures to get to the Pacific Northwest. Crosswinds is the sixth book of the sweeping series. Lilly will do a...

 

Mecha-Mules lead Shockley Robotics League

Last Saturday 13 teams from SW Washington gathered at Lower Columbia College for the first robotics tournament of this season. Each team plays six matches, each with an Alliance Partner, competing...

 

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