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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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Wahkiakum students hear veteran's story

Three Vietnam veterans were the featured guests at Wahkiakum High School's annual Veterans Day Assembly last Wednesday. They were Ron Kimmel, Brian Elliott, and Edward Garcia, and they all sat down...

 

Marine Corps Reserve honors local officers

Two Wahkiakum County men were honored for their service in law enforcement at the 2018 Marine Corps Ball at the Astoria Country Club on Saturday. Commander Lou Neubecker of the Marine Corps League...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 15, 2018

Election Update: Strong pulls ahead in commission race; auditor issues warning

Challenger Gene Strong took a six-vote lead over incumbent county Commissioner Blair Brady in the latest count of Wahkiakum County general election votes. After the Thursday morning count, Strong, the former county sheriff, led Brady 1,188 to 1,182....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 15, 2018

Backman suggests 'partnership' for park improvement funding

Wahkiakum County commissioners will have a choice on how to fund improvements to the water and electric systems at County Line Park. The county owns the park but contracts with Port District 2 to operate and manage the park. On Tuesday, port...

 

Initiative 1639 violates constitution

To The Eagle: Initiative measure 1639, authored by the Attorney General of Washington and apparently approved by the voters, violates the United States Constitution in that it discriminates against a class of voters (18 but under 21 years of age) by...

 

Veteran's Day programs were spectacular

To The Eagle: I feel extremely fortunate to have attended two spectacular Veteran’s Day programs produced by Mike Thomas and the Wahkiakum High School Leadership Class. The November 7, 2018 assembly featured Vietnam Veterans Ron Kimmel, Brian...

 

How about annual tax to own guns?

To The Eagle: There have been 301 mass shootings in just a bit over 300 days. How can America continue to just let these horrific events happen nearly every day? Some say its because our mental health system is broken down. Others say that we just...

 

Promises have not been kept

To The Eagle: I appreciated your reprint on the “Kitzhaber Plan” or Columbia River Policy C3620, that appeared originally in the Columbia Basin Bulletin. I attended the presentations by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Dept. staff to the Fish...

 

Student feels privileged to vote

To The Eagle: I’m a student in twelfth grade, and being 18, I was privileged to vote in the election for the first time. I understand that not everyone will be pleased with the outcome of some of the elections, but I believe it is admirable if we r...

 

Veterans say thank you

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum Veterans were recognized at the Wahkiakum High School Veterans Day assembly. We want to thank the students and faculty for an outstanding program that touched our hearts. The students know what patriotism is! We were also...

 

Happy to see election in rear view mirror

To The Eagle: I am writing to express my gratitude to the voters of Wahkiakum County for returning me to the position of Wahkiakum County Assessor for the next four years. I am committed to improving the information available on the assessor’s...

 

WHS vocational/career classes have busy month

October has been a busy month for our CTE and FFA program here at Wahkiakum High School. Not pictured, illustrates members of the FFA volunteering at the Duck Inn for the Ducks Unlimited dinner. The s...

 

Port 1 okays paper trailer, dredge repair

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners made room for the Lions Club and approved several items at their meeting last Thursday. Brian McClain, a member of the local Lions Club, asked if the organization could relocate their paper recycling trailer...

 

Lions Club Walk-n-Knock to be held this Saturday

NOT BAD--While we woke up to some very chilly temperatures last week, the sunshine that showed up on Saturday after some foggy conditions was quite nice, even though it wasn't super warm out there, as it only got up to 45 that day. By bedtime it was...

 

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. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

Comets earn trophy at state volleyball

News from Naselle: Congratulations to the Lady Comet volleyball team on your seventh place finish in the state finals. Great accomplishment from a fantastic team. Go Comets! On Saturday, the Naselle football team will play Lyle at Wishram in a state...

 

St. James bazaar set for Saturday

Kick off your Christmas shopping and get into the holiday spirit with St. James "A Country Christmas" annual bazaar, Saturday November 17, from 10-4. There will be wool items and spinning demonstrations, handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, multimedia...

 

WDFW invites public to meeting in Ridgefield to discuss cougars

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct a public meeting Monday, Nov. 19 in Ridgefield to discuss ways to avoid conflicts with cougars and help wildlife officers respond to reports of cougar sightings. A...

 

Learn to treat pain at free presentation

The public is invited to attend a free presentation by Dr. David Torkko, DC, to learn how to treat pain on Thursday, December 13, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the James Avery Center for Grief Support located at 1000 – 12th Avenue in Longview. Snacks...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 15, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 5 — 8:27 a.m. A caller asked if a deputy would stop by a clothing bank in Cathlamet to see if he...

 

Legion Auxiliary puts on the breakfast

Last Saturday from eight in the morning until after 11 a.m. was an awesome way to enjoy a delicious breakfast consisting of pancakes with a side of ham or sausage and eggs fixed the way you like...

 

Recovering athlete faces surgery

Wahkiakum High School sophomore Beau Carlson continues to rest at home. Carlson suffered a head injury during a football game with Adna in September. He came home on October 31 after spending a month in a Portland hospital battling a life...

 

Artisan Faire November 29-30

The Artisan Guild of Mt St Helens will hold its annual Artisan Holiday Faire on Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., at Cassava's, corner of 14th and Broadway, Longview. Monetary donations, cat and kitten food, and...

 

Wahkiakum Outdoors program set for November 20

“Research at the Abernathy Fish Technology Center” is the subject of a Wahkiakum Community Center program to be presented November 20 at 6:30 p.m., in the Hope Center in Cathlamet, 320 S. 3rd Street. The Wahkiakum Outdoors series started in...

 

Lenore Sorenson

On November 11, 2018, Lenore Madeline Sorenson died peacefully surrounded by family. Lenore was born to Theodore and Litta (Knifong) Swanson on May 10, 1918, in Rosburg, Washington with five sisters...

 

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