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Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 8, 2022

Council works on ordinances, considers Columbia St. speeds

The Cathlamet Town Council on Monday worked on ordinances, settling some and tabling others as they neared the end of their 2023 budget development process. Council members tabled or failed to pass ordinances establishing a subdivision process and...

 

Supreme court will hear Wahkiakum suit

On Nov. 3, the Washington State Supreme Court decided it would hear Wahkiakum School District’s case against the State of Washington. Wahkiakum has been dealing with aging facilities for some time: an outdated electrical system, a leaky roof, no...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 8, 2022

Commission hears budget comment

Wahkiakum County commissioners this week took yet one more step toward setting budgets for 2023. In public hearings Monday, citizens complained about increases in property taxes, and commissioners indicated they might not increase some tax levies....

 

PUD crews work on fiber, water issues

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and reorganized for the next year at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dan Kay reported on a message from the Public Power Council: moving forward, utilities throughout the...

 

Lady Mules win two lose one

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team is back to their old tricks with two wins after a season starting loss to Ilwaco. Despite the 49-46 loss to Ilwaco Nov. 30, it was a good...

 

Mules open season with two victories

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team is off to a running start this week with two wins on the road. With seven seniors and a bit of height, the team is capable of scoring from the perimeter and...

 

Observing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edited and Submitted by Commander Bill Tawater, Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 Yesterday, we recalled an event that changed the course of history and the destiny of civilization. More than 80 years ag...

 

Autism not sole sensory processing disorder

To The Eagle: As a therapist who works with pediatrics, I am so proud of the community support for our local Wahkiakum Autism Awareness organization, (December 1 article, “WAA donates sound cancelling wireless headphones”) However, there’s...

 

It is foolish to deny Russian aggression

To The Eagle: A recent contributor has suggested that “Biden’s war on oil production, radical green energy agenda and his overspending initiatives has caused the historic spike of inflation, not the pandemic or Putin.” Claiming that Biden’s...

 

Optimistic writer hopes for Republican redemption

To The Eagle: By the time this comes out, we will know if Republicans still believe in family values, or simply a puppet R vote. As an optimist, I keep hoping Republicans will once again redeem the party. I filled the tank for $ 3.49, so that is...

 

A pioneer Christmas in SW Washington

by Maude Kimball Butler, (1880-1963) Edited by Karen Bertroch Part Two: Christmas in Cathlamet As I have told you of the first Christmas celebration in the Elochoman Valley, I wish I were able to...

 

Covid-19 update

There were four more cases of covid-19 reported in the last week by the Washington Department of Health bringing the cumulative total to 625 in Wahkiakum County. The number of hospitalizations rose by one to 47 and the number of deaths attributed to...

 

Community breakfast anniversary on Thursday

COLD--I don’t know about you but these chilly days and cold nights are definitely not making these old bones very happy as they seem to ache with every move and I moan and groan with every one of them! I can remember ole Doc Fritz telling me that I...

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow! Christmas is coming fast. If you haven't got all your gifts yet you should come out to the flea market this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have lots of treasures. Lots of home made items, the fair foundation...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Here's a Christmas story from Kayrene Gilbertsen: "For many years Puget Island was known as Little Norway. Christmas was our biggest Norwegian celebration of the year. Each family brought the...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 8, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 27 — 7:11 p.m. A Puget Island caller made several claims, ranging from theft of a vehicle to sexual...

 

Richard Hoven

Richard Joseph Hoven, 76, of Cathlamet, died peacefully on November 24, 2022 at PeaceHealth Hospital. He was born October 9, 1946 in Mt. Clemens Michigan to the late Floyd and Agatha (Bublitz) Hoven....

 

Mike Phelan

Michael John Phelan, 75, passed away on November 25th, 2022, at Hospice Care Center in Longview after a short battle with cancer. Mike was born in Renton, WA to Kathleen Mae Johnson and Charles Stuart Phelan. Right out of high school he served in...

 

Jerry Hogan

Jerry Oliver Hogan, 91, of Cathlamet, died November 30, 2022 in a Hillsboro Oregon Hospital. He was born July 6, 1931 in Los Angeles to Robert and Georgianna (Rands) Hogan. He graduated from high school in Salt Lake City in 1948 and joined the US...

 

Death Notice for Darcy Tischer

Darcy Rae Tischer, 38, of Cathlamet, died December 3, 2022 in Vancouver WA. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, December 18 at 1 p.m., at The Duck Inn in Skamokawa. Full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of...

 

Cathlamet writer's open mic set for December 20

Writers of all genres are invited to celebrate the holidays in literary style Tuesday, Dec. 20 at RiverMile 38, located at 285 Third Street, Cathlamet. Bring your original work, or a favorite piece by another writer. Poetry and prose readings are...

 

New reading challenge at Cathlamet Public Library for December

"Cozy up with a Good Book" is the theme of the Beanstack Winter reading challenge that began December 1, and ends December 31. ‘Tis the season for coziness. Grab a blanket, your fluffy socks, and your favorite warm drink or snack! Hop into a...

 

Main Street closed for lighted parade Saturday

Submitted by Paige Lake This Saturday, December 10 from 5 to 6 p.m., there will be several street closures for the Wahkiakum Lighted Christmas Parade. From SR 4, roads will be closed at Main Street, Chester Street and Una Ave. Traffic to the ferry...

 

Seattle Aquarium gives career talk and demo at town pool

Submitted by Jessica Vik Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club Program Coordinator Networking is incredibly important. This is some advice shared with students during the WHS/4-H Career Talk from Dr. Zachary...

 

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