Articles from the December 14, 2023 edition

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Joyful! Joyful!

Music teacher Darla Mead conducts her K-3 students before a standing-room-only audience at J.A. Wendt Elementary's annual holiday program, which included skits and songs. Photo by Ian...

 

Parents' bill of rights may be on 2025 ballot in Washington

An alliance of conservative groups on Tuesday submitted nearly 425,000 signatures for an initiative to guarantee parents access to materials their children are taught in K-12 classrooms and information about medical services public schools provide....

 

Vista Park offers a nest for fledgling businesses to grow

If you are giving thought to starting a new business and would like a dedicated space to work, as well as access to expert advice, you might check out the new business incubator space at the Appelo...

 

Letters should not be propaganda

To The Eagle: This forum can, and should, be used for making constructive arguments concerning specific issues that are of interest to the readers for the purpose of making everyone’s lives better. I chose to write this letter now because last...

 

Another kettle of fish

To The Eagle: It was 60 F on Dec. 3 and the rain-deer, that sub-species with webbed hooves that show up this time of year, were paddling around my sodden orchard, harvesting the last of the floating windfalls. This burst of warmth, as you may...

 

A one of a kind human being

To The Eagle: I’m troubled to read letters that wrote ill words on Trump. Those four years that he was president I felt were the best years our country has ever been in mentally, physically, and especially economically. The chaos we’re now...

 

Publisher's Note

We are very pleased to share that The Eagle has hired a new staff member. Many of our readers know Stacey Lane from her tenure at the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Those of you who advertise with us will get to know her as our new ad sales...

 

TSA worker missed X-ray image of Wilson's gun

An airport security worker failed to detect a revolver stowed in Longview state Sen. Jeff Wilson's carry-on luggage when he was boarding a flight from Portland to San Francisco on Oct. 20, a federal i...

 

PUD seeks groundwater solution for Puget Island

Although the Wahkiakum County Public Utilities District manages the Puget Island Water System, the water is supplied through a contract with the Town of Cathlamet, which owns a water source in the Elochoman Valley. This source also provides water to...

 

Shop with a cop a success

PLENTY WET. We had heavy rain this past weekend and, with a little luck, the forecast for drier weather will prevail. While it won't be all dry, it's not supposed to be pouring rain every day either. Fingers crossed! SPECIAL DAYS. Celebrating...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 14, 2023

December 4 12:15 a.m. A resident in a Cathlamet apartment said the whole building was shaking and believed it might be from a washing machine located downstairs. 12:52 a.m. The gate to a cell tower in Rosedale was found unlocked. A deputy responded...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Darlene Warra Bjornsgard. Just a few days ago, we lost a woman whose life impacted many. Darlene was hospitable, generous, and always family first. Here is a quote from Scott...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    December 14, 2023

County Commissioners Report

Wahkiakum County Commissioners held their last regular meeting before the Christmas break Tuesday. After weeks of work they approved the county budget for 2024 which included a one percent property tax increase. Increases in the county general fund...

 

Harlin steps up to lead Warriors

When Frankie Mendez, a former wrestling coach for Wahkiakum High School, mentioned that the program needed leadership to continue, Kyliegh Harlin decided to step up. A native of Kalama, she graduated...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Westside Play & Learn Group, Valley Bible Church, 9:30-11 a.m. Johnson Park advisory board. 10:00 a.m. Great Rivers Behavioral Health Org. Board, 1217 Mellen St. Centralia WA 11:00 a.m. West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1- 5 p.m. Senior Ci...

 

Mules rebound after loss to Ilwaco

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team split games again this week adding another easy win to their record, but also a tough last minute loss. On Friday, the Mules faced Mount Vernon Christian at...

 

Mules lose to Napavine

On Friday, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team lost to Napavine, 66-10. Amirah Abdul Kariem led the Mules with eight points. Samantha de la Cruz chipped in two. The Mules hosted Onalaska on Wednesday, but a score was not available by press...

 

Shop with a Cop

Another wonderful Shop With a Cop will go down in the books as one of the best days of the year! We couldn't have done it without all the donors, volunteers, officers, and first responders' other...

 

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