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Articles from the December 17, 2020 edition

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 By Eagle staff    News    December 17, 2020

Two more test positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum County to bring total to 52

Two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Wednesday, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the total number to 52. WHHS is not reporting how many of those cases remain active, but...

 

Holiday lighting display continues to grow

It's 48 Morgan Drive, but you don't really need to know that, because after 5 p.m. most any night in December, the lights beckon you to the Wilson home. "When I was a little kid, we would always go...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    December 17, 2020

Four new covid-19 cases brings county's total to 50

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) announced Monday morning that it has received positive test result notifications for four additional COVID-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. The announcement said that the individuals are in...

 

Covid-19 update

By Diana Zimmerman As of Wednesday, there were 46 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with two new cases added in the past week and 870 tests conducted. Cowlitz County has had 2,088 cases, with 1,006 considered active. They are...

 

Port 1 supports wifi plan; hears maintenance issues

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss the brewery expansion, the Cathlamet community wifi project, and talk about maintenance around port property. Paige Lake of the Cathlamet Town Council had some thoughts...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 17, 2020

Tischer leaves Port 2 board of commissioners

Commissioners of Port District 2 are looking for a new member of their board. It was the last meeting for Commissioner Lee Tischer, who represents the Puget Island portion of the district. He was elected to the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners...

 

Civics no longer taught in schools

To the Eagle: I am responding to last week’s letter regarding the “Big Lie.” I don’t believe there was widespread fraud involved with the election even though I think fraud exists in some precincts. The real Big Lie has been perpetrated by...

 

Please do your own research

To The Eagle: Wishing all happiness and joy, I implore all to be safe and help protect ourselves and neighbors. As we traverse through these challenging times of differing views, I implore all to think for themselves rather than believing the...

 

Vaccines do not prevent infection

To The Eagle: Thanks for the two laughs while reading last week’s paper. Misinformation is rampant as two quotes exposed. “Vaccines are safe… The side effects are far outweighed by the disease you would get if you fail to get the vaccine....

 

Masks are our best defense against virus

To The Eagle: The person writing the article in last week’s Eagle regarding wearing masks doesn’t seem to understand the #101 basics of wearing masks. Yes, they protect the person wearing it, but more importantly, wearing a mask lessens the...

 

Group works for wifi through Cathlamet

There has been a lot of talk in the past couple months about a community wifi project that will run the length of downtown Cathlamet as well as provide service at the Elochoman Slough Marina. “Wifi is just a way for people to get connected to the...

 

Shopping with cops

Last Saturday, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department, along with 29 local kids, participated in the Annual Shop with a Cop event. The group traveled to Longview to visit Walmart for a few hours...

 

Light display Friday and Saturday

COLD AND SOGGY--We ended last weekend with a very frozen Saturday morning in West Valley, and I have to say, I was a little surprised to have to really work at getting my frozen mailbox opened that morning! Now of course, we're into a stretch of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

After outage, PUD may underground old line along Ingalls Road

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners learned more about an opportunity to join a project to bring community wifi to Cathlamet, heard reports, and reorganized the board for the next year. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Enjoying Hunting and Fishing As a boy growing up in the Pacific Northwest, it was expected that I would hunt and fish like my father. In 1963 at the age of 12 I took a hunter safety course sponsored...

 

Festival of Lights was a great success

The Naselle Finnish American Folk Festival and the Naselle Archives Center recently sponsored a Festival of Lights for the community and visitors alike. Nine local organizations and three families donated homemade Christmas wreaths. All the wreaths...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 17, 2020

December 6 — 1:50 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Beaver Creek resident. 11:51 a.m. A Rosedale resident requested assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle while his dog was inside. 12:14 p.m. A Rosburg resident said she was...

 

Patty Ingersoll

Patricia Ann Ingersoll, age 73, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside hospital in Clackamas, OR. At the time of her death, she resided in Longview, WA with her husband...

 

Ron Johnson

Ronald LeRoy Johnson, 84 of Cathlamet, died December 10, 2020 in a Longview Care Center. Ron was born in Hoquiam on November 9, 1936 to Edwin and Wynona (Brower) Johnson. After high school he joined the Army and spent three years. In 1959 he married...

 

N7WAH members are ready for the big one

Last June over 10,000 amateur radio operators from across the country participated in Field Day 2020. The objective was to see how many other stations you can contact in 24 hours. Because of covid...

 

'Care Connect Washington' A new way to get COVID-19 relief

December 9 the Washington State Department of Health announced a new service to help people who have to isolate or quarantine at home after testing positive for COVID-19 or being exposed. Care Connect Washington, working with local health...

 

WIAA offers scholarships

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Gesa Credit Union announce the 2020-2021 Smart Choices College Scholarship Program which will award two $5,000 scholarships and eight $1,000 scholarships to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 17, 2020

Commissioners OK 2021 budgets, 1 percent levy increase

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved budgets for 2021 and, by 2-1 votes, raised county levy rates by 1 percent. County budgets, ranging from the General Fund to the Road Department total $26.19 million. The county's three levies total...

 

Wahkiakum wildlife

This little fellow stopped by Genie Cary's bird feeder to pose while she photographed him....

 

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