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Articles from the December 19, 2019 edition

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The Light Parade

The second annual Lighted Christmas Parade and the added Holiday Market was a hit with visitors to the Elochoman Slough Marina and Main Street in Cathlamet on Saturday. "Super wowza," Organizer and...

 

PUD deals with water system issues in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to listen to a conservation update and other reports, and approve the write off of some accounts as they do at the end of each year. According to Lia Sealund, a customer service...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 19, 2019

Pitbull attack on small dog spurs town action

Following an attack that led to the death of a small dog, the Town of Cathlamet is moving to enforce its ban of pitbulls in the town limits. The attack occurred on the evening of Dec. 8 at the DeBriae Fire Hall. Carol Wegdahl was inside the hall to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 19, 2019

Council addresses fees, varied issues with special meeting to come

With two new members at work, the Cathlamet Town Council tackled a variety of business at the December meeting on Monday. Town Attorney Fred Johnson issued oaths of office to Bill Wainwright and...

 

Mule girls lose to Mossyrock, defeat Spudders

The Wahkiakum Mule girls basketball team split games this week, starting with a loss and finishing with a win. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules lost to Mossyrock, 33-30. The team struggled to get hot, s...

 

Comets claim KM Trophy with 60-57 win

It was a tough week for the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team who lost one at home and two on the road against some tough teams. On Thursday, the Mules hosted Winlock and lost 56-50. Jake Leitz...

 

Wrestlers hosting Saturday tournament at WHS

Last weekend, Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers competed in Warrenton. The Lady Mules joined teams from 10 other schools at the Warrenton Girls Invite on Friday, and finished the day in third place with 10 points. Makayla Davis came home with a first place...

 

Grange party celebrates the holiday

It is that time of year again and Grays River Grange #124 held their annual Christmas potluck with caroling, gift exchanges, numerous raffle drawings, and a visit from Santa. The food was sensational...

 

It may be fall, but marina crew is keeping busy

The Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to go over reports and say goodbye to Commissioner Bob Kizziar, whose term was ending. “I’d like to thank you for your service to the community by being a commissioner,” Commissioner...

 

Merry Christmas to one and all

DAMP--It's not that uncommon to have some miserable weather right before the holidays, but every once in awhile, it's not nearly as bad as it could be or has been, so when dealing with some rain and foggy conditions lately, I'm just glad it's not...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Wahkiakum School District 200 Board, HS Library, 5 p.m. Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments, 1900 7th Ave, Longview, Noon. Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p...

 

WIAA Launches WIAA Live app

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced the launch of WIAA Live, a mobile app that will make it easier for fans to follow teams from their favorite school and stay up to date with WIAA news and State Championships. The WIAA...

 

Fighting Smelt finish fall quarter

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 47th Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on December 7 and 8. The tournament was attended by eight...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Smalley Family Legacy Part II When the Smalley family left for Oregon in 1865 with three small children and Martha pregnant, most wagon trains leaving Missouri for Oregon left in April because if...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 19, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 9 – 10:57 a.m. A US Postal Service employee was delivering mail in the Skamokawa area when the driver...

 

Joining forces against foodborne disease

A partnership between Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the University of Washington was selected as the nation’s newest Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The new year is time when a lot of people set goals; a resolution to themselves to improve some facet of their life. As those of you who read my column already know, I am a huge proponent of taking what you have and making it better. Health,...

 

Carols at the Pioneer Center

People across the community gathered to sing carols at the Pioneer Center Friday evening. Photo by Kathi Howell....

 

Grief Recovery and Survivors of Suicide Loss groups offered

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a free, six-week grief recovery group titled Walk through Grief. Class starts Tuesday, March 31, from 1-3 p.m., and continues weekly through May 5, 2020. This grief support group provides the opportunity...

 

New fees to take effect in January

Beginning January 1, 2020, the park entrance fee at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will increase to $10 per adult. This is part of a multi-year effort by the National Park Service to standardize fees at similar units of the National Park...

 

Leota Souvenir

Leota Faye Souvenir, 62, of Cathlamet, died December 16, 2019 at OHSU Hospital in Portland. She was born April 17, 1957 in Longview and spent most of her life in Cathlamet, graduating from Wahkiakum High School in 1975. She loved trips to the beach...

 

Death Notice for Bud Behrens

Henry "Bud" Behrens, 77, of Cathlamet, died December 11, 2019 at St John Medical Center. A full obituary will follow. Memorial service pending in January....

 

WHS students meet bobcat

It's not just a rumor now. There really has been a bobcat in Cathlamet. On Monday, students at Wahkiakum High School were introduced to one, a family pet. Ziva was pretty patient with the kids who...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 19, 2019

Commissioners OK 2020 budgets, address other issues

A short-handed Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners cruised through their pre-Christmas holiday meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners approved resolutions for the county's 2020 budgets, increasing property taxes 1 percent, and acting on a variety of...

 

Facts, Ms. Thurnburg and the environmen

t To The Eagle: With interest I read Mr. Brawn’s (12/5/2019) comments reminding me and all that Venice was built on a marsh many centuries go. He referenced historical “facts.” Wow, as I did not think the use of facts is a Republican standard....

 

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