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Articles from the December 26, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 26, 2019

Eagle to appear on Thursday

On Tuesday, it appeared that the print edition of The Wahkiakum County Eagle would be delivered a day later than usual this week. The US Postal Office in Cathlamet closed down at noon on Tuesday,Christmas Eve, and we were unable to deliver this...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 26, 2019

2020 census work ready to start

Wahkiakum County residents will soon see information about the 2020 census coming their way. "It's pretty important because those numbers give you lots of things," local census coordinator Sandi Benbrook Rieder told the Wahkiakum County Board of...

 

School board hears about programs, coming bond election

Newly elected School Board Director Patty Anderson was welcomed at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting last Thursday, which was moved up from Dec. 24 because of the Christmas holiday. Anderson and Director Paula Culbertson, who...

 

Winter concert

Second and third graders performed at the winter concert for a full house last Wednesday at J.A. Wendt. "Students from Mrs. Sauer, Mrs. Wilson and Mr. John's classes shared songs about Santa,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 26, 2019

Paving work completed at Skamokawa park

Commissioners of Port District 2 breezed through a light agenda when they met Dec. 17 in Skamokawa. Commissioners held a public hearing on their comprehensive plan update. They plan to vote on the plan at their January 20 meeting. Manager Jeff Smith...

 

U.S. is greatest debtor nation

To The Eagle: There are two things I have a hard time understanding these days. The first is if our current White House administration has nothing to hide, why not let the people being requested to testify in the impeachment hearings say what they kn...

 

Dog advocate urges pet owners to be responsible

To The Eagle: In response to the recent dog attack that has folks focusing on a dog breed rather than an uncontrolled dangerous dog and owner accountability, I sincerely hope that people will allow officials to focus on the investigation and legal ma...

 

New Year's wish

To The Eagle: America can become a more just country in 2020 if we are united in the principals of equality, freedom and justice for everyone, and if we strive to judge people by their character (not their wealth, race, religion or their place of...

 

Automatic weapons killed nine in 15 years

To The Eagle: I read in The Eagle where Gov. Inslee now seeks to ban “Assault Weapons.” Remember Inslee passed Initiative 1639 which calls any and all semi automatic rifle (one squeeze of the trigger, one shot fired) “Assault Rifles.” Accordi...

 

Curtis Jacobson

Obituary Curtis Clayton Jacobson left his earthly home suddenly on December 8th, 2019. Curtis was born December 11th 1979 in Astoria, Oregon to Dale and Jean Jacobson. Curtis grew up in Long Beach,...

 

Students enjoy this holiday craft

Linda Wright, above left, who retired from teaching a few years ago, returns each holiday season to help fifth grade students in Lisa Frink's classroom decorate the papier mache snowmen they have...

 

Fort Clatsop announces holiday programs schedule

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer special programs about the Corps of Discovery’s winter at Fort Clatsop on the days following Christmas. Starting December 26, Fort Clatsop will feature scheduled living history programs by park...

 

Coming Events fromthe Community Center in Cathlamet

It is officially the day after The Holiday, you made it. Did you handle it like a North Pole Elf-Boss? Did you receive a miracle? Were you surprised by a kindness that was unexpected? Did you connect with people you love? Are you exhausted, broke...

 

Martin "Iceman" Wheeler opens campaign website

Martin L. “Iceman” Wheeler is running for Governor of Washington State. His official campaign website is WheelerForGov2020.com and his campaign headquarters can be reached at Wheeler2020Campaign@gmail.com. Wheeler is a retired professional...

 

Lions Club honors students

The Wahkiakum Lions Club recently announced their Student of the Month recipients....

 

Mule boys thump Braves, Pirates

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team ended 2019 adding two more to their win column last week. On Dec. 18, the boys crushed LaConner at home, 80-39. "I thought we played with good energy on both e...

 

Mule girls burn LaConner, headed east of mountains

It was back and forth till the end, but the Lady Mules' perseverance and defense earned them the 62-50 win against LaConner on Dec. 18. "It was a huge win for us tonight," Coach Rob Garrett said. "It...

 

Wahkiakum SAR members celebrated

Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue completed 2019 with a holiday celebration at the County Courthouse last Wednesday evening. The evening began with dinner provided by the Team Board of Directors and...

 

Have a safe and Happy New Year

DROUGHT OVER?--Considering the monsoon weather we had at the end of last week, I'm thinking our drought situation should be about over! It not only dumped, and filled creeks and streams and fields to the brim, but it also blew pretty good, so the roa...

 

Public comment sought for amendment to 2020 UPWP

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), invites the public to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

December 26, 2019 through January 2, 2020 THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cath...

 

Smalley Family Legacy Part III

Smalley Family Legacy Part III Who was Frank Smalley and why was he so important to this community? The census records up to 1920 state that he was only a farmer. He was more than just a farmer....

 

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 16 – 8:12 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident with respiratory issues. 11:04 a.m....

 

Naselle/Grays River Valley School Board News

Submitted by Superintendent Lisa Nelson The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. After approval of the consent agenda, re-elected Board Member...

 

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