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Care for a dip?

Some people go to the ballpark for the nachos. That's me. Some go to the county fair for the Italian sausage sandwiches and elephant ears. Again, me. Y'all starting to see a common denominator here?...

 

Tourism shouldn't trump local needs

To The Eagle: Please forgive my delayed response to the front page article from Feb. 8 entitled "Ridiculous and disappointed." I have no knowledge of how community budgets work or how things are divided regarding county budgets. It does seem to me...

 

Skamokowa News

TOILETRY DRIVE. Something new has come up that folks can help out with and that’s a toiletry drive for the students at Wahkiakum High School. Some kids are unable to get the necessities that we all need to keep us clean and comfortable, so we are...

 

Sheriff's Report

February 12 12:00 a.m. A caller reported that a car was parked by the shop at the summit of KM mountain and that a person was trying to enter the building. When deputies interviewed the subject they said that they were having trouble and knocked on t...

 

Downriver Dispatches

It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here, have, thus far, so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead...

 

That potato that won't take its eyes off you? It could be a winner.

Attendees of this summer’s annual Wahkiakum County Fair will have the opportunity to participate in a spate of free contests for the second year in a row. Last summer’s treasure hunt, pet rock, and daily rubber chicken toss so exceeded fair plann...

 

Jean Smith

Editor's note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Eagle ran this obituary last week in an unedited state. We are reprinting the obituary this week in its final edited form. We apologize sincerely...

 
 By M.D. Johnson    News    February 15, 2024

"A pitch-black room, fog in your mask, smoke so thick you couldn't see"

On Saturday, Feb. 10, personnel from all four Wahkiakum County fire districts, including Puget Island, District 4, Skamokawa, and Grays River, along with firefighters and emergency medical staff from...

 

Sheriff's Report

February 4 9:03 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was complaining of chest pain. 9:23 a.m. An East Cathlamet resident who had fallen was assisted by the Cathlamet ambulance. 11:40 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported...

 

Skamokawa News

VALENTINE’S DAY IS OVER! As I write this, I’m looking forward to going out to dinner at one of our local restaurants with friends for Valentine’s Day but of course, by the time you read this, the big holiday will be over. I’m hoping you had...

 

Helen Ohrberg

Helen Marie Ohrberg, 93, of Centralia died on Feb. 7, 2024. Helen was born in Mandan, North Dakota, to Egil and Edith (Weisser) Haugen on Dec. 18, 1930. They moved to Puget Island in 1945 and Helen graduated form Wahkiakum High School in 1948 . On...

 

Dick Johnson

Richard D. "Dick" Johnson, age 85, of Cathlamet, Washington died Dec. 21, 2023. Dick was born Dec. 1, 1938 in Hamilton, Montana to Howard & Clara (Blodgett) Johnson. After teaching and coaching...

 

Vera Smith

Vera Jean Smith was born July 11, 1927 in Aberdeen, Washington to Edwin and Ellen McEachern. She was their only child. Jean passed away at home on November 26, 2023 at the age of 96. She married Dewey...

 

Cathlamet seniors find connection on Puget Island

Nancy Nelson has a big idea. After several years of pandemic isolation, she wants to help seniors in Cathlamet to connect with each other, find friendships and explore new activities. She started with...

 

In Julia Butler Hansen's home

David Hansen, son of Julia Butler Hansen, opened his house to reporters last week ahead of the vote to make the Cathlamet house a state park heritage site. Photo by Ian Brandon....

 

"Ridiculous" and "disappointed": councilmembers and others vent frustration over budgets, mayor

The Cathlamet Town Council received an update about the waterfront park, a forestry report, approved county funding for the pool and the library, and aired some of their grievances on Monday night. Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne shar...

 

Residents express frustration over water cancellation

Frustrated Westend residents filed into the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning to talk about water issues after they received notice from Wahkiakum Fire District 3 that volunteer firefighters would no longer be...

 

Remember the slide of 1990?

CHILLY MORNINGS. This past weekend may have been dry but the late night and early morning hours were certainly not warm as it was below freezing on Saturday and Sunday. We had fog so thick on Sunday morning that you couldn’t see two feet down the...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 8, 2024

January 29 — 9:58 a.m. An empty kayak was seen drifting down the Columbia River near County Line Park. The caller said he saw a hat on a piece of driftwood near the kayak, but the hat disappeared. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified but were unable...

 

Downriver Dispatches

When I think of last week, I just see Bendog, bare of all hair and so embarrassed. I took him to be groomed last Friday. They said he had to be shaved because his fur was matted. I have been watching...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Johnson Park Advisory Board, 10:00 a.m. West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1- 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Noon, Hope Center 320 S 3rd St. Cathlamet. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Noon, Rosburg Hall, Rosburg. Eastside Play & Learn Group,...

 

Wahkiakum students explore the Wauna mill

Submitted by Jessica Vik On Jan. 31, a group of nine juniors and seniors from Wahkiakum High School visited the Georgia Pacific (GP) Mill across the river at Wauna, Oregon. Their Career and Technical...

 

High school to be site for emergency communication center

Four members of a local ham radio club were at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Director’s meeting last week to talk about plans that could potentially make Cathlamet, and the more specifically the school district, an Emergency Operations Cen...

 

Get involved with Cathlamet Woman's Club

To The Eagle: GFWC-Cathlamet Woman’s Club’s first meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at noon, upstairs at the Hotel Cathlamet. We invite you to come and see what the club is all about. The Cathlamet Woman’s Club was...

 

Bingo, Flea Market at the Fair

PLENTY OF WATER. Well, while we had plenty of water around the area, I was happy that we didn't have any major flooding here in West Valley over the roads and such, so that was a big plus. This week’s forecast shows some dry days and it would sure...

 

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