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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Wahkiakum schools deal with covid cases

By Diana Zimmerman On Nov. 16, Wahkiakum School District learned that an individual at the school had tested positive for covid-19. On Monday, they learned that a second person, a member of the same tight cohort, had tested positive, as had a close...

 

Downriver Dispatches

SR 4 Finally Open Back on January 23rd of 2020, most area residents remember when a good sized portion of a hillside slid, carrying rocks, mud and trees had fallen onto the roadway at mile point 25.5 on the KM Mountain. The hillside is now not...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    November 19, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in 16th Wahkiakum resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received positive test result notifications for four new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. The 16th case was reported late Tuesday. Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent...

 

Covid-19 update

Four more cases of covid-19 were confirmed in Wahkiakum County residents for a total of 16 as of Tuesday. There have been 748 tests conducted in the county so far. Pacific County added 26 new cases on Tuesday for a total of 191. Of those, 61 are...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Why Do People Eat Meatloaf? I was first introduced to meatloaf growing up as a child in the 1950s by my German mother who told me it was a common dish among German people. As I grew older I realized that there were countless recipes not unlike the...

 

Covid-19 confirmed in 13th Wahkiakum County resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for a 13th covid-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine and is symptomatic," Chris Bischoff, director of...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Evergreen State Washington became the 42nd state in the United States on November 11, 1889. A pioneer Seattle historian and realtor by the name of C. T. Conover gave the nickname "The Evergreen St...

 

FAFF keeps culture going in Naselle with talking tombstones

The local Finnish American Folk Festival group from Naselle presented an event on Oct. 31 called the "Talking Tombstones"! This event was met with rave reviews by the presenters and the 95 visitors...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What Time Is It? Twice a year the time changes have caused those who forget to set their clocks to be either early or late. Daylight saving time (DST) in the United States is the practice of advancing clocks during autumn so that darkness falls...

 

Naselle Class of '73 celebrated on Zoom

To The Eagle: I was the class president of Naselle High in our senior year of 1973 and recently organized a Zoom reunion for our class. We had about 15 out of 31 living classmates attend the virtual event on October 8 and it was very successful and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Unprecedented Social Phenomena We live in an era unlike any other that we know of. Each generation in this community has had to face things in their lives that the previous generation didn’t. A few examples would be the Azusa Revival in Los...

 

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Changes in the Westend: Only Time Will Tell It took over a thousand years of migration from western Asia to Egypt by the Hyksos (Shepherd Kings) to become the ruling majority and establish the 15th dynasty in Egypt from 1650-1550 BCE. This slow,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rights of a Photographer We live in a society today where there are cameras everywhere. Cameras are so prolific that we take them for granted. While teaching a political science class at a mid-west college I gave an assignment to the class that was...

 

Downriver Dispatches

KM Mountain Slide Update Many of the readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle have been wondering when the highway east of the KM Mountain will be open. I had the opportunity to talk to several of the wo...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Westend News Just another reminder that although there are no longer senior lunches at the Rosburg Hall, the Lower Columbia Community Action Program, better known as CAP, has begun delivering take out lunches to Rosburg Hall for pickup on Thursdays...

 

FOS auction sneak peek on October 1

BEEN A BIT WILD--Last Thursday evening we were treated to a thunder and lightning storm by Mother Nature and it was pretty darn impressive as it lit up the night sky and rattled our windows! I know some folks lost power out Pillar Rock way, but...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The First Day of School It's so wonderful to see that our community's children are able to go back to school in spite of the covid-19 outbreak. I was pondering the different responses many of the...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on Sept. 15. The following personnel matters were addressed: Resignation of Erick Campisi, bus driver, hire Amber Haataia, bus driver, and hire of Kellyn...

 

Museum open for two more Saturdays

NOT NICE--As this week began, the smoke and fog combo that hit Sunday morning was really something to see, as that's just about all that you could see at my house! It was defintely not a good time to be outside and warnings were given to stay inside...

 

Downriver Dispatches

We are going to be okay During World War II in the Nazi occupied Netherlands, many of the populace were starving. One man whose family was going hungry decided to try to sell one of his family’s heirlooms, his grandfather’s gold pocket watch. He...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Fishing in Southwestern Washington This past month I have witnessed a prolific amount of people along the Columbia River fishing. This is not an unusual event as it is not only the commercial fishermen trying to make a decent wage, but also the...

 

How five families approach sending kids back to school

Deciding whether a child should attend school in person or continue remote learning this fall has been a very personal issue for many families in Wahkiakum County. I was able to catch up with five such families. Three have decided to return to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 3, 2020

County commission hears health director's report, acts on varied issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed though a light agenda Tuesday, approving some personnel changes, discussing 9-1-1 telecommunication issues and hearing a report from the county's health department administrator. Health and Human Services...

 

Students returning soon to Naselle schools

Naselle-Grays River School District classes will resume the week of Sept. 14 Following is an outline of the district's plan to educate students during the covid-19 pandemic. Superintendent of schools Lisa Nelson specified that there will not be any...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What is happening with the SR4 Slide? Celeste Dimichina, the communications consultant for The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), has informed me of an update on the State Route 4...

 

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