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THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Senior Fitnes...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Navy Boxing Team Hawaii 1940 When I was six years old, my brother and I got a Christmas present we would never forget, two pairs of boxing gloves. These red gloves had a white face on the front with...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington The New Deal was a series of programs and projects established during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that intended to return prosperity to the American people. During the first eight...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Santa Lucia festival brings in the light

When I first arrived at the Appelo Archives Museum my thoughts were to get photos of Santa and the children and write a few words about the event in Downriver Dispatches and that would be the end of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Senior Fitnes...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Smalley Family Legacy, Part I This is by no means a complete story of this strong pioneer family, but will serve to illustrate the depths of love this family endured never knowing that their name...

 

Tigers cool Comets for state 1B title

A young news editor once told the story: "Sports are like hunting bear with a switch," she said in her Arkansas drawl. "Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you, and sometimes you...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

To clarify a recent report about a Naselle High School entry in a Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest, Theron Frame placed first in judging of entries in the competition hosted by Long Beach VFW Post 3721....

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Altoona In the 1830's the Altoona site was used by the Hudson's Bay Company as a fish receiving station and saltery, an establishment in which fish are salted for market. William Hume, a long-time...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    December 5, 2019

Comets crush ACH, play for state title Saturday

The Naselle Comet football team roared into the state Class 1B football championship with a 70-44 win over the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline last Saturday. The Comets will take on the top-ranked Odessa Tigers in the title game this Saturday, 12...

 

Death Notice for Marvin Haataia

Vancouver resident Marvin Haataia, 59, died in Vancouver on October 28, 2019. He was a native of the Naselle area and graduate of Naselle High School. A memorial service will be held Sat., December 7, 2:00 p.m., at Naselle Assembly of God with a...

 

Comets advance in 1B; Central dominates 2B

Commentary by Rick Nelson Is this the year of the Comets? I hope so. The team from Naselle/Grays River Valley High School remains undefeated as they head into the state Class 1B football playoffs, but they had their hardest test of the season last...

 

HIgh School Football

Last week's scores Class 1B Quarterfinals Naselle 50, Quilcene 46 Almira-Coulee-Hartline 80, Lummi 30 Entiat 48, Lyle/Wishram 12 Odessa 82, Selkirk 34 Class 2B Quarterfinals Kalama 43, Lake Roosevelt 0 Napavine 55, Toledo 0 Adna 35, Chewelah 13...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving! FRIDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. River City Strippers, quilters, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. AA Meeting, Hope Center, 3rd &...

 

Downriver Dispatches

From Crooked Creek to Eden For the early pioneers coming into Wahkiakum County, the perspective of paradise was to be found in the land. This was to be their little piece of heaven. Around 1875, the...

 

N/GRVSD Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. After approval of the consent agenda, a review of the procedures for Policy 3211, Gender-Inclusive...

 

Winning essay: What makes America great

Commentary by Darrell Alexander Theron Frame is a 15 year old sophomore at Naselle High School who was given the opportunity to enter the contest with 21 other entries. His hope is to make the wider world better in some way after he graduates while...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wahkiakum County and Pacific County in the past were mainly connected by the waterways. It would not be until the late 1930s that Longview would be connected to the coast. River life would slowly...

 

Lady Comets win 1, lose 2

After three matches, the Naselle Comets found themselves heading home without hardware on the second day of the State 1B volleyball tournament. The team moved into the loser's bracket after losing to...

 

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