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In Remembrance of Edwin Warren Wirkkala I barely knew Ed Wirkkala, but I did have the honor of speaking with him on several occasions and I was able to interview him at the 9th Annual Loggers'...

 

Cancellations

No PIGYS, Finn Fest in 2020 Compiled by Rick Nelson Organizers of community festivals and events are struggling to decide what to do in response to the corona-19 virus pandemic and resulting social distancing. This week, organizers announced the...

 

More cancellations have been announced

ALMOST GONE--If you are getting this on Thursday, then this is the last day of yet another month; where did April go? So, tomorrow, Friday, is May Day; Happy May Day, everybody! Here's hoping you can surprise somebody with some flowers, like we used...

 

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Astoria-Megler Bridge The mouth of the Columbia River was a devious and dangerous place for early explorers. Most exploring the west coast couldn't see it at all, and many who did find it were...

 

Trudy Blain

Gertrude (Trudy) Leona Blain died April 21, 2020. She was born July 25, 1947 to Frank and Edna Blain of Rosburg. She grew up in Rosburg and graduated from Naselle High School in 1965. She married Ronald Kimball, they had a daughter and later were...

 

GWTR canceled

The Wahkiakum County 4-H Council has decided to cancel this year’s Great White Tail Run. The annual event benefitting the local 4-H program will continue next year on May 15. The art design contest winners will be awarded prizes and their entries...

 

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Life Is Good! Many years ago while living in Oklahoma and playing music for a local church, one of the parishioners asked me if I would share a song at his wedding. I wrote a song specifically for...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met virtually for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This was the first virtual meeting of the board by virtue of Governor Inslee’s mandate regarding open public meetings....

 

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Best Friends Reunited While I had my feet up on my desk reclining in my office chair in deep thought about nothing in particular with my eyes focused on Krsto Novoselic's painting of three ships on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Local school administrators respond to closure order

On Monday Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced that the statewide closure of schools would be extended through the end of the school year. Local leaders responded. While this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Wahkiakum on the Move adjusts routes, schedule

Wahkiakum on the Move, the local bus service, has seen a sharp decrease in ridership with the covid19 pandemic, but they plan to keep moving for the people who need them, as well as providing addition...

 

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New SR4 Slide update As a citizen of the county I have had the pleasure of traveling and viewing the sights of the county. It is difficult in the rainy season that begins in November and continues...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020

Educators struggle with lessons in time of quarantine

It’s been nearly three weeks since Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced statewide school closures, and Wahkiakum School District and Naselle Grays River Valley School District are continuing to make adjustments, especially in finding new...

 

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Getting Rid of Boredom As the days go quickly by and the virus that has kept us home is making its way across the world, we shelter ourselves for protection of ourselves and our loved ones. We start...

 

Sally Swanson

Sally Sue Joanne Manula Swanson passed into the arms of her Lord on March 17, 2020 in Longview, Washington. She was born at home in Naselle to her parents Oscar and Selma (Nasi) Manula, on August 7, 1...

 

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Silly Things People Say This article is dedicated to the faithful readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle who have a sense of humor; as for the rest I have no idea what to tell you. I am writing slowly because I understand some of you can’t read...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2020

Local schools close to avoid covid-19 spread

Like all other public schools in the state of Washington, Wahkiakum School District and Naselle/Grays River Valley School District have suspended classes until April 24 due to concerns about covid-19. All spring sports and other extracurricular...

 

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Sanity check The outbreak of the corona virus has left many with some fears that are unfounded and at times silly. This virus is a serious threat to everyone, but it would be wise to get the facts straight before making assumptions and creating a...

 

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...

 

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The Importance of Cats in Wahkiakum County In the United States, cats are a more popular house pet than a dog. There are nearly 90 million domesticated cats in about 34 percent of U.S. homes. It has...

 

Library dog report

Ben Bertroch, a rescued dog owned by Karen Bertroch, has been volunteering for the Agnes Appelo Memorial Library at the Appelo Archives Center in Naselle. Karen volunteers in the library sorting,...

 

Comets capture 3rd in state tourney

The Naselle boys basketball team brought home a third place trophy from the State Class 1B tournament in Spokane last week. They started the tournament on Thursday with a 57-50 win against...

 

Curlew knocks Naselle out of girls tournament

The Naselle Comet girls ended their season with a 53-26 loss to Curlew in the opening round of the State 1B tournament last Wednesday. Lauren Katyryniuk scored eight points. Bella Colombo had seven....

 

Willapa Bay tributaries will close to fishing due to projected low steelhead returns

Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently announced the closure of Willapa Bay tributaries in an effort to meet preseason expectations for spawning wild steelhead. Affected rivers include the tributaries of...

 

State basketball update: Lady Mules, Comet boys advance to semifinals

Boys 2B Wednesday Lake Roosevelt eliminated Wahkiakum 62-59 Girls 2B Thursday Wahkiakum 55, Toledo 48 --Mules play winner of LaConner v. TriCities Prep in semifinals, 5:30 p.m. Friday Girls 1B Wednesday Curlew eliminated Naselle 53-26 Boys 1B...

 

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