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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

Robotics teams fare well in international competition

Local robotics teams returned from Washington D.C. and Maryland with awards, trophies and some wonderful memories after touring the capitol and competing against 137 teams from around the world in...

 

Checking out the cars

Saturday was time for the county fair association's annual fund raising car show. Above, a 1938 mail truck was a fan favorite. Below, left, an exhibitor wipes raindrops off a modified roadster; below...

 

High school seniors set to graduate

Wahkiakum and Naselle high schools will hold graduation ceremonies for their senior classes this week. Graduation at Wahkiakum High School is outdoors at the football stadium on Friday at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Speakers include Valedictorian Megan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 9, 2022

Commissioners hear restroom concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners responded to constituents' concerns when the board met Tuesday. Commissioners also authorized purchase of commercial quality refrigeration equipment for the county fair and further moves to address flood damage to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

PUD invited to join in dam preservation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned about Northwest River Partners and heard reports at their bimonthly meeting on Tuesday. Kurt Miller spoke to the commissioners about his role as executive director for the Northwest River...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

Flower farm dream is coming true

Emilie and C.J. Harris wasted little time when they settled into their new home in the Elochoman Valley last year. Emilie's dream for a flower farm could wait no more. "Gardening and farming is...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. P...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 9, 2022

SNAP program offers fruit, vegetable savings

SNAP and EBT recipients can save on fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables by participating in a SNAP Produce Match program, which is available all year round at all three Safeway stores in Longview. When shoppers spend at least $10 on those items,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 2, 2022

Council meeting cancelled

(Editor's note: This story has been corrected to say that the council will meet Tuesday, June 21, not Monday, June 20, which is now the Junteenth Holdiay.) The regularly scheduled meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council set for June 6 has been...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

The Memorial Day gathering

Post 5297 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other members of the community took some time to remember the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country on Monday for Memorial Day....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 2, 2022

Highway work waiting on weather, call for bids

The Washington State Department of Transportation is still working to schedule two projects that will affect traffic between Longview and Astoria. The contractor is waiting for the right weather to complete work to add pavement markers and finish...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

Wahkiakum robotics team makes the most of D.C. trip

Updates have been coming in from Ron Wright, advisor to the Wahkiakum High School and 4H Mecha Mules robotics team, which is in Washington D.C. and Maryland this week for a little international...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The joys of publishing: In our summer magazine published last week, we misspelled the name of Carlton Appelo (correct), whose influence and ingenuity are still seen throughout the county. We also got the date changed on the front pate of The Focus,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

Schools prepare for commencements

It’s time for the Senior Class of 2022 to start checking off those final boxes, completing assignments, taking tests, picking up caps and gowns, turning in books and Chromebooks as they get ready for a few more final events together and one big...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

WHS Valedictorian: Megan Leitz

Megan Leitz has been named valedictorian for the Class of 2022 at Wahkiakum High School after maintaining a 4.0 GPA the last four years. Her parents, Steve and Stephanie Leitz, never placed any import...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 2, 2022

NHS Valedictorian Grace Hunt

Grace Hunt, daughter of Amy and Ed Hunt and granddaughter of Hank and Linda Nelson, has worked as hard as could possibly be expected in her last year in high school. With not only her senior year to c...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

WHS Salutatorian Gabe Moon

With a 3.92 GPA, Gabe Moon is the salutatorian for the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2022. The senior spent the last two years participating in the Running Start program at Lower Columbia College....

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 2, 2022

WHS Salutatorian Josh Chadwick

While Josh Chadwick's GPA is the second highest in the senior class, there is only a tiny speck between the first and second GPA's. His downfall, he admits easily, was calculus. Josh has a very...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 2, 2022

Canoe voyager plies the Columbia

Thorin Loeks is on a canoe journey from Astoria to the Gulf of Mexico, with a bit of cycling in between. A singer/songwriter, social worker, and grad student, Loeks grew up in the Yukon Territory,...

 

Local robotics teams win trophies in international competition

Wahkiakum and Naselle teams are bringing home trophies after competing against 137 teams from around the world in an underwater robotics event this weekend in Maryland. In the open class, the Wahkiakum High School and 4H Mecha Mules robotics team...

 

In the mud

A nice crowd gathered Saturday afternoon for the Wahkiakum County Fair's mud wrestling exhibition. A wet, dirty, good time was had by all. Above, the wrestlers: Front, l,r, Ava Thomas, Alyssa...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 26, 2022

Online auction for scholarship funds

Not so long ago, the Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars organization held a Rods and Reels car show every year to raise scholarship funds for local students. Sadly, it was time to retire the much loved event. A couple years ago, the group considered...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 26, 2022

Few surprises in candidate filings

There were few surprises from candidates for 2022 elections when the filing period ended last week. With county Assessor Bill Coons having announced his retirement; Deputy Assessor Falon Hoven filed for the office as an Independent. Cathlamet native...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of an editing error in last week's edition, the last paragraph or Richard Erickson's letter to the editor was corrupted. It should have read: "I support our constitutional republic and the Electoral College, which I believe should be in our...

 

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