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Hope you voted

To The Eagle: If you voted, thank you. If you didn’t, please don’t waste our time complaining. Karen Bertroch Grays River...

 

Fair Foundation news

To The Eagle: This is the start of our fundraising season. We will be holding many events to support the second year of The Challenge of Champions Bull Riding exhibition so please check The Eagle and our Face Book page for more information. The...

 

Rewards are great for volunteering

To The Eagle: A book sale was held at Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday to raise money for the library. I would like to extend a huge thank you to some very dedicated and hard-working volunteers. On my way to the library, I noticed another...

 

Assessor, florist respond to Cressa letter

Last week's issue carried a letter to the editor by Karen Cressa taking Assessor Bill Coons to task for a floral bouquet delivered to her. She called the inscription on the accompanying card ("Love you too, Karen) "an offensive, condescending jibe."...

 

Campaign dirt is getting out of control

The general election campaigning continues to boil and bubble. Among last Friday's bulk mail was an ad urging District 19 voters to write in Teresa Purcell's name instead of voting for either Republican Jim Walsh or Erin Frasier for district...

 

Let's keep our county great!

To The Eagle: It’s election time and once again we have a slate of candidates on the ballot for us to choose from. Rose and I support all our current county office holders for re-election. They have served us, the citizens of Wahkiakum County,...

 

The system will endure; the sky will not fall

To The Eagle: Has Bill Coons come unhinged? Politicians have to acquire thicker skins than the rest of us when they run for office. However, Mr. Coons has stooped to singling me out for the letters that I have written to this paper criticizing his...

 

McClain's final words

To The Eagle: As the campaign season comes to end, I am told this will be the last week the paper will accept letters to the editor. Therefore, I want to take a few minutes to ensure that the record is set straight. Despite all of the mud slinging...

 

Elections have consequences!

To The Eagle: We, Wahkiakum County residents, are very lucky to have a county government that works so well. Our current elected officials are all highly qualified and have proven track records. This is not something that you see at all levels of...

 

Elegant solution to problem offered

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle’s Letters page suggests an elegant solution to a thorny political problem: We elect Mr. McClain as assessor, Mr. Dahle resigns in righteous anger, Mr. McClain hires Mr. Coons with his vast expertise as appraiser,...

 

Bergseng has excellent skills

To The Eagle: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters to seriously consider retaining Nicci Bergseng as county auditor. She has a proven record as a forward thinking professional with excellent analytical, organizational and critical...

 

Star program to begin

To The Eagle: If you need some help with providing Christmas gifts for your children up through the age of 17, please fill out an application or contact our Star Program phone at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. This is a...

 

Proven leadership speaks for itself

To The Eagle: With the General Election just weeks away, I would like to thank this community for the incredible support. No one said that being in an elected official position would be easy, however, if you love what you do, all the hard work is...

 

Only one qualified choice on ballot

To The Eagle: I’m voting for Bill Coons for assessor in November. Why? It’s simple. He has years of experience assessing real property values. His opponent has none. I just don’t think there’s time to learn on the job. I don’t understand...

 

A vote for Stewart Feil

To The Eagle: Because of my association with Stewart Feil and my experiences with him as I enlisted his professional services as an attorney, I will cast my vote for Stewart for Wahkiakum County Prosecutor and the attending responsibilities of...

 

Flyers are designed to split the vote

To The Eagle: In at least three races across Washington state, last minute flyers have been mailed out that are designed to trick voters into voting for a write-in candidate that is not running, does not want to run, and is supporting the Democratic...

 

Be a part of Tidy Up the Town

To The Eagle: National Make A Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October across the US. Millions across our country will turn out to lend a hand and clean up, as they join their friends,...

 

Howie reviews his work as sheriff

To The Eagle: There is one quote by Abraham Lincoln that is included at the end of all of my emails from the sheriff. It is this: “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place is proud of...

 

Your vote is your future

To The Eagle: During this campaign season there have been quite a bit of unrealistic comments made by the opposing party. Here are a few facts that I do know. My dad, Mark Howie, has continued to work diligently without bias in the sheriff’s...

 

Westend writer offers comments on election

To The Eagle: Thank you, Eagle, for covering our local races! I have not seen anything (may have missed it), on Senate and congressional races. Jaimie Herrera Beutler proudly announces that she voted for the tax cut for the rich and corporations,...

 

Two voices for Howie

To The Eagle: My purpose in writing is to express the support of my wife Dee and me for the re-election of Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie. We have watched Sheriff Howie as he has hired, promoted, and organized his staff making it a more vibrant...

 

Ignore misguided mailing

To The Eagle: In the current mass of political mailings did you see the one that asks you to write-in Teresa Purcell, Progressive, instead of voting for Erin Frasier or Jim Walsh? Teresa Purcell isn't even running in this election for state...

 

Something in our local elections doesn't make sense

To The Eagle: We have two candidates for sheriff. Both have law enforcement experience. That makes sense. We have two candidates for prosecutor. Both are attorneys. That makes sense. But we have two candidates for county assessor. One has years of...

 

Appraiser endorses Coons for assessor

To The Eagle: My name is Michael Dahle. I am the Chief Appraiser for Wahkiakum County. In 20 plus years in this profession I’ve never written a letter related to an election, however, this year I feel that I am forced to do so. Following are my...

 

Vote for knowledge and experience

To The Eagle: The assessor’s office has been around this bend before. The assessor elected to office for the 2006-2010 years tried the ‘on the job training’; working overtime and meeting with tax payers. The campaign promise to take courses aft...

 

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