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Congratulations to the 2019 graduates

WARMED UP--We've had some wild weather recently, with last Friday being really wet, wild and windy at times, which meant falling trees on SR 4 and people's yard things getting blown all over. The pounding rain certainly did not do my flowers any...

 

Redmen Hall to be painted

According to information received from the Friends of Skamokawa, due to painting, Redmen Hall will be closed for the next three weeks, beginning June 13, with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, what a Car Show! We had 100 cars at the 1st Annual Cruzin to the Fair. It was a huge success. Mark your calendars for next year, the first Saturday after Memorial Day. Thank you to the many sponsors of the car show. This Saturday at the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Finns and Flowers In 1959 Washington State officially designated the coast rhododendron (Rhododendron acrophyllum) as the state flower; however, in 1892 it was really selected as the state flower by t...

 

WHS students earn state awards

A new, two year old program at Wahkiakum High School is helping to prepare seniors for some of the issues that they will soon face as they look for employment and manage their own homes. Adulting,...

 

Spring Concert

The Wahkiakum High School band performed a few selections from Mass Band and Pep Band for friends and family at the Spring Concert last week....

 

Student of the Month

Quentin Nelson was The Lions Club April Student of The Month. He was honored by Lions Secretary Carol McClain with a certificate and a check for his accomplishment. Quentin has been a 3-sport athlete...

 

The Liberty Theatre will present a concert June 14 and 15

Blind Pilot, with 45th Parallel Universe Orchestra, will perform June 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m, at The Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. General admission tickets are $35. Blind Pilot, which consists of Israel Nebeker, Ryan Dobrowski,...

 

PCEM to introduce tsunami maps

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency and the Washington Geological Survey are set to introduce Draft Tsunami Walk Maps to the PCEMA Council. Tsunami and earthquake experts will be in Pacific County June 19 for presentations and discussions...

 

LCC commencement date has been set

Lower Columbia College’s 83rd annual Commencement will take place on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., at Kelso High School’s Schroeder Field. This year’s Commencement speaker is Dr. Tonya Drake. Dr. Drake has been the chancellor of WGU Washington...

 

Extension offering class on flower entries

Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners are offering a class on tips for entering flowers and flower arrangements in county fairs. On June 25 at 6 p.m., two floral judges, Pat Huson and Jean Davolt, will pass on "secret" tips to give...

 

Flea Market sale at Fairgrounds Saturday

NICE--This past weekend some of the mornings were a bit cloudy and gloomy but the sun came out so all the goings on over the weekend were enjoyed in the afternoon and evening sunshine. It was a bit breezy at times, but hey, it keeps us from being...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Hidden in plain sight The demographics of both Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties have indicated a rise in people moving into the area who are not familiar with the history or customs of the area. The...

 

Art and music festival set for June 22-23

The Silver Lake Grange invites the public to the 8th annual “Arts of the Mountain” Art and Music Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. This is a free event. Over 30 regional artists will present their wares along...

 

Historical Stella post office gets a new coat

It has been almost 40 years since the Stella Historical Museum has been repainted. The cost for painting was approximately $8,500. These funds were acquired from dues from historical society members,...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions honored Mckensi Fluckiger as their May Student of The Month. Mckensi has plans to attend WSU majoring in Elem. Ed. She has been active in 3 major sports, Key Club, both Elem. and...

 

West graduates from Mark Morris

Nicholas West, of Cathlamet, will graduate from Mark Morris High School in Longview on June 8. He is an Honors Student, on the tennis team and LCC Running Start. He will attend Saint Mary’s...

 

Free grief support group for men

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a five-week, free grief support group for men at the James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview. The group meets Fridays at 9:00 a.m., for coffee, from June 7 – July 5....

 

Tracy Byrd to appear at Cowlitz County Fair

Cookin’ Country 105.5, KUKN has announced that Tracy Byrd will play the Cowlitz County Fair on Wednesday, July 24. Tracy Byrd has sold millions of records throughout his long successful career that started in the early 90’s. He has also released...

 

Chamber seeking musicians for Bald Eagle Days event

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking musicians to play at the 2019 Bald Eagle Days, Saturday July 20. For consideration submit an mp3 file or video link by email to the chamber at wchamber@cni.net. In addition, include the amount you...

 

Houseboat

The ferry Oscar B recently went into the house moving business. Photo courtesy of Bob Ward....

 

Take steps now to plan for wildfire smoke, poor air quality

As summer and dry weather approaches, officials at the Washington State Department of Health are urging everyone in Washington to prepare for smoky days with unhealthy air quality. What people can do now: Identify air quality reports for your area....

 

Wilco donates $1 million to FFA

Wilco, an agricultural cooperative serving farmers and customers of Washington and Oregon, has donated more than $1 million to the FFA organizations in the two states it serves through its FFA Forever campaign, launched in 2011. The funds represent...

 

Car show in Skamokawa at fairgrounds Saturday

BEGINNING--As the Memorial Weekend began, the weather was none too favorable. Thankfully, after the fog lifted on Saturday morning, we had some sunshine which suited most of us who wanted to enjoy some outdoor activities that day. I'm positive that...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! The Car Show is only two days away! Hope everyone will drop in and see the fancy cars coming to the fair grounds. This year we have opened it up to vendors so you can take home some treasures while checking out the cars. We will have kids...

 

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