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County employees honored

County may transfer fairgrounds property, park to Port District 2

Wahkiakum County commissioners this year may turn the county fairgrounds over to Port District No. 2 which operates nearby Skamokawa Vista Park. County Commissioner Dan Cothren visited the Port 2 board of commissioners Tuesday to begin discussion...

Commission denies manger scene request for a second time

For the second time in two weeks, Wahkiakum County commissioners denied a request to the addition of a Christmas manger scene to the holiday display on the courthouse lawn. Commissioners also approved a bid to revamp the Puget Island ferry landing...

Wahkiakum PUD addresses water, other issues

The last Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting of 2014 was a busy one. Ryan Hart, District Director for Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler attended the meeting “to touch base” and Mike Johnson of Gray and Osborne stopped by to go...

County employees honored

Wahkiakum County commissioners honored employees for longevity at their jobs on Tuesday. left, Hans York, a retired deputy sheriff, was honored for five years as a court security officer; he helped...

WSD will use loan for security upgrade

With the recent passing of the security and technology capital project levy to be paid out over a period of four years, Superintendent Bob Garrett approached Wahkiakum County to ask for a loan at the request of the Wahkiakum School District Board...

Council discusses move, resolution supporting gillnetters

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council had a quick and easy meeting Monday. Three of four different presenters in the new business section of the agenda were unable to come to the meeting. Councilmembers discussed the pending move of town offices...

Port District 1 discusses varied business

At December’s Port District 1 meeting last Thursday, Commissioner Bob Kizziar asked his colleagues to support his efforts to begin advertising for the Wooden Boat Show next summer. “I think the boat show fits into our mission statement,”...

The Eagle Calendar

December 18 - December 25, 2014 THURSDAY Financial Management, Community Senior Center, 100 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department,...

Enhancement district seeks more participation

Poul Toftemark and other board members of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District are quick to point out that they are getting older and struggle to find the energy to keep doing what they are doing to improve and maintain the area along the...

N/GRV school board seeks levy renewal

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on December 16. After approval of the minutes and authorizing general expenditures, the board approved a resolution authorizing the placement of a...

Tracy Schoeffler

Tracy Jerome Schoeffler, 59 Tracy was born on August 30, 1955, to Franklin and Dolores Schoeffler in Moscow, Idaho. He lost his battle with bladder cancer on December 3, 2014. Tracy joined the United ...

Roland Armstrong

Roland Ray "Rolly" Armstrong, 74, passed away on November 29, 2014 at SW Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. He was preceded in death on August 8, 2013 by Ginny, his beloved wife of 48 years. Also...

Violet Centers

Violet Jane “Vi” Centers of Cathlamet passed away at home on November 27, 2014. She was born on September 1, 1932 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to Walter and Jane Anderson and was one of six children. She moved to Washington in 1974. She is...

Dean Elliott

Dean Russell Elliott died December 8, 2014 at home in Longview. He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Leigh (Tony), a grandson and granddaughter of Virginia; brothers Ken Elliott (Mahala) of Grays River, Jay Elliott (Janet) of Ketttle Falls;...

Death Notice for Louise Kehrli

Louise “Tillie” Kehrli, 87, of Cathlamet died on December 16, 2014 in Longview. A graveside service will be held Saturday December 20, 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet and a luncheon will follow at Our Saviour‘s Lutheran Church on...

Death Notice for Geraldine Quigley

Geraldine Quigley of Cathlamet, died December 17, 2014 in Longview at age 86. Service arrangements are to be announced. Dowling Funeral home is in charge of...

Only one week left to finish that shopping!

CALMER--After last week ended with such windy, wild weather, we can only hope that this week is a bit quieter and calmer, as falling trees and power outages are not something we want to endure again. Many of us were lucky and kept our power on in...

Rudolph was left on the front lawn

News from Naselle: Even though students will be out of school from December 22nd for the Christmas holiday, returning on January 5th, there will be some sports events during that time. On Monday, the ...

Composter/Recycler training offered

WSU Master Composter\Recycler training is available free to the general public. Speakers will cover topics that include Composting, Vermi-culture (Worm Composting), Healthy soils, Recycling, and Healthy Landscapes (Alternatives to Chemicals). The...

Eat healthy; grow a garden

Jon Griffin, Washington State University Master Gardener will present the following classes to enable participants to raise a successful garden. The first class will be held on February 17, 6 p.m., on Planning your Garden (soil management, garden...

Seed exchange set for January 17

Gardeners, mark your calendars for the second annual seed exchange at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, at the Grange hall in Skamokawa. The event, sponsored by WSU Extension and the Skamokawa Grange, will include mini- workshops as well as your...

Former resident celebrates 100 years of living

Harold Forsberg, formerly of Grays River, celebrated his 100th birthday in North Bend, Ore., on December 10. Several family members and friends were there to offer him their congratulations and best wishes. Harold was born December 10, 1914 in...

Lights, festival and a manger scene

by Rick Nelson I came to work full-time at The Eagle as a reporter in February, 1979. At some point I joined the Cathlamet Commercial Club, an organization of merchants, local elected officials and community minded citizens who wanted to promote...

President of United Way asks for help

To the Eagle: This holiday season, as we enjoy family and friends and give thanks, we hope you will join us in remembering those in need. For many of our neighbors, the holidays are a difficult time. They may be struggling to pay the bills, might...

By special request

Little notes: I've been in this business now for 40 years and have learned a few things. One is that it is tempting but ill advised for local elected officials, during their meetings, to toss "story requests" to members of the press. The reporters...

Writer says put Jesus back in Christmas

To the Eagle: Let’s put Jesus back in Christmas. It is his birthday! He is the Son of God and greatest gift of love who came to earth in human form because He and Father God loves us so much. He came to save the world and will come again soon for...

Little things mean a lot to writer

To the Eagle: How easy it is to criticize when things don’t go well, and how easy it is to take things for granted that do. I have been delighted each morning to go to the front door and find my newspaper placed neatly by the screen. I used to...

Pray for commissioners; they've lost their way

To the Eagle: Last week my neighbor called me and said he wanted to put a manger scene in front of the courthouse and was told no! What? This is Wahkiakum County. Fast forward: The county commissioners told us no. “We don’t want to open the...

Wendt PTO offers update of activities

To The Eagle: Just a quick reminder that the JA Wendt PTO is still offering raffle tickets for our Movie Night gift basket. Tickets are $1 and everything you’ll need for a fun-filled evening of family fun is in there: Movie of your choice from...

Christmas party was great

To The Eagle: I went to the spaghetti supper at the Skamokawa Grange Christmas Party and enjoyed my self completely. If you didn't attend you are the loser. The food was very very good and everyone had a good time. Carol McClain...

Five days of razor clam digging begin December 19

Clam diggers will get another chance to dig some fresh razor clams for the holidays during an opening Dec. 19-23 at several Washington beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening after marine toxin tests...

Wrestling tournament this Saturday

Wahkiakum High School will be the scene this Saturday for the annual Down River Challenge wrestling tournament. Action starts around 10 a.m. and continues through the day. Schools scheduled to participate include Warrenton, Napavine, Knappa, Chief...

Lady Mules win 3 games

The Wahkiakum Lady Mules basketball team defeated three Central League opponents in action this week. On December 10, tough defense and a full court press rattled the Pe Ell Trojans and yielded a win ...

Mule boys win 2 of 4

The Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball team lost two of three basketball games this week. Brandon Budd scored 37 points last Thursday night to lead the Wahkiakum `boys basketball team to an easy victory...

Sheriff's Report, December 18, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 8 — 11:31 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg home; the owner was contacted, and the residence...

 
 
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