The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

 
Fairgoers enjoy entries, entertainment

Fairgoers enjoy entries, entertainment

Attendance was down a little this year at the Wahkiakum County Fair, though Fair Manager Patricia Dursteler did not know the exact numbers on Tuesday. Despite that, the people who did attend had a...

Woman sentenced for theft charges

On August 17, Judge Michael Sullivan sentenced Puget Island resident Donna L. Buck to 90 days in jail and ordered her to pay legal fees as well as restitution in the amount of $115,730.41, after she pled guilty to two counts, theft in the first...

Ferry service resumes after glitches are found

The ferry "Oscar B." resumed service Wednesday morning instead of being closed all week. That's the good news. The bad news is that the contractor will have to return once design and fabrication issues are settled. On Monday, an inspector noted...

Riders compete for Silver Buckle prize

Ginger Moonen and other volunteers, along with support from Wahkiakum County Fair Manager Patricia Dursteler, are bringing back a riding event, the Silver Buckle Series. There were three...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m....

Community garden shows robust growth

The Community Garden in Cathlamet's Erickson Park has grown robust thanks to hard work, long hours and the expertise of several local master gardeners, volunteers and even the occasional hand from...

Anderson appointed to port commission

At August’s Port District 1 meeting August 13, port Commissioners Bob Kizziar and Gary Quigley conducted interviews, asking Scott Anderson, Richard Erickson and Terry Ostling a series of questions. At the end of the meeting, the commissioners,...

Going downhill fast and hard

The crowds were lean, the weather was comfortable, and the competition was hot at the 2015 Downhill Corral this weekend. An easterly wind blew in a smoky haze from Washington fires to fill the skies...

Nova McNally

Nova Ilene McNally, 80, a lifelong Cathlamet resident, passed away on August 20, 2015 at The Hospice Care Center in Longview. She was born to Amandus and Inga (Johnsen) Olsen on Puget Island. Nova attended Wahkiakum Schools and the Lutheran Church...

Delores Cochran

Delores Mary Quigley Cochran was born November 1st, 1925. She met her husband James Cochran in Cathlamet Washington in 1939, and the two were married in 1941. Throughout their 73 years together they were blessed with four natural children, James...

Elsie Koontz

Elsie Fay (Buskala) Koontz was born to Alfred Nikolai and Gertrude Salena (Smalley) Buskala on December 29, 1934 in Astoria, Oregon. She passed away August 23, 2015 in Aberdeen. She was raised in Eden Valley, WA on the family dairy farm where she...

Children's summer reading program at library ends

Children at Cathlamet Public Library have enjoyed finding out about assorted heroes this summer, at the Every Hero Has a Story-themed collaborative summer library program. Hero types included: historic, children, tall tale, mythological, community...

Detour seems to be problematic

MIXED BAG--This past week has brought us a mixture of weather, with the least favorite being the smoke that descended upon us on Saturday. It almost seemed hard to believe that the smoke we were getting was from so far away, as it smelled like...

N/GRVSD seeks advisory volunteers

News from Naselle: The first day of the new 2015/2016 school year will commence on Monday, the 31st. The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District is looking for citizens to fill two positions on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee and three...

Free first aid training offered

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered on Saturday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rosburg Community Hall and on Saturday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cathlamet Community Center. This free 8-hour...

Prize winning cabbage

This year, the Wahkiakum County Master Gardeners again gave a prize to the 4-H member entering the largest (by weight) cabbage. The winner this year was Abby Moten, with a green cabbage weighing 6 1/2 pounds. It was large! Here is a photo of her...

Local teen headed to state fair

While the Wahkiakum Fair has wrapped up; one local teen finds herself preparing for the “Big Show,” the Washington State Fair. Sophie Forsberg-Crotty, a Cathlamet 4-H member with the Puget Island Equestrians, has qualified at the State level in...

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 28, Rick Nelson will perform with his Flamenco guitar on the Up-Beet Stage at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., from 3-6 p.m. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 29, Christine Darby...

Last First Thursday set

Downtown Cathlamet's last First Thursday of the summer season will be Thursday evening, September 3. Puget Island singer/songwriter Kyleen Austin will provide the music starting at 5:35 p.m., and some Main Street stores will be open with special...

Jazz ensemble to play at Columbia Theatre

The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base California, is swinging into Longview for a free concert at the Columbia Theatre. The concert will be held on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m....

USFWS seeks comments on determination for murrelet habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule reevaluating the designation of critical habitat for the marbled murrelet. The Service is not proposing any changes to critical habitat. The marbled murrelet...

Street vacation vote took the low road

To The Eagle: Cathlamet’s latest land giveaway was a predictable mistake. It followed a pattern of one-way gifting that in recent years has included a parking lot for Port District 1’s cabins, a big sewer rate discount for the marina, free...

Scheduling overlap presents issues

To The Eagle: What a shame that two very popular community events had to be scheduled for the same weekend. The county fair is a long standing tradition with events and entertainment for all ages, especially youth and 4-H. These youth are learning...

Sheriff's Report, August 27, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 18 — 2:26 p.m. A caller reported that speeding drivers on the SR 4 detour had nearly run other...

 
 
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