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Bye, bye Wahkiakum; Oscar B. here Friday

            On to state!

      The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team is headed to the State B Tournament in Spokane after beating Ilwaco in regional play on Saturday in Chehalis, 54-38. Senior Kaylee Bryant had a career high 24 points to lead the team. Mules 11 9 14 20 54...

Oscar B. to start service Tuesday

A failed seal and ramp modifications have delayed the commencement of service by the ferry Oscar B. The ferry was originally scheduled to start service today (Monday) but will be delayed till...

Bye, bye Wahkiakum; Oscar B. here Friday

The good news is that Wahkiakum County's new ferry, the Oscar B., will arrive at the Puget Island ferry landing around mid-day this Friday. The bad news is that ferry service will then be suspended...

County discusses need to retain therapists

Wahkiakum County officials discussed how to recruit and retain mental health professionals when they met Tuesday. Health and Human Services Department administrators asked commissioners if they could be given flexibility to negotiate benefits to...

School board preparing for Farm Forest harvest

Plans for the farm forest and repairs to the loading area were on the agenda at the February Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, and Paula Culbertson was sworn in as the newest member of the board. After meeting with...

WHS Knowledge Bowl team headed to state

The Wahkiakum High School Knowledge Bowl team is going to the Knowledge Bowl state tournament March 14 in Arlington after taking second place at the regional tournament at Lower Columbia College on...

Legislators tackle student achievement gap

OLYMPIA—Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would...

Public meetings start on shoreline program

The first public meetings on the update of Wahkiakum County's Shoreline Program started this week with a small group of citizens giving input Tuesday in Cathlamet. Called visioning workshops, the...

WSDOT keeping eyes on Island bridge deck

Rumors of pending weight restrictions for the Puget Island bridge are unfounded, Washington State Department of Transportation officials said this past week. The officials were responding to a query from Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Pete...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Lecture Series, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 10 a.m.-Noon. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

Death Notice for Douglas T. Silver

Douglas T. Silver, of Cathlamet, died February 16, 2015 in Grayland, Wash. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, at home. Mr. Silver served in the Vietnam War and was stationed at Ft. Lewis. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later...

Death Notice for John Lopez

John Lopez, 71, of Cathlamet, died February 23, 2015 at Emanuel Burn Center in Portland. An account has been set up at the Bank of Pacific to help the family with expenses. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m., at New Hope...

WHS coach holding meeting on skills, play

Todd Souvenir, Wahkiakum High School boys basketball coach, will hold an informational meeting for boys who are interested in playing basketball and improving their skills this summer. The meeting is open to parents and all boys from kindergarten...

Redmen Hall to reopen on March 5

WASN'T BAD--While the middle of last week got a bit cloudy and a little damp, it wasn't too bad and the weekend wound up turning out quite nice, so there were lawn mowers going and people showing pictures of flowers blooming and walking on the...

Fund raising luncheon scheduled for Saturday

Don’t forget that this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is your chance to enjoy the hearty beef stew, cheesy bread, beverages and incredible home made desserts at the Grays River United Methodist Church. This fundraiser is sponsored by the ladies...

Great White Tail Run T-shirt design chosen

Emma Colombo, a sixth grade student in the Naselle -Grays River School District is the winner of the 31st annual Great White Tail Run design contest sponsored by the Wahkiakum 4-H Leaders Council. She will receive a t-shirt with her design and a...

Youth gardening workshop offered

Looking for a fun and educational experience for your kids? On March 21 from 2-4 p.m., during the Home and Garden Show, WSU Master Gardeners will host a free gardening program for kids (K-9). Youth will learn how to plant a vegetable garden and...

Ninth annual tour showcases 38 Columbia Gorge artists

Tour the Columbia River and meet artists in their studios during Blossom Festival, April 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thirty eight forge artists will open their studios to the public, sharing their thoughts and processes. This year’s artists...

March WordFest set for Tuesday in Longview

The next WordFest gathering will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 6-8 p.m., at Cassava, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Cam Parvitee will launch her recently published novel Black Dragons: The Gang. It concerns a tai chi group of senior citizens who form...

Learn about landscape design

On March 2 at 6:30 p.m., Debbie Caffal will discuss ideas on landscape design. The class will be held for free in the Fair Exposition located in Longview on the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds. The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University...

Living Well workshops begin March 4

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington will hold Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops on Wednesdays from March 4 through April 8. The workshops will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101...

Award winning poet to speak at Cathlamet Library on Friday

Washington State Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Austen will appear at Cathlamet Public Library Friday, February 27, at 2 p.m., to give a poetry reading and talk about poetry. As the Washington State Poet Laureate for 2014-16, Elizabeth Austen is...

Government partner in legalized crime

To The Eagle: Did you know the U.S. government is an active partner in an ongoing criminal enterprise? The mafia, the mob, drug cartels and gangsters belong to this category. However, these groups can only dream of the power, scope, profitability...

Sheriff's Corner

Sheriff’s Corner By Sheriff Mark Howie Throw back Thursday! An incident that happened a couple years ago involved a teenager who was a passenger in a car on SR4 approaching town. He threw a beverage out the window which struck the front of...

Mules edge Tigers for district crown

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball won the 2B District IV Championship on Saturday night, thrilling their fans with a last minute win against Napavine, 49-47, at W.F. West High School in Chehalis. ...

Mules wrestle at Mat Classic

Four Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers headed to the Tacoma Dome last weekend to participate in the 27th Annual Mat Classic State Wrestling Tournament. Wrestling at 132 pounds was Luke Stacey, at 138 pounds...

Olsen named WIAA player of the week

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association last week named Wahkiakum senior Baylee Olsen as the Class 2B female player of the week. Olsen paced the Mules with 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists in their 47-26 win over Onalaska in...

Class 2B Girls Regional Playoffs

1. 6 p.m. @ Sunnyside HS: NW Christian (Colbert) (Dist. 7/9 #3) vs. Mabton (5/6 #2). 2. 12 p.m. @ Cheney HS: Oroville (5/6 #4) vs. Colfax (7/9 #1). 3. 10 a.m. @ Chiawana HS: White Swan (5/6 #3) vs. Dayton (7/9 #2). 4. 2 p.m. @ Tumwater HS:...

Sheriff's Report, February 26, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 16 — 3:50 p.m. Deputies responded to the report of an erratic driver near Flandersville. The...

 
 
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