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On Tuesday

Trump travel ban echoes World War II Japanese-Americans' internment order

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Feb. 20 - On March 30, 1942, about four months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, then-22-year-old Kay Sakai was removed from her home on Bainbridge Island and taken by...

Commissioners, public discuss dredging, culvert

With little formal business on the agenda, Wahkiakum County commissioners largely worked on issues raised by members of the public when the board met Tuesday. Issues included, for the most part, dredging and culvert cleaning. After approving the...

Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from President's executive orders

OLYMPIA, Feb. 16 — Washington State Democrats have introduced legislation they say will protect residents from recent presidential executive orders. At a news conference Wednesday called by House Democrats, Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-Maltby) said the...

Marina ramp proposed for water trail use

Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday to go over regular business. Commissioners discussed the possibility of providing a different place for non-motorized boats to launch at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Commissioner Bob Kizziar reported that an...

On Tuesday

Above, Valentine's Day started with a colorful sunrise above Cathlamet. Photo courtesy of Ken Barteau. Right, an eagle perched in a Puget Island cottonwood tree. Photo by Rick Nelson. Below, left, a...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center at Cathlamet, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Community Center, Cathlamet, 1 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet...

Margie Moore

Margie Lucille Moore passed away suddenly February 8, 2017. She was born January 26, 1936 in Bellingham Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert Hisle, Shadow and Boots Burdick,...

Jimmy Sanders

Jimmy (Jim) C. Sanders, 72, of Cathlamet, died February 5 at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland. He was born December 19, 1944 in North Carolina to Luther and Katherine (Ledbetter) Sanders....

State driver's license fails REAL ID test

Your driver’s license might not fly with airport security in less than a year’s time if the state fails to meet federal identification and travel laws. Enacted by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established minimum-security standards for...

Job fair scheduled March 29 at WHS

Companies in and around Wahkiakum County are invited to host a table at the Wahkiakum Career Day on March 29. The event will help 9th through 12th grade students learn about the area’s companies, industries and career opportunities. Employers...

Crab & oyster feed at Norse Hall Saturday

MUCH DIFFERENT--This past weekend we saw some sunshine and much more pleasant conditions than the last one. No white stuff, yeah! It was nice to catch a break after all the snow and rain, which led to road closures and tons of trees coming down, so...

CNA training offered

The Care Careers Academy will offer both a daytime Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class starting Thursday, March 2 and an evening CNA class starting April 3. The courses provide all the knowledge essential to complete and pass the CNA state...

Sunny Monday is great for writer's dogs

I don’t know about you, but I certainly enjoyed that beautiful day of sunshine on Monday. My dogs were in heaven as we walked for about two hours in the woods and of course had to stop a few times so they could take a dip in all three creeks....

WDFW seeks comments on proposed hunting seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for the 2017-18 hunting seasons. Through Feb. 22, WDFW will accept written comments from the public to help finalize hunting rules and...

Fundraiser set for local toddler

Kaia Hunsinger, 15 month old daugter of Otis and Renee Hunsinger needs surgery and suffers from several ailments. A Dinner & Auction Fundraiser will be held February 26, 5-7 p.m. at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park cafeteria, 30...

Russell Phillips & Associates awarded contract for 60 hospitals by DOH

Russell Phillips & Associates (RPA) announced January 30 it has been awarded a contract to complete catastrophic surge and evacuation assessments for 60 hospitals by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Office of Emergency Preparedness...

Barth baby

Korben James Barth was born January 24, 2017 in Longview, to Nicholas James Barth and Rebecka Lee Barth of Cathlamet. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Linda Barth of Cathlamet. Maternal grandparents are Fred and Darlene Hoven of Cathlamet and...

Aegerter baby

Nora Louise Aegerter was born January 19, 2017 to Tony and Annalei Aegerter. She weighed 8-lbs., 14-oz. and joins brother Jarrett Aegerter. Fraternal grandparents are Fred and Kookie Aegerter of...

Quit fanning the flames

To The Eagle: In your disregard for the clear majority of voters in this county (57 percent for Trump, 35 percent for Hillary), will you continue to scold and cajole your readership with your editorial bias? As owner and publisher you control the...

Easy to file an appeal

To The Eagle: Attention Wahkiakum County home and property owners: Some info for thought! If you are dissatisfied with your new home appraisals like I was, then you should file an appeal like I did. It’s easy to do to find comparison properties,...

Read the Ninth Circuit Court statement

To The Eagle: The official statement by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the Presidential Executive Order currently in the news related to a travel ban is available for anyone to read. Reading it yourself is much better than listening to news...

Lady Mules, Chinooks play for district title

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team will face Kalama in the District 4 Championship game on Saturday after rolling through three teams this week in district play. The Kalama Chinooks are ranked ...

Carlon reaches Mat Classic

Wahkiakum Mule wrestler Rayanna Carlon, second from left, moves on to the state tournament after finishing second at regionals last weekend. Coach Frankie Mendez said she becomes the first Mule girl...

Comets teams in title games

Postseason play continues for Naselle. The boys and girls varsity basketball teams will be playing in District 4 IB Championship games this weekend. The boys will face Taholah at 5:30 p.m. in Montesano on Saturday after beating Three Rivers...

Sheriff's Report, February 16, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past two weeks, including: February 6--4 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance, law officers and District 4 fire department responded to a...

 
 
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