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Campaign season comes to WHS

Campaign season comes to WHS

Last Friday, with next year's freshmen present, hopeful student leaders spoke to the Wahkiakum High School student body about why they wanted to represent them. The speeches ranged in length and ran...

County trying to deal with IT growth

By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County officials are searching for a way to deal with the growing demands of information technology. For years, staff in the county auditor's office have maintained the system, but Auditor Diane Tischer has said the system...

PUD dealing with costs of projects

Last Wednesday morning, the PUD Board of Commissioners met and listened to reports from the manager and the auditor and shared some of their own news. Commissioner Bob Jungers said that he was considering filing for County Commissioner position 2....

WHS joins schools in hosting young leaders

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum High School student Sydney Hansen opened up the school district’s Board of Director’s meeting on Tuesday with a presentation on the Association of Washington Student Leaders Conference, which is coming to southwest...

A sighting?

Could it be? Has Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, emigrated and taken up residence in Birnie Slough? Photo by Rick...

State board works on changing names

At its regular semi-annual meeting May 19, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names approved proposals from Washington residents to officially designate two geographic features in the state. The committee’s selections will go before the...

WDFW seeks applicants for positions on waterfowl advisory group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through June 17 for membership on its Waterfowl Advisory Group. The group, which represents a wide range of stakeholders throughout the state, advises the...

Primary election

Washington's voters narrowly favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democrat party presidential primary election Tuesday. Statewide, Clinton received 53.63 percent of the vote, compared to Sanders's 46.73 percent. However, the Democrats...

Candidates file for commission seats

Filing for positions on the local election ballots wound up Friday with contests for commission seats. Filings include: --Dan Cothren, Independent, filed for re-election to position two on the Board of County Commissioners. Matt Barnhill,...

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....

Cleave V. Hedman

Cleave Vern Hedman 83, of Cathlamet, died in Longview on January 29, 2016. He was born April 22, 1932 in Whitefish, Mt to Vern and Edena Hedman. After graduating from Whitefish High School in 1951 he attended Eastern Washington University and...

Dixie Margaret Glackin Swart

Cathlamet resident Dixie Swart, 72, died May 11, 2015 at the Community Hospice Center after a short battle with gallbladder cancer. A native of Tacoma, Dixie returned to Washington after retiring from a career as an economist in charge of managing...

William H. Schwarze

William Henry Schwarze, 84, of Cathlamet, died May 20, 2016 at Park Royal Nursing Home in Longview. He was born November 6, 1931 in Tamaroa, IL to Gottlieb and Charlotte Schwarze. He served in the Army and married Marie on August 6, 1960 in Albany,...

Art teacher is a gift to students

To the Eagle: When my son, now a Wahkiakum High School senior, was in preschool at St. James, a delicate lady named Mrs. Hauge would come to teach the children about classical art. Some might think preschoolers wouldn’t absorb the knowledge she...

Writer offers thoughts on offensive names

To The Eagle: I have read with interest and concern regarding the topic of change to a few of our local landmarks. I understand the implication of prejudice, and I am in some agreement with that consensus. I also know that names tacked on to what...

Time to remember our fallen military

OFF AND ON--Last weekend wasn't a complete bust, as it seemed Portland got hammered with rain, while we stayed cloudy with only a few spinkles on Saturday. Sunday was pretty wet here in between sun breaks, so I'm glad the lawn got mowed while it...

Evening of excellence, blood drive ahead

News from Naselle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley Comet track team is off to Cheney for the State Track Meet this weekend. Go Comets! Students will be able to enjoy a 3 day weekend with no school on Monday, the 30th in celebration of Memorial Day....

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency to participate in Cascadia Rising

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency has a long history of advocating for individual and community preparedness and endeavoring to educate the residents of Pacific County on how to prepare for a major disaster such as, a Cascadia...

Happy Birthday, Carlton!

Friends held a birthday party for 91-year-old Carlton Appelo last Saturday. When an old buddy showed up to tease him, Appelo's face lit up and he responded,...

Farmers market opens Friday

The Puget Island Farmers Market will begin its 11th season Friday, May 27 at 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., from 3-6 p.m. Live entertainment will be offered on the Up Beet Stage: Friday, May 27, 3-4 p.m. "Cliffs of Cathlamet"; 4-6 p.m., "Skamokawa Swamp...

Open government group honoring whistle blower

In a June ceremony, the Washington Coalition for Open Government will honor former San Juan County Building Official John Geniuch with a Key Award at the WCOG regular board meeting next month. The Key Award is given on an ongoing basis to any...

Lure coursing trial to be held this weekend

There will be an AKC sanctioned lure coursing trial at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island this weekend, sponsored by the Willamette Valley Basenji Club. This event is open to all dogs, any breed, mixed breed, registered or...

Grasseth to graduate

Skylor Grasseth, son of Josh and Leeann Grasseth, grandson of Calvin and Cindy Grasseth and great grandson of Tootie Grasseth, will graduate from Sequim High School on June 10. Skylor grew up in Cathlamet and still calls it his second home. He...

Seal River Cemetery clean up follow up

To The Eagle: Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day" and while communities across the United States would hold local events the first large event was held in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery where participants honored the men who...

May is Older Americans Month

To the Eagle: Flash back to July 1965 and Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were at the top of the charts singing I Can’t Get No Satisfaction. Our country was conflicted by the war in Viet Nam while President Lyndon Johnson was waging a War on...

Mules come up short in state baseball

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mule baseball team's season ended with a 6-4 loss to LaConner in the opening round of the state tournament on Saturday. Joey Moore went 2-3 on offense and drove in...

Wahkiakum Mule Golf

Wahkiakum Mule golfer Sarah Shi won the Bi-District Tournament at Oak Harbor on Thursday to qualify for the state tourament next week in Spokane. Sarah shot 52 on the front but overcame an eight stroke lead at the turn against Ilwaco's District 4...

Wahkiakum athletes head to state meet

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team traveled to Raymond last Thursday to compete in the 2B District 4 Championship meet. All competitors who took sixth place or better qualified for the 2B State ...

Sheriff's Report, May 26, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 16 — 9:14 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a Cathlamet resident fell down some stairs while...

 
 
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