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 By Joy Neal    School    December 28, 2022

Kiwanis' November students of the month

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner has chosen its November students of the month. Kendall Lee is the high school student for November. Her parents are Jason and Dawn Lee. Kendall is a sophomore at La Conner High School. She is her class ASB treasurer....

 By Joy Neal    Community    March 10, 2021

Kiwanis bazaar for fun Saturday

A first person report from the field of Saturday’s Daffodil Craft Bazaar. We had a steady stream of people stop by the booths: Visitors who just saw the tents, someone who learned about the event...

 By Joy Neal    Opinion    October 30, 2019

Your public libraries are being threatened by corporate interests

La Conner Regional Library and other public libraries provide open access to books, materials, programs, technology and first-rate customer service. Public libraries are unique institutions because they exist solely to further the common good and to...

 By Joy Neal    News    February 22, 2018

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Do you remember the Seattle World’s Fair? If you were anywhere near Seattle in 1962, you knew about it and probably attended. What if that was your second World’s Fair? In this latest novel by Jamie Ford, his main character, Ernest Young, looks...

 By Joy Neal    News    July 6, 2016

La Conner will have a new library building - someday

As I was mopping the library bathroom a few weeks ago after a storm, I bemoaned the fact we’re not yet building our new library. The bathroom flooding is just one symptom we’re dealing with in a building that lacks what we need in a 21st century...

 By Joy Neal    News    October 14, 2015

Library to start loaning a new telescope

When the stars come out, patrons of the La Conner Regional Library will soon be able to see them much more clearly, weather permitting. Library card holders can check out this telescope, thanks to a...

 By Joy Neal    News    January 1, 1970

Library card bequeathed

The library is an important part of the community and has been for several generations. Just ask Gail Thulen and his granddaughter, Anna Jane Thulen. When Colleen Thulen passed away in February of this year, Gail asked if his wife’s library card...


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