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Articles from the June 3, 2020 edition

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 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 3, 2020

Janie Beasley given 'Enduring Sprit Award'

Through the years Janie Beasley has been lauded locally for having shown an enduring spirit while working on the Swinomish Reservation, in Skagit County and at La Conner Schools. Now that enduring spirit is being recognized by the Seattle-based...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 3, 2020

La Conner High seniors have definite plans in uncertain times

The coronavirus pandemic has created a climate of uncertainty, but La Conner High seniors still have firm plans about what they will do beyond the summer. As in years past, the school’s next crop of graduates will pursue dreams taking them to...

 

Love letter to La Conner

Dear Ken Stern, I sold the house. I moved to Anacortes. I drove through downtown La Conner to say “goodbye.” Then it hit me! I am leaving the nicest town I have ever lived in. Yes, Shelter Bay is part of La Conner. Over the 20 years I often sat i...

 

Paul vs Bruch campaigns

Thank you for the news article about the campaigns of Paul and Bruch. It was helpful to learn that, according to Bruch, Paul’s campaign is dominated by special interests: i.e., unions, tribes, environmentalists and social justice warriors. Because...

 

Change starts with self

I wonder where our humanity is during these troubling times. Are we, as a society, like a volcano ready to erupt with our burning emotional bitterness and hatred and fear? Can we begin to look within ourselves to see how we can deal with one another?...

 

Deaths from virus not acceptable

I want to reply to Rane Paisley about her apparent lack of concern for the health of others in her community. I was angry last week and am still angry. I take her statements as I believe they were intended, loving or not, as a warning to avoid her...

 

Caring about others now

It speaks for the open mindedness of the editor to have printed “‘Citizen View’ COVID virus a severe ‘bug’ strain.” Several facts were misconstrued; the virus has actually killed more than any other flu viruses in the past hundred years....

 

Citizen's view on virus "shocking"

Dear Editor: As I read last week’s edition of the La Conner Weekly News, I was shocked to read “A Citizen’s View” by Renae Paisley. At the bottom of the incendiary opinion of Ms. Paisley, there are the following words in italics: “Renae...

 
 By Tony Harrah    Opinion    June 3, 2020

We will get through crisis together

Renae Paisley’s opinion piece in last week’s paper left me both angry and disheartened. She insists that the measures initiated to help control the Covid-19 pandemic – which to date has killed more than one hundred thousand people in the...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    June 3, 2020

The rush to re-open

It is June. Gov. Jay Inslee’s March Stay Home Stay Safe emergency proclamation expired at midnight on May 31. The Safe Start 4 Phase, metric-based reopening plan is in its fifth week, with 27 of Washington’s 39 counties approved and in Phase 2....

 

GAYE LOUISE MATHEWS

Surrounded by friends and family, Gaye (Gilbert) Mathews of Mount Vernon, WA passed away from breast cancer on May 28, 2020. Gaye was born on October 7, 1950 to William and Bette Gilbert and grew up... Full story

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    June 3, 2020

Lightning knocked lights out Saturday

Over 4,200 greater La Conner Puget Sound Energy customers were without power for two hours Saturday night. Lights went out at 8:39 p.m. They came back on at 10:57 p.m. The strike was in the Peth’s Corner area, La Conner Whitney, McLean and Downey...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    June 3, 2020

Skagit County waiting for Phase 2 reopening approval

La Conner businesses have started to reopen this week, before the Washington Department of Health has approved Skagit County’s application to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Safe...

 

Town signs option for Hedlin's ballfield

Hedlin’s ballfield on Maple Avenue has played host to many triumphs for La Conner youth sports teams over the decades. While the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined practices and games there this spring, the nearly two-acre site is still scene of what...

 

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes. Small cubed fresh apple chunks are a great addition to pancake batter. This batter recipe is remarkably easy to follow. Plus good use of two apples that are beginning to turn soft....

 

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