Articles from the June 9, 2021 edition

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Teen uses QR codes to shed light on town’s past

Local history will be shared well into the future thanks to a La Conner student’s research. Rachel Cram, a La Conner high junior, is scripting audio recordings that with the press of a finger on a...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Rain, rain please stay

The rain report for May is in this week’s issue. For more than two years, month after month, a rain report summarizing the local weather from the last month’s weather data at WSU’s Mount Vernon Memorial Highway research station has been...

 

Israeli and Palestinian mothers can create peace

I offer a unique idea for bringing about peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The idea is based on an incident in World War II. It was told to me by a German priest, Bernard Haring. He was serving in the medical corps in the German army when the...

 

Why was the Hedlin ballfield property sold so quickly?

I have let down my dear friend Elizabeth Hedlin. She was the most generous and kind-hearted woman I have met in my lifetime. She passed those and other virtues to her descendants who still live and work here in La Conner. They are the kind of folk...

 

Remembering the good old days of berry jam foam

Thanks to Patricia Aqiimuk Paul for sharing stories about her recipes in a unique column, “Aqiimuk’s Kitchen.” Her descriptive words remind me that decades past, my mother always saved the berry jam “foam” for my father. A spoonful of this...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    June 9, 2021

Skagit home prices increasing, inventory low

Home sellers in La Conner and Skagit County continue to profit from high demand by buyers and limited inventory. In May, 191 new listings were posted countywide, an 8% decrease from April. The seven sales in the La Conner area went for a median...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    June 9, 2021

Not much May rain

The rain this weekend, 0.22”, was a tease and cannot make up for the paltry 0.87” of rain in May. Last month matched May 2019’s total. This is the fourth year since 2015 that less than 1” of r...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    June 9, 2021

Skagit COVID-19 cases decline dramatically

New COVID-19 cases have dropped dramatically in Skagit County and across Washington state in the three weeks since Gov. Jay Inslee bet on opening the entire state to increased social and economic activity. An ongoing successful coronavirus...

 

State Parks launches gift cards

OLYMPIA –– Washington State Parks is now selling gift cards that can be used to reserve campsites, cabins and vacation homes and purchase Parks merchandise, and more. Gift cards will be available in plastic or electronic form. Electronic...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 9, 2021

Braves boys b-ballers sink Friday Harbor

The La Conner Braves enjoyed a Jolly good time when they hosted co-league leader Friday Harbor in NW2B boys’ basketball action Saturday afternoon. Senior wing Josh Jolly scored a game-high 18...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 9, 2021

La Conner High girls hoop team nearly blanks Friday Harbor

It usually is not a good sign when a basketball team has just one defensive rebound in the first quarter and only 14 for the game. But that was not the case for the unbeaten La Conner High girls...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 9, 2021

Students dive into marine ecosystem lesson

A La Conner High School student group was to have taken a science field trip to the beach last Tuesday on what would have been a perfect warm and sunny outing. But, as has been the case for more than a year, COVID-19 protocols forced a change in...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    June 9, 2021

Ashley Sweeney’s ‘Answer Creek’ wins gold medal

Shelter Bay author Ashley Sweeney was awarded a gold medal for “Answer Creek” by the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for best second novel June 1. It is her third gold medal for this historical fiction, published last year, which has also...

 

Youth ballfield may slide into new home at La Conner schools

Efforts to find an alternative to historic Hedlin’s Ballfield as a local youth sports venue have apparently made it to first base. The La Conner School District will provide a secondary diamond between Whittaker Field and the high school varsity...

 
 By Anne Basye    Community    June 9, 2021

La Conner writers win, place and show in ‘Magic Skagit’ contest

Most of the poems 4-year-old Lenore Micka-Foos dictates to her dad find homes with her admiring relatives. The first-place poem she wrote for the Great Hunt for Magic Skagit Stories will find a home...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Monday, May 31 4:14 p.m.: Loose waste – Report of a truck with garbage falling out of the back. McLean Rd., Greater La Conner. 8:13 p.m.: Noise making neighbors – Caller reported neighbors intentionally banging on the walls and stomping...

 

Pickled Hot Peppers

Writing up a recipe has challenges, particularly the part where I write the exact amount of an ingredient. Often it is calculated by estimating the amount of an ingredient by visually imagining the...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    June 9, 2021

Town seeks planning grant for south end redevelopment

Last week the Town of La Conner applied for a $30,000 grant to the state of Washington for creating a “Subarea Plan” for redevelopment of the South Downtown Industrial Area, the area bordered roughly by Town Hall on Commercial Street to Pioneer...

 

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