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Articles from the June 21, 2022 edition

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 By Ken Stern    A & E    June 21, 2022

MoNA art auction was live Friday

What was old was new again at the Museum of Northwest Arts 30th annual auction in person at the museum Friday, June 17. Every wall of the first and second floor galleries was hung with art, with sculptures displayed on stands and tables. The art was...

 

Gable Wilkins sets gold standard, gets USA Special Olympics medal

Just about everyone in town knows Gable Wilkins. Now folks all around the country do, too. The 36-year-old La Conner resident, whom his friends insist has a heart of gold, can also wear that precious...

 
 By John Hood    Opinion    June 21, 2022

Good self-government requires local news

RALEIGH — Oh, boy, did I screw up my first attempt at covering a town council meeting. It was 1986 and I was spending the summer interning at a weekly newspaper in Nash County called the Spring Hope Enterprise. I had taken newswriting and...

 

Support library as “Friend”

Watching our new library emerge and become a reality, I am reminded again what a marvelous community we live in. Many of us worked relentlessly for years to accomplish this goal. Gratefully, many recent arrivals to the community joined in along the...

 

New Tillinghast owners

Hello, La Conner Community! We are excited to welcome Christina and Robyn Burdick-Good-Rubenstein as the new owners of Tillinghast Postal & Business Center. These lovely ladies are La Conner locals and will bring greatness to Tillinghast while...

 

Weekly News editorial did not give Republicans a chance

Regarding your “Rule of Law or Mob Rule” column, come on man! Your lack of self-awareness and proportionality is simply stunning. Such myopic shrillness and clumsy stereotyping of Republicans is truly beneath a publication that portends to be...

 

Shavers for legislative district 10 state representative

Clyde Shavers, candidate for Washington’s 10th Legislative District, grew up in a household that was strong on public service. The duty to work for your community was clearly instilled in him by his father’s service, both in the military and the...

 
 By Jared Fair    Community    June 21, 2022

Library Happenings

Summer Reading is here! Oceans of Fun! Sign-ups are available at the library. We have a summer reading tracking sheet in extra large treasure map format. It includes all of our program information, summer reading book suggestions and details of...

 

Conner Frederick Whitlock, U.S. Navy commission

Conner Frederick Whitlock graduated magna cum laude from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering in May. He earned a U.S. Navy...

 

Costs for Maple Avenue park development

If the Town of La Conner’s $539,325 proposal for developing the Maple Avenue park at Talbott Street is approved, funds will be awarded next June. Town Administrator Scott Thomas provided the Weekly News a $491,220 preliminary costs list developed...

 

Swinomish honor annual sobriety award recipients

Kurt Bassford quietly goes about his business each day – whether at work, tending to family obligations or lending a hand to friends and relatives – but his example doesn’t go unnoticed...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 21, 2022

Preschool returning to La Conner for year trial

Preschool is coming back to the La Conner campus by popular demand. The La Conner School Board on June 13 approved the return of a district preschool program this fall on a one-year trial basis after members were assured it would be supported by...

 

Rhubarb Crumble

It’s rhubarb season. I let mine grow until there is a special occasion. Then I bake a dessert to enjoy with family. On this occasion, it was the dinner party to celebrate the graduation of our...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Monday, June 13 1:21 p.m.: Money scam – A citizen was contacted by phone and told they won Publishers Clearing House and to send a check to cover the taxes. The citizen recognized it as a phone scam and did not send money. Caledonia St., La...

 
 By Ken Stern    School    June 21, 2022

La Conner Schools enrollment by director districts

School’s out for summer. The next La Conner School District board director elections are in 2023, but this spring the district’s school board made slight adjustments to the five director district...

 

Fireworks, parade, concert on July 4

It seems the pandemic has fizzled as far as local plans for the Fourth of July go. The sizzle is back. The Town of La Conner and Port of Skagit have joined forces to schedule an Independence Day celebration as locals were accustomed to in...

 

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