Articles from the August 5, 2015 edition

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 By Don Coyote    News    August 5, 2015

Resting car

Talk about a low-rider! This 1938 Graham model ’97 Sharknose, customized by its owners, Steve and Karla Howard of Edmonds, was among the dozens of classic, unusual and downright impressive vehicles o...

 
 By Don Coyote    News    August 5, 2015

Show Boats

Classic boats entered in the La Conner Classic on Saturday were lined up along "F" Dock at La Conner Marina. - Photo by Don CoyoteClassic boats entered in the La Conner Classic on Saturday were lined...

 

Tax disparity prompts secession talk

A federal court ruling that exempted more than a third of the parcels in Fire District 13 from property tax has some taxpayers on the east side of Swinomish Channel wanting to switch fire districts. The so-called “Great Wolf Lodge” ruling, which det...

 
 By Sandy Stokes    News    August 5, 2015

Former police chief to be convicted

Thomas J. Schlicker, who was Swinomish Police Chief from 1997 until he was fired last September, entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday for stealing tribal funds. According to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Annette L....

 

JOHN BENJAMIN TJERSLAND "BEN"

John Benjamin Tjersland, 84, a longtime resident of La Conner, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was born on October 7, 1930, in Burlington, the son of Henry and Bernice Clark Tjersland. At a young age, he moved...

 

JAMES F. GROBSCHMIT "JIM"

James “Jim” Grobschmit, a longtime resident of Skagit Valley, passed away at his home in Mount Vernon on Friday, July 24 at age 85. Jim was born in Ballard on January 16, 1930, the son of Mathew and...

 

FRANK H. COLLINS

Frank H. Collins of Shelter Bay died at age 94 on Sunday, July 26 at Harmony House in Sedro-Woolley. He and his wife Barbara Jean have lived in Shelter Bay since moving from Seattle in1987. Frank was...

 

THOMAS RAY BERGEM

Thomas Ray Bergem died peacefully on Sunday, July 26, with his family by his side. Tom was born in Mount Vernon on December 21, 1944 to Albert and Florance Bergem. He went to school in La Conner and...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    August 5, 2015

Canoe Journey

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community provided a rest stop for paddlers on this year’s annual Canoe Journey, “Tribal Youth Pull 2015,” which is a youth paddle to Muckleshoot. After coming ashore, the c...

 

Skagit Co. Sheriff's Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday July 27 5:44 p.m.: Concern – A caller was concerned about a subject driving away intoxicated at Nell Thorn in La Conner. Authorities could not find the vehicle in question. Wednesday July 29 10:33 a.m.: Hit & Run – A maroon Subaru...

 

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