Articles from the October 16, 2019 edition

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Remembering Betty Batchelor Miles

We greatly appreciated Betty’s support of the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association & Next Generations which is in existence to pay perpetual honor to the men of that ship which her late brother William served on. William did not survive being...

 

Successful school district planning meeting

Last week, I spent two full days participating in strategic planning workshops for the La Conner School District. My role was as community member. The district did a great job gathering around 50 participants from a balanced variety of groups in our...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    October 16, 2019

Musings: On the editor's mind

Last week Cindy Vest won the 2019 WNPA Dixie Lee Bradley Award, an honor the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association gives annually that “recognizes newspaper staff members who work long and hard, often behind the scenes, to see that the best...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    October 16, 2019

Voters endorsed as source of school board success

Greater La Conner has two contested races in this fall’s elections: school board districts 1 and 2. Incumbent Kate Szurek is challenged by La Conner Community Scholarship Foundation Vice President John Agen in District 1. Board Chair Janie Beasley...

 

Astronauts land at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? You can during the Friday Harbor Film Festival. Astronauts Pete Freeland, John Creighton and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after the film screenings...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 16, 2019

Take meds to Swinomish PD Oct. 26

Get your unneeded medications out of your house Oct. 26. Take them to the Swinomish Tribal Police Department, 17353 Reservation Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Swinomish Tribe is hosting this prescription drug take back day for both prescription and...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 16, 2019

Soroptimist sewing project helps teens worldwide

La Conner Soroptimist members took on a new cause Wednesday at their meeting at the Swinomish Yacht Club, putting their hands to work ripping and rolling fabric for Days for Girls, a program supplying...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 16, 2019

La Conner 500: Net coach Marble, fans celebrate milestone win

Simply Marbleous. That was the vibe in Mount Vernon last week when fans from near and far and across time gathered to watch La Conner High volleyball coach Suzanne Marble record her 500th career win...

 

CHARLES LAURENS HEALD

“I started painting and drawing as a little kid and it has dominated my life ever since.” - Larry Heald. “Larry” passed away quietly and peacefully in the early hours of October 1st with his loving wife, Dana, and his faithful furry friend,... Full story

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 16, 2019

Voting starts this week

This sleepy, off year election has two important contested local races and 24 total items needing your attention and decisions. Incumbent La Conner School District directors are challenged in district 1, where John Agen runs against five year...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    October 16, 2019

Harvest 2019 a Goldilocks year

Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry – to hear farmers tell it, farming is a lot like Goldilocks and the three bears. Let’s start with too cold. For Dean Swanson, Feb. 8 is where this year’s berry crop began. In January, temperatures were...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 16, 2019

Weekly News wins 13 awards at WNPA annual meeting

The La Conner Weekly News has the best newspaper photographers in the state. Five of the paper’s 13 certificates awarded by the judges of this year’s Better Newspaper Contest were in photography....

 

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