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Santa Claus came to town Saturday

As predicted, Santa Claus made two stops in La Conner Saturday, posing with kids for photos at Maple Hall while the La Conner Rotary held its annual Santa Breakfast Dec. 4. Rotary Club President Marty Pease and her trusty elves estimated at least...

 

Country Inn has new owners

Meet Katie Hayton and her siblings, Amy Schwab and Dan Senff. They, and their spouses, are the new owners of the La Conner Country Inn. Sales papers were signed Dec. 1, Hayton told the Weekly News in...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    December 8, 2021

Get the local scoop in your news weekly

How different La Conner and the western Skagit Valley is because a community newspaper is delivered to about 1,000 readers weekly. Stop, really, and consider how rare that is, how special and important at the end of 2021. You have your local weekly...

 

Journalists: 'Your mission is to explain the world’

I want to pay homage to your entire working community (of journalists), to tell you that the Pope cares about you, follows you, esteems you and considers you precious. Journalism does not come about by choosing a profession, but by embarking on a...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    December 8, 2021

Musings – on the editor's mind

A wonderful thing happened to our neighbor and the Weekly News proofreader, Eileen Engelstad, last week, though she did not realize it until after the fact. She had to skip her Nov. 30 work shift, called to superior court in Mount Vernon for jury...

 

A citizen does her jury duty

Like many others, last month I received a summons for jury duty. Since it was the beginning of the holiday season, with upcoming events and obligations that are important to me, I did not want to have an uninvited intrusion in my life. My immediate r...

 

More on Center Street apartments

The rest of the story Recently the town posted a green announcement on the property on Center Street in the back of Sliders – raising alarms in town – because of the scope of the oversized proposal and the shoddiness of the application....

 

LLOYD MICHAEL JENNINGS

Lloyd Michael Jennings, 86, a lifelong Mount Vernon resident, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 28, surrounded by his family. Lloyd Michael Jennings was born April 13, 1935 in Sioux City,... Full story

 

La Conner student COVID-19 vaccination rate almost 25%

La Conner students are getting their jabs in. Not in terms of any verbal disputes or playground scuffles, but instead when it comes to receiving voluntary vaccinations intended to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. According to school...

 

La Conner’s Marble named Skagit Valley Herald Volleyball Player of Year

Ellie Marble was thankful for a “real season” this fall after the 2020 volleyball schedule was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, replaced by a shorter, modified spring campaign. It was only...

 

Girl Braves slip by Nooksack; Lynden, Anacortes fall by lots

The La Conner High School girls’ basketball defense never rested in three straight wins over non-league opponents opening the 2021-22 season last week. The team romped past 1A Lynden 70-40 on the road Wednesday, then debuted at Landy James Gym...

 

Boys’ Braves hoop team wins two at season’s start

Home is where the heart is. And, for the La Conner High School boys’ basketball team, it’s also where the wins are. At least that was the case through the opening weekend of the Braves’ 2021-22 hoop campaign as La Conner defeated SeaTac 2B...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Tuesday, November 30 3:57 p.m.: Bad car deal – Caller reported a motor vehicle taken without permission. The caller said he sold the vehicle to a friend on payments and now the friend has quit paying him. S. 4th St., La Conner. 4:35 p.m.: Five...

 

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

There are a variety of ways to make coconut macaroons. You can use just two ingredients: sweetened, flaked coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Or, add a bit of flour and make them larger in size....

 

Shelter Bay must pay $92,513; loses Rainbow Park clearcut appeal

Last Friday, Dec. 3, $92,513 in fine and penalties were upheld by the Swinomish Planning Commission against the Shelter Bay Community, Inc. and Steve Swigert, a resident and board member. Swigert removed, without approval, “substantially all of...

 

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