Articles from the December 19, 2018 edition

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Joseph Glen Menish was born on December 29, 1929 in Elma, Washington to Joseph and Bertha Menish. Alzheimer’s Disease took his life on December 10, 2018, with family by his side. Joe graduated from Oakville High School in 1948 and joined the N... Full story


Local residents turn out to honor a life well-lived

It was a memorial service not to be forgotten. Just as the person whose life and legacy being honored at a filled Maple Hall on Saturday was unforgettable. The La Conner and Swinomish communities...

 By Ken Stern    News    December 19, 2018

2019 Town budget passes without surprises

The main item of business for the Town Council Dec. 11 was passing the 2019 budget and that happened without comment from residents: no one spoke, and the public hearing closed a minute after it opened. Council then unanimously passed the $5,781,986...


Classic La Conner Christmas radio program plays Spokane

The Golden Age of Radio, at least for La Conner, is making a comeback. That’s music to the ears of listeners here, many of whom remember the 1991 production of “Have A Twisted Xmas,” the gonzo radio...


Walking Japan's Ancient Nakasendo Way

As a missionary child, my husband, Tom spent his middle and high school years in foreign schools in Japan. Fifty-six years ago he embarked on an adventure in his junior year in high school with his Ja...

 By Ken Stern    News    December 19, 2018

King tides coming

A king is literally coming on Christmas Day: the predicted high tide of 9.4 feet in Anacortes at 7:37 a.m. will be the highest of the two-month season, through Jan. 25. The next day’s tide may a...

 By Ken Stern    News    December 19, 2018

Jet noise hearing tonight in Coupeville

A community hearing before the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation about the impact of the Navy on the historic buildings at Ebey’s Reserve is today at 5 p.m. at Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center, 501 S Main Street, Coupeville 98239...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    December 19, 2018

This is as good as it gets

In this season of giving, let us be courageous as well as generous in investing in Washington’s future. Governor Jay Inslee’s new budget will be considered by the state legislature in January. It proposes billions of new dollars in spending for edu...


MoNA gift shop painted, recast

When locals visit the Museum of Northwest Art gift shop, they’re likely to notice some changes in store merchandise, and maybe find some old friends as well. The shop reopened in November with a n...


Take train for stress free holiday travel

No doubt about it, the holiday season comes with a flurry of activity. Adding travel plans into the mix of hustle and bustle is a recipe for stress. Airports are insane and traffic on the highways can be a headache producing nightmare. If you desire...



Dixie was raised in La Conner and graduated from La Conner High School in 1959. She attended the University of Washington, graduated from Western Washington University. After graduation, she taught... Full story


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