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Camp Korey a charity partner at New York City Marathon

Camp Korey has been named an official charity partner for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, celebrating its 50th running Nov. 7. Camp Korey will be among the more than 400 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    July 21, 2021

Mount Vernon Elks Lodge to gift donated, repaired bicycles

September 11 is a date all Americans remember, obviously, in somber terms. But this year, at least in Skagit County, September 11 will also provide a positive spin. That is the day that the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge will gift donated bicycles, host a...

 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 30, 2021

La Conner girls OT loss nets second place in summer state tourney

There was no state 2B Hardwood Classic in Spokane this year. But there was a state level tournament in Mount Vernon last week. And as was the case in Spokane in 2020, La Conner High’s entry advanced to the final round, earning top runner-up honors....

 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 23, 2021

La Conner girls’ basketball team starts summer tourney today

There truly is no rest for the weary. The La Conner High girls’ basketball team, which after playing five games in a week against top competition – the Lady Braves won four of those, losing only to 2A Burlington-Edison – and now coach...

 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 16, 2021

La Conner girls’ basketball team beats bigger schools 2 of 3

The La Conner High girls’ basketball team earned an A for effort in its close home loss to Burlington-Edison last Tuesday, June 8. The Lady Braves received an A for results when they soundly...

 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 9, 2021

Braves boys b-ballers sink Friday Harbor

The La Conner Braves enjoyed a Jolly good time when they hosted co-league leader Friday Harbor in NW2B boys’ basketball action Saturday afternoon. Senior wing Josh Jolly scored a game-high 18...

 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 9, 2021

La Conner High girls hoop team nearly blanks Friday Harbor

It usually is not a good sign when a basketball team has just one defensive rebound in the first quarter and only 14 for the game. But that was not the case for the unbeaten La Conner High girls...



We are heartbroken that a ray of sunshine with hair the colors of the rainbow departed this earth. Tara Lin (Rosenberger) Little, 40, of Oak Harbor passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at... Full story


Charity Dakota Jordan Soroptimist volunteer

Charity Dakota Jordan, a junior at La Conner High School, is someone who has her priorities clearly in order -- first school and then work, she says. Charity, the Soroptimist International of La...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 11, 2020

Embrace the future: It is here

In every election supporters – voters – of the winning side shout, blow their horns, ring cowbells and light firecrackers. That happened in La Conner as well as around the country Saturday morning with the news that Pennsylvania had been...


Pope Francis says we are ‘a single family’

What is it that modern civilization most lacks? What are the fundamental deficiencies that ultimately could undermine it? This is mainly the question that Pope Francis wants to answer. In his latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti – the phrase is...


Curtis W. McCauley

Curtis W. McCauley of La Conner, Washington passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle from complications following a stroke. Curt was born on June... Full story


Honor student voices,concerns

Recently, the La Conner School District administration decided to not renew the contract of one of our beloved teachers. This decision was not only damaging to student morale but also detrimental to student learning. In direct defiance of a petition...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    April 29, 2020

When will our patience start?

We are not halfway there yet. We might not know or see or experience the halfway point. With luck, perhaps, it will pass, we will get past it, without realizing it. Patience. How hard that is, to be patient, whether we are three or 33 or 93? Of...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 11, 2020

La Conner High girls place second at state 2B basketball tournament

The La Conner High girls’ basketball team played like champions before placing second with the school’s best showing ever at the State 2B Hardwood Classic in Spokane last week. Its hard-fought...


'Tis the season for zero waste

Now that the Thanksgiving dinner is over and done, your attention may be turning to all that is merry and bright. Or you may be thinking more like Scrooge, and “Bah Humbug” your way into the holiday season. There is no doubt, these days the...


CHARLOTTE ANN ELLIS (May 16, 1941 - Nov. 1, 2019)

Charlotte Ann (née Youngquist) Ellis, aged 78, a lifetime resident of Skagit Valley passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born in Mount Vernon on May 16, 1941 to Walfred and Frances Youngquist. She graduated from Mount Vernon High... Full story



Abigail “Abby” Fay Dunn Williams of La Conner, WA, our family matriarch, got her wish to “fly away” to her Lord on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Abigail was born in Culver City, CA on Feb. 16, 1922, the second of four daughters, to Will A. and... Full story

 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...



Elaine (Mom) passed away at home surrounded by her loving children, after an extended illness. Mom was born January 13th, 1937 in Argura, Jackson County, North Carolina to Robert and Lonnie Harris. She had fond memories of her childhood in North Caro... Full story



Donald Richard Henkle passed away peacefully at age 90 in La Conner, WA on April 6, 2019 after an eight year battle with multiple myeloma. Don was born in Auburn, WA and grew up in Seattle with his parents, Tolly Henkle and Marion (Hostetter)... Full story


Pioneer Market beyond the bag ban

Sean Skiles owns Pioneer Market, which has been a family run business for generations. Change and growth go with managing a store in a close-knit community. One change the Market fully supports is reducing waste and assisting community groups. The La...


Living their faith got Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick in the Seattle Times

Story by Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times real estate reporter Published October 25, 2018 in Seattle Times Husband and wife Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick are landlords. For the past half-century,...


Cathie Wyman recognized at SWAN banquet

Cathie Wyman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the SWAN Women of the Year Banquet last Thursday in Anacortes. She has spent more than 30 years giving back to the town of La Conner, prov...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 9, 2018

Interaction spells success for students and seniors

So much for the generation gap. Local teens and senior citizens were on the same page, literally speaking the same language and spelling the same words, when they met Monday at La Conner Retirement...


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