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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...

 

ABIGAIL FAY DUNN WILLIAMS

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 Alma Fa...

 
 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...

 

RUBY "ELAINE" CARLSON

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...

 

DONALD RICHARD HENKLE

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)...

 

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...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 5, 2018

La Conner youth makes another Bee-line to nationals

As usual, Charity Jordan spelled trouble for her rivals. For the judges she spelled everything else. Letter perfect, at that. The poised and humble La Conner eighth grader won her third straight regional Spelling Bee championship at Skagit Valley...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 17, 2018

Pink flamingo flock migrates to Shelter Bay home

Add one more to this year’s Birds of Winter list. The pink flamingo. Or, in the case of Todd and Katie Wigal of Shelter Bay, make that pink flamingos. The local couple awoke Sunday morning to find a...

 

Waterfront Cafe serves turkey on Thanksgiving: feeding the soul

Football is always on the menu for Thanksgiving. But, in La Conner, it’s just the appetizer. That’s because Guy and Marla Vallee and the folks at Waterfront Cafe make it possible to feast on fellowship and a free five-star turkey dinner as well. It’s...

 

Rumors can hurt people

Remember the old telephone game where you whisper something into someone’s ear, it goes around the circle and the story comes out totally different from reality. Some people will hurt others by their vicious words with gossip and rumors. They have n...

 

Bamboo Coffee closed

I am moving on to my next adventure in life. Due to my medical reason, I have closed Bamboo Coffee. I have completed my task by putting love into the shop over eight years. Thanks for concerns and the cares during tulip season. I appreciate your...

 
 By Maria Matson    News    April 26, 2017

A spelling battle of the generations

About a month ago, La Conner Retirement Inn Activities Director BJ Johnson grabbed a nearby dictionary on a whim after she had an idea to put the residents’ spelling skills to the test. “I was thr...

 
 By Kane Stokes    News    March 22, 2017

Charity is spelling champ - again

La Conner Middle School seventh grader Charity Jordan is on her way to the Scripps Spelling Bee, in the Washington DC area for the second year in a row. Charity, 13, won the regional spelling bee...

 

Lady Braves one win away from Spokane tourney berth

One more win means one more trip to Spokane for the La Conner High Lady Braves. But a loss Saturday night to Walla Walla Valley Academy would cancel any travel plans for the 20-2 Lady Braves, who played so well at last week’s District Tournament i...

 

Braves finish regular season on high note

The Husky pep band wasn’t alone producing positive notes Friday night. So, too, did the La Conner High boys’ basketball team. The Braves closed out NW2B action with an unlikely 52-49 home win over Fri...

 

La Conner blows past Hurricanes for key win

It seemed like a perfect storm brewing on Friday for the upset-minded Mount Vernon Christian Hurricanes. They would be playing in front of a large and vocal home crowd and facing a La Conner team that would again be without a key starter —...

 

Braves avenge earlier league home loss to Orcas

So much for home court advantage. The Orcas Vikings had routed La Conner by 25 points at Landy James Gym in December. But the Braves were able to return the favor at Eastsound last week, posting a...

 

The proverbial "interesting times" of 2016

With 2016 in the past, new calendars pinned to kitchen walls, and a few business days into 2017, we’re looking back at a few of La Conner’s big stories of 2016, some of which will be impacting the new year as well. School funding woes In Feb...

 

Gritty Braves salvage split in tough tourney bracket

Though short-handed, it was La Conner’s Braves who enjoyed the upper hand in terms of roster depth in an emotional rematch victory over Nooksack Valley in Port Townsend on Friday. The La Conner bench played a big role in a hard-fought 45-37 win o...

 

La Conner shipwrecks Lady Viking upset bid

In an ebb-and-flow kind of game, it was a late La Conner scoring tsunami that sank the upset-minded Orcas Lady Vikings Wednesday at Landy James Gym. The hosts went on a 35-12 second half run to break...

 

Lady Braves gain split to open hoop campaign

They didn’t start the season on a roll, but the Lady Braves weren’t bowled over, either. La Conner salvaged a split of a two-game home set with larger non-league foes Lakewood and Granite Falls tha...

 

MAUREEN ANN PILON

Shelter Bay resident Maureen Ann Pilon died at age 70 on Wednesday, August 10. She had been a Shelter Bay resident for 11 years. Her husband, Robert Santeford, predeceased her in March. They both...

 

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