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Retired U.S. Navy Captain O'Donnell still has write stuff

He has alternately been a Port of Skagit manager, Town Councilmember, Mayor of La Conner, and Skagit County Treasurer.

And a dishwasher and real estate agent.

Plus a U.S. Navy captain.

Now, just 16 months shy of his 90th birthday, Dan O’Donnell has embraced the role as La Conner’s man of letters.

Refusing to make concessions to age, O’Donnell remains a frequent contributor to the La Conner Weekly News Letters to the Editor section, as he did previously with the Channel Town Press. O’Donnell, still a regular attendee at Town Council and School Board meetings, often feels compelled afterward to...


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