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Chuck Hedlund remembered as 'Mr. Civic Responsibility'

Chuck Hedlund enjoyed a great career, one that took him halfway across the globe as a pioneer in modern international trade.

But it was what he did in retirement, back home in La Conner, that has truly made a world of difference.

On that count, pretty much everyone here is agreed.

“Chuck Hedlund returned home from Singapore and took on the mantle of Community Volunteer,” said Maureen Harlan, a lifelong friend and herself a local civic leader. “He was dedicated to promoting and serving the youth of our community.”

Harlan, a retired La Conner teacher and administrator, insists on capitalizing th...


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