Cindy Vest was glue binding La Conner newspapers
April 26, 2022
Cindy Vest was in the truest sense born with ink in her veins, to an Everett family long established in the printing business.
Her own legacy would be that of serving as the lifeblood of La Conner newspapering through parts of six decades, from the 1970s until her retirement last year.
The remarkable impact made in local journalism by Vest, who died April 10 after a brief illness, is best summed up by her friend and former business partner Sandy Stokes. They founded the Weekly News in 2006 with the late Wayne Everton.
“There would not be a paper in La Conner,” Stokes said emphaticall...