By Max Drews 

Firefighter Clemons Mitchel is doctor in training


April 12, 2023

Stephanie Banaszak

SERVICE IS HIS CALLING – For Clemons Mitchel, graduating from medical school and working at the La Conner Retirement Inn is not helping enough, so he volunteers with the La Conner Fire Department, where this photo was taken.

As of Wednesday, March 29 at just before noon the man known as Clemons Mitchel does not go by "doctor." The fact that makes this detail notable is that if he wanted to, he could.

Clemons Mitchel, raised in Woodinville, departed in 2015 to Krakow, Poland, where for six years he studied medicine, funded by American scholarships at Jagiellonian University. In the course of that time his parents moved to La Conner.

When Clemons Mitchel graduated and returned from school in June, 2021 he found himself moving here too. That same month he took up work at the La Conner Retirement Inn, where he he...

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