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August 17, 2019

Meissner, unions views differ on work conflict

First a retreat, then some tentative steps forward.

That’s the path upon which La Conner Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Meissner and leaders of two staff union groups that have rebuked her management skills now find themselves.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019


'Zappa' remembers Woodstock: 'Wow, that just happened'
As a 1987 candidate for Mayor of La Conner, Marc “Zappa” Daniel was often unorthodox, frequently controversial and always quotable.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Swinomish Days powwow is homecoming for Nevada grass dancer
Ken Paul made his mark as a distance runner while growing up at Swinomish and attending La Conner Schools, often jogging across Rainbow Bridge from his home to town and back.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Love Patsy, love her car
When Patsy Love runs into people she knows, they don’t ask about her. 
They ask about her car. 
Patsy drives a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Estate Wagon. Almost 18 feet long and over 6 feet wide, it’s about half the size of Echo Summit, the wooden boat that brought Patsy and her late husband Hal to La Conner in the 1990s.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

McLean Road construction work began Monday
The Skagit Public Utility District (PUD) started work Monday on its Phase II water line replacement constructions project on McLean Road, starting at Beaver Marsh Road and extending to Best Road
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

'Homer's Odyssey' a journey worth watching
“The Odyssey” is some 2,800 years old but Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao’s “Homer’s Odyssey,” written for this summer’s series at Bellingham’s Sylvia Center for the Arts, is very 21st century.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pac-12 men's golf coach of the year has La Conner ties
A new Skagit County Historical Museum exhibit highlights the area’s hometown sports heroes.
Matt Thurmond, the reigning Pac-12 Men’s Golf Coach of the Year, fills a unique category in that regard. 
He’s a Hometown Hero 2.0.
A graduate of Burlington-Edison High School, Thurmond is also claimed by La Conner, and rightfully so.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Pioneer Picnic a celebration for the ages
Warm weather made for warm memories at the 115th annual Pioneer Picnic in La Conner Thursday, drawing a festive group ranging from toddlers to local centenarian Joyce Johnson.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Retreat included unions' call to remove Meissner
The La Conner School District’s summer retreat July 30 included a 90 minute meeting between the School Board Directors, Superintendent Whitney Meissner and representatives from the La Conner Education Association and the Public School Employees. The unions again made their “case for removing Supt. Meissner,” from her position, an Aug. 1 statement from Communication Specialist Suzann Keith, a district English teacher, stated.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Trial balloons pass library tests with flying colors
The sky was the limit at La Conner Regional Library Friday.
And all it took was an air pump, balloons, string and tape.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Pace-setting Shelter Bay man is always on the run
For Toby Walls, losing weight was a moving experience.
A dozen years ago, at age 33, he re-connected with a former passion – distance running – and hasn’t looked back since.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Bear sighted on Swinomish Reservation
Wednesday, August 7, 2019


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