Austin Swanson with Jim Smith
Austin Swanson was born in La Conner 99 years ago and has lived on his farm at the edge of town all his life. Read Austin's story, as only writer Jim Smith can tell it, in this week's paper. Swanson drove to town in a pickup the other day to meet with Smith at the newspaper office. He's on the left in the photo above leafing through 1928 high school yearbook.
Photo by Bill Stokes
Still La Conner residents
The trap-wise turkeys have not been captured yet. The town is getting ready to deploy a new contraption to round them up so they can be delivered to their new digs at Farmer Brown's Christmas tree Farm in Arlington.
Rotary seeking littlest readers
The Rotary Club of La Conner is preparing to launch a program that will give every baby and toddler living in the La Conner School district a new hard-cover age appropriate book every month until the child turns 5 years old. The club has scheduled sign-up parties next month for parents to enroll their little ones in the program.
From the Police Blotter:
9:31 p.m. -- A woman wanted help from a deputy because her angry boyfriend was knocking on her door and wouldn't leave and she was afraid he would break in because he was mad because she wouldn't hold hands with him at the mall. ...We can't make this stuff up!
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