Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In The December 8, 2010 issue

Photo by Amylynn Richards
Can you find Santa in this picture? At the Rotary Club's Santa Breakfast on Saturday, the jolly elf had some help from La Conner High School students Amanda Grant, Nikki Finley, Spencer Finley, and standing in back, Bobby Poulton. 
Skate Park gets rolling
The skate board park for La Conner youth, which has been talked about for years, will become a reality in 2011.
La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes said most of the funding, about $70,000, is in place and a group of volunteer contractors and designers are ready to go.
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community recently pledged $20,000 toward construction of the park, which will be built at the north end of 6th Street.
The rest of the money comes from the town, which allocated $40,000 to the park in its 2011 budget, and from fundraising efforts by the senior citizens and other volunteers.

Photo by Amylynn Richards
La Conner Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Hedlund was surprised when a crew from Seattle TV station KOMO 4 and STAR 101.5 radio showed up in her class on Tuesday to present her with the stations’ “Teacher of the Week” award. Hedlund received a $100 scholarship for classroom supplies and her students received T-shirts.

  Artificial Intelligence ...
in the elementary school!
As if anyone needs more proof that La Conner's kids are exceptional, a group of elementary school students built a robot with artificial intelligence then entered their creation in a state contest against more seasoned robot builders. Amylynn Richards has the story on results that are amazing. Teachers Ryan Hiller and Beth Clothier coached the youngsters.
Oh yes, and it's been verified by "experts" that the Grinch suffers from depression. Read about that too, in today's paper.
Pick up a copy at the liquor store, drug store, gas station, book store, produce market or get one when you feed 3 quarters to one of the news stands around town. Better yet, subscribe and  have it brought to you for $30 per year. ($35 mailed to US addresses outside Skagit County)

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