Cremated remains found in shed
Steve Roberts, a new business owner in La Conner, was helping to clear out an old storage building when a rusting metal box nestled on a shelf among old paint cans caught his eye.
A badly deteriorated label on the bottom of the box indicated it was from a Colfax, California crematory that is now out of business. The box is an urn containing the ashes of a somebody whose remains were forgotten for years in a storage shed behind the Station House Bar & Grill and were almost included in a pile destined for a landfill. Today's paper tells how the mystery was solved, bringing peace of mind to an out-of-state family who thought their loved one was lost forever.
Writer Mary Evitt caught up with the Army Corps of Engineers snagboat Puget last week as they were taking floating menaces out of Swinomish Channel. Her story has some surprising statistics on just how much junk is lurking in the water to beat up boats.
1:41 p.m.: Arrest – An intoxicated man and woman flagged down a deputy on Sherman Street, in La Conner and requested a ride home. The woman was taken home, but the man went to jail because he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.
Pick up the paper at the drug store, gas station, liquor store, produce market and book store. Or get one when you feed feed 3 quarters into one of the red news stands around town (they even take Canadian quarters, but won't open with nickels and dimes).