Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In the October 19, 2011 issue...

Photo by Don Coyote
La Conner’s murder mystery on TV
La Conner was featured in a segment of the Washington’s Most Wanted television show as retired Skagit County Sheriff's Detective Bob Smith who works "cold cases" picks through the evidence on a murder that occurred in the Pier 7 building 18 years ago. 
He’s working to find out who killed Donna Arrasmith, a 52-year-old woman who was stabbed to death on Monday, July 26, 1993 in a gift shop in the Pier 7 building on South First Street.
Filming the segment at the Pier 7 building were Walker Anderson on the camera, show correspondent Parella Lewis and Detective Smith.   Click   Here to see the the show.

 Photo by Becky Wade
La Conner has the fastest deputy on two wheels or on two feet. Skagit County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Wade was in Spain recently to compete in the International Triathlon Union Duathlon World Championships in Gijon, Spain. He and his wife, Becky, both competed. See their story in today's paper. 

Fruit & Produce Market closing
One of the town’s most popular gathering spots for locals and tourists will close for good on Sunday.
La Conner Fruit & Produce Market on South First Street, a regular spot for morning coffee-klatches and hearty lunches overlooking the waterfront, will be another vacant building on First Street. 
In April, Wells Fargo Bank foreclosed on the property and took ownership of it. Now the bank wants the owners to vacate.  A lot of people in town are grieving the loss....

Photo by Katie Wigal
Addie Wigal and Hayden Purdue, both 4-year-old La Conner Co-op Preschool students are among the young artists preparing for the school's annual art show, coming up during Arts Alive! weekend. See Katie Wigal's story in today's paper.

 From the Police Blotter:
8:54 a.m.: Missing Tree – The La Conner Public Works crew, which had scheduled an autopsy on a downed tree in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue and Park Street, reported that someone had taken their large tree. The town had hired an arborist to examine the tree to determine if other trees were at risk for falling and posed a risk to the public. Luckily, deputies investigated and found the tree thief, who unfortunately had cut off limbs and removed a good portion before the autopsy. The case was resolved without any criminal charges, however, deputies want you to know that it is unlawful to remove trees, downed or otherwise without permission of Public Works. Honest, we don't make this stuff up!

Inside see Mel Damski, the award winning Jim Smith and award winning Mickey Bambrick and more entertaining cop calls. Pick up the paper at either gas station, book store, produce market, liquor store and drug store or feed quarters into one of the red news racks and let us know if it doesn't work.

Town Council and Mayor candidates debate 7 p.m. TONIGHT at the School Auditorium (in the old building in front of the old gym.)
Free cookies, coffee and controversy!   


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