items tagged with Funk

July 20, 2010

Bridge 75 years old

Today, July 31, marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of Deception Pass Bridge (1935). This photo was taken during a mid-span celebration event on the 50th Anniversary of the bridge (1985). Among those pictured is Anacortesan Wallie Funk (center, … Continue reading

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June 11, 2010

It’s now official!

After more than six decades, it’s official! Anacortes resident Wallie V. Funk was acknowledged officially as a UW graduate at a ceremony conducted on June 10 by the Department of Communication. It’s been 62 years since Funk last banged about … Continue reading

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August 13, 2009

Principal Pam

Anacortes High School Principal Pam Estvold met with hundreds of AHS alums last weekend during the 2009 All-Class Reunion. Among them was Jim Funk, retired Anacortes businessman. See Activities section for more reunion photos.

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October 23, 2008

UW honors Funk

Former newspaper publisher Wallie Funk (right) poses for a photograph with Neil McReynolds shortly after a ceremony during which Funk and five others were inducted into the University of Washington Communication Department Alumni Hall of Fame. McReynolds, a long-time friend, … Continue reading

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June 9, 2008

Journalism honors

I was sitting on this exciting piece of news, but the Skagit Valley Herald reported it this morning, so the cat’s out of the bag: Wallie V. Funk of Anacortes has been named to the University of Washington Department of … Continue reading

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April 30, 2006

Funk exhibit

Anacortes native Wallie Funk (center) celebrated his 84th birthday on the same day as the opening of a new photo exhibit at the Anacortes Museum. Funk, former publisher of newspapers including the Whidbey News-Times and the Anacortes American, enjoyed a … Continue reading

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January 22, 2006

WWI Veterans

This downtown mural by artist/historian Bill Mitchell pays tribute to two Anacortes men who fought in World War I. On the left is Wallie Funk, Sr., a mural crafted after a photograph taken in France in 1917. On the right … Continue reading

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August 28, 2003

Teachers get head start

All throughout the community, teachers like Didi Funk at Island View Elementary School spent time this week preparing their classrooms for students. Funk, a veteran fifth grade teacher, was conducting an “out-with-the-old” sweep of her classroom at the time this … Continue reading

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