Somehow I missed this year’s recognition of Americans who were prisoners of war or are missing in action. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). It is most associated with those who […]
It was Spring 2010 when the community responded with more than $300,000 in contributions for the post-fire rebuild of the trestle on the Tommy Thompson Trail. A fire destroyed 300 feet of the half-mile-long trestle in 2009. Donations were made through the Anacortes Parks Foundation.
The “Old Ball House,” long since gone, was once an icon on the north side of Highway 20 between Burlington and Anacortes. The late Wallie Funk, newspaper editor/publisher, once posed his two boys in the derelict farmhouse to create a seasonal card. No one injured in the making of the image.
What a rare privilege it was to chronicle progress on the construction of a new Anacortes Water Treatment Plant from 2011 to 2013. The plant lies on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, with water delivered by pipeline to Anacortes, other parts of Fidalgo Island and North Whidbey clients including the City of Oak Harbor […]
When family from Oak Harbor acquired a turntable, they also scored on a collection of record albums from grandma. Among them was this one: “By Request,” recorded by The Pioneers. The album cover features band members posed at the iconic tree at the top of the Loop Road in Washington Park. The photo was taken […]