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, with water carafe), who plans to attend the 75th anniversary event as well. At the […]
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 the campus as a student. Photo courtesy of UW photographer Kristina Courtnage Bowman. See AnacortesToday […]
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, was inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame in 2005. He introduced Funk at the […]
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 Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. Funk, 85, was born in Anacortes and spent most of […]
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 Saturday evening event that drew hundreds of friends and history buffs including Skagit Valley Herald […]
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 is Charles Pinson, USN, USS Chabaulip, 1917. Funk’s son Wallie owned the Anacortes American in […]
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 photo was taken. For more back to school photos, see Activities section.