Among speakers at the recent Chamber of Commerce Centennial event was Dr. Bud Strom, an Anacortes native with a lifetime of civic involvement including a stint as mayor. Strom noted that he and numerous other World War II veterans went to college and returned to their hometown intent on making the community a better place […]
Mayor Dean Maxwell (right) took a spin in the city’s new hybrid car Tuesday afternoon with Shell Puget Sound Refinery Manager Tom Smith riding shotgun. Shell donated $8,000 toward purchase of the 2004 Toyota Prius. Maxwell drove the car, then Smith took his turn behind the wheel. Both delivered a “thumbs up” verdict.