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- Oct 20, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 3:35PM
Norman Franklin Mills passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at the wonderful age of 94. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor, Wash., with a reception to follow at Elements Hotel & Spa, 410 Spring St., Friday Harbor, Wash.
- Oct 14, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Oct 20, 2013 at 11:29AM
Philanthropist Edgar B. Stern Jr., longtime member of the board of the San Juan Community Theatre and contributor to numerous community endeavors, died Sunday in Seattle. The cause of death was not released. He was 86.
- Oct 20, 2008 at 8:05AM
The Wolverines got a cruel lesson about who not to put on the Homecoming party guest list. The Nooksack Valley Pioneers, ranked No. 7 among state 1A schools, turned the tables on the Homecoming celebration Saturday in Friday Harbor and left town with a convincing 22-7 start-to-finish victory over the Wolverines in tow.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 5:21PM
F.H. at home Saturday, vs. Shoreline Christian, beginning at noon
- Oct 17, 2008 at 4:03PM
San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker has been endorsed by The Bellingham Herald for 40th District state Senate. Ranker is a Democrat. Also on the ballot is Republican Steve Van Luven, former state representsative from Bellevue now living on Samish Island. The Bellingham Herald cited Ranker's ability “to spell out a clear potential answer” for most problems in the district. Read the endorsement here http://www.bellinghamherald.com/315/story/598064.html
- Oct 16, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
In the high school halls, Wolverine pride is running deep as students gear up for two days of Homecoming events — beginning Friday, with the ever popular parade of floats, and ending Saturday, with a traditional Homecoming dance. King and queen will be crowned during the pep rally at Turnbull Gym Friday afternoon. Wolverine spirit spreads into the evening at a local church, Friday Harbor Presbyterian, where high school students will gather for a tasty bowl of chili, card games and more.
- Oct 14, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 2:51PM
Dora Ukra is going to jail Oct. 30. The accuser: Not known. The crime: She's got a big heart. Ukra, who with her husband owns and operates Post San Juan, must raise $1,600 "bail" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by month-end.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:28PM
The Friday Harbor girls soccer team clinched the Northwest 1A/2B championship Thursday, defeating Orcas at home 3-0. Fifth-year coach Mark Fishaut believes it's the first title in the program's history — if not the first in its history, the first in Fishaut's career and the first in recent memory.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:23PM
I am writing in response to a letter from Michael Mayes published in The Journal of the San Juan Islands (“Grover Street is a liability”, Sept. 17). This is the second letter Mr. Mayes has written to The Journal attempting to throw up roadblocks preventing the annexation of the Buck/Boreen property. Mr. Mayes has also addressed Town Council meetings and been interviewed by at least one Journal reporter regarding the proposed annexation.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:23PM
The Gray & Osborne Infrastructure Study gave us 52 million good reasons to look at alternatives to annexation of additional residential land into the Town of Friday Harbor. The Town of Friday Harbor currently has enough residential zoned land to both satisfy the county’s long-term affordable housing needs and provide entry-level homes for working islanders. With minimal creativity, we can meet the projected housing demands of the Growth Management Act without expanding the town’s boundaries one inch.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:23PM
If you aren’t currently registered to vote in Washington and want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, you have until the Oct. 20 deadline to so in person at your county elections office. Secretary of State Sam Reed is urging eligible residents to register in person to vote by Monday’s deadline so they can take part in the election.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 1:42PM
Ven. Lama Pema Wangdak, one of the first young monks sent by the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, is at Sakya Kachod Choling Tibetan Buddhist retreat center on San Juan Island today through Oct. 21.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 1:34PM
Washington has just set a new record for voter registrations, topping the 3.5 million figure set in the hotly competitive 2004 election year. The latest number, reported by the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office on Oct. 7, is 3,515,393. The tally is expected to grow each day as crews process registration applications that were submitted by the major deadline Oct. 4.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 1:27PM
The Green Party of San Juan County announced the following endorsements in the Nov. 4 general election
- Oct 17, 2008 at 12:55PM
Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Anacortes, will participate in Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's annual Ambassador’s Legislative Kick-Off meetings scheduled on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 12:45PM
Washington is making dramatic and steady progress on cleaning up the state’s voter registration rolls, particularly in removing duplicate or deceased voters from the lists, but the difficult task of culling ineligible felons remains a challenge, the state Elections Division reported.
- Oct 17, 2008 at 10:03AM
Julie Corey has opened Friday Harbor Mortgage. She was previously with Countrywide and has 15 years experience. Her new business, Friday Harbor Mortgage, is a branch of Axia Financial, LLC. The office is located at 20 West St. next to The Whale Museum. She is looking forward to offering her clients a wider selection of mortgage solutions.
- Oct 16, 2008 at 2:50PM
Reunion for the Friday Harbor High School Class of 1998 — titled "10-Year Reunion Done 'Island Style'" — is Saturday, Oct. 18, noon at Cady Seiler’s House, 625 Park St., Friday Harbor.
- Oct 16, 2008 at 10:57AM
It was just six months ago that the U.S. Border Patrol's second-highest ranking official in the region was in Friday Harbor defending citizenship spot checks at the Anacortes ferry terminal and the agency's enforcement of federal immigration law. Now, Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Joseph Giuliano has trouble with the law of his own.
- Oct 15, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 2:09PM
The Friday Harbor Town Council has scheduled a Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. public hearing on the proposed annexation of the so-called Buck/Boreen property.
- Oct 15, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:09PM
Doug and Lori Guard, long-time residents of the island, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Guard, to Cody Anderson of Murrieta, Calif. The young couple met at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, Calif. They became engaged June 5, 2008.
- Oct 15, 2008 at 10:36AM
Jawaad Reaves pleaded innocent Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his brother, Jermaine. Superior Court Judge John O. Linde scheduled trial for Feb. 9. Bail was reduced from $100,000 to $50,000. Reaves posted bail Saturday and was released from Island County Jail. His employer, Miller Drywall, said he was back at work Monday.
- Oct 15, 2008 at 9:54AM
It’s easy to forgive Friday Harbor volleyball coach Travis Mager and the rest of the Wolverines for accentuating the positive despite being swept at home by La Conner last week in three straight games. The Wolverines nearly pulled off what no other team has against the perennially playoff-bound Braves, who have yet to lose even a single game this season. Friday Harbor gave La Conner, 7-0 in league, all it could handle in two rounds and almost stole the opener.
- Oct 15, 2008 at 10:23AM
After an even and scoreless first half, the Wolverines — undefeated in league, 8-2 overall — came out strong and dominated the second session. Elle Guard broke the ice with a Steven Gerrard-like strike from 30 yards in the 44th minute.
- Oct 15, 2008 at 10:14AM
It’s time for Lolita to be returned home. The Southern Resident orca, you may recall, was captured in 1970 in our waters and now resides, and performs on demand, at the Miami Seaquarium. Since 1995, Orca Network and the San Juan Island-based Center for Whale Research have lobbied for the whale’s return to the Salish Sea, but the aquarium’s ownership rights have apparently trumped the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other animal welfare laws.
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