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Join a bowling league at Paradise Lanes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 9:52AM

If you want a little friendly competition or just a night out, join a league at Paradise Lanes. There are a few team and individual spots available. Call 370-5667 now to reserve your place.

Passages: Capt. Robert Morrison Wampler

  • Sep 8, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 1:23PM

Capt. Robert Morrison Wampler was born on April 8, 1920 and raised in Bloomington, Ind. Bob passed away peacefully at September House in Friday Harbor, Wash. on Aug. 30, 2008.

Matt Johnson 'loved the Lord and lived by example to others'

  • Sep 5, 2008 at 9:22AM

Matt Johnson, son of Kerwin and Margaret Johnson and son-in-law of Rick and Karen King, has passed away. His wife, Jackie, announced on the family's Web site that he took his last breath at 3:16 p.m. Thursday. He was 35.

Benedict pleads 'no contest' to vehicular homicide; sentencing Sept. 23

  • Sep 4, 2008 at 5:11PM

On Sept. 3, Robert Nathan Benedict pleaded no contest in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of vehicular homicide, a Class A felony. Vehicular homicide carries maximum penalties of life in prison, a $50,000 fine, or both.

Ace Hardware in Friday Harbor faces forclosure; auction set for Friday

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

After 30 years in business, Friday Harbor Ace Hardware on Argyle Avenue is headed toward foreclosure and an auction on the courthouse steps Friday at 10 a.m.

Can we go five in a row?; Island Cup game is Friday, 7 p.m.

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:37PM

The coveted Island Cup will be up for grabs Friday when the Wolverines open the season at home, under the lights, against an Orcas Island squad which undoubtedly will come to town looking to settle the score.

Thanks for the support

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 10:57AM

Progress made against tansy

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 10:55AM

The result of hard work

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 10:53AM

Toward a civil, informative general election | Editorial

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 10:43AM

Congratulations to the winners of the Aug. 19 primary. Voters chose well — they are sending to the Nov. 4 general election candidates who are diverse in their experience and who have disparate views on how to meet the challenges of the day.

BallotTracker violates the law

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 10:46AM

Help an islander in uniform

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 10:45AM

Deadline draws near for comments on transfer station study

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 9:16AM

The first leg of the San Juan Island solid waste transfer station replacement project is headed down the home stretch. But islanders can plan on at least six more months of “process” before the County Council decides which of the five sites under consideration, including 33 acres at the existing Sutton Road location, will be home to a new facility.

Base salaries go up, as do on-call demands at Inter Island Medical Center

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 9:22AM

Dr. Jan Smulovitz, a retired endocrinologist, asked about the $144,438 on the Inter Island Medical Center’s July profit and loss statement at the Aug. 20 Hospital District Commission meeting. The answer he received was, for him, disquieting.

Celebration of life Wednesday for Sharon Blake

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 9:59PM

Sharon Blake's life will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m., in the San Juan County Courthouse. Ms. Blake, 67, was a legal assistant in the courthouse. She fought cancer for a year; that battle ended last week after double pneumonia set in.

San Juan Island School District: Some parents have concerns about playground equipment

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 9:58PM

Through the tireless work of the PTA, funds were raised for the upgrade. However, while the toy itself is ready to go, some FHES parents have raised their concerns about the “crumb rubber” material which was chosen as underlayment to protect children when they jump or fall from the toy.

Six people, including one deputy, killed in Skagit County shootings

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 9:56PM

From the Skagit Valley Herald: At least six people were killed, including a Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy, and two were wounded Tuesday afternoon, apparently by a man who led law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Interstate 5 from Alger to Mount Vernon.

Hundreds pray for Matt Johnson

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 4:30PM

In the cold, sterile environment of the intensive care unit, Matt and Jackie Johnson are not alone. As Matt and his doctors attack his leukemia with willpower and medical science, hundreds of people — in churches, in homes, during quiet moments at work — are lifting him and his family up in prayer.

Concours d’Elegance: Classics with a cause

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 2, 2008 at 3:27PM

Classic car lovers, unite.

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 2, 2008 at 3:11PM

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows.'s eye on the town is taking note. Here's this week's list.

San Juan students face changes in new school year

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 9:31AM

Tick toc, tick toc. Gather thee blackberries while thee may, for just as the dog days of summer turn the berries sweet, minutes turn to hours, hours turn to days and the ring of the school bell can be heard in the distance. Soon ... soon.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | Aug. 30

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM

Your article about Mona was heartbreaking (“Rural Confidential: The Mona Story,” Aug. 19 The reason she moaned when she was a baby was because she was missing her mother, who she was taken from while still unweaned, and sold in the exotic pet trade.

Centennial beard-growing contest starts Sept. 12

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM

Finally, a good excuse to not shave. Grow a beard that would rival the gentlemen’s in the photograph, and you could win your own place in town history.

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