Former Buckley resident Sally M. Blake died May 16, 2011, at the age of 89.
She was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Bellingham, Wash., and resided in Mount Vernon, Wash., at the time of her death. She had lived in Buckley while teaching school for 25 years in the White River School District. She was a member of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, Women’s Musical and Literary Club of Buckley and the Stanford University Alumni Association.
She is survived by sisters Minnie Francis, Pearl, Winfred and Mary Jane.
A memorial took place at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle.
Bleitz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.