Personal observations

March 14th, 2019 by Ken

It was nice to see John Dodge in the pages of “The Olympian” again. John wrote about the fire at the Johnson Smoke House, his neighbors in East Olympia. The story first appeared on his blog. You can probably access his blog by googling John Dodge. Incidentally the Johnsons are related to me. Ron’s wife Susan is my second cousin. Unfortunately we don’t have much contact.

Olympia’s own Dick Pust is celebrating 60 years of radio broadcasting. Dick first went to work for KGY Radio in 1959. He is currently on the air on KXXO (Mixx96).

I had Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby on my “Coffee With Ken” show recently. The mayor is excited to have the Thurston County Courthouse in downtown Olympia and its 500 employees enjoying the downtown area. She also talked about a new civic center in conjunction with the courthouse. The entire interview can be accessed by clicking on the “Coffee With Ken” button at the top of this page.

The Lacey Rotary Club recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of doing good in the world and in the Lacey community. The Lacey Club was chartered on March 13, 1969. It was sponsored by the Olympia Rotary Club. Olympia wanted to sponsor a Lacey club for several years, but needed to wait “until the political situation stabilized”. After the City of Lacey fought off an annexation effort by the City of Olympia in 1968, things quieted down enough so the Olympia club felt confident in chartering the Lacey club

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