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Picture being 100 years old. Think about it.

  • Written by Heather Stark, Editor

Do you envision it as a time for quiet and the rocking chair? Well, if you are Duvall resident Carroll Whipple, you’d better think again.

Whipple, who will turn 100 in August, is still swimming, still driving, still making plans for the future and still very much involved in learning new things. She’s “thinking about” taking another job teaching swimming in the next few months, and just started ukulele lessons.

“I don’t want to teach five hours a day anymore,” she admits, but “maybe two hours a day would be perfect.”
This long time Duvall resident started life on an apple ranch in Chelan enjoying the farm life until the depression hit.

“Grandad bought the Chelan homestead and other property in the area and gave the apple ranch to my parents as a wedding present,” she explains. But there was a bad year. The drought in 1920 – 21 was followed by a good apple year. Too good, it turned out, as there was a glut on the market and the apple crop didn’t bring in enough to save the farm. So her family spent a few years moving around Chelan, over to Renton, and into Seattle. At one point, her parents bought a grocery store and the family lived in the back. That was when she attended Garfield High School, which the teenage Carroll loved. Soon, though, there was another move and this time it was outside the Garfield School District. No problem for her. She fudged the address just a little, and spent an hour and a half each way to and from school until she could graduate.

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March of the Vegetables

  • Written by Valley View Staff
The March of the Vegetables is right around the corner, and that means activities are firing up and the excitement is building.
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Lambert to chair new committee on local government

  • Written by Heather Stark
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert will chair the new committee on local government (the Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee).
As part of the Council’s annual reorganization, the Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee will work directly with the Department of Local Services, which was launched at the beginning of the year. The Department of Local Services will directly serve the more than 250,000 residents of unincorporated King County, making it easier for unincorporated residents to access critical services.  One of its goals is to work to provide better services, monitor service levels, and craft policies focused on unincorporated communities.
“I look forward to being able to work with staff to identify and meet the unaddressed needs for our aging roads, bridges and even meeting the new laws for culverts. We need to keep citizens informed of how we can work together with Olympia to get the necessary resources to solve these problems.
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Duvall Police Blotter for January 2019

  • Written by City of Duvall Police Department
Fireworks- 0/01/2019 @ 12:06AM near the 26500 block of NE Kennedy Drive: Officer educated some citizens on the city ordnance involving fireworks. Citizens agreed to stop lighting fireworks off and clean up the mess.
Criminal driver’s license violation- 01/04/2019 @ 1:08PM near 15900 block of Main Street NE: Officers stopped a vehicle and after investigating, determined the driver had a suspended license. Due to current city filing standards the driver was not arrested and was issued an infraction for NVOL.
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Duvall Appoints Public Works Director

  • Written by Valley View Staff
On January 28th, Steven Leniszewski, P.E., returned to the City of Duvall  as Public Works Director after spending 3-years with the City of Sammamish as their Public Works director.
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