Northwest NEWS

July 27, 1998

Local News

Farewell to Cedar County

   Six years have passed since the first gathering was held to organize a new county in rural East King County.
  
   And on almost every Tuesday afternoon since then the Cedar County Committee has met at the Hobart Community Church doing the business necessary to create Cedar County.
  
   But the decision handed down by the State Supreme Court on Feb. 5 stopped all new county efforts dead in their tracks.
  
   The court essentially rewrote the Constitutional provision to establish a new county, taking this right from the citizens and giving it to the Legislature to use at their discretion.
  
   After exercising all avenues available, the committee found itself at the end of the long road and recently voted to dissolve.