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By PAUL DELANEY
Staff Reporter 

Another chapter closes for Higgins

Outgoing Medical Lake mayor has long history in community

 

December 21, 2017

Carrie Higgins

The latest chapter in John Higgins' long association with Medical Lake ends on Jan. 1 when Shirley Maike assumes the mayor's seat in City Council chambers.

Higgins steps away after three terms and closes out a run of community service extending to the 1990s when he first served on the council.

But Higgins' roots are much deeper.

Born in Missouri - Higgins pronounces the name "Mis-zur-ah" as do a lot of natives of the state - the family followed his grandparents who were already in Medical Lake, arriving in 1932.

"I was about six months old when we moved to Medical Lake," the 70-year-old Hig...



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