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Levee breach helps restore habitat

M-P shooting report released

The official report on last year’s Oct. 24 Marysville-Pilchuck High School shootings was released on Sept. 1 by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART). The about 1,400 page report confirmed the shootings were premeditated but did not make any conclusions as to the motive....

Levee breach helps restore habitat

The Qwuloolt estuary in Marysville came one step closer to reality on Aug. 28 as an Ebey Slough levee was breached. In what will be one of the final steps of the Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project, workers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

EMS, fire not sustainable according to study

The director of public safety, Bruce Stedman, presented a report at last Monday’s workshop meeting. On Monday, Aug. 24, Stedman reported the findings of a group of 15 city staff, council members Deborah Nelson, Chris Raezer and Jesica Stickles, and union representatives who have met twice a...

YMCA classes help cancer survivors

YMCA's Livestrong classes can help cancer survivors get back into exercise and find a community of people with similar experiences. The next session of free Livestrong classes for the Marysville YMCA begins Sept. 22, and other YMCA locations in the...

Local business helps find lost dog

When Yvonne Hill heard that one of her customer's dogs had gone missing she decided she had to do something about it, so she went and formed a volunteer search party that would eventually find the dog. Yvonne, owner of the Marysville doggy daycare...

Local projects available for Days of Caring

Registration for a variety of volunteer opportunities, including three projects in Marysville, will be open until Sept. 3 for this year's Days of Caring. The Days of Caring, run by United Way of Snohomish County, is a day in which hundreds of...

Touch A Truck returns Sept. 12

Children and families will have the chance to interact with trucks from the city of Marysville and other government organizations at this year's annual Touch A Truck event. Touch A Truck, run by the city of Marysville, will be held Sept. 12, from 10 ...

Mayor Tolbert awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Barbara Tolbert, mayor of the city of Arlington, was awarded a Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities on Aug. 19. Mayor Tolbert completed over 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction. The...

Tips to help kids have a safe walk to school

With school just about to begin, kids will no longer be playing in the parks and instead walking to school or their bus stop and local officials hope to keep kids safe on the street with these tips for motorists and students. Walking in a group, if...

Lane joins North County Outlook staff

Sarah Lane has joined the staff of the North County Outlook as the new sports reporter. Lane grew up in Snohomish and has lived there most of her life. "As I've gotten older, I definitely like being in the countryside," she said, "I went to college...

Aging bus fleet a challenge for ASD

Mechanics at Arlington School District have been working throughout the summer to maintain one of the oldest bus fleets in Snohomish County. "The mechanics have been working all throughout the summer. They do a little bit more in-depth repairs than...

Packing smart lunches for kids

The first day of school is right around the corner. Back to carpools, new backpacks, school supplies and, of course, the new lunch box. What are you going to pack in that lunchbox this year? Kids need a healthy, fun and nutritious lunch to reach...

September checklist for your garden

FALL IS FOR PLANTING: It is true, fall is an excellent time to plant just about anything. You can plant new shrubs and trees, perennials, vegetables, lawns and containers this time of year and they will get established in the fall and take off like...

Mayor Tolbert, a gem the community needs to keep

Dear Editor, Four years ago our community suffered in the economic collapse with many homes going into foreclosure, and with lowered values a lot of the homes converted to rental units. This greatly affected the neighborhood and crime, vandalism and complaints rose steadily. I had written a letter...

Rants & Raves 9/2/15

RAVE: The Tulalip canoe races was a great event to watch. That was a tough but beautiful course for some, the 6- and 11-man canoes especially, with the beautiful sunset. Can’t wait for Tulalip to host again next year. RAVE: The Qwuloolt estuary restoration in Marysville seems to be a great...

William K. "Bill" Smith

Bill Smith, of Marysville, Wash., passed away on Aug. 22, 2015. Funeral services will be held at Sons of Norway, Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett on Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. with a celebration of life later. Bill was born on May 4, 1935. He served...

Carrie "Ellen" Saword

Carrie "Ellen" Saword went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 23, 2015. She was born in Arlington on Oct. 9, 1929. She married Jack Saword on Dec. 24, 1957. They spent 36 years serving the Lord as missionaries to El Salvador. She is survived by her husband, Jack Saword; daughter, Dawn...

Mary Alice (Yanilsa) Joseph-Fryberg

Mary Alice (Yanilsa) Joseph-Fryberg, a Tulalip Tribal Elder, passed away on Aug. 20, 2015. Mary was born July 14, 1944 in Mount Vernon to Eugene Joseph and Alice Brown-Joseph. She worked at Tulalip Bingo, was a caregiver for the Tulalip Elders and...

William "Bill" Ray

William "Bill" Ray passed peacefully on Aug. 21, 2015. He was born in Fraser Lake, BC, Canada on May 1, 1922. In 1968, Bill and his family moved to Marysville. He worked briefly for Boeing, helping to build the first 747. After 61 years of marriage, ...

Gerald Vernon Baker

Gerald Vernon Baker, of Arlington, passed away on Aug. 9, 2015 after a long battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease. Vern was born Jan. 14, 1943. He spent most of his life in the Darrington area. Vern worked in the lumber and sawmill business for ...

Carroll Frances Craine

Carroll "Carl" Frances Craine, of Arlington, passed away on July 24, 2015. He was born April 25, 1942, to Frank T. and Carmela U. Craine. In 1997 he realized his childhood dream of living in the country when he moved to Arlington, where he had a beautiful piece of land with a pond. Carl is...

John H. Pettett

John Pettett was born in the North Georgia Mountains on Dec. 13, 1934. He passed at his home in Tulalip, Wash. on Aug. 16, 2015. He was born to parents, Melvin Decatur and Lela Mae Pettett. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, son, Aaron and daughter, ...

Edward Norman Brown

Edward Norman Brown, devoted husband and father, passed away on Aug. 24, 2015. He was born Oct. 26, 1921 on a homestead in Gage, Montana to Emma and Harry Brown. The family moved to Marysville where he graduated from high school. Ed met and married...

Nedra June Bendsen

Nedra June Bendsen, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, on Aug. 19, 2015 in Everett, Wash. She leaves behind four sons and one daughter, Tom Bendsen, Steve Kasch, Greg Kasch, Jeff Kasch and Karen Anderson. She had 14...

David Ramer James

David Ramer James, was born September 30, 1948 to Ramer Edward and Dorothy Mae James in Pekin, Illinois. He passed away at home in Arlington on August 19 , 2015. In partnership with Loren Lindstrand, he started Evergreen Truss Manufacturing Inc. in...

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