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Highway brushfires believed to be intentional

A string of fires broke out along Interstate 5 near Marysville today on June 30 and the Washington State Patrol believes they were intentionally set. The fires closed I-5 southbound briefly, however the highway is now open. According to Trooper...

Sheldon gives annual 'State of the Tribes'

Tulalip Tribes Chairman Mel Sheldon Jr. talked about upcoming projects like the Qwuloolt Estuary, a new tribal justice center and a new building for the Quil Ceda Creek Casino during his "State of the Tribes" speech. Sheldon delivered the annual...

Smokey Point Carnival provides thrills

The Smokey Point Carnival returned to the Arlington Airport grounds for its fourth year, providing family fun to locals. The carnival, presented by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and Butler Amusements, was held from June 25 to 28 at...

Marysville Relay for Life raises $65,000

Hundreds turned out for a day-long relay to help fight back against cancer at the 2015 Relay for Life at Asbery Field in Marysville on June 27. The annual event, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, had about 400 participants and has...

Marysville Farmers Market opens

The Marysville Farmers Market held its grand opening on June 27 and will be open every Saturday this summer until October. The market is located in the Marysville City Hall parking lot located at 1035 State Ave., and is put on by Allen Creek...

More local teens attempting suicide

A total of 13 students in Snohomish County committed suicide in 2014, a number that supports the recently released Healthy Youth Survey that shows increasing numbers of youth suicide attempts in the county. Those 13 students may not be the final number either, but just the count so far, said Wendy...

Fire officials warn about fireworks risks

Local fire districts are asking citizens to not light off personal fireworks this year and instead enjoy public displays because of the recent heat wave. Washington state looks to come out of one of the hottest Junes on record and many weather forecasts have the state returning to 90 degree...

Marysville Fire District offers summer safety tips

The Marysville Fire District would like to provide some fire safety tips that will help during summer time fun. Scooter, Bike, Skateboard and Pedestrian Safety Scooters, bikes, in-line skates and skateboards are associated with numerous injuries yearly. • Wear a comfortable, properly fitted...

Does your metabolism need to hit the reset button?

Our metabolism is the chemical reaction in our bodies that converts what we have eaten into fuel for everything we do. Some signs your metabolism is slowing down are effortless weight gain and cravings for sugar. Unfortunately for most it slows...

Council meets to review candidates to fill vacancy

On the fifth Monday of the month, June 29, Arlington City Council held a special meeting to interview applicants to fill the balance of the current term of Councilman Dick Butner, who died suddenly soon after his 80th birthday recently. Two candidates, Michael Hopson and Jacob Kukuk, will be on...

M'ville has mixed success at tournament

It was hit and miss for Marysville Little League last weekend in the first round of the District One All-Star Tournament. One squad out-performed its opponent in every way; the other suffered through a lop-sided score and fell to the consolation...

Stilly Valley marches past Lake Stevens

Stilly Valley's offense was out in full force last weekend in the District One Majors All-Star Tournament. Michael Tsoukalas was the star of the show for Stilly Valley in their 13-3 win over Lake Stevens. The lanky athlete collected four hits and...

Cougar Mamas top Tomamamas

The mothers of Lakewood and Marysville are battered and bruised this week, and probably just a little sore. But ask any of them and they'll tell you it was all worth it. For the sixth year in a row, the Lakewood Cougar Mamas are top dogs of the...

New carnival comes to Marysville July 9-12

A new carnival will come to Marysville this month as the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce hosts their first Chamber Carnival. The carnival takes place at Allen Creek Elementary School, 6505 60th St. NE, Marysville from July 9 to 12. There...

The July To-Do List for gardeners

By July most of us have finished our annual plantings and it is time to maintain what we have and do a little editing and tweaking. It is perfectly fine to continue to plant and I highly recommend doing just that for extending color into the fall...

Arlington prepares to celebrate Fourth of July

Arlington’s Fourth of July celebration return this year with the annual parade, fireworks display, Rotary Duck Dash and other events. City administrator for Arlington and Rotarian Paul Ellis said he enjoys how large the annual celebration has grown, to the point where its an annual tradition for...

Mango and Chili Paleta

6 servings 8 - 3 oz servings Non-dairy and gluten free As a kid growing up in Southern California, I would see street vendors selling fresh, cold fruits on a hot summer day. They would cut up pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, and any other...

Strong work ethic is important

One of the most prized compliments any of my students can get is for someone to say that he or she has a strong work ethic. This description carries more weight than a host of other attributes — more than intelligence, more than strength, more...

Acie "Ace" Ruddell

Acie Ruddell died at home following a brief illness surrounded by his family on June 13, 2015. Born in Phoenix, Arizona he moved his family to Marysville, Wash. in 1969 were he owned Marysville Battery shop until a fire destroyed the business. He...

Theodore Nathaniel Muzzy

Theodore Nathaniel Muzzy went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2015. He was born in Lisbon, ND on August 15, 1920 to Addison Fayette and Minnie Julia Muzzy. He followed family members to Marysville, WA in 1935. Ted loved time spent with his family. He was a builder by trade. He built wooden boats,...

Donald C. Olson Sr.

Donald C. Olson Sr., 54, of Tulalip Wash., passed away June 20, 2015. Don was born September 26, 1960 in Seattle, Wash. He was the firstborn of four kids by Rochelle F. Drake-Roth. He was an active volunteer for the Port Susan community and...

Leander "Finn" Amundson

Leander "Finn" Amundson, 84, passed away June 21, 2015. He was born July 4, 1930 in Bemidji, Minnesota and moved to Arlington when he was three. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1949. He started sheet metal work in 1953 and retired in...

Richard "Dick" Balnicky

Richard "Dick" Balnicky of Tulalip, Washington passed away on June 17, 2015 at the age of 70. He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Balnicky. He is survived by his daughter Kelly Ann Balnicky. He joined the American Red Cross as a...

Debra Janean Barto

Debra "Debi" Janean Barto, 49 of Tulalip went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2015. She was born April 15, 1966 to Robert Barto and Linda Hill in Eureka, California. She loved to go to garage sales; to garden, to camp, going to the beaches and...

Helen Elisabeth Fifield

Helen Elisabeth Fifield, 82, who called Arlington home for most of her life, passed away on June 7, 2015. Helen was born January 30, 1933, in Alaska, to Elbert and Bernice Day. She loved teaching, devoting her life to enriching the lives of young...

Elizabeth Margaret Herring

Elizabeth Margaret Herring, passed away on June 12, 2015. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, and son, Roger. Mom was born in Kimball, South Dakota, December 27, 1914. She helped raised six children: Roger, Jean, Paul, Ed, Duane, ...

Michael Ryan Hussey

Michael Ryan Hussey, born December 24, 1969, passed away on June 23, 2015. Michael is survived by his parents, Dr. George and Helen Hussey; siblings, Richard Hussey and Lindsey Norton; children, Johnathon (Jackie) and Melissa; grandchildren, Damian...

Dorothy Ann Maikowskij

Dorothy Ann Maikowskij of Marysville, Wash. and Salida, Colo. passed peacefully at home on June 16, 2015. Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, Dorothy will be remembered most by her compassionate heart, her gentle and at times feisty spirit ...

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