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'Mary Poppins' comes to Marysville

Officials gather for Stilly Valley Roundtable

From the snow-topped Whitehorse Mountain and Darrington beyond, to the mouth of the river at Port Susan, the Stillaguamish River Valley glows with tender new sprouts on maple trees, alder and willows this time of year. Defined by Higgins, Frailey and Wheeler mountains in the upper valley and a...

Lakewood, Arlington teachers will walk out on April 22

Teachers from Lakewood School District and Arlington School District plan to take part in a one-day strike tomorrow on April 22. The teachers will join teachers from six other districts in northwest Washington that plan to walk out on the day. Arlington teachers plan to walk out during the...

Council considers salary commissioners

This Monday, April 20, Arlington City Council was expected to approve five commissioners for the new salary commission that was established in January, to approve hiring E & D Excavating to build a 38-space parking lot next to the Stillaguamish Community Room Council and to review Version 2 of...

Accident claims the life of Marysville toddler

Just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, Marysville Police responded to a call in the 5200 block of 121st St., in Marysville, where a 2-year-old female toddler had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival officers were advised the toddler had run out of her residence and gotten behind a vehicle...

Baxter Community Center reopens April 27

The Ken Baxter Community Center will reopen Monday, April 27, after a five-month closure for remodeling. The refreshed look includes new interior and exterior paint, outdoor hardscaping, new floors and carpeting, and updated lighting and kitchen appliances. “We are very excited to be back in our...

Hit and run suspects turn themselves in

The suspects sought by the Arlington Police Department that were allegedly involved with a hit and run crash on April 10 turned themselves in on April 15. The two Marysville men, 19-year-old Rodrigo Loyola-Vasquez and 18-year-old Martin A. Castro-Ponce, were sought in connection to a hit and run...

Suspects in vandalism at AHS turn themselves in

Suspects in the recent vandalism at Arlington High School turned themselves in to Arlington Police on April 16. A 17-year-old Arlington High School student and a 15-year-old Marysville-Pilchuck High School student confessed to the vandalism during...

Marysville Police arrest suspect in luring case

Marysville police arrested a local resident on April 23 in connection with a luring incident reported earlier last week. On April 14, an adult male pulled up in a vehicle near an eight-year-old boy and engaged the boy in conversation. At one point the man offered the boy money and video games if...

Group provides headstones for unmarked graves

A local group from the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is taking on the ambitious project of giving all unmarked graves in Snohomish County a new headstone. There are about 10,000 unmarked graves in the county, according to Larry Taylor, a ...

Marysville YMCA offers Healthy Kids Day

YMCA of Snohomish County hopes to keep local kids active and healthy with their annual Healthy Kids Day on April 25. Activities to promote healthy living will take place at all YMCA of Snohomish County branches, including the Marysville branch at 6420 60th Dr. NE. Activities take place between 10...

Marysville Shred-A-Thon helps residents

Hundreds of Marysville residents stopped by City Hall to destroy their personal documents during the city's annual Shred-A-Thon on April 18. Residents could bring up to six boxes to have securely destroyed at the site. "I think it's a great event...

Arlington Kiwanis helps Cocoon House

For this year's Kiwanis One Day service event on April 11, the Arlington Kiwanis helped repair about 50 feet of fencing that needed help at a local youth homeless center. The local Arlington Cocoon House had a fence that was in disrepair and needed...

'It's Raining Art' set for April 24, 25

The Marysville Arts Coalition hosts a public art show and sale, featuring displays by local artists on Friday, April 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event takes place in the Red Curtain Arts Center, 1410 Grove St. in Marysville. Art on display and available...

'Mary Poppins' comes to Marysville

For this year's play, Marysville-Pilchuck High School Drama Club hopes to bring whimsy and magic to the stage with their take on the musical "Mary Poppins." The first show is scheduled for April 23, and there are additional showings on April 24, 25, ...

Ehrhardt receives NCCE award

Mark Ehrhardt, Director of Technology for Arlington School District, was recently honored with the NCCE 2015 Eric Jensen Award. The NCCE Eric Jensen award is given to an NCCE member who has provided extraordinary leadership to the NCCE organization and its 4000+ members. It is provided by...

M-P continues to win on diamond

Marysville-Pilchuck won two and dropped one last week against South 3A opponents. They've won four of their last five, and currently sit in second place in the league with 10 contests remaining. The Tommies started the week off with a tight 4-3 win ...

Hake, de Graaff honored as March Students of the Month

Two students from Marysville Getchell High School's School for the Entrepreneur were honored with the March Student of the Month award during the April 13 Marysville School District board meeting. Gianna Hake and Andrew de Graaff were recognized...

AHS athletes sign letters of intent

Four athletes from Arlington High School signed their letter of intents to become athletes in colleges all across the country. Softball player Madeline Maclean signed to play at Lawrence University. Seigo Hall, an Arlington soccer player, signed to...

ASD will offer free all-day kindergarten

The Arlington School District plans to provide free full-time kindergarten for all students next school year. Washington state plans to fully fund full-time kindergarten for all students across the state by the 2017-18 school year, but Arlington...

ASD hosting Know Your Schools event on April 23

Arlington Public Schools will be hosting a Know Your Schools event for members of the community on Thursday, April 23, 8:30 - 11 a.m. The event will begin with a complimentary breakfast with Superintendent Dr. Kristine McDuffy and other members of the district’s leadership team in the third...

Arlington loses three games

The Arlington Eagles had a rough week. Taking on three teams from the Wesco 3A South, Arlington lost three times. The Eagles kicked off their busy week with a road contest against Lynnwood (5-1). Arlington's offense managed to scrap across one run...

Understanding organic gardening

Back in my hippy-dippy days of the late 60's and early 70's I was a devotee of the organic gardening movement with subscriptions to Rodale's Organic Gardening Magazine along with Prevention and Mother Earth News. My favorite cook book was Diet for a ...

Rants and Raves 4/22/15

RAVE: Nice to see everyone helping out at the Shred-a-Thon. Very appreciated and great community spirit with all donations going to the Marysville Food Bank. Just a win-win all the way around. RAVE: To Sno Co Express Fastpitch for their choice for a fundraiser. It was great to get rid of unwanted...

Vynessa Lenai Gray

Vynessa Lenai Gray, age 34, of Marysville, passed away of cancer on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Vynessa leaves behind her children, Alecia Seger and Evan Gray, as well as her sisters, Shannon McDonald and Lacey Gray. Vynessa also leaves behind the man...

David Leap

David Leap, 25, died Saturday, April 11, 2015. He was born on Wednesday, December 27, 1989 at Fort Lewis Madigan Army Hospital. David was a Private in the United States Army where he served a tour in Afghanistan, protecting his country. He is survived by two children, Alyse and Joseph; his...

Harvey D. Lange

Harvey D. Lange, 68 of Marysville, passed away at home with loving family on April 14, 2015. Harvey was born in Rush City, Minnesota 1947. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin Lange, Scott Lange; and three Grand children. A memorial service was held on April 18 in...

Josephine Marlene Landert-Steinbach

Josephine Marlene Landert-Steinbach went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2015. She was born October 20, 1931 in Tulalip. She had a 25-year career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Social Services. She is survived by her loving husband, Walt...

Doris Mary Kraft

Doris Mary Kraft, 82, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2015. Doris was born in Seattle, Wash. on September 6, 1932 to Ambrose and Anna Marty. Doris worked at the Medical Dental Building in Seattle. She married Arvid Kraft in 1955 and became a housewife. They made their home in Marysville, Wash....

Leota "Lee" M. Schultz (Wentworth)

Lee passed away in her sleep on April 6, 2015. She grew up in the Olympia area, married Glenn in 1954, and moved to Marysville in 1956. She was one of three women who founded Marysville Special Olympics in 1975, and was a volunteer for at least 25...

Ernest Hajek

Ernest "Ernie" Hajek, of Marysville, passed away at the age of 103 on April 15, 2015. He moved to Everett, Wash. in 1950 with his wife, Gladys, and daughter, Donna. Ernie worked as a butcher and a gardener and opened his own landscaping and...

Albert Martin Harris

Albert Martin Harris, 67, of Marysville, Washington passed away on April 14, 2015. A service will be held at a later...

Clifford George Enick

Clifford George Enick, 56, of Tulalip passed away on April 11, 2015. He was born June 11, 1958 in Everett, Washington to Gerald and Maryann Enick (Moses). He was a commercial fisherman and he served his tribe as a gravedigger. He is survived by his...

Jean Miller

Arlington, Washington resident Jean Miller joined her husband, Ted; her parents, Roman and Ruth (nee Compton) Heller in heaven. Jean is survived by her children - Susan DeFrancesco, John Miller and Nancy Emons. After the kids had grown, she resumed...

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