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Judge voids Strawberry Festival agreement

The formerly secret agreement that barred a number of Strawberry Festival volunteers from participating in Maryfest has been officially voided. Maryfest, the nonprofit organization that sponsors Marysville’s annual Strawberry Festival, was bound...

Missing Marysville child found safe

On Aug. 15 Marysville Police Department received a call about a missing three-year-old from the 1500 block of Ninth Street. The child was later found safe and sound at an adult childcare provider, according to Commander Mark Thomas with the...

Election results show local measures passing

Three local tax measures and numerous federal and state congress seats were on this month’s primary ballot. Washington state’s top-two primary system means that the two candidates with the most votes will move onto the general election ballot...

Arlington City Council approves EMS utility fee

The Arlington City Council approved on Aug. 6 a $15 per month utility fee that will fund emergency medical services for the city. The city's EMS budget has been at a shortfall for several years and...

Marysville celebrates National Night Out

Marysville officials invited families and neighborhoods to meet with police officers and other city officials as part of the annual National Night Out on Aug. 7. The event is held across the country...

Festival of the River highlights Tribal culture, environment

The Festival of the River, which celebrates the Stillaguamish River and Stillaguamish Tribal culture, returned to Arlington on Aug. 11 and 12. The Stillaguamish Tribe puts on the event each year for...

Larsen visits apprenticeship program

Rep. Rick Larsen visited Marysville manufacturing company Acro Machining to see a youth apprenticeship program on Aug. 8. The statewide nonprofit organization Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee...

Work continues on SR 529 bridge

Single-lane closures will continue for the next several months as transportation workers continue to paint the State Route 529 northbound Steamboat Slough bridge. Workers are almost halfway through...

Our Best Friends

Send us photos of you and your pet The North County Outlook has a weekly feature titled Our Best Friends. Community members can send us photos of them with their pets and we will elect one to run in...

Homegrown Festival fills Third Street

A wide variety of vendors filled Third Street in Marysville for the annual Handmade and Homegrown Festival on Aug. 10-12. Lynnwood resident Carla Simbulan, owner of Colors by Carla, brought her...

Arlington communities gather for NNO

Arlington police officers, firefighters and other city officials met with locals as many neighborhoods participated in the annual National Night Out on Aug. 7. The national event is meant to allow...

Sutherland recognized for work at M-PHS

Marysville police officer Chris Sutherland was recognized as the Washington State School Resource Officer of the Year. Sutherland was given the award in late July for his work with...

School Bash helps supply Tulalip students

Nearly 2,000 Native American students will get some help from The Tulalip Tribes to prepare for the coming school year. They will attend the annual Tulalip Back to School Bash that takes place from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Don...

M'ville Youth Football prepares for season

Little kids to full grown adults are getting ready for the football season, and the Marysville Youth Football League is no different as their season is looking to kickoff. The MYFL got started with...

Registration opens for M'ville Youth Basketball

The Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Department's 2019 Youth Basketball League is gearing up as the first games begin in December and continue through March. As summer begins to wind down,...

3on3X tournament draws more than 170 teams

The 3on3X, Western Washington's Premier three-on-three basketball tournament, was held at Arlington Municipal Airport from Aug. 11-12. Through the rain on Saturday and into the hot blacktop on...

The evolution of my tropical oasis

Forget for a minute that I am a professional horticulturist and have worked in the field for over 50 years ... try to think of me a just an ordinary home owner that moved into his house 30 years ago...

Tips for healthy summertime barbecues

Backyard barbecues are as iconically American as apple pie and baseball. Grilling is a popular cooking method during the summer months, and many people will be firing up the grill for Labor Day. This...

Tori Karaage, Japanese Fried Chicken

This time around, I wanted to share a recipe that reminds me of the time I spent living in Japan, which was during a pivotal time in my life. The dish brings back fond memories about when I met the...

Drought, water quality on many minds

Water — how much we have and how clean it should be — is on the minds of many these days as the drought rolls on in western Washington and state government remains stalled on updating decades-old...

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