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Local business takes part in Ice Bucket Challenge

Getchell roundabout construction will create detours

The center island for the planned roundabout at the top of Getchell hill began construction last week and will create detours for drivers going through State Route 9 and 84th Street until Aug. 29. The revisions began last Thursday and motorists...

United Way releases report on Oso donation funds

$4.54 million has been raised by the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation and the United Way of Snohomish County in support of Oso landslide victims and the organizations released their report detailing how that money was spent on Aug. 22. About half of those funds have been distributed and much of...

Oso slide commission takes first tour of area

The independent commission that will study the emergency response of the March 22 Oso landslide and look at land-use planning in the area took their first tour of the area on Aug. 22. On the five month anniversary of the slide the group saw the...

City of Marysville looking for applicants for 2015 tourism grant

The city of Marysville is accepting applications for the city’s Hotel/Motel Tax Grant Program for 2015. Projects are funded on a reimbursement basis, with awards granted to projects that enhance and promote the city’s tourism market. The program is open to any qualified private nonprofit...

Afterschool program addresses social and academic needs of youth

As children and teens return to school, the YMCA of Snohomish County encourages parents looking for safe, educational, and fun activities outside the classroom to take advantage of its afterschool programs. The YMCA of Snohomish County, a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy...

Local business takes part in Ice Bucket Challenge

More than 45 people from Roy Robinson Chevrolet and Subaru took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 18, raising $400 to donate for the charity. The challenge, which has become popular all across the country on social media, involves...

Pennies for Puppies and Ponies brings K9s to Sheriff's Department

Dogs can be an important part of a police department but they can also become a huge cost to those departments and with the cutbacks government agencies have had to make over the past few years, K-9 units aren't always on the top of the financial...

Mural project benefits youth and the community

Arlington's story is told in a new mural near the entrance to Haller Park, where Haller City was founded at the confluence of the two forks of the Stillaguamish River in the 1880s. Designed by Camano Island artist Jillian Mattison, with help from...

No Child Left Behind will classify nearly all schools in state as "failing"

Nearly all parents of students in Washington state will be receiving letters saying their children currently attend a “failing” school soon due to the federal No Child Left Behind law. Most states currently hold a waiver for No Child Left Behind, exempting them from portions of the law,...

Marysville's 14-15 school budget approved

The Marysville School District approved their budget for 2014-15, which includes $3.6 million worth of new spending for the district, including reinstating many positions that had been cut because of declining budgets in the past. The budget for the upcoming year, which includes about $126 million...

On Cats and Traffic

This is a hard column to write. I’d rather not do it. But feel I must. Sunday, August 10, on a sunny afternoon I lost my best friend. Charlie the cat was only four years old, but he had given a lot of pleasure in those four short years. I will...

Fall is a lot like spring, only better

It’s hard to believe that I am talking about fall when it is still high summer and there is a good one to two months left of decent weather. But the fact is that our growers are ready to deliver their fall crops which means pansies, violas, mums,...

Can social media hinder police, help criminals?

Just last month Washington state patrol, the Seattle police and seven other agencies began a campaign entitled “Tweetsmart,” which is meant to educate citizens about the hazards of social media when police are trying to apprehend or search for a suspect or when they are in the middle of a...

Inslee water quality plan too little, too late

More delay is about the only thing that any of us who live here in Washington can count on when it comes to a badly needed update of state water quality standards to protect our health. After decades of foot-dragging by previous governors, Gov. Jay Inslee recently unveiled his plan to revise our...

News doesn't change much, so what's new?

Every day we turn on the television and hear about all the wars in the Middle East. Life is bad in the Middle East. Take your pick of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and currently Israel and the Gaza strip. We aren’t hearing good news from any of those places. So what’s new? The cold murder of Major...

Tone' (Thomas/Bowers) Knapp

Nov. 16, 1956 - Aug. 4, 2014 Tone' (Thomas/Bowers) Knapp died of pancreatic cancer on August 4, 2014. Born November 16, 1956 in Seattle as the youngest child of DeVoe and Henry Thomas, she graduated from Lincoln High School. After serving 4 years in ...

Nona Lucille Hamilton

Nona Lucille Hamilton was born in Oxford, Kan. on March 19, 1924. She passed away peacefully at the age of 90 in the presence of family. Nona was the fourth of six children born to Marshall and Alma Swaim. In 1942 she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Hamilton, who preceded her in death...

Robert Jensen

Dec. 12, 1929 - Aug. 19, 2014 Robert 'Bob' Donald Jensen, 84, of Shelton, Wash. passed away in Puyallup, Wash. in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Robert was born in Marysville, Wash. on December 12, 1929 to Clara and Claus Jensen. He graduated from Marysville High School class...

Allan Johnson

January 14, 1983 - August 15, 2014 Allan Michael Johnson, 31, of Marysville, passed away on August 15, 2014. He was born January 14, 1983 in Seattle. The son of Michael and Sandra Johnson and lived in Marysville. He worked as a roofer. He was a Seahawks fan. Private family services will be...

Frances Ione Contraro

Dec. 7, 1950 – August 10, 2014 Frances I. (Reeves) Contraro (63) of Tulalip passed away August 10, 2014. She worked 32 years at the Tulalip liquor store as cashier, supervisor, and manager. She loved baseball, watching her son play ball, and was a ...

David Warren Lemke

David Warren Lemke, 77, passed away August 10, 2014 in Everett, Wash. A viewing was held on August 22 in Arlington. Funeral services were held August 23 in Granite...

Mary Margaret Wray

Mary Margaret Wray, 86, peacefully passed away August 14, 2014 surrounded by her five sons. Mary was born in Los Angeles on December 27, 1927, to John and Lynnette Butler. At two years old she contracted Osteomyelitis in her tibia, which confined...

Wesley Greig

March 9, 1930 - August 16, 2014 Wesley was born in Iron River, Michigan on March 9, 1930, and went to be with Jesus on August 16, 2014. After attending local schools through his junior year, the family moved to Edmonds, Wash. where he completed his...

 
 
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