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Post MS students create sidewalk beauty

First grants made from CVH relief fund

The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation’s Oso Relief Fund has attracted donations large and small, from corporations and large organizations to individuals emptying their piggy banks. Last week the Foundation board announced initial disbursements of $236,715 for Oso landslide relief six...

Golf course owners seek tax break

Snohomish County Council sent three council members to Arlington Thursday to join three City Council members at a public hearing on a request from Woodland Ridge Joint Venture, to change the tax category of Gleneagle Golf Course to open space to...

Senate votes to preserve Green Mountain lookout

By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed S.B. 404 on Thursday, April 3, which would protect the historic Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness near Darrington. The bill was also approved in the House of Representatives, blocking...

Free dirt for lawns, gardens

Homeowners and gardeners can take advantage of free material for yards and gardens, courtesy of the City of Marysville. The city has a limited supply of free, screened fill dirt and topsoil mix available for residents to use in gardens, lawns or landscaping projects. The fill dirt is available on...

Arlington shooting triggers homicide investigation

A 26-year-old Arlington woman has died from a gunshot wound to the head after being transported by airlift to Harborview Medical Center. She has been identified as Jessica C. Jones. Shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, the Arlington Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 6800...

Street sweeper schedules available

If you have ever wondered when street sweepers will be visiting your neighborhood, the City of Marysville Street Division in Public Works provides a handful of easy ways to find out. For street maintenance purposes, Marysville is divided into six zones. Each zone is swept a staggered three months...

Marking three weeks

David Wilkie commemorates the three week anniversary of the SR 530 Mudslide by playing a rendition of Amazing Grace on bagpipes. Wilkie is a member of the Planning Division staff in the Snohomish...

Public invited to discuss rebuilding 530

While the grim task of recovery continues in the massive debris field left by the March 22 mudslide, Snohomish County and the Washington State Department of Transportation are gathering public input concerning the eventual reopening of SR 530, with a public meeting set for tonight in Smokey Point....

$45,000 grant will help send Darrington kids to camp

As of April 10, United Way of Snohomish County had raised over $1.5 million for its Disaster Recovery Fund. One hundred percent of the money will be used for the Oso mudslide recovery effort, and more than $500,000 has already been distributed to families and communities impacted by March 22...

Children can hunt for Easter eggs on April 19

The Easter Bunny will come to Arlington and Marysville on April 19 as part of both city’s annual Easter egg hunts for children. Arlington The open grass space at the south end of Arlington Airport will be filled with thousands of Easter eggs on April 19 at 11 a.m. Children ages 12 and younger...

City's annual Clean Sweep April 26

The City of Marysville, working in partnership with various local businesses, churches and nonprofit groups, will launch Clean Sweep April 26, an annual weeklong celebration of free activities to help residents get their spring cleaning off on the right foot. “We are looking for more volunteers...

Trees planted to help Allen Creek

Marysville citizens helped to restore Allen Creek by planting trees in deforested areas near the creek's waters on April 12. The Adopt A Stream Foundation and other local organizations prepared the tree-planting to celebrate an early Earth Day. They ...

Arlington celebrates Arbor Day

More than 30 people enjoyed the spring sunshine as they helped plant trees for Arbor Day Saturday at Arlington's Country Charm Park and Conservation Area. Volunteers included Boy Scouts and other families, including the city engineer, Eric Scott,...

Appreciation for first responders

Several Arlington students spent the afternoon and early evening hours on April 7 making sure relief workers returning from the mudslide site knew their efforts were appreciated. Parent Barb Denike created the signs, and the students included (from...

Post MS students create sidewalk beauty

Students in the Arlington-Darrington areas have suffered emotional trauma as a result of the Oso mudslide tragedy, and educators and administrators have explored many ideas to help foster the healing process. In one artful example, Post Middle...

College/career fair in Marysville on April 22

More than 120 college, tech, trade, vocational, civic and military representatives will be at the 2014 Opportunity Expo to help Marysville students achieve their post-graduation goals. The third annual Opportunity Expo will be on April 22 at the Tulalip Resort Orca Ballroom and Chinook rooms from...

AHS robotics students build success

The Arlington High School NeoBots FIRST Robotics Team 2903 is enjoying its most successful season in the six years of competing against other schools in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Teams of 25 students or more use materials to build and program...

Tommies ruling Wesco baseball

Things are going well for the Marysville-Pilchuck's varsity baseball team. They have a perfect league record, three of the area's top hitters in their lineup, and a newly-discovered weapon to bolster their already-solid pitching rotation. There's...

Prep Roundup

Arlington Baseball: The Eagles split with league-leading Lake Stevens last week, winning the second game of the week thanks to a late-inning home run off the bat of Ryan Walker. It was the Vikings’ first loss of the season. Arlington hosted Snohomish last night. Girl's tennis: Arlington fell to...

Lakewood soccer trying to snap losing streak

It's been a bumpy ride for Lakewood soccer fans this season, with two impressive wins sandwiched between two lengthy losing streaks. The losing continued last week, as the Cougars fell to Kings by a score of 3-0 and Sultan by a slim 2-1 margin. Defense isn't Lakewood's problem; opponents have only...

Arlington boys winless, but improving

The Eagles are still flightless. One month into the season Arlington's boys' soccer team is without a win, have scored four combined goals through nine games, and are dead-last in the league. But their heads aren't hung low. Progress is being made,...

Holding on to memories, joy

I’ve got one red tulip. There may be a few more, but not many. Guess I’ll have to think about planting new ones next year. Some things last without much care. Others do not and demand replacement. It is the order of things. I haven’t given...

Special breakfast dish for special occasions

Easter and Mother’s Day are fast approaching, and I wanted to share one of my favorite family recipes. This dish contains many of the things I love...pork belly, crab and BBQ. The English muffins have just enough heat to add a different twist to...

Heard around the nursery: Moss, tent caterpillars and Japanese Maples

If you ever want to find out what is going on in the garden, just drop by the local nursery and listen to the other customers talking about their gardens. Chances are that whatever your fellow gardeners are experiencing is also happening in your...

Time marches on, even in tragedy

Nearly a month later, the March 22 tragedy that struck our neighbors in Oso is still very much on everyone’s mind. A few weeks have hardly lessened the feelings of sadness and grief, nor have they weakened the resolve of our communities to help...

Tax increase addresses urgent need

Editor, This month, the voters of the City of Arlington will be asked to approve Proposition 1, which would allow a property tax increase of 58 cents per thousand to better fund city services and public safety equipment for the next ten years. They will mark their ballots and return them by April...

Books spur donations

Editor, The Friends of the Arlington Library would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent two-day book sale by purchasing books and making generous cash donations to benefit the Oso mudslide disaster. This event raised $500; the money will be donated to the Union Bank's mudslide...

Robert D. Caldwell

Robert (Bob) Caldwell 90, of Stanwood WA died March 22, 2014. Born July 19, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. While training in England, he played stand-up bass with the Glenn Miller Band and Jimmy Durante....

Christopher Ryan Craig

Our beloved friend, brother, son, father to be, fiancé and twin. Christopher Ryan Craig went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday April 3, 2014. He is survived by his loving parents, Charlotte and Peter Labib, Gordon and Shawnna Kingery;...

Daniel Steven Krischano

Daniel Steven Krischano, age 73, passed away on March 28, 2014 of COPD in Marysville, WA. Daniel was born to Charles and Florine Krischano in Everett, WA on January 19, 1941. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; and beloved wife, Patricia. He leaves his sons, Michael (Sherry) Krischano,...

Virginia Marie Oien-Durham

Virginia Marie Oien-Durham November 14,1964 – February 20, 2014 Until we meet again, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand Volunteers of America April 26, 2014 1:00 – 5:00 16300 Motor Place Lynnwood, WA...

Bret Wayne Berlin

Bret Wayne Berlin, of Camano Island WA, left his family and friends on March 6, 2014 at the age of 44. Bret was born July 31, 1969 in Everett WA. He is survived by his wife, Nora; three children, Brittany, Christopher, and Miranda Berlin; his...

Gerald W. Durling

Gerald W. "Bud" Durling died Monday, March 31, 2014 in Marysville, WA at the Grove Street Convalescent Center. He had only been there a couple of weeks. Bud lived the majority of his life in Snohomish County. Bud was born on June 26, 1930 to Arthur...

Richard Paul Mathews

Richard Paul "Corky" Mathews 79, of Port Angeles, WA died April 8, 2014. Born September 12, 1934 in Everett, WA. He graduated from Marysville Senior High School in 1954. He spent four years in the Navy, worked on tugs in Alaska, then married Lynn...

Kelly Nice Kuhnle

Kelly Nice Kuhnle, our beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend passed away unexpectedly at home on March 18, 2014 at the age of 50. Kelly was born on February 2, 1964 in Torrence, CA to Richard and Melba Nice, soon after the family moved to...

Samuel Trotto

Samuel Trotto passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Marysville, WA at the age of 93. Sam was born March 8, 1921 in Bellingham, Washington to Peter and Anna Trotto. He graduated from Bellingham High School in 1939 and enlisted in the US Navy right...

Donald Fisher

March 26, 1930 – April 3, 2014 Donald Fisher, age 84, passed away peacefully with his wife Connie at his side. Born in Butte, Montana, he relocated to Seattle in 1954, following his service in the Air Force in Ireland & Germany as a Flight...

 
 
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