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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Arlington students reach for the stars at Rocketry Camp

Marysville community members had the opportunity sit down and talk with local law enforcement officers one-on-one at the police department's new Coffee with a Cop program on July 30. The program is...

 

Marysville holds first 'Coffee with a Cop'

Marysville community members had the opportunity sit down and talk with local law enforcement officers one-on-one at the police department's new Coffee with a Cop program on July 30. The program is...

 

Festival of the River set for Aug. 11-12

Music, kids activities, Native American culture and environmental information will be available at the Stillaguamish Tribe's annual Festival of the River which will be held Aug. 11-12 this year. It...

 

Kuhnle's Tavern celebrates 100 years

Downtown Marysville bar Kuhnle's Tavern will celebrate 100 years in the town and invites the public to commemorate the event on Aug. 25. "We're going to have some music here all day," said co-owner...

 

Silvana Fair features local kids and their animals

Local kids brought their goats, cows, pigs and other animals out to the 71st annual Silvana Fair which was held on July 28. The local event brings vendors, live music and a number of animal...

 

Tulalip Health Fair provides health screenings, information

Tulalip locals came out to receive health screenings and information about services at the annual Tulalip Health Fair on July 27. "This is our annual health fair," said Jennie Fryberg, who works for...

 

Local fire districts have measures on Aug. 7 ballot

The Silvana Fire District and the Arlington Rural Fire District both have tax measures on the Aug. 7 ballot for local voters that will help fund their districts. Ballots require no postage this...

 

Kornstalk concert benefits food bank

Local musicians and community members helped organize a benefit concert for the Arlington Community Food Bank recently. The benefit concert "Kornstock" was held on July 27 and 28 at the downtown...

 

MFD works to create Rescue Swimmer Team

The Marysville Fire District plans to have a new Rescue Swimmer Team soon that will be able to dive underwater to save drowning individuals. Eight local firefighters have qualified for certification...

 

Batteries Plus Bulbs opens in Smokey Point

A new Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise has opened in Smokey Point offering a number of specialty batteries and services. The store had their first day on July 16 and is located at 4008 172nd St. NE,...

 

Marysville police hold summer youth academy

Marysville kids are learning from local police and getting to train in SWAT and warrant drills at the second year of the Marysville Police Department's Youth Academy. School Resource Officers and...

 

Brewfest raises funds for charity

Hundreds of locals came to Legion Park on July 21 for the third annual Arlington Brewfest which raises money to help find a cure for Usher syndrome. The event fills up the downtown Arlington park...

 

Superintendent recommends dropping SLCs

The Marysville School District may move away from Small Learning Communities in the near future in pursuit of better equity and financial stability. After more than a year of discussion with school...

 

Sales tax would fund new Marysville Jail

Marysville voters will decide on a 0.1 percent sales tax to fund a new police station and jail on the upcoming August 7 primary ballot. City officials met with the public at information sessions this...

 

Local competes in annual STP

Local 14-year-old Lee Hall rode more than 200 miles while completing the annual Seattle to Portland bike race this July. The bike ride was held July 14 and 15 this year and is organized with hundreds...

 

Silvana Fair will be held on July 28

Local kids will show their livestock at the Silvana Fair which returns to the area this year on July 28. The fair has free parking and free entry and is held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is held next...

 

Memorial honors George Boulton

The Arlington Arts Council's newest community art sculpture is a memorial for George Boulton that has been installed next to the Mayor's Garden near Arlington City Hall. George Boulton was a...

 

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