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Western musical fun for the whole family

The legend of Annie Oakley shone for its opening night at the Village Theatre. With a packed house, applause thundered after every number and the theatre's production of "Annie Get Your...

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    December 13, 2011

Marysville's budget goals reflect economic realities

The Marysville City Council's budget for 2012, presented and approved at the Nov. 28 meeting, may be more conservative than past budget plans, according to Mayor Jon Nehring. That didn't assure unanimous approval for next year's spending plan,...

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    December 13, 2011

Moratorium on medical marijuana extended

At the Dec. 12 meeting, Marysville's City Council voted to extend its six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, delaying possible legal action until June of 2012. On July 11 the Marysville City Council approved a 6-month moratorium for...

 

Student's earnings dedicated to helping others

Nick Novy, a sophomore at Marysville Pilchuck High School, spent his spring break, summer break, and the beginning of his sophomore year working and saving money for the Marysville Community Food...

 

School board resolves to be more energy-efficient

At the Nov. 1 meeting of the Marysville School Board, directors and visitors learned about successful reading and literacy programs and the district's options for more energy-efficient operations. Assistant Superintendent Gail Miller explained the...

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    November 1, 2011

Mayoral candidates face tough questions

The two candidates for Marysville's mayor, Jon Nehring and Kelly Wright, faced members of OUR (Organization United for Reform) Marysville and local citizens in a public debate on Oct. 19 at the Marysville Public Library. Hand-lettered signs lining...

 

Local woman is crowned Miss Washington USA

Christina Clarke grew up in Marysville and is still a resident of her hometown. But on Oct. 9, she acquired a much higher profile when she was crowned 2012 Miss Washington USA. Clarke, a former...

 

AHS student learns about bullying through history

Arlington High School junior Kade Bode has written an illuminating essay entitled "Break." Kade's essay won third place in a writing contest for the Jacob Friedman Washington State...

 

Student accomplishments take center stage

The Marysville School Board announced they're going paperless Monday evening, Oct. 10. The new EduPortal system gives staff, board members and parents the information they need without sacrificing...

 

Lively interpretation of Noel Coward's classic comedy

Erica Neils plays Madame Arcati in "Blithe Spirit" at the Historic Everett Theatre. Photo by Leilani Saper.   Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" has come alive at the Historic...

 

Council discusses road projects, police issues

The Marysville City Council met September 12, after a brief hiatus. Special recognition was given to city employee Deidre Kvanges for her service in the planning department. Nothing that the planning department is one of the "most intense...

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    September 6, 2011

Arlington protects the Stilly with new water facility

On Wednesday, August 24, the city of Arlington celebrated the grand opening of its new Water Reclamation Facility with public tours and information about the state-of-the-art plant. The speakers and...

 
 By Emily McCann    News    August 24, 2011

Bayview Ridge Trail coming this September

Marysville crews began laying pavement for the new Bayview Ridge Trail August 18.   At its August 9 meeting, the City Council approved three necessary agreements with Puget Sound Energy and the Public Utility District of Snohomish County, and...

 

Board votes to increase school lunch prices

The Marysville School Board's August 15 meeting was again dominated by budgetary concerns throughout the district. Straying slightly from protocol, the board separated visitor comments into non-budgetary and budgetary concerns, helping to categorize...

 

M.O.M.Fest preview features local talent

M.O.M festival organizers held a kickoff concert Friday, Aug. 12, at Tay T's in Marysville. Founded by recent Marysville Getchell High School graduate Adam Bagley, the M.O.M. Festival, which stands...

 

Local communities host successful Night Out events

The Cities of Marysville and Arlington each hosted a National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The events, each spilling over with enthusiastic kids, promoted the theme of safety as fun for the whole fam...

 
 By Emily Mccann    Schools    August 9, 2011

Tough decisions continue in school budget process

Many community members, children and parents were in attendance at the August 1 school board meeting. The issue on their minds: music and the future of their child's development. Sunnyside Elementary School music teacher Brenda Ehrhardt will be...

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    July 27, 2011

Coal trains could mean twice the rail traffic

Locals may notice a marked increase in rail traffic if a proposed coal processing plant in Bellingham is approved, and it won't be pretty. The Marysville City Council heard a presentation on the Cherry Point Coal Train project at the July 25...

 

Marshmallow madness invades Arlington

Arlington residents flooded Legion Park on Independence Day, ready to rejoice in a new Frontier Days celebration--the first ever "Marshmallow Madness" food fight. Although the bid for...

 
 By Emily Mccann    Schools    July 12, 2011

Music cuts strike bad chord

A large and vocal crowd of students, parents and teachers attended the July 11 Marysville School Board meeting, many of them anxious to have their say about cuts to music programs for elementary students. Cindy Booth, a music teacher at Sunnyside...

 

Strawberry Festival fashion show draws record crowd

Marysville was in full bloom as local businesses and public figures banded together for the Strawberry Festival Tea and Fashion Show, held Tuesday, June 14. Held at the sprawling Leifer Manor estate, the look of the afternoon was pure elegance....

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    June 29, 2011

Marysville City Council approves construction of 156th St. overcrossing

Relief is on its way. Drivers and shoppers who are weary of navigating the Smokey Point interchange in order to reach the Lakewood shopping area will be pleased to know that the Marysville City Council voted on June 13 to approve the construction of...

 
 By Emily Mccann    News    June 29, 2011

Marysville plans graffiti cleanup event

On Monday, June 27, the Marysville City Council met for a short session to kick off a summer of community involvement and improvement. After a safe and successful Strawberry Festival, the citizens of Marysville will be pleased to hear that July is...

 

Husband and wife team deliver the laughs

It was a warm Sunday afternoon and, while many planned a trek outside, fans of "Hello, Dolly!" packed the Historic Everett Theatre for the June 5 matinee, and the show's director Janet Pope...

 
 By Emily Mccann    Schools    June 15, 2011

District faces cuts to special programs

End-of-year celebrations were mixed with sobering financial news at the June 6 Marysville School Board meeting. The meeting started on a sunny note, matching the day's welcome warm weather, as family members flooded the district's boardroom to...

 

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