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Articles from the January 13, 2016 edition

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Arlington students get work experience

The Arlington School District's Transition Program has helped students living with disabilities for many years, but in the past two years the program has made an effort to get students into actual businesses. The Transition Program helps students...

 

MSD looks at replacing aging schools

Marysville School District officials are looking to update their aging facilities and may be considering a bond measure to upgrade the district's oldest schools. "We know that when you go around the district you can see that some of our facilities...

 

ASD asks voters to renew P&O levy

The Arlington School District will put their educational programs and operations levy on the ballot this February for renewal. The district is asking for nearly $57 million across four years to replace the expiring educational programs and...

 

Lakewood sends 2 levies to voters

The Lakewood School District will have two levies for the public to vote on included on the Feb. 9 special election ballot, a renewal of the district's operations levy and a technology levy. The district is requesting a maximum collection of $2.85...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    January 13, 2016

Tulalip Heritage girls remain undefeated

The Jan. 5 win against Lopez Island High School made for a nine-game winning streak for Tulalip Heritage girls basketball as their season continued undefeated. Tulalip took a 58-38 win at Tulalip Heritage High School. "I thought they played okay. We...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    January 13, 2016

Lakewood girls fall to King's 52-44

Lakewood girls could not hold on to their lead at their home game against Seattle's King's High School on Tuesday, Jan. 5. After a close game, King's took away the win 52-44. "Although we did end up losing the game, it was probably the best game...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    January 13, 2016

Teams compete at Arlington Rumble

The Arlington girls and junior varsity boys teams hosted and competed at the Arlington Rumble tournament. Twenty high school wrestling teams from Edmonds to Bellingham participated at the tournament. "It ran very smoothly and we had four or five...

 

Marysville Scouts collect Christmas trees to recycle

Marysville Boy Scout Troop 80 and other local troops took in the community's Christmas trees on Jan. 9 to help recycle them for later park use. "Troop 80 has been organizing the Christmas tree pickups for the city of Marysville for 30 years,...

 

AlertSense sends warnings, alerts

Snohomish County officials hope that locals who want to be sent disaster alerts and severe weather warnings will sign up for the online messaging tool AlertSense. "This is a tool that we use to keep people informed," said Mark Murphy, project...

 

'Paper Tigers' screening set for Jan. 26

Local community members are invited to a Jan. 26 screening of the documentary film "Paper Tigers" which discusses childhood trauma and community support. The screening is free and will be held at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium at 7...

 

Eagle Festival features art contests

Winter is a good time for reflection and creativity. Let nature inspire you to create a poem, capture eagles in photography, or create a work of art to display at the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival Saturday, Feb. 6. The Arlington Arts Council is sponsoring a Haiku Poetry contest as part of...

 

City reviews plans for transportation grants

Arlington City Council reviewed plans to spend about $2.6 million in three Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grants during its workshop meeting this Monday, Jan. 11. Next week the regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This week, council was scheduled to...

 

Restoration without protection does not lead us to recovery

We’ve seen some incredible salmon habitat restoration projects the past few years, but there’s a big difference between restoring habitat and protecting it. We must remember that restoration without protection does not lead us to recovery. The...

 

Just say 'No' to boring gardens

Okay folks, here's the deal. There isn't a day that goes by that a customer doesn't come into my garden center and ask me how they can achieve year around interest in their garden. My reply is always the same: "Come to the garden center once a month...

 

Lee E. Baird

Lee Baird, born Oct. 5, 1955 in Cowley, Wyo., passed on Dec. 13, 2015. Lee spent most of his life in Arlington, where he worked as a mechanic for over 30 years. Lee had two children, Cody and Hannah, and a stepson, Curtis. Lee is preceded in death...

 

Tamera Lynn Bartlett

Tami passed away peacefully, on her 57th birthday. Tami was born in Harvey, Ill., to Lynn and Diane Mendenhall on Dec. 9, 1958. She began a career in banking and spent many years as a bank manager. At her home in Marysville, Wash. she loved to spend...

 

Michael Philip Berry

Michael Berry, born in Everett, Wash., to Clarence and Isabelle Berry on July 8, 1946, passed away on Dec. 3, 2015. Michael was a journeyman electrician. Michael gave generously of his time to serve people in need through the Marysville Food Bank....

 

Linda DuToit

Linda DuToit of Arlington, Wash. died unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2015. Linda was born on Nov. 9, 1957, in Wisconsin. She is survived by her loving husband, Dave; two children and five grandchildren. Funeral Services will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 16,...

 

Benito M. Gonzalez

Benito M. Gonzalez, 64, passed away on Jan. 3, 2016, surrounded by his family in Marysville, Wash. He was born Aug. 14, 1951, to Antonio and Ersela Gonzalez in Robstown, Texas. Benito is survived by his wife, Josefina "Josie" Gonzalez; and his three...

 

Gladys "Marie" Green

Gladys "Marie" Green returned to her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 1, 2016, at the age of 95. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Marie was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Hanson, Okla. She was married to Harry Green who...

 

Larry Eugene Haemig

Larry Eugene Haemig was born June 24, 1949, in Seattle, Wash. and passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2015, in Everett, Wash. His parents Carl E. and Rose Marie preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Larry is survived by the love of his...

 

Larry A. Kirchgasser

Larry Kirchgessner was born in Everett, Wash. on June 13, 1929 to Robert and Lillie Kirchgessner. He died on Nov. 29, 2015. Larry and his wife moved to Arlington, Wash., where they raised four children: Michael, Deborah, Mark and Kim, and he ran the...

 

Floy Estella Klein

Floy Estella Klein was born on Jan. 23, 1927, to Lynn and Ann Graves. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 7, 2016, in Arlington. Floy was preceded in death by husband, John Klein. She is survived by her children, Betty Rogers, John, Joy...

 

Doris M. Lee

Doris Lee went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2015. Doris was born to Walter and Ethel Kenyon on Sept. 9, 1926, in New Bedford, Mass. She and her family eventually moved to the Arlington, Wash. area. Doris went to work at Cascade Valley Hospital, eventually becoming Head of Nursing. Doris was...

 

Luella McGrath

Luella McGrath passed away on Dec. 23, 2015, 23 days before her 103rd birthday. Luella was the oldest child of Dovie McGrath and Henry McGrath. Miss McGrath had a passion for teaching. She taught in Marysville, Wash. for nine years. She received...

 

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