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Articles from the January 21, 2015 edition

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Students use MLK holiday to give back

Many students and volunteers didn't relax on their Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but instead went out to help the community during United Way's MLK Day of Service. The day is meant for people to take...

 

Arlington's State of the City about stronger finances, upcoming projects

Arlington is a stronger financial position and hopes to move forward with development, transportation and recreation projects this year, according to Arlington's new city administrator Paul Ellis....

 

Horse rescue needs support to make it through tough financial times

The All Breed Equine Horse Res-Q in Marysville is wading through tough financial times and hopes that it can receive the community's support. The rescue takes in horses that have had health problems,...

 

Arlington girls leading 3A Wesco North

The Arlington girls picked up two league wins last week, trouncing Oak Harbor by 53 points and beating rival Stanwood on the road by 15. The two wins improve the Eagles' overall record to 11-2, and...

 

Chargers searching for first league win

The Marysville Getchell boys basketball team has yet to notch its first league win this season. It's not from lack of trying; the team has come close in each of its three league contests this season,...

 

Lakewood boys win sixth annual Catfight

Lakewood High School was packed to capacity last Friday, with fans of both Granite Falls and Lakewood, cheerleaders of both teams, and bands of both teams trying to be the loudest. After the final buzzer, though, for the second time in its six-year h...

 

Prep Roundup

Arlington Boys basketball: The Eagles split two contests last week, winning on the road against Oak Harbor but falling to league rival Stanwood in the annual Stilly Cup by a final score of 79-62. Arlington hosted Everett on Jan. 20 and will visit Mar...

 

AHS helps raise money for ACS

Arlington High School will host its sixth "Coaches vs. Cancer: Shooting for a Cure" night on Jan. 30. The Arlington boys basketball team will play against the Oak Harbor High School Wildcats at 7...

 

M-PHS receives 3 bomb threats

Marysville-Pilchuck High School received three bomb threats in two days last week, bringing back tough memories for the high school's students. "Each one of these calls is being evaluated separately a...

 

Marysville gets federal funds for streets

Marysville's intersections will be seeing some safety improvements next year because of transportation safety money coming from the federal government. The city received $422,000 in federal grant...

 

Chamber, DABA install officers, boards

The officers and board members for the Arlington chamber and the Downtown Arlington Business Association for 2015 were installed during the chamber's Jan. 13 meeting. The two organizations are meant t...

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    January 21, 2015

Arlington City Council considers reorganization of police department

After discussion at the Jan. 12 workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was expected to approve at this week’s council meeting (on Tuesday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day) creating a deputy chief position for Arlington Police Department, at the...

 

United Way offering free tax preparation site in Marysville

United Way of Snohomish County is once again offering free tax preparation at Goodwill’s Marysville Job Training and Education Center. Volunteer tax preparers will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m....

 

Mary Poppins is practically perfect

The musical, Mary Poppins, playing now through Feb. 8, at the Everett Performing Arts Center (2710 Wetmore Ave.) is a definite “must see.” This production is a combination of the 1964 Disney movie, and a stage version written by Cameron...

 

Arlington Library offering a variety of February activities

The Arlington Library is offering a variety of activities for kids and adults. Children and Families Ready Reader - Baby Storytime Silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities for newborns...

 

Support the ASD transportation levy

I have three children in the Arlington School District. My kids have been riding the school bus for several years now, to school, as well as on field trips and to sports events. And I must say our buses are extremely old. Twenty-eight years old for...

 

Rants & Raves 1/21/15

RANT: Please stop littering. Teach your children littering is wrong. Whether it’s candy wrappers dropped at the school bus stops or the drivers who carelessly toss their coffee cups, bottles, cans, fast food garbage or other trash out their...

 

Understanding the where, when of pruning

I am constantly amazed at the number of attendees that come to our pruning classes no matter what time of year we offer them. Of all the classes we teach this is by far the most popular one so for tho...

 

'The Big Game' Risotto Balls

"The Big Game" Risotto Ball makes about 32 Risotto balls Note from the Chef Perry: This recipe is taking me back to my Italian roots. The real name is Arancini, risotto rice balls, and they are so...

 

Sandra L. Burgard

Sandra Burgard passed away on January 9, 2015. Sandy was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. In 2004, Sandy was hired at Angel of The Winds Casino as an Executive Assistant to the General Manager and...

 

Eric "Jimmy" Dix

Eric "Jimmy" Dix, age 22, passed away January 1, 2015. Born June 13, 1992 in Everett, Wash. to Douglas and Kim Dix, he grew up in Oso. He graduated from Arlington High School where he part of the...

 

Bonnie Jean Fitch

Bonnie Jean Fitch (Mathews), 85 of Bothell, Wash., passed away on December 8, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at Smokey Point Community Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11 a....

 

Chad A. Fitzhugh

Chad Fitzhugh 46, of Arlington, Wash. passed away unexpectedly in his home, January 10, 2015. He was born May 1, 1968. Throughout high school, he worked at the family business, and later excelled at...

 

Jack E. Frets

Jack passed away at home in Arlington, Wash. on January 13, 2015. He was born in Burlington, Wash., March 30, 1924. Jack earned his degree with honors in 1952 from WSC in architectural engineering....

 

Marjorie Mae Garka

Marjorie Mae Garka Marjorie Mae Garka, 72, passed away January 11, 2015 in Marysville, Washington. A private family service will be held in her honor....

 

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