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Articles from the February 7, 2018 edition

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Families, friends say farewell to deploying Army Reserve soldiers

Army Reserve soldiers of the 477th Transportation Company and their friends and family gathered on Feb. 2 for a farewell ceremony. The local soldiers are set to deploy in the near future and met at...

 

Arlington's Eagle Festival highlights local nature

Arlington locals celebrated the return of eagles to the Stillaguamish Valley with the 11th annual Eagle Festival on Feb. 2 and 3. The festival, which is run by the city of Arlington, the...

 

Open Doors helps students who have dropped out

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen came to the Arlington School District to see their recently started Open Doors program which is meant to re-engage local students who have dropped out. The congressman visited...

 

School bond, levies on Feb. 13 ballot

The Feb. 13 Special Election ballot has several measures on it from the Arlington School District and Marysville School District. Ballots have been mailed out by Snohomish County and are due by Feb. 1...

 

Oak Harbor defeats Tomahawks 45-39

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls basketball team looked to earn their first win against the winless Oak Harbor Wildcats on Feb. 2. Both teams entered the game with league records of 0-10, and looked...

 

Tomahawks top Mavericks

The Marysville-Pilchuck boys basketball team took on the Meadowdale Mavericks in a game that got out of hand quickly, on Jan. 30. The Tomahawks started off slow on the offensive end as they struggled...

 

Eagles coast to 52-19 victory

The Arlington girls basketball team welcomed the Shorewood Thunderbirds to their home floor on Jan. 31. Early on, the Eagles and the Thunderbirds battled back and forth as they found themselves at...

 

It's not too late to get flu shot

Even though the reports of influenza appears to have reached its peak in Snohomish County, health officials are still recommending residents take steps to protect themselves. "We're hopeful that we're...

 

Ways to naturally boost immune system

Flu season is here and it's hitting hard. One of the best things we can do to prevent getting the flu, or how strong it hits us, is to boost our immune system so we are ready to fight off the bug....

 

Give Kids A Smile

Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry held their Give Kids a Smile event on Friday, Feb. 2. They were able to provide cleanings, exams and X-rays for a number of local families. Each child left with a...

 

Local fights for better special education funding

One local advocate hopes to improve some of the basics of special education funding by promoting more state funding. Former Marysville-Pilchuck High School student Preston Dwoskin has gone to the state legislature in Olympia many times in the past...

 

Community supports injured teen

After a traumatic auto accident, 15-year-old Arlington High School student Brayden Knowles and his family are receiving support from the community around them. On Dec. 26 Brayden was in a car...

 

Fathers, daughters enjoy annual dance

Fathers and daughters danced and twirled at this year's Father-Daughter Valentines Dance put on by the city of Marysville on Feb. 3 and 10. The annual dance at Cedarcrest Middle School gives an opport...

 

Tolbert earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Mayor Barb Tolbert recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).  AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes cit...

 

Helping you stay healthy

Health is influenced by our environment's day-to-day circumstances and experiences. Marysville’s 2016 Health Profile prepared by the Snohomish Health District reports that cardiovascular disease and cancer represent the leading causes of death at 4...

 

Eleanor "Ellie" Carstens

Eleanor "Ellie" Carstens died January 27, 2018 in Arlington, Washington. She was born on May 16, 1926, inn Spokane, Washington to Virgil and Hazel Heald and attended Spokane schools graduating from...

 

Arlington will add 'pocket park'

A pocket park is likely coming to the downtown Arlington area after the city received about $46,000 in grant funding from the state. The idea of a “pocket park” is to put in a small public park space near businesses which will help visitors have...

 

Our Best Friends

Send us photos of you and your pet The North County Outlook has a weekly feature titled Our Best Friends. Community members can send us photos of them with their pets and we will elect one to run in...

 

MSD's transfer period runs until Feb. 28

The Marysville School District’s Annual In-District Transfer Request/Choice Transfer Request (Out-of-District Variance) period for the 2018-2019 school year began on Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 28. Forms are available at each school building...

 

February To-Do List for gardeners

Okay folks, it's time to get serious about gardening again. Like I mentioned last time, it feels to me like we are going to have an early spring (unless it continues to rain like crazy and it stays...

 

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