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Articles from the February 12, 2014 edition

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Carlile will be rehired by Marysville PD

An arbitrator has ruled that the City of Marysville must rehire former police officer Derek Carlile, who was terminated after his young son shot and killed his 7-year-old daughter using Carlile’s unsecured gun. The arbitrator, Timothy D.W....

 

Late comeback gives Eagles win in 'Coaches vs. Cancer' game

Blue and gold were exchanged for pink last Tuesday at Arlington High School, as the Eagles played their annual Coaches vs. Cancer game against Snohomish. Players wore pink socks, referees used pink...

 

Local wrestlers qualify for regional tournaments

Postseason wrestling kicked off last weekend for Snohomish County, and several local high schools sent wrestlers to their respective regional tournaments. In 4A, Arlington finished third overall in th...

 

Lakewood boys look to the future

Records can be deceiving. On the surface, Lakewood's disappointing 2-11 league record doesn't inspire confidence in the young team or in first-year head coach David Choi. But because six of those...

 

Tomahawks close season with upset win over Everett

Marysville-Pilchuck is on a hot streak at the best possible time. Closing the season last Thursday with a 74-64 double overtime victory against Everett, the Lady Tomahawks are seeing all the pieces...

 

Local athletes sign Letters of Intent

High school is the last time many students get to play competitive sports. But for nine local athletes, the prep scene was just the beginning. Students from Marysville-Pilchuck, Marysville Getchell...

 

Prep Roundup

Boys’ basketball Grace Academy: Grace closed out its regular season with two big wins on the road over Providence Classical Christian and Lopez to give them the third seed in their district tournament. Last Saturday, a huge second quarter and a...

 

Tulalip Tribes given jurisdiction over domestic violence

For the first time since 1978, select Indian tribes, including the Tulalip Tribes, will have the right to prosecute non-Indians who are charged with domestic violence on reservation lands. The Tulalip Tribes are one of three American Indian tribes...

 

Trim those trees, keep sidewalks clear

Marysville property owners are being asked to do their part to help with upkeep on the city's streets, sidewalks and rights of way. Homeowners and business owners can augment the work done by Public...

 

Armed robber impersonates police

Just before 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Marysville police officers responded to a call of a man pointing a gun at someone in a vehicle in a parking lot on the corner of 88th St. and State Ave. The subject was motioning the occupants to get out of the vehicle,...

 

Eagle Festival inspires poetry

The Arlington Arts Council and Friends of the Arlington Library sponsored a haiku poetry contest this year as part of the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival, held Feb. 1. Haiku poems follow a specific structure. Each poem is only 3 lines long, wi...

 

Lunch with old friend brings back memories

I had an enjoyable lunch the other day with an old neighbor, Marian. Well, she isn’t so old. She’s still working. But we go way back. She was 13 when I first saw her. I was 23. This past week I...

 

Back from the show and ready to go

I would hope that many of you had a chance to attend the Northwest Flower and Garden show this last week. It is always a highlight of the month and a great way to get me into the mood for gardening...

 

Seattle setting comes alive with great writing

When Bernadette Fox moves to Seattle, she takes Internet shopping and out-sourcing to the extreme: She hires a personal assistant in India. (This actually makes Manjula a "virtual assistant.") Yes,...

 

Program helps preserve the past

Public and nonprofit agencies working to preserve our county’s heritage may be eligible for grants being offered by Snohomish County. Funding applications are being accepted from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote...

 

Great example of giving back

Editor, From time to time, I travel out to the Marysville area, and make a point to grab a copy of this great publication. On my last trip, I read the wonderful piece about Mike Youn and his outreach efforts through his restaurant, The Teriyaki Box....

 

The nose knows

Editor, I spit coffee through my nose, thanks to Karen Dawson, Cedar Grove Composting Director of Community Relations; when I read her letter to the editor about the “Odor Study Was Based On Science.” Grandma used to have a saying, "If you paint...

 
 By M. McAnaw    Opinion    February 12, 2014

Good deed goes bad

To the Good Samaritan in the gold car: Saturday, Feb. 1, about 2 p.m.; northbound State Ave. at 88th Ave. NE. The traffic light just turned green, three cars moved through the intersection. The fourth car (gold) started to move forward, then came to...

 

Thoughts from a senior citizen

Editor, The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35. Some like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are...

 

School districts may not get as much a boost in state funding this year

Washington state school districts may not be getting as much of a boost from the state as last year, according to the Marysville School District’s Olympia representative. School board director Pete Lundberg was assigned as the school board’s...

 

Free tax assistance available in Marysville and Arlington

Low and moderate income taxpayers and current/former military members can take advantage of free tax assistance as part of the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Program. The tax assistance is open to all participants, wrote AARP local coordinator Lett Flo...

 

Barbara Eakin

Barbara Eakin, 54, of Marysville, WA, died January 7, 2014, of injuries suffered in a car accident on December 18, 2014 in Burien, Washington. Barbara and her husband were en route to a family Christm...

 

Jarolene M. Earnheart

Dec. 26, 1938- Feb. 1, 2014 Jeri passed away peacefully on February 1, 2014 at the age of 75. Jeri was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister,...

 

Reid W. Finley

Reid W. Finley, age 87 of Marysville, WA, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. Reid was born February 27, 1926, to Thomas and Grace (Lewis) Finley in Ravenna, New York. He was married April 7,...

 

Karl Edward Hoidal

Karl E. Hoidal of Mukilteo, WA passed away peacefully on January 24, 2014. Born in Arlington, WA to Olga and Karl Hoidal, Sr. October 21, 1926, most of his youth was spent in Arlington. He attended an...

 

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