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Articles from the February 15, 2017 edition

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Youth Council making strides in creating activities, options for teens

Less than half a year after its inception the Arlington Youth Council is already creating activities for youth, such as art competitions, and supporting more options for local teens. Seven local teens formed the council last September and have been...

 

SMART investigating officer-involved shooting in Arlington

A 17-year-old woman was shot in downtown Arlington on the morning of Feb. 14 in a shooting involving two officers of the Arlington Police Department. The woman was airlifted to Harborview Regional Medical Center and is currently in critical condition. “At about 5 a.m. at the 500 block of N...

 

Rep. Larsen holds ACA town hall

Supporters and detractors of the Affordable Care Act came out to Marysville on Feb. 11 to talk with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen about the healthcare bill. Larsen, the local Congressman whose district goes from north Everett to Bellingham, hosted a town...

 

Construction project impacting Third Street businesses

The ongoing construction project designed to add environmental and aesthetic improvements to Third Street may be impacting business for many of the local shops in the area. The large project includes environmental improvements to the street so water...

 

M-PHS NJROTC hosts competition

The Marysville NJROTC team held a meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Feb. 11, bringing competition and teamwork to the local school. The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps is a program meant to instill citizenship in students in a...

 

Event teaches parents about bullying

Parents and community members are invited to a free community event on Feb. 23 to learn about bullying, suicide prevention and harassment. Guest speakers include Marc Mero, a former WWE and WCE pro wrestler who founded Champion of Choices and is now a motivational speaker, and Amy Briggs, a mother...

 

Local swimmers compete at District meet

The Wesco 3A boys District finals was held on Feb. 11 at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell entered the finals with a combined total of 22 athletes. Throughout the competition Marysville Getchell showed up in a...

 

Eagles fall to Squalicum at District tourney

The Arlington boys basketball team matched up against the Squalicum storm for the first round of the District 1, 3A boys basketball tournament on Feb. 11. From the tipoff both teams came out scoring as they matched baskets back to back. Arlington...

 

Heritage defeats Grace at District tourney

The Tulalip Heritage girls basketball team welcomed the Grace Academy Eagles for the first round of the 1B District Tournament on Feb. 7. Coming in as the favorites, the Tulalip Heritage Hawks started off slow, leading by four points after the first...

 

Leah's Dream Foundation holds Valentine's-themed event for kids

The local Leah's Dream Foundation provided what it hopes will be the first of many parties for kids with special needs and their families. The foundation held the Valentine's-themed event on Feb. 10 at Kellogg Marsh Elementary. The nonprofit organiza...

 

The real cost of a healthy lifestyle

It’s so expensive to eat and live a healthy lifestyle! Or is it? While it can be expensive to eat and live healthy, it doesn’t have to be. Eliminating the myths of healthy living and implementing some better alternatives can help you achieve...

 

Post students learn about first aid

A drug-awareness campaign in the fall hosted by the Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition (ADAC) prompted Post Middle School students in the advanced computer and yearbook classes to learn more about first aid. Their advisor, Robin Foster, recently...

 

Free mental health training in M'ville

Parents or those who work with children can learn the signs of mental health problems at free youth mental health classes provided in Marysville and Tulalip. Classes were provided last year and returned again this year. A number of classes are available from February to June, with the next being on...

 

Cajun Mac and Cheese with Andouille Sausage and Shrimp

Serves 6-8 Contains dairy, shrimp, gluten Now here is a good mac and cheese recipe to keep everyone warm this winter! This dish has a nice rich cream sauce tossed with andouille sausage, shrimp, and Cajun seasoning (the dish can be made hotter by add...

 

Commissioner sought for Fire District 12

Snohomish County Fire Protection District 12 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Commissioner. Applicants must reside in Fire District 12, be 18 years of age or older, and a current registered voter. Applications must be received by 3 p.m., Feb. 16, by the District Secretary at...

 

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 randomly select one to run in that week's issue. All photographs will...

 

Process of setting of salmon season gets early start

The 2017 state and tribal salmon season-setting process got an earlier start this year. Nobody wants a repeat of last year’s North of Falcon process that required a month of overtime negotiations and led to a delay in opening some sport fisheries....

 

Arlington youth earns Disney grant

Local Arlington 5-year-old Jackson Martin was awarded the national "Disney Summer of Service" grant and will help a work party this March to prepare the Haller Park splash pad. The work will take place on March 11 and children aged 5 to 12 are invite...

 

Council considers variety of proposals

After finally approving $160,000 in tourism grants from lodging taxes last week, Arlington City Council was scheduled at this week’s workshop meeting to review several proposals from the city’s recreation department. Council is reviewing a request for permission from community members John...

 

What a difference 2 weeks make

I just returned from spending two deliciously warm and sunny weeks in Mexico doing as little as possible while the rest of you endured "Snowmageddon" and some nasty freezes that pretty much put the skids on any productive work in the garden. With tha...

 

Scott Henry Carter

Scott Henry Carter, of Marysville, Washington, passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at the Bailey Boushay House in Seattle, WA. He was 61 and battled colorectal cancer. Scott graduated from Arlington High School in 1973. He spent 33 years as a proud Boeing...

 

Marilyn Boyle Barton

Marilyn Barton passed away at home in Tulalip, WA, on February 6, 2017. She was born on March 16, 1931 in Everett, WA, to Phimister Proctor Boyle and Marjorie Butterworth Boyle. In 1990, Marilyn found her beloved beach house at Priest Point and...

 

Alan Roger Cote

Alan Roger Cote was born on February 13, 1954 in Ishpeming, Michigan; and passed away peacefully, from brain cancer, on February 5, 2017 in Everett, WA. He was surrounded by family and friends. In 1990, Alan married his loving wife, Nancy McLaren,...

 

James E. Bomar

James "Jim" Bomar, 83, of Marysville, Wasnington, was born in Eastside, Oregon, on May 5, 1933. Jim went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2017. Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara. Jim was an avid bowler and fisherman and a devout...

 

Carol Showalter

Our mom passed away peacefully from this world into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 30, 2017. She owned and operated the Arlington Health Food store for many years and was also a bee keeper selling organic honey. Mom's...

 

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