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Articles from the March 9, 2016 edition

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Strawberry Festival crowns Royalty

Six local students were crowned as the 2016 Strawberry Festival Royalty during the annual April Friesner Memorial Royalty Scholarship Pageant on March 5. Kennedy Doty, a student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, was named as this year's Queen and...

 

AHS drama presents 'Pippin'

Arlington High School Drama will put on the 2013 Tony Award winning musical "Pippin" for their spring play this year. There will be showings of the play on March 11, 12, 18 and 19 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School. "Pippin...

 

Former Arlington Mayor Christianson passes

Howard Christianson, former Arlington mayor, long-time active community member and "one of the icons of Arlington," passed away on Feb. 23, 2016 Christianson served 12 years on the Arlington City Council and was then elected as Mayor as a write-in...

 

M'ville school bond campaign kicks off

The campaign to support the Marysville School District's April bond measure held their kick off meeting on March 3. The Marysville School District Board approved putting a $230 million bond measure on the April ballot during a special meeting on...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    March 9, 2016

Eagles place second at State Tourney

Arlington came up short in a battle for the 3A State Championship against Bellevue High School at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, March 5. The Eagles took second place in State following a 69-40 loss. Prior to Saturday night’s championship game, Arlin...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    March 9, 2016

Tulalip's season ends at State

Following a successful regular season, Tulalip Heritage girls basketball made their way into the state 1B quarterfinals in Spokane. Their playoff run came to an end following two losses to Sunnyside Christian and Coulee Hartline on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4. “I thought the girls...

 

Arlington officials discuss plans for future

Arlington officials discussed future plans for the retail and manufacturing development during a joint meeting of the Arlington School District, city of Arlington and Cascade Valley Hospital on Feb. 29. Christopher Young, the community and economic...

 

Soroptimist clubs meet in Marysville

The Marysville Soroptimist club hosted other clubs from around the state this year at the annual regional meeting on Feb. 27. Groups from Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Everett, Oak Harbor, La Conner and others came to Marysville to listen to speakers and...

 

Mayor's Gala set for March 20

The city of Marysville invites the community to enjoy live music, delicious appetizers and a chance to tour the newly remodeled Marysville Opera House with Mayor Jon Nehring at the Mayor’s Gala – the grand finale of the Marysville’s Celebrate 125 event – on Sunday, March 20. “We’re...

 

Arlington student goes to Washington, D.C.

MacKenna Kelly, an Arlington High School sophomore, was one of two students in the state to be a part of YMCA's National Advocacy Day and travel to Washington, D.C. to talk to congressional representatives. The YMCA's Youth and Government program...

 

Primerica opens new Marysville branch

Marysville's newest Primerica branch held it's ribbon cutting on March 3. The Primerica office at 1029 Cedar Ave. in Marysville opened recently. The national company is the largest independent financial services marketing organization in the U.S....

 

Poor coho returns demand caution

There likely will be no coho fisheries in western Washington this year as returns are expected to plummet even further than last year because of poor ocean survival. Coho returns in 2015 were as much as 80 percent below pre-season forecasts. The...

 

Arlington considers biennial budget

Arlington City Council discussed the idea of adopting a biennial budget at their Feb. 22 workshop meeting, when Finance Director Kristin Garcia presented the December 2015 year-end and January 2016 financial report. In 1985, the Washington State Legislature adopted the Municipal Biennial Budget Act...

 

Banishing Boring Yards - March Edition

As we move into March the pace of activity in the garden accelerates and the number of interesting plants that could keep our gardens from being boring increases. With the mild winter we seem to be about two weeks ahead of schedule so there are lots...

 

Howard A. Christianson

On Feb. 23 we lost a great man when Howard Christianson of Arlington passed away. Howard was born to Arnt and Hannah Christianson in Everett, Wash. on Oct. 14, 1921. He married his high school sweetheart, Delores Monty in April of 1942. He began his...

 

Bob DeYoung

Bob was born in Everett on April 14, 1965 and passed away on Feb. 24. He worked at the Arlington Police Department and also served Kirkland and Darrington. Bob was the owner operator of his own logging business "DeYoung Logging." He volunteered his...

 

J.D. Gee

J.D. Gee, 83, passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2016. The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living in Marysville, Wash. for the wonderful care they provided....

 

Mary A. Hart

Mary Hart lost her battle with diabetes on Feb. 23, 2016. Mary was born on Feb. 17, 1955 in Huron, S.D. to Lester and Margaret Hart. She created her own recipes, entered them in the Northwest Washington State Fair and won many ribbons. She is...

 

Olive Ellen Horrell

Olive Horrell slipped peacefully into her Savior's arms on Feb. 21, 2016. Born in Baldwin, Kansas to John and Elnora Horrell, Olive moved to Washington in 1934 and became a longtime resident of Marysville. She enjoyed 40 years of teaching children...

 

William (Bill) F. Kennedy

William (Bill) F. Kennedy, born Nov. 27, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., departed this life on Feb. 2, 2016, in Marysville, Wash. Bill proudly served his country in the US Navy. He served in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for 31 years and retired as...

 

Helen Marie Nelson

Helen Nelson died in her sleep on Feb. 26, 2016. God used Helen as a Free Methodist Church pastor's wife in Auburn, North Seattle and Arlington. Helen lived her last years at Abode Adult Family Home in Marysville. Helen is preceded in death by...

 

RuthAnn Nielsen-Wilson

RuthAnn Wilson died on Feb. 23, 2016. She was born to Hans and Edna Nielsen on April 20, 1939, in Stanley, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Wilson. She is survived by her soulmate, Pamela Calley; and children Elizabeth...

 

Michael Ren

Michael Ren, of Marysville, Wash., passed away Feb 21, 2016 in Everett. He was born Nov. 25, 1938 in Everett to Orval and Eleanor Ren. He worked at Weyerhaeuser's Mill B in Everett until the mill's closing in 1979 and then at Welco Lumber Mill in...

 

Freda Ann Slack

Freda Ann Slack passed away March 1, 2016. Freda was born March 16, 1949, in Bellingham, Wash., to Leo and Shirley Holz. She graduated in 1967 from Arlington High School. A loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Freda also worked at Bayliner Marine. Freda is survived by husband John Patrick Slack, Jr....

 

Sebulon (Seb) Werre

Seb Werre passed away at home in Marysville, Wash. on Feb. 24 after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born in New Leipzig, N.D. and was a long-time resident and land developer in Bellingham, Wash. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, three daughters, 12 grandchildren and several...

 

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