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Articles from the April 6, 2016 edition

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Arlington police discuss issues with community

Arlington citizens and police came out to the City Council Chambers on March 30 and 31 to discuss the homeless population, addiction and crime in Arlington. Deputy Chief of Police Jonathan Ventura...

 

McDuffy will lead Edmonds School District

Arlington School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy accepted a position as superintendent of the Edmonds School District on April 1. Her last day as Arlington superintendent will be June 30. "It's d...

 

MSD awards contract for M-PHS cafeteria

The new Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria is one step closer to completion as the Marysville School Board on March 28 awarded the contract to begin construction. "I appreciate the work of all...

 

Ken Cage named 2016 Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal

Marysville community member Ken Cage was announced as the Grand Marshal for the 2016 Marysville Strawberry Festival. Maryfest board member Carol Kapua surprised Cage with the decision on April 1....

 
 By Andrew HInes    Sports    April 6, 2016

Tomahawks outscore Eagles for 12-2 win

Arlington's fastpitch softball team came out looking for a league win, but fell short as Marysville-Pilchuck played with efficiency on both sides of the ball, on March 28. Both teams hit well, but...

 
 By Andrew HInes    Sports    April 6, 2016

Arlington battles for 7-3 win

The first word that comes to mind about the March 29 matchup of Arlington baseball against Shorewood is unorthodox. Through seven innings the Eagles had six different pitchers, with only one staying...

 
 By Andrew Hines    Sports    April 6, 2016

Cougars hold on for victory

"We haven't won a game in a while. We've been in a little bit of a slide so it was good to come out and play great baseball," said Lakewood Head Coach Jake Kon. After not chalking up a win in over...

 

Spring clean your health routine

Spring is here. It's time for a Spring Cleaning for your health and wellness. We are creatures of habit and over time our bad habits tend to rule. If you made some New Year's resolutions to improve...

 

County may end drug take-back program

The Snohomish Health District may be ending their drug take-back program soon, but has a plan that may allow for more medicine drop-off locations. The district hopes to create an ordinance to require...

 

People with disabilities invited to participate in Village Music

Adults with developmental disabilities are invited to create, dance, and/or enjoy live music at Village Music and Arts activities in north Snohomish County.  Opportunities include the monthly...

 

Community can learn about poverty

This challenges of truly living in poverty may seem far away for some Arlington community members, but local citizens can join in a poverty simulation on April 22 to try and get a glimpse of those...

 

April To-Do List

Continuing on with my automotive analogy from previous to-do lists, April is going to put us into fourth gear which is almost top speed. xc We will save overdrive for May. Here are some thoughts to co...

 

Veggie gardens for beginners

Planting a vegetable garden can be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone who has an available patch of land. Gardens need not take up much space, and even apartment dwellers without yards can plant small...

 

Renovations for senior safety

As adults approach their golden years, the homes they once thought of as sanctuaries can become unsafe. Families wrestle with the decision to keep parents and grandparents in their homes or move them...

 

Lakewood presents 'You Can't Take It With You'

Lakewood High School will put on their spring play "You Can't Take It With You" about an eccentric 1940s family this month. The comedy written by George Kaufman and Moss Hart is about "the story of a...

 

Bond would replace aging schools

Marysville School District officials hope that their April 26 bond measure can help the district catch up with their aging facilities. The $230 million bond would cost homeowners an estimated $1.25 pe...

 

Trails of Success comes to Arlington

Snohomish County teenagers that have been involved in the court system helped restore Arlington stream habitat this March and April as part of the Trails of Success program. The work experience...

 

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...

 

Superhero dance for moms and sons

Mothers and sons will have a chance to meet Batman, Spiderman and Captain America at the city of Marysville's April 16 Mother-Son Superhero Dance. "Kids will get to meet superheroes and dress as...

 

Facing the challenge of public education

What would you say is the primary purpose of our schools? Is it to equip students for success in college? To develop critical thinkers? To create lifelong learners? To prepare students for future jobs...

 

Genealogical Society moves

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society has moved and is celebrating a grand opening in their new space on April 8. The celebration will include a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the...

 

Council votes to change banks

After discussion at last week’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was expected to approve changing its bank accounts from Bank of America to Opus Bank, as recommended by Finance Director Kristin Garcia. Arlington has been banking with BofA...

 

Helene Marie Bayley

Our beloved wife, mother, and friend Helene Bayley passed away on March 20, 2016. Helene was born in Everett, Wash. on July 22, 1950, to Kenneth and Grace Neihaus. Helene met the love of her life,...

 

P'shneki Stuart Brown Jr.

P'shneki, a tribal member of the Yakama Nation, made his final journey from his Arlington home on March 27, 2016. He was born to Stuart and Carrie Brown on Oct. 4, 1931. George worked for the Forest...

 

Robert "Bob" M. Dennis

Robert Dennis passed away March 27, 2016. Bob was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Pontiac, Michigan to Ivan and Jane Dennis. After his marriage in 1964 to his wife, they returned to Washington where he became a member of the Elevator Constructor's Union. He...

 

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