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Articles from the May 21, 2014 edition

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 By Beckye Randall    News    May 21, 2014

Haller playground almost complete

As the yellow rubber ducks floated down the Stillaguamish River last year on the 4th of July, the Arlington Rotary Club members knew that each duck sold was another notch on their goal of raising...

 

Marysville celebrates diversity with art contest

What does diversity mean to you? Break out the watercolors, crayons and charcoal to share your vision of Marysville’s unique blend of cultures, abilities and traditions, and maybe you’ll win a prize. The Marysville Diversity Advisory Committee...

 

Larsen tours Marysville Middle School's STEM efforts

Since 2009 Marysville Middle School has been shaping its curriculum to meet science, technical, engineering and math (STEM) needs and U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen stopped by on May 15 to tour the...

 

Remember the fallen on Memorial Day

Memorial Day serves as a national day of recognition for the country's fallen soldiers. The American Legion offers this statement about Memorial Day: "We honor the memory of those who gave their...

 

Mill Days celebrate Oso spirit

Visitors to the Oso Mill on Friday or Saturday, May 30 or 31, will get a chance to see chainsaw carvers at work creating magnificent sculptures while the mill's big bandsaw produces slabs of spalted...

 

Sixth graders organize against underage drug abuse

Marysville Middle School sixth graders are helping to spread knowledge about underage drug abuse prevention as part of the statewide "Let's Draw the Line" campaign. The state campaign is run by the...

 

Pioneer Elementary students investigate and experiment

Pioneer Elementary School students looked into questions like "which crystals grow the fastest" and "which brand of popcorn has the most kernels" and presented their findings during the fourth annual...

 

Fallen law enforcement officers honored

Chief Rick Smith of the Marysville, Wash., Police Department lays a wreath at the police and firefighters' memorial in Marysville on Law Enforcement Memorial Day, May 15, 2014. Former and current...

 

Jazz masters to record live album at BPAC Trumpet Summit

The legendary New York trumpet ace Ray Vega joins Seattle's world class trumpet master Thomas Marriott for an evening of jazz at the Byrnes PAC in Arlington, in a special concert presented by...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 21, 2014

Marysville teen arrested in shooting

Marysville police’s SWAT team took a 16-year-old Marysville boy into custody Sunday evening for his involvement in a shooting incident that occurred the day before. The teen was arrested at a residence east of Cedarcrest Golf Course. At...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 21, 2014

Highway may open by June

During Gov. Jay Inslee’s most recent visit to the Oso mudslide region, he was buoyed by news that transportation officials estimate opening Hwy. 530 to traffic by mid-June. While the state highway, the main connection between Arlington and...

 
 By Outlook Staff    Schools    May 21, 2014

Lakewood names new superintendent

At its May 14 meeting, the Lakewood School District Board of Directors offered the position of superintendent to Dr. Michael Mack. Mack will begin his new contract on July 1, replacing retiring...

 

Virginia Ruth Aho

Virginia Ruth Aho, 90 of Marysville, Wash. passed away May 11, 2014. She was born to Charles and Gladys Jessett on November 7, 1923 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Virginia worked as a secretary for the Sedro Woolley School District. She is survived by...

 

Department of Fish and Wildlife wrong to give in to bullies on Steelhead hatchery program

Most of us have to deal with bullying at some point in our lives. The key is to recognize the type of bullying you face and make sure that you don't respond the way the bully wants. Most of all, you s...

 

Orvald Henry Belter

May 23, 1924 - May 5, 2014 Our Dad, Orv, passed away, in his home, surrounded by his family. His last words to our mom in October were "I'll see you in heaven, Honey." And now he is with her. Orvald...

 

Duane E. Grandlund

Duane E. Grandlund 79, of Lake Stevens, Wash. died May 8, 2014 at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, Wash. Duane was born on November 18, 1934 in Plentywood, Montana to Erick and Addie...

 

Busy calendar keeps time in its place

Our first taste of summer was short and sweet, but oh, so welcome. I got the geraniums in the ground. Swept the patio and fired up the fans. I dug out some shorts that I wear in the hottest temps,...

 

May musings and other rambling thoughts

Delayed Gratification: It should be no surprise to my readers that May is a difficult month for me to accomplish much in my own garden (it is one of the unfortunate consequences of running a garden...

 

Norman Clyde Helm

Norman Clyde Helm was born on November 7, 1929, at Route 2, Snohomish, WA, second son to William Henry Helm and Eunice Aletha Helm (Benson) and slipped away to run and skip with the angels on May 4,...

 

Karl William Jensen

March 21, 1916 - May 7, 2014 Karl "Bill" William Jensen was born to Anna and Jens Jensen, March 21, 1916 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In his early years, Bill loved to ride motorcycles and was known...

 

Donald Monroe Long

Donald Monroe Long, 66, of Arlington, Wash., passed away May 9, 2014 in Everett, Wash. A memorial service will be held June 6, 2014; 2:00 p.m. at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, Wash. 98223....

 

William G. "Jerry" Paul

William G. "Jerry" Paul was born in Everett on January 30, 1946 the second son of Bill and Etta Paul. He went to be with his Lord on April 28, 2014. Jerry graduated from Marysville High School and attended Everett Junior College. In 1965 he married...

 

James Walker

James Walker was born June 14, 1922 in Arlington, WA and lived in Marysville, WA for most of his life. He was a marine engineer for over forty years and traveled around the world many times. He was a loving husband taking great care of his wife...

 

Steve Corcoran

Steven "Steve" Corcoran, age 51, of Arlington, Wash. died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was born December 7, 1962 in Missoula, Mont., to Barbara Baker and...

 
 By Andrew Kneeland    Sports    May 21, 2014

Alskog, Arlington prepared for district meet

Any other runner would be silent and focused. Any other runner would quietly prepare both mind and body for the championship race about to begin. Not Jared Alskog. While Arlington's Alskog was focused...

 

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