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Articles from the August 5, 2015 edition

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Locals find ways to beat the heat

Washington state is going through one of its hottest summers in recent history and families are using the opportunity to get out in the sun and into the water. Like most summers, water attractions like rivers and water parks are the most popular way...

 

Cities look at drought response options

After record heat in June and July, local city officials are asking citizens to be conservative in their water usage. Everett, Seattle and Tacoma have all initiated the first stage of their water shortage response plan. The first stage is simply...

 

North County Outlook introduces new weekly feature

The North County Outlook is kicking off a new 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 be featured each...

 

Co-ed softball underway in Arlington

It might be hot and dusty, but Arlington residents have enjoyed every minute of their co-ed softball their summer. Eight teams are registered for softball this year, some who play every summer and others who are enjoying their inaugural season. The...

 

Genealogy conference returns Aug. 13-15

The second annual Northwest Genealogy Conference, one of, if not the only northwestern genealogy conference, will again be held in Arlington this August. The conference, which runs from Aug. 13 to 15 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, was started...

 

Marysville Goodwill hosts family health fair

Marysville Goodwill will host a Family Health and Safety Fair this August to give free screenings and help with healthcare questions. The fair will be on Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Marysville Goodwill at 9315 State Ave., Marysville....

 

How to slow down in a high-speed world

Has the word "busy" replaced the word "fine" as your automatic response when asked by someone how you are doing? The world is moving faster and faster and we have more expectations and demands on our time. The new normal is that both parents are work...

 

Marysville's Street Festival celebrates 30th year

Handmade and Homegrown, a.k.a. the Marysville Street Festival, will return this August for its 30th year. The festival will run Aug. 7-9 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The...

 

Marysville hires Koenig as new community development director

The city of Marysville has been without a community development director since the 2008 recession, but hired Dave Koenig this July to fill the role. The community development director's job is to direct and manage growth in the city, including the lo...

 

Arlington chamber plans new website

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce hopes to raise about $4,000 to fund the design of a new website. Stacie Roark, managing director of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, said the previous website was designed about six years...

 

Drought, water quality on many minds

Water — how much we have and how clean it should be — is on the minds of many these days as the drought rolls on in western Washington and state government remains stalled on updating decades-old water quality standards. Tribal insistence on more...

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    August 5, 2015

Council discusses cap on marijuana producers

When Arlington City Council capped the number of marijuana producers and processors inside the city limits to 14 until the end of 2015, they asked for a quarterly report on the new industry. On July 27, Chris Young, director of Community and Economic Development, provided a second quarter update,...

 

The August To-Do List for gardeners

August is a pivotal month in the garden. We have a choice to continue to water and feed and prune and plant and keep things looking nice or we can just throw up our hands and let nature take its course. Considering the lack of rainfall, many of us...

 

Marysville names new fire chief

After a months-long search the Marysville Fire District board of directors has chosen Martin McFalls as its candidate for the next fire chief of the district. McFalls grew up in Marysville and has worked with the local district for the last 27...

 

Sandra Michele "Foy" Benson

Sandra Michele “Foy” Benson, 53 of Arlington, Wash. passed away peacefully, July 25, 2015, at home. She was born July 6, 1962, in Seattle, Wash. to Thomas and Helen Foy. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held August 8, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 21108 67th Ave,...

 

Gordon Ernest Bjorg Sr.

Gordon Ernest Bjorg, Sr. passed away on July 22, 2015. He was born on May 29, 1945, to Olaf and Ragna Bjorg. He started in auto sales at Holiday Olds in Everett. In 1970 he became manager for Roy Robinson Chevrolet and later partner, then Dealer...

 

Steven Ray Bloomberg

Steven Ray Bloomberg, 68 died peacefully in his home, on July 26, 2015. He worked for the Northshore School District and was beloved by those that worked along side him. Steven was born to Lily Bloomberg and Ray Bloomberg. He is preceded in death by...

 

Jesus "Zues" Antonio Echevarria

Jesus “Zues” Antonio Echevarria, 44, passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. Echevarria. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 807 State Ave., Marysville. An Interfaith Service will be held on...

 

Donald Franks

Donald Joe Franks, 67, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, due to an accident. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on August 23, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 2802 Hoyt Ave, Everett. Don was born November 22, 1947 in San...

 

Catherine Elaine McCloskey Frothingham

Catherine Elaine McCloskey Frothingham was born September 17, 1948. She passed suddenly on June 28 2015. She loved interior design and later in life pursued and attained her degree in design. She started her own successful business and made clients...

 

William Garman

William "Bill" Garman, beloved father, 80, of Arlington, Washington, died on July 22, 2015. Bill was born on October 30, 1934, in North Hollywood, California. Bill pursued a lifetime career in the dairy industry and was a faithful provider for his...

 

Richard A. Graham

Born to Frances Hudson Graham and Fred Howe in Sandpoint, Idaho on March 17, 1931, Dick passed away on July 22, 2015. After his college graduation he went to work for Remington Rand, Black and Decker but eventually ended up in the business he loved,...

 

Eleanor McMahon Hurley

Eleanor McMahon Hurley, 95, born in Everett, Washington November 1, 1919, died in Marysville, Washington July 23, 2015. Services will be held August 29, 2015, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Rosary will be at 1:30 p.m. and the Mass at 2:00 p.m....

 

Dolores Jagoditsch

Dolores Jagoditsch, 86, passed away on July 25, 2015. She was born on December 3, 1928, to Agnes and Clarence Rosenbaum. She worked at Sno Isle Regional Libraries and WA State Employment Security. In 1963, Dolores married Bernie Jagoditsch and the family moved to Marysville. Dolores is survived by...

 

Philip McAlister Jr.

Phillip Fred McAlister Jr., 62, died July 26, 2015. He was born on February 8, 1953 in Everett. He loved working as a graphic artist for Puget Press Multiple in Everett for 30+ years. In 1977, he married Diana Lynn Downing. He is survived by his...

 

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