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Articles from the September 3, 2014 edition

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 By Sarah Arney    News    September 3, 2014

Changing of the guard

In light of two upper level retirements, a new configuration of Arlington city government was presented for council consideration at the Aug. 25 workshop meeting. Assistant Administrator Paul Ellis announced that Finance Director Jim Chase will retir...

 

Tell The Truth

The late NWIFC chairman Billy Frank Jr. left us all many lessons during his time on this earth. One of the most important was also one of the simplest: “Tell the truth.” But that’s not what the state of Washington is doing when it comes to...

 

Prep football back in Marysville

Marysville-Pilchuck, Lakewood, and Cascade High Schools all participated in a "Jamboree" last Saturday to officially kick off their seasons. Jake Luton may no longer be manning the helm of the...

 

Arlington schools prepared for every emergency

No one likes preparing for the worst, but local schools in Arlington are doing everything they can to ensure students' safety. With another school year just around the corner, Arlington School Distric...

 

School lockdown procedures evolving in response to tragedies

Last school year contained multiple tragic school shootings that shook the country, and districts around the nation, including the local Marysville district, have responded by again looking at and evolving their response and training....

 

Marysville alumni who teach in the district gather

Marysville School District teachers who grew up in the district gather for a picture at the district's teacher kickoff event on Aug. 28....

 

Volunteer opportunities for Days of Caring open

Numerous volunteer projects are available in the Snohomish County area, from helping the HappyPaws farm in Arlington to the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club, for this year's Days of Caring event. Days of...

 

Marysville's schools new mission statement: Engage. Inspire. Prepare.

Marysville teachers returned for a kickoff event at Marysville Pilchuck on Aug. 28 to learn about the district’s new technology initiatives and their “strategic direction” for the year “Engage. Inspire. Prepare.” The “strategic...

 

Kids can climb aboard Marysville trucks, other vehicles on Sept. 13

Kids will be able to get behind the wheel of big rigs, police cars, fire trucks and other heavy-duty equipment during the city of Marysville’s annual “Touch-A-Truck” event on Sept. 13. The city will bring out its biggest trucks, cars and...

 

Labor Day, any day, count your blessings

The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax....

 

SnoPUD's energy saving tips for fall

Snohomish County Public Utility District has some suggestions for saving energy as we head into fall to help customers save money on bills and help the environment by reducing your energy consumption. • Check for cracks around doors and windows to...

 

City summer, fall construction includes road overlay projects, traffic lights

Drivers in Marysville over the remaining weeks of summer and into fall may notice a number of road improvements and traffic signal installation projects that are in the works. The City Council in July authorized the Mayor to award a $1.1 million...

 

Have you taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Just what exactly does having a huge bucket of ice water dumped on your have to do with ALS? Well, obviously a lot! Millions of people (over 2.4 million) from celebrities to young children, have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in an effort to bring...

 

Discipline should impart life skills and be respectful

Dear Ms. Davis, My husband and I have two children, ages 5 and 2. I feel like we don’t have any ‘method’ or clear idea of what we are doing when discipline is needed. I think we sometimes let...

 

Gardening September 2014 Checklist

This has been a summer to remember. Dahlias have been dazzling and zinnias have been zippy. This has been one of the best gardening years I can remember but I have to say that I am ready for some rain...

 

Lois Maxine Dull

Lois Maxine Dull passed away quietly at home on August 26, 2014 at the age of 88 from cancer. She was born in Torrington, Wyoming, March 31, 1926 to Gotthielf and Molly Harold where they were farm lab...

 

Cody Joe Dunn

Feb. 25, 1989 - Aug. 28, 2014 Cody Joe Dunn was born on February 25, 1989. He went to be with The Lord on August 28, 2014. Cody was a brainiac that was good at whatever he chose to do. He was amazing...

 

Robert H. Enos

April 16, 1941 - August 21, 2014 Bob Enos, age 73, of Henderson, Nevada passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 after a courageous four month battle with cancer. Born April 16, 1941 in New London, Wisc. to parents Wendell and Bette Enos, he came to Mar...

 

Robert Dean Johnson

Robert "Bob" Dean Johnson Bob, born in Billings, Montana on June 19, 1932, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Lake Stevens, Washington on August 23, 2014. A stable man of integrity and a f...

 

Lexi Grace Nara

August 18, 2014 - August 21, 2014 Lexi Grace Nara was born at 12:57 a.m. on August 18, 2014 and met the eyes of Jesus at 9:20 p.m. on August 21, 2014. Lexi Grace was the beloved daughter of Bryce and...

 

Donald Roy Olson

Sept. 27, 1926 - Aug. 24, 2014 Donald Roy Olson passed away peacefully on the evening of August 24, 2014 at the age of 87. Don was born on September 27, 1926 to Roy and Elsie Olson in Everett,...

 

Daniel "Dan" Rounds

Daniel "Dan" Rounds, 58, passed away from a stroke on August 19, 2014 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Dan grew up in Mukilteo and graduated from Mariner High School. He and Debbie, his wife of 31...

 

Alice Spane

March 9, 1914 - August 26, 2014 Alice (Nordby) Spane, daughter of Arlington pioneers Hans Nordby and Karen (Saturn) Nordby, passed away August 26, 2014. Born March 9, 1914 she was proud to have...

 

Steven Wayne Wegener

Steven Wayne Wegener, age 59, died August 15, 2014. He was born October 4, 1954 in Arlington, Wash. to Wayne and Della (Lenhart) Wegener. Steve graduated from Arlington High School and worked in Snohomish and Monroe, and fished in Alaska. Steve is...

 

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