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Articles from the December 11, 2013 edition

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Arlington kicks off Christmas season with hometown festival

There wasn't any snow on the ground last weekend in Arlington, but it was starting to look a lot like Christmas. Arlington's annual Hometown Holidays activities kicked off the Christmas season last...

 

Arlington masking small size with speed

The Arlington boys aren't the tallest in the world, but they're getting the job done. After a big 68-45 win last Friday over Marysville Getchell, the Eagles have opened their season with three quick...

 

Past and present collide at Tommies' alumni tournament

It was more than old guys versus young guys last Saturday night at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the annual alumni tournament. It was a chance to relive old memories in a celebration of Pilchuck...

 

Holiday Hero Bowl recognizes local heroes

Flag football in December? It's for a good cause! The Marysville-Tulalip Relay for Life is doing all it can to aid in the fight against cancer. Their most recent venture? A flag football tournament featuring several local heroes, including police...

 

Prep Roundup

Boy's Basketball Lakewood: A late Tyee scoring rally and the Cougars’ struggles to find the net in the fourth quarter cost Lakewood their season opener last week, 51-41. The Cougars hosted Archbishop Murphy last night and will travel to Coupeville...

 

Christmases come and go, but the memories remain

I seem to suffer from a lack of incentive to get ready for Santa Claus these days. My children have all grown up. The grandchildren have done the same. And my great-grandchildren are busy with their...

 

What's on your Christmas list? – Part 1

Every gardener has a wish list and I suspect that at the top of that list is probably a greenhouse and then some sort of automatic watering system. Down a little farther might be a fancy tool or a...

 

Marysville hosts its 25th annual Merrysville for the Holidays celebration

The City of Marysville helped kick off the holiday season by lighting the city's water tower and hosting their 25th annual Merrysville for the Holidays winter celebration. The celebration took place...

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    December 11, 2013

Council adopts budget focused on core services

Following approval of the city's 2014 budget, on Monday, Dec. 2, Arlington City Council also approved its goals for the year ahead. Based on goals identified in a one-day retreat meeting in September, including economic development and public...

 

Diversity committee looks for new members

The city of Marysville enjoys a culturally diverse population and Mayor Jon Nehring is determined to ensure that all residents have a voice and representation in city government. To that end, the mayor is seeking individuals interested in serving on...

 

North Cascades Hwy. closed for season

The latest round of wintry weather on the State Route 20 North Cascades Highway was the knockout punch that will keep the road closed until next spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation temporarily closed the highway Sunday, Dec. 1,...

 

Rotary recognizes outstanding students

The Rotary Club of Arlington announced its Outstanding Students for the month of November at its November 21 meeting. Students honored were awarded a voucher for a $50 donation to a non-profit group at their school or in their community. Rotarian...

 

Marysville considers low-income loans

A revolving loan program and other community development improvements could be coming with Marysville’s 2014-15 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The CDBG is a federal program that provides cities and counties across the country...

 

Everything is beautiful

This past week the world mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, a tireless fighter for civil rights in South Africa and around the globe. Mandela epitomized the ideals of justice and dignity, working...

 

Walgreens will fill empty store on State Ave.

Walgreens is coming to Marysville soon and will be filling the former location of O'Reilly Auto Parts on State Avenue. The national drug retailing and pharmacy chain plans to open their Marysville sto...

 

Snohomish County leaders trying to tackle area's health problems

Obesity, youth physical abuse and suicide are some of the priority problems for Snohomish County, according to the Snohomish Health District's Public Health Advisory Council. On Dec. 5 advisory...

 

Wrestling Jamboree draws local athletes to the mat

Wrestlers from Lakewood, Arlington and Marysville Getchell hit the mats last Thursday for a jamboree. No official results were available for the meet, but student athletes from the local schools got...

 

Nancy Grenz-Bakeng

Nancy was born August 22, 1921 in Everett and passed away November 26, 2013. She lived in the Lake Stevens, Marysville area. She is survived by daughter, Peggy (Larry) Larsen; son, Jim Grenz. She was...

 

Jeffrey Gardner Birkestol

Jeffrey Gardner Birkestol, 54, a Stillaguamish tribal elder of Arlington, WA, died Thursday, November 14, 2013. Jeff was born to Carol (Goodridge) Lindgren-Brooks and Gary Birkestol on December 27, 19...

 

Dolores Cole-Martin

Dolores Cole-Martin, born November 9, 1931 in Everett, WA died October 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Dolores is survived by, and the beloved mother of, Julie Cole-Dackow and Kerri Cole-Faigle of Las Vegas, NV; her sisters, Charla Renno and Mary White...

 

Donna Jeanne Ebacher

Donna Jeanne Ebacher, 74, of Marysville, WA, lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with Jesus on October 20, 2013. A memorial service was held on November 9 to honor her life. She will be missed by many....

 

Darwin Kristofferson

Darwin Kristofferson, 66, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2013 at home with his loving wife Mary by his side. They were happily married together the past 15 years and retired together in...

 

Benjamin Aaron Ross

Benjamin Aaron Ross, 51, of Marysville, WA passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013, after a courageous year-long fight against t-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Ben was born in New Smyrna Beach, FL on...

 

Larena Sodam

Long time Arlington, WA resident, Larena Jameson Sodam, was born January 14, 1928, in Arlington and passed away suddenly on November 30, 2013, in Everett with her family by her side. She was married in Arlington on November 25, 1946, to Louis Sodam....

 

Kyle Stemmer

Kyle P. Stemmer passed away suddenly in a car accident on November 27, 2013. He was born to Karen and Lance Stemmer in Edmonds, WA on October 6, 1982. He attended Arlington High School and went on to...

 

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