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Articles from the December 14, 2016 edition

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Arlington, Marysville work to keep people safe during snow

Although large snowstorms are rare in the Pacific Northwest, local cities still prepare for them to keep the roads as safe as possible. Both Marysville and Arlington had to get to work with their plans when they received about an inch of snow on Dec....

 

Families enjoy annual Tour of Lights

The sixth annual Marysville Tour of Lights began on Dec. 8, bringing families to Cedarcrest Golf Course and providing a train ride through the lighted course. The city of Marysville decorates the golf course with light displays and holiday...

 

Setzer named Airport Person of the Year

Ted Setzer, one of the founders of Arlington manufacturer Glasair Aviation, was recognized as the Airport Person of the Year. The Arlington Municipal Airport gave out their first ever Person of the Year Award at their annual holiday open house on Dec...

 

MSD Superintendent named 'Citizen of the Year'

Marysville School District Superintendent Becky Berg was recognized for her work with Marysville schools and the community by the Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors who named Berg as their 2016 Citizen of the Year. She was presented...

 

Eagles dominate Grizzles, Bulldogs

On Dec. 8 the Arlington Eagles wrestling team went to Everett High School for a dual meet against the Glacier Peak Grizzlies and the Mount Vernon Bulldogs. The Eagles came out looking stronger than both teams as most weight classes looked to be...

 

Tomahawks fall to Cascade 32-28

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls basketball team faced the Cascade Bruins on the Tomahawks' home court on Dec. 6. From tip-off, the matchup looked close as the Tomahawks and Bruins got off to a slow start, with a score of 7-2. In the second quarter Mary...

 

Tomahawks defeat Chargers 57-41

The rivalry game between Marysville Getchell boys basketball and Marysville-Pilchuck took place on Dec. 10, on the Chargers' home floor. In the first quarter the Chargers got off to a fast start scoring 15 points, while holding the Tomahawks to...

 

Local volunteer travels overseas to help children

One local Marysville woman has taken more than 10 trips over the last 15 years to help brighten the lives of children in third-world countries. Sherry Cannal went on her most recent trip this November, when she went to Guatemala to help connect with...

 

Magic Shears drive benefits CVH Oncology

Arlington's Magic Shears is holding their annual collection for Cascade Valley Hospital's Oncology Department this December. The owners of the local barber shop hold the annual collection in honor of their son who passed away about 11 years ago from...

 

New president for Arlington DABA

After three years of serving as president of the Downtown Arlington Business Association, Mike Britt will be stepping down and a new leader is coming in for the downtown organization. Local Jeff Phebus is the current president-elect for the 2017...

 

Outback Steakhouse opens in Lakewood

The Marysville Outback Steakhouse held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Dec. 7, brining a new restaurant to the Lakewood area. The new restaurant at 2537 172nd St. NE, Marysville is open daily. The Outback Steakhouse has a "wide variety of...

 

Coloring Contest Winners

The North County Outlook has announced the winners its annual Holiday Coloring Contest. The contest was divided into three age groups including 4-7, 8-9 and 10-11. Winners receive two tickets to The Lights of Christmas. 4-7 Age Group Joshua Andrew...

 

Tulalip Bay FD plans Santa Run

Snohomish County Fire District 15 (Tulalip Bay Fire Department) will be going through the neighborhoods with Santa, playing carols, giving out candy canes, and collecting nonperishable food and donations for the local food bank. Times are 6-9 p.m. Routes: Dec. 16: 43rd St. NW, Potlatch Beach, 56th...

 

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 to run in that week's issue. All photographs will...

 

Hands-on science inspires students

Presidents Elementary students experienced what it's like to be scientists Dec. 7 at the mobile Seattle Children's Science Adventure Lab. The students conducted experiments to determine how much sugar was in a simulated beverage. "It was really fun...

 

Arlington reviews staff salary schedule

At the Arlington City Council meeting Dec. 5, Victoria McGrath, of McGrath Human Resources Group, reported findings from a study of the city’s salary schedules. She started with an overview of methodology and a description of how a market-based salary system works. In her conclusions of the...

 

State water quality standards finally get updated

It took a long time on a rough road to get there, but today Washington has some of the most protective water quality standards in the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month finalized updated state water quality standards that...

 

Gift ideas for the gardener in your family

It's time for my annual column on gift ideas for the gardener in your life. Here are some things that I wouldn't mind receiving for Christmas. The Old Farmer's Almanac and/or Desk Calendar: These make a great stocking stuffer and are chocked-full of...

 

Arlington Library offering variety of activities in December

The Arlington Library is offering a variety of activities in December. Children & Families Winter Science Extravaganza: Fossilology with the Imagine Children’s Museum Have you ever wanted to be a fossil detective? Then this is the program for you! We'll examine how fossils form, decipher...

 

Nola Helene Frazee (Hansen) Galloway

Nola passed away in Ronan, Montana, December 1, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was born February 18, 1937, in Everett, WA to Helge and Irene Hansen. She was raised in East Sunnyside and attended East Sunnyside and Lake Stevens Schools. She...

 

Redonna G. Stiles

Redonna G. 'Donna' (Parker) Stiles, 61, of Marysville, WA, and a former longtime resident of the Sedro-Woolley community, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016, in Everett, WA following a battle with lung cancer. Donna was born on February 17,...

 

Charles H. Hutchison

Charles H. Hutchison of Marysville, Washington, passed away December 3, 2016. Charles was born in Hinton WV. He served in WWII, participated in D-day and while in the Navy he was sent to Washington where he met and married the love of his life,...

 

Holger William "Bill" Zingmark

Born in Monroe, WA, on August 19, 1927, Bill passed away at home early Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016, with family around him. He leaves his wife, Anna of 62 years. Bill joined the Navy during WWII, serving from '45 to '49 throughout the...

 

Gary Richard Molitor

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Gary. This past year was extremely hard for Gary who faced many difficult hurdles with his health. Gary fought with all his might, but alas lost the battle. He passed away at his home in...

 

Paul Allan Elliott

Paul Allan Elliott was born on March 21, 1935 in McKeesport, PA. He then moved west to Washington with his folks. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; and daughters Shelly, Natalie, Tracy and Wendy. Paul resided in Marysville and passed away on...

 

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