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AHS jazz choir Flight performs its annual Christmas show

This is the third year Arlington High School jazz choir Flight has put on a Christmas show, but this is the first year that students have done the choreography and script themselves. The choir performed "It's a Wonderful Arlington Christmas Show" on...

 

Wreaths Across America comes to Marysville

Veterans buried at Marysville Cemetery were remembered on Dec. 12 as local military officials brought Wreaths Across America to the cemetery. This is the first year that the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command stationed in Marysville's Army...

 

Local kids shop with police

Local kids in need got paired up with Marysville and Arlington police to pick out holiday gifts as part of Target's "Heroes & Helpers" program on Dec. 12. The Lakewood Target participated in the corporation's national program for the first time...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    December 16, 2015

Arlington basketball has tough week

Arlington boys basketball lost both of their second-week games against Cascade and Lynden high schools. Their Tuesday, Dec. 8, game against Cascade ended at 76-53, and their Thursday, Dec. 10, game against Lynden ended at 65-34. "Cascade was a great...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    December 16, 2015

Chargers host, win dual tournament

Marysville Getchell hosted a dual tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12, and had a sweeping victory with four team victories, winning the tournament. The Chargers beat Chief Sealth 76-12, Lakewood 50-30, and Mt. Rainier 56-24. They faced Ferndale in the...

 
 By Sarah Lane    Sports    December 16, 2015

Cougars defeat Cedarcrest

Lakewood had their third game of the season and second win on Friday, Dec. 11, against Cedarcrest High School. The girls took the victory with a 66-57 win. "We played really well. We found a way to win," Lakewood head coach Chris Walster said. The...

 

Officials encourage flu vaccinations

Flu season has begun, and while there hasn't been any big outbreaks in Washington state, officials hope that after last year's major flu season people will help reduce this year's spread of influenza. The season for the virus officially begins in...

 

Height loss in the elderly

Loss of height as you age is often caused by osteoporosis. It is normal to lose a little height, maybe an inch or so, but anything more should be looked at. If you have lost more than an inch of height you should probably be evaluated. You probably...

 

Getchell students earn honors

Two students from Marysville Getchell School for the Entrepreneur were recognized for their academics and contributions to the community. Seniors Kristin Nehring and Kyle Probst were honored as the December Students of the Month by the Marysville...

 

Arlington Santa Run collects for food bank

The Arlington Fire Department guided Santa through Arlington neighborhoods this December to greet families and collect donations for the Arlington Food Bank. The fire department's Santa Run has been going for more than 25 years, said fire department...

 

Tour of Lights brightens up Cedarcrest

The Cedarcrest Tour of Lights began last week as families rode Rotary trains through the golf course which was decorated with festive light displays. Although opening night on Dec. 10 was canceled due to wind, the Tour of Lights was opened up the...

 

Third annual Santa Run in Silvana begins

A fire engine decked with holiday lights and Santa Claus visited various Silvana neighborhoods during the first day of the Silvana Fire District's Santa Run. Snohomish County Fire District 19 in Silvana has put on a Santa run for the past three...

 

A&T hosts open house

Arts and Technology High School’s computer repair lab will host their first open community day on Jan. 16. Learn about what high school computer repair students are learning or take advantage of some of the services offered. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. people will be able to buy computers that have...

 

MSD makes AP District Honor Roll

Marysville School District is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada, and just 10 in Washington state, being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the...

 

Event raises money for Housing Hope

Recently, local favorite Emory's on Silver Lake, in Everett, closed for a night to host An Evening at Emory's for ChildHope. ChildHope, an innovative initiative from Housing Hope, serves homeless and low-income children and parents in Snohomish...

 

Mentors sought for MLK Day

On Jan. 18, 2016, high school and middle school students from all over Snohomish County will participate in a Day of Service in honor of Dr. King’s memory. This is a collaborative project of the United Way, the YMCA Minority Achievers Program, Catholic Community Services Chore and Retired Senior...

 

BioMed Academy earns SOD award

BioMed Academy on the Marysville Getchell campus is a repeat winner of the 2015 School of Distinction (SOD) award for outstanding improvement in reading and math sustained over a five-year period. “We are incredibly proud of BioMed Academy receiving this award again,” said Marysville School Dist...

 

EvCC offers new degree

Everett Community College will offer a new competency-based business degree starting in January. The transfer degree allows students to work at their own pace in online classes taught by faculty. Instructors and a completion coach guide students through the requirements for each part of the degree....

 

MSD, staff union disagree on student supervision

Student supervision during lunch period is one of the main disagreements that have caused the Marysville School District and their local staff union to enter mediation. SEIU Local 925 is the union which serves 10-month and 12-month employees in the...

 

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...

 

We hope the U.S. will honor Billy Frank's life and his dream

Billy Frank Jr., longtime chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, received many awards during his life and continues to be honored since his passing in 2014. His life was celebrated last month when President Barack Obama posthumously a...

 

Council amends 2015 budget

It was brought to the attention of Arlington City Council that a recent appointee to the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee was not eligible to serve on the committee. State law and the Arlington Municipal Code require that the committee be composed of members who represent businesses required...

 

More holiday gift ideas for the gardener

Truly, I say unto thee, it is better to give than to receive, especially when it comes to gifts for the gardener. There is no better feeling than sharing the joy for a special plant or tool or book with a fellow gardener knowing or at least hoping...

 

Sally Lien

Sally Lien passed away December 7, 2015. She was born November 11, 1933 in Arlington, WA. She was the sixth child of Andrew and Sigrid Lien, immigrants from Norway. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1951. Sally married Bill Bacon in 1958....

 

Bob Rasmussen

In memory of my husband Bob Rasmussen who left us a year ago on Dec. 19, 2014. Your loving wife Jean, kids Garry and Kathy, Dennis and Vickie, and Linda....

 

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