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Articles from the December 24, 2014 edition

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Marysville toy store spreads holiday cheer

Families in need this holiday season were able to get toys and other gifts for their children at the annual Marysville Community Food Bank Toy Store. Shoppers picked out toys for their children,...

 

Operation Christmas Hope comes to Arlington

Operation Christmas Hope in Arlington is helping to put gifts under the Christmas trees for families in need this year. Families who qualify were invited to Arlington's American Legion Post where they...

 

Stillaguamish Tribe celebrates grand opening of new hotel

The Stillaguamish Tribe celebrated the opening of their new $27 million hotel, an addition to the Angel of the Winds casino, with a grand opening last week on Dec. 17. The five-story hotel is...

 

M-P boys hitting their stride on the hardcourt

Balancing youth and experience is a tricky job in high school basketball. A team that's too old only has a small window of success, while a team that's filled with youngsters typically can't compete...

 

Arlington boys lose perfect record

Sometimes the ball just doesn't roll your way. It was one of those nights for the Arlington boys basketball team, and as a result they are unbeaten no more. The Eagles last Friday night dropped a...

 

Tomahawk grapplers drop two at home

The Marysville-Pilchuck wrestling team has seen some early success this season, but ran into a brick wall when Snohomish and undefeated Glacier Peak visited last week. The Tommies only managed to win six of the 14 weight classes against both the...

 

Prep Roundup

Arlington Girls basketball: The Eagles won two and lost one on their recent road trip. They defeated Shorecrest and Juanita, but fell to undefeated Glacier Peak by a final score of 61-58. Arlington visited Sehome on Dec. 22 for its last game before...

 

Marysville Curves collects for kids

Curves, the downtown Marysville women's gym, will be donating piles of clothes to help local children in need this year. The business gathered clothes from clients and will be donating them to...

 

Coastal Community Bank coming to M'ville

Coastal Community Bank will be coming to Marysville to fill the vacant corner on State Avenue and Fourth Streets. The exact opening date for the bank is still unknown, although bank officials hope to open sometime in the second quarter of 2015, said...

 

PUD offers safety reminders for winter storms

With more stormy weather likely this winter, Snohomish County Public Utility District reminds customers to take steps to be safe when Mother Nature strikes. Steer Clear of Downed Power Lines Approaching downed power lines can be fatal. You don’t...

 

Arlington Rotary names Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Arlington recognized its Outstanding Students for the month of November. Students honored were awarded a voucher for a $50 donation to a non-profit group or organization of their...

 

Eagle Creek students join Gear Up & Go! program

This fall, Eagle Creek Elementary students joined the rest of the Arlington elementary schools participating in the Snohomish County Gear Up & Go! fitness program. Arlington is taking the lead...

 

Students take MLK as a day 'on' not day 'off'

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” On Jan. 19, approximately 250 high school students will answer this call to action as part of the annual MLK Day...

 

Four additional Arlington teachers earn National Board Certification in November

Arlington had four teachers who earned their National Board Certification® in November, joining 25 other current district teachers who previously earned their certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently announced...

 

Scrimgeour named Head Start, ECEAP Teacher of the Year

Arlington Public Schools has announced APPLE Preschool teacher Heide Scrimgeour as the recipient of the Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP Teacher of the Year Award this year....

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    December 24, 2014

Arlington City Council passes 2015 budget

After some hard questions and good discussion at the Dec. 6 workshop meeting, Arlington City Council unanimously approved the $42 million budget for 2015 budget last Monday, Dec. 15 — the last meeting of the year. The 20-minute meeting included a...

 

Boeing Commercial Airplanes gives United Way $750,000 grant

United Way of Snohomish County announced recently that it had received a $725,000 grant from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to support work in education, financial stability and lean for nonprofits. “Boeing’s is the largest corporate contribution...

 

Dec. 24 Rants and Raves

RAVE: To the Arlington Fire Department’s annual Santa Run and all those who donated. They collected 7,418 pounds of food and $1,759.   RANT:  Once again, on a dark and overcast winter evening, I set out across our front yard to throw out the...

 

New Year's Resolutions for the 'real gardener'

I first penned this piece in 2001 and 13 years later it still feels relevant. It's encouraging to know that the true attributes of a "real gardener" haven't changed. Enjoy. "Next year I promise not...

 

Helping kids deal with rejection, loneliness

Dear Ms. Davis: My 10-year-old daughter complains often that she doesn't have any friends, and when she does have a friend or two, they seem to fight a lot. How can I help her? Worried Mom Answer: As...

 

Lowanna Stohr

Oct. 24, 1957 - Dec. 5 2014 Why God chose her to go first is beyond me. Probably to save her the heartache I'm going through. I lost my beautiful wife, Lowanna, on December 5 at 6:25pm due to unforeseen health issues. So young, so beautiful....

 

Kenneth Robert "Bob" Brackinreed

Jan. 21, 1934 - Dec. 13, 2014 Bob was born at home on January 21, 1934 in Bellingham, Washington. He peacefully left this world on December 13, 2014. His mother passed away when he was just seven...

 

Rae Janet (Roy) Chacos

Rae Janet (Roy) Chacos, age 72, passed in grace and in the arms of her beloved family in her Marysville, Washington home on December 17, 2014. Born in Ottawa, Canada on July 27, 1942, Rae was one of...

 

Francis Edwin "Frenchy" Comenote

March 8, 1959 - Dec. 15, 2014 Francis "Frenchy" Edwin Comenote, 55 of Tulalip passed away December 15, 2014. He was born March 8, 1959 in Everett, Washington to George and Pauline Comenote. He is...

 

Raymond Wesley Evans

Sept. 21, 1940 - Dec. 13, 2014 Raymond Wesley Evans "Wes" aka "Papa" passed away peacefully December 13, 2014 surrounded by his family who loved him deeply. He leaves his wife, Betty; children, Chad, Shan (Brian), John (Randi), Tad (Jamie), Laura...

 

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