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We want to ensure the success of, not undermine, the Strawberry Festival

I am writing in response to the article “Berry fest in jam, seeks help” which appeared in the March 12, 2017, edition of the Marysville Globe. In that article Maryfest president Darren Doty and vice president Mark Jensen said, “There is a group trying to undermine the Maryfest Board of...

 

I hope Strawberry Festival gets out of this jam

I am writing in response to the Marysville Globe, March 12, 2017, article on the Marysville Strawberry Festival “in a jam.” It is very true that the 2017 Marysville Strawberry Festival is “in a jam,” but this is due to the leadership of the past 2-3 years. I would like to address Mr. Darren...

 

VCS thanks Smokey Point Community Church

The board and staff of Village Community Services would like to share our heartfelt gratitude for the members of the Smokey Point Community Church who blessed Village Community Services with their service. Members of the congregation recently devoted two Sunday mornings to helping Village Community...

 

Carr's Hardware - A Marysville Classic

Having lived in Marysville from the ripe old age of one, I grew up in a totally different Marysville than what you see today. The streets were not as wide and the traffic was oh so much less. My great uncle, Noble Olson, owned and operated the Marysville Co-Op, located, on State Street where the...

 

Please vote in the most important election of your lifetime

Having voted 27 times using “mail-in” ballot’s since September 2005, I was flabbergasted when I didn’t receive my Primary Election ballot. I called Snohomish County Elections the last week of July asking if it had been mailed. I was informed all ballots were sent out mid July. When I said I...

 

Strawberry Festival belongs to the community

Dear Marysville Community, Several weeks ago, people traveled from near and far to celebrate another jam-packed annual Strawberry Festival, shining the spotlight on the family-friendly Marysville and Tulalip communities. For volunteers who serve on the Maryfest Board of Directors, the sponsoring...

 

Help save our Festival

In support and response to Ms. Deckard’s Letter to the Editor in the Aug. 10 North County Outlook. Eight-five years ago the Marysville Strawberry Festival began as a small hometown event, becoming Snohomish County's largest parade/festival and the 3rd largest in the state, drawing over 100,000...

 

Thank you for the support

To the People of Marysville, Thank you. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for standing with us in these difficult times. In light of the tragic events over the past week, we, as a Police Department, saw a community come together and embrace us as their own. The...

 

Why aren't our flags at half staff?

Over the last couple of days we have had an unsettling amount of violence in our country.  On Friday [July 8] we wake up to see five police officers gunned downed at an event were people where peacefully protesting. Yes, we have seen questionable events over the last year where these protest are...

 

Fireworks ban will have little effect

Regarding your article on the Marysville fireworks ban; unfortunately this ban will have little effect. The devices that were at the root of the problem were illegal by state law the second they left the reservation. The law prohibits sale, purchase, possession and discharging illegal fireworks. To...

 

Thanks for supporting DVS

On June 9, 2016, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County held its 7th annual Handbag Auction & Luncheon. This year we sold out with 400 guests who were eager to shop our silent auction of 100 percent donated handbags, clutches, wallets and cosmetic jewelry. We then enjoyed a great lunch...

 
 By Daryn Bundy    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Support our youth and community

As a local business owner, taxpayer, a graduate of the Marysville School District, and ardent supporter of quality K-12 education, I wholeheartedly support the Marysville school bond measure on the April 26 ballot. I feel the school bond measure will help our local economy prosper, providing...

 
 By Doug Buell    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Vote 'Yes' on April 26 to support Marysville schools

The Marysville School District’s April 26 bond measure is a fiscally responsible and equitable investment in the school buildings that contribute to our students’ academic success and benefit the Marysville-Tulalip economy. Although our schools have been well-maintained over the years, aging...

 

Support Marysville's upcoming school bond

I am writing in support of the Marysville School District’s upcoming school bond vote on April 26. As a lifelong resident of Marysville, a graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and a parent with 2 children who attend Marysville schools, I see firsthand how important it is that our children...

 

I support the fireworks ban

I congratulate the four City Council members who demonstrated the courage to vote for the fireworks ban. It's sad that the widespread irresponsibility and lack of consideration by revelers made this necessary. Pets traumatized, combat vets reliving their personal hell and 9-1-1 taking over 2 hours...

 

Vote Yes on Arlington Levy

Arlington Public Schools needs your Yes vote on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to continue providing high quality education programs not funded by the State.  Both of my daughters graduated from Arlington High School and recently graduated from Washington colleges.  They were very well prepared for college...

 

Schools deserve our support

Renewal of the Arlington School District’s levy for Educational Programs and Operations is of high priority for all of us because “Good Schools Make Good Communities.” This gives us all a vested interest in seeing that the proposition passes. We agreed to chair the Citizen’s Committee...

 

School Levies – Supporting students, families and community

I am in support of the upcoming Arlington School District Levy. Education is one of the single best measures to invest in our future and is a contributing factor to boosting our economic engine. It is common sense to invest in schools so we can fill young minds with all of the necessary ingredients...

 

Vote yes for ASD

16One of the things I love most about Arlington is the closeness of our community. Part of that “closeness” is standing up and taking care of our own. It is for that very reason I’m asking everyone to vote yes for the Arlington School District Programs and Operations levy to support our...

 

Thank you for your support

I would like to take this time to thank all my supporters in my recent bid to become Mayor of Arlington. The support was overwhelming. A special thank you to my campaign team, especially my campaign manager Cristy Brubaker. Everyone worked so hard and although we came up a bit short, I am very...

 

Thank you for your support

Dear Editor, On behalf of North County Fire/EMS, I want to thank our community for renewing the levy for Emergency Medical Service in the recent election. EMS is our most widely used service, and your support will ensure that this program will continue for years to come. Thank you again for the...

 

Thank you for all of the support

The past six months have been the most challenging time in my life and it has been one where the community of Arlington has shown their love and concern for my health and wellbeing beyond belief. I would have never guessed that my life would have ever been turned upside down like it has been. I...

 

Let's support Mayor Tolbert

I have resided in Arlington for the past 65 years and have seen the town go through many changes and many mayors. Arlington’s population was between 3,500 and 4,000 for many of those years and the mayors were mainly figureheads with very little responsibility. As our town experienced more growth...

 

Vote for Jon Nehring

It’s never too late to make sure that you give our exemplary Mayor Jon Nehring of Marysville a landslide victory in November with your positive vote. Leadership that listens and truly cares. Laurel Parratt Marysville...

 

Arlington public safety on the ballot

After working for over 39 years in public safety in Arlington (EMS & Fire), and being a part of building a program that was second to none, I have watched the decline of a first-class Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, and can no longer be silent. The elected officials in Arlington (Mayor...

 

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