Steve Powell

“Spook Woods’ become ‘Majestic’ housing development

MARYSVILLE – At least it’s got a nicer name. Dozens of 75-year-old second-growth trees came down this week at “Spook Woods.” Taking its place will… Continue reading

 

Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events

TULALIP – The 5th Annual Leah’s Dream Foundation golf tournament Saturday brought in more than $34,000 to help people with special needs. Foundation member Amy… Continue reading

 

Marysville moms help raise funds to find cure for CF

TULALIP – When Keldan Pablo and Kaidynce Olsen got their picture taken, they had to be separated by their moms Kelsie and Cortney. Not because… Continue reading

 

Like many of you, I felt the 4.6 earthquake

Like many others of you in Marysville and Arlington, I felt the 4.6 magnitude earthquake at 2:51 this morning. It was between Snohomish and Monroe.… Continue reading

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Longtime Marysville school board member faces rare challenge

MARYSVILLE – For the first time in his many years of service, Tom Albright is being challenged for District 5 on the Marysville School Board.… Continue reading

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Workers put together the new playground at Allen Creek Elementary School in Marysville. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

School’s not out for some in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – When kids think of the Summer Slide they probably think of a city park or school playground. But for educators, they think of… Continue reading

Workers put together the new playground at Allen Creek Elementary School in Marysville. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Goodbye: After 30 years, Ballew goes out with a bang

MARYSVILLE – Jim Ballew is going out with a bang. The city parks director for 30 years, who was a driving force behind Marysville’s impressive… Continue reading

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                                Construction continues on the new Quilceda Creek Casino just off Interstate 5.

New casino, hall, marina add to economic power of Tulalip

TULALIP – The Tulalip Tribes already are a huge economic force in the region, and three projects in the works are only going to add… Continue reading

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                                Construction continues on the new Quilceda Creek Casino just off Interstate 5.

Powerline Trail gets a charge from Marysville, L.S.

MARYSVILLE – A trail between Lake Stevens and Marysville is in the works that could eventually connect with three existing trails and become a regional… Continue reading

Moms raise money for Marysville youth football by playing the game themselves (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Moms of Marysville Youth Football League players took to the field Saturday at Quil Ceda Stadium for a variety of reasons. The youngest… Continue reading

Marysville, Arlington plan bang up 4th of July

A top-notch band out of Bellingham, along with fireworks, of course, will highlight Marysville’s first free 4th of July fireworks show at Marysville-Pilchuck High School… Continue reading

Katie Prettyman of Marysville with men’s champion Joey Chestnut. (Courtesy Photo)

Marysville woman a hot dog when it comes to eating

MARYSVILLE – Let’s be frank: Katie Prettyman of Marysville is not a wiener when it comes to eating hot dogs. In her first year of… Continue reading

Katie Prettyman of Marysville with men’s champion Joey Chestnut. (Courtesy Photo)
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                                Ben Spores tags out a runner in a game this year.

Arlington Eagles to play sports in college

ARLINGTON – Little did Ali Krediet know when she was kicking a ball around in Alaska growing up that she would be playing soccer in… Continue reading

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                                Ben Spores tags out a runner in a game this year.
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                                Don’s owner Sam Gohar improved the look of the lounge with a granite bar countertop and much more.

Marysville restaurant-lounge gets a makeover at age 50

MARYSVILLE – Some people nowadays like to get facelifts when they turn 50. Well, so did Don’s Restaurant downtown on 4th Street. Actually, it was… Continue reading

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                                Don’s owner Sam Gohar improved the look of the lounge with a granite bar countertop and much more.

Plan to reduce traffic woes in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – Traffic continues to be a main concern of city residents, and the city’s new six-year Transportation Improvement Program continues to try to address… Continue reading

Vivien Palmer performs a contemporary dance to “Red Violin” at the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show Thursday night at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Dancers, singers highlight Talent Show; festival gets busy this weekend (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Singers and dancers dominated the stage at the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show Thursday night. The 88th annual festival continues today through Sunday.… Continue reading

Vivien Palmer performs a contemporary dance to “Red Violin” at the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show Thursday night at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Marysville’s RAP center shows its ‘muscle’, builds strength for fall start

MARYSVILLE – Just a few weeks ago, the Marysville School District’s Regional Apprentice Pathway program looked a little weak. But that changed Monday as more… Continue reading

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                                Danna and Tripp Gibson of Marysville walk off T-Mobile field prior to a recent game that he umpired.

Helping others an easy call

MARYSVILLE – Tripp Gibson of Marysville started at second base in a recent game between the Twins and the Mariners - as the umpire. It… Continue reading

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                                Danna and Tripp Gibson of Marysville walk off T-Mobile field prior to a recent game that he umpired.
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                                Riley Mae Swanson and Olivia Poulton were standouts for the girls softball team at Lakewood this year.

Young Lakewood girls softball team looks to future after going 2-2 at state

LAKEWOOD – The Cougar softball team went 2-2 in the state tournament at Selah last weekend. The squad broke a school and Northwest Conference record… Continue reading

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                                Riley Mae Swanson and Olivia Poulton were standouts for the girls softball team at Lakewood this year.

Tulalip hatchery to expand

TULALIP – Not long ago tribes were only interested in talking about what needed to be done environmentally to bring back native fish. Now things… Continue reading