Steve Powell

M-P wins district crown, Arlington 3rd; both play at state Saturday

MILL CREEK – Marysville-Pilchuck won the district title, and Arlington placed third so both will be playing in the state regional qualifying round Saturday. M-P… Continue reading


7 of 17 local wrestlers place at state

TACOMA – Marysville-Pilchuck teammates Cole Daurie and Joe Lawrence are about as far apart as can be when it comes to wrestling, with Daurie at… Continue reading


New Marysville police officer Dave Adams exchanges a glance with his wife, Emily, after she pinned his badge on him at Monday’s City Council meeting. Police Chief Rick Smith watches along with their daughter, Olivia, 2. The Adams family is expecting a son to be born in April. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

M’ville police getting some CSI technology

MARYSVILLE – TV shows like “CSI” are raising the expectations of the public. So the police department, with approval from the City Council Monday, is… Continue reading


2 girls from M-P named Students of the Month

MARYSVILLE – In an unprecedented decision, two Marysville-Pilchuck High School girls have been chosen Students of the Month by the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs.… Continue reading

Justice can move swiftly, in M’ville city court

MARYSVILLE – The hands of justice move slowly - except when they don’t. Wednesday morning Municipal Court Judge Fred Gillings adjudicated cases faster than a… Continue reading

1 local team’s heart will be broken on Valentine’s Day (slide show)

Valentine’s Day will be sweet for at least one local team. Whichever team wins Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jackson High School between Marysville-Pilchuck and… Continue reading

Rally today in support of M’ville school levies

MARYSVILLE – “We vote yes. We vote yes.” That chant was heard today downtown when a small but vocal group yelled it out at the… Continue reading

17 local wrestlers move on to state in Tacoma this weekend

EDMONDS – Two locals won wrestling titles at the 3A Region 2 Tournament at Edmonds-Woodway Saturday. Seventeen local wrestlers in all advanced to the state… Continue reading

No M’ville swimmers advance to state

SNOHOMISH – Some Marysville swimmers qualified for Saturday’s finals in a number of events at the district tournament here Wednesday and Friday. Both Marysville Getchell… Continue reading

Arlington standout picks Cougar Country

ARLINGTON – Like many of us who grew up in Western Washington, Michael Van Beek of Arlington is a fan of the University of Washington… Continue reading

About 50 hike nature trail during Eagle Festival

ARLINGTON – About 50 nature enthusiasts were treated to a guided tour of Country Charm Park as part of the Eagle Festival Feb. 3. The… Continue reading

Lakewood, M-P, Arlington host playoff games Saturday

Lakewood’s boys basketball team scored a huge win over Sedro-Woolley Tuesday night. As a result they earned the fourth seed in the Northwest Conference, meaning… Continue reading

Army Reserves now full-time in Middle East (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Carlos Moran works for Diamond Parking, but that’s not who he is. “He’s a soldier. That’s who he is,” his wife, Kristina, said… Continue reading

‘Length’ the difference as MLT beats M-P for Wesco North title (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – “Length” is more important than “height” in basketball nowadays. It’s not just how tall players are, but how long their arms are and… Continue reading

M’ville looks at new curriculum needs in the future

MARYSVILLE – With state standards such a high priority in education, curriculum development has taken on added importance in schools. Melissa VanZanten, curriculum director for… Continue reading

Parents: Smile a little smile for me after free trip to dentist

MARYSVILLE – They don’t even have wisdom teeth yet, but about 40 kids are wiser about dental health after a free visit Friday. The Give… Continue reading

Arlington’s scrappy defense deflates Shorewood

MARYSVILLE – It seems only fitting with Tom Brady and Super Bowl Sunday that we have our own local Deflategate. The harassing full-court defense by… Continue reading

MG gets by Lynnwood; M-P demolishes Meadowdale

MARYSVILLE – Chase Showatter came off the bench in the second quarter to ignite the Chargers and freshman standout Malakai Knight scored 23 points to… Continue reading

She’s giving up banking for baking (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – When Erin Reynolds was a little girl growing up in Yakima, she used to love baking with her grandma. Now she is giving… Continue reading

Lakewood on the border of making playoffs after loss to Blaine (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Prior to Monday night’s game, Lakewood basketball Coach Chris Walster said the girls need to win two of their next three games to… Continue reading