Steve Powell

Foes blast M’ville fireworks; a few speak out for them

MARYSVILLE – Despite evidence to the contrary every July 4, more residents favor a ban on fireworks than support continuing them.

Family held out hope for almost a decade that Wright was still alive

For 9 1/2 years, Byron Wright's family held out hope that he was still alive.

Arlington woman gets 16 years for killing husband

EVERETT — Michele Donohue of Arlington was sentenced July 29 by Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George Bowden to 16 years in prison for murdering her husband, Byron Wright, in 2004.

M’ville talks of possible fireworks ban on July 4

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville City Council exploded with ideas on how to deal with problems associated with Fourth of July fireworks – ranging from an all-out ban to putting on its own community event – at its meeting July 28.

M’ville looks to force landowners to sell to widen State from 3 to 5 lanes

MARYSVILLE – The City Council will consider using eminent domain to obtain land to widen State Avenue from three to five lanes at its meeting tonight at 7 in council chambers.

M’ville hires consultant to clean waterfront, help decide its future

MARYSVILLE – Imagine the city’s waterfront filled with classy restaurants, a boardwalk and boutiques. Or how about condominiums and a casino? Wouldn’t a park with a stage for concerts and plays be nice?

Just 4 primary races will knock out any candidates

Two Republicans and two Democrats are vying in Legislative District 10, Position 2, for your votes in the Primary Election, with the top two going to the November general election, no matter which party they represent.

This M’ville train bound for glory at open house to help food bank

MARYSVILLE – A train around a Christmas tree in the living room in 1999 sparked a love that has engulfed Mike and Janet Elmore’s back yard.

Program helps people recover lost, stolen items

MARYSVILLE ­– How would you like to know your cell phone had been found even before you realized it was lost or stolen?

Audience walks around Marysville farm to watch unique play

Having the audience walk from scene to scene around the small Marysville farm owned by Gail and Terry Johnson is only one of the things that makes the "Barn Show" unique.

Marysville girl, 5, battles lung disease; walk July 12 to raise money

MARYSVILLE ­– Like many 5-year-olds, Kaidynce Olsen likes to jump on the couch, stand on her head and have her sister chase her around the kitchen table.

Homeless moms, kids get help from M’ville facility

MARYSVILLE – Sharleen Desrochers has never had a job, never had an apartment. But she has had a drug problem. And she does have an 18-month-old daughter, Madison.

Marysville council looks to allow more groups to pray

MARYSVILLE – People of all types of religions and faiths will be invited to give the invocations at Marysville City Council meetings.

Academics, Behavior, Culture help school improve test scores

MARYSVILLE – In an effort to improve state test scores, two local schools are concentrating on their ABC's. Not the alphabet; it's not that simple. They are focusing on Academics, Behavior and Culture.

M’ville police chief wants public’s help to reduce crime

MARYSVILLE – Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith is a thinker. He’s always trying to figure out how to do more with less.

Community garden planted at MG school

MARYSVILLE – It’s not that uncommon to hear a pastor say, “In the beginning …” But it is uncommon when the pastor is referring to a community garden at Marysville Getchell High School.