Letters To The Editor

Letters to the editor

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  • Jul 15th, 2017


Current, former Maryfest members show opposing views on Strawberry Festival

I read with great interest the article you published March 10 regarding…

  • Mar 24th, 2017


Letters to the editor

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  • Nov 4th, 2016


Vote for Bill Blake | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

With all of the hugely negative political news everyone has been hammered with lately, it almost seems that a lot of people may be pretty apathetic about voting in the upcoming Nov. 5 election. However, I once heard that changing things on the federal level is a pretty hard thing to do while doing the same along local lines can at least sometimes yield changes that benefit the community.

  • Oct 28th, 2013

Klein for Snohomish County Council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Not long ago, Americans were told that Detroit, one of America’s largest cities, filed for Bankruptcy. But, wait, since then, Washington D.C., Camden, N.J., Cincinnati, Ohio, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Calif. and Baltimore, Md., are all facing similar fates. Can it happen in Snohomish County? Most would say, “No way!” But, I would caution you that the 1,000,000 people who once lived in Detroit and fled probably said the same thing. So, what does this have to do with a County Council race in Snohomish County? It has everything to do with it.

  • Oct 28th, 2013

Bill Blake deserves your vote | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

When considering your vote for County Council District 1, consider this: Bill Blake is an absolutely genuine article. I’ve never met anyone so sincere in the simple and unpolluted wish to help his district.

  • Oct 28th, 2013

Norton for Marysville City Council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

As a mother of four school-aged children, my first priority is naturally the children of our community. I’m excited to have a candidate like Kamille Norton, who has a real investment in the safety and best interests of the children and families of Marysville and is running to ensure a safe and thriving community for all of us.

  • Oct 28th, 2013

Bill Blake is the kind of person we need more of in government | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I hate politics. But when Bill Blake asked me to support his run for Snohomish County Council District 1, I made an exception because Bill is the opposite of what I dislike.

  • Jul 29th, 2013

Is it Lemonade and Cookie time in Marysville? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The meaning behind Lemonade and Cookies began in the spring of 2012.

  • Jul 3rd, 2013

Marysville Easter Egg Hunt Success | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I would like to thank all of the residents and visitors that attended the Marysville Easter Egg Hunt event held March 30 for their incredible benevolence and community spirit.

  • Apr 10th, 2013

Look at expanding mental health services | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Boom. Kaboom. Bang. Shots ring out in our schools, shopping malls, streets, and we believe we are powerless to stop it. Responding to the chaos, police around the U.S. end up shooting mentally ill individuals because the police don’t know of any other way to interact with them — to calm the storm of symptoms. Enraged and scared, citizens yell for gun control, arming children, armed guards in schools, return to religion — anything to save a child, anything to stop the madness.

  • Mar 6th, 2013

Name the new city park after Norma Jean Dierk | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We understand that the city of Marysville has acquired the property that was once the tree farm belonging to the Dashiell family. This will be a welcome addition to our city parks.

  • Feb 27th, 2013

Give your input on next superintendent | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Community input on our search for a new superintendent is being accepted through Feb. 11. The following are some priorities that have come up in my conversations with teachers and parents. Please consider sending all or some of the these items, as well as any additional input you may have, to Dr. Wayne Robertson, Superintendent Search Consultant, at wanzworld@hotmail.com.

  • Feb 6th, 2013

Get involved in the selection of new superintendent | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

There will soon be a vacancy in the office of Superintendent of Schools for the Marysville School District, and I for one will be glad to participate in bringing in a fresh face with fresh ideas for the district.

  • Jan 23rd, 2013

Schools need a full arts program | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dr. Larry Nyland, Superintendent of the Marysville School District, recently announced his retirement effective at the end of the current school year. Praise for his efforts at improving instruction and test scores in the district will no doubt be heaped on him prior to his leaving, and Dr. Nyland’s hard work and dedication to his vision certainly deserve to be acknowledged.

  • Jan 16th, 2013

Thanks for supporting Soroptimists

On Oct. 13 Soroptimist International of Marysville welcomed friends and families to our annual benefit auction. The evening was fun and a financial success. The money raised will allow us to continue giving to organizations in our community like the Marysville Food Bank, the YMCA, Kloz 4 Kids, Domestic Violence Services, and many others and to also fund the Soroptimists’ signature project, college scholarships for high school girls.

  • Oct 31st, 2012

Thanks for supporting the food bank | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The Marysville Community Food Bank wishes to extend a huge thank you to the organizers and volunteers of the Helping Hands, Linking Arms Food Drive that concluded last weekend. And, a big thank you to the citizens of Marysville for the tremendous support of this effort.

  • Sep 26th, 2012

An act of cowardice | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I, like so many of you, have a parent in a local retirement/assisted living facility. The facility is a wonderful place filled with delightful residents, all of whom have ways of becoming an extended member of your family. They are a generation most have forgotten, but trust me, this generation should never be forgotten. They are the generation that made this country and we owe them so much — most of all we owe them our thanks and respect.

  • Sep 5th, 2012

Thanks for supporting Juan Mendoza Memorial Run | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thank you to the community for the wonderful support of the first Juan Mendoza Memorial Run. Thank you also to Lauren Salcedo for her fabulous article about the event.

  • Jun 27th, 2012

Reflections in Strawberries | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

For 25-plus years it was my honor to serve as the Managing Director/Grand Parade Director for the Marysville Strawberry Festival. My job was to make sure events were all scheduled and everything was in place in time to welcome event participants and spectators to our community the third week in June of each year. This was no small task, but one I took to heart and totally enjoyed. At the end of each event, I would sit for a moment, take a deep breath and say to myself, “We did it and it was just great!”

  • Jun 27th, 2012

Thank you for supporting Lakewood schools | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

On behalf of the Lakewood School District Staff and Board of Directors, I want to sincerely thank the voters, volunteers and elected officials for their active support of our students and schools. The quality of our communities is inextricably connected to the quality of our schools. With the support received from this past levy election, that connection is strengthened.

  • May 2nd, 2012

Support the Strawberry Festival’s Trike Races | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

As I sit in my office, I am looking out at the beautiful blue sky and the sun is shining so bright, I can’t help but think of “Summer.” Summer arrives on June 20, with it also comes all types of community activities. This letter is in reference to one of those longstanding events and one in particular which has brought so much enjoyment to so many, and it may very well be no more unless people get involved.

  • Apr 25th, 2012

Vote ‘Yes’ on April 17 ballot to support Lakewood schools | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Congratulations to the many school districts in Snohomish County that recently passed their replacement levy elections. My district, Lakewood, has an election set for April 17.

  • Apr 4th, 2012

Thank You, Marysville | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

My name is JoAnn Sewell. I am the volunteer coordinator at the Marysville Community Food Bank. I just read your column, and couldn’t agree more.

  • Jan 5th, 2012

Protecting our children | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The outrage over the recent incidents of child abuse at two major, high profile university athletic departments continues to fill the national print and electronic media.

  • Jan 5th, 2012

It’s time for T.H.R.O. | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Some of you might remember what it stands for, Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out. It’s time to act on this locally. The empire of Marysville has a great alternative for leadership. We have found the right person for mayor of our city, he is Kelly Wright. How could anyone vote back into office the people that created our problems?

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

Candidates, what’s your plan? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Recently, while I was out for an afternoon shopping expedition, I made the grievous error of crossing State Street at 94th (I was leaving the west side of State and crossing to the Northeast corner of 94th), as you may or may not know there is no crosswalk there.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

Lundberg is best for school board | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Marysville students are lucky that Pete Lundberg is running for the Marysville School Board, District 3.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

Mayor Nehring listens, cares | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

When Dennis Kendall retired mid-term as mayor in 2010 and was replaced by Jon Nehring, our city was quite fortunate. He served nine years on the City Council of Marysville and is very knowledgeable of the work to be done.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

Nehring has my vote for Mayor | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I’ve been reading the letters to the editor for the last several weeks regarding the Marysville Mayoral election.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

Nehring has my support | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, with careful consideration of the candidates for Marysville Mayor I will be supporting Jon Nehring.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

In response to ‘City must pay fair market value’ | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

When the public agency "The City of Marysville" made efforts to acquire a portion of our yard for trail purposes my husband communicated to me that Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Bellew came to our property and asked us to donate it. He did the same to at least one of our other neighbors. Not knowing what they wanted we had nothing to base a decision or value on or what property "The City of Marysville" actually wanted, so we continued to use our property for various things with "no retaliation".

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

City must pay fair market value for property | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We have received a couple inquiries regarding the purchase of private property by government and specifically a concern that the city of Marysville overpaid for a property acquisition.

  • Oct 26th, 2011

Retain Mayor Nehring | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I have known Jon outside of his Mayoral capacity for years, and have always respected him as a person. I know that Jon Nehring and his family have been heavily involved in making Marysville a better community long before he held elected office. I have personally provided service in the community for years as well, through church, Boy Scouts and other activities, but have never seen a Mayor as supportive as he is, in recognizing citizens for their volunteer work.

  • Oct 26th, 2011

Wright brings leadership | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I’m supporting Kelly Wright for mayor of Marysville. Kelly has experience with local government all over the world and has correctly identified issues with the city’s current leadership which must be addressed.

  • Oct 26th, 2011

Wright is the obvious choice | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I must respond to a series of comments and letters regarding the current appointed mayor of Marysville and his challenger, Kelly Wright.

  • Oct 26th, 2011

Thanks for supporting Twilight Meet | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The cross country teams at Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck high schools want to say a huge “thank you” to the Marysville community for their support of our fifth Tomahawk Twilight Meet this past Oct. 1.

  • Oct 26th, 2011

Muller for Marysville City Council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

During the last several years I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Muller on a variety of volunteer committees and activities within the Marysville School District.

  • Oct 20th, 2011

Allen for Marysville City Council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I read the Everett Herald’s recent article endorsing various candidates for the upcoming Marysville City Council race with interest. Unfortunately, the information on Scott Allen who is running for Position 5 was all too brief. In my association with Scott, I have found him to be incredibly well read and versed about the challenges Marysville faces; he has lived in Marysville for a long time and is a tireless volunteer with church, Kiwanis and the Masons.

  • Oct 20th, 2011

Support Mayor Nehring | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

After researching the information on both our current Mayor Jon Nehring and his opponent Kelly Wright this election season the voting members of our family have decided to vote for Jon Nehring to continue as Mayor of Marysville.

  • Oct 20th, 2011