Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

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  • Nov 4, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 29, 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 3, 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 10, 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 6, 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 27, 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 6, 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 23, 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 16, 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 31, 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 26, 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 5, 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 27, 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 27, 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 2, 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 25, 2012