Spirit alive at Interhigh gathering at M-P for leadership students (slide show)

By Steve Powell MARYSVILLE – High school students should quit working so hard to fit in and instead work to stand out. “You’re a… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018


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


Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

ARLINGTON - Kent Prairie Elementary students experienced what it’s like to see a tornado and travel to the sun using Google’s augmented reality technology. A… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018


Fathers, daughters bond at special Valentine’s dance

MARYSVILLE – On two consecutive Saturday nights, hundreds of girls and their dads took to the dance floor for the annual Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

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

Take a survey on M’ville hosting a July 4 event

MARYSVILLE – Residents are being asked to participate in a survey on whether they want the city to produce a public event for the 4th… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

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

Doctor gives tips regarding deadly flu season

This year’s flu season is one of the worst. To date, the state Department of Health has recorded 109 deaths in Washington – 23 in… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

4 Arlington students win money for charities

ARLINGTON - Four middle and high school students were recognized Jan. 25 by the Rotary Club of Arlington for making a difference. The Rotarians wanted… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

K9s go to Arlington school

ARLINGTON - Two Arlington Police K9 dogs visited the Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center Jan. 30 to show students, parents and staff what they can do.… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Haller Park splash park project on tap again with state capital budget passage

ARLINGTON – The state Legislature passed a $4.1 billion capital budget that will make a splash for projects in Arlington, with none bigger than plans… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

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

Chiropractor would go back to Jamaica on another mission

MARYSVILLE – Even in Jamaica, Jake Williams has got your back. Williams, a chiropractor at Life Impact, recently went on a weeklong mission trip to… Continue reading

It’s time for real-life conversations

I recently was part of a great conversation on how to deal with all the pain in the world. What do we do when it… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2018

Arlington staff exchanges kindness with grade school

ARLINGTON – Eagle Creek Elementary students are all about kindness. They made posters about kindness and gave them to the city to put up. In… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Arlington widow honored for husband’s service

ARLINGTON – Kari Cook of Arlington lost her husband, Army SPC Ryan Cook, in Afghanistan in 2011. She attended a presentation last week in Everett… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Youngsters learn all about science jobs

ARLINGTON - Two students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Arlington High School recently to show 50 high school students what jobs are available… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018
Irene Anderson, left, of Tulalip walks her dog, Sadie, with the help of Marsha Hicks, a volunteer companion with Homage Senior Services. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

More companions needed for seniors, especially in Arlington

TULALIP – One day, when Irene Anderson was feeling down, she called Homage Senior Services volunteer Marsha Hicks to tell her not to come over.… Continue reading

Irene Anderson, left, of Tulalip walks her dog, Sadie, with the help of Marsha Hicks, a volunteer companion with Homage Senior Services. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

M’ville’s ‘Happy Conductor’ wins Showcase on ‘Price is Right’

MARYSVILLE – Cory Cooper says he’s known at work as the “happy conductor, always singing.” “Why bring your problems on other people?” he said Friday,… Continue reading

M’ville teen in running for Military Child of the Year

MARYSVILLE – Gabriella Cardenas of Marysville is one of four semifinalists from Washington state up for the 2018 Military Child of the Year Award. Operation… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018