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Support Marysville Fire District

  • Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

As a lifetime resident of Marysville, Im writing to urge citizens to vote yes on Proposition 1. The Marysville Fire District needs our help so that they can continue to provide the excellent service they have always given our community.

Time to act

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Much has been written in the past couple of months regarding improving the U.S. 2 trestle. It is very unfortunately that nothing was done to secure funding back in 2004, when it would have cost $345 million to replace the entire structure. Now, here we are a mere three years later and what will we be paying for? What the DOT calls access ramps (since they claim that capacity is not the problem) for $486 million, which, by the way, construction is not slated to begin until 2016. In addition to the DOT, many public officials have said that we should wait until funding becomes available to fix the structure. Wait for what? Wait for tens of thousands of more residents to move to south Marysville, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe and all points in between? Wait until the cost rises into the billions? Wait until its takes over an hour to travel the two-mile stretch at 5 a.m.? We cannot wait to fix this nightmare. Whether by creating a special taxing district, introducing tolls, requesting assistance from the federal government or some other form, the time to act is now.

Graffiti

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

I want to applaud Mr. Hoffmans proposed solution to the graffiti problem that we are currently experiencing in Marysville. He is very generous to offer public and private property as a canvas for our young budding artists. I think he should take the lead in this bold and groundbreaking outreach program and offer up his residence to these artists as a token of his sincerity and commitment to the mastery of their skills. I am sure he will be proud to see every square inch of his property tagged with vulgar language and images that would not be appropriate to comment on. There are many people in this community, such as myself, who are very proud of their parks and businesses, who do not consider it a plausible solution to let vandals paint the whole town.

Thank you

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Every once in a while you get news that really knocks the wind right out of you. That was the case a couple of weeks ago when I received word that my brother, Howard Olsen had passed away. It was a Sunday and I had just enough time to meet with my nieces and their families before returning to Olympia for the legislative session. Believe me, the trip was not an easy one.

Letters to the Editor

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Earth Hour

Vote yes

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

As most people are aware, Feb. 19 is the date for the presidential primary. However, it is also the date that the Lakewood School District is asking the voters to approve two measures: The Replacement School Program and Operations Levy and the Technology Levy.

Thank You Arlington

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

American Legion Post 76 Toys For Kids had a wonderful year. We raised $14,500 which was spent on toys for the less fortunate children who are registered with the Arlington Food Bank. This year, 351 kids got at least two gifts and sock stuffers. To raise this money we put out donation cans, sell cut outs of various denominations, have a live and silent auction and from monetary donations from individuals and businesses.

Greene is most experienced, qualified, able sheriff candidate

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Theres a reason why Chief Tom Greene has the best resume out of the candidates for Snohomish County Sheriff, and its not merely because hes been behind a desk his entire career.

Santas helpers

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

For the past 12 years Arlington High School DECA has been adopting families to help provide a Christmas for them. This year has been yet another successful year. You might have seen a DECA member standing outside your local grocery stores collecting canned goods and money.

Lip service

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Its really interesting to see what government says and what it really does. Believe it or not, the two arent always the same. Lets forget, for the moment, things at the federal level. Instead lets concentrate on the local scene.

Work or school?

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

I recently found myself out of work. The falling real-estate market has caused the construction company I work(ed) for to discontinue building until the market demand increases.

They set the record

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

It was with great interest that I read your 25 years ago 1983 entry in the Jan. 16 edition of The Globe. I would like to share the rest of the story.

Thanks from Food Bank

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

On behalf of the Marysville Community Food Bank, I want to thank all those caring and generous people in the Marysville area who contributed so generously to meet out needs for food boxes during the holiday season.

Old Bags of Arlington

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

I am writing to give your some information regarding our club, Old Bags Of Arlington.

Traffic fixes

  • Mar 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Nearly a year ago, I presented Beach Street Safety Petition on behalf of 51 residents from Beach Avenue and Grove Street. On April 2, 2006, a moving car hit a young boy in the 1200 block of Beach Avenue. A helicopter airlifted him to Harborview Trauma Center. The petition requested several safety enhancements to Beach Avenue, such as signs, caution lights and possibly speed bumps.

SVC instructor speaks out for safety and the future of trucking

  • Mar 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

What does it take for all of you to drive a little safer and be more careful on the roadways? Ive been training entry-level truck drivers for almost 21 years and am concerned about how you, the motoring public, operate your vehicles. You see the large yellow Caution: Student Driver signs on the back of the trailers announcing to the motoring public that a rookie or novice driver is at the controls of the vehicle directly in front of them. We have taken the precautions to warn the public of the dangers, but the sad part of the overall story is that no one seems to care about safety anymore.

Stillaguamish tribe a good neighbor

  • Mar 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

The volunteers at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum in Arlington received a grant from the Stillaguamish Tribe to help purchase a carved cedar map of the watershed through the Stillaguamish Valley. We want to thank the Tribe for its generosity in contributing dollars for a 7-foot by 12-foot carving.

Museum 10-Year Anniversary

  • Mar 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

Heartfelt thanks from the members of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association to everyone who participated and attended the 10-year Anniversary of the Pioneer Museum, Saturday, March 10. We could not have accomplished what we did without the help from the community as a whole (private citizens and organizations alike).

Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

M-PHS

40 Days for Life

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

The annual Washington State March for Life in Olympia took place Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at noon. This event featured legislative speakers who encouraged citizens to continue their efforts defending the unborn through prayer, short speeches and song. March for Life memorializes the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision as a horrendous tragedy in American culture.

The Husky Challenge

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

Smokey Point equals the new destination for the Husky Challenge.

Fiscally Responsible?

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

As we face the 2008 legislative session here in Washington state, Im worried.

Support 30c increase for fire district

  • Nov 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

In an emergency, every second counts. The Marysville Fire District needs additional resources to build and staff an additional fire station and transition from a part-paid department to a fully staffed department with fulltime firefighters.

Support our fire district

  • Nov 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

Last year my husband passed away after a long battle with congestive heart failure and kidney disease. In the last two years of his life he was on dialysis due to his declining health.

Be patient Even when lives are at stake?

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:26PM

I think it is admirable that WSDOT is concerned that someone might fall while painting graffiti on the old railroad bridge crossing I-5, south of 116th, but these people chose to put their lives in jeopardy. The residents and workers of Lakewood Commons at Smokey Point havent been afforded the luxury of choice. We are still at the mercy of sometimes blocking traffic when an aid car, fire truck or police are needed. As the holidays approach it will get worse.

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