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10 Years Ago 1997

Now Marysville has decided with a curfew where they dont want teens to be, a familiar question remains. Just where do teens go to fulfill their number one priority fun? As far as some adults are concerned the issue is again, thanks to the curfew, out of sight, but they are not out of mind. There are options. And no, one of them isnt just watching Sliders and Millennium on TV. If you had a place for kids to be, then you wouldnt have as many loitering around with nothing to do. They would be here for instance, said Mark Verbon, aquatic supervisor of the Marysville-Pillchuck High School pool. Verbon, who has only been at the pool since November, has seen the answer before. In Mount Lake Terrace and in Lynnwood he was the original architect of the Late Night Centers in 1986. The Seattle late night centers used the Mountlake Terrace program as a blueprint and boy I sure was successful, he said. Verbon said the police attributed drops in crime and tagging directly to the program. Verbon, with the help of the Marysville School District, has come up with the same program in Marysville and hopes it will have similar effects. Curfews make me mad, Verbon said. I hope that this program along with the others in the area will meet the needs of area teens. The program at the high school pool is simple. Starting April 19, every Saturday for $2 you get to swim, play basketball, volleyball or just sit and talk from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The rules are simple, too. Have fun, respect others and once in you have to stay in. Ages 12-18 are invited. Although Verbon expects those with drivers licenses might have a tendency to stay away, he said. Director Terry Freeman of the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club sees the problem of teen activities the same way. We have got to get these teens involved in something positive, he said. We are kidding ourselves that because of the curfew, the teens are going to get in their car and go home at 10 p.m. In response, the Tribes are starting a Tulalip Teen Night Court. The program is open Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to midnight, with food served at 10 p.m. thanks to local merchants such as Pizza Time, Albertsons and Safeway. The cool thing is that we have Snohomish Sheriffs deputies, Tribal police and even casino security people in here without their uniforms and playing basketball with the teens, Freeman said. The kids get to know the man behind the uniform so that when they see them on the street they see a guy who plays basketball, sweats and cares, he said. Jimmy Miller, who works as a recreation specialist at the Club, is there every Friday and Saturday night playing basketball and I threw the ball to a teammate only the ball slammed right into the face of a deputy, Miller said. Everyone froze and then somebody wisecracked, Hey, Jimmy, you always wanted to do that, huh? Everybody started laughing and all of a sudden the tension was broke. Five dollars per year will get somebody in every day, all day and that includes eats. The only problem is soon to be solved and that is how teens get home once it gets to midnight. Right now, sometimes its Millers taxi service. Yeah, the other night I picked up eight kids walking down the road thumbing and took them home, Miller said. But we are going to start doing bus service so kids can get here and go home without problems. The long-standing option in the Marysville area for the last 40 years has been The Skate Inn. Owners have changed, though. Dianne Werner, daughter of long-time owner Charlotte Groves, says the baton has been officially passed and that We are now under new management. Although Groves is still giving advice and support, Werner has ideas of changes to come. Friday and Saturday nights remain Teen Night. Between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. for $5 you get all the skating you want plus music from rock to rap. Even though she has changes in mind, some things remain the same. Werner sees her goal as threefold: safe, clean and healthy fun. We just dont have problems here, she said. And when we do have a problem we ask the person to leave. Miller asks only one question for the community when it comes to teen. Where do you want your teens to go? Where do you want them to go? You want them out there causing trouble or do you want them in here shooting hoops? he said. For Miller and others the answer is certainly shooting hoops.

25 Years Ago 1982

The idea spread like wildfire through the Catholic community when several members of St. Marys Church in Marysville decided to form their own branch of the Knights of Columbus. A council for the Knights of Columbus was formed in July of last year, and the charter was held open to find the quota of 30 members it would take to initiate the charter. There was never any need for concern. By Dec. 13, 1981, more than 60 of the faith had indicated their desire to become a part of the organization. Marysvilles charter for the Knights, which was organized in January of 1982, seems rather appropriate as far as timing. Just two weeks ago March 29, 1982 was the 100th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney, curate at St. Marys parish in New Haven, Conn., the Knights of Columbus was chartered in March 29, 1882, in the state of Connecticut. The local K of Cs financial secretary, R.E. Honerkamp, said he was told by the District deputy of the Knights that the Marysville chapter was the fastest growing he had seen in the Knights. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men of the Catholic faith who are 18 years or older. Honerkamp points out there is an ecumenical program where we cooperate with other faiths in charitable and community programs. The structure of the local order includes Marvin D. Maine as the charters Grand Knight. The Deputy Grand Knight is Norm DesRosiers. Recorder is Dr. Douglas Nordstrom, financial secretary is Honerkamp, treasurer is Val Barth and the warden is Tim Sands. Other officers include Juan Chavez, Al Holthenrichs, Dan Hughes and Ken Ploeger. As the Knights handbook said, Father McGivney explained to a small group of men at a preliminary meeting in October of 1881, his purpose in drawing them together was manyfold: To help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement; to promote closer ties of fraternity among them; and to secure an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straights. The booklet points out the founders and first officers of the fledging organization chose the name Knights of Columbus because they felt that, as a Catholic group, it should relate to Christopher Columbus, the Catholic discoverer of America. The Knights would signify that the membership embodied knightly ideals of spirituality and service to Church, country and fellowman. By the end of 1897, the order was thoroughly rooted in New England, along the upper Atlantic seaboard and into Canada. Within the next eight years, it branched out from Quebec to California and from Florida to Washington. From such promising beginnings, Father McGivneys original group a blossomed into an international society of more then 1.3 million Catholic men in some 7,000 councils who have dedicated themselves to the ideals of Columbianism: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Members of the order today are found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, Guam and the Virgin Islands. They belong to many races and speak many languages. They are diverse, yet they are one. Their diversity spells creativity, their unity spells strength. The handbook explains that faith in the future is a distinctive mark of the organization, the Knights traditionally manifesting such faith by trying to help mold and serve tomorrows leaders. Esto Dignus, Be worthy, is the motto of the Columbian Squires, the official organization of the Knights of Columbus for young men between the ages of 12-18. Charters establishing subordinate councils are granted upon completion of a roster of 30 members or applicants. The presiding officer is the Grant Knight. Titles of other officers on both the state and local levels are similar to those on the supreme level, with some additions. In all there are 17 council officers, of whom 12 are elected to their positions annually. Five others are appointed by the Grand Knight, including a program director and a membership director.

50 Years Ago 1957

Mrs. Vernon Moore of the Maryville Junior-Senior PTA was installed as president of the Snohomish County Council of PTA at its spring convention held in Stanwood. Others installed were Mrs. John Hawkins, Lake Stevens, first vice president; Mrs. Julius Caesar, Lakewood, second vice president; Mrs. Ivar Boe, Twin City, third vice president; Mr., Will Warbus, Maysville Junior-Senior high, secretary; Mrs. Harold Penewell, Liberty, school treasurer. Special speakers during morning and afternoon sessions from the Washington Congress of Parent Teachers were Mrs. M. Paul Suzuki, Seattle, extension chairman; T.H. Muncaster, Everett, Vice president region one; and Mrs. John Batchelder, Seattle, recreation chairman. Their subjects were The Leadership Role, Recent Legislation and PTA Activities. Following a noon lunch pupils of the Stanwood School presented chorals and folk dancing. The program was under the direction of Mrs. Harold Penewell.
Speaking before a dinner group at Cascade School, State Senator W. A. Gissberg stated that the recent legislative session faced issues squarely and realistically in appropriating monies for schools and other state needs. He stressed that it is the legislatures responsibility to meet problems of all state services and he deplored the pressure type of communication he had received doing the session. The senator mentioned that teaching is too important a profession, in its molding of the minds of the young generation, to be guided by consideration of salary schedule alone. He also stressed that all legislators had the desire to do the best possible for schools and that he believed that desire had been met within the structure of possible state finances, by the recent session. The occasion was a dinner to compliment and express appreciation to the legislative representatives of this area by the local school system. Teachers and patrons were invited. The multipurpose room of the new Cascade school building was well filled by the number attending. The school boards annual public hearing for the preliminary budget was held after the dinner. Appreciation of the school for the diligent and difficult work done at Olympia by legislators was expressed by C.H. Holmes, president of the school board and by Robert Bates, superintendent of schools. State Rep. Herb Hanson outlined the task of the revenue committee, of which he was chairman, touching on some of the difficulties of getting essentials sorted out and accomplished form the mountains of bills presented. State Rep. Bob Bernethy discussed the setting up of the department of natural resources in re-organizing the former department of public lands. He said it is not a perfect measure and may need some amendment, but he regards the action as a good one, which was approved by school people, labor and industry as the measure was evolved. He discussed a new trailer house tax, which may bring some additional revenue to school districts where construction workers move in and add to the student load. The school budget of $756,085.19 (an increase of $123,000) for the coming year was presented by John Hulvey, assistant superintendent. It was explained in outline. Questions form the attending group were directed more at plans for the future then toward any existing problems. Joe Chandler, executive secretary of WEA, was present, as was Staynor Brighton of the WEA staff, and Dorothy Bennet, county superintendent of schools. Musical entertainment was offered by a high school quartet, Ted Lawe, Dick Latimer, Floyd Butler and Bill Karcher.

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