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By Ray Houser Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing at least 18 school…
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Editorials like these are never easy for me to write. But I will attempt to do so anyway and hope you will bear with me.
The Marysville Police Department is recognized as proactive; doing more than responding to 9-1-1 calls.
Raising our own taxes is never easy. It is an idea, frankly, that we likely would seldom support. Seems like government gets enough of our money, and much of it seems to be wasted at times – at least at the federal and state levels.
Praise to all of the volunteers with Maryfest for putting on such a wonderful Marysville Strawberry Festival in 2016.
Summer hasn't officially started yet – though you wouldn't know it by the great weather we are having.
The stories are heartbreaking and all too frequent. One mother from Everett shared of her son's struggle with addiction that led to an overdose. Another mother from Bellingham told me that her daughter is in and out of jail and the hospital as she struggles with a heroin addiction.
I want to thank you for the honor of being able to offer some remarks at this great event. I want to thank Cmdr. Jim Sewell and American Legion Post 178 for putting on this important event. It is so heartening to see so many come out on such an important day to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
What an outstanding article on D.B. Johnson in the January 3rd issue of the Globe!
Recovery Director Mary Schoenfeldt has been a godsend to the Marysville School District and the community in general.
With racism, this country seems to take two steps forward and one step back.
To help the community discussion in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the Marysville Globe-Arlington Times asked Stephanie Hope Smith to provide us with some information.
Praise all around to the entire Marysville and Tulalip communities for their response after the terrible shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Through its legislative authority, the City Council this year approved the transition from an annual to a biennial (two-year) budget process for Marysville as a way to provide better long-range and strategic planning.
Students at Mountlake Terrace High School know how to innovate.
Little Costa Rica has been judged to be the world’s happiest place, based on average levels of health, satisfaction with life and devotion to preservation and sustainable development. The most foreign thing about Costa Rica is that the bottom-line doesn’t dictate values as it does here. When major decisions are to be made, they’re decided on the basis of whether they’re good for people and the environment.
Six years ago, the Great Recession hit town. Every town. Still today, this worst economic calamity in more than seven decades is pummeling Marysville, Tulalip, and our other Snohomish County communities. The economic doldrums are hitting us every bit as hard as folks in other Washington regions, other states, and other countries.
I recently had the opportunity to present the 2014 State of the City address to business and community leaders, sharing an optimistic message that this year citizens can expect to see significant investments back into our community after guiding our financial resources responsibly through a challenging economic period.
Several years ago a phrase was coined that it takes a village to raise a child. That short group of words is more important today than ever before. I have, and continue to believe that every child deserves the best education that we can offer. However, many of our children come to school tired and hungry or sick and in need of basic health care. Many students within our own community are homeless or do not have a safe environment in which to live.
Last year, the city of Marysville made significant headway in re-building funding for some core government services put on hold while we waited for the economy to improve.
Attendance at early showings of the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, suggests that it will be a blockbuster. People at Marysville’s Regal Cinema correctly anticipated that it was likely to play to a full house on the first night of its run and the enthusiasm continues. Its content seems to have touched a nerve.
Last month, I attended the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) in Los Angeles to share Marysville’s downtown-waterfront revitalization plans and receive feedback from fellow mayors and a panel of nationally renowned urban design experts.
I once heard someone say that problems always seem simplest to solve by those furthest away from the issue. I am guilty of that myself when I watch the nightly news from my couch and inform policy makers how to fix our major world problems by talking to my television. For some reason, they just aren’t listening to my advice.
Pictures in my high school yearbook show the 1951 student body of West Valley High as 100 percent lilly-white Caucasian and with few exceptions, average to slim in build. What a contrast with last year’s M-PHS yearbook that pictured a healthy mix of races from around the globe and an unhealthy trend toward obesity. Call the obesity issue, Issue No. 1.
One of the lessons I’ve learned in my work as a teacher is that learning is not a passive phenomenon, something that can be done to students — it requires the active participation of the learner. We often refer to this personal investment of time and energy as engagement. It’s like the gears of a car — when they are engaged we have movement, when they are disengaged we have idling. When students are engaged as learners we see growth, when they are disengaged we see stagnation, or even worse, regression.
Last week, I presented my proposed 2014 Budget to Marysville citizens and the City Council, a cautious but optimistic spending plan that takes investing back into Marysville’s future to the next level.
Leaves are falling, the grounds are frosty, the air is cool, we see children bundled up, football season well underway, and the beginning signs of fall and winter plays and holiday band and choir concerts preparing...all the signs of the Fall season. It’s a time of year when everyone comes together, a time when we reflect and remember all that we are thankful for. We think of what we are blessed with and show thanks to one another.