Hits and misses

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:30am
  • Opinion

Hits

•The Marysville and Arlington street crews did a great job clearing our roads to keep us safe. Unfortunately, it looks like they will have to keep it up for the next week or so as more snow is expected.

•Those of you who have already voted, and will vote, for the school bond measure in Arlington.

•The Marysville parks department for allowing locals to sled at our parks.

•The Arlington drama department for putting on the play “Mamma Mia.” That should be a fun one.

•Marysville police for being part of the Feb. 9 plunge into the icy waters at Alki Beach in support of Special Olympics.

•The city for putting on the first Wedding Show at the Marysville Opera House. What a fun event.

•Marysville for only upping its golf rates $1 when other courses are charging so much more.

•All of those who attended the annual Eagle Festival in Arlington.

•High schoolers in Arlington helping middle schoolers in math.

•Sarah Knudsen for teaching Yoga Calm that is great for kids and people with special needs.

•The city and chamber for their annual reports showing business is booming.

•The Tulalip Tribes for building a new teen center.

•Marysville schools for their “Be GLAD” curriculum that really engages students.

•JJ Frank and others involved in the “Selma” program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. We hope the effort to eradicate racism really takes off in Marysville.

•Officer Ken Thomas and social worker Britney Sutton, along with all of the other Arlington police officers who received awards recently.

•32 students from Arlington High qualifying for the state DECA competition.

•Marysville Together Coalition for its work building strong families.

•In Arlington, the “Empowering Parents” event coming up Feb. 12.

•The Coast Guard for setting up a temporary food bank to help federal workers during the shutdown.

•The Arlington Eagles boys basketball team for honoring the Stillaguamish Tribe and for its annual Coaches vs. Cancer benefit event.

•Ryan Swobody of Remedy Athletics for continuing to raise money to help Marysville-Pilchuck High School after the tragedy four years ago.

•The Marysville and Arlington city councils for approving the Manufacturing Industrial Center plans.

•Marysville schools for continuing to expand their Career and Technical Education offerings.

•Fire District 12 for approving a Regional Fire Authority. Marysville plans to do the same at an upcoming meeting, setting up a vote in April.

Misses

•People who drive too fast and play games in the streets, putting others at risk. If you want to figure out how your vehicle handles in the snow, find an empty parking lot.

•Eagle Wings Ministries for ending the Marysville Tulalip Integrated Learning Center early. And for not keeping track of its funding well enough that it ended up in that situation in the first place.

•The woman who attacked her boyfriend with a sword. Just walk away.

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