Kirk Boxleitner

Kurt Lippmann

10th St. sweeps state mock trial

TULALIP — It was the first-ever statewide mock trial for eight-graders, and not only did the 10th Street School win, it won by so much that it actually agreed to share some of its awards.

Kurt Lippmann
A stolen vehicle is towed out of the front yard of a house at 47th Avenue and 75th Street March 4.

Stolen car leads police on chase from Marysville to Lake Stevens and back

MARYSVILLE — A round-trip car chase from Marysville to Lake Stevens and back again saw a stolen car go off the road and two suspects get arrested March 4.

A stolen vehicle is towed out of the front yard of a house at 47th Avenue and 75th Street March 4.
Erin Loman-Jeck tells women to share their stories.

Women encouraged to share their stories

MARYSVILLE — As the WISE Women head into their third annual business showcase March 16, they took time during their regular monthly meeting March 2 to help women in business tell their stories.

Erin Loman-Jeck tells women to share their stories.
Marysville Soroptimists Elaine Hanson and Nancy Schaut register guests for the area conference in Arlington.

Soroptimists ease off on requirements

ARLINGTON — Only once every 12 years does an area conference of Soroptimist International convene in Marysville or Arlington, since the Marysville chapter is but one of 12 in the area.

Marysville Soroptimists Elaine Hanson and Nancy Schaut register guests for the area conference in Arlington.

‘Stand Together, Build Together’ event unites Tulalip Tribes

TULALIP — As their communities continue to recover from tragedies both historic and recent, the Tulalip Tribes hosted a Gathering Of Native Americans to "Stand Together, Build Together" Feb. 25-27.

State Rep. June Robinson

38th District lawmakers address schools, taxes, tribes, social services

MARYSVILLE — Attendees of the 38th District town hall at the Marysville Opera House Feb. 20 were told two things by their legislators; the state still isn't adequately funding education because it's not possible to raise sufficient revenue.

State Rep. June Robinson
Milt Priggee demonstrates how to create a cartoon in real time at the Windsor Square Retirement Community Feb. 20.

Milt Priggee explains evolution of editorial cartoons

MARYSVILLE — "I draw cartoons that piss people off," said Milt Priggee, whose career as an editorial cartoonist began in 1976 and included several years at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane.

Milt Priggee demonstrates how to create a cartoon in real time at the Windsor Square Retirement Community Feb. 20.
Tulalip youths test out the Debra Barto Memorial Skate Park after the rain has cleared off Feb. 19.

New Tulalip skate park named after woman who pushed tribe to build it

TULALIP — Debra Barto’s son, Shane McLean, said his mom weathered the trauma of growing up on the Tulalip Reservation before Native American heritage was as accepted as it is now.

Tulalip youths test out the Debra Barto Memorial Skate Park after the rain has cleared off Feb. 19.
Melody Patrick shows off what she calls the 'Marysville' hot dog.

‘Marysville,’ as in hot dog, ‘needs to be a little spicy’

MARYSVILLE — What does Marysville taste like? If you stop by My Awesome Dogs at 13901 Smokey Point Blvd., you’ll find out that Marysville tastes like cream cheese, Sriracha and jalapeños.

Melody Patrick shows off what she calls the 'Marysville' hot dog.

Area community groups receive funds from car show

EVERETT — As the proceeds from the 12th annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show were distributed to various community groups, Bill Kinney reflected on how that money has contributed to an extended campaign of fundraising for the Arlington Boys & Girls Club.

Elsie and Lisa Stevens order up some tasty treats at Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt Jan. 30.

Marysville’s only frozen yogurt shop opens

MARYSVILLE — City officials and the families helped celebrate the opening of Marysville's only frozen yogurt shop Jan. 30.

Elsie and Lisa Stevens order up some tasty treats at Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt Jan. 30.
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Career Support Workshop for Girls covers life safety skills as well

MARYSVILLE — The Career Support Workshop for Girls at the Marysville Family YMCA's Youth Development Center Jan. 30 went well beyond giving job advice to young women.

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Danielle Dobler trims the hair of Samantha Christiansen at the Marysville Family YMCA Jan. 24.

YMCA gives dinner, showers, haircuts to homeless, families in need (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — It was simple haircut, provided for free by students of the Everett Community College School of Cosmetology, but for families like the Christiansens, it made a huge difference.

Danielle Dobler trims the hair of Samantha Christiansen at the Marysville Family YMCA Jan. 24.
Pastor Craig Laughlin of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene talks about Gary Haga at his memorial service Jan. 16. Haga died last month after a battle with cancer. Haga walked four miles a day carrying a sandwich board sign promoting the love of Jesus.

What would Jesus do? Haga ‘The Sign Guy’ tried to answer that

MARYSVILLE — If you’re curious about the impact that James “Gary” Haga had on his community and beyond, you need only ask those who knew him, and even many who didn’t.

Pastor Craig Laughlin of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene talks about Gary Haga at his memorial service Jan. 16. Haga died last month after a battle with cancer. Haga walked four miles a day carrying a sandwich board sign promoting the love of Jesus.
Theresa Sheldon and Deborah Parker examine the earrings that are on display at the Hibulb Cultural Center through the end of this month.

Earrings help people hear voices of missing, murdered Native American women

TULALIP — The earrings are beautifully crafted, but what they represent makes them difficult to look at. That was the consensus on the evening before the "Sing Our Rivers Red" traveling earring exhibition opened to the public at the Hibulb Cultural Center.

Theresa Sheldon and Deborah Parker examine the earrings that are on display at the Hibulb Cultural Center through the end of this month.
Cameron Burns and his Marysville Getchell High School boys basketball teammates volunteer at the Marysville Food Bank Saturday.

MG basketball players score at food bank

MARYSVILLE — JoAnn Sewell admits that she's not very tall. So when nine members of the Marysville Getchell High School basketball team helped at the food bank Saturday, she was ecstatic.

Cameron Burns and his Marysville Getchell High School boys basketball teammates volunteer at the Marysville Food Bank Saturday.
Verna Miles organizes toys at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club.

Arlington toy store serves about 100 more kids this year

ARLINGTON — Shoppers at this year’s Toy Store for families in need no longer had to ascend three flights of stairs to browse through the selection.

Verna Miles organizes toys at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club.
Volunteer Brandon Fuller helps out a client at the Marysville Food Bank.

M’ville food bank sees fewer clients, but they have greater needs

MARYSVILLE — As the Marysville Community Food Bank kicked off its Christmas dinner basket distribution Dec. 18, Dell Deierling reflected on the changes that the food bank has seen over the past year.

Volunteer Brandon Fuller helps out a client at the Marysville Food Bank.
Volunteer Tori Anderson puts groceries in a cart at the Arlington Food Bank.

Arlington’s feeding younger, smaller families

ARLINGTON — When Tori Anderson was in her junior and senior years at Arlington High School, she volunteered regularly at the Arlington Community Food Bank.

Volunteer Tori Anderson puts groceries in a cart at the Arlington Food Bank.
Members of the 334th Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Company line up to present wreaths honoring the branches of the military during the Dec. 12 'Wreaths Across America' event at the Marysville Cemetery.

Marysville Cemetery, Arlington Legion take part in ‘Wreaths Across America’

MARYSVILLE — Although many of the military members who assembled at the Marysville Cemetery Dec. 12 had several years in the service, the ceremony that took place that day was new to almost all of them.

Members of the 334th Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Company line up to present wreaths honoring the branches of the military during the Dec. 12 'Wreaths Across America' event at the Marysville Cemetery.