Kirk Boxleitner

Abby Hau was declared overall winner of this year's Strawberry Festival Talent Show for her lyrical dance to 'Dark' on June 18.

Talent show names dancer overall winner

MARYSVILLE — Seven years of dancing paid off for 15-year-old Abby Hau on June 18, when she was declared overall winner of this year's Strawberry Festival Talent Show.

Abby Hau was declared overall winner of this year's Strawberry Festival Talent Show for her lyrical dance to 'Dark' on June 18.
13 Tulalip vocational students helped to build two tiny houses for homeless in Seattle.

Tulalip construction students build tiny houses for Seattle homeless

TULALIP — By the time 13 pre-apprentice students of the Vocational Training Center of the Tulalip Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) graduated June 15, they had something to show for it, and so did the community.

13 Tulalip vocational students helped to build two tiny houses for homeless in Seattle.
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‘Reading with Royalty’ returns to Pinewood library

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Strawberry Festival Royalty helped Pinewood Elementary kick off its summer reading program in style on Wednesday, June 17, as students from kindergarten through the fifth grade returned to the school's library during their summer vacation to check out books and read with princes and princesses.

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Arlington, Marysville chambers offer summer carnivals

Both the Arlington and Marysville communities will soon be able to enjoy family carnivals.

Michael Woodbury searches for 'berried treasure' at the Kids Day Party in the Park in Asbery Field on June 13.

Kids Day Party in the Park packs Asbery Field with activity, laughter (Slide show)

MARYSVILLE — Asbery Field came alive with a cacophony of children's laughter and activity as the Kids Day Party in the Park on June 13 helped mark the start of this year's Marysville Strawberry Festival.

Michael Woodbury searches for 'berried treasure' at the Kids Day Party in the Park in Asbery Field on June 13.
The Marysville Getchell High School graduating Class of 2015 celebrates at the end of the ceremony at Xfinity Arena in Everett June 10.

Marysville Getchell Class of 2015 united by shared experiences (Slide show)

EVERETT — As Marysville Getchell High School's Class of 2015 filed out of Xfinity Arena with their families June 10, the one point many graduates seemed to agree on was that the next classes coming up shouldn't graduate.

The Marysville Getchell High School graduating Class of 2015 celebrates at the end of the ceremony at Xfinity Arena in Everett June 10.
Members of the classes of 2012

Mountain View, SOAR students triumph over adversity to graduate (Slide show)

MARYSVILLE — "I'll let you in on a little secret," Marysville school board president Tom Albright told the 39 students who graduated from Mountain View High School and the SOAR Program June 9. "Of all the Marysville schools' graduations, this is our favorite, because of how much you all have worked to get here."

Members of the classes of 2012
The North Cascades Crew's Pat Runyon puts 8-year-old Bennet Hamlin through his paces on the rowing machine at Healthy Communities Challenge Day June 6.

Healthy Communities Challenge Day marks seven years in Marysville (Slide show)

MARYSVILLE — Jasleen Kaur made it halfway up the rock-climbing wall at Allen Creek Elementary before she needed to come down.

The North Cascades Crew's Pat Runyon puts 8-year-old Bennet Hamlin through his paces on the rowing machine at Healthy Communities Challenge Day June 6.
Soroptimist International of Marysville's scholarship winners for 2015. Front row from left

Soroptimists award scholarships

MARYSVILLE — Soroptimist International of Marysville was able to award $15,500 in scholarships to 12 young ladies from Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck high schools.

Soroptimist International of Marysville's scholarship winners for 2015. Front row from left

Summer packed with recreational activities for Marysville residents

TULALIP — Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew touted July 11 as a big day for community events, but still promised a summer full of activities for the whole family, starting with the return of Healthy Communities Challenge Day at the Marysville YMCA on Saturday, June 6.

The winners of the contest will get to ride in this automobile.

Sea Gals to share spotlight with local youth contest winners at M’ville parade

The Sea Gals will be part of the Marysville Strawberry Festival Grand Parade, but they will be sharing the spotlight with some young local heroes.

The winners of the contest will get to ride in this automobile.
Marysville Getchell High School students are all smiles as they make their way across campus as part of this year's 'Amazing Race' on May 22.

‘Amazing Race’ returns to MGHS (Slide show)

MARYSVILLE — Before they're let out of class for the summer, students at Marysville Getchell High School are put through their athletic and academic paces.

Marysville Getchell High School students are all smiles as they make their way across campus as part of this year's 'Amazing Race' on May 22.
Forty Marysville students won a total of $99

Estate helps with almost $100K in scholarships

TULALIP — "As I looked back on this year, I didn't know whether to say this has been a year to remember, or one to forget," Marysville school board president Tom Albright said, referring to last year's school shooting.

Forty Marysville students won a total of $99
Tim McLaughlin looks at a Tulalip exhibit.

Hibulb center exhibit shows restoration of ecosystems

TULALIP — The Tulalip Tribes have teamed up with other Native American nations to illustrate how their ancient cultural practices remain as relevant as ever in helping them restore their ecosystems.

Tim McLaughlin looks at a Tulalip exhibit.
Jrake Meier of Marysville shows off the trout he caught.

Fishing derby at Twin Lakes brings out the kid in every one

LAKEWOOD — When 6-year-old Jrake Maier of Marysville caught the second-biggest fish of his life at Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park May 16, his father, Jamen, dutifully carved another notch on his son's fishing pole.

Jrake Meier of Marysville shows off the trout he caught.
Sheriff’s spokesman Shari Ireton gets her finger printed by police explorer Charles Southward at the open house.

North Precinct opens

MARYSVILLE — Residents of Marysville and Arlington will no longer have to travel as far south as the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett for services such as fingerprinting, concealed pistol license and weapon permits, or public record requests.

Sheriff’s spokesman Shari Ireton gets her finger printed by police explorer Charles Southward at the open house.
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Marysville horse rescue celebrates Seabiscuit anniversary with descendant

MARYSVILLE — The All Breed Equine Rez-Q celebrated the 75th anniversary of Seabiscuit's final race May 16 with Windy Land, the great-great-great-grandson of Seabiscuit.

Windy Land
Acts like this dance one tried out last week for the talent show

You can still try out for talent show

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show will return to the Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium on Thursday, June 18, starting at 6:30 p.m., but in order for the doors to open at 5:30 p.m., the Talent Show will need more talent.

Acts like this dance one tried out last week for the talent show
Hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers go to the swap meet each year.

Tulalip swap meet returns

TULALIP — Michael Chang retired five years ago, but for the past three years, the Boom City Swap Meet has been his job.

Hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers go to the swap meet each year.
Tatum Brayer and other volunteers spruce up Ebey Waterfront Park in Marysville. They were excited to clean up one of the key gateways to the city.

Volunteers clean up waterfront

MARYSVILLE — Volunteers faced gray skies and a chilly drizzle when they worked at Ebey Waterfront Park May 14, but their goal was to help get Marysville's downtown ready for summer.

Tatum Brayer and other volunteers spruce up Ebey Waterfront Park in Marysville. They were excited to clean up one of the key gateways to the city.