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Mom wonders why MPD shot son

MARYSVILLE – Almost a year after her son was shot to death by Marysville police, Joann Rouker is still waiting for answers. She may not… Continue reading

 

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                                Rich Purdue looks at a monitor that shows the location of where hits in the batting case would land in any major league park.

Hit in any major league ballpark in Arlington

ARLINGTON – Ever wonder what it would be like to hit a baseball at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium or Wrigley Field? You can take a… Continue reading

 

Sales expert: ‘Rock their world, change their life’

MARYSVILLE - Don’t take stuff away from customers. Sounds obvious, right? But Nikki Rausch of SalesMaven told a crowd at the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

 

New Lakewood schools leader is all about transparency

LAKEWOOD – With its new high school, the Lakewood School District is better off than most locally. “Nothing in Lakewood needs to be fixed,” new… Continue reading

Marysville keeps options open on affordable housing tax from state

MARYSVILLE – The city kept alive a chance to help fund affordable housing locally by passing a resolution Monday. The city could receive about $90,000… Continue reading

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                                Rocky Verbeck talks to Marysville coaches Wednesday.

Rocky has some big shoes to fill

MARYSVILLE – Even though retired Marysville schools athletic director Greg Erickson only wore size 9 1/2 or 10 shoes, his replacement, Rocky Verbeck, told district… Continue reading

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                                Rocky Verbeck talks to Marysville coaches Wednesday.
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                                School Resource Officer Scott Richey talks with kids at a We Belong session.

6th-graders find out ‘We Belong’

MARYSVILLE – Going into middle school and high school can be scary. So Wednesday, sixth-graders and ninth-graders in the Marysville School District received special training… Continue reading

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                                School Resource Officer Scott Richey talks with kids at a We Belong session.
Retiring Police Chief Rick Smith talks to a youth. One of his goals was to make the department more approachable. (File Photo)

Marysville police chief: Time for wife to be No. 1

MARYSVILLE – For 31 years, retiring Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith has given his all to his profession and community. His wife, Chris, has been… Continue reading

Retiring Police Chief Rick Smith talks to a youth. One of his goals was to make the department more approachable. (File Photo)

Marysville gets new planning director

MARYSVILLE – Jeff Thomas is taking over as city planning director at a time of tremendous residential and commercial growth. He has experience dealing with… Continue reading

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                                New yellow siding at M-P is painted gray.

Marysville schools open with anti-bullying message

MARYSVILLE - Going to school isn’t just about academics. It’s about building relationships, too. To help students with that, the Marysville School District on the… Continue reading

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                                New yellow siding at M-P is painted gray.

We’re growing and growing in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – People who live on 83rd Street NE used to have a fairly peaceful existence. Not anymore. A few housing developments have sprung up… Continue reading

Right to left: Police Chief Rick Smith, embedded social worker Rochelle Long, Mayor Jon Nehring and officer Mike Buell. (File Photo)

Marysville Police Chief Smith retires

MARYSVILLE – Police Chief Rick Smith always looked happy at City Council meetings when he introduced a new hire and his or her family. He… Continue reading

Right to left: Police Chief Rick Smith, embedded social worker Rochelle Long, Mayor Jon Nehring and officer Mike Buell. (File Photo)

Lakewood’s football jamboree Friday kicks off local high school fall sports seasons

School doesn’t even start until Sept. 4, but that doesn’t mean high school sports won’t get started until then. Practice started last week for football,… Continue reading

Corlyn Watson and Tequila Coats sort out supplies, helped by Tarra Patrick, Eneille Nelson, Jill Otto, Javonda Parker and Jayla Nelson. (Courtesy Photo)

Free school supplies available Sunday at Marysville church

MARYSVILLE – If you still are in need of school supplies, and you don’t want to deal with red tape, you still have an opportunity… Continue reading

Corlyn Watson and Tequila Coats sort out supplies, helped by Tarra Patrick, Eneille Nelson, Jill Otto, Javonda Parker and Jayla Nelson. (Courtesy Photo)
Nate Nehring gives a State of the County address Friday. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Nehring gives State of the County address

Topics include homeless, drugs, traffic, budget, taxes, growth and more

Nate Nehring gives a State of the County address Friday. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Interesting numbers in Marysville School District budget

MARYSVILLE – Due to continued declining enrollment, the Marysville School District plans to have 38 fewer classified staff in four years. Yet the pay for… Continue reading

Marysville teachers take on leadership roles in school improvement plans

MARYSVILLE – It seems like everyone in town wants our schools to improve, and it seems like everyone who works for the Marysville School District… Continue reading

Marysville spends over 400 hours on public information requests

MARYSVILLE – Answering public information requests is time-consuming and costly for the city of Marysville. Last year, staff spent about 402 hours searching for and… Continue reading

Changing date helps Fly-In take off (slide show)

ARLINGTON – Changing the date of the Arlington Fly-In paid off. There were more attendees, more vendors, more campers, more airplanes and more to do.… Continue reading

Chloe Braaten plays with her nephew, Matthew, at the Kids Tent at the Marysville Farmers Market on a recent Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)

Teen enjoys fruits of her labor at Marysville Farmers Market

MARYSVILLE – The 5-year-old Marysville Farmers Market was in trouble. The director was leaving to start his own church. Another of its leaders had a… Continue reading

Chloe Braaten plays with her nephew, Matthew, at the Kids Tent at the Marysville Farmers Market on a recent Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)