Steve Powell

State to audit Marysville schools’ academics

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District has enough low-performing schools that the state is now calling it a Required Action District. “More of our schools… Continue reading

Become a superhero and stop the bullying

MARYSVILLE – It seems only fitting that the Marysville School District has given Preston Dwoskin a bully pulpit to talk about something he knows a… Continue reading

Student Resource Officers are now in the Marysville middle schools. (Steve Powell/File Photo)

Marysville schools playing it safe

MARYSVILLE – Since the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck five years ago, the school district has made all types of security improvements to help students feel… Continue reading

Student Resource Officers are now in the Marysville middle schools. (Steve Powell/File Photo)
Laverne Moen served breakfast at Kiwanis Club meetings for 20 years. Here, Tom King, a Kiwanian that entire time, presents her with flowers on her last day. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Laverne surely made everyone feel at home at The Village

MARYSVILLE – It’s pretty rare nowadays to stick with a job for 35 years. It’s even more rare in a high-turnover job like a waitress.… Continue reading

Laverne Moen served breakfast at Kiwanis Club meetings for 20 years. Here, Tom King, a Kiwanian that entire time, presents her with flowers on her last day. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Marysville puts levy on Feb. ballot; talks high school boundaries

MARYSVILLE – The school board decided Monday to try to pass a levy in February that would replace Liberty and Cascade elementary schools and make… Continue reading

From left, Fahlman, Nehring, Pierce and Craven

Business Summit talks about future of Cascade Industrial Center

MARYSVILLE – If you want the Cascade Industrial Center to be a success, vote against car tab Initiative 976. “I-976 will not help” if it… Continue reading

From left, Fahlman, Nehring, Pierce and Craven
Courtesy Photo 
                                Joann Rouker and Jeffrey Sims

SMART probe says Marysville police “justified” in shooting death

MARYSVILLE – Nichole Sims called 9-1-1 and said her husband was acting weird and erratic, had a pocket knife and was possibly suicidal. She can… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo 
                                Joann Rouker and Jeffrey Sims

Marysville studies levy to build 2 schools

MARYSVILLE – Like any responsible school district, Marysville wants taxpayers to understand that replacing schools is an ongoing need. With 18 schools, and the fact… Continue reading

A giveaway if someone is vaping is lots of smoke. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Local teens vape, but not at school

Last of 2 parts By Steve Powell Even though according to a youth survey vaping is popular in Marysville, the school district said it hasn’t… Continue reading

A giveaway if someone is vaping is lots of smoke. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Surrounded by Marysville Middle School students, Marc Mero tells how he told his mom he was sorry after she died. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Tragedy and Triumph: Life story inspires students; public event Thursday

MARYSVILLE - Former professional wrestler Marc Mero is telling his inspirational story of triumph and tragedy to local students this week. He is asking students… Continue reading

Surrounded by Marysville Middle School students, Marc Mero tells how he told his mom he was sorry after she died. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Gambling against M-P just leads to a long night for Stanwood

MARYSVILLE – Stanwood’s coaches may want to try going to Gambler’s Anonymous. Apparently thinking they needed to gamble to win at Marysville-Pilchuck Friday night, they… Continue reading

Jennifer Reid of the Snohomish Health District talks about vaping at the seminar. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Easy-to-hide Juul not a hidden jewel

First of 2 parts MARYSVILLE – Juul can be hard to detect, but it is not a hidden jewel as far as county health officials… Continue reading

Jennifer Reid of the Snohomish Health District talks about vaping at the seminar. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Candidates at the Election Forum at the Tulalip Casino. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

8 candidates square off at Election Forum

TULALIP – Candidates for one Marysville race and three Snohomish County races debated at an Election Forum Friday put on by the Marysville Tulalip Chamber… Continue reading

Candidates at the Election Forum at the Tulalip Casino. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Katelyn Leary gets a high-5 Tuesday after finally breaking a personal record after two years. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Arlington girls, boys win at the net

SWIMMING Katelyn Leary of Marysville-Pilchuck won the 100-yard butterfly at a home meet against Monroe and Mariner Tuesday. Her time was 1 minute, 5.94 seconds.… Continue reading

Katelyn Leary gets a high-5 Tuesday after finally breaking a personal record after two years. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Marysville leaders praise retiring parks director at last council meeting

MARYSVILLE – The Godfather of Marysville parks, Jim Ballew, was lauded at his last City Council meeting Monday. As the city’s first and only parks… Continue reading

Jon Nehring

Nehring faces challenger for mayor

MARYSVILLE – Incumbent Jon Nehring and challenger Michael Patrick are running for mayor of Marysville. The general election is Nov. 5. Ballots will be mailed… Continue reading

Jon Nehring
Instead of a greenbelt Lori Hanning now looks out at where a dumpster is being built with a huge hotel in the background. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Developments encroach on low-income senior housing

MARYSVILLE – For 15 years Lori Hanning lived next to a greenbelt. From her deck, front porch and little yard she could see deer and… Continue reading

Instead of a greenbelt Lori Hanning now looks out at where a dumpster is being built with a huge hotel in the background. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

‘79 Eagles proud of state football title

ARLINGTON – Forty years ago Arlington won the state football title. That’s a rarity as only a handful of schools in Snohomish County have done… Continue reading

Visitors enjoy the view of Marysville from the kitchen area. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Oxford Houses turn addicts’ lives around

MARYSVILLE - When Kirstin Preheim’s dad died of a heroin overdose five years ago she knew she had to change. “I was my father’s daughter,”… Continue reading

Visitors enjoy the view of Marysville from the kitchen area. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Spending on hold in Marysville until enrollment figures known

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District is putting a hold on major purchases and hiring until it can figure out its fluctuating enrollment. At its… Continue reading