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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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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)