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

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

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

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

Changing date helps Fly-In take off (slide show)
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)
Officer Matthew Mishler works with K9 Copper at National Night Out in Marysville. (Kyla Emme/Courtesy Photo)

Marysville police ‘approachable’ at National Night Out

MARYSVILLE – Years ago, people, young ones especially, feared police. Now, police in the Marysville Police Department want to be more “approachable,” Cmdr. Mark Thomas… Continue reading

Officer Matthew Mishler works with K9 Copper at National Night Out in Marysville. (Kyla Emme/Courtesy Photo)
People keep hopping to Arlington kangaroo farm (slide show)

People keep hopping to Arlington kangaroo farm (slide show)

ARLINGTON – If you like soft kisses go to the Outback Kangaroo Farm. No, silly, don’t kiss a kangaroo. Kiss an alpaca. Michelle Adams, a… Continue reading

People keep hopping to Arlington kangaroo farm (slide show)
Steve Powell/Staff Photo                                 Jared and Lorrie Row hold a painting of Monte Row.

Son takes over in leap of faith

MARYSVILLE – Some might call it circumstance. Others might call it fate. But for Jared Row, it’s about faith. Roe, 35, quit his job at… Continue reading

Steve Powell/Staff Photo                                 Jared and Lorrie Row hold a painting of Monte Row.

Popular Marysville church, meeting place closing

MARYSVILLE – The Living Room Coffee House is closing Saturday and its related Hillside Church will have its last services Aug. 18. Kim Reynolds, wife… Continue reading

Right place, Right time for Marysville brewery

Right place, Right time for Marysville brewery

MARYSVILLE – It’s just what historic Third Street needed. The new 5 Rights Brewing Co. is a place to hang out after going to the… Continue reading

Right place, Right time for Marysville brewery
These four candidates for outgoing City Councilman Rob Toyer’s spot have been coming to the meetings for weeks. Their congeniality is evident as they sit together at the one Monday night. They are Noah Rui, Gary Kemp, Kelly Richards and Todd Fahlman. Residents are getting ballots in the mail now for the Aug. 6 primary election. A political forum Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Red Curtain Center for the Arts will feature council candidates and also the two running for mayor. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Marysville Mental Health Court ‘dovetails’ with embedded social worker program

MARYSVILLE – This city’s embedded social worker police program, along with ones in Arlington and Snohomish County, are well-known. But Marysville Municiple Court has a… Continue reading

These four candidates for outgoing City Councilman Rob Toyer’s spot have been coming to the meetings for weeks. Their congeniality is evident as they sit together at the one Monday night. They are Noah Rui, Gary Kemp, Kelly Richards and Todd Fahlman. Residents are getting ballots in the mail now for the Aug. 6 primary election. A political forum Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Red Curtain Center for the Arts will feature council candidates and also the two running for mayor. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
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5 vie for Marysville council spot

MARYSVILLE – Five candidates are facing off in the Aug. 6 primary to replace City Councilman Rob Toyer, who is running for Snohomish County treasurer.… Continue reading

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3 run for Marysville School Board spot

3 run for Marysville School Board spot

MARYSVILLE – Kona Farry and Paul Galovin are challenging incumbent Mariana Maksimos for Marysville school board District 2. The top two vote-getters in the Aug.… Continue reading

3 run for Marysville School Board spot
Relay participants want to put ACS out of business

Relay participants want to put ACS out of business

MARYSVILLE – Cancer survivor Debbie Bowers said it best. “I want to put the American Cancer Society out of business,” she said at last weekend’s… Continue reading

Relay participants want to put ACS out of business
Steve Powell/Staff Photo                                 The trees came down quickly this week at Spook Woods in Marysville.

‘Spook Woods’ become ‘Majestic’ housing development

MARYSVILLE – At least it’s got a nicer name. Dozens of 75-year-old second-growth trees came down this week at “Spook Woods.” Taking its place will… Continue reading

Steve Powell/Staff Photo                                 The trees came down quickly this week at Spook Woods in Marysville.
Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events

Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events

TULALIP – The 5th Annual Leah’s Dream Foundation golf tournament Saturday brought in more than $34,000 to help people with special needs. Foundation member Amy… Continue reading

Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events
Marysville moms help raise funds to find cure for CF

Marysville moms help raise funds to find cure for CF

TULALIP – When Keldan Pablo and Kaidynce Olsen got their picture taken, they had to be separated by their moms Kelsie and Cortney. Not because… Continue reading

Marysville moms help raise funds to find cure for CF