Steve Powell

Students MAP out their futures with program

MARYSVILLE – Like many students who are minorities or living in poverty, Mackenzie Duggins was having trouble with grades in school.

M-P football uplifts community after tragedy

MARYSVILLE – In 2001, after the Sept. 11 tragedy, the New York Yankees went on to win the World Series. Using that same karma, school board president Tom Albright says the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team deserves to win the 3A State Football Championship.

Ho-ho-ho lights lead to ha, ha, ha fights

ARLINGTON – The Meadowbrook homeowners are so excited they can hardly wait until Thanksgiving to turn on their Christmas lights.

M’ville plans to hire recovery director to help after shooting

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District hopes to hire a Recovery Director using grants following the Oct. 24 shooting.

No. 3 M-P advances to semifinals against No. 1 Bellevue after 63-6 romp

It was supposed to be a battle between Marysville-Pilchuck’s potent running game against Columbia River’s impressive passing game. But the Tomahawk defense never let the Chieftains get on track with a quick pass rush and close coverage, winning the state quarterfinal football game 63-6 in Vancouver Saturday.

Arlington teen female climber 2nd in world

ARLINGTON – Sidney Trinidad would love to be in the Olympics some day. Unfortunately, what she excels at isn't an Olympic sport yet. She's a champion climber.

Robotics better than video games?; board OKs Native American curriculum

MARYSVILLE – Better than video games? That's what Rob Hollis thinks anyway.

M-P’s running to battle Columbia River’s air attack in state quarterfinals

MARYSVILLE – It should be a classic battle of the run vs. the pass when Marysville-Pilchuck travels to Vancouver to play the Columbia River Chieftains Saturday at 4 p.m. in the semifinals of the Class 3A state playoffs.

M-P, Lakewood netters; MG swimmers; Arlington soccer at state

LACEY – Marysville-Pilchuck lost today (Nov. 14) in the first round of the state 3A volleyball playoffs at St. Martin's University.

Love of chamber leader helped build bridge connecting M-ville, Tulalip (slide show)

The song "Love Can Build a Bridge" easily could have inspired Caldie Rogers in 1992 to start building a bridge over Interstate 5 connecting the Marysville and Tulalip communities.

M’ville school board may work with Tulalips on Native American curriculum

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District is planning to work with the Tulalip Tribal Council to establish a curriculum on the Native American way of life.

Group helps independent pharmacies compete with chains

MARYSVILLE – As the only independent pharmacy in town, Hilton at 220 State is the only one that can offer compounding and DNA testing.

M’ville council OKs 1st biennial budget

MARYSVILLE – The City Council approved its first biennial budget Nov. 10 for $106 million. Only one person testified at the budget hearing.

World War II vet among those honored at Tulalip ceremony (slide show)

TULALIP – At 98, Charter "Red" Sheldon still gets around pretty well. He dances at the VFW, goes to Mariners games, attends activities at the Tulalip senior center and plays bingo.

MPHS takes violence out of ‘Twilight Zone’ play (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Escaping from reality is one reason why some people like to perform in plays. That is even more so for some students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, considering their reality the past two weeks has included a shooting that killed five of their classmates.

M-P starts state looking good in all 3 phases of the game

MARYSVILLE – If you went by Quil Ceda stadium Friday night it might have sounded like the Marysville-Pilchuck fans were "booing."

Golf management firm may take over Cedarcrest course

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville City Council discussed having a golf management company take over Cedarcrest Golf Course at its work session Nov. 3.

School measure close; gun control passes; incumbents win easily

The statewide schools measure to increase funding is too close to call, but the gun measures passed in favor of tighter restrictions in the Nov. 4 general election.

M-P gets Dream Catcher passed along to schools with shootings (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Representatives from Red Lake reservation and Newtown, Conn., came to town Nov. 3 to give the Marysville School District a gift no one wants.

New fire authority would have tax benefit, give city more power

MARYSVILLE – The City Council decided Oct. 27 to look into forming a Regional Fire Authority. The reasons: To have more power over the fire department and to have a more-flexible taxing structure.