Briefs (May 6)

Briefs (May 6)

Teacher honored, Sno-Isle retirement, assault arrest…

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 5:34pm
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Dog in Arlington injures 4 in attack

ARLINGTON – A dog believed to be a pit bull breed was requested to be euthanized by its owner after it reportedly injured four people it attacked Tuesday.

At approximately 12:26 p.m. Arlington police and fire personnel responded to a report of a dog attack in the 6500 block of 204th Street NE.

Officers and firefighters discovered four people with injuries.

Witnesses said two people were attacked by the dog and two more were injured attempting to restrain the dog.

A 76-year-old woman was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for treatment of her injuries. Three other patients were transported to Cascade Valley Hospital locally for treatment, including a 31-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman associated with the home. The fourth person transported there is a 40 year-old woman. The extent of injuries and conditions of the patients was unknown.

The dog was released to Arlington police and requested to be euthanized by the dog’s owner.

Free family concerts announced

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Sounds of Summer Concert Series was announced this week.

The free performances are from 7-8:30 p.m. at Jennings Park.

Whiskey River kicks things off July 13. The four-piece band plays bluegrass, acoustic and their very own “rocky tonk ‘n’ roll”. July 20, Gin Gypsy comes to town. The four-piece band plays swing and rockabilly in the vibe of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Stray Cats and more.

Richard Allen and the Louisiana Experience plays July 27. The feature the Zydeco sound. Aug. 3 Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” will bring innovative Gypsy Jazz to town with high-energy swing and a snappy rhythm section.

The last concert Aug. 10 features Old Town Tonic, which plays classic rock, top 40, country and a handful of originals.

Free children’s concerts scheduled

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Children’s Summer Concerts Series has been announced

Free performances begin at noon at Jennings Park.

July 11 features Eric Herman & The Puppy Dogs. The trio offers high-energy, non-stop dancing and singing. Harmonica Pocket performs July 25. The group features song, dance and a bit of theatrics incorporating props, acoustic instruments, hula hoops and spinning flags in an interactive show.

Recess Monkey returns Aug. 8. The Grammy-nominated trio makes music for kids of all ages that rocks.

Open house to see new fire engines

MARYSVILLE – The public is invited to a May 16 ceremony officially welcoming two new fire engines into the Marysville Fire District fleet.

The event will be from 4-6 p.m. at 10701 Shoultes Road. The event will include a traditional engine “wetdown” ceremony, during which a new apparatus is sprayed with water, as well as a community open house. Residents will have an opportunity to tour the fire station, engine and ambulance to learn more about the fire district and our firefighters.

Highway 20 to reopen Friday

DIABLO – Despite challenges with spring snow and avalanche conditions, the North Cascade Highway 20 is on track to reopen at 10 a.m. May 11.

Sno-Isle levy passes

MARYSVILLE – The Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy was officially certified May 4.

The measure passed with a combined 50.46 percent yes votes to 49.54 percent no votes.

The measure passed overwhelmingly in Island County, but lost in Snohomish County.

Sno-Isle Libraries executive director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory said, “…The slim margin of passage is a reminder that we must show voters the value they are receiving from their tax dollars every day.”

The measure will add 9 cents to the levy rate starting in 2019. The rate will go from 38 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value to 47 cents.

Free movies this summer

MARYSVILLE – The city announced Monday its free Popcorn in the Park outdoor movies Saturday nights at dusk at the Jennings Park Ballfield, 6915 Armar Road.

The first one will be July 14-Despicable Me 3.

July 21 is Jumanji followed by Cars 3 the next week. Wonder Woman will be shown Aug. 4 and the season will end Aug. 11 with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Popcorn is provided free by the Marysville Kiwanis Club but donations are accepted. Additional concessions are available for purchase. For details call Parks at 360-363-8400 or go to

State honor for AHS teacher

ARLINGTON – Arlington High School teacher, Teri Bravomejia has been named the SkillsUSA Washington Advisor of the Year.

Bravomejia is the culinary arts teacher at the high school. She received her recognition at the state conference in Yakima.

“I was completely surprised by this honor,” Bravomejia said. “What made it even more special is my son Henry – who is a SkillsUSA state officer – presented me with my award.”

She was nominated by a colleague from Oak Harbor High School. They worked together to organize a regional culinary competition. Bravomejia has worked in Arlington Public Schools for 10 years. “Ms. Bravomejia is an amazing teacher,” 11th-grader JD Finch said. “She treats you like you’re part of her family.”

“It’s great that she was honored with this award,” said another 11th-grader, Leah Cushman. “She makes all the students feel really valued in her class.”

SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

Sno-Isle director to retire

MARYSVILLE – Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries, is preparing to retire from the district in December.

She gave her retirement notice late last year to the Board of Trustees. When retirement day arrives, she will leave with more than 33 years of service with Sno-Isle.

“The library district has gained national prominence under her leadership,” said Marti Anamosa, president of the trustees. “Jonalyn has lived her passion and commitment to transform the lives of individuals and make our communities more vibrant by providing outstanding library services. Sno-Isle Libraries will be left with a legacy of excellent leadership, an ever-present awareness of our responsibility to the public, and a deep commitment to our communities, customers and staff.”

The search to find a new executive director is underway. The executive director reports to an appointed seven-member board that provides policy oversight for the two-county library district.

Man, 27, arrested after teen assaulted

MARYSVILLE – A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence assault charge after a 15-year-old boy suffered a knife wound to his torso, police said Friday.

Marysville Cmdr. Mark Thomas reported that the teen’s injuries are non-life threatening, but he is at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Colby campus with serious injuries.

The man was booked into the Snohomish County jail in Everett.

The man and boy lived in the same apartment. At about 3 p.m. police responded to the 1200 block of Cedar Avenue. The man suffered a laceration to his head, was treated on scene and later taken to the Marysville police station for questioning.

Police are still trying to determine what caused the disturbance and how both were injured.

M-P doubles team wins close match

MARYSVILLE – The No. 2 doubles team of Dana and Taylor Bichel won a nail-biter to pick up Marysville-Pilchuck’s only win in a match against Snohomish recently.

They lost the first game 7-5 then won the second by that same score before eking out a 10-8 victory in the tiebreaker.

In M-P’s other matches, Paige Bramer was blanked, Cheyenne Coe won a game, Athena Rondeau won two games and Katie Stuart took seven. In doubles, Hayley Dixon-Mariah Prater were skunked and Taylor Martin—Joslynn Scharpp took one game.

Also, M-P was blanked by Everett. Bramer again did not win a game, Coe won three, Kristina Gret won six and Stuart won two. In doubles, Dixon-Prater took five games, the Bichels lost 2-6, 6-4, 2-10 in another tiebreaker, and Martin-Scharpp won seven games.

Barron names new manager

MARYSVILLE – Barron Heating & Air Conditioning of Marysville recently appointed Michael Takemura to manage its division responsible for providing indoor air quality solutions and energy efficiency in homes and businesses.

As Building Performance manager, Takemura leads the Home & Building Performance Division team of licensed engineers who analyze air quality and energy efficiency to help develop custom solutions for each home and commercial building.

Barron Heating has locations in Marysville, Burlington and Ferndale.

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