Steve Powell/Staff Photo 
                                The parking garage at the new casino being built just off I-5 is one of the tallest structures in Marysville.

Construction boom key story for 2019

Construction was the big news in Marysville and Arlington in 2019. New businesses, houses and streets were built or are still being built all over… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020
Steve Powell/Staff Photo 
                                The parking garage at the new casino being built just off I-5 is one of the tallest structures in Marysville.

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Money for schools ARLINGTON — The state Department of Natural Resources is purchasing land beneath a Bartell Drugs in Arlington that is expected to bring… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2019
Artist rendition of the Civic Center.

Marysville Civic Center ground-breaking Jan. 13

MARYSVILLE – The city of Marysville will kick off construction of its new $50 million Civic Center with a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Jan.… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2019
Artist rendition of the Civic Center.

Arlington district program finds an unsinkable way to help special needs students transition from school to work

ARLINGTON - Arlington Public Schools may have found the formula to take its school-to-work transition program for special needs students to the next level. Just… Continue reading

Arlington honors local military heroes

ARLINGTON – Kari Cook lost her husband in battle in Afghanistan and Jessica Hebert her brother in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brothers Blake and Brad McPherson… Continue reading

Marysville police seek help in finding robber

MARYSVILLE – Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a robber. On Dec. 4 at about 3 a.m. a man entered the… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2019

Marysville world champion ice sculptor carves works of art one block at a time

SEATTLE – Marysville world champion ice carver Chan Kitburi still recalls the highest compliment he received while chipping away at the abstract shape of a… Continue reading

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Woman killed MARYSVILLE – A woman in her 30s was struck and killed by a motorist on Fire Trail Road Sunday. At about 6:25 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019

Marysville councilman to run for state representative

MARYSVILLE – City Councilman Mark James announced Tuesday that he is running for the state representative seat held by John Lovick, D-Mill Creek. James has… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries announces new managing librarians at Arlington, Lakewood/Smokey Point branches

Sno-Isle Libraries recently announced the arrival of Arlington Library’s newest librarian, while giving an assisting librarian at the Lakewood/Smokey Point branch the top job. Monica… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

New Arlington school board members sworn

ARLINGTON- Mary Leveque and Mike Ray, two political newcomers with sound financial backgrounds, were sworn in as new board members during the Dec. 9 Arlington… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Cops team up to holiday shop with kids

ARLINGTON – Christmas came early for Sabrina Reynolds of Arlington and her two children, Dedrick and Ellie, as they stuffed their carts with toys and… Continue reading

Live tree lighting celebration, parade, guide Merrysville into holiday season

MARYSVILLE – For the first time in 25 years, the lighting of the Marysville water tower was not the high point of the city’s annual… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019

Marysville could start new $50 million civic center next month

MARYSVILLE – For Marysville city government, the days of unpacking moving boxes from one used building to the next and knocking out walls in the… Continue reading

Get into the holiday spirit with the AHS’ Flight jazz choir’s “Christmas Spectacular” concert

ARLINGTON- Come celebrate the season with an evening of entertainment during a “Christmas Spectacular” concert featuring performances Dec. 11-14 by the Arlington High School’s award-winning… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2019

Mike Ferri, retired postmaster and pillar of community, dies

MARYSVILLE – Mike Ferri, a retired longtime Marysville postmaster and pillar in the community whose year-round community service with the Kiwanis Club shined brightest during… Continue reading

Same time, next Christmas: Jigsaw puzzles turn into pieceful pastime for college chums

ARLINGTON – Suzie Nelson of Arlington and Sonya Shipley of Chimacum built an “out of the box” friendship that grew piece by piece 35 years… Continue reading

Highway 530 roundabout could come around sooner for traffic relief

ARLINGTON – The Highway 530 roundabout east of Interstate 5 at Island Crossing may be coming around the bend sooner than planned. The city of… Continue reading

Marysville considers cost of embedded social worker

MARYSVILLE – The embedded social worker program has been hugely successful, but that didn’t stop the City Council from debating paying 100% of the cost… Continue reading

Marysville looks at how it spends hotel-motel tax money

MARYSVILLE – The City Council will vote Monday on spending $78,500 in hotel-motel tax money on six projects. A committee came up with the following… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019