n The decision by the state Boundary Review Board approving a proposal to make Smokey Point part of the city of Arlington has appeal possibilities, according to Mickie Jarvill, the attorney representing residents fighting the plan. Jarvill noted that the June 9 BRB hearing had several procedural and jurisdictional issues which could be grounds for appealing the annexation. Jarvill questions whether the same decision would have been reached had the “full” five-member board been in attendance. Board member John Walker of Sultan is ill and did not attend any of the Smokey Point annexation hearings. The decision was voted on by the remaining four members — Mary Hale, Kevin Laverty, Mike Papa and Cal Rutherford. Rutherford missed the May 12 hearing, but was present for the second public hearing and the deliberation and vote. He also listened to a tape of the meeting he missed. Jarvill wants clarified what the BRB meant by the term “as submitted” in the motion to approved the proposal, from 152nd north to 175th, or the area modified and approved by the BRB that added the residential areas north of 175th, or Arlington’s part of the negotiated agreement between Arlington, Marysville and Fire District No. 12. She also believes the BRB erred in assuming the county-approved Urban Growth Boundary can be used as physical boundaries.
25 years ago — 1983
n The Marysville Strawberry Festival is off and running. Several events have already begun and a few have come and gone. The first-ever fishing derby brought many fishermen out for a relaxing day of fishing. Close to 200 women filled the Moose Lodge Monday for the annual fashion show sponsored by Soroptimist International of Marysville. “A Carnival of Fashion” was the theme for this year’s show. Last night’s talent show brought together the area’s most talented people. Tonight the trials for Friday’s trike race will be held behind city hall. Organizers of this year’s festival urge Marysville residents, their families and friends, to attend as many of the activities as possible to help make this year’s celebration one of the best.
50 years ago — 1958
n Marysville police were not amused Sunday evening when a prankster took the department’s patrol car from in front of the Malt Shop. The reserve officer on duty, Earl Davis, received an emergency call to the Malt Shop and when he returned to the car to radio an ambulance, found the paddy wagon had been driven away. It was located a few minutes later, abandoned on the Wilson Road. The ambulance call was necessitated by sudden illness of an employee of the shop.