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- Sep 27, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Oct 8, 2010 at 3:26PM
ARLINGTON — North County Bank customers may have noticed a new name on their financial institution. The bank, which has locations in Smokey Point, Marysville, Lake Stevens and Everett, reopened as branches of Whidbey Island Bank on Monday, Sept. 27, after the Washington Department of Financial Institutions closed North County on Friday, Sept. 24. The federal agency, citing that North County had inadequate capital and severe loan losses, also announced that Whidbey Island Bank, headquartered in Oak Harbor, would assume the majority of the bank’s deposits and assets.
- Sep 28, 2010 at 8:18AM
ARLINGTON — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church recently honored choir member Bud Peterson’s for his 65-plus years in the choir. On Sunday, Sept. 19, church choir members past and present joined Peterson and his wife, Doris (Dip), for a luncheon at the Arlington church to celebrate the time he spent as a baritone with the choir.
- Oct 5, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Oct 18, 2010 at 9:06AM
The greenery of the Plant Farm at Smokey Point was soon dotted with orange on the morning of Oct. 2, as Marysville Rotarians prepared for the return of their annual “Pumpkins for Literacy” program, which kicks off Oct. 9.
- Oct 7, 2010 at 10:59AM
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with celebrated chef John Sundstrom, who visited Northwest Center’s early learning and childcare program and offered an interesting take on inclusion.
- Oct 7, 2010 at 11:01AM
Too many north County store fronts are vacant. Snohomish County’s unemployment hovers at 9.4 percent, a notch below the state average 9.6 percent. Businesses and public agencies tighten belts by cutting still more jobs. Investment capital has gone into hiding, afraid of deflation and unwilling to accept meager earnings that might not match inflation. What to do?
- Oct 8, 2010 at 2:50PM
Thousands of items of clothing, school supplies, children’s books, and personal hygiene items were collected recently for the Kids Kloset, a non-profit organization in Arlington that provides clothing, school supplies and other necessities to school children in the Arlington, Darrington, and Lakewood school districts.
- Oct 8, 2010 at 2:57PM
With the November elections coming up fast, it is important to remember why it is so important that each citizen cast his/her vote in every election. Try to erase from your memory banks what party you may affiliate with or who you love and who you may hate.
- Oct 8, 2010 at 3:29PM
- Oct 8, 2010 at 3:31PM
MARYSVILLE — Bad weather might have driven the event indoors halfway through its four-hour running time, but HomeStreet Bank's Marysville branch kept its first small business fair going Sept. 10.
- Oct 8, 2010 at 3:32PM
- Oct 13, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Oct 14, 2010 at 9:05AM
A 47-year-old man died at Deception Pass in what appears to be an accidental fall near the Fidalgo Avenue side of the bridge sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Arlington resident Arthur Dunphy fell from the cliff near the pulloff located north of the Deception Pass Bridge, said Park Ranger Jack Hartt.
- Oct 14, 2010 at 7:50AM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center’s Health and Social Services Fair made its return to the facility Oct. 6, after a three-year hiatus.
- Oct 14, 2010 at 9:16AM
Brittany Parmentier takes pride in getting a block. In a 3-2 (23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 22-25, 15-12), record-setting victory over Cedarcrest Oct. 5, Parmentier’s five blocks came just two away from tying the school’s best mark.
- Oct 15, 2010 at 9:22AM
Snohomish County’s Focus on Farming Conference returns Thursday, Nov. 4, for the seventh year, offering farmers a glimpse of agriculture’s future across Washington state as well as the Northwest.
Boys & Girls Club members from throughout Snohomish County help repair vandalized Arlington soccer field
- Oct 20, 2010 at 2:27PM
ARLINGTON — It's a temporary fix, but it was as much as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County could do to get the soccer field neighboring their Arlington club ready for afternoon players Oct. 20.
- Oct 21, 2010 at 8:37AM
Rachel Cundy didn’t know she was winning. “I couldn’t tell until my coach (Jeff Sowards) told me I was leading around the second mile,” said the Lakewood junior.
- Oct 21, 2010 at 8:41AM
After two weeks of close losses, the Cougars got the decisive victory they needed. In a 57-0 beating of Sultan Oct. 15, Lakewood almost couldn’t help but work with a short field, earning a playoff berth in the process. “We’ve played some tough competition lately and lost some heartbreakers,” said Lakewood coach Dan Teeter. “But we managed to get ahead early and get a conference victory.”
- Oct 22, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Oct 23, 2010 at 7:35PM
TULALIP — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and Snohomish County Council member John Koster took aim at one another's records and campaign pledges during the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Oct. 22.
- Oct 27, 2010 at 11:38AM
A proposed redevelopment of the Smokey Point Transit Center was presented to the public by Community Transit representatives to solicit the community’s input.
- Oct 27, 2010 at 12:31PM
The playoffs are in the cards for the Cougars, but a pivotal game remains. Lakewood defeated Cedarcrest 31-13 in dominating fashion Oct. 22, but the upcoming match up against South Whidbey will decide if they have to travel the first week in the playoffs.
- Oct 27, 2010 at 12:32PM
On their bus rides to away matches, the Cougars look at a poster with a pair of inspirational thoughts. The first being that despite an appearance in the second round of the 2A state tournament a year ago, the Cascade Conference coaches picked Lakewood to finish sixth in the conference this year before the season started.
- Oct 27, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Nov 2, 2010 at 8:46AM
The Snohomish County Auditor is encouraging voters who have made up their mind on the General Election’s many issues and races to vote and return their ballot as soon as possible. With high interest in this year’s election, the Auditor’s Office anticipates designated drop locations will be busy on Election Day with possible wait times for parking.
- Oct 28, 2010 at 7:14AM
LAKEWOOD — Dale Leach, Lakewood High School principal, recently announced that Skyler Tetreau has been named a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
- Oct 29, 2010 at 1:37PM
The third annual Voices of Youth teen film festival will be held at the Everett PUD auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Nov 2, 2010 at 11:31PM
It was a race that pitted one Arlington native against another, and by the final night of their campaigns, one of the few things that both candidates could agree on was that it was still too soon to say how it would turn out. Snohomish County Council member John Koster maintained a slight lead over U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen in the early returns of the Congressional District 2 race on the evening of Election Day. As of 11:15 p.m. Nov. 2, Republican challenger Koster had received 87,687 counted votes, or 50.41 percent of the counted vote, while Democratic incumbent Larsen had received 86,258 counted votes, or 49.59 percent of the counted vote, with 64 percent of the expected total votes counted.