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Temporary Walmart hiring center opens in Smokey Point

  • Aug 31, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Sep 1, 2010 at 12:51PM

SMOKEY POINT — Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center near its new store location to fill approximately 350 positions. The center, located at 3704 172nd Street NE, began accepting applications on Monday, Aug. 20, and will continue to do so from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Rep. Larsen returns from Afghanistan

  • Sep 8, 2010 at 8:29AM

United States Rep. Rick Larsen saw a local face during his recent trip to Afghanistan. The 2nd District Congressman was able to pin a combat infantry badge on U.S. Army Spc. Denis Moynihan, a Marysville resident who serves out of a combat outpost in southern Kandahar.

Lakewood cross country loaded with talent

  • Sep 9, 2010 at 7:24AM

The secret to Lakewood’s cross country success is pretty simple. The Cougars just don’t stop running. Many of Lakewood’s runners kept their training up over the summer, as has become the custom.

Tulalip Tribes provide $130,000 for health care in Washington state

  • Sep 14, 2010 at 12:26PM

TULALIP — The Tulalip Tribes are awarding $130,000 for regional health care projects through second quarter funding from Tribal enterprise and Casino revenues.

HomeStreet Bank's small business expo goes on in spite of rain

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Oct 8, 2010 at 2:43PM

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.

Lakewood roll overs Lyncs on gridiron

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 2:40PM

The Cougars couldn’t have asked for a better sendoff to Cascade Conference play. Lakewood dominated host Lynden Christian on the gridiron Sept. 10 to the tune of a 37-7 victory in a non-conference game.

Law enforcement agencies in Snohomish County take part in drug take-back Sept. 25

  • Sep 23, 2010 at 11:39AM

OLYMPIA — The Drug Enforcement Administration is teaming up with area law enforcement agencies to try and prevent overdoses on prescription painkillers in Washington state. According to the DEA, the Marysville and Arlington police departments will be collecting expired or unused medications at their locations, as will the Tulalip and Stillaguamish tribal police, on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UPDATE | Whidbey Island Bank purchases North County Bank

  • 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.

Arlington choir singer stepping down after more than 65 years

  • 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.

Marysville Rotary's ‘Pumpkins for Literacy’ kicks off Oct. 9

  • 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.

All of us bring something to the table

  • 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.

Looking back won’t find a cure for unemployment

  • 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?

Thanks for supporting Kids Kloset

  • 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.

Why I should vote

  • 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.

HomeStreet Bank's small business expo goes on in spite of rain

  • 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.

Accidental Deception Pass fall kills Arlington man

  • 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.

Stilly Senior Center hosts health fair

  • 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.

Lakewood Cougars rally past Red Wolves

  • 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.

Focus on Farming, Nov. 4, offers glimpse of ag’s future

  • 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.

Lakewood Cougs shine at North County Invite

  • 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.

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