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Community groups receive funds from car show

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 11:27PM

EVERETT — The Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club recently presented $12,350 in funds to representatives of various area community groups, as proceeds from the 10th annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show last year, and the club is already gearing up for the 11th annual reunion and car show this year.

Local food service businesses earn awards

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 11:03PM

EVERETT — Arlington and Marysville food service businesses were well-represented in the Snohomish Health District’s Food Safety Excellence Awards for 2013.

UPDATE | Human remains found at Twin Rivers Park identified

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Feb 15, 2014 at 10:57PM

ARLINGTON — The human remains that were discovered at Twin Rivers Park on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 1, have since been identified. On Friday, Feb. 7, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner officially identified the deceased as 38-year-old Jeremy M. Imrie of Arlington, who was reported missing after he was last seen near the Lincoln Bridge on May 9, 2013.

UPDATE | Voters decide fates of school levies, bond

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Feb 15, 2014 at 10:44PM

As the ballots for the Feb. 11 special election in Snohomish County continue to be counted, the Marysville School District seems poised to receive approval of both of its levies, while the fate of the Lakewood School District’s bond remains up in the air.

Kendall urges legislators to support expansion of school breakfast program

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 8:00PM updated at 10:28PM

OLYMPIA — Dennis Kendall started his day earlier than usual on Thursday. That’s because the former mayor of Marysville, who is still looking out for the community’s best interests, joined almost 80 other volunteers for the 8th Annual United Ways of Washington Lobby Day in Olympia.

Lakewood plans kindergarten registration

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:21PM

LAKEWOOD — Kindergarten registration for the Lakewood School District will run a bit differently this year, due in part to popular request.

Barker celebrates birthday with Feb. 23 open house

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:19PM

LAKEWOOD — Former Lakewood School District Board member Elwood Byron “Woody” Barker will be celebrating his 90th birthday from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at his home at 1826 156th St. NE in Arlington.

Stedman, Stickles visit Olympia to discuss public safety

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:14PM

OLYMPIA — Arlington Fire Chief Bruce Stedman and Arlington City Council member Jesica Stickles visited the state capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 11, to help make state legislators more aware of safety and transportation issues affecting the local area.

AHS debuts ‘Music Man’ on March 7

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 9:45PM

ARLINGTON — While musicals are old hat for the Arlington High School Drama Department, the iconic musical “The Music Man” has yet to make its debut on the AHS stage, until now.

Bridal Dress Swap Meet set for Feb. 22

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 9:38PM

SILVANA — Jeanne Watanabe, owner of the Silver Hanger consignment store in Arlington, has helped to support the spring Prom Dress Exchange, and while she’s collecting for that event again this year, she’ll be debuting a benefit event of her own later this month.

Silvana Fair Board auction returns on March 8

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 8:50PM

SILVANA — The Silvana Fair Board Auction has drawn more than 300 attendees in previous years, but the annual event’s organizers hope to equal, if not exceed, those totals on Saturday, March 8, when the auction is set to return to the Viking Hall at 1331 Pioneer Hwy. in downtown Silvana, west of I-5 off Exit 208.

McCoy's bill establishing Native American Heritage Day passes Senate

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 4:35PM

OLYMPIA — Native American Heritage Day is one step closer to becoming an official state holiday, under a bill passed on Friday, Feb. 14, by the Senate.

Search warrant reveals human remains

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 4:20PM

ARLINGTON — Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at the 8100 block of Wade Road in Arlington on Thursday, Feb. 13, and discovered human remains buried under a concrete slab on the property. The verification that the remains located were human was corroborated by an anthropologist with the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

Eagle Festival returns to Arlington | SLIDESHOW

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:31AM

The seventh annual Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival marked the second year of a second day of activities, as well as the second year of a host of activities that also debuted last year, all of which seemed to be settling in as new traditions, according to event organizers.

Eagles host Coaches vs. Cancer | SLIDESHOW

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:29AM

Students and athletes alike dressed in pink for the Coaches vs. Cancer event, that was held prior to the Arlington’s boys basketball game against Snohomish on Feb. 4.

Arlington athletes sign letters of intent

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:28AM

Arlington High School seniors Max Gray and Lyndsay Leatherman signed their letters of intent to participate in academics and athletics at the college level on Feb. 4.

Lakewood falls to South Whidbey

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:27AM

The Lakewood Cougars basketball team was defeated, 67-47, by South Whidbey on Jan. 31.

Special education in Arlington School District | GUEST OPINION

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:14AM

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that ensures schools provide services to children with disabilities. In Washington State, IDEA and state special education law governs how local districts and other public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to students from birth through to age 21. Special Education is defined as: “specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.”

A Soaring 12 | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:08AM

Local students make SPU Dean’s List

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 1:40PM

The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2013 Autumn Quarter Dean’s List.

Ballots must be returned by Feb. 11

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 1:31PM

Local voters still have time to fill out and return their ballots for the Feb. 11 Special Election.

City Council votes to allow marijuana businesses

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 1:07PM

ARLINGTON — The Arlington City Council voted by a 6-1 margin on Monday, Feb. 3, to approve an ordinance amending the Arlington Municipal Code to allow the production and processing of recreational marijuana in the city’s light industrial and general industrial zones, and to allow the retailing of recreational marijuana in the city’s general commercial and highway commercial zones.

Local schools receive PUD mini-grants

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:58PM

The Arlington and Marysville school districts are among those whose schools have received a total of 10 mini-grants for science-related educational projects from the Snohomish County Public Utility District. These grants help schools incorporate energy and water education into their curricula.

Barker looks back on 68 years in north Snohomish County

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:49PM

LAKEWOOD — Although Elwood Barker wasn’t born in north Snohomish County, he’s lived literal lifetimes longer in the area than many people who were born here. On Feb. 17, Barker will turn 90 years old — a leap year and his father’s faulty math meant that his birthday was incorrectly recorded as Feb. 15 — and the former North Dakota native has spent nearly seven full decades in the local region, moving here after his two-year tour of duty through Europe in the Army during World War II.

Free tax preparation, filing assistance available

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:40PM

Marysville and Arlington residents can take advantage of free tax preparation and filing assistance for taxpayers of all ages through the AARP Tax Aide Program.

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