Four local Arlington lifters placed in the North American Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships at the World Association of Benchpressers and Deadlifters held at Portland, Ore., on March 15.
Nelson Beazley has witnessed a changing landscape in law enforcement during his three-decade career.
The new Arlington Police Chief said a diminished amount of respect and an increasing level of danger for police and sheriff’s personnel are the two most noticeable shifts in the profession.
Produce isn’t the only item the Arlington Food Bank is low on.
Sharon Moon, food bank board president, said that the food bank is looking for monetary donations to help stock its holiday food baskets which are handed out to families in need each year.
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 — Thanks in part to a donation from the Arlington Rotary Club, a group of Guaymi Indians in Panama now have fresh drinking water systems.
On Thursday, Sept. 16, Aleph Fackenthall, coordinator of an annual volunteer trip to the Bocas Islands, along with Rick Schranck, pastor of Christ the King Church in Arlington and Dr. Ron Guderian from Seattle, spoke about their most recent trip to the remote Bocas Islands off the coast of Panama.
The Rotary Club donated $1,000 to this past year’s trip, which involved a number of Arlington and Stanwood residents. Those funds helped the group purchase and install 600-gallon water containers to capture waterfall, as well as provide medical and dental care to Panamanians living in remote villages that don’t have access to such services.
Chelcie Nielson was steaming as she stood upstairs in Cascade Valley Hospital, but she wasn’t upset.
The Arlington High School senior had just put on a decontamination suit mask and her breath was causing her visor to fog up.
Despite Trafton Elementary School closing in June, a yearly fair sharing the school’s namesake will again be taking place.
As it has for more than half a century, the 56th annual Trafton Fair is coming to the old school grounds, but the building itself will not be available this year.
ARLINGTON — An area resident and his co-driver will soon be cruising across the country for a good cause.
Scott Jensen, of Arlington, will be driving his highly modified 2007 Ford Mustang GT in the 2010 “Fireball Run Adventurally and Race to Recover America’s Missing Children” event, which requires him to make a 3,500-mile drive from Henderson, Nev., to Galena, Ill.
Jensen, owner and president of the Real Performance Group, will team with Saint Petersburg, Fla., resident Bob Stephens, vice president of Bargain Signs, during their nine-day rally.
Dan Cooper was quick to bring out his digital camera to snap a few photos of a 1934 Ford Coupe.
While the bright red hot rod, complete with exposed engine and massive external blower, wasn’t from his favorite era of rides — 1960s muscle cars — he had plenty of space on his camera’s memory card.
Brad Goldman took a chance when his wife insisted that he purchase his first airplane — a 1963 Cessna 205 with only 1,800 hours on it.
At the time, he didn’t know that that investment would eventually lead him to spend his summers battling Northwest wildfires as an air attack specialist contracting with the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies.